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- Phil Ivey, one of the world’s best poker players, may cause courts to reconsider what makes a judge biased. The Nevada Supreme Court will decided whether contributions made by Ivey to a judge require that judge be recused from Ivey’s divorce case.
- Lawyers and law firms remain one of the top donors to both President Obama’s and Mitt Romney’s campaign, sending $12.4 million to Obama and $5.2 million to Romney as of June 21.
- Speaking to the NAACP yesterday, Vice President Biden invited us to “Imagine what the Romney Justice Department will look like. Imagine when his senior advisor on constitutional issues is Robert Bork.”
- The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that a lower court must reconsidering its ruling that Alabama’s prepaid college tuition program cannot pay less than full tuition for students.
- Nina Totenberg, of NPR, suggests that it wasn’t Justice Clarence Thomas who leaked details about the Supreme Court’s healthcare deliberations, but his wife, Ginni Thomas.