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Justiceline: July 26, 2012

Welcome to Justiceline, ThinkProgress Justice’s morning round-up of the latest legal news and developments. Remember to follow us on Twitter at @TPJustice

  • A group in Wisconsin is insisting that the city seal of Wyoming, Michigan, which includes the silhouette of a church, is unconstitutional and demanding that it be changed.
  • Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the attacks on Chief Justice John Roberts after his vote to uphold healthcare are “unfortunate.”
  • The lawsuit against Pennsylvania’s controversial voter ID law, which could disenfranchise as many as 43 percent of Philadelphia voters, began on Wednesday. The judge hearing the case said it is likely to go to higher courts before a final verdict is reached.
  • Arguments on Michigan’s controversial emergency manager law, which gives the emergency manager sweeping powers to override local elected officials if the governor declares that a local government is in financial distress, began in the Michigan Supreme Court yesterday.
  • Another court ruled this week that the Florida legislature’s attempt to privatize the prison system is unconstitutional.

Alex Brown

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