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- For those who want to listen to U.S. Supreme Court arguments on Proposition 8 and DOMA in full, audio and transcripts are now available for both days at the U.S. Supreme Court’s website.
- The Canadian Supreme Court, meanwhile, upheld the privacy of email and texts yesterday.
- A federal judge suggested lawyers for California engaged in “profound ethical violations” in their handling of the state’s move to end federal oversight of their prisons. At issue is the state’s scheduling of interviews and tours at the prisons without notifying the defense. Gov. Jerry Brown (D) announced in January that the prison emergency is “over,” even though evidence has since emerged that the state suppressed a report on inmate suicides.
- One of the top U.S. constitutional scholars and an ACLU criminal justice expert explain in the Los Angeles times why state marijuana laws are not preempted by federal law.
- Illinois prisoners describe subpar treatment by doctors hired by the state in a $1.3 million contract.