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- A federal judge dismissed a suit brought by two African-American men claiming ABC’s “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” discriminated against people of color in casting, ruling that the First Amendment provides a right to discriminate in this case.
- The infamous anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church loses a challenge to an anti-funeral picketing law in a federal appeals court.
- Louisiana is poised to vote on whether to write the stiffest constitutional rules against gun regulations into its state constitution.
- Intellectual property is filling the Supreme Court’s docket more than it has in the past.
- And, finally, don’t be surprised if Justice Scalia suddenly decides that parking tickets are unconstitutional.