U.S. News & World Report: Judge orders Rep. Robin Vos to stop investigator Michael Gableman's destruction of records.
“I don’t want any records destroyed,” Dane County Circuit Judge Valeria (sic) Bailey-Rihn said. “I’m frankly amazed that I have to say, `Don’t destroy records that are subject to an open records request,' order that to occur. All of us know what the law is.” . . .
“I just can’t believe the explanation is ‘We can’t control our contractors,’" Bailey-Rihn said. "That doesn’t seem to be satisfactory to the court. . . . They have to control their contractors.”
Slate: Justice Roberts' investigation into the leak will be a farce.
We are confident that the marshal, Col. Gail Curley, is highly competent in her duties, which include overseeing the court’s tiny police force, paying out the justices’ salaries, and shouting “oyez.” But count us skeptical that she has the tools necessary to conduct an effective probe of the leak. That’s not her fault, but the court’s: For decades, SCOTUS has resisted adopting the bare minimum reforms necessary to implement and enforce ethics rules, confidentiality guarantees, and basic transparency necessary for maintaining and ensuring the public trust.
The Atlantic: Opinion on what Justice Alito gets right in his leaked opinion.
CBS News: Woman who received second chance in criminal justice system now helping other women get their second chances, too.
CNN: Intuit to pay $141 million to selling claims that it steered customers away from free tax services to paid versions.
Bloomberg Law: No absolute immunity for Louisiana prosecutor and detective who fabricated evidence that resulted in a conviction and death sentence.
Reuters: Federal judge dismisses investor's lawsuit accusing company of fraud for cofounder's impersonation of a YouTube executive.
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