Reuters: Sen. Ron Johnson won't support presidential nominee for Western District U.S. Attorney position.
Johnson cited now-deleted "partisan" tweets by Sopen Shah about Republicans and the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol in declaring he would not return a so-called "blue slip" supporting her nomination to become the second woman to serve as the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.
Madison.com: Judge rejects Michael Gableman's request for recusal in open-records case.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Abortion law and practice in 1800s Wisconsin.
Star Tribune: U.S. Supreme Court being asked to review Minnesota case granting qualified immunity to highway engineer who detained trucks.
"The Supreme Court has always been clear: qualified immunity is intended to provide breathing room so officials can comfortably do their jobs," said Anya Bidwell, an attorney representing Central Specialties. "If they don't do their jobs but simply hide behind their government employment, like engineer Large did here, qualified immunity doesn't apply."
Some civil-liberties and police-reform advocates worry the case opens the door for all types of government employees to act as police, with citizens having little course for redress.
Reuters: Senate confirms Judge Michelle Childs for D.C. Circuit.
Among the Republicans backing her were South Carolina's two senators including Senator Lindsey Graham, who has said he would have supported Biden picking her to succeed liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer upon his retirement.
Reuters: Indiana doctor who performed abortion for 10-year-old rape victim files administrative defamation claim against state attorney general.
NBC: House passes bill to protect same-sex marriage.
Above the Law: Lawyer's attempt at inside joke with sexist remark in court leads to referral for discipline.
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