Reuters: Former Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner's mental state an issue in unpaid wages dispute over work done for Posner Center of Justice for Pro Se's.
Courthouse News Service: Seventh Circuit hears case about injured show horse kept alive by insurance company.
Vox: Justice Clarence Thomas' career-long opposition to democracy.
But here’s the thing: Yes, Thomas’s vote in this case, Trump v. Thompson, may have been an underhanded effort to protect his own wife. But his vote in Trump was entirely consistent with his record in cases where his spouse does not have a personal interest.
In more than three decades on the Supreme Court, Thomas has consistently voted to make it harder for many Americans to have their vote count; to erode institutions, like a free press, that are essential to democracy; and to dismantle nearly a century’s worth of democratically enacted laws on spurious constitutional grounds. Thomas’s opposition to democracy is not rooted in nepotism. It appears to be quite principled.
The Virginian-Pilot: North Carolina court declares law banning people with felony records from voting after release is unconstitutional.
The law is unconstitutional for generally violating people’s rights, the judges wrote Monday, but also for being explicitly targeted at Black people. Specifically, they wrote that the law “was enacted with the intent of discriminating against African American people and has a demonstrably disproportionate and discriminatory impact.”
Marijuana Moment: New anti-legalization super PAC targets Republican congresswoman from South Carolina.
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