WJI's daily reads for May 12, 2022
Channel 3000: Election probe paused, Michael Gableman will still get paid.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Former Children's Wisconsin doctor sues over child abuse investigation.
Bloomberg Law: President Biden names seven people to the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
CNN: It's U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' moment.
The court is heading Thomas' way on a host of issues. He has long believed in lowering the barriers between church and state. He wants to make it easier for states to conduct executions and restrict the meaning of cruel and unusual punishment, as defined by the Eighth Amendment. He wants to limit the power of executive branch agencies to issue regulations, especially when it comes to protecting the environment. There are important cases due later this term on church-state relations (about a football coach who offered prayers on the 50-yard line) and the environment (about government attempts to fight the climate crisis), and the court looks to be leaning Thomas' way.
NPR: Florida condo collapse brings settlement of almost $1 billion.
CNBC: Judge sets conditions for lifting Trump contempt order.
If those conditions are not met by May 20, Judge Arthur Engoron said he would reinstate a $10,000 per-day fine against Trump for being in contempt for having failed to comply with a subpoena issued by Attorney General Letitia James.
The New York Times: Fact-checking U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's draft abortion decision.
The Sacramento Bee: Federal appeals court strikes down California law banning sales of semi-automatic guns to peope under 21.
“America would not exist without the heroism of the young adults who fought and died in our revolutionary army. Today we reaffirm that our Constitution still protects the right that enabled their sacrifice: the right of young adults to keep and bear arms,” wrote Judge Ryan Nelson, who was named to the court by President Donald J. Trump.
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