APG Wisconsin: Attorney General Josh Kaul will refile abortion-law challenge if necessary.
Wisconsin Law Journal: Waukesha judge denies stay of decision blocking election clerks from filling in missing information on absentee ballots.
Politico: The provocative decisions of Trump's judges.
Vox: The case between Yeshiva University and an LGBTQ student group at the Supreme Court.
If the Pride Alliance merely sought access to meeting rooms or other Yeshiva University facilities, then they would have a stronger case under existing law. But the campus Pride Alliance seeks more. They seek the Orthodox Jewish university’s imprimatur as the “Yeshiva University Pride Alliance.” And that is probably more than the student group can demand from a religious institution. Yeshiva University raises a strong argument that requiring it to lend its name to an LGBTQ student group, even though a state court determined that New York anti-discrimination law requires it to do so, infringes on its right to make “internal management decisions” regarding its own interpretation of the Jewish faith.
One open question is whether the Court will confine its ruling to similar disputes between religious universities and campus groups, or whether it will hand down a more expansive victory for religious conservatives. In other words, will this Court take this case, in which a conservative religious organization raises a fairly strong legal claim, and use it to make deeper-than-necessary cuts against anti-discrimination efforts on campus?
ACLU: Criminal justice reform advances notwithstanding backlash.
But the national headlines don’t tell the full story: On the contrary, criminal legal reform continues to win in many parts of the country. The number of people incarcerated is down 22.4 percent (or 1,588,400 fewer persons) since 2010, much of it due to the hundreds of laws passed to reform the criminal legal system and the election of policymakers committed to smart reforms. On the local and state levels, voters and lawmakers have kept up this trend.
Center for Biological Diversity: Organization sues Environmental Protection Agency to force smog-reduction plans in five states.
U.S. News & World Report: Recent filings in the Mar-a-Lago search case.
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