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Thursday, January 23, 2014

CRL&P Daily Reads: Jan. 23, 2014

New VA attorney general determines ban on same-sex marriage violates the state's constitution.

Watchdog created by 9/11 Commission says NSA's data collection program violates civil liberties; and, U.S. citizen placed on no-fly list, allegedly beaten, and interrogated will be able to proceed to trial.

AG Holder likely to decide this month whether to pursue the death penalty in the trial of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack; and, The Guardian has this firsthand account relating the disturbing details of Dennis McGuire's 25-minute death by lethal injection recently in Ohio. 

SCOTUS to consider whether the purchase of a gun as a gift can be illegal when both gift-giver and recipient may legally purchase guns.

OH Supreme Court won't reconsider 4-3 decision holding school's firing of a teacher who 'advanced religion' didn't violate the teacher's constitutional rights.

 

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