Tuesday, March 4, 2014

CRL&P Daily Reads: Mar. 4, 2014

Texas Observer talks with leader of anti-gay marriage group in Texas who vows to fight recent same-sex marriage win, ready for an 'epic battle'; and, Michigan's defense of state's same-sex marriage ban didn't begin well.

SCOTUS accepts case of prisoner claiming First Amendment right to grow a beard as required by his religious beliefs. 

Truth-or-LiesSCOTUS examines criteria for determining IQ necessary to avoid triggering ban on executing mentally disabled; and, it upholds death penalty for inmate forced to wear 'stun belt' during trial. 

Okla. St. settles civil rights lawsuit with anti-abortion group that alleged the university's restrictions on group's display of images of aborted fetuses, distribution of anti-abortion literature violated group's First Amendment speech rights.

Ohio AG tells SCOTUS state's law prohibiting candidates from making false statements with malice violates First Amendment.

Fifteen months' imprisonment recommended for Wisconsin man who voted twice in 2012 election.


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