In the News (Wednesday)
Prisoners apparently shed their property rights at the prisonhouse door, according to the Supremes. Thanks, guys. Linda Greenhouse reports in the NYT. No coherent thoughts on this now. Just frustration.
Parents and children of adults who die because of medical malpractice may, under this new proposed bill, have their day in court. Check it out here. Thanks, Center for Justice & Democracy, for the tip.
New York City can't submit "secret arguments" about why information on police surveillance of protesters at the RNC in 2004 should be kept confidential. This would be "antithetical to our adversary system of justice," the judge wrote in this lawsuit filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union on behalf of arrested protesters. Read the article here. Thanks, Sui Generis, for the tip.