Monday Roundup

November 6, 2006

Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline has succeeded in a two year battle to attain patient records from abortion clinics in that state.
The Supreme Court will not review a Fifth Circuit decision allowing tomorrow's election to be conducted under a Texas law which criminalizes possession of an absentee ballot by someone other than the voter. The law had been challenged by groups which provide voting assistance to the elderly and disabled, who fear the law could subject their workers to prosecution.
Spencer Overton provides resources for voters hoping to protect their right to vote.
Doug Berman asks whether the 110th Congress will address the crack/powder disparity in sentencing, which makes possession of crack up to 100 times more serious than possession of powder cocaine. For a primer on this issue, check out The "Crack/Powder" Disparity: Can the International Race Convention Provide a Basis for Relief?, an ACS Issue Brief by Nkechi Taifa.
Finally, law bloggers at Crescat Sententia become victims of cybersquatters.