By Jim Thompson
In The New York Times , ACS Board of Directors member Linda Greenhouse concludes that the Supreme Court’s refusal to hear an appeal challenging a Chicago suburb’s ban on assault weapons speaks more to the chasm on the Court’s conservative flank and less to the chamber’s stance on the Second Amendment.
On Thursday, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that The Constitution State will become the first in the country to bar people on the federal no-fly list from purchasing fire arms, says Rachel E. Gross at Slate.
On Wednesday, three couples filed a federal lawsuit targeting a North Carolina law that “allows magistrates to opt out of officiating marriages with which they have a religious objection to, including a same-sex union,” reports Chris Johnson at The Washington Blade.
Justin Miller at The American Prospect writes about the mounting pressure for President Obama to follow through on promises of campaign finance reform and sign an executive order requiring federal contractors to fully disclose their political spending.