by Ellery Weil
The New York Times reports on a federal judge’s ruling that California’s death penalty system is arbitrary to the point that it is unconstitutional.
Salon examines the government’s justification of reading private e-mails to combat drug trafficking, and whether this is an overreach of surveillance powers.
Norm Ornstein, in a piece for the Atlantic, looks at an “obscure set of four lawsuits filed by ideologically conservative activists and their lawyers,” which could further threaten the Affordable Care Act.
The ACLU reports on the potential for privacy violations now that location apps, such as Waze, are sharing their data with the government.
From SCOTUSblog, a look at Utah’s challenge of same-sex marriages performed during a brief window of legal opportunity in the state last winter.