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Supreme Court Says Discrimination Against Viewpoint OK on License Plates

On Thursday, the Supreme Court’s streak of incoherent decisions remained intact, as the Court ruled that the state of Texas could ban Confederate flag symbols from license plates but that the town of Gilbert, Arizona, could not place time restrictions on billboards based on content. This is, to say the least, nonsensical. But we expect nothing less than nonsense from the Supreme Court these days.

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Hillary Clinton Calls for Automatic Voter Registration at 18, Wants Felons Given Vote

On Thursday, Hillary Clinton waded into the populist fight against voter ID laws and other state moves to prevent the all-too-common voter fraud that has plagued elections for decades by calling for automatic voter registration at 18 years of age. She also called to give convicted criminals back their voting privileges.

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SCOTUSblog: Cal Raisin Farmers Had a Good Day at the U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court held oral arguments on April 22 regarding the constitutionality of a federal law that requires raisin farmers to transfer a portion of any raisin crop surplus to the federal government at a severe discount, or pay a fine. The law was passed during the Great Depression as a “New Deal” for agriculture to keep prices up. But the farmers call the law an “illegal taking” under the Fifth Amendment–and they appeared to have a very good day in Court, according to the SCOTUSblog.