Democrats think they have a winner in running against the Supreme Court this November.
- President Obama told Congress he would be sending about 200 more troops to Iraq. The Council of Representatives, Iraq's parliament, will meet for its first session since elections in April, while the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is showing off scud missiles in its possession in Syria.
- The bodies of three Israeli teenagers kidnapped in June were found north of Hebron. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the perpetrators "animals" and said Hamas would pay.
- The president of Ukraine said he was abandoning a unilateral ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country and sending the military back in.
- The ruling coalition in Japan plans on reinterpreting the country's constitution to permit a larger role for the military.
- Google announced it was shutting down Orkut, a social networking site popular in Brazil and India.
A newspaper staffed by the country's most famous journalism school says it shouldn't have covered a Jeff Sessions event.
It's safe to say this guy would not make a good president.
The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.
Campus conservatism must take the threat of the far right seriously.
"You have a situation where a person owed $8 and lost their house. I mean, how is that equitable?" asked Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein.