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* Swing states may have violated federal law in their purging of the eligible voter rolls. Advantage: Obama. [New York Times]
* A whale of a case for the Supreme Court. [San Francisco Chronicle]
* Cases on abortion are no less contentious in Europe. The European Court of Human Rights may take on Ireland’s abortion laws. Or it may not. [Wall Street Journal (subscription)]
* The bigamy-loving Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints — not to be confused with the non-fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (i.e., Mormons) — claims the attorneys general of Utah and Arizona are trying to “destroy” it. [Courthouse News Service]
* Judge throws out key prosecution evidence in the corruption trial of Alaska Senator Ted Stevens. [Politico]
Update: The blurb for the fourth item, from the Courthouse News Service, has been amended to clarify the difference between the two churches. We apologize for any confusion.