Executive Order

The Illinois Opportunity Project brought a federal complaint over a Montana executive order that requires state-contract bidders to disclose political contributions to candidates or referenda supported. The challenger says the corporations that support it could suffer injury if donor information is publicly disclosed.

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Her Majesty’s Courts Close and Go Online, Leaving Many Far From Justice

Her Royal Majesty’s courts are disappearing — and going online. Sold-off Victorian courthouses have become swanky cocktail bars and high-end cafés. Less appealing concrete-clad courthouses are simply gone — razed to the ground and replaced by new developments. Others have been turned into apartments, and people sleep and eat where once judges, solicitors and court recorders worked.

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