Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Daily Blend: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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Stephen Slevin
Stephen Slevin
  • Extreme incompetence or plain cruelty? New Mexico man [pictured] awarded $22 million after spending two years in solitary confinement for DWI. The details only make it even worse.
    (via @radleybalko)

  • Interesting 4th and 5th Amendment issues raised: Colorado judge rules that citizens may be ordered to decrypt their personal computers so that police may search them for incriminating files (even if they have no probable cause for believing such files actually exist).

  • Oops: English education secretary Michael Gove’s plan to send a personally inscribed Bible to every school in the country fails when told he’d have to pay for it himself.
    (via @todayspolitics)

  • Failed presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) wants a fourth chance to continue dragging down Minnesota’s IQ.

  • Well, how about that: An actual Republican nomination animated horse race.
    (via The Agitator)

  • Would-be horrific video: Dog’s leash caught in elevator. (Don’t worry, happy ending.)
    (via The Agitator)

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