Morning Constitutional – Thursday, 22 July 2010

Good morning, folks. Lindsay’s in jail but getting special treatment. Now, your morning constitutional:

President Obama will sign into law today the Improper Payment Elimination Act, a bill designed to cut fraudulent spending and wasteful programs.

The International Court of Justice will issue its verdict today on whether Kosovo’s declaration of independence from Serbia was legal.

Budget cuts in Newark force mayor Cory Booker to order the city to stop buying toilet paper.

The president yesterday signed the financial reform bill into law. What’s in it, and how does it work?

William Saletan: The Lynching of Shirley Sherrod – Why you should be outraged by what Andrew Breitbart and the NAACP did to this innocent woman.

The Language Log takes on Palin’s “refudiate.”

Sorry, Sarah, but real mama grizzlies actually have a lot of control over their reproduction, including the ability to induce abortions if the timing isn’t perfect.

Sixty years after discovering the disease, researchers have found the precise cause of coeliac disease, which will hopefully lead the way to better treatment or a cure.

Some Virginia e-cards.

Finally, the fine folks of the town of Shitterton have banded together to buy a stone theft-proof sign.

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