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The early line

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Obligations lie ahead. I'm going to open the Saturday line. Some notes:

* NO CAMERAS IN COURT: Mara Leveritt reports that no cameras, audio or livestreaming will be allowed in circuit court when the West Memphis Three present evidence that their convictions in the 1993 slayings of three West Memphis children should be overturned.

* TOMMY TUBERVILLE IS A BIRTHER: Tommy Tuberville, Harmony Grove and Southern State's gift to major college football coaching, turned up on Sean Hannity's show of all places the other day and opined that President Obama must have something to hide about his country of origin. I kid you not. Twilight Zone post of the day.

* NEVER HIT A CHILD: A coalition working to end corporal punishment in schools — it's ineffective, it's assault, it teaches all the wrong sorts of messages — has written Arkansas officials, including the governor, to object to use of the the paddle at Marshall High School. Statistics indicate, on average, about 4 beatings per school day.

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