Morning Links for Nov. 22 2013

Today’s links speak to both the political realities of the contemporary world and a time long forgotten, when oceans covered the surface of Mars (maybe) and dinosaurs roamed the Earth. The State Supreme Court rolled back a contempt order in a case against Act 10, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Two liberal judges on the court wrote that the majority opinion effectively instructed government agencies to ignore a decision by a lower court. A Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. find Osama Bin Laden is now on trial in the country for the alleged murder of a boy whose…

Today’s links speak to both the political realities of the contemporary world and a time long forgotten, when oceans covered the surface of Mars (maybe) and dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

  • The State Supreme Court rolled back a contempt order in a case against Act 10, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Two liberal judges on the court wrote that the majority opinion effectively instructed government agencies to ignore a decision by a lower court.

  • A Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. find Osama Bin Laden is now on trial in the country for the alleged murder of a boy whose appendix he removed. The raid that killed the Al-Qaeda leader angered officials in the country.

  • Scientists have determined that an asteroid nicknamed “Black Beauty” was once a piece of Mars and shows more of the planet’s composition shortly after its formation. See: CNN.

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Matt has written for Milwaukee Magazine since 2006, when he was a lowly intern. Since then, he’s held the posts of assistant news editor and, most recently, senior editor. He’s lived in South Carolina, Tennessee, Connecticut, Iowa, and Indiana but mostly in Wisconsin. He wants to do more fishing but has a hard time finding worms. For the magazine, Matt has written about city government, schools, religion, coffee roasters and Congress.