Morning Links: Federal prosecutor misconduct, narrative of a drone strike on a wedding party, SCOTUS to look at cellphone searches

•  While participating in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session with readers, Daniel Ellsberg learns new details about Nixon’s efforts to destroy his reputation.

•  Federal judge finds that federal prosecutors committed “egregious misconduct” in the discovery phase of a lawsuit regarding how inmates classified as terrorists are treated in U.S. prisons.

Harrowing account of the most recent U.S. drone strike on a wedding party.

The Supreme Court will hear two cases that address the legality of warrantless cellphone searches by police.

• President Obama fears nonexistent “gateway effect” of legalizing marijuana.

• Citizens who couldn’t hear or comprehend police commands were recently given beatings in Oklahoma and New York.

Fascinating look at genetic mutation and natural selection at work in the populations of Tibetans and Han Chinese.

Radley Balko blogs about criminal justice, the drug war and civil liberties for The Washington Post. He is the author of the book "Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces."
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