Washington Outlook: Capital Wrapup
The conservative Washington Legal Foundation is riled about the punishment being handed out to some environmental criminals. Judges in Ohio and elsewhere have forced executives convicted of environmental offenses to join the Sierra Club as part of their sentences. The foundation, which thinks such forced memberships violate the First Amendment, filed an unsuccessful judicial-misconduct complaint against Ohio state Judge Thomas C. Nurre. Now, the group is looking for other ways to stop the practice.