UP: David Bender. The Sierra Club announces it will give the William O. Douglas Award on Sept. 21 to the Madison attorney. It writes, "Bender has sued dozens of Wisconsin polluters and has helped stop the construction of coal-fired power plants across the country."
DOWN: Unions. U.S. District Judge William Conley dismisses claims by two Madison-area public employee unions that Gov. Scott Walker's Act 10 violates their rights of free speech and equal protection.