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Wat

5/29/2019 11:49:34 AM

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Deceased G.O.P. Strategist’s Hard Drives Reveal New Details on the Census Citizenship Question

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/30/us/census-citizenship-question-hofeller.html

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"Files on those drives showed that [Thomas B. Hofeller] wrote a study in 2015 concluding that adding a citizenship question to the census would allow Republicans to draft even more extreme gerrymandered maps to stymie Democrats. And months after urging President Trump's transition team to tack the question onto the census, he wrote the key portion of a draft Justice Department letter claiming the question was needed to enforce the 1965 Voting Rights Act — the rationale the administration later used to justify its decision."

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"Mr. Hofeller's exhaustive analysis of Texas state legislative districts concluded that such maps 'would be advantageous to Republicans and non-Hispanic whites,' and would dilute the political power of the state’s Hispanics."


[Edited on May 30, 2019 at 11:59 AM. Reason : ]

5/30/2019 11:50:27 AM

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The government lying about a partisan rationale won't make a bit of difference to the conservative judges who were lied to.

5/30/2019 5:21:29 PM

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Just FYI, HUGE decisions on redistricting and census happening this morning. Not an exaggeration that it can lock in counter-majorian rule for a generation.

Also, the direct result of progressive apathy to the courts for 3p years.

[Edited on June 27, 2019 at 10:03 AM. Reason : Here’s hoping for a surprise]

6/27/2019 10:03:02 AM

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God damn it.

Partisan gerrymandering yesterday. Today. And forever.

This country fucking sucks.

6/27/2019 10:09:14 AM

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Another feather in the McConnell's cap...

6/27/2019 10:38:03 AM

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with this decision there is no more pretending that the US is a democracy

6/27/2019 10:38:10 AM

NyM410
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Well, well, well. The census question was blocked. Totally surprised..

6/27/2019 10:40:41 AM

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phew

6/27/2019 10:41:17 AM

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Quote :
"Our conclusion does not condone excessive partisan gerrymandering. Nor does our conclusion condemn complaints about districting to echo into a void"

it does

6/27/2019 10:47:24 AM

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"Well, well, well. The census question was blocked. Totally surprised.."

for now, they just have to make up a better explanation to add it back

6/27/2019 10:51:03 AM

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Also surprised that the census ruling was unanimous

6/27/2019 10:52:45 AM

dtownral
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so um...

https://coloradosun.com/2019/08/21/faithless-electors-court-decision-colorado-10th-circuit/

i assume the supreme court will take this case? it seems like a big deal

8/21/2019 12:42:59 PM

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I'm no political scholar but wouldn't voting for Clinton block Trump more than Kasich?

8/21/2019 7:18:21 PM

dtownral
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hmmm, possibly, but then socialism

8/21/2019 8:17:45 PM

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If no candidate reaches a majority I think it then goes to the house to decide so I think the thought process was to try and get to a point where no candidate would reach that and cause more chaos.

So by some people in Democrat winning states going for Kasich and some from republican winning states maybe doing that too and you somehow get enough, and although very unlikely to have happened easier to get some republicans to go Kasich to help block it than to go to Hillary.

Not sure if this makes sense typing it on phone.

8/21/2019 11:05:31 PM

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https://www.npr.org/2019/08/23/753699013/justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-underwent-another-round-of-cancer-treatment-this-sum?utm_term=nprnews&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=politics&utm_medium=social

Pancreatic cancer can be extremely aggressive. Hopefully she can win this fight.

[Edited on August 23, 2019 at 2:51 PM. Reason : 1]

8/23/2019 2:50:40 PM

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If she dies she better have someone just hide her body until the next president

8/23/2019 5:35:02 PM

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Pretty certain the country would implode if she died while Trump is in office

8/24/2019 11:22:01 AM

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yes thats certainly more plausible than democrats simply stalling till after the election

8/24/2019 12:19:12 PM

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"democrats simply stalling till after the election"


How would you propose they do that?

8/24/2019 1:07:56 PM

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Thoughts and prayers

Even if Democrats could win the White House and senate I'm skeptical they would even have the balls to increase the size of the SV which is the only option I can think of

8/24/2019 3:51:31 PM

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Nyt published details of another allegation against Kavanagh and corroboration of Ramirezs account

9/14/2019 11:36:44 PM

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lets pray they follow this one more carefully than swetnick / avenatti.

9/15/2019 10:00:11 AM

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Kavanaugh‘s fragile and hysterical demeanor during the interview process should have been enough to disqualify him for the job of Supreme Court Justice.

Never even mind the straight up lying or his past behavior.

9/15/2019 1:21:40 PM

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Kavanaugh is there for 40 years. NOTHING we can do about it.

Susan Collins is there for months and she should be voted out and shunned.

9/15/2019 4:21:02 PM

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That's not true, democratic leadership yields a powerful tool to stand up to stuff like this: they can author a sternly worded tweet

9/15/2019 4:38:52 PM

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https://www.foxnews.com/media/new-york-times-kavanaugh-criticism
I just don't get why anyone would go to the NYT and not some small, local paper. Do they want people to think the whole story is BS?

[Edited on September 16, 2019 at 7:20 PM. Reason : journalistic malpractice again]

9/16/2019 7:18:07 PM

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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8xwjdp/supreme-court-will-let-sandy-hook-parents-sue-remington-for-the-deaths-of-their-children?utm_source=vicefbus

Looks like they overturned the law that prevented gun manufacturers from being sued. Pretty big deal

11/12/2019 11:23:16 AM

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[Edited on January 30, 2020 at 9:44 PM. Reason : Warren's question today]

1/30/2020 9:44:07 PM

horosho
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Yes. The constitution is too old and outdated.

1/30/2020 9:57:23 PM

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gg scotus

By a 5–4 Vote, SCOTUS Lets Wisconsin Throw Out Tens of Thousands of Ballots
The conservative majority just approved one of the most brazen acts of voter suppression in modern times.


https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/04/supreme-court-wisconsin-absentee-ballots.html

4/7/2020 10:54:10 AM

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What in the god damn hell????:
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/supreme-court-order-mazars-vance-additional-briefing
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"In a sign that could spell more trouble for presidential oversight efforts, the Supreme Court on Monday signaled that it was not even sure whether the judicial branch had the authority to settle disputes over congressional subpoenas issued for President Trump’s financial documents."


I can’t wait to read the legal gymnastics on this one. Congress has been completing investigations since the George Washington Administration. The constitution explicitly gives Congress the power to perform investigations. Now SCOTUS isn’t even sure it can enforce a congressional subpoena? Pathetic.

4/27/2020 4:25:55 PM

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It’s an absurdist comedy to see Trumps lawyer argue that the executive is too busy to deal with oversight on the day the president spent his morning yelling on twitter about what he was watching on the TeeVee.

5/12/2020 1:21:00 PM

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A positive bump for once?

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"6-3 decision written by Gorsuch and joined by Roberts, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Breyer, and Kagan, finding that Title VII protects LGBT people! Incredible! "

https://twitter.com/ReichlinMelnick/status/1272530086554730496?s=19

6/15/2020 10:24:31 AM

rwoody
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Aaaaaannnnnndddd.......its gone
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"#SCOTUS reverses decision by 4th Circuit, upholds permit for $8 billion natural gas pipeline that will tunnel under Appalachian Trail "





And back I guess? Real roller coaster. This one was a "decline to take case" rather than decision
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"BREAKING: The Supreme Court just denied the administration’s attempt to force local law enforcement to do ICE’s bidding.

This is a win for all communities, particularly communities of color, and keeps us all safer."


[Edited on June 15, 2020 at 11:14 AM. Reason : E]

6/15/2020 11:12:39 AM

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I know they heard Trump’s case on this tax records but I never heard and can’t find any updates on a decision. Is it normal for decisions to take this long?

6/16/2020 7:53:02 AM

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^I think the deadline is still the end of June, but the court extended the deadline due to COVID19 delays. The decision could be released in July.

That case could go a hundred different ways but I’ve also seen some articles suggest it could be kicked back to the lower courts to resolve some technicalities, meaning we wouldn’t get a resolution until sometime next year or perhaps longer?

Hard to say if the slow walk is intentional or not (of course, I view it as a pretty open and shut case, it should be an easy decision).

6/16/2020 8:47:35 AM

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Roberts rules against Trump on DACA.

6/18/2020 10:57:23 AM

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6/18/2020 11:52:47 AM

rwoody
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Allowed fed death penalty to come back

Shot down Consumer Federal Protection Bureau

But at least, upheld ban on Louisiana abortion restrictions (fuck you Kavanaugh)

6/29/2020 10:35:14 AM

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^re: cfpb, the ruling actually only means the president can fire the director anytime, which just means it's good or bad depending on who is president.

https://prospect.org/api/amp/justice/great-news-the-supreme-court-might-attack-the-cfpb/

6/29/2020 11:09:25 AM

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"Shot down Consumer Federal Protection Bureau"


Don't believe that's accurate

6/29/2020 11:12:38 AM

rwoody
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It took you >3 min to write that post??

But see the post above yours

[Edited on June 29, 2020 at 11:15 AM. Reason : E]

6/29/2020 11:14:37 AM

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meh on Death Penalty and CFPB
LA abortion restrictions were a solid win though

6/29/2020 11:40:50 AM

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"NEW: Splitting 5-4, the Supreme Court temporarily blocks a federal judge’s injunction that would have made it easier to vote by absentee ballot in Alabama during the pandemic. The court’s four liberals noted dissents. https://t.co/ZcVMoF20TO"


Gross

7/3/2020 1:08:02 AM

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