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How Newly Elected Attorneys General Could Thwart Trump’s Worst Moves 19.11.2018 Truthout.com
Attorneys general need to be willing to consistently bring lawsuits against the presidential agenda.

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APM Reports: 'In the Dark: The Trials of Curtis Flowers' 19.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Reporter Madeleine Baran examines the case of Curtis Flowers, who has been tried six times for the same crime. The Supreme Court just agreed to hear Curtis Flowers' appeal.
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US mid-terms: Rick Scott wins contested Florida Senate race 19.11.2018 BBC News - US & Canada
Democratic Senator Bill Nelson concedes after a fraught and protracted recounting process.
Justice Sotomayor On The Supreme Court, Her Career, And The Court’s Newest Justice 18.11.2018 Outside the Beltway
Justice Sonia Sotomayor sat down to talk about the Supreme Court, her career, and the newest member of the nation's highest court.
Arkansas GOP rep gets brutally roasted after claiming ‘being poor is a choice’ 18.11.2018 Raw Story

An Arkansas Republican was brutally roasted after claiming that being poor was “a personal choice” on Twitter. Arkansas Rep. Stephen Meeks is a firebrand Conservative who earlier this week retaliated against the state’s supreme court by defunding it during a budget battle. “B...

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The Kentucky Supreme Court upholds state’s ‘right-to-work’ law 17.11.2018 Raw Story

The Kentucky Supreme Court has upheld the state’s so-called “right-to-work” law, which makes it illegal to require workers to join unions and bars the collection of fees from private-sector workers who choose not to become union members. Rejecting a challenge by the Kentucky AFL-CIO and other unions...

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Republicans were humiliated 3 times in federal court this week — all by judges Trump appointed 17.11.2018 Raw Story

One of the only major accomplishments Republicans can claim in the past two years was their transformation of the federal judiciary. In addition to two Supreme Court justices, President Donald Trump got a huge slew of judges confirmed to district and appellate courts, with the help of now-departed W...

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Jimmy Kimmel catches Americans lying about having voted 17.11.2018 Raw Story

Jimmy Kimmel proves that many Americans will lie about having voted just so they won’t look bad...

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Trump’s attorney general appointment Matt Whitaker challenged at Supreme Court 17.11.2018 Raw Story

The fight over President Donald Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general has reached the U.S. Supreme Court, with lawyers in a pending gun rights case asking the justices on Friday to decide if the action was lawful. Critics have said the Republican president’s appointment ...

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Supreme Court to hear census citizenship question dispute 17.11.2018 Raw Story

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday said it would hear oral arguments in February concerning a challenge by a group of states to the contentious decision by President Donald Trump’s administration to ask people taking part in the 2020 national census whether they are citizens. The legal question concer...

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Live video: Alan Page receives the Medal of Freedom 17.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Alan Page will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor a president may bestow on a civilian.
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Elvis Presley to get US Presidential Medal of Freedom 16.11.2018 BBC News - US & Canada
A White House ceremony will award the star and six other recipients the Medal of Freedom.
Betsy DeVos Is The Worst, Part Infinity 16.11.2018 Crooks Liars
Education Secretary Betsy ‘Special Ed’ DeVos introduced new guidelines for how colleges will handle sexual assault and harassment charges , you know, to give more rights to accused parties, including the right to cross-examine their accusers. “The proposal will give new rights to the people who are accused of the crimes, including the right to cross-examine their accusers, sources familiar with the situation told The Washington Post for a report published Wednesday. “The new rules would also decrease liability for colleges, restrict the definition of what qualifies as sexual harassment and give universities the ability to use a “higher standard” in assessing allegations. “The proposal will wash over the guidelines established by the Obama administration in 2011, which informed school administrators that if they did not take sufficient steps to prevent and address sexual misconduct they would find themselves in violation of Title IX and could risk losing funding from the federal government.” We’re ...
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Federal Government Inadvertently Reveals Sealed Indictment Against Julian Assange 16.11.2018 Outside the Beltway
A filing in an unrelated case has apparently revealed the existence of a sealed indictment against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Fox News’ Sean Hannity ‘defends’ Michael Avenatti by comparing him to Kavanaugh and killer cops 16.11.2018 Raw Story

Michael Avenatti gained an odd defender Thursday night when Fox News’ Sean Hannity compared the domestic violence allegations against him to the multiple sexual assault claims made against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “We on this show are consistent: every American deserves due...

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Mexico overturns law meant to regulate troops in drug war 16.11.2018 Raw Story

Mexico’s highest court on Thursday overturned a contentious new security law aimed at regulating the long-time use of the military against drug cartels, a day after the president-elect’s team said it was impossible to pull troops from the streets. Nine of 11 Supreme Court justices vetoed the measure...

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Florida completes first round of recounts in Senate, governor races 16.11.2018 Raw Story

Florida election officials on Thursday completed an initial recount of ballots in close races for the U.S. Senate and governor’s seat but did not immediately release updated statewide figures. The recount concluded after U.S. District Judge Mark Walker in Tallahassee, Florida, cleared the way to inc...

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Florida judge bemoans ‘laughing stock’ election recount system 16.11.2018 Raw Story

U.S. judges in Florida and Georgia on Thursday cleared the way for more ballots to be counted in undecided Senate and governor races, with the Florida jurist expressing frustration with an election system he called “the laughing stock of the world.” U.S. District Judge Mark Walker in Tallahassee, Fl...

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George W. Bush Accepts Prestigious Liberty Award With Bloody Hands 15.11.2018 Truthout.com
Let’s maybe try a little harder with the awards next time.

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Will the GOP keep dancing with autocracy? 15.11.2018 The Moderate Voice

By E.J. DIONNE JR. WASHINGTON — When a national leader urges that votes be ignored or that an election result he doesn’t like might best be set aside, we label him an autocrat or an authoritarian. When it’s President Trump, we shrug. Worse, many in his party go right along with baseless charges of fraud. […]

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