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‘When the Supreme Court hands down the decision about Trump’s taxes – read page 185’: Maddow says of new book 8.7.2020 Raw Story
The country is awaiting the ruling on whether President Donald Trump must disclose his financial information as part of New York investigations into fraud. In her Tuesday show, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explained that she has been through Trump’s niece’s book from cover to cover and encouraged people to look at page 185, where Mary Trump […]
Venezuela top court strips Juan Guaido of opposition party leadership 8.7.2020 Raw Story
Venezuela’s Supreme Court, stacked with loyalists of the regime of President Nicolas Maduro, on Tuesday ordered Juan Guaido to relinquish his position as leader of one of the main opposition parties, giving the position to one of his rivals instead. Guaido, who is recognized by the United States and some 60 other countries as the […]
Supreme Court Rejects Trump Effort to Greenlight Keystone XL Construction 7.7.2020 Truthout.com
The decision came after the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the shutdown of the Dakota Access ...
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Letters to the Editor: Two veterans speak up in defense of flag burning as protected speech 7.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Veterans respond to a letter writer who said defending flag burning is a slap in the face to those who served in the military.

Editorial: The Supreme Court bolsters democracy by letting states curb 'faithless electors' 7.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

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Dakota Access Pipeline: Judge suspends use of key oil link 7.7.2020 BBC: World
The pipeline, which protesters fought against, is ordered to conduct a fresh environmental review.
It’s now a crime for Colorado doctors to impregnate patients with their own sperm, eggs 7.7.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Doctors who artificially inseminate patients with their own sperm or eggs or that of other donors without a patient's permission will soon be subject to felony charges and civil lawsuits.
Conservative Max Boot has a horrific scenario for how Trump could claim victory — even if he loses 7.7.2020 Raw Story
Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot penned a horrifying scenario in which President Donald Trump could still steal the election, even if he lost in November. Writing Monday, Boot explained that Trump is already working to sow doubt in the November election, claiming “Mail-In Ballots will lead to MASSIVE electoral fraud and a RIGGED 2020 […]
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SCOTUS Rules Unanimously In 'Faithless Elector' Case 6.7.2020 Crooks Liars
It would be great if the Electoral College would just go away and we could elect Presidents just like we do every other office in the country and the way every other country chooses its chief executive: one person, one vote. But until that day, at least we won't have electors deciding last minute that Kimye is a better choice after all and they can forget how their state actually voted. Justice Kagan writes for the majority, and her opinion can be summarized as: "Uh, yeah, absent a clear constitutional command, we are not going to throw a totally gratuitous bomb into the 2020 presidential election." https://t.co/iwiB06PoKe — Mark Joseph Stern (@mjs_DC) July 6, 2020 In “faithless electors” cases, unanimous #SCOTUS rules that state laws that penalize or remove presidential electors who do not vote for candidate they pledged to support do not violate the ...
Supreme Court Upholds ‘Faithless Elector’ Laws 6.7.2020 Outside the Beltway
States can punish Electors who substitute their judgment for those of the voters.
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Supreme Court unanimously sides with Colorado in faithless electors case 6.7.2020 Denver Post: Local
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that states can require electors to vote for the winner of the state's popular vote for president in the Electoral College.
SCOTUS says states can force Electoral College delegates to vote for the popular winner: report 6.7.2020 Raw Story
On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down a long-anticipated decision on the constitutionality of laws prohibiting so-called “faithless electors.” In a unanimous 9-0 ruling, the court found that it is constitutional for states to force delegates in the Electoral College to cast a vote in line with the result of the popular vote winner for […]
Republican attorneys general group launches race-baiting ad campaign against ‘lawless liberals’ 6.7.2020 Raw Story
For decades, the two partisan political organizations dedicated to electing attorneys general had an agreement not to attack the other side’s incumbent candidate. During President Donald Trump’s time in office, however, the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) has thrown that accord out the window, lurching further to the right year after year and weaponizing the partisan polarization gumming […]
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Trump’s re-election plan keeps hitting a major obstacle: John Roberts 6.7.2020 Raw Story
Take heart, Democrats: 2020 is not 2016. No, the polls aren’t necessarily reliable on a national scale, and it’s too early to predict what happens on Election Day with any accuracy. But they don’t need to be unskewed. Donald Trump’s campaign is clearly floundering in a way it never did through three separate campaign managers […]
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Trump’s re-election plan keeps hitting a major obstacle 6.7.2020 Raw Story
Take heart, Democrats: 2020 is not 2016. No, the polls aren’t necessarily reliable on a national scale, and it’s too early to predict what happens on Election Day with any accuracy. But they don’t need to be unskewed. Donald Trump’s campaign is clearly floundering in a way it never did through three separate campaign managers […]
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India should hike defence spending to 4% of GDP 6.7.2020 Rediff: Business
'As for tricky relations with China, India needs less of summitry type event management and more anticipatory analysis and management of events,' says Ambassador Jaimini Bhagwati.
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The Atlantic Coast Pipeline Has Been Canceled 6.7.2020 Mother Jones
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has been canceled, energy companies leading the project announced Sunday, citing “litigation risk” and uncertainty about the financial viability of the project. The decision to abandon the pipeline is a win for Native American groups and environmentalists, who argued in a Supreme Court case last month that the pipeline was moving forward under […]
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Historians dismiss Trump’s ‘heroes’ park picks: ‘They threw a bunch of stuff on the wall and went with whatever stuck’ 6.7.2020 Raw Story
Queried by the Washington Post over the some of the historical figures Donald Trump’s White House suggested for a proposed “National Garden of American Heroes,” several historians scratched their heads at a few of the names with one admitting, “The choices vary from odd to probably inappropriate to provocative.” Likely resulting from the Trump’s recent […]
Supreme Court Could Soon Show Us Why Trump Is Refusing to Share His Tax Returns 5.7.2020 Truthout.com
Two Supreme Court cases are looking at whether financial institutions can be subpoenaed for Trump's tax ...
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Besty DeVos denounced for ‘craven’ new public school privatization scheme 5.7.2020 Raw Story
With the Trump administration planning to demand that Congress devote a large chunk of the state and local education funding in the next Covid-19 relief package to a new grant program for private and religious schools, the 1.7 million-member American Federation of Teachers on Thursday accused Education Secretary Betsy DeVos of attempting to exploit the pandemic to advance her […]
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