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Human Zoos in the Age of Trump 10.7.2018 Truthout.com
What everyday horrors of our world will our descendants look back on with disgust in the future?

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Trump Picks Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court (UPDATED) 10.7.2018 The Moderate Voice

President Donald Trump has picked judge Brett M. Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court — a nomination virtually assured to go through, no matter what the political fireworks or length of the confirmation hearings. The New York Times: President Trump on Monday selected Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, a politically connected member of Washington’s conservative legal establishment, […]

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Amarinder writes to Rajnath, recommends death penalty for drug peddlers 5.7.2018 The Navhind Times
PTI   CHANDIGARH Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Wednesday wrote to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh recommending death penalty for first-time drug smugglers and peddlers, an official spokesperson said. The decision to send a formal recommendation to the Centre to initiate the process of amending the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act, 1985, was ...
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Aurora theater shooter’s psychiatric reports unsealed by 2015 trial judge 3.7.2018 Denver Post: Local
Secret psychiatric reports addressing Aurora theater shooter James Holmes's sanity have been unsealed. The Denver Post petitioned the 18th Judicial District to unsuppress the documents.
Prosecutors seek death for fugitive Minnesota woman in slaying 3.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Florida prosecutors say they're seeking the death penalty for a Minnesota woman who's accused of killing her husband and a Florida woman before leading authorities on a cross-country manhunt.
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Majority Opposes Overruling Roe v. Wade 1.7.2018 Outside the Beltway
As Washington gets ready to fight a new battle over Roe v. Wade an new poll shows that most Americans oppose overturning that decision.
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Kennedy’s Retirement Will Have Huge Consequences for Minorities and Women 28.6.2018 Mother Jones
The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy could signal a dramatic turnaround in protections for minority groups. More than any Supreme Court retirement in decades, Kennedy’s exit could strike a mortal blow to abortion rights and other protections for groups that have been subject to discrimination. For more than 40 years, abortion has been a constitutional […]
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The Supreme Court Is Now Poised to Fall Into Right Wing Control for Decades 28.6.2018 Little Green Footballs
The 2016 election will be seen as the biggest disaster for liberal politics in the history of America: Justice Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court . Here's what's very likely to happen next . With Kennedy gone, the Court’s decisions on issues where he’s a down-the-line conservative — like campaign finance and corruption, most business regulation and voting cases, gun rights, religious liberty, etc. — likely won’t change. There’s already a 5-4 conservative majority on those, so conservative rulings like the ones Kennedy wrote or joined in DC v. Heller, Citizens United, or Hobby Lobby will continue apace. What will change are rulings on issues where Kennedy has helped maintain a shaky 5-4 center-left consensus. Because of the court’s longstanding principle of stare decisis, or obeying past precedent barring a compelling reason not to do so, some liberal Court achievements are likely to stay. But a Court without Kennedy is substantially more likely to: Overturn Roe v. Wade and allow states (and maybe the ...
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Jeff Sessions Makes Happy Little Joke About Separating Children 27.6.2018 Crooks Liars
Jeff Sessions was in Los Angeles yesterday, speaking about his family separation policy. It was a friendly crowd -- the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation is a group that specializes in writing briefs taking right-wing positions on court cases. (They also push for the death penalty.) "What is perhaps more galling is the hypocrisy. These same people live in gated communities, many of them, and are featured at events where you have to have an ID to even come in and hear them speak.They like a little security around themselves. If you try to scale the fence, believe me, they'll be even too happy to have you arrested and separated from your children." "I didn't believe it until I saw it -- he's joking about the family separation policy which he first announced in March and later tried to deny, as you saw," Mika Brzezinski said. "I think, Joe, it is safe to say the thousands of children and their parents who are separated and the children being detained are not laughing this morning. and are not going along ...
Jurors find Colorado Springs man guilty of murdering 2 people 27.6.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Jurors found a Colorado Springs man guilty of two murder charges on Tuesday and began hearing testimony on whether the former Fort Carson soldier should be sentenced to death or life in prison for killing his former girlfriend and an acquaintance.
Donald Trump Once Again Goes To War Against The Rule Of Law 26.6.2018 Outside the Beltway
Donald Trump continues to demonstrate that he has nothing but utter contempt for the Rule of Law. At some point, he will either be called to account for this or our nation's institutions will suffer as a result.
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Nevada Is Trying a New Drug to Execute Inmates and Has No Idea How It Will Work 21.6.2018 Mother Jones
Scott Dozier is scheduled to be executed on July 11. In 2016, when the 47-year-old inmate first asked to skip his appeals and be put to death, Nevada didn’t have any execution drugs on hand. But last August, the state announced that it would be using a four-drug protocol that includes fentanyl, a powerful painkiller […]
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Iraqi Detainees Say ICE Coerced Them Into Signing Documents That Could Get Them Deported 16.6.2018 Mother Jones
Iraqi nationals facing deportation from the United States say immigration officers tried to pressure them into signing documents stating that they want to return to Iraq voluntarily, despite fears that they will be tortured or killed there. The new allegations are detailed in an emergency motion filed this week by the American Civil Liberties Union […]
ZTE has few cards left to play to avoid ‘death penalty’ 14.6.2018 TechCrunch
It’s not every day you see a company that employs 75,000 and once had a market cap of $20 billion facing instant doom on an hour-by-hour basis. But that’s the situation that Chinese telecom firm ZTE finds itself in right now. Following revelations that the company sold equipment with U.S. technology to Iran and North […]
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Americans Are Starting to Like the Death Penalty Again 14.6.2018 Mother Jones
Over the last two decades, public support for the death penalty has been on the decline. In 2016, the number of people in favor of capital punishment was 49 percent—the lowest it had been in more than 40 years. But a new Pew Research Center survey shows a reverse of that trend for the first time […]
Scott Pruitt’s Anti-Choice, Anti-Environment Protégé Is About to Become a Federal Judge 11.6.2018 Mother Jones
A former lackey of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt known for his role in a controversial death penalty case is about to become a federal judge. In April, President Donald Trump nominated Patrick Wyrick, currently a justice on the Oklahoma Supreme Court, to an Oklahoma district court judgeship. Wyrick, whose nomination hearing was on May […]
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Racist Jurors, Extreme Mental Illness—a Federal Court Is Rethinking the Case of Texas Death Row Inmate Andre Thomas 9.6.2018 Mother Jones
With all the bluster from Pennsylvania Avenue about executing drug dealers and school shooters and MS-13 members, you may not have noticed that the death penalty has been in a long and steady decline. Executions and death sentences in the United States have dropped more than 75 percent from their highs of two decades ago, […]
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Here’s What Massachusetts’ Moderate GOP Governor Has in Common With Trump 7.6.2018 Mother Jones
On April 12, Sean Gannon, a Yarmouth, Massachusetts, police officer went to serve Thomas Latanowich with a warrant for his arrest for a parole violation. While attempting to enter the room the suspect was in, Gannon was shot in the head and almost immediately died. The next day, Latanowich, who has a lengthy criminal rap sheet, was arrested and pleaded not […]
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Grand jury indicts fugitive Minnesota woman in Florida slaying 7.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A Minnesota woman accused of killing her husband and a Florida woman and leading authorities on a cross-country manhunt was indicted by a grand jury in Florida, officials said Wednesday.
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Montana’s GOP Just Nominated an Anti-Death Penalty Candidate 6.6.2018 Mother Jones
Winning 34 percent of the vote in a four-way race, state Auditor Matt Rosendale will be the Republican nominee facing Montana’s Democratic senator, John Tester, this fall. In the waning days of the campaign, one of Rosedale’s rivals, former judge Russ Fagg, attacked him for not supporting the death penalty. In a state where the overwhelming majority of Republican voters support capital […]
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