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Trump Tweets 'I Have No Attorney General' -- And Other News 19.9.2018 Crooks Liars
There's so much news, we need another Twitter roundup to catch up -- and it's only Wednesday! Republican lawmaker charged with insider trading will seek reelection via @politicususa — Bertha Reddick (@birdieglad) September 19, 2018 Chuck Grassley is now insisting Christine Blasey Ford testifies on Monday -- or not at all. Why, it's almost as if he wants a show trial, and not the truth! REPORTER: Why don't you have the FBI investigate Blasey Ford's sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh? TRUMP: They don't really do that. REPORTER: The FBI would if you asked them to! TRUMP: Well, the senators should do it. ...
Fighting to End the Other Death Sentence: Life Without Parole 16.9.2018
Activists are fighting to end the practice of imprisoning people until they die.

The post Fighting to End the Other Death Sentence: Life Without Parole appeared first on Truthout.

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The Great Nixonian Bagel Scandal Of 2018 11.9.2018 Outside the Beltway
With the Democratic Primary just days away, Andrew Cuomo's Democratic challenger in New York is making headlines thanks to a rather odd culinary choice.
Donald Trump v. The Rule Of Law 5.9.2018 Outside the Beltway
Donald Trump spent part of Labor Day engaged in yet another unhinged attack on his own Justice Department.
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#MeToo Campaign for Sudanese Teen Highlights the Need to End Western Saviorism 2.9.2018
The flash-in-the-pan activism of Noura’s case raises questions about #MeToo and women in the Global South.

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Trump Attacks Manafort Prosecution 20.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
Once again, the President has thrown the Rule of Law under the bus.
Nebraska carries out 1st execution using fentanyl 14.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A federal three-judge panel denied a drug company's request to halt the execution set for Tuesday morning over concerns about whether the state obtained the drugs improperly.
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What will the pope's death penalty decision mean for U.S. law? 13.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Earlier this month, Pope Francis declared the death penalty wrong in all cases. Calling capital punishment "contrary to the Gospel" is a change in the Catholic church's teaching. But will it mean a change in the politics of American Catholics?
Pope Francis Declares Capital Punishment Unacceptable In All Circumstances 2.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
In what amounts to a significant, albeit not surprising, change in Catholic doctrine, Pope Francis has declared that the death penalty is unacceptable in all circumstances.
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Pope changes death penalty teaching, now 'inadmissible' 2.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The new teaching, contained in Catechism No. 2267, says the previous policy is outdated, that there are other ways to protect the common good, and that the church should instead commit itself to working to end capital punishment.
Oklahoma Could Execute Potentially Innocent Prisoners With Nitrogen Gas 19.7.2018
Oklahoma has ended its moratorium on the death penalty but the flaws and racial bias in its judicial system remain.

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Human Zoos in the Age of Trump 10.7.2018
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 ...
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