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Sheldon WHITEHOUSE presents a satanic, partisan Axis of Amici with 20 foamcore-mounted visual aids during Amy "The Anti-RBG" Barrett's US Senate confirmation hearing, Oct 12-15, 2020.

What hoot! Gets funnier every screening.

C-SPAN recordings
Day 1, Part 1

Day 2 Part 1, Day 2 Part 2, Day 2 Part 3, Day 2 Part 4
Day 3 Part 1, Day 3 Part 2

by Cat on Fri Sep 10th, 2021 at 04:19:50 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri Sep 10th, 2021 at 04:22:24 PM EST
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APsplainin Anti-RBG Watch
Barrett concerned about public perception of Supreme Court, at the Mitch O'Bama Center, Uni Louisville
Barrett said the media's reporting of opinions doesn't capture the deliberative process in reaching those decisions. And she insisted that "judicial philosophies are not the same as political parties."
< wipes tears >
by Cat on Mon Sep 13th, 2021 at 03:48:26 PM EST
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by Cat on Mon Sep 13th, 2021 at 07:58:19 PM EST
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APsplainin Some abortion foes question tactical wisdom of new Texas ban: This case has nothing to do with us.
"Because it appears to be playing legal games to get around rulings of federal courts, the law feeds the false narrative that pro-lifers don't have public opinion on our side," Camosy, a Catholic, said via email.
AP Texss CHILLING demand destruction guestimate
"I fear greatly that the premature implementation of this truly strange law will turn out to be the historic beginning of a backlash against the pro-life movement for which it is ill-prepared," [Catholic Reporter Michael Sean] Winters wrote.

Little Sisters  of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v Pennsyltucky et al. d/b/a Burwell called from 2020: Bite me, Hobby Lobby.

1. The Departments had the authority under the ACA to promulgate the religious and moral exemptions.
THOMAS, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which ROBERTS, C. J., and SCALITO, GORSUCH, and KAVANAUGH, JJ., joined. SCALITO, J., filed a concurring opinion, in which GORSUCH, J., joined. KAGAN, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which BREYER, J., joined. GINSBURG, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which SOTOMAYOR, J., joined
peanut gallery be, like, BREYER MUST GO!
by Cat on Wed Sep 15th, 2021 at 09:04:27 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu Sep 16th, 2021 at 05:48:32 PM EST
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En banc Eighth Circuit hears challenge to Missouri's selective abortion ban
"This is modern-day eugenics," Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt told reporters. "I mean this is discriminating to the most extreme level, the elimination of an entire class of people, because of a trait, because of their diagnosis, and I just fundamentally believe that is not who we are as a country and that's to me what this fight is about."
mmmm, yeah, Black Lives Matter. SOOOOOOoooo, OK. What else is going on in the 8th Cir.?
Arkansas asks full Eighth Circuit to reinstate pro-Israel law
A lawyer for Arkansas urged the en banc Eighth Circuit on Tuesday to revive a state law requiring businesses that contract with the state to pledge not to boycott Israel.
In a teleconference hearing Tuesday morning, attorneys for both sides centered arguments on how the precedent of NAACP v. Claiborne Hardware - a landmark 1982 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that held states cannot prohibit peaceful advocacy of a politically motivated boycott - affected this case. They also sparred over how the law affects expressive interest.
Arkansas Solicitor General Nicholas J. Bronni argued that the public does not pay attention to what contractors buy, but he said even if the customer notices that the contractor's purchases do not include Israeli goods, they still don't know why. "It might be a better price point, better quality, or supply chain," Bronni told the court.

ACLU attorney Brian Hauss, representing the Arkansas Times, countered during his rebuttal. .. . highlighted the long tradition of boycotts in the United States going back to the Boston Tea Party [wtaf ?!]. He also attacked Arkansas' claim of governmental interest due to a clause in the law that says contractors do not have to sign the pro-Israel statement if they give the state a 20% discount on services.

archived Happy Black History Y3 D80, You're welcome, Koontz v. Watson

y'all so crazy, ya don't know which way's up, but ya keep reproducing.

by Cat on Tue Sep 21st, 2021 at 11:56:55 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri Sep 24th, 2021 at 08:59:00 PM EST
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BLUE SCREE OF DEATH: US Congress passes a Women's Health Protection Act for < checks watch > fourth time since 2010, "forgets" to repeal HYDE AMENDMENT, obviates a pesky constitutional articles, dismisses relevant SCOTUS opinions and orders, and takes a bow, while ROW deciphers the "Texass-style" construction and language of the code.

Who is a "health provider"?

by Cat on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 at 05:53:18 PM EST
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yanno, that policy Biden "enacted" to rustle "mostly Haitian" immigrants at the US border?

42 U.S. Code § 18023 - Special rules

by Cat on Sat Sep 25th, 2021 at 06:05:36 PM EST
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What's the price of Biden's plan? Democrats drive for zero
"This is not about price tag," Pelosi said Thursday. "This is about what's in the bill."
Reconciling the Reconciliation Bill: A Preview
Manchin-Senema in the Senate and Cuellar and his ten associates in the House are really the point persons for the corporate wing.  The differences and split within the Democratic party are not about individual Senators or Representatives; it's about the corporate forces that dominate and control the majority of that party (as they have since 1990) and those same corporate interests intent on ensuring the two spending bills are not so large that taxes will have to be significantly raised in order to pay for them. More specifically, ensuring that the Trump $4.5T tax cuts of 2017 are not rolled back.

Those corporate interests in the Democratic party have already prevailed in rolling back the Infrastructure bill to a level of only $550B in new spending (from its original $2.3T) to ensure paying for the $550B is not done by raising any taxes on corporations, investors and wealthiest Americans. They already succeeded. Now the same fight is underway to prevent the Reconciliation bill requiring tax hikes on the same capital incomes. To ensure no tax hikes for that bill, spending will have to be significantly cut or delayed, or perhaps both.

by Cat on Mon Sep 27th, 2021 at 12:59:55 AM EST
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