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April 1st, 2021 - 10:13 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Wisconsin governor demands $145,000 from Trump for state’s election lawsuit legal expenses

Wisconsin’s Democratic governor has filed a formal demand in federal court for “$145,000 in legal fees the state spent to defend against the former Republican president’s unsuccessful effort to overturn its 2020 election results,” Reuters reported on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Read[...]

April 1st, 2021 - 10:01 pm § in Donald Trump

Trump stiffs ex-bodyguard for cheeseburger tab

Donald Trump is famous for not paying his bills. (Whether he also cheats on his taxes is for prosecutors, and ultimately the courts, to determine.) Even tiny debts, it seems. A guy who claims to be a multi-billionaire still owes his former bodyguard $130 for money the bodyguard loaned him in 2008 to[...]

April 1st, 2021 - 9:42 pm § in Law and Courts, Religion, Schools & Colleges

Is insulting a student “academic freedom”?

A professor at an Ohio public college sued his employer after being written up for calling a transgender student “Mr.” in class. Nicholas Meriwether (photo, left), a philosophy professor at Shawnee State University, claims a First Amendment speech and religious right to call a student se[...]

April 1st, 2021 - 8:56 pm § in Misc., Politics

Kamala Harris gets a new home

Back in June 2020, I wondered who would be the next tenant of this pretty house. One of the possibilities I floated then was Kamala Harris. (Read that posting here.) The correct answer, for a time, was “nobody,” because the building was undergoing repairs. Now, finally, Harris and her hu[...]

April 1st, 2021 - 8:20 pm § in America, China, Foreign Affairs, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

8 years in prison for a door knock?

Yes. It’s possible, if you’re talking about Georgia, the defendant is black, and the door knock was a protest against a racist voter suppression law. Read story here. After all, that state’s racists just made it a crime to hand a water bottle to a black voter waiting hours in line [...]