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September 16th, 2018 - 12:54 pm § in Donald Trump, Repugnants

The sexual assault accusation against Kavanaugh just acquired massive substance.

Her name is Christine Blasey Ford, and she’s decided to come forward because she doesn’t want strangers telling her story. She’s now a professor at Palo Alto University. She told a therapist in 2012 about Kavanaugh’s attempt to rape her; her husband confirms this, and the the[...]

September 15th, 2018 - 9:25 am § in Donald Trump, Repugnants

The fishy smell of the GOP’s letter exonerating Kavanaugh

You know the story by now: A woman has accused Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee, of attempting to forcibly rape her when they both were teenagers. Republicans not only aren’t interested in getting at the truth of the allegations; they’re strenuously attacking [...]

September 7th, 2018 - 7:47 pm § in Repugnants

Kavanaugh is lying to Congress. GOP senators likely will confirm him anyway.

Nothing like an untruthful judge on the Supreme Court. Mother Jones specifies five lies Brett Kavanaugh has told under oath in his Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Details here. All indications are he’ll be confirmed anyway, without a single dissenting GOP vote. Dishonesty no longer is [...]

September 6th, 2018 - 10:07 am § in Politics

Sen. Booker defies GOP secrecy and dares Republicans to expel him

Releases confidential records and accuses Kavanaugh of lying about Roe v. Wade The Senate confirmation hearings for Trump nominee Brett Kavanaugh turned explosive Thursday when Sen. Corey Booker (D-NJ) confronted Republicans by releasing confidential Senate documents that imply Kavanaugh is lying ab[...]

July 14th, 2018 - 8:42 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

How Democrats plan to fight Trump’s Supreme Court nomination

The Senate vote is expected to be close. Because public opinion will play a key role in the outcome, both sides are planning major ad campaigns, with Democrats focusing on abortion rights and health care. Read story here.  [...]

July 10th, 2018 - 9:51 pm § in Donald Trump, Repugnants

This woman was killed on the job.

Judge Kavanaugh argued her employer wasn’t responsible because her job was “sport” and she “assumed the risk” of being hurt or killed at work. And now Trump wants to put him on the Supreme Court. Read story here.[...]

July 9th, 2018 - 6:11 pm § in Donald Trump

Trump picks political hack for Supreme Court

In D.C. they call him “Beltway Brett” and “Swamp Creature” Kavanaugh favors unbridled executive power and says presidents can’t be investigated  He worked for Ken Starr and drafted Clinton impeachment articles George W. Bush rewarded him with a federal appeals court s[...]

June 27th, 2018 - 12:12 pm § in Donald Trump, Repugnants

Kennedy retires from Supreme Court

Justice Kennedy, although a Reagan appointee, frequently voted with the liberal justices on a wide range of issues. For years, he’s been the Court’s swing vote, making him the bane of hard-core conservatives lusting for hard-right Court rulings. Kennedy announced today he will retire Jul[...]

June 26th, 2018 - 2:45 pm § in Donald Trump

Finally: Supreme Court says WW2 internments were unconstitutional

But 5-4 decision upholds Trump’s Muslim travel ban In upholding Trump’s Muslim travel ban today, Chief Justice Roberts responded to Justice Sotomayor’s dissenting argument comparing the travel ban with the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War 2 by overruling the 1944 d[...]

June 26th, 2017 - 10:46 am § in Religion

SCOTUS takes wedding cake case

This doesn’t necessarily mean they’ll reverse the lower court ruling in favor of a gay couple discriminated against by a baker who also happens to be a religious bigot, but it raises the possibility. Well, ask yourself this: If a baker can refuse to sell a cake to a gay couple, then why [...]