- Hillary Clinton: Those women who work in minimum-wage jobs or low-paying jobs are “on the brink”
says the former Walmart board member. No sale.
Federal judge in Utah: Hobby Lobby Decision Means Polygamous Sect Member Can Refuse To Testify In Child Labor Case
Citing Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court’s decision last June holding that the religious objections of a business’ owners could trump federal rules requiring that business to include birth control coverage in its health plan, a federal judge in Utah held last week that a member of a polygamist religious sect could refuse to testify in a federal investigation into alleged violations of child labor laws because he objects to testifying on religious grounds.
But, but … in siding with the Scalito, LLP, majority in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, Justice Kennedy claimed
At the outset it should be said that the Court’s opinion does not have the breadth and sweep ascribed to it by the respectful and powerful dissent.
Who says the rule of law is dead?
Happy anniversary, Brandon. Keep up the good work (and your studies!)
Young families are better educated than ever before, but they are earning lower real incomes.
The Federal Reserve Board’s newly released 2013 Survey of Consumer Finances indicates that the median family headed by someone under 35 years of age earned $35,509 in 2013 dollars. Adjusted for inflation, that is 6 percent less than similar families reported in the first such survey, in 1989. …
Among families of all ages, those with more education tend to earn more than those with less. But that differential appears to be shrinking. at least for younger families. In 1989, the median income of families headed by young college graduates was twice that of similar families headed by high school graduates who never attended college. Now, the difference is only 52 percent.
Heckuva job, Uniparty.
Is this real????!!!!
allan commented on the blog post Nancy Pelosi Doesn’t Think Obama Needs a Vote Before Starting a War in Syria Either
Oh, those San Francisco liberals.
How do you ask a man to be the last man to destroy his reputation for a mistake?
allan commented on the blog post Our New Euphemism for War Is: “Comprehensive and Sustained Counterterrorism Strategy”
Canada looking good right now.
It used to. Not anymore.
allan commented on the diary post They’ll Send Lawyers, Spinners and Money. The NFL Shit Won’t Hit The Fan by spocko.
allan commented on the blog post A Surprisingly Weak Primary Victory for Andrew Cuomo
Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff spoke with Jake Tapper today on the threat of ISIS, and he suggested that U.S. intelligence is less “aggressive” on ISIS than they would normally be because of Edward Snowden causing public outrage over intelligence gathering.
allan commented on the blog post After Media Assault Americans Believe ISIS Threat To US
Getting paid to ask rhetorical questions must be great.
allan commented on the blog post Obama Administration Still Keeping Much Secret About Bush’s Warrantless Wiretapping Program
From the Post article:
In a second memo, dated July 16, 2004 , Goldsmith argued that a Supreme Court decision reached weeks earlier, involving a U.S. citizen named Yaser Esam Hamdi captured on the battlefield in Afghanistan, bolstered the reasoning of his first memo. Five justices in the decision, he said, agreed that Hamdi’s detention was authorized because it is a “fundamental” and “accepted” incident of waging war, he said.
“Because the interception of enemy communications for intelligence purposes is also a fundamental and long-accepted incident of war, the [AUMF] likewise provides authority for Stellar Wind,” he said.
The Hamdi decision, Toomey noted, did not make any mention of wiretapping or intelligence collection on U.S. soil.
Now that’s mighty fine lawyering.
Whatever happened to Goldsmith’s obsession with original intent?
If SCOTUS had wanted to say something about wiretapping or intelligence,
they would have said it.
To build public support, Kerry lowballs the next Good War at 6 Friedman Units:
United States asks David Cameron to join air strikes against ISIL as John Kerry warns military action against extremists in Iraq and Syria could last three years
Good evening, Brandon and p.d.
With all the dreadful news, here is a nice 4 minute break:
And in not unrelated news:
High-ranking Justice Dept. official leaving post
Any guess where Tony West will land? Wall Street or Wall Street?
Profiles in Cuomage:
Cuomo: Debates aren’t always a ‘service to democracy’
Debates aren’t always a good thing for democracy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters Tuesday.
Speaking after another news conference on his recent trip to Israel, Cuomo was asked about his apparent unwillingness to debate Zephyr Teachout, the Fordham Law School professor who is challenging the incumbent governor in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary…. “I don’t think it has anything to do with democracy,” Cuomo said in Manhattan. “I think it has to do with individual campaigns. Sometimes you have debates, sometime you don’t have debates. It depends on the campaign. It depends on the issues, the level of issues.”
Because there NYS doesn’t have any issues facing it.
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