SCOTUS decision could spell trouble for Trump in rape case

Ruh-roh. I’m no lawyer — partly because I enjoy writing books and blogs more than studying the law, and partly because, well, weed — but I can read and comprehend a story about Trump’s jowly buttocks landing squarely in the fondue pot. Looks like one of the unintended consequences of the recent 7-2 Supreme Court decision…

#SupremeLoser #SaudiTrump the game-show host's new clothes

The ego trip of absolute immunity has been thoroughly trashed. x Donald Trump likes to use the term 'commander in chief' but he's in command of nothing except his own ego. pic.twitter.com/rO3aX0IbL2— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 10, 2020 x Good morning. #SupremeLoser is trending number 3 in the United States. pic.twitter.com/65IDB6fzn9 — Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko)…

Supreme Court Rulings Against Trump Trigger His Paranoid, Delusional Reality

Watching the spectacular and accelerating mental decline of Donald Trump is becoming more disturbing with each new day's revelations. And the shove off of the cliff of sanity was especially profound following Thursday morning's news that the Supreme Court ruled against Trump on two major cases involving access to his financial records. In short, the…

Today, Unca Donald may get the Money Bin opened-up without the Beagle Boys.

Cartoon characters without pants might have to drop drawers as SCOTUS finally rules on Trump’s financial records today. There will be an over/under and perhaps even a split difference, but regardless there will be strong, powerful, or even strongly or powerfully Trump distractions. Bigly matters will at least be referenced since niece Mary Trump reminds…

How to Win Texas in Spite of GOP Scams

This morning the Supreme Court refused to expedite a case brought by the Texas Democratic Party suing to remove absentee ballot restrictions. Right now, in Texas, you can request an absentee ballot without giving a reason if you are 65 or over, but younger folks have to meet one of a very restricted list of…

SCOTUS rules that LGBTQ can sue for workplace bias

Title VII protections now includes LGBTQ in a single watershed decision. Happy Pride month. x .@business: The ruling came in one of two LGBT workplace-bias cases the court has been considering. The justices could rule momentarily in the second case, which concerns discrimination against transgender workers. https://t.co/9xv8jXJF2N— Andrew Peng (@TheAPJournalist) June 15, 2020 x BREAKING: Supreme…

Live 10am ET SCOTUS arguments in the Trump financial records case

NPR and Instagram coverage of the oral arguments for Trump’s financial records, explaining why Trump’s been a bit more unhinged than usual. The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments remotely for a second week, once again streaming the audio live — a first for the court. The arguments for Week 2 include high-profile cases about…

Trump and Republicans want SCOTUS to delay death of Obamacare until after election

The background: The Trump administration and several red states have backed a — ridiculous, mind you — challenge to the Affordable Care Act arguing that Congress’ removal of the tax penalty connected to Obamacare’s individual mandate has made the entire law unconstitutional. Republicans hate Obamacare so much — because you can’t spell “Obamacare” without “Obama,”…

Biden says he'd consider naming Obama to the Supreme Court

I’d love to see this for three reasons: 1) I love Barack Obama, and his presence in public life simply makes us better, 2) it would be sweet revenge for the Merrick Garland travesty, and 3) there’s a pretty good chance that, if it happened, Donald Trump would swallow his own tongue. The Daily Mail:…

NYT uncovers new allegation against Brett Kavanaugh that the FBI ignored

So remember Brett “Bart O’Kavanaugh” Kavanaugh? He’s on the Supreme Court now because he screamed a lot at one of his hearings and the FBI did at most a 1/16th-ass investigation of the sexual assault and attempted rape claims against him. Today, in a feature on Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez, who claimed Kavanaugh thrust his penis in…

Barr claims he sees legal path for census citizenship question

We all thought this was over, but Donald Trump’s consigliere, William Barr, is determined to pave the way for a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Because … Donald Trump says so, apparently. Yup, that’s it. No other reason. Honestly, what other reason could there be? The Hill: Attorney General William Barr said Monday that he believes the…

Oklahoma, How Does It Work? SCOTUS buys time to try to figure it out…

Supreme Court news today is dominated by the ugly mess that is the political gerrymandering case and the (at least temporary) victory on the Census citizenship question. Buried way down on the SCOTUS page, the Court did something very unusual. Instead of ruling on a case that it heard this session, it relisted it for…

CBS poll: An overwhelming majority of Americans favor keeping Roe v. Wade

Just more evidence that we’re ruled by a tyrannical minority who have gerrymandered, suppressed, obstructed, and otherwise cheated their way to their current political hegemony.  CBS News: Two-thirds of Americans want Roe v. Wade left in place, and most who hold that view would be disappointed or angry if the ruling were to be overturned…