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The 37-year-old Tulsi Gabbard is running for President.

Politico reports.Within her party, the three-term congresswoman is viewed as a maverick with a penchant for bucking party orthodoxy. During the 2016 presidential election, Gabbard stepped down from her post as a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee so she could endorse Sanders....During the presidential transition period in 2016, the Hawaii Democrat met with then-President-elect Donald Trump, drawing condemnation from fellow Democrats. She also received widespread criticism in 2017 fo...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Iraq, Elizabeth Warren, Syria, Hawaii, Catholic, Biden, Donald Trump, Hinduism, Pacific Ocean, Kuwait, Bashar Al Assad, Sanders, Trans Pacific Partnership, Bashar Assad


Weekend Dance Party — See Also

LAW STUDENT DANCES: And Twitter is enthralled. RBG SHOULD BE DANCING SOON: Well, maybe not dancing, but she'll be back at work anon. THE MUSIC STOPS FOR PAUL MANAFORT IN CONNECTICUT: He's, uhh, voluntarily forfeiting his law license there. DO CATHOLICS DANCE? Do you have to be Catholic to lead Notre Dame? LESS BILLABLES = MORE DANCING: For Biglaw parents.
Tags: Law, Connecticut, Catholic, Paul Manafort, See Also, Weekend Dance Party


"What made Warhol thrilling in 1962 acquired a bitter aura in November 2016."

" As [Adam D. Weinberg, the director of the Whitney Museum] points out, Donald Trump has made admiring reference to Warhol and his dictum 'Making money is art, and working is art, and good business is the best art.' What to make, then, in an era of trash politics, of an art that celebrated trash? The exhibit follows him from a super-devout Catholic family in the Slavic ghettos of Pittsburgh—a boy who was cripplingly shy, ill-assimilated, and often confined to a sickbed; a boy for whom thought, e...
Tags: Law, Atlantic, Hillary Clinton, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Catholic, Donald Trump, Pittsburgh, Whitney Museum, Ann Althouse, Adam D Weinberg


Outgoing California Gov Jerry Brown urged by notable group to commute 742 death sentences

As reported in this Reuters article, a "Catholic group close to Pope Francis and representatives of 25 countries on Wednesday appealed to outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown to commute all the state’s 742 death sentences before laving office." Here is more: The Sant’ Egidio peace group made the appeal together with the justice ministers of South Africa, Benin, Zimbabwe and Malaysia, and 21 lower-ranking officials from other countries at a conference on the death penalty held in Italy’s par...
Tags: Law, California, Malaysia, Pope Francis, Italy, Catholic, Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Reuters, Brown, Roman Catholic Church, Sant, Newsom, Jesuit, Douglas A Berman


Noticing California Gov Jerry Brown's recent robust approach to clemency

The Marshall Project earlier this week had this notable account of the outgoing California Gov's clemency history under the headline "The Jerry Brown Way of Pardoning."  Here is an excerpt from this piece: Unlike President Donald Trump, who has focused attention on cases brought to him by fellow celebrities and on political allies, Brown’s clemency decisions focus on people facing what the governor seems to view as systemic injustices.  They are often timed to coincide with Catholic holidays, a...
Tags: Law, California, Ap, United States, Catholic, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vietnam, Jerry Brown, Donald Trump, Brown, Marshall Project, Gray Davis, Evan Westrup, Douglas A Berman, Walter Earlonne Woods, San Quinton


9 people who were way ahead of their time

Sometimes, people are so far ahead of the curve that it takes everybody else hundreds of years to catch up to their ideas.While many people are content to quietly sit back and flow with popular opinion, these nine thinkers let the world know what it was doing wrong, often with major consequences. These great thinkers remind us that taking an unpopular, bold stance might not be madness. It's been said that when you're one step ahead of the crowd you're a genius but that two steps ahead make you a...
Tags: UK, England, France, India, Religion, Society, Rome, Gay, United States, Feminism, Innovation, Literature, Philosophy, Catholic, Gender Equality, Alexandria


Friday round-up

Yesterday the federal government asked the justices to halt discovery and an upcoming trial in a lawsuit filed by a group of teenagers who allege that the government’s environmental policies are contributing to climate change. Amy Howe covers the filing for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. Additional coverage comes from Lawrence Hurley at Reuters, Greg Stohr at Bloomberg, Ariane de Vogue at CNN, and Lyle Denniston at his eponymous blog, who reports that “[t]he feder...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Cnn, Catholic, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Round-up, Reuters, Sonia Sotomayor, Lyle Denniston, Lawrence Hurley, Howe, Jess Bravin, Greg Stohr, Heritage Foundation, Kavanaugh


Aid standards body suspends Cafod over complaints handling

Catholic charity sacked two staff members after allegations of sexual misconductBritain’s biggest Catholic aid charity, Cafod, has been suspended from an international scheme which aims to protect aid beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse.The £50m-a-year charity has failed an audit by the Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (HQAI), which vets how charities meet core humanitarian standards, including how complaints against aid workers are handled. It scored zero out of a possible...
Tags: Africa, Americas, Society, UK News, World news, Charities, Voluntary sector, Global development, Ethiopia, Catholic, Sexual Harassment, Haiti, Cafod, Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative HQAI


Columbus Sought To End Islamic Tyranny

PJM: When the Spanish Christian monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella recaptured Granada on January 2, 1492, they ended almost eight centuries of jihad ravages (described by Bertrand in 1934, and in 2016 here) — massacres, pillage, mass enslavement, and deportation — and the grinding imposition of Sharia by Spain’s various pious Muslim conquerors, and rulers. Bertrand’s unsparing narrative describes the bitter, chronic fate of Spain’s Christians under Islam, both those fully subjugated and the populat...
Tags: Europe, India, Africa, Religion, Americas, Spain, Rome, West, Military, Morocco, Islam, Catholic, Columbus, Sharia, Isabella, Granada


Why not bring in "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek to moderate your gubernatorial debate?

That's the right question, but you don't ask the question first in "Jeopardy!" I'm reading "Alex Trebek moderated a gubernatorial debate in Pennsylvania. It didn’t go well" (WaPo).Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) and his Republican challenger, Scott Wagner, sat on stage, their faces frozen and their hands clasped. And Alex Trebek, the “Jeopardy!” host and the moderator of Monday night’s debate, let loose, joking that the only thing with a lower approval rating that the Pennsylvania legislature was...
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, United States, Catholic Church, Catholic, Republican, Jeopardy, Alex, Catholics, Boredom, Alex Trebek, Debates, Trump, Tom Wolf, Trebek, Hershey Pa


The NYT lobs a confusing new issue into the Kavanaugh controversy: the phrase "Renate Alumni" in the yearbook at Kavanaugh's high school.

It's really hard to summarize "Kavanaugh’s Yearbook Page Is ‘Horrible, Hurtful’ to a Woman It Named." My first question is: Who wrote the words in the yearbook? If not Brett Kavanaugh, why must I understand this? And why is the NYT choosing to dilute the carefully built up allegation made by Christine Blasey Ford? Is that allegation fading somehow? Is the NYT trying to get hits after it passed up the Deborah Ramirez story that had us all reading The New Yorker last Sunday?I don't want to quote t...
Tags: Law, Dolphin, Teenagers, New York Times, Nyt, Catholic, Senate Judiciary Committee, Brett, Alexandra Walsh, Schroeder, Kavanaugh, Renate, Hagan, Ann Althouse, Insults, Brett Kavanaugh


At least two more women come forward with Kavanaugh sexual assault claims

In The New Yorker, Ronan Farrow details the account of Deborah Ramirez, who remembers a freshman party at Yale where a drunken Brett Kavanaugh got his meat out and waved it in her face “I remember a penis being in front of my face,” she said. “I knew that’s not what I wanted, even in that state of mind.” She recalled remarking, “That’s not a real penis,” and the other students laughing at her confusion and taunting her, one encouraging her to “kiss it.” She said that she pushed the person away, ...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Law, Yale, Connecticut, Catholic, Brett, Ramirez, Kavanaugh, Ronan Farrow, Brett Kavanaugh, Avenatti, Michael Avenatti Stormy Daniels, Christine Ford, Deborah Ramirez


"The drinking was unbelievable," said Bernie Ward, who was the sex-ed teacher at Georgetown Prep in the Kavanaugh years...

... and who — according to "'100 Kegs or Bust': Kavanaugh friend, Mark Judge, has spent years writing about high school debauchery" (WaPo) —  "later spent two decades as a radio talk-show host in San Francisco and served six years in federal prison for distributing child pornography."“It was part of the culture. A parent even bought the keg and threw one of the parties for the kids.”..,[Mark] Judge wrote that he came to view Ward as an example of his school’s fall from Catholic orthodoxy and tra...
Tags: Law, Washington, San Francisco, Drinking, Pedophilia, Catholic, Catholics, Potomac, Ward, Catholic University, Thomas Merton, Kavanaugh, G K Chesterton, Ruyak, Ann Althouse, Chesterton


"What [Christine Blasey Ford is] describing, I saw at parties in 2003 and ’04. Boys trying to take advantage of girls who were drunk."

Said Eric Ruyak, who attended Georgetown Prep in the 2000s — long after Kavanaugh left — quoted — for what it's worth — in USA Today."It’s predominantly white, very homogeneous," Ruyak said. "There’s a tremendous amount of wealth, no women, and, quite frankly, male teachers making lewd jokes. I feel badly. I know plenty of wonderful guys who went to Prep. "When I went to Northwestern (University), I saw then how malignant that environment really is.”The article also quotes Elizabeth Mitchell, "a...
Tags: Usa, Supreme Court, Law, Catholic, Catholics, Northwestern University, Georgetown, Ginsburg, Breyer, Kavanaugh, Elizabeth Mitchell, Ruyak, Religion And Government, Ann Althouse, Georgetown Prep, Christine Blasey Ford


The question that can destroy Brett Kavanaugh: Have you ever been so drunk you could not remember what happened?

Kavanaugh's accuser might never be able to provide a specific time and place for the alleged attack, and you may think Kavanaugh will do all right simply avowing that he has no memory of ever doing anything like that. That answer creates the occasion for any other woman to come forward and say he did something like that to me, and it will be relevant not just to his actions long ago, but his truthfulness in the present.But the bigger problem is that Kavanaugh can only say he has no memory of som...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Memory, Ford, Drinking, Rape, Catholic, Evidence, Catholics, Georgetown, Kavanaugh, Ann Althouse, Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, Bart O'Kavanaugh


Here Be Unchartered Waters

Introduction This week has been an unprecedented one in Canadian history, and one that will invariably result in development of novel Charter jurisprudence. On Sept. 11, 2018, the Ontario legislature introduced Bill 31 – Efficient Local Government Act, 2018 in response to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision on Sept. 10, 2018. that Bill 5 – Better Local Government Act, 2018 was unconstitutional, as it violated the s. 2(b) Charter rights of the candidates in the upcoming municipal elec...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Toronto, Canada, Ford, House, Court of appeal, Catholic, Bill, Quebec, Christ, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Legislature


Now, just stop saying "christened" and you'll finally be free from pressure to change the words you are using.

"Not all landmarks that echo [Junipero] Serra’s name will be re-christened," The Stanford Daily reports in "University to rename Serra House, Serra Mall following two years of controversy."Serra Street, which stretches from the end of Serra Mall to El Camino Real, will retain its name. The dorm Junipero — named for the juniper tree rather than Serra, despite popular misconceptions — will remain unchanged.The disparagement of very real feelings as "misconceptions" is microaggression. Why should t...
Tags: Law, Stanford, Pope Francis, Native Americans, Catholic, Pope, Hitler, Names, Catholics, Committee, Brest, El Camino Real, Junipero Serra, Serra, Junipero, Ann Althouse


Kavanaugh responds to post-hearing questions

Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy. After the hearing ended, senators submitted written questions – over 1,200 in all – to Kavanaugh, who responded last night. The senators’ questions address everything from Kavanaugh’s reaction when he was approached at the hearing by the father of a school-shooting victim to Kavanaugh’s personal finances; the questions and Kavanaugh’s responses comprise over 250 ...
Tags: Featured, Law, Washington, Senate, White House, Catholic, Senate Judiciary Committee, Howe, Jaime, Anthony Kennedy, Kavanaugh, Guttenberg, Charles Grassley, Brett Kavanaugh, Democratic Judiciary Committee, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School


Stock Owners Continue Attempts To Take Down Gun Manufacturers From The Inside

Reuters: Funds run by BlackRock Inc and Vanguard Group backed all directors at gunmaker Sturm Ruger & Co Inc despite the company’s rare rejection of talks with the world’s top asset managers, disclosures to regulators on Thursday showed. The votes by the gunmaker’s largest investors stood in contrast to support BlackRock and Vanguard gave to a measure calling on Sturm Ruger to report on the safety of its products, which passed over the board’s objections at the company’s annual meeting on May 9....
Tags: Guns, Military, Bill Clinton, Gun Control, Un, SEC, Catholic, Blackrock, Firearms, Reuters, Smith & Wesson, Vanguard, Ruger, Vanguard Group, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, BlackRock Inc


EEOC sues on behalf of harassed Catholic employee

Religion a funny thing. Throughout the history of mankind it's fueled so much hate, war, and death. And yet, it brings so much peace, comfort, and love to so many people. My philosophy is live and let live. You believe what you want, and I'll believe what I want. Your religion is none of my business, just as mine is none of yours. The world we be a better place is everyone lived this message. But not everyone does. Consider, for example, a lawsuit the EEOC recently filed against Hackensack Merid...
Tags: Law, Catholic, EEOC, Hackensack, Jon Hyman, Hackensack Meridian Health, EEOC New York Regional, Jeffrey Burstein, EEOC New York, Kevin Berry, Gift Habeshaw


Pennsylvania sexual abuse report is another setback for Pope Francis

Pontiff vowed ‘decisive action’ when elected but has failed to get a grip on series of scandalsThe damning report on the sexual abuse of potentially thousands of children by priests in Pennsylvania, and its cover-up by a Catholic church primarily interested in self-protection, is another blow for Pope Francis, who is already reeling from a series of damaging scandals over recent months. Continue reading...
Tags: Children, Religion, Society, World news, US news, Pennsylvania, Catholicism, Pope Francis, Christianity, Catholic, Rape and sexual assault


Judge Kavanaugh and justiciability

Aaron Nielson is an associate law professor at Brigham Young University and the weekly author of D.C. Circuit Review–Reviewed at the Notice & Comment Blog. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is an unusual court. Because it disproportionately hears lawsuits involving the United States, it often wades into the “ famously murky ” waters of the political-question doctrine, as well as the equally murky doctrines of standing, final agency action, and ripeness and mootne...
Tags: Featured, Fcc, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Navy, Library, United States, Williams, Federal Communications Commission, Food And Drug Administration, Sudan, Medicare, Epa, Catholic, Guatemala


So What’s The Real Concern With Immigration Anyway?

Frank Clarke poses an interesting thought experiment on immigration. As much as I admire David Codrea, I retain the opinion that he is flat wrong when he worries about immigration. A hundred years ago and more our forebears came here seeking to build a new life unaided and unhindered, and they were the ones who made America great. They did not expect that the American system would protect them if they failed, but they did expect that the American system would not get in their way, either. Today ...
Tags: Mexico, Immigration, America, Military, Christianity, Vatican, Romania, Yasser Arafat, Catholic, Fidel Castro, Latin America, Bolivia, Communist Party, Soviet Union, KGB, Lazaro Cardenas


Book review: 'God and the evil of scarcity' by Albino Barrera

Book review: 'God and the evil of scarcity' by Albino Barrera God and the Evil of Scarcity: Moral Foundations of Economic Scarcity. Albino Barrera. University of Notre Dame Press. 2005. 304 pages. God and the Evil of Scarcity: Moral Foundations of Economic Scarcity was written in 2005, but its central question is timeless: Why would an omnipotent and benevolent God permit evil? Theologians and philosophers have long struggled to explain why God would permi...
Tags: Law, Israel, Religion, Earth, Ted, Jesus, Catholic, God, Adam Smith, Ben, Adam, John Locke, Malthus, Barrera, Kishore Jayabalan, Centre for Enterprise Markets and Ethics


Argentina holds historic abortion vote as 1m women rally to demand change

Senate votes on bill opposed by Catholic church and pope that would legalise abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancyAna María Acevedo was a 19-year-old housemaid and already the mother of three children when she was diagnosed with cancer of the jaw.Her prognosis took a turn for the worse when doctors discovered she was two weeks pregnant, and cancelled her scheduled chemotherapy sessions. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Senate, Americas, Society, World news, Global development, Argentina, Abortion, Catholic, María Acevedo


Pope Francis official changes Catholic teachings on death penalty to work for abolition worldwide

As reported in this CNN piece, "Pope Francis has declared that the death penalty is never admissible and that the Catholic Church will work towards its abolition around the world, the Vatican formally announced Thursday." Here is more: The change, which has been added to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, makes official a position that the Pope has articulated since he became pontiff.  The Church now teaches that "the death penalty is inadmissible because it is an attack on the inviolability...
Tags: Law, Church, Cnn, Pope Francis, Vatican, Catholic Church, Catholic, Pope, Francis, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, Douglas A Berman, International Commission Against the Death Penalty


Empirical SCOTUS: Indirectly inferring Kavanaugh’s position in abortion cases

Many people seems to be wondering how Judge Brett Kavanaugh will vote in abortion cases if confirmed to the Supreme Court, and more specifically if he will vote to overturn Roe v. Wade. Kavanaugh has only written a decision in one case regarding abortion — . In that case, he did not stake out a position on the constitutionality of abortion, as his dissent pertained to whether the government’s involvement would lead to an undue burden on obtaining an abortion. He also did not join Judge Karen He...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Court, Catholic, Kennedy, John Roberts, Scalia, Stevens, Roe, Casey, Sotomayor, Brennan, American Enterprise Institute, Clarence Thomas


The Guardian view on the Catholic contraceptive ban: a historic mistake | Editorial

It is 50 years since Pope Paul VI restated the Catholic church’s ban on artificial contraception. He destroyed the authority of his office – and the lives of millions of womenThursday marks the 50th anniversary of one of the historic mistakes of the Catholic church: the decision by Pope Paul VI to restate the traditional ban on contraception in his encyclical Humanae Vitae. The immediate result was a crisis of authority within the church which led to tens of millions of Catholics for the first t...
Tags: Health, Africa, Religion, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Catholicism, Christianity, Contraception and family planning, Global development, Abortion, Catholic, Aids and HIV, Paul VI, Pope Paul VI


“The Private-School Persuasion of the Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s latest nominee for the bench, graduated from a Catholic high school; So did four of the current Justices.”

“The Private-School Persuasion of the Supreme Court: Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s latest nominee for the bench, graduated from a Catholic high school; So did four of the current Justices.” Alia Wong of The Atlantic has this report.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Atlantic, Catholic, Brett Kavanaugh Trump, Private School Persuasion of the Supreme Court, Alia Wong


British woman settles 'illegal adoption' claim against Catholic agency

Tressa Reeves claimed she was given the brush-off when she tried to track down her sonA British woman who spent 40 years searching for her son after he was allegedly illegally adopted through a Catholic agency in Ireland in the 1960s has settled a court action.Tressa Reeves, 79, who now lives in Cornwall, and her son, Patrick Farrell, sued St Patrick’s Guild, an adoption society run by the Sisters of Charity, and the Irish state. They alleged he was never properly adopted, a claim that was denie...
Tags: Europe, Society, UK News, World news, Ireland, Adoption, Cornwall, Catholic, Sisters of Charity, Patrick Farrell, Tressa Reeves, St Patrick 's Guild



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