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"What brought Clinton down was public exposure not to her personality... but extended public scrutiny of every detail of a decades-long career in public life."

"This, in turn, is the exact same problem Biden will inevitably face as a presidential candidate.... And by 2020, there’s simply no reason to do that again. Most of the party’s bench consists of people like Kamala Harris and Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker, who are young enough not to have participated in the [Iraq] war debate in Congress.... Foreign policy experience theoretically should be a big Biden advantage over his rivals. But in reality, on one of the only foreign policy controversies vote...
Tags: Law, Iraq, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Biden, Sexual Harassment, Kamala Harris, Clinton, Anita Hill, Democratic Party, Matthew Yglesias, Yglesias, Cory Booker, Clarence Thomas, Ann Althouse, 2020 Elections

"The Twitter hashtag '#KamalaHarrisIsACop' is popular among her progressive detractors..."

"... who point to her work in law enforcement that they say disproportionately affected people of color. 'Kamala Harris is entitled to no scrutiny, just like every other Democratic politician who is loved by Clinton donors. Also, war is peace,' progressive commentator David Sirota tweeted sarcastically in 2017. It came during a stretch where he highlighted her role as California attorney general in the approval of a California hospital merger criticized by nurses and abortion rights activists, a...
Tags: Twitter, Law, California, Police, San Francisco, Kamala Harris, Clinton, Trump, HARRIS, San Francisco Chronicle, David Sirota, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics

"The fact that the white reporter sent to cover her didn't know what Skee Wee was is not a good sign...."

Kamala is running for POTUS (probably). She's an AKA.The fact that the white reporter sent to cover her didn't know what Skee Wee was is not a good sign that the media is going to cover her with the cultural competency required. And it IS a requirement! — Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) January 10, 2019 AKA, as described in Essence:Whether it’s your mom, an aunt, a friend or yourself, chances are you know someone in your sister circle who is a member of Alpha Kapp...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Journalism, Alicia Keys, Sororities, Kamala Harris, Janes, Kamala, Ann Althouse, Chelsea Janes, Skee Wee, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated Founded, Howard University Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Phylicia Rashad Toni Morrison Maya Angelou

"I’m a big fan of Sen. Harris, and I work with her. But she’s brand-new here, so it takes a little bit of time to get to know somebody."

Said Dianne Feinstein, endorsing Biden (L.A. Times):“He has the experience, the drive, he was chairman of [the Senate Judiciary Committee] when I came” to the Senate, Feinstein said Thursday. “I worked with him closely on a number of different things. I have a great respect for his integrity as well as his ability. And I think experience is really important at this particular point, where our world is today.”That's a very bland endorsement, based entirely and openly on the length of her personal...
Tags: Law, Senate, Biden, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, Senate Judiciary Committee, Feinstein, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign, Sen Harris

The NYT looks for the Democratic Party candidate who "matches the moment," tells us what this "moment" is, and nudges the non-moment-matching would-bes to stay out of the way.

"It is hard to recall a recent presidential primary where, at the outset of the race, there was this much genuine mystery — not only about who would eventually emerge as the nominee, but who planned to run at all," write Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns in "2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates Are Lining Up. Who Matches the Moment?" (NYT):Ms. Warren’s announcement Monday was expected. And it will not be a surprise when Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California ente...
Tags: Texas, Law, Obama, California, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, House, Iowa, New Jersey, Warren, Biden, Kirsten Gillibrand, Vermont, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders

I'm tracking what I believe is the NYT's obvious selection for the 2020 Democratic Party nominee for President — Kamala Harris.

I started yesterday, blogged here, with my new tag "NYT pushes Kamala." Today, at the top right corner of the home page:There's no particular reason for that op-ed to appear now other than to give KH some substance within our political emotions. Here's an excerpt:I remember that I had just entered the race for California attorney general and she asked me how it was going.“Mommy, these guys are saying they’re going to kick my ass,” I told her.She called her mother "Mommy."She rolled over and look...
Tags: Law, California, Motherhood, Hillary, Stanford University, Kamala Harris, Democratic Party, Hillary 2016, Ann Althouse, NYT pushes Kamala, Kamala Today

The NYT makes its 2020 presidential choice obvious.

On the front page:Inside, the text is clear. There's Kamala Harris and there are 3 other decent choices... and those 3 other guys need to step back and get out of the way:Senator Kamala Harris of California.... Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator... Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey... And Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.... These four high-profile Democratic senators are poised to enter the 2020 presidential race in the next several weeks...The speed of the senators’ efforts reflects intense...
Tags: Law, California, Senate, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey, Nyt, Biden, Kirsten Gillibrand, Vermont, Booker, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Cory Booker

What does "you do you" really mean?

That's a question I had to google after reading "The Thinnest Skins In Media In 2018/Their diapers runneth over" (HuffPo). The first entry on the list is "Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor And Respecter Of Troops." And this exchange is presented as evidence:See the relevant line, in the middle? "I'm not mad. You misquoted me, I pointed it out, and instead of correcting yourself you reacted like a child. You do you."My Google search turned up "How ‘You Do You’ Perfectly Captures Our Narcissistic Culture" (...
Tags: Google, Law, Corn, Cnn, Hillary Clinton, United States, Language, Ali, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Jake Tapper, HARRIS, Yashar Ali, Neera Tanden, Ann Althouse, Insults

Morning Docket: 12.12.18

* Yale Law School's list of the most memorable quotes of the year is out, and Rudy Giuliani's "truth isn't truth" and Justice Brett Kavanaugh's "I still like beer" coming in first and second place, respectively. Congratulations on all of your success. [Newsweek] * After some dealmaking with Republicans, Senator Kamala Harris will remain on the Senate Judiciary Committee. The problem here is that another GOP seat will be added, but right now, it seems like there's no one out there who wants to t...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Government, Senate, Gop, Women's Issues, Rudy Giuliani, Law Schools, Biglaw, Aba, Kamala Harris, Trump, Reuters, Senate Judiciary Committee, Kirkland & Ellis, Newsweek

"The fact that California delegates could be up for grabs even before Iowa’s caucuses begin has been a frequent topic of discussion among some Kamala Harris supporters..."

"... and Texas’s early potential delegate haul has not been lost on those trying to push Beto O’Rourke into the race. Ahead of a nationwide contest that could come down to a delegate-counting exercise simply because of the sheer number of potential candidates, the thinking goes, any marginal advantage counts. 'It won’t stop candidates from doing all the early state stuff, but it changes the calculus overall,' says one Democratic fundraiser aligned with Harris, who’s spoken with national strategi...
Tags: Texas, Law, California, Iowa, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign, Beto O'Rourke

Kavanaugh confirmed as 114th justice (Updated)

[UPDATE: The Supreme Court announced that Kavanaugh will be sworn in today by Chief Justice John Roberts and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, for whom Kavanaugh clerked. The ceremony will take place at the court and will allow Kavanaugh to “begin to participate in the work of the Court immediately,” a stated. A formal investiture ceremony is expected to follow later.] Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed this afternoon as the 114th justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Kavanaugh replaces Justice A...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Montana, Washington, Senate, Court, West Virginia, Fbi, Maine, Alaska, New Jersey, Arizona, Mitch McConnell

Kavanaugh nomination voted out of committee, but FBI investigation to follow (UPDATED)

UPDATE: NBC News has reported that President Donald Trump has asked the FBI to conduct the supplemental background investigation requested by the Senate Judiciary Committee. Trump indicated that the investigation should be “limited in scope and completed in less than one week.”  Less than 18 hours after a hearing on sexual-assault allegations that alternated between emotional and explosive, a deeply divided Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to se...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Nbc News, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Ford, Mitch McConnell, Graham, Capitol Hill, Bill

Kavanaugh nomination voted out of committee, but Flake endorses FBI investigation

Less than 18 hours after a hearing on sexual-assault allegations that alternated between emotional and explosive, a deeply divided Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court. At first, it appeared that there would be relatively little suspense in the vote, because Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., announced shortly before the hearing began that he would vote to confirm Kavanaugh. But there was still plenty of drama and emotion in tod...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Ford, Mitch McConnell, Graham, Capitol Hill, Bill, Rhode Island

Wednesday round-up

Ariane de Vogue and Phil Mattingly report for CNN that “[a]fter spending more than 20 hours testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is still answering questions,” as “Democrats are following committee rules and sending Kavanaugh pages and pages of so called ‘questions for the record.’” Todd Ruger reports for Roll Call that “[a]s the Senate continues its processing of … Kavanaugh, it does so in the shadow of the last day of the Senate Judi...
Tags: Usa, Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington Post, Senate, Cnn, United States, Tennessee, New York Times, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Amy Klobuchar, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris

WaPo's Fact Checker gives 4 Pinocchios to Kamala Harris for her attack on Brett Kavanaugh.

Here's the Fact Checker, Glenn Kessler.At the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings, Kavanaugh, asked to talk about a case he'd participated in on the D.C. Circuit, said:“That was a group that was being forced to provide a certain kind of health coverage over their religious objection to their employees, and under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the question was first, was this a substantial burden on the religious exercise? And it seemed to me quite clearly it was.... It was a technical ma...
Tags: Law, Pregnancy, Abortion, Jesus, Kamala Harris, Jesus Christ, Kessler, Senate Judiciary Committee, HARRIS, D C Circuit, WaPo, Kavanaugh, Glenn Kessler, RFRA, Religion And Government, Ann Althouse

Kavanaugh hearings roundup

The hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have wrapped up: Ilya Somin on the nominee’s view of executive power; “The attacks on originalism during the Gorsuch hearings were seen as failures—in the sense that they failed to persuasively portray originalism as outside the mainstream. Thus they were not widely repeated during the Kavanaugh hearings… ” [Michael Ramsey, Originalism Blog] Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) took a quote in which Kavanaugh summarized the positions taken by ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Nsa, Uncategorized, Vox, David Lat, Constitutional Law, Kamala Harris, Calif, HARRIS, WWL, Michael Ramsey, Kavanaugh, Glenn Kessler, Bill Pryor, Gorsuch

What Exactly Does Kamala Harris Have On Brett Kavanaugh?

Nice little nomination you got here. Shame if anything happened to it.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Kamala Harris, Marc Kasowitz, Kasowitz Benson, Brett Kavanaugh

What would John McCain, with his profound civility and wonderful bipartisanship, think of the disruptions at the Kavanaugh hearings?

If you, like me, consider all calls for civility bullshit, you wouldn't have to ask that question.All the interrupting, all the shouting, all the impugning of the integrity of a man who presents himself as a thoroughly good person....Senate Democrats tore into President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee on Tuesday, painting Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as a narrow-minded partisan as the opening day of his confirmation hearings verged on pandemonium. Dozens of screaming protesters were hauled out of the ...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, California, Etiquette, Senate, White House, Harvard, Feminism, New Jersey, Amy Klobuchar, John Mccain, Capitol Police, Booker, Kamala Harris, Senate Judiciary Committee, McCain

“Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearing gets back on track after Democrats try to shut it down”

“Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearing gets back on track after Democrats try to shut it down”: David G. Savage, Jennifer Haberkorn, and Sarah D. Wire of The Los Angeles Times have this report. Richard Wolf and Erin Kelly of USA Today have a report headlined “Brett Kavanaugh: Supreme Court nomination hearing begins with skirmishes, charge of ‘mob rule.’” Alex Swoyer and Dave Boyer of The Washington Times report that “Kamala Harris, Democrats move to shut down contentious Kavanaugh hearing.” Mark Sherm...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Uncategorized, Chuck Grassley, Associated Press, Usa Today, Los Angeles Times, Kamala Harris, Trump, Reuters, Mark Sherman, Bloomberg News, Lawrence Hurley, Richard Wolf, Greg Stohr

An interesting political pitch for the FIRST STEP Act

Star Parker, a conservative commentator who is founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE), has this notable new Townhall commentary under the headline "Senate Should Pass the First Step Act." In addition to praising the substantive provisions of the FIRST STEP Act, the commentary makes some interesting political points in an effort to convince GOP leaders in the Senate to move forward with the bill. Here are excerpts: You would think that Senate Republicans would...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, Eric Holder, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, America, Gop, House, House Of Representatives, Chuck Grassley, US Senate, Naacp, Kamala Harris

In "Warren is Preparing for 2020. So Are Biden, Booker, Harris and Sanders," the NYT seems bent on boosting optimism for Democrats.

But it's a ghastly failure:Ms. Warren, 69, now leads a small advance guard of Democrats who appear to be moving deliberately toward challenging President Trump. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., wielding a political network cultivated over decades, has been reasserting himself as a party leader, while Senators Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California have emerged as fresher-faced messengers for the midterms. And Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the runner-up in the 20...
Tags: Law, California, Elizabeth Warren, New Jersey, Warren, Biden, Vermont, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Sanders, Democratic Party, Cory Booker, Ann Althouse, Joseph R Biden Jr, Democratic Party in Trumpland

Morning Docket: 07.02.18

* President Trump acknowledges he needs to pick someone "great" to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court. That person needs to be "extraordinarily well qualified" and have a "portfolio of solid academic writing," but according to advisors, he doesn't care about reading any of it, come on now. [Washington Post] * "I’m really sorry that something we thought we had won for future generations instead we must leave for future generations to protect for themselves." Sarah Weddington, the attor...
Tags: Politics, London, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, New York Times, Abortion, Donald Trump, Abc News, Susan Collins, Biglaw, Kennedy, Kamala Harris, Trump, Roe, Cory Booker

Five prominent congressional Democrats write in opposition to federal statutory prison reform without broader sentencing reform

As reported in this Politico piece, a set of "powerful Democrats stepped up their opposition campaign against a bipartisan bill on prison reform via a lengthy letter Thursday, their latest attempt to stamp out momentum for the proposal before it hits the House floor next week." Here is more: The Democrats’ five-page opposition letter, which describes the bill as a “step backwards,” is just the latest volley in an ongoing battle over how far Congress should go this year to overhaul the nation’s ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Congress, California, Senate, White House, House, New Jersey, Chuck Grassley, Kamala Harris, Cbc, Lewis, Senate Judiciary Committee, House Committee, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Progressive Caucus

"John McCain Urges Senate To Reject Gina Haspel’s Nomination For CIA."

HuffPo reports.In his statement, McCain said he understood “the urgency that drove the decision” to resort to torture as a method of interrogation after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. “But as I have argued many times, the methods we employ to keep our nation safe must be as right and just as the values we aspire to live up to and promote in the world.”He continued: “I believe Gina Haspel is a patriot who loves our country and has devoted her professional life to its service and defense. However, M...
Tags: Law, Senate, Army, John Mccain, Cia, Morality, Torture, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, McCain, Ann Althouse, Haspel, Gina Haspel

Because the calendar suggests I should, here is a round-up of some recent posts from Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform

It has been more than two months since I did a round-ups of posts of note from the blogging I do over at Marijuana Law, Policy & Reform, and this post will be on the second such round up in this space in 2018.  And it is a bit cliche to do this round-up on 4/20.  But because given all the recent activity in the marijuana law and policy universe, here are just some (of many) recent legal and policy highlights from MLP&R that sentencing fans might find worth checking out: Senate Minority Lea...
Tags: Law, Colorado, California, Senate, New York City, United States, New Jersey, Kamala Harris, Marijuana Inc, Orrin Hatch, AG, MLP, Douglas A Berman, Marijuana Industry

In the mail: “Scorched Worth”: new book on Moonlight Fire/Sierra Pacific case

The Sierra Pacific/Moonlight Fire scandal developed after the state of California and federal governments combined legal forces to go after a forest products company seeking to recoup millions of dollars spent fighting a fire that they claimed the company helped cause. Over the course of the ensuing litigation, judges charged a California state agency with “egregious and reprehensible conduct,” blasted the office of then-California Attorney General Kamala Harris for less-than-professional conduc...
Tags: Law, California, Uncategorized, Wildfires, Sierra Nevada, Kamala Harris, U S Department of Justice, AG, United States Forest Service, Emmerson, Joel Engel, Sierra Pacific, Sierra Pacific Moonlight, Sierra Pacific Industries SPI

"President Trump has promised a top Senate Republican that he will support congressional efforts to protect states that have legalized marijuana"

The title of this post is the lead sentence of this new Washington Post article headlined "Trump, Gardner strike deal on legalized marijuana, ending standoff over Justice nominees." Here is more from the article: In January, the Colorado Republican said he would block all DOJ nominations after Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo that heightened the prospect of a federal marijuana crackdown in states that had legalized the substance. Gardner’s home state made recreational marijuana lega...
Tags: Utah, Justice, Law, Congress, Colorado, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, US, House, Ohio, Capitol Hill, Department Of Justice, Doj, Kamala Harris

"[Kamala] Harris was born to two Berkeley graduate students in the fall of 1964."

"Both were immigrants—her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, a nutrition and endocrinology student from southern India, and her father, Donald Harris, an economics scholar from Jamaica—and they met 'in the movement,' says Harris; they often took Kamala and her younger sister, Maya, to civil rights marches. They divorced when Kamala was seven, and though the sisters made regular visits to Palo Alto, where Donald lived as a Stanford professor, it was Shyamala who became the guiding force in Harris’s...
Tags: Law, Stanford, India, Palo Alto, Vogue, Jamaica, Volkswagen, Oakland, Berkeley, Kamala Harris, Maya, Donald, HARRIS, Chennai, Kamala, Ann Althouse

Second Circuit: Schneiderman can unmask private group’s donors

At least since 1958’s NAACP v. Alabama, it has been thought settled that state demands for the disclosure of private organizations’ membership and donor lists poses very real risks of First Amendment infringement to which courts must be sensitive. Recent years, however, have seen concerted efforts to strip anonymity from donors to at least some non-profit groups with a policy emphasis. One danger — or feature, from the standpoint of some groups doing the campaigning — is that if target groups ca...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, California, Uncategorized, Alabama, Citizens United, Naacp, First Amendment, Kamala Harris, Second Circuit, Schneiderman, Eric Schneiderman, Campaign Regulation, Trevor Burrus, Reilly Stephens Cato

Two notable new additions to the Senate Judiciary Committee that should generally hearten sentencing reform advocates

As reported here by the Washington Post, "The Senate Judiciary Committee will welcome its first African American members in this century after Democrats added Sens. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Cory Booker (D-N.J.) to the panel that handles judicial nominations and appointments to the Justice Department." Here is more: “The Congressional Black Caucus could not be more proud of both of our Senate members and know the experience and expertise they bring to the Committee will be beneficial for ...
Tags: Law, California, Senate, Alabama, Illinois, Committee, Booker, Jones, Kamala Harris, Cbc, Trump, Democratic Party, Senate Judiciary Committee, Calif, HARRIS, Chuck Schumer

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