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a piece of new york is gone: pete hamill, rest in peace

A piece of New York City died this week. Pete Hamill, a legendary New York journalist and possibly the last of a breed, died yesterday at age 85.  Obituaries describe him as a "tabloid poet" or "tabloid hero". If he hadn't existed, perhaps Raymond Chandler would have invented him.  It seems only fitting to let the Daily News tell his story.Legendary journalist and author Pete Hamill, a tabloid hero and teller of New York tales, dead at 85Pete Hamill, the Brooklyn-born bard of the five borou...
Tags: Travel, New York Post, Hbo, New York, New York City, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, New York Times, Obits, Frank Sinatra, Raymond Chandler, Kennedy, The New Yorker, Daily News, Jackie Robinson, Robert F Kennedy


Symposium: Amid polarization and chaos, the court charts a path toward peaceful pluralism

This article is part of a SCOTUSblog symposium on the Roberts court and the religion clauses. Mark Rienzi is president of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which represents parties or amici in many of the cases described below, including Bostock v. Clayton County, Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania, Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru, Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, Fulton v. City of Philadelphia and Tanzin v. Tanvir. Rienzi is also a professor of law at the ...
Tags: Featured, Law, Congress, Montana, City, Css, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Catholic, Smith, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Small, American Legion, Harvard Law School, Sonia Sotomayor


CS Interview: Creator Steve Blackman on Umbrella Academy Season 2

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Creator Steve Blackman on The Umbrella Academy season 2 Just in time for the highly-anticipated second season debut of Netflix’s hit adaptation of Gerard Way’s The Umbrella Academy, ComingSoon.net got the chance to chat with creator Steve Blackman (Fargo) to discuss the next chapter in dysfunctional superhero family series! Warning: Mild spoiler alert for the second season of The Umbrella Academy PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandA...
Tags: TV, Texas, Movies, Interview, US, Toronto, Features, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Dallas, Ellen, Luther, Ellen Page, Kate, Kennedy


Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: “An Instant American Classic”

Well, this is a hell of a book review by NY Times critic Dwight Garner about Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste (which I am starting the second it comes out tomorrow). A critic shouldn’t often deal in superlatives. He or she is here to explicate, to expand context and to make fine distinctions. But sometimes a reviewer will shout as if into a mountaintop megaphone. I recently came upon William Kennedy’s review of “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” which he called “the first piece of literature since the Bo...
Tags: Kennedy, Jason Kottke, Ny Times, Isabel Wilkerson, William Kennedy, Dwight Garner, Dwight Garner Isabel Wilkerson


With Loan Money Gone, Restaurants Are At Mercy Of Virus

NEW YORK (AP) — The check has arrived and beleaguered restaurant owners across America are looking down on their empty wallets. Government coronavirus loans in the spring helped eating establishments rehire laid-off employees and ride out the pandemic’s initial surge and wave of shutdown orders. But that Paycheck Protection Program money has now been spent at many restaurants, leaving them in the same precarious position they were in during outbreak’s early days: Thousands of restaurants are bei...
Tags: Business, Florida, New York, Texas, Congress, California, Massachusetts, Restaurants, America, West, Williams, Treasury, Miami, PPP, Kennedy, South


Study details how Georgia execution rate is "substantially greater" for those convicted of killing white victims than for those convicted of killing black victims

This New York Times article, headlined "A Vast Racial Gap in Death Penalty Cases, New Study Finds," highlights new research on the intersection of race and the death penalty.  Here are excerpts from the press piece with a few of the original links to the original research: Black lives do not matter nearly as much as white ones when it comes to the death penalty, .  Building on data at the heart of a landmark 1987 Supreme Court decision, the study concluded that defendants convicted of killing ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, US, Georgia, United States, New York Times, Kennedy, Black, University of Denver, Kemp, Government Accountability Office, Barr, Hofstra, Douglas A Berman, Scott Phillips


Netflix's 'Umbrella Academy' creator on how he used the show's budget 'more effectively' in season 2 and his plans for future seasons

Netflix's "Umbrella Academy" showrunner Steve Blackman talked with Business Insider about how season two used the show's budget "more effectively." Blackman teased plans for future seasons and said he already knows what season three would be about if Netflix renews it. He also discussed the deviations from the comic book source material by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Warning: This post contains spoilers for "The Umbrella Academy" season two W...
Tags: Amc, America, Trends, Netflix, Dallas, Carmichael, Ellen, Ellen Page, Kennedy, Ontario, Pogo, Harlan, Clark, Gabriel, Diego, Blackman


There Are No Balls and Strikes in Constitutional Hardball

For the Symposium on Mark Tushnet, Taking Back the Constitution: Activist Judges and the Next Age of American Law (Yale University Press 2020). D. A. Jeremy Telman Critical theory encourages skepticism with respect to master narratives.   Mark Tushnet has contributed as much as anybody to the introduction of critical theory into legal scholarship, and yet for the first two-thirds of his new book he provides a master narrative of the jurisprudence of the Roberts Court from the perspective o...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Court, Alabama, Reagan, Gop, Iceland, Republican Party, Oklahoma, Hobby Lobby, Kennedy, Branding, Guest Blogger, Trump, Robert, Marshall


Kennedy retains Faldo Series Ireland title at Glasson

Royal Dublin’s Max Kennedy Royal Dublin’s Max Kennedy birdied two of his last five holes to retain the Faldo Series Ireland title at Glasson.Leading by four shots from Andrew Hickey heading into the final round, Kennedy followed rounds of 73 and 71 with a closing 76 to win the Under 21 crown (and the overall title) by three shots on one-over-par.Rosco...
Tags: Sport, Golf, Dublin, Kennedy, Roscommon, Andrew Hickey, Elm Park, Faldo, Amateur golf, Glasson, Lauren Kelly, Laytown Bettystown, Max Kennedy Royal Dublin, Max Kennedy, Emma Fleming, Daniel Mulligan


CS Soapbox: Why Mandalorian’s Emmy Nods Are a Big Deal

CS Soapbox: Why Mandalorian’s Emmy Nods Are a Big Deal Today brought the exciting unveiling of the nominations for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, the premiere ceremony for television, and in a groundbreaking turn fresh streaming platform Disney+ landed 19 nominations, 15 of which come from the acclaimed Star Wars spin-off series The Mandalorian, which is actually a bigger deal than what some may realize. RELATED: CS Soapbox: Why Star Wars Needs Taika Waititi PB ...
Tags: Extras, TV, 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, CS Soapbox, Features, The Mandalorian


'I loved John Lewis': how he and Robert Kennedy forged an iron bond

Kerry Kennedy on the civil rights leader she knew – and why the bridge at the heart of Bloody Sunday should be renamedJohn Lewis’s office on Capitol Hill resembled a civil rights museum, with monochrome photos in neat white borders and black frames and a TV for visitors to watch a documentary. Prominent in the room was both a campaign poster and bust of Robert Kennedy, one of Lewis’s closest friends and allies.As America prepares to mourn the civil rights hero who died last week aged 80 with a s...
Tags: John Lewis, New York, News, Maryland, Congress, California, Washington, La, White House, US, Alabama, America, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Georgia


Judge's ruling reopens Kennedy cousin's murder case to the public

A federal judge's ruling will reopen the case of Michael Skakel, a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy's widow, who was convicted in a bludgeoning death         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Kennedy, Robert F Kennedy, Michael Skakel


Paul Fusco, Photographer on a Funeral Train, Dies at 89

The pictures he took after Robert Kennedy’s assassination are among his many photographs that captured the human side of important events.
Tags: Photography, News, Kennedy, PAUL, Robert Kennedy, Robert Francis, Fusco, Deaths (Obituaries, Paul Fusco


Senate panel approves Trump’s controversial Fed nominee

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON — The Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump’s choice of Judy Shelton for the Federal Reserve board of governors on a party-line vote, overcoming widespread questions about her qualifications for the Fed. Committee Chairman Sen. Mike Crapo, Republican of Idaho, said that Shelton had reassured him and other GOP senators that she recognizes the Federal Reserve’s independence from the rest of the government and also supports insuring ba...
Tags: Washington, Senate, China, Alabama, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Gop, Idaho, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Ohio, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal


John Roberts: Mr. First Amendment

Ronald Collins is the books editor for SCOTUSblog. He is the co-founder and co-chair of the First Amendment Salons and was formerly the Harold S. Shefelman scholar at the University of Washington School of Law. David Hudson, Jr. is an assistant professor of law at Belmont University. He is the author, co-author or co-editor of numerous books, and he has published widely on First Amendment issues. “I would never underestimate his ability to influence people.” – Joan Biskupic, discussing her book ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, Massachusetts, Court, United States, Citizens United, Quinn, Price, Madison, Kennedy, Trump, Marshall, Thomas, Reed


Markey and Kennedy neck-and-neck in fundraising in Massachusetts Senate race

Incumbent Sen. Ed Markey and Rep. Joe Kennedy posted nearly identical second quarter fundraising totals in the competitive Massachusetts Senate Democratic primary, signs of a close race with a month and a half to go before votes are cast.
Tags: Cnn, Kennedy, Massachusetts Senate, Markey, Joe Kennedy, Ed Markey


John F. Kennedy Library Foundation: The New, New Frontier

“Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.” Those are the words we need to hear today—even if they were spoken in the 1960s. President Kennedy believed that each of us are responsible for building a better future for our country. And the New New Frontier campaign captures that spirit through his words, tone and forward-looking message. On July 15, (in tandem with the 60th anniversary of the New Frontier speech) JFK won’...
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The Invention of Happiness - Jacques Henri Lartigue at Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice

La Baule, 1979Photograph by Jacques Henri Lartigue © Ministère de laCulture (France), MAP-AAJHL (Venice, Italy) Jacques Henri Lartigue was seven-years-old when his father, an amateur photographer, gave him his first camera. But it wouldn't be until he was nearly seventy-years-old that an exhibition at MoMA in New York City and a portfolio in Life magazine marked the real beginning of his international fame for works he had produced more than fifty years before.Born into a wealthy f...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, France, New York City, United States, Paris, Venice, Kennedy, Moma, Monte Carlo, Henri Cartier Bresson, Palazzo Grassi, Szarkowski, Bois de Boulogne, Jacques Henri Lartigue


LA Coliseum’s torch lit to honor JFK’s 1960 campaign nomination

Supervisor Janice Hahn visits the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 on the 60th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s acceptance speech for the Democratic presidential nomination at the Coliseum which she attended with her father Kenneth Hahn, who was a supervisor at the time. Hahn had the Coliseum’s Torch lit in remembrance of the day. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Supervisor Janice Hahn visits the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in...
Tags: Politics, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pledge Of Allegiance, John F Kennedy, Jfk, Local News, San Bernardino Mountains, Kennedy, Usc, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, New Frontier, Garcetti


"People are dying, and you are doing nothing!" Florida governor's press conference interrupted by truth teller

I just interrupted a press conference in Miami-Dade to let governor @RonDeSantisFL and @MayorGimenez know they are an embarrassment to FL and that their incompetence and lack of planning has resulted in the current public health crisis. 4,381 people have died so far in FL pic.twitter.com/q6SozHfT8o — Thomas Kennedy (@tomaskenn) July 13, 2020 Ron DeSantis, a Trump loyalty cultist who also serves as governor of Florida, held a press conference in Miami on Monday to blame anti-racism protesto...
Tags: Video, Florida, News, Washington, Miami, Kennedy, Trump, Miami Dade, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Thomas Kennedy, Coronavirus, COVID-19


GOP Sen. Kennedy Says Opponents Of Reopening Schools ‘Can Kiss My A**’

Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) went off on a rant on Monday night about those who oppose having schools reopen in the fall amid the COVID-19 outbreak, which has worsened dramatically in the U.S. over the past several weeks. During an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Kennedy repeated President Donald Trump’s talking point that claims people who want the schools to remain closed are seeking a “political advantage.” “They’re using our kids as political pawns, and to them I say unashamedly th...
Tags: News, Education, White House, America, Cnn, Gop, Fox News, Donald Trump, Kennedy, Trump, John Kennedy, Trump Trump, Larry Kudlow, Betsy DeVos, Sen Kennedy, John Kennedy R La


Final Stat Pack for October Term 2019

A Supreme Court term unlike any other has finally come to an end. In March, some observers thought the term would end early after the court shut its doors and postponed oral arguments — the first time since the 1919 Spanish Flu outbreak that the court closed due to a pandemic. Instead, the term lasted longer than usual, extending well into July for the first time in decades. And in May, the court heard remote arguments over the telephone with a public live audio feed for the first time ever. Tho...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Pennsylvania, United States, Williams, Johnson, Donald Trump, Morrissey, Kennedy, Trump, Thomas, Peter, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Vance


Kennedy Center And Its Resident Companies Will Commission Series Of New Anti-Racist Works

“Led by the National Symphony Orchestra and the Washington National Opera, the Cartography Project will create an unspecified number of new works from artists of color that promote healing and understanding, Kennedy Center [CEO] Deborah Rutter said Thursday. The project is named for its intention to become a kind of musical map, tracing events that have sparked marches and activism across the nation. Shorter orchestral pieces may be presented digitally as soon as this fall, while opera commissi...
Tags: Art, Kennedy Center, Kennedy, Issues, National Symphony Orchestra, Rutter, Deborah Rutter, 07.09.20, Washington National Opera the Cartography Project


Yates and Carter make hay at Portmarnock Links

Jonathan Yates Alps Tour professional Jonathan Yates took advantage of the best of the weather to card a four-under 67 and claim the best gross in the TaylorMades Summer Series at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links. The Naas golfer followed last week's bogey-free 70 with another superb round, dropping his only shot of the day at the first before pickin...
Tags: Sport, Css, Golf, Dublin, Kennedy, Carter, Butler, Doherty, Yates, Naas, Jamie Kelly, Amateur golf, Portmarnock Links, Portmarnock Hotel, Ardee, Royal Dublin


Empirical SCOTUS: Precedent: Which justices practice what they preach

Although Supreme Court justices are by no means bound by their past decisions, they often respect them, for a variety of reasons. Justice Elena Kagan offered her reasons for remaining faithful to precedent in her dissent from last term’s decision in Knick v. Township of Scott, which overturned the court’s precedent on the issue of eminent domain in the state law context in Williamson County Regional Planning Comm’n v. Hamilton Bank of Johnson City: “[I]t promotes the evenhanded, predictable, and...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Court, United States, Louisiana, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, Wade, John Roberts, Lawrence, Scalia, Roberts, Gamble


2020 N.J. and Delaware Primary Elections: What to Watch For

Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s home state is holding a presidential primary, and New Jersey has a full slate of congressional primaries on tap in an election that will be held mostly by mail.
Tags: Elections, News, New Jersey, House Of Representatives, Delaware, Kennedy, Democratic Party, Jeff, Harrison, Kreibich, Van Drew, Gottheimer, Primaries and Caucuses, Joseph R Biden Jr, Presidential Election of 2020, Joshua S (1975-


Amy Kennedy gets Democratic nod to take on party-switcher Van Drew in U.S. House

Former schoolteacher Amy Kennedy won a Democratic primary in New Jersey on Tuesday to become the standard-bearer to take on U.S. Representative Jeff Van Drew, who last year switched parties to become a Republican in the November election. Kennedy, who is married to former Congressman Patrick Kennedy of the storied political dynasty, led a crowded field, including political analyst Brigid Harrison in preliminary results from New Jersey's 2nd district, home to Atlantic City.
Tags: News, New Jersey, Kennedy, U S House, Patrick Kennedy, Jeff Van Drew, Van Drew, Brigid Harrison, Amy Kennedy


Harrison concedes to Kennedy in race to challenge party switcher Van Drew in U.S. House

Political analyst Brigid Harrison conceded on Tuesday to former schoolteacher Amy Kennedy in the New Jersey Democratic primary contest to take on U.S. Representative Jeff Van Drew, who had switched parties to become a Republican, in the November election. Kennedy, who is married to former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, a member of the storied political dynasty, led a crowded field of candidates including Harrison in early results from New Jersey's 2nd district. Kennedy was expected to make a sta...
Tags: News, New Jersey, Kennedy, Harrison, U S House, Patrick Kennedy, Jeff Van Drew, Van Drew, Brigid Harrison, Amy Kennedy


New Jersey and Delaware Primary Elections: What to Watch For

Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s home state is holding a presidential primary, and New Jersey has a full slate of congressional primaries on tap in an election that will be held mostly by mail.
Tags: Elections, News, New Jersey, House Of Representatives, Delaware, Kennedy, Democratic Party, Jeff, Harrison, Kreibich, Van Drew, Gottheimer, Primaries and Caucuses, Joseph R Biden Jr, Presidential Election of 2020, Joshua S (1975-


A Kennedy and a Professor Compete to Run Against a Trump Backer

Stakes are high in the Democratic primary for a New Jersey congressional seat: The winner will face a candidate who defected from the party to support Trump.
Tags: News, New Jersey, Kennedy, Trump Backer