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Who is Amy Coney Barrett, the judge Trump has considered for a Supreme Court seat

C-SPAN Amy Coney Barrett has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit since 2017. She was previously considered by President Trump to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by Justice Anthony Kennedy and filled eventually by Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Barrett clerked for the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the US Supreme Court. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amy Coney Barrett is considered to be a frontrunner for a Supreme Court vacancy un...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Washington, Trends, Maine, Alaska, Catholic, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Madison, Kennedy, Trump, Ginsberg, Antonin Scalia, Ginsburg, Barrett


Two USHL Teams Opt Out of Season

Two teams in the United States Hockey League, the only Tier I junior league in the United States, and one of the top feeders to college hockey, announced that two of their teams will opt out of participating in the this year’s USHL season. The first is the Madison Capitols, whose decision was based on the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Restrictions in Dane County, home to Madison, limited the Capitols’ ability to host games, and more specifically, play games with fans in the building. That lack...
Tags: Sport, United States, Wisconsin, Hockey, Madison, Nahl, USA Hockey, Dane County, USHL, United States Hockey League, Chris Dilks, Madison Capitols, Springfield Jr Blues, Corpus Christi Ice Rays Kansas City Scouts


Group Protests CHP After Encounter With Trump Protester

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Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Johnson, CHP, Protesters, Volvo, EMS, Madison, Trump, McClellan Park, Schenk, President Donald Trump, Watt Ave, McClellan Airpark


Group Protest CHP After Encounter With Anti-Trump Protester

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Tags: News, Local, Seen On, Sacramento, Johnson, CHP, Protesters, Volvo, EMS, Madison, Trump, McClellan Park, Schenk, President Donald Trump, Watt Ave, McClellan Airpark


"Today is a great day for Trump and football fans. And a bad day for the Coronabros."

Wrote Jason King at Outbreak yesterday.Donald Trump’s biggest bet is on masculinity.... Midwest people love football, a sport that rouses feelings of toughness, strength and power.... On Wednesday, the President made sure to remind everyone that two weeks ago he called Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren to make the case for the conference to reverse its decision to cancel football season....There were also "300 phone calls with Big Ten administrators, players, parents and coaches" by "White House...
Tags: Law, White House, Football, Iowa, Donald Trump, Madison, Trump, Midwest, University Of Wisconsin, UW, UW Madison, Dane County, Badger, Jason King, Ann Althouse, Wisconsin Michigan


If Madison throws away money on this, we taxpayers should revolt.

I'm reading — and fuming over — "Attorney: Madison City Council could investigate, censure council member for vulgarity" (Wisconsin State Journal).At one point during a marathon, sometimes tense, online council meeting that stretched from a Tuesday evening to early Wednesday, a man’s voice was heard uttering an expletive right after a Madison resident’s name was read so she could speak during public comment at about 2:45 a.m. Video of the person who said the profanity did not pop up in the Zoom ...
Tags: Law, Office, Council, Free Speech, Madison, Wisconsin State Journal, Ann Althouse, Insults, Dirty Words, Madison City Council, Michael Haas


Cock-eyed Optimist Meets Chicken Little: Jack Balkin on the American Future

For the Symposium on Jack M. Balkin, The Cycles of Constitutional Time (Oxford University Press, 2020).    Given that we are close friends and the co-authors of some twenty articles and a book, Democracy and Dysfunction, it is not surprising that I think very highly, and agree with much of, Jack Balkin’s new book The Cycles of Constitutional Time.  Perhaps it is relevant that I read it in two sittings; it is a real page-turner, written with brio as Jack presents a remarkably comprehensiv...
Tags: Supreme Court, Kentucky, Stanford, Senate, Virginia, Court, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harvard, Brooklyn, Gop, United States, Heritage, Yale, House Of Representatives


Pearl Jam had planned to play Milwaukee and Madison this fall to push voter registration, bassist tells Rolling Stone

The planned Wisconsin shows, which never occurred because of the pandemic, were part of a concentrated effort to play swing states this fall.          [Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Tags: Milwaukee, Religion, Wisconsin, Rolling Stone, Madison, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


LAPD homicide detectives investigating dead body found after Sepulveda Basin fire, but no foul play suspected

Police were trying to determine how a dead body ended up in an area of the Sepulveda Basin that was scorched by a wildfire over the weekend. Special investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery Homicide Division were looking into the death along with arson investigators from the city’s fire department, said Officer Drake Madison, a police spokesman. Detectives don’t know how the person died. Homicide wasn’t suspected, Madison said. But an intentional killing also hadn’t been ru...
Tags: News, Fire, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Madison, Bates, Los Angeles Police Department, Japanese Garden, Parks Department, Drake Madison, LAFD, Top Stories LADN, Sepulveda Basin, Encino Neighborhood Council, Pat Bates


"In collaboration with the Black Student Union at the school, University of Wisconsin-Madison leaders are discussing plans to remove a 70-ton boulder from campus grounds due to it once being called a racist name nearly a century ago."

"The boulder had traveled to the region over 10,000 years ago, deposited by ancient pre-Cambrian bedrock drift from Canada, according to its plaque. In 1925, workers pulled the rock out of the side of a hill on campus and named it 'Chamberlin Rock' after Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, a 19th century glaciologist and University of Wisconsin president. The rock was adorned with a plaque commemorating Chamberlin and placed at the university’s Washburn Observatory, where it remains today. While Chamber...
Tags: Law, Canada, Geology, Madison, University Of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Madison, UW, Becky, Meade, Black Student Union, Rebecca Blank, Ann Althouse, Insults, Chamberlin, The Black Student Union, Nalah McWhorter


First Look: New raised bike lane on SW Madison

You can’t tell from this image but the green bike lane is separated from the roadway by a curb.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Multnomah County is putting finishing touches on the new courthouse building next to the Hawthorne Bridge and the $325 million project included a big change to the bike lane on SW Madison. How it used to look. Instead of a standard, unprotected bike lane, bicycle users now ride up on a raised path adjacent to the sidewalk. The new bike lane is grade-separat...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Madison, County, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Central City, Hawthorne Bridge, Jonathan Maus, Naito Parkway, Sw Madison, BikePortland Multnomah County, Hawthorne Blvd That


"During a more than nine-hour meeting that stretched from Tuesday into the early-morning hours Wednesday, the Madison City Council approved years-in-the-making police oversight measures..."

The Wisconsin State Journal reports.On a near-unanimous vote, the council passed an ordinance that creates a Civilian Oversight Board and Independent Police Monitor position, envisioned to work in tandem to oversee the police department. Only Ald. Barbara Harrington-McKinney, 1st District, did not vote in support; she abstained. Also approved were a final report that selects nine local organizations to nominate members for the civilian board and a budget resolution that outlines costs for the bo...
Tags: Law, Police, Madison, Wisconsin State Journal, Findley, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Freedom Inc, Madison City Council, Keith Findley, Civilian Oversight Board, Ald Barbara Harrington McKinney, Keith -RSB- Findley


"Now virtually every window on Capitol Square, State Street and part of University Avenue is boarded just as UW-Madison students return to campus."

"Tiffany Kenney, executive director of the Central Business Improvement District, said it could be months before business owners feel comfortable without protection over their windows. 'This is a giant setback for us,' Kenney said. 'They are fearful. There has been damage, there’s been violence and we’re back, way, way back.' Kenney said many are worried about the November elections and may leave their boards in place through the end of the year, which 'could be devastating for our Downtown.' Se...
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Madison, Trump, University Of Wisconsin, Kenney, UW Madison, University Avenue, Wisconsin State Journal, Central Business Improvement District, Murals, Ann Althouse, Capitol Square State Street, Tiffany Kenney


3 shot, 2 fatally, in unrest over Wisconsin police shooting

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER and SCOTT BAUER | Associated Press KENOSHA, Wis. — Two people were killed and another was wounded as shots were fired late Tuesday in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during the third night of unrest following the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake. The shootings were reported at about 11:45 p.m. in an area where protests have taken place, Kenosha police Lt. Joseph Nosalik said in a news release. They happened after police drove away protesters from in front of a courthouse that ...
Tags: New York, News, Minneapolis, California, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Wisconsin, Cbs, Social Justice, Madison, Black, Ron Johnson, Kenosha, Scott Bauer, Chicago Tribune


"These people don't represent our movement."

Windows of businesses and residential buildings being smashed on University Avenue — which were not preemptively boarded up. This Papa John’s employee asks protesters, “Do you want Trump to be elected?” pic.twitter.com/IbSubGfGs6— Dylan Brogan (@telldylan) August 26, 2020 (That's University Avenue in Madison, Wisconsin.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Crime, Law, John, Madison, Trump, University Avenue, Madison Wisconsin, Ann Althouse, Dylan Brogan


The best vacation rentals in college towns with availability for August and September move-in

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Turnkey; AirBnb; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider The novel coronavirus has forced colleges and universities across the US to face tough decisions around whether students will attend in-person classes, learn virtually, or do a mix of both.For many students returning to campus, move-in day also presents challenges around the safety of traveling to school.To help mitigate risk, families moving students...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Florida, Texas, Cdc, US, Trends, Features, Austin, Netflix, Who, Keurig, Airbnb, Michigan, Epa, University of Florida


Draw Distinctions in Response to Police Shootings

If I were younger and living in Kenosha, Wisconsin, I would have been in the streets protesting the police shooting a black man in the back as he got into a car with his three children already seated there.  There may have been extraordinary extenuating circumstances, but based on the video, it would seem that this was as egregious an act as the killing of George Floyd and that the officers involved should be prosecuted and that the city’s police department dramatically reformed. That said, I ...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Oregon, America, Joe Biden, Ronald Reagan, Portland, Mitt Romney, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Seattle, Donald Trump, Madison, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders


What I said as I surveyed the damage to the places on Capitol Square here in Madison this morning.

As we drove around the square, I made a recording of myself so I'd have a list: "Home Savings Bank, 2 broken windows, broken door. The toy store has 2 broken windows. Fromagination [the cheese store] has 2 broken windows and a broken door. Park Hotel... The Post, the restaurant there, has 2 broken windows.... Starbucks looks completely intact, it's open, it looks completely inviting, looks nice. Credit Union House is unbroken. Walgreen's windows are unbroken, but I see a guy sweeping up at the d...
Tags: Photography, Crime, Law, Post Office, Walgreens, Merrill Lynch, Starbucks, Madison, Warby Parker, Walgreen, Kenosha, Arch, State Farm Insurance, Wisconsin State Journal, US Bank Plaza, Park Bank


"This is clearly about making sure private schools aren’t allowed to show up the [unionized] MTI teachers in the public schools."

Said lawyer Andy Cook, quoted in "Catholic schools will sue Public Health to open as scheduled," (Blaska Policy Werkes).Shortly after normal office hours on Friday (08-21-2020) Madison/Dane County Public Health issued an order closing down in-school education for students above second grade at private schools for the upcoming school year — matching the voluntary stance taken by area public schools. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Education, Law, Public Health, Catholic, MTI, Madison, Ann Althouse, Andy Cook, David Blaska, Blaska, Coronavirus, Madison Dane County Public Health


Residential Refinance Mortgages Make Up Nearly Two-Thirds Of Home Loans In Second Quarter Of 2020

Homeowners Refinance Loans at Highest Level in Seven Years; Dollar Amount of Refinancing at 17-Year High; Purchase and Home Equity Lending Down From Second Quarter of 2019 Irvine, CA – Aug. 20, 2020 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database and first property data provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), today released its second-quarter 2020 U.S. Residential Property Mortgage Origination Report, which shows that 1.69 million refinance mortgages secured by...
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Barnstorming Rio, Wisconsin

Instead of Ghostly Nostalgia, a Living Connection to What Was Pandemic stir-craziness manifested itself on a glorious mid-August Sunday afternoon. From my second-floor window, I watched scattered cumulus clouds in a blue sunny sky dapple my small town Wisconsin neighborhood with slow moving shadows, spotting the landscape like the Holstein cows that define America’s Dairyland. Yeah. I need to get out of the house. So I saddled up for Rio, Wisconsin, a village of 1,059 people (as counted in 2010...
Tags: England, General, Airports, Berlin, Southeast Asia, America, Army, Wisconsin, Aviation, Bill, Faa, American Eagle, Madison, Steve, Rio, American Airlines


Madison-area coffee shop loses lease, will close after declaring itself a ‘mask-free zone'

A Middleton, Wisconsin, coffee shop has lost its lease after violating Dane County’s mask mandate.
Tags: Madison, Dane County, Middleton Wisconsin


Book review: In two new scholarly works, a shared critique of the court’s approach to church and state

Steven Green is the Fred H. Paulus professor of law and director of the Center for Religion, Law & Democracy at Willamette University College of Law. It is rare for two books on the same subject – and written by some of the nation’s leading scholars – to be published not only in the same year but practically in the same month. But that’s what has happened with two new works on the First Amendment’s religion clauses. (Possibly, there is less of a coincidence than meets the eye in that they share...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Madison, American Legion, Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson, Gillman, Protestant, James Madison, Burwell, University of California Irvine, Oxford University Press, Erwin Chemerinsky, American Humanist Association, U C Berkeley


Break It Up [?]. Richard Kreitner and American Secessionism

“To give the victory to the right, not bloody bullets, but peaceful ballots only, are necessary.”  Thus wrote Abraham Lincoln in notes that he used to prepare his notable speeches.  One can, of course, question the empirical validity of his assertion; that it was necessary, in fact, to expend 750,000 lives in order to procure victory for the righteous cause of ending chattel slavery in the United States.  The ballots that elected Lincoln as president were not remotely sufficient. But Lincol...
Tags: England, New York, Texas, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, Virginia, Massachusetts, Court, America, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Joe Biden


‘It Is A Gut Punch’: Milwaukee Misses Out On Dem Convention Bump

Downtown Milwaukee restaurant owner Omar Shaikh envisioned overflowing crowds, packed dining rooms and a big payday when the Democratic National Convention came to town. Shaikh, chairman of the VISIT Milwaukee board, also saw the international attention hosting a convention would bring as a chance for the city along the shores of Lake Michigan to show the world how it’s evolved from a Rust Belt manufacturing hub to a thriving, diverse, modern community. “It would have been a game-changer,” he...
Tags: News, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Dnc, Nba, Wisconsin, Associated Press, Shirley, Biden, Donald Trump, Madison, Milwaukee Bucks, Brewers, Lake Michigan, Congressional Progressive Caucus, Lasry


Thirty Madison raises $47 million for its direct to consumer treatments of hair loss, migraines, and indigestion

Thirty Madison, the New York-based startup developing a range of direct to consumer treatments for hair loss, migraines, and chronic indigestion, has raised $47 million in new financing. After last week’s nearly $19 billion merger between Teladoc and Livongo, remote therapies and virtual care companies are all the rage among the healthcare industry and Thirty Madison’s business is no exception.  An indicator of just how important these companies are to the future of the healthcare business can...
Tags: TC, New York, Articles, Tech, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Madison, Northzone, Telemedicine, Partner, Polaris Partners, Cove, Maveron, Ro, Johnson & Johnson, Keeps


Mississippi Is What a School Reopening Shitshow Looks Like

On Monday morning, hundreds of sixth, seventh, and eighth graders filed through the doors at Grenada Middle School in north Mississippi. Looking out of her classroom, math teacher Suzanne Alexander saw kids huddled together, giddy at being with friends for the first time in months. As she walked the halls, students she hadn’t seen since they moved to remote learning in March surprised her with big, enthusiastic hugs. When the bell rang at the end of the day, those same students hung out around c...
Tags: News, Mississippi, Cdc, Atlanta, Nashville, Fox News, Oklahoma, Alan Jones, Madison, The Daily Beast, Department Of Education, Trump, Alexander, Reeves, Dobbs, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


"Seven weeks after a biracial woman told police she had been sprayed with lighter fluid by a group of white men and then set on fire..."

"... police and the woman’s family say the investigation into the incident continues. But little information about the June 24 incident has been released as the Madison police and the FBI continue to investigate. Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said... 'There is nothing new to release at this time'...  Althea Bernstein, 18, of Monona, told police she was stopped at a stoplight, possibly on West Gorham Street at State Street, around 1 a.m. on June 24 when four white men approached her vehic...
Tags: Crime, Law, Surveillance, Fbi, Madison, Bernstein, State Street, Wisconsin State Journal, Ann Althouse, Monona, Joel DeSpain, Althea Bernstein, West Gorham Street


Kanye West Signals His 2020 Bid Is Really About Peeling Votes From Biden

On Thursday, rap artist Kanye West hinted at the true motive driving his futile bid for the presidency: sabotaging President Donald Trump’s Democratic rival, Joe Biden. West, an outspoken Trump supporter, told Forbes editor Randall Lane he was “walking…to win” when asked if him running for president was an effort to peel votes from Biden. “I’m not going to argue with you,” the rapper said when Lane noted that his bid could only be a spoiler campaign given that too many state ballots won’t be ...
Tags: News, Joe Biden, Kanye West, West, Gop, Wisconsin, Biden, Donald Trump, Madison, Forbes, Trump, Lane, 2020 Elections, Elections Commission, Cristina Cabrera, Randall Lane


Wisconsin-based Epic Systems ordering its 9,000-plus workers back to the office, though some employees fear ‘untold deaths’

Epic Systems is requiring its 9,000-plus employees to return to work in person at its sprawling campus outside of Madison by Sept. 21. The health software company is one of the first large employers in the state to no longer give employees the choice of working from home.
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