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Kanye West is running for President as the candidate of "the Birthday Party," Elon Musk is advising him....

... and he's not for Trump anymore — "I am taking the red hat off, with this interview."Here's the interview — in Forbes. Other high points:... he’s ok with siphoning off Black votes from the Democratic nominee, thus helping Trump. “I’m not denying it, I just told you. To say that the Black vote is Democratic is a form of racism and white supremacy.”... he’s never voted in his life.... he was sick with Covid-19 in February.... he’s suspicious of a coronavirus vaccine, terming vaccines “the mark ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Law, Obama, Planned Parenthood, White House, China, Shoes, America, Joe Biden, Chicago, Kanye West, Wyoming, Satan, Bill Clinton, God, Vaccine


Bostock: Were the liberal justices namudnoed?

namudno (verb): to persuade one’s colleagues (esp. on a court) to sign onto an opinion with broader implications than they perceive and then accuse them of backtracking when they later resist said implications.Many commentators wonder whether the current Supreme Court will overrule Roe v. Wade (by which they really mean Planned Parenthood v. Casey). My own view is that the Court is far more likely to do away with affirmative action than with the right to obtain an abortion. This term supports th...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Planned Parenthood, Court, Louisiana, Branding, Vra, Thomas, Webster, Roberts, Ginsburg, Shelby County, Holder, Bostick, Gorsuch, Grutter


Justices grant new cases, send Indiana abortion cases back for a new look

This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference yesterday. The justices granted five new cases, for a total of four additional hours of argument. The biggest news from the order list was the announcement (which I covered in a separate post) that the court will weigh in on whether the Department of Justice must disclose secret materials from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to the House Judiciary Committee. The remaining new cases, which are likely...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Planned Parenthood, Kentucky, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, City, Indiana, Hungary, United States, Mali


Thursday round-up

Court-watchers are focusing on Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, in which the court held on Tuesday that Montana’s exclusion of religious schools from a state-funded scholarship program for private schools violates the First Amendment. At Reason’s Volokh Conspiracy blog, Ilya Somin finds it “unfortunate” that the decision was “a close 5-4 ruling, split along ideological lines with the five conservative justices in the majority, and the four liberals all dissenting,” because “[s]triking ...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, California, Planned Parenthood, Washington Post, Montana, United States, ACS, Louisiana, Jackson, ACA, Economist, Round-up, Lech, National Review


Symposium: How to count to one

John Knepper is a private attorney based in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He previously was chief deputy attorney general of Wyoming. He filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Susan B. Anthony List in support of the respondent in June Medical Services v. Russo. Marks v. United States instructs that when a majority of the justices cannot agree on more than the outcome, “the holding of the Court may be viewed as that position taken by those Members who concurred in the judgments on the narrowest grounds.” Mu...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, United States, Wyoming, Louisiana, Kafka, John Roberts, U S Court of Appeals, Casey, Stephen Breyer, Ramos, Clarence Thomas


Symposium: The chief justice restores the Casey standard even while undermining women’s interests in Louisiana

Erika Bachiochi is a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a Senior Fellow at the Abigail Adams Institute. Follow her at @erikabachiochi. In comparison to the high court’s bombshell opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County earlier this month, June Medical Services v. Russo would seem relatively straightforward. The challenged admitting privileges requirement for Louisiana abortion providers is virtually the same as the law struck down in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt just four year...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, Court, Louisiana, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thomas, John Roberts, Richard Posner, Roberts, Alito, Clayton County, Casey


Symposium: Chief Justice Roberts reins in the cavalry of abortion providers charging toward the elimination of abortion regulation

Cynthia Yee-Wallace is deputy attorney general of the state of Idaho. She filed an amicus brief on behalf of the state in support of the respondent in June Medical Services v. Russo, along with Brian Kane, who is the assistant chief deputy attorney general for the state of Idaho. Abortion providers won the most recent skirmish invalidating Louisiana’s admitting privileges law in June Medical Services v. Russo. But a close read of Chief Justice John Roberts’ concurring opinion will likely opera...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, Idaho, Alaska, Louisiana, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Roberts, Casey, Hellerstedt, Russo, Brian Kane, Medical Services


Opinion analysis: With Roberts providing the fifth vote, court strikes down Louisiana abortion law (Updated)

Four years ago, by a vote of 5-3, the Supreme Court struck down a Texas law that (among other things) required doctors who perform abortions to have the right to admit patients at a nearby hospital. In that case, Justice Anthony Kennedy joined his four more liberal colleagues in holding that, although Texas has a genuine interest in protecting the health of pregnant women, there was no evidence that the law actually did anything to promote that interest – but it did make it more difficult for wo...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, New Orleans, Louisiana, Kennedy, Thomas, John Roberts, Roberts, Baton Rouge, District Court, Alito, U S Court of Appeals


Unoriginal Joke (Part III): Living Constitutionalism and Social Progress

Charles Barzun In the last   Part   of this series, I suggested that the essential nugget at the heart of “living constitutionalism” is the idea that part of what grounds the constitution’s authority for us is its capacity to adapt (i.e., to respond appropriately) to changing circumstances. I called this the   adaptability claim. Different versions of living constitutionalism fill out the adaptability claim in different ways, for different reasons.     But in my view, one quite tra...
Tags: Supreme Court, Planned Parenthood, Germany, Court, Society, University Of Virginia, James Wilson, Branding, James, Wilson, Guest Blogger, Strauss, Holmes, Supreme Court Justice, Roe, Dewey


Judge Blocks Missouri Health Dept. from Shuttering State’s Only Remaining Planned Parenthood

A state judge on Friday declared that Missouri's sole remaining Planned Parenthood clinic will be allowed to remain open, ruling that the health department was in error not to renew the license of the St. Louis clinic.“Planned Parenthood has demonstrated that it provides safe and legal abortion care. In over 4,000 abortions provided since 2018, the Department has only identified two causes to deny its license,” Missouri Administrative Hearing Commissioner Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi wrote in hi...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Planned Parenthood, Missouri, St Louis, Mancini, Roe, Jeanne Mancini, Mike Parson, Missouri Department of Public Health, Judge Blocks Missouri Health Dept, Shuttering State, Missouri Administrative Hearing, Sreenivasa Rao Dandamudi, St Louis Planned Parenthood


Texas abortion dispute reaches Supreme Court

Telling the justices that “Texas has exploited the COVID-19 crisis as a pretext to target abortion,” Planned Parenthood and abortion providers in Texas filed an emergency appeal with the Supreme Court today. Planned Parenthood asked the justices to vacate a ruling by a federal appeals court and to allow “medication abortions” – that is, abortions induced by taking two pills by mouth – to go forward while it challenges a near-total ban on abortions in Texas. The dispute has its roots in a March...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Ken Paxton, Howe, Alito, U S Court of Appeals, Samuel Alito, 5th Circuit, What's Happening Now, Emergency appeals and applications


Texas abortion dispute reaches Supreme Court (Updated)

UPDATE: In an unsigned order on Monday night, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit allowed medication abortions to go forward — the same relief that Planned Parenthood had sought in the Supreme Court — while litigation over the near-total ban on abortions in Texas continues. The ruling by the three-judge panel expressed “serious concerns” about whether the district court had sufficiently considered, for example, the “emergency public health measures” that prompted the executive order by...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Ken Paxton, Howe, Alito, U S Court of Appeals, Samuel Alito, 5th Circuit, What's Happening Now, Emergency appeals and applications, Supreme Court Updated


Planned Parenthood To Stay Open During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Over the weekend, Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, officially directed all non-essential businesses in the state to shut down to help control the spread of COVID-19. Other states have already issued similar orders, and more are sure to follow. Of course, many healthcare providers will be keeping their doors open — and Planned Parenthood is included in their ranks, reports BuzzFeed News. “Our doors will stay open because sexual and reproductive health care is extremely important, and we ha...
Tags: New York, Planned Parenthood, Cdc, Sex, New York City, Ohio, Andrew Cuomo, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Shah, Rockland, Long Island Westchester, COVID, Meera Shah, Lauren Kokum, Health Education Media at Planned Parenthood, Department of Health Guidelines


Farewell to the Pro-Life Democrats

In Illinois last night, abortion-rights advocate Marie Newman unseated pro-life representative Dan Lipinski in the Democratic primary for the third congressional district. Based on ratings from anti-abortion groups, Lipinski was the last remaining stalwart pro-lifer among Democratic politicians in Congress.It is a symbolic end to an era that really ended a long time ago, a time when Democratic politicians could vote against taxpayer-funded abortion and in favor of abortion restrictions without b...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Planned Parenthood, New York City, America, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Bill, Louisiana, Illinois, Blyth, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic, Democratic Party


What To Do About Government Lies?

For the Symposium on Helen Norton, The Government's Speech and the Constitution (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Nathan Cortez On February 26th, President Trump stood before reporters for only the second official White House press briefing of his term, and the first in which he actually took questions. The rare briefing was occasioned by COVID-19, the novel coronavirus spreading through the country. President Trump was there to address the federal government’s response. What followed was a p...
Tags: Supreme Court, Planned Parenthood, Cdc, White House, Court, America, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, Arizona, Vietnam, Johnson, Nih, Branding, Guest Blogger, Trump, Phoenix


Symposium: Will the Supreme Court legitimate pretext?

Aziza Ahmed is a professor of law at Northeastern University School of Law. She joined an amicus brief on behalf of reproductive justice scholars in support of the petitioners in June Medical Services v. Gee. When the Supreme Court decided Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt in 2016, pro-choice advocates let out a collective sigh of relief. In declaring two provisions of a Texas law unconstitutional – an admitting-privileges requirement for physicians providing abortions and a requirement that c...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, Louisiana, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Supreme Court, Casey, GONZALES, Clarence Thomas, Carhart, Schimel, Hellerstedt, Stenberg


Symposium: As states seek to protect women, the court with June Medical Services has multiple ways to end abortion litigation free-for-all

Thomas M. Fisher is Solicitor General of the state of Indiana, which co-authored an amicus brief on behalf of the respondent in June Medical Services v. Gee. In June Medical Services v. Gee, the Supreme Court will likely clarify third-party-standing rules and potentially address the chaos of abortion-rights doctrine wrought by its 2016 decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. Whether or not the court confronts either or both issues, chances are that abortion-rights cases will look very d...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, Indiana, Arkansas, Bolton, DOE, U S Court of Appeals, Casey, 7th Circuit, Hellerstedt, Singleton, Kermit Gosnell, Easterbrook, Wulff


On the Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Advocates Grapple With Abortion Restrictions

Forty-seven years ago today, the Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade, establishing the legality of abortion nationwide. But as another case about abortion heads to a significantly more conservative Supreme Court this year, reproductive rights advocates and health care providers say they are preparing for a world in which the landmark 1973 decision is either significantly weakened or overturned. “We’re at a moment where the threat is imminent for the country,” Alexis McGill Johnson, ac...
Tags: Health, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Planned Parenthood, Uncategorized, Alabama, West Virginia, Atlanta, Abortion, Louisiana, Medicaid, Trump, Abortion Rights


Planned Parenthood chief: we have to 'undo the damage' of abortion bans in the Trump era

Alexis McGill Johnson is focusing on systemic issues in her fight against the wave of abortion bans sweeping across the US The Planned Parenthood president, Alexis McGill Johnson, was stuck on the tarmac in Washington DC, and not happy about it. She’d raced to catch a flight and now she was sitting in the stale air of a plane grounded by stormy weather. Then, the woman next to her asked a question common among strangers: “What do you do?”“I work for Planned Parenthood,” Johnson said, and the wom...
Tags: Health, Planned Parenthood, US, Society, US news, Washington Dc, Abortion, Johnson, Trump, Alexis McGill Johnson


The Fourth-Best Reason to Overturn Roe

Two hundred–plus members of Congress, all but two of them Republicans, have signed a brief to the Supreme Court regarding June Medical Services v. Gee. The case involves a Louisiana law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital, a policy similar to a Texas one the Court struck down in 2016. The Court might address the situation with a scalpel, or it might take the opportunity to reconsider its abortion jurisprudence more broadly.A lot of the brief consists of t...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Congress, Planned Parenthood, Court, Gop, States, Louisiana, Akron, Antonin Scalia, Bloomberg View, Mark Joseph Stern, Scalia, Roe, Casey


Teen Charged With Throwing Incendiary Device At Planned Parenthood Left Toxic IG Posts

After an 18-year-old allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail at a Delaware Planned Parenthood, investigators looked at his social media footprint — and found signs of anti-abortion extremism. Samuel James Gulick is accused of spray painting “Deus Vult” — “God wills it” — on the outer wall of a Delaware Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday, then throwing an incendiary device at the building’s front window. The device exploded and burned for a minute before self-extinguishing, an FBI agent said in th...
Tags: News, Instagram, Planned Parenthood, Nazis, Fbi, United States, Abortion, The New York Times, Delaware, ATF, District of Delaware, National Right to Life, Gulick, Matt Shuham, Deus Vult, Samuel James Gulick


Dope Girls Zine: Volume 7

Featuring work by talented women and non-binary writers and artists, the newest edition of the Dope Girls Zine explores the theme ENDINGS, but the publication isn’t folding. Issue 7 (which is available for pre-order now) includes pieces by Kristen N Arnett, Chynna Jenkins, Peyton Fulford, Mattiel, Audra Melton, Amber North, Chelsea G Summers and many others. The zine was founded back in 2016 by Beca …
Tags: Art, Design, Planned Parenthood, Marijuana, Charity, Cannabis, Publications, Zine, Zines, Gifts That Give Back, Cannabis Culture, Chelsea G Summers


Pro-Life Investigators Found Guilty in Lawsuit After Filming Planned Parenthood Execs Discussing Sale of Fetal Body Parts

A San Fransisco district court on Friday found pro-life activists guilty in a lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood after the activists surreptitiously filmed executives of the abortion group discussing the sale of fetal body parts.A ten person federal jury convicted activists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress on charges of conspiracy to commit fraud, breach of contract and trespass and violation of state and federal recording laws in Maryla...
Tags: Florida, News, California, Planned Parenthood, Smith, San Fransisco, Cmp, Center For Medical Progress, David Daleiden, Merritt, National Abortion Federation, Daleiden, Sandra Merritt, Maryland California, CMP Planned Parenthood, Rhonda Trotter


Relist Watch

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists, after a fashion. The work crunch at my day job, so another, uh, … succinct installment today. Two noteworthy changes this week. First, on the abortion front, the Indiana ultrasound case, Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., 18-1019, is no longer being relisted and it appears the court is holding it for the Louisiana admitting-privileges case, June Medical Services LLC v. Gee. Second, we have one new relist: Liu v. Securities and Exchange...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Planned Parenthood, Indiana, United States, Arkansas, SEC, Pope, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Sam, Terry, Securities And Exchange Commission, PAUL


Federal Funding Loss Hurts People Who Received Care from Planned Parenthood

An estimated 99,000 low income Ohioans who want birth control and reproductive health care services have fewer options now that Planned Parenthood nationwide has pulled out of the federal Title X program. Planned Parenthood objects to a new rule that it says restricts the doctor-patient relationship. And in nine counties, it’s the only provider that accepted Title X funds. Athens is the poorest county in the state, according to Ohio’s 2018 poverty report. It’s also home to one of the largest uni...
Tags: Planned Parenthood, Athens, Ohio, Trump, Jo Ingles, Ohio University, Emma Schultz


Relist Watch

John Elwood reviews first Monday’s relists. The beginning of October Term 2019 finds the Supreme Court once again mired in controversy about basic workplace protections. While the world may be losing its collective mind about important issues, I get to focus on the calming mundanity of compiling relists for the ninth straight term — beginning in such a distant past that I hyphenated the then-unfamiliar term “Re-list.” We have a dozen relists out of the long conference — down from last year’s 17 ...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, Stanford, Court, Indiana, United States, Malaysia, Arkansas, Sharp, Pope, Oklahoma, Johnson, Department Of Homeland Security


SCOTUS for law students: Supreme Court precedent

When the Supreme Court brought down the curtain on its 2018 term last June, an important, heated debate divided the justices over when to overrule constitutional precedent and when to follow it. As the justices return to the bench next week, the debate is certain to continue. Most justices agree that constitutional precedent is entitled to some respect. It is an essential part of the U.S. legal system, necessary to create stability in the law and to enhance the credibility of the court. Yet just...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Planned Parenthood, Court, San Francisco, City, Citizens United, Nevada, Hyatt, John Roberts, Williamson, Stevens, Abood, Detroit Board of Education


The Last Abortion Clinic In Missouri Wins Temporary Restraining Order Until June 4

A federal judge in Missouri has granted a restraining order allowing Planned Parenthood, the sole abortion provider in the state, to stay open until at least June 4. Planned Parenthood had sued the state for withholding the clinic’s license renewal. If the clinic is forced to shutter, Missouri would become the first state without any abortion providers since the Roe v. Wade ruling was handed down 45 years ago. The Missouri health department is maintaining that the license will not be renewed ...
Tags: News, Planned Parenthood, Missouri, Abortion, Kate Riga


Louisiana Is Coming Close To Banning Abortion At 6 Weeks

Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards announced he intends to sign a measure into law banning abortion in Louisiana once a "fetal heartbeat " is detected, which typically happens at around six weeks of pregnancy. The move would make Louisiana the fifth state in the nation to ban abortion at a stage when many women don't even know they are pregnant.On Wednesday, the Louisiana House of Representatives voted 79-23 to pass Senate Bill 184, which only includes exceptions for when the woman's health is in...
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More Policy from Justice Thomas

Legal scholars think Justice Clarence Thomas’s opinions and votes fall into three categories.         1. When historians support the conservative position, Thomas cites that history (i.e. abortion).         2. When historians disagree, Thomas cites only those historians who support the conservative position, even when those historians have fewer credentials and publish in less prestigious outlets than those historians who support more liberal positions (i.e., regulatory takings)         3. When ...
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