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Monday, July 16, 2018

Kavanaugh’s Soft Spot For Police Abuses

Reprinted with permission from Creators.


The history of liberty in America features an endless battle over the rights of individuals versus the powers of police. The Constitution was written with the intent of protecting citizens and controlling cops. But that’s not quite in keeping with the preferences of Brett Kavanaugh.

Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee made his views clear in a lecture paying tribute to the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist, delivered last year. What Rehnquist saw as one of his biggest achievements, Kavanaugh noted, was freeing law enforcement from the annoying restrictions placed on it in the 1960s and ’70s.…

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Getting Trapped In The Donald’s Cuckoo Nest

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Ours is, after all, a nation of laws, right? We value justice and we believe everyone has a right to have their day in court. Right?

But what if the Court is turned into a loony bin and the law itself becomes a mockery of justice? Welcome to the federal immigration courts struggling to deal with the loopiness of Trump’s impetuous and imperious “zero tolerance” decree that all asylum seekers will be jailed and prosecuted as criminals, set for deportation back to the horrors they were fleeing.

How insane has it become? Toddlers, separated from their parents by Trump’s border guards, are being ordered into court to defend themselves against deportation.…

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Former CIA Director: Mueller’s Next Indictments Could Name Americans

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.


The Department of Justice didn’t name any Americans in the indictment handed down on Friday, but according to former CIA Director Michael Hayden, there’s good reason to believe that more indictments are coming — and that Americans may be among those charged.

Appearing on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” on Friday, Hayden said the charges brought against 12 Russian intelligence officers earlier in the day made him even more confident that prosecutors are laying the groundwork for future indictments against a “widening circle” of co-conspirators.

“The longer this goes on, the richer in detail we get, the more I begin to believe that we’re going to see a widening circle [of indictments] here,” Hayden told host Jake Tapper.…

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