Good decision about hate speech exception to First Amendment. THERE ISN’T ONE. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2017/06/19/supreme-court-unanimously-reaffirms-there-is-no-hate-speech-exception-to-the-first-amendment/
I think our #resistance friends owe Rep. Scalisi and other victims both an apology and damages.
Climate decision could accelerate damage to Trump properties in Florida, says the AP. I bet the reporters were chortling while writing the story. And if Trump had kept the US in the Paris Accords? Same story could be cast as another violation of the Emoluments Clause.
Fun quote: “So far, the threat of rising seas has not affected property values on Florida’s coast.” Maybe global warming is not such a threat?
M Trumble, in comment to this Althouse post. says exactly what I have been struggling to formulate. “Nothing will be revealed today. Were it possible to unseat Trump, anything remotely damaging would have come out months ago. They fired their bullets, threw all of the rocks, and are now clawing the ground for clods of dirt and spitting. And they think they are winning.” Bullseye.
Or so goes the allegation. Female genital mutilation. In Michigan. Islamic doctors. Young adolescent girls. Feminists quiet – where are the protests? Cowards.
Something like “All totalitarianism starts with the impulse to protect”. Via his Facebook page, Mayor Ted Wheeler, Portland, OR, is withholding a city permit for a gathering (maybe 2) because he objects to the likely content. No word on when such a planned gathering would eventually be permitted; my guess is never. To paraphrase Tom Wolfe, the long shadow of fascism is always landing on the United States and has landed in Portland.
Someone vandalized a Black Lives Matter poster in Ithaca, NY. Given the recent histories of such hate incidents, I give the odds of the vandal being a BLM supporter vs opponent at fifty-fifty.