News of RBG death hits hard

News of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death Friday hit hard, but it did not come as a surprise.  She had been diagnosed with cancer five times since 1999 and fought back fiercely. When she succumbed, at the age of 87, she left hundreds of millions of people indebted to her for her lifelong battle for …

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Supreme Court decision on gerrymandering profoundly disappoints

So now, in time for the July 4th celebration of our democracy, the Supreme Court has ruled that elected officials shall pick their voters rather than the other way around.  It's probably a worse decision that Bush v. Gore because the Court said in 2000 that there was no precedential value to that decision.  Not …

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SCOTUS abortion decision absolutely right

It's hard not to be elated by the Supreme Court's five-to-three ruling today on the Texas abortion law H.B.2.  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said it all in her one paragraph concurring opinion. The law dictated that an abortion clinic needed the buildings, equipment and staffing for a hospital-style ambulatory surgery center and required doctors to have …

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