Category Archives: SCOTUS

SCOTUS Allows FCC To Loosen Ownership Rules

As if media consolidation wasn’t bad enough already, Thursday the Supreme Court made it possible for even more consolidation to take place.  The question before the Court was not on the validity of ownership rules or their effects on the … Continue reading

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More Dark Money To Corrupt Elections

If you are like my family, beginning Wednesday it was nice to be able to let a little bit of the guard down that we have had in place for at least four years. It was nice to hear the … Continue reading

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History of the U.S. Supreme Court since the 1930s

Heather Cox Richardson’s Letters from an American daily newsletter gained wide popularity during the coronavirus pandemic. In her Oct. 23 issue she outlines the history of Republican efforts to rescind a certain interpretation of the 14th Amendment in a style … Continue reading

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Positions Of Trust

Here we go again. The Governor of Iowa takes tax payer money that came from the federal government to help small businesses that have been harmed by the pandemic and uses some twisted logic to decide that money to ameliorate … Continue reading

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Ginsburg’s Death Makes Greenfield Race Extra Important

I may well be wrong here, but the death last night of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg makes control of the US Senate of major importance this election year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has left little doubt that appointing a … Continue reading

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DACA: Yes!

As a person who lives in Iowa’s minority majority city I was simply astounded Thursday morning when I heard the breaking news that DACA was not overturned. We have friends in the DACA program. No doubt we have friends that … Continue reading

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Progress Iowa Conference Call On ACA Lawsuit

Matt Sinovic <matt@progressiowa.org> For Immediate Release: May 6, 2020 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0133 IA Attorney General Tom Miller, Dr. Glenn Hurst, and Debbie Koopman, a Resident of Cedar Rapids Warn of Disastrous Consequences of Texas Lawsuit to Overturn the ACA … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hidden History Of The Supreme Court

The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America by Thom Hartmann is a quick but important read for people who want to review the history of the Supreme Court. At 168 pages, the book takes readers … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Back To Work Tomorrow: Buckle Up

Tomorrow is the first Monday of October. In the US this year this means that we will be looking at the new Supreme Court session. This time around for the first time in a long time there will be a … Continue reading

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A Couple Of Bad Hombres In Court

The Des Moines Register had a story about State Auditor Rob Sand standing up and saying “Enough” when it comes to paying any additional lawyer’s fees for former Governor Terry Branstad. To that we would like to say “Thank You, Mr. … Continue reading

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