Tag Archives: Scotus

West Virginia v. EPA

What is the meaning of last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency? Certainly it is a setback for the environmental movement. A court bought and paid for by the billionaire class did industrial polluters … Continue reading

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Why Republicans Avoid Town Hall Meetings

Constituent 1: Grassley 0. Thank you, ISL for capturing this conversation. Whoever that individual is, he represents Iowa values far better than our senator.  It’s nice to see some folks in the room without gray hair.

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Al Franken Podcast Scotus Edition

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Al Franken Speaks With Planned Parenthood CEO

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Al Franken Interviews Sheldon Whitehouse

A great discussion on how the Supreme Court’s jurisprudence isn’t conservative. It’s corporatist. And Al is going on tour. Get tickets to see Al during his 15-city “The Only Former U.S. Senator Currently on Tour” Tour at https://alfranken.com/appearances. Subscribe to … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Justices Should Strive For Fairness And Impartiality

by Ralph Scharnau posted with permission The framers of the United States Constitution established a government composed of three separate branches, legislative, executive, and judicial. The Supreme Court functions as the highest tribunal in the nation’s federal judiciary system. Unlike … Continue reading

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How You Can Help The Supreme Court #SaveLocalNews

Posting for my friend Sue Wilson who is a committed, passionate media reform activist. https://www.gofundme.com/f/supreme-court-savelocalnews Our democracy thrives on the free exchange of competing ideas as memorialized in our First Amendment. In this age of disinformation, centralized national news channels, … Continue reading

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Voting Rights And The 2020 Election

Native Iowan Ari Berman discusses SCOTUS and voting rights with Thom Hartmann in the context of the 2020 election.  Ari is Senior reporter at Mother Jones, covering voting rights. He is author of Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle … Continue reading

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Grassley And Ernst Vote To Confirm Trump SCOTUS Nominee

Progress Iowa:  Sens. Grassley, Ernst Vote To Repeal ACA, Overturn Roe, Strip Away Rights With Confirmation Vote Des Moines, Iowa — A coalition of Iowa grassroots and advocacy organizations released a joint statement tonight in response to the votes of … 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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