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There's no news of #Modi's visit to the #US when you turn on #CNN on TV in India.

So I looked up #NBC online.

I had to scroll past 11 screens to find any news of Modi's visit.

#XiJinping, on the other hand, was on the first screen.

These are the first six screens.

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Things more important than #Modi to the #USA:

1. Missing #titanicsubmarine
2. #Biden calls #Xi a dictator
3. Two people killed in #Georgia
4. Charges against #HunterBiden
5. Sweltering heat in #Texas
6. Judge strikes down #Arkansas ban on transition care for minors

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7. House vote on impeaching #Biden
8. Supreme Court #Alito
9. Limit #Chinese purchase of #US farmland
10. #Sanders to investigate #Amazon safety record
11. NH senator assaults employee
12. #Iowa building collapse
13. #Idaho man shoots 4
14. US ranks 43rd on #gender parity

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#Anonymous exposing Leonard Leo leader of the conservative movement
Leo is a member of the secretive, Knights of Malta, an extremist 12th century Catholic order who believes in rolling back time. He owns #SCOTUS #Kavanaugh #Barrett #Alito #Roberts #Gorsuch #RonSenatis #GregAbbott Image
Leo will stop at nothing:
here’s an email now #SCOTUS #Kavanaugh received when he was running nominations for President Bush, in which Leonard Leo & the
call for “bashed kneecaps & blood” after the defeat of one of their conservative lower court nominees Image
Leonard Leo meticulously groomed the right wing judicial system through the federalist society from internships to appointments to the offices of plutocrat-funded think tanks and right wing legal advocacy groups—“the manicured terrarium of the conservative legal community”
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Sidney Powell’s team cld not get Gohmert’s SCOTUS brief—asking Alito to stay certification of Biden’s win to allow briefing on Eastman’s BS legal theory—until 3:51 pm on Jan 6. A Republican Congressman tried earlier that day but failed. Is this when the breach was ordered? 1/ Image
2/ The screenshot in post 1 is from this article by Sidney Powell.…
3/ Gohmert’s brief was based on Eastman’s legal theory that Pence had discretion to reject the real electors & count the fake ones and/or throw it back to the states. Even Eastman knew the theory wld fail on the merits. Image
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“We are deeply disturbed by the 20-yr track record that places Judge Alito on the far right of the judicial spectrum, esp when it comes to women’s & #civilrights. If #SamuelAlito is confirmed…many of our fundamental rights will be at great risk, & could well be lost entirely.”⬇️
2/Prophetic: “Dear Senator, NOW is strongly opposed to the elevation of Judge #SamuelAlito to the #SupremeCourt of the United States, and with every passing day, more information appears that re-confirms our opposition. We urge you to review his record, writings…
3/“…and judicial philosophy, and join us in opposing his nomination.Not only is NOW disappointed that President Bush has proposed to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor with yet another white male ultra-conservative, but we are deeply disturbed by the twenty-year track record…
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🧵women's historian here for new #historicalcontext for #SCOTUS #abortion ruling. One word: #coverture. #Alito rails on in re: illegality of #abortion in past, but most of that time pd was under #coverture, the #commonlaw doctrine of yore.
Alito's fave dude, #Blackstone defined coverture in 1765 as "By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law: that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated & consolidated into that of the husband..."
"under whose wing, protection, and cover, she performs every thing; and is therefore called in our law-French a feme-covert" Under coverture a woman could not sign contracts, control her own wages etc. If she was run over by a carriage (this is an actual case) husband could sue
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A 🧵on a vastly underreported element of the #January6th coup attempt involving #Alito. Last week, evidence emerged that #GinniThomas advocated for Mark Meadows bring Sidney Powell into a more prominent role in the preparations for the coup.

This is important because... 1/
On January 6, Powell filed what is called an “emergency application” to the Supreme Court on behalf of Texas Republican and Trump ally Louie Gohmert and a number of far-right state politicians. The emergency application argued that Pence was violating the constitution...

2/ invoking the “dispute-resolution process” in the Electoral Count Act, which states that if there are challenges to electoral slates, the vice president has the constitutional authority to resolve the dispute by determining which slate is correct.

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VIDEO THREAD: Activists led by @ShutDown_DC marched to Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito's house to support abortion access.

The 1st speaker addressed tactics: "They will take my rights, and they will attempt to take them away regardless of if I'm nice, and we're nice, or not."
The 2nd activist to speak outside Justice Samuel Alito's house explained that, "I believe abortion should be available to all pregnant people regardless of the reason" to cheers, and listed off stats showing the plurality of Americans believe in at least some degree of access.
The third speaker at Justice Alito's house said "legislatures across the country are passing a flurry of anti-LGBTQ bills as well."

"Republicans have worked for decades to advance anti-abortion cases up to the Supreme Court. They're going to do the same with anti-LGBTQ cases."
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BADABOUM MAJUSCULE. La #CourSuprême menée par 1 alliance baroque des progressistes ET de Roberts, Kavanaugh, Thomas, Barrett (donc 2 des 3 juges nommés par #Trump- so long-) sauve 1 nouvelle fois l'#Obamacare dont le Texas réclamait l'inconstitutionnalité.…
2. Les juges progressistes et 1 majorité des conservateurs de la #CourSuprême affirment donc que le Texas, les Etats républicains et les plaignant individuels n'étaient pas fondés à poursuivre et à rechercher l'abrogation d'#Obamacare pour inconstitutionnalité...
3. ET/MAIS...dans 1 autre arrêt majeur du jour (Fulton), les juges progressistes rejoignent les conservateurs en faveur d'1 agence catholique d'aide à l'enfance suspendue par la ville de Philly pour avoir refusé de placer des enfants chez des couples homosexuels. Donnant-donnant?
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La campagne #Trump vient de se désister de sa plainte dans le comté de Maricopa en #Arizona, projeté ce matin pour #Biden, reconnaissant que le dépouillement rend leur plainte vaine, car portant sur trop peu de bulletins pour revenir l'avance de #Biden.…
2) Et en #Pennsylvanie, la cour d'appel fédérale du 3e circuit, à l'unanimité de 3 juges dont 2 nommés par W. Bush et Reagan, rejette 1 plainte républicaine pour supprimer le délai de 3 jours de réception après #ElectionDay des bulletins par…
3) On apprend aussi que des firmes d'avocats abandonnent la cause #Trump comme Porter Wright en Pennsylvanie après Snell Wilmer en #Arizona...peu usuel alors que la procédure commence à peine.…
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La juge #AmyConeyBarrett confirmée par le Sénat 52-48 devient la nouvelle juge (justice) de la #CourSuprême. La 3e nommée par #Trump. Mais SURTOUT la 1ère depuis 1869 à être confirmée sans AUCUNE voix du parti minoritaire au Sénat. Pays coupé en 2.…
2) C'est 1 triomphe politique pour #Trump qui a pu le savourer lors de la prestation de serment sous ses yeux de #AmyConeyBarrett par le juge le plus conservateur de la #CourSuprême, Clarence Thomas, dont la femme Ginni est 1 lobbyiste catholique fondamentaliste bien connue...
3)...avec cette nomination de #AmyConeyBarrett à la #CourSuprême, la droite chrétienne fondamentaliste et les conservateurs sociaux obtiennent ce qu'ils voulaient depuis 30 ans: 1 majorité de 6 juges contre 3 dont 5 conservateurs sûrs et non 5 contre 4 avec 1 possible vote pivot.
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"I have not looked beyond dictionary definitions of 'sex'" is truly one of the greatest self-owns in Supreme Court history and I will never stop laughing about this sentence for the rest of my life

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I'm sorry but please just read this again Image
Say what you will about Antonin Scalia (I know I sure will!) but the man had 9 children, so--yeah, I'd say his understanding of sex went beyond the dictionary definition & thanks for making us all think about *that* J. #Alito

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1) Intéressant. La #CourSuprême refuse de reconsidérer 1 règlement municipal de #NewYork sur le transport des armes à feu, car la ville a eu la malice de retirer l'interdiction stricte il y a 1 an...pour éviter que la Cour ne libéralise le transport des armes dans tout le pays.
2) Et ça a marché. La #CourSuprême a majoritairement décidé aujourd'hui que l'appel n'avait plus lieu d'être, Roberts ET Kavanaugh- à son corps défendant pour ce dernier- se joignant aux juges libéraux. Mais les 3 conservateurs de choc (Alito, Gorsuch, Thomas) sont fumasses.
3) Dans 1 opinion de"désaccord"(dissent), le juge conservateur #Alito affirme que NYC a "volé" à la #CourSuprême le droit de juger sur les #armes par leur manoeuvre ET suggère que le bloc conservateur élargisse au plus vite la jurisprudence Heller de…
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