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1/ My starting point for #SupremeCourt jurisprudence since 2000 is a telling quote from Joel Klein's "The Natural" in which a Republican Senator concedes to Clinton that Republicans don't believe in government, but they love power.
2/2000: #BushvGore, the Supreme Court stays the Florida recount with any opinion justifying the stay and then reverses the Fla. Supreme Court recount order as violating the Equal Protection Clause in a per curiam opinion that can't be cited as precedent.
3/2002: President Bush signed the #McCainFeingold campaign finance reform law, which foolishly included a restriction on the use of independent expenditures for commercials 60 days before an election.
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@MargaretHoover I'm a great fan of you & @JohnAvlon, but you should not buy the attack ads of losing Dem candidates. I'm a Democrat. Here are #facts on the ground in #Virginia CRT is sold as something it is not. #FactsMatter It is pernicious, destructive,toxic, and more. @Acosta
#CancelCulture attacks #Mathematics Opponents of CRT are NOT all right wing. The people who elected @GlennYoungkin were Biden voters, Asian parents, black parents who want better schools for their children. Asians are being hurt. Below: CA lowers standards…
@MargaretHoover @JohnAvlon @Acosta @CondoleezzaRice articulates the issue best. But there is a disturbing expansion of a surveillance state. I don't see masks or vax as that, but BBB contained bank surveillance, #MerrickGarland actions described below,…
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@StephenAtHome Sorry but YOU need to know what #CRT is really about. It is NOT teaching "real history" of race. Marxist in premise & praxis, it teaches whiteness is evil, makes white children stand up & confess "I am white, I am privileged, I am an oppressor" & blacks can't learn
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@BillClinton setting priorities from BBB would have been better. Work requirements make sense. But there are also #PelosiPoisonPills the $275 Billion SALT tax cut for the rich and disturbing trend in many areas by this administration, surveillance of individuals bank accounts.
Surveillance of #Parents after calling #Moms #DomesticTerrorists calling for @TheJusticeDept to invoking #PatriotAct to have @FBI surveil, investigate #Parents is Orwellian. #MerrickGarland is harassing, intimidating ordinary people legitimately concerned about their children.
I know some of these folks in NoVa concerned about their children. They are NOT the #Jan6thInsurrection crowd @BillClinton No one is herding the cats.
Cabinet secretaries are acting, making very bad decisions - @SecMayorkas at the border,@SecCardona in Ed. #MerrickGarland - COI
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Dec 18th Boston #FreeAssange rally Fresh Pond Mall, Cambridge.
Great turnout despite rain, sleet and snow! Supporters' speeches, and handouts distributed.
Lots of honks and thumbs up!
#MerrickGarland #DropTheCharges
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"Assange stuck his neck out & released the Iraq War Logs, Afghan Diaries, Guantanamo Files..& he is paying the consequences.He had a stroke in prison..he is in frail health..if he dies, it will be on the @JoeBiden administration.
Susan McLucas Co-organizer #AssangeDefenseBoston
"Assange shouldn't be under the jurisdiction of the US at all. He's not an American citizen, he didn't do any of his work publishing in the US, & yet somehow he's the one who's threatened. The threat is that any of us who publish info might be prosecuted." Jeanne Winner, activist
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BREAKING : THREAD: from @murraywaas: a federal grand jury investigating trump’s former attorney Sidney Powell has uncovered evidence that Powell filed false incorporation documents with the state of Texas. 1/
She listed two men as members of the board who were never given permission: Lin Wood and Brannon Castleberry. She’s also been known to list attorneys on Kraken lawsuits without notifying them. The grand jury is investigating whether she did this to attract donors 2/
As an aside from me personally, that feels like the old “wire fraud, computer fraud, conspiracy to defraud the US” chunk of charges Manafort faced. According to The Guardian, the federal grand jury has reviewed extensive documentation in this case. 3/
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Merrick Garland sparked this surge for @GlennYoungkin I am sure his actions must be unconstitutional, are certainly abuse of office. Invoke the #PatriotAct against #Parents designating them #DomesticTerrorists ? It is Orwellian! @TomCottonAR
He's back pedalling now because #Parents in #Loudoun Co, #FairfaxCounty have widely publicized the abuses, and many people think his actions were the final straw turning Suburban #Moms away from VaDems. Independents also broke for Youngkin when #MerrickGarland took those actions
I Tweeted this to POTUS. #MerrickGarland & 3 blunders by McAuliffe, insulting key constituencies, cost TM the election, not JB. Also #ImpeachGarland That surveillance of parents is the same as the surveillance of bank accounts of businesses & persons with $10K pass thru accounts
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1/ An important update regarding the hiring as a #SCOTUS clerk of Jessica (Jessie) Garland, daughter of Attorney General Merrick Garland, by Justice Kagan.

From Patricia McCabe of the Supreme Court Public Information Office:
2/ I appended this to the end of my earlier thread, but since I really can't make heads or tails of why Twitter displays some of my tweets widely and others not at all, I'm tweeting it out this way too.
3/ The key points:

(a) Justice Kagan hired Jessica Garland BEFORE #MerrickGarland was AG (and before @JoeBiden was elected president.

(b) Jessie Garland won't clerk for Justice Kagan at #SCOTUS during Merrick Garland's tenure as AG.
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Imagine getting a hand drawn birthday card from your kid. Now, imagine that instead you got a photocopy of that birthday card -- or worse, just a small digital copy on a tablet -- AND that someone threw your kid's card in the trash in some corporate warehouse.

Angry? THREAD.
PA did it first: replaced direct mail in prisons with privatized mail photocopying. Now, this cruel practice is quickly spreading. It's already been rolled out in many local jails, and is being piloted in the federal prison system and in MA prisons.
The corp introducing mail photocopying to prisons and jails is Smart Communications and their product is MailGuard. They make $4M a year on the PA contract, where families have reported delays in mail delivery and low image quality, like this:…
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Once again, @GOP has set up a straw man, and is carrying out a carefully orchestrated scam to convince the public that @JoeBiden will do something he couldn't do even if he wanted to (which he has never said he does). I do wish Dems would do a better job of dispelling this BS. /1
A President cannot just decide to "pack the Court." To expand the number of seats, Congress would have to vote to amend the Judiciary Act. Assuming a bill was introduced, and passed, then a President @JoeBiden would have to decide whether to sign it. Would he? #CourtPacking /2
Biden's entire life history suggests that he would think long and hard about this. @JoeBiden doesn't have a radical bone in his body, and he deeply values bipartisan cooperation (which the @GOP has abandoned). /3…
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So let’s discuss what constitutional means as it relates to this @KBeds interview with @jaketapper. “Jake Tapper Repeatedly Grills Biden Deputy Campaign Manager on ‘Bizarre’ Dodging Over Court-Packing 1/8
1. Is what the @GOP doing with the Barrett confirmation hearing constitutional? Yes. Does it run afoul of Senate customs? Yes.
2. When McConnell blocked #MerrickGarland, was that constitutional? Yes. Did it run afoul of Senate customs? Yes. 2/8
Do I get why @KBeds wouldn’t answer @jaketapper’s question? Yes. The @GOP wants “court packing” to be an issue in the final 22 days. Now, here is also what is CONSTITUTIONAL: those in power get to change the laws, rules, customs. If @senatemajldr can do it, @SenSchumer can. 3/8
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#SCOTUS up first.

What does Trump mean Democrats didn't have the election with #MerrickGarland?

@BarackObama was in the White House!

#2020Debates #2020Debate #RBG #RuthBaderGinsburg
.@JoeBiden insists should wait on #SCOTUS confirmation & see the outcome of #2020election.

If #Obamacare / #ACA struck down, what happens? Women's rights fundamentally changed.

Not appropriate before election.

#2020Debates #2020Debate #RBG #RuthBaderGinsburg
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As I said yesterday, this was a made up defense mechanism by the right that was bait..This has 0 to do with her faith for Democrats..Its about policy, norms and the "McConnell Rule" that they all parroted..
This is nothing more to hide the lies they told on #MerrickGarland @HawleyMO and @TomCottonAR both knew their party blatantly lied to the American people so they are using this to cover it up
They are all in on it..See, the Republicans congregate and come up with talking points to cover up the lies and actions they do..All of them say the exact same things to brainwash the public..This is not new but the media cover it anyway
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If you are a Democratic Senator or any Republican Senator with slightest of decency, respect for humanity and moral conscious: YOU MUST SAY NO TO ANY NOMINATION TO SCOTUS FROM DONALD TRUMP.
Yep. This should be a no-brainer move from @SpeakerPelosi and @SenSchumer if they genuinely care about preserving our democracy - what's left of it
BREAKING via @TakeBacktheCt : Powerful progressive coalition of 14 orgs out with statement: "Any Trump nomination to the Supreme Court this year would be illegitimate and must be rejected." #SCOTUS #RBG… Image
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No SCOTUS confirmations in an election year. #MerrickGarland
Just days before her death, as her strength waned, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: "My most fervent wish is that i I will not be replaced until a new president is installed."…
“The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president,” McConnell said in 2016.…
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I’ve observed Colorado @SenCoryGardner since his election. What I’ve seen has left me dismayed. Rather than building bipartisan bridges to get things done, Cory became a supine Trump yes-man. There are 1000s reasons he shouldn’t be re-elected. Here are 101: #VoteCoryOut #COsen
#1: Even though he was elected by the narrowest of margins in 2014 in a state that has since voted for Hillary in 2016 & a democratic state govt trifecta in 2018, Cory continues to act as if he has a mandate from the white nationalist alt-right. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
#2: Cory Gardner has consistently voted for the extreme Trump agenda. During the 2019-2020 Congress, he’s voted with Trump over 90% of the time. During Trump’s 1st two years, Cory’s voting record was over 95% in line with Trump. #VoteCoryOut #cosen
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We all know #ThisIsNotNormal. 💯
Some folks are saying it may never be normal again. 🙄

But I'm gonna let you all in on a secret.
Are you ready?

Our "normal" was hot garbage.
No, really.
Hot. Frelling. Garbage.

Let's review, shall we?

<thread> It's going to be too easy for things to start feeling normal—especially if you are someone who is not directly impacted by his actions. So keep reminding yourself: this is not normal. Write it on a Post-It Note & stick it on your refrigerator, hire a skywriter once a month, tattoo it on your ass. Because a klan-backed misogynist internet troll is going to be delivering the sotu. And that's fucked up. - John Oliver
"Normal" gave us a Republican party that flatly refused to work with President Obama. On anything. At all. Ever.

Think I'm exaggerating?
Two words: #MerrickGarland.

McConnell sat on a vacancy in the highest court of the land for a year.

And it was so "normal" we did nothing. Gorsuch arrives at a SCOTUS seat, in which President Obama's nominee is bound & gagged, saying,
"Normal" gave us 60+ votes to repeal the #AffordableCareAct. Heck, it gave us the ACA passing with zero GOP votes.

That's not hyperbole, folks.
The 1st House vote, ONE Republican.
The Senate vote, ZERO Republicans.
The final House vote, ZERO Republicans.… Roadrunner as Obamacare (Affordabilis Care Actus) outmaneuvers a pack of Coyotes as Republicans (Grandium Old Party).
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I'm seeing a lot of blame going around so I want to provide some clarity on what I believe Dems did wrong. First and foremost, they failed to realize that the GOP would use their majority to seat Kavanaugh AT ALL COSTS.

Understanding that the GOP would not settle for anything less than Justice Kavanaugh, Democrats should have walked out of what they called a "charade" and a "sham." When you call something a sham and then participate in it, you're legitimizing it.

Democrats had ample reason to refuse to participate: Kavanaugh was nominated by a president who may have committed federal crimes. His records were being withheld. And so on. Simply applying the #MerrickGarland standard, Kavanaugh didn't merit a hearing.
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Is it me or has @LindseyGrahamSC become one of the most disingenuous, sycophantic, and loathsome Republican senators?
Can anyone guess what Trump/Putin have on #LindseyGraham? Even @mitchellreports just said that there is "talk" on Capitol Hill about how unwaveringly devoted he is to Trump.
Do us all a favor, @LindseyGrahamSC, and Google #MerrickGarland. Now stop hectoring us about how Democrats are dealing with the #KavanaughHearings.
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Trump: Day 596
-154th Day at Trump Golf Club
-197th Day at Trump Property
-Discussed Plans 4 Venezuelan Coup
-Narrowing List on NYT OpEd Writer
-Criticized by Miss West Virginia
-Influenced by GOP Props & Praise
-Kushner Sz 2 Pen Flattering Articles
-Defamation Case Progressing
Day 701 since Donald Trump admitted to sexual assault — yet he’s still in the Oval Office
Day 553 of NO EVIDENCE produced by Trump that his phones were tapped by Obama.

The FISA warrant Trump referenced targeted Carter Page. #TrumpLies
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🚨BREAKING: A criminal complaint and judicial ethics complaint are being filed against Kavanaugh for perjury in Congressional testimony — and LOOK WHO’S REVIEWING IT!

Happy Saturday, everyone!

#MerrickGarland #CancelKavanaugh #StopKavanaugh #BlockBrett

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So far, thousands of citizens have pledged OVER $700k to @SenatorCollins’s 2020 opponent if Collins votes Yes on Kavanaugh.

Together, we can BEAT Collins’s cash on hand!

🔥Help crank up the pressure by pledging $20.20 right now!
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Dems should refuse to participate in what they've called "sham" #KavanaughHearings. They should release a joint statement that if #MerrickGarland was blocked FOR NO REASON, the #lodestar insurrection bars Trump from making lifetime appointments.
Yes, @KamalaHarris asked good questions. But that only sets up the narrative that #Kavanaugh was confirmed "despite a tough nomination process." He's being legitimized by this process. The GOP is pushing him through no matter what Dems do, so TAKE A STAND. Refuse to play along.
#TakeAKnee is a symbolic gesture, but an important one. #DemWalkout would be equally extraordinary. It would leave a permanent stain of illegitimacy on #Kavanaugh. Trump could be found guilty of obstruction, why are Dems participating in a hearing that could seat his defender?
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I said this yesterday and I'll say it again today: Democrats are legitimizing #Kavanaugh by not walking out.

They should release a joint statement that until the #Mueller and #Cohen matters are resolved, Trump cannot appoint a #SCOTUS justice.
The GOP is hellbent on pushing the #KavanaughConfirmation through. If Democrats walked out and he were seated, he'd have far LESS legitimacy on the bench than if they went through the motions of what they called a "sham" proceeding.
No matter how sharp their questions, no matter how much they protest the rules and procedures and document dumps, Dems are ENABLING THE GOP in brazen court-stacking. Republicans STOLE #MerrickGarland's seat and are shoving rightwing justices through. WHY ARE DEMS PLAYING ALONG?
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I’m spending a lot of time reviewing Judge Kavanaugh’s rulings to see if he has the temperament and wisdom—and whether he has shown the independence needed of our next #SupremeCourt Justice. Very disappointed by what I’m seeing:
He disagreed with, and wrote a dissent against, a court ruling that the punishment for entering this country illegally cannot be “forcing a child to have a baby”
His opinion would have allowed the government to use delay tactics to prevent women and girls from controlling what happens to their own body. Or, in other words, he drafted a (losing) legal argument that would have forced a child to have a baby…
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