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A leak from the @EU_EDPB reveals that the #EU's top #privacy regulator is about to overrule the Irish Data Protection Commission and declare #Facebook's business model illegal, banning #surveillance-based #ads without explicit consent:… 1/ A theater proscenium. Over the proscenium, in script, are th
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:… 2/
In some ways, this is unsurprising. Since the #GDPR's beginning, it's been crystal clear that the intention of the landmark privacy regulation was to extinguish commercial surveillance and ring down the curtain on #ConsentTheater. 3/
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@npfandos Wow.
@npfandos They don't kid around, New York Democrats
@npfandos Wow, @DavidLat - isn't this what you would call a major #benchslap back in the day? And to a colleague on the same court 😯
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Given the current goings-on in #Ottawa I'm reminded of a book the late Gilles Paquet and I did in 2012 surveying the plans and aspirations for Canada's capital over its lifetime.

The Unimagined Canadian Capital: Challenges for the Federal Capital Region…
The federal government's challenge in Ottawa is that apart from federally owned NCC lands and buildings, it is reliant entirely on municipal and provincial law enforcement. Ottawa is a mere municipality in the Province of Ontario and the Feds are one of many who reside here.
To learn more about how different capitals are governed see our 2011 book…
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People are surprised that #RahulGandhi took #TamilNadu as reference when he was discussing #federalism and state rights in the Parliament today. They really shouldn't be that surprised. Here is why.... (1/7)
#Congress while governing India for decades, never really cared about federalism. 7 years in opposition and few years as junior partner in coalitions with state parties, Congress and #RahulGandhi have finally realized that federalism is the way forward. (2/7)
Also, credit where it is due, #RahulGandhi is a quick learner. Few visits to #TamilNadu in last 3 years and within 2 years of becoming MP from a nearby state, he has at least studied the issues, idea and politics of #TamilNadu and people of #TamilNadu. (3/7)
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#RajyaSabha starts with Chairperson making a statement condemning y'day incident of some MPs climbing on table.
While making the statement, the Chairperson also got emotional and cried.

However, protests resume and he quickly adjourned the House till 12pm!

#LokSabha started at 11am & adjourned sine die within 7 mins.

In valedictory speech, Speaker said that House couldn't function as expected due to disruptions.
And yet, he claimed that 20 Bills were cleared in LS!

PM finally shows up on last day!

Today, on last day, during playing of Vande Matram, an MP (possibly Harsimrat Badal) making a final point by carrying a placard.

Despite intense protests by Opposition demanding a discussion on #FarmLaws & #FarmersProtest since beginning of #MonsoonSession, it didn't happen.
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THREAD: The Constitution of Pakistan envisages a three tiered federation; this was asserted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in its judgement in the local government restoration case. 1/5
The discussions on centralizing tendencies of political governments tend to ignore our lopsided administrative structure. We can’t have a healthy federation without administrative autonomy in every tier of government. 2/5
Currently, the federal service dominates all three tiers of government and their power and influence increases in lower tiers (provincial and municipal). 3/5
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#MamataBanerjee is Arrogant &Unmindful of Welfare of People of #Bengal

Today,PM landed at Kalaikunda airbase after doing aerial survey in #Odisha&Bengal

When PM arrived to attend meet, there was no one from Bengal Govt&Mamata has audacity to talk of #Federalism?

Both CM #MamataBanerjee&Chief Secretary of West Bengal were present in same premises&yet they did not receive PM

#PM,Governor&Union ministers patiently waited for half an hour for #WestBengal representatives to turn up

@MamataOfficial is a deplorable leader,consumed by hubris👎
Suddenly Mamata Banerjee,in her arrogance,stormed in&handed bunch of papers on cyclone impact to PM&said she is leaving as she has other meets lined up

If this was not shocking enough, #MamataBanerjee even did not allow officers of Bengal Govt to make a presentation
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|@grist: Leaked calls show #ALEC’s secret plan to fight Biden on climate: NEW working group is promoting long-shot tactics like Nullification & a Constitutional Convention (of States or COS)… #ALECexposed #ALECideas=Make ALL Federal actions "null & void"
"The call (attained by @EXPOSEDbyCMD) was 1 of 2 so far as part of #ALEC’s new "Functional Federalism Working Group", which exists separately from a longstanding ALEC task force on federalism & int'l relations."
#CovidDenial Kill us fast.
#ClimateDenial Kills us slow. Image
American Legislative Exchange Council TACTIC is to make Biden Exec Orders, Fed Laws & Courts "NULL and VOID" via legislation in US (#GOP-controlled) States.

MUST READ |@APNews: Idaho panel OKs (#ALEC) plan to nullify federal actions, rulings… #ALECexposed
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#Primer on #Ethiopian Politics

#Unitarist Vs #Federlaist

- Has little to do with level of #decentralisation of power ordinarily associated with these notions

A critical mass of Ethiopians support #federalism-incl most, if not all, forces within ruling party - incl Abiy - 1
For #ethnonationalists, I believe, any politics based on individual #equality (citizenship or republican politics) is #Unitarist - so #Nigeria, #Kenya (which ban ethnic parties), #Germany and #UnitedStates are Unitary, regardless of their robust federal/devolved structures - 2
What ethnonatioanlists consider #federalist is actually politics based on #ethnicity - (which goes beyond ethnic federalism) - much like Arend Lijphart's prototypical #consociational system - so soemthing like #Belgium and #BosniaHerzegovina, but for 80+ ethnic groups – 3
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When one participates in any Eco / Political discussions in multi-Religious / Sectarian regions like the Levant #Lebanon #Syria , one question always emerges:

Can the people of this region Co-exist?

Can they accept / embrace the other side?

By all accounts, answer seems No
2-War in #Syria has rendered the days of heavy top-down Centralized State obsolete. Efforts must now be exclusively directed at formulating a new post war system that takes away power from the center & hands it to the periphery as this is the de facto state of affairs anyway
3-While #Lebanon already had its own civil war, it is not difficult to notice the return of the old sectarian cleavages that never went away. As the pie gets smaller with the current crisis, divisions have intensified & spirit of co-existence is tested in daily commentary
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Today, a number of my colleagues will be filing an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit filed by the State of Texas regarding the election results of several other states. Respectfully, I will not join because I believe the case itself represents a dangerous violation... (1/5)
...of federalism & sets a precedent to have one state asking federal courts to police the voting procedures of other states.

To be certain, the reckless adoption of massive mail-in ballots and changes to important signature matching (& other rules) in these and other... (2/5)
...states increased the casting of illegal votes and undermine confidence in our elections. The American people are raising legitimate questions & they deserve answers. I strongly support the continued pursuit of litigation where most likely to succeed - such as Georgia... (3/5)
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Nigeria’s federalism was consolidated in the Lyttleton Constitution of 1954. The constitution recognized Western, Northern and Eastern regions as the federating units. The powers of the central and regional governments were Image
defined in the exclusive, concurrent and residual lists.
Following the Lancaster House London constitutional conferences of 1957 and 1958 and the Willink’s Commission of Enquiry, the constitution was amended to be the Independence Constitution of 1960.
It was after the 1957 constitutional conference that the Western and Eastern Regions attained self government on August 8, 1957.
In the 1958 London constitutional conference, it was agreed that Nigeria should become independent on 1 October 1960 and that plebiscites be held
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Speaking at a #webinar on the Indian Health Financing Landscape, @CafeEconomics makes the following observations relating to 1) #FiscalCapacity 2) #PoliticalEconomy 3) #Federalism (1/n)

@dvararesearch @IndiaSpend
India's #PublicHealthExpenditure is well predicted by its income, however compared to neighbours and other #LMICS, its public health spending is lower. This is despite India's Tax/GDP ratio gradually rising over the years. (2/n)
The post-reform Indian fiscal agenda has been to switch away from #PhysicalCapital to #HumanCapital with increased reliance on the private sector to generate employment. Job growth however has been inadequate and the state's approach to #HumanCapital has been compensatory (3/n)
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Have urged the PM @narendramodi ji to direct the Power Minister to withdraw the proposed #Electricity (amendment) Bill, 2020. It is a cause of public concern as it impinges on rights of states & is against the basic principles of #federalism as enshrined in the #constitution. 1/3 ImageImage
The #ElectricityBill2020 prohibits states from giving subsidies & cross subsidies. In case it gets passed, many ongoing welfare schemes will be affected, which will create social unrest. As per its clauses, States will have to deposit money to buy power in advance. 2/3
The Bill is not feasible as state govts will no longer have the power to appoint chairman & members of the regulatory commissions. It will also give power distribution & transmission firms the right to appoint franchisees without permission from states. 3/3
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Thanks, @Dahlialithwick, for inviting me to join you to talk about #federalism, the #TenthAmendment, and serving as a State AG. In this thread, I will highlight some of the points we touched on.…
As I noted at the outset, @Dahlialithwick is amazing. She masterfully captured Justice Ginsburg's delivery of a speech originally written by her husband Marty, entitled "How the Tenth Circuit Got My Wife Her Good Job.” Warning--be ready for a good cry.…
We spent a lot of time talking about #federalism and #separationofpowers. Both principles are part of our legal fabric and embodied in our Constitution. In a recent decision I discuss, Colorado defended both and won an important victory over the DOJ.…
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Cloudflare may have been pressured to dump 8chan from DDOS shielding but Facebook is still pumping news feeds with xenophobia and scapegoating for profit after getting caught for being deceptive about Cambridge Analytica. #TheGreatHack
Mad as hell about #TheGreatHack? Not gonna take it anymore? Ready to demand #DataRights? Write to your Reps about the #VoterPrivacyAct to demand your data rights for elections as fundamental, simple rights. Demand they pass and enforce before Nov 2020.
Fellow Americans, write to your state representatives and senators about #VoterPrivacyAct and demand something like it passed in your statehouse before Nov 2020. How else are we gonna hack around Mitch McConnell? #Federalism #MoscowMitch #TheGreatHack
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Anyone thinking about amending #Section230 to make online intermediaries responsible for content they didn't create...

should read the 7 principles released today—supported by 50 academics/experts and 27 civil society orgs across the political spectrum…
We value the balance between freely exchanging ideas, fostering innovation, & limiting harmful speech. Because this is an exceptionally delicate balance, #Section230 reform poses a substantial risk of failing to address policymakers’ concerns and harming the Internet overall.
Principle #1: Content creators bear primary responsibility for their speech and actions.

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@EricHolder has asked an important question:

#When was #America #ever #great?

I realize that there is a nearly unavoidable tendency to snort and spew one's coffee when they hear or read his question for the first time. But, honestly, isn't it worth the exercise to answer it?
So, @EricHolder, I'm going to do just that, and I'm going to ask my ragtag bag of followers and detractors to contribute as well.

I'm going to offer my evidence of moments of American greatness. And I'm going to ask those that read this thread to do the same.
But wait!

There's more!

I'm going to ask my detractors and antagonists (are you seeing this @fedupaton) to contribute as well, and will welcome from them both moments of greatness and moments of shame.
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