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Five years ago, Miladis Salgado was busy planning for her daughter’s quinceañera, a big 15th birthday party. Then the DEA took all the money for the party. I wrote about her continuing legal battle for @Forbes today: forbes.com/sites/institut… /1
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In short, an anonymous (and bogus) tip led the DEA to raid Miladis’ home and seize $15,000 in cash. Read the article for more details, but eventually the government admitted that there was no evidence that the money was tied to a crime.
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Miladis spent years in court before the government gave up on taking her money. But when they did throw in the towel, government attorneys closed the case in a way that could have allowed them to reopen it later. Very sneaky, because….
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🚨🚨🚨BREAKING! #SCOTUS delivers a welcome win for #campaignfinance transparency this morning as it denies cert in Doe v. FEC.

Key players in a straw-donor scheme involving @ACUConservative had sued @FEC to keep their names forever secret.

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@ACUConservative @FEC I wish I could have convinced my colleagues to follow the dark-money trail to the end, but at least with respect to the Doe plaintiffs, the @FEC was *unanimous* that these names belonged on the public record.

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@ACUConservative @FEC As soon the trial court lifts its stays, I will un-redact my Dec. 2017 statement and make sure all FEC documents are quickly released without redactions.

Details here:

eqs.fec.gov/eqsdocsMUR/170…

transition.fec.gov/law/litigation…

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No new cases granted in today's #SCOTUS orders. supremecourt.gov/orders/courtor…
One or more opinions in argued cases expected at 10a.
From a per curiam opinion that starts at p.14 of the orders PDF:
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MAR 19 #WWIII vs #COVID19 MD THREAD 3: FIRST the toll to date. 250,000 Reported CASES (Remember MANY Countries do not report..including #Turkey #Russia ) 11,000 DEATHS #Italy passed #China #Spain up 30% @WHO @maddow @CNN @JohnsHopkinsSPH @UCSF @BuzzFeed @SCMPNews @guardian
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Santa Claus of The United States.... Pain.... #SCOTUS ImScotus.com via @YouTube
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Who did this?👇
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In other news, Chicago’s Cook County Courts still using divorce as a quick way to seize property by attorneys instructing their high net worth clients to participate in sham foreclosures. The MO is to rush thru divorce without disclosing financial accounts to wife
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uses court to order wife to take 401k funds which they immediately seize, leaving her with taxes and penalties, stop paying court ordered mortgage payments, pocket funds, pay foreclosure attorneys to represent husband AND bank (dual representation), go to chancery (2nd court)
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to litigate failure to pay mortgage at same time forced-poverty wife (pro-se) trying to enforce court-ordered mortgage payment in divorce court
Husband escalates extortion by having local utility company abruptly shut off electricity on same day she has 2 appear in chancery ct
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@WarriorAnjill @LovesTheLight @IvankaTrump I see Joseph! The 👉🏻12th son👈🏻 of Jacob with the Colored Coat. Joseph was told into slavery by Jacobs (aka 👉🏻Israel👈🏻other sons (jealousy) that Joeseph was dead, but was sold into slavery by his brothers until he was
💥👉🏻freed/escaped👈🏻💥https://t.co/xfXWlBlWhq biblehub.com/library/marsha…
@WarriorAnjill @LovesTheLight @IvankaTrump *Sold (not told) into Slavery 🤨
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Dear Democrats:

There is no class of firearm called "assault weapon"

So let's just be realistic

What you mean is semi automatic rifles, some semi automatic pistols and some semi automatic shotguns. It depends on the accessories attached to these.
You may not like this but the most popular and common firearms sold today, and for the last 15+ years, would be classified as an "assault weapon" by Democrat political standards. These are 25-40% of all firearms sold today and 25%+ in circulation.
You can't claim to support an "assault weapon" ban and support the #2A at the same time.

The founding fathers knew governments become corrupt, tyrannical and they wanted citizens to have access to the same arms as government controlled military's.
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1. I have not seen a copy of the DC Circuit opinion so I can't comment on the merits of opinion but will make an observation about what it may tip on the #SCOTUS. IMO the Trump positions in the context of the precedent are frivolous and should not be heard by #SCOTUS.
2. Justice Sotomayor has penned a dissent to that effect. By now the Court has seen the briefs in Mazars and NYC grand jury cases and know what they are dealing with. If the DC Cir does not stay & #SCOTUS does then I will conclude #SCOTUS has ceased to function as the judicial
3. branch but has become a political organ of the GRU directed Trump regime. If we survive, and win in November, the first act must be to add four justices to the Supreme Court and ends it's political threat. @uscourts @SenSchumer @SpeakerPelosi @JoeBiden
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Did you read the story? “The person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity did not have authorization to talk about the matter. The person did not have direct knowledge about why the decision to kill the language was made” 1
“In a tweet, press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence, Katie Miller, said that ‘it was never a recommendation to the Task Force” and called the AP story ‘complete fiction.’” The headline was misleading and the source did significant harm to public by diverting attention 2
from the story’s crucial public health recommendation: @VP saying “If you’re a senior citizen with a serious underlying health condition, this would be a good time to practice common sense and to avoid activities including traveling on a cruise line.” 3
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Like #NathanielWoods, my friend #KennethFoster was sentenced to be killed even tho he wasn't convicted of killing. He was already in the TX Death House when Rick Perry commuted his sentence. Kenneth will serve decades for a robbery at 18, but he is still alive. #RIPNateWoods
My friend #KennethFoster was sentenced to die even tho TX admitted he didn't kill anyone. His sentence was commuted to life. Court-appointed counsel failed to present compelling evidence of innocence for #TroyDavis (GA) & #NathanielWoods (AL). They were both killed.
TX guards moved #KennethFoster to the Death House earlier than planned. Because he wasn't convicted of killing, he protested his own killing by not walking to his unjust execution. I love Kenneth. His dignity inspires me. #DeathPenalty
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A point about last night's execution of Nathaniel Woods. It is as much of an indictment of the current system as anything else, including the failure of #SCOTUS to adjust its practices to improve transparency, but there is more nuance involved than some are suggesting.
There was a lot of reporting on the initial stay entered in the case by Justice Thomas. This stay, as I detailed last night, is often referred to as an administrative stay, and is issued in order to give the full court time to consider the issue.
While some have criticized Thomas for this, the truth is that this is a way of ensuring that a state does *not* proceed with an execution while the stay application is pending. Once a death warrant is active, a state can conduct an execution — but a valid stay halts that.
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This sort of stay is often called “administrative” and generally happens with Thomas and Alabama, because the state would proceed with the execution once the warrant was active if there is *not* a court order halting the state from proceeding — even if a stat request is pending.
In other words, don’t read this as anything more than Thomas giving the full court time to consider Nathaniel Woods’ #SCOTUS request.
Breaking: The stay of execution in Nathaniel Woods’ case has been lifted, and both stay requests have been denied. #SCOTUS will not stop Alabama from proceeding with the execution tonight.
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1. @SenSchumer: McConnell politicized #SCOTUS more recently than any time since the 1930s. I advance a political theory of the court.

I interpreted Schumer to say the Court's jurisdiction will be in his hands. He's warning them of the revolution they are about to start.
2. Should he keep that a secret? The court is already fully politicized. Schumer is reminding Roberts he can be removed with a 2/3 Senate vote. If we sweep the Fascists we control in 322 days. We could add a dozen justices if we wanted to. Schumer was reminding him
3. it's our court, not the radical right's court. Chuck didn't threaten violence. He threatened a peaceful revolution. That's not something he should keep to himself.

I think this is going to be the best #StPatricksDay ever. 😎
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Shameful! Chuck Schumer should be censured. All the more reason Republicans must take back the House and keep the Senate. They must be defeated once and for all. #SCOTUS #Schumer #Violence
Someone has to call out the violence on the left. #Schumer #AbortionIsMurder
Chuck Schumer meant what he said and said what he meant. Schumer was threatening the Supreme Court associate justices. He must be and should punished as an example that this behavior is reprehensible. #SCOTUS
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.@SenSchumer is a bully and a thug. He is LITERALLY THREATENING #SCOTUS. This is unprecedented and a dangerous attack on the rule of law. #CENSURESCHUMER

Schumer: Conservative SCOTUS Justices will ‘Pay the Price’ if They Rule against Abortion Safety Bill nationalreview.com/news/schumer-c…
SCOTUS on Wednesday took up June Medical Services v. Russo, which considers the constitutionality of a 2014 Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital w/in 30 miles of their clinic, a credential many abortionists don’t have.
(Why not get admitting privileges??)

According to critics of the law, it threatens to shut down all but one abortion clinic in Louisiana, which sees roughly 10,000 abortions every year.
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Today, the US Supreme Court upheld a Kansas law that criminalizes use of another person’s social security number to get work supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf…
Here’s a preview of the case published on my blog crimmigration.com/2019/10/16/sup…
In a decision written by Justice Alito, #SCOTUS held that information that identification information can be used in state criminal prosecutions even though it also appears on the federal I-9 form used for employment.
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First #SCOTUS opinion is in Kansas v. Garcia, with a 5-4 ruling against implied federal preemption of a Kansas criminal law relating to immigrant’s employment documents. Alito has the majority, Breyer the dissent (on the implied preemption point). supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf…
This is a win for states seeking to take more harsh actions against immigrants.

That also is the only opinion today.
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1/ Trump tried to hide the ball until after the election, but he won’t get his wish now that #SCOTUS has taken the case. Here is a short list of things that would be obliterated if Trump and Texas prevail in the health care repeal lawsuit.
2/ Protections for the 133+ million people with preexisting conditions: GONE.

Marketplace tax credits and coverage for ~10 million people: GONE.

Medicaid expansion currently covering ~17 million people: GONE.

Allowing kids to stay on their parents’ insurance until 26: GONE
3/ Requirements that insurers cover certain medications (e.g. IMPORTANT VACCINES) at no cost: GONE.

Ban on annual and lifetime limits: GONE.

Ban on insurance discrimination against women: GONE.

Limit on out-of-pocket costs: GONE.
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CA9 en banc panel rules by 6-5 vote that Equal Pay Act bars any consideration of a new hire's prior salary in setting starting salary. 3 D appointees among 5 in minority. McKeown faults majority for adopting rule not adopted by any other circuit. cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opin…
Today's CA9 en banc ruling in Rizo v. Yovino, holding by 6-5 vote that Equal Pay Act bars any consideration of prior salary, looks like strong candidate for #SCOTUS review and reversal. cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opin…
All eleven judges in Rizo agree that district court properly denied summary judgment, so the five in minority concur in judgment. But there is sharp 6-5 divide on what Equal Pay Act requires. And ruling deepens circuit split.
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Congress enacted a restriction on the importation of foreign workers. A fairly straightforward Act, it appeared to embody a complete and total ban on the hiring of foreigners to fill jobs here in America.
An employer in New York -- home of the Great White Way, Broadway -- ignores the law because, in its judgment, the person best suited to play the role it needed filled was not an American, was not a resident alien. No, the actor needed for this Big Apple post was an Englishman.
And, rather than ask folks in DC to create an exception to their ban on foreign workers, the New York venue simply hired the Brit!

Subsequently, that decision, giving an "American" job to a foreigner, came before the Supreme Court.
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One or more #SCOTUS opinions coming at 10.
First #SCOTUS opinion is in Intel Corp Incestment Policy Committee v. Sulyma, an ERISA case, with the unanimous opinion by Alito: supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf…
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Does #historyrepeatitself?

Does history merely #echoitself?

Pointless presidential candidate @TomSteyer declares that he will attack #climatechange beginning on Day 1 of his #presidency.
The video of his remarks at a CNN town hall shine a light on his plans:

Yes.

@TomSteyer just announced that he would dictate from the #WhiteHouse, using "the Executive emergency powers of the presidency," "how [companies] can generate electricity, what kind of cars they can build, what kind of buildings we’re gonna have...”
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A 5-4 decision from #SCOTUS this morning in McKinney v. Arizona, majority by Kavanaugh & joined by the other conservatives, upholding the death sentence of James McKinney. The decision hinges on where, procedurally, his case is to decide what rules apply. supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf…
We finally have a decision in the long-winding cross-border shooting case of Hernandez v. Mesa: 5-4, by Alito and joined by the conservatives, holding that people have no ability to sue the government for damages in such a shooting. #SCOTUS supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf…
We also got #SCOTUS decisions in Monasky v. Taglieri — supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf… — and Rodriguez v. FDIC — supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf… — this morning. Neither of those decisions had any dissents, and the latter was unanimous.
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