This is desperately, desperately needed.

Most people are shocked to hear that the judiciary is legally allowed to openly discriminate on the basis of sex and race in employment. They are.
The judiciary has avoided being held to the same standards as...literally everyone else in the country...on the grounds that they are a co-equal branch of government and should not be told how to manage themselves by another branch.
The idea that this raises is the idea that the federal government can tell a judge! who to hire! absolutely not!

We're talking about things like janitors at courthouses not having employment protections.
We're talking about the fact that the Federal Public Defenders are employees of the judiciary and so you can have women who are harassed out of federal public defense by shitty men and bosses who nakedly retaliate when informed of that harassment.
There is just literally no recourse for thousands of federal employees. None. Just because they work for the judiciary.
That needs to change.
And as a note: when I said the "judiciary" above, I mean the federal judiciary. *State* judiciaries are in fact bound by EEOC.
So I think that claims that judges are special and necessary and need this? Don't really make sense.
(The quoted tweet wasn't really a hypothetical, btw.)

Here's a case (appeal pending) which basically says "hi you're trying to sue the judiciary for harassment and retaliation, and you can't do that! good bye!"…
Shorter version: "Individuals in the judiciary harassed you, not the judiciary's policies, okay good bye!"

Super fun times!

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Let’s talk about sexual assault, SafeSport, and due process, because I see lots of people talking about due process and not one of those people are identifying the actual, serious due process threat that is at stake here.
I am indebted to @IjeomaOluo’s amazing essay on due process with regards to sexual harassment for helping to form my thoughts on this.…
SafeSport was formed in the aftermath of the Nassar allegations so that victims of sexual assault in Olympic sport would have some kind of known, standardized process when dealing with entities that have government imprimatur in choosing Olympic athletes to represent our country.
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I love mental health resources but what is this shit?
Meanwhile you get tossed for using weed.
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We should absolutely normalize making people embarrassed for asking shitty questions.
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Just think of the enormous cost of the 2022 elections to Georgia voters along.

All the people who had to spend eight, twelve hours in line to vote.
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My wild-ass prediction: Wyoming is going blue in 10-15 years.
This is not actually that wild. It’s just that all the pressure that fueled the front range population boom which has probably turned Colorado permanently blue apply to Wyoming.
It sounds wild because the percentages are so skewed. But the numbers are tiny. Trump won Wyoming by 120,000 people. That’s not a lot.
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(Will revoke in an hour or so, so no permanent mark on you me record.)
*your. grrr autocorrect, can I downvote my own typo
I looked at this thread from the Runoff account and downvoting appears to have zero (0) effect on display order of tweets. I think it’s just a vent button?
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