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The Inspiring and Vital Dobbs Dissent by Justice Sotomayor in a Podcast For Easy Listening

I read the Dobbs decision, overturning Roe and Casey, suffused with dread and punctuated with periodic fits of anguish and disbelieving wrath at this unprecedented violation of American women's human rights by our highest Court. It left me discouraged and angry and bewildered with the question of what's next - which I addressed in a prior post. The dissent in Dobbs by Justice Sotomayor clarified my criticisms of the decision and gave me inspiration and determination for the long fight

A Preview Of Coming Attractions In Arizona’s August Primary

Colorado held its primary election on Tuesday and MAGA/QAnon election denier candidates lost their Republican primary. The Daily Beast reports, Indicted Election Denier Tina Peters Loses Her Own Election—and Denies She Lost: Tina Peters, the [election denier] Colorado county clerk who flogged election conspiracy theories and was then indicted for allegedly breaching [the security of] her own voting machines, lost her primary bid to become the secretary of state. And then she did exactly what you would expect: She

By |June 29th, 2022|AZ Politics|0 Comments

Ramos and Smith React To Claim Andy Biggs Wanting a Pardon from Donald Trump

Andy Biggs is another walking reason that many members of the former Party of Lincoln do not deserve to be entrusted with the public service positions they currently hold. While not mentioned in Cassidy Hutchinson's riveting live testimony (could not believe she was just 25) before the January 6, 2021 select committee hearing, her prior testimony on video recounts the Arizona House Representative and other prominent members of the Trump Alt Reality sphere (Mo Brooks, Matt Gaetz, Scott Perry,

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from the Bipartisan Budget Passed by the Arizona State Legislature

From a Democrats and social justice perspective, there are several good items in the bipartisan budget passed in the Arizona State Legislature last week. There were also some bad and ugly provisions in and outside the budget as well. To be fair, there are probably Republican legislators who feel the same way about the budget...for totally different reasons than the Democrats. Responding to a request for comment from Blog of Arizona, State Representative Mitzi Epstein, State Representative Judy Schwiebert,

By |June 29th, 2022|AZ Government, Economics, Tax Policy|4 Comments

As Russian War Crimes Mount In Ukraine, NATO Formally Invites Sweden And Finland To Join The Alliance

A missile strike by state sponsor of terrorism Russia on a shopping mall in a civilian neighborhood of Kremenchuk, Ukraine killed at least 15 18 civilians and left scores injured, Ukrainian officials said on Monday.  At least 15 dead after Russian strike on shopping mall, Ukraine says: The Pentagon said Monday that Russia launched about 60 missile strikes across Ukraine over the weekend, including an attack that hit an apartment building in Kyiv, killing one. The Amstor mall was crowded

By |June 29th, 2022|National Politics|1 Comment

SCOTUS Watch: The Final Four – Two Opinions Today, Two Opinions Tomorrow

The U.S. Supreme Court issued two opinions on Wednesday, and one from its emergency docket ("shadow docket") on Tuesday. The two final cases to be announced on Thursday morning are (h/t Amy Howe): West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (argued Feb. 28): A challenge to the EPA’s authority to regulate greenhouse gases. One question before the court is whether the Republican-led states and the coal companies have a legal right to bring the case to the Supreme Court at

By |June 29th, 2022|Courts & Law, National Politics|0 Comments

The Dobbs Question… And I Don’t Know the Answer

As a prosecutor, one is taught to never ask a question that you don't already know the answer to in a courtroom. As that training runs quite deep, it is difficult to ask the following question, as I have no idea what the answer might be. We know what we do as a society when a government violates our civil or human rights. Our system of government is structured with checks and balances and limited powers to enable citizens

By |June 28th, 2022|Courts & Law|0 Comments

Department Of Justice Focused on Trump Coup Plotters Lawyers

The New York Times reports, Federal Agents Seized Phone of John Eastman, Key Figure in Jan. 6 Plan: Federal agents armed with a search warrant have seized the phone of John Eastman, the lawyer who advised former President Donald J. Trump on key elements of the effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election, according to a court filing by Mr. Eastman on Monday. The seizure of Mr. Eastman’s phone is the latest evidence that the Justice Department

By |June 28th, 2022|Courts & Law, National Politics|0 Comments

Check Out the Latest Ads from Engel and Hernandez Running for Congress in CD Six

Over the last week, both Kirsten Engel and Daniel Hernandez have released ads showcasing why they should be the Democratic Nominee in the new Arizona Congressional District Six. Tucson Mayor Regina Romero  explained her endorsement for Engel in her ad. The Tucson leader highlighted Ms. Engel's positions on protecting water, combatting climate change, safeguarding voting rights, and defending a woman's right to choose. Mayor Romero closed the ad by saying "Kirsten knows how to get things done and is

Must See TV: ‘Short Notice’ January 6 Committee Hearing Today (10:00 a.m. Arizona Time)

On Monday the media was all atwitter with wild speculation over an announcement from the January 6 Committee that it is holding a hearing today at 1:00 p.m. ET with an unnanmed witness to present newly discovered evidence. https://twitter.com/kyledcheney/status/1541467047418335232?cxt=HHwWgMC4pZqHsuQqAAAA Apparently reporters now know who the mystery witness is ... not so much a mystery, she has previously been described in the media as the John Dean of the January 6 Committee. And she has previoulsy appeared as a

By |June 28th, 2022|National Elections, National Politics|6 Comments

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