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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

Watch Clean Elections debates for contested Democratic Statewide races – Governor & Secretary of State

Up for election in the Fall are most Arizona statewide offices (Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Treasurer, Mine Inspector, 2 seats on Az Corporation Commission). There are only two contested races between Democrats in the Arizona Primary on August 2, 2022. These are listed below. Governor: Az Secretary of State Katie Hobb vs. former Nogales Mayor Marco Lopez Secretary of State: LD 27 House Rep. Reginald Bolding (also House Minority Leader) vs. former Maricopa

By |June 30th, 2022|AZ Elections, AZ Government, AZ Politics|0 Comments

Professor Laurence Tribe Has Sound Advice For His Former Student, Merrick Garland

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell asked Harvard Law professor what arguments he would present to his former student, Attorney General Merrick Garland, as the “legal highlights” of Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony. Professor Tribe used the opportunity to address Merrick Garland directly and expalin to him why Donald Trump and his co-conspirator Coup Plotters must be prosecuted. https://twitter.com/tribelaw/status/1542478751661015041?cxt=HHwWgoC-pZKQ_ucqAAAA https://twitter.com/tribelaw/status/1542313377493663745?cxt=HHwWgoC-3Yz2sucqAAAA Merrick Garland and his DOJ prosecutors had better be listening to Professor Tribe. And they had better act with alacrity. Time is of

By |June 30th, 2022|National Elections, National Politics|0 Comments

Ketanji Brown Jackson Sworn In As Associate Justice Of Supreme Court

NBC News reports, Ketanji Brown Jackson sworn in as first Black woman on the Supreme Court: Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice Thursday, making her the first Black woman on the nation's highest court. Jackson, a former public defender and federal appeals court judge, was sworn in during a small ceremony shortly after Justice StephenBreyer's retirement became official. Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath and Breyer administered the judicial oath. Jackson's husband,

By |June 30th, 2022|Courts & Law, National Politics|0 Comments

Liz Cheney: ‘Republicans cannot both be loyal to Donald Trump and loyal to the Constitution’

It is a binary choice: you cannot do both. Period. Rep. Liz Cheney spoke at the Reagan Library for its "A Time For Choosing" speaker series, and she held nothing back in criticizing her fellow Republicans. (So much for Reagan's 11th Commandment.) The Washington Post reports, Liz Cheney says Republicans face a choice: Trump or the Constitution: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) rattled off a list Wednesday night of what she considers the biggest threats facing the country, ranging from

By |June 30th, 2022|National Politics|0 Comments

SCOTUS Watch Update: Activist Radical Republican Court Signals It Will Endorse The ‘Independent State Legislature’ Theory To Allow Republicans To Steal The 2024 Election

The "clean up" orders list is out and it is bad news from this activist radical Republican Supreme Court. via GIPHY The Court has granted cert in MOORE v. HARPER (21-1271), the redistricting case from North Carolina in which the Court denied an application for stay earlier this year pending the filing and disposition of a petition for a writ of certiorari. This is the case which presents insurrectionist Coup Plotter Lawyer John Eastman's "Independent State Legislature" theory, which would

When It Comes to Autonomous Vehicles, It’s Time for Washington, DC, to Catch Up to Arizona

Mark Cardenas served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019.  Late last month, Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly joined 10 Democratic colleagues in sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The letter urged the agency to develop a regulatory framework to foster and support autonomous vehicles. In their letter, the senators outlined a future where self-driving technology leads to safer streets, more jobs, more significant equity, and a cleaner environment. To some, the

Democrats’ Working Class Problem – Especially Among Hispanics

Very often in Democratic politics in AZ you hear a common assumption: that the Hispanic vote is another liberal voting block that we just need to mobilize to win. That is a faulty and dangerous assumption. We also need to persuade many Hispanic voters to come back to the Democratic Party. Ruy Teixeira of the Liberal Patriot points out some of these flaws in his latest substack: 1. In the 2020 election, Hispanic voters moved sharply away from the

By |June 30th, 2022|AZ Politics, National Politics|0 Comments

SCOTUS Watch: Radical Republican Court To The Planet: ‘Burn, Baby, Burn!’

The U.S. Supreme Court announced its last two opinions this morning. The first opinion is West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, a 6-3 decision by Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Gorsuch files a concurring opinion joined by Justice Alito. Justice Kagan dissents, joined by Justices Breyer and Sotomayor. The questions presented are whether the Republican-led states and the coal companies have a legal right to bring the case to the Supreme Court at all when the lower court’s decision is

By |June 30th, 2022|Courts & Law, Environment, Immigration|0 Comments

NAACP STATE CONFERENCE RESPONSE TO DOBBS V. JACKSON’S WOMEN’S HEALTH

Below is the press release regarding the Dobbs decision from the Az State Conference NAACP. Wednesday June 29, 2022 Issued by: Charles Fanniel, NAACP Arizona State Conference President (602) 919-7371 | charlesrfanniel@yahoo.com PHOENIX, ARIZONA (June 29, 2022) - The Arizona State Conference NAACP joins with other organizations and most Arizonans to condemn the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jacksons Women’s Health Organization. It is no surprise that Jacksons Women’s Health would be targeted to attack the ability of

By |June 30th, 2022|Civil & Human Rights|0 Comments

President Biden Praises the Expansion of N.A.T.O. and Says the Filibuster should be Changed to Ensure A Woman’s Right to Choose

At a press conference following the annual N.A.T.O. summit, President Joe Biden praised the expansion of N.A.T.O. with the additions of Sweden and Finland and made news in a response to a reporter's question by stating the filibuster should be done away with when considering to codify Roe V Wade and a person's right to privacy. In his remarks to the White House Press Corp, Mr. Biden said the expansion of N.A.T.O. was due to Russian President Vladimir Putin's

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