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July 31, 2020

NEW: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from a New York City hospital Friday..

NEW: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from a New York City hospital Friday after her latest medical procedure. “She is home and doing well," the court's public information office said. (Via @Arianedevogue)


July 31, 2020

A classic example of bothsiderism:

A classic example of bothsiderism:

Trump mounts a disinformation campaign about mail-in voting and suggests delaying the election.

Obama talks about ensuring the right for everyone to vote.

@ABC headline: “Presidents offer dueling views of country’s voting systems."

July 30, 2020

Michigan Supreme Court rules former Gov. Snyder, emergency managers must face Flint water crisis law

FLINT, MI - A divided Michigan Supreme Court says state government departments, former Gov. Rick Snyder and former emergency managers he appointed to run the city of Flint must face a civil lawsuit related to their handling of the city’s water crisis.

In a ruling Wednesday, July 29, the court held that Flint residents and property owners “sufficiently alleged a claim,” denying a motion to dismiss the case made by attorneys for Snyder and other defendants.

Filed in January 2016, the lawsuit claims Snyder, emergency managers and departments of state government violated Flint residents’ “bodily integrity” by exposing them to lead-contaminated water and hiding what they knew about it. It also claims that homeowners suffered financial losses due to diminished property values for which they weren’t compensated.

“Viewed in the light most favorable to plaintiffs and accepting their factual allegations as true, the pleadings established that defendants’ actions were a substantial cause of the decline in plaintiffs’ property value, that defendants took affirmative actions directed at plaintiffs’ property, and that plaintiffs suffered a unique or special injury different in kind, not simply in degree, from the harm suffered by all persons similarly situated,” the opinion says.

July 30, 2020

Jerome Adams MD : "I was in Trump country, and they told me to deliver you a message Mr. President.

.@JeromeAdamsMD: "I was in Trump country, and they told me to deliver you a message Mr. President. They told me to tell you 'You look badass in a face mask.'"


Good lawd, this is so embarrassing!
July 30, 2020

Lexi Mama has a new home!

After 1,414 days I can now say: Hasta la vista, shelter life!! I’m adopted!! Over the course of TWO months and multiple weekend long meet & greets, Lexi Mama has left the building! Thank you everyone for sharing and cheering on Lexi Mama! It means the world to her & us!


*Adopt, don't shop*
July 30, 2020

Obama Calls For Nixing The Filibuster If It's Blocking Measures To Expand Voting Rights

Source: TPM

As former President Obama made a passionate case for honoring the legacy of the late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) by expanding voting rights, he said that the Senate filibuster should be eliminated if it stands in the way of measures that protect the right to vote.

"If all of this takes eliminating the filibuster, another Jim Crow relic, in order to secure the God-given rights of every American, then that's what we should do," Obama said.

Obama has called for filibuster reform in the past. But the debate over whether to outright get rid of the tool -- which allows 41 senators to block passage of legislation favored by a majority -- has gain prominence in Democratic circles, as they contemplate a world where they win the White House and both chambers in 2020, but Senate Republicans stymie all aspects of their legislative agenda.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/obama-filibuster-john-lewis


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