They were instituted at the state and local level, and at a glance I can't find anything that would allow him to overrule them.
He can have all the tantrums he wants, but the states hardest hit have D governors, who will gleefully tell him to fuck off. major metro areas across the country have Democratic mayors, almost without exception
He is powerless on this matter.
Just came out an hour ago
This is a really big deal as it is the first time the 8th amendment has been applied to limit penalties and forfeiture at the state / local level. It opens the door wide to additional challenges against unreasonable fines and the common practice of seizing unrelated assets from suspects.
The case in question involved an individual with a drug related offense with a maximum fine of 10k. He had purchased a car with 40k of money from a life insurance policy paid out when his father died. His car was seized under the pretense that it had been used to transport drugs.
My worry is that this too good, especially from Trump.
By executive order and with no compensation offered, I am wondering if this is intentional to try and set up a quick Supreme Court ruling overturn a lot of existing laws now that they have their right wing majority firmly in place on the SCOTUS.
Is the 16% outstanding absentee votes or just precincts which couldn't report last night for some reason?
If it's the latter, I think Tester survives easily. If it's the former I'll be nervous as absentee usually older voters who trend more conservative
Can't seem to find any info on when we might know this one
The NYT site is easy to use and their predictor factors in where votes are outstanding, not just what is in so far
they don't seem to have enough results for the latter to be running yet
Nate Silver's adjusted lead on the last to polls were 4 and 6 percent with a tightening trend. This will probably give Rosendale an extra 1-2%
Not sure what to make of this, I really didn't expect her to hint at anything before the vote. Perhaps her principles won out and she is making a speech to push the other fence sitters to vote No?
The best way to underscore the flaws in the Pubs tax bill would be to offer our own. It also counters their claims of obstructionism. I think everyone can agree the current convoluted nightmare of tax regs and loopholes is an abomination. We need to show America what real tax reform should look like.
Why haven't we put forth our own proposal?
They are a distinct people who have democratically voted for Independence in what appears to be a true open referendum. They have been brutally oppressed in their 80+ year push for self governance. They have a more open and tolerant culture than many of their neighbors. It is time, they have earned it.
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