Monday Reads: Court Watch

Good afternoon, Dak is dealing with her kitty today so…you have to deal with a post from me today.

News out of Georgia…according to Joyce Vance, folks are “Officially on Georgia watch” :

Professor of Law Joyce Vance says, “We’re officially on Georgia-watch,” now that a new grand jury has been constituted and could hand down indictments at any time in that state’s investigation into Donald Trump and his allies and their alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

Vance, the well-known MSNBC legal contributor, podcaster, and former U.S. Attorney says in her Substack newsletter, “it’s entirely possible that this could be the week to expect the world to turn upside down.”

It has become a cruel joke, like teasing a dog with a ball. Will tRump be indicted…will this jerk finally throw the damn ball. Personally I am torn, my dad says he is living to see tRump go to prison. I think Daddy will be around for a long time and it makes me happy.

Today on SCOTUS watch:

Ever since the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was created in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, Republicans and corporate lobbyists have sought to destroy it. Now the Supreme Court will take up a case that could do just that.

The case of CFPB v. Community Financial Services Association, et al., comes out of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, where a three-judge panel of far-right Trump-appointed judges ruled in October that the regulator’s funding mechanism is unconstitutional and the agency, and its regulations, should therefore be entirely voided. The Supreme Court took up an appeal by the Biden administration on Monday to judge whether to overrule this extreme decision.

The article gives an explanation of the case and what the outcome could be if the tRump court decides to:

If the court were to side with the 5th Circuit’s outlandish argument and overturn its existing precedent, it could imperil important parts of the federal government. Yet again, the conservative Supreme Court will have to determine how far it wants to go along with the Trumpiest court in the nation. At least two conservative justices would need to disagree to void the 5th Circuit’s decision.

I would give the HuffPo link a look to understand the nuance of the case. It is a bit complicated.

Meanwhile, Fox“News” is keeping their reporters from reporting on the Dominion suit:

Fox News anchor Howard Kurtz said Sunday that the conservative network barred him from covering the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit filed against the company by Dominion Voting Systems.

“Some of you have been asking why I’m not covering the Dominion Voting Machines lawsuit against Fox involving the unproven claims of election fraud in 2020, and it’s absolutely a fair question,” Kurtz said during his “MediaBuzz” weekly news segment. “I believe I should be covering it. It’s a major media story, given my role here at Fox.”

“But the company has decided that as part of the organization being sued, I can’t talk about it or write about it, at least for now,” he added. “I strongly disagree with that decision, but as an employee, I have to abide by it. If that changes, I’ll let you know.”

Nothing new.

Now a few things you may find interesting:

It is heading your way BB…

That’s no dildo!

Fiber people are the best.

Please post some things you are reading about in the comments! This is an open thread.

11 Comments on “Monday Reads: Court Watch”

  1. It is just a quick thread…

    Here is a huge court watch I should have put in the post:

    • NW Luna says:

      Non-medical people making healthcare decisions. Mifepristone is safer than Viagra.

    • quixote says:

      Anti-choicers are anti-choice. For women. That’s the whole point. Can’t have ’em choosing abortion pills. Or birth control pills. (That’s next.) What they’ll be on to after that, I hate to think. Education, probably. Then literacy?

  2. dakinikat says:

    Thanks for this! Keely’s had three seizures quite early in the morning the last three days. I went to get her phenobarbital. Pilling her should be a rodeo event. She really hates being held down! Still waiting for the spinal fluid test and haven’t got the blood tests back either. My head is just spinning from exhaustion!

    • Beata says:

      Can you crush the pill into a bit of canned tuna or another treat she likes? That’s what I did every day for 3 years to get my kitty to take her seizure meds.

    • NW Luna says:

      Beata’s suggestion is a good technique for pilling Keely! Some forms of phenobarb shouldn’t be crushed, so ask your vet. It’s available in a liquid form, which might be easier to give her or to put in food. They did tell you it will probably make kitty sleepy? It does in humans though in felines it could be different. I hope the rest of Keely’s tests are OK.

  3. NW Luna says:

    Whoever carved that dealgan would have been tickled to know the reaction it got in our time! I’m sure the, uh, decorative form of this particular dealgan was intentional.

    JJ, have you spun with a dealgan? I haven’t tried one. They were having a mini-renaissance on Ravelry a few years ago. Looks like they’d be slow.

    For nonspinners, here’s more info, w/photo of a more elegant slim version.

  4. bostonboomer says:

    Thanks for this interesting post!