Crooked Media - What A Day: Full-Court Distress

Wednesday, June 30, 2022
BY JULIA CLAIRE & CROOKED MEDIA

-Laura Ingraham, who has clearly never received a hug

It’s officially summer so you know what that means: days at the beach, ice-cold lemonade, and the Supreme Court treating the majority of the country like silly putty. 

If they do read “Donald Trump’s January 6 insurrection plan” into the constitution, their next step will be full-blown theocracy.

This week should be the wakeup call Democrats desperately need to begin taking the cause of court reform seriously. It should also be the wakeup call the rest of us need that all of this becomes unfixable, even in theory, if Democrats lose in November.

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In the days since the Dobbs decision overturned Roe, many Democrats have been frustrated with the Biden administration’s seeming inability to meet the historic challenges of this moment. Today, perhaps responding to public pressure, Biden said he would finally support reforming the filibuster in order to codify Roe into federal law. He’s talked a big game about protecting reproductive freedom. But we also learned today that Biden plans to nominate a conservative, anti-choice lawyer in Kentucky to the federal bench, as part of an agreement with Mitch McConnell to confirm future nominees without obstruction. Any deal that involves trusting Mitch McConnell to keep his word seems like, I don’t know, probably a bad one! (Plus, we really don't need an anti-choice judge named Chad on the bench) It’s also worth noting that this McConnell deal will go out the window if Dems lose even one more senate seat, which brings us to the news that 82 year-old Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) broke his hip and will need surgery. Oh, and Vermont has a Republican governor. The perils of gerontocracy never cease.

The government of New Zealand has officially classified The Proud Boys as a terrorist organization. How do we get in on that? Asking for a friend. 

 

The Justice Department has opened an investigation into New York City’s special victims division after decades of allegations of gross mishandling of sexual abuse cases. 

 

Missouri will enact strict new voting requirements such as photo IDs and will change their presidential primaries to caucuses in an undemocratic one-two punch. 

 

Investigators have uncovered a never-served arrest warrant for the White woman whose accusations led to Emmitt Till’s horrific murder in 1955. 

 

A Florida judge temporarily blocked the state’s 15-week abortion ban. 

 

Justice Department records show that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows went to then-Attorney General Bill Bar asking him to investigate “fraud” the day after the 2020 election. 


Trump’s allies are launching a pretty weird defense.

The Florida Department of Education has begun training educators on new civics and history standards for K-12 public schools, and the state has gone from “massaging the truth” to full-on rewriting history. The slides, which were leaked to the Miami Herald for anyone to view, involve teaching a history of the United States government in which, when the Founding Fathers advocated for separation of church and state, they didn’t mean Christianity, along with the utterly false notion that they were ardent opponents of slavery. Most of the Founding Fathers of course not only owned slaves, but wrote protections for the institution into the Constitution ensuring its perpetuation. Attempting, as one of the slides does, to argue that Thomas fucking Jefferson, who not only owned slaves but oversaw the enslavement of some of his own children, was an opponent of the institution is not only factually incorrect, it’s insulting on about one hundred different levels.

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Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announced that his department will launch a first-of-its-kind, billion-dollar program to reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects.

 

The Supreme Court ruled that the Biden Administration can end Trump’s draconian “Remain in Mexico” order for asylum-seekers. 

 

Ketanji Brown-Jackson was officially sworn in as the first Black woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

 

Popular period-tracking apps are developing technology to protect users’ information in the wake of the overturning of Roe vs. Wade

 

Massachusetts State House lawmakers passed a bill that would enshrine the right to abortion and gender-affirming care.

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