We vehemently bid goodbye to this nightmare of a year, the quarantines, empty shelves of toilet paper, nurses forced to wear garbage bags, and ignorant white people declaring in public places that wearing a mask and sanity is oppression. So, to review the year that never should have been, we offer a selection of graphics that have appeared on PlanetPOV during 2020, in chronological order.
There is less to worry about in the election and more to worry about in the aftermath than has ever been the case in an election in America (even on the brink of the Civil War!). Perhaps these worries won't turn out to have been justified, I hope to be wrong about this. But did you ever think that in America, the approach of an election would require the boarding up of windows and the FBI to be on high alert?
Biden and Harris should keep their thoughts on this sequestered. His advisers, Democratic Leadership, well-regarded jurists, historians, and experts on the U.S. Constitution will need to study the issue. Biden has addressed the matter previously saying that that the idea of balancing a seriously imbalanced court by adding seats is a dangerous precedent.
Democrats should threaten to pack the court. And, if McConnell pushes through a new justice and then Joe Biden wins, they should follow through.
With this decision, Roberts is not just nullifying the rule of law, by creating a broad and variable class of people who are not subject to it. He is altering the Constitution itself, by creating a new concept in the Law, that if a person is a member of a group that might conceivably be of interest to national security (every country in the world), then law does not apply.
Why do Republicans appear to be playing an all-in, "Doomsday" game. Is there no tomorrow, Mitch?
The United States Supreme Court doesn't just: "call balls and strikes." it defends the Constitution. And it is tasked to provide a framework of settled law. If they do not, then who else could?
We will likely not get a ruling on Aimee Stephens’s case until at least March 2020. Meanwhile, we transgender sit and wait. And we wonder. And we worry. Will the highest court in the land of the free...finally rule that we are full humans? Or will they relegate us to permanent second-class status?
If the Justice Department and the F.B.I. escape their duty and allow the President to exist completely above the law, and with unlimited power, then they are no longer law enforcers; and since they act directly on the President's authority, they are reduced to a criminal syndicate.
The Fiction That Is Ruining Us I took formal civics instruction in 7th Grade and as a Junior in High School in preparation for a graduation requirement: the Citizens'...