Police officers’ go-to defense against civil suits allows them to violate the Constitution with impunity.
— Read on www.politico.com/news/magazine/2023/02/19/qualified-immunity-is-burning-a-hole-in-the-constitution-00083569
Wyoming Republicans have come under fire for opposing a bill banning child marriages.
— Read on www.comicsands.com/wyoming-gop-child-marriage-bill-2659416145.html
Judge finds a “pattern of deception” by a longtime Republican consultant.
— Read on www.motherjones.com/politics/2023/02/jesse-benton-donald-trump/
As incidents increase, state lawmakers seek to allow civil suits against paramilitaries – but critics say rights will be infringed on
— Read on www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/feb/17/oregon-legislature-paramilitary-civil-suit-bill
Rep. Angie Craig’s office released audio Friday of threatening, vulgar phone calls it said it received after the Minnesota Democrat was physically assaulted in her apartment building in Washington, DC, earlier this month.
— Read on edition.cnn.com/2023/02/17/politics/angie-craig-threatening-calls/
“Why don’t you go back to your own country?” Coulter told Haley, who was born in the U.S. to Indian immigrant parents.
— Read on www.queerty.com/saying-theres-no-racism-america-nikki-haley-immediately-subjected-ann-coulters-racism-20230217
An NPR/Floodlight investigation found that a longtime Republican insider is stoking solar opposition by spreading bad information about health and environmental risks. Her influence is growing.
— Read on www.npr.org/2023/02/18/1154867064/solar-power-misinformation-activists-rural-america
The state is cracking down on books about racism and LGBTQ+ issues in schools, and teachers are now being punished for sounding the alarm.
— Read on jezebel.com/florida-teacher-is-fired-for-posting-viral-video-of-emp-1850130894
A child porn and online solicitation investigation netted more than 50 suspected predators and more importantly, rescued 28 children from abusive situations.
— Read on www.cbsnews.com/dfw/news/operation-janus-predators-arrested-children-rescued/
“Sidney Powell is lying. Fucking bitch,” Carlson texted his producer on Nov. 16, 2020, about one of Trump’s attorneys who claimed the election was rigged.
— Read on jezebel.com/tucker-carlsons-texts-reveal-the-extent-of-his-delibera-1850128899
The planned exhibit was pulled this week after school leaders requested that three pieces of art be removed.
— Read on www.axios.com/local/tampa-bay/2023/02/17/state-college-florida-diversity-art
Teddy Joseph Von Nukem, one of the most prominent faces from the 2017 neo-Nazi rally, was set to face trial for smuggling fentanyl across the southern border.
— Read on www.thedailybeast.com/charlottesville-tiki-torcher-teddy-joseph-von-nukem-killed-himself-before-trial
Healthcare professionals will have until the end of the year to stop gender-affirming care for patients under 18.
— Read on jezebel.com/south-dakota-passes-first-law-that-will-force-trans-kid-1850113157
A ruling citing the state’s parentage act could have substantial implications for marriage equality and LGBTQ+ parental rights nationwide, legal experts warn.
— Read on 19thnews.org/2023/02/oklahoma-judge-parental-rights-lgbtq-same-sex-marriage/
The United States Constitution makes no mention of God, Jesus, or the Bible. Article 6 of the Constitution states that “no religious Test shall ever be Required as a Qualification To any Office or public Trust under the United States.” And the Treaty of Tripoli, which was unanimously ratified in 1797, says. “the Government of…
— Read on boingboing.net/2023/02/14/more-than-half-of-republicans-support-christian-nationalism.html
The media’s framing of measures like Florida’s African American studies ban is a dangerous falsification of reality
— Read on www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/feb/13/african-american-studies-republican-ban-florida