This is not how the Supreme Court is supposed to work

So why are those who admire Breyer the most cheering the loudest? Because President Biden, with his bare majority in the Senate, will be able to name a replacement who might prevent the further diminution of the court’s stature.

Think how bizarre that is. We take for granted in our cynical political environment that Democrats will react to news of Breyer’s retirement with relief — or even joy. But this actually highlights the degree to which the Supreme Court has lost credibility and has ceased to function as an impartial interpreter of the law.

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Dragging Out Protesters Disrupting City Council Meeting Isn’t Excessive Force

From Judge Danielle Forrest’s opinion in Williamson v. City of National City, joined by Judges Susan Graber and Consuelo Callahan, which strikes me as correct:

This excessive force case concerns how police officers responded to a protest that Plaintiff Tasha Williamson and others participated in during a National City, California, city council meeting. The protest prevented the city council meeting from continuing, and police officers warned the protesters that they had to leave the meeting room or they would be arrested.

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Dragging Out Protesters Disrupting City Council Meeting Isn’t Excessive Force

From Judge Danielle Forrest’s opinion in Williamson v. City of National City, joined by Judges Susan Graber and Consuelo Callahan, which strikes me as correct:

This excessive force case concerns how police officers responded to a protest that Plaintiff Tasha Williamson and others participated in during a National City, California, city council meeting. The protest prevented the city council meeting from continuing, and police officers warned the protesters that they had to leave the meeting room or they would be arrested.

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A reflection on NYPD’s fallen officers and their sacrifices

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On Friday, January 21st, two young NYPD officers, Jason Rivera, 22, and Wilbert Mora, 27, were fatally shot in the line of duty. Rivera and Mora were among three officers who responded to a domestic disturbance reported by the mother of the man that shot them—a repeat offender whom the third officer on-scene (27 year-old rookie Sumit Sulan) shot and killed. 
The alleged murderer’s mother has since expressed regret and sorrow for her son’s actions, telling the New York Post earlier this week that she regretted ever calling 911.

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A reflection on NYPD’s fallen officers and their sacrifices

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On Friday, January 21st, two young NYPD officers, Jason Rivera, 22, and Wilbert Mora, 27, were fatally shot in the line of duty. Rivera and Mora were among three officers who responded to a domestic disturbance reported by the mother of the man that shot them—a repeat offender whom the third officer on-scene (27 year-old rookie Sumit Sulan) shot and killed. 
The alleged murderer’s mother has since expressed regret and sorrow for her son’s actions, telling the New York Post earlier this week that she regretted ever calling 911.

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‘Who cares … call them racists’: Explaining the dishonest attacks on legal scholar Ilya Shapiro

Libertarian legal scholar Ilya Shapiro made a bad tweet. It didn’t express any bad ideas; it just made an unpopular argument, perhaps poorly worded.
You see, President Joe Biden has made it clear that he has excluded from his Supreme Court search all Hispanic people, all Indian Americans, all Pakistani Americans, all Chinese Americans, all Native Americans, all Italian Americans, all Irish Americans, all Polish Americans, and all men.
That’s a lot of jurists to rule out.

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This L.A. School Called the Cops on Unvaccinated Teens Who Showed Up for Class

When 15-year-old Ellah Nahum and a few other unvaccinated students showed up at Los Angeles’ New West Charter School on Tuesday, January 18, after winter break, they brought lunches, backpacks, and negative COVID-19 tests, hoping to be allowed in. They’d been negotiating with school administrators since early October, when the school had announced that a vaccine mandate would go into effect in January. Prior to returning to school from winter break, they’d requested a hearing, attempting to find alternative options to getting vaccinated.

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