Making the Supreme Court Safe for Democracy: Samuel Moyn on Reforming an Undemocratic Institution

As Republicans race to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett prior to Election Day and cement a conservative majority on the top court for a generation or more, calls are growing for Joe Biden to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court if elected president. But Yale legal scholar Samuel Moyn argues that beyond “packing the court” and other measures commonly proposed to rebalance the Supreme Court’s ideological makeup, the institution as a whole must be weakened in order to safeguard democracy. “This country was founded on minority rule and the rejection of democracy, and the Supreme Court has long been a part…

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Making the Supreme Court Safe for Democracy: Samuel Moyn on Reforming an Undemocratic Institution

As Republicans race to confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett prior to Election Day and cement a conservative majority on the top court for a generation or more, calls are growing for Joe Biden to increase the number of justices on the Supreme Court if elected president. But Yale legal scholar Samuel Moyn argues that beyond “packing the court” and other measures commonly proposed to rebalance the Supreme Court’s ideological makeup, the institution as a whole must be weakened in order to safeguard democracy. “This country was founded on minority rule and the rejection of democracy, and the Supreme Court has long been a part…

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O’odham Land Defenders Lead Indigenous Resistance to Trump’s Border Wall as Court Halts Construction

As 14 states and more than 130 cities across the U.S. celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in place of Columbus Day, we go to Arizona, where Indigenous communities are leading resistance against the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall near a sacred spring inside the Organ Pipe National Monument. The lives of Indigenous people along the border “have been so severely impacted by not only this border wall, but the complete militarization of our homelands due to this irrational fear of folks on the other side, which are our relatives,” says Nellie Jo David, an O’odham water and land defender. Source link

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O'odham Land Defenders Lead Indigenous Resistance to Trump's Border Wall as Court Halts Construction

As 14 states and more than 130 cities across the U.S. celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day in place of Columbus Day, we go to Arizona, where Indigenous communities are leading resistance against the construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall near a sacred spring inside the Organ Pipe National Monument. The lives of Indigenous people along the border “have been so severely impacted by not only this border wall, but the complete militarization of our homelands due to this irrational fear of folks on the other side, which are our relatives,” says Nellie Jo David, an O’odham water and land defender. Source link

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Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell settles High Court phone-hacking claim

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell has settled a High Court claim against the publisher of the now-defunct News Of The World over phone-hacking.Le Vell, who is best known for playing mechanic Kevin Webster in the long-running soap, took legal action against News Group Newspapers (NGN) in May, claiming its journalists “hacked into” his voicemail messages.Le Vell – who was referred to in court by his real name, Michael Turner – accepted NGN’s offer to pay undisclosed damages and his legal costs to settle the claim for misuse of private information in August. Actor Michael Le Vell is best known for his role as mechanic Kevin Webster in…

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GLEBE ST GANGS: Police Arrest Man and Wife Subjected To Abuse by Migrant Gang Following Court Hearing

POLICE arrested a British man John O’Malley and his wife Carol following a court heating on suspected Migrant-gang violence on a notorious street in England, Politicalite can reveal. John was in Bolton Magistrates Court on Thursday, October 1st after being charged with numerous offences relating to a disturbance on a notorious crime-ridden street in Leigh. He was arrested by Police on Saturday afternoon along with his wife. PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Carol O’Malley is arrested by Greater Manchester PoliceJohn says he was held for six hours with no charge. His wife, Carol was charged with malicious communications and harassment. An emotional O’Malley told Politicalite last night: “They arrested me and my wife”…

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Noam Chomsky tells court that Julian Assange has ‘exposed power to sunlight’

On 30 September, distinguished academic and public intellectual Noam Chomsky‘s written testimony was read at court during Julian Assange’s extradition hearing. Extraterritorial reach Chomsky had previously appeared on Democracy Now! to denounce: the extraterritorial reach of the United States, which is shocking. Why should the United States… have the power to control what others are doing elsewhere in the world?… It’s [an] outlandish situation. It goes on all the time. "We have to silence this voice" – Chomsky on the obvious, primary motivation behind the indictment of Assange, cheered by the establishment wings of both main parties in the US & UK. He also discusses the US belief that…

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GLEBE ST GANGS: Man Subjected To ‘Years Of Abuse’ Praised By Judge After Representing Self in Court

by Jordan James reporting from Bolton, EnglandA MAN arrested by Police after he reported anti-Social behaviour was praised in court today after he represented himself.The defendant was in Bolton Magistrates Court, Thursday October 1st after being charged with numerous offences relating to a disturbance on a notorious crime-ridden street in Leigh.Refusing to be cowed by what he claims is a ‘Cover-Up’ of crime by Romanian migrants, John O’Malley, 49 was so fed-up of being misrepresented by incompetent lawyers – that he fired FIVE and did the job himself writing a defence statement that was praised by the Judge presiding.Judge Smith presiding remarked that his legal document “looked as…

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GLEBE ST GANGS: Man Subjected To ‘Years Of Abuse’ Praised By Judge After Representing Self in Court

by Jordan James reporting from Bolton, EnglandA MAN arrested by Police after he reported anti-Social behaviour was praised in court today after he represented himself.The defendant was in Bolton Magistrates Court, Thursday October 1st after being charged with numerous offences relating to a disturbance on a notorious crime-ridden street in Leigh.Refusing to be cowed by what he claims is a ‘Cover-Up’ of crime by Romanian migrants, John O’Malley, 49 was so fed-up of being misrepresented by incompetent lawyers – that he fired FIVE and did the job himself writing a defence statement that was praised by the Judge presiding.Judge Smith presiding remarked that his legal document “looked as…

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GLEBE ST GANGS: Man Subjected To ‘Years Of Abuse’ Praised By Judge After Representing Self in Court

by Jordan James reporting from Bolton, EnglandA MAN arrested by Police after he reported anti-Social behaviour was praised in court today after he represented himself.The defendant was in Bolton Magistrates Court, Thursday October 1st after being charged with numerous offences relating to a disturbance on a notorious crime-ridden street in Leigh.Refusing to be cowed by what he claims is a ‘Cover-Up’ of crime by Romanian migrants, John O’Malley, 49 was so fed-up of being misrepresented by incompetent lawyers – that he fired FIVE and did the job himself writing a defence statement that was praised by the Judge presiding.Judge Smith presiding remarked that his legal document “looked as…

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