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GottaLaff

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Bite me, Musk.

Progressive political commentator (print, radio, podcasts) for years. I post a lot: breaking news + legit info you can use, prone to snark. My mini Australian Labradoodle, Hamilton, has trained me well.

Now where's my trough of wine? 🍷🇺🇸🇨🇦

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GottaLaff, to Canada
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CBC News : sets nurse-to-patient ratios for 6 areas of hospital care 🇨🇦

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-minimum-nurse-patient-ratio-hospitals-1.7131652

GottaLaff, to Wisconsin
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BREAKING: Supreme Court won't order a new congressional map for the 2024 election, declining a request to reopen a previous case challenging the districts. Liberal Justice Janet Protasiewicz did not take part in deciding the case. https://www.democracydocket.com/cases/wisconsin-redistricting-challenge-will/

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Via Democracydocket:

NEW: #Tennessee Democrats are asking the Justice Department to investigate a new state policy that requires people with prior felony convictions to regain their gun rights before their voting rights are restored.

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Via Kyle Cheney:

has often been typecast as a tough sentencer of Jan. 6 defendants, and she has been. But that's just a sliver of the former public defender's cases.

And she made clear today that she would have trouble sending any 79-year old to a long jail term.

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2/ Via Emptywheel:

Sure, but she hadn't already seen 30 defendants in her courtroom who were inspired by that 79 year old man.

Kyle Cheney:

Oh these cases are nothing alike — I don’t think she would see Trump as remotely comparable to Schechter just because of age. But it’s a reminder that judges don’t approach this stuff one-dimensionally.

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@junecasagrande Read on, thread

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Via democracydocket

NEW: 's Republican-controlled Legislature passes a bill to impose an additional requirement on first-time voters to prove their residency and make it easier to purge voters from the rolls. Voting advocates argue the bill will burden student voters.

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EDITED, added more.

Via Angry Staffer:

I hope folks understand how big this DOJ 60 day window not applying to Trump is.

That means that DOJ is willing to try these cases into September, October, and early November.

It makes the SCOTUS delay much less daunting, and raises the likelihood of pre-election conviction.

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2/ Via Neal Katyal:

Yes, I've been saying this, not just about Mar a Lago, but also Jack Smith 1/6 case.Trump has already been indicted in both, so rule doesn't apply. And if, as I suspect, SCOTUS rules against Trump on immunity, he can be tried b4 election in both without violating 60 day guidance

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🤦🏻‍♀️ Judge Delay McTrumpTool lives down to her name again.

Via Anna Bower:

Update: Judge heard argument on the special counsel’s request that she reconsider an earlier order to unseal the names of potential witnesses & other sensitive docs.

No decision from the bench, but Cannon sounded skeptical of prosecutors’ claims that she clearly erred.

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Judge Delay McTrumpTool does it again.

NBC: Just before 3 p.m., Judge adjourned court for the day, with no date set for the start of a trial in the classified case.

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@Wileymiller I'm so depressed.

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@Wileymiller I hope so. I still do what I do here, up there.

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📌 Via Tamar Hallerman: 1/...

Coming at 1 pm: closing arguments from Fulton election defendants who are arguing should be disqualified from the case. We're also expecting both sides to try and submit additional evidence, incl text messages, cell records and an affidavit

Live stream here: https://www.youtube.com/@judgescottmcafee/streams

Among today's spectators: Scott Grubman, att'y who rep'd defendant Ken Chesebro. Former Dekalb CEO and gubernatorial candidate Vernon Jones is also back

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@tdwllms1 He's dry. What matters are his arguments.

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30/ NBC:

McAfee also appeared skeptical, questioning whether Abbate's contention that an actual conflict needed to be demonstrated in terms of just the outcome of a case or could apply to the prosecution thereof. Abbate agreed that any benefit gained during the prosecution would apply to the outcome of the case.

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@Wileymiller Always do

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@tdwllms1 Yes, that's why I said he may be dry, but if he's convincing, dry is fine.

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31/ Hallerman:

McAfee pressing Abbate on why DA Willis at first resisted testifying at the evidentiary hearing but then changed course.

Abbate notes the very public nature of the hearing.

Some long pauses. Willis sitting just a few feet behind Abbate

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32/ Abbate's power point includes slides impugning motives of Yeartie and Bradley. Yeartie was a “disgruntled former employee” with "bad blood," gave vague answers. Bradley was "disgruntled" because he left firm with Wade due to sexual assault allegations, "vengeful speculation"

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@ralfmaximus He's getting lots of criticism in my replies

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33/ Via Emptywheel:

Here's the rebuttal to Merchant's claims about phone records.

This is what I thought: If the phone records are dispositive, they prove Bradley and the ex-friend lied.

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34/ NBC:
Abbate questioned the idea that Willis was financially benefitting from her relationship with Wade, pointing to her push for a speedy trial and decision to indict only 19 of 39 potential defendants. He contended that if she was financially benefitting, she would want to extend the process.

The prosecution is done with their closing arguments and Willis has left the room. Sadow, Trump's attorney, is now giving a five-minute rebuttal argument.

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35/ Done.

Judge says it'll take about 2 weeks for his ruling.

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