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Judge to Arpaio: You’re off the hook — but still guilty

“The power to pardon is an executive prerogative of mercy,” Judge Susan Bolton writes, “not of judicial recordkeeping.” In that ruling, Bolton denied a request from Joe Arpaio to have his contempt conviction stricken from his record, as well as other orders arising from his …

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The Kurdish independence bid has turned into a shooting war (briefly)

If you thought the Catalonian independence bid in Spain was going poorly, that one is looking like a stunning achievement in diplomacy compared to what’s going on with the Kurds in Iraq. What started as a debate over autonomy is turning into a straight-up shooting …

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Tarantino: ‘I knew enough to do more than I did’

Quentin Tarantino said last week he needed time to process his feelings about the revelations that his friend Harvey Weinstein had harassed and assaulted dozens of women. Wednesday, in an hour-long interview with the NY Times, Tarantino admitted he knew enough about Weinstein’s behavior long …

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Fourth Circuit: Maryland war memorial shaped like a cross is unconstitutional

Stupid, but unfortunately this stupidity is baked into the jurisprudential cake due to the intractability of the underlying problem. It’d be nice to set a bright-line rule about religious symbols on state land, where they’re either always okay or never okay. But neither of those …

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Report: North Korean generals’ favorite American show is … “Morning Joe”

Makes sense. It’s the only show more hostile to Trump than North Korea’s own propaganda is. The funniest thing about this report is that “Morning Joe” is, relatively speaking, a hard show for most *Americans* to understand, let alone North Koreans. It’s the ultimate Beltway …

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The saddest palate cleanser: Megyn Kelly and Hoda Kotb get down

Well, sad for Megyn Kelly fans. For Trumpers who hate her, this may be the greatest palate cleanser ever. A year ago she was the 9 p.m. host, Republican primary debate moderator, and presidential election co-anchor for the most-watched cable news network in America. A …

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Hey, who’s up for a 24/7 Senate?

“No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session,” Surrogate court Judge Gideon Tucker once wrote. If that’s true, then watch out when the US Senate gets transformed into a 24/7 operation. A group of Republican members have sent a …

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LAPD investigating Harvey Weinstein after actress makes allegation of rape

The LAPD is now investigating an allegation of rape made this week by an Italian model and actress against Harvey Weinstein. The LA Times reports the LAPD met with her for two hours this morning and recounts her allegations: She told the Los Angeles Times that …

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Weinstein got the boot so why hasn’t the Academy kicked out Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby?

Last Saturday the 54 member board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted to remove Harvey Weinstein. The board issued a statement on the reasons for this decision. From the NY Times: In a statement, the academy said the vote was “well …

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North Korea to US: Get ready for an “unimaginable strike”

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. The Kim regime in North Korea has threatened the US with an “unimaginable strike” if … oh, you have heard this one before? Carry on: An angry North Korea is lashing out again, issuing a new threat …

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