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Shorter Karl Rove: I heard the motherfucker had, like, thirty goddamn dicks. We also learn from Rove that McCain is also, apparently, the inspiration for MacGyver: Risking severe punishment, Messrs. M

Powering Down

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On April 30, 2008

It’s rare that anything happening in Juneau carries national significance, but the avalanche that took out our hydroelectric power two weeks ago has forced the entire community to reduce its ele

Democracy-Enhancing Judicial Review

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On April 30, 2008
Jack Balkin makes an excellent point here. Defenses of the Supreme Court upholding the Indiana voter ID law claim that the requirement will somehow be part of a political bargain to improve access to voting, which run into the obvious problem that there’s no evidence whatsoever of such a bargain in Indiana, or that erroneous […]

Hackitude on the Gas Tax

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On April 30, 2008

It was bad when Clinton came out and defended John McCain’s gas tax holiday proposal. It was worse when she started attacking Obama for calling the proposal nonsense. What I hadn’t expecte

Tilly Moves On

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On April 30, 2008

Charles Tilly has passed away. Kieran and Dan have posts on his work as writer and teacher; from Dan’s new book: What can I possibly say about Chuck Tilly that an endless number of his students

Flights of Fancy

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On April 29, 2008

Talk about ripped from the headlines. No, no one would *ever* address our Supreme Court this way, nor would the Court let her or him. But, hey, a law student can dream. Share

Stopped Clock

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On April 29, 2008

Wow, you know the Missouri state legislature’s latest round of “if you choose to get an abortion, you must be an irrational, hysterical woman” regulations are bad when even Will Sale

Shameless Nino’s Def Comedy Jam

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On April 28, 2008
In light of Scalia once again dismissing those who consider Bush v. Gore less than a noble application of constitutional principle, this passage from his concurrence in Crawford can only be read as black comedy: That sort of detailed judicial supervision of the election process would flout the Constitution’s express commitment of the task to […]

Here We Go Again

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On April 28, 2008

South Dakota voters will consider a ballot initiative to ban abortion in the state this fall. The only change from the last round is that there is now an exception for rape, incest, or to protect the

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