"There is no such thing as being 'pro-life' while supporting laws that let children be shot in their schools, elders in grocery stores, worshippers in their houses of faith, survivors by abusers, or anyone in a crowded place.

It is an idolatry of violence. And it must end."

twitter.com/AOC/status/1529238

An appeals court finds Florida's social media law unconstitutional

npr.org/2022/05/23/1100831545/

"A Florida law intended to punish social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter is an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment"

Shinn v. Ramirez, & ... it's bad. holds that a federal court may not conduct an evidentiary hearing in proceedings to challenge a conviction if the evidence was not developed in state court because state post-conviction counsel was ineffective.

twitter.com/LeahLitman/status/

Don’t believe those who say ending Roe v Wade will leave society largely intact

If the high court adopts Alito’s draft opinion, it will be a legal tidal wave that sweeps away a swath of rights unlike anything America has ever seen

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

We Need to Take Back Our Privacy

In a post-Roe America, women will bear the costs of letting data collection undermine our liberty.

nytimes.com/2022/05/19/opinion

Michigan elections chief claims Trump wanted her arrested for treason and executed

rawstory.com/jocelyn-benson-tr

"In an interview set to air Thursday evening on "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt," Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson will explain that then-President Donald Trump suggested she be arrested for treason and executed."

"BREAKING: Uncovered IRS tax records of 26 U.S. billionaires show they paid an average tax rate of just 4.8% from 2013 to 2018, despite collectively gaining $500 billion in wealth

Effective tax rates
Buffett: 0.1%
Bezos: 1.1%
Zuckerberg: 1.1%
Koch: 1.3%
Bloomberg: 1.8%
Musk: 2.1%"

🧵 twitter.com/4TaxFairness/statu

Oklahoma Legislature passes bill banning abortions after 'fertilization'

cnn.com/2022/05/19/politics/ok

'Oklahoma's legislature on Thursday passed a bill that would ban abortions from the moment of 'fertilization' and allow private citizens to sue abortion providers who 'knowingly' perform or induce an abortion 'on a pregnant woman.'"

Ending Roe v Wade is just the beginning

Conservatives are animated by a vision of 1950s-style white Christian patriarchal dominance – it is the only order they will accept for America

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

We Should Say It. Russia Is Fascist.

If Vladimir Putin prevails in Ukraine, fascists around the world will take comfort.

nytimes.com/2022/05/19/opinion

"The war against Ukraine is... a return to traditional fascist language and practice. Other people are there to be colonized. Russia is innocent because of its ancient past. The existence of Ukraine is an international conspiracy. War is the answer."

The 5th Circuit just dismantled the SEC's power to enforce securities law. This decision is beyond radical. It is nihilistic.

twitter.com/mjs_DC/status/1527

You know how less than 3 weeks ago the Alito opinion was leaked + suddenly Republican politicians noticed a baby formula shortage that’s been an issue since February—but 192 of them voted against solving that problem?

Yeah. So.

Reminder of how the 1/6 investigation is going.

🧵 twitter.com/LynzforCongress/st

Digital enchantment holds too much sway over big tech regulation

There is a critical balance to be struck between pushing boundaries while grasping that those limits exist for a reason

ft.com/content/9e91e936-8448-4

Elon Musk proves once again that the rules don't apply to him

cnn.com/2022/05/17/business/el

"The financial penalties that regulators or business partners might put in place mean little to someone as wealthy as Musk. He's walking, tweeting proof that normal rules don't apply to the ultra-rich if they choose to ignore them."

How the Biden administration let right-wing attacks derail its disinformation efforts

Nina Jankowicz was the subject of online attacks from the moment she was named head of the newly created Disinformation Governance Board. Three weeks later, the Department of Homeland Security said the board's work would be "paused."

washingtonpost.com/technology/

"Heartbreaking": Frightened librarians face “hostile” harassment trying to navigate new book bans

“I don’t think there’s been a day that I haven’t been frightened & immobilized by what the future could look like"

salon.com/2022/05/17/heartbrea

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