In honor of Flag Day, Pledge of Allegiance foe Rex Curry has photos of early pledgers looking like Nazis. Because of the later association with Hitler and his followers, the right-handed, straight-armed salute was replaced by the right-hand-over-heart gesture. While I share Curry's distaste for the Pledge of Allegiance's socialist origins, flag idolatry, and mindless conformism (never mind the subsequent addition of "under God"), I'm not sure this juxtaposition is fair. It's rather like making Native Americans look creepy by noting that they wove swastikas into their baskets, or suggesting ideological sympathy between Charlie Chaplin and Hitler based on their mustaches.
Simply put: Republicans agree not to vote on a replacement for Ginsburg until January; Democrats agree not to pack the Court.
USA Today Op ed Making the Case for Abolishing the Constitutional Requirement that the President Must be a "Natural Born" Citizen
I coauthored it with Harvard Law School Professor Randall Kennedy.
If only that signaled a broader respect for legal limits on executive power.
Democrats Scuttle Marijuana Decriminalization Vote Over Fears of Not Being Deferential Enough to Cop Lobbyists
If Congress is too afraid to vote on marijuana reform, how the hell are they ever going to pass policing reform?