Snowden Took Job to Gather NSA Evidence, Supreme Court Tightens Work Discrimination Rules, Berlusconi Convicted: P.M. Links


  • Whatever. Everybody's moved on to cronuts.
    Credit: Hostess

    Edward Snowden told the South China Morning Post that he specifically took the job at Booz Allen Hamilton in order to track down evidence of the National Security Agency's secret surveillance program. President Barack Obama said today the administration is pursuing the "appropriate legal channels" to get Snowden back. "Appropriate legal channels" is code for "release the drones," isn't it?

  • Damon Root noted earlier the Supreme Court pushed an affirmative action in education case back to lower courts for more scrutiny. But they did rule on a workplace discrimination case, requiring that a claim that involves an employee's supervisor must show that said supervisor had actual control over the employee's hiring or firing.  
  • The Supreme Court also ruled that generic drug manufacturers cannot be held liable for injuries caused by their products, given that they're following Food and Drug Administration's rules that require the content and labeling to mimic the brand-name manufacturer.
  • Italy's former Premier Silvio Berlusconi has been convicted of sex with an underage prostitute. He was sentenced to seven years of prison and is further barred from holding public office, but he still has appeals ahead.
  • Twinkies will be back on the shelves on July 15. They're marketing it as "The sweetest comeback in the history of ever." We'll just have to see.
  • The Colorado Civil Rights Division has ruled that an elementary school discriminated by blocking a transgendered girl, age 6, from using the girls' bathroom.

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