- Libertarians and liberals are coming together to oppose military intervention in Syria. Although the GOP leadership in the House is supporting Obama's push for Congress to authorize a military strike on Syria many Republicans are not keen on authorizing such a move. Today French lawmakers debated a military intervention in Syria. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution authorizing military action against Syria in a 10-7 vote.
- Chelsea Manning is seeking a presidential pardon after being sentenced to 35 years for leaking classified information to Wikileaks.
- The Pledge of Allegiance is facing a legal challenge from an anonymous atheist couple in Massachusetts, who claim that the pledge violates the state's equal protection laws.
- Obama has raised the possibility of new laws being used to curb some of the NSA's powers.
- A church in North Carolina has apologized for requesting white-only greeters.
- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has filed a lawsuit against City Council in a bid to overturn a law that would make it easier for citizens targeted by the NYPD's "Stop and Frisk" program to sue.
Simply put: Republicans agree not to vote on a replacement for Ginsburg until January; Democrats agree not to pack the Court.
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?
2016: Fill it. 2020: Don't fill it.