- "I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them," Hillary Clinton tweeted last night, days after it was revealed that Clinton used a personal email address, kept on a privately-managed server, during her time as Secretary of State. But "at very best, Clinton is asking State to turn over emails that her staffers have already weeded through and marked as potentially acceptable for public consumption," writes Peter Suderman.
- A new lawsuit aims to decriminalize prostitution in California. Filed by the Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education, and Research Project, the suit alleges that California's anti-prostitution policies violate privacy, free speech, substantive due process, and freedom of association rights.
- "I'd gladly see [the whole DOJ report] assigned to every high schooler, college student, and state legislator in America," writes Conor Friedersdorf, calling Ferguson "a conspiracy against its black residents."
- In the Democratic Republic of Congo, giant, solar-powered aluminum robots serve as traffic cops.
- Three Dixie State University students, all members of Young Americans for Liberty, are suing the school for refusing to let them post satirical pictures of Che Guevara and George W. Bush around campus and relegating a demonstration to an isolated "free speech zone." The students, represented by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, say the school is violating their First Amendment rights.
- Florida lawmakers have moved forward with a bill to criminalize using a single-sex bathroom that doesn't correspond to the sex someone was born.
- A new study finds more than half of all U.S. births were covered by public health insurance in 2010, largely driven by unplanned pregnancies. "Public insurance programs paid for 68% of the 1.5 million unplanned births that year," the Guttmacher Institute reports, compared with 38% of planned pregnancies.
- Human pheromones probably don't exist.
So far, it's been silence from The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and others.
That's a huge concern as forecasters expect the U.S. unemployment rate in the months to come to surpass that seen during the depths of the Great Depression.
Social distancing and lockdowns appear to be working to slow the coronavirus pandemic.
The agency concludes that the possible benefits outweigh the risks.
"You cannot just decide you want to sell groceries," said Barbara Ferrer, the director of L.A. County Public Health.