Justices Get Testy During Lethal Injection Arguments, Orioles Play to Empty Stadium, Hillary Clinton Calls for Vague Justice Reforms: P.M. Links


  • "I believe in stuff, I promise."
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    Questioning during the Supreme Court arguments over the constitutionality of some drugs used for lethal injections in Oklahoma turned aggressive today. Justice Sonia Sotomayor flat out told Oklahoma's attorney that he had been dishonest in his briefs, and she didn't trust what he said.

  • The civil unrest in Baltimore has resulted today in an Orioles-White Sox game where no spectators were permitted. Who lost? Baltimore residents who have had to subsidize the stadium and team owners, obviously.
  • Today Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton called for criminal justice reform, vaguely, and without much detail, perhaps because new policies would contradict her tough-on-crime comments from back in the 1990s.
  • In other Clinton news, the Clinton Foundation failed to disclose more than 1,000 foreign donations. They're blaming it on Canadian privacy laws.
  • Christopher Scarver, the man who beat serial killer/cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer to death while they were both in prison in 1994, is speaking out about why he did it.
  • In order to avoid having to permit messages some folks might not like (such as an ad criticizing Islam with a quote saying "Killing Jews is worship"), New York's metro authority has decided to ban all political ads entirely from subway trains and buses.
  • The assassin's veto wins another round: Surviving Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Renald Luzier says he will no longer draw the figure of Muhammed. He drew the Muhammed that appeared on the cover of the magazine the week after the murder of his co-workers.   

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