After someone broke into her car, South African resident Vicki Momberg wasn't happy with the black police officers who responded to her call. She said black people were "plain and simple useless" and referred to them as kaffirs. She's now facing trial for her language and could be forced to pay a huge fine. But some in the South African government say that isn't enough. The government has introduced a draft law that would make using racist language punishable with up to 10 years in prison.
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?