In Bessemer, Alabama, a dozen students who thought they would be starting high school this month were instead told they need to finish eighth grade. All of the students had failed a grade in the past. They'd been in seventh grade last school year and were allowed by their principal to enroll on an online program to earn eighth-grade credits, too, so they could go straight to high school after finishing seventh grade. But the school system did not have a license to use that program and the coursework taken by the students couldn't be verified.
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?