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  • A federal judge is temporarily blocking the Trump administration's attempt to end the popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program, writing that the Department of Homeland Security's "decision to rescind DACA was based on a flawed legal premise."
  • Former Breitbart News reporter and notorious alt-right clown Chuck Johnson is suing Twitter, saying the private company violated his First Amendment rights by deleting his account in 2015.
  • Larry Flynt's fight to reveal how Missouri handles executions continues, with the ACLU of Missouri arguing on Flynt's behalf in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday.
  • In Kentucky, the ACLU is challenging public-school "Bible literacy" courses that are basically Baptist Sunday School.
  • Brazil is the latest country to consider censoring the internet in the name of stopping "fake news."

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Brazil is the latest country to consider censoring the internet in the name of stopping "fake news."

    CNN isn't going to be available anywhere!

  • ||

    Hello.

    See USA? No talk of American politics from this Canadian!

    Hope this helps in trying to figure me out!

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    That was the only thing that made you, as a Canadian, not boring.

  • ||

    Always with 'les mots...' something, something.

  • Johnny Hit n Run Paulene||

    No "I'm sooory aboot that, eh"? Hmmm. Not so sure you really are Canadian, Rufe.

  • Colossal Douchebag||

    Dare to be dull.

  • Scarecrow Repair & Chippering||

    I tried some maple-bacon potato chips. They were incredibly untasteful, just sweet and salty, but not bacon or maple that I could detect.

  • Bee Tagger||

    Brazil is the latest country to consider censoring the internet in the name of stopping "fake news."

    Movie as playbook

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    In Kentucky, the ACLU is challenging public-school "Bible literacy" courses that are basically Baptist Sunday School.

    But if they were teaching the Talmud... AM I RIGHT EVERYONE?

  • Anomalous||

    As if anyone in Kentucky knows what the Talmud is.

  • Elias Fakaname||

    They would be defending them if they were Islamic courses teaching suicide bombing.

  • A Cynic's Guide to Zen||

    Breitbart AND Infowars? Where does this soyboy get his aluminum? I gotsta know

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...the Department of Homeland Security's "decision to rescind DACA was based on a flawed legal premise."

    The decision or the execution? This seems weird.

  • Rebel Scum||

    A federal judge is temporarily blocking the Trump administration's attempt to end the popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program, writing that the Department of Homeland Security's "decision to rescind DACA was based on a flawed legal premise."

    That which is passed by E.O. can be rescinded by E.O. And "flawed legal premise" is what the original E.O. was passed under in the first place.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    It's yet another case that Trump is ultimately going to win in the end, despite the delaying tactics of the Obamatards.

  • Bearded Spock||

    I'm somewhat surprised Reason does not comprehend the obvious political ramifications of a lone liberal judge using unconstitutional reasoning to keep an unconstitutional program alive. This decision just made any effort to save DACA even more politically radioactive than it already was, especially for Congressional Republicans.

    Then again this is a website that voluntarily publishes vicious, borderline racist screeds from Shikha, so they probably can't comprehend there could possibly anyone who doesn't think this is a great thing.

  • Domestic Dissident||

    Reason worships, adores, and venerates their most highly exalted Obamessiah and his soon to be first prophet Oprah Winfrey.

  • Mickey Rat||

    Expanded immigration is one of their most beloved pet issues. Principles, the rule of law,
    basic ethics are all things to be put aside in pursuit of the pet issue.

  • Rhywun||

    But it's popular!

  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    Well, it's popular with a subset of media whores.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    ...Chuck Johnson is suing Twitter, saying the private company violated his First Amendment rights by deleting his account in 2015.

    Yes, please, nationalize Twitter so we can make this a reality.

  • Conchfritters||

    No sex links? I want my money back.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Larry Flynt.

  • Bearded Spock||

    If any could turn public executions into porn, it would be Larry.

  • Bearded Spock||

    *anyone

  • A Cynic's Guide to Zen||

    ENB is branching out into other kinks.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    A federal judge is temporarily blocking the Trump administration's attempt to end the popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program...

    The president, before he officially responds on Twitter, would like to know the judge's ethnicity.

  • A Cynic's Guide to Zen||

    In Kentucky, the ACLU is challenging public-school "Bible literacy" courses that are basically Baptist Sunday School.

    Mr. Jackson, why didn't Jesus just order the velociraptors to eat the Sanhedrin?

  • SIV||

    Next the ACLU will challenge constitutional literacy courses as right wing extremist propaganda.

  • Enjoy Every Sandwich||

    If any such courses exist, I'm sure they teach the "correct" view of the Constitution e.g. that it's a "living" document that only protects "collective rights".

  • A Cynic's Guide to Zen||

    American Constitution Society at your local law school. The bane of any Federalist.

  • Elias Fakaname||

    Well, it WAS written by a bunch of white nationalist slave owners like, 80 years ago.

  • paranoid android||

    Ah, we've at last found the kind of government intervention SIV likes: inculcating children with religious dogma.

  • SIV||

    It's an elective course.

  • Juice||

    Locals can't elect to not pay for it.

  • swaged||

    They can't move?

    Oh…

  • Conchfritters||

    In Kentucky, the ACLU is challenging public-school "Bible literacy" courses that are basically Baptist Sunday School.

    Clearly those ACLU dipshits have never been to Kentucky.

  • Rich||

    They insist that no new laws are necessary by pointing to a pre-internet censorship law enacted in 1983

    Same logic as our "Bill of Rights" arguments.

  • $park¥ leftist poser||

    In Kentucky, the ACLU is challenging public-school "Bible literacy" courses that are basically Baptist Sunday School.

    For the sake of argument, let's say parents in KY actually want their children to be taught "Bible literacy" in public school. Is it still bad then?

  • paranoid android||

    Yes.

  • chipper me timbers||

    You had me at public schools tbh.

  • chemjeff||

    Well the correct answer is of course "no public schools". That makes the Bible literacy issue moot.

    The next best answer I think are vouchers. Parents who want to fund Bible literacy classes can vote with their vouchers, parents who object to it can vote with theirs.

    But in the absence of that, then I think it's a lot bigger problem. What I struggle with is, if a taxpayer objects to Bible literacy classes, how would compelled funding of those classes not constitute compelled endorsement of it?

  • ace_m82||

    If a taxpayer objects to [literally fill-in-the-blank] classes, how would compelled funding of those classes not constitute compelled endorsement of it?

    Government IS a compelled endorsement of some things and a compelled condemnation of others. It's definitional.

  • DesigNate||

    If it's an elective course, I don't see the problem. Of course, they should offer elective courses in other world religions too then.

  • Rebel Scum||

    Former Breitbart News reporter and notorious alt-right clown Chuck Johnson is suing Twitter, saying the private company violated his First Amendment rights by deleting his account in 2015.

    Not a 1A issue, but rather a terms of use policy issue.

  • Drave Robber||

    notorious alt-right clown

    So he entertains people and doesn't do anyone harm? I'd consider that a compliment.

    (The guy is still wrong, of course.)

  • Rich||

  • A Cynic's Guide to Zen||

    Does it synch with my Apple Ecosystem and my iJuicer? My wife's son wants to know.

  • Conchfritters||

    For $600 you can get some real high end pussy.

  • Colossal Douchebag||

    Can I get one that snores and farts?

  • Citizen X - #6||

    Dude, cats are free. If your neighbor has a cat, just buy better cat food than your neighbor does, and his cat will move in with you.

  • Ken Shultz||

    "A federal judge is temporarily blocking the Trump administration's attempt to end the popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program, writing that the Department of Homeland Security's "decision to rescind DACA was based on a flawed legal premise."

    This may have made it harder for congress to pass immigration reform, which had a building consensus to fix DACA problems. Trump was using his attempts to end DACA as leverage in his negotiation, and without that leverage, congress has less incentive to compromise with the president and save DACA in an election year.

    P.S. You're saying DACA is "popular"--do you have any evidence for that? Or is this one of those "facts" you just want people to believe?

  • A Cynic's Guide to Zen||

    Where we're going, we wont need no stinkin' facts!

  • Ken Shultz||

    Some people really seem to think that it doesn't matter how you get there--as long as you get there.

    I'm one of those people who isn't necessarily impressed by presumptuous bullshit--even if I agree with the conclusions.

    They called it "Reason" for a reason, and maybe the biggest one is because if we can get people to use reason, the truth is on libertarians' side.

    Oh, and here's my proof:

    "When REASON speaks of poverty, racism, the draft, the war, studentpower, politics, and other vital issues, it shall be reasons, not slogans, it gives for conclusions . . . Proof, not belligerent assertion. Logic, not legends. Coherance, not contradictions. This is our promise: this is the reason for REASON."

    ----Lanny Friedlander

    May, 1968

    Reason Issue #1,

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05.....ander.html

  • chemjeff||

    Well, I did find this. It's a little dated though.

    The poll — conducted in the days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the administration was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which Sessions described as "unilateral executive amnesty" that "contributed to a surge of unaccompanied minors on the southern border" and "denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of Americans" — shows that 54 percent of voters want Congress to establish a path to citizenship for DACA recipients, and another 19 percent want Congress to allow them to stay without establishing citizenship.

  • DesigNate||

    Yeah, but that sounds more like the people that support it want Congress to actually do something about it, not have it left up to the whim of whichever ass occupies the chair in the oval office.

  • Bearded Spock||

    This judge just effectively killed any DACA compromise, and in the process saved the Republicans from themselves.

    Which, in turn, probably saved the Republican majority in Congress.

    I might have to re-think my assumption he or she is Left-of-Center.

  • Kivlor||

    There's really no good way to get a pulse on this issue. The polls routinely refer to 30 year old illegal immigrants as "children". If you ask the average American "do you think 30 year old illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay and given US citizenship?" or "do you support repatriating adult illegal immigrants to their home countries?" the percent in favor will change drastically compared to the question "Do you supporting granting amnesty to illegal immigrant children brought to the US against their will so long as they meet certain requirements?"

    No matter what, you're going to have a right wing or left wing bias in the question. And that's going to skew the public's opinion drastically. In the case of the current question, no one ever discusses what those requirements would be. Because there won't be any. If you switch it to straight up amnesty, Americans reject the prospect very solidly.

    Additionally, it depends on the people being polled--where are they from?

    Then we can ask the real question: Should we really be trying to project general "public opinion" in a nation of 300,000,000 based on a poll of 1,000-3,000 people. Probably not, but it won't stop people on both sides from doing it.

  • swaged||

    Ok John.

  • Rebel Scum||

    Brazil is the latest country to consider censoring the internet in the name of stopping "fake news."

    Released from the grasp of the soy-boy, beta-male and human cue ball Brian (alca)Steltzer at last!

  • Rhywun||

    What do the Stray Cats have to do with anything?

  • Unlabelable MJGreen||

    Former Breitbart News reporter and notorious alt-right clown Chuck Johnson is suing Twitter, saying the private company violated his First Amendment rights by deleting his account in 2015.

    lol

  • Rhywun||

    Notorious A.R.C. in the house

  • Arizona_Guy||

    I'm confused also. How can a judge block the rollback of DACA? It was an E.O.

  • DesigNate||

    Because feelzzzzzz

  • Elias Fakaname||

    A progressive judge can do anything they want.

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