One curious note—the decision came out this morning. But a @reason story about it didn't gain any traction. The Miami Herald piece, published hours later and framed as BREAKING NEWS, blew it up. https://t.co/h65tHU6Ewn
The theory that Instagays contribute to eating disorders among gay men seems (1) impossible to prove and (2) too obvious to deny. But Instagays only perpetuate body image issues that existed in the gay community long before Instagram. https://t.co/TiPVgodFqU
@OsitaNwanevu @RachaelBLR @neuroclefight. If the Framers had thought their charter was absolutely perfect, they wouldn't have created a mechanism for amendment. I don't think it's ignorant to criticize any constitutional provision, but especially not one created through a compromise that irked many Framers.
The court applies the presumption of constitutional continuity to hold that "a constitutional provision retained from a previous constitution without material change has retained the original public meaning that provision had at the time it first entered a Georgia Constitution."
What's perhaps most fascinating about the decision is a lengthy discussion of the "original public meaning" of a state constitutional provision that was first adopted in 1877—but has since been readopted in several new constitutions. An originalist scholar's dream.
This is a fascinating decision from the Georgia Supreme Court holding that a driver's refusal to take a breathalyzer test cannot be used against her in court—under the state constitution's guarantee against self-incrimination. https://t.co/m4z32MbgN7
Alabama killed a Muslim man tonight who wanted his imam by his side when he died. The state offered a Christian chaplain or nothing. It was one of the most clear-cut cases of religious discrimination in recent memory. And SCOTUS’ conservatives didn’t care. So he died alone. https://t.co/yRoPa1TSq3
ICE arrested a dreamer, revoked his DACA status, placed him in detention, and attempted to deport him, claiming he was a gang member. A federal judge just ruled that ICE was lying—brazenly, intentionally, repeatedly, and illegally. https://t.co/U2u25mzUqQ
To be clear: Kavanaugh is apparently so eager to overturn Roe that he is willing to let states *ignore Supreme Court abortion precedent* and permit lower courts to effectively overrule the Supreme Court.
BREAKING: Supreme Court, in a 5–4 decision by Justice Alito, allows Ohio (and other states) to purge voters from the rolls for their failure to vote. A massive blow to the Motor Voter Act that will likely lead to a huge amount of disenfranchisement. https://t.co/BA6SHRuSmz