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The posts in play...

Steve Pittelli
Voting for Nothing For the Last Time
From SCOTUSblog: Argument analysis: Justices send mixed messages on corporate liability for allegedly aiding child slavery abroad
Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before…
Wednesday Writs: Brief Edition, Including Van Buren v United States
We Don’t Need ‘City-Slicker Elegy’
Clare Briggs
Chest Out
The Best Meal I Ever Had: Lobster Risotto
Hei Lun Chan
Scott Adams and Me

The comments...

AvatarCJColucci in reply to Jaybird
+ Howard Dean's 50-state strategy, which I largely endorse, was never about whether to run candidates who might appeal to voters in red states. Anyone who [. . .]
AvatarJaybird in reply to InMD

I think that the fact that the plaintiffs are slaves does sort of imply that they are being prevented from a handful of things, though.

AvatarOscar Gordon

You'd think vice lobbies would have looked at the Tobacco settlements and found a lesson in there somewhere...

AvatarInMD in reply to Jaybird
+ Right to petition for redress isn't the same as jurisdiction of the federal courts and whether this statute creates this cause of action, which is [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to CJColucci
+ Sure, but the question wasn't about the legal argument, but the moral one (defending slavery). If a lawyer shouldn't be defending the corporations legally [. . .]
+ "This case is purely about the reach of the Alien Tort Claims Act of 1789." I know that you say this. I've heard other people say [. . .]
AvatarSaul Degraw

good article on this case at Slate:

AvatarCJColucci in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ The real question is why these corporations aren’t just writing settlement checks. Because they have a very good chance of winning this particular [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Chip Daniels
+ "So yeah, I think we have to write them off and focus on the possible groups we can peel off, like the suburban women who [. . .]
AvatarCJColucci in reply to Jaybird
+ No, there isn't. This case is purely about the reach of the Alien Tort Claims Act of 1789. Federal courts are courts of limited jurisdiction [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Slade the Leveller
+ Because everyone deserves a vigorous defense, and even I can play devils advocate* if there are enough zeroes to the left of the decimal point. The [. . .]
+ Van Buren’s counsel made the slippery slope argument before the High Court on Monday that such a broad application of the CFAA implicates behaviors many [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Jaybird
+ I don't think its stupid at all, just commonly overlooked. How often do we see profiles of slaughterhouse workers, or Amazon center workers, or hair braiders [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Jaybird
+ One thing this election has possibly shown is how much of an impact party line ticket voting has, by being the exception (lots of votes [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H in reply to Chip Daniels
+ One of the things that strikes me about a lot of Kristen's writing is that it seeks to either obscure or outright reverse a simple [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Oscar Gordon
+ After four years of this exact discussion, no one has been able to name a single thing the Democrats can do to gain their vote. Not [. . .]
AvatarLeeEsq in reply to DensityDuck
+ The reasonable person standard exists in civil law, particularly the tort of negligence, not so much criminal law. Van Buren's lawyers are making a pretty [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to CJColucci

How does aligning require anyone to cease being what they are?

AvatarBrandon Berg
+ It's worth pointing out Haidt's research, which found that conservatives had a much better understanding of the views of liberals than vice-versa. As you point [. . .]
+ You're saying this like it's obviously stupid that he should sit and talk with these people. I think that something like that would be a good. [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Chip Daniels
+ "A racist fear of “Black people taking control” is different than a cultural fear of “Rural people being marginalized”. But not by much, when “rural” and [. . .]
AvatarOscar Gordon in reply to Chip Daniels
+ Remember, I grew up in rural WI. I grew up working those small family farms. I still talk to those people. So the hell [. . .]

He's being given tools to help him run the place in 30-40 years.

Like it or not.

AvatarJaybird in reply to InMD
+ But there does seem to be a constitutional question there. Do the slaves have the right to petition the government for redress of grievances? I can [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels
+ Maybe Louis needs to leave his elitist bubble and visit some real Americans. Like, go to a barber shop in Compton or visit a taqueria [. . .]
+ L4 - the Wikipedia indicates there was a lot of maneuvering by both sides over Elvis Presley’s draft status and fulfillment, but in the end [. . .]

L1: Van Burens are having their moment in the legal system this week.

+ I have never understood the attention that Hillbilly elegy received. After reading the book, I realized that Mr. Vance benefitted from have above a [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H in reply to DensityDuck
+ I'm quite sure he will attempt to wriggle out of it, the same way that he wriggled out of any relationship to the multiple convictions [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck in reply to Chip Daniels
+ "Farm laborers, who are every bit as “rural” as the farm owner, vote heavily for Democrats." And surely after four years of the most racist President [. . .]

[L3] "Haha, let's see Trump wriggle out of this jam!"
(Trump wriggles out of the jam easily)
"Ah, well. Nevertheless..."

+ [L1] lol. This argument is starting to sound like "well there wasn't a SIGN ON THE SUPPLY CLOSET DOOR saying not to go in [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck in reply to CJColucci
+ it's really weird to me that you keep screeching about "operationalizing" things, when the very next sentence is "how do we “align” with them” with [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H
+ L5: and in other news the sun rose in the East today . . . L3: My guess is this is either Roger Stone or [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H
+ The Democrats, spurred on by their utter conviction that they have the world completely figured out despite all evidence to the contrary, have [. . .]

Even though I probably disagree with some of your conclusions, Kristin, I certainly agree with your sentiment here.

+ "Democrats might want to spend that same mental energy on addressing the many systemic failures within their own party." Not gonna happen. They [. . .]
AvatarInMD in reply to Jaybird
+ I don't believe there are any constitutional questions in the case. The statute the plaintiffs are suing under was passed in 1789. There [. . .]

Yeah, Adams has always been a weirdo / edgy contrarian. His full-throated Trumpism is just a more extreme example of a long-running pattern of his.

+ Howard Dean's 50 State Strategy? Yeah, it worked when they did that. From what I recall the last few times I brought that up is that [. . .]
AvatarCJColucci in reply to Jaybird
+ Here's an idea. Maybe if the Democrats want to win seats in Nebraska or West Virginia.they should run actual Nebraskans or West Virginians who already [. . .]
AvatarJaybird in reply to InMD
+ While I certainly agree that Congress could clean this up, I think that the Supreme Court can get away with saying that "a law that [. . .]
+ The facts as alleged are obviously disturbing but I feel obligated to say this is a public policy issue more rightly laid at the feet [. . .]
+ They're not unmet, Chip. They're patched up, best they can. What could the Democrats do to change this? Go in there. Actually talk to them. Create a relationship. [. . .]
AvatarCJColucci in reply to Chip Daniels

So would I, but we get what we get instead: game theory jargon, Psych 101, and marketing advice that doesn't actually advise.

AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Jaybird
+ So according to your description, it would seem that they prefer this state of affairs, where their lower needs are left unmet, while their higher [. . .]