Republicans Against the Law
After threatening to unconstitutionally delay the next census indefinitely because of the Supreme Court ruling against Don John adding a citizenship question, the question’s engineer, Wilbur Ross, announced that the government had dropped plans to add the question. The very next day, Donald called the report of his own flip-flop “FAKE NEWS” and said he is “absolutely moving forward” with adding the question, announcing that he will attempt to circumvent the Constitution through executive order—but a federal judge in Maryland is allowing a suit to move forward that alleges that the question is intended to discriminate against immigrant communities of color. Here’s a great NPR article about the whole saga.
Donald’s billionaire crony Jeffrey Epstein, whom Don John has praised for his predilection for younger women, was arrested on charges of sex trafficking of minors.
A federal judge also temporarily blocked Ohio’s “heartbeat” abortion ban, which could have blocked abortions as early as five or six weeks, subsequent to an ACLU lawsuit.
Yet another federal judge blocked Trump from using $2.5 billion in military funding to build a wall at the southern border
DHS is investigating a secret Facebook group for border patrol agents that was recently revealed to be riddled with racist and sexist comments and memes, and jokes about migrant deaths. Reports indicate that Border Patrol has known about the group for years; whether it monitored the comments and posts is unclear at this point.
The House in Da House
The House sued the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service, demanding access to President Trump’s tax returns.
Rep. Justin Amash—lone-wolf GOP dissenter against Donald and former founder of the Freedom Caucus, is leaving the Republican party.
Social and Civil Rights Advances
Thanks in part to lobbying efforts from YOU, Indivisible warriors, the DNC is reportedly considering a vote to conduct a presidential-candidate debate focused on climate change.
German defense minister Ursula von der Leyen became the first woman nominated to head the European Union as commission president, and Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, will become the first female president of the European Central Bank.
When a Jacksonville library canceled a planned LGBTQ prom after conservative blogger incited her 700K followers, raising concerns for the teens’ safety, the Buckman Bridge Universalist Unitarian Church in town stepped in, hosting the event for the displaced teens.
An Italian judge ordered the release of the ship’s captain being kept in custody for breaking a naval blockade to bring rescued refugees into port, ruling that she had been carrying out her duty to protect life and had not committed any act of violence.
Your Feel-good Stories of the Week
The Trump Baby flew at Donald’s masturbatory celebration of self at the Fourth of July waste of taxpayer money in the National Mall.
In Donny’s public feud with U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe, once again the woman has the last word, helping her team to victory in the World Cup.
This happened on FOX News’s post-World Cup broadcast from France and it was glorious.