Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Senate Republican opines about investigator Michael Gableman.
"I am so over Michael Gableman. He's not right," said state Sen. Kathy Bernier, a Lake Hallie Republican who leads the Senate Elections Committee.
"I can speculate as to why he didn't run for Supreme Court again (in 2018) and the speculation would be he's incompetent, in my opinion," she said. "You would never see that in a real investigator, that they go on to speculate on things. They deal with facts. He is an absolute joke."
Reuters: U.S. Supreme Court upholds exclusion of Puerto Rico residents from supplemental security insurance benefits.
Jose Luis Vaello Madero, the disabled 67-year-old man at the center of the case, received SSI benefits when he lived in New York but lost eligibility when he moved to Puerto Rico in 2013. The U.S. government sued him in federal court in Washington in 2017 seeking more than $28,000 for SSI payments he received after moving to Puerto Rico.
"It is unfortunate the court failed to see the discrimination faced by the most needy Puerto Rican Americans whose only distinguishing feature is that they choose to remain in Puerto Rico, their home on U.S. soil. This is a devastating day for Mr. Vaello Madero and for Puerto Rico," said Hermann Ferre, Vaello Madero's lawyer.
Washington Monthly: Even some of Donald Trump's "well-qualified" federal judges issue shoddy opinions.
NC Policy Watch: Federal attempts to legalize marijuana will likely die in Senate.
Reuters: Massachusetts high court holds that restaurants cannot recover for COVID losses under property-insurance policies.
Vera Institute: New York saves $142 million by closing six prisons.
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