Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Milwaukee mayor removes director of Office of Violence Prevention.
Associated Press: Wisconsin Elections Commission won't recommend charges against man who admitted he fraudulently ordered absentee ballots.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission also deadlocked on a Republican commissioner’s proposal to tighten access to the website after Democratic commissioners complained that such a move would make it harder to vote.
The Daily Beast: Another sexual misconduct allegation against Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Minnesota Reformer: What happened to the Supreme Court investigation into the leak?
This Sphinx-like response is contrary to the public interest. Because such a high-profile fuss was made about the matter, the tribunal owes it to the public to disclose what is taking place. That public funds — taxpayer dollars — are being used for whatever inquiry is supposedly occurring adds — to borrow a word from Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent in the Dobbs case — judicial “stench” from this entire episode.
Slate: What the results of the Kansas referendum vote can tell us.
The newest polling from Gallup suggests that abortion has become a newly salient issue this summer, and that the gender gap between men and women on the issue of abortion has increased since Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overruled Roe in June. This was borne out in Kansas, where voter registration surged among women after Dobbs. Efforts of those who have taken the position that forced birth is somehow pleasant and rewarding, even for America’s 10-year-old rape victims, have backfired spectacularly, as have their claims that abortion rights advocates are lying about new dangers that abortion bans pose to patients with high-risk pregnancies or who are experiencing a miscarriage.
Politico: The status of cannabis legalization efforts across the country.
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