Slate: The U.S. Supreme Court's new religious liberty case could destroy public education.
Public education is a bedrock of American democracy. A bad decision in Espinoza would shake the foundation of the nation’s education system, spurning the notion that state-funded schools should teach students how to engage in diverse and pluralistic self-governance. The Christian schools that would receive a windfall from Maine operate as prejudice academies, instructing students to hate people who are different from them. They reject equality in favor of intolerance, preaching a fundamentalist ideology that’s incompatible with multicultural democracy.
Marijuana Moment: Congressman slams Senate after marijuana banking reform dropped from defense bill.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Local governments, including Milwaukee County, sue McKinsey and Co. over its role in the opioid epidemic.
Vox: The obstacles the U.S. Justice Department faces in suing Texas over its gerrymandering.
Yet it’s uncertain whether the Justice Department is capable of prevailing in this lawsuit, no matter what evidence it presents at trial. That’s how hostile the Supreme Court’s Republican appointees are toward the Voting Rights Act.
The Hill: Reboot of "Remain in Mexico" policy reopens wounds for advocates.
But in broad strokes the policy is still the same, leaving migrants from around the globe waiting for months on end in Mexico through a program experts say violates international and U.S. law requiring admittance of asylum-seekers.
“The MPP policy constitutes the pounding into submission of those who, if found to qualify for asylum, we are obliged by international law to admit, protect, and afford numerous fundamental rights," The Roundtable of Former Immigration Judges wrote in an open letter Monday.
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