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The Supreme Court Has Made It Official: US Presidents Are Now Monarchs

By Marjorie Cohn / Truthout Yesterday, Americans celebrated Independence Day, commemorating the Declaration of Independence when the colonists threw off the yoke of King George III. When they crafted it, the framers of the Constitution established three co-equal branches of government to check and balance each other. But the Supreme Court’s shocking decision in Trump v. […]

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SCOTUS Furthers Right-Wing Agenda of Deconstruction of the Administrative State

By Marjorie Cohn / Truthout On June 28, the six reactionary members of the Supreme Court put a final nail in the coffin of Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense Council, in the companion cases of Loper Bright Enterprises v. Raimondo and Relentless, Inc. v. Department of Commerce. By overruling Chevron, the court dramatically curtailed the power of federal agencies to interpret statutes […]

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A Year Ago, 40 Migrants Died in a Fire at a Mexican Detention Facility. Who Should Be Blamed?

By Perla Trevizo / ProPublica, The Texas Tribune This story was originally published by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune. Stefan Arango, a 31-year-old Venezuelan husband and father, felt immediately nauseated by the smells of sweat, urine and feces when Mexican guards ordered him into the cinder block cell in the border city of Ciudad Juárez. […]

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Under the Biden Administration, Family Separations and Other Atrocities Continue

Protest to end family seperation (Flickr) By Tina Vásquez / Prism Reports President Joe Biden and his predecessor Donald Trump are in Texas today touring different sectors of the Southern border, a spectacle that encapsulates how central immigration is to each of their reelection campaigns. It is Biden’s approach to immigration in recent months, however, […]