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2:45 PM ET, June 30, 2022


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Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Live Updates: Supreme Court Curbs E.P.A.'s Authority to Address Climate Change  —  The decision was a blow to the Environmental Protection Agency's powers under the Clean Air Act.  It was the latest ruling by a court that has handed down significant decisions on abortion and guns.
Washington Post:
Supreme Court lets vaccine mandate stand without religious exemption  —  Three conservative justices, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas, objected to their colleagues' refusal to review the state's requirement  —  Over the objection of three justices, the Supreme Court …
Discussion: USA Today and NBC New York
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Jackson sworn in, becomes 1st Black woman on Supreme Court  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in to the Supreme Court on Thursday, shattering a glass ceiling as the first Black woman on the nation's highest court.  —  The 51-year-old Jackson is the court's 116th justice …
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court clears Biden to end Trump's ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy  —  The policy requires some asylum seekers who enter the country illegally, mainly from Central and South America, to return to Mexico while they await a hearing  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled for the Biden administration …
Washington Post:
‘My anxiety spikes’: Lawyers brace for Supreme Court climate ruling
Kelly Hooper / Politico:
Clarence Thomas suggests Covid vaccines are derived from the cells of ‘aborted children’
Discussion: NBC News and Raw Story
Ja'han Jones / MSNBC:   What the Supreme Court's EPA decision could mean for you
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plant emissions
Jan Wolfe / Wall Street Journal:
Supreme Court Limits Environmental Protection Agency's Authority
Discussion: Mediaite
Ken Meyer / Mediaite:
Former Trump Admin Official Alyssa Farah Stuns CNN's New Day With Revelation About Cassidy Hutchinson  —  Former Trump White House official Alyssa Farah astonished her colleagues on CNN by telling them she helped Cassidy Hutchinson break away from Donald Trump's sphere of influence before her January 6 Committee testimony.
Esther Wickham / Washington Examiner:
Cassidy Hutchinson did not do her job  —  The Jan. 6 House committee held a last-minute hearing on Tuesday, again attempting to distract people from other disastrous events unfolding in the country.  Unfortunately for them, their “star witness” didn't do her job in helping with that distraction — she merely exposed it.
Brian Schwartz / CNBC:
GOP megadonors turn on Trump after Jan. 6 hearings, set sights on DeSantis, Pence and other 2024 hopefuls  — Despite a lack of support from corporate leaders, Trump has maintained a massive campaign war chest thanks largely to small-dollar donors.  — His political action committee …
Ian Millhiser / Vox:
A new Supreme Court case is the biggest threat to US democracy since January 6  —  Moore v. Harper is a grave threat to US democracy, and the fate of that democracy probably comes down to Amy Coney Barrett.  —  The Supreme Court's announcement on Thursday that it will hear Moore v. Harper …
Rick Hasen / Election Law Blog:
Breaking and Analysis: Supreme Court Will Hear Moore v. Harper, the Independent State Legislature Theory Case from North Carolina; This Case Could Severely Curtail the Ability of State Courts to Protect Voting Rights and Stop Partisan Gerrymandering  —  The Supreme Court today just agreed …
Discussion: HuffPost, Daily Kos and Law & Crime
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Supreme Court to review state legislatures' power in federal elections
John F. Harris / Politico:
Trump Is in Trouble and He Knows It  —  At first blush, the Supreme Court's decision striking down Roe v. Wade doesn't have much to do with the startling revelations produced by the Jan. 6 select committee.  —  Thanks, then, to Donald Trump for helping us get quickly to second blush …
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo News:
Filmmaker who gave footage to Jan. 6 committee: Trump is ‘dangerous,’ living in ‘cloud cuckoo land’  —  American businessman and philanthropist  —  A British documentary filmmaker who recently testified behind closed doors to the House Jan. 6 select committee said that former President Donald Trump …
Ana Ceballos / Miami Herald:
See for yourself: the slides shown to teachers during Florida's civics training sessions  —  The Florida Department of Education's training of educators on new civics standards for K-12 public schools is underway and has prompted some critical comments.  —  When Gov. Ron DeSantis announced …
Don Moynihan / Can We Still Govern?:
The rot runs deeper  —  What the actions of an obscure Wisconsin political appointee tell us about GOP democratic backsliding  —  The January 6th hearings have illustrated the deep threats to American democracy such that only the most die-hard Trumpists can deny them.
Michael Wines / New York Times:   Wisconsin Court Validates a Republican Strategy to Preserve Power
Associated Press:
Putin: Western leaders would look ‘disgusting’ topless  —  MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin shot back at Western leaders who mocked his athletic exploits, saying they would look “disgusting” if they tried to emulate his bare-torso appearances.
Philip Bump / Washington Post:
Why would Liz Cheney choose this fight if she didn't believe in it?  —  The odds are good that, in two months, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) will be a lame duck.  The idea that Cheney — a member of Congress and of a family with deep ties in American politics — might be ousted by Republican voters …
Discussion: Townhall, NPR and The Guardian
Melanie Mason / Los Angeles Times:
Republican Party must choose between Trump and the Constitution, Liz Cheney says in California speech
Joel Gilbert / American Thinker:
Michelle Obama Is Running for President in 2024  —  It was the gasp heard round the world.  “They could run Michelle Obama, and if they do ...” said Monica Crowley before the CPAC 2022 audience reeled audibly in shocked recognition, cutting her off in mid-sentence.
Willful Blindness: Feds Ignore Illegal Alien ID Theft Plaguing Americans as U.S. Coffers Fill  —  The historic surge of illegal immigrants across America's southern border is fueling a hidden crime spree few in Washington seem willing or able to address: widespread identity theft by migrants who need U.S. credentials to work.
Daily Mail:
Jealousy over a THREESOME between passengers sparked 60-person brawl on Carnival Cruise ship dance floor that lasted for an HOUR and spanned five floors  — A massive brawl erupted in a nightclub early Tuesday on the Carnival Magic just off New York harbor as it was wrapping up its eight-day Caribbean cruise
Hope Yen / Associated Press:
Buttigieg launches $1B pilot to build racial equity in roads  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Thursday launched a $1 billion first-of-its-kind pilot program aimed at helping reconnect cities and neighborhoods racially segregated or divided by road projects …
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Congress faces abortion questions abroad
Discussion: HotAir, The Hill and RADAR
The Guardian:
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Federal Bureau of Investigation:
Ruja Ignatova Added to FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List
Discussion: The Daily Beast, The Hill and CoinDesk
Washington Post:
Biden sharply ramps up his response to ‘destabilizing’ abortion ruling
Justin Fenton / The Baltimore Banner:
Fired BPD fiscal chief indicted for federal wire fraud
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