Quick Takes

3-26-2021

New York Becomes First City to Eliminate Qualified Immunity Protections for Police Officers (Law & Crime)

The richest 1 percent dodge taxes on more than one-fifth of their income, study shows (WaPo)

Democrats introduce ‘DeJoy Act’ in opening salvo against USPS leader’s mail-slowing plan (WaPo)

Dominion Voting sues Fox for $1.6B over 2020 election claims (AP)

3-25-2021

Georgia bans giving water to voters in line under sweeping restrictions (Reuters)

Facebook and Amazon are now the two biggest corporate lobbying spenders in the country (Public Citizen)

Documents Show Amazon Is Aware Drivers Pee in Bottles and Even Defecate En Route, Despite Company Denial (The Intercept)

[What happens when a narcissistic madman occupies the Oval Office:] House chamber hardened with bulletproof doors (Axios)

Carrying Guns in Public Is Not a Constitutional Right, Ninth Circuit Rules (Courthouse News)

Parler is sued by co-founder Matze over ouster following U.S. Capitol riot (Reuters)

Duped by Duffel Blo g, a congressman claims that the VFW and American Legion were labeled hate groups (Task & Purpose)

Trump aide concealed work for PR firm and misled court to dodge child support (The Guardian)

Aides Warned Trump About Anti-Vax MAGA Fans. He Did Nothing (Daily Beast)

U.S. COVID response could have avoided hundreds of thousand of deaths (Reuters)

Texas AG Ken Paxton refuses to release texts, emails sent during pro-Trump rally and Capitol riot (Houston Chronicle)

The border crisis is about human pain and desperation. Why can’t the media grasp this? (WaPo)

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