With strong dissent from Justice Ginsberg, Supreme Court lifts injunction, restrictive Texas voter ID law is in effect this November...
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--In unusual announcement Saturday at 5am, Supreme Court ignores its own precedents, reinstates Texas Photo ID law
--read conservative judge Richard Posner’s devastating dissent on photo ID laws here
--no pro-democracy protests in US, but Hong Kong protesters continue despite rioting by riot police
--Beijing directs response to protests from nearby Shenzen
--NSA’s top tech guy is moonlighting 20 hours a week for former boss Keith Alexander’s company
--Bloomberg News discloses how Chicago uses Stingray cell phone tracking system, on heels of DC report last week
--in federal court in San Francisco, ObamaCo fights to keep FBI “suspicious activities lists”, after ACLU challenge
--Obama’s ban on torture is undermined by vague position on torture overseas
--in major reversal, Turkey says is will support Kurdish fighters in Kobani
--corruption scandal in Turkey, sparked by Gulen, sees charges dropped by hand-picked prosecutors
--faux “unity government” in Iraq names key ministers
--IS attacks Shiite shrines in Karbala, keeps pressure on Baghdad as US admits Anbar is almost totally controlled by IS
--former CIA and Pentagon chief Leon Panetta delivers hawkish message on book tour in California The best local interview was by Michael Krasny on KQED