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PBC News & Comment: Divided Supreme Court Punts on Contraception Case

In falsely-framed Obamacare “religious freedom” case, Supreme Court takes no action and urges lower court to work out a deal….--loosening its grip on the Snowden cache of documents, The Intercept says it will roll out more docs over time

--also at The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald’s interview with BDS leader Omar Barghouti, whose travel is now restricted by Israel; Barghouti was interviewed on this podcast in 2008

--in my latest episode of Processing Distortion, I detail dangerous efforts in California to limit speech by critics of Israel

--drug giant Pfizer joins 20 other pharma firms in banning sale of its drugs for executions

--Brian Sonenstein, who writes Prison Protest page for Shadowproof, comments on the shady efforts of prison officials to obtain lethal drugs for executions

--in op-ed, James Downie calls Obama’s drone war a “shameful part of his legacy”

--in Nevada, Dem state convention descended into mayhem as Sanders supporters were denied and Clinton picked up delegates

--the “Clinton two-fer” is back, as Hillary says Bill will be in charge of the economy

--leaning tabloid, Sunday NY Times featured stories and quotes from many women who’ve been abused by Trump, and a few who were given important jobs in his empire

--in Monday’s NY Times, one article details the likely attack lines of Trump against Clinton, and another offers reasons why they will fail

--as Brazil struggles with impeachment and austerity, we learn that more than half of its congress members are considered corrupt

--Alabama now features scandals related to governor, chief justice and house speaker, and Roger Shuler has exposed most of it

--Raging Grannies stage sit-in, blocking railroad tracks for bomb trains near Seattle