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PBC News & Comment: Scalia-Free Supreme Court Overturns Texas Anti-Abortion “TRAP” Law

Supreme Court overturns pretextual Texas law that led to closure of many abortion clinics, setting important new precedent; Kennedy pivotal…..–Justice Kennedy is again the crucial swing vote, even on 8-member Court

–similar laws in 20+ other states are likely unconstitutional

–in outrageous, unanimous ruling, Court throws out conviction of corrupt former VA governor, while Don Siegelman is still in prison

–in 6-2 vote, the Court upheld federal law banning gun ownership to misdemeanor domestic violence convicts

–the latest episode of Newsbud Report is here

–at Dem platform hearing, Clinton supporters demolish Sanders positions on $15 wage, Palestinians, TPP, fracking

–a Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola covers the debate over TPP

–FBI seems determined to debunk claims that Omar Mateen was gay or bisexual

–FBI spying budget may reach $1 billion this year

–in our new interview, peace activist David Swanson talks about America’s wars and his new book, War is a Lie

–at Mother Jones, Shane Bauer files multi-part report on his undercover work as guard at a corporate prison

NY Times reports that CIA arms intended for Syrian rebels went to black market, were used to kill Americans

–Pope Francis tells the truth about Armenian genocide, and says gays deserve an apology

–Turkey will be upset by Pope’s remarks, but it’s busy mending fences with Israel and Russia

–in Sacramento Sunday, a bizarre scuffle between Neo-Nazi skinheads and anti-fascist counterprotesters injures 10; here is Spiro’s report on Newsbud