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PBC News & Comment: Kansas Law To Squelch BDS Support is Struck Down

In first important legal victory since enactment of laws punishing BDS supporters, federal court overturns Kansas law, citing First Amendment….

–Greenwald’s report on court ruling is here

–British court strikes down “Snooper’s Charter” laws that enable mass surveillance like America’s

–Trump lumbered through an 80-minute teleprompter State of the Union speech, dispensing the usual platitudes and sweeping promises

–the most alarming item is that he’s ordered Guantanamo to stay open, and inferred he will add more prisoners

–he exploited the parents of teens killed by MS-13, and left the impression that all immigrants are deadly gang members; read the facts here

–your humble host has launched a new podcast series at WhoWhatWhy, first episode looks at FBI “domestic terrorism” cases in Bay Area; listen here

–in FBI frame-up from 12 years ago, Lodi case of Hamid Hayat gets appeal hearing, exposing evidence hidden by prosecutors that appears to exonerate him

–FBI challenges the accuracy of unreleased memo that accuses FBI of lying to FISA court to obtain warrants to monitor Trump campaign members

NY Times reports on the unseen memo, says it’s aimed at undermining Mueller

–Bob Menendez, the slimy Dem senator from NJ, will likely avoid retrial on corruption charges

–Hillary Clinton now says she should’ve fired her “faith advisor” and serial sexual harasser

–WashPo columnist Alyssa Rosenberg: “Hillary Clinton and I are done

–in October’s Las Vegas massacre, court documents are unsealed and review investigation of man who sold ammo to Stephen Paddock

–Scott Lloyd, anti-abortion extremist who runs Refugee office, not only tried to block abortions for detainees, he wanted to abort a drug-induced abortion as it was in progress