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PBC News & Comment: Will Supreme Court Uphold Muslim Travel Ban?

In oral arguments, Justices Roberts and Kennedy seem inclined to uphold Trump travel ban 3.0, as lower court extends DACA….--court watchers don’t see 5 justices ready to strike down Trump’s order

--appeals court ridicules Trump’s rational for killing DACA, orders government to resume taking applications

--the caravan of migrants that scared Trump shitless is nearing Tijuana, where as many as 130 will seek asylum

--big victory for “valve turners” who shut down pipelines, as Minnesota appeals court rules in favor of “necessity defense”

--in Philly, Cosby retrial will go to jury soon

--remarkable video from Toronto shows cop didn’t shoot van driver who mowed down pedestrians, even though it looked like the suspect was pointing a gun

--Trump’s nominee to run VA will probably withdraw soon, as reports of heavy drinking and abusive management pile up

--US air marshals also have serious drinking problems, and morale issues, new report says

--at Shadowproof, Kevin Gosztola tweaks pundit Jonathan Alter for promoting less democracy in Dem primaries

--French President Macron holds hands with Trump, as Melania refuses, but will Macron sway his best bud to stay in Iran deal?

--Mick Mulvaney tells banksters he only meets with donors, and tells Congress to take away control of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, WhoWhatWhy reports

--at Truthdig, Max Blumenthal rebuts specious arguments by Sonali Kolhatkar on credibility of Syrian gas attack reports in Douma