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PBC News & Comment: Kennedy’s Retirement Escalates America’s Rightward Tilt

Kennedy has been “moderate conservative” who blocked the most extreme inclinations of conservative majority; Trump’s replacement defines Court for decades….–on his way out the door, Kennedy joined the right to take another whack at labor unions, after enabling stinky decisions on Muslim travel ban, deception by abortion foes

–in grotesque pairing, Court’s official overturn of Korematsu ignores that Muslim travel been shares origin in demonizing an ethnic or religious group based on phony claims of “national security”

–advocates for “religious liberty” are silent as Muslims are denied liberty

–federal judge in San Diego issues nationwide injunction on Trump’s family separation practices

–95-year-old federal judge Robert Sweet slams ICE for detention of teenage immigrant on false claims of MS 13 connection

–unabashed lefties win primaries in New York and Maryland

–Bernie Sanders shows growing courage by speaking out for Palestinians, fixing a major flaw in his 2016 campaign

–J Street founder Jeremy Ben-Ami shows some courage in op-ed slamming US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman

–allies in Europe are worried about Trump’s plan to meet Putin, could upend NATO conference and visit to Britain

–in The Hague, Russia uses an array of tactics to delay meeting of chemical weapons watchdog, just like the US does at the UN to protect Israel

–at ConsortiumNews, Ray McGovern exposes failed negotiations between US and Julian Assange last year

–battle over repeal of California gas tax heats up, as outside money flows in hope of stoking larger GOP voter turnout