Wiretap: Abortion bans and filibusters

 
When politicians tell you that their position on abortion doesn’t matter, you might want to suggest that they take a look at the headlines. In today’s news, the Supreme Court has rejected at attempt to block Texas’ new anti-abortion law. And Albuquerque voted down an attempt to ban abortions after 20 weeks.

Scotusblog explains Scotus’ 5-4 decision to leave the Texas anti-abortion law in effect. For now.

Albuquerque voters reject a proposed abortion ban. Via New York Times.

After three consecutive filibusters turn back Obama judicial nominations, Dems could go nuclear. It might really happen this time. By Friday.

Ta-Nehisi Coates says it’s looking like George Zimmerman must be a victim of black privilege. Via the Atlantic.

The Selfie: We are transcendentalists with iPhones. Via Washington Post.

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