POLITICS 07/25/2018 05:46 am ET Just 22 percent of progressive candidates have won their primaries so far, but Sen. Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are trying to help out. By Kevin Robillard KANSAS CITY, Kan. ― The progressive revolution isn’t going quite as planned. The establishment is winning more Democratic primaries than progressives are, and the type of earth-shattering upsets that signified the Republicans’ tea party wing was becoming an electoral force in 2010 have been few and far between. With just 19 states still left to hold their primaries, opportunities to shape the Democratic Party are slipping away. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic nominee for a House seat from New York, came to the Great Plains last Friday and Saturday to seize those opportunities. “I don’t believe there are red states or blue states or purple states,” Sanders said as he rallied for labor … [Read more...] about The Democratic Establishment Is Still Winning. Progressives Are Trying To Turn The Tide.
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(*Countdown above in EDT)Key races checkup:An unexpectedly tight Senate race in Indiana between incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly and Republican Mike Braun may boil down to perceived “Hoosier” independence from President Trump. (Read more)In what could be a test of his ability to motivate Democrats to turn out in states he won, former President Barack Obama campaigned Monday night for Democrat Jacky Rosen in Nevada, and portrayed incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller as a rubber stamp for President Trump. (Read more)Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., is up by 2 points over challenger Harley Rouda in a race that many Democrats see as a pickup opportunity, according to a new Monmouth University poll. Rohrabacher is one of Russia’s strongest supporters in Congress and the race may be an indicator of the salience of the Mueller investigation as an issue in the midterms. (Read more) 10 PHOTOS Rep. Dana Rohrabacher See Gallery Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Republican … [Read more...] about Where things stand less than two weeks before the midterm elections
The Supreme Court changes its mind frequently, often holding that its own previous judgments are no longer good law. It is rare, however, for the Court to reverse itself in a case where the correctness of a prior judgment was not at issue, and was not argued by counsel. For that reason, the Puttaswamy plurality’s castigation of the Supreme Court’s 2013 judgment in Koushal vs NazFoundation – which recriminalised homosexuality – is particularly important. It is important because, in singling out Koushal as a judgment that got things badly wrong, the plurality (supported by observations from Justices Chelameswar and Kaul) gives us an insight into not only into the abstract formulation of decisional autonomy as an aspect of privacy, but also into how it might be applied in concrete cases. The Formulation of Decisional AutonomyDecisional autonomy is the one aspect of privacy that overlapped precisely across the formulation adopted … [Read more...] about The Supreme Court’s Right to Privacy Judgment – V: Privacy and Decisional Autonomy
In the previous two essays, I discussed the conceptual foundations of the right to privacy judgment, as well as the theoretical underpinnings of privacy endorsed by the Court. in the next three essays, I shall consider the three aspects that the judgments identify at the heart of the concept of privacy: the body, personal information, and decisional autonomy.First, the body. As Justices Sachs and O’Regan of the South African Constitutional Court observed, the “inviolability and worth of the human body” is central to any formulation of privacy. The concern for bodily integrity comes through most clearly in Justice Chelameswar’s opinion, when he speaks about “freedom from unwarranted stimuli” (para 36), corporal punishment, and forced feeding (para 38). The phrase “unwarranted stimuli” recalls the 2010 judgment of the Supreme Court in Selvi vs State of Karnataka where, in striking down police … [Read more...] about The Supreme Court’s Right to Privacy Judgment -III: Privacy, Surveillance, and the Body
“Section 125 CrPC was incorporated in order to avoid vagrancy and destitution for a wife/minor children/old age parents, and the same has now been extended by judicial interpretation to partners of a live-in relationship.” The Punjab and Haryana High Court in Ajay Bhardwaj vs. Jyotsana and others, has dealt with the status and rights of a woman in a live-in relationship.A bench comprising Justice Jaishree Thakur determined the question whether Jyotsana would be entitled to maintenance under Section 125 CrPC on account of live-in relationship, not being a wife.Ajay came to know Jyotsana in 2007, while she was still married to someone. He projected himself to be a divorcee and expressed his willingness to get married to Jyotsana (also the complainant in this case).The two started residing together and out of this relationship, Jyotsana bore him twins in 2011. While residing with Ajay, Jyotsana also obtained a decree of divorce from her previous husband in the … [Read more...] about Women In Live-In Relationships Entitled To Maintenance Akin To Legally-Wedded Wives: Punjab & Haryana HC [Read Judgment]