A federal appeals court on Friday overruled a judge who struck down much of Florida’s controversial 2021 election law, allowing the provisions to go into effect while a lawsuit makes its way through the courts. Judge Mark Walker had ruled in March that the Legislature intentionally discriminated against Black voters in drafting the law and ordered the state not to make any future changes to those provisions without his court’s approval. But three judges on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, all appointed by former President Donald Trump, granted the state’s request to appeal and overturn W...
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Performing an abortion is a felony in Utah after a "trigger" went into effect following the United States Supreme Court decision overturning Roe vs. Wade, and the bill's sponsor had quite a take on the situation.
Rep. Karianne Lisonbee told reporters at a Capitol press conference about a text message she received urging her to hold men accountable, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday evening.
"I got a text message today saying I should seek to control men’s ejaculations and not women’s pregnancies ... I do trust women enough to control when they allow a man to ejaculate inside of them and to control that intake of semen,” Lisonbee said.
The law, which as SB174, was certified by the legislature's general counsel on Friday.
Violating the abortion ban could result in 15 years in prison.
Women in Utah seeking an abortion can travel to the neighboring states of Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico.
The newspaper reported the story under the headline, "GOP lawmaker says she trusts Utah women to control their ‘intake of semen’ as abortion trigger law goes into effect."
The mysterious person behind the absurd QAnon conspiracy theory is back.
"The anonymous message board user known as 'Q,' whose cryptic announcements spawned the fascist pro-Trump QAnon conspiracy theory, has returned to posting after a nearly two-year hiatus," The Daily Beast reported. "On Friday night, someone with access to Q’s login credentials posted on 8kun, the anarchic internet community where Q last posted in December 2020."
"In QAnon’s telling, Donald Trump was recruited by the military to run for president in 2016 to take down that nefarious 'cabal.' QAnon believers await 'The Storm,' an event in which they believe Trump enemies like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will be executed via orders from a military tribunal, or imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay," The Beast reported. "The Q poster followed up with two more messages on Friday night. Asked why they had disappeared for more than a year, they wrote, 'It had to be done this way.'"
Ginni Thomas also appears to believe in the conspiracy theory.
“Remember your oath," one message ominously instructed.
Read the full report.
Historian Michael Beschloss warned the Supreme Court may be risking violence following Friday's court decision overturning Roe vs. Wade.
"This Supreme Court moment defines the word historic," he posted to Twitter when the decision came down.
"Gun safety and abortion rights in one week — this country is changing fast," he noted.
"Today’s Supreme Court decision could have the ultimate historical effect of pushing this country further in direction of some kind of new civil war," he wrote.
\u201cAccording to one of his law clerks, as reported by @nytimes in 1993, Justice Clarence Thomas privately said, \n"The liberals made my life miserable for 43 years, and I'm going to make their lives miserable for 43 years."\u201d— Michael Beschloss (@Michael Beschloss) 1656123313
He posted historical photos.
He wrote, "here is the 1896 Supreme Court that gave you the evil decision Plessy v. Ferguson, which told you that racial segregation was constitutional and exalted the false and immoral doctrine of “separate but equal”:
\u201cAnd here is the 1896 Supreme Court that gave you the evil decision Plessy v. Ferguson, which told you that racial segregation was constitutional and exalted the false and immoral doctrine of \u201cseparate but equal\u201d:\u201d— Michael Beschloss (@Michael Beschloss) 1656120713