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Thursday, April 27, 2017

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Juan Cole | Trump Sanctuary Threat Quashed by Court - Is Anything He Does Constitutional? 
President Trump took aim at the court for blocking several of his executive orders. (photo: Carolyn Kasterer/AP) 
Juan Cole, Informed Comment 
Cole writes: "This is the third time a Trump policy connected to immigration has been struck down by lower courts on the grounds that it is unconstitutional, raising questions as to whether this administration has a grasp on the constitution." 
Instead of Launching Tax Reform, Trump Could Ground It 
Ben White and Nancy Cook, Politico 
Excerpt: "President Donald Trump on Wednesday will release a plan to radically overhaul the American tax code that many Republicans say is unrealistic and could end up hurting the chances of getting anything done on the issue, long one of the party's top priorities." 
Build It and Be Banned: California Lawmakers Move to Block State Contracts for Any Builders of Trump's Border Wall 
John Myers, The Los Angeles Times 
Myers writes: "California legislators took the first step Tuesday to ban state government contracts for any company that helps build President Trump's promised wall along the Mexico border, with the author of the plan urging colleagues 'to be on the right side of history.'" 
Guilt by Association: How Chicago Police Criminalize Contact With Friends and Family of Those on Parole 
Mick Dumke, The Chicago Sun Times 
Dumke writes: "When the police pulled over the white Buick Regal he was riding in, Roderick Franklin told them he 'was just getting a ride to have Easter breakfast.' The officers didn't dispute that. They arrested him anyway." 
Ivanka Trump's Clothing Line Is Made in a Chinese Factory Where Workers Earn $1 an Hour 
Elliot Hannon, Slate 
Hannon writes: "Donald Trump and his offspring-now that they're in and around the White House-like to say they're champions of the American worker. This sleight of hand from the Trump gene pool comes despite having lived lives, over the course of decades, relentlessly focused on enriching themselves at the expense of others." 
Despite Drug War Bloodshed, Mexico on Verge of Formalizing Military's Role as Police 
Luis Gómez Romero, teleSUR 
Romero writes: "Some of the main drivers of Mexico's abysmal violence are the country's armed forces, which have de facto aided police in fighting the drug war since 2006. Now Mexico's legal framework facilitates armed forces arbitrary involvement in law enforcement." 
New York Times Defends Hiring Climate Science Denier 
Graham Readfearn, EcoWatch 
Readfearn writes: "The New York Times has been defending the paper's hiring of a climate science denier, fighting off its critics with what it claims is a standard fashioned from hardened 'intellectual honesty.'" 

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