Also in the news, other than talk of a William Barr book in the works, is this: "Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s last pick for the Supreme Court, has also sold a book — garnering a $2 million advance for a tome about how judges are not supposed to bring their personal feelings into how they rule." Ha ha. So, Gorsuch (out there promoting civics) has a book out too, so where's Kavanaugh? So, it's a work of fiction?
Monday, April 19, 2021
Sunday, April 18, 2021
The fare available now on Showtime demand leaves a lot to be desired. Erotic Uncoupling is basically the best bet (for simple watchability) though something like Amorous Amnesia is passable. One or more is simply unpleasant, including the medical one. The survialist movie is at times okay, and the secondary big boobed actress is actually pretty good in other stuff (including a podcast!) but ugh the guy on the reality show. We used to have more than one decent series; now even non-cheap looking films are hard to come by.
Another enjoyable Svengoolie film that is partially amusing since a (serious) lead is a familiar from F-Troop. Good atmosphere and acting from the cast, including the woman with telepathy. Gets somewhat tedious toward the end. And, a bit unclear why people go psycotic when under the control of the mist. Why cut off heads?
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021
No Mets no-hitters this season yet, but a lot of cancelled games, as well as one that was suspended in the first inning. That will be restarted. The Nats series (COVID), three, and then rain-outs (Marlins and two for Phillies, one made up) ... and tonight there was a "snow-out" in Colorado. This too will (hopefully) be covered with a DH, which means another pair of seven inning games (the Mets swept their first, one game taking eight).
The Mets looked to be in a groove versus the Phillies, a flawed team, but it's a bit too soon to assume much. The big test is like the late May/June period, that repeatedly put them into a hole. Stroman and Walker, however, have looked good, and Peterson did well the second time around. DeGrom was very good, but the team managed to lose both times. #5 will go tomorrow. Lindor looking energetic early; Conforto having a slow start.
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
6th Circuit En Banc Upholds Ohio's Ban On Doctors Knowingly Performing Abortions Because of Down Syndrome
TRAP laws are laws that target abortion providers particularly, and from the mid-1970s, that was a basic problem. The result included the courts deep diving among medical regulations and some finding that bad. Evenhanded medical regulations would avoid that problem.
This law has shades of that, but also is a general anti-abortion message regulation that as noted by the main dissent (last one) is offensive even to the degree you focus on the assumed group being aided. Perhaps, choice and more assistance to all with disabilities would be a better option? It also is an overall part of a wider battle to find a way to attack Roe/Casey, which the dissents also address (see Leah Litman tweets cited).
The majority needs to interpret that law strictly and still it burdens abortion choice, which includes being able openly to discuss your choice with your doctor. The right to choose includes making a range of hard choices, choices some will deem very wrong. As one dissent notes, the majority in the process of unduly burdening abortion rights infringes free speech too. And, making choices here is not "eugenics" except to the usage there to private choices that would include avoiding conception at all. Would birth control decisions in that respect be banned too? At least, for the one condition singled out here?