Archive for June 29, 2012
An enormous week! The Supreme Court declared that it cannot be a crime in any state to look Hispanic and not carry papers to show that you were born in the United States. Nor is it a crime to falsely claim that you received a valor medal. The Court also ruled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate to be constitutional, thanks to an unexpected vote by Chief Justice John Roberts (and a correspondingly unexpected dissent by Justice Anthony Kennedy). The House of Representatives, for the first time in American history, voted to hold a sitting Cabinet member in contempt of Congress. Much of Colorado is ablaze, in some of the worst wildfires in many years. Debby did Tampa. Ann Curry left the Today show. Spider-Man got a reboot. And Spain will meet Italy in the Euro Cup final on Sunday, after Italy thanked Germany yesterday for its financial bailout by defeating the two-ton Teutons two-one.
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