CHOOSE YOUR FRIENDS LIKE THERE’S A WAR GOING ON: learning from LBJ

I’m almost ready to say that when it comes to achieving a goal — especially an ambitious one — I believe your outcome isn’t so much determined by what you do, but who you do it with. Outcomes, like math problems, are determined by a factorization of known quantities. Math is never magic. There is an inescapable fatalism in it. Embrace it, because you cannot outwit it or outrun it. Make the absolute most of every piece you’ve got on the board, and remember what every good chess player knows: pawns win games. Spend no time mourning the weakness of your fellow cast. Improve it whenever you can, but if you make an enemy, never let it be by accident. After all, in real life pawns don’t wear pawn costumes and queens wear no crowns.

Ahmaud Arbery – 911 dispatcher to alleged murderer: “I just need to know what he was doing wrong.” AUDIO/(video with transcript) -911 CALLS-

911: Okay, what is he doing?
Caller: He’s running down the street.
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The second DA to recuse himself from the case was George Barnhill, and his letter doing so is such an atrocious example of victim blaming, ignoring evidence, and pure petulance that it should disqualify him from holding any public office, let alone any within the criminal justice system.

Florida appears to actually have gotten something RIGHT

I am admittedly always a bit terrified when I get any legal updates on any law having anything to do with Florida. Especially when the first sentence of that legal update … Continue reading Florida appears to actually have gotten something RIGHT

I don’t see any way this doesn’t end up in front of SCOTUS

Case Name Sarsour v. Trump IM-VA-0005 Docket / Court 1:17-cv-00120 ( E.D. Va. ) State/Territory Virginia <!—-> Case Type(s) Immigration Special Collection Civil Rights Challenges to Trump Immigration/Refugee Orders Case … Continue reading I don’t see any way this doesn’t end up in front of SCOTUS