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There Should Be Live Feeds From The SCOTUS

June 20th, 2013 · No Comments

The redistricting special session to waste your tax dollars will begin on August 19. [Press Release]

Faculty, alumni and students at Georgetown College are encouraging former Gov. Martha Layne Collins to consider becoming president of the liberal arts school. [H-L]

Mitch McConnell has often assumed the role as the key Republican in high-stakes negotiations with the White House. But not on immigration. [Politico]

Still wondering why people say Jack Conway has no firm position on anything and blows in which ever direction the wind takes him? While Kentucky Attorney Jack Conway ponders a run for governor, he’s taking steps to shore up his pro-coal cred — joining with other attorneys general to try to help ward off new EPA rules on climate change for power plants. [C-J/AKN]

A Christian group that once promoted therapy to encourage gays and lesbians to overcome their sexual preferences has closed its doors and apologized to homosexuals, acknowledging its mission had been hurtful and ignorant. [Reuters]

Tomorrow Jack Conway, according to a release: “will help celebrate the opening of the new Family & Children’s Place Kosair Charities Child Advocacy Center. The Center will also be the headquarters for LMPD’s Crimes Against Children Unit and Child Protective Services. In addition, it will have dedicated space for doctors and prosecutors.” [Press Release]

Ahead of major Supreme Court rulings, Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) reintroduced legislation to put cameras in the chamber and televise all of the court’s open proceedings. They described it as a matter of transparency and accountability. [TPM]

A pair of national Democratic super PACs unveiled their campaign theme against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell on Tuesday starting with a new ad declaring that “30 years is too long” for McConnell to have been in Washington. [Ryan Alessi]

When Max Kelly, the chief security officer for Facebook, left the social media company in 2010, he did not go to Google, Twitter or a similar Silicon Valley concern. Instead the man who was responsible for protecting the personal information of Facebook’s more than one billion users from outside attacks went to work for another giant institution that manages and analyzes large pools of data: the National Security Agency. [NY Times]

The state Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Lexington man’s manslaughter conviction in the 2010 death of Lexington Police officer Bryan Durman. [H-L]

Margaret Doughty, an atheist and permanent U.S. resident for more than 30 years, was told by immigration authorities this month that she has until Friday to officially join a church that forbids violence or her application for naturalized citizenship will be rejected. [HuffPo]

Jerry Abramson on Wednesday urged school superintendents to support proposed tax code recommendations if they want to see public education funding increased. [BGDN]

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