Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Tuesday Night Quick Links

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* Michael Bérubé introduces the MLA’s new Academic Workforce Data Center.

* If the Court does declare the act unconstitutional, it would have ruled that Congress lacks the power to adopt what it thought the most effective, efficient, fair, and politically workable remedy—not because that national remedy would violate anyone’s rights, or limit anyone’s liberty in ways a state government could not, or be otherwise unfair, but for the sole reason that in the Court’s opinion our constitution is a strict and arbitrary document that denies our national legislature the power to enact the only politically possible national program. If that opinion were right, we would have to accept that our eighteenth- century constitution is not the enduring marvel of statesmanship we suppose but an anachronistic, crippling burden we cannot escape, a straitjacket that makes it impossible for us to achieve a just national society.

* Guantanamo Lawyers: Obama Gets Away With Legal Moves Bush Wouldn’t Have.

A Woman’s Lifetime Earnings Lost To Pay Gap Could Feed A Family Of Four For 37 Years.

Justice Department officials have known for years that flawed forensic work might have led to the convictions of potentially innocent people, but prosecutors failed to notify defendants or their attorneys even in many cases they knew were troubled.

* If global warming weren’t a myth I might actually be a little nervous.

* And California speeds up its bid to eat its children.

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