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Justice Ginsburg Republishes TX Photo ID Law Dissent After BRAD BLOG Cites Error
Turns out U.S. Veterans' Affairs ID can be used to vote under new GOP voting restrictions in TX. Official SCOTUS opinion updated...
'Mercy', 'Rehabilitation' and 'Restorative Justice'
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'Green News Report' 10/21/14
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Everything Old is Texas Again
On the upside though, even if they successfully violate the Constitution by keeping some 600,000 legally registered, disproportionately minority voters from voting this year, they can save some money on signage...
Congresswoman Sets Impeachment Deadline for Federal Judge Mark Fuller
ALSO: Court unseals divorce docs from first marriage, Fuller attorney dismisses abuse allegations as 'rhetorical questions'...
SCOTUS ALLOWS TEXAS' DISCRIMINATORY GOP PHOTO ID LAW TO USED IN MIDTERMS
Despite uncontested findings striking down the law as a racially-motivated, 'unconstitutional poll tax', it will be implemented this year...
'Dead Heat' and 'Dirty Tricks': The Nightmare Scenario
Maddow warns: 'With this many top of ticket races tied, turnout will be everything...Now we watch for the ways that people will try to stop voters from turning out or from having their votes counted, by hook or by crook'...
Judge Fuller's Attorney Says Wife Beating Thing No Big Deal; 911 AUDIO and Gov. Don Siegelman Disagree
Standalone video of 911 call; First comment on case by imprisoned former AL Gov.; MORE...
Emergency Appeals Filed at SCOTUS to Restore Voting Rights to 600,000 in TX
GOP Photo ID law, which lower court found intentionally discriminatory, is different from recent cases before High Court, say plaintiffs...
'Green News Report' 10/16/14
Ryan backs away (sort of) from climate change denial; NatGas isn't a bridge to lower-emissions; PLUS: Did Lockheed-Martin really invent a compact nuclear fusion reactor?...
Bloomberg on BRAD BLOG on Judge Richard Posner on Photo ID Voting Laws...
'By the sounds of it, the floor that supported voter-ID laws has just given way'...
'BradCast': WI, TX, AR Photo ID Rulings
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WTF?!: FL Gov. Rick Scott Refuses To Appear at Debate With Gov. Charlie Crist
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Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Down State GOP's Photo ID Voting Law
Court determines law, passed over Dem Governor's veto, violates explicit right to vote in state Constitution...
5th Circuit Appeals Panel Restores Texas GOP's 'Discriminatory' Photo ID Law
While not contesting law's unconstitutionality, judges cite SCOTUS rule on last minute voting changes...
'Green News Report' 10/14/14
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Repub Judge Who Approved Nation's 1st Photo ID Law in 2008 Writes Devastating Dissent Against Them
Reagan-appointed Richard Posner pens best case ever against Photo ID voting restrictions...
NATIONWIDE STUDY FINDS ALMOST NO VOTER FRAUD
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VA GOP VOTER REG FRAUDSTER OFF HOOK
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Criminal GOP Voter Registration Fraud Probe Expanding in VA
State investigators widening criminal probe of man arrested destroying registration forms, said now looking at violations of law by Nathan Sproul's RNC-hired firm...

DOJ PROBE SOUGHT AFTER VA ARREST
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Arrest in VA: GOP Voter Reg Scandal Widens
'RNC official' charged on 13 counts, for allegely trashing voter registration forms in a dumpster, worked for Romney consultant, 'fired' GOP operative Nathan Sproul...

ALL TOGETHER: ROVE, SPROUL, KOCHS, RNC
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LATimes: RNC's 'Fired' Sproul Working for Repubs in 'as Many as 30 States'
So much for the RNC's 'zero tolerance' policy, as discredited Republican registration fraud operative still hiring for dozens of GOP 'Get Out The Vote' campaigns...

'Fired' Sproul Group 'Cloned', Still Working for Republicans in At Least 10 States
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FINALLY: FOX ON GOP REG FRAUD SCANDAL
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CRIMINAL PROBE LAUNCHED INTO GOP VOTER REGISTRATION FRAUD SCANDAL IN FL
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CRIMINAL ELECTION FRAUD COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST GOP 'FRAUD' FIRM
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RICK SCOTT GETS ROLLED IN GOP REGISTRATION FRAUD SCANDAL
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EXCLUSIVE: Intvw w/ FL Official Who First Discovered GOP Reg Fraud
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By Desi Doyen on 12/14/2010 1:11pm PT  


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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): US Southwest could see 60-year drought; Switching to LED Christmas lights saves one family $71,600; Obama's tax deal: will renewable energy get extended?; Court says EPA can move on carbon pollution standards; FDA: 29 million pounds of antibiotics used in factory farming each year; Feds dismiss need to recall lead drinking glasses; EPA allowed bee-toxic pesticide despite own scientists' red flags; NY governor vetoes "fracking" bill; New payment option for BP oil spill claims fund; Super-toxic rat poison endangers 10k US children each year; Forged foreman's license used for inspections before WV mine disaster ... PLUS: National security: Why we might fight, 2011 Edition ....

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By Desi Doyen on 12/9/2010 1:10pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Crunch time in Cancun as the UN climate summit races to a close; Major moves in the US over coal, oil and emissions ...PLUS: More WikiLeaking: from Nigeria (who loves both Shell and Dick Cheney!) to Canada to BP ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Now hiring: Craigslist ad for a coal baron; Parking lots a major cause pollution in US lakes; Sec. Chu announces Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative; "Opportunities and Challenges" in nuclear energy: report; Clearing the air: Is your house making you ill?; Report: Global Clean Power: A $2.3 Trillion Opportunity; Improved car batteries 5 years off ... PLUS: US v. China: Building a Skilled Clean Energy Work Force --- a Tale of Two Countries ....

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By Desi Doyen on 12/7/2010 1:00pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Happy Birthday, ANWR!; Go to hell, Sen. Inhofe!; You knew it had to be there: the WikiLeaks documents on last year's UN climate summit in Copenhagen ...PLUS: Stop-n-start in high stakes negotiations at this year's UN climate summit in Cancun, as climate science predictions come true around the world ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Einstein's Fridge: it runs on heat; World running out of new places to fish; Massey's controverial coal baron to retire; USDA removes major barrier to school salad-bar initiative; How some politicians stumble on science; Can wild rice halt mining in Minnesota?; BP: Gulf oyster biz still plagued by BP oil spill; Lobbyists buy big seat at the table of food safety legislation; New developments in harnessing tidal power; 5 Lessons From Haiti's Disaster ... PLUS: Yummy!: Why is flame retardant in your butter? ....

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By Desi Doyen on 12/2/2010 1:29pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Happy birthday, EPA! Now die! (Same to you, FDA!); Huge food safety overhaul passes in the Senate (maybe); Updates from the international climate summit in Cancun ...PLUS: USA's 'Sputnik Moment' --- Losing the race for clean energy ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Oil spill panel chief 'mystified' by GOP block on subpoena power, mulls broader drilling regulations; US lab develops grid controls to handle renewable energy; Leaking Siberian ice raises a tricky climate issue; Homeland Security panel on at-risk chemical plants stacked with insiders; Divers find more oil on Gulf sea floor; U.S. Rescinds Expansion of Offshore Drilling; Coal: EPA withholds study on Spruce Mine alternatives; Appeals court halts U.S.-sanctioned killing of sea lions ... PLUS: Breaking away from coal: Utilities increasingly turn to natural gas, away from coal ...

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By Desi Doyen on 11/30/2010 1:10pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: After failure in Copenhagen, the next climate summit begins in Cancun, Mexico; Bye-bye Bluefin Tuna (Sorry, Charlie!)... PLUS: The Earth, now in 3D ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Greenpeace Sues Chemical and PR Firms for "Unlawful" Spying; Study Warns GMO Salmon pose serious risks to society; For EPA regulations, benefits consistently exceed costs; Accusations of Plagiarism Mount Over GOP's 2006 Climate Skeptic "Wegman Report"; Pittsburgh Bans Natural Gas Drilling; States Diverting Money From Climate Initiative ... PLUS: 8 Electric-Car Myths Busted ....

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By Desi Doyen on 11/23/2010 1:10pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 29 coal miners still trapped in NZ; Summit to save the wild tiger; Inching forward in the UN international climate negotiations ...PLUS: Getting ready for Thanksgiving with relatives who are climate change skeptics? There's an app for that ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): New BP report looks behind-the-scenes in BP oil spill efforts; CA Governor declares emergency over water contamination; Study warns FDA over risks of genetically engineered salmon; Economic data shows EPA regulations consistently cost less than predictions; Nissan Leaf to get 99 mpg ... PLUS: If the GOP really cared about grandchildren: debunking the myth that clean energy incentives are "job killers" ....

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By Brad Friedman on 11/19/2010 7:30am PT  

We played a few clips from this during Thursday's Green News Report, but if you didn't hear it, or even if you did, the full remarks from Rep. Bob Inglis (R-SC) are worth watching and worth the awarding of The BRAD BLOG's very rarely bestowed "Intellectually Honest Conservative Award."

Inglis, was ousted by a "Tea Party" candidate during the GOP primary this year --- despite his 93% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union --- so he is now the outgoing Republican U.S. Congressman representing South Carolina's 4th Congressional District. He is, for the moment, the ranking minority member of the U.S. House Energy and Environment Subcommittee and will likely be replaced in the new Congress with either Texas' Rep. Joe Barton (who apologized to BP) or Illinois' Rep. John Shimkus (who believes global warming doesn't exist, because God doesn't mention it specifically in the bible --- seriously.) In short, Inglis is one of the last sane Republican elected officials in the U.S. Congress.

So here he is Wednesday morning, taking a remarkable parting shot at his fellow Republicans on the committee, all climate change denialists, along with the industry that fuels their cynical anti-science disinformation, the technological ground (and money) being lost to China in the bargain, all while celebrating, at least, that these hearings are "on the record...because I want our grandchildren to read what you said and what I said."

His fist-in-a-velvet-glove comments are not to be missed, such as these near the ends of his remarks:

Meanwhile we got people that make a living, and a lot of money, on talk radio and talk TV pronouncing all kinds of things. They slept at Holiday Inn Express last night, and they are now experts on climate. And those folks substitute their judgment for the people who have Ph.D.s and who are working tirelessly to discover the data.

So, we have some real choices ahead of us. But I hope in the future, as we have these hearings, that we realize it's all on the record. And our grandchildren and great-grandchildren are gonna get to see.


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By Desi Doyen on 11/18/2010 1:21pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: BP made 'poor decisions' in the Gulf, says the National Obvious Commission; GM is back, baby!; Lame ducks and Lame Dems: No food safety bill for you, but BPA stays in your food supply...PLUS: A Republican blasts --- blasts --- Republican climate change deniers ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Tea Party: Smart development is really a global conspiracy; EPA: Major US cities violate lead standards; UN, World Bank say act now on climate change or pay much more later; Illinois Spending $2M to Ship Asian Carp Back to China; Climate Change Set to Cause Migrant Surge; Exxon to Pay $25 Million to Settle Brooklyn Spill Suit; Four Ways to Harvest Solar Energy from Roads ... PLUS: Which has a bigger footprint, a coal plant or a solar farm?...

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By Desi Doyen on 11/16/2010 1:07pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The so-called "Climategate" scandal, one year later; Cholera epidemic spreading in Haiti; Jan.-Sept. 2010 still hottest ever; Oil spill response plans for Arctic drilling "thoroughly inadequate"; Looking ahead to the lame duck session, and a Republican majority in Congress; PLUS: Here comes the son...Rand Paul on which throats are worth stomping... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Even some reusable bags carry environmental risk; U.N. climate talks seek limited deal as costs soar; Was a Houston energy trader a one-woman Enron?; Bye bye Bluefin tuna: Study reveals decade of mismanagement, overfishing; Fast food wrappers and popcorn bags leach fire-fighting chemical into food; Aging gas, hazmat pipelines threaten communities; Russia's Gazprom to drill off Cuba's coast; Nestle prompts MI move to put water under state protection ...PLUS: 9 things you can learn shadowing a home-energy inspector ...

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Veteran's Day Edition!
By Desi Doyen on 11/11/2010 1:23pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Limbaugh continues to hoax America; Vets get Senate help for chemical exposure; Cholera spreads in Haiti; Halliburton in the fracking hot seat (again); Mother Jones wins for BP Oil Spill reporting... PLUS: Sexy, sexy energy efficiency with Joe Biden ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Arctic oil spill clean-up plans are 'thoroughly inadequate'; EPA to push efficiency on big carbon emitters; House Republican: "God will save us from climate change"; Election poll shows voters still want clean economy; Recognizing and rejecting junk climate science; Testimony: Poor cementing at BP well symptom of wider problem; Scientists see alarming rise in beak deformities; Fast-food wrappers leach chemicals into food; IEA: last year's inaction on climate goals cost us $1 trillion; ...PLUS: Europe's military leaders differ with U.S. Republicans over urgency of global warming security threats ...

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By Desi Doyen on 11/9/2010 1:02pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Not-so-bad news in Haiti; Nuclear waste blocked in Germany; Obama vs. the Volcano in Indonesia; Climate scientists fight back (finally!); PLUS: Was money the matter in the BP Oil Spill? ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Another salmonella egg recall from another DeCoster-related company; Proposition 26 will not stop AB 32; BPA is bad for your semen; KS environment official fired for slowing coal plant permit; Development changes bird flight patterns; Getting even more agressive about the super-energy efficienct Passivhaus; First gen. biofuels worse for climate than fossil fuel; Oil demand to rise for 25 years despite green push; Hillary Clinton's Canadian pipeline problem; CO2 caused catastrophic global warming 40 million years ago ...PLUS: To block EPA, Koch Industries launches lobbying campaign targeting children ...

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Midterm Election Wrap
By Desi Doyen on 11/4/2010 1:25pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Let the plutocracy begin! Republicans Rejoice: Victory in the midterm elections, re-shaping the House of Representatives, and re-writing the rules of "compromise," with consequences for clean energy and the planet; PLUS: To put it all into perspective: Another natural disaster bearing down on Haiti ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Jan.-to-Oct. 2010 tied for hottest in satellite record; Pakistan's emergency rations to run out in 30 days; Halliburton may be shielded from liability in BP Oil Disaster; Can SCOTUS whale ruling be used to halt other projects?; U.S. solar-panel maker to close a factory; WA state nuclear plant scores low in reliability; RFK Jr: ‘A coup d’etat against the carbon cronies’ ...PLUS: The best U.S. cities for electric cars ...

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Election Day 2010 (Almost) NO-POLITICS Edition!
By Desi Doyen on 11/2/2010 12:55pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Steppin' awaaay from the politics and midterm madness (almost...and just for today): Historic UN agreement on biodiversity; Establishing a price for "natural capital"; Halliburton's bad cement job; Last call for Discovery ... PLUS: Van Jones - The most positive man in America on the fight for clean energy ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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By Desi Doyen on 10/28/2010 1:21pm PT  


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IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Congrats ExxonMobil, ya did it again!; Have a greener Halloween; The Governator slams "wimps" in D.C., and his director James Cameron jumps in; PLUS: It's Crazy Time in the final stretch before Tuesday's pivotal elections, and the fists, dollars and puns are flying ... All that and more in today's Green News Report!

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IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): CA Student Delivers Prop. 23 Debate Challenge to Koch; Strongest storm ever recorded in the Midwest smashes all-time records; "Security zone" set around BP oil spill site; Seattle Fuel Spill Spreads Slick Across Salmon Bay; South Africa unveils plans for 'world's biggest' solar power plant; Companies Fight to Keep Global Warming Data Secret; air emissions of benzene may cause birth defects; Global warming threatens CA state's parks ...PLUS: Justice Dept. Inspector: Prison E-Waste Recycling Endangered Inmates...

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Industry seeks to evade accountability by labeling a 'fee' as a 'tax'...
By Ernest A. Canning on 10/27/2010 9:35am PT  

Guest editorial by Ernest A. Canning

If the just released Los Angeles Times/USC poll is accurate, California voters have been able to appreciate that, despite its Orwellian label, "The California Jobs Initiative," Proposition 23 is nothing more than a scam advanced by industry polluters which would destroy both jobs and the environment.

Prop 23 represents a frontal assault on Assembly Bill-36, a landmark piece of bi-partisan green energy legislation, passed by a Democratic-majority state legislature, signed into law by a Republican Governor. That voters have come to recognize Prop 23 as a scam comes as no real surprise, especially since the "No on 23" campaign, courtesy of several Silicon Valley tycoons, raised more than $28 million to more than offset the $9 million spent by the industry polluters --- two Texas oil companies, Valero and Tessoro, along with the infamous Koch Industries --- in support of this oily and deceptive initiative.

Setting aside what this says about the sorry state of our electoral process in which the public must rely upon white-hat corporate donors, as opposed to the mainstream media "news" for the information vital to informed consent, the open question remains whether the public will be taken in by the more subtle, Chevron/Exxon-Mobil/ConocoPhillips/Occidental Petroleum-backed Proposition 26 --- what Bill Magavern of Capital Weekly aptly described as "The Polluter Protection Act", especially in the face of the slick and deceptive industry ads (see video below) used to advance the measure...

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