The Breakfast Club (Judicial Duty)

Welcome to The Breakfast Club! We’re a disorganized group of rebel lefties who hang out and chat if and when we’re not too hungover we’ve been bailed out we’re not too exhausted from last night’s (CENSORED) the caffeine kicks in. Join us every weekday morning at 9am (ET) and weekend morning at 10:00am (ET) (or whenever we get around to it) to talk about current news and our boring lives and to make fun of LaEscapee! If we are ever running late, it’s PhilJD’s fault.

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This Day in History

Patricia Hearst gets prison time; Author F. Scott Fitzgerald born; ’60 Minutes’ premieres; Baseball’s Dodgers play last Brooklyn game; Muppets creator Jim Henson born; Children’s author Dr. Seuss dies.

Breakfast Tunes

Something to Think about over Coffee Prozac

The constitution is either a superior paramount law, unchangeable by ordinary means, or it is on a level with ordinary legislative acts, alterable when the legislature shall please to alter it. It is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is. This is the very essence of judicial duty.

John Marshall

Breakfast News

California utility cuts power to 21,000 customers

Tribal complaints prompt national park to stop selling pipes

Appeals court weighs challenges to Trump abortion rule

Judge tosses lawsuit challenging Md. conversion therapy ban

Lawsuit calls for full public view of executions in Virginia

GM strike in 2nd week: Some progress but no end in sight

Coral die-off predicted as marine heat wave engulfs Hawaii

UK, France Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

‘You are failing us’: Plans, frustration at UN climate talks

Hundreds of thousands stranded as travel agency collapses

Dutch reinforce major dike as seas rise, climate changes

Johnson says he’ll tell Trump: Hands off UK health service

Macron urges French climate protesters to target Poland

5 EU nations reach temporary deal on rescued migrants

Breakfast Blogs

Treason Doesn’t Require an Enemy at War Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

The Press Cannot Let Trump Pretend He Gives a Shit about Corruption emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

ODNI Whistleblower Complaint: The Next ConFraudUS? [UPDATED] Rayne, emptywheel

This Ukraine timeline is damning digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Hullabaloo

“Relentless Attacks Against Trump” tristero, Hullabaloo

Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer Wants to Put Constituent in Jail For Posting A Note Spocko, Hullabaloo

If the Party of Trump had any integrity Tom Sullivan, Hullabaloo

The “Quid” is a Crime: No Need to Prove “Pro Quo” in Ukrainegate Paul Seamus Ryan, Just Security

Just How Outrageous Was the Lewandowski Hearing? Margaret Taylor, Lawfare

Propaganda works Paul Campos, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Today in the Sixth Extinction Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns and Money

It’s Lawlessness All the Way Down DNexon, Lawyers, Guns and Money

Age Cannot Wither Him, nor Custom Stale His Infinite Treachery driftglass, at his blog

Government of men Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names

Trump Only F*cked That Ukrainian Chicken Because He Loves America So Much Five Dollar Feminist, Wonkette

Yeah, It’s Now O’Clock Time For Pelosi & Democrats To Impeach President Treason Stephen Robinson, Wonkette

Greta Thunberg Seeing Donald Trump At UN: More Carrie Or Firestarter? Doktor Zoom, Wonkette

DOES TRUMP WANT TO BE IMPEACHED? Steve M., No more Mister Nice Blog