Have you taken a moment to celebrate the judicial victory of Friday night? Shout out to
everyone’s new favorite Whitman College alumnus: U.S. District Court Judge James Robart ruled in favor of the states of Washington and Minnesota, putting a nationwide stop on the Executive Order.
In case you come across conservatives ranting about lefty activist judges, please point out that Robart was a George W. Bush nominee approved by a Republican-majority Senate in 2002 by a vote of 99-0. Obviously, DJT isn’t going to go down without a fight, so we should expect this to go all the way to the Supreme Court.
So Now What?
After you’ve had your dance party, your Action of the Day is to do some long-form reading. Recommendation of the weekend: “How to Build an Autocracy” from The Atlantic’s David Frum. Frum is a conservative former speechwriter for George W. Bush, which makes this a particularly interesting read. Spoiler alert: while you might find your stomach churning throughout a lot of it, it ends on an encouraging note.
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