The Breakfast Club (Civil Liberty)

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.

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 Blogs

Kevin McCarthy Tripped Over His Clown Shoes Rolling Out His Pitch to Be Speaker Charles P. Pierce, Esquire Politics

Just Following Orders: Raymond Dearie’s Strict Compliance with Aileen Cannon’s Orders emptywheel aka Marcy Wheeler, emptywheel

Three Questions at the Start of an Intelligence Review Peterr, emptywheel

War for Ukraine Day 211: Hey Amnesty International, Got Anything to Say About Izium? Adam L. Silverman, Balloon Juice

DeSantis’s sadistic trolling exercise flop digby aka Heather Digby Parton, Digby’s Hullabaloo

That’s Really Not Reassuring,David tristero, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Phogbounds abound Tom Sullivan, Digby’s Hullabaloo

Federal Court Says Warrantless Seizure Of Vehicles Over Unpaid Fees Violates The Constitution Tim Cushing, Techdirt

Did The 5th Circuit Just Make It So That Wikipedia Can No Longer Be Edited In Texas? Mike Masnick, Techdirt

Project Veritas Must Pay $120,000 for Sending Mole to Infiltrate Progressive Group for Sting Videos: Jury Marisa Sarnoff, Law & Crime

Special Master Says Trump Should Give Names of Staffers Who Review Mar-a-Lago Docs to Him, Not the Government Meghann Cuniff, Law & Crime

Trump-Appointed Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Parents Who Sued over Merrick Garland School Board Memo That Sparked Conservative Outrage Adam Klasfeld, Law & Crime

Our complacent insiders Scott Lemieux, Lawyers, Guns & Money

He stole from the poor, and gave to the rich. Stupid bitch! Shakezula, Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Republican Party is a Christo-Fascist Party, Part the Million Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns & Money

Literary Corner: Make a Federal Case of It Yastreblyansky, The Rectification of Names


Very Normal Louisiana ‘College Fair’ Tells Girls To Forgive Rapists, Encourages Attacking Trans Kids Robyn Pennacchia, Wonkette

Republicans, Helpfully: Where Should We Commit Next Trafficking Crime? Gary Legun, Wonkette

The Jury Is In: James O’Keefe Is NOT A Journalist Liz Dye, Wonkette

Steve Bannon Is Going To Dissolve Democracy, In Our Butts! Evan Hurst, Wonkette

Republicans Just Can’t Stop Sticking Dicks In ‘Privatize Social Security’ Light Socket Doktor Zoom, Wonkette