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Friday Night Open Thread

I've been offline working all day and just saw the news about the Supreme Court's historic same-sex marriage decision. Thanks to BTD for putting up a thread on it. Here are the last two paragraphs of Justice Kennedy's opinion:

....the Court also must hold—and it now does hold—that there is no lawful basis for a State to refuse to recognize a lawful same-sex marriage performed in another State on the ground of its same-sex character.

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Thursday Open Thread

Our last open thread is full, so here's a new one, all topics welcome.

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Tuesday Open Thread

Time for a new open thread. All topics welcome.

In entertainment news, Netflix' new releases for July have been announced. On July 1, it will add both La Reina del Sur and El Senor de los Cielos, Seasons 1 and 2. Watching on Netflix is much better than the networks' internet sites or You Tube. No commercials, they have good subtitles and they don't stop every 10 minutes to play the show's theme song. I just finished watching all 80 episodes of En La Boca del Lobo. It's the story of the former security chief for the Cali Cartel who turned on them and led to their arrest and the demise of the cartel. (Of course that just led to the rise of the Norte Valle cartel, but that's another story, told in El Cartel de los Sapos.) He's now living with his family in the U.S. under an assumed name. [More...]

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Thursday Open Thread

Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome.

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TalkLeft Turns 13

TalkLeft is officially 13 years old. Here is our first post, from June 15, 2002. On our first "blogiversary" we had 1 million page views. We've now past 100 million page views.

Thanks to every one who has taken the time to read a page, posted a comment, given us a news tip, linked to TalkLeft, donated dollars and befriended us. [More...]

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Tuesday Open Thread

Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome.

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Saturday Open Thread

Our last open thread is full. Here's a new one, all topics welcome.

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Thursday Night Open Thread

We've got torrential downpours happening. It's a good night to stay in. Tomato soup and a tuna sandwich sounds about right.

I don't watch basketball, but I see the NBA finals are on.

On June 29, Jon bon Jovi and his wife will host a fundraiser in New Jersey for Hillary Clinton. He'll also perform. Tickets are $1,000 and $2,700. [More...]

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Tuesday Night Open Thread

It's time for a new open thread. Here it is, all topics welcome.

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Saturday Open Thread

TalkLeft was down last night and today until just now. All should be fine now. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Thursday Open Thread

Here's a new open thread. All topics welcome except Freddie Gray. (He'll get his own new thread soon.)

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Tuesday Open Thread

In other news, here's an interesting article about the FBI's domestic flying program using front companies.

Time for a new open thread. All topics welcome.

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Thursday Open Thread: Aspen Bound

I'm off to NORML's annual Aspen legal conference. My talk this year: "Getting High With Someone Who Dies: Defending Drug Users Charged With Complicity and Enhanced Penalties in Drug Overdose Cases." Here's the entire agenda, it's a privilege to be included with these impressive lawyers.

I'll be back Saturday night, after the annual Owl Farm picnic.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.(I'll put up new open threads if this one fills up.)

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Wednesday Open Thread

My blogging is light because I'm just finishing watching the last 24 episodes of Cartel de los Sapos (First Season.) In between episodes, I read about the real life persons the charaters are portraying, to see how closely the show follows their real lives In this case, it's closer than I would have thought. The first half of season two is arriving tomorrow, so I think I'll be buried in that in the evening. Thursday I leave for Aspen and Owl Farm and the NORML Legal Seminar. My topic this year: "Getting High With Someone Who Dies: Defending federal complicity charges in drug overdose cases." The penalty for is a 20 year mandatory minimum. Another law that needs to be changed.

This is an open thread, all topics welcome.

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Sunday Night Open Thread

Time for a new open thread. Here it is, all topics welcome.

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