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January 2023 Blog Posts (5)

Florida's racist governor doesn't know much about history

Florida Gov Ron DeSantis: delusional, stupid or a liar. He has said that the American revolution caused ppl for the first time “to question slavery” & as a result this country gave all ppl equal rights. DeSantis is doing his best to court white supremacists as he eyes the Oval Office. 13

1) Slavery was allowed in all 13 colonies. (Marq Law Sch faculty blog, 12/20/12). 2) The 1787 Constitution was no more advance: "...the right of property in a slave is distinctly and expressly…


Added by Mark Small on January 31, 2023 at 10:06pm — No Comments

8 p.m. tonight Jan 22: guests will describe what happened Thursday

At 8 pm this 22nd day of January, I shall interview two women who were at the Indiana Supreme Court this past Thursday for oral argument in Med Lic Bd v Planned Parenthood, 22S-PL-338, in which the constitutionality of IN’s “near-total” abortion ban was argued. 1/3

Monique Rust is an artist and long-time activist in Indianapolis. Kim Saylor also has long been active for peoples’ rights in Indy. They will describe how ppl who wanted to watch who wore green to support women’s rights…


Added by Mark Small on January 22, 2023 at 8:26pm — No Comments

Discrimination at Indiana Supreme Court & no coverage by local media: Prof Sheila Kennedy is right

Prof Sheila Kennedy regularly blogs, in dismay, about the decline of local journalism & its impact on our lives. This week’s debacle at the Indiana Supreme Court is an example. Oral argument was held Thurs, 01/19 in Mem Med Lic Bd., et al v Pl Parenthood, 22S-PL-338. 1/5

Two Indiana trial court judges had held IN’s “near-total ban” of abortions is unconstitutional. Of many ppl who wanted to watch were those who support women’s rights & wear green to show that support. But… Continue

Added by Mark Small on January 22, 2023 at 2:03pm — No Comments

People wearing green were denied entry to IN's Supreme Court to show the Court isn't biased (as opponents wearing blue walked right in)...

A jacket w/”F*** the Draft” printed on it is protected speech in a courtroom. Cohen v California, 403 U.S. 15, 19 (1971). 1st Amendment: “Congress shall make no law () abridging () freedom of speech” Art. I sec 9 of Indiana’s Const’n also protects free speech. Oral argument was held 1/4

at the Indiana Supreme Court Thursday in Members of Med Lic Bd., et al v Planned Parenthood, et al, 22S-PL-338. The issue: whether IN’s “near-total ban” of abortions is constitutional. Those who… Continue

Added by Mark Small on January 21, 2023 at 10:11am — No Comments

Free speech & the color green? Not in Indiana's Supreme Court

In the Barney Fife years (1960-64) of “The Andy Griffith Show,” Black people appeared only in the background & never w/speaking parts, despite their making up 24.5% of the population of North Carolina, where the fictional Mayberry was set and shot in black-and-white. Well... 1/5

Maybe “black-&-gray” is more accurate. Yesterday (1/19/23) Indiana’s Supreme Court heard arguments: is a “near-total” abortion ban unconstitutional? The Court’s chambers lacked color, specifically… Continue

Added by Mark Small on January 20, 2023 at 7:34am — No Comments

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