Non-Sequiturs: 08.26.15

* District Judge Henry Wingate suspends Mississippi’s death penalty. The full written decision is expected later this week. [BuzzFeed] * Wondering why Roger Goodell is taking a hardline over Deflategate? He’s just acting like any good dictator and securing his power. [Washington Post] * Trying to get bail set in a massive insider trading case? It helps if you’ve got God as a character reference. [Dealbreaker] * Of all the dumb, stupid, obvious, %^$*#, frustrating AF horse hockey. Alabama is in the process of closing 45 out of 49 DMVs around the state. For the uninitiated: Alabama passed a strict voter ID law in 2011 and now there’s this new barrier to getting the proper identification. I guess it isn’t a stretch to pencil in Alabama as red in 2016. [Daily Kos] * In less depressing news, read contemporary coverage of the passage of the 19th Amendment. [The Nation] * … And right back to the depressing: a commenter places the blame for a lack of women lead counsel squarely with clients. Oh good, I was afraid for a minute that the legal industry might actually have to do something about gender issues. [What About Paris?] * Rest in peace Amelia Boynton Robinson. The civil rights activist died today at age 104. Best known for her fight for voting rights in the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” march. She was portrayed by Lorraine Toussaint in the movie Selma. [WTOP]

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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