Two cases involved athletes charged with domestic violence. Persky allowed one of them to go to Hawaii, where he planned to try out for the college football team, while the case was pending, and then postponed sentencing to let him return to Hawaii to pursue his education and football after pleading no contest. The recall campaign calls that decision legally questionable and potentially dangerous, although the district attorney’s office said it did not object to the sentencing arrangement. The defendant later served time in jail after violating the terms of his plea agreement. … [Read more...] about Fate of Judge Persky, symbol within #MeToo movement, heads to voters
For the better part of his esteemed career, Alex Kozinski, one of the top appellate judges in the nation, has been his own public-relations machine, fielding press inquiries and interviews with journalists, unlike any of his peers in the federal judiciary, who never talk to the press. But when the Los Angeles Times reached the longtime Ronald Reagan appointee this past week for comment on allegations in another paper that he’d been sexually improper with at least six women who had worked with him, Kozinski’s nonchalance with reporters may have gotten the best of him. “If this is all they are able to dredge up after 35 years, I am not too worried,” he told the Times. … [Read more...] about Is the Judiciary Ready to Handle Harassment Charges?
One of my favorite books is by Michael Pollan. Everyone thinks about Omnivore’s Dilemma, but what makes How to Change Your Mind so amazing is I would literally say Michael Pollan is one of the last people I’d expect to be tripping balls and then writing the most insane book about all of the positive and medical benefits of psychedelics and the history behind them. I mean I love that almost more than the contents of the book, which are amazing in itself. But it's worth buying if you want to read his descriptions of hallucinogenic experiences because those are never captured well in film, but Pollen’s real straight-laced sort of Hunter S. Thompson's style really does it justice. … [Read more...] about David Chang, Chef and Author of ‘Eat a Peach’ Recommends Five Books About Food, Chefdom, and Perspective
“He will always have an asterisk next to his name,” Ford’s lawyer, Debra Katz said at an “Applied Feminism and #MeToo” conference in April 2019. “When he takes a scalpel to Roe v. Wade, we will know who he is, we know his character, and we know what motivates him, and that is important; it is important that we know, and that is part of what motivated Christine.” … [Read more...] about FLASHBACK: Kamala Harris Called Kavanaugh Accuser ‘A True Profile In Courage’
“I’m really not more of a liberal than I am a Republican — I’m in the middle,” she told the New York Times last year. “But it was more like the mood and the vibe around, Yo, this man is the greatest! Really? The greatest? It hurt me. Did I have to say anything? No. But it’s more just a line that represents a lot of things.” … [Read more...] about Lana Del Rey: ‘No Way in Hell’ Black Lives Matter Movement Going Away