Why the Highlander Attack Matters ; AG Barr Ready to Reshape US Immigration Courts ; and More Picks 4/15

Washington Passes Bill Requiring Carbon-Free Electricity (Chris)

From Courthouse News: “Senate Bill 5116 and the corresponding bill in the House … would require the Pacific Northwestern state to transition to a carbon neutral energy grid by 2030 and entirely carbon free by 2045.”

Why the Highlander Attack Matters (Chris)

The authors write, “The leadership, staff, and many activists associated with Highlander [Research and Education Center]’s ongoing social-justice work understand the attack as not merely a hate crime by misguided individuals but an act of war.”

Trump Advisers Consider Putting Military in Charge of Detention Camps (DonkeyHotey)

The authors write, “One U.S. official said recent meetings have included discussions about whether using active duty troops to run a detention camp would be a violation of Posse Comitatus.”

What’s in Store for Immigration Courts Under AG Barr? (Reader Steve)

From the San Francisco Chronicle: “The Justice Department is on the verge of issuing rule changes that would make it easier for a handful of appellate immigration judges to declare their rulings binding on the entire immigration system … The changes could also expand the use of single-judge, cursory decisions at the appellate level — all at the same time as a hiring spree that could reshape the court.”

Can’t Make Ends Meet on $400K Income? Welcome to the Bay Area. (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “in the Bay Area, with housing prices and a cost of living far beyond the national average, it’s hard for even high-earners to feel well off.”

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