Day by Day

Ponder this

Reagan cut through irrational federal regulations to allow children to live with their parents, where they could receive care that would cost the taxpayer one-sixth as much as institutional care. By contrast, Obamacare has added thousands of pages of bureaucratic regulations and will cost the federal government untold billions.

~ Edwin Meese

Daily Insanity

 

Historical happenings

6/26/1284 ~ Pied Piper lures 130 children of Hamelin away (actually happened)

6/26/1848 ~ 1st pure food law enacted in US

6/26/1896 ~ 1st movie theater in the US opens – Vitascope Hall in New Orleans, charging 10 cents for admission

Historical happenings

6/25/1798 ~ US passes Alien Act allowing president to deport dangerous aliens

6/25/1868 ~ US President Andrew Johnson passes a law that government workers would work 8 hr day

6/25/1913 ~ American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.

Ponder this

There are no rules and regulations for perfect composition. If there were we would be able to put all the information into a computer and would come out with a masterpiece. We know that’s impossible. You have to compose by the seat of your pants.

~ Arnold Newman

Observations

This Monday will produce some SCOTUS rulings as will next. More to the news is rumors that another Judge may announce retirement.

Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground.

The biggest news of all, though, would be if Justice Anthony Kennedy were to use the court’s last public session on Monday to announce his retirement.

To be sure, Kennedy has given no public sign that he will retire this year and give President Donald Trump his second high court pick in the first months of his administration. Kennedy’s departure would allow conservatives to take firm control of the court. [snip]

Justice Kennedy will be 81 this summer, and there are rumors that he would like to retire. He’s been on the Supreme Court for 30 years.