Monday, March 06, 2017

Monday Reads

Raul Castro's daughter calls for the legislation of the Nordic model to combat prostitution in Cuba.

Trump's rescinding of the Obama edict which perverted the intent of Title IX is further compounded by the USSC, which refused to listen to "Gavin" Grimm's groundless case:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday scrapped plans to hear a major transgender rights case and threw out a lower court's ruling in favor of a transgender Virginia student after President Donald Trump rescinded a policy protecting such youths under federal law.

The justices sent the case involving transgender high school student Gavin Grimm back to the same U.S. appeals court that last year ruled in Grimm's favor, with the dispute centering on a federal anti-discrimination law, a constitutional issue and the Trump administration's Feb. 22 action.

The move was the latest legal fallout from Trump's extensive use of executive power in the opening weeks of his presidency and was at least a temporary setback for transgender rights.

The action came after Trump's administration retracted a directive by former President Barack Obama's administration telling public schools nationwide to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

Good. Good. Good. It may take years for the Grimm case to be resolved, but I can't imagine any court in the country perverting Title IX.

Obituary: Actor and TCM host Robert Osborne, 84, has died:

A noted movie historian, he became the host for The Movie Channel in 1984 and in 1994 he started as the evening host for Turner Classic Movies. As the host, he would offer historical information on the movie being being shown along with trivia on the actors and directors. He was awarded a star on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame in 2006.

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