ABORTION CRIMINALIZATION ON THE GROUND. Mexico City is on the verge of decriminalizing abortion. The New York Times story on it is really first-rate. What I like about it is that it makes clear what the effects of the abortion ban are, and women will have large numbers of abortions even under conditions of formal illegality:
Dominated by liberals, Mexico City�s legislature is expected to legalize abortion in a few weeks. The bill would make this city one of the largest entities in Latin America to break with a long tradition of women resorting to illegal clinics and midwives to end unwanted pregnancies ...
THE HORROR. It is quite remarkable how obsessed Chris Matthews remains with Bill Clinton's sex life. (Why the adultery of Hillary Clinton's husband is a major campaign issue while we can be free to swoon over Republican adulterers, some of whom actively humiliate their exes, remains unclear.
BUT IF WE MAKE ACCESS TO THE BALLOT EASIER, DEMOCRATIC UNICORNS WILL STEAL OUR ELECTIONS! Today Michael Waldman and Justin Levitt have a really terrific piece about the GOP's voter fraud fraud. The scam is advanced by the common method of "generalizing from apocryphal anecdotes":
BE CAREFUL, EVERYONE, OR SHE"LL TAUNT YOU A SECOND TIME! I don't think there's much more to say about Ann Althouse's bizarre tirade against our colleague. However, just as I'm sure Ann (Friedman) was surprised to learn a few months ago that her other blog is "sexed up with pictures of women in bras," Garance may be amused to hear the account of the diavlog that Althouse is giving in her comments: "You know, sometimes human beings show emotion. It's not such a big deal.
PRISON REFORM AND THE PLRA. I strongly recommend reading this post about the Prison Litigation Reform Act, which makes it more difficult for prisoners to sue and reduces the scope of potential litigation in ways that enable appalling prison conditions to continue.