Steven Vladeck, a professor at the University of Texas Law School, pointed it out in a tweet Tuesday afternoon. “Trump Administration: The reason why a sitting President can’t be indicted is because the Constitution expressly creates an alternative, political process for presidential misconduct,” Vladeck wrote. “Also Trump Administration: That alternative process is too political and entirely illegitimate,” he wrote. “Not for the first time, they are indeed asserting that the President is above the law,” said Lisa Kern Griffin, a professor at Duke University School of Law. Trump’s private lawyers in federal court in New York have argued that one reason he should be immune from all criminal investigations is that those investigations were the province of a Congress with the power of impeachment, not law enforcement officials. “The Constitution’s assignment of the impeachment power to Congress and its supermajority … [Read more...] about Trump’s lawyers draw a legal cloak around him
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Temecula, California is a gorgeous, must-visit spot north of San Diego. This is wine-making country — there are more than 40 local wineries — but there are plenty of things to do here beyond touring the wineries and going to tastings. There are fun things to do in Temecula with kids plus plenty of Temecula attractions designed for adventurers, outdoorsy types, art lovers, shopaholics, and history buffs. One thing to be aware of as you plan what to do and where to go in Temecula is that the weather here may surprise you. Temecula sits at the midway point between Southern California’s beaches and deserts, but the climate leans more toward the latter. If you’re coming from San Diego or Los Angeles, be prepared for warmer, drier weather. Below, you’ll find lots of ideas about how to spend a day (or a week) in Temecula Valley. Many are family-friendly, but there are a few that are best saved for adults-only getaways. Browse Temecula Tours and Activities … [Read more...] about 20 Fun Things to Do in Temecula, CA
Back when I was a kid, in the latchkey ’70s, there was a communal understanding that certain acts of low-level vandalism and bullying were going to transpire on Halloween. Eggs were going to be chucked. Pumpkins were going to be smashed. Doorbells were going to be rung then ditched. While I’m technically not advocating for any of these activities, I do remember the sheer thrill of Halloween as being drenched with this sense of anarchic peril. You kind of never knew what was going to happen, what you might see (some neighborhood mom in her slip!), or who you might encounter (a roving band of marauding teens intent on snatching your hard-won treasure). Would you be the kid who dared to bite into the caramel apple booby-trapped by some maniac with a razor blade, and if so, what would it feel like to have your tongue sheared in half? OK, that looks horrifying on paper. But Halloween used to represent the closest a kid could get to a world free from parental oversight. … [Read more...] about Congrats, parents. You’re ruining Halloween.
Shelley Casey, the UNICEF representative in Vietnam, told government officials and experts at a consultation workshop held on Monday to discuss amendments to the Labor Code that several countries around the world have classified this job as dangerous work for minors. In the Philippines and Malaysia, for instance, hiring children under 15 for housework is illegal, she pointed out. "Juvenile workers are vulnerable to abuse. Therefore, if they are allowed to work, the authorities need to devise some safety measures." The proposed amendments do not make hiring juveniles for housework illegal, only subjecting domestic workers to abuse, violent treatment, sexual harassment, and forced labor. They also require employers to sign a contract with domestic workers and not confiscate their personal documents. Le Dinh Quang, deputy head of the labor relations department at the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor, concurred with Casey saying working in houses has hidden risks given the fact there … [Read more...] about UNICEF frets over underage maids in Vietnam
Could the 3rd District see a primary rematch next year? Dan Koh says it’s up to Rep. Lori Trahan, even though he’s the one mulling a primary challenge. Koh, an Andover native and former chief of staff for Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, has been pressuring the freshman congresswoman to release bank statements to prove she didn’t break campaign finance laws during her narrow 2018 win in the Democratic primary race for the Massachusetts congressional seat. If she doesn’t, Koh says he’s seriously considering another run — even if it rankles fellow Democrats — and has positioned himself as a more forceful, progressive advocate in the era of President Donald Trump. But before he jumps in, the 34-year-old is testing how the issue of Trahan’s campaign funding plays with voters. “The residents of the 3rd Congressional District deserve honesty and transparency from their elected officials, especially at a time when trust in government is … [Read more...] about Here’s why Dan Koh is thinking about another run for Congress