How many people complaining about jobs and the economy could've had their lives improved?
How many mass shootings could've been stopped?
How many roads and bridges could've been built?
How much could we have improved health care?
Sep 5, 2018 • 18 tweets • 7 min read
Torture and Perjury:
Imagine if a sitting Supreme Court Justice was involved in discussions about whether the US can imprison people
Without a trial
And torture them-
And then lied about it
During his own confirmation hearing
When Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to become a judge in 2006, he was asked about his work in the Bush administration. Specifically he was questioned about the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay. He said he was “not involved in the questions about..detention of combatants.”
Aug 24, 2018 • 11 tweets • 5 min read
UPDATE: Lawyers for Good Government
More reports from Dilley, Texas
Courtesy of L4GG member Pam Woldow and her husband Doug Richardson
Please support Protect Corazon by texting CORAZON to 91999
We first thought Dilley isn’t inherently evil-just a large, emotionless machine running on bureaucratic inertia. Now we learn that for some, that’s not true. For them, Dilley is a torture chamber, built to cause the most extraordinary pain and exert devastating control over women
Aug 18, 2018 • 11 tweets • 5 min read
Lawyers for Good Government’s
Reports from Dilley, Texas, courtesy of L4GG member Pam Woldow and her husband, Douglas Richardson
To support us, please text CORAZON to 91999
Men working at Dilley have to tread carefully, because many of their clients’ pains and indignities stem from their oppressed relationships with the men in their lives: abusive husbands, gang members, drunken relatives, indifferent police and government, and snakeheads.
Jul 23, 2018 • 14 tweets • 6 min read
Would you support a Supreme Court nominee if a Senator asked the Attorney General to investigate that person for perjury?
What if that same nominee thought a president should be free from virtually any scrutiny while in office?
Both are part of Brett Kavanaugh’s record.
Kavanaugh worked in the Bush White House. Later, he testified at his confirmation hearing to become a federal judge and was asked about his role in the administration’s development of policies involving torture and treatment of detainees. He denied all knowledge and was confirmed
Jul 21, 2018 • 10 tweets • 5 min read
UPDATE: Lawyers for Good Government’s
to reunite families separated by the Trump administration and providing legal assistance to those seeking asylum.
We are now a coalition of 40+ large law firms and non-profit organizations, 6,000+ volunteer lawyers across the country, 2,000+ translators, social services providers, and others, all working together to address not only the immediate family separation crisis and asylum issues.
Jul 6, 2018 • 22 tweets • 8 min read
UPDATES from Lawyers for Good Government
➡️ON THE GROUND IN TEXAS⬅️
to help immigrants through
and the Lawyers for Good Government Foundation.
Please donate! Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
While most of us spent the 4th of July with our families, intrepid Lawyers for Good Government volunteer attorney Veronica Walther was in Texas helping women apply for asylum.
Here is part of her harrowing report /2
Jul 4, 2018 • 30 tweets • 9 min read
UPDATE: Lawyers for Good Government
WE HAVE LAWYERS ON THE GROUND IN TEXAS!!!!
I am honored to share with you some of the impressions of Veronica Walther-lawyer, volunteer, hero-as she spends her 4th of July not with her friends and family, but with immigrants detained at the Karnes facility in Texas.
Jun 28, 2018 • 21 tweets • 7 min read
There is a time to sit, a time to wait - and a time to act.
On January 27, 2017 Donald Trump signed an Executive Order barring citizens from 7 predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. He claimed that this order was necessary to "ensure...the security and welfare of the United States." /1
Jun 22, 2018 • 17 tweets • 14 min read
LAWYERS FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT
is now working with a national coalition of law firms to
REUNITE CHILDREN SEPARATED FROM THEIR FAMILIES
The Lawyers for Good Government Foundation, along with a national coalition of law firms led by Kirkland & Ellis LLP, are launching Project Corazon, a program designed to help reunite children taken from their parents by the Trump administration. /1
MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER TO HELP THE IMMIGRANTS FROM L4GG:
As promised, here are additional chances to help the immigrants, courtesy of Lawyers for Good Government.
LIST OF UPCOMING PROTESTS AT THE END!!
More than 2,000 kids have been taken from their parents at the border, with more taken daily and shipped to child "detention centers." While many have said they feel helpless in the face of this tragedy, you are not. There's a lot you can do. /2
Jun 17, 2018 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
No father should have to spend Father's Day without their child due to immoral government action.
If you oppose the Trump administration policy of separating families at the border, here are some things you can do.
If you are in Texas there will be a protest at the Ursula Border Patrol Processing Center in S. McAllen at 1pm Central time. Please join in! /1
Jun 15, 2018 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
Advocates seek to use the law as a sword to right wrongs and redress grievances. They also employ the law as a shield to protect against ruthless abuse of power.
Today we saw both of these facets play out against the Trump administration.
First, we saw the release of the highly anticipated Inspector General’s report regarding the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email affair. But, despite months of build-up, the results were not exactly what the president was hoping for. /2