Listeners Stand on Their Soapbox

Date: June 30, 2022
Host: Jim Schneider
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In the early 1900’s, many things were delivered in wooden crates, including soap.  At various times it wasn’t unusual for someone to stand on one of these crates on a busy street and make an impromptu speech to those willing to gather around.

This Crosstalk was one of those periodic broadcasts where we give listeners a “soapbox” platform to address an issue of concern they feel others should take note of.

However, before letting listeners sound off, Jim shared some headlines:

  • This morning the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that the Clean Air Act doesn’t give the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency widespread power to regulate carbon dioxide emissions that a popular theory says contributes to global warming.
  • The Supreme Court gave President Biden the “green light” to end the “Remain in Mexico” immigration policy that originated under the Trump administration.  That vote was 5-4.
  • Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has officially retired.  Sworn in today was Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first black woman on the court.
  • President Biden called for the removal of the Senate filibuster in order to codify Roe v. Wade.

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