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.