Required Reading – July 18 Afternoon Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Walter Williams: Our Rules of the Game: US Constitution

“It’s indeed a ‘dark moment’ for those who’ve for decades used the courts to accomplish what would have been impossible through federal and state legislatures — such as same-sex marriage, abortion and preferences with regard to race and sex. With this Supreme Court pick — and possibly another during his term — President Trump can return us to the Framers’ vision of the judiciary — a vision that’s held in contempt by many liberals and conservatives. The U.S. Constitution represents our ‘rules of the game.’ Supreme Court justices should be seen as umpires or referees, whose job is to enforce neutral rules.”

Read more at CNS News.

Perisic: Judge Halts Deportations Of Reunited Illegal Immigrant Families

“A federal judge with a history of pushing back against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies has temporarily blocked the deportation of reunited illegal immigrant families on Monday. San Diego-based U.S. District Court Judge Dana ordered the pause in a case filed by the ACLU until at least July 23, allowing time to decide if he should extend that order permanently.”

Read more at Daily Caller.

Neidig: House Republican backs bill to reinstate net neutrality rules

“A bill that would reinstate the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules has won its first House GOP supporter — who is also one of the most vulnerable Republicans in this fall’s midterms. Rep. Mike Coffman  (R-Colo.) announced on Tuesday that he would be signing a discharge petition to bring the Congressional Review Act (CRA) bill up for a floor vote. He also revealed his own bill to codify the principles of net neutrality into law.”

Read more at The Hill.

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