Required Reading – June 27 Afternoon Update

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

Cleveland: Michael Flynn Attorney Suggests Special Counsel Withheld Key Information From His Defense

“On Monday, former President Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn appeared before Judge Emmet Sullivan for a routine status hearing. Yet the 15-minute hearing proved anything but usual when Flynn’s new attorney, prosecutor turned defense attorney Sidney Powell, suggested that the special counsel’s office may not have produced classified information relevant to Flynn’s case. And Powell made clear she intends to obtain it. On Monday, former President Trump national security advisor Michael Flynn appeared before Judge Emmet Sullivan for a routine status hearing. Yet the 15-minute hearing proved anything but usual when Flynn’s new attorney, prosecutor turned defense attorney Sidney Powell, suggested that the special counsel’s office may not have produced classified information relevant to Flynn’s case. And Powell made clear she intends to obtain it. The status hearing began friendly enough, with the judge asking Flynn, who had pleaded guilty on December 1, 2017 to a charge of providing false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, how he was doing. ‘Great,’ the retired general replied, with the judge then greeting Powell, who was making one of her first appearances before Sullivan since taking over Flynn’s case.’I firmly believe in transparency,’ Sullivan began, before proceeding to note for the record that in 2014, Powell had sent him a copy of her best-seller, ‘License to Lie’: . . . […]  Then came the bombshell: . . .”

Read more at The Federalist.

Mikelionis: Supreme Court conservatives’ move to overturn precedents raises questions on Roe v. Wade

“The Supreme Court’s conservatives on Wednesday could overturn a decades-old precedent — for the third time in recent weeks — a potential trend raising questions about the current court’s willingness to upend another longstanding decision: Roe v. Wade. The high court on Wednesday will consider a longstanding decision that gives power to federal agencies to tell businesses what their regulations actually mean. But the recent tendency to overturn existing precedents has raised alarm bells among left-leaning activists and justices over fears that the landmark 1973 ruling on abortion rights could be next, Bloomberg reported. ‘Today’s decision can only cause one to wonder which cases the court will overrule next,’ dissenting Justice Stephen Breyer wrote last month after the high court overrode a 1979 precedent that states are shielded from private lawsuits in other states’ courts.”

Read more at Fox News.

Whitley: ‘Nuns vs. Guns’ Is a Progressive Gaslighting Con for Bullying Churches

“Boston is home to some of the greatest historical landmarks in American history, like the Old North Church where Paul Revere started his famous midnight ride. But walk around Boston these days and other churches tell a different story. Churches are trying to lure in congregants with promises of activism that read like online virtue signalers. For example, the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Boston brags about its 150 year history of ‘subverting the dominant paradigm through social outreach’ and ‘exercising skepticism and living the questions.’ This is not the spirit of power, but the spirit of fear. Rather than proclaiming that church is an integral part of community life, Emmanuel Episcopal’s desperate parishioners are recycling garbage terms from the grievance studies laundered through academia that have now polluted our broader culture. In the secular ‘progressive’ attacks on the Judeo-Christian tradition that built Western Civilization — as part of their campaign to ‘fundamentally transform’ it — churches in an irredeemably blue city like Boston are ground zero. They need to survive but they aren’t sure how. But the solution isn’t trying to win points with those progressives who want them utterly removed from public life.”

Read more at Spectator.

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