In a decision released yesterday, one of Bush Two’s SCOTUS nominees, Justice Samuel Alito, ruled in Murphy, Governor of New Jersey v. National Collegiate Athletic Ass’n that states are free to legalize sports gambling, striking down a 1992 federal law that had prohibited most states from authorizing sports betting.
New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy’s predecessor, Loudmouth Fatboy “Tell It Like It Is" Chris Christie, brought the suit while he was still the gobernator of the Garden State and running for president.
The vote was 6-3, with Justices RBG and Sotomayor dissenting, and with Justice Breyer dissenting in part (https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/14/politics/sports-betting-ncaa-supreme-court/index.html).
However, the Court made no comments on the gamble which Trump voters took on November 8, 2016. Associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman held a press conference outside the Court in which she strenuously chided the Court for its harmful omission.
Elsewhere, Donald Trump, who has a serious problem with being unable to trust his subordinates, overruled his 80-year old Commerce Secretary, Wilbur Ross, with respect to a bigtime Chinese hi-tech phone company, ZTE ((https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/13/trump-zte-china-sanctions-korea-iran-584244). Ross caused ZTE to shut down its main business earlier this month because ZTE illegally exported American technology to North Korean and Iran, but Trump precipitously overruled Ross because he desperately needs President Xi Jin-ping’s support ahead of his June 12 meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un (https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/13/trump-zte-china-sanctions-korea-iran-584244).
So Ross, a billionaire like Trump, called a press conference attended by associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones, in which he tossed in the towel and accused Trump of throwing him under the bus. “At my age, my bones are way too brittle, Johanna,” he said. “Even though I can afford the best orthopedic surgeon to fix my broken bones, I’d never survive the surgery."
Finally, Missouri’s Republican governor, Eric Greitens, got a free pass yesterday when prosecutors dropped charges against him for criminal invasion of privacy. “I figured if Trump could get a free pass from his voters for his numerous infidelities and hugely disrespectful comments against women, then, Me Too, I am entitled to do whatever I want with women,” Greitens told associate solitary reporter Annabelle Coburn.