Joyce Alene

Joyce Alene

@JoyceWhiteVance

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U of Alabama Law Professor|@MSNBC Contributor|Obama US Atty in B'ham|25 year federal prosecutor|Wife & Mom of 4|Knitting a lot while watching the future

Joined on April 08 2012
2019-08-19 17:23:17

Short staffing & forced overtime at BOP are the responsibility of the Atty Gen’l as well as the head of BOP. Barr acknowledged his awareness there were problems 4 months ago in an appropriations hearing but apparently didn’t take steps to protect inmates.

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2019-08-19 16:26:37

Trump abruptly dismantled his “election integrity” commission. Looking for voter fraud, it came up empty handed but was caught trying to get data it could use for suppression. Helping our neighbors register is an American tradition. Preventing them from voting is swamp politics.

Quoted@KristenClarkeJD

ALERT: We are suing Tennessee to block implementation of an ugly #votersuppression bill that seeks to impose criminal penalties and fines on groups that register people to vote. Today, we are seeking emergency relief to BLOCK implementation of that bill until trial. @LawyersComm

ALERT: We are suing Tennessee to block implementation of an ugly #votersuppression bill that seeks to impose criminal penalties and fines on groups that register people to vote.

Today, we are seeking emergency relief to BLOCK implementation of that bill until trial. @LawyersComm https://t.co/z1NxgdtkNv
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2019-08-19 15:01:47

And despite falsely claiming that the government needed to include the citizenship question on the census to help bring Voting Rights Act cases defending the rights of Latino voters.

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2019-08-19 16:18:54

Criminal justice systems in Indian Country are under-resourced & lack necessary jurisdiction. This is a big & important commitment from @ewarren

Quoted@jnoisecat

@ewarren Next question is about missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Warren acknowledges Savannah Lafontaine Greywind and talks about the need to collect more data and empower tribes, again highlighting her proposal to fix the Oliphant decision. Thanks Deb Haaland.

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2019-08-19 14:27:49

Roll Tide!

Quoted@UALawSchool

They’re back!!! It’s great to have students back in the building for the first day of classes. Here’s to a wonderful 2019-20 school year! @ University of Alabama School of Law

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2019-08-19 13:59:12

The U.S. has had militarized border zones, long delays at key crossings, and a Border Patrol of more than 21,000 agents long before Trump became president. That isn't an "open border" and no Democrats are advocating "Open Borders." The president is...lying.

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2019-08-19 13:50:05

You can’t drain the swamp when you are the swamp.

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2019-08-19 11:19:30

Overlooked stories last week: 6th N. Korea missile test in 3 weeks Budget deficit 27% higher than last year July was hottest month ever recorded Court says migrant kids entitled to toothbrushes/soap Trump rules would harm endangered species, legal immigrants, LGBTQ workers

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2019-08-19 12:14:54

"the claim...that “all children were with at least one of their parents” by the night after the raids was not true then, and it was not true days later. It turns out that the first thing that happens when hundreds of adults vanish is a child care crisis."

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2019-08-19 03:27:05

"Sir, What does that have to do with guns?" The state of our Union is, not good.

Quoted@ddale8

Asked today about banning high-capacity magazines, Trump ended up talking about “the concept of mental institution” and “the concept also of voter identification”:

Asked today about banning high-capacity magazines, Trump ended up talking about “the concept of mental institution” and “the concept also of voter identification”: https://t.co/TYhZArfTZy
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2019-08-18 15:49:25

Tough on crime is a failed criminal justice policy. Criminal justice reformers have better ideas & data supports the claim that we can reduce crime while saving money & improving people's lives. This is a great piece!

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@JoyceWhiteVance on SNP last night said, “Trump, as a businessman, his style was conflict and brinkmanship. He did deals with other people’s money and that ... led to a string of failed businesses and bankrupt casinos. And his style as a president has been exactly the same"

@JoyceWhiteVance on SNP last night said, “Trump, as a businessman, his style was conflict and brinkmanship. He did deals with other people’s money and that ... led to a string of failed businesses and bankrupt casinos. And his style as a president has been exactly the same" https://t.co/QAOszsFtuS
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2019-08-18 10:59:03

Any vote for a 3rd party candidate or a write in is effectively a vote for Trump. I get to hat this will be a bitter pill for some people, but there is too much at stake in 2020 to ignore this truth. It’s how we got to where we are today.

Quoted@RadioFreeTom

I don't know what the Mooch or anyone else is up to. It would be nice to see Trump have to fight a primary against a real conservative, but don't let anyone - left or right - sell you on a 3rd party run against Trump in 2020. That only helps Trump. The math is clear.

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2019-08-17 21:33:55

I’ll be on @SNPonMSNBC with @DonnyDeutsch tonight at 8pm Eastern.

Quoted@SNPonMSNBC

https://t.co/WVXBKBBnHo
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2019-08-17 21:02:08

Country over party is truly dead for the GOP. Makes you wonder what they’re afraid the FEC investigation might find.

Quoted@EllenLWeintraub

BREAKING: @FEC's Republicans block all investigation of & enforcement against Russians Torshin & Butina re the NRA & the 2016 presidential election. Result: FEC does nothing to find out the truth behind one of the most blockbuster campaign finance allegations in recent memory.

BREAKING: @FEC's Republicans block all investigation of & enforcement against Russians Torshin & Butina re the NRA & the 2016 presidential election. 

Result: FEC does nothing to find out the truth behind one of the most blockbuster campaign finance allegations in recent memory. https://t.co/KgrJLJTuZY
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2019-08-17 20:52:36

This sounds like a headline I’d expect to see from an election in Russia or Venezuela, but it’s ours. Workers had 3 options: Attend Trump's speech, use paid time off or receive no pay

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2019-08-17 09:30:38

As @drdavidmichaels writes, the U.S. is repeating the tragic mistake of WWII when our borders were closed to Jews fleeing Hitler. There were even calls back then to build a wall around the country. Worth reading and considering how history will judge us.

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2019-08-17 16:32:59

In 1982 SCOTUS held K-12 kids had a constitutional right to education regardless of immigration status. Alabama tried to infringe on this with its 2011 law & we successfully had that provision invalidates by the courts. Miller needs to be out of the WH. He is not above the law.

Quoted@KevinWhitelaw1

SCOOP: Trump aide Stephen Miller sought for months for a way to give states the power to block undocumented immigrant children from enrolling in public schools -- all part of efforts to stem illegal crossings at the southern U.S. border.

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2019-08-17 14:35:39

Joining @AymanM, who is in for @JoyAnnReid this morning on @amjoyshow, along with my friends @JillWineBanks & @glennkirschner2

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2019-08-17 14:21:29

Yesterday on ⁦@DeadlineWH⁩ I discussed structural issues that keep people from voting. Here’s a good example: ND’s voter ID Act is supposedly meant to prevent (non-existent) voter fraud but actually keeps Native Americans from voting.

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SAD: Last night, @realDonaldTrump again made unfounded claims about massive voter fraud in NH in 2016. In this letter, I ask him to back up his claims in terms a former casino operator should understand: “There comes a time when you need to lay your cards on the table or fold.”

SAD: Last night, @realDonaldTrump again made unfounded claims about massive voter fraud in NH in 2016. 

In this letter, I ask him to back up his claims in terms a former casino operator should understand: “There comes a time when you need to lay your cards on the table or fold.” https://t.co/vkddT1jGmH
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2019-08-17 00:35:29

Joining @maddow tonight around 9:35pm.

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2019-08-16 21:21:09

“I think [Trump’s] plenty scary right now and Democrats should not look at those polls and breathe any sigh of relief, because there are structural issues built into the election… He’ll be dangerous like a wounded animal” - @JoyceWhiteVance w/ @NicolleDWallace

“I think [Trump’s] plenty scary right now and Democrats should not look at those polls and breathe any sigh of relief, because there are structural issues built into the election… He’ll be dangerous like a wounded animal” - @JoyceWhiteVance w/ @NicolleDWallace https://t.co/tpmK7uLghb
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2019-08-16 21:24:30

Thank you @JoyceWhiteVance

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2019-08-16 19:10:27

Happy Friday! @NicolleDWallace is back today! Along with some great guests: @TheRevAl @Timodc @alexi @JoyceWhiteVance @PhilipRucker @WMoon1

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2019-08-16 18:37:24

Joining @NicolleDWallace on @DeadlineWH today from 30 Rock. Escaping the dog days of summer in Alabama!

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2019-08-16 18:18:50

Trump pulls the ultimate mansplain: “Whether you love me or hate me, you’ve got to vote for me.” And...nope. Not working.

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2019-08-16 16:27:47

It’s about time.

Quoted@bradybuzz

JUST IN: @RepJerryNadler is calling the @HouseJudiciary back from recess to hold urgent hearings on gun safety legislation. Sept 4: Hearing on high-capacity magazine ban, #DisarmHate, extreme risk laws Sept 25: Hearing on assault weapons ban Let's👏do👏this👏#EnoughIsEnough

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2019-08-16 16:15:22

Heartbreaking & unsurprising

Quoted@ChrisLu44

Dozens of families separated at the border allege "young children were sexually, physically or emotionally abused in federally funded foster care." Taxpayers could be on the hook for more than $200 million in damages.

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2019-08-16 13:42:28

In a 2008-09 case in this same district, following a similar round up, it appears that just 1 corporate employee was indicted, a Mr. González in HR.

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