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David Kurtz

David Kurtz is Managing Editor and Washington Bureau Chief of Talking Points Memo where he oversees the news operations of TPM and its sister sites.

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Late Update: NBA commish goes further than NBC reported: bans Sterling from NBA for life and will move to force sale of his ownership in Clippers.

Cliven Bundy tells Alex Jones(!) that the NYT should retract it's story on his pro-slavery remarks, then in a separate interview tries to explain what he meant -- and basically reiterates everything he said initially. Historically, threading the needle of pro-slavery/not racist has been exceedingly difficult.

Now we have video of Cliven Bundy's pro-slavery musings. Watch.

The deeply personal back and forth this week between Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor over race is without parallel in the court's history, legal experts tell Sahil Kapur.

Part of the reason for that of course is the unhappy historical fact that racial and ethnic minorities haven't had a seat on the Supreme Court bench until the last 47 years. But part of it, too, may have been the calculation by the likes of Thurgood Marshall that a direct public confrontation would not be productive in the long run.

The highlight of Sahil's piece may be the anecdote offered by a former Marshall clerk in which Marshall pulled his punch toward the other justices in his dissent in a 1973 case.

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