Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 4.23.19

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Prepare for a very problematic ruling: “The Supreme Court seemed willing Tuesday to let the Trump administration add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census form that goes to every U.S. household, despite claims from populous states that it would actually make the count less accurate.”

* The delay could take a while: “The House Oversight Committee has agreed to postpone its deadline for a subpoena of President Trump’s financial records until after a court rules on a lawsuit filed by the president on the matter, according to a court filing Tuesday.”

* A rare sight: ‘In a national first in the fight against the opioid crisis, a major drug distribution company, its former CEO and another top executive have been criminally charged in New York.”

* The latest on the Easter attacks: “Sri Lanka’s defense minister said Tuesday that the coordinated Easter Sunday attacks that killed at least 321 people were in retaliation for the recent Christchurch mosque massacre in New Zealand.”

* In case you missed this yesterday: “House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., issued a subpoena Monday to President Donald Trump’s former White House counsel Don McGahn for testimony and documents as part the panel’s investigation into possible obstruction of justice by the president and others.”

* An underappreciated point: “Climate change creates winners and losers. Norway is among the winners; Nigeria among the losers. Those are the stark findings of a peer-reviewed paper by two Stanford University professors who have tried to quantify the impact of rising greenhouse gas emissions on global inequality.”

* Even for him, this was weird phrasing: “Trump claimed the New York Times had apologized to him after the 2016 election and that if they wanted his forgiveness again, they’d have to make a real gesture out of the apology: ‘Get down on their knees and beg for forgiveness.’” (Keep in mind, the newspaper never apologized to him, and it’s unclear why he keeps saying it did.)

* Consistent with a larger pattern: “President Donald Trump opened a new flank in his battle against illegal immigration on Monday when he ordered his administration to crack down on ‘visa overstays’ – foreigners who legally enter the country but remain in the U.S. after their visas expire.”

* From Team Trump to Facebook: “Facebook has hired Jennifer Newstead, a President Donald Trump-appointed legal adviser at the State Department, as its new general counsel as the company faces scrutiny from governments around the world over how it manages content and data on its sprawling social network.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Tuesday's Mini-Report, 4.23.19