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Donald Trump "built" Trump Tower before sprinklers were required in New York City; then he lobbied against them. Earlier this year, when an electrical fire killed Todd Brassner, who'd lived in Trump Tower since 1996, Trump said -- well, he said nothing, actually, except to brag that the building, which had just killed a man due to overloaded electric boards, was "well built."

Now Trump Tower's condo board is suing Todd Brassner, who, again, is wrongfully dead due to (presumable) negligence on the part of Trump Tower, for not paying his common fees since he died.

(Okay, to be fair, he owed $52,000 in condo fees before he died -- he tried to sell the condo he could no longer afford, but couldn't give away a "Trump Tower" condo for love or money -- but the fees have grown in the six months since to $64,000. Yes, they're still assessing fees on his estate for "common fees" for the building that killed him.)

Nothing is sure in life except death and condo fees, we guess, because you know it ain't fucking taxes.

[WaPo]

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Look, it is your afternoon Nice Times at the Supreme Court! It is also your WUT and HUH Times, with Justices Thomas, Sotomayor, Kagan and Gorsuch joining in an opinion by RBG tossing a challenge to Virginia's new, fair districts. Go know!

After the 2010 Census, Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates did what they do best -- they stole more elections, redrawing the electoral map to ensure themselves a supermajority for all eternity. Why let the voters choose their representatives when the representatives can pick their own voters as the founders intended, right? Voters in 12 of the affected districts sued the Virginia State Board of Elections in 2014 to invalidate the districts as illegal racial gerrymanders, and the House of Delegates intervened in Bethune-Hill v. Va. State Bd. of Elections to support the Board and defend its own power.

After extensive litigation including a trip up to the Supreme Court in 2017, the District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia tossed 11 of the districts as illegal racial gerrymanders and ordered the maps redrawn in 2018. At which point, the Commonwealth of Virginia noped out and quit defending the old, craptastic districts, which should have been the end of it.

BUT NO. The Virginia House of Delegates, which is still held by the GOP despite their party netting nine percent fewer votes than Democrats in the 2017 election, vowed to fight on.

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