Daily Bread for 6.13.19

Good morning.

Thursday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of sixty-eight.  Sunrise is 5:15 AM and sunset 8:34 PM, for 15h 18m 39s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 83.5% of its visible disk illuminated.

Today is the nine hundred forty-seventh day.

Whitewater’s Community Involvement & Cable TV Commission is scheduled to meet at 5 PM, and the Zoning Board of Appeals at 6 PM (update: the latter meeting was canceled).

On this day in 1966, the United States Supreme Court hands down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966), holding among other things that “[i]n the absence of other effective measures, the following procedures to safeguard the Fifth Amendment privilege must be observed: the person in custody must, prior to interrogation, be clearly informed that he has the right to remain silent, and that anything he says will be used against him in court; he must be clearly informed that he has the right to consult with a lawyer and to have the lawyer with him during interrogation, and that, if he is indigent, a lawyer will be appointed to represent him.”

Recommended for reading in full:

 Patrick Marley reports Pew drops plans for Wisconsin study after Robin Vos breaks with other Republicans over it:

Wisconsin has lost out on an opportunity to have a renowned nonprofit organization study its probation and parole system after Assembly Speaker Robin Vos declined to back it.

In a twist, top Republicans in the Senate sided with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers over the GOP speaker in trying to get the Pew Charitable Trusts to review the program that oversees more than 65,000 people on probation, parole and extended supervision.

Vos, of Rochester, refused to sign onto the request for help from Pew because he believed the state task force that would oversee the study was tipped in Democrats’ favor, according to staff emails obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Evers agreed to work with Vos on the makeup of the task force, but Vos wouldn’t sign onto a letter to Pew requesting the study, according to the emails between the chiefs of staff for Evers and Vos.

Evers and top Senate Republicans — Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau and Senate President Roger Roth of Appleton — sent the letter in May.

(Fitzgerald, hardly a bipartisan guy, supported the Pew effort. When you’re farther out than Fitzgerald, you’ve fallen off the map.)

 Tory Newmyer reports Corporate confidence in the economy drops amid trade fears. But Republicans aren’t budging:

The Business Roundtable’s quarterly survey of top chief executives revealed a darkening mood about the country’s economic outlook. While still high, their sentiment registers at its lowest level since President Trump took office — a change participants chalked up to the chaos unleashed by his tariffs.

“They are going to do what they do. It’s not up to us,” JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, who chairs the Business Roundtable, said of the White House on Wednesday.

 Microbrewery Makes Biodegradable, Edible 6 Pack Rings To Reduce Ocean Plastic:

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