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House Republicans just passed a bill forbidding scientists from advising the EPA on their own research

two other bills aimed at impeding the EPA, including one that prevents the agency from relying on what it calls “secret science” in crafting its regulations — but which in reality, opponents argue, would effectively block the EPA from adopting any new rul
Salon Magazine
added Nov 26, 2014 11:06
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CHEN: Jones Day Is Not Amused

Sharyl Reisman, the hiring partner at Jones Day, took umbrage at my post about the firm's recent hiring of seven Supreme Court clerks. Here is Reisman's letter (it was also addressed to Aric Press, ALM's editor in chief), followed by my response.
AmericanLawyer.com
added Nov 21, 2014 17:35
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New Campaign Targets Supreme Court Accountability

Fix the Court...will campaign...in areas of financial disclosures, recusals, ethics and media access....ad states, “They’ve told us where we can pray, picked our president, allowed billionaires to buy elections, and made choices of life and death. Nine j
National Law Journal
added Nov 12, 2014 21:08
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Op-Ed: What Will the GOP's Senate Takeover Mean for Judicial Nominations? Two takes on what the GOP ascendancy means for President Obama’s nominations.

NAN ARON: Historically, lame-duck presidents have managed to place judges on the bench. / EDWARD WHELAN: Democrats obstructed Bush's choices — and what's sauce for the goose ...
National Law Journal
added Nov 12, 2014 12:25
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Grassley Outlines Approach to Judicial Confirmations

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, the presumptive chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Monday outlined his leadership plans—including his vow to confirm “consensus” nominations to the federal judiciary. Grassley, currently the committee’s ranking Rep
National Law Journal
added Nov 10, 2014 23:50
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WEBB/ADKINS: It Matters Who's in Charge at the DOJ ($$)

Late-Obama administration turnover highlights the role individual leaders play in enforcement policy.
National Law Journal
added Nov 10, 2014 10:50
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How One Lawyer’s Crusade Could Change Football Forever

But what if the template for football’s future is not the fate of boxing but rather that of the tobacco industry? The parallels, of course, are not perfect. ...The fight against tobacco’s use has been long and has unfolded in stages, beginning with public
New York Times
added Nov 9, 2014 14:38
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The Life of a Pot Critic: Clean, With Citrus Notes

Mr. Browne, 31, held the bud up to his nose and inhaled. Then he opened his computer. “Faint lemony sweetness,” he typed, before loading the pot into a small glass pipe.
New York Times
added Nov 8, 2014 08:39
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[Pennsylvania] Lawyer Sanctioned $1M Over Smoking Reference

Defense attorney Nancy Raynor has been sanctioned for close to $1 million for allowing a defense expert to make a prohibited reference to smoking in a lung cancer-related medical malpractice case that resulted in a mistrial... no doctors informed her of t
The Legal Intelligencer
added Nov 6, 2014 15:44
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Seven More Supreme Court Clerks Join Jones Day

Jones Day announced Wednesday it has hired seven former U.S. Supreme Court law clerks as associates in recent weeks. And if the news sounds familiar, that’s because Jones Day hired six former clerks last year and six the year before, for a total of 19 Sup
National Law Journal
added Nov 5, 2014 17:13
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