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[District of Columbia] Senate Prepares to Vote on Second D.C. Circuit Nominee

The Senate could vote as early as Wednesday on the confirmation of Georgetown law professor Cornelia "Nina" Pillard for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Dec 11, 2013 14:28
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[District of Columbia] Senate Confirms Patricia Millett to D.C. Circuit

Patricia Millett's confirmation today to a key federal appeals court in Washington marked the start of a new streamlined approach to judicial nominations on Capitol Hill. The move also marked the beginning of a period of change at the court—and at the app
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Dec 10, 2013 12:58
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[District of Columbia] Senate approves Patricia Millett for D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

The Senate voted 56-38 on Tuesday to approve Patricia Millett's nomination to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, generally viewed as the second-most powerful court in the United States after the Supreme Court.
added Dec 10, 2013 12:53
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KRISTOF: Where Is the Love?

After a recent column about an uninsured man who delayed seeing a doctor about a condition that turned out to be colon cancer, many readers noted that he is a lifelong smoker and said he had it coming. “What kind of a lame brain doofus is this guy?” one
New York Times
added Nov 29, 2013 22:50
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[District of Columbia] INADMISSIBLE: D.C. Circuit Nominee Blocked from Bench

President Obama's three nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit appear to be in trouble, and they may need Democrats to employ the "nuclear option" to ever make it to the bench.
added Nov 8, 2013 12:42
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[Colorado] Denver scales back proposed pot rules, would allow back yard smoking

A new draft of the law to be introduced to City Council on Monday would allow people to smoke in their backyards, would let them possess marijuana in parks and on the 16th Street Mall, and would make violations petty offenses that carry a maximum $100 fi
Denver (CO) Post
added Oct 30, 2013 14:24
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[Colorado] Longmont couple: Secondhand pot smoke is endangering baby

The Barlows say the pot smoke is coming into their apartment through a vent from a neighboring unit. They've tried calling their landlord, the police and even child-protective services. Because smoking pot at home is legal under Colorado law, they say
KUSA-TV Channel 9 (Denver, CO)
added Oct 22, 2013 23:47
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Do-Gooders May Be Doing Good Things for Their Genes: Study

Happiness derived from living a purposeful life found to be better for the body than selfish satisfaction
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 31, 2013 15:43
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[Washington] Smoking Pot In Public In Seattle Could Cost You

Seattle City Council is considering a law that would make public pot smoking a ticketable offense. Tickets would cost more than $100 dollars, mirroring a state law. At the playground at Cowan Park in Seattle on Friday, people had mixed reactions to banni
KUOW 94.9 Public Radio (Seattle, WA)
added Jul 28, 2013 19:41
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[UK] Did Lynton Crosby tell Cameron to cut taxes on fracking?

George Osborne has just announced a reduction in tax on fracking from 62% to 30%. Crosby’s lobbying firm, Crosby Textor, represents the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association, an oil and gas lobby group campaigning for fracking. The
LabourList (uk)
added Jul 19, 2013 09:06
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