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[District of Columbia] Leahy: Arguments of Convenience Block Judicial Appointments

As chairman of the Judiciary ComĀ­mittee, I am especially concerned with how Republican obstruction is damaging our ability to fulfill our constitutional responsibility of advice and consent. The Senate has a unique responsibility to ensure that the judi
added Nov 25, 2013 10:32

[District of Columbia] Filibuster Vote Spells D.C. Circuit Changes

means three nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will likely win approval. Their appointments could reshape the dynamic of a key appellate bench as major federal regulatory issues unfold. In the weeks leading to the Nov. 21 decision
added Nov 25, 2013 08:00

[New York] Denver police use futuristic technology to crack down on pot smoking in public

an "odor ordinance" that makes it possible for the city to fine anyone who makes the area other than his own private domicile smell like Otto's jacket. The cops plan to enforce this by using an insane device known as an olfactometer, which is an instrume
Death And Taxes
added Nov 22, 2013 19:03

[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 5, 2013 14:54

[District of Columbia] Senate Blocks Patricia Millett's Nomination to D.C. Circuit

blocked the nomination of Patricia Millett for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, throwing doubt on the ability of President Obama to fill three vacancies on the key court.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Nov 1, 2013 13:15

[Colorado] SULLUM: Under Denver Proposal, Pot Smokers Could Go To Jail For Consuming A Legal Product On Their Own Property

The upshot could be that people are free to consume marijuana in businesses catering to pot smokers but not on their own porches, patios, and balconies.
added Oct 15, 2013 01:42

[Ohio] Kessler appointed to Regents

Columbus lawyer Elizabeth P. Kessler of Jones Day has been appointed to the Ohio Board of Regents, which oversees the state's public higher-education system.
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
added Aug 8, 2013 21:33

[Washington] AUDIO: Seattle pot smokers may face future fines for toking in public

"Remember that I-502 proposes regulating marijuana similar to the way we regulate alcohol. You can't drink a beer going down the street and you shouldn't be able to smoke a joint," Holmes told KIRO Radio's Ross & Burbank. He's proposed a city ordinance (KIRO, KTTH, Seattle, WA)
added Jul 28, 2013 19:45

[Washington] VIDEO: Seattle city attorney wants to outlaw public pot smoking

Currently, if someone smokes marijuana on the street police may only issue warnings, but Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes wants to change that.
King5 TV (Seattle, WA)
added Jul 28, 2013 19:40

[Australia, UK] ARCHIVE: Lynton Crosby is the wizard of Oz

it's the grin of a winner. This is the man the Brits have dubbed "The Wizard of Oz", a "supreme master of the dark arts" who worked on four successive election victories for John Howard in Australia before transferring his "evil genius" to the UK in 2005
The Australian (au)
added Jul 16, 2013 03:26
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