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Bob Bauer’s Advice on Campaign Finance Reform: Aim Low, or Prepare to Get Sued

Former White House counsel Robert Bauer on Wednesday urged the Federal Election Commission to aim low in crafting new rules for campaign contributions in the wake of a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down certain donation limits.
National Law Journal
added Feb 11, 2015 17:11
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LEVIE: A Mediator’s Pleas(e)

Listed below are one mediator’s pleas(e) for counsel to most efficiently use the mediator and mediation to achieve a resolution. Pleas(e) #1: Consider the attitudinal setting of the mediation – confrontational versus conciliatory. Notwithstanding each p
Law.com
added Feb 5, 2015 19:04
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Former Lawmakers, Staffers Now Free to Lobby

Since Jan. 1, 22 onetime Hill denizens have finished their "cooling-off" periods, which barred them from lobbying Congress for up to two years after they left the legislative branch's payroll. The contingent includes former sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., Kay Ba
National Law Journal
added Jan 9, 2015 11:16
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[UK] Barber thought smoking cannabis prevents cancer, court hears

A barber who believed smoking cannabis might help prevent cancer started growing the drug in his house, a judge heard.
Midlands Express and Star (uk)
added Sep 19, 2014 20:25
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Statement Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On Judicial Nominations

Despite this unyielding partisan strategy, the Senate has made great strides to fill vacancies on courts around the Nation. This year the Senate has confirmed 61 nominees to the circuit and district courts and in doing so, it has hit an historic mileston
US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
added Sep 9, 2014 11:37
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U.S. Senate Votes to Advance 'Citizens United' Amendment, But GOP Members Set to Oppose It

Senate voted to move forward with a final vote on a joint resolution to propose an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would overturn the Supreme Court's infamous Citizens United decision. The 79 to 18 vote to end debate and move on to a final vote o
The Brad Blog (Brad Friedman blog)
added Sep 9, 2014 11:32
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S.J.Res.19 - A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

Latest Action: 09/08/2014 Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 79 - 18. Record Vote Number: 259. Tracker:
Congress.gov
added Sep 9, 2014 11:24
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UDALL / SANDERS: The Threat to American Democracy

On Monday, we will vote on our constitutional amendment on campaign finance reform. But we won’t stop there. We must develop an unprecedented grass-roots movement in all 50 states to make it clear to Congress and the Supreme Court that buying
Politico
added Sep 8, 2014 15:45
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[UK] Charities should stick to knitting and keep out of politics, says MP

David Cameron's new minister for civil society has been branded patronising and dismissive after he told charities to "stick to their knitting" and keep out of politics. Brooks Newmark, who was appointed in the summer reshuffle, made the comments amid w
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 4, 2014 09:54
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Legal Marijuana For Parents, but Not Their Kids

The brain is still wiring itself during adolescence, and marijuana — or any drug use — during this period essentially trains the reward system to embrace a mind-altering chemical. “We know that 90 percent of adults who are addicted began use in teenage y
New York Times Blogs
added Aug 18, 2014 18:54
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