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Elizabeth Warren calls on Obama to nominate fewer corporate judges

Repeating points made in the AFJ’s recent report on the federal judiciary’s excess of former corporate lawyers, Warren noted that 71 percent of Obama nominees’ prior experience was chiefly defending corporations. Just 3.6 percent of Obama’s nominees, acc
Salon Magazine
added Feb 7, 2014 16:48

[New Hampshire] Smoke shops' lawsuit vs. town dismissed

judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against the town by two smoke shops in Seabrook, which attempted to block a ordinance curbing the sale of synthetic marijuana from being enforced. William Walsh, owner of the Smoking Monkey and co-owner of Smokers City, fi
Portsmouth (NH) Herald
added Jan 31, 2014 14:53

[District of Columbia] Robert Wilkins’ D.C. Circuit Confirmation Vote Set for Monday

The Senate is expected to confirm U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins to a key Washington federal appeals court Monday afternoon. The Senate voted 55-38 on Thursday to advance the nomination of Wilkins to a final vote. Wilkins was one of three of Obama's
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Jan 12, 2014 05:32

For Vaporizers, New Technology and Product Design

alk turned to the relative subtlety of vaporizers as a delivery mechanism for marijuana.... he’s personally “very much in favor of what’s happening on the legalization of marijuana front,” the two came up with the idea when discussing tobacco smoking.
New York Times
added Dec 25, 2013 11:58

Low Ethics and Honesty Marks For Lobbyists In New Poll

Americans hold car salespeople and members of Congress in higher esteem than lobbyists, who are perceived to have the lowest ethical values among workers in more than 20 professions, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Dec 16, 2013 18:58

[District of Columbia] Q&A: What Makes the D.C. Circuit So Special?

They will publish their findings in an article for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy on Dec. 3, entitled "The Jurisdiction of the D.C. Circuit." The National Law Journal caught up with one of the authors, Eric Fraser, an associate at Osborn Ma
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Nov 30, 2013 01:04

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

As chairman of the Judiciary Com­mittee, 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
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