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BITTMAN: You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

But there’s a bigger question: How can intelligent, thoughtful, science-based legislation survive attacks by well-funded lobbyists — many of whom have worked in the very agencies they besiege — who now seem to be able to include sneaky “fixes” that might
New York Times
added Dec 17, 2014 05:08
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Marijuana Secondhand Smoke Seen as Damaging to Arteries as Tobacco Smoke

When the rats were exposed to marijuana smoke in a laboratory for half an hour, arterial flow-mediated dilation dropped by 50% to 70%, senior author Dr Matthew L Springer (University of California, San Francisco) said, presenting these findings at the Am
Medical Tribune
added Dec 3, 2014 19:08
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​Fracking toxins may be as dangerous as tobacco, asbestos & thalidomide – UK chief scientist

The effects of fracking could be as dangerous as asbestos, thalidomide, or tobacco toxins, the UK’s leading scientist has warned, claiming the government has adopted the process without considering the side effects. In a flagship report produced by Prof
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Nov 30, 2014 23:55
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EDITORIAL: Attorneys General for Sale

an entire industry has sprung up to lobby state attorneys general on behalf of companies that are under scrutiny, or that need special legal benefits from a state. The companies give hundreds of thousands of dollars (and often much more) to the campaigns
New York Times
added Dec 3, 2014 13:34
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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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