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[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] 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

[Malaysia] TPPA rules may block alcohol control measures

it is important for Malaysia to insist on a total carve out for alcohol control measures from the whole TPPA as it has proposed for tobacco control measures.
Malaysiakini (my)
added Nov 25, 2013 07:56

[District of Columbia] Senate Changes Rules, Curbs Power to Filibuster

The Senate today invoked the so-called "nuclear option" ... Senate immediately voted 55-43 (with two senators voting present) to advance the nomination of Patricia Millett,
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Nov 22, 2013 10:33

Lobbying Group Officially Drops 'Lobbyists' From Name

The Association of Government Relations Professionals had its coming-out party at a Washington, D.C., hotel Thursday, two days after the lobbying trade group announced it had officially dropped its original name, the American League of Lobbyists.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Nov 22, 2013 10:31

[Norway] Coal seen as the new tobacco, sparking investor backlash

The movement is an offshoot of a campaign by more than 70 investors to pressure all fossil-fuel industries on climate change. It's similar to the 1990s-era anti-tobacco push and is gaining help from unlikely partners. The International Energy Agency, a 2
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Nov 20, 2013 16:46

[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] Leahy: Arguments of Convenience Block Judicial Appointments

When the vote fails to garner the supermajority needed to end the filibuster, as I expect it will, a majority of senators will need to confront the escalating need to change the Senate rules that the minority have abused for too long.
added Nov 18, 2013 13:17

An Airborne Heart Threat

there is now a pile of evidence, sometimes startling, that air pollution also plays a role in heart attacks and strokes. The new studies suggest that air pollution not only worsens cardiovascular disease — but can also cause it.
New York Times Blogs
added Nov 15, 2013 16:41

[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
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