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[District of Columbia] INADMISSIBLE: D.C. Circuit Pick Advances, Others Lag

So far, only one of President Obama's judicial nominations has a clear path to confirmation — U.S. District Judge Robert Wilkins, to a key Washington federal appeals court. Wilkins' nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit was held o
National Law Journal
added Jan 13, 2014 07:47
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[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
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Judicial Nominee Votes Delayed On Capitol Hill

Republicans took advantage of a courtesy given the minority party to "hold over" a nominee the first time they appear on the agenda for a vote. It's not new; Republicans on the committee have employed the courtesy on almost every judicial nominee in the
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Jan 10, 2014 05:52
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[Colorado] Local hotel smoker-friendly

Out-of-town guests coming to Pueblo to buy marijuana now have a place to stay and legally smoke their weed. The management at Microtel Inn & Suites, 3343 Gateway Drive, permits guests to smoke marijuana in any of their nine smoking rooms. There are 63 ro
Pueblo (CO) Chieftain
added Jan 8, 2014 06:18
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[District of Columbia] Judicial Nominees Start Over in Senate

The White House re-nominated 54 of them Monday, and now they must start the confirmation process back at the Senate Judiciary Committee. The nominees won't have to redo questionnaires or their confirmation hearings. But Republicans, stripped of their abi
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Jan 7, 2014 16:29
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[Mexico] Soaring Microsoft shares boosted Bill Gates's fortune by $15.8bn in 2013

regained world's richest man title from Mexican telecoms magnate Carlos Slim in May, now has $78.5bn
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 3, 2014 17:42
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Looking for a Lobbyist? Here are 250 New Candidates

250 former congressional employees, including 72 former House members, this week became eligible to lobby Congress ... some of them have landed ... Reps. Howard Berman (D-Calif.), Mary Bono (R-Calif.), Jerry Costello (D-Ill.), Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), Steve
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Jan 3, 2014 16:58
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Obama Trails Bush in Shaping Federal Judiciary

lags behind George W. Bush when it comes to leaving his imprint on the nation's federal courts of appeals, a Brookings Institution report has found.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Dec 30, 2013 21:01
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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
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MEMORANDUM FOR ALL MEMBERS, OFFICERS, AND EMPLOYEES / FROM: Committee on Ethics... SUBJECT: Holiday Guidance on the Gift Rule

Members and staff may not knowingly accept any gift, except as provided in the gift rule.1 The rule defines the term "gift" broadly to mean "a gratuity, favor, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, forbearance, or other item having monetary value.,,
US House of Representatives
added Dec 22, 2013 14:08
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