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[District of Columbia] After Two-Year Fight, White House Withdraws Halligan for D.C. Circuit

"I am deeply disappointed that even after nearly two and a half years, a minority of Senators continued to block a simple up-or-down vote on her nomination," Obama said in a statement. "This unjustified filibuster obstructed the majority of Senators from
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Mar 23, 2013 09:09

TOOBIN: For Obama's Judges, It's Already Late

in the fifth year of his Presidency, Obama has failed to place even a single judge on the D.C. Circuit, considered the second most important court in the nation, as it deals with cases of national importance. (Its judges--like John Roberts, Antonin Scali
The New Yorker blogs
added Mar 23, 2013 08:27
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[District of Columbia] SLACK: Halligan's Withdrawal Is a Victory for GOP and Gridlock

"This unjustified filibuster obstructed the majority of senators from expressing their support," Obama said in the statement Friday. "I am confident that with Caitlin’s impressive qualifications and reputation, she would have served with distinction. "T
National Journal
added Mar 23, 2013 08:18

[New York] "Anti-Bloomberg Bill" in Mississippi Bars Local Restrictions on Food and Drink

The Mississippi Legislature wants to be the sole government body that controls its buffets, barbecue and sweet tea.
New York Times
added Mar 21, 2013 16:16

Smoke, Third Highest Killer In Nigeria Says Experts

experts have said that smoke is the third highest killer with an alarming figure of 95,300 Nigerian women dying yearly from cooking. Speaking on 'Elimination of gender Violence Against Women, the Senior Gender Advisor, Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Fac
Daily Times of Nigeria (ng)
added Mar 17, 2013 15:12

MUDD: How to Force Ethics On the Food Industry

I left the industry when I finally had to acknowledge that reform would never come from within. ... a business model that put profits over public health ... Michael Mudd is a former executive vice president of global corporate affairs for Kraft Foods.
New York Times
added Mar 17, 2013 10:13

VIDEO: Rachel Maddow Show: Big Tobacco models disinformation, distraction strategy

Morton Downey Jr. … always carried a lit cigarette … and became spokesman for something called the 'National Smokers' Alliance' . . . but then he got sick … the NSA ... was dreamed up by the PR firm Burson Marsteller.
added Mar 7, 2013 23:31

Jones Day lands six recent high court clerks

Jones Day has just hired its sixth former law clerk from the last U.S. Supreme Court term, possibly setting a record for the most clerks hired by a single firm from a single term.
added Mar 6, 2013 07:01

Marijuana Etiquette - Sending Out Smoke Signals

Shortly after party guests started blowing pot fumes out onto the balcony where Mr. Kingery and his wife were standing, the Kingerys left the party: because Mr. Kingery is a nurse and his wife works for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, they
New York Times
added Mar 1, 2013 13:21

China pollution: Fears over poor air exacerbate healthcare concerns

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Financial Times (uk)
added Mar 1, 2013 11:35
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