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[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

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

[District of Columbia] Senate Sets Third Round in D.C. Circuit Fight

The Senate will vote on the nomination of Robert Wilkins to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit next week, when he is expected to be blocked by Republicans who say the key appeals court doesn't need any more judges.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Nov 16, 2013 21:44

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

[District of Columbia] Senate Blocks Cornelia Pillard's Nomination to D.C. Circuit

The Senate on Tuesday evening blocked Georgetown law professor Cornelia "Nina" Pillard's nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, further solidifying the stalemate over President Obama's picks for the key federal appeals court.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Nov 13, 2013 19:48

Deja Vu at Jones Day: Firm Hires Six More Supreme Court Clerks

As with last year, the six hires seems to exceed the number hired by any other firm from a class of 39 clerks--four for each sitting justice and one each for the three retired justices. Heifetz declined to get into financial details, but said the hires
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Nov 11, 2013 16:47
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[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 8, 2013 12:42

[Europe, France] Allegations Overshadow Trans-Atlantic Trade Talks

Allegations that the European Union official leading trade talks with the United States evaded taxes in Belgium cast a shadow ... José Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission, suggested that the official, Karel De Gucht, the E.U. trade co
New York Times
added Nov 8, 2013 12:28
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