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  • Trump’s Deputy Counsel Is Nominee For DC Circuit

    Greg Katsas is President Trump’s pick for a seat on the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. Katsas worked in the Justice Department under President George W. Bush, where he served as acting associate attorney...

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  • Insider Trading Conviction For Gambler/Amazon Financial Analyst

    A former financial analyst at Amazon pleaded guilty to an insider-trading charge on 9-7. He admitted tipping off a former frat brother at the University of Washington about the company’s soon to be released first-quarter earnings report,...

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  • Franken Preparing To Block Appeals Court Nominee

    Sen. Al Franken, Minnesota Dem., will trigger a fight over an old Senate tradition that gives home state senators a virtual veto of presidential nominees to the bench. He has announced that he will oppose the nomination...

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  • Corruption Trial For NJ Senator

    Bob Menendez, New Jersey’s senior Senator and a hero to right wing Cubans who oppose normalization of relations with their home island, is facing multiple counts of bribery, conspiracy, and fraud.The trial begins Sept. 6 in federal...

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  • Pipeline Protest Groups Sued, Potential $1 Billion Damages

    Claiming damages that could approach $1 billion, Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) has sued Greenpeace and other protest groups in federal court in North Dakota. Energy Partners is the company that is building the controversial Dakota Access...

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  • Extreme Hurricanes Could Spawn Climate Litigation

    The U.S. EPA says there is no causal relationship between climate change and the destructive power of Hurricane Harvey, but many climate scientists disagree. New “event attribution” methodology is giving them the means to quantify the relationship,...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Philadelphia Lawyer, Mum At Traffic Stop, Wins $30K

    When the lawyer, stopped for speeding by New Jersey state troopers, chose to remain silent in the face of the routine questions, the frustrated troopers threatened to and then did arrest her. Sued in federal court, the...

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  • Duplicity The Business Model At Failed Law School

    According to an editorial in the Charlotte Observer, duplicity was central to the business model of the recently-closed Charlotte School of Law, which was part of a chain of three for-profit law schools owned by Sterling Partners,...

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  • Labor Abuse Alleged At Trump Project In Dubai

    For construction workers at a Trump mega-project in Dubai, payment is often slow, with much of it ending up in the hands of the recruiter. Housing is crowded and ...

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  • Eastern Block Women Say Sex Was Better Under Communism

    Along with their gray apartment buildings, long lines for groceries and heavy-handed government snooping, women under Eastern European Communism had better sex, according to professor and author Kristen R. Ghodsee, in a New York Times oped. She...

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