• Labor Pick Scalia Has Brand Recognition, Anti-Reg Creds

    So confident is President Trump in the loyalty of his blue collar supporters that he has chosen Eugene Scalia to be his new Labor Secretary, despite Scalia’s anti-worker and anti-union record. A partner in the Washington office...

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  • Tempers Fraying on Supreme Court

    Things haven’t been this snippy between the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative and liberal factions since the December 2000 ruling that gave George W. Bush the presidency. The conservatives are impatient with the pace of rightward change, while...

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  • Fed Pick Was Reprimanded For Failure to Pay Child Support

    In an article written in 2014, Stephen Moore, President Trump’s pick for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board, wrote that “intact families” are important for the economy and criticized “those who cheer divorce as a form...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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  • Ever Wonder Why Supreme Courts Are Seen As Political?

    Candidates for the Wisconsin Supreme Court Brian Hagedorn and Lisa Neubauer ripped into each other over their personal and political views in their first debate before the election April 12. Hagedorn, chief judge of the state appeals...

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  • Senate Confirms 36 Year Old Nominee To Fourth Circuit

    Allison Rushing, 36, a partner at the law firm Williams & Connolly, has been confirmed to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on a party-line vote, 53–44. Democrats said they were troubled by her lack of experience,...

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  • Did Iowa’s Governor Keep A Sexual Harassment Suit Under Wraps Before Election?

    Shortly before her election in November, the administration of Iowa Republican Governor Kim Reynolds okayed a highly unusual settlement of a pending sexual harassment lawsuit, before it had even been filed. (Reynolds, a former lieutenant governor, was...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • How To Become a Rich, Famous Ex-Attorney

    More than 13 million viewers tuned in to see disbarred attorney Michael Cohen spill the beans on his former boss, President Donald Trump, in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. It was the most...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Committee Chair Wants Big Changes In Credit Reporting

    House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters is proposing a major revamping of how the consumer credit reporting industry collects data and reformats it for lenders. The rules are aimed directly at the industry’s big three –...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Supreme Court Will Severely Restrict Abortion – With Or Without Kavanaugh

    In the only case Brett Kavanaugh decided involving abortion, he vacated an order directing that a young woman who found out she was pregnant while in government custody be allowed to access abortion. A federal court had...

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  • Kavanaugh’s Views Alarm the Far Right

    Democrats fret that a Justice Kavanaugh on the high court means the death knell for a number of progressive agendas – meaningful legislation to address climate change; efforts to help low-paid workers and labor in general make...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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