Category: Law

Defeat Judicial Appointment for Steven Menashi (and All Those Like It)

Defeat Judicial Appointment for Steven Menashi (and All Those Like It)

Every once in a while, a Trump judicial nominee comes forward who is even more noticeably worse than the rest. Steven Menashi is one of those.

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Appeals Court Upholds Block on Abortion Restriction

Appeals Court Upholds Block on Abortion Restriction

The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday upheld a preliminary injunction against a restrictive Indiana state abortion law that would have imposed undue burdens on young women’s personal medical decisions.

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When Transgender Travelers Walk Into Scanners, Invasive Searches Sometimes Wait on the Other Side

When Transgender Travelers Walk Into Scanners, Invasive Searches Sometimes Wait on the Other Side

Transgender and gender nonconforming people say they have been pressured to expose their genitals during TSA searches at airports. The encounters stem from shortcomings in the agency’s technology and insufficient training of its staff.

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The Car Seat Industry Helped Delay a Child Safety Regulation — Again

The Car Seat Industry Helped Delay a Child Safety Regulation — Again

A long-delayed safety standard for children’s car seats in side-impact crashes is being pushed back further. The industry is arguing that the government should not act without also updating its other safety standards for car seats.

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“No Comment”: Emails Show the VA Took No Action to Spare Veterans From a Harsh Trump Immigration Policy

“No Comment”: Emails Show the VA Took No Action to Spare Veterans From a Harsh Trump Immigration Policy

The VA’s approach differs sharply from the Pentagon’s, which won an exemption for active-duty members of the military.

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Welcome to the Greenbrier, the Governor-Owned Luxury Resort Filled With Conflicts of Interest

Welcome to the Greenbrier, the Governor-Owned Luxury Resort Filled With Conflicts of Interest

Gov. Jim Justice is West Virginia’s richest man and owns its most storied resort. When lobbyists and state agencies book there, he profits. Here’s how the governor, dubbed “Big Jim,” became West Virginia’s little Trump.

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The Case That Made an Ex-ICE Attorney Realize the Government Was Relying on False ‘Evidence’ Against Migrants

The Case That Made an Ex-ICE Attorney Realize the Government Was Relying on False ‘Evidence’ Against Migrants

Years after quitting her job as an attorney for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Laura Peña returned to the fight — defending migrants she’d once prosecuted. Then, a perplexing family separation case forced her to call upon everything she’d learned.

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Congresswoman: Trump Needs to Stop ‘Gestapo’ Like ICE Raids

Congresswoman: Trump Needs to Stop ‘Gestapo’ Like ICE Raids

A senior Democrat on the House Judiciary and Homeland Security committees wants Donald Trump to stop the large-scale immigration raids he has ordered, such as the one this week in which Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swept through businesses across Mississippi detaining nearly 700 undocumented immigrants.

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How Trump’s Political Appointees Overruled Tougher Settlements With Big Banks

How Trump’s Political Appointees Overruled Tougher Settlements With Big Banks

After talks with well-connected lawyers for Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland, senior Justice Department officials in Washington last year told career prosecutors who’d been investigating the banks’ misdeeds to settle for less than they wanted.

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New Documents Raise Ethical and Billing Concerns About the NRA’s Outside Counsel

New Documents Raise Ethical and Billing Concerns About the NRA’s Outside Counsel

A former senior employee questions billings from the law firm of William A. Brewer III, which totalled $24 million in a year.

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Opinions

The Real Reason Behind Russia’s Struggling Economy

By Eliyahu Setton

And no, it's not Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, or the Communist Party.

An Age Limit on the Presidency?

By Janet Ybarra

Carter, who today is 95, came out to say that even 80 years old is too old to be up for the all of what job of president demands.

We Need to Get Rid of the Useless Penny

By Winston Wang

Pennies cause more even more trouble than they are worth — quite literally.

Brett Kavanaugh Has No Business Serving on the Supreme Court

By Janet Ybarra

If now we cannot have faith in that investigation which was supposed to have cleared him, perhaps now we can no longer have faith in Kavanaugh's service on that high court.

Lying About His Statements, Donald Trump Seems To Think He Leads North Korea

By Janet Ybarra

Trump appears to be confused with his dear friend, the autocratic Kim Jong Un. This isn't North Korea. Trump can't say something--anything--especially on tape and think he can pretend he never said it.

September Democratic Presidential Debate Recap

By Allison Hellman

Another month gone, another Democratic debate to usher in the fall season.

Defeat Judicial Appointment for Steven Menashi (and All Those Like It)

By Janet Ybarra

Every once in a while, a Trump judicial nominee comes forward who is even more noticeably worse than the rest. Steven Menashi is one of those.

We Have Met Our Greatest Security Threat, and It Is Us

By Janet Ybarra

As we stop to remember the solemn events of September 11, 2001, perhaps we can recall nothing more important than the great spirit of togetherness and national unity that the terrible terrorist attacks of that day engendered across the nation.

The Brexit Will Tear the United Kingdom Apart

By Thomas Brown

I confess that, while I was never really on board with Brexit, the breathless warnings from the pro-EU camp were enough to push me into the pro-Brexit side.

Winning 2020 Will Be Harder Than Trump Thinks

By Janet Ybarra

Donald Trump will have to deal with a very unique challenge which other incumbent presidents have not had to face, at least in modern times, as he seeks a second term. And that's before he faces a single Democrat....