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The confirmation process has shed little light on the philosophy of President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court or on what kind of justice he will be.
From: The Atlantic | By: Garrett Epps | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Defeat of the Republican health-care bill in Congress has given new momentum to the push to expand Medicaid in several states, including deep-red Kansas.
From: The Atlantic | By: Russell Berman | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Yes, the attack on Obamacare failed and millions will keep their health care. But Trump and the GOP still rule
From: Salon.com | By: Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Suddenly, Democrats are in demand.
From: Politico | By: (Bill Scher) | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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It’s even worse than you thought.
From: Grist | By: Rebecca Leber | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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If Neil Gorsuch believes Obergefell v. Hodges is not settled law that's a problem for the LGBT community
From: Salon.com | By: Nico Lang | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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What it does, what comes next
From: The Atlantic | By: Robinson Meyer | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A biography of Japanese American civil rights activist Fred Korematsu; a delightful introduction to the Jewish holiday Purim starring a quirky chicken; and the true story of Kunkush the cat. who reunited with his Iraqi family after getting lost while...
From: School Library Journal | By: SLJ | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Scott Pruitt, before his confirmation as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, in Washington, January 18, 2017. As the Attorney General of Oklahoma, Pruitt sought to kill the Clean Power Plan. (Photo: Gabriella Demczuk / The New York Times) An...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Trump will sign an “Energy Independence Executive Order” at the Environmental Protection Agency.
From: Politico | By: Matthew Nussbaum | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has called on his fellow Democrats to filibuster the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, setting up a showdown that could undo Senate tradition.
From: NPR | By: Scott Detrow | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Trump and Scott Pruitt aim to gut the EPA's climate regulations — but environmentalists promise to battle in court
From: Salon.com | By: Amanda Marcotte | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A majority on the Supreme Court lets states know it is serious about barring executions of the mentally disabled.
From: The Atlantic | By: Garrett Epps | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Texas is condemning intellectually disabled people using an outdated and unscientific test. The justices were right to strike it down.
From: New York Times | By: THE EDITORIAL BOARD | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A Supreme Court case shows how prosecutors get away with hiding evidence that could help defendants.
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The state has been using an unconstitutional, obsolete medical standard for determining whether convicted murderers are exempt from the death penalty because of mental deficiency, justices ruled.
From: NPR | By: Nina Totenberg | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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Nicaragua's Supreme Court has rejected a farmer group's appeal seeking to block a proposed $50 billion interoceanic canal.
From: Fox News | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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This is as close to must-win as it gets for President Donald Trump and the GOP after last week's health care debacle.
From: Politico | By: Burgess Everett | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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A House committee overlooked opposition by residential and commercial utility customers Tuesday and approved a proposal sought by Florida Power & Light to allow the company to expand its rate base by charging customers for investments in natural...
From: Miami Herald | By: Mary Ellen Klas | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President signs four more Congressional Review Act rollbacks, bringing total number to seven…or six more than all his predecessors combined
From: Reason | By: Matt Welch | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The latest in the President Donald Trump/Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.)/Russian government/intelligence leaks epic drama: According to letters received by The Washington Post, Nunes cancelled a House Intelligence Committee hearing in order to keep fired...
From: Reason | By: Scott Shackford | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down as unconstitutional the standards used by the state of Texas to determine whether a convicted murderer is mentally deficient and thus may not be executed.
From: NPR | By: Nina Totenberg | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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They said they'd try to get along, but imminent battles over the Supreme Court and government funding will test that proposition.
From: Politico | By: Burgess Everett | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday the Senate will vote on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch next Friday, April 7, before lawmakers leave Washington for a two-week recess in Congress....
From: CNN | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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The Supreme Court has rejected the test Texas uses to determine who should be spared execution because of an intellectual disability, continuing a trend toward limiting capital punishment.
From: New York Times | By: ADAM LIPTAK | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Just like the Medicaid expansion, Sessions aims to dragoon state and local officials and leave them "no real option but to acquiesce."
From: Reason | By: Damon Root | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Starting last month, Slate began a series of monthly dialogues between two of the nation’s most esteemed jurists, Richard A. Posner and Jed S. Rakoff. These conversations will be moderated by Joel Cohen, author of the book Blindfolds Off: Judges on...
From: Slate | By: Joel Cohen | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A judgment last week in Virginia provides a template for other courts—including the Supreme Court—to rule in the president’s favor.
From: The Atlantic | By: Matt Ford | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President Trump's Supreme Court nominee may not have the 60 votes, requiring Republicans to nuke the filibuster
From: Salon.com | By: Taylor Link | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A New York State Supreme Court judge on Tuesday upheld a rent freeze on certain one-year leases, rejecting a landlord group’s arguments that the Rent Guidelines Board didn’t have the authority to keep rents flat. The decision was a harsh blow to...
From: The Real Deal | By: Kathryn | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President Donald Trump will issue his long-promised executive order rolling back federal government efforts to fight climate change Tuesday. The wide-ranging order, which will be accompanied by other environmental directives, targets Obama-era policies...
From: Mother Jones | By: Rebecca Leber | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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It’s no secret the American people have lost faith in the ability of Washington lawmakers to enact policies that help people improve their lives. Many voters believed Donald Trump could change that. Despite some setbacks, there remains significant...
From: Time | By: James Davis | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Appearing before a Senate panel last week, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch minimized the role of judges in American democracy, referring to their "modest station." He presented a study in self-effacement, sprinkling his testimony with folksy expressions...
From: CNN | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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After Republicans abandoned their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act Friday, party leaders all but conceded that Obamacare is here to stay—at least for awhile. "We're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future," House...
From: Mother Jones | By: Patrick Caldwell | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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In the fight for economic freedom, entrepreneurs and consumers get new support against self-serving interests.
From: Reason | By: J.D. Tuccille | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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“The best way to fight back is with a strong, sustained effort to drive proactive policies—and the public debate about such policies—in states, cities, and counties,” said Gloria Totten, president of the Public Leadership Institute. The post...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Michelle D. Anderson | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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This Week in Politics and Resistance is a new feature on Flavorwire. It’s a consolidation of the work we started with our Daily Engagement column, which have been running (as the name suggests) daily since the election. This new feature is aimed at...
From: Flavorwire | By: Moze Halperin | Monday, March 27, 2017
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* The ABA has placed Arizona Summit Law School on probation for its poor bar exam passage rates and questionable admissions practices. How will this affect the school's affiliation with Bethune-Cookman University? Will the Department of Education strip...
From: Above the Law | By: Staci Zaretsky | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, may fall short of the votes needed for smooth passage in the Senate next week, potentially dashing Republican hopes for an easy victory after the stinging defeat of the American Health Care Act last week....
From: Denver Post | By: The Washington Post | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Mariza Ruelas currently faces up to two years in jail in California for the crime of selling ceviche through a Facebook food group. Welcome to the mad world of American food regulation. In Biting the Hands That Feed Us, Baylen Linnekin looks closely...
From: New Geography | By: Aaron M. Renn | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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A constitutional convention, something thought impossible not long ago, is looking increasingly likely. Under Article V of the US Constitution, if 34 state legislatures "issue a call" for a constitutional convention, Congress must convene one. By some...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Don't hang your hopes on Ivanka Trump being your savior
From: Salon.com | By: Kali Holloway, Alternet | Monday, March 27, 2017
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday banned the use of unregistered motorcycle-rickshaws, better known as Qingqi rickshaws, across the country, saying it was making an exception only for Qingqis approved by the government.A two-member bench of the apex court...
From: Dawn | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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For the first time in six election cycles, the GOP controls all major levers of federal power. Why aren't things going well? The post Will Republican infighting stall Trump’s agenda? appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Alex Panetta, The Canadian Press | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the denotification of four officials of the National Accountability Bureau whose initial appointment could not be justified by their qualifications.The four include three former military officials against whom orders...
From: Dawn | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday banned the sale of BS-III vehicles, saying that the health of citizens is more important than the commercial interests of auto manufacturers.
From: Times of India | Wednesday, March 29, 2017
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