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Summary: The Obama administration has announced a plan to protect millions of acres of land in Alaska from drilling. This week, the Obama administration is attempting to mark certain areas of Alaska as off limits to oil and natural gas…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 428 January 26, 2015
Summary: Sheldon Silver ran two fraudulent legal schemes to accumulate millions of dollars. On Thursday, a criminal complaint was filed against Sheldon Silver, the leader of the New York State Assembly, the New York Times reports. Apparently, Silver made millions of…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 521 January 23, 2015
Summary: Saxby Chambliss will join the law firm DLA Piper now that his term as a senator has ended. According to AJC.com, Saxby Chambliss, the former Georgia Republican U.S. Senator, is starting his post-Senate career at one of the largest…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 202 January 8, 2015
Summary: A bill that will decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in the state of Texas is gaining support. Vice.com reports that Democratic Texas State Representative Joe Moody introduced a bill shortly before Christmas that would reduce criminal penalties…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 282 December 31, 2014
Summary: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is being investigated for receiving income from a law firm that he failed to disclose. Though the Moreland Commission panel, created to investigate corruption in Albany, was shut down by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, its work…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 223 December 30, 2014
Summary: Lawyer Larry Klayman has become accustomed to losing in court, which is why he was not disappointed to lose to Judge Beryl Howell recently. Larry Klayman, who has made a name for himself suing presidents, was back in the courtroom…>read more1 Comment View Count: 392 December 23, 2014
Summary: A federal court has ruled that President Obama’s recent executive order on immigration is unconstitutional. The Wall Street Journal reports that on Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration was unconstitutional. The ruling…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 223 December 17, 2014
Summary: Native American tribes across the country are divided over whether or not they will legally grow and sell marijuana as permitted by the DOJ. New rules from the United States Department of Justice allow Native Americans to grow and sell…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 228 December 15, 2014
Summary: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had heart surgery on Wednesday morning to have a stent implanted in her heart due to a blockage. The oldest member of the United States Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, had a stent…>read moreNo Comment View Count: 100 November 26, 2014
Summary: Over a hundred legal experts analyzed President Obama’s actions regarding immigration measures and concluded that they are both constitutional and within President Obama’s power. According to U-T San Diego, over one hundred immigration professors and scholars stated on Tuesday…>read more2 Comments View Count: 409 November 25, 2014
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