September 4, 2018

“Liberal Democrat” Lawyers Backing Kavanaugh Don’t Tell You They Represent Big Corporations

Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set to be introduced at his confirmation hearing by two Republican heavyweights — Senator Rob Portman (OH) and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice — and also by a lawyer most people haven’t heard of, Lisa Blatt. Why Blatt? She published an article in Politico last month entitled, “I’m a
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February 10, 2016

Supreme Court Block on Climate Change Rule Is Unprecedented


Apparently for the first time ever, the U.S. Supreme Court last night, by a 5-4 vote, blocked a federal regulation from taking effect while that rule was still up for review in a federal appeals court. The unprecedented maneuver by the Court’s five-Justice conservative majority stays implementation of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan. That
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June 29, 2015

Meet The Lawyers Who Pushed The Supreme Court to Block Toxic Power Plant Rules


In the last announced decision of its term, the U.S. Supreme Court today, by a 5-4 vote and an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia, struck down the Environmental Protection Agency’s carefully-crafted rules to limit the emission of mercury and other toxic pollutants from oil and coal power plants. Justice Scalia concluded that the EPA failed
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June 25, 2012

The Supreme Court Just Struck Down Montana’s Law Banning Corporate Political Spending

SCOTUSblog reports that in a 5-4 decision, the court decided to reverse the Montana Supreme Court’s ruling that the state’s ban on corporate money in political campaigns is constitutional. In essence, the Supreme Court just struck down Montana’s ban on corporate political spending, in a move that is sure to have dire consequences for the
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June 15, 2012

John McCain: Is Romney’s Super PAC Funded With “Foreign Money”?

Maverick, indeed. Despite being a prominent Mitt Romney surrogate, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) criticized one of the Republican presidential contender’s super PAC sugar daddies and questioned whether the millions of dollars Adelson is spending on the election is considered “foreign money.” Yesterday, he told PBS’s News Hour: “Much of Mr. Adelson’s casino profits that go
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May 23, 2012

Even Mississippi Calls For The Supreme Court To Overturn Citizens United

Even Mississippi Calls For The Supreme Court To Overturn Citizens United

(No offense, Mississippi.) Last week, Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) filed a friend-of-the-court brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let stand a decision by the Montana Supreme Court, American Tradition Partnership vs. Bullock, upholding the state’s ban on outside election spending by corporations. The anti-environmental group American Tradition Partnership contends that
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