Tensions of the Week

DREAMers and Nightmares

As another government shutdown looms overhead Washington is scrambling to reconcile the differences between its warring factions and come to ...
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Medicaid Madness

Imagine if your only sort of guaranteed medical treatment was suddenly taken away — and you were left without the ...
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Contraception Chaos

On October 6, 2017 the Trump administration created an exemption that allows employers who have moral and religious opposition to ...
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Smoke and Daggers: The War on Marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has targeted the legalization of marijuana with a new directive for U.S. attorneys. These new orders ...
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RSS The House

  • Schumer: Trump 'the only person' blocking immigration deal January 16, 2018
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) urged President Trump to support an immigration deal hashed out by six senators, saying he is the only person standing in the way of an agreement. "A very fair, bipartisan deal remains on the...
  • McConnell to Dems: Don't hold government 'hostage' over DACA January 16, 2018
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is urging Democrats to support a short-term funding bill needed to prevent a government shutdown despite an increasingly heated fight over immigration. "With no imminent deadline on immigration and...
  • House GOP chair blasts media for saying 's---hole' while reporting on Trump January 16, 2018
    A Republican House committee chairman took to the floor on Tuesday to criticize the media for broadcasting the word “shithole” as reportedly used by President Trump during an Oval Office meeting on immigration last week.Rep. Lamar Smith (R-...

RSS The Courts

  • Court Declares a Settlement Week to Clear Old Caseload January 12, 2018
    The Western District Court of New York is one of the most congested courts in the country, receiving over 3,000 filings annually with individual judges’ caseloads at nearly 800. To reduce a long backlog of unresolved lawsuits, Chief Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr., revived a mediation strategy not used by the court since 1995: a […]
  • Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group Formed January 12, 2018
    James C. Duff, Director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, has established a Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group to review the safeguards currently in place within the Judiciary to protect employees from inappropriate conduct in the workplace.   
  • Providing Equal Justice Through Training January 4, 2018
    Lawyers reflect on how the Judiciary’s defender training program gives them the confidence and know-how to provide indigent clients with a solid defense. 
  • Chief Justice Roberts Issues 2017 Year-End Report December 31, 2017
    Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., has issued his 2017 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary.

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