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Category: Legal Affairs

Four Trump Judges Try to Immunize Flint Officials from Liability for Flint Water Crisis

by People For the American Way | Jun 24, 2019 | Legal Affairs, Politics

In our May issue we published Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears by Elliot Mincberg, a senior fellow at the indispensable People for the American Way (PFAW), on the alarming impact Trump appointees are already having on the federal courts. Analysts at PFAW have continued to monitor the decisions of these judges, and The Spectator is presenting […]

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Kavanaugh and Gorsuch Cast Deciding Votes to Overrule Precedent and Further Endanger Roe v. Wade

by Elliot Mincberg | May 23, 2019 | Legal Affairs, Politics

In our May issue we published Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears by Elliot Mincberg, a senior fellow at the indispensable People for the American Way (PFAW), on the alarming impact Trump appointees are already having on the federal courts. Analysts at PFAW have continued to monitor the decisions of these judges, and The Spectator is presenting […]

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Donald Trump

Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears

by Elliot Mincberg | May 3, 2019 | Legal Affairs, Politics

Both critics and supporters of President Trump agree that, to date, the most important consequence of his presidency and sustained Republican control of the Senate has been the significant change in the federal judiciary. As of April 1, a record 39 judges have been appointed to lifetime posts on the Supreme Court and the federal […]

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MUELLER AND THE PEACOCK PHARAOH

by Hamilton Fish | May 1, 2019 | Legal Affairs, Politics

Though Mueller concluded that the dizzying array of relations between Trump, his campaign, his family, his business associates and the Russians failed to rise to the level of a criminal conspiracy, and while he punted to Congress to decide whether Trump’s multiple and documented attempts to derail the investigation are enough to charge him with […]

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Ramona Ripston

Ramona Ripston: Guardian of Liberties

by Danny Goldberg | Jan 27, 2019 | Legal Affairs, Politics

On November 3, one of my cherished mentors, Ramona Ripston, passed away at the age of 91. She had been the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California for 39 years, between 1972 and 2011. Her husband and soul mate Judge Stephen Reinhardt, who served on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court […]

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