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2009-02

February 27, 2009

February 27, 2009

This month we hail the release of a new book, The Great Decision: Jefferson, Adams, Marshall, and the Battle for the Supreme Court, written by Cliff Sloan and David McKean and published by PublicAffairs.

February 26, 2009

February 25, 2009

by Elizabeth Wydra, Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center

February 25, 2009

February 24, 2009

Conservatives have spent much of the last eight years viciously attacking progressive Senators for mounting mostly unsuccessful filibusters against a handful of the most problematic Bush nominees to the federal bench.That was then, this is now.

February 24, 2009

  • “What recent electoral history shows is that voting requires broader, not narrower, protection.” Jeffrey Toobin, writing for the New Yorker, explains what’s at stake in the upcoming, highly-anticipated voting rights case before the Supreme Court, Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District No. 1 v. Holder.
February 20, 2009

February 19, 2009

  • “The odds against winning discrimination cases have some employee lawyers reluctant even to try.” WSJ discusses how difficult it is for workers to win job-discrimination lawsuits in federal courts. More from ACSBlog here.
February 19, 2009

by Elizabeth Wydra, Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC)

Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit refused to reconsider the panel decision in Casitas Municipal Water District v. United States, in which the appellate court said that the government’s diversion of river water to protect an endangered species of fish constituted a physical taking of property.

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