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Sixteen years after the 2001 terror attacks killed nearly 3,000 people, the Obama administration's acting solicitor general on Wednesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to block a suit against former George W. Bush officials for their alleged roles in crafting unlawful detention policies.
Nearly a year after his ill-fated Supreme Court nomination was announced, Merrick Garland returned to a Washington federal appeals bench Wednesday without any public fanfare—no ceremonial welcome back or condolences from lawyers.
Fast-food chief executive Andrew Puzder's nomination to lead the U.S. Labor Department is inching forward amid opposition from U.S. Senate Democrats and employee advocates who contend his confirmation would imperil Obama administration regulations. Employment lawyers on the labor and management sides are sharing their own observations about what Puzder should disclose to show he is fit, and without conflict, to serve as secretary of the Labor Department.
Calls For Nomination
A judge who is in a position to throw someone in jail has to be a lawyer, right? Well no, and the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed this anomaly of American justice to persist.