Thursday, January 12, 2017

Profs Amicus Brief Seeking #SCOTUS Review in Independence Institute Campaign Disclosure Case

Prominent conservative and libertarian profs on this one.
Source: Profs Amicus Brief Seeking #SCOTUS Review in Independence Institute Campaign Disclosure Case

Trump pledges to name Supreme Court nominee within two weeks of inauguration

President elect Donald Trump said that he would nominate a Supreme Court justice "probably within two weeks" of his inauguration on Jan. 20.
Source: Trump pledges to name Supreme Court nominee within two weeks of inauguration

The Trump Conflict-Of-Interest Plan, On its Own Terms -

Donald Trump’s plan for mitigating, not eliminating, the potential for conflicts between his business and his presidency has not satisfied the most senior executive branch ethics regulators or a number of the commentators well-versed in ethics standards.
Source: The Trump Conflict-Of-Interest Plan, On its Own Terms -

Trump's assault on CNN and BuzzFeed, explained

At his first press conference as president-elect, Donald Trump repeatedly slammed two of the biggest media companies in the country for publishing blockbuster articles claiming that Russia has compromising personal and financial information that it could use to blackmail him.
Source: Trump's assault on CNN and BuzzFeed, explained

Super-PAC launches effort attacking Trump for potential conflicts of interest

American Bridge, the super-PAC founded by Democratic operative David Brock, is launching a multi-pronged effort Wednesday that criticizes President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpExxonMobil's Tillerson could moderate Trump on climate change Super-PAC launches effort attacking Trump for potential
Source: Super-PAC launches effort attacking Trump for potential conflicts of interest

Trump’s Plans on Businesses May Fall Short

President-elect Donald J. Trump said Wednesday that he would place his vast business empire in a trust controlled by his two oldest sons and take other steps in an attempt to remove any suggestion of a conflict of interest with his decisions as president. But he said he would not sell his holdings.
Source: Trump’s Plans on Businesses May Fall Short

Eric Holder to Lead Democrats’ Attack on Republican Gerrymandering

WASHINGTON — As he prepared last week to deliver his farewell address, President Obama convened three Democratic leaders in the White House for a strategy session on the future of their party.
Source: Eric Holder to Lead Democrats’ Attack on Republican Gerrymandering