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Update: SIX Flagging

Dan Snyder’s non-liquid theme park chain, Six Flags, has decided that if it’s going to go down, it’s going to go down tipsy ... from $2 billion to $3 billion-and-some-change in debt, tended to sign on for Chapter 11 protections ... the agency’s administrator rarely rules against an administrative law judge. After the ruling [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 19:19:28

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Mushroom Cloud over Wall Street By Mike Whitney

Dandelion Salad By Mike Whitney 09/22/08 “ICH“ “One bank to rule them all; One bank to bind them…” These are dark times ... are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency.” Right; “non-reviewable” supremacy. Congress, of course [more...]

Date: 2008-09-23 02:29:12

Marketers of ‘Ab Force’ Weight Loss Device Agree to Pay $7 Million for Consumer Redress

Marketers who made false and deceptive claims that a device would cause consumers to lose weight by applying electronic stimulation to their ... and accessories. The settlement follows a long legal battle that included a finding by an administrative law [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 23:34:27

Anti-arbitration bills moving in the House

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law passed out three anti-mandatory arbitration bills, ... diligently on arbitration, yesterday released a new analysis of California debt collection arbitration [more...]

Date: 2008-07-16 14:15:31

An Insult to the American People

Thumbing its nose at the American people, who have opposed a bailout for automakers by a two-to-one margin in public opinion polls, ... but would lose out if the automakers cut their costs by filing for bankruptcy: the United Auto Workers ... to state dealer franchise laws. In an insult to voters’ intelligence, the Administration claims [more...]

Date: 2008-12-19 16:00:56

Pre-Gaming the Holder Hearing — A Peek at His Opening Remarks

While the current Attorney General will spend his last couple days in office handling a pressing matter for a local federal judge, Eric Holder, ... administration’s terrorism tactics that some critics believe violated the law. He also noted pressure ... weapon in white-collar criminal investigations,” resulting in a ” ‘culture of waiver’ in which [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 14:56:21

Evidence of high crimes

Scott Horton sees Pentagon official Susan Crawford's admission of torture to be a key moment in establishing the criminal culpability of the Bush administration.First, it is an acknowledgement of criminal conduct by the administration ... each individual technique applied. That is what the law requires, and what the Justice Department [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 21:03:04

Media & Politics (one section only today)

Media & Politics (one section only today) 06-Jan-09 Permanent link to MTA daily media news Quote of the Day (Political Wire) ... is a Professor of Law at Indiana University, a former OLC official in the Clinton administration (as well as a former ACLU counsel), and a graduate of Yale Law School.  She’s become a true expert on executive [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 18:43:24

No Help for Middle class Americans. Can we get help sooner than later?.

After a year of failed efforts, Congress and the new administration are considering more aggressive measures, including a possible change to bankruptcy law. Homeowner relief could come as part of a new ... for foreclosure relief. Congress and the incoming administration are taking a multipronged approach [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 21:32:00

New Column: Bloodlust of the Avenging Left

There is obviously no limit to the political left's bloodlust for all things George W. Bush, as witnessed by two news items this week ... Administration." The report recommends "that the new Administration conduct an independent criminal inquiry ... published an op-ed by Yale law professor Bruce Ackerman suggesting that 9th U.S. Circuit Court [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 21:30:00

74 Law Professors Pile On Support For CFPA

A group of professors with expertise in consumer and banking law have sent a letter to key House and Senate committee chairmen demanding that Congress enact the Obama administration's proposed reforms of the financial industry. "Our review of the regulatory approaches at the existing agencies," says the letter, "leads us to conclude that on balance they place a higher value on protecting the interest of financial product vendors who promote complex debt instruments using aggressive sales [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 16:35:04

Presidents should act ‘within the dictates’ of surveillance legislation, says Holder

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Asked during his confirmation hearing Thursday whether the president has an “inherent authority” to engage in warrantless ... noted that law enforcement tools like the Patriot Act had to be enforced in a manner consistent ... he would support a criminal investigation of Bush administration officials for possible violations [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 17:14:39

Bush Auto Bailout Illegal, Bailout Supporter Admits

Clinton Administration Labor Secretary Robert Reich, who supports bailing out the Detroit automakers (whose unionized workers are paid $70 an hour) ... its competitiveness than it would be for the Detroit automakers to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 ... expensive regulations (like CAFE rules), and preempting state dealer franchise laws that make it [more...]

Date: 2008-12-20 21:13:33

Three Ways You Can Help Advance Whistleblower Rights

The dawning of a new administration is upon us, and with it comes an opportunity for whistleblower rights supporters to make their voices heard, and to achieve real changes to our ineffective whistleblower laws. Over the past couple of years, Congress has inched towards reforming whistleblower laws for government and corporate employees [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 23:10:51

Judge: Show me the (White House) e-mails

There must be something good in those missing Bush administration e-mails, because White House officials sure are fighting hard not to give them up ... that he did not care who wrote France’s laws if he could write its history, then the importance [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 17:49:08

AG Holder Would Review Bush Administration Decision to NOT Prosecute Schlozman

If he's confirmed, Attorney General nominee Eric Holder told the U.S ... , the DoJ's Inspector General found, broke federal law and custom vis a vis his hiring practices of only ... charges, criminal charges. ... I have not had a chance to read the report, Senator, and yet I have read [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 20:33:23

Just In Time For Obama Administration: FISA Court Rules That Wireless Surveillance Was Legal

Don’t expect anyone on the left to apologize for calling Bush a criminal for authorizing the surveillance ... that Congress had acted within its authority in August of 2007 when it passed a hotly debated law known [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 19:29:36

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