ICYMI: Twitter Threads

Decided to post links to some of my Twitter threads, because most of these threads could (and maybe should) have been blog posts.

On the Gorsuch nomination & whether the Democrats should filibuster:  143 more words

Circuit Courts

April 25, 1910 - Charles Evans Hughes Nominated to the Supreme Court

Charles Evans Hughes, Sr. (1862 – 1948) was an American statesman, lawyer, and Republican politician from New York. He served as Governor of New York, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, United States Secretary of State, a judge on the Court of International Justice, and the 11th Chief Justice of the United States (1930–1941). 871 more words


Supreme Court: General Motors Can't Use Bankruptcy To Avoid Lawsuits Over Deadly Ignition Defect

The Supreme Court has denied General Motors’ legal efforts to use its 2009 bankruptcy to block lawsuits over injuries and financial losses related to the carmaker’s long-ignored ignition switch defect. 765 more words

Government Policy

"Pro-Life" Justice Gorsuch Votes for Death

By Susan Kuebler

One of Donald Trump’s main campaign promises and the only major one to date he has managed to fulfill was to appoint a “pro-life” justice to fill the seat on the Supreme Court left vacant by the death of Antonin Scalia.  606 more words


I Love You but You Didn't Do the Reading

Your humble editor has been distracted lately by all the excitement of our New York National History Day competition in scenic Cooperstown, New York. The rest of the world, though, kept on rollin. 120 more words

Ken Ham

Colorado Supreme Court has been dinged by SCOTUS twice this term

SCOTUS revered SCoCO in Nelson v. Colorado and Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado.


The majority opinion in Nelson v. Colorado, by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, is straightforward enough: Shannon Nelson and Alonzo Madden are entitled to refunds of court costs and restitution they paid following criminal convictions that were subsequently reversed.

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Debt buyers: to be or not to be debt collectors?

On April 18th, the US Supreme Court heard the arguments for a case that could, as stated in our previous blog post, radically change the playing field for consumers, and make it more difficult to regulate debt collectors such as Midland Funding, LVNV, Portfolio Recovery Associates, Cach, and many others. 394 more words

Consumer Law