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A federal judge in Texas said United must pause its vaccine mandate for employees seeking a medical or religious exemption

United Airlines A Texas judge told United it must pause its plan to put workers who requested an exemption on leave. The temporary order follows a lawsuit filed by 6 United employees who say the mandate is discriminatory. United defended its policy, saying vaccinations work and most of its US workforce has gotten one. A federal judge in Texas ordered United Airlines to temporarily pause its plan to put unvaccinated workers on leave if they requested a medical or religious exemption from c...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Lawsuit, Texas, News, US, Trends, Cnn, United, United Airlines, PITTMAN, Scott Kirby, Federal Judge, Mark Paoletta, Paoletta, United s U S

White House Broke the Law in Withholding Aid to Ukraine, Watchdog Says

(Bloomberg) -- The White House budget office violated federal law when it withheld about $214 million appropriated by Congress to the Defense Department for security aid to Ukraine, an independent congressional watchdog agency concluded.“Faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law,” the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said in a report released Thursday. The Office of Management and B...
Tags: Texas, News, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Gop, South Dakota, House, Pentagon, Michigan, Biden

Explosive New Emails Add To Pile Of Evidence That Trump Personally Ordered Ukraine Aid Freeze

Newly leaked emails from the Pentagon add to the pile of evidence showing that President Donald Trump himself ordered a freeze on U.S. money destined to Ukraine, which officials have testified was part of an effort to pressure Ukraine to do Trump’s political bidding. The emails, which were leaked to Just Security, show communications between the Pentagon and the White House Office Office of Management and Budget (OMB). For example, after a key meeting between the Defense Secretary and Trump o...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Politico, Defense, Ukraine, House, House Of Representatives, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Executive Branch, Esper, Trump, Nixon, Dod, U S Treasury

A “view” from the Rose Garden: Neil Gorsuch takes the judicial oath

Despite our best efforts to explain the two oaths a new justice must take and the traditions surrounding the administration of the oaths, there evidently is still some confusion going around. When I arrive at the White House press room this morning in advance of Neil Gorsuch’s Rose Garden ceremony, I overhear a correspondent talking on the phone to his editor about the “ceremonial re-enactment” of the oath about to take place. When he hangs up, I gently offer a clarification: Gorsuch took hi...
Tags: Utah, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Colorado, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, United States, New Hampshire, Idaho, New York Times, Iowa, Marine Corps

Mike Pence Rips AP For Publishing His Wife's Email Address

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Tags: News, Indiana, Ap, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Huffington Post, Clinton, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, The Indianapolis Star, Karen Pence, Mark Paoletta, Mary S Papenfuss, state Pence, Tony Cook

Morning Docket: 10.28.16

* Slowly but surely, the effects of Brexit have started to take their toll on Biglaw firms in the United Kingdom. Thanks to the declining value of the pound, following a salary review, Akin Gump has decided to completely overhaul its compensation system and will now pay its junior associates in line with current exchange rates. Ouch! [The Lawyer (sub. req.)] * "I do not consider it a coincidence that this Democratic smear on Justice Thomas comes as he celebrates 25 years on the court, and in th...
Tags: Florida, Layoffs, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Law, Scotus, Washington Post, Washington, White House, United Kingdom, Bill Gates, Biglaw, Brexit, Thomas, Orlando Sentinel, Chadbourne & Parke

Monday round-up

Last week the court released its calendar for the December sitting. As Amy Howe reports for this blog, three controversial cases that the court agreed to review last January, before the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, were notably absent. At the Associated Press, Mark Sherman observes that the calendar offers “new evidence that the short-handed court is having trouble getting its work done.” In The Washington Post, Juliet Eilperin and Robert Barnes report that the “bare-bones calendar” suggests...
Tags: Usa, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Washington Post, Senate, White House, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, Cnn, Earnest, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Ohio, Associated Press, Donald Trump

"Why doesn't Clarence Thomas get his due? He's a black man who challenged liberal orthodoxy; After a remarkable 25-year career on the nation's highest court, the fact that he's not celebrated by all Americans is a travesty."

"Why doesn't Clarence Thomas get his due? He's a black man who challenged liberal orthodoxy; After a remarkable 25-year career on the nation's highest court, the fact that he's not celebrated by all Americans is a travesty." Mark Paoletta has this entry today at the "PostEverything" blog of The Washington Post.
Tags: Law, Clarence Thomas, Mark Paoletta

"Museum's slight of Clarence Thomas does African American history a disservice"

"Museum's slight of Clarence Thomas does African American history a disservice": Mark Paoletta has this blog post at The Hill.
Tags: Law, Clarence Thomas, Mark Paoletta

Confirmation Is Facing Some Truly Harash Attacks From Conservatives

Image: Via HBO. On April 16, HBO will debut a new film about a very iconic moment in American politics. It's not a biopic, or a documentary. Rather, it's a reminder of how — not so very long ago — women were still patronized and harassed in the workplace, without being able to do much about it. That is, until Anita Hill came along. Portrayed by Kerry Washington, Hill is the central subject of Confirmation: a real woman and law professor who stepped forward and shared her testimony about being ...
Tags: Hbo, Kerry Washington, Supreme Court, Obama, Washington, America, Dnc, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Biden, Bush, Thomas, Anita Hill, Democratic Party, Hill, Katie Pavlich