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September 04, 2018

Senators indict themselves during first day of Kavanaugh confirmation scrum

Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee began its confirmation hearing on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. And while most would rightly expect it to be excessively partisan, the first hour was a food fight. Chairman Grassley could not get through two sentences of his prepared opening remarks before nearly every Democrat ...

May 02, 2018

CA Senate considers eminent domain reform

We’ve written extensively about negative developments in California eminent domain use over the years, but today we filed this comment letter with the California Senate Judiciary Committee in support of a positive reform attempt, SB 1167. SB 1167 would require governments to issue a final offer of compensation whenever they initiate condemn ...

November 15, 2017

Justice Don Willett: “Unshakably wedded to the rule of law”

Justice Don Willett of the Texas Supreme Court endured the partisan gauntlet of the Senate hearing on his nomination to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The hearing only confirmed what has been known for some time: Justice Willett will serve the federal judiciary with integrity, wit, and commitment. ...