Archives for March 9, 2015

Supreme Court weighs review of Army Corps’ jurisdiction decisions

The Supreme Court may decide as soon as Mon­day to review a high-pro­­file case on whether an Army Corps of Engi­neers deter­mi­na­tion that prop­er­ty qual­i­fies for Clean Water Act pro­tec­tions can be chal­lenged in court. In Kent Recy­cling Ser­vices LLC v. Army Corps of Engi­neers, the jus­tices are pre­sent­ed with the ques­tion of whether a corps […]

The White House Has Gone Full Doublespeak on Fast Track and the TPP

Sen. Ron Wyden and Sen. Orrin Hatch are now in a stand-off over a bill that would put secre­tive trade deals like the Trans-Pacif­ic Part­ner­ship (TPP) agree­ment on the Fast Track to pas­sage through Con­gress. The White House mean­while, has inten­si­fied their pro­pa­gan­da cam­paign, going so far as to mis­lead the pub­lic about how trade […]

Chicago Lurie Children’s Hospital Takes Baby Away From Family for Seeking a Second Opinion

When Lak­isha Tanna’s infant grand­son was trans­ferred to Lurie Children’s Hos­pi­tal in Chica­go, Illi­nois, she thought that he was in the best place he could be to receive the care that he need­ed for his med­ical con­di­tion. She nev­er dreamed that this choice would even­tu­al­ly result in her adorable grand­child being what she terms “med­ical­ly kid­napped” more […]