Archives for May 22, 2015

Senate Reverses Course and Advances TPP Fast Track Bill

The U.S. Senate advanced the Fast Track bill today May 14) in a rushed vote following a slew of concessions made to swing Democrats who had voted to block it earlier this week. The setback on Tuesday could have forced proponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and other secretive, […]

The Legislature and The Sob Sister Circus

Yesterday (May 19) was an experience.  It was never on my bucket list to testify to a state legislature on legislation but I did it.  And I learned a lot. HB 1 was the replacement bill for S.1067 – the bill that integrates the Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support etc. into state […]

The Empty Chair

Occasionally when one writes on political issues, it’s easy to get carried away.  When I wrote The Legislature and The Sob Sister Circus, I spoke ill of Scott Keim, Deputy Attorney General of the State of Idaho.  I said he “got his law degree out of a box from the Crackerjack University”.   When I wrote […]