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  • Hello, and welcome back to Off The Menu, where we explore the craziest stories about food from my email inbox. This week, we have the very last issue of Off The Menu. If you’re sad about that, well, maybe you should’ve submitted more stories so I didn’t run out. As always, these are real stories […]
  • Frank S. Ravitch is Professor of Law and Walter H. Stowers Chair in Law & Religion Michigan State University College of Law. The number of cases involving religion in which Judge Brett Kavanaugh wrote an opinion for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is limited. His opinions are, however, quite […]
  • LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – OPEC oil output has risen this month to a 2018 high as Gulf members pumped more after a deal to ease supply curbs and Congo Republic joined the group, a Reuters survey found, although losses from Iran and Libya limited the increase. Source:
  • We recorded this week’s episode live at the Washington, D.C., offices of Akin Gump. We’re joined by two members of the firm’s Supreme Court and appellate practice — Pratik Shah, a former assistant to the solicitor general, and Martine Cicconi, who worked in the White House Counsel’s office and clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. […]
  • ABUJA, July 30 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s central bank sold yuan at a range of 49-51 naira at its first auction of the Chinese currency, traders said, two months after it agreed a $2.5 billion swap with Beijing. Source:
  • For The Daily Caller, Kevin Daley reports that “Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh celebrated early successes in the nomination process with White House officials Friday,” and that “administration officials feel the judge is strongly positioned for confirmation.” For The Washington Post, Seung Min Kim reports that “Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) is escalating […]
  • * Amy Howe has highlights from Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s completed questionnaire for the Senate Judiciary Committee — including the five different law firms where he worked as a summer associate. [SCOTUSblog] * Despite Judge Kavanaugh’s impeccable qualifications, the battle to confirm him to the Supreme Court will be hard-fought — and Adam Feldman explains why. […]
  • ABUJA, July 29 (Reuters) – Nigeria will deploy its air force and 1,000 security personnel to fight banditry in the northwest of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Sunday. Source:
  • DO THEY THINK WE CANNOT SEE WHAT THEY’RE DOING WITH KAVANAUGH? Kathryn Rubino says this which I’m going to quote in full: [T]he diversity of a judge’s hires are only ever an issue when Republicans are up. It’s like they know their jurisprudence won’t hold up on women’s issues so the hiring of a few […]
  • We’re raising money for pro bono work too! Source:
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