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Judge overturns drilling moratorium

On Monday I wrote that oil companies were trying to overturn Obama’s moratorium on drilling wells deeper than 500 feet. Well, so far they’ve won: A New Orleans federal judge lifted the six-month moratorium on deepwater drilling imposed by President Barack Obama following the largest oil spill in U.S. history. Drilling services shares jumped on […]

Nominee Sotomayor

I haven’t read through any of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s rulings, so I don’t feel even remotely qualified to say whether or not she is qualified for a spot on the Supreme Court. But Obama, Clinton and George H.W. Bush think well enough of her. Aside from them, my three favorite legal bloggers have also weighed […]