Lawrence VanDyke currently serves as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division at the Department of Justice. From 2015 to 2019, Mr. VanDyke served as the Nevada Solicitor General, where he served as the State’s top appellate attorney and litigated numerous cases on behalf of the State of Nevada in the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Nevada Supreme Court, and State and Federal district courts. Before his service in Nevada, Mr. VanDyke served as the Solicitor General of Montana, where he litigated many of that State’s most consequential cases. Mr. VanDyke also worked in private practice with Gibson Dunn and Crutcher LLP. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. VanDyke served as a law clerk to Judge Janice Rogers Brown of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Mr. VanDyke earned his B.S., with highest honors, from Montana State University and his J.D., magna cum … [Read more...] about Trump’s New Supreme Court List Includes Diverse Array of Conservative All-stars
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It would also put Arizona and five other states in a new circuit that, over time, would probably become more conservative. The judges would initially come from the current Ninth Circuit, but Trump would fill any vacancies that arose, and the Senate Judiciary Committee has given home-state senators veto power over court nominees. In the six states that would make up the new appeals court, most of the senators are Republicans. … [Read more...] about SF-based court back on conservatives’ radar as Trump ruling nears
Option 2 is to redirect unspent TFF and DoD counterdrug funds to upgrade the ports of entry. If border security is the aim, this is the better way to achieve it; the majority of drug smuggling takes place at the U.S.’s ports of entry, not in the borderlands between them. And border hawks would be reassured by these investments in port security, even as a Biden administration rolls back other aspects of Trump’s hardline immigration policies. … [Read more...] about How would a Biden administration use Trump’s unspent wall money?
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2020 file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., heir status amid the coronavirus pandemic. Whitmer says gyms can reopen after 5 1/2 months of closure and organized sports can resume if masks are worn. She lifted some coronavirus restrictions Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, that lasted longer in Michigan than in many other states. The order, effective next Wednesday, allows for reopening fitness centers and indoor pools in remaining regions that hold 93% of Michigan's population.(Michigan Office of the Governor via AP) less … [Read more...] about Gov. Whitmer’s virus-related powers reach top Michigan court
The announcement represents a bid to shore up his support among conservatives two months from the 2020 presidential election, as polls show Trump trailing Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump, supporters gather without masks in NC despite request from local GOP official Democrats fear 2016 repeat despite Biden's lead in polls Trump: Harris would be an 'insult' as first female president MORE nationally and in key swing states. … [Read more...] about Trump unveils Supreme Court list, includes Cruz and Cotton