New York State and Ukrainian Bars Collaborate to Support Ukraine

Since Russia invaded Ukraine, the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has been collaborating with the Ukrainian Bar Association to help Ukrainians enforce sanctions, raise funds and gather evidence of war crimes. “This is a war about national self-determination, international law, and the rule of law. Ukraine wants to integrate into Europe and join NATO. … Read more

Justices Argue EPA’s Authority to Regulate Carbon Emissions

On Monday, the Supreme Court appeared inclined to nix the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. The Court’s decision could further impede President Biden’s plans to fight global warming, which is stalled in the Senate. The case, Peabody Coal Company v. EPA, was brought by Peabody Coal Company and several others … Read more

Fossil Fuel Giants Fight Sustainable Energy in Two Cases

Oil, coal and gas giants are duking it out with the EPA in two environmental cases this year. One challenge, West Virginia v. EPA, brought by the coal companies, will be heard in SCOTUS on Monday, February 28. The case will decide if the Clean Air Act authorizes the Environmental Protection Agency to issue significant … Read more

Vindman Sues Trump Lackeys Over ‘Perfect’ July 25 Phone Call to Ukraine

Retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified at Trump’s first impeachment trial that he listened to the so-called “perfect” July 25 phone call between Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, filed civil suit Wednesday against four Trump crooks. The defendants are Donald Trump, Jr.; Rudy Giuliani; former White House deputy chief of staff Dan … Read more

Congressional Progressive Caucus Endorses Adding Four Supreme Court Justices

The Congressional Progressive Caucus voted last week to endorse legislation expanding the size of the U.S. Supreme Court from 9 to 13 seats. “After thoughtful consideration, the Progressive Caucus membership has determined that the urgent work to restore American democracy must include expanding the Supreme Court,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal, (D-WA) said last week. The caucus … Read more