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  • Umm, What’s the Deal with Brett Kavanaugh’s New Law Clerk Hire?

    Justice Brett Kavanaugh just hired his clerks for next term, and while there’s been much fanfare about how the justice likes to surround himself with the ladies, the backstory on one of his clerks is making me twitch.Back before we learned how much Kavanaugh likes beer, Yale Law School’s faculty was falling all over itself endorsing the Supreme Court nominee.

  • Italian PM’s threat to quit leaves ball in Salvini’s court

    Bickering between the League and M5S has intensified since European elections The fate of Italy’s coalition government lies with the far-right deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, a day after the prime minister threatened to resign if Salvini’s League and its coalition partner, the Five Star Movement (M5S), could not patch things up. Giuseppe Conte, a law professor who was plucked from obscurity a year ago to steer the coalition, issued the ultimatum to Salvini and M5S’s Luigi Di Maio during...

    the Guardian
  • Opposition Win in Istanbul’s Mayoral Election Deals a Blow to Turkey’s Erdogan

    It broke the long hold President Erdogan's party had on leading the city