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Saturday, January 29, 2011
PJP FACULTY MEMBER LISA BLATT ON LESSONS SHE HAS LEARNED FROM HER CAREER OF ADVOCACY BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT
1) I learned that the Court will continue to change the meaning of the Constitution. Although all of the Justices have expressed the importance of judicial restraint, the Court inevitably makes new law every time it interprets the Constitution...
2) The Supreme Court is not the impetus for constitutional change – we are.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Lisa Blatt, who appeared at the 2010 PJP and will be a fulltime faculty member in 2011, also argued before the High Court. Her case involved the pharmaceutical company Astra USA which is fighting a claim by Santa Clara County, California that it was unfairly charged when Astra exceeded negotiated Medicaid price limits.
Friday, January 14, 2011
I heard from Publius 2.0 recently. He’s feeling bullish about 2011, expecting sales of The Federalist Papers to soar on Capitol Hill.
That’s because the incoming Republican House leadership – Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Rules Committee Chairman David Dreier, and Transition Team Chairman Greg Walden – have issued a Memorandum recommending that classic text to members of the 112th Congress and their staffs.
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The Republicans’ frustration with Democratic filibusters of Bush nominees to appeals courts reached a new level in May 2005. The Republican Senate leaders announced that, if the filibusters continued, they would attempt a drastic procedure – one that soon would be called the “nuclear option” for its capacity to destroy the capacity of the Senate to work together at all.