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Donald Trump Will Be the Only World Leader to Deny Climate Change Is Real

As future president, Donald Trump has promised to dismantle President Barack Obama’s progress toward improving the environment. He has supported the Keystone XL pipeline and removing regulations on the gas and oil industries.

Are You Dreaming of Democrats Taking the Senate in 2018? Time to Wake Up.

Donald Trump is the president-elect, governing alongside a Republican Congress and a soon-to-be conservative Supreme Court. But some, like Bloomberg View columnist Conor Sen, are offering liberals a bit of hope, arguing that Democrats could dominate in the 2018 midterms elections. Then they could limit Trump’s ability to enact his terrifying political agenda, at least in the second half of his term.

Ivanka Says Trump Hotel Workers Love Her Dad. Wednesday’s Protest at His New Hotel Suggests Otherwise.

Donald Trump took some time out of his busy presidential campaign schedule on Wednesday to campaign for his brand. Appearing onstage with his favorite children at the opening of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., Trump said, “Today is a metaphor for what we can accomplish for this country.”

Rejoice! The iPhone Just Became a Little More Accessible to the Left-Handed.

The life of a lefty is riddled with inconveniences and obstacles. We jam our thumbs into right-handed scissors, hang our elbows off of those annoying right-handed desks in lecture halls, and bruise our hands on spiral notebooks.

In a Fit of Anti-Establishment Pique, Georgetown Students Elect a Sandwich to Student Government

The campaign was a protest against the status quo, an expression of voter alienation from a government run by “insiders” for the principal benefit of themselves. We are speaking of course of the Georgetown University Student Association elections, which were held last week

San Francisco Mayor Vetoes Bill That Would Limit Airbnb Rentals

Airbnb Inc. scored another legislative victory late Thursday when San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee vetoed a bill that would have barred hosts from renting their homes out for more than 60 days a year, down from the current 90-day limit.


See my full ALM Media archive here on Law.com. This includes my work for The NLJ, the Daily Report, and various other affiliated ALM publications, including the Legal Intelligencer, the Recorder, and AmLaw Daily.

Lawyers Reflect on Clemency Work After Obama Executive Action

When President Barack Obama commuted the sentences last week of 214 nonviolent drug offenders, he changed the lives of many inmates who may never have expected to leave prison.

American Tortured in DRC Sues Congolese Officials

An American military veteran and security contractor is suing two officials from the Democratic Republic of the Congo he claims were responsible for illegally detaining and torturing him for more than six weeks.

With Mississippi Burning Case’s End, Handling of Civil Rights-Era Cold Cases is Eyed

After more than a half-century of investigations, which have resulted in nine convictions, Mississippi state officials last week announced their decision to close the federally assisted probe into the 1964 murders of three civil rights activists—dubbed by the FBI the “Mississippi Burning Case.”

dailyreportlogo_1397230515000.jpgFirst Same-Sex Couple Weds in Fulton County [VIDEO]

Petrina Bloodworth and Emma Foulkes made history Friday morning as the first same sex couple to marry in Fulton County, and possibly in the state of Georgia, less than two hours after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.

Columbus Judge Recalls Louisiana Movie Theater Shooter

Superior Court Judge Bobby Peters, the former mayor of the city of Columbus, recalled the accused Louisiana movie theater shooter as a man who wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps as an elected official but whose dreams did not pan out.

Atticus Finch Revelations Have Lawyers Reeling

A week after Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” was released, lawyers are still coming to terms with the fall of their beloved idol, Atticus Finch, the heroic lawyer of the book’s predecessor, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”


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ARC Weaknesses Revealed: Report on Academic Resource Center recommends changes

Underfunded and understaffed, Georgetown’s Academic Resource Center received criticism for its wheelchair-inaccessible location, insufficient staff size and lack of visibility in an external review submitted to the Division of Student Affairs in January.

In Paris, Scenes Of Loss, Resilience

PARIS — I chose the right restaurant Friday night.

Built by Slaves and Jesuits

Established in 1789, Georgetown University is an institution 226 years in the making. From its more historic buildings like Healy Hall and Old North to its newer additions like the Rafik B. Hariri Building and Regents Hall, the campus flows with longstanding tradition mixed with modern change.

Milzman Sentenced to 1 Year: Student who made ricin could get January release

A federal district court judge sentenced Daniel Milzman, the former Georgetown student charged with possession of a biological toxin, to one year and a day in federal prison at a hearing Monday morning.






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