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A New York University School of Law program funded by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is placing lawyers in the offices of Democratic state attorneys general and paying them to prosecute energy companies and challenge Trump administration policies on energy and the environment. Nine states and Washington, D.C., including New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania, are participating in […]
HORNER: The Kavanaugh Protest Machine And Bloomberg-Funded ‘Special Prosecutors’ — Birds Of A Feather
The coordinated campaign between elected officials and pressure groups to block confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to a position as Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court seemed, at least in terms of its scale and brazenness, to be sui generis — despite the ugly Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas confirmation processes, never before had our country […]
Document Production Re: FOIA Case Nos. 47805 and 47907, Civil Action 18-1739 2018.09.28 _ Horner, Miller (NIH 47805, 47907 CA 18-1739) _ Prod Ltr 2018.09.28 _ (NIH 47805, 47907 CA 18-1739) _ Prod Encl
In a new report, “Law Enforcement for Rent How Special Interests Fund Climate Policy through State Attorneys General” Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) Senior Fellow Chris Horner details how activist donors are paying to place prosecutors in state attorney general offices to pursue an expressly partisan agenda. Records show this campaign to use the legal system to achieve political goals […]
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