Today in the News, 2.11.09

  • “It’s great to see CAC following a similar trajectory.” Damon Root over at Hit & Run (blog of the libertarian online magazine Reason) tries to make sense of why a progressive group would stick its nose in the Chicago handgun battle. (Find out the real reason here.)
  • “I think we saw during Eric Holder’s hearing, Republican senators testing out messages — not designed to deny confirmation to Eric Holder, but to test them to see whether they’d work with some of Obama’s judicial nominees.” Justice Watch, quoting Alliance for Justice President Nan Aron, discusses Republican framing of the upcoming debate over judicial nominations.
  • “Screwed by the Fine Print?” Writing for The Nation, Kia Franklin has an interesting piece on the sneaky world of binding arbitration. (See here for more on how the Supreme Court has favored corporations over humans in recent decisions.)

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