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Naomi LaChance Naomi LaChance Aug 14, 2019. 6 comments

Where in the World Is Ghislaine Maxwell?

Where in the World Is Ghislaine Maxwell?

Even though Jeffrey Epstein, who was widely accused of sexual abuse, was found dead in his jail cell Saturday after an apparent suicide, there are still many people who are alive and could be prosecuted for working with him. One of those people is Epstein’s alleged co-conspirator, Ghislaine Maxwell, who, allegedly, authorities can’t find.

The Washington Post reported: “According to people...

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Hamilton Nolan Hamilton Nolan Jun 26, 2019. 15 comments

The Legal System Is a Financial Market

The Legal System Is a Financial Market

Harvard University is investing money in an outside firm that funds promising lawsuits, then takes a cut of the winnings. This strategy is spectacularly profitable, as well as a sign of a rotted and failing justice system.

Bloomberg reports that Harvard is investing a portion of its enormous endowment in IMF Bentham, a company that “[pursues] strategies from financing cases against...

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Hamilton Nolan Hamilton Nolan Feb 20, 2019. 16 comments

Good Liberal Bureaucrat Joins Anti-Union Law Firm

Good Liberal Bureaucrat Joins Anti-Union Law Firm

Chai Feldblum, an Obama appointee who spent nearly nine years serving as the first openly gay person on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, has found a new job at one of the biggest anti-union law firms in America.

Feldblum, who is leaving the EEOC because Senate Republicans blocked her renomination on the grounds that she is too “radical” on the issue of marriage equality, will not...

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Hamilton Nolan Hamilton Nolan Dec 07, 2018. 17 comments

The Next Big Legal Case to Assassinate Unions Is On The Way

The Next Big Legal Case to Assassinate Unions Is On The Way

This summer, the Supreme Court gutted America’s public labor unions with the Janus ruling. Now, another case has the potential to further destroy the very basis of organized labor in America. This is serious.

Uradnik v. Inter Faculty Org is a case brought by the right wing Buckeye Institute with the specific aim of dismantling a key part of U.S. labor law. The case seeks to end the practice...

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