Cockfighting is Legal in Puerto Rico … Sort Of

Though this is a bit late, there was some good news out of Puerto Rico late last year. Last year, a ban on cockfighting was approved by Congress and the entire cockfighting industry in Puerto Rico was on the verge of closing down resulting in throwing hundreds of people out of work The cockfighting ban…

Ex-Obama EPA Chief Gina McCarthy to Head NRDC

Former EPA Chief under the Obama Administration Gina McCarthy is now president and chief executive officer of the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The NRDC has filed numerous lawsuits to prevent the implementation of the Trump Administration’s environmental policies. The group even sued the EPA under the Obama Administration too. The NRDC, along with other…

Five environmental fights to watch in 2020

By Rebecca Beitsch, The Hill 2020 is shaping up to be a busy year on the energy and environmental front. The Trump administration is pushing ahead with their broad regulatory rollback, while on Capitol Hill House Democrats are looking to pass legislation on their ambitious clean energy agenda. Hovering over those moves will be the…

“Roundup” Litigation Attorney Charged With Extortion

A Virginia attorney, Timothy Litzeburg, who worked for the Virginia-based Miller Firm who represented plaintiffs in the first lawsuit against Bayer AG. Bayer acquired Monsanto, Inc. that developed glysophate, the herbicide known in stores as Roundup was recently charged with extortion by federal prosecutors. Litzenburg was part of the team of attorneys who successfully convinced…

Supreme Court weighs lawsuit pitting climate scientist against skeptics

By John Kruzel – 11/21/19 – The Hill The Supreme Court on Friday will consider whether to take up a prominent climatologist’s defamation suit against a venerated conservative magazine, in a case that pits climate scientists against the free speech rights of global warming skeptics. The dispute between scientist Michael Mann and the National Review…