As Election Day looms, Eugene Scalia, a cunning lawyer committed to dismantling regulation, is weakening one employee protection after another.
Don MoynihanTrump likes to praise “the workers” but his Dept of Labor has undermined worker protections. It has received 10K complaints about unsafe conditions under COVID but issued just two citations under the General Duty Clause that employers protect workers.
If the vote is close, Donald Trump could easily throw the election into chaos and subvert the result. Who will stop him?
Don MoynihanTrump is doing all of the things someone trying to win by non-democratic means would do - casting doubt on voting, delay counting, get his court picks in, contacting state legislatures to suggest overturning results
The aftermath of November’s vote has the potential to make 2000 look like a mere skirmish.
Don MoynihanThe possibility of an outcome determined by a party other than voters is real (see, 2000!), and favors Republicans. GOP holds SCOTUS, Senate, more Congressional state delegations and state legislatures, which are plausible paths to non-democratic victory.
The move would give the president greater freedom to weed out what he sees as a “deep state” bureaucracy. The executive order, which could be rescinded if he is not re-elected, was condemned by civil service unions.
Don MoynihanBest case scenario: Trump's EO is an unprecedented assertion of exec control, tenfold increase in number of political appointees, lets him fire advisers like Fauci or whistleblowers (see article).
Worst case: basically ends the US civil service system.
Some reporters withheld their bylines and questioned the credibility of an article that made the tabloid’s front page on Wednesday.
Don MoynihanThis is pretty damning. Bannon & Giuliani met with NY Post editors to drop their Hunter Biden story. Veteran reporters refused to allow their name to be attached to it because they did not think the story held up.
Today the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced an interim final rule (IFR) that strengthens the H-1B nonimmigrant visa program to protect U.S. workers, restore integrity to the H-1B program and better guarantee that H-1B petitions are...
Don MoynihanOne rule adds regulations to H1B visas with little point but to make the process more burdensome.
Look at the Orwellian justification: "economic security is homeland security." What does that mean? Public not permitted to ask via the comment process. 2/ dhs.gov/news/2020/10/0…pic.twitter.com/nWRv32EfFz
It’s not just her personal opinions. It’s plain in her jurisprudence.
Don MoynihanBest critique of ACB's judicial philosophy: her ascension to the court would accelerate a willingness to ignore precedent in favor of personal interpretations of the constitution.
Without stare decisis & continuity, we don't have a coherent legal system.