Supreme Court Justices Are Now Under New Ethics Disclosureson Trips and Gifts

From a Washington Post story by Jonathan O’Connell and Ann Marimow headlined “Supreme Court justices under new ethics disclosures on trips, other gifts”: Supreme Court justices and all federal judges must provide a fuller public accounting of free trips, meals and other gifts they accept from corporations or other organizations, according to revised regulations quietly…

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Becoming a Writer by Mistake, or How I Traded Needlepointfor Writing

Becoming a Writer by Mistake, or How I Traded Needlepoint for Writing. Terry Odell **Note: We’re having new windows installed and they’ll be doing my office today, which means moving my desk and disconnecting electronics, and I’m not sure when I’ll have connectivity to respond to comments. At reader-focused conferences, such as Left Coast Crime,…

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Russia’s Economy Is Starting to Come Undone

From a Wall Street Journal story by Georgi Kantchev and Evan Gershkovich headlined “Russia’s Economy Is Starting to Come Undone”: MOSCOW—The opening months of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year drove an increase in oil and natural-gas prices that brought a windfall for Moscow. Those days are over. As the war continues into its second…

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Pretentious Jargon

PG is a lawyer, but nothing you will read here is legal advice. You obtain legal advice by hiring a lawyer. The Passive Voice is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for website owners to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to…

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40 Inspirational Magazine Designs That You Should See

Good news, everyone! There’s a report on TV with some very bad news! Then we’ll go with that data file! Daylight and everything. If rubbin’ frozen dirt in your crotch is wrong, hey I don’t wanna be right. Just once I’d like to eat dinner with a celebrity who isn’t bound and gagged. I am…

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