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Short Circuit: Bill Aims to Deep-Six 9th

Debra J. Saunders, WASHINGTON — How big is the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals? The San-Francisco-based circuit is so big that it represents nine states, including Nevada, 20 percent of the U.S. population and 40 percent of the nation’s land mass. It’s so big that Congress has looked at bills to split the circuit

Massachusetts Law Firm Funnels Dirty Donations to Democratic Campaigns

Erika Haas, New Hampshire Governor and Democratic candidate for Senate, Maggie Hassan, will return more than $30,000 in campaign donations from employees at a Boston-based law firm allegedly involved in a straw donor scheme.  An investigation by the Boston Globe and the Center for Responsive Politics found the firm’s partners received bonuses that matched their