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Under Color of Law: February - Shanlon Wu

Under Color of Law: February

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Read Shan’s take on various political and cultural happenings (and Tweets!) below. East Palestine: Real Costs of the Railroad Lobby East Palestine residents have been told by EPA officials that they are not in any danger, but videos surfacing regularly showing plants and animals dying and complaints of chlorine smells in the rain have all contributed to alarming questions about the long term health concerns of exposure. Over 200 citizens attended and voiced their concerns at a town hall in the small city of 5,00. So far, more than 2 million gallons of water and liquid waste have been removed along with 1400 tons of solid waste. The EPA has mandated Norfolk Southern do extensive testing as well as provide compensation to the lives disrupted, but this isn’t the first derailment to this capacity we’ve seen. Regulations like higher safety standards for trains carrying hazardous materials, electronic braking systems for...
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Under Color of Law: January - Shanlon Wu

Under Color of Law: January

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In only the first month of 2023, a lot happened on the U.S. political stage. Read Shan’s take on various political and cultural happenings (and Tweets!) below. AG Garland Likes to Appoint Special Counsels Will AG Garland be as quick to appoint a special counsel over former VP Pence’s classified documents as he was for Biden?  Read Tweet Former Vice President Pence’s Classified Documents Put AG Garland in a Box The discovery of classified documents at former VP Pence’s home in Indiana puts AG Garland in a box – having prematurely appointed a Special Counsel for Biden’s documents Garland now likely must appoint one for Pence as well.  Read the article President Biden’s classified documents The early facts we know from the discovery of “several classified documents from President Joe Biden’s time as vice president” by Biden’s lawyers while packing up his former office at the Penn Biden Center, show...
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