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Over 70 percent of young adults believe the Supreme Court is motivated by politics, not law
Aubrey Neal

AIN Update

A recent poll conducted by Quinnipiac University found that 71 percent
of young Americans, ages 18 to 34, believe that the Supreme Court is
“mainly motivated by politics.”…

FRA Withdraws Locomotive Staffing Rule, Preempts States
Nick Zaiac

Rules that mandate a two-person minimum staff for
freight locomotives have been a hot topic in state legislatures this year. Nine
states currently regulate crew sizes for certain trains, including…

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress
David Bahr

James Wallner, “Congress Has a Duty to Intervene in Trump’s Trade War,” The Bulwark:

“As the United States and China announce dueling tariffs and send the stock markets spiraling,…

New Hampshire’s Highly Automated Future Is Almost Here
Marc Hyden

For nearly 50 years, FedEx’s local package delivery method has largely gone unchanged, but it may soon evolve. The multinational corporation is currently working with the city of Manchester to…

Public Safety, Jobs Depend on Statewide Rideshare Regulatory Framework
Marc Hyden

Fostering job growth and improving public safety are key elements in
just about any political stump speech, and with elections quickly approaching,
Louisianans will get their fill of these topics….

Congress and the Judiciary: The top 3 takeaways from a discussion on what the House and Senate can do to fix the courts
Aubrey Neal

On May 14 the Legislative
Branch Capacity Working Group and the American Institutions Network launched a panel discussion to answer the
question: What can the House and Senate do to fix the courts?…

The Lessons Alice Rivlin Taught All of Us
Eli Lehrer

Alice Rivlin, a woman who held every
leading fiscal policy job in the country, saved the city of Washington, D.C.
from financial ruin and served as the number two at the Federal Reserve, died on

Cancel Culture Comes to Climate Change
Josiah Neeley

Recent years have seen a flurry of incidents of
“deplatforming,” where controversial speakers are disinvited or individuals are
excluded from events because of their “unsafe” views. Many of…

ICYMI: Top reads on Congress
David Bahr

Don Wolfensberger, “House subpoena fights imperil interbranch comity,” The Hill:

Never before has a president signaled that his administration will resist all subpoenas issued by…

Comments on regulatory metrics for Xcel Energy’s electric utility operations
William Murray & Travis Kavulla



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