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The Surreal News 9-10 AM Friday 10-27-17

26 October 2017 General


The Supreme Court is currently in session and hearing arguments in several cases of great importance to us all, not the least which will be a Wisconsin case that may determine whether politically motivated gerrymandering is constitutional. Dan Vicuna, an attorney with Common Cause, who was in the court on the morning of the oral arguments and  worked on that organization’s amicus brief to the court will join Steve and Lew this week to fill us in on  the particulars of this case and others.

Later, David Arkush (above), managing director of the climate program at Public Citizen will talk about Nancy Beck, top deputy at the EPA for toxic chemical regulation and how she is shaping policy. As a veteran executive with the American Chemical Council, the chief lobbyists for the industry, one can imagine just how high Beck is setting the regulatory bar for her former colleagues.