by Jim Thompson
In The Des Moines Register, former Bush aide and ACSblog contributor Richard Painter urges Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to honor his constitutional duties and support a hearing for Chief Judge Merrick Garland.
“A new report from the McKinsey Global Institute finds that greater gender parity in the workforce—in terms of pay, hours worked, and access to full-time jobs—would also benefit the entire country’s economy,” writes Gillian B. White at The Atlantic.
Facing stiff budget cuts, Louisiana public defenders are turning away clients with hopes that a lawsuit brought against them will force elected officials to reconsider the way the state funds criminal defense for its low-income residents, says Edwin Rios in Mother Jones.