Globalizing our Courts

  The part of trade agreements that basically globalizes the court system is really becoming a hot issue.  Even The Economist is taking note.  Its called Investor-State Dispute Resolution.  Foreign companies can sue US local, state or federal government bodies and force them to appear before international tribunals.  Investor-state dispute settlement The arbitration game [October…

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Senate Report on Buy American Waivers

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) recently released a report on the US Buy America laws and the impact of waivers on manufacturers, with a focus on Connecticut. Executive Summary Connecticut has been one of the centers of manufacturing in the United States for centuries, and we are now one of the premiere aerospace and defense manufacturers…

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The trade clause that overrules governments

Reposted from The Washington Post ****** By Harold Meyerson | October 1, 2014 |Wash Post (opinion)   One of the public policy paradoxes of the past quarter-century is why the center-left governments of advanced economies have supported trade policies that undermine the very environmental and labor protections they fight for at home. Foremost among these…

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R-CALF USA Commends 32 Senators for Defending COOL

R-CALF United Stockgrowers of America            “Fighting for the U.S.Cattle Producer”For Immediate Release                                     October 6, 2014   Billings, Mont. – In early September Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) reached out to Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) to draft a bipartisan letter to demonstrate the U.S. Senate’s resolve to defend the nation’s 2002 country of origin labeling (COOL) law.…

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