Tuesday, March 22, 2022

2nd Amendment, Supreme Court, New York Healthcare Workers, Climate Policy

Today's News for the Week Prior and Up to March 22, 2022

Source: Senator Cynthia M. Lummis (R-WY)
March 22, 2022
U.S. Senator Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) is demanding answers about the Biden administration’s infringements on the Second Amendment rights of people in Wyoming. Senator Lummis and a group of 25 senators wrote a letter to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Acting Director Regina Richardson requesting an explanation for changes to the ATF’s handling of applications to create and own a firearm silencer. The ATF has been rejecting law-abiding Americans’ attempts to create and own a silencer, even though federal law has not changed, and the ATF’s own website acknowledges that federal law allows individuals to make a silencer.

Climate Policy Beyond the Scope of Financial Regulators
Source: U.S. Representative Frank Lucas (R-OK, 3rd)
March 21, 2022
“The financial system shouldn’t be used as a weapon in combatting climate change. This harms public markets and the companies, investors, and retirees that depend on them. Rather than pursuing social goals unrelated to banking, regulators and Congress should be focusing on the need to increase investments in innovation and competition, spur innovation, and improve regulatory efficiency to allow for American ingenuity to thrive. As President Biden and his Administration continues to analyze the potential implications of climate change, I urge regulators to remember their role as a regulator isn’t to advance environmental policy. We should be promoting investment in companies who are at the forefront of clean energies- not wrestling with companies who are already shifting with the market.”

Court Grants Anonymity for NY Health Care Workers
Source: First Liberty
March 21, 2022
Liberty Counsel represents these health care workers who sued on September 10, 2021, because state and private employers refused to accept religious exemptions from the COVID shot mandate enacted by Governor Hochul and implemented by Commissioner Zucker. On August 16, 2021, Governor Hochul announced that the state will now require health care workers to accept or receive one of the three currently available COVID-19 injections to remain employed in the healthcare profession.

Democratic Women’s Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus Send Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee in Support of Judge Jackson’s Nomination to SCOTUS
Source: U.S. Representative Brenda Lawrence (D-MI, 14th)
March 21, 2022
“Judge Jackson, an exceptionally qualified judge with an unimpeachable character, will shatter yet another glass ceiling to become the first Black woman to serve on our nation's highest court,” the Members wrote. “Since the announcement of Judge Jackson’s nomination, we have seen bad faith campaigns working to undermine her legitimacy and credentials. Like many women in public service—especially women of color—Judge Jackson has been the subject of unfair attacks despite her resume that arguably matches or surpasses those of previous nominees. The attacks painting her as a ‘radical left’ and ‘activist’ judge fail to acknowledge her decades of service as an impartial upholder of the law.”

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