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Entries by Ian Millhiser from 03/2009

Supreme Court's Judge-For-Sale Case Is Just The Tip of a Larger Iceberg

| Posted 03.03.2009 | Politics

Corporate-owned courts presided over by the business community's hand-picked arbitrators are fast becoming the rule, and a deeply ideological bench is only sometimes available as an imperfect alternative.

Big Pharma's Loss is America's Gain: Obama's Outstanding First Choice for the Federal Bench

| Posted 03.19.2009 | Politics

Judge Hamilton's nomination is a marked change from the judges chosen in the Bush era and it is exactly the change which Americans voted for last November.

Setting Time Bombs in Our Chests: Our Unreliable FDA

| Posted 03.31.2009 | Politics

Lacking sufficient resources to monitor thousands of medical devices on their own, the FDA relies on the medical device industry itself to disclose potential problems in the devices it regulates.