A year of turmoil and turnover at the State Bar of California is drawing to a close under another looming problem — labor issues including the possibility of a strike that could affect the bar’s primary mission of disciplining bad lawyers. The union representing most of the bar’s rank-and file workers, including the attorneys and investigators who probe complaints about dishonest lawyers and bring disciplinary cases, have been without a contract for more than a year.
With a mandate from President Donald Trump to hire 5,000 new Border Patrol agents, Customs and Border Protection awarded a $297 million contract to a private company to help recruit and hire the new agents and other workers.
The building furor over allegations of sexual harassment and assault in the past 10 weeks has terminated careers of a growing roster of men, from Hollywood moguls and celebrities to a U.S. Senator, congressmen, news media figures and corporate executives. As one big name after another tumbles, local lawyers who work on sexual harassment cases said they are beginning to see the impact of the heightened attention on the issue — and expect to see even more in the future.
No matter where you are politically in these tribal times, this should worry you deeply. This is a lifetime appointment. Nominees so unqualified are a cynical effort to degrade the judiciary. Hurts us all. https://t.co/flwv4Gm6nS
Superb report here on how badly government botched it the last time it built a wall on the border.
The Taking: How the federal government abused its power to seize property for a border fence https://t.co/6XnrVn1nrk via @TexasTribune
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".