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Marshall H. Tanick

Marshall H. Tanick

Marshall H. Tanick is a Twin Cities employment law attorney with the law firm of Meyer Njus Tanick.

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The Supreme Court shouldn’t be shrouded in secrecy | Opinion

By: - May 10, 2022

The firestorm arising out of the recent leak of a draft of the Supreme Court opinion — purporting to eliminate constitutional abortion rights established 49 years ago in Roe v. Wade — has generated fury for different reasons from various quarters. But the consternation ought to serve another useful purpose: Highlighting the secrecy of how […]

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As we celebrate Earth Day, the U.S. Supreme Court weakens the EPA | Opinion

By: - April 22, 2022

Leave it to the conservative majority on the U. S. Supreme Court to ruin a celebration. This one is the commemoration of Earth Day on Friday, April 22, the 53rd anniversary of the day set aside to recognize environmental concerns and how to address them. The justices in the nation’s capital dealt a stunning blow […]

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Russian gag law recalls Minnesota history | Essay

By: - March 31, 2022

The Russian Federal Assembly enacted a measure in early March imposing punishment on journalists and others critical of official government policies and practices, including the invasion of Ukraine.  Russian President Vladimir Putin pushed the so-called “anti-hooliganism” law through his puppet legislative body, criminalizing criticism of his policies or reporting about that dissent. Spurred by the […]

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Pardon Me: The executive’s power to forgive | Analysis

By: - February 22, 2022

There’s been a lot of talk lately about pardons, indulgence or forgiveness of criminal offenses by chief executive government authorities, at both the federal and the state levels. Former President Trump rekindled not-so-fond recollections of his extreme use of the pardon power for federal offenses — granted unconditionally to presidents in Article II, Section 2, […]

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Supreme Court conservatives turned off textualism to toss out vaccine mandate | Opinion

By: and - February 1, 2022

Most analysts of the U.S. Supreme Court’s January 13 decision striking down the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for employers with 100 or more employees — while upholding it for health care workers at facilities receiving federal funds — have focused on the factual analysis and legal reasoning of the six conservative justices that comprise a […]