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Mike Scarcella
Works at The National Law Journal
Attended The Johns Hopkins University
Lives in Washington, D.C.
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  • The National Law Journal
    Staff Writer, 2008 - present
  • The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
    Staff Writer, 2002 - 2008
  • The Baltimore Sun
    Staff Writer, 2001 - 2002
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"...As I look back over a misspent life, I find myself more and more convinced that I had more fun doing news reporting than in any other enterprise. It is really the life of kings."
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Mike Scarcella, an editor and writer at The National Law Journal in D.C., is a Baltimore native and fixed-gear cyclist. He's still waiting to get the word "defenestration" into an article. Contact him at mscarcella@alm.com and follow him on Twitter @MikeScarcella.
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Baltimore Sun headline confirms I once threw a perfect game in high school.
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Major win today for reproductive rights advocates. #SCOTUS  
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"The notion that we would penalize the relatively minor burns caused by splattered hot water more heavily than we would penalize the life-threatening consequences of children sitting astride flaming mini-bikes is baffling to me, to put it charitably."
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Google's preparing to ban payday ads. Now the CFPB is jumping into the arena with its own swipe at the industry.
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Why the Justice Department is defending John Ashcroft and Bob Mueller. #SCOTUS  
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“If I had my way, I would make pro bono service a requirement.” #SCOTUS   #Sotomayor  
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"You have never called me Justice O'Connor!" Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says to DOJ's Michael Dreeben. #SCOTUS   #RBG  
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"This case tells everyone, white and black, guilty and innocent, that an officer can verify your legal status at any time. It says that your body is subject to invasion while courts excuse the violation of your rights."
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Secrecy and the #CFPB:

"At least some of the plaintiffs would likely suffer debilitating injury if their identities are disclosed," a judge says.


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“Let’s be real: The assault weapons banned by Maryland’s [Firearm Safety Act] are exceptionally lethal weapons of war."
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In cases that challenged federal agency actions, the government usually won. In criminal cases, prosecutors largely prevailed.
Garland’s opinions were clear and straightforward, without much colorful language or sweeping statements about policy or the law.
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