Thursday, June 20, 2024

Missouri AG Sues IBM Over Alleged Violations of State’s Human Rights Act (Connecting the Dots: IBM, Silver Lake, Soros Fund Management & Soros Funding, All Networking)

Missouri AG Sues IBM Over Alleged Violations of State’s Human Rights Act (Connecting the Dots: IBM, Silver Lake, Soros Fund Management & Soros Funding, All Networking)

By Chase Smith 6/20/2024 Updated: 6/20/2024

The Epoch Times

The IBM logo is pictured in the Garibaldi-Porta Nuova modern district of Milan, Italy, on June 22, 2021. (Miguel Medina/AFP via Getty Images)

https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/missouri-ag-sues-ibm-over-alleged-violations-of-states-human-rights-act-5672235

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey, initiated legal action against IBM on June 20, alleging that the company’s employment practices violate state anti-discrimination laws.

The lawsuit, filed in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, asserts that International Business Machines Corp.’s “diversity modifier” system imposes unlawful employment quotas based on race, color, national origin, sex, and ancestry, tying executive compensation to these quotas.

“It has come to my attention that IBM has adopted an unlawful policy that blatantly favors applicants of a certain skin color over others, and that managers within the company who refuse to comply with said policy face adverse action, including and up to, termination,” Mr. Bailey said in a statement after the suit was filed. “Missourians deserve answers as to why one of the largest technology and consulting companies in the world, with offices based in Missouri, is discriminating against both prospective and current employees.”

AG’s Complaint

According to the lawsuit, IBM executives are pressured to meet specific diversity quotas, with their bonuses and job security at stake.

“IBM gives its executives two choices: discriminate or lose your job,” the complaint states, and describes the “diversity modifier” as a mechanism that links executive bonuses to achieving racial, gender, and other demographic quotas.

The complaint details IBM’s alleged quota system through statements from IBM’s CEO, Arvind Krishna, who is reported to have said that IBM’s goals include achieving demographic representation reflective of the general population.

“IBM has made clear its goals of using discriminatory and insufficiently tailored means to bring about discriminatory and unjustifiable ends,” the lawsuit claims.

The lawsuit further asserts that this quota system compels IBM’s executives to make employment decisions primarily based on applicants’ demographic characteristics rather than their qualifications.

This, according to the attorney general, not only discriminates against certain groups but also subjects executives who fail to meet these quotas to adverse employment actions, including reduced bonuses and potential termination.

The attorney general’s office claims that such practices violate Chapter 213 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri, which prohibits discriminatory employment practices.

“It is an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer to fail or refuse to hire any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his or her compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, or ancestry,” Mr. Bailey, a Republican, wrote in the lawsuit.

The complaint also references two recent Supreme Court cases, where the court ruled that race-based affirmative action programs in college admissions violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment. The suit says these cases bolster the argument that racial quotas and balancing are “patently unconstitutional” and also violates Missouri law.

Specific Allegations and Requested Action

The suit contains several alleged violations of the state’s law, including inciting, aiding, or coercing discriminatory practices; limiting, segregating, or classifying employment applicants; unlawful printing or circulation; improper employment inquiries and application forms; failing to hire individuals; and retaliation against those opposing these discriminatory practices.

They make the allegations of violating the law using evidence, primarily statements made by Mr. Krishna in a video that was released on X in late 2023.

The video, which features Mr. Krishna along with other executives—including Paul Cormier, chairman and former CEO of Red Hat, and Allison Showalter, senior director of corporate communications at Red Hat—captures Mr. Krishna openly discussing IBM’s diversity hiring practices. It was part of an internal meeting and was leaked to the public.

In the footage, Mr. Krishna is seen responding to questions about IBM’s efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within its executive ranks.

He candidly acknowledges that IBM employs a quota system for increasing the representation of underrepresented minorities among its executives. Specifically, he mentions that IBM’s goal is to move forward by 1 percent each year in terms of hiring and promoting black and Hispanic individuals, as well as increasing gender diversity.

Mr. Krishna elaborates that executive bonuses are directly tied to meeting these diversity targets. He states that executives receive a “plus” on their bonuses if they achieve the desired demographic shifts, but face penalties if they fail to do so.

The lawsuit argues that these statements confirm IBM’s use of discriminatory quotas, which the attorney general contends violate Missouri’s anti-discrimination laws. By tying executive compensation to the attainment of specific demographic goals, IBM allegedly compels its leaders to engage in unlawful employment practices, thereby perpetuating systemic discrimination within the company.

The lawsuit seeks a permanent injunction to prohibit IBM from using its “diversity modifier” quotas in Missouri. The attorney general’s office also requests additional relief to ensure compliance with Missouri’s anti-discrimination laws and to protect the rights of Missouri citizens from systemic discrimination.

IBM is a publicly traded corporation with offices worldwide, including two in the state of Missouri. In 2023, IBM’s worldwide employment stood at about 282 thousand people, according to the suit.

The Epoch Times contacted IBM for comment.

Connecting the Dots:

David E. McKinney was a division president for IBM and is a trustee at the Committee for Economic Development.

George H. Conrades was the SVP for IBM and is a trustee at the Committee for Economic Development.

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Committee for Economic Development and the Brookings Institution (think tank).

George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.

Shirley Ann Jackson was a trustee at the Committee for Economic Development, is a trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank) and a director at IBM.

Joan E. Spero was an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank) and is a director at IBM.

John A. Swainson was a group vice president for the International Business Machines Corp (IBM) and a senior adviser at Silver Lake.

Silver Lake Kraftwerk Fund is a fund for Silver Lake and a partner with Soros Fund Management.

George Soros is the founder of Soros Fund Management.

Glenn H. Hutchins was the founder & managing partner for Silver Lake and is a trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank).

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Brookings Institution (think tank).

George Soros is the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.

Joan E. Spero was an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank) and is a director at IBM.

David E. McKinney was a division president for IBM and is a trustee at the Committee for Economic Development.

George H. Conrades was the SVP for IBM and is a trustee at the Committee for Economic Development.

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Committee for Economic Development.

George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.

Resources: Past Research

NBC News: “All Americans Will Be Microchipped In Less Than 3 Years” (Past Research on IBM)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

https://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2014/09/nbc-news-all-americans-will-be.html

Time Warner to move retirees to health care exchanges (Past Research on International Business Machines Corp  (IBM))

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2013

https://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2013/11/time-warner-to-move-retirees-to-health.html

Report: FCC Fast-Tracking Soros Radio Takeover (Connecting the Dots: Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Obama, Sidley Austin LLP, President's Intelligence Advisory Board, Michael Powell & Soros Funding, All Networking)

Report: FCC Fast-Tracking Soros Radio Takeover (Connecting the Dots: Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Obama, Sidley Austin LLP, President's Intelligence Advisory Board, Michael Powell & Soros Funding, All Networking)

Newsmax.com

By Nicole Wells    |   Tuesday, 18 June 2024 07:58 PM EDT

https://www.newsmax.com/newsfront/fcc-george-soros-radio/2024/06/18/id/1169251/

The Democrat-majority Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is fast-tracking progressive billionaire George Soros' takeover of the second-largest radio network in the United States just months before the 2024 presidential election.

In February, Soros Fund Management purchased $400 million of debt in Audacy, which is the No. 2 U.S. broadcaster after iHeartMedia, the New York Post reported, citing bankruptcy filings.

The network, which owns more than 220 stations nationwide and reaches 165 million monthly listeners, broadcasts a small number of conservative shows from hosts including Erick Erickson, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and Dana Loesch.

Their days at a Soros-controlled station could be numbered, a source with knowledge of the deal told the Post.

"The idea that George Soros is buying hundreds of local radio stations right before a national election and will keep broadcasting Sean Hannity and other conservative talk radio hosts on Audacy is not credible," the source said.

To assume control of the bankrupt network, Soros Fund Management needs the FCC to make an exception and allow a larger than usual percentage of foreign money to purchase it.

Foreign company ownership of U.S. radio stations is not permitted to exceed 25% under existing FCC rules. A filing acquired by the Post shows that Soros asked the commission to make an exception in Audacy's case, however.

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr is sounding off about the potential agency assist, telling the Post, "The FCC should not create a special Soros shortcut."

"When it comes to a broadcast station acquisition of this size and magnitude – hundreds of radio stations across more than 45 markets – the FCC needs to run its full and normal review process," Carr said. "The FCC should not be skipping steps or waiving required agency processes."

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, wrote the FCC in late April that the Soros group was trying to waive the usual process and "put it off until sometime down the road — indicating that those foreign stakeholders will be given 'special warrants' in the meantime."

Newsmax reached out to the FCC for comment but did not immediately hear back.

A representative for Soros Fund Management told the Post the company does not comment on ongoing transactions.

It's the latest move into American radio for the left-leaning financier's eponymous company. In 2022, it brokered Univision's $60 million sale of 18 primarily conservative Hispanic radio stations and also acquired the liberal podcast network Crooked Media.

The Post's sources said that Soros' stake in Audacy is around 40% of the company's senior debt, which could give him effective control when it emerges from bankruptcy, despite not being a majority.

Coming just five months before the 2024 presidential election, the timing of the deal has raised questions, as well as eyebrows.

One Republican source told the Post it was possible that Soros was buying the stake in the broadcasting giant to influence public opinion in the run-up to November's election.

"This is scary," the source said.

Connecting the Dots:

Michael K. Powell was the chairman for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), is Colin L. Powell’s son, the president & CEO for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association and a trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank).

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Aspen Institute (think tank).

George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society and is the founder of the Soros Fund Management.

Stephen Friedman is a trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank) and was a member of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board.

Julius Genachowski is a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute (think tank), a member of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, was a law school friend of Barack Obama and the chairman for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Barack Obama was Julius Genachowski law school friend and an intern at Sidley Austin LLP.

Michelle Obama was a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP.

Mark D. Schneider is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP and was an associate general counsel for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

James D. Zirin is a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, and was a director at the Human Rights First.

Mark A. Angelson was a partner at Sidley Austin LLP, and a director at the Human Rights First.

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Human Rights First.

George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society and is the founder of the Soros Fund Management.

Mona K. Sutphen is a director at the Human Rights First, a member of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board and was an assistant to the president and deputy chief of staff for the Barack Obama administration.

Stephen Friedman was a member of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board and is a trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank).

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Aspen Institute (think tank).

George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society and is the founder of the Soros Fund Management.

Julius Genachowski is a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute (think tank), a member of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, was a law school friend of Barack Obama and the chairman for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Michael K. Powell  is a trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank), Colin L. Powell’s son, the president & CEO for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association and was the chairman for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulates U.S. outlets for broadcast.

Thomas E. Wheeler is the chairman for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and was a member of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board.

Julius Genachowski is a member of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute (think tank), was a law school friend of Barack Obama and the chairman for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Barack Obama was Julius Genachowski law school friend and an intern at Sidley Austin LLP.

Michelle Obama was a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP.

Mark D. Schneider is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP and was an associate general counsel for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Mignon Clyburn is a commissioner for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and James E. Clyburn’s daughter.

James E. Clyburn is Mignon Clyburn’s father and an honorary co-chair for the Third Way.

Ronald A. Klain is a trustee at the Third Way, the coordinator of government Ebola efforts for the Barack Obama administration and was Albert A. Gore Jr’s chief of staff.

William M. Daley is a trustee at the Third Way, a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago and was the chief of staff for the Barack Obama administration.

Albert A. Gore Jr.’s chief of staff was Ronald A. Klain and is a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Colin L. Powell is a strategic adviser for Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Michael K. Powell’s father.

Michael K. Powell is Colin L. Powell’s son, the president & CEO for the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, a trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank) and was the chairman for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Aspen Institute (think tank).

George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society and is the founder of the Soros Fund Management.

Julius Genachowski is a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute (think tank), a member of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board, was a law school friend of Barack Obama and the chairman for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Resources: Past Research

FCC Chairman Joins Obama to Control Internet (Past Research on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC))

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015

https://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2015/01/fcc-chairman-joins-obama-to-control.html

Records: Soros Fund Execs Funded Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John McCain, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham in 2016 (Past Research on Soros Fund Management)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2017

https://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2017/02/records-soros-fund-execs-funded-paul.html

Saturday, June 15, 2024

CNN TO HOST 2024 ELECTION PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE BETWEEN PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP ON JUNE 27 (Connecting the Dots: Federal Election Commission (FEC), CNN, Commission on Presidential Debates, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Obama & Soros Funding, All Networking)

CNN TO HOST 2024 ELECTION PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE BETWEEN PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN AND FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP ON JUNE 27 (Connecting the Dots: Federal Election Commission (FEC), CNN, Commission on Presidential Debates, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Obama & Soros Funding, All Networking)

CNN Press Room

May 15th, 2024










https://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2024/05/15/cnn-to-host-2024-election-presidential-debate-between-president-joe-biden-and-former-president-donald-j-trump-on-june-27/

Washington, DC – (May 15, 2024) – CNN will host an election debate between President Joe Biden and former President Donald J. Trump on June 27, 2024 at 9pm ET from the crucial battleground state of Georgia.

The debate will be held in CNN’s Atlanta studios. CNN Anchors Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will serve as moderators. To ensure candidates may maximize the time allotted in the debate, no audience will be present. Additional details on the format and parameters for the debate can be found here.

The CNN Presidential Debate will air live on CNN, CNN International, CNN en Español, CNN Max and stream without a cable login on CNN.com. CNN will make the debate available to simulcast on additional broadcast and cable news networks in the United States.

To qualify for participation, candidates must fulfill the requirements outlined in Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution of the United States; file a Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission; a candidate’s name must appear on a sufficient number of state ballots to reach the 270 electoral vote threshold to win the presidency prior to the eligibility deadline; agree to accept the rules and format of the debate; and receive at least 15% in four separate national polls of registered or likely voters that meet CNN’s standards for reporting.

Polls that meet CNN editorial standards and will be considered qualifying polls include those sponsored by: CNN, ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, Marquette University Law School, Monmouth University, NBC News, the New York Times/Siena College, NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist College, Quinnipiac University, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

The polling window to determine eligibility for the debate opened March 13, 2024, and closes seven days before the date of the debate.

Connecting the Dots:

Joseph R. Biden Jr. is the president for the Joe Biden Administration, R. Hunter Biden’s father and William Oldaker was his fundraiser.

R. Hunter Biden is Joseph R. Biden Jr’s son and a co-founder of predecessor company Oldaker Law Group.

William Oldaker is a co-founder of the Oldaker Law Group, was a fundraiser for Joseph R. Biden Jr. and a general counsel for the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Robert Lenhard was a chairman for the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and is a partner at Covington & Burling LLP.

Harold H. Koh  is a lawyer at Covington & Burling LLP and a trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank).

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Brookings Institution (think tank) and the Aspen Institute (think tank).

George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.

Walter Isaacson is the president & CEO for the Aspen Institute (think tank) and was the chairman & CEO for CNN.

Ted Turner is the founder of CNN and the co-chairman for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank) was a funder for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank).

George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.   

Shirley M. Tilghman is a trustee at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank) and a board of director for the Commission on Presidential Debates.

John C. Danforth is a director at the Commission on Presidential Debates and a director at Refugees International.

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Refugees International and the Brookings Institution (think tank)

George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.

Trevor Potter was a fellow at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and the chairman for the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Cameron F. Kerry is a fellow at the Brookings Institution (think tank)John F. Kerry’s brother and a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP.

Barack Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP.

Michelle Obama was a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP.

Newton N. Minow is a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago and was a director at the Commission on Presidential Debates.

James S. Crown is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago and the vice chairman for the Aspen Institute (think tank).

Lester Crown is a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago and was a lifetime trustee at the Aspen Institute (think tank).  

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Aspen Institute (think tank) and the Brookings Institution (think tank).

George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.

Walter Isaacson is the president & CEO for the Aspen Institute (think tank) and was the chairman & CEO for CNN.

David M. Rubenstein was a benefactor at the Aspen Institute (think tank), spent Thanksgiving with Joe Biden, a regent at the Smithsonian Institution and the co-chairman for the Brookings Institution (think tank).

Joseph R. Biden Jr. is a regent at the Smithsonian Institution, the president for the Joe Biden Administration, R. Hunter Biden’s father and William Oldaker was his fundraiser.

R. Hunter Biden is Joseph R. Biden Jr’s son and a co-founder of predecessor company Oldaker Law Group.

William Oldaker is a co-founder of the Oldaker Law Group, was a fundraiser for Joseph R. Biden Jr. and a general counsel for the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Robert Lenhard was a chairman for the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and is a partner at Covington & Burling LLP.

Harold H. Koh  is a lawyer at Covington & Burling LLP and a trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank).

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Brookings Institution (think tank).

George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.

Trevor Potter was a fellow at the Brookings Institution (think tank) and the chairman for the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Vernon E. Jordan Jr. is an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank)Valerie B. Jarrett’s great uncle, a senior director at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund and was a guest at Chelsea V. Clinton’s 2010 wedding. 

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Brookings Institution (think tank) and the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational.

George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.

Caroline B. Kennedy was a director at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund and a director at the Commission on Presidential Debates.

William J. Clinton was an honorary co-chair for the Commission on Presidential Debates, Gregory B. Craig was his assistant to president & special counsel, is Chelsea V. Clinton’s father, married to Hillary Rodham Clinton, the founder & director for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank).

George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, a co-chair, national finance council for the Ready PAC (Ready For Hillary) and was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society).

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank).

Gregory B. Craig was a trustee at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank)William J. Clinton’s assistant to president & special counsel, the White House counsel for the Barack Obama administration and is a trustee at the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

German Marshall Fund of the United States was a funder for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank).

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank) was a funder for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank).

Ted Turner is the co-chairman for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (think tank) and the founder of CNN.

Shirley M. Tilghman is a trustee at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank) and a board of director for the Commission on Presidential Debates.

John C. Danforth is a director at the Commission on Presidential Debates and a director at Refugees International.

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Refugees International and the Brookings Institution (think tank)

George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.

Trevor Potter was a fellow at the Brookings Institution (think tank), and the chairman for the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Cameron F. Kerry is a fellow at the Brookings Institution (think tank)John F. Kerry’s brother and a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP.

Barack Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP.

Michelle Obama was a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP.

Newton N. Minow is a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago and was a director at the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Resources: Past Research

Federal Election Commission (FEC) (Past Research)

MONDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2015

https://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2015/12/federal-election-commission-fec.html

Jimmy Carter dishes on Ted Turner and Jane Fonda (Past Research on CNN)

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013

https://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2013/11/jimmy-carter-dishes-on-ted-turner-and.html

Commission on Presidential Debates (Past Research)

MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014

https://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2014/06/commission-on-presidential-debates.html

Hours After John Kerry Demands Green Transition Accelerated – His Emissions Closet Swings Wide Open (Connecting the Dots: Cameron Kerry, John Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry, Soros, the Climate Reality Project, the Brookings Institution (think tank), the EPA and onto the FDA, Pfizer & Johnson & Johnson. It’s the Network That Never Ends. One Project (Climate Change) Just bleeds into the Next (Covid Project)) (Past Research on Cameron Kerry & Sidley Austin LLP)

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2022

https://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2022/07/hours-after-john-kerry-demands-green.html

Smithsonian Admits to Destruction of Thousands of Giant Human Skeletons in Early 1900′s (Past Research on the Smithsonian Institution)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014

https://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2014/12/smithsonian-admits-to-destruction-of.html

Mika Brzezinski: ‘It Should Be Over’ for Huckabee After Iran Deal Comments (Past Research on Gregory B. Craig)

TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015

https://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2015/07/mika-brzezinski-it-should-be-over-for.html

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Merrick Garland (Connecting the Dots: Merrick Garland, Harvard Law Review, Obama, Sidley Austin LLP, U.S. Supreme Court, Arnold & Porter, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) & Soros Funding, All Networking)

Merrick Garland (Connecting the Dots: Merrick Garland, Harvard Law Review, Obama, Sidley Austin LLP, U.S. Supreme Court, Arnold & Porter, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) & Soros Funding, All Networking)

Merrick Brian Garland (born November 13, 1952) is an American lawyer and jurist who serves as the 86th United States attorney general. He previously served as a U.S. circuit judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1997 to 2021. In 2016, President Barack Obama nominated Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court, but the Republican-led U.S. Senate effectively blocked Garland's appointment.

A native of the Chicago area, Garland attended Harvard University and Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. He served as a law clerk to Judge Henry Friendly of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to U.S. Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr., and then practiced corporate litigation at Arnold & Porter, after which he worked as a federal prosecutor in the United States Department of Justice, where he supervised the investigation and prosecution of the Oklahoma City bombers. President Bill Clinton appointed Garland to the D.C. Court of Appeals in 1997, and he served as its chief judge from 2013 to 2020.

President Barack Obama, a Democratnominated Garland to serve as an associate justice of the Supreme Court in March 2016 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Antonin Scalia

Arnold & Porter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_%26_Porter

Pro bono work

In 2020, Arnold & Porter attorneys helped secure a $14 million judgment for 12 Black Lives Matter protesters who were victims of police brutality in Colorado.[10] The matter took 18 months to settle and required 14,000-plus lawyer hours.[11]

Attorneys with the firm assisted the family of Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper in obtaining the first posthumous presidential pardon in U.S. history, and representated Ukrainian mail order bride Nataliya Fox against international marriage broker Encounters International in a landmark case that helped to establish the rights of such women.[12]

The firm is co-counsel with the DC Prisoners' Project of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, which represents prisoners at ADX Florence who allege deficiencies in psychiatric evaluation and care in Cunningham v. Federal Bureau of Prisons.    

Connecting the Dots:

Merrick Garland was an editor for the Harvard Law Review and then practiced corporate litigation at Arnold & Porter.

Barack Obama was the president of the Harvard Law Review and is the president of the Barack Obama administration.

Michael J. Gottleib was an editor for the Harvard Law Review and is an associate counsel for the Barack Obama administration.

Danielle C. Gray was an editor for the Harvard Law Review and an assistant to the president for the Barack Obama administration.

Ronald A. Klain was an editor for the Harvard Law Review and a coordinator of government Ebola efforts for the Barack Obama administration.

Harold H. Koh was a developments editor for the Harvard Law Review and a State Department legal adviser for the Barack Obama administration.

Blake Roberts was an editor for the Harvard Law Review and is the deputy associate counsel for the Barack Obama administration.

Michael B.G. Froman was an editor for the Harvard Law Review, an assistant to the president for the Barack Obama administration and is Barack Obama’s law school friend.

Crystal Nix Hines was a supervising editor for the Harvard Law Review and Barack Obama’s law school friend.

Nancy L. McCullough was an editor for the Harvard Law Review and is Barack Obama’s law school friend.

Jonathan T. Molot was an editor for the Harvard Law Review and is Barack Obama’s law school friend.

Thomas J. Perrelli was a managing editor for the Harvard Law Review and is Barack Obama’s law school friend.

Harold H. Koh was a developments editor for the Harvard Law Review, a State Department legal adviser for the Barack Obama administration, a director at the Human Rights First and a trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank).

William D. Zabel is the chair for the Human Rights First, was George Soros’s divorce lawyer and a trustee at the Foundation to Promote Open Society.

Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Human Rights First.

George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations, his divorce lawyer was William D. Zabel and was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Human Rights First and the Brookings Institution (think tank).

Mark A. Angelson was a director at the Human Rights First and a partner at Sidley Austin LLP.

Michelle Obama was a lawyer at Sidley Austin LLP.

Barack Obama was an intern at Sidley Austin LLP, the president of the Harvard Law Review and is the president of the Barack Obama administration

Cameron F. Kerry is a senior counsel at Sidley Austin LLP, John F. Kerry’s brother and a fellow at the Brookings Institution (think tank).

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Brookings Institution (think tank) and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank) 

George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society and is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations.

Open Society Foundations was a funder for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank).

Jamie S. Gorelick was a trustee at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (think tank) and Merrick Garland’s boss.

Merrick Garland’s boss was Jamie S. Gorelick, an editor for the Harvard Law Review and then practiced corporate litigation at Arnold & Porter and is the Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for the Biden Administration

Eric H. Holder Jr. was the attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for the Barack Obama administration and a board member for the American Constitution Society.

Open Society Foundations was a funder for the American Constitution Society.

George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations.

Robert Raben was a director at the American Constitution Society and an assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Walter E. Dellinger III is a board of adviser’s member for the American Constitution Society and was the acting solicitor general for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Christine A. Varney is a director at the American Constitution Society and was an assistant attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Philippa Scarlett was a director at the American Constitution Society and a deputy associate attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Janet Reno was a board of adviser’s member for the American Constitution Society and an attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Debo P. Adegbile is a director at the American Constitution Society and was an assistant attorney general nominee for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Mario M. Cuomo
 was a board of adviser’s member for the American Constitution Society and Maria Cuomo Cole’s father.

Maria Cuomo Cole is Mario M. Cuomo’s daughter, a trustee at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence and married to Kenneth D. Cole.

Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is a “Gun SafetyGun Control” group for guns.

Americans for Responsible Solutions is a “Gun SafetyGun Control” PAC for guns.

Covington & Burling LLP was the lobby firm for the Americans for Responsible Solutions.

Eric H. Holder Jr. is a partner at Covington & Burling LLP, was an attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice and a board member for the American Constitution Society.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is a division of the U.S. Department of Justice, and a “Gun SafetyGun Control” Government Bureau for guns.

Open Society Foundations was a funder for the American Constitution Society.

George Soros is the founder & chairman for the Open Society Foundations and was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Sundance Institute and an intern at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund.

Kenneth D. Cole is a trustee at the Sundance Institute and married to Maria Cuomo Cole.

Debo P. Adegbile is a director at the American Constitution Society, was the acting president & director-counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund and an assistant attorney general nominee for the U.S. Department of Justice.

Eric H. Holder Jr. was a board member for the American Constitution Society, an intern at the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund and an attorney general for the U.S. Department of Justice.

Merrick Garland is the Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for the Biden Administration, his boss was Jamie S. Gorelick, an editor for the Harvard Law Review and then practiced corporate litigation at Arnold & Porter.

Arnold & Porter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_%26_Porter

Pro bono work

In 2020, Arnold & Porter attorneys helped secure a $14 million judgment for 12 Black Lives Matter protesters who were victims of police brutality in Colorado.[10] The matter took 18 months to settle and required 14,000-plus lawyer hours.[11]

Attorneys with the firm assisted the family of Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper in obtaining the first posthumous presidential pardon in U.S. history, and representated Ukrainian mail order bride Nataliya Fox against international marriage broker Encounters International in a landmark case that helped to establish the rights of such women.[12]

The firm is co-counsel with the DC Prisoners' Project of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, which represents prisoners at ADX Florence who allege deficiencies in psychiatric evaluation and care in Cunningham v. Federal Bureau of Prisons. 

Corrections Corporation of America

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corrections_Corporation_of_America#Overview

Founded in 1983, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) owns or operates jails and prisons on contract with federal, state and local governments. CCA designs, builds, manages and operates correctional facilities and detention centers for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the United States Marshals Service, as well as facilities across the United States.

CCA houses approximately 90,000 offenders and detainees in its more than 60 facilities and employs more than 17,000 nationwide.

J. Michael Quinlan is the SVP for the Corrections Corporation of America and was a director at the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Harley G. Lappin was a director at the Federal Bureau of Prisons and is the EVP & chief corrections officer for the Corrections Corporation of America.

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP is the lobby firm for the Corrections Corporation of America.

Vernon E. Jordan Jr. is a senior counsel for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, a president emeritus for the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club (Gainesville, VA), Valerie B. Jarrett’s great uncle and an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank).

John G. Roberts Jr. is an honorary member of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club (Gainesville, VA), the chief justice for the U.S. Supreme Court and the chancellor for the Smithsonian Institution.

Joseph R. Biden Jr. is a regent at the Smithsonian Institution, the president for the Joe Biden Administration and spent Thanksgiving with David M. Rubenstein.

Merrick Garland is the Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for the Biden Administration, his boss was Jamie S. Gorelick, an editor for the Harvard Law Review and then practiced corporate litigation at Arnold & Porter.

David M. Rubenstein spent Thanksgiving with Joe Biden, a regent at the Smithsonian Institution, the co-chairman for the Brookings Institution (think tank) and the president of the Economic Club of Washington.

Foundation to Promote Open Society was a funder for the Brookings Institution (think tank).

George Soros was the chairman for the Foundation to Promote Open Society.

Vernon E. Jordan Jr. is an honorary trustee at the Brookings Institution (think tank), Valerie B. Jarrett’s great uncle and a senior counsel for Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP.

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP is the lobby firm for the Corrections Corporation of America.

J. Michael Quinlan is the SVP for the Corrections Corporation of America and was a director at the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Harley G. Lappin was a director at the Federal Bureau of Prisons and is the EVP & chief corrections officer for the Corrections Corporation of America.

Arnold & Porter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_%26_Porter

Pro bono work

In 2020, Arnold & Porter attorneys helped secure a $14 million judgment for 12 Black Lives Matter protesters who were victims of police brutality in Colorado.[10] The matter took 18 months to settle and required 14,000-plus lawyer hours.[11]

Attorneys with the firm assisted the family of Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper in obtaining the first posthumous presidential pardon in U.S. history, and representated Ukrainian mail order bride Nataliya Fox against international marriage broker Encounters International in a landmark case that helped to establish the rights of such women.[12]

The firm is co-counsel with the DC Prisoners' Project of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, which represents prisoners at ADX Florence who allege deficiencies in psychiatric evaluation and care in Cunningham v. Federal Bureau of Prisons. 

Merrick Garland practiced corporate litigation at Arnold & Porter, his boss was Jamie S. Gorelick, an editor for the Harvard Law Review and is the Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for the Biden Administration.

Resources: Past Research

Obama in Harvard Law Review: Prayer Won’t Do It; We Need Gun Control (Past Research on the Harvard Law Review)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2017

https://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2017/01/obama-in-harvard-law-review-prayer-wont.html

Hours After John Kerry Demands Green Transition Accelerated – His Emissions Closet Swings Wide Open (Connecting the Dots: Cameron Kerry, John Kerry, Teresa Heinz Kerry, Soros, the Climate Reality Project, the Brookings Institution (think tank), the EPA and onto the FDA, Pfizer & Johnson & Johnson. It’s the Network That Never Ends. One Project (Climate Change) Just bleeds into the Next (Covid Project)) (Past Research on Cameron Kerry)

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2022

https://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2022/07/hours-after-john-kerry-demands-green.html

Chuck Grassley grills Merrick Garland on independence of Hunter Biden investigation (Connecting the Dots: Merrick Garland, Jamie Gorelick, CIA, FBI, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr & Soros Funding, All Networking) (Past Research on Merrick Garland)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2023

https://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2023/03/chuck-grassley-grills-merrick-garland.html

Why 87,000 new IRS agents are being linked to the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago (Connecting the Dots: FBI, DOJ, IRS, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Atlantic Council of the United States (think tank), American Constitution Society, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Soros All Networking to Take Trump Down and Weaponize the IRS Against the American citizens) (Past Research on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ))

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2022

https://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2022/08/why-87000-new-irs-agents-are-being.html

Left-Wing American ‘Constitution’ Society Urges Deep State to Undermine Trump (Past Research on the American Constitution Society)

SUNDAY, JUNE 11, 2017

https://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2017/06/left-wing-american-constitution-society.html

Harry Reid Plots Federal Land Grab Near Bundy Ranch (Past Research on the Federal Bureau of Prisons)

THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2016

https://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2016/04/harry-reid-plots-federal-land-grab-near.html

Smithsonian Admits to Destruction of Thousands of Giant Human Skeletons in Early 1900′s (Past Research on the Smithsonian Institution)

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2014

https://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2014/12/smithsonian-admits-to-destruction-of.html