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Another Trump High Court Pick? Easier With A GOP Senate

By Michael Macagnone and Jimmy Hoover

After Republicans increased their margin in the Senate with a slew of victories Tuesday night, they have an easier path to confirm judges both at the appellate level and at the U.S. Supreme Court.

What Congress' Shift Means For Workplace Law

By Braden Campbell

Meaningful changes to the labor and employment law landscape are a long shot after Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives, but the shift gives the Democrats a platform to spotlight priorities like workers’ organizing rights. Here’s a look at what Tuesday’s midterm election results might mean for employers.

Here’s What The Next Congress Might Do On Patents

By Ryan Davis

In the wake of the midterm elections, attorneys expect patent legislation to remain a fairly low priority in the next Congress, with bills aimed at strengthening patents facing uncertain prospects of passage and legislators long focused on intellectual property leaving office.

Newly Blue Texas Appeals Courts Could Benefit Plaintiffs

By Michelle Casady

The election of more than two dozen Democratic judges to Texas' Republican-dominated intermediate courts of appeal in the midterm elections could mean litigants will see more deference to trial court judgments and more consumer-friendly rulings, experts say.

House Win Gives Dems Chance To Push New Antitrust Tack

By Matthew Perlman

House Democrats will have a platform to push their progressive antitrust priorities well before the next presidential election after winning control of the chamber in Tuesday's midterm elections.

Cannabis Wins In Midterms Show Legal Pot A Bipartisan Draw

By Diana Novak Jones

Voters in conservative states pushed forward a wave of cannabis legalization initiatives during Tuesday's midterm elections, a showing of bipartisan support that experts say bodes well for the industry as it looks to go mainstream.

Expert Analysis

How The States Fared In The Midterms

By Lou Cannon

Lou Cannon, editorial adviser and columnist at LexisNexis State Net Capitol Journal, dissects the results of the governor’s races and state legislative chambers in the 2018 midterm elections.

Prospects For Tax Policy In The 116th Congress

By Evan Migdail and Melissa Gierach

Now that the results of the 2018 election are (mostly) in, Evan Migdail and Melissa Gierach at DLA Piper LLP consider what a Democratic House, Republican Senate and Trump administration may be able to accomplish in the way of tax policy during the lame-duck session and the upcoming 116th Congress.

Energy, Environment And The Elections: A Changed Mosaic

By Ali Zaidi, Paul Tanaka and Bob Fleishman

Last week's midterm elections changed the regulatory landscape for energy and the environment in three subtle yet significant ways, say attorneys with Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

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