About Lynn Shapiro

After writing about business and health for nearly 30 years, Lynn began her legal and political writing career in 2016 at Personalinjury.com and American Legal News. Since then, she’s become a more fervent Democrat than ever. In her writing career, she has covered gun laws, LGBT rights, cannabis litigation, Obamacare, and obstruction of justice for many publications, including Newsweek. Before writing about law and politics, Lynn wrote about medicine and prior to that, Wall Street. Lynn is a graduate of Hampshire College, and studied journalism at the University of Massachusetts. She lives in New York City for the time being.

Flipping the Legislature for the First Time in 50 Years: A Distinct Possibility

This article first appeared on the Blog for Arizona, http://blogforarizona.net/ My colleagues David Gordon and Clyde Steele have written extensively about State Senator Vince Leach’s autocratic governance compared with the Legislative District 11 Democratic challenger, JoAnna Mendoza, who is as salt-of-the-earth as Kamala Harris. Mendoza is a Marine Corps veteran, a Redrock resident, and mother to a 4-year old son. She is one of the rising stars being endorsed by President Obama. After money flooded Democratic state coffers on news of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death, “Republican and Democratic strategists believe that Democrats will win the state House while [...]

By |2020-10-14T16:47:34-07:00October 14th, 2020|Arizona, Local Candidates and Electeds|

Diamond is the Only Choice for Pima County Dist. 4 Supervisor. Christy is an Abomination.

After listening to a League of Women Voters debate, it is clear that Steve Diamond -- the first Democrat to run for Pima County District 4 Supervisor -- is the servant of the people. At the same time, incumbent Steve Christy is a science denier who is the servant of super-PACs and the fossil fuel industry. However, it gets more pernicious than that. Stonegarden Grants Christy won his first term as District 4 Supervisor riding Donald Trump’s coattails in the 2016 Presidential election. In February 2020, Christy voted in favor of receiving Federal Stonegarden grants, bringing ICE into our backyards. [...]

By |2020-10-11T15:41:42-07:00October 11th, 2020|Supervisor|

Will the New Conservative Court Impede Medical Aid in Dying Laws?

Trump and Supreme Court Nominee Amy Coney Barrett Although staunchly Catholic Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, has never weighed in on medical aid in dying legislation, she certainly believes it's a sin. She follows Pope Francis, who reiterated on September 22, that "assisted suicide and euthanasia are intrinsically evil, in every situation or circumstance.” Barrett's youngest child of seven --two of whom are adopted from Haiti-- was diagnosed with Down Syndrome during a prenatal screening but chose to keep the baby boy. Barrett, currently 48, was confirmed to the Seventh Circuit Court that includes Indiana, Illinois, and [...]

By |2020-09-30T12:32:38-07:00September 29th, 2020|Commentary, Criminal Justice|
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