Jack Park

Jack Park is presently of counsel with the Atlanta office of Strickland Brockington & Lewis. His prior experience includes service in the Alabama Attorney General’s office under Senator Sessions before his election to the Senate, Judge Bill Pryor before he became a judge on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals,
and Troy King.

Markle Interests: Administrative Overreach and Regulatory Dark Matter

 

The dusky gopher frog, a “shy” creature according to Judge Edith Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, is both endangered and the excuse for an unmitigatedly overreaching administrative action by the Fish and Wildlife Service. The Service declared 1,500 acres of private property to be critical habitat for the frog […]

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The Coral Sea: The Tide Begins to Turn

 

S eventy-five years ago on May 7 and 8, 1942, the tide of war in the Pacific began to shift, as American forces blunted a Japanese drive on Port Moresby on the southern side of New Guinea. Taking Port Moresby would have put them on the doorstep of Australia and allowed them to control the […]

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Senator Jeff Sessions: A Great Choice to Run USDOJ

 

One thing the Department of Justice sorely needs is managerial oversight. Senator Jeff Sessions, the nominee for Attorney General, has the experience needed to provide that managerial control. Running the Department of Justice is akin to steering a battleship. It has some 60 divisions, some 10,000 lawyers, and 94 offices throughout the country that contain […]

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Silver Haired Lion Of The Judiciary

 

Alabama Chief Justice Perry O. Hooper, Sr., RIP Perry Hooper, Sr., former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, died last week at the age of 91. Hooper was the first Republican Chief Justice of Alabama since Reconstruction, and his 1994 election victory was one of several that started the Republican Party on its way […]

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Silver-Haired Lion of the Judiciary

 

Perry Hooper, Sr., former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, died last week at the age of 91. Hooper was the first Republican Chief Justice of Alabama since Reconstruction, and his 1994 election victory was one of several that started the Republican Party on its way to statewide dominance. In those elections, Fob James […]

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Ecuador, Chevron, and the Leftist Lawyer Who Stopped at Nothing

 

Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Dollar Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who’d Stop at Nothing to Win It By Paul M. Barrett (Crown, 304 pages) As Eric Hoffer observed, “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” In Law […]

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Prosecutorial Injustice

 

Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice By Sidney Powell (Brown Books, 456 pages, $28.95) The performance of the U.S. Department of Justice in the Ted Stevens and Enron prosecutions were hardly its finest hour. In fact, as Sidney Powell demonstrates, those efforts were marked by unethical tactics facilitated by vague laws […]

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Eric Holder’s Idea of Justice

 

Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice DepartmentBy Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund(Broadside Books, 272 pages, $27.99) In Obama’s Enforcer, Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund tell the story of a thoroughly politicized U.S. Department of Justice, headed up by President Obama’s “kindred spirit and…heat shield.” In his tenure as attorney general, Eric Holder has proven […]

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Reagan’s Strong Interior

 

Sagebrush Rebel: Reagan’s Battle With Environmental Extremists and Why It Matters TodayBy William Perry Pendley (Regnery Publishing, 256 pages, $27.95) In the late 1970s, the policies of the Carter Administration and its Department of the Interior generated an angry response from the Western States, including Colorado, which then had a Democratic Governor. That response became […]

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A Federal Land Grab Averted

 

Rails to Trails, a noteworthy program that turns abandoned rail lines into hiking trails, provides recreational opportunities for many. But the program has also put hundreds of thousands of acres of real estate — and the rights of private property owners — at stake. Last week, the Supreme Court held in Brandt Revocable Trust v. United States that […]

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