When National Politics and Home-State Economics Collide

What do an Arizona Democrat, a Massachusetts Republican, and a judge from Louisiana have in common?

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Nationally, though, Feldman has come under fire, particularly with recent disclosures that he has investments in the oil industry. Many experts also see it as a state-centric challenge to executive power. "I don't know that anyone up to this point had any substantial doubts that a temporary moratorium wasn't within presidential authority," Richard Nagareda, a professor at Vanderbilt University Law School, told the Wall Street Journal.

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