Archive for July, 2013

Conflicted Jill Chasson Departs As Chair of USA Swimming’s National Board of Review

Published July 13th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick   Jill Chasson, whose marriage to one prominent coach and adolescent relationship with another seriously compromised her ability to adjudicate a backlog of sexual misconduct cases, has resigned as chair of USA Swimming’s National Board of Review. The swimming news site SwimSwam.com reports: “There’s no indication if the move was related, but […]

USA Swimming Crosses the Rubicon By Lobbying Against California Sex-Abuse Bill — U.S. Congress Is Watching

Published July 13th, 2013, Uncategorized

It’s hard to overstate the significance of yesterday’s news that USA Swimming has paid heavy-breathing lobbyist Nielsen Merksamer for the purpose of scuttling California State Senate Bill 131, which is designed to eliminate the statute of limitations in civil lawsuits by victims of sexual abuse. As our headline noted, the most basic takeaway from this […]

USA Swimming Hires High-Powered Sacramento Lobbyist to Fight California Sex-Abuse Legislation — Now Officially Joined at Hip With Catholic Church

Published July 12th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick and Tim Joyce   Concussion Inc. has learned that USA Swimming hired the Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni law firm — one of the most powerful lobbyists in California — to fight state legislation that would eliminate the statute of limitations on lawsuits by victims of sexual abuse. State filings confirm […]

Holiday Reading: ‘How We Will Know If Snuka Investigation Is Serious’ (full text from WrestlingObserver.com)

Published July 3rd, 2013, Uncategorized

Originally published on July 1 at http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/96-wwe/32017-irv-muchnick-how-we-will-know-if-snuka-investigation-is-serious.   by Irvin Muchnick Though cold cases make for great prime-time TV plots, they are rarely revived i real life. It is welcome news that Lehigh County district attorney James Martin is taking a “fresh look” at the never-closed investigation of the 1983 death of Nancy Argentino, Jimmy […]

Cageside Seats’ Keith Harris on the New Twist in the Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka Homicide Investigation in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Published July 3rd, 2013, Uncategorized

Highly recommended: http://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/2013/7/3/4489748/police-to-take-a-fresh-look-at-jimmy-snuka-nancy-argentino-homicide