Tom Ramstack

Tom Ramstack

Tom Ramstack is a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and attorney. Prior to joining The Well News, he covered transportation and legal affairs for The Washington Times and founded The Legal Forum, a news service for Washington’s legal community that also offers legal services for nonprofit organizations. His work has been featured in Reuters and other publications.



Ramstack notes that as a licensed Washington, D.C., lawyer, he occasionally works on short-term document review projects on a pay-per-project basis for established law firms. However, he does not represent clients in court. He also receives no payment from subscribers or advertisers from The Legal Forum.

In addition to his other professional activities, Ramstack is a licensed real estate agent.


Recent Work

March 19, 2019
by Tom Ramstack
Alpine Skier Accused of Cheating Has World Cup Victory Reinstated

The international Court of Arbitration for Sport last week reinstated a victory for German alpine skier Stefan Luitz that he... Read More

The international Court of Arbitration for Sport last week reinstated a victory for German alpine skier Stefan Luitz that he won in December during the World Cup skiing competition. He was stripped of his medal by the International Ski Federation for inhaling from an oxygen tank... Read More

March 19, 2019
by Tom Ramstack
Supreme Court Adopts Trump Policy In Case of Illegal Immigrant Detentions

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that certain immigrants with previous criminal records can be detained without a... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that certain immigrants with previous criminal records can be detained without a right to bail. The 5-4 ruling is a significant victory for the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration policies but one that is outraging civil rights advocates. The... Read More

March 7, 2019
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Told Budget for Cleanup Of Toxic Chemical is Inadequate

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress expressed frustration Wednesday at the years and billions of dollars needed to clean up a... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Members of Congress expressed frustration Wednesday at the years and billions of dollars needed to clean up a class of toxic chemicals polluting some of the nation’s drinking water. The House Oversight and Reform subcommittee on the environment held the hearing to examine the... Read More

March 1, 2019
by Tom Ramstack
Democrats Try to Override Trump’s Climate Change Policy

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats sharply criticized President Donald Trump Thursday during a hearing on Capitol Hill for pulling out of... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats sharply criticized President Donald Trump Thursday during a hearing on Capitol Hill for pulling out of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. They are trying to figure out how to act without the president’s approval to bring the United States into... Read More

February 27, 2019
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Talks Tough on Venezuela

WASHINGTON -- Tough talk about the troubled Venezuelan government during a congressional hearing Tuesday raised more questions about whether U.S.... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Tough talk about the troubled Venezuelan government during a congressional hearing Tuesday raised more questions about whether U.S. military intervention is possible soon. A House Foreign Affairs subcommittee called the hearing to determine how the U.S. government should respond to an economic and humanitarian... Read More

February 16, 2019
by Tom Ramstack
US Military Warns Senate About Foreign Cyber Threats

WASHINGTON -- Senators at a congressional hearing Thursday thanked the Defense Department’s cyber security force for protecting the 2018 midterm... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Senators at a congressional hearing Thursday thanked the Defense Department’s cyber security force for protecting the 2018 midterm elections but warned that foreign hacking threats are likely to only get worse. Americans sometimes unrealistically convince themselves they have the world’s best defenses against cyber-attacks,... Read More

February 16, 2019
by Tom Ramstack
Marijuana Businesses Ask Congress To Grant Them Banking Services

The lack of legal banking services for marijuana-related businesses is creating unnecessary economic barriers and encouraging crime, the owner of... Read More

The lack of legal banking services for marijuana-related businesses is creating unnecessary economic barriers and encouraging crime, the owner of a Washington, D.C. marijuana business told Congress this week. A House Financial Services subcommittee called the hearing to determine whether federal law that bans banking services... Read More

February 8, 2019
by Tom Ramstack
Trump Political Advisor Argues Against Gag Order Before His Criminal Trial

WASHINGTON -- Political advisor Roger Stone is setting up a First Amendment free speech challenge during his pre-trial proceedings in... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Political advisor Roger Stone is setting up a First Amendment free speech challenge during his pre-trial proceedings in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He told a federal judge Friday that she had no constitutional right to silence him with a... Read More

February 5, 2019
by Tom Ramstack
Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Preserve Obamacare

A decision last week by a federal judge in a Maryland lawsuit is expected to influence an appeal by other... Read More

A decision last week by a federal judge in a Maryland lawsuit is expected to influence an appeal by other states that seek to protect their health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. The state of Maryland filed a lawsuit in September to protect its... Read More

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December 7, 2022
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Wants Charity for Ukraine Directed in an Effective Supply Line

WASHINGTON — Donations of humanitarian aid and military equipment keep pouring into Ukraine from throughout the world but now the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Donations of humanitarian aid and military equipment keep pouring into Ukraine from throughout the world but now the challenge is to make sure it’s being distributed effectively, according to lawmakers at a congressional hearing Wednesday. Private donors have... Read More

Medicare Advantage Delivers on Health Equity for Seniors

Throughout the open enrollment period that is now drawing to a close, Medicare-eligible beneficiaries have had the option to enroll... Read More

Throughout the open enrollment period that is now drawing to a close, Medicare-eligible beneficiaries have had the option to enroll in an affordable, high-quality and comprehensive health care program known as Medicare Advantage, sometimes also called Medicare Part C.  Medicare... Read More

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Simulated Driving Program Reduces Crash Risk for Teens With ADHD

CINCINNATI — A program that combines computer-based and driving simulator training appears to reduce the proportion of automobile crashes and... Read More

CINCINNATI — A program that combines computer-based and driving simulator training appears to reduce the proportion of automobile crashes and near crashes among teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, according to a small study conducted at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.... Read More

December 7, 2022
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Scientists May Have Deciphered How Flu Viruses Enter Cells

WASHINGTON — Researchers at the National Institutes of Health believe they have discovered how influenza viruses open a hole in... Read More

WASHINGTON — Researchers at the National Institutes of Health believe they have discovered how influenza viruses open a hole in the cell membrane to inject genetic material into the cell. If they’re right, their work will set the stage for... Read More

December 7, 2022
by TWN Staff
Alcohol-Involved Suicides Have Increased Significantly Among Women

WASHINGTON — Suicide deaths involving heavy alcohol use have increased significantly among women in recent years, according to a new... Read More

WASHINGTON — Suicide deaths involving heavy alcohol use have increased significantly among women in recent years, according to a new study funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Previous research has shown that alcohol is a risk... Read More

December 7, 2022
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Firefighters Seek Contempt Citation Against DC for Ban on Beards

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C., firefighters are asking a federal judge for a contempt citation against the city for its ban... Read More

WASHINGTON — Washington, D.C., firefighters are asking a federal judge for a contempt citation against the city for its ban on beards. Firefighters argue the ban violates the freedom of religion of their Muslim and Jewish members. The District of... Read More

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