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Federal judge appointed by Trump rejects challenge to Mueller’s authority

A federal judge appointed by President Donald Trump has rejected a challenge to Robert Mueller’s authority.

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich upheld the special counsel’s appointment on Monday

Trump tweet says Sessions is ‘scared stiff and missing in action’

President Donald Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a tweet on Saturday and said he may get involved in a lawsuit seeking text messages from fired FBI Deputy Director…

Federal judge orders return of deportation flight carrying 2 plaintiffs in asylum-policy challenge
A federal judge on Thursday threatened to begin contempt proceedings against Attorney General Jeff Sessions if the government did not turn around a plane carrying two deported plaintiffs to El Salvador in a lawsuit challenging new asylum policies.
Union for immigration judges files grievance over removal of cases from Philly judge
The union that represents federal immigration judges has filed a grievance over the removal of dozens of cases from an immigration judge in Philadelphia who had delayed the deportation of a Guatemalan man.
Eric Holder calls on civil rights lawyers to keep fighting ‘in these alarming times’
Lawyers have the power and the duty to make America a better place, former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Saturday night, urging them to keep fighting “especially … in these alarming times.”
Rosenstein defends zero-tolerance immigration policy and rule of law in ABA speech
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein may not be a very popular person within certain circles in Washington, D.C., but he received a rock-star welcome during the opening forum of the ABA Annual Meeting.
9th Circuit rejects government’s argument that Trump’s sanctuary cities order was mere bluster

A federal appeals court has ruled that President Donald Trump’s order to withhold federal grants from sanctuary cities and jurisdictions violates separation of powers principles that gave spending power to…

Several states seek to block publication of blueprints for 3D-printed guns

Updated: The attorneys general of several states are seeking to block a Texas company from publishing its blueprints online to make guns from 3D printers.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir…

Impeachment articles against Rosenstein tabled 1 day after being filed
Updated: Eleven House Republicans filed articles of impeachment on Wednesday against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Justice Department memo gives more power to agency chiefs to remove administrative law judges

A confidential U.S. Department of Justice memo says the Merit Systems Protection Board must be “suitably deferential” to agency chiefs who want to fire administrative law judges for inadequate performance.

Justice Department will appeal decision approving AT&T-Time Warner merger

The U.S. Justice Department has filed a notice indicating it will appeal a federal judge’s decision approving the merger of media giants AT&T and Time Warner.

The notice of appeal…

Senate confirms criminal division chief who represented Russian bank
The Senate has confirmed Brian Benczkowski to lead the Justice Department’s criminal division amid controversy over his representation of a Russian bank.
Indiana’s attorney general is accused of groping lawmaker under her clothes at bar party
An Indiana lawmaker and three legislative staffers have accused the state’s attorney general, Curtis Hill, of inappropriately touching them at an end-of-the-legislative-session party at a bar in March.
Former AG Eric Holder to receive Thurgood Marshall Award at ABA meeting: Will he run for president?
Former Attorney General Eric Holder will receive the Thurgood Marshall Award from the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice on Aug. 4 during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Driver accused of killing paralegal in Charlottesville is indicted on federal hate crimes charges
A driver accused of killing a paralegal protesting white supremacists who staged a “Unite the Right” rally last August in Charlottesville, Virginia, was indicted Wednesday on hate crimes charges.

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