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DOJ is challenging Tennessee ethics opinion on prosecutors’ obligations to disclose evidence

The Justice Department has picked a fight with an obscure ethics agency in Tennessee about how much evidence—called “discovery”—federal prosecutors should have to hand over to defense attorneys there.

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Kavanaugh seems to shun gun registration laws, but may not oppose license training requirements

If appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh could be less hospitable to gun regulation—and more likely to vote in favor of cert grants on gun cases—than the…

What is an emolument? Judge gives term a broad definition in refusing to toss lawsuit against Trump
A federal judge in Maryland has denied another motion seeking to dismiss a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump accepted unconstitutional emoluments through the Trump Organization’s ownership of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Judge orders stop to blanket detention of asylum seekers at 5 locations
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has temporarily barred blanket detentions of people seeking asylum based on a credible fear of persecution in their home countries.
Boies Schiller lawyer sues for documents related to Andrew McCabe’s firing
A lawyer for Andrew McCabe filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to obtain documents related to the former deputy FBI director's firing in March.
DOJ to provide lawmakers with more information regarding FBI informant in Trump campaign

The Department of Justice has agreed to brief lawmakers with additional information regarding the FBI’s use of a confidential informant to investigate if Trump campaign advisers had ties to Russia.

Prosecutors drop charges against inauguration protesters after judge says they withheld videos
Federal prosecutors dismissed all charges against seven inauguration protesters and reduced charges against three others after a Washington, D.C., judge criticized the government for withholding undercover videos recorded by an activist group.
Rudy Giuliani resigns from Greenberg Traurig; was firm irked by hush-money comment?
Updated: Rudy Giuliani is no longer on unpaid leave from Greenberg Traurig while he works on President Donald Trump’s legal team in the special counsel probe.

The former New York City mayor announced Thursday that he is resigning from the law firm, report the New York Times, Politico and the National Law Journal. The resignation was effective Wednesday.
Lawyer Ty Cobb is retiring from job leading White House response to Russia probe
Updated: White House special counsel Ty Cobb is leaving his position overseeing the response to the Russia probe.

Cobb is retiring and is being replaced by Emmet Flood, who represented Bill Clinton during his impeachment, report the New York Times, ABC News, Politico and the Washington Post.
8 states file brief supporting the government’s attempt to deny abortions to immigrant minors

Eight states described as having “a legitimate and substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life” have weighed in on a lawsuit seeking to clear the way for immigrant minors…

New Supreme Court cookbook shares recipes and more

The U.S. Supreme Court often issues opinions that offer food for thought. Now, there is a new cookbook available that includes recipes associated with justices and their families.

The book,…

Federal judicial nominee who couldn’t define ‘motion in limine’ withdraws

A federal judicial nominee has withdrawn after a viral video clip of his confirmation hearing showed him struggling to define “motion in limine” and “the Daubert standard.”

Matthew Spencer Petersen,…

Clip of judicial nominee who can’t define motion in limine goes viral

A clip of a federal judicial nominee struggling to define legal terms and concepts, such as motion in limine and the Daubert standard, has received more than 5.5…

Former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to rejoin University of Chicago Law School

Valerie Jarrett, who served as senior adviser to President Barack Obama, will return to the University of Chicago in January as a distinguished senior fellow with the law school.

Previously,…

Judge refuses to block Trump’s pick in leadership dispute at federal consumer agency

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has refused to block President Donald Trump’s appointment of an acting director to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly…

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