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Yale Law clinic helps writers group file First Amendment suit against Trump

A group of writers and media professionals called PEN America has filed a lawsuit stating that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment by threatening and directing retaliation against…

Trump says he will name former Kirkland partner as next White House counsel
Updated: President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he will name commercial litigator Pat Cipollone as his next White House counsel when Don McGahn leaves the job.
Judge dismisses Trump from climate change suit, says case can go to trial

A lawsuit blaming the federal government for failing to take action to stop climate change can proceed to trial, but the plaintiffs must proceed without President Donald Trump as a…

Trump’s ‘con job’ tweet wasn’t defamation of Stormy Daniels, federal judge rules

Updated: A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled that a tweet by President Donald Trump was “rhetorical hyperbole” that didn’t defame Stormy Daniels.

U.S. District Judge James Otero tossed…

Federal judge blocks termination of immigrants’ temporary protected status


FBI report on Kavanaugh is sent to Senate; confirmation vote could be Saturday
The FBI has completed its supplemental report on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sent it to the Senate, where senators began to view it Thursday in a secure room at the Capitol.
NY state tax department reviewing Trump fraud allegations outlined in investigative report

The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is reviewing allegations in a New York Times investigative article that concludes President Donald Trump participated in “dubious tax schemes” including…

Trump administration starts denying visas to same-sex partners of diplomats and UN employees
The Trump administration has begun denying visas to the same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and UN officials, Foreign Policy reports.
Detained immigrant children are being moved to a tent city in Texas
Hundreds of immigrant children in federal custody are being moved to a tent city erected in the Texas desert during the family separation policy, the New York Times reported Sunday.
Democratic lawmakers have standing to pursue emoluments suit, judge rules

More than 200 members of Congress have standing to pursue their lawsuit claiming President Donald Trump violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause because his business interests profit from foreign governments.

California asserts global power in defiance of Trump administration policies
Gov. Jerry Brown’s defiant posture underscores how U.S. states and municipalities are increasingly venturing into the realm of international affairs as they mobilize against Trump administration policies in areas such as the environment, immigration and human rights.
GOP will seek Rosenstein appearance to explain alleged Trump wire suggestion, lawmaker says

House Republicans have agreed to call Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for a closed-door meeting to discuss his alleged suggestion that he secretly record President Donald Trump, according to a…

Groups decry Sessions’ ruling that limits judges’ ability to dismiss deportation cases
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ruled that immigration judges have no inherent authority to dismiss cases, provoking an outcry from immigration-law-focused groups. Reuters and CNN have stories.
Trump weighs in on scheduled Kavanaugh public hearing, slams Sessions once more

In a wide-ranging interview, President Donald Trump spoke about sexual assault allegations against his second U.S. Supreme Court nominee and lamented “I don’t have an attorney general.”

When asked about…

Trump criticizes his former divorce attorney’s forthcoming book

Jay Goldberg is mad that he was not tapped for a White House position and his soon-to-be-published memoir may violate attorney-client privilege, says President Donald Trump, who was represented by…

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