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Lawyer Argues Trump Could Kill A Guy And Be Immune From Investigation Or Prosection 25.10.2019 Outside the Beltway
What started out as a joke on the campaign trail has turned into a serious legal argument being made to a Federal Judge by an attorney for the President.
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Your guide to the massive (and massively complex) opioid litigation 22.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The largest-ever federal action concerning the U.S. opioid crisis has only gotten more complicated amid a slew of recent settlements. So here's a brief(ish) explainer breaking it down.
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Damage related to climate change will only grow — who's liable? 18.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
How will lawyers and the courts assess the cost of damage related to climate change? And who pays?
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Colorado Supreme Court to weigh in on how judges decide when people on probation can use medical marijuana 17.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado courts are still trying to figure out the ground rules for people using medical marijuana while on probation, and the state Supreme Court will weigh in when it hears oral arguments Thursday in an El Paso County case where a judge denied a woman's use of the drug while on probation for DUI.
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Opinion: The Supreme Court is far less transparent than other government branches. Here's how to change that 17.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Supreme Court changed one important rule this year. These changes would open things up even more.

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Trump lawyers repeat claim — that a judge threw out — that he has immunity from investigations 12.10.2019 Raw Story
President Donald Trump’s attorneys think that the president is immune from any kind of criminal investigation and they’ve got Trump believing it. The Washington Post reported that the letter from Trump’s private legal team, headed by William Consovoy, makes the argument that a judge has already thrown out once this week. The federal courts said […]
Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine testifies Trump removed her based on 'false claims' 12.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, tells lawmakers her removal was the result of "unfounded and false claims."

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One of Trump’s Judicial Picks Released a “Whackadoodle” Opinion to Protect Him 12.10.2019 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump lost a major case before a federal appeals court in DC on Friday that, if it stands pending a possible appeal, will allow congressional Democrats to finally obtain years of his tax returns. But this defeat came despite a dissent from one of Trump’s more radical judicial appointees who showed a willingness […]
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Trump Loses Another Legal Effort To Block Congressional Document Requests 11.10.2019 Outside the Beltway
President Trump loses another lawsuit against his ongoing efforts to stonewall Congress.
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Trump suffers another big legal loss — court rejects his stonewalling of financial records subpoena 11.10.2019 Raw Story
The United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday dealt President Donald Trump a significant legal blow. As reported by BuzzFeed News’ Zoe Tillman, the court rejected an appeal from the president’s lawyers that sought to block a subpoena from the House Oversight Committee of the president’s financial records. NOW: The DC […]
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Impeachment Is Heading to the Supreme Court. Trump’s Lawyers Will Be Happy. 10.10.2019 Mother Jones
Congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump are in a stand-off over impeachment, with Democrats requesting documents and interviews from the executive branch and the administration defying those requests by citing executive privilege and declaring Congress’ investigations invalid. It’s a constitutional clash with one all-but-inevitable end point: The Supreme Court.  In order to conduct an impeachment inquiry […]
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Justices Divided On Extending Civil Rights Laws To LGBT Employees 9.10.2019 Outside the Beltway
Yesterday, the Supreme Court held oral argument in a series of cases asking it to decide if existing civil rights laws cover discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
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Experts warn Trump is ‘literally re-litigating Watergate’ after DOJ argues court was wrong to hand over grand jury material in Nixon impeachment inquiry 9.10.2019 Raw Story
Lawyers for the Trump Justice Department stunned a federal judge Tuesday by arguing courts in 1974 were wrong to approve the release of Watergate documents to Congress during the impeachment inquiry into President Richard Nixon. According to Politico‘s Darren Samuelsohn, Justice Department attorney Elizabeth Shapiro said during a hearing that if the Watergate case came before the court today, there […]
Neil Gorsuch Could Be Swing Vote In SCOTUS LGBQT Discrimination Case 9.10.2019 Crooks Liars
Plot twist: the man who sits in Merrick Garland's rightful seat on the Supreme Court is turning out to play a pivotal role in three of the cases argued today defending the rights of the LGBTQ community. Justice Neil Gorsuch has emerged as a potential swing vote in these Title VII cases, in which the court must decide if firing a person for being gay, transgender, or anywhere on the LGBTQ spectrum violates the protections against sex discrimination set out in the 1964 law. Two of the cases were brought by men who were fired for being gay, and the third was brought by a transgender woman who was fired when she told her employer she would begin dressing in the way that matched her gender identity. To the surprise of many, Justice Gorsuch asked questions and made statements indicating openness to interpreting the law in favor of the plaintiffs. According to Pete Williams, who is NBC's Justice ...
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Anti-Communist hysteria, J. Edgar Hoover and a guy in the KKK: David Cay Johnston explains why a judge just shot down Trump 9.10.2019 Raw Story
Donald Trump’s bid to his tax returns from a grand jury failed on Monday in large part thanks to flyers handed out more than a half-century ago protesting the fatal LAPD shooting of an unarmed black man. The 1919 Palmer raids and the 1950s House Committee on Un-American Activities—the discredited witch hunt for supposed communist […]
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Women All Over the Country Are Suing Police for Failing to Test Their Rape Kits 9.10.2019 Mother Jones
Sometime after 2 a.m. in a dark exam room at the San Francisco General Hospital, a sexual assault nurse examiner turned on a handheld blacklight. Heather Marlowe looked down at her body. Her stomach and thighs were glowing. The nurse took swabs, and reassured her that when police analyzed her rape kit, they would have […]
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Judge stunned after Trump’s DOJ argues it’s ‘impossible to say’ if courts were right to give Congress Watergate docs 8.10.2019 Raw Story
An attorney representing the Department of Justice on Tuesday left a federal judge stunned after they argued courts may have been wrong to hand over Watergate documents to Congress in 1974. As reported by Politico’s Darren Samuelsohn, DOJ attorney Elizabeth Shapiro argued that Congress is not within its rights to demand grand jury information from […]
Trump Loses Lawsuit To Block Subpoena For His Tax Returns 8.10.2019 Outside the Beltway
A Federal Judge rejected the President's effort to block a New York City prosecutor from obtaining copies of his tax returns.
Federal Judge Blocks California Law Requiring Disclosure Of Candidate Tax Returns 7.10.2019 Outside the Beltway
Late last week, a Federal Judge in California placed on hold a state law requiring candidates to provide copies of their tax returns.
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Here are the big cases to watch in Supreme Court's new term 7.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Supreme Court cases this term will determine the fate of immigrant "Dreamers" and gay workplace rights .

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