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Immigrants Who Were Rejected For Asylum Have The Right To A Federal Judge Review, A Court Ruled

"It’s the first case to hold that asylum-seekers in the border area are entitled to their day in court."

Hamed Aleaziz 8 months ago

Former Rep. Aaron Schock Has Made A Deal With Federal Prosecutors

The latest twist in a four-year saga that began with a Washington Post reporter taking photos of Schock's Downton Abbey–inspired congressional office.

Chris Geidner 8 months ago

The Chief Justice Joined The Liberal Justices In Allowing A Death Row Inmate’s Dementia Claim To Move Forward

Alabama cannot put Vernon Madison to death if his dementia prevents him from rationally understanding why he is to be executed, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.

Chris Geidner 8 months ago

Trump’s Memo Appointing Matthew Whitaker Raises Questions About When He Actually Took Over DOJ

The White House and Justice Department had previously declined to turn over the memo, which was obtained by BuzzFeed News in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.

Chris Geidner 8 months ago

The Supreme Court Has Limited How Much Private Property States Can Seize

The Eighth Amendment bars the federal government from imposing excessive fines. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court held that the limit also applies to states and cities.

Chris Geidner 9 months ago

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Is Back At The Supreme Court

The justice attended Tuesday's arguments — the first time since having surgery for lung cancer in December.

Chris Geidner 9 months ago

Trump Will Declare A National Emergency To Build A Wall

The move, which Trump will couple with signing a bill to avoid another government shutdown, is expected to face both legal and congressional challenges.

Paul McLeod 9 months ago

One Of Donald Trump’s New Attorneys Recently Left His Global Law Firm

Marc Mukasey, a former law partner of Rudy Giuliani, left Greenberg Traurig in mid-January to launch his own firm.

Chris Geidner 9 months ago

The Supreme Court Has Put A Louisiana Abortion Law On Hold For Now

It was a 5–4 vote, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the more liberal justices.

Chris Geidner 9 months ago

We Now Know The Law Firm Representing The Mystery Foreign-Owned Company That Is Fighting A Grand Jury Subpoena

The company, represented by the law firm Alston & Bird, has received significant attention due to its reported connection to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Chris Geidner 9 months ago

Longtime Trump Adviser Roger Stone Has Been Charged With Lying To Congress About Contacts With WikiLeaks

Stone was arrested early Friday morning in Florida and later released. He spoke out against the charges, which he says he will defeat in court.

Chris Geidner 9 months ago

Blaming Trump's "Threats," Michael Cohen Won't Testify Before Congress Now, His Lawyer Says

"This is a time where Mr. Cohen had to put his family and their safety first."

Chris Geidner 10 months ago
Chris Geidner 10 months ago

Trump's Attorney General Nominee Says He Doesn't Think Mueller Would Be Involved In A "Witch Hunt"

Barr also said he would not fire Mueller without cause — even if Trump asked him to do so — in a long day of testimony on Capitol Hill.

Zoe Tillman 10 months ago

Trump's Attorney General Nominee Plans To Tell The Senate He'll Let Mueller "Complete His Work"

Bill Barr is expected to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee that "on my watch, Bob [Mueller] will be allowed to complete his work."

Chris Geidner 10 months ago

The Supreme Court Said A Mystery Foreign-Owned Company Will Have To Pay Daily Fines

Fines of $50,000 a day are to be imposed on the company, which is owned by a foreign country, until it complies with a subpoena seeking...we don’t know what.

Chris Geidner 10 months ago

The Russian Lawyer At The Trump Tower Meeting Was Indicted On Charges Of Obstructing Justice In A Money Laundering Case

Natalia Veselnitskaya was indicted by a grand jury in December, but the charges were only unsealed on Tuesday.

Chris Geidner 10 months ago

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Will Miss Supreme Court Arguments Following Cancer Surgery

The 85-year-old justice had never previously missed a day of arguments.

Chris Geidner 10 months ago

The Supreme Court Will, Again, Consider If Redistricting Decisions Can Be So Partisan That They’re Illegal

Even if “partisan gerrymandering” can be addressed by courts, the Supreme Court would also need to decide how courts determine how much partisanship is too much — something the justices have been unwilling to address in the past.

Chris Geidner 10 months ago

The Law Was Front And Center In 2018 — Because Trump's Actions Made It Necessary

The president tested the limits of the system in many ways.

Chris Geidner 10 months ago