Matthew Whitaker's Appointment As Acting Attorney General Has A History. Here It Is.
Whitaker's installation at the Justice Department has been painted as another Trump effort to influence investigations against him and his campaign. But it would not have been possible without changes in law pushed by Democrats.
5 Big Things That Robert Mueller Just Told Us About The Russia Investigation
The sentencing memo that special counsel Robert Mueller filed in Michael Cohen’s case said a lot about his ongoing Russia investigation.
Federal Prosecutors Said Michael Cohen Should Serve A “Substantial Term Of Imprisonment”
Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former longtime lawyer, has pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges and is seeking to avoid prison.
The Justice Department Still Hasn't Told The Government Accountability Office That Jeff Sessions Quit
Federal law requires the vacancy and any acting appointment to be reported "immediately" to the Government Accountability Office. A month after the shakeup at the Department of Justice, the GAO hasn't been informed.
The Supreme Court Is Wrestling With Whether States And Feds Can Prosecute A Person For The Same Crime
The case challenges the longstanding rule that separate state and federal prosecutions do not violate the Constitution's ban on double jeopardy.
The Trump Administration Just Asked The Supreme Court To Let It Enforce Its Transgender Military Ban
Courts have been skeptical of the administration’s attempts to bar transgender people from serving in the military.
Chief Justice John Roberts Rebuked Trump For His Latest Attack On The Judiciary
"We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges," Roberts said. Trump, in response, took to Twitter to fight back.
Trump Submitted Written Answers To Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia Questions
A long time coming — but it’s not yet clear whether Mueller will seek further questioning of Trump.
The White House Won’t Say When Trump Formally Named Matthew Whitaker As Acting Attorney General
President Trump announced Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general in a tweet. That’s all the paperwork that’s been released.
Lawyers Challenge Matthew Whitaker’s Appointment As Acting Attorney General At The Supreme Court
“Because Whitaker’s appointment does not satisfy the Appointments Clause, it is unlawful, and he cannot serve as Acting Attorney General,” the lawyers wrote.
The Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments Over What Evidence Can Be Used In The Census Citizenship Question Case
If the Justice Department is successful in its arguments, those challenging the actions of other agencies could face limits on how they can make their case.
Here's Why A Democrat Who Didn't Have The Most Votes On Election Day Has Now Won In Maine
Maine's 2nd Congressional District is set to send the first person to the House under a ranked-choice voting system.
The Justice Department Says That Trump’s Acting Attorney General Appointment Is Legal
A new opinion from the department’s Office of Legal Counsel pushes back against questions raised over the past week about whether acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker’s appointment is constitutional.
Conspiracy Theorist Jerome Corsi Says He Expects Robert Mueller Will Indict Him
Corsi, formerly of the Infowars conspiracy site, announced the expected indictment on a livestream Monday.
Trump's New Acting Attorney General Is Already In Trouble. And He Just Started.
Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general is being questioned as possibly illegal. His qualifications aren't winning praise either.
A Federal Appeals Court Just Ruled Against The Trump Administration’s Attempt To End DACA
The 9th Circuit’s ruling is the first from an appeals court to weigh in on the Trump administration’s decision to end the program.
The Trump Administration, Again, Asks The Supreme Court To Hear A DACA Case
The last time the administration asked the court to consider DACA's legality, the court told the Justice Department it wanted to hear from the appeals court first.
The Supreme Court Raises Questions About The Kids’ Climate Case But Won't Stop It For Now
The justices, however, strongly suggested that the 9th Circuit should take another look at the case before it goes to trial.
The Supreme Court Allows A Trial Over The Census Citizenship Question To Start Monday
The order comes days before the trial is scheduled to begin.