A Key Part Of Obama-Era Financial Reforms Survived A Legal Challenge, But That Could Be Good For Trump Now
A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that a provision of the Dodd-Frank Act that makes it harder for the president to fire the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is constitutional.
A White House Lawyer Up For A Powerful Judgeship Won’t Discuss The Legal Advice He’s Given In The Russia Probe
Deputy White House counsel Greg Katsas, who worked on the travel ban and said he offered some “legal advice” on the Russia probe, is nominated to the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.
A DC Federal Court Just Ruled Carrying Guns In Public Is A "Core" Second Amendment Right
A federal appeals court in Washington, DC, ruled on Tuesday that the city's laws restricting public carrying of firearms amounted to a "total ban" on exercising that right. The decision breaks with courts elsewhere that found otherwise.
A Fight Over Presidential Power Is Working Its Way Towards The US Supreme Court
A federal appeals court heard arguments on Wednesday in a constitutional challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. If the bureau wins the court fight — which could be headed to the US Supreme Court — President Trump wouldn’t get to replace the current, Obama-nominated director until at least 2018.
The Fight Over The Future Of An Obama-Era Consumer Protection Agency Isn't Over Yet
A federal appeals court in Washington agreed to rehear a challenge to the single-director structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A three-judge panel previously found the bureau's structure unconstitutional.
Ex-Blackwater Contractors Convicted Of Killing Iraqi Civilians Argue For Freedom
Four private security contractors employed by the State Department were found guilty of killing or injuring dozens of Iraqi civilians in 2007. They argue the criminal case should never have been brought in a US court, and that the evidence didn't support a guilty verdict.
Federal Prosecutors Want Broad Authority To Go After Supreme Court Protesters
Five men and women arrested this past year for disrupting US Supreme Court arguments scored a rare victory in late 2015 when a federal judge narrowed a law that criminalizes high court protests. Federal prosecutors appealed.