A Lawsuit Claims Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Retaliated Against A Staffer Who Planned To Sue The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Over An Alleged Rape
The woman, identified by a pseudonym, claimed in a lawsuit that she was raped by a former employee of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. She says Jackson Lee fired her as she was preparing to pursue legal claims over the alleged assault.
The GSA’s Watchdog Said Officials “Ignored” Constitutional Questions Around The Trump Hotel Project
An inspector general report found agency lawyers recognized there might be constitutional issues with Trump keeping a stake in the hotel, but didn’t pursue the issue.
Federal Employees Forced To Work Without Pay During The Shutdown Lost The First Round In Court
The judge denied requests for temporary restraining orders that would force the government to pay workers or give employees a choice about whether to work without pay.
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.
Trump’s DC Circuit Nominee — And Reported Supreme Court Contender — Wrote Inflammatory Op-Eds In College
Neomi Rao is nominated for Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s former seat on the DC Circuit.
Federal Employees Are Suing Over The Shutdown. The Government Still Hasn’t Figured Out How Much It Owes From The One In 2013.
The federal government is still calculating damages owed to federal workers who worked without pay during the 2013 shutdown.
People Have Panicked Every Time Rod Rosenstein Was Reportedly Leaving His Job. This Time It's Different.
As the top Justice Department official overseeing the Mueller probe, Rosenstein became something of a liberal folk hero. Now that he no longer has the power to fire Robert Mueller, reaction to a possible departure is more muted.
Paul Manafort's Lawyers Tried To Redact A Court Filing About Whether Manafort Lied To Investigators. It Didn't Work.
Manafort's lawyers filed a response to allegations by special counsel Robert Mueller's office that he lied after signing a plea deal. They tried to keep certain sections secret by redacting, but it was done incorrectly, making the information public.
DC's Mayor Will Start Issuing Marriage Licenses Herself After The Government Shutdown Stopped Them
The DC Superior Court, which runs the Marriage Bureau, is funded by Congress and had to scale back operations during the shutdown. The DC Council and DC’s mayor have stepped in.
A Judge Told The Defense In The Russian Troll Farm Case To "Knock It Off" With Attacks On Mueller's Office
The judge said the defense’s court filings — which accused Mueller’s office of acting outside the law and included colorful language and pop culture references — were “unprofessional, inappropriate, and ineffective.”
Robert Mueller’s Grand Jury Is Getting More Time
The grand jury’s 18-month term was set to expire soon. Court rules allow for an extension of up to six months if it’s “in the public interest.”
A Court Just Ruled Trump's Transgender Military Ban Should Take Effect, But It Won’t Change Anything Yet
The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit contends it's not a ban because transgender people can serve as their birth sex — that is, they can pretend they're not transgender.
This Couple Was Turned Away From Getting Their Marriage License In DC During The Government Shutdown
The local court system in DC is funded by Congress, and the Marriage Bureau wasn't deemed "essential."
Trump’s New Judges Are Everything Conservatives Hoped For And Liberals Feared
Judges confirmed to federal appeals courts in the past two years are already staking out strong positions on guns, abortion, political speech, and agency power.
Former Senate Intelligence Committee Staffer James Wolfe Will Serve Two Months In Prison For Lying To The FBI
Wolfe pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his communications with reporters while he was head of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee.
BuzzFeed News Has Won A Lawsuit Over Its Decision To Publish The Trump Dossier
The judge found BuzzFeed was protected by a "fair report privilege" because the article involved an official proceeding.
All 83 Of The Ethics Complaints Against Justice Brett Kavanaugh Were Dismissed Because He's On The Supreme Court Now
A panel of judges concluded that Kavanaugh is no longer covered by the judiciary's disciplinary system now that he's a Supreme Court justice.
A Judge Told Michael Flynn, "Arguably You Sold Your Country Out," But Agreed To Delay His Sentencing
After a judge told Michael Flynn that he couldn't hide his "disgust" and "disdain" for Flynn's crimes, Flynn delayed sentencing to fully cooperate with the government in the hopes of maximizing any benefit when he is, ultimately, sentenced.
A Federal Judge Just Ruled That The Affordable Care Act Is Unconstitutional
In a controversial ruling, a Texas judge has ruled that a minor move by Congress last year is grounds to strike down the entire Affordable Care Act, including preexisting condition protections.