2020 ELECTION/COURTS/LAWSUIT/TRUMP CAMPAIGN: “In court hearings and opinions around the country, judges are voicing similar frustrations with the Trump campaign’s legal filings to a degree rarely seen in venues where political rhetoric is generally unwelcome, experts and courthouse veterans said… The Trump campaign and its supporters have filed at least 18 cases in battleground states, […]

Read More… from 11/16/2020


COURTS/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP ADMIN: “Since Donald Trump (R) took office in January 2017, he has appointed 52 judges to the 13 federal circuit courts… In January 2017, there were 90 circuit court judges appointed by Democrats, 74 appointed by Republicans, and 14 vacancies. In November 2020, there were 80 circuit court judges appointed by Democrats, 97 appointed […]

Read More… from 11/16/2020


COURTS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP ADMIN: “A federal judge in Chicago struck down a key immigration rule Monday that would deny green cards to immigrants who use food stamps or other public benefits, a blow to the Trump administration on the eve of the election. In a decision that applies nationwide, U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman rejected the rule […]

Read More… from 11/2/2020


COURTS/JOE BIDEN/SUPREME COURT: “[T]here are at least four or five options that are available to determine whether or not you can change the way in which the court lifetime appointment takes place, consistent, arguably, with the Constitution. I have not been a fan of pack — court packing, because I think it just generates what […]

Read More… from 10/15/2020


COURTS/IMMIGRATION: “A federal appeals court has effectively greenlighted the Trump administration’s plan to expel more than 300,000 undocumented immigrants from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Sudan from the U.S. by ending the ‘temporary protected status’ they have enjoyed for as long as two decades… The appeals court panel also rejected arguments that the moves to end […]

Read More… from 9/14/2020


CENSUS/COURTS: “A federal court ruled on Thursday that President Trump’s order to exclude undocumented immigrants from census numbers for apportioning congressional districts is unlawful. A unanimous three-judge panel for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York said in its decision that Trump’s executive memorandum violates the executive branch’s ‘constitutional responsibility to […]

Read More… from 9/10/2020


COURTS/SUPREME COURT: “Over the next four years, America’s President will choose hundreds of federal judges, and, in all likelihood, one, two, three, and even four Supreme Court justices. The outcome of these decisions will determine whether we hold fast to our nation’s founding principles or whether they are lost forever.” -Donald Trump, “Remarks by President […]

Read More… from 9/9/2020


CONGRESS/COURTS/EXECUTIVE ORDERS: “I’m taking executive action. We’ve had it. And we’re going to save American jobs and provide relief to the American workers, and I’ll be signing these bills in a very short period of time.” […] [Reporter: “Mr. President, though, this is expected to be tied up in the court. So this relief is […]

Read More… from 8/8/2020


COURTS/NOMINATIONS/SUPREME COURTS: “One of the things that you probably heard that I’ve done and gotten a lot of credit for are judges we’ve put in. By the end of the first term, we’ll have almost 300 judges appointed, which I think is the record, got to be pretty close to a record… But we also […]

Read More… from 7/17/2020


BERNIE SANDERS/COURTS/CRIME/JOE BIDEN: “The Biden-Bernie plan would also use the weapon of federal regulation to tie the hands of our police departments by abolishing cash bail — think of that. Think of that: bail. ‘No problem. They killed somebody? Let them out…’ So by getting rid of bail, they are incentivizing jail and prison closures […]

Read More… from 7/16/2020


2020 ELECTION/CAMPAIGN/COURTS/RALLY/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “By the end of my first term, we will have close to 300 federal judges appointed and approved. Three hundred. If you get 10, it’s a lot. Three hundred. An all-time record. And very importantly, we confirmed two great Supreme Court justices. And we have to win because obviously we […]

Read More… from 6/23/2020


CAMPAIGN/DACA/IMMIGRATION/RALLY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “People don’t understand, but we actually won on DACA yesterday. We actually won because they basically said, ‘You won, but you have to come back and redo it.’ It’s almost like, ‘Gee, come on back, your paperwork was no good.’ But we’re going to be refiling, but don’t let it get you. […]

Read More… from 6/20/2020


COURTS/LEGAL/NOMINATIONS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We’re going to have potentially close to 300 judges including DC it’ll be close to 300. Nobody’s close. They’re all conservative, highly respected judges. They’re going to be there for many years. They’re all young. They’re all conservative. They’re all very smart. And they’re getting great reviews. If I did nothing […]

Read More… from 6/17/2020


BORDER/COURTS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal appeals court found a central pillar of the Trump administration’s immigration agenda legally invalid on Friday [2-28-20], ruling that asylum seekers must be allowed into the United States while their cases weave through American immigration courts. The court stayed its decision, however, in order to allow the government time to […]

Read More… from 2/28/2020


COURTS/ICE/SANCTUARY CITIES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “’Federal Court Deals Major Blow To Sanctuary Cities.’ @FoxNews In other words, there will be no more Federal Tax Dollars to States & Cities that will not cooperate with Federal Law Enforcement (ICE). This is BIG NEWS! Funds will be cut off immediately. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February […]

Read More… from 2/28/2020


COURTS/ROGER STONE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “There has rarely been a juror so tainted as the forewoman in the Roger Stone case. Look at her background. She never revealed her hatred of ‘Trump’ and Stone. She was totally biased, as is the judge. Roger wasn’t even working on my campaign. Miscarriage of justice. Sad to watch!” –Donald Trump, […]

Read More… from 2/25/2020


COURTS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/ROGER STONE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A national association of federal judges has called an emergency meeting to address growing concerns about the intervention of Justice Department officials and President Donald Trump in politically sensitive cases, the group’s president said Monday [2-17-20]. Philadelphia U.S. District Judge Cynthia Rufe, who heads the independent Federal Judges Association, said […]

Read More… from 2/17/2020


COURTS/PAUL MANAFORT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Is this the Judge that put Paul Manafort in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, something that not even mobster Al Capone had to endure? How did she treat Crooked Hillary Clinton? Just asking! https://t.co/Fe7XkepJNN“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 11, 2020 8:47 pm […]

Read More… from 2/11/2020


BUSINESS/COURTS/DEFENSE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Amazon has asked a federal court to let it depose President Trump and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, arguing that hearing from them is essential to determining if they intervened against the internet company when the Pentagon awarded a multibillion-dollar contract to a competitor. The request, which was unsealed on Monday, escalates a […]

Read More… from 2/10/2020


COURTS/DEMS/LAWSUIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit from Congressional Democrats who accused President Donald Trump of violating the Constitution by receiving profits from foreign governments’ spending at his luxury Washington hotel and other businesses. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision did not address the legality of Trump’s business dealings, but […]

Read More… from 2/7/2020


COURTS/EMOLUMENTS/LAWSUIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democratic and Republican-appointed judges clashed sharply Thursday [12-12-19] over a lawsuit claiming that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by profiting from the spending of foreign and state government officials at his luxury Washington hotel. A quartet of lawyers argued for nearly three hours over highly complex legal issues spurred by […]

Read More… from 12/12/2019


COURTS/MITCH MCCONNELL/OBAMA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump clinched their 50th circuit court judge in just three years on Wednesday [12-11-19], only five short of President Barack Obama’s record over an eight-year period. And McConnell isn’t done yet. Now that he’s filled virtually every vacancy in the powerful appellate court system, […]

Read More… from 12/12/2019


COURTS/DEMS/IMPEACHMENT/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge on Tuesday [12-10-19] heard final arguments in a case brought by Charles M. Kupperman, President Trump’s former deputy national security adviser, who asked for clarity from a federal court about whether he must testify to Congress amid a constitutional clash between House investigators and the White House. During the […]

Read More… from 12/10/2019


COURTS/INVESTIGATIONS/NANCY PELOSI/TRUMP BUSINESS: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi talked about the ongoing fight over Trump’s financial documents that the House has subpoenaed as part of its investigation. She said the President’s actions of ‘bumping them up in court’ — or continuing to appeal to a higher court — ‘is an obstruction of justice.’ She added that the House is […]

Read More… from 12/5/2019


COURTS/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Critics of President Trump cheered on Monday [12-25-19] when a federal judge ruled that the former White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II must testify to Congress — and scathingly labeled ‘fiction’ the administration’s arguments that top White House aides are immune from congressional subpoenas. Indeed, the outcome was the latest […]

Read More… from 11/27/2019


CONGRESS/COURTS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The D.C. Wolves and Fake News Media are reading far too much into people being forced by Courts to testify before Congress. I am fighting for future Presidents and the Office of the President. Other than that, I would actually like people to testify. Don McGahn’s respected….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 26, […]

Read More… from 11/26/2019


COURTS/CRIME/MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump cleared three members of the armed services on Friday [11-15-19] who have been accused or convicted of war crimes, overruling military leaders who had sought to punish them. All three have been championed by conservative lawmakers and commentators, who have portrayed them as war heroes unfairly prosecuted for actions taken […]

Read More… from 11/15/2019


COURTS/NOMINATIONS/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Senate on Thursday [11-14-19] confirmed President Donald Trump’s judicial nominee to the powerful 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals despite bipartisan frustration over his refusal to answer questions during his confirmation hearing. In a 51-41 vote, the Senate confirmed Steven Menashi, with moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine joining Democrats […]

Read More… from 11/14/2019


COURTS/NOMINATIONS/SENATE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday [11-7-19] voted to advance President Donald Trump’s court pick to the powerful 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — setting up a contentious vote when he reaches the full chamber. Steven Menashi, an associate counsel to the president, faced backlash from Democrats and Republicans during his September […]

Read More… from 11/7/2019


ABORTION/COURTS/RELIGION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge on Wednesday [11-6-19] voided the Trump administration’s ‘conscience rule,’ which would have made it easier for health care workers to avoid assisting with abortion or other medical procedures on religious or moral grounds. Hospitals, insurance companies or local governments that violated their employees’ rights under the rule could have […]

Read More… from 11/6/2019


COURTS/GOP/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Thanks to many of you here today, my Administration and Republicans in Congress have now confirmed 157 FEDERAL JUDGES who will uphold our Constitution AS WRITTEN, a profoundly historic milestone and a truly momentous achievement! https://t.co/s7u6wjAvjB”  -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 6, 2019 4:54 pm […]

Read More… from 11/6/2019


COURTS/OBAMACARE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Three years into a presidency that promised to kill Obamacare, the health care law has never been stronger. Millions of people buying coverage during the enrollment period starting Friday [11-1-19] will find that average premiums have dropped across the country. When consumers go to HealthCare.gov, they’ll be paying 4 percent less on […]

Read More… from 10/31/2019


COURTS/NOMINATIONS/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump is nearing a milestone in his push to overhaul the federal judiciary with conservative judges. If the Senate confirms a batch of nominees now working their way through the approval process, a quarter of the nation’s 179 appeals court judges — those sitting just below the Supreme Court — will […]

Read More… from 10/30/2019


COURTS/IMPEACHMENT/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge on Friday [10-25-19] gave a legal endorsement to the House Democrats’ impeachment probe into President Donald Trump and ordered the Justice Department to release grand jury information redacted from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. The ruling is a blow to the Trump administration’s claims that the House is […]

Read More… from 10/25/2019


COURTS/DEMS/IMPEACHMENT/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A U.S. judge on Friday [10-25-19] validated the legality of the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump and ordered his administration to hand over an unredacted copy of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report detailing Russian meddling in the 2016 election. U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell, handing a major victory […]

Read More… from 10/25/2019


COURTS/NEW YORK/TRUMP TAXES: “A lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump told a federal appeals court Wednesday [10-23-19] the president does not have to hand over his tax returns to New York state prosecutors because he is immune from criminal investigation. William Consovoy, an attorney for the president, told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals […]

Read More… from 10/23/2019


COURTS/ENTITLEMENTS/IMMIGRANTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge in Chicago had joined three others nationwide in temporarily blocking President Donald Trump’s policy to deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps and other government benefits. Judge Gary Feinerman granted a temporary injunction Monday [10-14-19] night blocking the new rules hours before they would have […]

Read More… from 10/15/2019


COURTS/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP TAXES: “President Trump’s accounting firm must comply with a House committee’s demands for eight years of his financial records, a federal appeals court panel ruled on Friday [10-11-19] in a major victory for House Democrats in their struggle against his vow to stonewall ‘all’ of their oversight subpoenas. In a 66-page ruling, […]

Read More… from 10/11/2019


COURTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “So why is someone a good or great President if they needed to Spy on someone else’s Campaign in order to win (that didn’t work out so well), and if they were unable to fill 142 important Federal Judgeships (a record by far), handing them all to me to choose. Will have […]

Read More… from 10/9/2019


COURTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “So why is someone a good or great President if they needed to Spy on someone else’s Campaign in order to win (that didn’t work out so well), and if they were unable to fill 142 important Federal Judgeships (a record by far), handing them all to me to chose. Will have […]

Read More… from 10/9/2019


COURTS/NEW YORK/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP TAXES: “A federal judge on Monday [10-7-19] rejected President Trump’s effort to shield his tax returns from Manhattan state prosecutors, calling the president’s argument that he was immune from criminal investigation ‘repugnant to the nation’s governmental structure and constitutional values.’ The decision from Judge Victor Marrero of Federal District Court in […]

Read More… from 10/7/2019


COURTS/TECHNOLOGY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We just WON the big court case on Net Neutrality Rules! A great win for the future and speed of the internet. Will lead to many big things including 5G. Congratulations to the FCC and its Chairman, Ajit Pai!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 7, 2019 6:51 am […]

Read More… from 10/7/2019


CALIFORNIA/COURTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I won the right to be a presidential candidate in California, in a major Court decision handed down yesterday. It was filed against me by the Radical Left Governor of that State to tremendous Media hoopla. The VICTORY, however, was barely covered by the Fake News. No surprise!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October […]

Read More… from 10/2/2019


COURTS/LAWSUIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A looming legal showdown over a judge’s order requiring President Donald Trump to give videotaped testimony in a suit brought by anti-Trump protesters has been delayed after an appellate judge postponed the trial in the case, which had been scheduled to go to jury selection in New York on Thursday [9-26-19]. Acting […]

Read More… from 9/25/2019


COURTS/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…..’These Conservative Judicial appointments will impact our nation for years to come,’ said Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina, who leads the Judiciary Committee and who has been speeding through Trump nominees.’ The entire Court System is changing at a record pace!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 16, 2019 6:21 am […]

Read More… from 9/16/2019


COURTS/OBAMA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The @nytimes. ‘This week, the Senate passed a milestone in confirming the 150th Federal Judge of Mr. Trump’s Administration to a lifetime appointment, far outstripping Barack Obama’s pace and fulfilling pledges by Mr. Trump and Mr. O’Connell to remake the Federal Judiciary…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 16, 2019 6:21 am […]

Read More… from 9/16/2019


COURTS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The nation’s immigration judges lost a key leader this week, the latest in a string of departures at the top of the system amid a backlog of cases and a migrant crisis at the southwestern border. The official, David Neal, said that he would retire from his position as head of the […]

Read More… from 9/13/2019


COURTS/GOP/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Sen. Ted Cruz will oppose President Donald Trump’s nominee for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Halil Suleyman ‘Sul’ Ozerden, a major setback for the embattled nomination. Cruz (R-Texas) has informed the White House and colleagues this week that he will oppose Ozerden, according to three people familiar with the Judiciary […]

Read More… from 9/12/2019


BORDER/COURTS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge on Monday [9-9-19] issued a nationwide order barring a Trump administration policy that denies asylum to migrants crossing the border unless they have already tried and failed to obtain asylum in another country along the way, a rule that effectively bans claims for most Central Americans fleeing persecution and […]

Read More… from 9/9/2019


COURTS/GOP/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I want to congratulate @senatemajldr Mitch McConnell and all Republicans. Today I signed the 160th Federal Judge to the Bench. Within a short period of time we will be at over 200 Federal Judges, including many in the Appellate Courts & two great new U.S. Supreme Court Justices!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

Read More… from 9/7/2019


COURTS/ELECTION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘We hold that legislative prayer is government speech not open to attack via those channels.’ Third Circuit, Court of Appeals. ‘Lou, that’s why this next Election is so important, the soul of America. They want to take religion out of American lives. Thank God for judges like….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 1, […]

Read More… from 9/1/2019


COURTS/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “…..this (Judge Thomas Ambro, Majotity Opinion), and thank God for a President like Donald J. Trump, who will appoint judges like this. He will soon have appointed 180 new Federal Judges, not even including two great new Supreme Court Justices.’ @robertjeffress @LouDobbs”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 1, 2019 7:53 pm […]

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COURTS/GOP/SENATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @senatemajldr: Senate Republicans are unified against any court packing schemes. We promise this: while we remain members of this body, the Democrats’ threat to restructure the Supreme Court is an empty one.”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 31, 2019 6:53 am […]

Read More… from 8/31/2019


COURTS/DEMS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “RT @SenKevinCramer: Like the rest of the Democratic party platform, this court-packing scheme is nothing more than a sloppy regurgitation of a 1930’s failure. Their threat to implement this radical plan if the court does not follow their demands should concern all Americans.” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 31, 2019 6:53 am […]

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COURTS/DEMS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “RT @senjudiciary: ‘This attempt by Democrats to intimidate the Court is highly inappropriate,’ said Chairman @LindseyGrahamSC. ‘The Left is…”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 31, 2019 6:51 am […]

Read More… from 8/31/2019


COURTS/FBI/MICHAEL FLYNN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Lawyers for Michael T. Flynn, the president’s first national security adviser, escalated their attacks on prosecutors on Friday [8-30-19], recycling unfounded conspiratorial accusations in a last-ditch bid to delay his sentencing in a case in which he has twice admitted guilt. The move could anger Emmet G. Sullivan, the federal judge who […]

Read More… from 8/30/2019


COURTS/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TREASURY/TRUMP TAXES: “A federal judge on Thursday [8-29-19] denied an attempt by House Democrats to fast-track its attempt to force the Treasury Department and IRS to release President Donald Trump’s tax returns. The ruling from Judge Trevor McFadden in Washington, DC, does not stop the lawsuit by the Democratic-led House Ways and Means […]

Read More… from 8/29/2019


BUSINESS/COURTS/DEMS/TRUMP TAXES: “Deutsche Bank told a federal appeals court on Tuesday [8-27-19] that it was in possession of some tax returns sought by congressional subpoenas issued earlier this year to President Trump, his family and his businesses. In a letter to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the German lender wrote […]

Read More… from 8/27/2019


COURTS/DEMS/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “An appeals court panel hearing one of President Trump’s bids to keep his finances under wraps signaled Friday [8-23-19] that the subpoenas issued by two House committees did not necessarily have to be all or nothing…The arguments concerned subpoenas issued by two Democrat-controlled committees to Deutsche Bank and Capital One for […]

Read More… from 8/23/2019


COURTS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “RT @MariaBartiromo: .@LindseyGrahamSC Sen. Graham: The dream of every leftist is to have a liberal court enacting laws from the bench https…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 18, 2019 1:24 pm […]

Read More… from 8/18/2019


BORDER/COURTS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal appeals court on Friday [8-16-19] handed the Trump administration a partial victory in its quest for an asylum ban, appearing to clear the way for imposing it along the border in New Mexico and Texas, at least temporarily. While the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the […]

Read More… from 8/16/2019


COURTS/DEMS/INVESTIGATIONS/LAWSUIT/LEGISLATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democrats took control of the House this year promising to use legislation and investigations to check President Trump. But facing substantial roadblocks to each, they are increasingly opposing him in a different way: Eight months into their majority, the House is going to court at a tempo never seen before. Fighting in […]

Read More… from 8/13/2019


COURTS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration said on Monday [7-22-19] that it would speed the deportations of undocumented immigrants who cannot prove they have been in the United States for more than two years, allowing federal agents to arrest and deport more people without a hearing before a judge. Critics warned that the new rule, […]

Read More… from 7/22/2019


COURTS/INVESTIGATIONS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “A judge on Wednesday [7-17-19] ordered the release of documents relating to hush-money payments by Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to two women who said they had sexual encounters with the president and disclosed that federal prosecutors had ended their investigation of the matter. U.S. District Judge William Pauley […]

Read More… from 7/17/2019


COURTS/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “House Democrats have kicked and screamed about the White House’s refusal to allow key Trump officials to come before Congress. But they haven’t done the one thing they can do to force the issue: Go to court. Democrats have handed out procedural slaps on the wrist — from subpoenas to […]

Read More… from 7/17/2019


COURTS/LAWSUIT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “A federal appeals court panel has unanimously thrown out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating the Constitution by continuing to do business with foreign and state governments while serving as president. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia — […]

Read More… from 7/10/2019


COURTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “In a legal victory for President Trump, a federal appeals court panel on Wednesday [7-10-19] ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit claiming that he had violated the Constitution by collecting profits from government guests at his hotel in the nation’s capital. A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals […]

Read More… from 7/10/2019


COURTS/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal appeals court on Tuesday [7-9-19] upheld a lower court ruling that President Donald Trump’s habit of blocking Twitter users he disagrees with violates the First Amendment. A unanimous panel of judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit on Tuesday upheld the district court ruling finding the […]

Read More… from 7/9/2019


COURTS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/MICHAEL FLYNN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, backed off his planned testimony in a federal case against a former associate, according to court documents unsealed on Tuesday [7-9-19]. Mr. Flynn had previously admitted that he lied on foreign lobbying disclosure forms submitted to the Justice Department but now is blaming […]

Read More… from 7/9/2019


COURTS/SOCIAL MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump has been violating the Constitution by blocking people from following his Twitter account because they criticized or mocked him, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday [7-9-19]. The ruling could have broader implications for how the First Amendment applies to the social-media era. Because Mr. Trump uses Twitter to […]

Read More… from 7/9/2019


CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/COURTS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The Trump administration confirmed Friday [7-5-19] that it will press forward with efforts to add a citizenship question to next year’s census, with President Donald Trump saying he’s exploring the possibility of reviving the question via executive order and government lawyers telling a federal judge that they’ve “been asked to […]

Read More… from 7/5/2019


COURTS/GOP/JOE BIDEN/NOMINATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Former Vice President Joe Biden said he would be open to renominating to the Supreme Court federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland, whose Senate confirmation in 2016 was thwarted by the Republican Senate . In an interview with Iowa Starting Line on Friday [7-5-19], the Democratic presidential hopeful called Garland a […]

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CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/COURTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration said Tuesday [7-2-19] that it will not ask about citizenship status on the 2020 census, backing off a contentious effort to reinstate the question over objections from opponents who successfully argued to the Supreme Court that it would disenfranchise minority groups. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who originally directed the […]

Read More… from 7/2/2019


COURTS/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday [7-2-19] blocked the Trump administration policy denying bond hearings to asylum seekers. US District Judge Marsha Pechman ruled that people who are detained after entering the US to seek protection are entitled to bond hearings and the chance to be released from custody under the […]

Read More… from 7/2/2019


COURTS/ROBERT MUELLER/ROGER STONE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Lawyers for Roger Stone, a former political adviser to President Donald Trump, on Thursday [6-27-19] denied accusations by prosecutors that he violated a court-imposed gag order by posting comments on social media about former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. In a filing with the U.S. District Court for the District of […]

Read More… from 6/27/2019


COURTS/LEGAL/PARDONS/PAUL MANAFORT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Paul J. Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, was escorted into a courtroom on Thursday [6-27-19] to face state fraud charges that the Manhattan district attorney has brought in an effort to ensure Mr. Manafort could still face prison time even if he is pardoned for his federal crimes. Appearing in […]

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COURTS/DEMS/LAWSUIT/TRUMP BUSINESS: “A federal judge on Tuesday [6-25-19] refused to put on hold a lawsuit by about 200 Democratic lawmakers accusing President Donald Trump of violating an anti-corruption provision of the U.S. Constitution with his private business dealings, a move that clears the way for them to seek some of his financial records. U.S. District […]

Read More… from 6/25/2019


COURTS/DEMS/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The House Judiciary Committee reached a deal with a key source of information for Robert S. Mueller III’s obstruction of justice investigation that will allow her to delay public testimony that had been scheduled for Monday [6-24-19] but require her to answer written questions as the committee waits. Democrats who control […]

Read More… from 6/24/2019


CENSUS/CITIZENSHIP/COURTS/DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In a blow to the Trump administration, a federal trial judge said Wednesday [6-19-19] that he believes new evidence presented in a challenge to the 2020 census citizenship question ‘raises a substantial issue.’ The decision could lead to reopening one of three federal trials into the citizenship question and lead to further […]

Read More… from 6/19/2019


COURTS/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The House voted on Tuesday [6-11-19] to authorize the Judiciary Committee to go to court to enforce two subpoenas related to Robert S. Mueller III’s inquiry — threatening to open a new legal front in the Democrats’ efforts to investigate President Trump and his administration. The resolution, which passed […]

Read More… from 6/11/2019


BORDER/COURTS/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WALL: “The House of Representatives today appealed a federal judge’s decision to uphold President Donald Trump’s ability to funnel billions of non-congressionally approved dollars toward border wall construction. The move deepens the legal fight between the Democrat-led House and Trump over his February declaration of a national emergency as part of […]

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2016 ELECTION/COURTS/DEMS/INVESTIGATIONS/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. congressional Democrats moved closer on Thursday [6-6-19] to suing in federal court for access to the unredacted Mueller report on Russian election meddling, and its underlying evidence, taking a step bound to intensify their clash with President Donald Trump. After months of stonewalling by Trump of their many investigations of […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/COURTS/DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “After weeks of pledging to hold Attorney General William P. Barr and the former White House counsel Donald F. McGahn II in contempt for defying subpoenas, House Democrats appear poised to pursue an alternative path to try to force them into sharing information. A resolution that the House Rules Committee […]

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