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What NY Prosecutors Could Learn from Trump's Tax Records

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. fought for a year and a half to get access to former President Donald Trump's tax records.Now, thanks to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, he will soon have them.... Read More

2021-02-23 15:58:08
by Tom Ramstack
Garland Pledges to be ‘Lawyer for the People’

WASHINGTON -- Merrick Garland brought his middle-of-the-road opinions of justice to a Senate hearing Monday to help lawmakers decide whether... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Merrick Garland brought his middle-of-the-road opinions of justice to a Senate hearing Monday to help lawmakers decide whether to confirm him as the next U.S. attorney general. Garland is a federal judge who also is President Joe Biden’s... Read More

2021-02-19 15:15:36
by Tom Ramstack
British Court Ruling Against Oil Company Could Expand Liability for Foreign Accidents

A ruling by Britain's top court last week that said Royal Dutch Shell oil company could be liable in English... Read More

A ruling by Britain's top court last week that said Royal Dutch Shell oil company could be liable in English courts for pollution by its subsidiary in Nigeria, is likely to expand the company’s potential liability abroad. The court’s decision... Read More

Riot Lawsuit Just Part of Trump's Post-Impeachment Problems

NEW YORK (AP) — Acquitted by the Senate of inciting last month's U.S. Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump faces... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — Acquitted by the Senate of inciting last month's U.S. Capitol insurrection, former President Donald Trump faces more fallout from the unrest, including a lawsuit from a congressman Tuesday. But his biggest legal problems might be the... Read More

2021-02-10 15:11:16
by Tom Ramstack
Congress Considers Changes To Presidential Clemency Law

WASHINGTON -- A backlash against former President Donald Trump continued Tuesday, first with a Senate trial on whether to impeach... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A backlash against former President Donald Trump continued Tuesday, first with a Senate trial on whether to impeach him again and second with a House hearing on whether to strip the presidency of some authority to grant clemencies... Read More

2021-02-09 20:09:40
by Dan McCue
Columbus, Ohio, City Council Passes Police Reform Policy

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Less than two months after the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man by a Columbus police... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Less than two months after the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black man by a Columbus police officer, the City Council last week passed a comprehensive police reform policy it hopes will reduce the number of police-involved... Read More

2021-02-09 15:44:20
by Tom Ramstack
Schools Struggle with Teachers Over Return to In-Class Learning

Public school classes are resuming this week but some teachers in cities nationwide say they might not be there. They... Read More

Public school classes are resuming this week but some teachers in cities nationwide say they might not be there. They are threatening sickouts or strikes because of the risk of COVID-19 infection if they return to in-class education. The United... Read More

2021-02-04 22:24:03
by Tom Ramstack
Experts Tell Congress to Prepare for Conflicts with Domestic Terrorists

WASHINGTON -- Some domestic terrorism experts left no doubt during a congressional hearing Thursday they believe new laws and intelligence... Read More

WASHINGTON -- Some domestic terrorism experts left no doubt during a congressional hearing Thursday they believe new laws and intelligence procedures are needed to avoid the kind of violence displayed during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. They... Read More

Canada Designates the Proud Boys as a Terrorist Entity

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government designated the Proud Boys group as a terrorist entity on Wednesday, noting they played... Read More

TORONTO (AP) — The Canadian government designated the Proud Boys group as a terrorist entity on Wednesday, noting they played a pivotal role in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The Proud Boys have faced increased scrutiny... Read More

2021-01-30 19:31:48
by Dan McCue
Republicans Ask FEC If Campaign Cash Can Be Spent on Personal Security

WASHINGTON - The Republican fundraising arms for the House and Senate have asked the Federal Elections Commission whether members of... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Republican fundraising arms for the House and Senate have asked the Federal Elections Commission whether members of Congress can use campaign funds to pay for personal security personnel for themselves or their families. In a letter dated... Read More

2021-01-29 14:27:56
by Victoria Turner
Sen. Klobuchar Calls for Higher Antitrust Enforcement of Big Tech Companies

Big Tech is only “growing stronger” due to the pandemic and federal antitrust agencies need to “get serious about enforcement... Read More

Big Tech is only “growing stronger” due to the pandemic and federal antitrust agencies need to “get serious about enforcement in the tech sector,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., during this week’s State of the Net Conference. “We need that... Read More

DOJ Rescinds ‘Zero Tolerance’ Immigration Rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a “zero tolerance” enforcement policy for migrants crossing... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department rescinded a Trump-era memo that established a “zero tolerance” enforcement policy for migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally, which resulted in thousands of family separations. Acting Attorney General Monty Wilkinson issued the new memo... Read More

2021-01-25 17:23:00
by Tom Ramstack
College Sports Faces Bribery Scandal After Conviction of Adidas Marketers

A federal court in New York on Friday upheld the convictions of three Adidas shoe company executives for paying bribes... Read More

A federal court in New York on Friday upheld the convictions of three Adidas shoe company executives for paying bribes to basketball recruits to direct them to specific universities. The bribes were to ensure the recruits signed with Adidas-sponsored schools.... Read More

2021-01-21 20:24:12
by Dan McCue
FBI, ATF Increase Reward Leading to Arrest of Capitol Hill Pipe Bomb Suspect

WASHINGTON - The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have increased the reward for information that could... Read More

WASHINGTON - The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms have increased the reward for information that could help identify a suspect who placed pipe bombs outside the headquarters of the Democratic and Republican National Committee offices Jan.... Read More

2021-01-19 18:04:16
by Dan McCue
DC Circuit Vacates Trump Rollback of Obama-Era Greenhouse Gas Standards

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration "rested critically on a mistaken reading of the Clean Air Act" when it sought to... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration "rested critically on a mistaken reading of the Clean Air Act" when it sought to roll back Obama-era greenhouse gas emission standards for existing power plants, the D.C. Circuit ruled Tuesday. The ruling on President... Read More

2021-01-14 15:01:39
by Tom Ramstack
Voice of America Director Accused of Financial and Media Self-Dealing

WASHINGTON -- The Trump-appointed chief executive who oversees Voice of America is facing an onslaught of crises only days before... Read More

WASHINGTON -- The Trump-appointed chief executive who oversees Voice of America is facing an onslaught of crises only days before the president is scheduled to leave office. First, the attorney general of the District of Columbia last week sued U.S.... Read More

2021-01-13 20:59:09
by Reece Nations
Telecommute Taxation: States Take Sides Over Out-of-State Income Tax Dispute

CONCORD, N.H. — A collection of 14 states have now signed amicus briefs backing New Hampshire in the state’s appeal... Read More

CONCORD, N.H. — A collection of 14 states have now signed amicus briefs backing New Hampshire in the state’s appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether jurisdictions may tax the income of remote workers who cannot commute to... Read More

2021-01-12 19:24:08
by Dan McCue
DC's Top Federal Prosecutor Condemns Violence Against Journalists at Capitol Riot

WASHINGTON - The top federal prosecutor in Washington said Tuesday investigators are aware of multiple reports of reporters being assaulted... Read More

WASHINGTON - The top federal prosecutor in Washington said Tuesday investigators are aware of multiple reports of reporters being assaulted and otherwise abused during last Wednesday's siege at the U.S. Capitol and vowed to bring the guilty parties to justice.... Read More

2021-01-08 17:32:16
by Dan McCue
FBI Offers $50K Reward for Information On Pipe Bombs Found Outside RNC, DNC

WASHINGTON - The FBI's Washington field office is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the... Read More

WASHINGTON - The FBI's Washington field office is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for placing suspected pipe bombs outside the RNC and DNC headquarters Wednesday afternoon. According... Read More

New Round of Trump Clemency Benefits Manafort, Stone, Kushner

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pardoned more than two dozen people, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Charles... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pardoned more than two dozen people, including former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Charles Kushner, the father of his son-in-law, in the latest wave of clemency to benefit longtime associates and supporters. The actions,... Read More

2020-12-23 17:08:34
by Kate Michael
The Future of Labor Law in the Post-COVID Economy

WASHINGTON — Labor law is constantly evolving. Early 2020 alone saw changes to federal overtime rules, 21 states increasing their... Read More

WASHINGTON — Labor law is constantly evolving. Early 2020 alone saw changes to federal overtime rules, 21 states increasing their minimum wage provisions, and the Department of Labor finally allowing H-2B job opportunities to be posted to its website. And... Read More

2020-12-10 18:47:04
by Dan McCue
Emhoff to Join Faculty of Georgetown Law

WASHINGTON - Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, will be joining Georgetown Law beginning in January. The nation's... Read More

WASHINGTON - Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, will be joining Georgetown Law beginning in January. The nation's very first "Second Gentleman"  and an entertainment lawyer by profession, will serve as a distinguished visitor from practice and teach... Read More

2020-12-10 15:56:39
by Sean Trambley
Senators Seek to Help Victims of So-Called ‘Revenge Porn’ Sue Their Perpetrators

WASHINGTON – This week, Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., introduced bipartisan legislation... Read More

WASHINGTON – This week, Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., introduced bipartisan legislation to allow individuals to seek compensation and relief in federal court for the non-consensual disclosure and transmission of intimate images... Read More

2020-12-05 00:57:06
by Dan McCue
Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration to Fully Reinstate DACA Program

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The Trump administration must allow all eligible immigrants to file new applications for protection under the DACA... Read More

BROOKLYN, N.Y. - The Trump administration must allow all eligible immigrants to file new applications for protection under the DACA program, and find a way to contact individuals who are eligible for the protection to notify them of the change,... Read More

2020-12-03 15:10:42
by Dan McCue
Federal Workers Can Press Back Pay Case Over 2019 Shut Down

WASHINGTON - Thousands of federal employees can proceed with a class act in which they claim they were forced to... Read More

WASHINGTON - Thousands of federal employees can proceed with a class act in which they claim they were forced to work without pay during the 35-day partial government shutdown that extended from late 2018 to early 2019. “The claims brought... Read More

2020-11-30 14:27:59
by Tom Ramstack
Fox News Settles Lawsuit After Conspiracy Theory Report

NEW YORK -- Fox News is paying a reported seven-figure sum in a settlement reached this week with the parents... Read More

NEW YORK -- Fox News is paying a reported seven-figure sum in a settlement reached this week with the parents of a Democratic National Committee staff member who was murdered in Washington, D.C.’s Bloomingdale neighborhood in 2016. A subsequent Fox... Read More

2020-11-24 21:33:37
by Dan McCue
The Trump Election Lawsuit Chronicles

WASHINGTON - Getting a formal concession, finally, might all come down to this. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of appeals... Read More

WASHINGTON - Getting a formal concession, finally, might all come down to this. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of appeals on Monday granted a request from President Donald Trump's campaign to consider, on an expedited basis, an appeal of a... Read More

EU Auditors: Antitrust Probes Too Slow to Curb Tech Giants

LONDON (AP) — The EU's efforts to rein in the power of big tech companies such as Google and Facebook... Read More

LONDON (AP) — The EU's efforts to rein in the power of big tech companies such as Google and Facebook through antitrust investigations have taken too long, dulling their effectiveness, a report said Thursday. Legal tools available to the bloc's... Read More

Judge: DHS Head Didn't Have Authority to Suspend DACA

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York ruled Saturday that Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad... Read More

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York ruled Saturday that Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf assumed his position unlawfully, a determination that invalidated Wolf's suspension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which... Read More

2020-11-13 20:27:49
by Dan McCue
Alito: COVID Crisis Has Been a ‘Constitutional Stress Test’

WASHINGTON - Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., told the Federalist Society in a keynote address Thursday night the coronavirus pandemic... Read More

WASHINGTON - Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., told the Federalist Society in a keynote address Thursday night the coronavirus pandemic has led to "previously unimaginable restrictions on individual liberty." "I am not diminishing the severity of the virus's threat to... Read More

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