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Federal Judge Agrees to Keep Seal in Place in Cohen Campaign Finance Probe Law
Federal Judge Agrees to Keep Seal in Place in Cohen Campaign Finance Probe
2019-05-21 21:28:50
by Dan McCue

A federal Judge in New York agreed to continue to seal search warrant materials related to an investigation of campaign finance violations by President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, Michael Cohen. The decision by U.S. District Judge William Pauley III... Read More

McGahn Defies Subpoena, No-Show at House Hearing Political News
McGahn Defies Subpoena, No-Show at House Hearing
2019-05-21 21:20:38
by Dan McCue

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., on Tuesday opened the panel's hearing on Russia interference in the 2016 election by warning the visibly absent former White House Counsel Don McGahn that he will be held in contempt for failing to... Read More

Judge Sides With Congress in Subpoena Fight Over Trump Records Law
Judge Sides With Congress in Subpoena Fight Over Trump Records

WASHINGTON — A federal district court judge in Washington on Monday sided with Congress in President Donald Trump’s lawsuit to block lawmakers from getting eight years of his financial records from an accounting firm. The 41-page ruling from U.S. District... Read More

George Washington to Citizens United: A History of Campaign Finance Reform Campaign Finance
George Washington to Citizens United: A History of Campaign Finance Reform
2019-05-21 12:48:25
by Dan McCue

From the very beginning of the Republic, campaign finance has been a hard subject to discuss in polite company. In a capitalist society, things, including access to whatever serves as the public megaphone of the era, simply cost money. And... Read More

Fourth Circuit Holds Administration Broke Law In Rescinding DACA In The News
Fourth Circuit Holds Administration Broke Law In Rescinding DACA
2019-05-17 21:30:56
by Dan McCue

A divided Fourth Circuit court ruled Friday that President Donald Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, otherwise known as DACA, was unlawful because the administration failed to "adequately explain" its decision. In a majority ruling... Read More

Eight Republicans Join House Democrats In Vote to Ban LGBT Discrimination Civil Rights
Eight Republicans Join House Democrats In Vote to Ban LGBT Discrimination
2019-05-17 21:04:50
by Dan McCue

Eight House Republicans joined their Democratic colleagues Friday in voting in favor of legislation banning discrimination against members of the LGBT community. H.R. 5, also known as The Equality Act, was jointly introduced in both the House and the Senate... Read More

iPhone Users Can Sue Apple Over App Store Prices, Justices Rule Supreme Court
iPhone Users Can Sue Apple Over App Store Prices, Justices Rule
2019-05-13 22:09:31
by Dan McCue

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday held that iPhone users can proceed with a class-action against Apple over what the plaintiff's claim is the company's monopoly over app sales. While the decision is potentially a landmark ruling for consumers seeking... Read More

Let’s Not Kill All the Lawyers, They Just Might Save Us Law
Let’s Not Kill All the Lawyers, They Just Might Save Us

WASHINGTON — Washington seems to be barreling toward a constitutional crisis. Democrats are barraging President Donald Trump with demands for witnesses and documents. Trump has answered by stonewalling, vowing to fight “all the subpoenas.” As House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned,... Read More

Chairman Neal Issues Subpoenas for Trump Tax Returns Congress
Chairman Neal Issues Subpoenas for Trump Tax Returns
2019-05-10 21:11:51
by Dan McCue

Representative Richard Neal, D-Mass., chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Friday issued subpoenas for six years of President Donald Trump's tax returns. The subpoenas give Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig until 5 p.m. next... Read More

New Democrats Endorse H.R. 5 Barring Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Civil Rights
New Democrats Endorse H.R. 5 Barring Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity
2019-05-08 23:08:16
by Dan McCue

The New Democrat Coalition on Wednesday formally endorsed H.R. 5, also known as the Equality Act, which aims to amend the federal Civil Rights Act to bar discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The coalition, which... Read More

New York Senate OKs Giving US House Access to Trump's State Tax Returns Political News
New York Senate OKs Giving US House Access to Trump's State Tax Returns
2019-05-08 20:57:07
by Dan McCue

New York State's Democrat-controlled Senate Wednesday easily approved a bill that would allow three congressional committees to review President Donald Trump's state tax returns. The vote was 39-21. The bill, which now must be approved by New York's Democrat-controlled Assembly,... Read More

Ex-Police Officer Who Killed Black Motorist During Traffic Stop Appeals Conviction to Supreme Court In The News
Ex-Police Officer Who Killed Black Motorist During Traffic Stop Appeals Conviction to Supreme Court
2019-05-08 20:52:28
by Dan McCue

A former North Charleston, South Carolina police officer who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for killing a black motorist who fled a traffic stop four years ago, has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Michael Slager pleaded... Read More

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