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Trump Officials Deny Census Conspiracy In Closed Door Congressional Testimony

Senior Trump administration officials involved with preparations for the 2020 census denied the existence of a partisan conspiracy to add a citizenship question to the census form during closed-door testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. The denials come as congressional Democrats and civil rights groups allege that administration aides covertly worked with the White House and a ...

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Supreme Court Upholds Double Jeopardy Rule That Might Weaken Reach Of Trump’s Pardons

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The Supreme Court left undisturbed Monday a legal rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute individuals for the same conduct despite the Constitution’s ban on double jeopardy. The case was closely watched because of its possible ramifications for President Donald Trump, given continued speculation that he could pardon confidants facing criminal convictions like Paul Manafort. The pardon power ...

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How Well Does A Supreme Court Justice Live? See For Yourself

The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has released 2018 financial disclosure forms for members of the Supreme Court, prompting familiar criticisms over cursory reporting requirements and conflicts of interest. The disclosures offer a general view of each justice’s financial situation, their annual release occasions discussions over travel reimbursements and stock holdings. A list of disclosure forms is available at ...

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Judicial Nominee Accused Of Anti-Catholic Bias Withdraws After Conservative Revolt

Attorney Michael Bogren has withdrawn from consideration for a Michigan federal trial court after a group of Republican senators accused him of displaying anti-religious prejudice in his legal practice. The lawmakers, led by Missouri GOP Sen. Josh Hawley, raised concerns over Bogren’s work on behalf of the city of East Lansing in its bid to exclude a Catholic family business ...

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Trump Escalates Standoff With House, Claims Executive Privilege Over Census Records

President Donald Trump is claiming executive privilege over administration documents regarding the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 census form, as House Democrats prepare to hold two cabinet secretaries in contempt over the dispute. The move comes after Attorney General William Barr warned that President Trump would assert privilege over the census records if the House Oversight and ...

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Daily Caller News Foundation Defeats FBI’s Bid To Shield Docs Surrounding Comey Ally

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The FBI must begin producing documents regarding Daniel Richman, the Columbia Law School professor former FBI Director James Comey used as a go-between with the press, a federal judge decided.  Richman is a close friend of the former director who performed work for the Bureau as a “special government employee.”  The Daily Caller News Foundation and Cause of Action Institute ...

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The Supreme Court Won’t Decide If The Second Amendment Covers ‘Silencers’

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The Supreme Court rejected two cases challenging federal regulation of gun suppressors Monday, just days after one such accessory was used in a massacre that left 12 dead in a Virginia Beach municipal building. Suppressors, which are commonly referred to as “silencers,” are tightly regulated under the 1937 National Firearms Act (NFA). Both cases arose from the same transaction in ...

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Judge Will Slow Walk ‘Serious’ Allegations Of Cover Up In Citizenship Question Dispute

A federal judge in New York will slow walk allegations that Trump administration officials lied about the origins of the citizenship question on the 2020 census form, while acknowledging the charges are serious. Speaking Wednesday at a federal trial court in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said he would not decide whether government lawyers should be sanctioned for alleged ...

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Trump Administration Blasts Allegations Of Deceit In The Census Citizenship Case

The Trump administration replied Tuesday to incendiary allegations that senior government officials used deception and misrepresentations to hide the true origins of the citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire. In a startling Thursday filing, a group of plaintiffs challenging the citizenship question asked a federal court in Manhattan to sanction the government in light of new evidence purporting to ...

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Justice Clarence Thomas Has ‘No Idea’ Where Retirement Rumors Are Coming From”

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Monday he has no idea why rumors about his retirement have circulated in recent months. Speaking with private equity tycoon David Rubenstein before the Supreme Court Historical Society, Thomas seemed to say that speculation as to his possible departure is meritless. Some court-watchers have wondered if Thomas, 70, might like to retire under President ...

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Supreme Court Turns Down Trump Administration Bid To Accelerate DACA Appeal

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The Supreme Court rejected a request Monday to expedite its consideration of the Trump administration’s bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA is an Obama-era amnesty initiative that extends temporary legal status to 700,000 non-citizens who arrived in the U.S. as children. There were no noted dissents from Monday’s decision. As is typical of orders ...

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ARR! Supreme Court To Hear Dispute Over Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship

The flagship of Blackbeard’s notorious pirate fleet, “Queen Anne’s Revenge” (QAR), will be featured in an upcoming Supreme Court dispute over copyright infringement and state immunity from lawsuits. The dispute, which arose when North Carolina passed a state law removing a private company’s copyrights over images and video of the QAR, probes congressional power to set the terms of state ...

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One Of Brett Kavanaugh’s D.C. Circuit Colleagues Is Speaking Out About His Confirmation

Judge Patricia Millett, a onetime colleague of Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, spoke publicly about his contentious confirmation to the Supreme Court, expressing regret for all involved while commending Kavanaugh as an excellent colleague. Millett is an Obama appointee who served on the D.C. Circuit with Kavanaugh for nearly six years. She ...

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