Attorney general nominee Barr says he would refuse order to fire Mueller absent good cause

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Home Daily News Attorney general nominee Barr says he would… Attorney General By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted January 15, 2019, 5:05 pm CST Attorney general nominee William Barr and special counsel Robert Mueller. Attorney general nominee William Barr said during his confirmation hearing on Tuesday that he would refuse an order by President Donald Trump … Continue reading “Attorney general nominee Barr says he would refuse order to fire Mueller absent good cause”

Legal experts weigh in on Trump’s Cohen comments and whether they amount to witness intimidation

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Home Daily News Legal experts weigh in on Trump’s Cohen… Government Law By Stephanie Francis Ward Posted January 15, 2019, 4:22 pm CST President Donald Trump/Shutterstock.com. On Saturday, President Donald Trump told Fox News that rather than focusing on him regarding allegations of any wrongdoing, people should look at the father-in-law of Michael Cohen, Trump’s … Continue reading “Legal experts weigh in on Trump’s Cohen comments and whether they amount to witness intimidation”

Federal employees forced to work without pay during government shutdown lose bid for TRO

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Home Daily News Federal employees forced to work without… Labor & Employment By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted January 15, 2019, 3:35 pm CST Shutterstock.com. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday refused to order the federal government to pay federal workers on the job during the partial government shutdown, which has recently become the … Continue reading “Federal employees forced to work without pay during government shutdown lose bid for TRO”

Are software patents about to make a comeback? Revised guidance may do just that

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Home Daily News Are software patents about to make a comeback?… Patent Law By Jason Tashea Posted January 11, 2019, 4:53 pm CST Proposed rules from the U.S. Patent and Trade Office could bolster software patents. Published Jan. 4 and taking effect Jan. 7, the rules would affect subject matter eligibility for patents under 35 … Continue reading “Are software patents about to make a comeback? Revised guidance may do just that”

California Supreme Court spikes clemency petitions recommended by outgoing governor

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Home Daily News California Supreme Court spikes clemency… Criminal Justice By Lorelei Laird Posted January 11, 2019, 3:39 pm CST During the final days that California Gov. Jerry Brown was in office, the California Supreme Court rejected 10 petitions for clemency that his office would otherwise have granted. The Sacramento Bee said the rejections surprised … Continue reading “California Supreme Court spikes clemency petitions recommended by outgoing governor”

Lawyer stole money to pay for plastic surgery, overdue income taxes, party with Hawaiian band and more

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Home Daily News Lawyer stole money to pay for plastic surgery,… Criminal Justice By Stephanie Francis Ward Posted January 11, 2019, 2:30 pm CST An Oregon attorney who pleaded guilty to stealing money from client trust accounts and her law firm, and not paying income taxes for six years, was sentenced Thursday to serve 46 … Continue reading “Lawyer stole money to pay for plastic surgery, overdue income taxes, party with Hawaiian band and more”

White House readies short list of possible replacements for Justice Ginsburg

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Home Daily News White House readies short list of possible… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted January 11, 2019, 11:35 am CST U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. ABA Journal file photo by Sam Kittner. The White House reportedly began quiet preparations for a possible replacement for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth … Continue reading “White House readies short list of possible replacements for Justice Ginsburg”

What the government shutdown looks like inside federal prisons

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Home Daily News What the government shutdown looks like inside… CRIMINAL JUSTICE By Eli Hager, THE MARSHALL PROJECT Posted January 11, 2019, 9:45 am CST The federal supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, where inmates such as Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, are held. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons The partial U.S. government shutdown is now in … Continue reading “What the government shutdown looks like inside federal prisons”

Trump considers using disaster aid for border wall; who will sue?

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Home Daily News Trump considers using disaster aid for border… Trials & Litigation By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted January 11, 2019, 9:24 am CST President Donald Trump/Shutterstock.com. Lawsuits are being threatened as President Donald Trump reportedly considers using money for disaster aid or military construction projects to build his border wall without congressional approval. Trump’s … Continue reading “Trump considers using disaster aid for border wall; who will sue?”

Iowa’s ‘ag-gag’ law violates First Amendment, federal judge rules

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Home Daily News Iowa’s ‘ag-gag’ law violates First Amendment,… First Amendment By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted January 10, 2019, 3:19 pm CST Image from Shutterstock. A federal judge on Wednesday struck down an Iowa law that makes it a crime to obtain access to an agricultural production facility under false pretenses. U.S. District Judge James … Continue reading “Iowa’s ‘ag-gag’ law violates First Amendment, federal judge rules”

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