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Legal news from Wednesday, January 3, 2018
by Patrick Sherry

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint on Wednesday alleging that the Department of Justice (DOJ) violated the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in failing to respond to their expedited request seeking communications concerning the DOJ's decision to release private text messages sent during the 2016 presidential campaign by two former …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign official who has been indicted for money laundering and making false statements, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The suit, filed under the Administrative Procedure Act [5 USC §§ 701 et seq.], challenges the DOJ's …

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by David Zwier

A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration must release or conduct bond hearings for 1,444 detained Iraqi immigrants. In a followup to his July nationwide stay protecting the detainees from deportation, US District Judge Mark Goldsmith held that unless the government can …

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