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A federal judge concluded Tuesday that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) could not intervene in a defamation lawsuit filed against President Donald Trump by a woman who accused the president of rape, and whom the president called a liar. The issue arose when E. Jean Carroll, an author, journalist and advice columnist, accused Trump [...]

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The Trump campaign has sued the state of Nevada in an effort to temporarily halt the counting of mail-in ballots in the closely contested state. According to the Trump campaign, “There has been great concern whether the rolls are clean and properly registered voters are the ones receiving ballots, signing them and mailing them back.” [...]

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A unanimous three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Monday that Tennessee must allow first-time voters to vote by absentee ballot. Under Tenn. Code Ann. § 2-2-115(b)(7), individuals who register to vote online or by mail must vote in person the first time they vote. Tre Hargett, the Secretary [...]

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Polish officials on Saturday arrested Roman Giertych, a high-profile lawyer, former deputy prime minister of Poland, and staunch critic of the Polish government, on charges of money laundering. Giertych is accused of laundering the equivalent of USD $23 million, although the specifics behind the allegations have not been revealed. Giertych’s legal practice includes involvement in [...]

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A divided panel on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit upheld Friday a requirement that abortion clinics in the state of Kentucky must obtain a transfer agreement with local hospitals in order to continue performing abortions in the state. The court concluded that the law was rationally related to a legitimate government [...]

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The Supreme Court granted certiorari on Tuesday in United States v. Arthrex Inc and two other consolidated cases to address the appointment of administrative patent judges. The question before the court is whether administrative patent judges are considered “principal officers” under the US Constitution’s Appointment Clause or are instead considered “inferior officers.” If administrative patent judges are [...]

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The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit concluded Friday that US President Donald Trump’s unilateral diversion of $3.6 billion from the Department of Defense budget to fund a border wall on the US-Mexico border was unlawful. The court concluded that 10 USC § 2808, which permits “military construction projects, not otherwise authorized by [...]

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The US Supreme Court stayed a lower court decision Monday that prevented South Carolina from enforcing its witness requirement on mail-in ballots. This means that mail-in ballots received in South Carolina must include a witness signature in order to be counted. However, by a 5-3 vote, the court also ruled that any ballots received prior [...]

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The US Supreme Court Monday denied a petition for a writ of certiorari  filed by a former Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk who was sued for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges decision that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. In the petition, Kim Davis’s lawyers argued that her refusal [...]

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The New York Times released a report on Sunday detailing two decades of US President Donald Trump’s tax returns. The report revealed that Trump paid little in taxes, owes massive debts and profited extensively from foreign countries during his presidency. In 1973 Richard Nixon’s tax returns were leaked, and they revealed that Nixon avoided paying [...]

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