Executive Branch

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U.S. Supreme Court

US asks Supreme Court to grant rehearing in challenge to Obama’s deferred-deportation program


What happens to judicial nominees who never get a vote? Some take a big financial hit

Supreme Court Nominations

Obama op-ed: Inaction on Merrick Garland nomination is ‘an unprecedented escalation’

Legal Ethics

Censure recommended for lawyer who leaked info on warrantless wiretap program to New York Times

Trials & Litigation

Clinton lawyers fight deposition in Judicial Watch suit over emails

U.S. Supreme Court

Did Justice Ginsburg’s comments on Donald Trump violate ethics rules?

First Amendment

Virginia law binding delegates to vote for Trump violates First Amendment, federal judge rules

U.S. Supreme Court

Could a split Supreme Court cause a ‘constitutional nightmare’ in a presidential election standoff?


50 years later, Freedom of Information Act still chipping away at government’s secretive culture

Attorney General

DOJ mandates implicit bias training for prosecutors and agents

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court to consider president’s power to appoint high-level officials in acting capacity

Trials and Litigation

Law grad sues Department of Education over its guidance on campus sexual-misconduct investigations

Elder Law

Feds announce $2M in grants for elder crime victims

Trials & Litigation

FTC sues 2 law firms over claimed mortgage-rescue scheme that cost clients $15M in 2014

Legal Ethics

Judge who required ethics training for possibly 3,000 DOJ lawyers stays his order

Criminal Justice

Obama announces 42 new sentence commutations, bringing his total to 348

Consumer Law

CFPB announces proposed rule to curb ‘payday debt trap’ lending to consumers

Education Law

Law prof sees Title IX ‘collision course’ in federal directives on bathrooms and sexual violence

Civil Rights

11 states sue feds over new guidelines for restroom and locker room use by transgender individuals

Government Law

State Department lawyers weren’t asked to review Clinton’s use of private server, report says
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