Executive Branch

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Education Law

Federal judge blocks US from enforcing directive to schools on transgender students and bathrooms

Sentencing / Post-Conviction

Most recent sentence commutations include subject of ABA Journal story

Constitutional Law

Could members of the electoral college go rogue on Trump?

Public Defenders

Governor who blocked public-defender budget increases is ordered to represent indigent defendant

Criminal Justice

Obama commutes sentences of 214 inmates, including 67 people serving life sentences

Executive Branch

Can Donald Trump make it happen? Expanding presidential powers could pave the way for his policies

Cybersecurity

Russia should find Hillary Clinton’s missing emails, Trump says; is he inciting crime?

Constitutional Law

Virginia governor’s blanket order restoring voting rights for felons is struck down

U.S. Supreme Court

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

Judiciary

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?

Features

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
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