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SCOTUS agrees to review ruling that struck down Affordable Care Act
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.
Asylum rules overturned after judge rules head of top US immigration post was unlawfully appointed
A federal judge ruled Sunday that Ken Cuccinelli’s appointment to a top immigration position in the Trump administration was unlawful, and he suspended two policies that Cuccinelli issued while in charge.
Afternoon Briefs: DC Circuit blocks McGahn testimony; lawyer utters word rarely used at SCOTUS

DC Circuit tosses suit for McGahn congressional testimony

A federal appeals court has tossed a lawsuit seeking to compel congressional testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn. The…

9th Circuit blocks two policies that restrict and discourage asylum applications
A federal appeals court on Friday blocked two Trump administration policies that affect asylum-seekers.
ABA president applauds bill putting public defenders ‘on an equitable playing field with prosecutors’
ABA President Judy Perry Martinez commended on Thursday two federal lawmakers who introduced legislation that would boost support for public defenders with a $250 million grant program.
Employers can’t use salary history to justify lower pay for women, full 9th Circuit rules

The Equal Pay Act does not permit paying lower salaries to women based on their pay histories, according to the en banc 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at San…

Afternoon Briefs: RBG outpaces colleagues for written opinions; DOJ lawyer who wrote risky footnote dies

DOJ lawyer who risked his career over a footnote dies at 88

A former deputy solicitor general who served under eight presidents, Lawrence Wallace, has died at age 88. Wallace…

Justice Department creates unit to denaturalize citizens who didn’t disclose crimes
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it has created a stand-alone denaturalization section to strip citizenship from foreigners who failed to disclose their criminal past or otherwise lied in the naturalization process.
Afternoon Briefs: Trump campaign sues NY Times; DOJ can withhold grants to sanctuary jurisdictions, 2nd Circuit says

Trump campaign is suing the New York Times for libel

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign says it is filing a libel suit against the New York Times for a

Cop who left incoherent man at county border isn’t liable for death, 5th Circuit says in substitute opinion
The Louisiana-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has withdrawn a July opinion finding a Mississippi sheriffs' deputy could be liable for dropping a mentally disabled man at the county border, where he was later struck and killed by a car.
Sotomayor questions quick decisions when the US wants to lift injunctions
Justice Sonia Sotomayor questioned the Supreme Court’s hurry to lift injunctions when she dissented from a decision Friday evening allowing implementation of a new federal rule in Illinois that will bar more poor immigrants from the United States.
Over 70 former Reinhardt clerks urge judiciary to change reporting procedures and training
Accusations of sexual harassment against the late Judge Stephen Reinhardt, a federal appeals judge, have led to a call for action by dozens of his former law clerks. Seventy-two former Reinhardt clerks signed an open letter seeking new procedures for reporting workplace misconduct by judges and supervisors, as well as improved training on sexual harassment.
Jerry Sandusky prosecutor and ex-Penn State general counsel are disciplined for actions in the case
On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended a prosecutor in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case and reprimanded the former general counsel of Pennsylvania State University, where Sandusky had worked as an assistant football coach.
Afternoon Briefs: George Zimmerman sues Dems over tweets; Concordia Law finds new parent school

George Zimmerman sues Buttigieg and Warren over tweets

The neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in the murder of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin has filed a defamation suit against Democratic presidential candidates…

Roger Stone gets 40-month sentence after Justice Department clashed with prosecution team
A federal judge sentenced Roger Stone to 40 months in prison Thursday, less than the seven-to-nine-year sentence initially recommended by prosecutors.

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