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Trump shakes up legal team in face of growing Mueller probe

July 21, 2017
 Bloomberg News
President Donald Trump is shaking up his legal team as he seeks to combat an expanding and intensifying Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller.
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Justices allow strict enforcement of Trump refugee ban

July 19, 2017
 Associated Press
The U.S. Supreme Court is granting the Trump administration's request to more strictly enforce its ban on refugees, at least until a federal appeals court weighs in.
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Lawyer: Russian developer's staffer also at Trump Tower meet

July 18, 2017
 Associated Press
A representative of the Russian developer who partnered with President Donald Trump to bring the Miss Universe pageant to Moscow was the eighth person at a Trump Tower meeting arranged by Donald Trump Jr. during the campaign, a lawyer for the developer said Tuesday.
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Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting drew U.S. scrutiny

July 18, 2017
 Associated Press
Even before that now-famous encounter, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. last year had drawn attention from U.S. government officials for her work fighting U.S. sanctions that had angered the Kremlin.
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Nominees selected for U.S. attorney in Indiana

July 14, 2017
Marilyn Odendahl
In its latest round of nominations for U.S. attorney candidates announced today, the White House has tapped the current interim U.S. Attorney for the Southern Indiana District and a litigator based in Chicago for the Northern District of Indiana.
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No Hoosiers in recent round of judicial nominees

July 14, 2017
Marilyn Odendahl
Of the 11 nominees tapped Thursday by the White House to fill vacancies on federal district courts, none were for the open seats in Indiana.
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Trump tests legal limits by delaying dozens of Obama's rules

July 13, 2017
 Bloomberg News
It typically takes years for presidents to kill federal regulations they dislike, but Donald Trump has found a shortcut: He’s just putting them on long-term hold.
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Trump sued for blocking some of his critics on Twitter

July 11, 2017
 Associated Press
First Amendment advocates are suing President Donald Trump, saying some of his critics have been unconstitutionally blocked from following him on Twitter.
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Trump Jr. releases emails on Russian lawyer contacts

July 11, 2017
 Associated Press
Donald Trump Jr. eagerly accepted help from what was described to him as a Russian government effort to aid his father’s campaign with damaging information about Hillary Clinton, according to emails he released publicly on Tuesday.
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Hawaii takes another shot at Trump's travel ban

July 10, 2017
 Associated Press
Hawaii has returned to federal court with a new motion in its challenge to Trump administration travel ban rules regarding citizens from six majority Muslim countries.
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More court challenges expected for Trump's new travel ban

June 30, 2017
 Associated Press
A scaled-back version of President Donald Trump's travel ban is now in force, stripped of provisions that brought protests and chaos at airports worldwide in January yet still likely to generate a new round of court fights.
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Trump commission on voting fraud asks states for voter data

June 30, 2017
 Associated Press, IL Staff
President Donald Trump's commission investigating alleged voter fraud in the 2016 elections has asked states for a list of the names, party affiliations, addresses and voting histories of all voters, if state law allows it to be public. Indiana and several other states have said they won't give data to the panel.
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Supreme Court last day notable for what was and wasn't said

June 26, 2017
 Associated Press
The last day of the United States Supreme Court's term Monday was notable not only for what was announced but also for what wasn't.
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Trump travel ban partly reinstated; fall court arguments set

June 26, 2017
 Associated Press
The U.S. Supreme Court is letting a limited version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from six mostly Muslim countries take effect, a victory for Trump in the biggest legal controversy of his young presidency.
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Trump visiting Supreme Court as justices weigh travel ban

June 15, 2017
 Associated Press
President Donald Trump is making his first U.S. Supreme Court visit at a moment of high legal drama. The justices are weighing what to do with the president's ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries.
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Congressional Democrats sue Trump over foreign payments

June 14, 2017
 Associated Press
Democratic lawmakers are suing President Donald Trump over foreign money flowing into his global business empire.
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9th Circuit upholds block on Trump's travel ban

June 12, 2017
 Associated Press
Another U.S. appeals court upheld a decision blocking President Donald Trump's revised travel ban Monday, dealing the administration another legal defeat as the U.S. Supreme Court considers a separate case on the issue.
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Trump's legal team to file complaint on Comey

June 9, 2017
 Associated Press
President Donald Trump's personal attorney is planning to file a complaint against former FBI Director James Comey for details he revealed during his congressional testimony.
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Comey's release of Trump memo to newspaper: Was it legal?

June 9, 2017
 Associated Press
When former FBI Director James Comey revealed Thursday that he orchestrated a disclosure of damaging details about his conversations with President Donald Trump, he demonstrated his savvy use of media and his skills as a Washington operator. He also kicked up a hornet's nest of questions about the legal and ethical implications of the move.
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Trump lawyer denies president demanded loyalty

June 8, 2017
 Associated Press
President Donald Trump's personal attorney says the president "never, in form or substance" directed former FBI director James Comey to stop investigating anyone. That includes former national security adviser, Michael Flynn.
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Trump assails Justice Department court strategy on travel ban

June 5, 2017
 Associated Press
President Donald Trump lashed out at his own Justice Department Monday for seeking the Supreme Court's backing for a "watered down, politically correct version" of the travel ban he signed in March instead of a broader directive that was also blocked by the courts.
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Travel ban to test Supreme Court view of presidential power

May 30, 2017
 Associated Press
The U.S. Supreme Court may soon decide how courts are supposed to view presidential power in the age of Donald Trump.
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Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban

May 25, 2017
 Associated Press
A federal appeals court dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries on Thursday, siding with groups that say the policy illegally targets Muslims.
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Trump said to hire longtime lawyer Kasowitz for Russia probe

May 24, 2017
 Bloomberg News
President Donald Trump has hired one of his longtime lawyers, Marc Kasowitz, to help guide him through potentially wide-ranging probes of his campaign and Russian interference in the election, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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Trump budget hits legal aid and public service sectors

May 24, 2017
Marilyn Odendahl
The American Bar Association is speaking out against key provisions in the Trump administration’s budget blueprint that would hit legal aid particularly hard.
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  1. He TIL team,please zap this comment too since it was merely marking a scammer and not reflecting on the story. Thanks, happy Monday, keep up the fine work.

  2. You just need my social security number sent to your Gmail account to process then loan, right? Beware scammers indeed.

  3. The appellate court just said doctors can be sued for reporting child abuse. The most dangerous form of child abuse with the highest mortality rate of any form of child abuse (between 6% and 9% according to the below listed studies). Now doctors will be far less likely to report this form of dangerous child abuse in Indiana. If you want to know what this is, google the names Lacey Spears, Julie Conley (and look at what happened when uninformed judges returned that child against medical advice), Hope Ybarra, and Dixie Blanchard. Here is some really good reporting on what this allegation was: http://media.star-telegram.com/Munchausenmoms/ Here are the two research papers: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0145213487900810 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0145213403000309 25% of sibling are dead in that second study. 25%!!! Unbelievable ruling. Chilling. Wrong.

  4. Mr. Levin says that the BMV engaged in misconduct--that the BMV (or, rather, someone in the BMV) knew Indiana motorists were being overcharged fees but did nothing to correct the situation. Such misconduct, whether engaged in by one individual or by a group, is called theft (defined as knowingly or intentionally exerting unauthorized control over the property of another person with the intent to deprive the other person of the property's value or use). Theft is a crime in Indiana (as it still is in most of the civilized world). One wonders, then, why there have been no criminal prosecutions of BMV officials for this theft? Government misconduct doesn't occur in a vacuum. An individual who works for or oversees a government agency is responsible for the misconduct. In this instance, somebody (or somebodies) with the BMV, at some time, knew Indiana motorists were being overcharged. What's more, this person (or these people), even after having the error of their ways pointed out to them, did nothing to fix the problem. Instead, the overcharges continued. Thus, the taxpayers of Indiana are also on the hook for the millions of dollars in attorneys fees (for both sides; the BMV didn't see fit to avail itself of the services of a lawyer employed by the state government) that had to be spent in order to finally convince the BMV that stealing money from Indiana motorists was a bad thing. Given that the BMV official(s) responsible for this crime continued their misconduct, covered it up, and never did anything until the agency reached an agreeable settlement, it seems the statute of limitations for prosecuting these folks has not yet run. I hope our Attorney General is paying attention to this fiasco and is seriously considering prosecution. Indiana, the state that works . . . for thieves.

  5. I'm glad that attorney Carl Hayes, who represented the BMV in this case, is able to say that his client "is pleased to have resolved the issue". Everyone makes mistakes, even bureaucratic behemoths like Indiana's BMV. So to some extent we need to be forgiving of such mistakes. But when those mistakes are going to cost Indiana taxpayers millions of dollars to rectify (because neither plaintiff's counsel nor Mr. Hayes gave freely of their services, and the BMV, being a state-funded agency, relies on taxpayer dollars to pay these attorneys their fees), the agency doesn't have a right to feel "pleased to have resolved the issue". One is left wondering why the BMV feels so pleased with this resolution? The magnitude of the agency's overcharges might suggest to some that, perhaps, these errors were more than mere oversight. Could this be why the agency is so "pleased" with this resolution? Will Indiana motorists ever be assured that the culture of incompetence (if not worse) that the BMV seems to have fostered is no longer the status quo? Or will even more "overcharges" and lawsuits result? It's fairly obvious who is really "pleased to have resolved the issue", and it's not Indiana's taxpayers who are on the hook for the legal fees generated in these cases.

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