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Trump is unlikely to invoke executive privilege to stop Comey’s testimony

Despite speculation that President Trump may seek executive privilege to prevent his former FBI director– James Comey– from testifying next week before the Senate, two senior administration officials reportedly said there is no plan to hinder the testimony. The New York Times reported that one official said that Trump actually wants Comey to testify because

Illegal immigrant deported 15 times arrested in hit-run crash that hurt 6-year-old boy

An illegal immigrant – who had been deported 15 times – is accused of seriously injuring a 6-year-old boy in a Saturday night drunken driving hit-and-run crash, authorities said. Constantino Banda-Acosta, a 38-year-old Mexican citizen, was kicked out of the U.S. 15 times in the past 15 years, with his most previous deportation coming Jan.

Ninth Circuit: Critics want to split up ‘nutty’ court that will hear Trump’s travel ban

Dan Springer, President Trump’s revised travel ban is headed back to familiar—and definitely not friendly—territory next week. A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the appeal of a federal judge’s ruling in Hawaii, which struck down Trump’s re-written travel ban as unconstitutional. The Ninth Circuit Court, based

Yates: Lawsuit seeks fired AG’s emails

A new lawsuit is seeking access to emails sent and received by Sally Yates during her 10-day tenure as acting attorney general in President Donald Trump’s administration.  The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, filed Monday by the conservative group Judicial Watch, is seeking emails from Yates’ government account between Jan. 21 and Jan. 31

Trump travel ban: Appeals court takes first look at revised order

President Trump’s revision of his controversial executive order imposing a travel and refugee ban on certain countries will get an important legal test on Monday, when a federal appeals court in Virginia weighs whether the administration overstepped its authority. At issue is whether the ban violates the Religion Clause of the First Amendment, the Due

Ditch the Ninth Circuit? What Trump gets right (and wrong)

President Donald Trump has set the liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in his sights. “Absolutely I have considered” proposals to break up the Ninth Circuit, President Trump said last week.  Opponents of his policies have engaged in “judge shopping” to find friendly courts to enjoin, he claimed, most recently his executive orders punishing sanctuary