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Trump Team Grasping to Undercut Mueller Probe

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Walter Dellinger, former assistant attorney general and acting solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about some of the excuses the Donald Trump team is trying out in search of a pretext for firing Robert Mueller as special counsel.

Trump team grasping for ways to undercut Mueller Russia probe

Walter Dellinger, former assistant attorney general and acting solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about some of the excuses the Donald Trump team is...

What’s Going On At The Solicitor General’s Office?

A game of musical chairs -- lots of movement into and out of the office.

Trump role in publishing hacked material draws lawsuit

Walter Dellinger, former U.S. solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about a lawsuit filed against Donald Trump for his role in the public sharing of...

Wasting No Time, Hawaii Challenges Trump’s Travel Ban Rules

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Wasting no time, the Attorney General of the State of Hawaii has challenged Trump’s cruel and rigid guidance on family relationships implementing the 90-day Muslim travel ban. Hawaii, joined by former Solicitor General, current partner at Hogan… Read The post Wasting No Time, Hawaii Challenges Trump’s Travel Ban Rules appeared first on Towleroad.

Neal Katyal: Senate's Obstruction of Merrick Garland 'Was Unforgivable'

The former acting solicitor general said that the Republican blockade against the onetime Supreme Court nominee represented a breakdown of checks and balances.

Supreme Court keeps block on key parts of Trump Muslim ban

Neal Katyal, former acting solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about why the Supreme Court's response to the case against Donald Trump's Muslim is...

Mueller hires another Clinton backer

(Paul Mirengoff) “Special counsel” Robert Mueller has hired another liberal Democrat to his expanding team. He has added Elizabeth Prelogar, who serves in the Office of the Solicitor General. Prelogar’s credentials are impressive, but do not appear to include prosecution or investigative experience. Show More Summary

Special counsel Robert Mueller adds Russian-speaking attorney to Trump probe

last monthNews : The Raw Story

Robert Mueller has added a former U.S. Supreme Court clerk who speaks Russian to his team investigating the Trump campaign’s possible ties to the Kremlin. Elizabeth Prelogar, an assistant to the solicitor general, is assisting deputy solicitor general Michael Dreeben in his part-time role on...

Watergate’s Ken Starr: Firing Mueller would be an insult to the Founding Fathers

So what’s the view of Kenneth W. Starr, the former U.S. solicitor general who served as independent counsel in the Whitewater and Monica Lewinsky investigation, about President Donald Trump being under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Where does he think the evidence stands? What would he advise Trump to do. He wrote an op-ed [...]Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 06.14.17

The Supreme Court has granted Acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall more time to file papers in order to respond to the recent Ninth Circuit decision upholding a lower court decision which blocked President Donald Trump's travel ban. This...Show More Summary

State: Public records law shields employees' private emails

The state of Vermont argues the state's employees should have their private email accounts shielded from public records laws. The state Solicitor General Ben Battles says accepting state employment should … Click to Continue »

Mike's Blog Round Up

Talk2Action: New research suggests people avoid hearing opposing political viewpoints out of a fear of cognitive dissonance. Lawfare: New tweets from Donald Trump suggest his Solicitor General may been in for tough time during the Supreme...Show More Summary

Trump ranting corrodes executive credibility

Neal Katyal, former acting U.S. solicitor general, talks about how Donald Trump's online ranting has undercut his lawyers' legal defense of his Muslim ban,...

Ex-Solicitor General: Trump’s travel ban tweets are ‘presidential proclamations’ that ‘sabotage’ his case

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

According to a Politico report, former Acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger said President Donald Trump’s tweets calling his executive orders “travel bans” raises questions about the president’s motives and makes the job of Justice Department lawyers defending the...

George Conway Cautions Trump About His Travel Ban

Kellyanne Conway’s husband, who himself was recently considered for solicitor general, criticized the president’s tweets about his “watered down” directive.

With Every Tweet, Trump Turns His DOJ Into More of a Mockery

If you want to feel sorry for someone today, feel sorry for Jeffrey Wall, Donald Trump’s acting solicitor general, who has gamely defended the president’s “temporary vetting”—or as the president continues to call it, the “watered down...Show More Summary

US: Supreme Court should nix New Jersey sports betting bid

New Jersey's efforts to allow legal sports betting have brought more opposition from the federal government. Acting U.S. Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall filed a brief this week that urges the … Click to Continue »

Libertarian Legal Scholars Reject Trump Judicial Nominee's Views on 14th Amendment

2 months agoNews : Reason

One of President Donald Trump's federal court nominees favors an interpretation of the 14th Amendment that libertarian legal scholars have roundly rejected. Kevin Newsom, the former Alabama solicitor general recently nominated by President Trump to the U.S. Show More Summary

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