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Trump's New Solicitor General Could Fire Russia Investigator Robert Mueller

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

During 1973's "Saturday Night Massacre," firing the independent prosecutor fell on the solicitor general.

Senate confirms Trump pick for solicitor general

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee for solicitor general. The vote was 50-47 for Noel Francisco, a former clerk to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Francisco has served as the principal...Show More Summary

Trump’s fed attorney pick once cited infamous pro-slavery ‘Dred Scott’ case as anti-abortion precedent

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Kansas Solicitor General Stephen McAllister, who is one of President Donald Trump’s U.S. attorney nominees, once cited the infamous Dred Scott v. Sanford ruling used to defend slavery as a precedent in an anti-late term abortion case, Mother Jones reports. Upon investigating President Donald...

Ted Cruz’s Official Twitter Account Briefly Liked a Porn Tweet

Sen. Ted Cruz, a family-values politician, was once involved in a court case involving a state ban of sex toys. Cruz, then Texas’ solicitor general, argued that there is “no substantive due process right to stimulate one’s genitals for non-medical purposes.” Monday night, Cruz’s official Twitter account liked a tweet featuring a hardcore porn video. Show More Summary

Trump Team Grasping to Undercut Mueller Probe

2 months 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?

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

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

3 months 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

3 months agoNews : 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

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

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

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