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Lawless: Trump Becoming ‘Enemy of Law, Constitution’ With Judiciary Attacks

Donald Trump’s attack on the judiciary following the setback of his Muslim ban in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is unprecedented for a president and risks making him “an enemy of the law and the Constitution,” according to two noted legal scholars. Martha Minow, dean and professor of law at Harvard Law School and Robert Post, dean and professor of law at Yale Law School, raised red flags over Trump’s actions in a scathing article published by The Boston Globe.... Read More...

New York Joins Law Suit Against Trump’s Order Banning Muslims From U.S.

New York is the latest state to join a federal lawsuit seeking to declare President Trump’s Muslim ban unconstitutional. The measure is detrimental to “the economic welfare, health, and well-being of its citizenry; and the interests of New York’s employers, hospitals, and educational institutions,” according to the suit. Trump caused chaos across the country with the order, not only because of its sweeping ban against citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, but also because of the way it was implemented.... Read More...

Mass Muslim Ban Halted On ‘Likelihood’ Executive Order Unconstitutional

Donald Trump’s sweeping executive order targeting Muslim refugees from Syria, who are arriving in the United States suffered what could be a fatal blow in Federal District Court in New York City today. A judge blocked enforcement of the order until a full hearing can be held. The legal move was filed today by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in federal court in the Eastern District of New York.... Read More...

Trump Campaign Being Probed for Russia Hack Collusion, Sen. Graham Says

Donald Trump’s campaign is being investigated for possibly colluding with Russia in the theft of emails from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, according to Republican Sen. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina. If Trump, or campaign officials were working with Russian agents or officials or had knowledge that Russia was engineering the theft of the emails it could be in violation of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.... Read More...

North Carolina Legislature ‘Power Grab’ Portends Trump-Style Corruption

The North Carolina state legislature has showed exactly what the nation can expect in the coming months from President-elect Trump and his power hungry, bible-toting, corporate-controlled cabinet. And it ain’t pretty. Just days after incumbent Republican Pat McCrory lost to Democratic challenger Roy Cooper, the Republican-controlled Senate, under the guise of “Disaster Relief,” quietly repealed a majority of the incoming governor’s powers.... Read More...

FBI Director Hung Out to Dry by Baseless Search Warrant for Clinton Emails

FBI Director James Comey’s bombshell letter upending Hillary Clinton’s election campaign not only violated Justice Department protocols, but was based on a search warrant that was baseless and possibly illegal, according to a lawyer who obtained the documents. Los Angeles lawyer Randy Schoenberg, who made the request, said he was “appalled” by the search warrant and the FBI’s actions.... Read More...