Writing for the majority, Roberts again rejected Trump’s maximalist argument that his records were protected from disclosure to Congress absent a clear showing of legitimate legislative interest in them. In particular, Roberts pointed out that the records in question were not official documents that could be shielded by claims of executive privilege. But he also concluded that the district and circuit courts that ruled in favor of the congressional subpoenas had inadequately addressed “separation of powers” concerns raised by Trump’s lawyers. So the effect was to start the litigation all over under the new balancing test Roberts announced, as SCOTUSblog analyst Amy Howe explained: … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Gives Trump Legal Loss, Tactical Win in Tax Cases
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Asked how his talks with Sen. Patrick LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyData shows seven Senate Democrats have majority non-white staffs Senate panel advances bill targeting online child sexual abuse Overnight Defense: Navy won't reinstate fired captain | Dems probe use of federal officers in DC | Air Force appoints woman as top noncommissioned officer MORE (Vt.), the top Democrat on the panel, were going, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard ShelbyRichard Craig ShelbyDemocrats sidestep budget deal by seeking 0B in emergency spending Fights over police reform, COVID-19 delay Senate appropriations markups Trump's push for major infrastructure bill faces GOP opposition MORE (R-Ala.), said “slowly.” … [Read more...] about Finger-pointing, gridlock spark frustration in Senate
"Christopher Columbus is a deeply polarizing historical figure given the deadly impact his arrival in this hemisphere had on indigenous populations," Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Assembly Rules Chair Ken Cooley said in a statement. "The continued presence of this statue in California's Capitol, where it has been since 1883, is completely out of place today. It will be removed." … [Read more...] about What happens to Confederate statues after they’re removed?
The department told the DC Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday that Stone, 67, hasn't given any legal reasons why he should be treated differently from other convicted felons or kept out of prison at this time. Stone had claimed he had an exceptional situation because his age put him at risk of death from coronavirus in prison. … [Read more...] about Justice Department supports Roger Stone going to prison on Tuesday
BERLIN (AP) – The European Union’s highest court ruled Thursday that buyers of Volkswagen cars fitted with software installed to cheat diesel emissions tests can sue the automaker in the country where they bought the car rather than seeking damages in Germany. … [Read more...] about Dieselgate: EU Court Rules Volkswagen Customers Can Sue More Easily