US Politics in Trump era Public date: 29.08.2019 01:16:39

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25 Apr 2019

Trump Vows Stonewall of ‘All’ House Subpoenas

The Trump administration escalated its defiance of Congress on Wednesday, as the Justice Department refused to let an official testify on Capitol Hill and President Trump vowed to fight what he called a “ridiculous” subpoena ordering a former top aide to appear before lawmakers. “We’re fighting all the subpoenas,” Mr. Trump told reporters outside the White House. “These aren’t, like, impartial people. The Democrats are trying to win 2020.”
The Trump administration escalated its defiance of Congress on Wednesday, as the Justice Department refused to let an...

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9 Nov 2018

Acting Attorney General Once Declared Courts ‘Inferior’ and Criticized Supreme Court’s Power

Laurence Tribe, a Harvard Law School constitutional law professor, said that Mr. Whitaker’s expressed views of the Constitution and the role of the courts “are extreme and the overall picture he presents would have virtually no scholarly support” and would be “destabilizing” to society if he used the power of the attorney general to advance them.
Laurence Tribe, a Harvard Law School constitutional law professor, said that Mr. Whitaker’s expressed views of the...

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22 May 2018

By Demanding an Investigation, Trump Challenged a Constraint on His Power

When President Trump publicly demanded that the Justice Department open an investigation into the F.B.I.’s scrutiny of his campaign contacts  with Russia, he inched further toward breaching an established  constraint on executive power: The White House does not make decisions about individual law enforcement investigations.
When President Trump publicly demanded that the Justice Department open an investigation into the F.B.I.’s...

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2 Aug 2017

Justice Dept. to Take On Affirmative Action in College Admissions

The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward investigating and suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants, according to a document obtained by The New York Times.
The Trump administration is preparing to redirect resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division toward...

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15 Mar 2017

Neil Gorsuch Has Web of Ties to Secretive Billionaire

Mr. Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, represented the mogul Philip F. Anschutz as an outside counsel and has links to other executives at his companies. In 2006, Mr. Anschutz successfully lobbied Colorado’s lone Republican senator and the Bush administration to nominate Judge Gorsuch to the federal appeals court. And since joining the court, Judge Gorsuch has been a semiregular speaker at the mogul’s annual dove-hunting retreats for the wealthy and politically prominent at his 60-square-mile Eagles Nest Ranch.
Mr. Gorsuch, President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, represented the mogul Philip F. Anschutz as an outside counsel and...

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11 Mar 2017

Trump Abruptly Orders 46 Obama-Era Prosecutors to Resign

The Trump administration moved on Friday to sweep away most of the remaining vestiges of Obama administration prosecutors at the Justice Department, ordering 46 holdover United States attorneys to tender their  resignations immediately — including Preet Bharara, the United States  attorney in Manhattan.
The Trump administration moved on Friday to sweep away most of the remaining vestiges of Obama administration...

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30 Nov 2016

Trump Calls for Revoking Flag Burners’ Citizenship. Court Rulings Forbid It.

Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, politicians have periodically announced with fanfare that they would introduce a bill to strip the citizenship of Americans accused of terrorism. The idea tends to attract brief attention, but fades away, in part because the Supreme Court long ago ruled that the Constitution does not permit the government to take a person’s citizenship against his or her will.
Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, politicians have periodically announced with fanfare that they...

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