Podcast: President Trump’s deepening legal troubles

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Politics |    December 12, 2018 |    |   24 Hits

President Trump’s legal issues continue to mount, including whether he violated campaign finance laws when he allegedly directed his attorney, Micheal Cohen, to pay hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels. In this podcast from NPR, Steve Inskeep talks to … Continue reading

Video: Toobin says Trump should be nervous after Flynn’s sentencing recommendation

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Politics |    December 5, 2018 |    |   30 Hits

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin says Robert Mueller’s recommendation that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn serve no prison time in exchange for his cooperation should send a signal to President Trump. And that signal is that it’s time to … Continue reading

Toobin: Cohen’s guilty plea has legal perils for Trump

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Politics |    November 30, 2018 |    |   36 Hits

Now that President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress, what kind of legal trouble does that mean for the president? Writing in The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin outlines how Cohen’s plea explains … Continue reading

The press and the president

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Politics |    November 13, 2018 |    |   66 Hits

CNN has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for revoking the press credentials of Jim Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent. The Washington Post lays out CNN’s legal argument, and points out that the lawsuit is causing the White … Continue reading

National Civil Rights Group Condemns Justice Department’s Election Monitoring Plan

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Politics |    November 5, 2018 |    |   84 Hits

The Justice Department “Has Been and Remains Silent on Widespread Voter Suppression”   WASHINGTON, D.C. –The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law issued the following statement in response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s latest announcement regarding plans for the deployment of … Continue reading

Podcast: Election law and gerrymandering

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Politics |    October 26, 2018 |    |   83 Hits

With the midterm elections coming in November, a lot of attention is being paid to election law. In this edition of the Planet Lex podcast from Legal Talk Network, host Jim Speta talks to law school professor Michael Kang about a … Continue reading

Podcast: How the legal community is reacting to the Senate vote on Kavanaugh

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Politics |    October 5, 2018 |    |   141 Hits

At this point, more than 1,700 law professors have signed a petition saying Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh lacks the temperament and judicial restraint necessary to sit on the high court. Kavanaugh’s nomination has not only divided the country; it … Continue reading

Video: CNN analyst Jeffrey Toobin criticizes Trump comments on the ‘poor plight of white men’

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Politics |    October 2, 2018 |    |   121 Hits

CNN analyst and author Jeffrey Toobin says Donald Trump, Jr.’s comments about the “poor plight of white men” is “garbage. “If you sexually assault someone in high school, your life should be ruined,” Toobin added. “You life should be pursued. … Continue reading

Video: Ford’s lawyer explains why she wants an FBI investigation of Kavanaugh

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Politics |    September 19, 2018 |    |   114 Hits

The attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, says she wants the FBI to investigate the charges before she’ll testify to Congress. She told CNN’s Anderson … Continue reading

The trouble with Kavanaugh

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Politics |    September 18, 2018 |    |   134 Hits

President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has reached a barrier that may not be surmountable: A college professor is accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assaulting her while they were teenagers. Some analyses at The Week offer insight … Continue reading