Trump University Case May Not Be Over Yet

Donald Trump probably thought he was out from under that fraud suit over his scam Trump "University" when he settled for $25 million (while declaring that he never settles because he always wins), but the case may not be over yet. One woman wants to pursue her own case outside that class action settlement. … [Read more...]

Sekulow Wants a Grand Jury to Investigate Comey for Leaking

New Trump mouthpiece Jay Sekulow went on the air with old Trump mouthpiece -- and I mean that in more ways than one -- Sean Hannity and demanded that a grand jury be impaneled to investigate former FBI Director James Comey for leaking his own memos to the press. … [Read more...]

Meet One of Trump’s New Judicial Nominees

A lawyer named John Kenneth Bush has been nominated by Trump for a spot on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes Michigan, and he has a long track record of quoting fake news and making outrageous claims in a blog he wrote under a pseudonym. … [Read more...]

Why Pence Lawyering Up Matters

Vice President Mike Pence has hired a private lawyer to represent him in the ongoing Russia investigations, which is a smart move on his part. And as Politico notes, this sends a message to the White House staff that they should ignore Trump's private lawyer, Marc Kasowitz. … [Read more...]

Trump’s Lawyer is As Clueless as Him

The private lawyer that Trump is using to represent him in the Russia matters, the same pitbull New York lawyer he has long used for real estate matters, seems to be every bit as in over his head as Trump himself seems to be in the White House. And he's giving some really bad advice to people who aren't his clients. … [Read more...]

SCOTUS Unanimously Limits Asset Forfeiture. Kind Of.

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in a case involving civil asset forfeiture this week, but it doesn't really do all that much to limit the use of that blatantly unconstitutional tactic. The facts of this case were very clear and very limited, so it will take future cases to see if it's expanded on. … [Read more...]

Gianforte Reaches Settlement for Assaulting Reporter

Greg Gianforte, an extreme far-right theocrat who was arrested for physically assaulting a reporter the night before a special election in Montana, has reached a civil settlement in which he apologized to the reporter and made a donation to a charity. … [Read more...]

Lively Lawsuit is Dismissed

With all the bashing of deranged anti-gay bigot Scott Lively that I've done, I've written very little, perhaps nothing, about the big lawsuit filed against him in this country for his role in fostering the anti-gay law in Uganda because I thought it had little chance of succeeding. It's now been dismissed. … [Read more...]

Top Law Firms Refused to Represent Trump

Donald Trump recently retained private counsel for the Russia investigation, which is pretty routine for a presidential scandal. He hired one of his old attack dog lawyers from New York. But he had to hire him because the top DC lawyers turned him down. … [Read more...]

Sessions Offered to Resign Over Tensions with Trump

Things have gotten so tense between Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions that the AG offered to resign his position, which Trump did not accept. But it does make you wonder how long Sessions is going to be around given the circumstances. … [Read more...]

Conway’s Husband Throws Shade at Trump

One of the weirdest things about Trump's rage tweeting over the London terror attack this weekend was that he seemed to think that the DOJ -- which he controls, mind you -- had somehow screwed up his travel ban. He criticized them for watering down his original executive order: … [Read more...]

Will Trump Try to Block Comey’s Testimony?

Former FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify next week before the Senate Intelligence Committee in its investigation of Russian interference in the election and possible Trump campaign collusion with them, but Trump could try to block him from doing so by invoking executive privilege. … [Read more...]