Trump Trying to Find Ways to Delegitimize Mueller

Both the Washington Post and the New York Times are reporting that Trump and his attorneys are searching for anything they can find to cast aspersions on Special Counsel Robert Mueller and undermine his investigation, particularly alleged conflicts of interest. … [Read more...]

Lawyers for Abortion Video Fakers Held in Contempt

The attorneys for David Daleiden, the guy behind those deceptively edited videos that falsely purported to show Planned Parenthood selling fetal body parts, have been held in contempt of court for violating a judge's order not to disseminate any more of those videos. … [Read more...]

Trump Lawyer: Calling Women Liars is ‘Hyperbole’

One of the lawsuits Donald Trump is facing is from a former Apprentice contestant accusing him of sexual harassment. That suit was filed after the infamous Inside Edition tape came out last year. His attorney is arguing that he didn't defame the plaintiff when he called her a liar because that's just "hyperbole." … [Read more...]

Klayman Demands Ginsburg Recusal

Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, has a new project. He's calling it the Judicial Selection Task Force and he's using it to publicly advocate for Justice Ginsburg to recuse herself from the case on Trump's travel ban because she said critical things about him last year. … [Read more...]

Court Prevents Trump from Suspending Clean Air Rule

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Monday blocked the Trump administration's attempts to suspend new rules from the Obama administration that protected against the release of methane and other gases. … [Read more...]

Canada Has ‘Sovereign Citizens’ Too

I was surprised to find out the other day that Canada has "sovereign citizens" within their borders too. I would have thought they were confined to the American right wing, but no. A judge who dealt with one of them wrote a very long analysis of their ridiculous legal tactics, based on a case he handled. … [Read more...]

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...]