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...]

Klayman Has a Lawsuit Dismissed. Film at 11.

BREAKING NEWS! SHOCKER! Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, has had a lawsuit he filed against Hillary Clinton over Benghazi dismissed. In related news, it was a day that ended in Y. Stop me if you've heard this one before. … [Read more...]

Jones Forced to Apologize to Avoid Another Lawsuit

For the second time in the last couple months, Alex Jones has been forced to apologize and retract one of his conspiracy theories in order to avoid being taken to court for defamation. This time it involved the suit filed by the owner of Chobani Yogurt. … [Read more...]

The Trump Tapes?

You would think that the last thing Donald Trump would want at this point is to create more comparisons to Richard Nixon, but he did just that by issuing a thinly veiled threat on Twitter to fired FBI Director James Comey, suggesting that he may have tapes of their conversations. … [Read more...]

Trump Using State Secrets Privilege to Protect CIA Appointee

When Trump nominated Gina Haspel as the Deputy Director of the CIA, it raised eyebrows because of her long history of running some of the agency's most notorious black sites where torture was used. Now the Trump administration is using the State Secrets Privilege to keep her from testifying in a civil suit about those sites. … [Read more...]