Trump's efforts to ban transgender military service have been blocked by lower courts. Challengers asked the Supreme Court on Friday to keep it that way.
Chief Justice John Roberts put the matter on hold while the justices consider a request to halt enforcement of a document request linked to the special counsel's office.
The Supreme Court Rejected The Trump Administration's Request To Let It Enforce Its New Asylum Restriction
In a 5–4 ruling, Chief Justice John Roberts joined his more liberal colleagues in denying the Justice Department's stay request.
"Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease," according to a statement from the court.
Acting Attorney General Whitaker, Disregarding Ethics Advice, Won’t Recuse Himself From The Mueller Probe
Senate leaders were informed of the decision on Thursday in a letter obtained by BuzzFeed News.
The June change made it more difficult for those facing domestic or gang-related violence at home to advance asylum claims in the US.
"[T]he government is simply wrong."
The indictment provides the most detailed account to date of Turkish efforts to persuade the US to extradite Fethullah Gulen, a longtime rival of Turkey’s president.
The Justice Department heads back to the justices.
Whitaker's installation at the Justice Department has been painted as another Trump effort to influence investigations against him and his campaign. But it would not have been possible without changes in law pushed by Democrats.
The sentencing memo that special counsel Robert Mueller filed in Michael Cohen’s case said a lot about his ongoing Russia investigation.
Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former longtime lawyer, has pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges and is seeking to avoid prison.
The Justice Department Still Hasn't Told The Government Accountability Office That Jeff Sessions Quit
Federal law requires the vacancy and any acting appointment to be reported "immediately" to the Government Accountability Office. A month after the shakeup at the Department of Justice, the GAO hasn't been informed.
The Supreme Court Is Wrestling With Whether States And Feds Can Prosecute A Person For The Same Crime
The case challenges the longstanding rule that separate state and federal prosecutions do not violate the Constitution's ban on double jeopardy.
The Trump Administration Just Asked The Supreme Court To Let It Enforce Its Transgender Military Ban
Courts have been skeptical of the administration’s attempts to bar transgender people from serving in the military.
"We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges," Roberts said. Trump, in response, took to Twitter to fight back.
A long time coming — but it’s not yet clear whether Mueller will seek further questioning of Trump.
President Trump announced Whitaker’s appointment as acting attorney general in a tweet. That’s all the paperwork that’s been released.
“Because Whitaker’s appointment does not satisfy the Appointments Clause, it is unlawful, and he cannot serve as Acting Attorney General,” the lawyers wrote.
The Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments Over What Evidence Can Be Used In The Census Citizenship Question Case
If the Justice Department is successful in its arguments, those challenging the actions of other agencies could face limits on how they can make their case.