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  1. the law
    Judge Ellis Knows What He’s Doing in the Manafort TrialAnd rumors that the trial has Mueller on the ropes have been greatly exaggerated.
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    Paul Manafort’s First Trial Is a Sideshow. The Next One Won’t Be.The real action is already happening across the Potomac, where another Manafort trial is bound to be much more revealing.
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    In Kavanaugh, Trump Found Another Judge Who Will Kiss the RingHe proved it within minutes of being nominated.
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    Justice Kennedy Surrendered to Donald TrumpHis sorry final act in the term that just ended — caving to the Court’s right wing on key decisions — will loom large in Kennedy’s legacy.
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    It’s Donald Trump’s Supreme Court NowThe court’s decision upholding the president’s travel ban shows the that the conservative majority has no intention of standing up to him.
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    The Supreme Court Continues to Chip Away at Protections for Minority VotersThe conservative majority seems very comfortable being aggressive on this issue, as its decision on racial gerrymandering shows.
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    The Supreme Court Just Put a Ding in the Surveillance StateChief Justice Roberts broke from his fellow conservatives to make cell-phone location data less accessible to cops.
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    SCOTUS: Forget What We Said Before About Not Having to Pay Sales Tax OnlineThe court threw out ample recent precedent to rule that states can collect tax on internet buys.
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    On Obamacare, Jeff Sessions Is Standing Against the Rule of LawThe attorney general has made a strange and shocking choice: not to defend the Affordable Care Act in court.
  10. Justice Kennedy Has His Cake and Eats It Too in Gay Wedding CaseIn a much-watched civil rights case, Kennedy’s decision managed both to set down important markers while also avoiding the really big questions.
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    Why Michael Cohen and Michael Avenatti Both Had a Bad Day in CourtOne got beaten down by a federal judge for being a grandstander. The other seems more and more likely to face prosecution.
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    How a Federal Judge Is Laying Down the Law on Trump’s Twitter HabitsOne way to think of it is that she is — rather sneakily — giving him a test.
  13. the law
    Why the Supreme Court Just Opened the Doors to Legal Sports Betting in AmericaIt has a lot to do with the Tenth Amendment.
  14. The Supreme Court Will Make Trump Talk to Mueller If It Has ToIf Mueller’s effort to make Trump testify winds up before the court, expect SCOTUS to stick to the precedent set by United States v. Nixon.
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    In the Travel-Ban Case, Supreme Court Seems Ready to Let Trump Be TrumpA day of interesting hypotheticals — and comments from the bench that suggest the president will get a lot of latitude.
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    In the Bizarre Michael Cohen Courtroom Drama, Trump Doesn’t Hold Much SwayThe judge in Monday’s hearing treated the case like any other white-collar investigation involving shady lawyers and clients.
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    Robert Mueller May or May Not Go, But His Work Won’t Go AnywhereThe special counsel has constructed an investigation that is sabotage-proof in key ways.
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    FBI Raids Show the Investigation of Michael Cohen Is No ‘Witch Hunt’Despite what Trump thinks, federal investigators had to clear multiple hurdles to take such remarkable action, and Mueller didn’t orchestrate it.
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    Mueller (Quietly) Keeps Turning Up the HeatRecent court filings by the special counsel’s office in the Russia saga paint a picture very different than the one GOP critics are trying to sell.
  20. the law
    DMX Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Tax FraudBefore he faced the music, the judge played DMX’s hit “Slippin” upon request.
  21. the law
    Lawyer Who Lied to Bob Mueller May Have Blown Paul Manafort’s Russia CoverAlex van der Zwaan, a minor character targeted by Mueller’s investigation, could make history.
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    Trump Can Be Dragged Into Court for Defamation Case, Judge RulesFormer Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos is suing the president. It looks like he’ll have to show up in court.
  23. the law
    Robert Mueller Trains His Sights on the Trump OrganizationA new round of subpoenas suggest an expanding investigation.
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    The Newest Frontier in Jurisprudence Is Trump’s Twitter FeedInside a federal courtroom, the government made a potentially precedent-setting argument for letting a social-media jackass do his thing.
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    Rough Justice for Public UnionsIn a case key to the future of organized labor, swing Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy sounded like he’d already made up his mind.
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    The Second Amendment Is No Barrier to Stricter Gun LawsThe courts have found that even all-out bans on assault-style weapons are in harmony with the right to keep and bear arms.
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    The Supreme Court Would Be Crazy to Jump Into the DACA DisputeThe Supreme Court has an opportunity to weigh in on the future of DACA, but the justices should let Trump fix the mess he created.
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    Trump Ending DACA Was Never About the Law. A Federal Judge Noticed.The administration didn’t offer much legal justification for killing the program. Now a court has ordered that protections for Dreamers be restored.
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    Is the Judiciary Ready to Handle Harassment Charges?The case of Alex Kozinski, a top appellate judge who has been accused of making unwanted overtures to female clerks, will tell.
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    Anthony Kennedy Has a Lot of Thinking to DoThe Supreme Court case over a baker who wouldn’t sell to a gay couple will come down to him. His questions in the case suggest a conflicted man.
  31. the law
    Charging Flynn With Lying Shows That Mueller Is Still Only Getting StartedThe best — well, worst — is yet to come for the Trump administration.
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    David Boies Was America’s Top Litigator. Now He’s Known As Weinstein’s Lawyer.He was celebrated for taking on Microsoft, George W. Bush, and foes of gay marriage — then he hired spies to stop the Weinstein allegations.
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    Sessions Directed DOJ to ‘Evaluate’ GOP Calls for More Clinton InvestigationsHouse Judiciary Committee chair Robert Goodlatte has asked for a second special counsel to investigate various allegations involving Democrats.
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    Mueller Seems to Be Closing in on Flynn — and the Indictments Could Be ExplosiveReports of a $15 million kidnapping plot have only raised the stakes of the investigation for the Trump White House.
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    Mueller Quietly Dropped a Bombshell on Monday — and It Wasn’t About ManafortThe special counsel’s charging of a very minor player reveals a lot about the big picture.
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    Judge Rules That Trump Pardon Doesn’t Erase Joe Arpaio’s ConvictionShe said he escaped punishment, but that doesn’t “revise the historical facts.”
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    Trump Still Can’t Get His Travel Ban Past the CourtsA federal judge in Maryland joined a judge in Hawaii in blocking the revised ban, though he again went further and called it, in effect, a Muslim ban.
  38. the law
    Why the Manhattan District Attorney Let Harvey Weinstein WalkThis may be less about campaign donations, and more about the fear of going up against a deep-pocketed defendant in a high-profile sex-crime case.
  39. city politic
    Scandal-Plagued Cy Vance Suddenly Has a Write-in ChallengerMarc Fliedner, a Brooklyn civil rights lawyer, has been drafted by Liberal Twitter to take on the Manhattan DA in November. He’s ready.
  40. the law
    Manhattan DA’s Office Defends Decision Not to Charge Harvey Weinstein in 2015“While the recording is horrifying to listen to, what emerged from the audio was insufficient to prove a crime under New York law.”
  41. the law
    Mueller Wants Lots of White House Documents. Trump May Be Forced to Comply.Precedents set under Nixon and Clinton leave the president with few legal options when it comes to the Russia probe.
  42. the law
    Trump’s Cowardly Dodge on DACAThe president has again demonstrated that the rule of law is a nonconcern for his administration.
  43. the law
    Disowning Dreamers Would Be Donald Trump’s Worst Deal YetHe seems to be letting himself get hoodwinked by a meaningless threat.
  44. What Trump Should Tell Houston’s DreamersMore than 56,000 in the storm-ravaged city could be affected by the president’s policy change.
  45. A New Romance: Trump Has Made Progressives Fall in Love With FederalismProgressives have taken up a conservative principle as a shield against the federal government. But is it just a marriage of convenience?
  46. Mueller’s Grand Jury Means the Trump-Russia Probe Has Kicked Into High GearAny charges will take months to materialize, but impaneling a grand jury — which can issue subpoenas and compel witnesses to testify — is a big deal.
  47. Jeff Sessions Takes a Stand Against Protecting Gay WorkersThe Dept. of Justice’s new position is that federal civil-rights law doesn’t cover employees targeted by anti-gay bias
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    In Case You Had Doubts, Trump’s Military Trans Ban Is Grossly UnconstitutionalIt will collide head-on with the doctrine of animus — the legal principle guarding against singling out a group for harm.
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    Somebody Should Sue the Hell Out of Donald Trump If He Lets Obamacare CollapseRepublicans took Obama to court over the president’s duty to “take care that laws be faithfully executed.” Democrats should do the same.
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    Preet Bharara Has the Supreme Court to Thank for Letting Sheldon Silver Go FreeJohn Roberts set a very favorable precedent for the former State Assembly speaker, who was sent to jail for public corruption.
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