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First-time judge appointed by Trump issues his very first opinion. It’s a doozy. | LIBERAL.GUIDE

Judge James Ho has been a federal judge for only a few months. Until Wednesday, he had never handed down a judicial opinion in his life. But the Trump appointee’s very first opinion, a dissent calling for a sweeping assault on campaign contribution limits, is a doozy. More than just an ideologically radical opinion, Judge Ho’s dissent from the full United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth…

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Kris Kobach held in contempt of court for disobeying judge’s orders

A federal judge ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach held in contempt of court on Wednesday for disobeying her orders in a lawsuit over the state’s voter registration laws. Kobach failed to send Kansas residents postcards confirming their registration status, as U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson had ordered. Prior to the November 2016 elections, Kobach had promised Robinson that he would…

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Kris Kobach held in contempt of court for disobeying judge’s orders


Judge in Trump Atty. Case Officiated Wedding of President’s Fiercest Enemy at His Estate

The extensive media coverage of the federal case against President Donald Trump’s personal attorney has largely failed to mention that the judge presiding over the matter is chummy with one of Trump’s fiercest and most vocal enemies. How cozy? The senior judge, Kimba Wood of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Read the full post The post Judge in Trump Atty. Case…

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Judge in Trump Atty. Case Officiated Wedding of President’s Fiercest Enemy at His Estate


FEMA wants Congress to make flood insurance more affordable | LIBERAL.GUIDE

In an unprecedented move, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is asking Congress to make national flood insurance more affordable, in a new report released Tuesday. People “face critical tradeoffs between purchasing flood insurance and basic necessities,” the report states. As FEMA described in its press release, the study “suggests that both policyholders and non-policyholders with the…

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FEMA wants Congress to make flood insurance more affordable | LIBERAL.GUIDE


Happy Tax Day! Here’s what the GOP tax bill won’t do for middle class families

Across the country, thousands of individuals and families are hurriedly filing their federal tax returns to meet the April 17 deadline. As President Donald Trump addressed a crowd in Hialeah, Florida on Monday, he reminded Americans that this is the last year they will have to file one of those “long, complicated, horrible return[s].” But that isn’t necessarily true. There are a number of promises…

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Cohen defies court order, refuses to release names of his clients | LIBERAL.GUIDE

On Friday, a federal judge ordered Michael Cohen to turn over a list of his clients to the court by 10 a.m. The judge, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood, said she would make the list public since the identities of clients, in most instances, are not protected by attorney-client privilege. Cohen’s clientele became an issue after the government raided his home, hotel room, and office on April 9th. At…

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Michael Cohen’s Catch 22 | LIBERAL.GUIDE

A federal judge has ordered Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime personal attorney and “fixer,” to turn over his list of clients by Monday at 10 a.m. The list, the judge says, will be made public. For Cohen, this is a major problem. The request comes after Cohen’s home, hotel room, and office were raided by F.B.I. agents on April 9. The raid came after the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern…

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Federal judge shuts down Trump’s ‘new’ transgender military ban | LIBERAL.GUIDE

A federal court in Seattle in a ruling on Friday shut down President Trump’s “new” ban on transgender people serving in the military, which was issued by his administration last month. Trump had claimed that the old ban was revoked and replaced with the new one, but U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman rejected this distinction, noting that the new documents “do not substantively rescind or revoke…

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Trump Judicial Nominee Isn’t Sure She Agrees With Desegregation

A federal judicial nominee on Wednesday refused to say whether she agrees with the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision that ruled “separate but equal” schools are unconstitutional when grilled during her Senate confirmation hearing. “Do you believe that Brown v. Board of Education was correctly decided?” Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) asked Trump judicial nominee Wendy Vitter.

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Three Found Guilty in Fatal Fentanyl Conspiracy Case

A federal jury in Nashville, Tennessee, found three men guilty of participating a fentanyl distribution conspiracy based in Madison during an 8-days trial.. The men are now waiting for their prison sentences alongside another five co-conspirators who had previously pleaded guilty to their roles in the fatal distribution conspiracy. The charges carry mandatory minimum prison sentences of 20 years.

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