A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland granted a preliminary injunction against a Sept. 2019 executive order that, as the judge described, effectively "gives individual States and Local Governments veto power over resettlement." The judge argued that the plaintiffs are "clearly likely to succeed" on the merits of their suit and that "they have also shown that they will be irreparably harmed" if the order and a corresponding funding notice get implemented.
Jacob Schulz is an associate editor at Lawfare and a research assistant at the Brookings Institution. He earned a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Amherst College in Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought and French. He wrote his senior thesis about drone warfare and legal theory.
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The three committees managing the House Impeachment inquiry transmitted new evidence to the House Judiciary Committee to be included in the record sent to the Senate. The new material was provided by Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani. The evidence, along with the House letter that accompanied the transmission, can be found below.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) has introduced a Senate resolution under the War Powers Resolution directing "the President to remove United States Armed Forces from hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran or any part of its government or military" within 30 days of the enactment of the resolution.
A judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a suit from former Deputy National Security Advisor Charles Kupperman seeking guidance on whether to comply with a congressional subpoena for his testimony in the impeachment inquiry. The judge held that intervening events, including the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence's withdrawal of its subpoena to Kupperman, have rendered the suit moot. The opinion can be found here and below.
An unsealed federal criminal complaint alleges that Grafton Thomas used a machete to target those who were "easily identifiable as adherents to the Jewish faith" and charges Thomas with federal hate crimes. On Saturday night, five were stabbed at a Chanukkah celebration in a predominately Hasidic Jewish community in Rockland County, New York.
A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled that the government can collect the proceeds from Edward Snowden's new book because the book contains disclosures that violate Secrecy Agreements that Snowden had signed with the CIA and the NSA. The ruling can be found here and below.