On Wednesday, President Donald Trump issued the following statement revoking former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance. The full statement is below:
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Document: Judge Tatel Issues Extended Concurrence in D.C. Circuit’s Denial of En Banc Habeas Hearing
On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit denied a motion for an initial en banc hearing in Qassim v. Trump. Judge David Tatel issued an extended concurrence, questioning the Circuit Court’s adherence to habeas precedent. The full order, with the concurrence, is below.
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The Pentagon is considering a new system for awarding contracts to defense manufacturers, reports the Washington Post. The approach would incentivize greater supply-chain security.
On Monday, Judge Dabney Friedrich of the the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled against a motion challenging the constitutionality of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment. The full order is below:
How a Republican operative’s efforts to find 33,000 emails may have intersected with Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election.
Some media outlets—and Butina’s defense attorney—say the Russian national is accused of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act. They’re wrong.
The court is holding accused Russian agent Maria Butina without bail.