Quinta Jurecic

Quinta Jurecic is the Managing Editor of Lawfare. She previously served as an editorial writer for the Washington Post and as Lawfare's associate editor.

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Detention

Document: Pentagon Inadvertently Recorded Phone Calls Between John Doe and Attorneys

The government has filed a notice with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Doe v. Mattis, informing the court that phone calls between Doe and his attorneys were inadvertently recorded by the Defense Department. The department writes that the one Pentagon employee who heard the phone calls has not discussed the contents with anyone and has been instructed not to do so. The contents of the calls have been downloaded to a CD, which will be shared with the ACLU and subsequently destroyed. The filing is available in full below.

Donald Trump

Document: Trump's Blocking of Critics on Twitter is Unconstitutional, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Rules

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has issued a declaratory judgment holding that President Trump's blocking of his critics on Twitter violates the First Amendment. The ruling is included in full below.

The Russia Connection

Oral Argument Summary: Cockrum v. Trump

On Thursday, lawyers for Roger Stone, the Trump campaign, and a handful of plaintiffs affiliated with the Democratic National Committee met in a federal courtroom to battle out the same question that everyone in American politics has been arguing over for the past year and a half: was there collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government?