Stephanie Zable

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Stephanie Zable is a graduate of University of Michigan Law School and Johns Hopkins SAIS concentrating in strategic studies. Prior to law school, she lived in China for four years and spent a year traveling through Europe and Asia. She graduated from Oberlin College with a degree in math and politics.

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Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today’s Headlines and Commentary

President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is planning to travel to Ukraine to encourage the country’s president-elect to pursue investigations into the Mueller investigation and a transaction involving Joe Biden’s son, revealed the New York Times. The Times reported that the trip was part of an effort to discredit the Mueller investigation as well as undermine Biden’s presidential candidacy.

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

President Trump will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday to discuss a U.S.-Japanese trade deal, reported the New York Times. Key areas of discussion are expected to include the threatened U.S. tariffs on automobiles, a critical export for Japan, as well as U.S. access to the Japanese beef market. American farmers fear that U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal has left them at a competitive disadvantage.

Federal Law Enforcement

How Dimaya v. Sessions Has Affected Sentencing for Terrorism Convictions

In August, two convicted terrorists were released from prison unexpectedly early. The two originally received enhanced sentences under a statute that established mandatory minimum sentence extensions for the use of a firearm in conjunction with a violent felony, but the judge who released them held that the statute was unconstitutional under Sessions v. Dimaya, a case the Supreme Court decided in April.