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Document: D.C. Circuit Vacates Orders of Nashiri Judge

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday issued its opinion in In Re: Abd al-Rahim Muhammed al-Nashiri. The court held that Col. Vance Spath, the judge in the al-Nashiri case, should have been disqualified from his position while seeking a job as an immigration judge with the U.S. Department of Justice. The court vacated every order Spath has issued since Nov.

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Documents: House Request for Trump-Putin Meeting Information and White House Response

On March 4, the chairmen of the House committees on Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Reform sent a request to acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney for information regarding a Washington Post report that President Trump sought to conceal notes of interpreters and linguists following meetings with Russian Presi

Transgender Servicemembers

Document: Judge Clarifies Preliminary Injunction of Transgender Service Ban

On March 19, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia clarified in a filing that the court's nationwide preliminary injuction of President Trump's transgender service ban remains in effect, in response to the Defense Department's announcement that it would begin enforcing the policy in April. The notice is available in full here and below.

Detention & Guantanamo

Document: Habeas Petition of Guantanamo Detainee Denied

In an opinion signed on Jan. 28 and released in redacted form on Mar. 15, Judge Royce C. Lambeth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied a petition for a writ of habeas corpus from Abdulsalam Ali Abdulrahman al-Hela, a Yemeni citizen captured in Afghanistan in 2002 and detained at Guantanmo Bay since 2004. The full opinion is available here and below.

 

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Document: Materials Related to Michael Cohen Search Warrant

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York released affidavits and search warrants for the case against President Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen. Judge William Pauley III of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York had ordered the release of the partially redacted documents, available below. 

 

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Immigration

Document: Pentagon Provides List of Projects Potentially Delayed for Border Wall Funding

On Monday, the office of Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) released a fact sheet provided by the Department of Defense listing all potential military projects from which funding could be diverted, pursuant to the military construction authorities outlined in President Trump's national emergency declaration, to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The fact sheet is available here and below.

The Russia Connection

Document: Transcript of Peter Strzok House Judiciary Committee Interview

House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the transcript of former Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI Counterintelligence Division Peter Strzok's interview with the House Judiciary Committee. The interview took place on June 27, 2018. The transcript is available in full here and below.

 

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Document: Manhattan District Attorney Indictment of Paul Manafort

On Wednesday, the New York County District Attorney announced a sixteen-count indictment alleging Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, committed offenses relating to residential mortgage fraud and and other financial crimes. The full indictment is provided here and below.

 

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