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Injunction on Asylum Ban Applies Only in Ninth Circuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled on Friday that the injunction against the Trump administration's new asylum rule, which denies asylum to migrants who attempt to enter the U.S. along the southern border without first applying for asylum in a third country through which they traveled, is enforceable only within the Ninth Circuit. The order is available here and below. 

 

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Sen. McSally Proposes Domestic Terrorism Bill

Sen. Martha McSally has proposed a draft bill to make domestic terrorism a federal crime, following the recent mass shootings in Texas, Ohio and California. The bill would also require an annual report from the attorney general, the director of the FBI and the secretary of homeland security assessing the current domestic terrorism risk as well as providing an analysis of domestic terrorism incidents or attempted incidents.

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McGahn Case Related to Grand Jury Document Requests, Judiciary Committee Argues

The House Committee on the Judiciary filed a response to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s order to show reasoning for why the committee’s motion to compel former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before Congress should be designated as related to the committee’s efforts to obtain materials from a grand jury.

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Judge Vacates Trump Asylum Order

Judge Randolph Moss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated on Friday a presidential proclamation barring people who enter the country outside ports of entry from seeking asylum. The policy had been temporarily enjoined by a judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Northern California. The ruling is available here and below. 

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Trump Files Suit Against House Ways and Means Committee and New York State Officials

President Trump filed a lawsuit against the House Committee on Ways and Means, New York State’s attorney general and the state’s tax commissioner on Tuesday, to block the release of multiple years of his state tax returns. Trump filed this suit “in his capacity as a private citizen” after the Ways and Means Committee sued the Treasury Department for his tax returns.

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Unredacted Documents Released in Cohen Case

At the request of the district court, on July 17 the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York made public an unredacted status report and series of investigative materials relating to the Michael Cohen case. The documents, along with the district court’s order directing filing of the documents, can be read below. 

 

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D.C. Circuit Overrules District Court's Due Process Ruling in Qasim v. Trump

On Friday, the D.C. Circuit ruled in Qasim v. Trump that circuit precedent in Kiyemba v. Obama does not preclude Guantanamo detainees from claiming procedural due process violations. The ruling reverses the district court's ruling below and remands the case for consideration on the merits of the claim. The ruling is below.

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