Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today’s Headlines and Commentary

By Scott Harman
Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 12:12 PM

The House Judiciary Committee opened a sweeping investigation into possible corruption and obstruction of justice, demanding documents from more than 80 of the president’s family members, associates and political allies, reports the Washington Post.

Chinese electronics manufacturer Huawei is preparing to sue the federal government for barring federal agencies from using the company’s products, details the New York Times.

The White House has urged Senate Republicans to refrain from criticizing President Trump and reject a resolution terminating the emergency that President Trump declared on the southern border, reports the Post.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller informed Judge Amy Berman Jackson that Roger Stone may have violated the judge’s gag order by posting a photo on Instagram with the caption “who framed Roger Stone,” details Politico.

The National Security Agency is considering ending a program that analyzes domestic cell phone metadata to identify links to suspected terrorists, reports the Wall Street Journal.

ICYMI: Yesterday on Lawfare

Keith Whittington evaluated the cases in which impeachment, as opposed to other political remedies, is the appropriate response to a president’s misconduct.

Ryan Scoville examined how legal scholars use the Freedom of Information Act for their research..

Stewart Baker shared the latest episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast, in which Baker and his guests discuss efforts to combat fake news, Cyber Command’s takedown of a Russian troll farm during 2018 midterms, and more.

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