Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Lev Sugarman
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 1:39 PM

A federal judge denied a request from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to reveal the name of the foreign firm that refused to comply with a grand jury subpoena issued by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Politico reports.

Former military and intelligence officials filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration arguing that the government’s system for reviewing former officials’ writings prior to publication unconstitutionally limits free speech, according to the New York Times.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party lost elections in the major strongholds of Istanbul and Ankara, and saying it will challenge the results, the New York Time details.

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Amanda Sloat analyzed the most recent Brexit developments in her ongoing series on Britain’s departure from the EU.

Mikhaila Fogel shared a House Oversight Committee memo on its interview with White House security clearance whistleblower Tricia Newbold, along with a a letter from Chairman Cummings (D-Md.) to the White House Counsel.

Mieke Eoyang, Ben Freeman, Ryan Pougiales and Benjamin Wittes shared results from their polling project showing changes in public opinion on the Mueller investigation following Barr’s letter describing its conclusions.

Fogel shared an application filed by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press seeking the public release of grand jury material used in the Mueller report.

Lev Sugarman shared a Justice Department Inspector General report on the DEA’s use of administrative subpoenas for bulk data collection in drug investigations.

Sugarman also posted a Justice Department Inspector General report on the FBI program for notifying victims of cyber intrusions.

Stewart Baker shared a new episode of the Cyberlaw Podcast on the North Korean embassy break-in, the government’s housing discrimination suit against Facebook and more.

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