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Trump’s EPA to Curb Legal Settlements With Environmentalists

Trump’s EPA to Curb Legal Settlements With Environmentalists

By Jennifer A. Dlouhy, Bloomberg News The Trump administration moved Monday to curb settlements with conservationists and industry, instead vowing to fight cases designed to force the Environmental Protection Agency to take action. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said he is ending a “sue- and-settle” practice that has resulted in closed-door agreements committing the agency to

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Trump Asks Judge to Toss Out ACLU Suit Over Trans Soldier Ban

By Erik Larson, Bloomberg News The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit over the government’s planned ban on transgender military personnel, arguing the case by the American Civil Liberties Union is premature because new rules prohibiting their service haven’t taken effect. The suit by the ACLU and six transgender

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Trump Administration Asks High Court to Drop Travel-Ban Case

By Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News President Donald Trump’s administration told the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday it should dismiss its pending case over the president’s travel ban, an action that would let lower courts take the first look at the most recent version. In a letter filed at the court’s request, the administration said two appeals

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Trump Administration Sued Over Phone Searches at U.S. Border 

By Erik Larson, Bloomberg News The Trump administration is increasingly allowing federal border agents to seize and search — sometimes violently — the mobile phones and laptops of thousands of U.S. citizens and lawful immigrants as they enter the country, two advocacy groups said in a lawsuit. The searches at airports and at the Canadian border are

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Covington Joins ACLU in Latest Suit Against Trump Administration

Lawyers at Covington & Burling have joined the American Civil Liberties Union in the latest lawsuit against the Trump administration, challenging the President’s recent decision to ban transgender men and women from serving in the armed forces. Covington previously supported the ACLU in its efforts to end a longstanding ban on transgender service members. That

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White House Sued by ACLU Over Transgender Soldiers Ban

By Erik Larson, Bloomberg News U.S. President Donald Trump has been sued again over his plan to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military, setting the stage for another bruising court battle over a directive from the White House. The lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union, filed Monday in federal court in Maryland,

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Mueller Uses Classic Prosecution Playbook Despite Trump Warnings

By Chris Strohm, Bloomberg News The former FBI director leading the probe into the Trump campaign’s possible ties to Russia is taking a page from the playbook federal prosecutors have used for decades in criminal investigations, from white-collar fraud to mob racketeering: Follow the money. Start small and work up. See who will “flip” and

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Trump Ready to Shake Things Up as Russia Investigations Grind On

By Jennifer Jacobs, Justin Sink and Ros Krasny, Bloomberg News President Donald Trump is planning to shake up his legal team and is also evaluating options for his communications shop as the FBI and congressional investigations into his campaign’s possible ties to Russia heat up. The president’s long-time attorney, Marc Kasowitz, will likely be eased


Trump Picks Lawyer to Lead U.S Agency Crippled Without a Quorum

By Catherine Traywick, Bloomberg News President Donald Trump named attorney Kevin McIntyre as his pick for chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, paving the way for the agency to regain its authority to rule on natural gas pipelines and contested utility mergers. McIntyre, co-head of Jones Day’s global energy practice, would take the reins

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Trump to Nominate Big Law and Government Lawyer for Labor Board Spots

By Josh Eidelson, Chris Opfer and Ben Penn, Bloomberg BNA The Trump Administration has submitted attorneys Marvin Kaplan and William Emanuel for FBI background checks, and it plans to nominate them by June to fill the two vacant slots on the National Labor Relations Board, sources briefed on White House plans confirmed to Bloomberg today.