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Dylann Roof Wants to Fire His ‘Biological Enemies’: His Lawyers

September 19, 2017 |

Dylann Roof, the convicted white supremacist murderer of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, SC, wants to dismiss and replace his legal team because they are his “political and biological enemies,” he says in a handwritten letter filed with the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals Monday. Roof, who’s appealing his…
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Advice to Trump Lawyers: Keep Voices Down at Lunch

September 18, 2017 |

The New York Times has a front-page story Monday detailing the friction among attorneys on President Trump’s legal team over how fully to cooperate with Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Also interesting, however, is how the newspaper got the scoop: It seems that reporter Kenneth Vogel went to lunch at a…
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Lawyers: Weiner’s Teen Sexting Victim Wanted to Sway Election

September 14, 2017 |

Disgraced ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner is no predator and should be spared prison at his sentencing for sexting with a North Carolina teen who dreamed of affecting the US presidential election, his lawyers told a judge on Wednesday. Per the AP , the submission in Manhattan federal court referenced “Anthony’s…
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Some Trump Lawyers Wanted Kushner Out

September 12, 2017 |

Some of President Donald Trump’s lawyers concluded that Jared Kushner should step down as senior White House adviser because of possible legal complications related to the Russia election probe and aired concerns about him to the president.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Kushner Should Resign, Lawyers Reportedly Told Trump

September 12, 2017 |

Members of President Trump’s legal team recommended Jared Kushner step down as senior White House adviser over his contacts with Russian officials, reports the Wall Street Journal . Citing multiple sources, the Journal reports the recommendation was based on Kushner’s close relationship with Trump and his meetings with the Russian ambassador…
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Trump Communications Chief Hope Hicks Lawyers Up

September 9, 2017 |

Robert Mueller has provided the White House with a list that no Trump staffer wants to be on: those he might interview as part of his ever-widening Russia investigation. The Washington Post reports that the list has six people for now, including the familiar ones of former chief of staff…
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Trump Lawyers Say Probe of Comey Firing Shouldn’t Target President

September 1, 2017 |

Lawyers for Donald Trump have met several times with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in recent months and submitted memos arguing that the president didn’t obstruct justice by firing former FBI chief James Comey and calling into question Mr. Comey’s reliability as a potential witness.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Lawyers Seek Another $1 Billion From GM Over Ignition-Switch Defect

August 12, 2017 |

Lawyers are alleging that General Motors is on the hook for an additional $ 1 billion to address claims stemming from faulty ignition switches, a move the car maker has called “ridiculous.”
WSJ.com: US Business

Lawyers Hope to Do to Opioid Makers What They Did to Big Tobacco

July 24, 2017 |

Mike Moore, a pioneer of the cigarette litigation of the 1990s, is encouraging states to sue drug companies over the painkiller epidemic.
WSJ.com: US Business