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Judge's decision may shine light on secret Trump-Putin meeting notes

Judge's decision may shine light on secret Trump-Putin meeting notesA district court judge in Washington, D.C. has ordered administration lawyers to explain why, for more than two years, the White House has refused to turn over to the State Department an interpreter’s notes from a meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. 



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The Justice Department is fighting a judge's order to turn over grand jury evidence from the Mueller investigation to Congress

The Justice Department is fighting a judge's order to turn over grand jury evidence from the Mueller investigation to CongressAs expected, the Justice Department is appealing a federal judge's order that the department must hand over previously withheld grand jury evidence from former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into 2016 Russian election interference by Oct. 30, as the House conducts its impeachment inquiry.Additionally, the department asked Monday for a stay of the order until a federal appeals court reviews the case. The department argued that if the grand jury testimony is released to the House Judiciary Committee, it "cannot be recalled, and the confidentiality of the grand jury information will be lost for all time."> The Justice Department also asks for a stay of the order in part because the House could, with a simple majority vote, decide to publicize the grand jury materials. pic.twitter.com/ClRqIObbRK> > — Todd Ruger (@ToddRuger) October 28, 2019This wasn't a surprise to most observers, though it has been argued that the White House may be overreaching. > Predictable. But, inconsistent. If a president can't be indicted, because the only remedy for abuse committed by him is impeachment, then it must be the case that Congress is entitled to access to investigative materials for use in impeachment. t.co/zYJN98aMDM> > — Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) October 28, 2019Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell initially ruled Friday that the Justice Department was required to produce the material because it could contain evidence that affects the impeachment inquiry. In her ruling, she noted the White House's refusal to comply with the investigation only strengthened the Democrats' impeachment arguments.



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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held in civil contempt for violating judge's order on student loan collection

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos held in civil contempt for violating judge's order on student loan collectionThe Department of Education had been ordered to stop collecting on federal loans of students who attended Corinthian College, which closed in 2015.



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Trump appeals U.S. judge's border wall funding ruling

Trump appeals U.S. judge's border wall funding rulingU.S. Department of Justice lawyers said in a court filing that they were formally appealing Friday’s ruling to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. “[W]e’re immediately appealing it, and we think we’ll win the appeal,” Trump said during a press conference on Saturday at a summit of leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) major economies in Japan. “There was no reason that that should’ve happened,” Trump said.



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UPDATE 4-Denied a license, Missouri's only abortion clinic awaits judge's ruling

UPDATE 4-Denied a license, Missouri's only abortion clinic awaits judge's rulingMissouri health officials on Friday refused to renew the license of the state’s only abortion clinic, but the facility will remain open for now as a judge left in place an injunction blocking its closure. At a brief circuit court hearing on Friday, Judge Michael Stelzer said it might be days before the court would come to a decision on whether the state could shut its only abortion clinic, which is operated by women’s healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood. If the clinic were to close, Missouri would become the only U.S. state without a legal abortion clinic.



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The Latest: PG&E objects to judge's proposals on fire risk

The Latest: PG&E objects to judge's proposals on fire riskSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on proposals by a U.S. judge aimed at preventing Pacific Gas & Electric Co. equipment from causing any wildfires in 2019 (all times local):



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Judge's rebuke of Flynn upends sentencing, prolongs case

Judge's rebuke of Flynn upends sentencing, prolongs caseWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge who described himself as disgusted by Michael Flynn's behavior upended a straightforward sentencing hearing, postponing punishment for President Donald Trump's first national security adviser and telling him in a stinging rebuke, "Arguably you sold your country out."



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Judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for GOP

Judge's ruling on 'Obamacare' poses new problems for GOPWASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge's ruling that the Obama health law is unconstitutional has landed like a stink bomb among Republicans, who've seen the politics of health care flip as Americans increasingly value the overhaul's core parts, including protections for pre-existing medical conditions and Medicaid for more low-income people.



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Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'

Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'President Trump hailed a court decision against Obamacare, while a government official said the decision would have no immediate impact on health coverage.



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President Trump blasts judge's ruling blocking asylum restrictions

President Trump blasts judge's ruling blocking asylum restrictionsTrump blasted the judge as an "Obama appointee" and then once again lit into the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the judges who would consider an administration appeal pf the district judge's order.



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