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Trump seeks corporate lawyer for US attorney in California

Aug. 16, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to nominate a former federal prosecutor who is now a partner at a major corporate law firm to the position of U.S. attorney in Northern California, the White House announced on Thursday. David Anderson is a Stanford Law School graduate who clerked for U.S....

Inside a super PAC that spends on everything but winning

Aug. 16, 2018 12:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The two billionaire mega donors poured $1.25 million into a super PAC that was supposed to supercharge Chris McDaniel's insurgent bid to be Mississippi's next Republican senator. A year later, much of the money from Illinois shipping supply CEO Richard Uihlein and New York financier...

Who's in, out in small business tax break? It's complicated

Aug. 9, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Architects and engineers are still in. Accountants, doctors and lawyers remain out — mostly. New rules floated by the Trump administration lay out what kinds of businesses can take a 20 percent deduction against income taxes under the new tax law. With the proposed rules issued...

Who's in, out in small business tax break? It's complicated

Aug. 8, 2018 5:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Architects and engineers are still in. Accountants, doctors and lawyers remain out — mostly. New rules floated by the Trump administration lay out what kinds of businesses can take a 20 percent deduction against income taxes under the new tax law. With the proposed rules issued...

Trump can keep legal reasons for shrinking monuments secret

Aug. 7, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government does not have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm about the legal arguments for President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge David Nye said Monday that the records are protected presidential...

Little fighting so far over files seized from Trump lawyer

Aug. 3, 2018 7:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Back in April, President Donald Trump seemed poised for a fight over files seized from his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. "Attorney-client privilege is dead!" he tweeted. Lawyers for Cohen asked a judge to prevent prosecutors from immediately looking at the documents and devices...

Lawyers: Inmates shouldn't be freed directly from solitary

Aug. 3, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia practice of releasing prisoners directly from solitary confinement to freedom sets them up for failure and poses a risk to the public, lawyers for prisoners held in isolation say. In a letter sent Tuesday to state corrections officials, lawyers with the Southern Center for Human...

Coal ash cleanup order goes before federal appeals court

Aug. 2, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

An attorney for the Tennessee Valley Authority on Thursday described a judge's coal ash cleanup order as "wholly disproportionate to the scant evidence of harm" as a case that has drawn wide interest from states and business groups went before a federal appeals court. In his legal arguments before a panel of the...

Advocates say immigrant child died after leaving ICE custody

Aug. 1, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A report that a child died shortly after being released from a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Texas inflamed the debate Wednesday over the detention of immigrant families, though there were few details about what actually happened. The American Immigration Lawyers...

Avenatti gets judge to bar media from bankruptcy testimony

Jul. 25, 2018 9:15 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, convinced a federal judge on Wednesday to bar the media from covering his testimony in an unrelated case involving his former law firm's bankruptcy. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Catherine Bauer allowed Avenatti to give...