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Obama Judge: Congress Can Subpoena Trump’s Personal Finances

Another federal judge appointed by Barack Obama has ruled that House Democrats can subpoena President Donald Trump’s personal and business finance records, with Wednesday’s decision from New York following on the heels of a similar Monday ruling from a court in Washington, D.C.

President Donald Trump waves after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. Trump is returning from a trip to New York.Alex Brandon / AP

Neomi Rao Confirmed to Brett Kavanaugh’s Seat on D.C. Circuit Court

Senators confirmed Neomi Rao on Wednesday to the seat on the D.C. Circuit appeals court formerly held by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, installing an ardent advocate of cutting government red tape to a court where the size and scope of the federal government dominates the docket.

Neomi Rao (AP PhotoJ. Scott Applewhite)

Supreme Court Allows Military Transgender Ban to Continue—for Now

WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court voted 5-4 on Tuesday to block lower court orders that had prevented President Donald Trump’s policy on transgender military troops from taking effect. The matter is now expected to go back before the justices for final judgment in the next year.

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Grassley: Kavanaugh DC Circuit Replacement Could Be Confirmed by End of Year

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) appeared Wednesday on “The Hugh Hewitt Show” to discuss filling the D.C. Circuit vacancy left by now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Grassley told host Hugh Hewitt that there is a chance that Kavanaugh’s replacement

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 04: Committee Chariman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speaks as Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh's appears for his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald …

Tom Cotton: Senate Democrats Must Be Reasonable or Face ‘Martial Law’

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) threw down the gauntlet to Senate Democrats on Thursday, telling the Federalist Society that Democrats would either agree to reasonable conditions for confirming President Donald Trump’s nominees or “face the Senate equivalent of martial law.”

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Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Abortion for Illegal Alien Teenager

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) has reinstated a federal trial court’s order authorizing an illegal alien to receive a taxpayer-funded abortion, setting up a potential emergency intervention by the Supreme Court.

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Federal Appeals Court: Trump EPA Cannot Delay Obama EPA Methane Rule

A federal appeals court in Washington, DC, last week claimed the power to override President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency when the agency reconsiders an Obama-era regulation. While the specifics sound bureaucratic and are laced with legalese, this decision creates a new precedent that likely only the Supreme Court can reverse.

WASINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama walk out prior to Obama's departure during the 2017 presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Jack …

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Clinton Email Lawsuits

WASHINGTON—A federal appeals court has ordered lawsuits by Judicial Watch and Cause of Action seeking to force the federal government to recover Hillary Clinton’s missing emails to move forward, reversing a lower court’s dismissal.

Hillary Rodham Clinton answers questions at a news conference at the United Nations, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Clinton conceded that she should have used a government email to conduct business as secretary of state, saying her decision was simply a matter of "convenience." (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Appeals Court Rules Part of Obama’s Dodd-Frank Law Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled a key part of Barack Obama’s Dodd-Frank law unconstitutional, calling it a “grave threat to individual liberty.” This tees up yet another case for an evenly divided Supreme Court, the balance of which will be decided by whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is elected in November.

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After FCC Ruling, November Election Will Decide Future of Internet

On Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a 2-1 decision upholding the 2015 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to impose “Net Neutrality” on Internet service providers, treating the Internet like a public utility.

Net Neutrality protest (Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty)