Stories in the category Law

Report: Grand jury impaneled in Russia probe

By Muckety

August 3, 2017 at 3:09pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller reportedly has impaneled a grand jury to investigate possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The lawyers are coming! The lawyers are coming!

By Laurie Bennett

July 17, 2017 at 7:42am

Lawyers are descending on Donald Trump, his administration and his family, attracted to the White House and its troubles like stray cats to catnip.

Robert Mueller assembles a crack team

By Laurie Bennett

July 2, 2017 at 2:07pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller has added yet another top lawyer to the battery of assistants investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Kushner hires attorney Abbe Lowell

By Muckety

June 27, 2017 at 6:54am

Jared Kushner, son-in-law and adviser to President Trump, has hired another lawyer, Politico reports.

Flynn partner hires law firm experienced in corruption cases

By Laurie Bennett

June 20, 2017 at 1:37pm

Bijan Kian, former business partner of Michael Flynn, has brought in a law firm with a history of representing people embroiled in government corruption cases.

Trump turns again to one of his favorite law firms

By Laurie Bennett

June 7, 2017 at 9:22am

In tapping Christopher Wray to be director of the FBI, Donald Trump has again shown a preference for King & Spalding.

Mueller’s former law firm has many entanglements

By Laurie Bennett

May 22, 2017 at 7:05am

As a prominent D.C. law firm, WilmerHale was bound to face some crossing loyalties when Robert Mueller was named special counsel in the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Trump law firm best in Moscow

By Muckety

January 11, 2017 at 4:04pm

It’s beginning to seem that the connections to Russia are inescapable.

Merrick Garland nominated for Supreme Court

By Laurie Bennett

March 16, 2016 at 10:12am

President Obama has nominated Merrick Garland, chief justice of federal Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Religion: It’s not personal; it’s strictly business

By Laurie Bennett

July 1, 2014 at 9:53am

In the 1960 presidential campaign, concerns about John F. Kennedy’s Catholicism were driven by prejudice, fear and opposition strategists.

Paul Clement, lawyer for the right

By Laurie Bennett

March 26, 2014 at 7:54am

Paul D. Clement, conservatives’ favorite lawyer, reaffirmed his credentials Tuesday before the Supreme Court.

Skakel family spends fortune on trial, appeal

By Laurie Bennett

November 20, 2013 at 7:25am

The family of Michael Skakel, a Kennedy cousin convicted of murder, has spent millions trying to free him.

The resilience of Steven Cohen

By Laurie Bennett

November 5, 2013 at 8:59am

Few companies could survive a guilty plea to insider trading charges, a $1.2 billion penalty and a ban on handling outsiders’ money.

SCOTUS case could permit more campaign money from elites

By Laurie Bennett

October 2, 2013 at 8:26am

The Supreme Court will hear a case next week that could open the gates to greater political influence for the wealthiest Americans.

Nigella hires high-powered lawyer - her cousin

By Laurie Bennett

July 16, 2013 at 9:11am

Fiona Shackleton is sort of the Gloria Allred of the U.K., a lawyer who finds herself in the middle of the country’s highest-profile breakups.

Boies and Olson - the odd couple in the SCOTUS rulings

By Laurie Bennett

June 26, 2013 at 10:16am

Attorney David Boies stood outside the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday and declared, “It’s a wonderful day for America.”

Cruz-Feinstein faceoff: Just one repercussion of SCOTUS appointments

By Laurie Bennett

March 14, 2013 at 6:01pm

While many would like to write Ted Cruz off as an ignoramus, it’s worth remembering that he has degrees from Princeton and Harvard. He also clerked for former Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.

Martha Stewart boggled by court case

By Laurie Bennett

March 5, 2013 at 3:40pm

Business and personal connections are tangled in the lawsuits Macy’s has filed against Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and J.C. Penney.

Federal court dismisses Greenberg suit against NY Fed

By Laurie Bennett

November 20, 2012 at 7:31am

A judge threw out a lawsuit Monday filed by Maurice Greenberg, former chairman and CEO of the American International Group, against the New York Federal Reserve Bank.

Why the left needs to pay more attention to state courts

By Laurie Bennett

August 19, 2012 at 1:16pm

Arguments from the right often boil down to two basic premises: “It’s the law” (immigration, voting rights) and “The law doesn’t require it” (release of candidate tax returns, bundler lists, names of dark money contributors).

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