Jeff Sessions the US Attorney-General after Rigorous Confirmation Battle

Senator Jeff Sessions has been confirmed as the new Attorney-General of the United States: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/08/us/politics/jeff-sessions-attorney-general-confirmation.html?action=Click&contentCollection=BreakingNews&contentID=64892078&pgtype=Homepage

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US Justice Department Urges Appeals Court to Uphold President Trump’s Travel Ban

See this New York Times article for the latest: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/us/politics/trump-travel-ban-court.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

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Lawsuit Filed Claiming Trump’s Business Interests Violate the Constitution

Listen to NPR’s discussion of the new lawsuit here: http://www.npr.org/2017/01/24/511355794/lawsuit-claims-foreign-payments-to-trump-s-businesses-violate-the-constitution

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US Supreme Court to Consider New Second Amendment Gun Battle

The New York Times looks at the challenge considering whether the Second Amendment protects the holding on handguns on the street: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/19/opinion/the-supreme-courts-next-gun-battle.html?_r=0

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Under Trump Administration, Approach to Civil Rights May Change

The New York Times analyses the situation in this piece:   https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/19/us/politics/civil-rights-justice-department-donald-trump.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=a-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

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US Supreme Court Case Considers What Can Be Trademarked

NPR reports on a new case considering the rule that trademarks cannot disparage individuals: http://www.npr.org/2017/01/18/510310945/in-battle-over-band-name-supreme-court-considers-free-speech-and-trademarks

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Justice Department to Investigate FBI Handling of Hillary Clinton Emails

Read the New York Times story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/12/us/politics/james-comey-fbi-inspector-general-hillary-clinton.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=a-lede-package-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

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Supreme Court Rejects Claim of Big Banks to Halt Financial Crisis Lawsuits

The New York Times reports on this important decision here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/business/dealbook/wells-fargo-credit-suisse-deutsche-bank.html?mabReward=CTM&recp=0&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=CColumn&module=Recommendation&src=rechp&WT.nav=RecEngine

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Senate Confirmation Hearing for Jeff Sessions, Proposed Attorney-General

NPR reports on the confirmation hearing here: http://www.npr.org/2017/01/10/509086339/sen-sessions-has-the-experience-to-be-attorney-general-gonzales-says

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Supreme Court to Hear Fascinating Case on Tribunal Sovereignty

SCOTUSBlog analyses this complex case: http://www.scotusblog.com/2017/01/argument-preview-perversity-tribal-sovereignty/

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