Abigail DeHart  //  6/11/19  //  Daily Update


House Democrats have appealed to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals over an order rejecting their request for a preliminary injunction over President Trump's reprogramming of military funds for a border wall. Kenneth T. Cuccinelli will serve as the new acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. President Trump's acting budget chief called for a two-year delay of a ban that would restrict the U.S. government from doing business with Chinese tech firm Huawei.

 

IMMIGRATION

So far, 24 immigrants have died in ICE custody during the Trump administration (NBC).

Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, known as “an immigration hardliner” will serve as the new acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (Politico).

House Democrats appeal to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals over an order rejecting their request for a preliminary injunction over President Trump's reprogramming of military funds for a border wall (The Hill).

 

JUSTICE & SAFETY

President Trump's acting budget chief called for a two-year delay of a ban that would restrict the U.S. government from doing business with Chinese tech firm Huawei (The Hill).

 

REGULATION

Recent activities by the Trump administration have showcased a method of suing independent agencies to influence what they do, writes Bijal Shah at Notice & Comment. 

President Trump has used the Congressional Review Act to eliminate more than a dozen rules, and the White House’s OMB memo casts more doubt on already-issued guidance documents, writes Paul J. Larkin at The Regulatory Review.

The CFPB has issued a final rule delaying the compliance date for the ability-to-repay provisions in its final payday/auto title/high-rate installment loan rule (Payday Rule) for 15 months (Consumer Finance Monitor).

  • The final rule is available here.

Daily Update | December 13, 2019

12/13/19  //  Daily Update

The Judiciary Committee votes on articles of impeachment. The Fourth Circuit hears argument in an important Emoluments Clause case. And OMB issues a memo defending the decision to withhold aid to Ukraine.

Hetali Lodaya

Michigan Law School

Daily Update | December 12, 2019

12/12/19  //  Daily Update

Commentary continues about the House's articles of impeachment. A federal judge in California reaches the same conclusion as one in Texas and blocks wall funding. And the House asks the Supreme Court to move quickly in a case involving the President's financial records.

Hetali Lodaya

Michigan Law School

Daily Update | December 11, 2019

12/11/19  //  Daily Update

The House announces two articles of impeachment. A California court blocks a rule change to the citizenship process for legal permanent residents, and a Texas court blocks the President from using military funds for a border wall. Meanwhile, the Fourth Circuit lifts an injunction in the "public charge rule" immigration case, but a nationwide injunction remains in place because of the decision of a New York court.

Hetali Lodaya

Michigan Law School