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 | June 20, 2019

6/20/19  //  Daily Update

A district judge in Maryland said, in light of the new evidence, he would reconsider whether the Trump Administration’s decision to add the citizenship question to the 2020 census was motivated by discriminatory intent. President Trump announced his intention to nominate Army Secretary Mark Esper as the Secretary of Defense after the former acting Secretary, Patrick Shanahan, withdrew from consideration. The Trump Administration finalized its replacement for the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, the Affordable Clean Energy rule, which gives states more flexibility to set their own emissions goals.

Mackenzie Walz

University of Michigan Law School

Daily Update | June 19, 2019

6/19/19  //  Daily Update

In a tweet last night Donald Trump made vague claims that efforts to deport undocumented immigrants will be intensified. The House Oversight and Reform Committee is requesting an interview with Christa Jones after it was revealed that she talked to a GOP strategist about a possible census citizenship question. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan has withdrawn his nomination following reports of a domestic incident.

Kyle Skinner

Harvard Law School

Daily Update | June 18, 2019

6/18/19  //  Daily Update

House Democrats plan to counter President Trump’s assertions of executive privilege by soliciting testimony from people who never worked in the White House. The Pentagon ordered 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East “for defensive purposes." Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) stated that bills to protect U.S. elections from foreign interference are not receiving floor votes in the Senate because of objections from the White House.

Nicandro Iannacci

Columbia Law School