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 | August 21, 2019

8/21/19  //  Daily Update

House Democrats asked a D.C. federal judge to expedite the release of President Trump’s tax returns. Days after indicating his support for federal background-check legislation, the President reportedly reversed course in a call with NRA officials. The NYPD fired the officer whose chokehold killed Eric Garner in 2014. The Trump administration told the Supreme Court that its attempt to end DACA was lawful.

Adam Smith

Harvard Law School

Daily Update | August 20, 2019

8/20/19  //  Daily Update

DOJ asked the Second Circuit to block House subpoenas for President Trump’s financial records. Civil rights groups filed suit against ICE over the quality of medical and mental health care at detention facilities. HUD proposed a rule that would make it substantially more difficult for plaintiffs to bring “disparate impact” claims under the Fair Housing Act. Planned Parenthood announced that it will withdraw from the Title X family planning program rather than comply with a Trump administration prohibition on abortion referrals. In the wake of Jeffrey Epstein’s death, AG Bill Barr announced that former Bureau of Prisons Director Kathleen Hawk Sawyer will replace Acting Director Hugh Hurwitz as the new director.

Nicandro Iannacci

Columbia Law School

Daily Update | August 16, 2019

8/16/19  //  Daily Update

The House Judiciary Committee subpoenaed Corey Lewandowski and former White House aide, Rick Dearborn, regarding President Trump’s potential obstruction of justice. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a court order requiring the Trump Administration provide hygiene supplies to children in the Rio Grande Valley detention facilities. The Israeli government announced that Representatives Omar and Tlaib are prohibited from visiting Israel during their upcoming trip after President Trump advocated for the prohibition on Twitter.

Mackenzie Walz

University of Michigan Law School