Kyle Skinner  //  6/11/19  //  Daily Update


The Senate voted to block Trump’s arms deal with Iran, but does not have enough votes to beat a veto. A federal judge in Massachusettshas enjoined ICE from making arrests in and around courthouses. The Ninth Circuit has ruled that the administration’s plan to ban federally funded family planning clinics from giving abortion referrals will be allowed to go into effect nationwide.

 

IMMIGRATION

The director of ICE has confirmed Trump’s early tweet that there will be a ramp-up of roundups and arrests (Immigration Prof).

A federal judge in Massachusetts has enjoined ICE from making arrests in and around courthouses (The Hill).

 

REGULATION 

Democrats questioned EPA administrators over the rollback of Obama-era vehicle emissions standards (The Hill).

 

CIVIL RIGHTS

The Ninth Circuit has ruled that the administration’s plan to ban federally funded family planning clinics from giving abortion referrals will be allowed to go into effect nationwide (The Hill).

Matthew Kacsmaryk was confirmed to a Texas district court judgeship despite opposition from 75 advocacy organizations representing LGBT interests (Bloomberg).

 

JUSTICE & SAFETY

Tensions have risen throughout the day after an American drone was shut down in Iran; Trump has been unclear what the U.S. response will be (WaPo).

The Senate voted to block Trump’s arms deal with Iran, but does not have enough votes to beat a veto (WaPo).


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