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Case Dismissed! Federal Court of Appeals Orders D.C. Federal District Court to Grant United States' Motion to Dismiss Criminal Case Subsequent to Plea Agreement Admitting False Statements to Federal Bureau of Investigation

In re. Michael T. Flynn, No. 20-5143 (D.C. Cir.) Petition for writ of mandamus granted in part on June 24, 2020.

General Michael T. Flynn was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in relation to contacts with foreign sources.  866 more words

Constitutional Law

UPDATE 1-Hong Kong lawyers alarmed at plans for judges in national security trials

(Updates with Judiciary declining comment)

By Greg Torode and James Pomfret

HONG KONG, June 21 (Reuters) – Senior Hong Kong lawyers expressed alarm on Sunday at plans for the city’s leader to select judges for national security cases, calling it the most serious challenge to the territory’s vaunted judicial independence since the 1997 handover to Chinese rule. 532 more words

Media Coverage

Time and Tide and Textualism: Supreme Court Holds "Sex" in Civil Rights Act Includes Orientation and Transexual Status

GERALD LYNN BOSTOCK v. CLAYTON COUNTY, GEORGIA, No. 17-1618; ALTITUDE EXPRESS, INC., ET AL. v. MELISSA ZARDA AND WILLIAM ALLEN MOORE, JR., CO-INDEPENDENT EXECUTORS OF THE ESTATE OF DONALD ZARDA, 1,248 more words

Constitutional Law

May Congress be compelled by mandamus to recognize a solon as its minority leader?

The petitioners filed a petition for mandamus to compel the Representative of the House to recognize Rep. Teddy Baguilat as the new House Minority Leader. According to them, it has been a long-standing tradition in the House of Representatives that whoever places second in the election for Speaker of the House is recognized and installed as the new House Minority Leader. 2,314 more words

REMEDIAL LAW

Legal silences

In law, there are different silences.

When lawmakers set out to establish legal standards, they inevitably don’t address every contingency. There are spaces for flexibility, for breadth of application, for unforeseen developments, for the careful discretion required for sound law enforcement. 1,537 more words

Liberty

Why Honduras’s Judiciary Is Its Most Dangerous Branch

Originally published on June 25, 2015 at the New York Times. Republished for educational purposes as a very relevant constitutional analysis for the understanding of abuse of political power in the Honduran republic. 764 more words