Labor Nominee Scalia Defends Court Record in Job Cases

President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Labor, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, defended his record on Thursday from Senate Democrats who said his history representing large companies in court should disqualify him from the position.

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Defense Takes Over in Trial of DC Power Attorney With Manafort Ties

Attorneys for high-profile Washington – and Paul Manafort-tied – lawyer Greg Craig told a federal judge Tuesday that a close look at the federal statute requiring U.S. citizens to register as foreign agents for certain work done outside the United States reveals the ex-Skadden Arps lawyer had no obligation to tell the full truth to the Justice Department.

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Investigator Hints at Subterfuge by Manafort Ukraine Team Member

The top Justice Department official tasked with tracking foreign agents testified Monday that Greg Craig, former Obama White House counsel who went on to work with Paul Manafort in Ukraine, failed to disclose contact with U.S. journalists – obstructing her ability to determine if he worked on behalf of the Ukrainian government. 

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Judge Loosens Gag Order as Ghost Ship Deliberations Continue

The judge overseeing the criminal trial of Derick Almena and Max Harris, two men each facing 39 years in prison for the deadly 2016 fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse artist collective in Oakland, California, modified a gag order prohibiting defense attorneys from speaking to the press but kept in place a ban on disclosing anything about the dismissal of three jurors Monday for misconduct.

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