Controversial Second Circuit Pick Moves to Full Senate Vote

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a controversial nominee to the Second Circuit over objections from Democrats about his reluctance to answer questions about issues he worked on while serving as a lawyer in the White House.

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White House Lawyer Moved Transcript of Ukraine Call After Concerns Raised

Upon hearing concerns from the top Ukraine adviser about President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s president, White House lawyer John Eisenberg proposed moving a transcript of the call to a private server and restricting access to it, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

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Senators Advance DC Judicial Picks and Marshal Nominee

Three attorneys nominated by President Donald Trump for seats on District of Columbia courts and a former federal investigator chosen to serve as the D.C. Superior Court’s U.S. marshal sailed through a committee hearing Tuesday on their way to confirmation in the full Senate.

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Panama Papers

Mossack Fonseca, the international law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal, and its two principals are suing Netflix for defamation in Connecticut federal court over the movie “The Laundromat,” which they say depicts them as “ruthless uncaring lawyers who are involved in money laundering, tax evasion [and] bribery.”

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