National Park Service Pulls Plan to Revamp DC Protest Rules

Marking a victory for civil rights groups and First Amendment advocates, the National Park Service on Monday nixed a plan that could have restricted access for protesters and created new permit fees for demonstrations near the White House, the National Mall and other parks in the nation’s capital.  

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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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Fourth Circuit Tosses Emoluments Suit Against Trump

Finding that attorneys general for Maryland and the District of Columbia lack standing, the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating clauses in the Constitution that bar him from receiving gifts from foreign or state governments while in office without congressional consent.

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House Democrats Renew Push for Records in Emoluments Fight

On the heels of a legal victory that gave Democrats the green light to gather documents from businesses owned by President Donald Trump, lawmakers made new demands Thursday for records they say will help shed light on any constitutional issues surrounding the president’s profits from his hotel in Washington, D.C.

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Fourth Circuit Appears Skeptical of Trump Emoluments Case

Lawyers for President Donald Trump asked a sympathetic Fourth Circuit panel Tuesday to reject a lawsuit accusing him of violating the Constitution’s emoluments clauses, which ban the president from receiving gifts from foreign or state governments while in office without congressional consent.

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