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Nov 21, 2018

DeVos reinstates for-profit college watchdog cut under Obama

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday restored federal recognition to an accrediting group that oversees dozens of for-profit colleges but was shut down by the Obama administration over allegations of lax supervision. Her decision says the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools was found to be “substantially in compliance” in 19 of 21 areas reviewed by [&hell[...]

Nov 21, 2018

Roberts raps Trump for “Obama judge” comment

Chief Justice John Roberts is pushing back against President Donald Trump for his description of a judge who ruled against Trump's migrant asylum policy as an "Obama judge."

Oct 2, 2018

Obama endorses Ben Jealous for governor of Maryland

Barack Obama has endorsed Ben Jealous for governor of Maryland.

Sep 24, 2018

Mueller probe includes Obama’s White House counsel

Welcome to Monday, the 50th anniversary of the premiere of “60 Minutes.” Here are some news items to get your week started. — Could Obama’s White House counsel become ensnared in Mueller investigation? — Accused Milwaukee killer faces trial on circumstantial evidence. — Attorney general’s directive on immigration judges irks rights groups. — Californ[...]

Aug 27, 2018

Roundup: Judge’s remark to black lawyer spurs early retirement

Here are some news items to get your week started.

Jun 7, 2018

Trump picks Gallagher for federal court seat in Baltimore

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will nominate U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher for a seat on the federal district court in Baltimore.

Jan 17, 2017

Obama commutes Chelsea Manning’s prison sentence

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama commuted the prison sentence of Chelsea Manning on Tuesday, allowing the convicted Army leaker to go free nearly three decades early as part of a sweeping move to offer clemency in the final days of his administration. Manning, who will leave prison in May, was one of 209 inmates whose […]

Dec 29, 2016

Obama retaliates against Russia for election hacking

  HONOLULU — In a sweeping response to election hacking, President Barack Obama on Thursday sanctioned Russian intelligence services and their top officials, kicked out 35 Russian officials and shuttered two Russian-owned compounds in the U.S. It was the strongest action the Obama administration has taken to date to retaliate for a cyberattack. “All Americans […]

Nov 9, 2016

Trump’s win likely dooms Baltimore federal judgeship, alters 4th Circuit

Donald J. Trump’s election victory likely dooms the federal-judgeship hopes of an Obama nominee in Baltimore and could shift the ideological composition of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Nov 9, 2016

Trump’s victory likely dooms Gallagher’s bid for federal bench in Md.

The presidential election of Donald J. Trump likely ends U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Gallagher’s bid for a seat on the federal district court in Baltimore. President Barack Obama’s nomination of Gallagher has laid dormant in the Senate since May 19, as the legislative body’s Republican leadership has declined to move her name to the […]

Sep 6, 2016

Rule would allow consumers to sue banks in court – and that’s a good thing

The rule seems to favor the average American over Wall Street but has been criticized for only benefiting 'liberal trial lawyers.'

Jul 20, 2016

Obama picks Barbera to fill a vacancy — no, not that one

President Barack Obama has nominated Maryland's top judge to fill a vacancy -- on the State Justice Institute's board of directors.

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