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Sen. Leahy presses Justice Department over involvement in Trump pardon spree

Sen. Leahy presses Justice Department over involvement in Trump pardon spree

Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont on Wednesday sent a letter to the Justice Department’s Office of the Pardon Attorney seeking information on whether it was consulted before President Donald Trump granted clemency to 11 individuals Tuesday. “I write to urgently request information about what role, if any, your office played in President Trump’s decision to…MORE

Early vote boosts turnout in Nevada, but concerns about caucus day remain

Early vote boosts turnout in Nevada, but concerns about caucus day remain

The number of people who participated in the four-day early voting period here in Nevada approached the total turnout of the 2016 caucuses, a Nevada Democratic Party aide tells CNN. The high early turnout is reason to celebrate for Nevada Democrats, who see it as proof that voters are interested in the Democratic nomination fight.…MORE

It’s Bernie and the 5 dwarves right now

It’s Bernie and the 5 dwarves right now

One thing is abundantly clear from CNN’s poll of polls released on Wednesday: It’s Bernie Sanders … and then the rest of the 2020 Democratic presidential field, at the moment. Sanders stands alone at 28% — almost double the support of his next closest challengers: former Vice President Joe Biden (16%), former New York Mayor…MORE

Judges postpone emergency meeting to discuss Trump/Barr concerns

Judges postpone emergency meeting to discuss Trump/Barr concerns

A group of federal judges hastily postponed an emergency meeting that was scheduled to take place Wednesday to discuss concerns about President Donald Trump and the Justice Department’s intervention in politically charged cases. Megan Cruz, the executive director of the Federal Judges Association, said the meeting was set to occur Wednesday afternoon and the group…MORE

Appeals court sides with Florida ex-felons in fight for voting rights

Appeals court sides with Florida ex-felons in fight for voting rights

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a ruling giving Florida ex-felons the right to vote regardless of fines and fees associated with their convictions. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, affirming a district court’s previous decision, said a Republican-led effort to require ex-felons to pay up before they can vote — a requirement that…MORE

Latest immigration appointment signals shakeup pushed by White House

Latest immigration appointment signals shakeup pushed by White House

Department of Homeland Security acting Secretary Chad Wolf has installed a new leader at US Citizenship and Immigration Services, a move that appears to signal the latest efforts by the White House to shake up the department leadership. The appointment of Joseph Edlow come at the request of the White House and Wolf, who oversees…MORE

Why Trump’s attacks on judges matter to Barr and the Justice Department

Why Trump’s attacks on judges matter to Barr and the Justice Department

Fourteen federal judges will convene an emergency meeting Wednesday to discuss concerns about President Donald Trump and the Justice Department’s intervention in politically charged cases. The judges, a mix of Republican and Democratic appointees, who sit mostly on district courts across the country, will meet via conference call in their capacity as members of a…MORE