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Justice Department calls Trump appointment of Whitaker lawful

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks to state and local law enforcement on efforts to combat violent crime and the opioid crisis in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., November 14, 2018. REUTERS/Scott Morgan

The Justice Department on Wednesday defended the legality of President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general to replace the ousted Jeff Sessions, rejecting the views of critics that the move ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution and federal law.  Full Article 

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U.S. lawmaker says Facebook cannot be trusted to regulate itself

Democratic U.S. Representative David Cicilline, expected to become the next chairman of House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel, said on Wednesday that Facebook Inc cannot be trusted to regulate itself and Congress should take action.  Full Article 

Bottles of Johnson & Johnson baby powder line a drugstore shelf in New York October 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Jury clears J&J of liability in California talc cancer case

A California jury on Wednesday cleared Johnson & Johnson of liability in a case involving a woman who alleged that the company's talc-based products, including its baby powder, contain asbestos and caused her cancer, the company said.  Full Article 

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Justice Department calls Trump appointment of Whitaker lawful

The Justice Department on Wednesday defended the legality of President Donald Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general to replace the ousted Jeff Sessions, rejecting the views of critics that the move ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution and federal law.

U.S. judge to hold hearing on CNN White House lawsuit

A federal judge said he would hold a hearing on Wednesday on CNN's lawsuit against the Trump administration seeking the speedy reinstatement of press credentials for White House correspondent Jim Acosta, a frequent target of President Donald Trump.

U.S. appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigration program

A U.S. appeals court in California ruled on Thursday that President Donald Trump's administration must continue a program begun under former President Barack Obama that protects hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who were brought into the country as children.

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U.S. Chamber says SCOTUS must kill M&A class actions (in amicus brief by George Conway)

In a bold new amicus brief backing Emulex’s petition for U.S. Supreme Court review of a decision reviving a shareholder M&A class action, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce argues that the justices should take the case to establish that investors have no right to sue under the federal securities provision at the heart of hundreds of recent class actions challenging proxy disclosures in M&A deals.

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