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CA calls Reyes decision ‘a miracle’

A special division of the Court of Appeals (CA) voted unanimously to dismiss the murder case against former Palawan Gov. Joel T. Reyes and ordered the Puerto Princesa City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 52 to stop all action against him. Invoking a “miracle” in Reyes’ f...

SANCHEZ v. ELIZONDO

Before: MILAN D. SMITH, JR. and SANDRA S. IKUTA, Circuit Judges, and JOHN D. BATES,* Senior District Judge.Jonathan E. Neuman (argued), Fresh Meadows, New York, for Defendant–Appellant. Steven F. Bus (argued), Reno, Nevada, for Robert Elizondo appeals the district court's orde...

Byron York: What the Trump dossier criminal referral means

There's been a lot of confusion about the decision by Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley and crime subcommittee chairman Lindsey Graham to refer Christopher Steele, author of the Trump dossier, to the Justice Department for possible criminal investigation. The tw...

CA orders release of ex-Palawan governor suspect in Gerry Ortega slay

MANILA, Philippines — The Court of Appeals has ordered the release of former Palawan governor Mario Joel Reyes from detention due to lack of probable cause to arrest him over the murder of environmentalist-broadcaster Gerardo Ortega seven years ago. In a 24-page decision, the ...

Senators Call For Criminal Probe Into Author Of Salacious Trump Dossier

WASHINGTON -- Two U.S. senators have called for a criminal investigation of a former British spy who authored a salacious report about Donald Trump when he was a businessman, a report known as th...

US Republican senators seek charges against 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House' author Michael Wolff

WASHINGTON: Two Republican senators urged US justice officials Friday to open a criminal investigation into the author of the research dossier on President Donald Trump that allegedly detailed li...

Donald Trump Renominates Controversial Judicial Pick Thomas Farr to the Federal Bench

President Trump moved controversial Raleigh lawyer Thomas Farr a step closer to a federal judgeship in eastern North Carolina Friday by resubmitting Farr's nomination to the Senate. The de...

Analysis: Besmirching Steele without proof is political move

By Aaron Blake | Washington Post A pair of GOP senators sent a letter to the Justice Department on Friday urging an investigation into Christopher Steele, the intelligence agent behind that famou...

GOP senators send criminal referral to DOJ for dossier author

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, whose subcommittee has held several Russia-related hearings, said in a statement they were referring ex-British...

Analysis | The GOP’s very strange letter calling for an investigation of Christopher Steele

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) speaks to constituents at a town hall in Iowa Falls, Iowa on February 21, 2017. (Rachel Mummey for The Washington Post) A pair of GOP senators sent a letter to the J...

US Republican senators seek charges against Trump dossier author

Two Republican senators urged US justice officials Friday to open a criminal investigation into the author of the research dossier on President Donald Trump that allegedly detailed links between ...

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