In short, Trump and Cohen are paying a price for past behavior and for treating "real" lawyers shabbily. Trump's misconception about the role of the Justice Department and about Attorney General Jeff Sessions' ability to protect him has led him into a legal maze from which he cannot easily escape. To those who've been asking Trump would ever pay a price for his conduct, we can say it sure looks like it. … [Read more...] about Cohen now wants to stay out of court
"Anyone following Rubin’s writing closely at this point would rightfully find the claim that she is ‘conservative’ laughable. And yet, she is still regularly touted in the media as a conservative voice — and by your own paper as ‘reporting from a center-right perspective." … [Read more...] about Conservative Leaders Urge WashPost to ‘Hire a True Conservative’
“Initial communications between the [Justice] Department and the White House concerning pending or contemplated criminal investigations or cases will involve only the Attorney General or the Deputy Attorney General, from the side of the Department, and the Counsel to the President, the Principal Deputy Counsel to the President, the President, or the Vice President from the side of the White House.” … [Read more...] about Did Trump’s White House Just Obstruct Justice? Some Legal Experts Think So.
Saying that it wasn’t a crime for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to withhold information sought by a congressional committee concerning the feds’ botched Fast and Furious gun-trafficking investigation, the Department of Justice has announced that it won’t prosecute the nation’s top law enforcement officer for contempt. … [Read more...] about DOJ Won’t Prosecute AG Holder re US House Contempt Citation
Their opponent, Team Reductions in Force – the Ragin’ RIFs – remains irate about their low seeding in the Leave Management Region. After being on the forefront of every HR mangers’ mind during the Great Recession, this team has not received the television coverage it was accustomed to in its heyday. However, we were reminded this past year by the Sixth Circuit that this team is not to be underestimated as that court refined its standard for RIF discrimination cases. In its ruling in Pierson v. Quad/Graphics Printing Corp., the court found a question of fact existed as to whether the employee’s position as plant facilities manager had been eliminated as opposed to being reassigned. Of important note, the court deviated from a prior standard under which an employee who was assigned a discharged employee’s duties in addition to their own, would not have been considered a replacement. The employer … [Read more...] about 2015 Employment Law Issues Tournament: First Round Results and Recaps