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U.S. judge allows Trump election commission to seek voting data

FILE PHOTO: A voter wears a shirt with words from the United States Constitution while casting his ballot early as long lines of voters vote at the San Diego County Elections Office in San Diego, California, U.S., November 7, 2016. Mike Blake

President Donald Trump's commission investigating voter fraud may request voter roll data from U.S. states, a federal judge ruled on Monday, in a setback for groups that contend the effort could infringe on privacy rights.  Full Article 

A staff member removes the Iranian flag from the stage during the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria July 14, 2015. Carlos Barria

Iran top judge demands U.S. release assets, jailed Iranians

Iran's top judge called on the United States on Monday to release Iranians held in U.S. jails and billions of dollars in Iranian assets, days after Washington urged Tehran to free three U.S. citizens.  Full Article 

FILE PHOTO: Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks during an interview for Reuters at his office in Washington, U.S., July 10, 2017. Yuri Gripas

EPA chief spent almost half of spring in home state of Oklahoma

The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, was in his home state of Oklahoma on at least 43 of the 92 days of March, April and May, according to copies of his travel records obtained by the Environmental Integrity Project watchdog group and reviewed by Reuters.  Full Article 

Recent Legal News

Trump son-in-law Kushner denies Russia collusion, president lashes out

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump's son-in-law,Jared Kushner, emerged from behind the scenes on Monday to tellSenate investigators he had no part in any Kremlin attempt tomeddle in the U.S. election despite having met Russians fourtimes last year.

Qualcomm accuses tech group of 'misdirecting' trade regulators

Qualcomm Inc fired back in its caseagainst Apple Inc on Monday, accusing its critics ofwaging a "coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting" traderegulators.

Wells Fargo asks court to require client information be returned

NEW YORK Wells Fargo & Co has askedjudges in New York and New Jersey to require a lawyerrepresenting a former employee to immediately return reams ofclient information the bank mistakenly sent to the attorney, abank spokeswoman said on Monday.

'Pharma bro' Shkreli says he will not testify in securities fraud trial

Martin Shkreli, the pharmaceutical entrepreneurvilified as the "pharma bro" for raising the price of alife-saving drug by 5,000 percent, said on Monday in federalcourt that he would not testify in his securities fraud trial.

U.S. judge allows Trump election commission to seek voting data

WASHINGTONPresident Donald Trump's commissioninvestigating voter fraud may request voter roll data from U.S.states, a federal judge ruled on Monday, in a setback for groupsthat contend the effort could infringe on privacy rights.

U.S. jury finds AbbVie liable for misrepresentation in AndroGel verdict

NEW YORK A federal jury in Chicago on Mondayfound AbbVie Inc fraudulently misrepresented the risksof its testosterone replacement drug AndroGel and ordered thedrugmaker to pay $150 million in punitive damages.

Trump urges Senate Republicans to move ahead with healthcare reform

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump urged SenateRepublicans on Monday to move ahead this week on a bid to repealhis predecessor's signature healthcare law, saying any senatorwho votes against it is telling America "you are fine with theObamacare nightmare."

India's Delhi government tells Philip Morris to remove all ads

NEW DELHI The state government in India'scapital told Philip Morris International Inc and othertobacco companies on Saturday to remove all advertisements fromtobacco shops in the city, warning them of legal action if theydo not comply.

LedgerX gets U.S. approval for derivatives on digital currencies

NEW YORK The U.S. Commodity Futures Commissionsaid on Monday it has granted New York-based LedgerX, a bitcoinoptions exchange, the first license to clear and settlederivative contracts for digital currencies.

ETP's $4 bln Rover line hits another snag, this time in W. Virginia

Energy Transfer Partners LP's Roverpipeline, the biggest natural gas pipeline under construction inthe United States, received more bad news after West Virginiatold the company to stop some work, citing environmentalviolations, regulators said on Monday.

A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, U.S., November 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Supreme Court to hear major case on political boundaries

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the U.S. Constitution limits how far lawmakers can go to redraw voting districts to favor one political party over another in a case that could have huge consequences for American elections.  Full Article 

SCOTUS petition claims Justice memo is smoking gun on SEC ALJs

On Friday, lawyers for onetime “Buckets of Money” radio host Raymond Lucia filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review whether the Securities and Exchange Commission’s use of administrative law judges is unconstitutional under the Appointments Clause. And according to the petition, one of the strongest arguments that SEC ALJs are subject to the clause comes from a 2007 memo from the Justice Department - the same Justice Department that has been defending the SEC in a spa

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