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Virginia Judge Tees Up Argument Over Travel Ban for Top Court

Virginia Judge Tees Up Argument Over Travel Ban for Top Court

By Erik Larson and David Voreacos, Bloomberg News A Virginia judge helped tee up an argument likely to be fought all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court over President Donald Trump’s efforts to restrict travel to the U.S. from six predominantly Muslim countries. U.S. District Judge Anthony Trenga in Alexandria on Friday denied a

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DirecTV Settles U.S. Antitrust Lawsuit Over Dodgers Channel

By Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg News DirecTV settled a U.S. antitrust lawsuit that accused the satellite-television provider of colluding with its competitors during a 2014 standoff with Time Warner Cable Inc. over a channel devoted to the Los Angeles Dodgers. DirecTV won’t share competitively sensitive information with rivals and agreed to a compliance program to make

Eric Schneiderman, attorney general of New York, listens during a Bloomberg Television interview in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Photographer: Kholood Eid/Bloomberg

The Blue State Attorneys General Resisting Trump

By Erik Larson, Esmé E Deprez and Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg Businessweek With Democrats outnumbered in Congress, a coalition of blue state attorneys general has emerged as the strongest resistance to Donald Trump’s conservative agenda. Together they’ve notched back-to-back victories against Trump’s two attempts to instill a travel ban against several Muslim-majority nations. They now hope

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SEC Nominee’s Distorted Reality: Gadfly

By Lisa Abramowicz, Bloomberg Gadfly  The leading candidate to become Wall Street’s next top cop has a strange view of U.S. markets. Jay Clayton, a prominent banking lawyer, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to head the Securities and Exchange Commission. Apparently, he seems to think that the U.S. capital markets are a sad, shriveling

Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Gorsuch Faulted as Top Court Spurns Him on Disabled Students

By Greg Stohr and Laura Litvan, Bloomberg News U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch drew fire in his Senate confirmation hearing after the high court Wednesday unanimously rejected his position on the educational rights of disabled students. The Supreme Court ruling, issued in the case of an autistic boy, said school districts had to do

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Trump SEC Pick Set for Contentious Reunion With Elizabeth Warren

By Ben Bain, Bloomberg News Jay Clayton, the Wall Street lawyer tapped to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission, faces what could be an uncomfortable reunion this week with U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren. Two decades ago, Warren was a little-known law professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Clayton was a Penn law student at the

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Trump Antitrust Pick Saw Few Hurdles for AT&T-Time Warner Nod

By David McLaughlin, Bloomberg News President Donald Trump said during his campaign that AT&T Inc.’s proposed takeover of Time Warner Inc. should be blocked. His pick to lead the Justice Department’s antitrust division doesn’t seem to agree. Makan Delrahim, a former Justice Department antitrust lawyer now working at the White House, told Canadian business news

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Bharara Joins NYU After Trump Fired Him as U.S. Attorney 

By David Voreacos, Bloomberg News Preet Bharara, the fired U.S. attorney in Manhattan who made his reputation as a corruption buster and Wall Street enforcer, is joining the New York University School of Law as a distinguished scholar, school officials said. Bharara, who took on New York state lawmakers, hedge fund managers and Bernie Madoff’s

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Gorsuch and Partisanship on the U.S. Supreme Court: QuickTake

Political leanings, lifetime appointments, and controversial nominations are just some of the issues plaguing the U.S. Supreme Court. QuickTake looks at why these and other problems have the American public losing faith in the highest court in the land, and what could be done to restore it.   By Laurie Asseo, Bloomberg News America’s founding

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, from left, Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and former Senator Kelly Ayotte stand during a meeting at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Gorsuch met with the Senate's top Republican Wednesday at the start of what promises to be a contentious confirmation fight as the GOP looks to entrench a conservative majority on the court for a generation. Photographer: Alex Wong/Pool via Bloomberg

Gorsuch High Court Hearing Starts With Preview of Party Split

By Laura Litvan and Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News Senate Democrats cast U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch as outside the mainstream while a top Republican praised his “unfailing commitment” to the law at the start of what promises to be a divisive hearing over a year-old vacancy. “The judge’s job, our nominee says, is to