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Trump Crackdown Confronts California Sanctuaries in Court

Trump Crackdown Confronts California Sanctuaries in Court

by Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg News The Trump administration has embarked on a border patrol agent recruiting drive and begun aggressive stings to arrest undocumented immigrants amid the president’s call for upping deportations. Standing in its way are so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to detain some potential deportees. Those jurisdictions are fighting back, with two of

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Donald Trump’s Favorite Law Firm

By Paul Barrett, Bloomberg Businessweek When prominent lawyers take top jobs at the White House or the U.S. Department of Justice, they often bring along several attorneys from their firms. With the Trump administration, one firm—Jones Day — is taking that to an extreme. “I don’t know of a precedent,” says Theodore Olson, a solicitor

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Bridgegate Prosecutor Criticizes Abrupt Ouster of U.S. Attorneys

By David Voreacos, Bloomberg News New Jersey’s former top federal prosecutor criticized the Trump administration’s handling of his forced resignation, saying despite more than seven years on the job he was given only seven hours to leave and no time to prepare his successor. Paul Fishman, who prosecuted the political scandal known as Bridgegate, was

U.S. President Donald Trump waves to staff members while walking on the South Lawn of the White House towards Marine One in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2017. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Trump Said to Pick an Attorney to Lead Federal Energy Agency

By Jonathan N. Crawford and Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bloomberg News President Donald Trump plans to nominate Jones Day attorney Kevin McIntyre as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, an agency charged with overseeing the nation’s power grid and deciding on multibillion-dollar energy projects, people familiar with the situation said. Trump also plans to name

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Wall Street Cops Reined In as SEC Braces for Trump Budget Cuts

by Matt Robinson and Benjamin Bain, Bloomberg News When Wall Street bond dealmakers congregated in Las Vegas last week for their annual get-together, one group of folks was conspicuously absent: SEC enforcement officials. For years now, they’ve been crashing the marquee event, trying to, somewhat awkwardly, mingle and make industry contacts while sniffing around for


Trump’s SEC Pick: FCPA Causes ‘Lasting Harm’ for U.S. Companies

By Andrew Ramonas, Bloomberg BNA President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission took aim at the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in a 2011 report, arguing against the “zealous” enforcement of the anti-bribery law by the SEC and Justice Department. Jay Clayton, a Sullivan & Cromwell partner, chaired a New York City