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Recent articles by Erik:

Trump Has Rough Legal Road Ahead Without Presidential Shield

A New York jury’s guilty verdict for two of Donald Trump’s companies on criminal tax fraud charges marked the latest blow to the former president, as he has watched his potential legal exposure grow since he left the White House. → Read More

Trump’s Niece Seeks to Revive Fraud Suit Over Family Fortune

Donald Trump’s niece Mary asked a New York appeals court to reinstate a lawsuit that accused the former president and his siblings of cheating her out of her share of the family fortune. → Read More

Trump Candidacy Will Complicate, But Not End, DOJ Investigations of Him

Donald Trump’s entry into the 2024 White House race adds a new degree of difficulty for federal prosecutors who’ve struggled for months to shield their investigations of the former president from accusations of political impropriety. → Read More

New Abortion Bans Put on Hold by Courts in Arizona and Ohio

Abortion bans in Arizona and Ohio were temporarily put on hold by judges, allowing procedures in the states to continue while the nonprofit Planned Parenthood challenges the new restrictions in court. → Read More

Sheryl Sandberg Donates $3 Million to ACLU for Abortion Causes

Sheryl Sandberg, who once sparred with the American Civil Liberties Union, is now one of its biggest benefactors, providing a $3 million grant to boost its political activities around access to abortion. → Read More

Trump Sued by New York Over ‘Fraudulent’ Asset Valuations

Donald Trump and three of his children were sued for inflating the value of his real estate company’s assets, the culmination of a years-long probe by the New York attorney general into the former president. → Read More

Juul Reaches $439 Million Settlement Over Marketing to Kids (2)

Juul Labs Inc. reached an agreement in principle to pay $438.5 million to 33 states to resolve a two-year bipartisan probe into the e-cigarette manufacturer’s marketing and sales practices, particularly claims that it marketed addictive nicotine products to children. → Read More

DOJ Says Documents Seized at Donald Trump’s Home ‘Do Not Belong to Him’

White House records held in a storage room at Donald Trump’s Florida home may have been concealed or removed before an FBI June search for classified documents, suggesting possible attempts to obstruct the investigation, the US Department of Justice said in a filing. → Read More

Trump’s Claim to Documents ‘Frivolous,’ Ex-Prosecutors Say

A group of former federal prosecutors and ex-New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman weighed in on Donald Trump’s lawsuit seeking a third party expert to review documents seized by the FBI from his home in Florida, calling his executive-privilege claims unprecedented and “frivolous.” → Read More

Trump Search Was Unprecedented, But Records Case Will Be Tough

The search of former President Donald Trump’s home in Florida was unprecedented, but bringing a case will be difficult and -- if successful -- even the punishment would be open to legal fights. → Read More

Bannon Found Guilty of Contempt for Defying Jan. 6 Subpoena

The Best Of the Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg - bringing together some of the world's most influential thinkers, policy makers and business leaders to tackle the major issues facing the world - such as inflation, supply chain disruption and the war in Ukraine. This special Bloomberg program highlights the event's biggest interviews and news makers. → Read More

‘Dreamers,’ DACA and Biden’s First Try on Immigration: What to Know

President Joe Biden wants to put Dreamers on a fast track to citizenship, an idea sure to face at least some resistance in Congress. → Read More

Fox News Parent Has to Face Defamation Suit Over Vote-Rigging Claims

Fox News’s parent company can be sued by a voting-machine maker because Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch may have acted with “actual malice” in directing the network to broadcast conspiracy theories alleging the 2020 presidential election was rigged against Donald Trump. → Read More

What are War Crimes? Could Putin Be Prosecuted for Them?

Usually, it’s only after fighting ends that prosecutions begin for breaking the rules of war. Ukraine isn’t waiting. It began putting captured Russian soldiers on trial in May. But what about the political and military leaders higher up the chain of command? Widespread attacks on Ukrainian civilians and non-military targets such as schools and hospitals have led to calls in the US, UK and Europe… → Read More

Ex-Clinton Campaign Lawyer Found Not Guilty of Lying to FBI

A lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign was found not guilty of lying to the FBI about the identity of his client when he provided a flimsy tip on then-candidate Donald Trump two months before the election. → Read More

Plot to Kill George W. Bush in Revenge for Iraq War Was Foiled, FBI Says

A terrorist plot to assassinate former President George W. Bush in revenge for the Iraq War was uncovered earlier this year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in an unsealed search warrant. → Read More

Capitol Riot ‘Caveman’ Sentenced to 8 Months in Prison for Jan. 6

A New Yorker who dressed as a caveman while breaching the U.S. Capitol was sentenced to eight months in prison on charges of civil disorder and theft of government property. → Read More

DeSantis Violating Disney’s Free Speech, Florida Residents Claim in Suit

(Bloomberg) -- Florida Governor Ron DeSantis trampled Walt Disney Co.’s constitutional right to free speech by dissolving the company’s debt-issuing district... → Read More

Mask Mandate for Planes, Trains Overturned by Federal Judge

A federal judge overturned the U.S. government mask mandate on airplanes, trains and other public transportation, dealing a blow to the Biden administration as fights continue nationwide over policies tied to the Covid-19 pandemic. → Read More

What are War Crimes? Could Putin Be Prosecuted for Them?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24 and its repeated attacks on civilian targets have led to calls in the U.S., U.K. and Europe to hold President Vladimir Putin and his subordinates accountable. U.S. President Joe Biden on April 4 said Putin could face a war crimes trial, as images emerged of bodies strewn along streets in Bucha and other Ukrainian towns vacated by Russian soldiers. The… → Read More