Quick Glance: 96-year-old US appeals judge suspended following unusual conflict over fitness
- Photo of Circuit Judge Pauline Newman from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, date unknown.
- Rarely does a public and contentious internal dispute over competency arise in the federal judiciary.
- Newman has defended her fitness and relies on the opinions of two doctors. She has filed a separate lawsuit in a Washington court to relocate or halt the investigation.
- Newman's attorney Greg Dolin alleges that the council disregards data, information, or opinions inconsistent with its predetermined goals and outcomes. The judge will challenge the order and pursue her claims in court.
Quick Glance: Student loan forgiveness applications are no longer being accepted.
- "Courts have issued orders blocking our student debt relief program," the Education Department announced on its federal student aid website.
- Already, over 26 million people have applied, with 16 million applications granted.
- However, due to court judgements, none of the remedy has been distributed.
- Student loan forgiveness will almost certainly end up before the Supreme Court.
- During the pandemic, people with school loan debt were not obligated to make payments.
Quick Glance: Trump warns of "big problems" if he is charged with mishandling secret documents.
- Durbin: Trump and his allies are to accountable for the "stunning" increase in FBI threats after the Mar-a-Lago search.
- According to court records unsealed after the FBI's August 8 search, the former president kept classified materials labeled "secret" and "top secret" at his Mar-a-Lago residence.
- Lindsay Graham: Lindsey Graham warns of "riots in the street" if Trump is charged, claiming a "double standard"
- The FBI's investigation was criticized by Trump supporters and other conservatives, including Sen.
Quick Glance: Raymond Dearie: Who Is He? A "scrupulously fair" judge has been appointed as Special Master.
- The special master to evaluate records seized from Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club has been appointed by a seasoned district judge with a track record of handling high-profile cases.
- Dearie was also the district's head judge from 2007 until 2011.
- According to Steve Gold, a law professor who previously worked as a clerk for the court, Dearie will not be "daunted" by the special master role because he has handled important cases with "intense" media interest in the past.
- "Judge Dearie is scrupulously fair," Gold stated.
Quick Glance: Judge appoints Raymond Dearie as special master to analyze Mar-a-Lago materials while halting the DOJ probe against Donald Trump
- Raymond Dearie, a former senior federal judge in Brooklyn who previously served on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, was named as the special master evaluating the records seized at former President Donald Trump's Florida residence by a federal judge late Thursday.
- The Justice Department, which had argued that a special master was unnecessary, agreed to accept Dearie because of his competence in national security cases and with attorney-client privilege issues.
- However, Cannon refused to allow the Justice Department to continue its study of approximately 100 classified documents while the special master conducts his investigation.
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