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Rare Denaturalization Actions on the Rise

Congratulations; You Are Now a Citizen. Unless Someone Decides Later You’re Not.: (“Since President Trump took office, the number of denaturalization cases has been growing, part of a campaign of aggressive immigration enforcement that now promises to include even the most protected class of legal immigrants: naturalized citizens. * * * The government says it is doing what it has always done: Prosecuting cases of fraud among 21.2 million naturalized citizens, from people suspected of war crimes or terrorism to those in phony marriages or with false identities.”)

Justice Kennedy to Retire; Trump to Announce List of Five Replacements

Trump Says He Has Narrowed List of Possible Supreme Court Picks to Five: (“President Donald Trump said on Friday that he planned to interview one or two candidates this weekend at his Bedminster, N.J., resort to fill Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat, and plans to announce his final pick on July 9. * * * “I’ve got it narrowed to about five,” he said, including two women. * * * The president also said he wouldn’t specifically ask candidates about Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling making abortion legal. However, a potential nominee’s approach to the issue has been a factor in creating Mr. Trump’s list of 25 conservative candidates.”)

Courts’ Treatments of Reality Winner Versus Paul Manafort

Reality Winner Has Been in Jail for a Year. Her Prosecution is Unfair and Unprecedented: (“This is a tale of two defendants and two systems of justice. * * * Christmas was coming, and Paul Manafort wanted to spend the holiday with his extended family in the Hamptons, where he owns a four-acre estate that has 10 bedrooms, a pool, a tennis court, a basketball court, a putting green, and a guest cottage. But Manafort was under house arrest in northern Virginia. Suspected of colluding with the Russian government, the former campaign manager for Donald Trump had been indicted on a dozen charges involving conspiracy, money laundering, bank fraud, and lying to federal investigators.”)