Josh Gerstein

Josh Gerstein


Senior Legal Affairs Contributor, POLITICO priors: White House & China correspondent @ ABC. Also CNN & NY Sun email: josh@joshgerstein.com signal: https://t.co/iY4isAfDbA

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UPDATE TO THE UPDATE: The Justice Department has appealed this stay to the Chicago-based 7th Circuit, seeking to press ahead with the execution as scheduled Monday, despite the two court orders currently blocking it.

Sounds to me like Judge Leon would like to delve into merits of the Kupperman impeachment subpoena fight, but will probably knock suit out on mootness grounds now that subpoena was withdrawn. Report from the courtroom:

Half of the Obama admin is endorsing Buttigieg and the other half is endorsing the Biden ad

If Garaufis shouldn't call the administration 'heartless,' why does Bybee get to call Congress 'feckless'? Seems like either judges should stick to their knitting, or not....

Just saw @AlexandriaVAPD  officer give a guy a trespass warning and kick him out of McDonald's for lingering all day.....Oh, cop also put own $ on a gift card so guy could get something to eat down the street. Maybe pass it on here:

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NEW: Judge faults Barr for creating suspicion around disclosure of Mueller report

LATE NIGHT NEWS FROM THE COAST: Manafort's ex-son-in-law Jeff Yohai gets 9+ years for 'horrific' series of frauds, including scam 'sober living' homes. Sentence is about year-and-a-half longer than Manafort is serving

Trump admin tells incredulous appeals court panel that judge erred by insisting that 'safe and sanitary' conditions for detained immigrant children means they must have access to soap. Via @helenchristophi 

BREAKING: Rick Gates just testified that he told both Tony Podesta and Vin Weber that the the pro-Ukrainian organization they represented was actually a front group for the Ukrainian government. Running story from Greg Craig trial here:

President has authority to declassify any classified information in the federal government. Your move

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