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Former White House Counsel Donald F. McGahn talks with Jan Crawford, chief legal correspondent with CBS News, during a session at the Federalist Society’s conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Friday. – Octavio Jones/Tampa Bay Times via AP

Ex-WH counsel says Trump thinks differently but gets it right

President Donald Trump thinks differently than any client he has ever had, often contradicting common wisdom and then seeing his way work out in the end, former White House counsel Don McGahn said Friday at a conference of conservative lawyers and scholars.
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U.S. government not liable in CBP officer’s traffic stop

The U.S. government is not responsible for the actions of a federal officer who — depending on which version of events you believe — either pulled a gun on another driver or tried to help a motorist he believed was having a medical issue.
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Husband-and-wife authors talk about ending gender bias

Chicago attorneys Andrea S. Kramer and Alton B. Harris have literally written the book about gender bias in the workplace, and now they’ve written a second one aimed at helping bring more diversity to the legal profession.

Trial Notebook

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Third-party junk caller found liable

Consolidated World Travel, operating as Holiday Cruise Line, tried to escape vicarious liability in a class action under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act for calls with a computerized menu of prerecorded speech that a company in India made on its behalf as part of a scheme to peddle “free” cruises to the Bahamas — but based on federal common law principles of agency, U.S. District Judge Harry D. Leinenweber granted plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment.

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