Citing Trump’s Pardon, Judge Dismisses Case Against Michael Flynn

A federal judge portrayed the Justice Department’s prior attempt to drop the case as unlikely to have met legal standards as legitimate.

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Citing Pardon, Justice Dept. Asks Judge to ‘Immediately’ Dismiss Flynn Case

Prosecutors also revealed in a court filing that President Trump’s pardon of Michael Flynn was written broadly to end the former aide’s legal jeopardy.

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Court Denies Flynn’s Bid to End Case and Renews Fight Over McGahn Subpoena

Two cases touching on the Trump-Russia investigation are dividing the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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Appeals Court Weighs Whether to Permit Inquiry Into Flynn Case Dismissal

A majority of the judges on a federal appeals court signaled that they may allow a court hearing into the Justice Department’s decision to drop the case.

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Appeals Court Erases Order to End Michael Flynn Case, Sets New Arguments

The decision means that the legal saga over the criminal charge against President Trump’s former national security adviser will continue.

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Judge in Michael Flynn Case Asks for Full Appeals Court Review

After a divided appeals court panel ordered him to drop the charge against the former national security adviser, a judge asked the full court to review the ruling.

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How the Court Bungled the Michael Flynn Case

The Court of Appeals answered the wrong questions.

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How Michael Flynn’s Defense Team Found Powerful Allies

A lawyer for the former national security adviser turned to the attorney general for help, and he delivered, months before a pair of appellate judges handed Mr. Flynn another legal victory.

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Appeals Court Panel Orders End to Michael Flynn Case

Two appellate judges ordered a lower-court judge to immediately dismiss a charge against President Trump’s former national security adviser. A third judge accused them of overstepping their powers.

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Court Seems Open to Allowing Judge to Scrutinize Bid to Drop Flynn Case

An appeals court panel’s questions suggested that it is unlikely to block a lower-court judge from examining why prosecutors asked to dismiss the case against a Trump ally who already pleaded guilty.

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Outsider Tapped in Flynn Case Calls Justice Dept. Reversal a ‘Gross Abuse’ of Power

A former federal judge said that the attorney general gave special treatment to a presidential ally, undermining public confidence in the rule of law.

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Judge Asks Court Not to ‘Short Circuit’ His Review of Flynn Case

A lawyer for the trial judge told an appeals court why he wanted to examine the Justice Department’s “unusual” request to dismiss the charge.

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The Justice Dept.’s Attempt to Drop the Michael Flynn Case, Explained

The move is highly unusual and has prompted a judge to appoint an outsider to argue against the department.

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Outsider Tapped in Michael Flynn Case is a Former Mob Prosecutor

John Gleeson, a retired federal judge and former mob prosecutor, will oppose the Justice Department’s move to drop a charge against President Trump’s former national security adviser.

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Judge in Flynn Case Renowned for His Independent Streak

U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan will hear a challenge to the Justice Department’s surprise move to drop charges against President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn.

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Judge Appoints Outsider to Take On Justice Dept. in Flynn Case

A retired judge will also examine whether the former national security adviser committed perjury.

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Judge Hesitates to Accept Justice Dept. Move to Drop Flynn Charge

Law enforcement officials’ abrupt decision to end the case drew accusations from former colleagues that they had undermined the rule of law.

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The Appalling Damage of Dropping the Michael Flynn Case

It embeds into official U.S. policy a shockingly extremist view of law enforcement as the enemy of the American people.

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