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Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump formally accepts the nomination at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Judge Rejects Bid To Toss Trump University Lawsuit

The cases against Trump University have regularly cropped up during the presidential campaign. Trump was roundly criticized in May when he accused U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is of Mexican descent, of being biased against him because of the candidate’s pledge to build a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

July 23, 2016

Fox News Joins Media Coalition Asking For Release Of Trump U. Depositions

Lawyers for the media coalition argued that the lawsuit “has become a prominent election issue” and that Trump himself had cited Trump U. “as an example of his business success.”

June 16, 2016
Elizabeth Warren speaking at the American Constitution Society's 2016 Convention

Warren’s American Constitution Society Speech Previews Democrat Attacks on Trump

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered an incisive 30-minute speech excoriating both Donald Trump and Senate Republicans on their approach to judicial issues. Warren has been widely named as a potential running-mate for Hillary Clinton.

June 10, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland walks after a breakfast with Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Capitol Hill Washington, April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Even After Trump’s Curiel Remarks, Merrick Garland Probably Won’t Receive A Senate Vote

Lindsey Graham called Trump’s attacks on Judge Curiel “the most un-American thing from a politician since Joe McCarthy.” Still, he would rather Trump, who he has said he won’t vote for, choose the next Supreme Court justice over even considering the moderate Garland, who he has called “a very capable, honest judge.”

June 9, 2016

Huckabee Says Judge Curiel Has ‘A Liberal Agenda’ — But He Can’t Say How

In an interview on Wednesday night with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly, Mike Huckabee defended Donald Trump’s racist comments against the federal judge overseeing one of his Trump University lawsuits.

June 9, 2016

#EndorseThis: O’Reilly On Trump’s Racism: ‘You Don’t Use The ‘R-Word’ Unless You’re David Duke.’

Isn’t it worse, though, if non-racist Trump manipulates racial tension in the electorate for personal revenge and political benefit? If he really isn’t a racist, why is Trump being so racist?

June 9, 2016
Jake Tapper

What To Do When The Trump Campaign Is Gaslighting Your Network

Donald Trump’s campaign is rolling out a new strategy to try to tamp down the widespread criticism from the media and his fellow Republicans of Trump’s racist comments about a federal judge: flat-out lie about what he said and why.

June 8, 2016
Justice Sonia Sotomayor/Commonwealth Club via Flickr

Trump Faces Hispanic Judges In Several Federal Courts

Taken together, the intersection of frequent Trump-related litigation with a federal judiciary in which more than 100 Hispanic or Latino judges serve makes the comments by the presumptive GOP presidential nominee even more significant.

June 7, 2016
Trumps Justice

Cartoon: Justice Trump Style

Justice isn’t blind. Justice has the best vision.

June 7, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Sacramento

How Donald Trump’s Doublespeak Really Works—And Is Highly Calculated

One of the obligations of a presidential candidate is to commit to policy solutions. You review a public problem, decide what you will do about it in office, and report in detail how you will address the problem. Instead, Trump practices what one might call “multiple-choice communication.”

June 7, 2016
Mark Kirk Illinois Senator Republican

The First Of Many: Sen. Mark Kirk ‘Un-Endorses’ Donald Trump

“I have spent my life building bridges and tearing down barriers–not building walls. That’s why I find Donald Trump’s belief that an American-born judge of Mexican descent is incapable of fairly presiding over his case is not only dead wrong, it is un-American.”

June 7, 2016
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan talks to reporters during an event to discuss the Republican Party's anti-poverty plan at House of Help City of Hope in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

House Speaker Ryan: Trump Comments On Hispanic Judge Are ‘Textbook’ Racism

“I regret those comments that he made. Claiming a person can’t do their job because of their race is sort of like the textbook definition of a racist comment. I think that should be absolutely disavowed.”

June 7, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally to highlight POW-MIA issues on Memorial Day weekend in Washington, U.S. May 29, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump Doesn’t Care What Mainstream Republicans Think About His Racism — But They’re Not Helping

Why does Trump persist with this racist crusade? Because he isn’t going after the mainstream Republican base, he’s going after the racists.

June 7, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Sacramento, California, U.S. June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Would A Muslim Judge Be Biased Against Trump? ‘It’s Possible,’ He Says

John Dickerson asked the real estate mogul, “Isn’t there sort of a tradition though in America that we don’t judge people by who their parents were and where they came from?” “I’m not talking about tradition,” Trump responded. “I’m talking about common sense, OK?”

June 5, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to a campaign rally in Redding, California, U.S. June 3, 2016. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Senior Republicans Criticize Trump’s Remarks On Hispanic Judge Curiel

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who has been mentioned as a possible running mate to Trump, called Trump’s comments about the judge “inexcusable.” “This is one of the worst mistakes Trump has made,” Gingrich told Fox News.

June 5, 2016

Trump Repeats, And Specifies, Racist Rant Against Trump U. Judge

In an interview taped Friday for Sunday morning’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, Donald Trump repeated the racist comments he has made at various campaigns stops this week about the federal judge presiding over two lawsuits filed by former students of Trump University.

June 3, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives to speak at a campaign rally in Sacramento, California, U.S. June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Trump Escalates Attacks On Judge In Trump University Suit: WSJ

Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel had “an absolute conflict” in presiding over the litigation given that he was “of Mexican heritage.”

June 3, 2016
Gonzalo Curiel

Judge Attacked By Trump Has Long History of Serving His Country

Donald Trump’s blatantly racially motivated denunciation of Gonzalo Curiel, the presiding judge over a pair of Trump University lawsuits, draws attention away from Curiel’s distinguished career serving the nation’s judiciary.

June 1, 2016