A petition for certiorari is pending in a case captioned Michaels v. Whitaker. The attorneys for the petitioner, lead by Thomas C. Goldstein, have filed a motion in the Supreme Court challenging the authority of Matthew Whitaker to act as the Attorney General. (The motion continues to reference the case as Michaels v. Sessions, thus not even conceding that, until the motion is granted or denied, Whitaker is even the Acting Attorney General. Goldstein is representing the State of Maryland and filed Maryland’s challenge to Whitaker’s authority reported on here.)
Now, this motion was reported in the Washington Post at 6:48 P.M. last evening, but not only was there was no link to the motion itself, but the article even omitted the name of the case. Thus, based solely on the article, one could not review the motion or even find it easily. I found the name of the case on the CNN website and was thus was able to track down the motion.
Why do the news media insist on not providing links to court documents that are the subject of stories they are reporting on?
In any event, score this as a semi-scoop for the RBC.