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  • Justice Kagan blocks effort to stop Montana from mailing ballots to all voters

    10/10/2020 4:54:27 PM PDT · by aspasia · 53 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 10/10/2020 | Morgan Phillips
    Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan denied a request from Republicans to stop Montana Gov. Steve Bullock’s (D) plan to mail ballots to all registered voters. Kagan, who has jurisdiction over the case based on geography, denied the request without referring the case to the full court. The suit was brought by Joe Lamm of the Ravali County Republican Central Committee and other voters. The GOP-dominated Legislature banned mail-in ballots for general elections, instead allowing only by-request, no-excuse-required “absentee ballots” and in-person voting compatible with Phase 2 safety restrictions in the governor’s COVID-19 reopening plan. But Bullock argued an emergency declaration...
  • Appeals court blocks further construction on Trump border wall

    10/10/2020 10:44:39 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/10/20 | CELINE CASTRONUOVO
    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that President Trump’s use of emergency powers to allocate millions of dollars in funding for the construction of a southern border wall was illegal, the latest blow to the Trump administration’s effort to limit immigration. In the 2-1 decision, the court upheld a December 2019 district court summary judgment in favor of a request from the advocacy groups the Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition against Defense Secretary Mark Esper, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and “all persons acting under their direction ... from using military construction funds...
  • Incredible: USA Today fact checks The Babylon Bee's "claim" that Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death was overturned by 9th circuit court

    09/28/2020 3:02:28 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 50 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | 9/28/2020 | Seth Dillon
    USA Today embarrassed themselves earlier when they fact-checked a ridiculous, over-the-top Babylon Bee story that nobody—not a single person—believed to be true. Here is the satirical story from The Bee that so-called journalists at a real news outlet somehow felt the need to debunk: The first paragraph reads: In a landmark ruling, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. In a close decision, the judges on the court have ruled RBG's death unconstitutional and will block Trump from nominating a replacement. Instead of cracking a smile at an obvious joke...
  • BREAKING: 9th Circuit Appeals Court Sides With Trump on Deportations

    09/14/2020 7:27:56 PM PDT · by montag813 · 22 replies
    24News ^ | 09-14-2020 | Joe Callen
    by Joe Callen A federal appeals court ruled late Monday that the Trump administration may deport hundreds of thousands of illegal alienswho previously received temporary protected status for "humanitarian" reasons, in some cases decades past the event that spurred the temporary reprieves. The 2-1 ruling by a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an injunction protecting aliens from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan from being deported pending litigation. The Trump administration ended their protections, saying their home countries were now safe for them. The decision affects 300,000 non-citizens here illegally -- and a staggering 200,000 of...
  • California AG Asks Ninth Circuit for En Banc Review of Magazine Decision

    09/02/2020 5:20:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 31 August, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    On 28 August 2020, Attorney General Becerra of California petitioned the Ninth Circuit to review the case of Duncan v. Becerra. The review would be of the three-judge panel which held the California ban on magazines that hold over 10 rounds of ammunition to be unconstitutional. From the Petition for En Banc: 1 INTRODUCTION AND RULE 35 STATEMENTCalifornia respectfully petitions for rehearing en banc of the panel’s decision, which invalidates a state law restricting large-capacity magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition (LCMs). California voters adopted the current LCM law in response to a spate of mass...
  • Supreme Court Rules 7-2 On 2020 Vote – They Just Reversed 9th Circuit, Refused To Relax Ballot Rules

    08/12/2020 9:26:52 PM PDT · by · 40 replies
    american journal ^ | August 12, 2020 | Daniel Ottomire
    What’s Happening: Courts are working overtime, thanks to Democrat efforts to change voting rules before the 2020 election. Many Americans know about the left’s attempts to encourage mail-in ballots. Republicans took them to court in Florida, scoring a big victory. In Oregon, a group seeking to redraw voting districts wanted to collect signatures online. The case went all the way to the Supreme Court. And the highest court gave them the bad news: -The Supreme Court has blocked a lower court ruling that would have made it easier for a group promoting redistricting reform in Oregon to collect signatures in...
  • Supreme Court declines to halt Trump border wall

    08/01/2020 3:15:33 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 31, 2020 | John Kruzel
    The Supreme Court on Friday declined to block the Trump administration from using $2.5 billion in reallocated Pentagon funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. In a 5-4 ruling that broke along ideological lines, the court's conservative majority denied a bid by interest groups to halt construction after a federal appeals court last month said the use of defense funding for the project is illegal. The court's four more liberal justices dissented from the ruling.
  • Supreme Court sides with Trump on building border wall with diverted military funds

    07/31/2020 3:02:36 PM PDT · by libstripper · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 31, 2020 | David G. Savage
    The Supreme Court has allowed President Trump to defy Congress and continue to spend more than $6 billion diverted from military funds to pay for the construction of a border wall in parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and California.
  • Supreme Court denies request to halt construction of the border wall

    07/31/2020 2:55:29 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2020 | Shannon Bream, Bill Mearsin
    The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote has denied a request to halt construction of President Trump’s border wall over environmental concerns. A number of groups, including the ACLU and Sierra Club, had asked the high court to get involved again after the justices last year cleared the way for the administration to use military funds for construction while the case played out in the courts. A federal appeals court had ruled against the administration last month, but the justices, for now, have given another temporary victory to the administration.
  • Federal appeals court rules Trump admin can't withhold federal grants from California sanctuary cities

    07/13/2020 7:56:47 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 13 2020 | Justine Coleman
    A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the Trump administration cannot withhold federal grants from California sanctuary cities, affirming previous rulings in the state. The U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco said its ruling that the Justice Department cannot block police funds from cities not enforcing immigration laws does not extend nationally, Bloomberg News reported. The decision follows rulings from three other regional federal appeals courts against the administration. But a New York court unanimously ruled in February that the department had the authority to withhold funds from the cities that do not comply with federal authorities' enforcement of...
  • U.S. Supreme Court deals setback to Keystone oil pipeline project

    07/07/2020 4:30:35 AM PDT · by gattaca · 23 replies
    Market Watch ^ | July 6, 2020 | Market Watch
    Canadian company blocked from getting key permit to continue building BILLINGS, Mont. — The U.S. Supreme Court has handed another setback to the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada by keeping in place a lower court ruling that blocked a key permit for the project. Canadian company TC Energy needs the permit to continue building the long-disputed pipeline from Canada across U.S. rivers and streams. Without it, the project that has been heavily promoted by President Donald Trump faces more delays just as work on it had finally begun this year following years of courtroom battles. Monday’s order also put on...
  • Trump can't divert military funds for border wall, federal appeals court says

    06/26/2020 11:33:25 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | June 26, 2020 | Priscilla Alvarez
    The Trump administration doesn't have the authority to divert Pentagon funds to construct additional barriers on the US-Mexico border, a federal appeals court ruled Friday, days after President Donald Trump's visit to a section of the wall in Arizona. In a 2-1 ruling, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said that the transfer of $2.5 billion circumvented Congress, which holds the authority to appropriate money.
  • Trump broke the law by using military money for border wall, appeals court rules

    06/26/2020 11:50:57 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 73 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 26, 2020 | Maura Dolan
    A federal appeals court decided 2-1 Friday that the Trump administration violated the law when it used military funds to build a wall on the Mexican border. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the power of the purse belongs to Congress, and the administration lacked constitutional authority to transfer the military money. Two Democratic appointees were in the majority. A Trump appointee dissented.
  • Supreme Court Rebuffs Activists, Reinstates Ban on Encouraging Illegal Aliens to Stay in US

    05/12/2020 1:24:09 PM PDT · by eyeamok · 37 replies
    NTD ^ | May 11, 2020 | Matthew Vadum
    The Supreme Court unanimously resurrected a federal law struck down by an appeals court that made it a felony to encourage people to come to or stay illegally in the United States.
  • Supremes order U.S. city to explain its confiscation of legal guns

    04/27/2020 5:42:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 4/26/2020 | WND
    he U.S. Supreme Court has ordered officials in San Jose, California, to explain why they confiscated the legally owned guns of Lori Rodriguez. They still have them. The case was brought by the Second Amendment Foundation on behalf of the woman. The Supreme Court justices have instructed city officials to respond by May 20. "We’re encouraged by this development in the case," said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. "If the city thought they could just ignore this case and make it go away, they’re wrong." "Her firearms were seized seven years ago after her husband was...
  • Court reinstates California ammunition purchase law

    04/26/2020 4:52:08 AM PDT · by Bruiser 10 · 27 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 25 April 20 | AP
    An appeals court has reinstated a California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition, reversing a federal judge’s decision to stop the checks that he said violate the constitutional right to bear arms. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday granted the state attorney general’s request to stay the judge’s order. “This means that the same restrictions that have been previously in effect regarding ammunition in California are back for the time being,” the National Rifle Association, which hailed the judge’s injunction, said in a news release. The law, which took effect last July, requires Californians to pass...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Takes Another 2A Case To Conference

    04/10/2020 3:45:00 PM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 4/8/2020 | Cam Edwards
    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals bizarrely ruled that Lori Rodriguez had no right to keep her firearms, though they also noted that there was nothing illegal about her buying a gun either. The court argued that because police believed that her husband (who according to Rodriguez did not have access to her firearms) could pose a threat to public safety, firearms that had been seized from their home when her husband was taken into custody under a mental health hold did not have to be returned to her.
  • Supreme Court raises bar for racial discrimination claims in contracts

    03/23/2020 10:25:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03 23 2020 | John Kruzel
    The Supreme Court on Monday unanimously ruled against an African American-owned media company that alleged Comcast had racially discriminated against the network when it refused to enter into a contract for its programming. Writing for the 9-0 majority, Justice Neil Gorsuch ruled that federal civil rights lawsuits concerning contracting decisions must show that race was the determining factor behind an injury, not simply part of a company’s motivation not to move forward with a deal. “Under this standard, a plaintiff must demonstrate that, but for the defendant’s unlawful conduct, its alleged injury would not have occurred,” Gorsuch wrote. The decision...
  • Supreme Court Hands Trump Immigration Victory, Allows Enforcement of "Remain in Mexico" Policy

    03/11/2020 12:25:50 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/11/20 | Steve Straub
    The Supreme Court has handed President Trump a victory, albeit a temporary one, by allowing the administration to enforce the “remain in Mexico” policy.Via The Hill:The justices will allow the “Remain in Mexico” policy to continue while the administration appeals a lower court ruling which deemed the program illegal and ordered a suspension that was scheduled to take effect tomorrow.Justice Sonia Sotomayor was the only justice to publicly dissent from the decision to allow the policy to continue.Known officially as Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), the policy aims to curb entry into the U.S. by asylum-seekers, many of whom are Central...
  • Supreme Court Allows Enforcement of Trump Remain-in-Mexico Asylum Policy

    03/11/2020 11:27:17 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 49 replies
    Supreme Court ^ | March 11, 2020 | Supreme Court of the United States
    The Supreme Court issued an Order this morning, at the URL above, staying enforcement of a trial court order that had barred the Trump Administration from enforcing its policy requiring those applying for asylum having come from Mexico to remain in Mexico until the application is ruled on. The policy is being challenged in court,and the Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to review the trial court order barring enforcement. The Supreme Court says today that Trump can continue to enforce the policy while the legal challenge continues. One is tempted to read the tea leaves and see this...