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  • Three Federal Judges Ruled Against Trump And His Border Wall All Within A Week

    05/28/2019 11:48:25 PM PDT · by vannrox · 32 replies
    Blavity ^ | 27MAY19 | Ricky Riley
    A group of three Obama-appointed federal judges struck down Trump's border wall and allowed Congress to subpoena Trump in bold rulings. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr., Edgardo Ramos and Amit Mehta challenged President Donald Trump's administration with rulings over the last week. According to The Associated Press, Gilliam Jr. ruled against the construction of parts of Trump's border wall. The decision will prevent the Trump administration from diverting funds allocated to a national emergency. On May 20, U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta ruled Trump must comply with a Congressional subpoena that will ask for financial records since 2011. And...
  • Destiny: POTUS set to transform historically Left-wing 9th Circuit into a constitutional court

    05/17/2019 6:49:51 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 9 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/17/19 | Jon Dougherty
    For decades the U.S Ninth Circuit Court, which embodies Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Guam, and Hawaii, has been populated with Left-wing judicial activists who rule not in accordance with existing law or the Constitution but in alliance with their liberal principles. In the process, the Ninth Circuit has become one of the most overturned of all federal judiciaries by the U.S. Supreme Court. But thanks to POTUS Donald Trump and his dedication to appointing constitutionalists to the federal judiciary, things are about to change for the Ninth Circuit, much to the chagrin of the Marxist Democrats...
  • Judge orders FDA to speed up review of e-cigarettes

    05/16/2019 2:55:20 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 5/15/2019 | MATTHEW PERRONE
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is siding with public health groups suing the Food and Drug Administration to begin reviewing thousands of e-cigarettes on the U.S. market. The ruling handed down Wednesday in district court states that the agency shirked its legal duty when it postponed reviewing all U.S. vaping products by several years. The American Academy of Pediatrics, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and other groups filed the federal lawsuit in Maryland last year. The groups say the lack of FDA oversight has led to an explosion in underage vaping by teenagers, threatening to hook a generation of Americans...
  • Judge: Tukwila police unlawfully arrested illegal immigrant

    05/10/2019 11:37:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    FOX Local ^ | May 10, 2019 | by Associated Press
    SEATTLE - A federal judge says police in Tukwila acted unconstitutionally when they arrested an illegal immigrant and turned him over to immigration authorities for deportation. Wilson Rodriguez Macareno, who is originally from Honduras, called police early last year about someone trespassing in his yard. The officers instead arrested him based on indications he was in the country illegally and brought him to a detention center for deportation. U.S. District Judge Richard Jones ruled Wednesday that the local police did not have the authority to arrest him for a civil, federal violation. He said a trial will be held to...
  • Massachusetts Judge CRIES After Being Charged With Helping An Undocumented Immigrant Evade ICE

    04/27/2019 6:43:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 192 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 04/26/19 | Michelle Curran
    A Massachusetts judge has left court in tears after being indicted on obstruction of justice charges for allegedly helping an illegal immigrant evade immigration officials. Judge Shelley M Richmond Joseph and trial court officer Wesley MacGregor are accused of conspiring to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from taking an undocumented immigrant into custody at Newton District Court on April 2, 2018. Joseph had allegedly ordered the courtroom recording device to be turned off for 52 seconds while she and the defendant Jose Medina-Perez's lawyer had a conversation about getting him out of the courthouse instead of handing him over...
  • Judge tosses kids climate case in Pennsylvania

    02/26/2019 5:12:23 AM PST · by vannrox · 18 replies
    Watts up with that? ^ | February 22, 2019 | By Dana Drugmand
    A federal judge in Pennsylvania dismissed a climate lawsuit brought by an environmental organization and two children against the federal government. The lawsuit, Clean Air Council v. United States, claimed that Trump administration rollbacks of environmental regulations and other “anti-science” decisions violate Constitutional rights and the public trust.  In dismissing the claims on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond scoffed at what he interpreted as a request that he “supervise any actions the President and his appointees take that might touch on ‘the environment.’”  Beyond ruling on this case, however, Diamond went further to rebuke U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken for her ruling in Juliana v....
  • Supreme Court's ‘10th justice’ favors unusual tactic for Trump cases

    02/10/2019 6:10:00 PM PST · by be-baw · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2019 | Lydia Wheeler
    Over the past year, the federal government’s lead Supreme Court litigator has repeatedly attempted to expedite Trump administration cases by using an unorthodox maneuver, one that legal experts say is rarely successful. Solicitor General Noel Francisco has requested on eight separate occasions, twice in the same case, that justices bypass the regional federal appeals court and instead review the ruling by a lower district court. Those requests, known as petitions for a writ of certiorari before judgment, stemmed from challenges to President Trump’s restrictions on transgender people serving in the military, its decision to wind down the Deferred Action for...
  • Judge orders deported asylum seekers to be returned to US, in Trump administration rebuke

    12/19/2018 7:01:20 PM PST · by bitt · 86 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/19/2018 | Bill Mears
    A federal judge on Wednesday took the extraordinary step of ordering that asylum seekers who sued after their deportation be returned to the U.S. to have their claims heard anew, ruling against the Trump administration's revised asylum policies. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington came a day after the same judge presided over a contentious sentencing hearing for former national security adviser Michael Flynn -- in which he questioned whether the ex-White House official committed “treason” and accused him of selling out the United States to foreign interests. He later delayed Flynn’s sentencing until 2019, as...
  • Colorado baker back in court over second LGBTQ bias allegation

    12/19/2018 7:40:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 19, 2018 | by Associated Press
    DENVER - Attorneys for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple on religious grounds - a stand partially upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court - argued in federal court Tuesday that the state is punishing him again over his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition. Lawyers for Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, are suing to try to stop the state from taking action against him over the new discrimination allegation. They say the state is treating Phillips with hostility because of his Christian faith and pressing...
  • Judge 'inclined' to let Colorado's latest cake case against Christian baker proceed

    12/18/2018 5:21:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — He won his six-year legal battle over his refusal to create a gay wedding cake, but Christian baker Jack Phillips is now facing what could be a lengthy courtroom sequel on the issue of transgender birthday cakes. Any hope of a speedy resolution was dashed Tuesday when a federal judge indicated he plans to reject the effort to dismiss the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s latest complaint against Masterpiece Cakeshop involving a birthday cake for a gender transition. “I’m inclined to deny the motion to dismiss,” said senior U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. He also advised Mr....
  • Justice Kennedy's Hubris

    12/02/2018 1:21:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-2-2018 | Nancy Pearcey
    This week on The David Rubenstein Show, retired Justice Kennedy finally admitted the real reason behind his Obergefell ruling, the 2015 Supreme Court decision that created a novel definition of marriage to give legal status to same-sex couples. Kennedy said, “It seemed to me just wrong that under the Constitution, over 100,000 adopted children of gay parents could not have their parents married. I just thought this was wrong.” Well, now we know. The justice’s reasoning had nothing to do with Constitutional principles. He had an emotional reaction and in his hubris he imposed his private feelings on the nation....
  • Judge OKs sanctuary cities, rules anti-sanctuary law unconstitutional

    12/01/2018 6:53:32 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, November 30, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge in New York has ruled the Trump sanctuary city crackdown illegal Friday — but even went further and also ruled the law Congress passed requiring information-sharing is unconstitutional. Judge Edgardo Ramos‘ decision frees sanctuary jurisdictions in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington, Massachusetts and Virginia to continue their policies without fear of losing federal money. The judge said the Trump administration attempted to write new conditions of cooperation, including notifying the feds of illegal immigrants ready for pickup, beyond what Congress had authorized. He said it is up to Congress to decide those conditions. “The...
  • Supreme Court's future rides on Ginsburg's health

    11/23/2018 11:59:29 AM PST · by Simon Green · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/22/18 | Lydia Wheeler
    Some offered to donate their ribs, others recommended cloaking her in bubble wrap. The reactions following news that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had fractured three ribs in a fall at her office on Nov. 7 may have been made in jest, but some no doubt were rooted in real worry. At 85, Ginsburg is the oldest member of the Supreme Court, and this month’s health scare left many wondering if she’ll really serve for five more years as promised. But she’s not the only one in recovery mode. Washington is slowly recuperating from the bitter battle over Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s...
  • Fox's Levin defends Trump after 'classless' Roberts criticism

    11/21/2018 5:35:22 PM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 21, 2018 | Joe Concha
    Fox News host Mark Levin defended President Trump on Wednesday after Chief Justice John Roberts rebuked the president's criticism of a federal judge. The conservative host argued in a Facebook post defending Trump that "there are ... too many progressive judges and justices who legislate from the bench." "Indeed, when it came to Obamacare, Roberts himself led the court’s leftists in rewriting the Constitution and imposing that damnable law on all of us," he wrote. "It appears John Roberts doesn’t live in the real world." Levin weighed in after Roberts offered a rare statement rebuking Trump's criticism of a federal...
  • Judge orders Georgia to count all votes in contested governor’s race

    11/13/2018 5:02:13 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 96 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 13, 2018 | 1:28am | By Joe Tacopino
    A Georgia federal judge ruled in favor of Democrat Stacey Abrams’ campaign Monday night, ordering election officials to review thousands of provisional ballots that have not been counted in the contested election for governor. Judge Amy Totenberg, a New Yorker who serves on the Atlanta-based court, said that the race cannot be officially certified until those ballots were counted. Many voters have complained they were told at polling stations they weren’t registered and had to file provisional ballots. Abrams would need to gain more than 20,000 votes to force a runoff against Republican Brian Kemp.
  • Kavanaugh Conservatives vs. Booker Democrats

    10/08/2018 7:31:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 5, 2018 | Christopher Caldwell
    Years from now, perhaps only days from now, when people are no longer quite so inebriated with partisanship, those who wish Brett Kavanaugh well and those who wish him ill will probably agree on one thing: His defiant September 27 statement denying the charges leveled against him in the course of his Supreme Court confirmation is the defining speech of our time. Kavanaugh rejected outright Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that he had jumped her and gagged her at a party 36 years ago, when both were in high school. He denied knowingly having met her. None of the witnesses she...
  • Washington state ends ‘racially biased’ death penalty

    10/11/2018 3:31:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 11, 2018 3:04 PM EDT | Rachel La Corte and Gene Johnson
    Washington’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state’s death penalty Thursday, ruling that it had been used in an arbitrary and racially discriminatory manner. Washington has had a moratorium on executions since 2014, but the ruling makes it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment by legislative act or court decree. The court converted the sentences of the eight people on Washington’s death row to life in prison. “The death penalty is unequally applied — sometimes by where the crime took place, or the county of residence, or the available budgetary resources at any given point in time,...
  • Justice Scalia on Interpreting the Constitution

    08/16/2017 11:21:20 AM PDT · by street_lawyer · 4 replies
    August 16, 2017 | Street Lawyer
    VANITY I watched the very long video in which Scalia spoke of interpreting the U.S. Constitution (Constitution) These are my notes: The due process clause in the Constitution provides that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without “due process”. It does not mean rights are absolute. A fundamental right used to be one that is rooted in the traditions of the American people. Ultimately “fundamental rights” no longer have to be “rooted in tradition”. For example, “abortion” which is now considered to be a fundamental right was not only not rooted in tradition but it was...
  • satire - Democrats Shudder At Idea Of Having To Legislate Through Congress Should Supreme Court Lean

    10/06/2018 12:04:16 PM PDT · by Rudolphus · 15 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | October 5, 2018 | The Babylon Bee
    U.S.—With the confirmation vote on Brett Kavanaugh looming, Democrats expressed fear and trepidation Friday at the idea of having to actually legislate through Congress instead of courts in the future, should the Supreme Court tilt to the right.
  • Massachusetts woman enraged by Trump bumper sticker intentionally rammed into car, police say

    08/01/2018 3:00:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 155 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/1/18 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A Massachusetts woman was reportedly taken into custody on Monday after she allegedly drove into a car sporting a Trump bumper sticker. The arrest of Chloe Wright, 25, followed an alleged hit-and-run in Hyannis on June 30, the Cape Cod Times reported, citing a police report. After the incident, the man she hit reportedly contacted the Barnstable Police Department and recalled hearing a motorist behind him honking their car horn as he waited at a red light. According to the police report, the honking continued and by the time he reached another red light, the motorist started shouting at him,...