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  • U.S. Judge Tells Christian Churches They Must Cover Abortion in Insurance Plan

    09/13/2017 5:43:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/11/17 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    SACRAMENTO, California, September 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- A federal judge told three Christian congregations in California that they have no case in wanting to opt out of the state’s requirement that they cover abortions through their health insurance plans. U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller upheld a 2014 requirement of the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) that all employers throughout the state must pay for abortion insurance for their employees. She told the three churches that they failed to state an adequate claim. The churches — Foothill Church in Glendora, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in Chino, and The...
  • Justices allow Trump administration ban on most refugees

    09/13/2017 6:21:15 AM PDT · by Phlap · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 09/13/2017 | MARK SHERMAN
    The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. The justices on Tuesday agreed to an administration request to block a lower court ruling that would have eased the refugee ban and allowed up to 24,000 refugees to enter the country before the end of October
  • BREAKING NEWS:Supreme Court temporarily blocks appeals court ruling that limits Trump's refugee ban

    09/11/2017 11:36:57 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 73 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 Sep 2017
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  • U.S. appeals court says Texas can implement voter ID law

    09/05/2017 10:14:42 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/6/2017 | Dan Whitcomb
    [Texas Democratic Party Chairman] Hiojosa has previously likened the voter ID requirements to “Jim Crow-era tactics” designed to keep Republican lawmakers in power.Critics say the Texas law and similar statutes enacted in other states were tailored to make it harder for minorities and immigrants, including black and Hispanic voters who are less likely to have the authorized IDs and tend to favor Democrats, to cast ballots. Backers say the laws are necessary to prevent voter fraud and are no more onerous than the requirements imposed by states for driving a motor vehicle.
  • Right-to-Work law could be headed for more delays after Supreme Court arguments (WV)

    09/05/2017 4:41:27 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 5 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | September 5, 2017 | Jeff Jenkins
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — It’s possible there could be additional delays before a decision is made on the constitutionality of the West Virginia Workplace Freedom Act following an hour of oral arguments Tuesday before the state Supreme Court. Justice Margaret Workman questioned the decision by the office of state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to bring the right-to-work law to the Supreme Court before there’s been a full hearing on the merits of the case in circuit court. “I just think you all are taking a shortcut coming up here wanting all of the answers without the lower court having made any...
  • Federal Court Dismisses Entire Justice Department Mosque Case

    09/01/2017 1:41:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Sept 1, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    Yesterday, I reported on an outlandish effort to shake down a Christian pastor about his views on Islam by the Justice Department in an Obama-era holdover case. Today, a federal court entirely dismissed the Justice Department's case. United States District Court Judge Norman Moon ruled that the case was moot because the mosque settled with Culpeper County. The mosque obtained a settlement allowing it to pump and haul sewage from the land. The United States had sought to keep the case alive, and to conduct wide ranging and intrusive discovery against third parties such as Pastor Steve Harrelson of...
  • Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement of Texas' Sanctuary Cities Law (Clinton appointee)

    08/30/2017 6:30:47 PM PDT · by Blackhawk73 · 13 replies
    AP/NBC 5 DFW | 8/30/17 | Unknown
    Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement of Texas' Sanctuary Cities Law Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017 | Updated 8:05 PM CDT Photo Credit: NBC 5 News A federal judge has temporarily blocked most of Texas' tough new "sanctuary cities" law allowing police to inquire about people's immigration status during routine interactions such as traffic stops. Opponents call the measure, which sailed through the Republican-controlled Legislature, a "show your papers" law. They sued, and the ruling by U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio keeps it from taking effect Friday, allowing the case time to proceed. Texas Schools Shuttered by Harvey Could Stay...
  • BREAKING: Federal judge blocks enforcement of Texas’ ‘sanctuary cities’ law

    08/30/2017 6:26:21 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 30, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    AUSTIN, Texas — A federal judge late Wednesday temporarily blocked most of Texas’ tough new “sanctuary cities” law that would have allowed police to inquire about people’s immigration status during routine interactions such as traffic stops. The law, SB 4, had been cheered by President Donald Trump’s administration but decried by immigrants’ rights groups who say it could force anyone who looks like they might be in the country illegally to “show papers.” The measure sailed through the Republican-controlled Legislature despite months of protests and opposition from business groups who worried that it could cause a labor-force shortage in industries...
  • SCOTUS Grants Temporary Stay In Texas Redistricting Case

    08/29/2017 3:26:38 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 9 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 08/28/2017 | Kevin Daley
    Justice Samuel Alito stayed a lower court order requiring the Texas state legislature to draw new legislative district lines in advance of the 2018 elections Monday. (snip) Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked the Supreme Court to stay the ruling Friday. “It is astonishing that the lower court ignored that the maps are the very same ones that the court itself adopted in 2012, and the Obama-era Department of Justice did not bring any claims against the maps,” he said in a statement. “We are confident that the Supreme Court will allow Texas to continue to use the maps used...
  • Jury Refuses To Convict In Bundy Ranch Standoff

    08/23/2017 8:37:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 59 replies
    AP via Las Vegas Sun ^ | 08/22/17 | Ken Ritter
    A federal jury in Las Vegas refused Tuesday to convict four defendants who were retried on accusations that they threatened and assaulted federal agents by wielding assault weapons in a 2014 confrontation to stop a cattle roundup near the Nevada ranch of states' rights figure Cliven Bundy. In a stunning setback to federal prosecutors planning to try the Bundy family patriarch and two adult sons later this year, the jury acquitted Ricky Lovelien and Steven Stewart of all 10 charges, and delivered not-guilty findings on most charges against Scott Drexler and Eric Parker. More than 30 defendants' supporters in the...
  • U.S. court rules Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood funding

    08/16/2017 12:06:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 16, 2017 | by Nate Raymond
    A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday reversed a ruling that prevented Arkansas from cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood following the release of controversial videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis reversed a federal judge's ruling forbidding Arkansas from carrying through with Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson's directive to suspend Medicaid reimbursements to a Planned Parenthood affiliate. That ruling by U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker in Little Rock had come in a lawsuit by three women who claimed Arkansas violated their rights under the federal Medicaid law to choose any...
  • Fed Judge rules Sheriff Joe Arapaio for criminal contempt of court--Time for Trump to pardon him!!

    07/31/2017 11:34:48 AM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 35 replies
    Radio station KFYI | July 31 2017 | Me
    A Federal judge just ruled our wonderful Sheriff Joe Arapaio guilty of criminal contempt of court--for simply enforcing existing federal immigration laws.
  • Judge rules Sheriff Joe Arpaio guilty in criminal contempt case

    07/31/2017 11:31:05 AM PDT · by Coronal · 23 replies
    KNXV ABC 15 Arizona ^ | July 31, 2017
    PHOENIX - Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was found guilty of criminal contempt of court by a judge on Monday. The criminal charges stem from the profiling case that Arpaio lost three years ago that morphed into a contempt case after the sheriff was accused of defying a 2011 court order to stop his signature immigration patrols. Arpaio has acknowledged violating U.S. District Judge Murray Snow's order but insists his disobedience was not intentional. Snow disagreed, concluding Arpaio knowingly continued the patrols because he believed his immigration enforcement efforts would help his 2012 re-election campaign.
  • U.S. judge allows Trump election commission to seek voting data

    07/24/2017 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Lockbox · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-24-17 | Lawrence Hurley
    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday rejected a bid to prevent President Donald Trump's commission on alleged election fraud from requesting voter roll data from states. Washington-based U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled in favor of the administration by refusing to block the commission from asking for the data. The decision was a loss for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a watchdog group, which filed a lawsuit challenging the commission's actions.
  • Justices uphold refugee ban but say grandparents still OK

    07/19/2017 12:43:14 PM PDT · by blueyon · 25 replies
    APNews.com ^ | 7/19/17 | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S. The justices acted Wednesday on the administration’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling last week. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson ordered the government to allow in refugees formally working with a resettlement agency in the United States. Watson also vastly expanded the family relations that refugees and visitors can use to get into the country.
  • Supreme Court ruling on travel ban (another compromise ruling)

    07/19/2017 11:11:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 39 replies
    Supreme Court ^ | WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017
    The Government’s motion seeking clarification of our order of June 26, 2017, is denied. The District Court order modifying the preliminary injunction with respect to refugees covered by a formal assurance is stayed pending resolution of the Government’s appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, and Justice Gorsuch would have stayed the District Court order in its entirety.
  • BREAKING: Supreme Court says Trump administration can enforce refugee ban for now.

    07/19/2017 10:16:15 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 73 replies
    AP Twitter ^ | July 19. 2017 | Associated press
    BREAKING: Supreme Court says Trump administration can enforce refugee ban for now.
  • Hawaii Judge Orders Loosening of Trump Travel Ban

    07/13/2017 9:22:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 14, 2017 12:08 a.m. ET | Brent Kendall
    Ruling applies nationwide and means grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins are no longer subject to the ban WASHINGTON—A Hawaii judge late Thursday ordered a nationwide loosening of President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on U.S. entry for some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling the administration’s strict approach contradicted a recent Supreme Court ruling.
  • 'Stand Your Ground' ruling unconstitutional, judge says (Florida)

    07/03/2017 10:44:16 AM PDT · by rarestia · 149 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | Monday, July 03, 2017, 12:28 PM EDT | Staff
    MIAMI -- A judge has ruled that Florida's lawmakers overstepped their authority in updating the state's "Stand Your Ground" ruling. Ruling issued Monday by Miami-Dade circuit judge Was signed into law in June by Gov. Rick Scott In ruling the law unconstitutional, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch said Monday that the changes should have been crafted by the Florida Supreme Court instead of by the Legislature. The Miami Herald reports that the 14-page order is a victory for prosecutors who have firmly opposed the law. Critics have said the law makes it easier for defendants to get away with murder...
  • Supreme Court Orders States to List Same-Sex Parents on Birth Certificates; Gorsuch Dissents

    06/26/2017 1:42:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/26/2017 | Michael Gryboski
    The United States Supreme Court has reversed a lower court that upheld an Arkansas law that treated same-sex and opposite-sex married couples differently regarding the issuing of birth certificates. (Photo: REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts (R) walks with associate Justice Neil Gorsuch during his investiture ceremony at the Supreme Court in Washington, U.S., June 15, 2017.Known as Pavan v. Smith, the case was centered on a state law that automatically listed an opposite sex spouse on a birth certificate even if they were not the biological parent. This was not done for same-sex couples.In an unsigned...