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  • Trump blasts immigration ruling made by SCOTUS pick Neil Gorsuch

    04/19/2018 1:12:27 PM PDT · by BillyBoy · 44 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | Chris Sommerfeldt
    Trump blasts immigration ruling made by SCOTUS pick Neil Gorsuch BY Chris Sommerfeld NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Updated: Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 6:11 PM President Trump took a veiled shot at his own Supreme Court pick, Neil Gorsuch, on Tuesday, claiming that a ruling he made on immigration law perpetuates "a public safety crisis." The Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling — an unusual alignment in which Gorsuch sided with the four liberal justices for the first time — concerns a catchall provision of immigration law that defines what makes a crime violent. Gorsuch and the four liberal justices found that...
  • The Supreme Court just handed the Trump administration a loss on immigration — and Gorsuch

    04/17/2018 8:03:55 AM PDT · by BOARn · 120 replies
    AP ^ | 4/17/18 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced. The court's 5-4 decision concerns a provision of immigration law that defines a "crime of violence." Conviction for a crime of violence subjects an immigrant to deportation and usually speeds up the process. A federal appeals court in San Francisco previously struck down the provision as too vague, and on Monday the Supreme Court agreed. The appeals court based its ruling on a 2015 Supreme Court decision...
  • Obama-Era Clean-Air Rule on Methane Emissions Blocked Again

    04/05/2018 12:18:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | April 5, 2018 | BY MATTHEW DALY
    An on-again, off-again effort to restrict harmful methane emissions on federal lands is off — again. A federal judge in Wyoming has halted the clean-air rule indefinitely. Judge Scott Skavdahl says it "makes little sense" to force oil and gas companies to comply with the Obama-era rule when the Trump administration has moved to roll back the 2016 regulation. Skavdahl says enforcing the rule "provides minimal public benefit" while imposing potentially significant costs on industry. Wednesday's ruling is the latest in a back-and-forth series of court decisions and administrative actions as the Trump administration tries to weaken or delay a...
  • SCOTUS Rules on Police Shooting...and Sotomayor's Scathing Dissent

    04/03/2018 5:47:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 184 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a police officer who shot a woman outside of her home in Tucson, Arizona in May 2010. The officer, Andrew Kisela, shot Amy Hughes after she was seen acting "erratically," hacking at a tree with a knife and arguing with her roommate.Kisela and another police officer, Alex Garcia, heard about the report on their patrol car radio and responded. A third police officer, Lindsay Kunz, arrived on the scene on her bicycle.  All three officers drew their guns. At least twice they told Hughes to drop the knife. Viewing the record in...
  • Obama Judges Rule Cross Monument Must Go, Showing Elections Do Have Consequences

    03/28/2018 6:58:00 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 29 replies
    dailysignal ^ | Peter Parisi / March 26, 2018 / | Peter Parisi / March 26, 2018 /
    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Peace Cross, a monument dedicated to local residents killed in World War I, must be torn down. (Photo: The Washington Times/Zuma Press /Newscom) COMMENTARY BY Peter Parisi Peter Parisi is an editor and writer for The Daily Signal. When Republican congressional leaders went to the White House on Jan. 23, 2009—just three days into Barack Obama’s presidency—to discuss legislation, he helpfully reminded them that his policy preferences necessarily had to prevail because “elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.” Obama is out of office now,...
  • Judge Denies $1 Million Funding in Sanctuary Cities Case

    03/07/2018 12:00:25 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 13 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 3/5/2018 | Helen Cristophi
    SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – A federal judge on Monday refused to order the Trump Administration to pay California $1 million in delayed law enforcement funding it withheld to punish it for becoming a sanctuary state. U.S. District Judge William Orrick ruled in an afternoon order that it was too soon to tell which party’s interpretation of laws governing cooperation between state employees and federal immigration authorities would prevail. Because “the amount of money at stake is small compared to the state’s budget,” he concluded, California hadn’t shown it would suffer irreparable harm without the $1 million while the case is...
  • Judge rules Trump’s DACA phaseout legal: Decision doesn’t stop other courts’ blockade

    03/05/2018 6:28:07 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 5, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge ruled Monday that President Trump’s phaseout of the Obama-era DACA program is legal, adding heft to the administration’s defense but doing little to solve the ongoing court quagmire. The ruling does not overturn two other federal courts, who had previously blocked the phaseout, which was supposed to take effect Monday. But it does offer a needed boost as the Justice Department appeals those other two rulings.
  • Judge: Remove Charlottesville Confederate statue tarpaulins

    02/28/2018 12:08:34 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 24 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb 28, 2018
    The city put up the sheeting in the days after a deadly far-right rally last August which left a counter-protester and two police officers dead. The city had argued the "shrouds" were meant to honour those killed and injured, but the judge found they interfered with park tourism. The judge also allowed a lawsuit to preserve the statues to move forward. Judge Richard Moore ruled on Tuesday that the black plastic sheeting over the monuments to Robert E Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson must be removed in the next 15 days.
  • Federal Court Okays Trump’s Wall, Overrules Lib Groups

    02/27/2018 4:57:59 PM PST · by Cheerio · 21 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | February 27, 2018 | Erin Coates
    A federal court ruled that the Trump administration has the power to waive environmental laws in order to speed up construction of the border wall. The ruling Tuesday has paved the way for President Donald Trump to construct his border wall, which the state of California and environmental groups have been trying to prevent, according to The Washington Times. U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel, who Trump has previously called biased by Trump due to his Mexican heritage, made the ruling that will allow the administration to waive environmental laws and build sections of the wall. The judge said...
  • Breaking: Supreme Court refuses to hear Trump challenge on DACA

    02/26/2018 6:40:20 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 198 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/26/2018 | Lydia Wheeler and Rafael Bernal
    The Supreme Court on Monday delivered a blow to the Trump administration by refusing to hear the government's challenge to a lower court ruling that has temporarily blocked the administration from winding down the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The Department of Justice’s request was rare in that it asked the Supreme Court to jump ahead of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in reviewing the case. The court typically will only bypass an appellate court when there’s an emergency involving foreign affairs, a serious separation of powers concerns or when it has already agreed to hear...
  • Second federal judge blocks Trump administration's move to end DACA

    02/14/2018 5:26:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/13/18 | Melissa Quinn
    A second federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Nicholas Garaufis, a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, granted a request from 17 attorneys general who sued the Trump administration for a temporary injunction
  • Judge rules bakery owner can refuse to make wedding cake for same-sex couples

    02/07/2018 1:14:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 7, 2018
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A California bakery owner can continue to refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples because it violates her Christian beliefs, a judge ruled. The decision came after a lawyer for Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield argued that owner Cathy Miller's right to free speech and free expression of religion trumps the argument that she violated a state anti-discrimination law. Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe agreed but said Monday his ruling was tied closely to the fact that Miller was being asked to make a cake for an event and that the act of creating it...
  • Federal Judge Upholds Alabama Voter ID Law

    01/17/2018 2:28:37 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 38 replies
    Southern Political Report ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Hans von Spakovsky
    A federal judge in Alabama has thrown out a lawsuit against the state’s voter ID law, finding that the law doesn’t prevent anyone from voting because “nearly the entire population of registered voters in Alabama already possess a photo ID that can be used for voting.” For those who don’t, obtaining a qualifying ID can be done “with little to no effort and no cost.” In 2011, the Alabama legislature passed a photo ID requirement for both in-person and absentee voting. The law was enacted in an effort to strengthen voter confidence and to reduce the potential for voter fraud...
  • Trump admin resumes accepting DACA renewals after court order

    01/14/2018 6:24:10 AM PST · by cport · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/13/2018 | Max Greenwood
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said on Saturday that it has begun allowing certain young, undocumented immigrants to renew protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The move comes after U.S. District Judge William Alsup issued a preliminary injunction this week blocking President Trump's decision to end the Obama-era program, which granted temporary reprieve from deportation to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, often called "dreamers." "Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA," USCIS said in an update...
  • Supreme Court allows Mississippi anti-LGBT law to stand

    01/08/2018 1:06:48 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 8, 2018 | by Pete Williams
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to take up a legal battle over a Mississippi law that allows state employees and private businesses to deny services to LGBT people based on religious objections. Signed into law in 2016 in response to the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling, it allows county clerks to avoid issuing marriage licenses to gay couples and protects businesses from lawsuits if they refuse to serve LGBT customers. The law was immediately challenged. But lower courts, without ruling on the merits of the law, said those suing could not show that they would be harmed...
  • Oregon Christian Bakers Lose Appeal

    01/01/2018 5:48:09 PM PST · by marshmallow · 48 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 12/29/17 | David Nussman
    Sued by same-sex couple for not baking them a "wedding" cakeSALEM, Ore. (ChurchMilitant.com) - Despite their appeal, a Christian couple in Oregon is being ordered to pay $135,000 to a same-sex couple after refusing to bake a cake for their "marriage." In January 2013, spouses Aaron and Melissa Klein declined to make a same-sex "wedding" cake for Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer. The lesbian couple retaliated by filing a discrimination complaint with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries. In 2015, a judge ruled in favor of the homosexual couple and ordered the Christians to pay $135,000 for emotional damage and...
  • Court rules against Oregon bakers in wedding-cake case

    12/28/2017 4:43:11 PM PST · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 12/28/17 | STEVEN DUBOIS//AP
    <p>PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An appellate court Thursday upheld a penalty against Oregon bakery owners who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding almost five years ago.</p> <p>The owners of the since-closed Gresham bakery - Aaron and Melissa Klein - argued that state Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian violated state and federal laws by forcing them to pay emotional-distress damages of $135,000 to the lesbian couple.</p>
  • 9th Circuit court rules against third Trump travel ban, no immediate effect

    12/23/2017 4:05:16 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 22, 2017 | Naomi Lim
    The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that part of President Trump's third attempt at a travel ban should be blocked. The ruling, however, will not take effect pending review by the U.S. Supreme Court. The White House's third attempt at the travel ban targeted foreigners from six Muslim-majority countries, Venezuela, and North Korea. Rather than take apart the entire ban, however, three members of the 9th Circuit ruled that only the prohibitions on "foreign nationals who have a bona fide relationship" within the United States should be stopped. The dispute will not return to the Supreme Court...
  • Winning: Judge Dismisses Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump

    12/22/2017 7:56:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit alleging President Trump violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause because his hotels and golf courses continue to do business with foreign governments while he’s serving in office. U.S. District Court Judge George Daniels said the lawsuit was flawed from the start because the plaintiffs, led by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, lacked standing. Daniels, an appointee of former President Bill Clinton, also said the matter should be taken before Congress, not the courts. “As the only political branch with the power to consent to violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause,...
  • Judge Declares Mistrial In 2014 Bundy Ranch Standoff Case

    12/20/2017 10:13:39 AM PST · by kiryandil · 120 replies
    Talking Points Memo news ^ | December 20, 2017 | AP
    A U.S. judge has declared a mistrial in the case against a Nevada rancher accused of leading a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents in a cattle grazing dispute. Chief U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed the jury Wednesday and faulted prosecutors for what she called “constitutional due-process violations” and failing to properly turn over evidence to the defense. The decision in the case against Cliven Bundy, two of his sons and another man is the latest in a string of failed prosecutions in Nevada and Oregon against those who have opposed federal control of vast swaths of land in...