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  • The Ninth Circuit Just Allowed Children To Sue Trump Over Global Warming

    03/08/2018 11:05:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/07/18 | Michael Bastah
    A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in favor of 21 children and young adults suing the U.S. government for not doing enough to protect their constitutional right to a stable climate. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges refused to grant mandamus relief and block the U.S. District Court in Oregon from hearing the suit, which was originally filed by the environmental group Our Children’s Trust in 2015. A federal judge in Oregon ruled in 2016 the 21 youngsters had standing to sue. President Donald Trump’s administration and oil and gas groups appealed the decision in June 2017. They asked...
  • U.S. loses bid to halt children's climate change lawsuit

    03/07/2018 5:24:18 PM PST · by Innovative · 36 replies
    MSN/Reuters ^ | March 7, 2018 | Jonathan Stempel
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected the U.S. government's bid to halt a lawsuit by young people claiming that President Donald Trump and his administration are violating their constitutional rights by ignoring the harms caused by climate change. By a 3-0 vote, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said the administration had not met the "high bar" under federal law to dismiss the Oregon lawsuit, which was originally brought in 2015 against the administration of President Barack Obama. The potentially far-reaching case is one of a handful seeking to have courts address global warming and...
  • Supreme Court rules immigrants can be detained indefinitely

    02/27/2018 11:01:58 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 27, 2018 | John Bowden
    Immigrants can be held by U.S. immigration officials indefinitely without receiving bond hearings, even if they have permanent legal status or are seeking asylum, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 5-3 ruling Tuesday, with Justice Elena Kagan recusing, the court ruled that immigrants do not have the right to periodic bond hearings. The ruling is a defeat for immigration advocates, who argued that immigrants should not be held for more than six months at a time without such a hearing. The Supreme Court ruling follows a Trump administration appeal of a ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...
  • 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...
  • Liberal Groups Mobilize Against Trump’s First 9th Circuit Nominee

    02/11/2018 2:55:30 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    Daily ^ | 2/11/18 | Kevin Daley
    Liberal advocacy groups have mobilized in opposition to Ryan Bounds, President Donald Trump’s first nominee to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Though criticisms of his professional record are slim thus far, progressive interest groups claim his undergraduate writings are highly inflammatory, such that his temperament might be questioned. The Alliance for Justice (AFJ), a progressive advocacy organization, reviewed dozens of pieces Bounds wrote as a college student for a conservative weekly called the Stanford Review, that are intensely critical of student activist clubs and campus multiculturalism policies. Taken together, the Alliance says his writings betray an intolerant worldview.
  • PAMELA GELLER’S 2017 REVIEW: Every Single Domestic Jihadi Attack and Terror Plot of 2017 (Excerpted)

    12/26/2017 4:19:43 AM PST · by x1stcav · 13 replies
    Dangerous ^ | 12/26/17 | Pamela Geller
    In each of the past few years, I have done an end-of-the-year summary on jihad activity and Islamization in the United States, so that people might better understand the overarching progress of the jihad in the U.S., and connect the dots. After years of shouting into the wilderness, the message hit critical mass in November 2016, and Donald Trump, to the absolute shock of the totalitarian left elite, was elected President of the United States. President Trump’s initiatives to stem jihad and sharia in America have been met with fierce resistance from the jihad-aligned left. Even just last Friday, the...
  • 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...
  • Conservatives to take over liberal 9th Circuit?

    12/19/2017 2:18:01 PM PST · by Hadean · 32 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | Dec. 19, 2017 | Chris Woodward
    Two attorneys are hopeful that the most liberal appellate court in the nation will become conservative. Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals announced his retirement Monday after women alleged he subjected them to inappropriate sexual conduct or comments. "Good riddance that this judge is gone – is retiring for this sexual harassment allegation," Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver commented on Kozinski’s retirement. "This is a very serious situation, and I think it's about time to get rid of a lot more judges – not just for this, but for their judicial activism." According to...
  • (9th Circuit) Federal appeals judge announces immediate retirement ... sexual misconduct

    12/18/2017 7:06:20 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 18, 2017 | By Matt Zapotosky
    Alex Kozinski, the powerful judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit who was facing a judicial investigation over allegations that he subjected 15 women to inappropriate sexual behavior, announced Monday that he would retire effective immediately. In a statement provided by his lawyer, Kozinski apologized, saying that he “had a broad sense of humor and a candid way of speaking to both male and female law clerks alike,” and that “in doing so, I may not have been mindful enough of the special challenges and pressures that women face in the workplace.” “It grieves me to...
  • Prominent 9th Circuit judge faces sex misconduct inquiry

    12/14/2017 9:43:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2017 9:19 PM EST
    The chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that he has opened a misconduct inquiry into a judge accused of inappropriate sexual conduct and comments by six women. Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas issued the order based on allegations against Judge Alex Kozinski in a Dec. 8 Washington Post article. The women were clerks and others at the largest federal appeals court in the country. Kozinski is a prominent judge, serving as chief judge of the 9th Circuit from 2007 to 2014. He is known for his irreverent opinions and his clerks often...
  • Federal Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski Accused Of Sexual Harassment

    12/09/2017 2:36:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NPR ^ | December 8, 2017 | Ina Jaffe
    Six women have accused a federal appeals court judge of sexual misconduct, according to The Washington Post. Alex Kozinski serves on the Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and was formerly that court's chief judge. Heidi Bond, who clerked for Kozinski in 2006 and 2007, said he called her into his office and showed her pornography on his computer. He asked her if she thought the images were "photoshopped." He asked her if they turned her on. Bond, who now authors romance novels under the name Courtney Milan, wrote on her website that such incidents happened at least three...
  • Six women accuse prominent 9th Circuit judge of sexual misconduct (tr)

    12/09/2017 3:01:50 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 09, 2017 | Associated Press via Daily Mail
    Six women who served as clerks or externs at the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals allege to The Washington Post that Judge Alex Kozinski subjected them to inappropriate sexual comments or conduct, including asking them to watch pornography in his chambers, the newspaper reported Friday. Heidi Bond, who clerked for the Pasadena, California-based judge from 2006 to 2007, told the newspaper she recalled three instances in which he asked her to look at images of naked people. She said one set of images was of college-age students where some were 'inexplicably naked while everyone else was clothed.' Another set...
  • Prominent appeals court Judge Alex Kozinski accused of sexual misconduct (9th Circuit)

    12/08/2017 4:12:18 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    A former clerk for Judge Alex Kozinski said the powerful and well-known jurist, who for many years served as chief judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, called her into his office several times and pulled up pornography on his computer, asking if she thought it was photoshopped or if it aroused her sexually. Heidi Bond, who clerked for Kozinski from 2006 to 2007, said the porn was not related to any case. One set of images she remembered was of college-age students at a party where “some people were inexplicably naked while everyone else was...
  • Who is Deepak Gupta? Ex-CFPB employee emerges as leading anti-Trump litigator

    11/28/2017 11:54:56 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Nov. 28, 2017
    Deepak Gupta was in court once again this week in a role he seems increasingly comfortable filling: representing clients who are battling President Trump. This week, Gupta was in court representing Leandra English, who claims she is acting director Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. When Trump picked Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to fill the position, English sued, arguing that as deputy director the law puts her in charge. ... It wasn't Gupta's first time arguing in court against Trump this year. In January, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington hired him to sue Trump after alleging...
  • Federal Court Ruling Guts Police Ability To Use Guns

    09/20/2017 12:03:00 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 50 replies ^ | 9/20/17 | Anders Hagstrom
    A federal appeals court in Seattle ruled Tuesday that police can only use force “proportional” to the threat they face, seriously damaging the Seattle Police Department’s ability to use firearms. The ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the use of force reforms put in place by federal mandates under the Obama administration that required police to use only “objectively reasonable force, proportional to the threat or urgency of the situation,” the Associated Press reports. The unanimous ruling strikes down a lawsuit filed by a group of more than 120 Seattle officers in 2014 who claimed that the...
  • 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
  • Trump asks Supreme Court to lift restrictions on refugees in travel ban

    09/11/2017 9:51:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sept 11, 2017 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to lift restrictions on President Trump’s travel ban. The Department of Justice on Monday asked the Supreme Court to stay the part of last week's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that barred the government from prohibiting refugees that have formal assurances from resettlement agencies or are in the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program from entering the U.S. The 9th Circuit also said in its opinion that the government could not ban grandparents, aunts, uncles and other extended family members of a person in the U.S. from entering the country. But in his...
  • Trump’s Travel Ban Attacked Again by the 9th Circuit

    09/08/2017 10:52:31 AM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The belabored Executive Order to limit travel from a select group of countries has been through the courts again, this time, the 9th Circuit three judge panel (surprise surprise) has ruled that extended family members should be exempted. It is NOT a fair decision. It is a politically biased decision that does not put American citizens first. The three judges decided that because a mother in law was allowed entry (a single case), that the government has failed to properly demonstrate a significant difference between her and all other extended family members. In their joint statement they wrote: “If mothers-in-law...
  • Appeals court rules against Trump administration on travel ban

    09/07/2017 4:22:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 67 replies
    CBS ^ | Sept 7, 2017 | AP
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the Trump administration's limited view of who is allowed into the country under its revised travel ban. A three-judge panel decided that grandparents, cousins and similarly close extended family relationships of people in the U.S. shouldn't be prevented from coming to the country. The court also said refugees already accepted by a resettlement agency shouldn't be banned. The appeals court decision upholds a decision from a district court judge in Hawaii, who said the administration's view was too narrow. The decision impacts the revised travel ban, which temporarily suspends new...
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refuses Hawaii's request to change Trump's travel ban

    07/08/2017 12:46:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 7, 2017 | Josh Siegel
    A U.S. appeals court refused Friday to clarify the scope of the Supreme Court's lifting of the blockade against President Trump's travel ban, citing a lack of jurisdiction. Earlier Friday, the state of Hawaii had asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to expand the categories of people who can bypass the travel ban. On Thursday, a U.S. district judge had refused to act on Hawaii's request, leaving in place the Trump administration's rules regarding what classes of people to exempt from the travel ban. The judge in that case, Derrick Watson, also claimed he did not have the...