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  • Ninth Circuit Court Rules Border Wall Must Be 'Short Enough That A Pregnant Woman Carrying..(satire)

    12/18/2018 10:16:54 PM PST · by bitt · 12 replies ^ | 12/13/2018 | ADMIN
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Amid heated debate in Washington over President Trump's border wall, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has weighed in, ruling that construction on the U.S.-Mexico border wall can proceed, so long as it is "short enough that a pregnant woman carrying a child in each arm could be expected to scale it without difficulty." While that definition may seem vague to some, the Ninth Circuit's judges further clarified in their decision that "two or three feet high ought to suffice." Contractors working on the wall have been ordered to have a pregnant woman and several children on hand....
  • Why did the caravan pick San Diego?

    12/16/2018 11:36:41 AM PST · by econjack · 39 replies
    Web site ^ | Dec. 16, 2018 | Kris Kobach
    Why San Diego? It could have been Texas Notice the difference? The path to McAllen is approximately 1,300 miles long; whereas the path to San Diego is approximately 2,700 miles long. So the caravan travelled more than twice as far as it needed to. Why in the world would they do that? They didn’t have their own vehicles, and they weren’t carrying enough food or resources to justify the longer journey. There are two reasons. The first reason can be summed up in two words: Ninth Circuit. The caravan members have been advised by liberal immigration attorneys all along. Not...
  • US appeals court blocks Trump birth control coverage rules

    12/13/2018 1:19:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 13, 2018 | Sudhin Thanawala
    A U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration allowing more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. States were likely to succeed on their claim that the changes to President Barack Obama’s health care law were made without required notice and public comment, a divided, three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. The panel upheld a preliminary injunction against the rules issued by a lower court judge last year. An email to the Justice Department seeking comment was not immediately returned. Obama’s health care law required most companies to...
  • Trump administration files Supreme Court appeal after Ninth Circuit ruling halting new asylum policy

    12/11/2018 5:13:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 11, 2018 | Gregg Re
    The Trump administration on Tuesday formally asked the Supreme Court to block a nationwide ban on the administration's new asylum policy that was unilaterally instituted by a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judge last month. In a November news conference days before the midterm elections, Trump had vowed to turn away all asylum seekers who attempt to cross the border illegally instead of properly presenting themselves at ports of entry. The president, who has long said the asylum process is rife with fraud, said the emergency policy was necessary as the leading Central American migrant caravan approached the U.S. border...
  • Court rules that encouraging illegal immigration is protected by First Amendment [hurl warning]

    12/04/2018 10:40:06 AM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/4/2018 | Megan keller
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a portion of federal law that makes it a crime to encourage illegal immigration, ruling that the statute violates the First Amendment. “Criminalizing expression like this threatens almost anyone willing to weigh in on the debate,” Judge A. Wallace Tashima wrote in his opinion for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Politico reported. Federal prosecutors argued that the law should apply only to individuals who provide "substantial assistance" to immigrants entering or residing in the U.S. illegally, according to Politico, which noted that the law took effect before President Trump took office....
  • Trump Administration Urges The Supreme Court to Rule In One Majorly Controversial Case

    11/25/2018 11:42:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | November 25, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday asked the Supreme Court to bypass the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' and decide on whether or not the Trump administration's ban on transgenders in the military is constitutional, NPR reported.From the court petition: In 2018, Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced a new policy concerning military service by transgender individuals. Under the Mattis policy, transgender individuals with a history of a medical condition called gender dysphoria would be disqualified from military service unless they meet certain conditions. The question presented is: Whether the district court erred in preliminary enjoining the military...
  • Trump thanks overseas troops, cheers border mobilization on Thanksgiving....

    11/23/2018 8:10:26 PM PST · by caww
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 11/22/2018 | Naomi Lim
    "Today we thank God for the blessings of having you people be our heroes, and you really are our heroes," Trump told members of all five military branches on a teleconference call placed from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. "And your families are back here, and they love you, and they respect you, and they look forward to seeing you because you are the ones who keep America safe, and strong, and free." "You are very much appreciated like you wouldn't believe by the American public, by the citizens of our country," the president added. also hinting at...
  • Bennett on Trump-Chief Justice Spat: 'A Fight John Roberts Didn't Want to Pick'

    11/23/2018 9:02:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 23, 2019
    Bill Bennett appeared on "Fox & Friends" Friday to weigh in on President Trump's war of words with Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, saying this is a fight Roberts should not have picked.
  • Trump: Congress should step in to stop the 9th Circuit...

    11/23/2018 8:06:13 PM PST · by caww · 41 replies
    washingtonexaminer. ^ | 11/22/2018 | Pete Kasperowicz
    President Trump said Thursday that Congress may have to step in to stop people from filing lawsuits in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which he said seems to routinely rule against his policies. Trump said people who oppose his border plans have relied on 9th Circuit rulings to thwart him, and said Congress might be asked to step in to make the file legal arguments elsewhere. "Everybody files in the 9th Circuit," Trump told reporters in Florida. "I haven't seen anybody file anyplace else. They automatically go to the 9th Circuit." "I think we're going to have to...
  • San Ysidro crossing is shut down [readiness exercise]

    11/22/2018 2:30:37 PM PST · by SteveH · 131 replies
    it is apparently all over mexican tv right now...

    11/22/2018 8:35:03 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:04 AM 11/22/2018 | POLITICS | Molly Prince | Politics Reporter
    President Donald Trump dismissed Chief Justice John Roberts’s defense of Obama-appointed judges Thursday and continued his barrage against the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for what he sees as endangering the country. “Justice Roberts can say what he wants, but the 9th Circuit is a complete [and] total disaster,” Trump tweeted. “It is out of control, has a horrible reputation, is overturned more than any Circuit in the Country, [and] is used to get an almost guaranteed result.” Trump’s comments come in response to Roberts’s defense of the 9th Circuit, saying “we do not have Obama judges or Trump judges,...
  • California-based appeals court has been thorn in Trump's side

    11/21/2018 6:40:56 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 9, 2018 | Andrew Chung
    A liberal-leaning California-based federal appeals court that has often ruled against President Donald Trump dealt him another setback this week in a major immigration case and soon could be asked to weigh in on a pipeline project he has championed. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, based in San Francisco, has been a thorn in Trump’s side since he took office last year and has drawn the Republican president’s ire for its decisions in high-profile cases. See more examples
  • Will the Ninth Circuit Gut a Landmark Civil Rights Case?

    11/14/2018 10:10:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 14, 2018 | Michael DeGrandis
    Groucho Marx once resigned membership from the Friars Club quipping, “I don’t want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.” Imagine Groucho’s dismay had the club been compelled to disclose his membership to the government! That is exactly what California’s attorney general is doing by requiring 501(c)(3) charities to divulge their donor or member lists—and the Ninth Circuit appears poised to let him get away with it. Americans have long banded together to support causes they hold dear, donating their time, talent, and treasure to charities. The attorney general’s demand jeopardizes such activities, along with...
  • Federal appeals court rules against Trump administration on DACA

    11/08/2018 12:58:43 PM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies ^ | 11/8/18 | Brooke Singman, Bill Mears
    A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled against the Trump administration Thursday, saying the government cannot immediately end the DACA program that gives young undocumented immigrants a chance to continue living and working in the U.S. without the threat of deportation. The administration had sought to block an injunction from lower courts that temporarily prevented the government from going ahead with plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. “The Executive wields awesome power in the enforcement of our nation’s immigration laws,” the ruling said. “Our decision today does not curb that power, but rather enables its...
  • Franklin Graham: 'We Have Judges Out There Who Hate God'

    08/25/2017 5:16:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | August 25, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    One of the nation’s most-respected evangelical Christian leaders denounced a federal court ruling regarding a Washington state coach who was punished for praying after a football game. On Wednesday the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the Bremerton School District was justified in suspending Coach Joe Kennedy after he took a knee and prayed silently at midfield after a football game. “When Kennedy kneeled and prayed on the fifty-yard line immediately after games while in view of students and parents, he spoke as a public employee, not as a private citizen, and his speech therefore was constitutionally unprotected,” the...
  • Trump nominates openly gay conservative to federal appeals court (Filipino)

    10/16/2018 2:01:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 16, 2018 | Brooke Sopelsa
    Patrick Bumatay is the second openly gay person to be nominated by Trump to be a federal judge. President Donald Trump recently announced another wave of judicial nominees, and among them is an openly gay conservative, Patrick Bumatay. Trump nominated Bumatay to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, based in San Francisco, the nation’s largest federal appeals court. It hears cases from nine Western states and has 29 judges; there are currently six vacancies. Bumatay is an assistant U.S. attorney in California handling various criminal issues, including opioid abuse and transnational organized crime, according to...
  • Abortion Activist Trying Again to Force Little Sisters of the Poor to Fund Abortions

    10/12/2018 4:43:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 11, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    The Little Sisters of the Poor took their fight to not have to pay for abortions in their health care plan all the way to the Supreme Court and won. So that should be the end of the battle right? Not so much. Last year, pro-abortion attorneys general in Pennsylvania and several other states filed lawsuits to overturn new religious protections issued by the Trump administration. The new rules protect the nuns and other religious employers from having to pay for drugs that may cause abortions in their employee health care plans. A federal judge blocked the rule in response...
  • Trump defies California senators with 9th Circuit judge nominations

    10/12/2018 4:18:48 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 11, 2018 | Emily Cadei And Kate Irby
    After months of negotiations and delays, the White House is moving to fill California’s three vacancies on the influential 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — over the strenuous objections of the state’s two Democratic senators.
  • Trump defies DiFi and Kamala, nominating 3 Federalist Society members for Ninth Circuit

    10/12/2018 9:43:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/12/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is about to become about ten percent less crazy.  President Trump has nominated three new judges for the 29-seat circuit court, over the objections of the two senators representing their home state of California.  Until Trump discarded the practice, home state senators were allowed to veto judicial nominations for courts in their states, a custom known as the "blue slip."  That seems quaint these days, a relic of a bygone era in which actual qualifications, not ideology, were the issue in Senate confirmation votes that, anyway, required a filibuster-proof 60 votes.As a result, President Trump and...
  • Trump Defies California Senators With 9th Circuit Judge Nominations

    10/12/2018 2:10:20 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 164 replies ^ | October 11, 2018
    After months of negotiations and delays, the White House is moving to fill California’s three vacancies on the influential 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — over the strenuous objections of the state’s two Democratic senators. President Trump’s nominees for the appeals court — litigators Daniel Collins and Kenneth Lee and Assistant United States Attorney Patrick Bumatay — are all based in Southern California, are prominent members of the conservative Federalist Society, and have worked for Republican administrations. None of the three were approved by Feinstein or Harris via a process known as a “blue slip,” the senators’ offices confirmed...