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  • Five Ninth Circuit Judges SayThree Panel Ruling In First Trump Executive Order Was Flat Wrong

    03/15/2017 10:14:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    Washington v. Trump, No. 17-35105 (Motions Panel–February 9, 2017) U.S. COURT OF APPEALS BYBEE, Circuit Judge, with whom KOZINSKI, CALLAHAN, BEA, and IKUTA, Circuit Judges, join, dissenting from the denial of reconsideration en banc. I regret that we did not decide to reconsider this case en banc for the purpose of vacating the panel’s opinion. We have an obligation to correct our own errors, particularly when those errors so confound Supreme Court and Ninth Circuit precedent that neither we nor our district courts will know what law to apply in the future.
  • White House Back-Pedals on Claim Obama Wiretapped Trump’s Phones

    03/13/2017 2:36:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 87 replies
    Wall St. J. ^ | March 13, 2017 | Ted Mann
    White House Back-Pedals on Claim Obama Wiretapped Trump’s Phones Sean Spicer says president used word ‘wiretapped’ in quotes to mean surveillance. By Ted Mann March 13, 2017. White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday back-pedaled on President Donald Trump’s claims that his phone line was ordered tapped by then-President Barack Obama, an allegation of illegality that Mr. Trump recently made on Twitter without providing any evidence. In an animated question-and-answer session with reporters during his regular briefing, Mr. Spicer suggested Mr. Trump had been speaking broadly when he posted
  • ACLU Launching People Power To Resist Trump Immigration Policies In 'Freedom Cities'

    03/10/2017 9:09:24 PM PST · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Guardian ^ | March 10, 2017 | Adam Gabbatt
    Adam Gabbatt 9 March 2017 ACLU Launching People Power To Resist Trump Immigration Policies In 'Freedom Cities' One of the Trump administration’s major foes, civil rights organization plans to leverage cities’ authority to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation The ACLU is hosting a People Power action event on Saturday, when it will issue specific guidelines to activists on how they can have an impact on immigrant rights at a local level. The American Civil Liberties Union is launching an ambitious plan to create a swath of “freedom cities” capable of resisting Donald Trump’s immigration policies. The civil rights organization, which...
  • Why Do All The Women On FoxNews Look And Dress Alike? Republicans Prefer Blondes

    02/20/2017 9:14:38 PM PST · by Steelfish · 69 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | February 20, 2017 | Hadley Freeman
    Why Do All The Women On FoxNews Look And Dress Alike? Republicans Prefer Blondes By Hadley Freeman Monday 20 February 2017 Why do so many rightwing American women have bottle-blond hair, often worn girlishly long? I’m thinking of Kellyanne Conway, Ann Coulter and almost any woman on Fox News. Jonathan, London N16 Excellent question, Jonathan! I was pondering something similar myself recently while looking through Ivanka Trump’s fashion collection on ivankatrump.com, which seems to be one of the only places it is stocked these days. The grimly bland suede pumps, the simpering floral shifts, the just-flirtatious-enough body-skimming little black dresses...
  • Nearly 2 Million Non-Citizen Hispanics Illegally Registered To Vote [Felony Crime]

    02/17/2017 7:13:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 86 replies
    The WashingtonTimes ^ | February 15, 2017 | Rowan Scarborough
    Nearly 2 Million Non-Citizen Hispanics Illegally Registered To Vote By Rowan Scarborough - The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 15, 2017. A large number of non-citizen Hispanics, as many as 2 million, were illegally registered to vote in the U.S., according to a nationwide poll. The National Hispanic Survey provides additional evidence for use by anti-voter fraud conservatives and bolsters an analysis by professors at Old Dominion University who say non-citizens registered and voted in potentially large numbers. President Trump has announced he will appoint a task force on voter fraud headed by Vice President Mike Pence. He says he...
  • The Full Text of General Flynn’s Resignation Letter

    02/13/2017 9:55:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 78 replies
    February 13, 2017
    The Full Text of General Flynn’s Resignation Letter February 13, 2017 In the course of my duties as the incoming National Security Advisor, I held numerous phone calls with foreign counterparts, ministers, and ambassadors. These calls were to facilitate a smooth transition and begin to build the necessary relationships between the President, his advisors and foreign leaders. Such calls are standard practice in any transition of this magnitude. Unfortunately, because of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian Ambassador. I have sincerely apologized...
  • Judge Grants Injunction Barring Travel Ban Implementation In Virginia (Another Setback!)

    02/13/2017 8:36:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 13, 2017
    <p>McLEAN, Va. -- A federal judge Monday granted a preliminary injunction barring the Trump administration from implementing its travel ban in Virginia, adding another judicial ruling to those already in place challenging the ban’s constitutionality.</p> <p>A federal appeals court in California has already upheld a national temporary restraining order stopping the government from implementing the ban, which is directed at seven Muslim-majority countries.</p>
  • A Tribe Called Quest Protest ‘President Agent Orange’ During Incendiary Grammys Performance

    02/12/2017 9:06:17 PM PST · by Steelfish · 55 replies
    YahooNews ^ | February 12, 2017
    A Tribe Called Quest Protest ‘President Agent Orange’ During Incendiary Grammys Performance Lyndsey Parker 2/12/2017 A Tribe Called Quest Makes Political Statement at Grammys Last week, Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich told Yahoo Music that he would welcome any political statements during this year’s ceremony. And legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, joined by Busta Rhymes and 2017 Best New Artist nominee Anderson .Paak, certainly made a strong statement on Sunday’s show, dedicating their performance to protestors “pushing against people in power to represent them,” then calling out “President Agent Orange” in a particularly incendiary moment. “We’d like to say...
  • What Immigrant Advocates Want You To Do If ICE Agents Come To Your Door

    02/11/2017 3:50:50 PM PST · by Steelfish · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | February 11, 2017 | CNN Staff
    What Immigrant Advocates Want You To Do If ICE Agents Come To Your Door By CNN Staff February 11, 2017 'Know your rights' The ACLU circulated English and Spanish fliers on social media instructing people in danger of deportation what to do if ICE agents come to their doors. Among the tips: "If they ask to enter, ask if they have a warrant signed by a judge and if so, ask to see it (through a window or slipped under the door)." United We Dream, which says it's the "largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation," also shared fliers on...
  • Federal Judges Express Skepticism About Trump Travel Ban

    02/07/2017 4:49:44 PM PST · by Steelfish · 81 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 7, 2017
    Federal Judges Express Skepticism About Trump Travel Ban SUDHIN THANAWALA, SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A panel of appeals court judges reviewing President Donald Trump's travel ban hammered away Tuesday at the federal government's arguments that the states cannot challenge the order. The hearing before the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges was the greatest legal challenge yet to the ban, which has upended travel to the U.S. for more than a week and tested the new administration's use of executive power. The government asked the court to restore Trump's order, contending that the president alone has the power...
  • 9TH CIR ORAL ARGUMENT: ALL DEMOCRAT APPOINTED JUDGES LIKELY TO RULE AGAINST TRUMP

    02/07/2017 4:42:55 PM PST · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    February 07, 2017
    MORE ON THE OBAMA 9TH CIR JUDGE WHO SEEMED TO SLAM THE ORDER On August 1, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated Friedland to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She fills the seat that was vacated by Judge Raymond C. Fisher, who took senior status on March 31, 2013On January 16, 2014, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to forward her nomination to the full Senate in a 14-3 committee vote. Cloture was filed on her nomination on April 8, 2014. On April 10, 2014 the motion to invoke cloture was agreed to by...
  • Anti-Trump Protesters Shut Down Highway, Delay Ambulance [Critically Ill Patient]

    02/06/2017 8:56:38 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | February 06, 2017
    Anti-Trump Protesters Shut Down Highway, Delay Ambulance Protesters in Connecticut temporarily shut down a highway, delaying an ambulance that was on the road and forcing workers to perform an emergency medical procedure on a patient. More than 100 people protesting President Donald Trump's travel ban Saturday afternoon blocked a highway in New Haven. As protesters were being cleared from the road, state police say ambulance workers had to perform a procedure on a critically ill patient in the vehicle instead of at the hospital.
  • DOJ Brief To 9th Cir On Travel Ban Injunction

    02/05/2017 11:39:25 AM PST · by Steelfish · 77 replies
    http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/general/2017/02/04/17-35105%20motion.pdf
  • Appeals Court Denies Justice Dept Motion to Lift Travel Ban Restraining Order [9th Rebuffs Trump]

    02/05/2017 12:58:56 AM PST · by Steelfish · 268 replies
    ABCNews ^ | February 05, 2017
    Appeals Court Denies Justice Department's Motion to Lift Travel Ban Restraining Order By DEAN SCHABNER DAVID CAPLAN Feb 5, 2017 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit announced early Sunday morning that it has denied the Department of Justice's emergency motion -- filed late Saturday -- to issue an immediate stay on a Washington State judge's temporary restraining order of President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban. "The court has received appellants' emergency motion (Docket Entry No. 14)," read the order from the appeals court. "Appellants' request for an immediate administrative stay pending full consideration of the emergency motion...
  • Obama Pentagon Official Says Anti-Trump Military Coup Now Possible

    02/04/2017 10:01:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 155 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 02, 2017 | Carlo Muñoz
    Obama Pentagon Official Says Anti-Trump Military Coup Now Possible Says Trump ‘as crazy as everyone feared’; claims military overthrow and ‘an insane order’ both ‘frightening’ By Carlo Muñoz - February 2, 2017. A former Defense Department official under the Obama administration has raised the specter of a military coup to remove President Donald Trump from power. In an editorial penned for Foreign Policy, senior Pentagon policy official Rosa Brooks publicly suggested a military insurrection against the Trump administration may be the only option to oust one of the most divisive presidents in American history. “Donald Trump’s first week as president...
  • Electoral College Members Inundated With Emotional Pleas To Block Trump Presiden

    12/14/2016 8:49:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 14, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Electoral College Members Inundated With Emotional Pleas To Block Trump Presidency By Seth McLaughlin - December 13, 2016. The message on Carol Side’s voicemail went from unusual to disturbing as the stranger who left it implored and begged her to vote for Hillary Clinton. The man said he was relaying the message straight from God, who was calling on the 538 members set to ratify Donald Trump’s victory Monday to do the right thing by ignoring the results of the Electoral College. Then things went off the rails. “He started uncontrollably crying on the phone, and in order to delete...
  • Thousands of Airline Pilots Flying With Suicidal Thoughts - Harvard

    12/14/2016 7:51:21 PM PST · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | December 14, 2016 | Henry Bodkin
    Thousands of Airline Pilots Flying With Suicidal Thoughts - Harvard 12.6 per cent of pilots in the survey met the criteria for depression Henry Bodkin 15 DECEMBER 2016 • More than 4,000 commercial flights on any given day are being flown by pilots who have experienced suicidal thoughts, a landmark study on the airline industry suggests. An international survey of pilots by Harvard University found 4.1 per cent had contemplated killing themselves at least once in the previous fortnight, and 12.6 per cent met the criteria for depression. Pilots diagnosed with acute depression are automatically deemed unfit to fly, but...
  • Report: D.C. School Marching Bands Skipping Trump’s Inaugural Parade

    12/14/2016 7:03:31 PM PST · by Steelfish · 141 replies
    YahooNews ^ | December 14, 2016 | Christopher Wilson
    Report: D.C. School Marching Bands Skipping Trump’s Inaugural Parade Christopher Wilson. For the first time in 20 years, no Washington, D.C., public school marching band will perform at the inaugural parade. According to a Wednesday report from NBC Washington, no local public schools submitted applications to perform in the parade. The original deadline was Nov. 28 but was extended to Dec. 5 to allow more time to apply. A D.C. public schools spokeswoman told the NBC affiliate that she was unaware of any band in the district that had applied to participate in the Jan. 20 parade. Other high schools...
  • Obama’s ‘Eleventh Hour Power Grab’ Bars States From Pulling Planned Parenthood Funds

    12/14/2016 6:44:51 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Bradford Richardson ^ | December 14, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Obama’s ‘Eleventh Hour Power Grab’ Bars States From Pulling Planned Parenthood Funds By Bradford Richardson - December 14, 2016 President Obama is delivering a generous parting gift to Planned Parenthood in the form of a rule prohibiting states from divesting millions of dollars from the nation’s largest abortion provider. The final version of the rule, issued by the Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday, requires states to distribute dollars from Title X of the Public Health Service Act without taking into account whether recipient clinics perform abortions. The edict is set to go into effect Jan. 18, two...
  • Judge Orders Trump Sit For 7-Hour Deposition In Early January

    12/14/2016 6:34:42 PM PST · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    CNN ^ | December 14, 2016 | Laura Jarrett
    <p>DC Superior Court Judge Jennifer A. Di Toro ruled Wednesday that Trump must sit for a deposition in New York City the first week of January, and it may last up to seven hours.</p> <p>Trump sued Andres for breach of contract after Andres backed out of a plan for a restaurant in Trump's new luxury hotel in Washington. Andres claimed he canceled plans for the project after Trump made disparaging remarks about Mexicans during the presidential campaign.</p>