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  • Confederate monument in Shreveport can come down, federal judge rules

    07/26/2018 7:14:57 AM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    SHREVEPORT -- More than a year after four monuments to the Confederate era were removed from the New Orleans landscape, a federal judge has cleared the way for removal of another Louisiana Confederate memorial. Wednesday's ruling in the northwest Louisiana city of Shreveport says the Caddo Parish Commission has the authority to remove a monument outside the parish courthouse. U.S. District Judge Robert James dismissed a lawsuit by a chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
  • Gas pipeline firms appeal federal judge's order to pay for canal erosion

    06/04/2018 2:09:32 PM PDT · by BBell · 1 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 6/4/18 | Mark Schleifstein
    Four natural gas pipeline companies that were ordered to repair some erosion along pipeline canals in Plaquemines Parish by a federal judge in August 2017 and May of this year have appealed their case to the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The notice of appeal does not contain an explanation of why the rulings by U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo were being challenged."We are appealing because while the court awarded only $1,100 in money damages and ordered less than a third of the specific relief requested by the plaintiffs, important issues were wrongly decided and should be reversed...
  • Federal Judge Deals Heavy Blow To Fusion GPS In Dossier-Related Lawsuit

    02/18/2018 8:18:31 AM PST · by ptsal · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02-17-2018 | Chuck Ross
    A Trump-appointed federal judge said Friday that he will not recuse himself from a lawsuit related to the Steele dossier. Trevor McFadden, a judge in Washington, D.C., issued the ruling in response to a recusal request submitted last month by Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that commissioned the dossier. Fusion sought McFadden’s recusal as part of an attempt to avoid complying with a subpoena issued by a Russian businessman who is suing BuzzFeed News for publishing the unverified dossier. The businessman, Aleksej Gubarev, seeks depositions and documents from Fusion GPS as part of the lawsuit. Fusion has argued that...
  • Court orders full restoration of DACA program

    02/13/2018 1:32:27 PM PST · by jazusamo · 215 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday that the government must fully restart the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty and accept brand new applicants as well as renewals, throwing a potential wrench in the ongoing debate over the fate of “Dreamers” on Capitol Hill. Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis said the administration does have the power to revoke DACA, but it must give a sound reason for doing so — and the Homeland Security Department’s September 2017 rationale fell far short of what is required in that regard. He becomes the second judge to rule President Trump’s aides bungled the phaseout...
  • Federal judge just delivered a deadly blow to Trump’s DACA plans in bombshell ruling

    01/09/2018 8:48:30 PM PST · by Revel · 137 replies
    washingtonpress ^ | 1-9-17 | Joelle Grande
    There’s been a huge development in the ongoing struggle to protect the Dreamers, the beneficiaries whose immigration status is protected under DACA. U.S. District Judge William Alsup of in San Francisco just issued an injunction blocking the Trump Administration from ending the program as it announced it would do in September.
  • Senate confirms third circuit judge this week, 19 total federal judges this year

    12/14/2017 12:47:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 14, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    The Senate confirmed President Trump’s 19th federal judge Thursday, approving James Ho for a seat on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and further bolstering the judicial army conservatives wanted to build. Mr. Ho, confirmed on a 53-43 vote, becomes the first Asian American on that appeals court. Democratic Sens. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota joined Republicans in voting for Mr. Ho. He’s the third federal appeals court judge the senate confirmed this week, and the 19th judge overall. That’s well ahead of the 14 President Obama had won by...
  • Judge Rules DACA Recipients Have Due Process Rights

    11/09/2017 9:07:22 AM PST · by davikkm · 55 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    A federal judge in Seattle, Washington, ruled that illegal aliens receiving amnesty under President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) cannot have their status revoked without due process. Judge Ricardo S. Martinez, appointed by President George W. Bush, said illegal aliens have due process rights and that DACA cannot be canceled justification, The Washington Times reported. “While the Court recognizes and acknowledges that DACA does not confer lawful status upon an individual, the Court also finds that the representations made to applicants for DACA cannot and do not suggest that no process is due to them, particularly in Plaintiff’s...
  • Bombshell scope! Sentencing Judge behind OBAMA/Russia collusion is a corrupt Obama stooge!

    10/22/2017 12:43:51 AM PDT · by Nateman · 155 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | Oct 22, 2017 | Nateman
    I just put some pieces of a puzzle together and as far as I know the only people who know this connection are the guilty scumbags involved! The Obama stooge I refer to is Federal Judge Theodore D. Chuang. Perhaps you remember the name? He’s the second treasonous POS judge who set aside President Trumps immigration order. Not only that but Obama stooge Chuang stonewalled the Congressional Benghazi investigation! What better tool to make sure Congress did not learn about the corrupt uranium dealings of Vadim Mikerin , who was the American mastermind of the Russian collusion deal!
  • U.S. Judge Blocks Trump’s Third Try at Travel Ban [Hawaii]

    10/17/2017 11:55:06 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 75 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 10/17/2017 | Bloomberg News
    Link only: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-17/trump-travel-ban-blocked-by-u-s-judge-in-hawaii
  • Release Clinton email probe details, judge orders FBI

    09/01/2017 9:35:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-1-17
    U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg said court papers that describe the grand jury subpoenas the FBI obtained to press for information from Clinton’s internet service providers can be made available to the public, the Washington Times reported. “After reviewing the document in camera, the court concludes that it largely rehashes information already made public, thus obviating any need for secrecy,” the judge said. Two groups, Judicial Watch and Cause of Action Institute, have been pressing the government for more information about the Clinton emails, and they say the ruling is a victory for transparency. “This order makes public details...
  • Senate confirms John Bush, Trump’s 6th Circuit Court pick

    07/20/2017 10:51:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 20, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    The Senate confirmed John K. Bush for a lifetime seat on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, over protests from Democrats who said he wasn’t fit to be a federal judge. The Senate voted 51-47 to put him on the federal bench despite criticism from Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee of Mr. Bush for having made controversial writings, where in one particular blog, he equated the Supreme Court’s legal rulings on slavery and abortion. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat, did not vote. The Judiciary Committee moved Mr. Bush’s confirmation to the...
  • Man who sold gun used to shoot 2 cops released on $4,500 bond: (CHICAGO)

    07/08/2017 7:28:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ^ | 7/6/2017 | SAM CHARLES
    Man who sold gun used to shoot 2 cops released on $4,500 bond: sources Chicago 07/06/2017 Sam Charles @samjcharles | email A man who sources say sold an assault rifle to gang members — which was then used to shoot two Chicago Police officers last May — was released from federal custody on a $4,500 bond on Wednesday. Charles Williams was arrested and charged in federal court last week with possession of a firearm by a felon. On Wednesday, Magistrate Judge Young B. Kim ordered him released on $4,500, court records show. A law enforcement source told the Chicago Sun-Times...
  • Joe Arpaio on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump's

    06/26/2017 8:23:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 26, 2017 11:08 AM EDT | Jacques Billeaud
    The immigration rhetoric and crackdowns pushed by President Donald Trump have a familiar ring in Arizona, where former Sheriff Joe Arpaio once used similar tactics to become a national figure. Now, Arpaio is going on trial on a criminal charge stemming from those immigration enforcement actions. His eight-day trial that begins Monday in federal court in Phoenix will determine whether the 85-year-old retired lawman is guilty of misdemeanor contempt of court for disobeying a judge’s order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants. The judge later found his officers racially profiling Latinos. Arpaio’s legal troubles played a major role in...
  • Judge William H. Orrick III: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    04/26/2017 10:41:49 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 20 replies
    Heavy ^ | April 25, 2017
    1. He Was Nominated by President Barack Obama Judge William Orrick was appointed to his current position by President Barack Obama. At the time of the appointment, Orrick was working at the law firm Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP. He has previously served as deputy assistant attorney general for the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice. Obama nominated Orrick in June 2012, but Orrick was not approved until February 2013. This was mainly a party line vote, though Republican Jeff Flake broke with his party to vote to confirm Orrick. 2. He Donated Money to Barack...
  • Judge who ruled against sanctuary cities order was an Obama campaign bundler

    04/26/2017 10:28:53 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    HotAir ^ | 04/26/2017 | John Sexton
    Last night the White House issued a statement blasting the decision: Once again, a single district judge — this time in San Francisco — has ignored Federal immigration law to set a new immigration policy for the entire country. This decision occurred in the same sanctuary city that released the 5-time deported illegal immigrant who gunned down innocent Kate Steinle in her father’s arms. San Francisco, and cities like it, are putting the well-being of criminal aliens before the safety of our citizens, and those city officials who authored these policies have the blood of dead Americans on their hands....
  • Lefty judge who just blocked Trump on sanctuary cities raised $200,000 for Obama [tr]

    04/26/2017 8:30:08 AM PDT · by kevcol · 11 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | April 26, 2017 | Scott Morefield
    In a shocker that really should shock no one, this leftist judge reportedly raised over $200,000 and personally gave $30,000 of his own money to support former President Obama, and also gave money to support John Kerry in 2004. . . . The 63-year-old Orrick also issued a restraining order in 2015 against The Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group headed by David Daleiden that secretly recorded meetings of an international group of abortion providers called the National Abortion Federation, to which several Planned Parenthood locations are affiliated with.
  • BREAKING: California Judge Blocks Trump Order Withholding Funding for ‘Sanctuary Cities’

    04/25/2017 1:44:54 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 164 replies
    AP ^ | 4:28 pm, April 25th, 2017 | AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Judge William Orrick issued the temporary ruling Tuesday in a lawsuit over the executive order targeting so-called sanctuary cities. The decision will stay in place while the lawsuit moves through court. The Republican president’s administration and two California governments that sued over the order disagreed about its scope. San Francisco and Santa Clara County argued that it threatened billions of dollars in federal funding. But an attorney for the Justice...
  • Order blocking executive order re sanctuary cities

    04/25/2017 1:42:28 PM PDT · by TheConservator · 23 replies
    Northern District CA website ^ | 04/25/2017 | William Orrick
    https://www.cand.uscourts.gov/filelibrary/3043/Order-Granting-Motions-to-Enjoin-9-a-of-Exec-O.pdf
  • Judge Considers Ordering President Donald Trump to Double 50,000 Refugee Inflow to the United States

    03/17/2017 6:00:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 134 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 16, 2017 | Neil Munro
    A federal District Court judge in Maryland is considering whether he should order President Donald Trump to double the annual inflow of refugees up to 100,000 per year.
  • How To Remove a Federal Judge

    02/10/2017 6:59:59 AM PST · by tired&retired · 37 replies
    Yale Law Journal ^ | 2006 | Saikrishna Prakash and Steven D. Smith
    Per the Article: Most everyone assumes that impeachment is the only means of removing federal judges and that the Constitution’s grant of good-behavior tenure is an implicit reference to impeachment. This Article challenges that conventional wisdom. Using evidence from England, the colonies, and the revolutionary state constitutions, the Article demonstrates that at the Founding, good-behavior tenure and impeachment had only the most tenuous of relationships. The original Constitution did not render impeachment the only possible means of removing federal judges with good-behavior tenure. Given the long tradition of adjudicating misbehavior in the ordinary courts, Congress may enact necessary and proper...