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  • Trump on Track to Flip the Ninth Circuit to Republican by 2020

    05/16/2019 9:51:18 PM PDT · by MNDude · 14 replies
    With the confirmation of Kenneth Kiyul Lee to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday, President Trump is on track to flip the notoriously liberal court to Republican by 2020. According to National Review's Ed Whelan, Lee will be filling a seat that was held for decades by "arch-activist Stephen Reinhardt." And there's nothing but good news for Republicans on the horizon, Whelan says: Up soon for a floor vote—next week, I hope—should be Ninth Circuit nominee Daniel P. Collins. [Update (3 p.m.): Cloture has been filed on the Collins nomination, so it should be voted on next week.] Collins...
  • Supreme Court rejects ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio challenge to criminal prosecutor appointment

    04/29/2019 6:34:05 PM PDT · by Coronal · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 29, 2019 | Melissa Quinn
    Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio lost his bid at the Supreme Court on Monday challenging a lower court’s appointment of a special prosecutor in his criminal case. Arpaio earned a national reputation for harsh conditions in the Arizona prisons he ran for a quarter century, before losing his 2016 reelection bid. Arpaio was found in criminal contempt of court in 2017 for not following a judge’s orders to stop traffic patrols that targeted illegal immigrants. President Trump then pardoned the former Maricopa County sheriff. Arpaio, 86, is now attempting to vacate his conviction. At issue in the Supreme Court...
  • California Judge Issued Stay on Magazine Ban to Protect Gun Owners

    04/24/2019 10:15:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 April, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The Honorable Roger T. Benitez issued a stay on his own ruling to protect the hundreds of thousands of people who imported magazines into California while his ruling stood. He did that as a preemptive strike against the Ninth Circuit issuing a stay without the protection for those who had purchased magazines while it was in effect. He had a choice, issue the stay under his conditions, or have the Ninth Circuit issue the stay under their conditions. He chose wisely.The Summary Judgment ruling on Duncan v. Becerra was made on on 29 March, 2019. At that point it...
  • Not Surprising: Ninth Circuit Delivers A Blow To Trump Administrations Crackdown On Sanctuary Cities

    04/20/2019 2:29:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies ^ | April 20, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a lower court decision that ruled said sanctuary cities do not conflict with federal immigration laws. The decision comes after the Trump administration challenged multiple aspects of California's sanctuary city designation, which protects illegal aliens from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. From the Times of San Diego : The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Senate Bill 54 , otherwise known as the California Values Act, overriding the federal government’s assertion that it violates the Constitution’s supremacy clause that states federal law preempts state law when the two are...
  • Federal appeals court upholds California's 'sanctuary state' laws [9th circus]

    04/19/2019 7:22:32 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    UPI ^ | April 18, 2019 / 11:34 PM | By Daniel Uria
    April 18 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court upheld California's so-called "sanctuary state" laws late Thursday, reinforcing a lower court ruling to keep them in place. The three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected challenges by the Trump administration against California laws SB 54, AB 103 and AB 450, aimed at protecting immigrants in the state from arrest and deportation. For AB 54, which limits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities, the court ruled the state's "refusing to help is not the same as impeding" efforts to enforce federal immigration laws. The...
  • Supreme Court sides with Trump on detention of immigrants

    03/19/2019 12:45:39 PM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 20 replies
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in favor of the Trump administration by deciding federal officials can detain immigrants at any time for possible deportation after they have served their time in the U.S. for other crimes. The 5-4 decision reversed the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which said officials have to detain these immigrants immediately or they are exempt from ever being detained. Justice Samuel Alito delivered the majority opinion for the court, and he was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh. Justices Steven Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor,...
  • U.S. Supreme Court hands Trump a victory on immigration detention

    03/19/2019 10:15:28 AM PDT · by central_va · 25 replies
    Al Reuters ^ | 3/19 | Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday endorsed the U.S. government's authority to detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime - potentially even years - after they have completed prison terms for criminal convictions, handing President Donald Trump a victory as he pursues hardline immigration policies.
  • Supreme Court sides with Trump in immigrant detention dispute

    03/19/2019 10:11:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 19, 2019 | Lydia Wheeler
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday backed the Trump administration’s ability to detain immigrants with criminal records at any time and hold them indefinitely while they await deportation, even if they served time for their offense years ago. In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court reversed the 9th Circuit’s finding that the mandatory detention requirement for certain immigrants with criminal records applies only if an immigrant is detained by officials as soon as he or she is released from jail. In delivering the decision, which split the justices along their ideological lines, Justice Samuel Alito said the 9th Circuit’s interpretation conflicts...
  • Nielsen v. Preap -- SCOTUS decision

    03/19/2019 7:26:46 AM PDT · by CFW · 25 replies
    Scotusblog ^ | 3/19/2019 | various
    In these cases, the Ninth Circuit had held that a provision requiring the mandatory detention of non-citizens who have committed certain dangerous crimes applies only if a non-citizen is arrested by immigration officials as soon as he is released from jail. The Supreme Court rejects this interpretation. The Ninth Circuit is reversed and the case is remanded.
  • As WH loses another ‘sanctuary' case, the Left is setting the stage for a HUGE conservative backlash

    03/07/2019 8:27:07 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 22 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 3/7/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The Trump administration lost another “sanctuary city” funding case following a ruling by another Obama-appointed liberal activist federal judge in the 9th Circuit on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases lost to 10. But before the Left celebrates, they should take stock of the conservative monster they’re creating. As The Daily Caller reports, the case involved a lawsuit filed against the administration by — who else? — California, which claimed that the State Department did not have the authority to cut off funds to self-proclaimed sanctuary jurisdictions because Congress never gave the agency that kind of broad discretionary authority:...
  • Thanks To Trump, The Liberal Ninth Circuit Is No Longer Liberal

    02/28/2019 3:07:11 PM PST · by MaxistheBest · 37 replies ^ | 02/28/2019 | Ben Feuer
    These new and soon-to-be judges will have a significant impact on the median political alignment of the 9th Circuit’s judicial compliment, and will likely make a difference in at least three ways: First, because the 9th Circuit decides many appeals in three-judge panels comprised of both active judges and older, often part-time judges — a group of 18 “senior” judges split 9-9 between Republican and Democratic appointees — these numbers mean any given panel will have a nearly even chance to draw a majority of Republican-appointed judges as Democrat-appointed ones. That means the 9th Circuit will boast a political balance...
  • 9th Circuit gets another Trump-picked judge, after White House bypasses consultation with Dems

    02/26/2019 11:22:21 PM PST · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 26 2019 | Gregg Re
    The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Trump's nominee to be a judge on the liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a party-line vote -- and, in a historic snub, the White House ignored the input of the judge's two Democratic home-state senators in the process. The aggressive and unprecedented move to bypass the traditional "blue slip" consultation process and plow ahead with the confirmation comes as the Trump administration seeks to systematically erode left-wing dominance on the key appellate court, which Trump has called "disgraceful" and politically biased. With a sprawling purview representing nine Western states, the appellate court...
  • Senate reignites blue slip war over Trump court picks

    02/24/2019 3:55:43 PM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate is set to escalate a long simmering fight over President Trump's judicial nominees. Republicans are poised to confirm a pick for the influential circuit courts next week without the support of either of the nominee's home-state senators—a first for the Trump era. Eric Miller is the first appeals judge to get a vote on the Senate floor this year, and the 31st of Trump’s presidency. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) set up an initial vote on his Ninth Circuit nomination for Monday evening. “The judicial train is running in the committee and it will soon hit the floor,”...
  • New York, California, 14 other states sue Trump in Ninth Circuit over emergency declaration

    02/18/2019 6:38:41 PM PST · by usafa92 · 146 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/18/2019 | Fox News
    The Trump 2020 campaign is highlighting examples of the president keeping his promises, advisory board member Marc Lotter says. The attorneys general of California, New York, and 14 other states on Monday filed a lawsuit in the Ninth Circuit against the White House's recent national emergency declaration over border security, claiming President Trump has "veered the country toward a constitutional crisis of his own making." President Trump sarcastically had predicted the lawsuit last week. He's slammed the Ninth Circuit multiple times as "disgraceful" and politically biased. The litigation, brought before a federal trial court in the Northern District of California,...
  • Appeals court sides with Trump in border wall prototype dispute

    02/11/2019 11:36:53 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/11/19 | Lydia Wheeler
    A California-based federal appeals court on Monday sided with the Trump administration in lawsuits brought by state and environmental groups brought challenging the U.S. government’s authority to expedite construction of barriers along the border with Mexico. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 ruling said the Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 gives the Department of Homeland Security broad authority to construct the border barriers and waive environmental laws in the process. The ruling affirms a district court's decision that allowed the federal government to construct wall "prototypes” in San Diego and replace primary fencing near...
  • Supreme Court's ‘10th justice’ favors unusual tactic for Trump cases

    02/10/2019 6:10:00 PM PST · by be-baw · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2019 | Lydia Wheeler
    Over the past year, the federal government’s lead Supreme Court litigator has repeatedly attempted to expedite Trump administration cases by using an unorthodox maneuver, one that legal experts say is rarely successful. Solicitor General Noel Francisco has requested on eight separate occasions, twice in the same case, that justices bypass the regional federal appeals court and instead review the ruling by a lower district court. Those requests, known as petitions for a writ of certiorari before judgment, stemmed from challenges to President Trump’s restrictions on transgender people serving in the military, its decision to wind down the Deferred Action for...
  • Trump heads off conservative rebellion with new slate of California judicial nominees

    01/30/2019 5:52:21 PM PST · by Conserv · 32 replies
    I apologize to President Trump for starting to think he was going soft.
  • Conservatives frustrated over alleged deal for liberal 9th Circuit judicial picks

    01/30/2019 10:29:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    Conservatives warned the White House on Wednesday against striking a deal with California’s two Democratic senators to water down President Trump’s judicial picks for the West Coast’s federal appeals court. Sen. David Perdue, a Georgia Republican close to Mr. Trump, said he will call and try to scuttle the negotiations, reported by The Wall Street Journal, that would have the White House pick one conservative, one consensus nominee and one liberal nominee for three openings on the already liberal U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. “Why do we need to do a deal? This is totally within our purview. We...
  • Trump Administration Begins 'Remain In Mexico' Policy, Sending Asylum-Seekers Back

    01/29/2019 8:22:58 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    NPR ^ | Jan 29, 2019
    The Trump administration began implementing a new hard-line immigration policy by sending a single asylum-seeker from Central America back to Tijuana, Mexico, to await his assigned court date later this year in San Diego. The first asylum-seeker to be returned to Mexico was a Honduran man identified as Carlos Catarlo Gomez. He appeared confused and scared by the throng of reporters waiting for him Tuesday on the Mexican side of the San Ysidro border crossing, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. He was whisked away by Mexican authorities. Officially dubbed "Migrant Protection Protocols," the policy was announced by Homeland Security...
  • White House announces 51 judicial picks, including two for liberal Ninth Circuit

    01/22/2019 10:31:08 PM PST · by cba123 · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3 hours ago | Gregg Re
    The White House on Tuesday announced the re-nomination of 51 federal judicial nominees left over from the previous Congress, kickstarting the administration's effort to install more conservative judges after GOP activists worried that such appointments had stalled. Nine of the 51 appointments are for spots on prestigious and influential federal appellate benches, including two on the mostly liberal San Francisco-based Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which President Trump has often derided as politically biased. (Please see full story at the link)