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  • US Courts Treat Illegal Immigrants BETTER Than American Citizens

    12/11/2018 5:41:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | December 11, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Immigration courts treat asylum seekers lackadaisically, incongruous to how our state and federal courts treat Americans and everyone else seeking a hearing. In our legal system, if you don’t show up for court when you’re supposed to, a bench warrant is ordered for your arrest, be it a civil or a criminal case. If you don’t show up, you get arrested the next time that you are stopped for a speeding violation and the officer sees you have a warrant out for your arrest. But the same does not hold for “asylum” seekers. When they don’t show up for court for...
  • Trump tosses coin at Army-Navy Game Ninth Circuit Reverses

    12/08/2018 12:20:21 PM PST · by Politically Correct · 34 replies
    Self ^ | 8 Dec 18 | Politically Correct
    Trump tosses coin for Army-Navy Game. Ninth Circuit Reverses.

    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 Robertss 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. Trumps comments come in response to Robertss 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 Trumps side since he took office last year and has drawn the Republican presidents ire for its decisions in high-profile cases. See more examples
  • Senate barrels toward showdown over Trump's court picks

    11/18/2018 4:06:35 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/18 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate is bracing for an end-of-the-year brawl over President Trump's judicial nominations. Republicans view filling the lifetime court seats as their top priority and are expected to confirm as many nominees as possible before the Senate adjourns for the year, infuriating Democrats and their allies who are powerless to stop Trumps picks. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is already teeing up votes for two nominations Jonathan Kobes to be an 8th Circuit Court judge and Thomas Farr to be a district court judge for when senators return from their Thanksgiving recess. And Republicans expect McConnell to barrel...
  • Trump announces Kavanaugh replacement for DC circuit court

    11/13/2018 12:09:25 PM PST · by Jaysin · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11-13-2018 | TAL AXELROD
    President Trump announced Tuesday he is nominating Neomi Rao to fill Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaughs vacant seat on the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Rao currently serves as the administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). She is a vocal advocate of Trumps efforts to slash government regulations, crediting them with stimulating job growth. I think the reform efforts are part of what has stimulated economic growth and job creation and promoted technological innovation. And from my perspective, our reform efforts have really focused on promoting the rule of law and emphasized the...
  • 100+ immigrants waited in line for 'fake dates' in court

    10/31/2018 9:05:00 PM PDT · by blueplum · 17 replies
    CNN via msn ^ | 31 Oct 2018 | Catherine E. Shoichet
    Lines snaked around the block outside immigration courts across the United States on Wednesday. But many people standing in them later learned they had no reason to be there. More than 100 immigrants showed up to court carrying paperwork ordering them to appear before a judge, only to find out that their court dates hadn't actually been scheduled, according to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).... ...Attorneys say the practice began after the US Supreme Court ruled in June that notices to appear -- the charging documents that immigration authorities issue to send someone to immigration court who's accused of...
  • New York State Trial Court Removes Republican Nominees for State Supreme Court from Ballot

    10/17/2018 8:37:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    Ballot Access News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Richard Winger
    On October 16, a New York state trial court judge removed the Republican and Conservative nominees for Judge of the State Supreme Court from the November ballot. See this story. The basis was that the nominating conventions for this office, for these two parties, violated state law. The ruling says the parties may convene a new convention and re-nominate. New York elects State Supreme Court Justices from districts. This incident concerns the Fifth Judicial District, which, this year, is electing four justices. Although the Republicans have been removed from the Republican line and the Conservative line, they are still on...
  • Democrats boycott Senate hearing on Trump's judicial nominees

    10/17/2018 10:04:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 17, 2018 | Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Democrats on Wednesday boycotted a Judiciary Committee hearing to examine a group of Trump administration nominees, complaining that the hearing shouldn't have been scheduled while the Senate was out of town. Republican Sens. John Kennedy of Louisiana, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Mike Crapo of Idaho, and Ben Sasse of Nebraska were the only Republicans at the hearing, which was called to consider six of President Trump's judicial nominees. The top Democrat on the panel, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, of California, had a scheduling conflict, a spokeswoman told the Washington Examiner. She called on Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, to...
  • 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 nations 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...
  • Grassley rejects Democrats plea to delay judicial hearings until after recess

    10/16/2018 6:41:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | October 15, 2018 | By Paul LeBlanc
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley told committee Democrats Monday that he would move forward with two hearings for judicial nominees during the congressional recess despite their objections. "It's unfair to the nominees, who have already flown to Washington D.C. and made travel arrangements for their families to further delay this hearing," Grassley said in his letter to the committee's top Democrat, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, pointing to previous postponements for hearings. "And it's unfair to the American people." "As a result of Democratic delay tactics, there are now 154 current and future judicial vacancies, 63 of which are classified...
  • Federal Judge Restores Non-Violent Offenders Gun Rights Following Landmark Case

    10/05/2018 6:34:24 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Oct 4, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    [subheadline] Judge says non-violent DUIs not enough to meet standard for lifelong gun banA federal judge restored the rights of a Pennsylvania man on Friday after determining that his misdemeanor driving under the influence convictions were not serious enough to justify a lifelong restriction on his Second Amendment rights. Chief Judge Christopher Conner of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania ruled that Raymond Holloway's second misdemeanor DUI conviction in 2005 was not a serious enough crime to result in a lifetime abridgment of one of his constitutional rights. Connor applied the standard set in the...
  • Trump plan to deport immigrants blocked

    10/04/2018 10:03:05 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 52 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Oct 4, 2018 | Bob Egelko
    The Trump administrations plan to deport more than 300,000 undocumented immigrants whose home countries have been hit by disasters was blocked Wednesday by a San Francisco federal judge, who said the administration had abruptly changed federal policies without explanation and may have been motivated by racism. U.S. District Judge Edward Chen issued a nationwide injunction preserving temporary protected status for former residents of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan. President Trumps Department of Homeland Security had decided to revoke that status for all four nations, eliminating the immigrants protections from deportation. The deportations had been scheduled to start with the...
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

    09/23/2018 9:46:47 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 4 replies
    Georgetown Law Library ^ | September 24, 2018 | GLL staff
    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is known informally as the D.C. Circuit, and is the federal appellate court for the U.S. District court for the District of Columbia. While it has the smallest geographic jurisdiction of any of the United States courts of appeals, the D.C. Circuit, with eleven active judgeships, is arguably the most important inferior appellate court as the court is given the responsibility of directly reviewing the decisions of many federal independent agencies of the United States government. Given the broad areas over which federal agencies have power, this often...
  • Trump chips away at liberal U.S. appeals court majorities

    09/20/2018 9:39:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Kitco News ^ | September 20, 2018 | Reuters
    Aided by fellow Republicans in the Senate, President Donald Trump is rapidly filling vacancies on U.S. appeals courts, moving some that had liberal majorities closer to conservative control in an ideological shift that could benefit his administration. These 13 courts wield considerable power, usually providing the last word on rulings appealed from lower courts on disputes involving federal law. Their rulings can be challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court, but most such appeals are turned away because the top court typically hears fewer than 100 cases annually. Eleven of the courts handle cases from specific multi-state regions, one handles cases...
  • A Man Serving a 50-Year Sentence ...Has Been Exonerated After the Discovery of a Missing Dog

    09/10/2018 10:32:04 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 36 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 10 Sept 2018 | Andrew Selsky
    (SALEM, Ore.) The discovery of a black lab named Lucy led to the unravelling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence. Joshua Horner, a plumber from the central Oregon town of Redmond, was convicted on April 12, 2017, of sexual abuse of a minor. In the trial, the complainant testified Horner had threatened to shoot her animals if she went to the police about the alleged molestation, and said she saw him shoot her dog, killing it, to make his point. ...
  • How the Trump Administration is Remaking the Courts

    08/28/2018 6:52:48 AM PDT · by oblomov · 16 replies
    NYT Magazine ^ | 22 Aug 2018 | Jason Zengerle
    Donald F. McGahn, the White House counsel, stood in the gilded ballroom of Washingtons Mayflower Hotel last November to address the annual meeting of the Federalist Society. He seemed humbled, even a bit awed to be delivering the Barbara K. Olson Memorial lecture, named after the conservative lawyer who died in the Sept. 11 attacks. Noting some of the legal giants who gave the Olson lecture in years past, McGahn reflected, You hear names like Scalia, Roberts and Gorsuch and then me; one of those names really is different than the rest. Unlike previous speakers to say nothing of...
  • Mollie Tibbetts Accused Murderer Seeking Gag Order To Prevent From Being Referred To As An Illegal

    08/24/2018 3:52:28 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 91 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/24/2018 | Molly Prince
    Title missing the word "Alien" because of 100 char limit The attorney for the accused murderer of Mollie Tibbetts filed a gag order on Wednesday to prevent his client from being referred to as an illegal alien. The defendant, 24-year-old Christian Bahena Rivera, has been charged with first degree murder for the slaying of Iowa college student Tibbetts. Rivera led investigators to the Tibbetts body in a cornfield after he admitted that he followed her while she was running. Rivera, a Mexican national, has been residing in the Poweshiek County area for up to seven years, according to officials. He...
  • South Carolina judge Marvin Quattlebaum confirmed to 4th Circuit Court of Appeals

    08/16/2018 9:56:53 AM PDT · by Jaysin · 11 replies
    The Post & Courier ^ | 8-16-2018 | Jaime Lovegrove
    The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed the first of two South Carolina judges picked for the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, giving federal Judge Marvin Quattlebaum of Greenville a lifetime appointment in the key appellate post. The Senate is also expected later this week to confirm Julius Jay Richardson, a deputy criminal chief of the U.S. Attorneys Office in Columbia, to another open post on the same appeals court. Quattlebaum has swiftly risen the judicial ranks during the Trump administration. He earned a spot on the U.S. District Court of South Carolina just a few months ago. That confirmation came...
  • West Virginia Supreme Court Faces Impeachment Threat

    08/08/2018 1:50:54 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 16 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 7, 2018 | Jacob Gershman
    West Virginia lawmakers voted to recommend the impeachment of all four sitting members of the states highest court on charges of abusing tax dollars for personal use. The move Tuesday against the justices on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, which observers called unprecedented for a states high court in the modern era, came after a weekslong legislative probe into spending practices that lawmakers said ran amok. The Republican-led judiciary committee of the state House of Delegates accused each of the justices of violating their oaths by making unnecessary and lavish expenditures, including a combined $1.5 million to design...