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  • KAVANAUGH JOINS LIBERALS TO PROTECT PRO-PLANNED PARENTHOOD RULING

    12/10/2018 11:02:52 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 17 replies
    DC ^ | 12/10/2018 | DC
    The Supreme Court declined to review three cases relating to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood at the state level Monday, over a vigorous dissent from Justice Clarence Thomas. The dissent was significant because it indicates that Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with the high courtís liberal wing to deny review of a lower court decision that favored the nationís largest abortion provider. ďSo what explains the Courtís refusal to do its job here?,Ē Thomas wrote. ďI suspect it has something to do with the fact that some respondents in these cases are named ĎPlanned Parenthood.'Ē ďSome tenuous connection to a...
  • Erdogan says Turkey not bound by European courtís ruling to release Demirtas

    11/21/2018 6:51:06 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | November 20, 2018 | SCF
    President Recep Tayyip Erdońüan on Tuesday said that Turkey is not bound by verdicts of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) following the court¬ís decision calling for the release of Kurdish leader Selahattin DemirtaŇü from a lengthy pre-trial detention. ¬ďECtHR decisions do not bind us. Up until now, most of the decisions about the organization [Kurdistan Workers¬í Party (PKK)] have been negative. There is a lot to be done in reaction [to the verdict]. We will take steps in response and finish the case. Terrorism continues,¬Ē Erdońüan said in parliament after the ruling. The ECtHR on Tuesday urged Turkey...
  • San Francisco Judge Blocks Asylum Ban For Aliens Who Cross Border IllegallyÖ

    11/20/2018 6:49:23 AM PST · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | November 20, 2018 | Staff
    Late last night another activist judge, U.S. District Judge Jon Steven Tigar in San Francisco (Obama appointee), issued a temporary restraining order against the Trump administrationís modified emergency asylum policy which barred asylum for aliens who enter the country illegally. [Read Court Ruling HERE] Setting up, yet again, another likely higher court appeal/decision. While a challenge was predictable, frustrating and likely to be spun up by media, the ruling only applies to aliens who gain illegal entry and request asylum. Nothing in the ruling stops the hardened border enforcement and/or current expedited review and deportation program. In essence, keep the...
  • In a blow to Trumpís immigration agenda, federal judge blocks asylum ban for migrants

    11/20/2018 3:16:07 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 168 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 20, 2018 | Isaac Stanley-Becker .. Maria Sacchetti
    <p>A federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration from denying asylum to migrants who illegally cross into the United States, saying the policy likely violated federal law on asylum eligibility.</p> <p>The judge pointedly denied the claim that the president, by fiat, could give the manner of entry added legal weight as a determinant of asylum. He reasoned that the ďinterpretive guideĒ of United Nations compacts on asylum lent extra force to congressional requirements. The intent of Congress, Tigar wrote, was ďunambiguous.Ē</p>
  • What You Need To Know About The Lawsuit Against Trumpís New Asylum Policies

    11/19/2018 12:30:55 PM PST · by detective · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 19, 2018 | Margot Cleveland
    This morning a federal judge will hear a challenge to the Trump administrationís recently announced changes to the rules governing asylum. The changes came mere days after the midterm election and in response to the Central American caravanís continued approach to the U.S. border. On November 9, 2018, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen jointly issued new regulations governing asylum claims. Those regulations provide that individuals who enter the United States in contravention of the presidential proclamation suspending entry of aliens through the southern border with Mexico, other than at a port of...
  • Judge bars US from enforcing Trump administrationís asylum ban

    11/20/2018 2:16:49 AM PST · by be-baw · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 20, 2018 | Edward DeMarche
    A federal judge in San Francisco on Monday barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally, likely prompting a legal challenge from the White House. Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9 that said anyone who crossed the southern border would be ineligible for asylum. U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar, who was nominated by President Obama in 2012 to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, issued a temporary restraining order after hearing arguments in San Francisco.
  • Judge Gives Blowhard Jim Acosta His Bullhorn Back

    11/16/2018 9:30:23 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 93 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/16/18 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, itís a dog-eat-dog world of which braying donkeys approve Proving the old adage that ďThe Lawís an assĒ, a federal judge on Friday granted CNNís request for a court order that would temporarily reinstate Ďcorrespondentí Jim Acostaís White House press pass. In this case, the lawís not only an # but donkeys are riding all over it because it, in effect, gives a bullhorn back to a badgering blowhard.
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals Rule No Right to Bear Arms Outside the Home

    11/08/2018 10:09:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 123 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 2 November 2018, the First Circuit Court of Appeals held the Second Amendment effectively does not apply outside the home.† From uscourts.gov: This case involves a constitutional challenge to the Massachusetts firearms licensing statute, as implemented in the communities of Boston and Brookline. All of the individual plaintiffs sought and received licenses from one of those two communities to carry firearms in public. The licenses, though, were restricted: they allowed the plaintiffs to carry firearms only in relation to certain specified activities but denied them the right to carry firearms more generally.†The plaintiffs say that the Massachusetts firearms licensing...
  • Finally, A Day of Reckoning For Michael Avenatti?

    10/31/2018 7:26:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2018 | Byron York
    Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels and a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, jumped into the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation battle on the afternoon of Sept. 23. On that day, The New Yorker had published the allegations of a woman named Deborah Ramirez, who claimed that a drunken Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a party at Yale sometime in 1983 or 1984. Almost immediately, Avenatti took to Twitter with an allegation of his own. Avenatti said he had a client, "a woman with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge." He did not reveal her...
  • Atlanta Reaches $1.2M Settlement With Ex-Fire Chief Fired Over Christian Views on Sex, Marriage

    10/18/2018 12:05:13 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 15 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Oct 16, 2018 | By BRANDON SHOWALTER
    On January 9, 2015, I wrote an article titled, "The Mayor of Atlanta Declares War on Religious Freedom." Now, more than three-and-a-half years later, sanity has prevailed and religious freedoms have been preserved. Atlanta must pay up. The case involved Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, a man who had served the city of Atlanta for more than 30 years, working with distinction and without blemish. But when he self-published a 160 page book for use in his home church, gay activists rose up against him, demanding that he be fired. What was his crime? On his own time and on his...
  • Porny Daniels Lawsuit Dismissed, She Owes Trump Legal Fees

    10/15/2018 4:00:01 PM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 34 replies
    Fox News | 10/15/2018 | Me
    Just breaking on Brett Bairís show
  • Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels Defamation Suit Against Trump (Rules She Has To Pay His Legal Fees)

    10/15/2018 4:06:56 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 68 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/15/2018 | John Roberts
    John Roberts John Roberts @johnrobertsFox Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation suit against ‚Ā¶@realDonaldTrump ‚Ā© - says he is entitled to legal fees from plaintiff 5:35 PM ¬∑ Oct 15, 2018
  • Washington Supreme Court tosses out stateís death penalty [Barf Alert]

    10/11/2018 9:22:17 AM PDT · by fwdude · 41 replies
    AP News ^ | 10/11/2018 | Rachel La Corte
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) ó Washington stateís Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty violates its Constitution. The ruling Thursday makes Washington the latest state to do away with capital punishment. The justices said the ďdeath penalty is invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially.Ē They ordered that people currently on death row have their sentences converted to life in prison.
  • Trumpís ĎPresidential Alertí canít be stopped: judge

    10/03/2018 10:12:57 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 83 replies
    NYPost ^ | October 3, 2018
    A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday turned down a request for a temporary restraining order that would have stopped the Trump administrationís plan to send test messages to more than 200 million cellphones later in the day. Judge Katherine Polk Failla rejected arguments from lawyers representing people who objected because they believed that the government should not be able to control what messages Americans receive on their devices. At a news conference outside the courthouse after the decision, plaintiff Liane Nikitivich said she was ďnot sure how terrorism is defined and who will be found to be a terroristĒ...
  • Federal court upholds New York program to subsidize nuclear plants

    09/27/2018 9:00:41 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2018-09-27 21:00 | Josh Siegel
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit on Thursday upheld the legality of New Yorkís program that props up struggling nuclear plants to provide electricity without carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Judge dismisses all charges against 3 [update: 5] 'extremist Muslim' New Mexico compound suspects

    08/29/2018 12:06:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 197 replies
    fox ^ | 8/29/18
    Judge Jeff McElroy on Wednesday dismissed all of the charges against three of the five defendants arrested in connection to a New Mexico compound linked to ďextremist MuslimsĒ because authorities violated the stateís ď10-day rule.Ē This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
  • Owner of 3D-printed guns company says he's selling instructions despite court order

    08/28/2018 11:01:00 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/18 | Michael Burke
    The owner of a company that makes blueprints for 3D-printed guns said Tuesday that he has begun selling instructions for making the guns despite a court order barring him from uploading the directions, The Associated Press reported. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik on Monday extended a previous ruling that barred Cody Wilson and his company, Defense Distributed, from uploading directions for 3D-printed guns to the internet. Wilson said at a news conference that he began selling the instructions in the U.S. on Tuesday morning and has already received almost 400 orders, according to the AP. He indicated he believes he...
  • Federal judge reverses himself and hands Trump admin huge win on DACA

    08/20/2018 10:24:23 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 18 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/20/18 | USA Features
    Sanity: Though President Barack Obama implemented the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy via executive order ó which most constitutional experts said he had no authority to do because he was changing existing immigration law ó POTUS Donald Trump has had a difficult time repealing that order through his own executive action. Now, however, a federal judge has handed his administration its first real DACA victory after reversing an earlier Aug. 3 ruling.
  • Tea party groups get revenge against IRS as judge approves $3.5 million payout

    08/10/2018 11:36:37 AM PDT · by upchuck · 64 replies
    Wash Times ^ | Aug 9, 2018 | Steven Dinan
    A judge late Wednesday signed off on the settlement between the IRS and hundreds of tea party groups, closing out the last major legal battle over what all sides now agree was unwarranted and illegal targeting for political purposes. The IRS agreed to pay $3.5 million to groups that were wronged by the intrusive inspections, and insists itís made changes so that political targeting canít occur in the future. A few issues are still being fought over in the courts ó including whether former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner will be allowed to forever shield her deposition explaining her...
  • U.S. judge bars Trump policy restricting transgender troops

    08/06/2018 2:48:34 PM PDT · by detective · 73 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 6, 2018 | Andrew Chung
    A U.S. court on Monday ruled the Trump administration could not enforce an updated policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, becoming the second court in the country to rule against the government since it unveiled the policy in March. Trump announced on March 23 that he would endorse a plan by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to restrict the military service of transgender people who experience a condition called gender dysphoria. The policy replaced an outright ban on transgender service members that Trump announced last year on Twitter, citing concern over military focus and medical costs....