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  • While everyone sleeps, the courts are abolishing all immigration enforcement

    03/11/2019 5:17:49 PM PDT · by bitt · 45 replies
    conservative review ^ | 3/11/2019 | Daniel Horowitz
    Congress could never get away with creating constitutional rights for illegal aliens to remain here, yet a single lower court just did so on Thursday. And where Congress would face deep reprisal in the next election, faceless judges will never feel the heat. Conservatives fear that extreme Democrats might actually abolish ICE and all immigration enforcement, but the lower courts are already systematically abolishing ICEís authority, nullifying immigration enforcement statutes, violating separation of powers, and constantly increasing the wave of bogus asylum-seekers that they originally spawned with other radical rulings. The latest ruling from the Ninth Circuit demonstrates that unless...
  • 9-0: SCOTUS Delivers Devastating Decision To State Sponsored Seizure Schemes

    02/20/2019 6:04:21 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 42 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Febuary 20,2019 | Jose Nino
    The Supreme Court has just put the clamps on statesí ability to impose excessive fines and use civil asset forfeiture to seize private property. On Wednesday February 20, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that the Eight Amendmentís ban on excessive fines also applies to states. This landmark ruling bolsters property rights and could curtail controversial law enforcement seizures, especially those carried out via civil forfeiture. In the decision, Timbs v. Indiana, the Supreme Court sided with small time drug offender Tyson Timbs, whose $42,000 Land Rover was seized by law enforcement officials. Civil asset forfeiture is one of...
  • Supreme Court Puts Limits on Police Power to Seize Private Property (8-0 w/ Thomas concurring)

    02/20/2019 10:16:32 AM PST · by NRx · 134 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09-20-2019 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON ó Siding with a small time drug offender in Indiana whose $42,000 Land Rover was seized by law enforcement officials, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the Constitution places limits on civil forfeiture laws that allow states and localities to take and keep private property used to commit crimes. Civil forfeiture is a popular way to raise revenue, and its use has been the subject of widespread criticism across the political spectrum. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Eighth Amendment, which bars ďexcessive fines,Ē limits the ability of the federal government to seize property. On Wednesday, the...
  • BREAKING: Federal Judge Declines to Block Citizenship Question from US 2020 Census

    02/10/2019 10:59:56 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 94 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 10, 2019 | Jim Hoft
    A federal judge ruled on Friday the US government can include citizenship question on the US Census. It makes complete sense so Democrats are against it. It also affects how much federal funding the sanctuary communities will receive from American taxpayers. So, of course, Democrats are against this. Outline reported: A federal judge ruled late Friday she is unconvinced of an immediate need to block a citizenship question from the 2020 census over privacy concerns. US District Judge Dabney Friedrich declined to issue a preliminary injunction requested by a privacy and civil liberties nonprofit group, the Electronic Privacy Information Center....
  • Supreme Court:Execution of Muslim inmate can proceed

    02/07/2019 6:57:54 PM PST · by mdittmar · 55 replies
    ap ^ | 2/7/2019 | KIM CHANDLER
    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) ó The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected claims from a Muslim inmate who said his religious rights were being violated, clearing the way for the lethal injection to go forward Thursday night. In a 5-4 decision, justices vacated a stay issued by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that had been blocking the execution of Dominique Ray, 42.
  • Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 Census

    01/15/2019 7:19:39 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 140 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | January 15, 2019 9:58 am | AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) ó A federal judge in New York has barred the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.</p> <p>U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said Tuesday that while such a question would be constitutional, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had added it arbitrarily and not followed proper procedure.</p>
  • Judge blocks Trump's asylum crackdown

    12/19/2018 10:19:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 97 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge blocked the Trump administrationís attempts to speed up deportations for people with bogus asylum claims, ruling Wednesday that the president and his team had gone beyond what Congress intended. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ó who a day earlier had excoriated former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn ó ordered the government to allow migrants with iffy claims to be given a full chance to make their case for asylum. And he ordered the U.S. to un-deport plaintiffs in the case who were already ousted under the new policy, saying they deserve to be brought back and allowed...

    12/10/2018 11:02:52 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 33 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 ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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.