Category Archives: In the Courts

Conservative Supreme Court Justices Lean Toward Trump on DACA

Tuesday Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared sympathetic to President Donald Trump’s effort to rescind a program that protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children as part of his tough immigration policies.

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Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook families’ lawsuit against gunmaker proceed

Tuesday, the Supreme Court allowed families of Sandy Hook victims to proceed with a lawsuit against gun manufacturer Remington Arms despite the company’s claims that it was protected from liability by federal law.

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Mulvaney backs out of legal battle over House subpoena, still won’t cooperate

Mick Mulvaney’s attorney says the acting White House chief of staff has changed his mind and will not join a lawsuit seeking a court order to settle the issue of whether he must comply with a congressional subpoena in the impeachment inquiry of President Trump or follow White House instructions not to cooperate.

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Mulvaney seeks to join lawsuit questioning House subpoena power, sidestepping impeachment testimony

Friday Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney filed a motion to join a lawsuit slated to test the House’s power to subpoena executive branch officials during the ongoing impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

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California AG’s anti-Trump lawsuits are political, have cost taxpayers $21M, state GOP says

More than 60 lawsuits filed by California against the Trump administration in less than three years have cost the state’s taxpayers $21 million, according to reports.

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DACA comes before Supreme Court

Tuesday, DACA finally comes before the Supreme Court. And with a ruling expected in the midst of a presidential election year, the case puts the high court at the center of one of the most politically charged issues since the start of President Trump’s term.

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Colorado homeowner owed nothing after police SWAT shootout destroys his house, federal court rules

Tuesday a federal appeals court in Colorado ruled that a local police department does not have to compensate a homeowner whose house was destroyed by 19 hours of gunfire between officers and an armed shoplifting suspect who had chosen to barricade himself inside to evade arrest.

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James Younger, 7, to have Texas judge decide fate amid parents’ gender transition battle; Abbott wades in

Texas dad’s desperate battle to keep his 7-year-old child from undergoing a gender transition championed by the biological male’s mother has captured the attention of conservatives nationwide – including the Lone Star State’s governor, who announced a review of the case by top officials, even as all involved await a pivotal court ruling Thursday that could alter the youngster’s life forever.

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California appeals court overturns sole conviction in Kate Steinle death

Friday a California appeals court overturned the lone conviction against an undocumented immigrant who shot and killed Kate Steinle on the San Francisco waterfront in 2015, a case that drew national attention and became a flashpoint in the debate over illegal immigration.

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Florida gun owner who claimed self-defense convicted in ‘Stand Your Ground’ case

In a case that brought national attention to Florida’s  “Stand Your Ground” gun law, a jury on Friday night convicted a licensed gun owner on manslaughter charges after deliberating for six hours following a weeklong trial.

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