Category Archives: In the Courts

Trump: Other Republican Presidents Would Have ‘Abandoned’ Kavanaugh

Thursday President Trump said that another Republican president would have “abandoned” Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh after the allegations against him. Trump said that he could have taken “the easier path” and withdrawn Kavanaugh’s nomination after he was accused of sexual assault. Continue reading →

Court rules for California over Trump in sanctuary city case

Friday a U.S. judge blocked the Trump Administration from placing conditions on public safety grants to further its crackdown on illegal immigration, and he ordered the grant money to be released to California “sanctuary cities.” Continue reading →

Texas Democrat Beto O’Rourke’s Senate campaign sued over unwanted text messages

A Texas man grew so frustrated over receiving text messages from the U.S. Senate campaign of U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, that he’s taking the organization to court. Continue reading →

Trump Rips Attacks on Kavanaugh, Reminds Voters of Midterms

President Donald Trump blasted Democrats for “working hard to destroy” Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and urged voters to “remember the midterms.” Trump’s comments came in a pair of Monday night tweets. In one tweet, he said Kavanaugh has “the potential to be one of our greatest Supreme Court justices ever” and decried the “false accusations” Kavanaugh is facing. Continue reading →

Kavanaugh Impartiality to be Tested in Blue State Lawsuits

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has put a spotlight on the dozens of federal cases pitting the Trump administration against Democratic-leaning states, on issues including auto emission standards, immigration and a free-flowing internet. Continue reading →

Trump Admin. to Take Tough Stance Against International Criminal Court

Monday the US will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court, threatening sanctions against ICC judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan. Continue reading →

Judge bars U.S. from ending protections for immigrants from four countries

A U.S. federal judge in California barred the Trump administration on Wednesday from implementing a plan to end temporary protections for more than 300,000 immigrants in the United States from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan. Continue reading →

Judge appears ready to dismiss Stormy Daniels lawsuit against Trump

Monday a US federal judge appeared poised to throw out adult film actress Stormy Daniel’s defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on free-speech grounds, Reuters reported. Continue reading →

Challenged by Atheists, Cross-Shaped Memorials’ Fate in SCOTUS’ Hands

As the US  is marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, a cross-shaped memorial faces its fate in a Supreme Court ruling which could come as soon as Monday, according to The Washington Post. Continue reading →

W. Va. House Committee Votes to Impeach Full State Supreme Court

Tuesday West Virginia’s House Judiciary Committee voted to impeach all four justices on the state’s Supreme Court, The Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. The charges against the judges include “unnecessary and lavish” spending of taxpayer money, corruption, and neglect of duty, according to the newspaper. Continue reading →