Category Archives: In the Courts

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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Barr: Threats Against Family Members Not Basis for Asylum Claim

Monday President Donald Trump’s administration imposed another obstacle for asylum-seekers finding that being persecuted on the basis of threats against a family member is usually not enough to be granted asylum in the United States.

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Trump facing unprecedented Senate resistance to routine judicial nominees, stats show

President Trump’s judicial nominees have faced unprecedented opposition from the Senate in his first two-and-a-half years in office, records show, with Democratic senators voting against potential judges in higher numbers than at any point in American history.

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Trump urged to ignore Supreme Court, print census question: ‘Because we should,’ GOP lawmaker says

A Republican congressman has encouraged President Trump to ignore the Supreme Court and print the 2020 U.S. Census with the question about citizenship, as the president mulls an executive order.

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US Supreme Court gives go-ahead for Trump wall funding

The US Supreme Court has said that President Donald Trump can use $2.5bn (£2bn) of Pentagon funds for a section of wall on the southern border. The court ruled by five votes to four to block a ruling by a federal judge in California that barred the president from spending the money on the wall.

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N Korea: Trump’s Offer to Meet Kim ‘Very Interesting’

Saturday North Korea said President Donald Trump’s offer to meet leader Kim Jong Un at the Korean Demilitarized Zone is a “very interesting suggestion,” brightening prospects for a third face-to-face meeting between the two leaders.

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Trump administration announces major crackdown on asylum seekers

Monday the Trump Administration a sweeping new policy tightening restrictions for asylum seekers, in a move that could drastically reduce the number of Central American migrants eligible to enter the United States in this way.

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ICE deportation raids underway in New York City, ‘number of jurisdictions,’ official says

Late Saturday nationwide crackdown to apprehend thousands of illegal immigrants across the country began in the nation’s largest city and several other places, according to an official.

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Labor Secretary Acosta announces he will step down, amid criticism over Epstein plea deal

This case is quite similar to haut de la Garenne aka the Jersey Home the biggest pedaphile case in Europe. Friday Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said  he will be stepping down over his past involvement in a highly controversial plea deal for financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is now facing sex trafficking charges.

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