Category Archives: In the Courts

Warren Hits Trump on Immigration: ‘Dreamers Aren’t Bargaining Chips’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., hit back at President Donald Trump over his demands for an immigration deal, saying recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), known as Dreamers, were not “bargaining chips,” The Hill reported Friday. Continue reading →

More classified emails found on Weiner’s laptop

Authorities now say that 18 classified emails sent from the account of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin were found by the FBI on a laptop belonging to her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner. Judicial Watch says five previously unreleased classified emails were found among a batch of 147 documents related to Abedin that were released by the State Department last week. Continue reading →

Judge throws out lawsuit against Trump over business ties

Thursday a New York judge ruled restaurant workers, a hotel event booker and a watchdog group who say President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution cannot sue him. U.S. District Judge George Daniels said it was too soon for the lawsuit to be considered by the courts, particularly because Congress had not considered the issue. Continue reading →

Trump administration can retain DACA documents, Supreme Court rules

Wednesday the Supreme Court lifted an order requiring the Trump administration and federal agencies to release internal documents related to the withdrawal of an Obama-era program that offered a deportation reprieve to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.In a unanimous ruling, the high court ordered lower courts to hold off any demands of documents from federal agencies until a ruling is reached on the Trump administration’s attempts to dismiss five lawsuits in California that challenge the legality of the order to rescind DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).

The lawsuits argue that the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) determination to completely rescind the limited amnesty program by March 2018 was unlawful because “It violates the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and the Due Process Clause of the Fifth Amendment.”

After the government provided only 250 pages of documents related to the program’s termination, the challengers accused the administration of concealing records, claiming the termination of such program would have created a large volume of documents.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup sided with the plaintiffs and ordered DHS and the Justice Department to turn over more documents related to the DACA reversal. This order, according to the Supreme Court’s opinion, was wrong and should have not been made.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions praised the high court’s ruling, saying it was “a crucially important ruling” and vowed to “continue to defend the Trump Administration’s lawful actions.”

“The discovery order in the DACA cases was dramatically intrusive and premature, and I am pleased with tonight’s decision that the district court’s order was ‘overly broad,’” Sessions said.

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He added: “Make no mistake, this was a crucially important ruling, and the fact it was granted by a unanimous Supreme Court cannot be overstated. We will continue to defend the Trump administration’s lawful actions.”

But California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who brought one of the five lawsuits challenging the White House over the DACA decision, told Politico that the ruling was not a win for the administration as it left the possibility that the challengers were entitled to more information.

“Today the Supreme Court has essentially told us that no one — not even the president — can hide the facts,” he said.

Both the White House and leaders in Congress were working on legislation to address the issue and replace the legally contentious DACA program with a legal status for those who are or were covered by the program, Fox News reported.

It is likely that a bipartisan deal will emerge in January and include border security measures at the request of the White House in exchange for a deal on DACA.

Trump Travel Ban, Back in Action, Faces More Court Showdowns

Just days after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered temporary enforcement of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, challengers are heading back to court in last-gasp attempts to stop it. Liberals just won’t give up. Continue reading →

Supreme Court permits full enforcement of Trump travel ban

It’s about time the left is shown who is boss. Wink Monday the US Supreme Court ruled in favor of President Trump’s travel ban affecting residents of six majority-Muslim countries. The justices said the policy can take full effect despite multiple legal challenges against it that haven’t yet made their way through the legal system. Continue reading →

DOJ files arrest warrant for illegal immigrant acquitted in Kate Steinle case

The DOJ unsealed an arrest warrant Friday for Jose Inez Garcia Zarate, the illegal immigrant acquitted Thursday in Kate Steinle’s murder trial. Zarate was found not guilty of murdering Steinle on a pier in San Francisco in July 2015. Steinle was walking with her father and a family friend when she was shot, collapsing into her father’s arms. Continue reading →

Sessions: DOJ May Enforce Pot Laws in States Where It’s Legal

It won’t be easy. Demonrats will fight him tooth and nail. The DOJ may reverse course from the Obama era and toughen enforcement of federal laws against marijuana possession, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday. Continue reading →

Arpaio pursued case against Sen. Jeff Flake’s son for political reasons, lawsuit claims

A federal lawsuit set to go to trial next month marks the latest legal action brought against former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio over allegations that he pursued a trumped-up criminal case to get publicity and embarrass an adversary. Continue reading →

New immigration, gun charges filed against illegal immigrant acquitted in Kate Steinle trial

Federal officials filed a new set of immigration and gun charges against Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, the illegal immigrant found not guilty last week in the murder of Kate Steinle.

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