Category Archives: In the Courts

Trump, Pence follow ObamaCare replacement rollout with weekend offensive

The White House is trying this weekend to rally support for the ObamaCare replacement plan — with Vice President Pence in Kentucky and President Trump using the bully pulpit and old-reliable Twitter. Continue reading →

Republican AGs helping Trump – by suing administration

A few hours before his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, a cheery President Trump posed for pictures with roughly 20 Republican attorneys general. “These are some great people here,” the president said – fully aware that the AGs are in the midst of filing a flurry of lawsuits against the Trump administration. Continue reading →

Oregon judge faces scrutiny for allegedly helping illegal immigrant escape ICE

An Oregon judge is being investigated after she allegedly helped an illegal immigrant elude ICE agents in January by guiding the man through a private entrance at the courthouse. Continue reading →

Federal judge tosses SEC suit against Texas attorney general

Thursday a federal judge dismissed the U.S. government’s securities fraud lawsuit against Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who still faces criminal charges of duping wealthy investors. But the ruling by U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant is a significant victory for Paxton, who is scheduled to stand trial in May on felony securities fraud charges. He has pleaded not guilty and faces five to 99 years in prison if convicted. Continue reading →

GOP Sens. Cruz, Lee, Paul Call For Full Repeal of Obamacare

Monday 3 high-profile Republican senators said they want to see a full repeal and replace of Obamacare, not merely a fix. Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Mike Lee of Utah, and Rand Paul of Kentucky said on their individual Twitter accounts they’d like the 2010 Affordable Care Act wiped from the books so a replacement law can be put in its place. Continue reading →

Bills targeting transgender bathroom access are floundering

Bills to curtail transgender people’s access to public restrooms are pending in about a dozen states, but even in conservative bastions such as Texas and Arkansas they may be doomed by high-powered opposition.

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Supreme Court to hear case involving Mexican teen killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent

Hey if I remember correctly, the little dumb ass was tossing rocks at the agent, so he got what he deserved. The Supreme Court is taking up an appeal from the parents of a Mexican teenager who was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. The case could help define when foreigners outside the U.S. have access to American courts.

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Nearly half of voters would confirm Gorsuch

If it were up to voters, Judge Gorsuch would easily be confirmed to the US Supreme Court. President Donald Trump nominated Judge Gorsuch to fill the vacancy created by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. If Gorsuch is confirmed by the Senate, it will likely be a razor-thin victory. Yet voters give him a 12-point edge.

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Appeals court upholds ruling blocking Trump’s immigration order

A federal appeals court in San Francisco upheld the suspension of President Trump’s controversial immigration order Thursday — a decision that provoked an apparently angry Trump to tweet: “SEE YOU IN COURT.”

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Tribe files legal challenge to stall Dakota Access pipeline

Construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under a North Dakota reservoir has begun and the full pipeline should be operational within three months, the developer of the long-delayed project said Thursday, even as an American Indian tribe filed a legal challenge to block the work and protect its water supply.

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