Category Archives: In the Courts

Orange County votes to fight California’s sanctuary city laws, joining sheriff’s pushback

Tuesday officials in California’s Orange County voted to join a lawsuit from the Trump administration fighting the state’s “sanctuary city” laws, hours after the county sheriff’s department anounced its own methods of pushing back against the legislation aimed at protecting illegal immigrants. Continue reading →
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Strzok-Page texts reveal personal relationship between FBI official and judge recused from Flynn case

Then Flynn should be compensated, and he should sue their asses off. According to texts reviewed by Fox News, the  federal judge who presided over former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s case last year before mysteriously being recused had a personal relationship with anti-Trump FBI official Peter Strzok. Continue reading →

US appeals court upholds Texas law targeting sanctuary cities

In a new ruling, a federal appeals court has upheld most of Texas law targeting sanctuary cities in what some are calling the toughest state-level immigration measure in the country. Continue reading →

ACLU sues US, alleging systematic separation of parents and children

ACLU – Another worthless organization. The ACLU has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the U.S. government of broadly separating immigrant families seeking asylum. Well, if they came in legally, they wouldn’t be separated, would they? Continue reading →

Supreme Court rejects Trump appeal on DACA

Monday the Supreme Court  rejected an appeal from the Trump administration to decide the legality of the president’s plans to end the Obama-era DACA program affecting young illegal immigrants next month. Continue reading →

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 →