Democrats Challenge The Right Of Trump To Rescind Obama Order That A Federal Court Declared Unconstitutional

October 16, 2017 jonathanturley There are now eighteen states and the District of Columbia lined up to challenge the executive order by President Donald Trump to rescind the Obama order giving insurance companies billions in subsidies . . . without an appropriation of Congress.  As explained below, this challenge advances a rather curious claim that Trump cannot rescind … More Democrats Challenge The Right Of Trump To Rescind Obama Order That A Federal Court Declared Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Re-affirms Tradition of Congressional Prayer

Oct 14, 2017 by  Dave Bohon A federal judge has re-affirmed the constitutionality of prayer in the U.S. Congress, ruling that Supreme Court precedent undergirds the long tradition of prayer opening each congressional session, along with the House rules that govern the practice. The decision comes in response to a lawsuit filed by Daniel Barker, president … More Federal Judge Re-affirms Tradition of Congressional Prayer

Sessions and DOJ Give Sanctuary Cities “Last Chance” to Comply

Oct 13, 2017  by  Warren Mass   The Justice Department posted a press release on October 12 noting that the DOJ has provided a “last chance” for “sanctuary cities” to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373 — “Communication between government agencies and the Immigration and Naturalization Service.” The first paragraph of the law reads: Notwithstanding any other … More Sessions and DOJ Give Sanctuary Cities “Last Chance” to Comply

Supreme Court Dismisses One of Two Trump Travel Ban Cases

Oct 12, 2017 by  Warren Mass   The U.S. Supreme Court on October 10 dismissed one of two cases brought to it challenging President Donald Trump’s ban on visitors from mostly Muslim countries where terrorists have a strong presence. In a one-page order, the court acted in one of two cases pending before the nine justices … More Supreme Court Dismisses One of Two Trump Travel Ban Cases

Congress Considers Bill to Reduce Federal Overcriminalization

Oct 11, 2017 by  Alex Newman   In an effort to restore some semblance of justice to the federal government’s sprawling “criminal justice” machine, a coalition of U.S. lawmakers including liberty-minded Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) are pursuing reforms that would force the feds to prove suspects were willfully committing a crime. With tens of thousands of … More Congress Considers Bill to Reduce Federal Overcriminalization

Pro-gun Victory: D.C. Decides Not to Appeal Concealed Carry Ruling to Supreme Court

Oct 5, 2017 by  Bob Adelman Effective Thursday, residents of the nation’s capital seeking a concealed carry permit won’t have to show a “good or proper reason” to obtain it. That’s because anti-gun politicians on Washington, D.C.’s council think it’s too risky for them to take their case to the Supreme Court, considering the current political climate there. … More Pro-gun Victory: D.C. Decides Not to Appeal Concealed Carry Ruling to Supreme Court

Congressman: Trump Kept in Dark About Assange Deal

 Oct 3, 2017 by  C. Mitchell Shaw   A U.S. congressman who visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (shown) in exile says Assange “has absolute proof” that the leaked DNC e-mails published by WikiLeaks last year did not come from “the Russians.” Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) wants to help Assange reach President Trump with an offer: In … More Congressman: Trump Kept in Dark About Assange Deal

Supreme Court Kicks Off Annual Term Filled with Big Cases

WASHINGTON, DC —- The Supreme Court on Monday begins an annual term that will tackle a host of hot-button issues, the impact of which the nation will feel for many years to come. The Supreme Court typically hears slightly more than 70 cases per year and summarily reverses lower courts in several more cases without hearing oral … More Supreme Court Kicks Off Annual Term Filled with Big Cases