Seven of nine Supreme Court justices greenlight Trump policy limiting asylum seekers

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 BY SHARYL ATTKISSON By David Dugan, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=60011911 Two liberal-appointed justices sided with five conservative-appointed justices tonight in allowing a Trump administration asylum policy to be implemented while challenges work through the court system. The White House win means that for now, people seeking asylum in the U.S. must seek safe haven … More Seven of nine Supreme Court justices greenlight Trump policy limiting asylum seekers

Supreme Court allows Trump asylum restrictions to take effect, ending 9th Circuit injunctions

Sept 11, 2019     In a major win for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court issued an order late Wednesday ending all injunctions that had blocked the White House’s ban on asylum for anyone trying to enter the U.S. by traveling through a third country, such as Mexico, without seeking protection there. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – long … More Supreme Court allows Trump asylum restrictions to take effect, ending 9th Circuit injunctions

What’s an Arbitration Agreement Worth If One Side “Always Wins?”

By Laura Temme, Esq. on August 20, 2019 Chicago-based international law firm Winston & Strawn has asked the Supreme Court to grant cert in a case involving a former partner, allegations of gender bias, and an arbitration agreement invalidated by the appellate courts in California. Former Winston & Strawn partner Constance Ramos contends the terms … More What’s an Arbitration Agreement Worth If One Side “Always Wins?”

Supreme Court Finally Takes Up Jury Question Proposed by Jailhouse Lawyer

  By Laura Temme, Esq. on August 15, 2019   While serving a life sentence at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola for a crime he maintained he didn’t commit, one question plagued Calvin Duncan: How can a non-unanimous verdict by a jury in a criminal case be constitutional? Louisiana voters approved an amendment to the … More Supreme Court Finally Takes Up Jury Question Proposed by Jailhouse Lawyer

Supreme Court paves way for Trump administration to use military funds for border wall, BIG WIN

July 26, 2019 By Alex Pappas     The Supreme Court has sided with the Trump administration in its plans to use Pentagon funds to build a border wall. The decision, split along ideological lines, handed down Friday allows the administration to move ahead with plans to use military funds for border wall plans in … More Supreme Court paves way for Trump administration to use military funds for border wall, BIG WIN

VIDEO Trump Decides Not to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census, How To Get Answers

    July 11, 2019 by sundance Rather than listen to media pundits explain what President Trump and AG Bill Barr said today at the White House, here’s the transcript: THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much everyone. Are you a citizen of the United States of America? “Oh, gee, I’m sorry, I just can’t answer that question.” … More VIDEO Trump Decides Not to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census, How To Get Answers

Supreme Court Says It Will Hear DACA Case, Deciding Program’s Future

June 28, 2019 by  Luis Miguel   All eyes are on the Supreme Court. The nation’s highest judicial body agreed on Friday to decide whether the Trump administration can go forward with its plans to end the Obama-era DACA program. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for the three relevant cases in its next term, which … More Supreme Court Says It Will Hear DACA Case, Deciding Program’s Future

Unanimous Supreme Court: It’s ‘Predictable’ That Noncitizens Will Act ‘Unlawfully’

By Terence P. Jeffrey | June 27, 2019 Justice Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan, Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts (Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla) On its way to ruling by a 5-4 majority that the Secretary of Commerce improperly decided to include a citizenship question in the 2020 Census, the Supreme Court unanimously concluded that states had … More Unanimous Supreme Court: It’s ‘Predictable’ That Noncitizens Will Act ‘Unlawfully’

Supreme Court ruling protects owners from government seizures of real estate

The decision is “a hard-fought victory for property rights advocate” June 28, 2019 Kathleen Howley Americans just got more protection from property seizures. Property owners shouldn’t have to jump through state-level hoops before heading to federal court to stop the government from taking their property, the Supreme Court ruled last week in a 5-4 decision that overturned a … More Supreme Court ruling protects owners from government seizures of real estate

Supremes warned: Abortion rulings ‘out of control’

Justices again dodge making decision, this time on ban on ‘dismemberment’   Clarence Thomas (Official portrait) Editor’s Note: Be aware of the graphic description of abortion contained in the court decisions quoted below: Lawmakers are restricting abortion in a number of states this year with the intent of provoking lawsuits that will reach the Supreme Court … More Supremes warned: Abortion rulings ‘out of control’