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Judicial Nominee Accused Of Anti-Catholic Bias Withdraws After Conservative Revolt

Attorney Michael Bogren has withdrawn from consideration for a Michigan federal trial court after a group of Republican senators accused him of displaying anti-religious prejudice in his legal practice. The lawmakers, led by Missouri GOP Sen. Josh Hawley, raised concerns over Bogren’s work on behalf of the city of East Lansing in its bid to exclude a Catholic family business ...

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Trump Escalates Standoff With House, Claims Executive Privilege Over Census Records

President Donald Trump is claiming executive privilege over administration documents regarding the addition of a citizenship question on the 2020 census form, as House Democrats prepare to hold two cabinet secretaries in contempt over the dispute. The move comes after Attorney General William Barr warned that President Trump would assert privilege over the census records if the House Oversight and ...

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Daily Caller News Foundation Defeats FBI’s Bid To Shield Docs Surrounding Comey Ally

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The FBI must begin producing documents regarding Daniel Richman, the Columbia Law School professor former FBI Director James Comey used as a go-between with the press, a federal judge decided.  Richman is a close friend of the former director who performed work for the Bureau as a “special government employee.”  The Daily Caller News Foundation and Cause of Action Institute ...

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The Supreme Court Won’t Decide If The Second Amendment Covers ‘Silencers’

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The Supreme Court rejected two cases challenging federal regulation of gun suppressors Monday, just days after one such accessory was used in a massacre that left 12 dead in a Virginia Beach municipal building. Suppressors, which are commonly referred to as “silencers,” are tightly regulated under the 1937 National Firearms Act (NFA). Both cases arose from the same transaction in ...

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Judge Will Slow Walk ‘Serious’ Allegations Of Cover Up In Citizenship Question Dispute

A federal judge in New York will slow walk allegations that Trump administration officials lied about the origins of the citizenship question on the 2020 census form, while acknowledging the charges are serious. Speaking Wednesday at a federal trial court in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said he would not decide whether government lawyers should be sanctioned for alleged ...

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Trump Administration Blasts Allegations Of Deceit In The Census Citizenship Case

The Trump administration replied Tuesday to incendiary allegations that senior government officials used deception and misrepresentations to hide the true origins of the citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire. In a startling Thursday filing, a group of plaintiffs challenging the citizenship question asked a federal court in Manhattan to sanction the government in light of new evidence purporting to ...

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Justice Clarence Thomas Has ‘No Idea’ Where Retirement Rumors Are Coming From”

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Monday he has no idea why rumors about his retirement have circulated in recent months. Speaking with private equity tycoon David Rubenstein before the Supreme Court Historical Society, Thomas seemed to say that speculation as to his possible departure is meritless. Some court-watchers have wondered if Thomas, 70, might like to retire under President ...

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Supreme Court Turns Down Trump Administration Bid To Accelerate DACA Appeal

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The Supreme Court rejected a request Monday to expedite its consideration of the Trump administration’s bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA is an Obama-era amnesty initiative that extends temporary legal status to 700,000 non-citizens who arrived in the U.S. as children. There were no noted dissents from Monday’s decision. As is typical of orders ...

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ARR! Supreme Court To Hear Dispute Over Blackbeard’s Pirate Ship

The flagship of Blackbeard’s notorious pirate fleet, “Queen Anne’s Revenge” (QAR), will be featured in an upcoming Supreme Court dispute over copyright infringement and state immunity from lawsuits. The dispute, which arose when North Carolina passed a state law removing a private company’s copyrights over images and video of the QAR, probes congressional power to set the terms of state ...

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One Of Brett Kavanaugh’s D.C. Circuit Colleagues Is Speaking Out About His Confirmation

Judge Patricia Millett, a onetime colleague of Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, spoke publicly about his contentious confirmation to the Supreme Court, expressing regret for all involved while commending Kavanaugh as an excellent colleague. Millett is an Obama appointee who served on the D.C. Circuit with Kavanaugh for nearly six years. She ...

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Supreme Court Will Review Cross-Border Shooting By Border Patrol Agent

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The Supreme Court will decide whether a Mexican family can sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent in an American court for the shooting death of Sergio Hernandez.  The agent, Jesus Mesa, was standing in the United States when he discharged his weapon and killed Hernandez, who was on Mexican soil.  The federal appeals courts are divided as to whether such ...

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Amy Coney Barrett Speaks Out On ‘Dogma’ Charge, Religious Tests For Judges

Judge Amy Coney Barrett spoke publicly about her contentious confirmation for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, saying people of faith should reject the notion that their religious views impair their official obligations. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee asked Barrett, who is on President Donald Trump’s shortlist for the Supreme Court, about how her Catholic religious views might ...

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Judge Suspended Without Pay For Anti-Trump Comments In Court, Social Media

The Supreme Court of Utah upheld a six-month suspension without pay for a municipal judge who disparaged President Donald Trump in social media and during official judicial proceedings. Taylorsville Justice Court Judge Michael Kwan undermined public confidence in the courts by intervening in the political process, the state Supreme Court concluded. “Fulfillment of judicial duties does not come without personal ...

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