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President Trump Challenges House Subpoena For His Financial Records In The Supreme Court

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President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court Thursday to take up a second case involving a subpoena for his accounting records. The petition is the latest development in a multi-front dispute over presidential immunity, separation of powers, and Trump’s financial information now playing out before the justices. The first case involves a subpoena from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who ...

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Supreme Court Temporarily Halts Release Of President Trump’s Financial Records

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The Supreme Court put a lower court decision granting House Democrats access to President Donald Trump’s personal and professional financial records on hold Monday night. In effect, Monday’s stay means House Democrats cannot examine Trump’s finances before year’s end, and conceivably much longer. Neither the vote count nor the reasoning was disclosed, as is typical of orders of this nature. ...

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Chief Justice Roberts Halts Subpoena For President Trump’s Financial Records — For Now

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Chief Justice John Roberts temporarily blocked a lower court ruling requiring President Donald Trump’s accounting firm to turn over eight years worth of Trump accounting records to the House Oversight Committee in a short Monday order. The decision, called an administrative stay, means House Democrats will not have access to Trump’s financial information until the Supreme Court decides how it ...

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Supreme Court: Sandy Hook Family Members’ Lawsuit Against Gunmaker Can Move Forward

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The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a lawsuit against Remington Arms Co., a gunmaker, filed by family members of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre can move forward. The plaintiffs include relatives of nine people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and one survivor of the massacre that left 27 children and adults dead. The lawsuit ...

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The Supreme Court Looks Ready To Uphold Trump’s Bid To End DACA

A closely-divided Supreme Court seemed inclined to uphold President Donald Trump’s bid to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program during arguments Tuesday morning. The high court’s conservative majority appeared to think the administration has provided an adequate basis for ending the policy, and in spaces even wondered if the courts had the power to review the dispute. ...

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Mexico Is Urging The Supreme Court To Stop Trump’s Bid To End DACA

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The government of Mexico filed an amicus (or “friend of the court”) brief urging the Supreme Court to stop President Donald Trump’s attemp to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  Mexican consular officials have helped many of its nationals obtain protected status under DACA, according to the brief. The justices will hear arguments in the dispute Tuesday. ...

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President Trump Is Challenging California’s Sanctuary Law In The Supreme Court

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The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to toss a California law barring state authorities from cooperating with federal immigration officials.  The California Values Act, or SB 54, bans law enforcement from transferring criminal aliens to immigration authorities or sharing personal information about migrants. The parties in the case are playing somewhat against type: Trump is relying on a ...

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Supreme Court Tosses Challenge to Michigan’s Republican-Drawn District Lines

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The Supreme Court effectively ended a gerrymandering challenge to Michigan’s Republican-drawn legislative districts Monday, after a three-judge panel ordered the state to produce new maps ahead of the 2020 elections. Monday’s decision was widely expected. Both parties in the case agreed that the high court’s June decision finding federal courts cannot hear partisan gerrymandering challenges foreclosed further litigating. “While appellees ...

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Supreme Court To Reconsider Life Sentences For DC Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Wednesday in Washington, D.C., sniper Lee Boyd Malvo’s bid for a new prison sentence. Malvo was 17 years old when he and John Allen Muhammad murdered 12 people and injured six more during a two-month shooting spree that terrified the capital region. He is seeking resentencing under recent Supreme Court decisions that forbid life ...

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New York Tried Really Hard To Keep A Challenge To Its Gun Rules Out Of The Supreme Court. It Hasn’t Worked

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A challenge to New York City’s gun transportation regulations will move forward at the Supreme Court, despite a concerted effort to convince the justices to dismiss the case. After the justices agreed to hear a challenge to New York’s ordinance, the city relaxed its regulations and asked the high court to dismiss the case as moot. “Mootness” means that the ...

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The Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Encouraging Illegal Immigration Is Protected Speech

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The Supreme Court will decide whether a federal law that criminalizes encouraging or inducing illegal immigration violates the First Amendment’s free speech guarantee.  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the law is overbroad, meaning it encompasses too much protected speech compared to its legitimate applications. The dispute involves an immigration consultant called Evelyn Sineneng-Smith ...

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Justice Kagan Has A Message For People Worried That The Supreme Court In Becoming Too Partisan

Justice Elena Kagan said concerns about the politicization of the Supreme Court are “overblown” Monday night, pushing back against suggestions that the Court’s increasingly conservative personnel will strain public confidence in the judiciary. Speaking Monday night at the University of California, Berkeley, Kagan told law students not to despair over current conditions, even as she agreed that the high court ...

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Conservative Culture Options: Fight Back or Hope for Endangered Species Listing

Readers may be totally unfamiliar with the term ‘David French–ism.’ That doesn’t mean you can ignore it. David French–ism and its proponents are one of the reasons conservatives and Christianity have been almost routed from the pubic square. David French–ism is the failure of corporate and think–tank conservatism that resulted in a revolt of the rank–and–file and the election of ...

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