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Supreme Court Backs Trump Power To Detain Migrants Who Commit Crimes

Supreme Court Backs Trump Power To Detain Migrants Who Commit Crimes

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . A deeply divided Supreme Court ruled that immigration authorities can detain noncitizens for possible deportation long after they serve prison sentences for criminal convictions. The ACLU had argued that federal law imposes a strict time limit on when government officials can detain aliens for deportation after they […]

Masterpiece Cakeshop And Colorado Call Truce In Harassment, Discrimination Disput

Masterpiece Cakeshop And Colorado Call Truce In Harassment, Discrimination Disput

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . Christian baker Jack Phillips and the Colorado Civil Rights Commission (CCRC) have resolved a legal dispute that set Phillips’ religious beliefs against the state’s public accommodations law. The deal, announced Tuesday afternoon, provides that the Commission will close an ongoing anti-discrimination probe of Phillips’s Masterpiece Cakeshop if […]

California Will Lead A Legal Challenge To Trump’s Border Wall Declaration

California Will Lead A Legal Challenge To Trump’s Border Wall Declaration

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . California and a coalition of left-leaning states are expected to file a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration as soon as Monday. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra told ABC News Sunday that the state had prepared to pursue legal action in advance of the president’s […]

Trump Was Sued Over His National Emergency Declaration In Less Than Six Hours

Trump Was Sued Over His National Emergency Declaration In Less Than Six Hours

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . Public Citizen, a Washington-based consumer group, filed the first lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration concerning the southern border Friday night. The complaint, lodged in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, says the president’s declaration violates separation of powers principles because there is no […]

Supreme Court to Decide on Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

Supreme Court to Decide on Citizenship Question in 2020 Census

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Supreme Court will decide whether the Trump administration may include a citizenship question on the 2020 census questionnaire.  U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman struck the citizenship question in a lengthy January ruling, finding the government had repeatedly violated a federal law called the Administrative Procedure Act. […]

Trump Administration Will Ask the Supreme Court to Protect the Census Citizenship Question

Trump Administration Will Ask the Supreme Court to Protect the Census Citizenship Question

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Trump administration will ask the Supreme Court to decide whether the government can append a citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire, the Department of Justice said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman forbade the government from incorporating the citizenship question Jan. 15 in a sweeping decision that […]

Supreme Court to Review Illegal Immigrant’s Gun Possession Conviction

Supreme Court to Review Illegal Immigrant’s Gun Possession Conviction

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Supreme Court will decide whether an illegal alien from the United Arab Emirates was wrongfully convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm. The case was occasioned in December 2015, when Hamid Mohamed Ahmed Ali Rehaif was arrested in Florida after renting a gun at a shooting […]

9TH Circuit Blocks Trump Effort to Deny Asylum for Illegal Aliens

9TH Circuit Blocks Trump Effort to Deny Asylum for Illegal Aliens

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a temporary restraining order against a Trump administration policy that denies asylum to illegal aliens. The 2-1 decision is the latest setback the 9th Circuit has rendered to President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda. “Just as we may not, as […]

Federal Law Forbids Encouraging Illegal Immigration, The 9th Circuit Says That’s Unconstitutional

Federal Law Forbids Encouraging Illegal Immigration, The 9th Circuit Says That’s Unconstitutional

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down a federal law Tuesday that makes it illegal to “encourage or induce” someone to enter the country illegally. The three-judge panel found the provision’s sweep “criminalizes a substantial amount of protected expression” in violation of the First Amendment. […]

Supreme Court Turns Down Challenge to the Border Wall

Supreme Court Turns Down Challenge to the Border Wall

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a challenge to President Donald Trump’s border wall Monday, which asserted that the administration violated the Constitution when it exempted border barrier projects from environmental regulations. The plaintiffs warn of adverse effects to local ecosystems should the administration raise […]

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