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Supreme Court Ruling A Blow To Taxpayers

Supreme Court Ruling A Blow To Taxpayers

The California Supreme Court ruled today that taxes proposed by special interests using the local initiative process may not have to comply with taxpayer protections set forth in Proposition 13 and Proposition 218, the Right to Vote on Taxes Act, an HJTA sponsored statewide measure approved by California voters in 1996. In response to the […]

Supreme Court allows strict enforcement of Trump refugee ban

Supreme Court allows strict enforcement of Trump refugee ban

The Supreme Court handed President Trump another victory in the legal battle of the travel ban, allowing the administration to restore strict limits on refugees that had been blocked by a judge in Hawaii, at least until a federal appeal court decides the issue. The win for Mr. Trump, however, was tempered by the high […]

The Supreme Court vs Kids

The Supreme Court vs Kids

    By Richard A. Nixon Recently the U.S.Supreme Court handed down a decision entitled, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer. In this case, the State of Missouri conducted a program as part of an effort to enhance playground safety in Missouri. Trinity applied for funds to change its playground surface from gravel to tire-rubber  Trinity was denied […]

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: June 24-30 /Day 156-162) Week 23

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: June 24-30 /Day 156-162) Week 23

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, June 24 (Day 156): President Trump goes on offensive on Russian election interference President Trump used Twitter to attack the Obama administration’s claims that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.  He tweeted the following on Thursday: “…Why did Democratic National Committee turn down the DHS offer to protect against […]

Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban

Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court said Monday that most of President Trump’s travel ban executive order can go into effect, delivering the first major victory to the new administration on perhaps his most controversial policy to date. Justices said the lower court rulings that blocked Mr. Trump’s policy were far too broad, and said the president can […]

U.S. Supreme Court fails to protect property — PLF will keep fighting

U.S. Supreme Court fails to protect property — PLF will keep fighting

Today, we received bad news from the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled against our clients, the Murr family, in a case involving a regulatory taking. As you may remember, the Murrs have been effectively robbed by regulators of a family legacy — a vacant parcel along the St. Croix River purchased by their late parents […]

Will Janus open the right-to-work door?

Will Janus open the right-to-work door?

. By Larry Sand A lawsuit on track to be heard by the Supreme Court could free all public employees from paying forced union dues. The Friedrichs lawsuit should have done the trick. The case, which would have made belonging to a public employee union optional as a condition of employment nationwide, was set to […]

California Magazine Ban Saga: State Bans Repair Kits, NRA Sues Again

California Magazine Ban Saga: State Bans Repair Kits, NRA Sues Again

By BillJ   Back in February, San Francisco sued a number of online retailers who were advertising standard-capacity magazines, and now they’ve won. The retailers are henceforth barred from advertising the mag repair kits in CA, so if you want to repair your grandfathered magazines you’ll have to go out of state, I guess. The […]

Donald Trump calls ruling against sanctuary city funds ‘ridiculous’

Donald Trump calls ruling against sanctuary city funds ‘ridiculous’

President Trump criticized the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday in a series of tweets over a ruling blocking his administration from halting funds to sanctuary cities. “First the Ninth Circuit rules against the ban & now it hits again on sanctuary cities-both ridiculous rulings. See you in the Supreme Court!!” Mr. Trump […]

SCOTUS: The Nuclear Option is Not Enough

SCOTUS: The Nuclear Option is Not Enough

. By Thomas L. Knapp On January 31,  president Donald Trump nominated federal appellate judge Neil Gorsuch to fill a vacancy on the US Supreme Court created nearly a year before by Associate Justice Antonin Scalia’s death. More than two months later — nearly 14 months since  Scalia’s passing and after 13 months of Republican […]

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