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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 […]

Neil Gorsuch clears committee as Democrats shore up filibuster

Neil Gorsuch clears committee as Democrats shore up filibuster

Judge Neil Gorsuch took a big step toward confirmation to the Supreme Court Monday as the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to approve his nomination, setting up a final floor vote at the end of this week. The 11-9 vote broke down along party lines as Republicans on the committee overpowered Democrats, who mounted fierce opposition, […]

City’s assault on tax critics’ free speech rights is appealed to Supreme Court

City’s assault on tax critics’ free speech rights is appealed to Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to review the law establishing San Ramon’s facilities tax on property owners, because it violates First Amendment and Due Process rights by penalizing members of the public if they successfully repeal it. The petition for certiorari to the Supreme Court was just filed by attorneys with Pacific Legal […]

The Gorsuch Hearings Are Starting. Here’s What To Expect.

The Gorsuch Hearings Are Starting. Here’s What To Expect.

Judge Neil Gorsuch will appear before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary beginning Monday, as the panel mulls whether to recommend his nomination to the full Senate. Thus far, Gorsuch has glided through the nomination process. His glittering resume, which now bears the “well-qualified” imprimatur of the American Bar Association, has foreclosed several lines of […]

The First 100 Days:  Trump Briefs:  Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2017 (Week 2)

The First 100 Days:  Trump Briefs:  Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2017 (Week 2)

By Michael Hernandez Friday, Jan. 27th (Day 8): Gingrich:  ‘These aren’t reporters—these are propagandists’ Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took aim on the media for its extensive coverage of last week’s women’s march on Washington, while ignoring the March for Life Friday on the Fox News Channel. “All across America, people of faith, people who […]

High Court sets March 20 to hear PLF’s Murr property rights case — Paradise Lost

High Court sets March 20 to hear PLF’s Murr property rights case  — Paradise Lost

The Supreme Court has announced March 20 as the date for oral argument in Pacific Legal Foundation’s high-profile property rights case, Murr v. State of Wisconsin and St. Croix County .  PLF represents a family that has fought all the way to the highest court in the land to stop bureaucrats from robbing them of […]

Pacific Legal Foundation applauds nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Pacific Legal Foundation applauds nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch  to the Supreme Court

  Responding to today’s nomination announcement, Pacific Legal Foundation praised the qualifications and fitness of Judge Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. “Judge Gorsuch is superbly well qualified to serve on the Supreme Court and his prior opinions demonstrate a careful effort to enforce the text of the Constitution […]

Introducing the next Antonin Scalia …

Introducing the next Antonin Scalia …

Federal Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, 49 (Photo: University of Colorado Law School) At last, President Donald Trump has announced his nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court: federal Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, whom some have dubbed “Scalia 2.0.” Late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia At 49, Gorsuch is the youngest […]

Friedrichs v. 2.0? U.S. Supreme Court May Get a Second Chance to Free Teachers from Forced Unionism

Friedrichs v. 2.0? U.S. Supreme Court May Get a Second Chance to Free Teachers from Forced Unionism

In a case that will cheer education reformers, four Pennsylvania teachers today sued their unions, school districts and district officials for making union membership a condition of their employment. The suit – and the likely appointment of a reform-friendly Supreme Court justice under the incoming Trump Administration – immediately raised expectations that Hartnett v. Pennsylvania […]

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