Yes, Trump will have broad power to crack down on immigration

Alan Gomez USA Today So how big will Donald Trump’s wall really be? The wall along the southwest border with Mexico was one of the president-elect’s signature campaign promises, as he railed against illegal immigration and vowed to seal the borders against criminals, terrorists and millions of people trying to enter the United States legally. Now, immigration experts are trying to figure out exactly how those policies … Continue reading Yes, Trump will have broad power to crack down on immigration

Democrats should ask Clinton to step aside

John Kass The Chicago Tribune Has America become so numb by the decades of lies and cynicism oozing from Clinton Inc. that it could elect Hillary Clinton as president, even after Friday’s FBI announcement that it had reopened an investigation of her emails while secretary of state? We’ll find out soon enough. It’s obvious the American political system is breaking down. It’s been crumbling for … Continue reading Democrats should ask Clinton to step aside

Supreme Court takes up school bathroom rules for transgender students

Robert Barnes The Washington Post The Supreme Court on Friday said it will decide whether the Obama administration may require public school systems to let transgender students use bathrooms that align with their gender identity, putting the court again at the center of a divisive social issue. School districts across the country are split on how to accommodate transgender students in the face of conflicting guidance … Continue reading Supreme Court takes up school bathroom rules for transgender students

Bundy Brothers Acquitted in Takeover of Oregon Wildlife Refuge

Courtney Sherwood & Kirk Johnson The New York Times PORTLAND, Ore. — Armed antigovernment protesters led by Ammon and Ryan Bundy were acquitted Thursday of federal conspiracy and weapons charges stemming from the takeover of a federally owned wildlife sanctuary in Oregon last winter. The surprise acquittals of all seven defendants in Federal District Court were a blow to government prosecutors, who had argued that … Continue reading Bundy Brothers Acquitted in Takeover of Oregon Wildlife Refuge

Arizona sheriff officially charged with criminal contempt

MSN Arizona sheriff officially charged with criminal contempt PHOENIX (AP) — The longtime sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix was charged Tuesday with criminal contempt-of-court for ignoring a judge’s order in a racial-profiling case, leaving the 84-year-old lawman in a tough spot two weeks before Election Day as he seeks a seventh term. Prosecutors promised two weeks ago that they would charge Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but the … Continue reading Arizona sheriff officially charged with criminal contempt

Justice Dept. Shakes Up Inquiry Into Eric Garner Chokehold Case

The Justice Department has replaced the New York team of agents and lawyers investigating the death of Eric Garner, officials said, a highly unusual shake-up that could jump-start the long-stalled case and put the government back on track to seek criminal charges. Mr. Garner, 43, died in 2014 on a Staten Island street corner, where two police officers confronted him and accused him of selling untaxed … Continue reading Justice Dept. Shakes Up Inquiry Into Eric Garner Chokehold Case

Rutherford Institute Appeals First Amendment Case of Street Preachers Discriminated Against and Arrested for Preaching at Princeton Train Station

The Rutherford Institute PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have asked a federal appeals court to reinstate a First Amendment lawsuit involving two street preachers who were charged with trespass and obstruction of justice and arrested for allegedly refusing police orders to cease proselytizing at a Princeton train station. In coming to the defense of evangelical preachers Don Karns and Robert Parker, Rutherford … Continue reading Rutherford Institute Appeals First Amendment Case of Street Preachers Discriminated Against and Arrested for Preaching at Princeton Train Station