Federal Court: Trump Admin. ‘Literally Has No Power to Act’ to Punish Sanctuary Cities

As President Trump has made immigration a central policy arena, sanctuary cities and states have become important flashpoints of legal action. Under former Attorney General Jeff Session, the Justice Department threatened to withhold federal funds from cities and states that declined to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement efforts, and those sanctuary jurisdictions responded with lawsuits. …

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Block on Trump’s Asylum Ban Upheld by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) upheld a federal judge’s ban of the Trump administration’s new asylum restrictions, a ruling which had already been affirmed by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. President’s Administration Cannot Legislate From the Oval Office Historically, asylum seekers were not required to …

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Morning Docket: 12.05.18

* Mueller suggests no jail time for Flynn based on the former National Security Advisor’s extensive cooperation. Um… that’s interesting. [CNBC] * Jeffrey Epstein settles a civil suit against him, and no one could be happier than Labor Secretary Alex Acosta who can hope this allows the story to blow over without any more inquiry …

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Morning Docket: 11.09.18

* Matt Whitaker thinks Marbury v. Madison should be overturned. We truly live in the dumbest timeline. [National Law Journal] * Heightened security as Kavanaugh formally joins the Court. That’s a good idea, he seems like a dangerous man. [NPR] * Amazon really excited about its new role as a leader in wrongly convicting people. …

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Federal Court: Trump Can’t Discontinue DACA (Yet)

President Donald Trump’s antipathy to immigration is matched only by his disdain for his predecessor’s executive orders. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, was established under former President Barack Obama, allowing some individuals brought into the United States as children to be eligible for work programs and shielded from deportation, and has long been …

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