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Court allows crackdown on sanctuary cities

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/26/20, 04:46 pm

The Trump administration can cut the purse strings for jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. In a unanimous decision, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York deviated from three other courts that previously concluded the U.S. attorney general did not have the authority to withhold law enforcement grants.

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Jury acquits immigration activist

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 11/21/19, 10:25 am

Scott Warren will not go to prison for helping men who crossed the U.S. southern border illegally in January 2018, a jury in Tucson, Ariz., decided on Wednesday. This was the second trial considering Warren’s case. The first ended in a mistrial after the jury couldn’t break a deadlock.

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Judge strikes down healthcare conscience rule

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/06/19, 01:14 pm

A federal judge in New York shot down a Trump administration regulation that protected the rights of pro-life healthcare workers. U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer ruled Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services exceeded its authority in crafting a rule that would have allowed medical workers to claim religious or moral exemptions to performing abortions or other procedures that violate their consciences.

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