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Supreme Court rejects Planned Parenthood funding case

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 12/10/18, 01:24 pm

The Supreme Court handed Planned Parenthood a legal victory Monday by refusing to take up two funding cases that lower courts decided in the abortion provider’s favor. Planned Parenthood successfully sued the states of Louisiana and Kansas for dropping the organization as a Medicaid provider after undercover videos from the Center of Medical Progress showed the abortion giant profiting from the sale of aborted baby body parts.

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Trump hammers 9th Circuit after Roberts’ defense

by Harvest Prude & Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/23/18, 12:44 pm

Chief Justice John Roberts and President Donald Trump sparred this week over perceived bias in the federal judiciary. The spat arose after U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar, an appointee of President Barack Obama, issued a temporary stop Monday to a Trump executive order that would have granted asylum only to immigrants who legally enter the country. Speaking with reporters, Trump remarked that Tigar was an “Obama judge.”

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Appeals court ruling keeps DACA alive

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/08/18, 04:51 pm

A U.S. appeals court Thursday let stand an order keeping the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in place, overriding President Donald Trump’s effort last year to end it. DACA allows people who were brought to the United States illegally as children to stay here but doesn’t grant them legal immigration status. The government reasoned that former President Barack Obama overstepped his executive authority when he created DACA.

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