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Judge allows ‘third country’ asylum rule to take effect

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 7/24/19, 01:09 pm

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Trump administration can enforce new restrictions on asylum for people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border while lawsuits play out in the courts. Judge Timothy Kelly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied a request for a temporary restraining order, saying the immigrant advocate groups that sued did not show that the policy would irreparably harm their work.

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Judge dismisses House suit against wall funding

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/04/19, 11:02 am

WASHINGTON—A federal judge on Monday rejected the U.S. House of Representatives’ attempt to block President Donald Trump’s transfer of Defense Department money to fund construction of a wall at the U.S. southern border. The president redirected the money as part of a national emergency declaration in February following a lengthy budget battle and partial government shutdown. Trump requested a total of $6.1 billion from the Pentagon, but acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has yet to decide whether to transfer about $3.6 billion of the total.

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Justices, not politicians

Judiciary | Assessing the U.S. Supreme Court with attorney Kelly Shackelford
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/23/19, 02:24 pm

Marvin Olasky’s interview with Kelly Shackelford, president of the legal firm First Liberty Institute, appears in the June 8 issue of WORLD Magazine. Here are additional excerpts from their conversation about religious liberty cases and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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