Courts
Illustration by Krieg Barrie

Reshaping the courts

Judiciary | Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell have made court appointments a high priority, and their work is showing results
by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/21/20, 12:24 pm

Terrisa Bukovinac barely made it to the hearing in time. After spending the day in Sacramento delivering 19,000 letters to California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office (the letters opposed an abortion-expansion law), she and her assistant hopped on a Greyhound back to San Francisco.

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Illustration by Daniel Hertzberg

Complex conversations

Q&A | Defending life and Donald Trump
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 4/23/20, 04:00 pm

Mollie Hemingway in her mid-40s has emerged as a leading defender of Donald Trump on Fox News and a thoughtful analyst in her role as senior editor of The Federalist, a well-read online magazine. She earned a degree in economics at the University of Colorado and is a member of the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. Here are edited excerpts of our Q&A in Washington, D.C., on the morning after January’s March for Life.

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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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