Virginia county ends ICE cooperation agreement after handing over nearly 10,000 illegal aliens

Before Prince William County, Virginia, recently refused to renew its cooperation agreement with federal immigration authorities, the county had helped provide U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) with close to 10,000 illegal and criminal aliens for deportation proceedings since 2007, … Continue reading Virginia county ends ICE cooperation agreement after handing over nearly 10,000 illegal aliens

New York, New Jersey mail-in voting problems may foreshadow difficulties in upcoming presidential vote

The unique problems posed by voting-by-mail are being blamed for election fraud in New Jersey and for a now-three-week delay in counting ballots for New York City’s primary elections, with many races yet to be decided. These difficulties may foreshadow larger … Continue reading New York, New Jersey mail-in voting problems may foreshadow difficulties in upcoming presidential vote

Supreme Court agrees to hear Christian student’s case against restrictive campus speech policy

The Supreme Court agreed to review a First Amendment lawsuit in which a Georgia college belatedly expanded free speech on campus after a Christian student ran afoul of its constitutionally suspect campus “speech zone” policy. The court granted a petition for … Continue reading Supreme Court agrees to hear Christian student’s case against restrictive campus speech policy

Supreme Court protects religious freedom in labor law, contraception rulings

The Supreme Court ruled 7–2 that the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause exempts religious organizations from employment discrimination lawsuits and from a requirement to provide contraceptive coverage to their employees. Both rulings are victories for the Trump administration. The First Amendment to the … Continue reading Supreme Court protects religious freedom in labor law, contraception rulings

Supreme Court to decide if Trump administration must hand over secret grand jury documents to House

The Supreme Court agreed July 2 to consider the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court’s decision compelling the U.S. Justice Department to give Congress documents from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. … Continue reading Supreme Court to decide if Trump administration must hand over secret grand jury documents to House

Supreme Court opens education tax credit program to religious schools

Montana’s decision to exclude religious schools from a state scholarship program funded by tax credits violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a divided Supreme Court ruled June 30, handing school choice advocates a significant victory. The 5–4 decision in Espinoza v. Montana … Continue reading Supreme Court opens education tax credit program to religious schools

Supreme Court allows consumer watchdog agency to stand, strikes down internal structure

Although the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), formed in the wake of the 2008 financial crash, is unconstitutional, the powerful agency may continue to exist under new rules, a divided Supreme Court ruled. The 5–4 ruling handed down June … Continue reading Supreme Court allows consumer watchdog agency to stand, strikes down internal structure

Supreme Court: Ohio pot referendum petitions must have signatures

The Supreme Court refused last week to bend Ohio election rules to accommodate marijuana decriminalization advocates who failed to gather enough in-person petition signatures to get their referendum question on the Nov. 3 ballot in several cities. The emergency application to stop Ohio from enforcing its … Continue reading Supreme Court: Ohio pot referendum petitions must have signatures

Supreme Court approves Trump administration’s use of fast-track deportations

The Supreme Court ruled June 25 that the federal government may continue deporting illegal aliens, including failed asylum-seekers, who are placed in the fast-track deportation queue, quickly after they lose their legal fights. The 7–2 ruling was a victory for President … Continue reading Supreme Court approves Trump administration’s use of fast-track deportations

Supreme Court restricts SEC’s power to recover profits obtained through fraud

The Supreme Court imposed limits on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s ability to compel defendants through the federal court system to disgorge profits earned through fraud. In 2019, the SEC reportedly recovered a total of $3.2 billion in profits from people determined … Continue reading Supreme Court restricts SEC’s power to recover profits obtained through fraud