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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the NRA Leadership Forum on Friday, May 20, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (Mark Cornelison/Lexington Herald-Leader/TNS via Getty Images)

Klukowski: Second Amendment and Due Process Allow NRA-Backed White House Proposal on “Extreme Risk Protection Orders”

The National Rifle Association is right to support President Trump’s call for state-level Emergency Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) – under which a court can take guns in rare situations for just a few days when there is evidence that a person may be on the verge of extreme violence – because such temporary measures are consistent with the original meaning of the Constitution’s Second Amendment and Due Process Clause.

NRA Proposes Major Programs: Protect Schools, Fix Background Checks So Dangerous People Cannot Get Any Guns – ‘Period’

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Monday called for new legislation to improve background checks to identify people with violent mental illness and endorsed emergency court orders to temporarily disarm people on the verge of violence, coupled with robust due-process protections to guarantee that peaceable Americans are not deprived of their Second Amendment rights.

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Sessions Appointed Prosecutor Months Ago to Investigate Possible Crimes, Might Appoint 2nd Special Prosecutor

Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed prosecutors in 2017 to investigate matters Congress referred to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as growing scandals possibly involved criminal activities. These prosecutors will report directly back to Sessions, who told Fox News on Wednesday night that he will then decide whether a second special prosecutor is necessary to take these matters to court.

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DOJ Court Filings: U.S. Constitution Forbids California Sanctuary City Laws

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to file a lawsuit on behalf of President Donald Trump and his administration against the State of California, Gov. Jerry Brown, and Attorney General Xavier Becerra, seeking a court order that California’s sanctuary city laws violate the U.S. Constitution. This case is likely ultimately heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A demonstrator with a gay flag walks in front of the Supreme Court.

Second Circuit Appeals Court: Title VII Protects Gay People, May Go to Supreme Court

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled on Monday that it violates a federal sex-discrimination law if an employer discriminates against an employee based on sexual orientation, while dissenting judges in the case wrote that only Congress, not the courts, has the authority to change federal law. But the Justice Department disagrees, and this case could be the first to present this LGBT issue to the U.S. Supreme Court.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: A flag flys outside the U.S. Supreme Court after it was announced that the court will allow a limited version of President Donald Trump's travel ban to take effect June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court will consider the case of the president's power on immigration in the fall but in the meantime agreed to allow a limited ban on travelers from six mostly Muslim countries to take effect. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Supreme Court May Side with First Amendment, Not Unions

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared skeptical of a law permitting government labor unions to extract involuntary dues from workers’ paychecks, in a case pitting the First Amendment against the power of a central pillar of the Democratic Party.


Supreme Court Refuses to Weigh into DACA Fight—for Now

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) petition to decide whether the Trump administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is permitted by federal law. But the Court also made clear that it was only denying DOJ’s extremely rare request to skip the federal appeals court that currently has the case, making it almost certain that the nation’s highest court will take up the case later this year.

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Allegations Against Justice Clarence Thomas Discredited — Again

Journalist Jill Abramson attacked Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday in the New York magazine, arguing for his impeachment. But Abramson and the women she cites in her hit piece are left-wing detractors of Thomas with credibility problems, and Abramson herself was reportedly fired from her previous job for not telling the truth.

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Pence Wows CPAC with ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept’

Vice President Mike Pence thrilled the assembled throngs at CPAC near the nation’s capital in a speech addressing the full range of conservative issues, declaring that “2017 was the most consequential year in the history of the conservative movement,” and that President Donald Trump’s administration is just getting started on judges, the economy, and empowering American families.

Another Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump Administration’s End to DACA

Another Democrat-appointed federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) violated federal law when it canceled the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty, although this decision will not have any lasting impact because the Supreme Court is certain to take up the controversy in the coming days.

medicare FILE - In this July 12, 2008 file photo, a gavel rests on the table of a model court room at Mexico's National Institute of Penal Sciences in Mexico City. The model courtroom has been used by students to prepare for the new legal system that will replace its closed proceedings with public oral trials in which suspects are presumed innocent, legal authorities can be held more accountable and equal justice is promised to all. Yet the decision of three Chihuahua state judges, under the new open oral trial system, to absolve the main suspect in the 2008 murder of a 16-year-old girl has put the country's U.S.-backed judicial reform on trial. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)

Trump Nominates 11th Wave of Federal Judges

The White House on Monday announced President Donald Trump’s eleventh wave of nominees for federal judgeships, comprised of nine picks for lifetime appointments, reflecting both conservative stalwarts and careful negotiations.

Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., center, accompanied by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, right, reaches to shake hands with former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, as they arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, for Sessions confirmation hearing before the committee. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Former AG Edwin Meese: AG Sessions Doing Great Job for Trump

Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III — perhaps the most revered icon for conservatives from the Reagan administration and one the most consequential attorneys general in American history — is praising Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his work at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).


Supreme Court Puts DACA Case on Track for June Decision

WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court on Tuesday expedited its consideration of the Trump administration’s petition to review the legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the DACA amnesty program for younger illegal aliens.


Supreme Court Takes Historic Case on Trump Travel Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted review in the legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s permanent policy restricting entry into the United States from the residents of eight terror-prone nations, in what will be a historic case on presidential authority, national security, the role of the courts in immigration, and the Constitution’s guarantee of religious liberty.


Conservatives Praise Trump, McConnell, and Grassley on Judges

The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) has launched a six-figure ad campaign thanking President Donald Trump and Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for their historic achievements on appointing federal judges during the first year of the Trump presidency.

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Trump’s Historic Success Appointing Federal Judges in 2017

Even President Donald Trump’s critics cannot deny his historic success in 2017 in appointed judges to the Supreme Court and lower federal courts, exercising one of the greatest powers of the presidency in a way that will create a lasting legacy shaping the destiny of the nation.