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Sanctuary City Funding Fight Likely Destined for Supreme Court

Lawsuits by Chicago and California against President Donald Trump’s sanctuary city executive order and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ federal funding conditions are almost certain to end up at the Supreme Court within two years, raising profound constitutional questions about immigration, state sovereignty, and the rule of law.

Justice Department Argues Congress, Not Courts, Makes Sexual Orientation Laws

WASHINGTON, DC—Justice Department lawyers told a federal appeals court on Wednesday that only Congress can decide to make sexual orientation and gender identity protected classes under federal civil rights laws, reversing the Obama administration’s position that courts can reinterpret previous laws to include these new social categories.

REPORT: Top FBI Lawyer Under Investigation for Leaks

A Thursday report in Circa cites three officials claiming that FBI General Counsel James A. Baker is the “top suspect” in an investigation into leaks of classified Department of Justice information to the media. The report claims the investigation is

Criminal Aliens Drawn to Sanctuary Cities, Says AG Sessions

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told a conference attended by state and local law enforcement officers that criminal aliens are drawn to sanctuary cities. He blamed politicians, not the cops for refusing to cooperate with immigration officials–making their communities less safe.

ATF Whistleblower: Obama’s DOJ Obstructed Justice in ‘Fast and Furious’ Investigation

A Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agent tells “Full Measure’s” Sharyl Attkisson the Obama Administration obstructed justice in the investigation into the “Fast and Furious” gunrunning program and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s murder. The agent says the Department of Justice and the ATF tried to cover up any link between the gunrunning scandal and Brian Terry’s death.

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Trump DOJ to Fight for Texas ‘Sanctuary’ Ban

The Trump Administration is going to enter the battle on Texas’ sanctuary city ban and will fight against Democrats and open borders advocates. The law has some of the “stiffest penalties in America” against officials who ignore immigration detainers and release criminal aliens in defiance.

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SCOTUS Throws Cold Water Early on Obama’s Partisan Gerrymandering Project

The U.S. Supreme Court made headlines Monday with its acceptance of a case that argues whether legislative maps can be ruled unconstitutional simply due to the partisan advantages that may be gained from their designs. Some election law experts contend the matter is a means to an end in transferring redistricting powers—commonly held in legislative branches—to commissions not directly answerable to the electorate.

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