Tag: Executive Order

Nine Iranians Charged with Hacking Universities, Government Agencies

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) charged one Iranian entity and nine Iranians on Friday in a hacking scheme to steal intellectual property and information from at least 144 United States-based universities, various companies, and government agencies for private financial gain.

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Full SCOTUS Keeps Trump Travel Ban in Place Till October

At least four more Supreme Court Justices signed on to Justice Anthony Kennedy’s stay of the Ninth and Fourth Circuits Tuesday, keeping President Donald Trump’s ban on travel from six Muslim-majority countries in place until the final case is heard this October.

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SCOTUS Again Reins in Ninth Circuit on Travel Ban

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kenndy stepped into the fracas over President Donald Trump’s executive order travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries once again Monday, staying an injunction from the United States Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Fourth Circuits at the request of the Department of Justice.

Texas Leads 16-State Coalition in Support of Travel Ban

Leading a 16-state coalition, the Texas attorney general filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday supporting President Donald Trump’s temporary travel stay. Attorneys general from 14 other states and the governor of Mississippi joined to urge the nation’s highest court to reinstate the executive order.

California Grapples with New ‘Sanctuary City Definition

Several California jurisdictions that are challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking federal funding from being allocated to state and local government that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration law are facing a new definition of “sanctuary city.”

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Ted Cruz Cleaned Sally Yates’s Clock. Here’s Why.

On Monday, in a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) exposed former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates’s ignorance of the law, and the partisan nature of her decision to refuse to enforce President Donald Trump’s executive order suspending travel from several terror-prone countries.

Trump Reverses Obama’s Last Days Drilling Ban

President Donald Trump on Friday signed a new executive order on an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy as he proclaimed, “It’s going to lead to a lot of great wealth for our country and a lot of great jobs for our country.”

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Trump Directs DeVos to Enforce Local Control of Education

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday that directed U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to review federal regulations that infringe upon state and local governments’ ability to enact education policy at the level closest to the American people.