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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.

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AG Jeff Sessions Goes Directly to Supreme Court for Clarification of Travel Ban Ruling

Attorney General Jeff Sessions went directly to the Supreme Court on Friday, asking for clarification of its June 26 travel ban decision and an immediate stay of U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson’s July 13 ruling that modified his original injunction that stopped Executive Order 13780, which placed a temporary ban on all refugees and a temporary travel ban on residents of six Middle Eastern countries.

WASINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama walk out prior to Obama's departure during the 2017 presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. (Photo by Jack Gruber-Pool/Getty Images)

Federal Appeals Court: Trump EPA Cannot Delay Obama EPA Methane Rule

A federal appeals court in Washington, DC, last week claimed the power to override President Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency when the agency reconsiders an Obama-era regulation. While the specifics sound bureaucratic and are laced with legalese, this decision creates a new precedent that likely only the Supreme Court can reverse.

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Klukowski: Justices Gorsuch and Scalia’s Legacy on Independence Day

President Donald Trump set a high bar when he promised to nominate a successor to Justice Antonin Scalia who would fill the shoes of the conservative lion. Last month’s decisions proved Justice Neil Gorsuch is indeed an originalist in the mold of Justice Scalia whom all Americans can celebrate this Independence Day, though it will take years for the newest justice to set forth all the nuances of his legal philosophy.

Justice Kennedy Considers Retirement in 2018

Rumor has it that Justice Anthony Kennedy is telling potential new law clerks that he is considering retiring from the Supreme Court next summer, setting up an epic showdown for the 2018 midterm elections.

Waves of violent protests has raised worries that the situation in crisis-torn Venezuela is spinning out of control

John Bolton: Instability from Venezuela Could Spread Throughout the Region

Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton appeared on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about the Supreme Court’s opinion on President Trump’s immigration order, the White House warning to Syria on chemical weapons, North Korea’s claim that President Trump’s “American First” platform is “a version of Nazism,” and the collapse of Venezuela.

Supreme Court Orders Hearing on Fatal Border Shooting of Mexican Teenager

The Supreme Court set aside an appeals court decision involving the fatal border shooting of a Mexican national by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, sending the case back down for further proceedings on possible violations of constitutional rights and whether the agent is personally liable to pay money to the Mexican citizen’s family.

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Family Research Council: Supreme Court Trending Toward Religious Freedom

Travis Weber, Director, Center for Religious Liberty at the Family Research Council spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday regarding the Supreme Court ruling in the Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer religious liberty case, as well as the Court’s decision to hear the case of Jack Phillips of Colorado who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony.

Brandon Oathout of Johnstown, N.Y., attends a Second Amendment rally at the Capitol on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. A few hundred people gathered for the rally pressing for repeal of the state's new tough laws that were enacted a month after the Newtown, Ct., school massacre. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Justices Thomas and Gorsuch: Supreme Court Should Take More Second Amendment Cases

Gun owners were disappointed Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take perhaps the highest-profile Second Amendment case in the country right now: Peruta v. California.

Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch share those gun owners’ disappointment, declaring the need for the nation’s highest court to require adherence to its Second Amendment precedents.

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