Ken Klukowski

Ken Klukowski

Christians Observe Good Friday: Crushed for Our Iniquities

Christians all over the world today are observing Good Friday. It is the anniversary of the death of Jesus of Nazareth, whom Christians believe died in place of sinners to pay the price to satisfy the justice of a holy God for all their sins, if that person would turn to God in faith and repentance, trusting in Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on their behalf, and believing in his Easter resurrection from the dead.

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Ninth Circuit Court Temporarily Reinstates Trump Asylum Policy

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit temporarily stayed a lower court order on Friday that had blocked President Donald Trump’s asylum policy. The stay is only temporary until the court can decide the next steps of the latest ongoing legal challenge to the crisis on the Mexican border.

President Donald Trump looks to the cheering audience as he arrives to speak at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2019, in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Neomi Rao Confirmed to Brett Kavanaugh’s Seat on D.C. Circuit Court

Senators confirmed Neomi Rao on Wednesday to the seat on the D.C. Circuit appeals court formerly held by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, installing an ardent advocate of cutting government red tape to a court where the size and scope of the federal government dominates the docket.

Neomi Rao (AP PhotoJ. Scott Applewhite)

Klukowski: Jerrold Nadler Rejects Constitution’s Limitations on Impeaching Trump

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Congress can impeach PresidentTrump for matters that are not crimes, and also for alleged acts that he claims Trump committed before becoming president, rejecting key limits that the Framers of the Constitution placed on Congress’s impeachment power.

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Justice Clarence Thomas Takes Constitutional Stand in Indiana SUV Seizure Case

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Wednesday that the Constitution’s protection against excessive fines blocked Indiana from seizing a high-end vehicle, but Justice Clarence Thomas would have reached the same result by another route, with Justice Neil Gorsuch signaling support for Thomas’s originalist argument.  

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Clarence Thomas

Supreme Court to Decide if Census Can Check U.S. Citizenship

The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can ask every person in America if they are a U.S. citizen, granting review Friday on a legal challenge to that question and bypassing the federal appeals court in an extremely rare move not seen in many years.

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Klukowski: President Trump Must Ensure Spending Bill Does Not Cancel Emergency Powers

The White House should be extremely cautious in studying every single word in Congress’s spending bill, because even a single phrase could negate every authority President Donald Trump currently has under federal law to build and fund the border wall, even canceling his authority to declare a national border emergency.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President Donald Trump formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, in the PresidentÕs Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, January 20, 2017. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite - Pool/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Blocks Abortion Restrictions in Louisiana

The Supreme Court issued a temporary stay on Thursday night of a lower court order blocking a Louisiana law that would have required abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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Exclusive: Conservatives Unite Against H.R. 1, ‘Ultimate Fantasy of the Left’

Over 100 conservative leaders nationwide released a “Memo to the Movement” from the Conservative Action Project on Monday, declaring that they are opposed to the Democrats’ kick-off legislation H.R. 1, which would profoundly shift elections toward liberal candidates and open the door to rampant voter fraud, calling Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s bill “the ultimate fantasy of the left.”

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, speaks during a press conference at Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, DC on November 6, 2018. - Americans started voting Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of US President Donald Trump's controversial presidency, with control of Congress …

Supreme Court Allows Military Transgender Ban to Continue—for Now

WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court voted 5-4 on Tuesday to block lower court orders that had prevented President Donald Trump’s policy on transgender military troops from taking effect. The matter is now expected to go back before the justices for final judgment in the next year.

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Supreme Court Takes Major NRA Second Amendment Case from New York

WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted review in the first Second Amendment case in almost a decade, a case supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA), and perhaps signaling what to expect from the new membership of the Supreme Court.

Gun rights supporters hold signs and listen to speakers at a gun rights rally and march at the Utah State Capitol on March 2, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The rally attracted several hundred people for the march to the Utah Capitol in favor of 2nd Amendment rights as …

Judicial Crisis Network to Senate Democrats: Stop Bullying Federal Judges

The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) launched a $1.5 million ad buy on Friday calling on Senate Democrats to stop bullying President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees over their religious faith. Federal judges will be a top issue over the next two years for the 2020 election.

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Supreme Court Declines Case on Whether Dodd-Frank’s CFPB Is Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court on Monday denied review of a major challenge to the constitutionality of the CFPB and Dodd-Frank, resulting from the understandable recusal of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was still a judge on the federal appeals court handling the case on its way to the justices when the case was pending before that court.

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen at dusk February 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was at a Texas Ranch Saturday morning when he died at the age of 79. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Politico Spreads Rumors on Ruth Bader Ginsburg Leaving Supreme Court

National networks and pundits are breathlessly repeating rumors that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will imminently be leaving the Supreme Court and that the White House is preparing for an all-out confirmation war. But part of those reports are definitely false, and the rest may be false as well.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 30: United States Supreme Court (Front L-R) Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice Samuel Alito, Jr., (Back L-R) Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Associate Justice …

Currently 31 National Emergencies; Trump’s Border Emergency Would Make 32

There are currently 31 national emergencies recognized under federal law. If President Donald Trump declares a national emergency over the border crisis, it would increase that number to 32, putting in perspective how common it is for U.S. presidents to exercise that legal authority.

Construction crews install new border wall sections Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, seen from Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of his negotiating meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday — "I said bye-bye," he tweeted— as efforts to end the 19-day partial government shutdown fell into deeper disarray over his …

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Longstanding Policy on Transgender Troops

Federal appellate judges in D.C. dissolved a trial court injunction on Friday that had been blocking President Donald Trump’s decision to continue the decades-long policy banning transgender individuals from military service, but the policy continues to be blocked by other courts as the Supreme Court prepares to vote on reviewing the matter.

Transgender US Army Reseve Captain Sage Fox speaks during a conference entitled "Perspectives on Transgender Military Service from Around the Globe" organized by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Palm Center in Washington on October 20, 2014. Transgender military personnel from 18 countries who allow them to serve …

Emmanuel: God with Us, Born that Man No More May Die

While billions across the globe celebrate Christmas as a cultural event for family and exchanging gifts, for countless faithful Christians it is about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel – “God with Us” – whom they believe was born not only to reveal the will of God, but more importantly to die so that billions may live.

Circa 4 BC, The shepherds kneeling before the newly born Jesus Christ and Mary and Joseph in the stable at Bethlehem. Original Artwork: 'The Adoration of the Shepherds' by Giorgione (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)