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Donald Trump, Matthew Whitaker

Justice Department Explains Why Whitaker Appointment Is Legal; Maryland Sues

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is defending the legality of President Donald Trump’s appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, showing the president’s decision is consistent with the Constitution, federal law, and Supreme Court precedent, as the State of Maryland seeks a court order ousting Whitaker.

As President Donald Trump points to CNN's Jim Acosta, a White House aide takes the microphone from him during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Washington.

Klukowski: Donald Trump Will Win CNN Lawsuit; Constitution on His Side

President Donald Trump will win the lawsuit that CNN filed against him on Tuesday after the White House revoked Jim Acosta’s press pass, both because the Constitution does not allow a federal court to issue this kind of order to the White House and because the First Amendment does not protect what Acosta did.

Donald Trump, Matthew Whitaker

Klukowski: The Legal Case for Matthew Whitaker’s Appointment as Acting Attorney General

It is hard to see how arguments that President Trump cannot appoint Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, because even temporary top positions must be Senate-confirmed, could be correct. Otherwise the Constitution could deprive the nation of a functioning government every time a new party wins the presidency while the opposition party holds the Senate.

DACA deadline for US immigrants arrives with less urgency

Trump-Sessions Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Decide DACA Now

U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco petitioned the Supreme Court on Monday to immediately review the legality of the Trump administration’s ending the DACA amnesty program, bypassing the Ninth Circuit appeals court and ending the six-year legal saga by next summer.

US President Donald Trump salutes as he arrives for a campaign rally in Estero, Florida, on October 31, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Klukowski: How Trump Could Win on Birthright Citizenship

President Donald Trump is considering an executive order restricting birthright citizenship for illegal aliens’ children, which could create a Supreme Court test case that could end that misinterpretation of the Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment, either through presidential action or through legislation.

James Ho, Amul Thapar

Trump Judges Signal Resurgence of Limited Government Over Runaway Federal Government

Two Trump-appointed minority judges in their forties—Amul Thapar and James Ho—are joining Trump Supreme Court justices in questioning two major legal doctrines that give vast powers to federal agencies, possibly heralding that President Donald Trump could build a judicial majority that scales back the administrative state.   

Trump Transition Team

Trump Transition’s Ado Machida Named President of Hard Rock Japan

Hard Rock International announced Monday that it has named Ado Machida, a former senior White House official who led the policy implementation department of President Donald Trump’s residential transition team, as president of Hard Rock Japan.

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Trump Judges and Justice Department Reject Racial Preferences in Education

“For every person you ‘help’ due to race, you necessarily hurt another person due to race,” Trump-appointed Judge James Ho (pictured) recently explained in a Louisiana case, as the president’s Justice Department also fights Harvard’s discrimination in Massachusetts against Asian Americans.

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Trump and Senate Break Judicial Record, Press Forward Ahead of Midterms

President Donald Trump broke the all-time two-year record last week for appointing judges to the federal appeals court, and immediately nominated over a dozen more, while the Senate Judiciary Committee continued this Wednesday to advance still more nominations ahead of the midterm elections, and will hold another hearing next week.

Supreme Court Kavanaugh In this image from Senate Television, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

It Begins! McConnell Files for Cloture on Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday began the final round of the confirmation battle over the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court, filing for cloture to ensure a final vote on the President Trump’s nominee by the end of this week.

In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reacts as he testifies after questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Official Washington is scrambling Monday to assess and manage Kavanaugh’s prospects after his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, revealed her identity to The Washington …

Christine Blasey Ford Might Refuse Kavanaugh Testimony Without FBI Investigation

Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford and her attorney, Debra Katz, demand that the FBI investigate before Ford will speak to senators, which the FBI will not do because it has no jurisdiction, setting the stage for Ford to back out. Republicans are becoming skeptical, with one commenting, “It is almost as if the accuser does not want to state her accusations under oath.”

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, 911 mastermind, was allowed to build a vacuum will in a secret CIA prison in Romania keep him from going nuts.

9/11: The Supreme Court, KSM, and the War on Terror

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) – the mastermind who designed the horrific 9/11 terror attacks for Osama bin Laden – still has not been punished for the wartime deaths of 3,000 Americans, after Barack Obama and Eric Holder’s decision to throw out his guilty plea, stemming in part from a 2008 Supreme Court decision.

An abortion rights activist holds a sign outside the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year before the court struck down a Texas law placing restrictions on abortions. Now abortion rights supporters are suing the state again over a new rule.

Federal Judge Calls Catholic Church a ‘Sect,’ Denies Higher Court’s Authority

A federal judge in Texas slighted the Roman Catholic Church in a major case involving abortion and religious liberty on Wednesday, calling the world’s largest Christian church a “sect,” and suggesting that he might not obey the federal appeals court over him, criticizing the judges who voted to reverse his initial order.

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge, appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, to begin his confirmation to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Brett Kavanaugh: American Law Protects ‘Equal Rights, Equal Dignity, and Equal Justice’

“I have given it my all in every case,” Judge Brett Kavanaugh said in his opening statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, beginning his Supreme Court confirmation speaking of family, friends, and faith, remembering that judges decide cases for “real people” in an American system of “equal rights, equal dignity, and equal justice under law.”

Senator John McCain served in the US Congress for more than 30 years, after a military career

Gov. Doug Ducey Mulling Over Successor to Sen. John McCain

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey will soon appoint a successor to fill the Senate seat of the late iconic Sen. John McCain and reportedly has five candidates on his short list, some of whom would be safer than others where important issues like the Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation and various major national priorities are concerned.

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Five States Win $839 Million Obamacare Lawsuit

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is leading a five-state coalition that on Thursday won an $839 million judgment against the federal government in an Obamacare lawsuit, a massive blow to the Obama administration’s namesake legislation.