Ken Klukowski

Ken Klukowski

Democrats Threaten Supreme Court: Reject Second Amendment or Face Court-Packing

Democrat presidential candidates and senators this week renewed their threats that unless the U.S. Supreme Court issues liberal rulings on the Second Amendment and other issues, that Democrats will fundamentally restructure the nation’s highest court, a shocking threat to judicial independence not seen since the 1930s.

With another Supreme Court vacancy, or two, President Trump’s record and influence on the future of the country will look even more secure.Photograph by Mandel Ngan / AFP / Getty

Justice Ginsburg Opposes Democrat Court-Packing Plan

Even liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg opposes Democrat presidential candidates’ Court-packing plan to expand the U.S. Supreme Court with new seats in which to install liberal justices.

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President Trump Taps Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary

President Donald Trump on Friday nominated Eugene Scalia – a former Labor Department senior official and son of the iconic late Justice Antonin Scalia – to be the next secretary of labor, following the resignation of Alex Acosta.

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2017, file photo, Maureen McCarthy Scalia, widow of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, is recognized by President Donald Trump as her son Eugene Scalia, top left, applauds, during his address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez …

Ninth Circuit Rules for Trump in Sanctuary Cities Case

Attorney General Bill Barr can implement President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold federal funding from “sanctuary cities” that attempt to thwart federal immigration laws, the Ninth Circuit appeals court ruled on Friday.

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Appeals Court Gives Trump Big Win Against Democrats over Trump Hotel

A federal appeals court gave President Donald Trump a major victory over Democrats Wednesday, throwing out as a political squabble a lawsuit by Maryland and the District of Columbia arguing the president’s ownership of Trump International Hotel and other properties violates the Emoluments Clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC on October 26, 2016. / AFP / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama-Appointed Judge Blocks Construction of Trump’s Border Wall

A federal district judge issued a permanent injunction on Friday blocking construction of President Donald Trump’s border wall, holding that it was illegal for his administration to spend current funding for that purpose. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will immediately appeal.

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Supreme Court to Decide DACA Amnesty Cases Before 2020 Election

WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court announced on Friday it will decide the legal challenges to the Trump administration’s decision to end the DACA amnesty program for illegal aliens, with a decision in the first half of 2020 before the presidential election.

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Supreme Court: Judges Lack Power over Partisan Gerrymanders

Federal courts lack the authority to decide “partisan gerrymanders” – the term for when elected politicians are “too political” when redrawing their district lines – the Supreme Court held on Thursday.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor attend the presidential inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. Barack Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. (Photo …

Democrats Building Secret List for Activist Supreme Court Appointees

Democrats running for president are compiling a secret list of activist judges for the Supreme Court and lower courts, and the Judicial Crisis Network is challenging Joe Biden and other candidates to follow President Donald Trump’s lead in publicly releasing the list, so citizens will know what they will be voting for in 2020.

A December 10, 2018 photo shows the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. - The US Supreme Court declined to hear appeal cases by Kansas and Louisiana to end public funding through Medicaid to Planned Parenthood. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court to Decide Major Cases on Census, Redistricting this Week

The Supreme Court will decide a dozen cases this week before the Court adjourns for the summer, including four major cases, dealing with the U.S. census, redistricting, and deference to government agencies, which could have long-lasting impacts on the nation.

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Supreme Court Takes on Race, Death Penalty, Rejects Gitmo Case

The Supreme Court added five new cases to its term for fall 2019, including racial discrimination, the environment, the death penalty, and international child abduction. On the same day, the Court refused to dive into declaring new legal rights for Islamic terrorists held by the U.S. military.

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Supreme Court Tees up Redistricting Cases in Swing States

The Supreme Court weighed in on redistricting fights in crucial 2020 presidential swing states, blocking four lower-court decisions on Friday, as the justices prepare to decide how much unelected judges can weigh in on politicians’ drawing legislative district lines.

A December 10, 2018 photo shows the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. - The US Supreme Court declined to hear appeal cases by Kansas and Louisiana to end public funding through Medicaid to Planned Parenthood. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Judge: Congress Can Subpoena Trump’s Personal Finances

Another federal judge appointed by Barack Obama has ruled that House Democrats can subpoena President Donald Trump’s personal and business finance records, with Wednesday’s decision from New York following on the heels of a similar Monday ruling from a court in Washington, D.C.

President Donald Trump waves after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, May 17, 2019, in Washington. Trump is returning from a trip to New York.Alex Brandon / AP

Exclusive: Document Reveals Obama Official Trying to Stop Trump Enforcing Air Trade Agreement

Three top U.S. airline CEOs are urging President Trump to take action over Qatar’s violating trade agreements with the United States. Three other CEOs responded with a letter claiming that Qatar’s actions are consistent with the president’s policy, but analysis shows that this letter was actually written by a senior policy official from the Obama administration.   

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White House to William Barr: Prepare for War over Mueller Report

White House Special Counsel Emmet Flood sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr making clear that President Donald Trump is retaining his legal privileges as partisan Democrats escalate their conflict against the president over the Mueller Report.

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Milestone: Senate Confirms 100 Trump Judges, More to Come

Senators on Thursday confirmed the 100th judge nominated by President Donald Trump, marking a major milestone in the president’s pledge to replenish the federal courts with judges like the late originalist icon Antonin Scalia.

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