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Justice Department Argues Congress, Not Courts, Makes Sexual Orientation Laws

WASHINGTON, DC—Justice Department lawyers told a federal appeals court on Wednesday that only Congress can decide to make sexual orientation and gender identity protected classes under federal civil rights laws, reversing the Obama administration’s position that courts can reinterpret previous laws to include these new social categories.

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Full Appeals Court to Hear Trump Executive Order Challenge

Monday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit took the extremely rare step of ordering that the constitutional challenge to President Donald Trump’s immigration travel order would be heard by all 15 judges on the court, making it very unlikely that the president will prevail unless the Supreme Court intervenes.

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All Options on the Table for Immigration Executive Order Case

President Donald Trump and his team are weighing their options in the legal challenge to his executive order (EO) regarding foreigners from seven terror-prone nations in the aftermath of an adverse appellate ruling: considering taking the case up to the Supreme Court, taking it back down to the trial court, keeping it at the appeals court for a rehearing, or issuing a new EO.

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Appeals Court Rules Part of Obama’s Dodd-Frank Law Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled a key part of Barack Obama’s Dodd-Frank law unconstitutional, calling it a “grave threat to individual liberty.” This tees up yet another case for an evenly divided Supreme Court, the balance of which will be decided by whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton is elected in November.