Tag: rule of law

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Holder: Trump ‘Is Not a Believer in’ the Rule of Law

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” former Attorney General Eric Holder stated President Trump doesn’t believe in the rule of law and takes a “situational” approach where he wants to treat his supporters better than everyone else. Holder said

Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., center, accompanied by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, right, reaches to shake hands with former Attorney General Edwin Meese III, as they arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, for Sessions confirmation hearing before the committee. (AP Photo/Alex …

Former AG Edwin Meese: AG Sessions Doing Great Job for Trump

Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III — perhaps the most revered icon for conservatives from the Reagan administration and one the most consequential attorneys general in American history — is praising Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his work at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

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Texas Supreme Court Curbs Same-sex Marriage Benefits

The Supreme Court of Texas held that the U.S. Supreme Court opinion recognizing the right of same-sex couples to marry does not automatically entitle them to spousal employment benefits. The unanimous court held that the 2015 opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges did not address the right to tax, insurance, or other benefits–only the right to marry.

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Texas Court Hears Case to Curb Gay Marriage Rights

The Supreme Court of Texas heard oral arguments today in a case where Houston taxpayers sued urging that subsidizing employment benefits for the spouse of a same-sex couple is illegal. Lawyers for the taxpayers describe the case as “the only one of its kind in the nation.”

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Hungary Unites With Poland To Fight Brussels

An unprecedented attempt by the European Union’s unelected executive to alter national policy in Poland, on the basis of supposed “rule of law” deficiencies, will end in failure, as Hungary refuses to support sanctions. The European Commission was attempting to

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Texas Legislators Commit to Targeting ‘Sanctuary’ Havens

Texas legislators are sticking to their guns and are coming after cities and campuses in Texas that declare themselves havens for illegal aliens. They vow to put an end to the illegal sheltering and punish those who do it.

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California Dems Promote Illegal Immigration While Attacking Trump

On the opening day of the California Legislature, California Democrats set aside reason and embraced hysteria by passing House Resolution 4, a belligerent proclamation that seemingly supports California’s immigrant population, but in reality cynically stokes immigrant anxieties for Democratic political gain.

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Texas AG: Sanctuary Cities Ignore the Rule of Law

Politics has a nasty habit of trumping good policy. In the case of so-called sanctuary cities, it also manages to overwhelm our otherwise well-honed commitment to the rule of law.

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Texas Supreme Court Asked to Reconsider Same-Sex Spousal Benefits

Two taxpayers filed a motion for rehearing with the Texas Supreme Court on Monday to reconsider their order denying review of a case against the openly gay former Houston Mayor and the City of Houston. They urge that Mayor Annise Parker violated the Texas Constitution and state statutes when she gave spousal benefits to gay employees in 2013 and 2014. Parker issued these benefits to employees prior to the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling.

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Rep. Dave Brat: Global Elites Make Trade Deals That Don’t ‘Benefit the Average American’

On Tuesday’s Breitbart News Daily on SiriusXM, Congressman Dave Brat (R-VA) explained “the disconnectedness of government from the people, at all levels — elites making deals in Brussels, elites making trade deals in D.C., with foreign entities making decisions for our local small businessmen, who are getting put out of business by the day.”

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Dear Democrats: The Second Amendment Is ‘Who We Are As Americans’

Democrats love to claim that ideas they disagree with are violations of the basic American character — and simultaneously to declare that skeptical questioning of their motivations amounts to an intolerable “questioning of their patriotism.”

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Poland Dismisses EU Criticism As Unwarranted, Non-Binding

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government on Thursday rejected a critical assessment of its first months in office from the European Union, arguing that the bloc’s complaints were unauthorized and non-binding. A day after the European Commission slammed some of

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EU Threatens Poland With Sanctions Over Right Wing Govt

The European Commission yesterday has yet again criticised Poland for endangering the rule of law and potentially undermining democracy. Although it could result in sanctions against the country, the reaction from members of the governing Law and Justice Party (PiS) has been

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Germany Airs Arabic-Language TV Show to Teach Migrants Rule of Law

Germany is set to air its first ever Arabic-language television programme this evening, in a bid to help migrants adapt to German culture. Marhaba (‘Hello’ in Arabic) features tips such as ‘stick to the rules’, and lessons on cultural tolerance.

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FBI Director James ‘Rule of Law’ Comey Could Sway 2016 Election

FBI Director James Comey is one of the most intriguing figures in Washington today: a key official who evidently gives little thought to White House narratives before speaking his mind. Comey has always insisted his agency will handle the Hillary Clinton email case in a tough and fair manner, famously asserting that his people “don’t give a rip about politics.” He has expressed a particular dedication for taking the protection of classified material seriously.