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Court Limits Sanctuary City Funding Order to Chicago

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Tuesday temporarily limited the scope of an injunction forcing the Justice Department to keep dispersing funds to so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions to just the City of Chicago.

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Trump Nominates 11th Wave of Federal Judges

The White House on Monday announced President Donald Trump’s eleventh wave of nominees for federal judgeships, comprised of nine picks for lifetime appointments, reflecting both conservative stalwarts and careful negotiations.

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Senate Committee Moves 4 More Judicial Nominees, Plans at Least 8 in February

Chairman Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) sent four more judicial nominees to the Senate floor and plans to pass another four at its next business meeting, advancing President Trump’s persistent march to keep his campaign promise of reshaping the federal judiciary.

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Trump’s Historic Success Appointing Federal Judges in 2017

Even President Donald Trump’s critics cannot deny his historic success in 2017 in appointed judges to the Supreme Court and lower federal courts, exercising one of the greatest powers of the presidency in a way that will create a lasting legacy shaping the destiny of the nation.

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Senate Confirms Judge Amy Coney Barrett, More Judges Coming This Week

WASHINGTON—Even the toughest critics of the Senate have something to celebrate this week, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) led his caucus to confirm two of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, with three more coming this week.

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Sanctuary City Funding Fight Likely Destined for Supreme Court

Lawsuits by Chicago and California against President Donald Trump’s sanctuary city executive order and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ federal funding conditions are almost certain to end up at the Supreme Court within two years, raising profound constitutional questions about immigration, state sovereignty, and the rule of law.

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Trump Nominates Ten Conservatives to be Federal Judges

President Donald Trump unveiled a slate of ten judicial nominees to the federal courts on Monday who are mainstream conservatives, taking the next step to fulfill his campaign promise after his successful appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

President Donald Trump signs one of two executive orders aimed at supporting women in STEM fields, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Federal Court Blocks Trump Admin’s Immigration Executive Order

A second federal judge—this one in Wisconsin—on Friday blocked President Donald Trump’s new executive order (EO) on immigration travel, while the federal judge who blocked the first EO is reserving judgment on the revised EO.

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Fact Check: Kaine Misleads on Pence Syrian Refugee Case

During Tuesday’s vice presidential debate, Sen. Tim Kaine criticized Gov. Mike Pence’s efforts to protect Indiana families from Syrian refugees who had not been vetted before being brought into this country, but, in fact, a federal appeals court bolstered Donald Trump’s argument that if Americans want to change the nation’s refugee policy, they need to vote Trump-Pence.

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Supreme Court Denies Gun Case on Chicago-Area ‘Assault Weapon’ Ban

WASHINGTON D.C.—The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to review a city ordinance in Illinois restricting so-called “assault weapons.” Two justices dissented from the Court’s denying review and noted a disturbing trend against the Second Amendment.