Trump administration really doesn’t want TPS holders in the United States

The Justice Department has appealed a federal judge’s decision to halt the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for over 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan. The unsurprising move comes one week after U.S. District Judge Edward Chen in San Francisco blocked the Trump…

Trump administration wins first conviction for non-citizen voting

The Justice Department secured the first conviction this week in its hunt for the millions of non-citizens President Donald Trump has claimed voted illegally in 2016. Italian citizen Alessandro Cannizzaro, 47 of North Carolina, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of voting by an alien. U.S….

Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh, falsely claims he was ‘proven innocent’

President Donald Trump apologized to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh “on behalf of our nation” at his swearing-in ceremony at the White House on Monday evening, falsely claiming Kavanaugh had been “proven innocent” of the numerous allegations of sexual assault and misconduct against him. “On…

Judge smacks down Trump administration’s effort to pressure sanctuary cities

A judge has ruled that a law used by the Department of Justice to cut funding to sanctuary cities and states is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to force California to cooperate with its immigration crackdown. According the Associated Press, the judge in…

Sen. Hirono: If Supreme Court doesn’t overturn Roe v. Wade, it will nullify it

Now that he has been sworn in as a Supreme Court justice, Brett Kavanaugh is ready to convert retired justice Anthony Kennedy’s swing vote into a reliably conservative one. And public officials are saying that could be disastrous for reproductive freedom. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI)…

With Kavanaugh confirmed, nearly a quarter of SCOTUS has been accused of sexual misconduct

Brett Kavanaugh is the 114th justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. In a 50-48 vote in the Senate on Saturday, 49 Republicans and one Democrat voted to confirm Kavanaugh’s lifetime appointment to the highest court in the country despite numerous allegations of…

The man who gave his Supreme Court seat to Donald Trump is very upset about incivility

Retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, who authored the Supreme Court’s money-in-politics decision in Citizens United v. FEC, is very worried about the future of democracy. “In the first part of this century we’re seeing the death and decline of democracy,” said Kennedy, whose first meaningful act of…

DOJ says undocumented immigrant teens in custody should self-deport if they want an abortion

On Wednesday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) appeared in court to argue that the government has the right to stop detained undocumented teens from getting an abortion. In March, a federal court temporarily blocked the Trump administration from interfering with any detained immigrant’s right to get an abortion. Since…

We finally know who was behind one of the most controversial congressional trips of the past decade

After years of investigation, the Department of Justice issued an indictment this week against the mastermind behind one of the most controversial congressional trips of the past decade, during which dozens of representatives and staffers were wined and dined in Azerbaijan in 2013. Houston-based businessman Kemal…