Turns Out That The EPA’s Decision To Open Up Alaska Mine Was Influenced Directly By President Trump

One duty of governments around the world is to keep their societies’ natural resources, wildlife, and the environment in good shape. In the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency does just this.

Federal government agencies in the United States such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are operated independently of the President, though that isn’t to say that United States President Donald J. Trump is unable to influence such organizations.

Just yesterday, on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, unnamed sources working for the EPA shared with popular news agency CNN that Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy told the state’s in-house staff of scientists that mining for both copper and gold at Pebble Mine would once again be legally allowed.

What’s most noteworthy about this move is that U.S. President Donald Trump met with Gov. Dunleavy only one day before changing the EPA’s policy not to mine there due to inflicting imminent danger on several fish species that call the nearby Bristol Bay home.

The Environmental Protection Agency made the decision public some two weeks ago, on July 30, 2019, though the aforementioned staff sources had learned of the EPA’s ruling more than a month ahead of time. This decision came one day after Governor Mike Dunleavy met with President Trump on Air Force One, the President’s personal vehicle for air travel, on June 26. Dunleavy actually didn’t fly on the aircraft when Trump met with him; rather, the two simply had a private discussion on a government aerial facility’s tarmac.

Trump was on his way to the annual G20 summit, which was being held in Tokyo, Japan, led by this year’s Chairman of the G20 summit, Shinzo Abe, who doubles as the Prime Minister of the Land of the Rising Sun – Tokyo.
People who work for the Environmental Protection Agency, according to CNN, are entirely confident that the close proximity between when Trump talked to Mike Dunleavy and when the Alaska Governor handed Trump’s decision down to the proper authorities within The Land of the Midnight Sun’s staff.

The four sources within the Environmental Protection Agency who spoke to CNN held the consensus that the decision that Trump directly handed down to the EPA and Gov. Mike Dunleavy did not match up with the Clean Water Act’s provisions, which outline – among other things – that government scientists like those mentioned above must be consulted as part of the decision-making process.

Gun Manufacturer Remington Pleads for Sandy Hook Lawsuit To Be Blocked

Gun manufacturer Remington Outdoor Company made its case to the Supreme Court recently after the Connecticut Supreme Court upheld a wrongful death lawsuit in a narrow 4-3 decision. The lawsuit centers around the wrongful deaths of the schoolchildren who lost their lives in 2012 because of the mass shooting that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary using an AR-15.

The AR-15 used by the Sandy Hook shooter was the Remington AR-15 Bushmaster rifle. Remington is now making its plea to the Supreme Court following a wrongful death lawsuit brought by family members of nine of those schoolchildren who lost their lives and one survivor of the horrific school shooting. Remington will most likely be arguing its case in front of the Supreme Court soon in light of the Connecticut Supreme Court’s decision. The Sandy Hook shooting massacre occurred in Newton, Connecticut.

Remington is mounting a fairly predictable legal defense in order to stave off any liability related to the school shooting. Per a piece of 2005 federal legislation known a the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, gun manufacturers have received almost complete immunity from criminal liability vis-a-vis the guns that are ultimately used in these kinds of school shootings. In fact, the law provides broad coverage for gun manufacturers.

Remington has seized on the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act in arguing its case, and a spokesman for Remington said that the case under consideration is a classic example of what lawmakers crafting the 2005 gun-rights legislation envisioned. Remington is clearly adamant against opening the floodgates to other lawsuits that might follow from this current wrongful death one should the case that their making with the Supreme Court be seen as unconvincing.

Remington’s concerns aren’t completely groundless either since before the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act was ushered in as law, gun manufacturers were constantly fending off lawsuits from survivors of gun violence. Legal experts point out that both sides have credible arguments and that the victims should at least be given their day in court, so to speak, by having the chance to argue the merits of their case in front of the Supreme Court.

This particular wrongful death case, though, is taking its time to wend through the court system since the surviving family members originally filed the case back in 2014 against Remington and the gun shop that sold the weapon.

Chairman Nadler Sounds the Alarm for Impeachment on State of the Union

House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler aired his frustration recently when he said that he saw no viable time frame for impeachment. By saying that, Chairman Nadler meant that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seems less enthused than he does about beginning impeachment proceedings. Moreover, Chairman Nadler worries that in a few months all of the oxygen and media bandwidth will go towards covering the presidential race rather than exploring the possibility of high crimes and misdemeanors via opening impeachment proceedings in the House. There’s certainly an internal fight going on right now with Democrats.

In Chairman Nadler’s opinion, the Constitution needs to be defended no matter who occupies the White House. Illegal deeds should be punished, the thinking among Democrats goes, and no one should be above the law. On CNN’s Sunday talk show State of the Union, Jerrold Nadler said that, “we [the Congress] have to defend the Constitution against these kinds of unconstitutional and illegal deeds.” The Constitution makes the Congress the last check on executive power, and perhaps the only check on executive power thanks to the 1970s DOJ policy that frowns on criminal indictments vis-a-vis a sitting president.

The trouble is that the president, no matter which party s/he comes from, is effectively above the law if the Senate fails to bring forward 67 votes to convict the president once articles of impeachment leave the House and move through a Senate trial. In other words, fewer than 67 senators willing to convict the president for high crimes and misdemeanors drawn up by the House coupled with the 1970s DOJ policy memo that says the president cannot be criminally indicted, or even considered for such, effectively puts the president above the law. Both Chairman Nadler and ethical attorneys from around the country are disturbed by this development.

On Sunday’s State of the Union, Chairman Nadler added that impeachment is necessary so that the kind of behavior that President Trump is displaying (e.g., possible obstruction of justice and a blatant disregard for the Constitution’s emoluments clause) will not be normalized as a ready-made template for future presidents to follow. Chairman Nadler stressed the importance of opening impeachment proceedings immediately so that articles can get drafted as soon as possible and increased oversight can occur in the House. Cynics would argue that Chairman Nadler’s newfound enthusiasm for impeachment has more to do with an upcoming, left-leaning House primary contest.

Trump Scores Legal Victory In Battle To Build Border Wall

The United States Supreme Court sided with President Donald Trump on Friday and ruled the president would be allowed to use $2.5 billion in funds to build his coveted wall along the border the United States shares with Mexico.

The use of the funds was blocked previously by a federal judge in California who ruled the money was approved for the Pentagon by Congress to use for defense spending. The California judge said the president was attempting to circumvent the political process by diverting the funds to build his wall.

The supreme court vote was five to four in favor of blocking the ruling by the judge in California.

Trump took to Twitter just after the ruling from the Supreme Court became known. Trump celebrated the victory with his Twitter followers and expressed joy that his plans to build the wall can now move forward.

In a brief that accompanied the court’s decision, it was explained that the favorable decision for the Trump Administration was due to a finding that the groups that challenged the decision to use the funds to build the wall did not have grounds for a lawsuit.

Gloria Smith is an attorney working for the Sierra Club, an environmental group that was part of the lawsuit. Smith says the decision by the Supreme Court is a tragic one that will isolate and destroy communities in New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

Trump made the unprecedented move on February 15 of declaring a national emergency in order to obtain funding for the wall without the approval of Congress. Democrats complained that the president’s actions exceeded the Executive power given to him.

The Administration announced plans to divert a total of $6.7 billion to fund the wall. The $2.5 billion is money that was originally allotted to the Pentagon. An earlier attempt by the president to obtain $5.7 billion in funding was denied by Congress and resulted in a government shutdown that lasted for more than a month.

The Administration urged the Supreme Court to act quickly because the fiscal year ends in September and the money for the project needed to be available by that time.

The building of the wall is a large part of the get-tough policy regarding immigration the president campaigned on during the 2016 elections. The president is expected to lean heavily on the same policies next year in his bid for a second term in office.

Read More: https://medium.com/citizen-truth/major-supreme-court-ruling-on-border-wall-goes-in-trumps-favor-121fb322bfec

The Supreme Court Gives Trump The Ok To Use Pentagon Funds To Build His Border Wall

The president put the city of Baltimore on notice. According to Mr. Trump, Baltimore is the filthy rat and rodent-infested underbelly of the United States. Trump claims Representative Elijah Cummings is a slacker who couldn’t care less about the people in his Maryland district.

Mr. Trump attacked Congressman Cummings, the chairman of the Oversight Committee, for verbally thrashing the border agents who sat before his committee. The head of the Department of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, told Cummings his department did their best to make immigrants comfortable while they wait for processing in unsanitary detention centers. Cummings let McAleenan know children sitting in their feces while border guards treat them like wild animals is not what he calls humane treatment.

House Speaker Pelosi told the press Trump is a racist after he attacked Cummings. Cummings and his committee also want to talk to Ivanka and Jared about using their private emails to conduct government business. The Oversight Committee plans to subpoena the president two special advisors, but Cummings expects Trump to block the subpoena’s, according to the Washington Post.

Kellyanne Conway, another Trump advisor, told the press Robert Mueller is feeble. Conway said Mueller didn’t know what he wrote in his report. Several Republicans claimed Mueller didn’t write the report. Mueller’s testimony in front of Congress didn’t give the Democrats what they wanted in terms of a “smoking gun” to start impeachment proceedings. But Mueller’s testimony let the American people know Trump willingly cooperated with Russian operatives in order to win the 2016 election.

Mr. Mueller told Congress Russia is in the process of repeating their 2016 election influencing performance. But the day after Mueller made that statement Senate Speaker Mitch McConnell stopped two Congressional bills that would help the states stop Russian election interference in 2020. Mitch knows Trump thinks he won the election without Russia’s help. McConnell also told the press the states are capable of stopping the Russians hackers without federal help.

In a recent report by AP News, the Trumpster scored a win when his Supreme Court nominees and three other conservative justices let Trump’s lawyers know Trump can use the $2.5 billion he wants to steal from the military to build a border wall monument in his honor. The 5-4 unsigned decision claims the private groups suing Trump are not the proper plaintiffs. Trump called the Supreme Court ruling a win in his battle to make America white again.

Trump Wants To Push A Non-Existent Healthcare Plan If He Wins The Affordable Health Care Lawsuit

Some news reports say Donald Trump is the legal profession’s best friend. Mr. Trump likes to fight in the courts. When Trump sees a defeat of any kind brewing, or if Congress wants to know more about his finances, Trump sues to protect his privacy. When Congress finds wrongdoing in the Trump White House, Trump blocks its attempt to find out what he’s really up to with lawsuits and executive orders.

Mr. Trump doesn’t win all his lawsuits, but he creates enough chaos and distractions to claim a win even when he loses. The Census citizenship question is a good example of how Trump turns a court defeat into a win, according to the Washington Post.

Trump won another lawsuit when an appeals court ruled Trump ownership in Trump Tower properties in Washington and New York doesn’t violate the law that says you can’t profit from a business or accept money from foreign governments if you are president. According to the Washington Post, Trump profits when foreign government officials stay at his hotels.

Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s special advisor, violates the Hatch Act every time she campaigns for Trump during her news conferences. Mr. Trump claims she has a right to campaign for him while she does government business. The president claims the First Amendment gives Conway the right to say whatever she wants while she does government business.

There are several lawsuits in the courts right now that will determine whether Congress can see Trump’s federal tax returns and his financial records. According to Congressman Adam Schiff, Trump may be part of a money-laundering scheme. Schiff wants Deutsche Bank to give him Trump’s financial records, but the president blocked Schiff’s request with a lawsuit.

The other case that may upend healthcare coverage for more than 20 million American’s is Trump’s lawsuit to throw the Affordable Healthcare Act out. Trump wants to develop a new healthcare plan that doesn’t have Obama’s name attached to it.

Trump told the press his new healthcare plan would help millions of Americans. But according to several Republican senators, he doesn’t have a plan.

Lawsuits give Trump power even when he doesn’t win. He keeps appealing and hoping all his legal battles reach the Supreme Court. He thinks the Supreme Court justices he nominated will have his back and rule in his favor.

Read More: https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-biden-health-care-plan-20190715-story.html

President Trump Says Crackdown On Illegal Immigrants Starts Now

United States President Donald Trump announced on Friday that a concerted effort to arrest immigrants previously ordered to leave the country will begin over the current weekend. The president explained that the plan he devised to discourage the current influx of illegal aliens into the country will move forward now after weeks of delay.

The raids will be conducted in ten U.S. cities and will target members of hundreds of immigrant families who have not abided by orders of deportation.

Trump made the unusual move of announcing the deportation plans on Twitter about a month ago. The plan met resistance from Democrats and immigrant rights groups and the president agreed to postpone the operation in hopes a compromise could be reached.

Trump told a group of reporters that the ‘major operation’ would concentrate on deporting criminals from the country. Trump explains the targets entered America illegally and would now be sent home by legal means.

Government data shows that thousands of illegal immigrant arrests are made on a weekly basis by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency. For the most part, these arrests are not announced in advance and receive no media publicity.

The president expressed no concern that the advanced notice he has given illegal immigrants will help them to escape being arrested.

A number of mayors in targeted cities have repeated past promises to not aid ICE in their efforts to deport residents. Some cities have even established hotlines immigrant families can call to gain information pertaining to their rights.

Democratic lawmakers have publicly instructed immigrant families to ignore knocks on the door from ICE unless a search warrant is displayed. Immigrants were also told to not answer any questions or sign any documents unless a lawyer is present.

President Trump has made immigration issues a centerpiece for both his administration and his bid to gain reelection in 2020. The Administration has taken a series of measures to address the overflow of Central American natives approaching the United States border in search of asylum.

The arrests planned by the Administration comes after much criticism has been aimed at the President because of the conditions in which current immigration detainees live. Many groups have also been upset by the fact some immigrant children have been separated from their families.

Democrats expressed concern during hearings on Friday that the plan of action desired by the president would result in more children and families being separated.

Trump Administration Birth Control Exemptions Blocked By Federal Appeals Court

A federal appeals court decided on Friday to block President Trump and his administration from taking advantage of new rules that would exempt an Obama-care requirement that they provide female employees coverage for birth control under their health care plans.

The 3rd United Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the decision of a lower court to block employers with moral or religious objections from becoming exempt from healthcare requirement laws of 2010.

The three-judge panel, seated in Philadelphia, agreed with attorney generals from the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the opinion that rules set forth by the Health and Labor Departments are problematic.

The lawsuit was just one of a series of lawsuits filed by attorney generals across the country that challenge the ability to target an Affordable Care Act requirement. The Act is the signature accomplishment for former Democratic President Barack Obama.

The Obama Care mandate concerning contraceptive requires employers to provide an insurance plan that allows employees to receive birth control without a charge for co-payments.

Josh Shapiro, the attorney general of Pennsylvania, applauds the decision and says it will go along way to protect the contraceptive rights of women.

The Trump Administration has reported on its own that 126,400 women across the nation would lose their contraceptive care if the rule were enforced.

Justice Department Spokeswoman Kelly Laco says the decision is a disappointment to the department. Laco expressed the belief that religious individuals and organizations should not be forced to act against their own belief system.

In a report by Reuters, the Friday ruling upheld a January ruling by a Philadelphia federal judge. A similar ruling by a judge in California blocked enforcement of the rule in14 states across the nation and the District of Columbia.

Judge Patty Schwartz penned the judgment for the three-judge panel. Schwartz wrote the Trump Administration demonstrated no good reason to bypass public notice or the opportunity to provide commentary on the rules adopted by the Administration in 2017.

The Trump administration argued in past proceedings that the harm caused to employers who have religious objections to the Obama Care provision made it necessary to act urgently on the matter.

Judge Schwartz countered by saying the desire to lessen the harm done to employers is not cause to ignore ‘appropriate procedures.’ She characterized a decision by the government to adopt a final set of rules in 2018 that were not allowed by Obama Care as lacking ‘open-mindedness.

Trump Blocks Don McGahn’s Assistant From Spilling The Obstruction Beans

Governor Cuomo signed a bill that could help Congress get Trump’s state tax returns. New York can turn over state tax returns to Congress if a congressional committee asks for them, according to the bill Cuomo signed. Congress sued Trump and the Treasury Department in order to get Trump’s federal returns, but the case is a court battle. Richard Neal, the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, told the press he won’t ask for the state returns until his lawsuit against Trump ends.

Mr. Trump didn’t waste time when British Ambassador Kim Darroch’s secret memos hit the press. He told Prime Minister May Darroch is a loser, and he wants to send him home. Darroch’s description of the dysfunction, chaos, ineptness, and unpredictability that surrounds everything Trump touches is no secret. The media made the same claims about the president, but he was able to deflect those comments by calling the mainstream media “Fake News.”

But Darroch didn’t call Trump an insecure and incompetent president to sell news articles. He wrote about Trump’s presidency so his country could determine how to deal with Trump. Darroch’s memos paint a picture of a president who mixes a few facts with a lot of fiction when he stands in front of the cameras. Another Darroch memo said most of the people who attend Trump’s rallies are white. Darroch also told his superiors Trump could throw the World Trade Organization to the curb at any time, and he will continue to launch tariff weapons at allies.

The Democrats believe Trump continues to profit from foreign governments while he is in office. More than 36 subpoenas are in play and the goal is to dig into Trump secretive and complicated personal and business financial records. Last month, a federal judge gave the Democrats the green light to continue the legal discovery process.

The Department of Justice claims Trump will suffer irreparable damage if Congress sees his financial records. The DOJ wants to protect the presidential office in the battle over Trump’s financial records. But according to legal experts, Congress will eventually get Trump’s financial information. But it could take months before the all court proceedings end, according to CNN.

Attorney Annie Donaldson, Don McGahn’s former legal assistant, told Congress she couldn’t answer the 200 written questions about Trump’s meltdown over the Mueller investigation. The White House blocked her from answering questions about Trump’s conversations with former White House attorney Don McGahn. Trump asked McGahn to fire Mueller, and Donaldson has the notes to prove it, according to the Washington Post. But getting her to testify about Trump’s quest to obstruct justice will take more time thanks to Trump’s legal stonewalling.

Supreme Court Rules 5-4 on Political Gerrymandering

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision along conservative-liberal lines that deciding the issue of political gerrymandering was beyond the court’s reach to decide. The court determined that gerrymandering is more of a political question than a judicial one that should be best decided in state legislatures. Partisan redistricting, though lamentable, does not fall under review of the federal courts.

Chief Justice Roberts was the decisive swing vote in yet another decision that mostly fell cleanly along conservative-liberal lines in the highest court. Instead of empowering the courts to do anything to forestall the possibility of worse gerrymandering in the future, Chief Justice Roberts’s decision simply flings back the onus on making tough decisions about political gerrymandering to individual states and the legislative branch.

The trouble, as many liberals see it, is that the states have already shown a problematic level of political bias in redrawing districts for partisan advantage. What’s more, the legislative body is paralyzed by partisan gridlock and unable to pass a law that would fairly affect hundreds of different political races in the future. Nonetheless, Justice Roberts defended his decision by saying, “federal judges have…no plausible grant of authority in the Constitution [to make these kinds of decisions].”

Chief Justice Roberts further bemoaned the fact that, even if such a power were constitutionally granted to the federal courts, there are no legal standards by which to navigate the process of political redistricting decisions. Some liberals were frustrated with Chief Justice Robert’s punt on the issue of redistricting, which he seemed to rebut by saying that though some maps are “unjust,” the courts are powerless to do anything about that injustice. Many legal scholars see Chief Justice Roberts’s decisive call in the 5-4 case as highly concerning moving forward.

The Supreme Court’s recent decision makes the upcoming 2020 elections that much more pivotal in the sense that new districts are slated to be drawn for the next decade. The state legislatures help in drawing many of the U.S. House of Representatives’s districts, so the Supreme Court’s recent decision has certainly added more weight to this upcoming round of elections.

In effect, Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts’s decision places more emphasis on the power of state legislatures and other non-judicial bodies to make these weighty redistricting decisions, though they’ve largely failed to remain non-partisan in the past. Hundreds of 2020 elections now have added political import.

Federal Judge Issues Ruling Against ICE

Since the election of Donald Trump, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been arresting and deporting illegal immigrants from a number of locations. One of the locations where arrests are occurring has caused a great deal of controversy among those in the legal community. ICE has been arresting illegal immigrants who are coming to court hearings for their own legal matters or to be witnesses in other cases.

District attorneys in more than one state have filed suit against the federal government in order to stop the practice of ICE arrests at courthouses. The district attorneys claim that fear of arrest and deportation are keeping people from showing up for their court cases and from being witnesses in other cases.

This week, federal judge Indira Talwani ruled on a case brought against ICE by district attorneys, public defenders and those who assist immigrants. Talwani issued a preliminary injunction stopping ICE from making certain types of arrests at state courthouses in the state of Massachusetts. The judge barred ICE from making civil arrests of those on official business with the court. Those with court cases, those serving as witnesses and those coming and leaving from the courthouse on official business will not be allowed to be detained by ICE.

The judge’s ruling will allow ICE to make arrests in some circumstances. ICE agents will be able to take into custody those who are wanted in conjunction with criminal offenses. Illegal immigrants already in custody for other matters will also be allowed to be detained by ICE.

This is not the only case concerning ICE that is occurring in the state of Massachusetts. Currently, a case is being heard in Boston where a judge has been charged with obstruction of justice for supposedly helping an immigrant avoid detention by ICE agents.

President Trump Promises To Deport Tons Of Illegal Immigrants Starting Next Week

Traditionally, the United States government, via federal government agencies such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection, has not only informed the public ahead of time when it plans to round up undocumented immigrants or otherwise tighten up border security. This is done for obvious reasons, most of which fall under the umbrella of various practices taken by such lawbreakers to prevent capture.

Traditionally, people running for the role of the president here in the United States really start gearing up their presidential campaigns slightly more than two years before elections are held – right around the point where we’re at right now in four-year election cycles.

Current United States President Donald Trump, like most people who serve the country as the leader of its executive branch, has made it clear that he is running to renew his role as president. He’s just now kicking off his presidential campaign, as you probably already know.

Just yesterday, on Monday, June 17, 2019, President Trump tweeted via his personal Twitter account that the federal government agency Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE, will embark on a campaign to identify, capture, and deport millions of undocumented immigrants who are currently living in the United States at some point next week.

Trump stated that the people who would first be targeted by ICE are those who have already been issued open deportation orders by the United States government.

Experts believe that border protection likely won’t be ramped up as part of Trump’s plan to rid the United States of undocumented, illegal immigrants. Rather, they largely feel that Trump is simply hoping to scare away people who are planning on crossing the border illegally via Mexico.

Although experts have varying opinions, many feel that President Trump’s rhetoric won’t have much of an effect on illegal immigration.

In May 2019 alone, some 140,000 people entered the United States through its southern border with Mexico.

Currently, the United States is home to upward of one million people who have been handed down open deportation orders by federal judges across the nation. To keep things in context, the current record of immigrants who were illegally residing in the United States to have been deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a year’s time was just short of 410,000 back in 2012.

Recent Supreme Court Ruling Says Part Of Pence’s 2016 Indiana Abortion Law Is Bogus

When the United States’ current Vice President was the Governor of Indiana, he signed a law into action that made it illegal for pregnant women to seek out abortions if their physicians anticipate their in-progress children will be birthed with one or more disabilities. At the time, the Indiana law signed by Mike Pence was one of the most restrictive in the United States. The bill also stated that Indiana would not allow abortions sought out because of sex, nation of origin, race, skin color, or heritage.

The bill was called House Enrolled Act 1337, or HEA 1337.

Earlier today, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the United States Supreme Court handed down a ruling that part of the aforementioned law could not be legally enforced from now on.

However, fetuses that have already been aborted and who are awaiting cremation must, in fact, be buried as planned.

Although now-former Indiana Governor Pence was all for the bill being enacted, the 7th United States Circuit Court of Appeals blocked it from actually being written into law books. The Circuit Court’s judge who ruled on the case, Judge William Bauer, stated in a written ruing that Indiana’s pending law was unconstitutional.

Earlier today, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas decided not to limit the scope in which pregnant women could pursue abortions today, though Thomas did state that the Supreme Court “soon [needs] to confront” the hot-button abortion issue. It’s not immediately clear when the Supreme Court will tackle this issue. Some experts believe that the ruling won’t happen at any time throughout the next few months, if not year or two – or three.

Others believe that, because the other four right-leaning Supreme Court justices did not agree with Justice Thomas on addressing the issue in the future at the federal level – Brett Kavanaugh, Samuel Alito, John Roberts, and Neil Gorsuch – meaning that Clarence Thomas’ opinion could be exactly that: nothing more than an opinion.

Abortions were first made legal in the United States as the result of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the 1973 case Roe v. Wade, when the highest court of law in the country voted in favor of giving women the right to privacy, effectively allowing pregnant women themselves to decide if they should get abortions, by a margin of 7–2.

This precedent is likely to strike down Alabama’s recent abortion bill, as well as the one Georgia passed.

Republicans Will Have To Pick The Rule Of Law Or The Rule Of Trump According To Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump Jr., the braggadocios son of President Trump has some explaining to do when he sits down in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee. According to Michael Cohen, Don Jr. knew about the Trump Tower Moscow project. Cohen consulted with Don Jr. more than ten times when he tried to make a deal with the Russians to build the largest building in Europe in Moscow.

Don Jr. told the Senate Intelligence Committee he didn’t really know about the project. He said there were no plans and no developer for the project. But Cohen’s testimony disputes Trump’s claims. If Trump lied to Congress in 2017, he could face the same fate as Michael Cohen. Cohen now wears an orange jumpsuit in a prison in upstate New York.

Trump Sr. turn the investment world on its head when he threatened to add more tariffs to the existing tariffs on China products. The Chinese won’t let Trump control the technology sector of their economy by putting restrictions on Chinese companies like Huawei. Mr. Trump wants to win the race for 5G dominance, and China is ahead in that race at the moment. Chinese negotiators are back in Washington, but they want a new agreement. They sent the current 150-page agreement back to U.S. chief negotiator Bob Lighthizer with changes, and that sent Trump into a Twitter rage.

Mr. Trump is not the only person on the warpath in Washington. Congressman Jerry Nadler claims the country is in a constitutional crisis now that Trump shut down access to the Mueller report. Trump wants to stop former White House attorney Don McGahn from testifying. And he wants to stop Deutsche Bank from releasing his financial information to Congress. Trump claims the Democrats want his personal information for political reasons.

The president also claims the New York Times did a number on him when they found his old 1040 tax return transcripts from 1985 through 1994. Mr. Trump’s reported more than $1.17 billion in deductions during that 10-year period. Mr. Trump told the press real estate developers in New York like to claim losses on their tax returns. It’s a sport in the real estate business. But he also said the Times article is inaccurate.

Hillary Clinton gave a speech at Dartmouth College. She didn’t hold back when she told the audience Republicans will have to choose the rule of law or the rule of Trump now that Trump acts more like a dictator than a president.

Read More: https://www.foxnews.com/politics/hillary-clinton-trump-republicans

 

Judges Rule Against Gerrymandering

A panel of three judges from the United States District Court in Cincinnati, OH ruled this past week that the state of Ohio will have to redraw its congressional district’s map because too much partisanship went into drawing the borders of the districts. Gerrymandering is the process by which the state legislature manipulates the borders of congressional districts in order to make the district a more favorable place for a particular party to win an election.

Ohio has a state government that has been dominated by the Republican Party for a number of years. When the districts had to be redrawn as must be done after every census, the legislature drew the districts so that Republicans could win the most districts by far. This process angered the Democrats in the state as well as other voting rights groups. In order to challenge the new districts, the League of Women Voters and the American Civil Liberties Union brought suit against the state of Ohio.

This week, the judges stated in their opinion that Ohio must redraw the congressional districts before the 2020 Presidential elections. The judges gave the state until June 14 of this year to develop a plan to correct the situation. The state of Ohio was informed that if it could not come up with an equitable plan, the court would be forced to redraw the district maps.

There was a similar ruling about gerrymandered districts in the state of Michigan earlier this year. Also the United States Supreme Court is considering a case regarding the federal courts ability to rule on gerrymandering.

Many legal observers believe that the Supreme Court with its 5-4 conservative tilt will rule that federal courts cannot rule on gerrymandering cases. If this happens, all cases will have to be reheard in state courts, and solutions would have to be worked out on a state by state basis.