Yesterday, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that lawsuits against Kim Davis could proceed. The decision overturned a lower court that had thrown out three lawsuits filed by same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses by the county clerk.
Kim Davis became a right-wing figurehead when she refused to issue marriage licenses in Rowan County, Kentucky in 2015 after the Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriage legal. Davis opposes same-sex marriage for religious reasons. She was jailed for contempt of court after refusing to follow a judge's orders.
Another one of President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration was ruled unconstitutional by a federal court yesterday. This time the ruling was on the ability of the Executive branch to withhold funding from sanctuary cities, and the president was not happy.
This morning, Trump issued a set of tweets about the ruling, calling out the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in particular. This line of attack has was also used by Fox News's Sean Hannity after the immigration ban was blocked by the same court.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is under fire early Friday after a dismissive remark toward the state of Hawaii during an interview on “The Mark Levin Show,” a conservative talk radio program.
His remarks were aimed at a Federal District Court ruling last month blocking the Trump administration’s travel ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority nations. The court had issued its ruling after the District Court in Seattle halted President Trump’s initial travel ban, which was wider in scope.