Conservative-Leaning Fourth Circuit Delivers Stinging Rebuke to Trump

President Donald Trump’s administration suffered another legal blow yesterday after the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court’s nationwide injunction against his revised travel ban. The 10-3 vote halts Trump’s plans to deny visas from seven Muslim-majority countries. Chief Judge Roger Gregory delivered the stinging rebuke to Trump in the court’s majority opinion, … Continued

U.S.-Born Scientist Detained, Forced To Unlock NASA Phone at Border

Sidd Bikkannavar, a natural born US-citizen and an employee of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), was detained by US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) on January 30 upon returning to the United States. At the time, Bikkannavar was returning from Santiago, Chile, where he had been pursuing his hobby of racing solar-powered cars. He is also enrolled … Continued

Federal Appeals Judges Hint at Ruling on Trump Ban

 Last night, the Trump administration defended his executive order banning Muslims from seven countries from entering the U.S. The Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals heard the Justice Department’s appeal in a telephone hearing. More than 130,000 interested listeners tuned in to hear the arguments. Trump issued his executive order on January 28, stranding travelers … Continued

Apple Readies for Battle with Trump

Apple will consider taking legal action against President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. According to CEO Tim Cook, the order affects hundreds of the company’s employees. The order, which suspended entry to the United States for refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, ignited spontaneous protests across the nation’s airports as protesters sought to prevent the … Continued

States Strike Back on Trump Immigration and Refugee Ban

Attorneys General from 15 states and the District of Columbia have issued a joint statement vowing to fight the Trump administration’s executive order barring Muslims from 7 countries from entering the country as well as his permanent ban on refugees from Syria. The group is considering their own court challenge, which would raise the stakes considerably … Continued

Trump To Sign Immigration Ban, Blocking Most Refugees

President Donald Trump is expected to sign executive orders today that would halt admissions from Syria and suspend visas from Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. In doing so, Trump’s administration can reduce the number of refugees resettled on American soil and bar the entry of refugees into the United States (except for religious … Continued

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