Tag: Trump Administration

‘Zero tolerance’ policy on border swells federal caseloads

A Trump administration policy to criminally prosecute illegal border crossings has created a renewed backlog in the federal justice system in the Southwest. “Failures to bring new arrestees to court in a timely manner has been an issue… Read More

Fusion GPS faces RICO lawsuit from human rights activist

A self-described whistleblower is using a racketeering law, usually affiliated with prosecution of the Mafia, to sue two founders of Fusion GPS in a civil suit claiming a conspiracy of retaliation. “A prominent human rights activist is suing… Read More

Internet freedom in peril from new anti-sex trafficking law

A new law that combats sex trafficking could indanger Internet freedom, according to the online news site, Vox. A flurry of litigation could ensue if the warnings are true. “The next big battle over internet freedom is here,”… Read More

EPA set to overturn Obama-era vehicle efficiency rules, California sues

According to the Washington Post, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will revisit Obama-era vehicle efficiency rules. Obama’s policy to address climate change would raise efficiency requirements on the nation’s automobile fleet to more than 50 miles per gallon by 2025…. Read More

If Supreme Court upholds President Trump’s travel ban, will it rein in district judges who have opposed it?

A travel ban that limits immigration may secure a key legal victory at the U.S. Supreme Court, based on comments from justices on April 25, a major newspaper predicts. The L.A. Times reports, “The Supreme Court’s conservative justices sounded… Read More