Tag: Trump Administration

Michael Bloomberg: An Option That is in the Money

by Sara Corcoran, Courts Monitor Publisher (Originally published in CityWatch LA, 11/14/19) DC DISPATCH-Michael Bloomberg, the former Mayor of NYC, has officially expressed interest in earning the Democratic nomination for 2020. Although his pathway to the nomination may be unconventional,… Read More

Trump vows to revoke waiver allowing California to set auto emissions

President Trump announced he will revoke a 2013 waiver issued by the EPA to the California Air Resources Board which allowed the state to set stricter air-quality standards than those imposed on the federal level. According to an NPR report,… Read More

Court rebukes President Trump for blocking followers on Twitter

How the First Amendment functions in the social media age gained further clarity this week when a federal appeals court ruled that President Trump violated the Constitution by blocking people from following his Twitter account. “Because Mr. Trump… Read More

The bleak state of the immigration court system

A recent article by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) outlines the current state of the immigration court system and it is bleak: “In a report released earlier this year, the American Bar Association described the U.S. immigration court system… Read More

Deportation order for 11-year-old draws attention to courts’ woes

The near-deportation of a solitary 11-year-old child earlier this year highlights, critics say, the backlogs and turmoil surrounding federal immigration courts. “A federal immigration judge in Houston signed a deportation order for Laura Maradiaga-Alvarado, originally from El Salvador,… Read More