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President Trump has nominated conservative Tenth Circuit judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

Trump has nominated a deeply conservative judge for the Supreme Court.

Continue 48 Comments January 31, 2017

News round-up and open thread

Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill
– The New York Times is reporting that the Trump administration won’t undo President Obama’s executive orders protecting some LGBT workers. He could still of course issue a religious freedom” executive order which could allow some discrimination.

– At the end of last week, the Trump administration released an executive order banning people from predominately Muslim countries from coming here and restricting refugees from some countries. The ACLU and immigration lawyers immediately challenged the ban and it has since been halted. It would have included LGBT refugees of course. Buzzfeed has some good reporting on everything that happened.

– Alao over the weekend, the Acting Attorney General, a holdover from the Obama administration, issued a memo saying that the Justice Department would not defend the immigration orders, and she was promptly fired by President Trump. She had been a federal prosecutor since 1989.

– President Trump is expected to name his Supreme Court nominee today. According to reports, the list has been narrowed to two deeply conservative appeals court judges. Democrats have said they will filibuster the nominee.

7 Comments January 31, 2017

Open thread

Open thread

Continue 139 Comments January 23, 2017

Open thread w/ UPDATE

Open thread.

Continue 74 Comments January 17, 2017

Open thread and some Supreme Court news

New updates in the Supreme Court and Fifth Circuit.

Continue 68 Comments January 10, 2017

READ IT HERE: Opening brief in SCOTUS transgender rights case Gloucester County School Board v. GG

The school board’s brief has been filed.

Continue 61 Comments January 5, 2017

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