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The Border Wall Fight Just Got To The Supreme Court

The Border Wall Fight Just Got To The Supreme Court

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter The Trump administration asked the Supreme Court for clearance to begin constructing 100 miles of fencing through drug-smuggling corridors along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Friday request comes after U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam forbade the administration from using $2.5 billion in military funds for border wall construction. The 9th U.S. […]

Trump Did Exactly What Opponents Of The Census Citizenship Question Said He Should Do

Trump Did Exactly What Opponents Of The Census Citizenship Question Said He Should Do

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter   President Donald Trump abandoned his push for a citizenship question on the 2020 census Thursday, opting for an executive order directing federal agencies to share citizenship data with census officials.  Trump’s order embraces a plan that opponents of the census citizenship question urged the government to pursue. […]

The Government Is Still Pursuing A Citizenship Question, But Path Forward Unclear

The Government Is Still Pursuing A Citizenship Question, But Path Forward Unclear

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter   tice and Commerce are exploring “all available options” to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census forms, government lawyers told U.S. District Judge George Hazel Friday.  Judge Hazel will allow the plaintiffs to gather evidence purportedly showing discriminatory intent behind the citizenship question.  President Donald Trump […]

Trump Will Push For Census Citizenship Question

Trump Will Push For Census Citizenship Question

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter   One day after senior officials publicly abandoned their ambitions to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census form, the Trump administration abruptly reversed course and told a federal judge it would continue its legal fight. Though government lawyers and census officials said the question would be […]

Trump Administration Abandons Census Citizenship Question After Supreme Court Defeat (or NOT-see reader comments)

Trump Administration Abandons Census Citizenship Question After Supreme Court Defeat (or NOT-see reader comments)

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter   The 2020 census form will not feature a citizenship question following the government’s defeat before the Supreme Court on June 27, the Trump administration announced Tuesday. Though the government could have pursued another legal battle, officials said time did not allow for further litigation.  The announcement might […]

Federal Judge Blocks Billions Of Dollars For Border Wall Funding

Federal Judge Blocks Billions Of Dollars For Border Wall Funding

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter   A federal judge in California barred the Trump administration Friday night from reallocating $2.5 billion to construct border barriers. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam, an Obama appointee, expanded an earlier order and forbade the government from moving forward with specific border wall projects in Arizona, California, New […]

People Thought This Supreme Court Case Would Be A Bombshell. It Was A Dud

People Thought This Supreme Court Case Would Be A Bombshell. It Was A Dud

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter   The Supreme Court sided with the executive branch in a dispute over a federal sex offender law Thursday, side-stepping an outcome that could have augured sweeping changes to the structure of the government. The case was much-watched because of its unusually long deliberation period and because it […]

Supreme Court Upholds Double Jeopardy Rule That Might Weaken Reach Of Trump’s Pardons

Supreme Court Upholds Double Jeopardy Rule That Might Weaken Reach Of Trump’s Pardons

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter   The Supreme Court left undisturbed Monday a legal rule that allows state and federal governments to prosecute individuals for the same conduct despite the Constitution’s ban on double jeopardy. The case was closely watched because of its possible ramifications for President Donald Trump, given continued speculation that […]

Supreme Court Turns Down Trump Administration Bid To Accelerate DACA Appeal

Supreme Court Turns Down Trump Administration Bid To Accelerate DACA Appeal

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Supreme Court rejected a request Monday to expedite its consideration of the Trump administration’s bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA is an Obama-era amnesty initiative that extends temporary legal status to 700,000 non-citizens who arrived in the U.S. as children. […]

Trump’s Census Citizenship Question Faces Supreme Court Scrutiny

Trump’s Census Citizenship Question Faces Supreme Court Scrutiny

. Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter . The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over the Trump administration’s bid to append a citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire. Democratic states and city governments are challenging the citizenship question, fearing that diminished noncitizen participation will deprive them of federal funding and seats in Congress. […]

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