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President Donald Trump never asserted executive privilege to block any public disclosures, Attorney General William Barr said in Thursday’s much-anticipated press conference on the report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and Barr is redacting only the parts required by law.
The Trump-Barr Department of Justice (DOJ) informed a federal appeals court on Monday that it agrees with Texas and the other states suing over Obamacare that President Donald Trump’s repealing of the individual mandate renders the entire law unconstitutional, and therefore should be struck down in its entirety.
Criminal aliens are not shielded from a federal mandatory-detention law when federal agents do not arrest them immediately upon release from state prisons, according to a 5-4 Supreme Court decision on Wednesday, rejecting arguments from the ACLU and left-wing politicians.
The Supreme Court announced on Monday that it will hear four major cases this fall, concerning immigration, the death penalty of the Beltway Sniper, jury verdicts, and abolishing the insanity defense.
Senators confirmed three high-priority Trump judges to the federal appeals courts last week without a single Democrat voting for any of them, with one of those new judges replacing an irreplaceable conservative judicial icon, Judge Alice Batchelder.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said Congress can impeach PresidentTrump for matters that are not crimes, and also for alleged acts that he claims Trump committed before becoming president, rejecting key limits that the Framers of the Constitution placed on Congress’s impeachment power.
The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Wednesday that the Constitution’s protection against excessive fines blocked Indiana from seizing a high-end vehicle, but Justice Clarence Thomas would have reached the same result by another route, with Justice Neil Gorsuch signaling support for Thomas’s originalist argument.
The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can ask every person in America if they are a U.S. citizen, granting review Friday on a legal challenge to that question and bypassing the federal appeals court in an extremely rare move not seen in many years.
The Supreme Court issued a temporary stay on Thursday night of a lower court order blocking a Louisiana law that would have required abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.
The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) launched a $1.5 million ad buy on Friday calling on Senate Democrats to stop bullying President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees over their religious faith.
A federal trial court in California blocked new Trump administration conscience protections regarding abortion in a rare Sunday decision, reigniting the latest legal battle over part of Obamacare.
The Supreme Court will tackle political gerrymanders, possibly ending a decades-long constitutional debate over whether courts can somehow take political calculations out of political redistricting.
The Supreme Court could announce as early as Friday that it will hear arguments on whether President Donald Trump has the legal authority to end DACA.
President Donald Trump has had as much impact on the third branch of government in two years as most presidents have in two full terms, and the new Senate opens the door for the second half of his first term to be even more significant than the first half.
President Donald Trump’s impact on the federal judiciary was recently on display when three judges he appointed to one federal appeals court quoted a fourth Trump judge on another court, rejecting arguments that courts should defer to federal authorities on how to interpret immigration laws.
While billions across the globe celebrate Christmas as a cultural event for family and exchanging gifts, for countless faithful Christians it is about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, Emmanuel – “God with Us” – whom they believe was born not only to reveal the will of God, but more importantly to die so that billions may live.
The Supreme Court declined on Friday to step into a legal challenge to President Trump’s asylum caravan proceedings, allowing that case to proceed in the lower courts until next year.
Former FBI Director James Comey surrendered his attempts to block a subpoena to testify under oath before the U.S. House, shortly after it became likely that a federal judge was going to humiliate him by rejecting his “brazen demand,” because Supreme Court precedent makes clear that federal courts lack the authority to block such a subpoena from Congress.
A federal judge ordered the Trump administration in Washington, DC, on Friday to restore the White House press credentials of CNN’s Jim Acosta. But the appellate precedent underlying that order is wrong, so the Justice Department should continue appealing it all the way to the Supreme Court, where the case should be dismissed under the political-question doctrine.
President Donald Trump will win the lawsuit that CNN filed against him on Tuesday after the White House revoked Jim Acosta’s press pass, both because the Constitution does not allow a federal court to issue this kind of order to the White House and because the First Amendment does not protect what Acosta did.
Brett Kavanaugh became the 114th justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday, when the Senate confirmed him by a vote of 50-48, handing President Trump and Republicans a historic victory that shifts the balance of power on the Court.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Wednesday began the final round of the confirmation battle over the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the U.S. Supreme Court, filing for cloture to ensure a final vote on the President Trump’s nominee by the end of this week.
A federal judge in Texas slighted the Roman Catholic Church in a major case involving abortion and religious liberty on Wednesday, calling the world’s largest Christian church a “sect,” and suggesting that he might not obey the federal appeals court over him, criticizing the judges who voted to reverse his initial order.
Sen. Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) opening exchange with Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday covered judicial independence, wartime powers, the importance of precedent, and federalism.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) focused his opening statement in Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court as an attempt by Senate Democrats and their leftwing allies to re-litigate the 2016 election of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) gave the first opening statement in the confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to be the next justice on the Supreme Court of the United States.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is threatening to sue the National Archives for not giving Democrats documents on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, despite the fact that Archivist David Ferriero -- who denied the request -- was appointed by Barack Obama.
Democrats are protesting Sen. Chuck Grassley’s announcement that Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing for the Supreme Court will begin September 4, but recent history shows they have nothing to complain about, because they approved the very same process for the most recent nominee from a Democratic president.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions responded on Monday to a D.C. federal court’s declaration that the Trump administration cannot discontinue the Obama-era DACA amnesty program for illegal aliens, promising that the Justice Department will appeal the decision.
Wednesday marked the first day in 30 years of a Supreme Court without Justice Anthony Kennedy, with no noteworthy events from the Court’s final days aside from Monday’s order allowing a shockingly broad climate change lawsuit to proceed.
The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) launched a hard-hitting ad campaign supporting Brett Kavanaugh on Monday, this one pressuring four Democratic senators in red states to support President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, and hinting at the consequences of voting against him.
President Trump set a new judicial record on Wednesday when the Senate confirmed Judge Andrew Oldham to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 50-49, marking the 23rd appellate judge confirmed in the first two years of a presidential administration.
Sources tell Breitbart News on Sunday that Judges Amy Barrett and Thomas Hardiman have taken the top two positions in the Supreme Court selection process in the final hours before President Donald Trump makes his final choice for a lifetime appointment.
President Trump has whittled his Supreme Court list from 25 down to 7 names and will announce a final decision on July 9.
Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, making the nation’s highest court the top issue in the 2018 midterm elections and giving President Trump a historic opportunity to score a win on his most potent political issue.
The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision on Wednesday that requiring government employees to donate to public sector labor unions violates those employees’ constitutional rights under the First Amendment, overruling a 1977 case and dealing a blow to the power of government unions.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of President Trump’s immigration policy in a 5-4 decision on Tuesday, holding that the entry restrictions from seven terror-prone nations codified in Presidential Proclamation 9645 is consistent with federal law and the Constitution’s Establishment Clause.
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of President Trump and his immigration policy across the board in a 5-4 decision on Tuesday, holding that the permanent entry restrictions from various terror-prone nations codified in Presidential Proclamation 9645 is fully consistent with Congress’s Immigration and Nationality Act as well as the Establishment Clause of the U.S.
The Supreme Court on Monday sent the case of a Christian florist who declined to participate in a same-sex wedding back to the lower courts in Washington to reconsider in light of the recent Masterpiece Cakeshop decision.
Fox News Sunday profiled Leonard Leo, who assists President Trump and White House Counsel Don McGahn in filling judicial vacancies. Leo predicts that President Trump will have two more opportunities to appoint originalists to the Supreme Court, which could define his presidency as a lasting legacy.
The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that administrative law judges at federal agencies are “officers of the United States” who must be appointed by department heads, and that the judges at the SEC violate the Constitution’s Appointments Clause because those ALJs are appointed by staff employees.
A divided Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Friday that the Constitution does not permit the government to get cell phone records from service providers without a search warrant.
President Trump’s executive order on Wednesday ending family separation at the border is entirely legal (at least for 20 days) and shows that good policy can make good politics, but he is also right that only Congress can permanently fix this situation.
Establishment politicians appear to be pushing President Trump to nominate a judge to the Fifth Circuit federal appeals court who could deflate the president’s base and deprive him of a historic opportunity to help make the Fifth Circuit the most conservative federal appellate court in the nation.
Wednesday marks one year since President Trump nominated Navy Captain Charles “Cully” Stimpson to be general counsel for the Department of the Navy, highlighting why the Senate’s August recess needed to be canceled.
President Donald Trump should make history by using his constitutional power to recall the Senate (but not the House) in August, canceling the August recess, and force the Senate to stay in session five (or six?) days per week until the Senate confirms a record number of federal judges and fills key positions in his administration to enact his America First agenda.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday unanimously threw out a lower court’s decision that had held that when the U.S. government has a pregnant illegal alien teenager in custody, the government must facilitate the teenager’s obtaining an abortion if she wants one.
The Supreme Court is setting aside a Colorado court ruling against a baker who wouldn’t make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. But the court is not deciding the big issue in the case, whether a business can refuse to serve gay and lesbian people.
The Constitution makes all U.S. presidents immune from prosecution for any crime—including obstruction of justice—until after they leave office, and are permanently immune from being prosecuted for using his constitutional powers to take official acts.
President Donald Trump’s State Department will reportedly announce a new trade agreement with United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday, scoring a victory in a trade dispute over UAE’s subsidizing its two state-owned airlines to the detriment of U.S.
Democrats are trying to resurrect a way to block President Trump’s judicial nominees with “blue slips” as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepares for a hearing Wednesday on the nomination of Ryan Bounds to be a judge on the U.S.
National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre announced in Dallas on Monday that the NRA’s board of directors has voted to elect the iconic Lt. Col. Oliver North as the new president of the NRA, making him partners with LaPierre and NRA chief lobbyist Chris Cox to lead the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the United States.
Senators confirmed conservative legal champion Kyle Duncan to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday, President Trump’s 14th confirmed lifetime appointment to the federal appellate courts.
President Donald Trump had a good day at the Supreme Court on Wednesday in the “travel ban” case involving immigrants from terror-prone nations, as a majority of the justices seemed to signal their agreement with the president’s lawyers on key points.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced on Friday that he will vote against CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become secretary of state because of Pompeo’s beliefs on marriage and sexuality — beliefs consistent with Pompeo’s Christian faith.
While experts can debate whether striking Syria is good policy, the legal reality should not be open to debate: President Donald Trump’s strikes against Syria were fully authorized by the U.S.
Justice Neil Gorsuch celebrates his one-year anniversary on the Supreme Court on Tuesday, having been sworn inon April 10, 2017. His first year reveals what could become one of President Donald Trump’s greatest legacy achievements.
WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump announced his 12th wave of judicial nominees for 19 lifetime federal judgeships on Tuesday, including two short-listers for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Secretaries James Mattis and Kirstjen Nielsen announced on Friday that the first troops are moving to the Mexican border after Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared “zero tolerance” for illegal crossings, followed on Saturday by a tweet from President Trump making clear that these actions an interagency response to seal the border.
Over a hundred conservative leaders issued a movement-wide statement on Friday, which begins, “Conservatives stand behind Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and thank him for the significant actions he has taken to implement President Trump’s deregulatory agenda.
A new movie coming out in theatres on Friday, Chappaquiddick, is a tragic drama revealing the sordid details and political damage-control surrounding the night that Sen. Ted Kennedy’s (D-MA) car went off a bridge near Edgartown, Massachusetts, leading to the death of young Mary Jo Kopechne and devastating damage to Kennedy’s presidential ambitions.
President Donald Trump’s said on Tuesday that he would order National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexican border, hours after leading transition policy adviser Ken Blackwell told Fox Business Network that sending troops would show a coherent Trump policy of treating illegal immigration as a national security and homeland security issue, using all the levers of American foreign and domestic power enact his policy.
Christians across the world are celebrating the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead 2,000 years ago, a claim so outrageously bold that some nonbelievers wonder how anyone could believe it.
WASHINGTON, DC – Professor Jonathan Turley, a top national legal expert on government prosecutions, commented on Thursday about Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to bring in U.S.
Christmas, Good Friday, and Easter together form the three seminal events that Christians believe are the focal point of history that will determine the destiny of humanity.
Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) clapped along at a March for Our Lives gun-control event in Indianapolis on Saturday, an unusual move for a vulnerable red-state senator, one that his 2018 Republican opponents were quick to criticize as indicating Donnelly’s lack of support for Second Amendment rights.
Congressional Republicans are surging in polls against Democrats on the generic ballot, narrowing Democratic leads in a Fox News poll, presenting evidence that increasingly suggests the GOP might retain control of Congress in the U.S.
The National Rifle Association is right to support President Trump’s call for state-level Emergency Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) – under which a court can take guns in rare situations for just a few days when there is evidence that a person may be on the verge of extreme violence – because such temporary measures are consistent with the original meaning of the Constitution’s Second Amendment and Due Process Clause.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) sued the State of Florida late Friday, asserting that the state’s changing the age for purchasing all firearms from 18 to 21 violates the Second Amendment to the U.S.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions should win a historic victory for President Donald Trump in his lawsuit against California’s sanctuary laws, but that victory will likely come only from the Supreme Court and only in 2020.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed prosecutors in 2017 to investigate matters Congress referred to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as growing scandals possibly involved criminal activities.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court on Monday granted review in two new cases that raise significant constitutional issues for reining in the scope and powers of the federal government.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to file a lawsuit on behalf of President Donald Trump and his administration against the State of California, Gov.
Christian leaders across the United States praised the life and work of America's Pastor the Rev. Billy Graham, who was laid to rest on Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina, at age 99.
WASHINGTON, DC – A gunshot reportedly fired near the north lawn of the White House led to reporters on lockdown inside the White House.
Federal law does not force immigration officials to either give aliens held in federal custody periodic court hearings or release those aliens into the general U.S. population, the U.S.
President Trump, Vice President Pence, Speaker Ryan, and Majority Leader McConnell gathered in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday where Rev. Billy Graham lay in honor, one of only four private citizens in American history ever to receive such a tribute.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled on Monday that it violates a federal sex-discrimination law if an employer discriminates against an employee based on sexual orientation, while dissenting judges in the case wrote that only Congress, not the courts, has the authority to change federal law.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared skeptical of a law permitting government labor unions to extract involuntary dues from workers’ paychecks, in a case pitting the First Amendment against the power of a central pillar of the Democratic Party.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) petition to decide whether the Trump administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is permitted by federal law.
Mark Levin joined SiriusXM hosts Matt Boyle and Amanda House at CPAC on Breitbart News Saturday, praising President Donald Trump’s actions for advancing conservatism.
President Donald Trump and Congress are taking official action to honor the passing of Rev. Billy Graham
White House Counsel Don McGahn addressed conservatives at CPAC on Thursday, explaining how President Donald Trump selects nominees for the U.S. Supreme Court and the lower federal courts.
Journalist Jill Abramson attacked Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday in the New York magazine, arguing for his impeachment. But Abramson and the women she cites in her hit piece are left-wing detractors of Thomas with credibility problems, and Abramson herself was reportedly fired from her previous job for not telling the truth.
Vice President Mike Pence thrilled the assembled throngs at CPAC near the nation’s capital in a speech addressing the full range of conservative issues, declaring that “2017 was the most consequential year in the history of the conservative movement,” and that President Donald Trump’s administration is just getting started on judges, the economy, and empowering American families.
Yet another federal appeals court has invalidated President Donald Trump’s immigration policy—this time the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Another Democrat-appointed federal judge ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) violated federal law when it canceled the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty, although this decision will not have any lasting impact because the Supreme Court is certain to take up the controversy in the coming days.
Members of the House Intelligence Committee are exploring ways to get testimony from Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts regarding FISA judges, but are deliberately trying to make sure they do not cross any constitutional lines in doing so.
Chairman Chuck Grassley’s (R-IA) Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) sent four more judicial nominees to the Senate floor and plans to pass another four at its next business meeting, advancing President Trump’s persistent march to keep his campaign promise of reshaping the federal judiciary.
Former Attorney General Edwin Meese III — perhaps the most revered icon for conservatives from the Reagan administration and one the most consequential attorneys general in American history — is praising Attorney General Jeff Sessions for his work at the U.S.
WASHINGTON, DC – President Donald Trump touted his commitment to several key constitutional issues in his State of the Union Address on Tuesday, including judicial appointments, religious liberty, the Second Amendment, and whether terrorists are entitled to constitutional protections.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions begins 2018 with a series of wins for President Donald Trump, delivering on several issues in a way that few others could, to the applause of the president’s base.
WASHINGTON, DC – The Supreme Court on Tuesday expedited its consideration of the Trump administration’s petition to review the legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s decision to end the DACA amnesty program for younger illegal aliens.
The Supreme Court on Monday completed its docket for the annual term that began in October 2017 and ends in June 2018, rounding out a term containing cases for the history books.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday granted review in the legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s permanent policy restricting entry into the United States from the residents of eight terror-prone nations, in what will be a historic case on presidential authority, national security, the role of the courts in immigration, and the Constitution’s guarantee of religious liberty.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Sunday criticized a federal judge’s order reinstating DACA as offensive for suggesting that ending DACA is racist. She went on to declare DACA unconstitutional, and unapologetically asserted that her oath of office is to follow the U.S.
A federal district court in California on Tuesday ordered the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to immediately reinstate DACA, in a lawsuit brought by former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano against current DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN) has launched a six-figure ad campaign thanking President Donald Trump and Senators Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) for their historic achievements on appointing federal judges during the first year of the Trump presidency.
Left-wing activists who breathlessly claimed that lawsuits against President Donald Trump for allegedly violating the Constitution’s Emoluments Clauses would lead to his expulsion from office are now probably disappointed because a Clinton-appointed federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit.
Even President Donald Trump’s critics cannot deny his historic success in 2017 in appointed judges to the Supreme Court and lower federal courts, exercising one of the greatest powers of the presidency in a way that will create a lasting legacy shaping the destiny of the nation.