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Executive Disorder: President Trump's zero-tolerance policy

"They already had been separated for two to three days," said Jaimes, who is in McAllen, Texas where the 17 immigrants were to have been prosecuted. For about a month, the Trump administration has been carrying out a “zero tolerance” policy, trying to prosecute every person who crosses the border outside of official ports of entry, including those requesting asylum and who have their children with them. While it has not yet reached 100 percent ... Full story

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks on Capitol Hill"

Reuters Top News: "LIVE: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen speaks on Capitol Hill" - - - - - -. - Sorry, this site requires JavaScript for full functionality. Please enable JavaScript in your browser and reload the page. Full story

'Extraordinary' Strzok removal shows FBI agents in crosshairs from IG probe

Peter Strzok’s abrupt removal from his FBI office this week signaled that the Justice Department inspector general's work is already leading to consequences for bureau officials ensnared in various probes -- with potentially more repercussions to come. Strzok, who worked on both the Clinton email and Russia probes, was escorted from the FBI on Tuesday, following a referral for further investigation from DOJ IG Michael Horowitz. The watchdog, as ... Full story

Despite Trump’s Order, for Many Families the Nightmare Is Just Beginning

- Despite Trump’s Order, for Many Families the Nightmare Is Just Beginning | American Civil Liberties Union. -. -. -. -. -. -. Jump to navigation Skip navigation. - Know your rights. Do you know your rights? These easy-to-use resources were created by the ACLU so you can have your rights at your fingertips. - Defending our rights. Go to Defending Our Rights. The ACLU works tirelessly in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and ... Full story

Supreme Court lets states force online retailers to collect sales tax

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - States may force online retailers to collect potentially billions of dollars in sales taxes, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a major ruling on Thursday that undercut an advantage many e-commerce companies have enjoyed over brick-and-mortar rivals. In a 5-4 ruling upholding a South Dakota law challenged by Wayfair Inc, Inc and Newegg Inc, the justices overturned a 1992 high court precedent that had barred ... Full story

West Virginia Supreme Court justice faces 395 years behind bars in federal fraud case

Allen H. Loughry II, a 47-year-old justice at the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, was charged by a federal grand jury on Wednesday with numerous fraud, false statement, and witness tampering offenses. (West Virginia Court). A West Virginia Supreme Court justice faces up to 395 years in prison and $5.5 million in fines after being hit with a 22-count indictment on numerous charges of fraud and corruption. Allen H. Loughry II, a ... Full story

Trump's executive order only protects against family separation for 20 days

Though President Trump declared that the executive order he signed Wednesday would "solve" the problem of family separation while parents are prosecuted for illegal border crossing, the order is really only good for 20 days, CBS News' Paula Reid reports, citing a source familiar with the drafting of the order. The order does not override the 1993 Flores v. Reno Supreme Court case, which says that detained migrant children cannot be held in ... Full story

Trump signs executive order to stop family separations - CNNPolitics

(CNN) President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to prevent undocumented immigrant families from being separated at the US-Mexico border. "By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq., it is hereby ordered as follows:. Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of this Administration to rigorously ... Full story

Judge Andrew Napolitano: Can the FBI be independent?

When President Donald Trump appointed Atlanta lawyer Christopher Wray to succeed James Comey as the director of the FBI, my initial reaction was not positive. Wray is a veteran of the Department of Justice and is part of that good-old-boy DOJ network that knows how to protect its own. Indeed, when then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a former U.S. attorney, needed a good criminal defense lawyer -- whose millions in fees were paid by New Jersey ... Full story

Yes, you can call the border centers ‘concentration camps,’ but apply the history with care Post

Snow covered the railroad tracks leading to the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland in 1945. (AP Photo/Stanislaw Mucha). If Godwin has a law clerk, she is working overtime this week. I refer to the truism Godwin’s Law: that all arguments eventually end with Hitler and the Holocaust. Everyone, it seems, is hurling comparisons between the American detention centers housing refugee children at the Mexican border and Nazi concentration ... Full story