Monday, February 12th, 2018


Trump Budget: Goes Big On Border Wall, Immigration Enforcement

  Trump’s 2019 Budget Goes Big On Border Wall, Immigration Enforcement Will Racke Immigration and Foreign Policy Reporter President Donald Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal asks for big increases in border security spending, including funds to build the border wall and hire thousands of immigration agents. Released Monday, the White House budget calls for $46 billion in discretionary spending for the Department of Homeland Security, an 8 percent increase over 2017 funding. Of that total, $23 billion would go toward border security, including $18 billion over two years toRead More

Trump Is Remaking Three Powerful Appeals Courts

  Trump Is Remaking These Three Powerful Appeals Courts Kevin Daley Supreme Court Reporter President Donald Trump released his eleventh wave of judicial nominees Monday, submitting candidates for three powerful federal appeals courts. The nominations could precipitate a conflict with Senate Democrats, as several nominees were named to vacancies in states represented by prominent Democrats. The nominees include Andrew Oldham for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Amy St. Eve and Michael Scudder Jr. for the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Mark Bennett for the 9thRead More

California: Judge’s Ruling Could Give Over 10,000 Sex Offenders Early Parole

  Judge’s Ruling Could Give Over 10,000 Sex Offenders Early Parole Anders Hagstrom Justice Reporter California prisons may be forced to let out thousands of sex offenders on early parole, despite Gov. Jerry Brown’s promises that no such thing would happen. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Allen Sumner’s ruling relates to the state’s recent referendum on Proposition 57 that orders California prisons to consider early parole for non-violent offenders, the Los Angeles Times reported. Brown, a Democrat, had promised voters that non-violent sex offenders would not see the benefits ofRead More