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Feds can't back out of landmark ruling protecting immigrant children

The Trump administration failed to satisfy the requirements of a landmark settlement when it sought to impose new rules governing the detention and release of immigrant children in federal custody and therefore cannot terminate the agreement, a Ninth Circuit panel ruled Tuesday.... Read more»0

9th Circuit: Trump's DOJ can't block grants to sanctuary cities

A 9th Circuit panel sided with a federal judge Thursday, upholding a decision to bar the Justice Department from imposing special conditions on policing grants for cities that refuse to help federal authorities detain and deport undocumented immigrants.... Read more»1

In wake of mass shootings, most voters support assault weapons ban

A poll released Wednesday found that a majority of Republicans support legislation banning assault weapons in the United States, a sentiment that contradicts President Donald Trump’s statements that there is no “political appetite” for such a ban. ... Read more»0