Justice Dept. Asks Court to Lift Injunction Against Immigration Action

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Justice Dept. Asks Court to Lift Injunction Against Immigration Action

Administration Asks Court to Lift Order Halting Immigration Programs. Obama wants to give Social Security numbers, green cards and work permits to some who are in the country illegally, and guarantee them they won’t be deported for at least two years The U.S. government on Thursday asked an appeals court to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s executive action to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, arguing it can’t wait for the judge who blocked the action to make a ruling on a similar request.The Obama administration, fighting a lawsuit by 26 states against the president’s executive actions on immigration, asked a federal appeals court Thursday ...

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Obama asks appeals court to re-start amnesty

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Obama asks appeals court to re-start amnesty

Administration Asks Court to Lift Order Halting Immigration Programs. Obama wants to give Social Security numbers, green cards and work permits to some who are in the country illegally, and guarantee them they won’t be deported for at least two years The U.S. government on Thursday asked an appeals court to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama’s executive action to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation, arguing it can’t wait for the judge who blocked the action to make a ruling on a similar request.The Obama administration, fighting a lawsuit by 26 states against the president’s executive actions on immigration, asked a federal appeals court Thursday ...

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Obama administration backs gay marriages in Supreme Court

Rubric: Court Justices | 7 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Obama administration backs gay marriages in Supreme Court

Diverse groups tell Supreme Court they support same-sex marriage (+video). WASHINGTON — The Obama administration thinks the Supreme Court should rule that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, according to a brief filed by Justice Department lawyers on Friday.WASHINGTON — A wide spectrum of political, religious, and business groups – including the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots – filed legal briefs at the US Supreme Court on Friday urging the justices to rule in favor of same-sex marriage in the upcoming blockbuster case. The filings are among more than 70 friend of the court briefs being submitted in support of same-sex couples in Ohio, Michigan, Tennessee, ...

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Insurance and Marijuana Could Occupy Supreme Court for Months

Rubric: Court Justices | 7 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Insurance and Marijuana Could Occupy Supreme Court for Months

Another Moment Of Truth For Obamacare–And For The Supreme Court. WASHINGTON — The legal campaign to destroy President Obama’s health care law may be nearing its conclusion, but as the Supreme Court deliberates over the law’s fate, the search for a replacement by Republican lawmakers is finally gaining momentum. Burwell — the dispute over whether the federal government may continue to provide subsidized health insurance to people living in two-thirds of the states. But the prospects of legal victory have also raised practical and political fears that Republicans will take the blame for the health care crisis that would follow. If the plaintiffs prevail, about 7.5 million residents ...

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Diverse groups tell Supreme Court they support same-sex marriage (+video)

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Diverse groups tell Supreme Court they support same-sex marriage (+video)

Civil rights groups ask judge to order gay-marriage licenses in Alabama. WASHINGTON — A wide spectrum of political, religious, and business groups – including the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots – filed legal briefs at the US Supreme Court on Friday urging the justices to rule in favor of same-sex marriage in the upcoming blockbuster case. Feb. 9, 2015: Shay French, right, and Kiera Willis, both of Mobile, Ala., embrace after learning that Mobile County probate judge Don Davis refused to issue marriage licenses at the Mobile County Probate office. (AP) MOBILE, Ala. – A group of civil rights organizations filed a motion Friday asking a federal judge to order Alabama probate judges ...

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Another Moment Of Truth For Obamacare–And For The Supreme Court

Rubric: Court Justices | 7 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Another Moment Of Truth For Obamacare–And For The Supreme Court

Another Moment Of Truth For Obamacare–And For The Supreme Court. As a court spokesperson confirmed, the justices are following their custom Friday by holding a private conference. WASHINGTON — The legal campaign to destroy President Obama’s health care law may be nearing its conclusion, but as the Supreme Court deliberates over the law’s fate, the search for a replacement by Republican lawmakers is finally gaining momentum. Burwell — the dispute over whether the federal government may continue to provide subsidized health insurance to people living in two-thirds of the states. But the prospects of legal victory have also raised practical and political fears that Republicans ...

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GOP scrambles to destroy Obamacare as battle ramps up in Supreme Court

Rubric: Court Justices | 7 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
GOP scrambles to destroy Obamacare as battle ramps up in Supreme Court

As Supreme Court Weighs Health Law, G.O.P. Is Planning to Replace It. WASHINGTON — The legal campaign to destroy President Obama’s health care law may be nearing its conclusion, but as the Supreme Court deliberates over the law’s fate, the search for a replacement by Republican lawmakers is finally gaining momentum. The lawsuit asserts that the 2010 law bars health insurance subsidies for residents of three dozen states that relied on the federal government to set up their individual health insurance exchanges rather than doing so themselves. But the prospects of legal victory have also raised practical and political fears that Republicans will take the blame for the health care crisis ...

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White House Urges High Court To Back Same-Sex Unions Nationwide

Rubric: Court Justices | 7 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
White House Urges High Court To Back Same-Sex Unions Nationwide

Civil rights groups ask judge to order gay-marriage licenses in Alabama. Feb. 9, 2015: Shay French, right, and Kiera Willis, both of Mobile, Ala., embrace after learning that Mobile County probate judge Don Davis refused to issue marriage licenses at the Mobile County Probate office. (AP) MOBILE, Ala. – A group of civil rights organizations filed a motion Friday asking a federal judge to order Alabama probate judges to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and to expand a suit challenging the state’s gay-marriage ban. President Obama’s winding path on same-sex marriage reached a major new milepost Friday when his administration told the Supreme Court that the Constitution does ...

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Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different

Rubric: Court Justices | 7 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Health care at the high court: 5 ways this time is different

As Supreme Court Weighs Health Law, G.O.P. Is Planning to Replace It. WASHINGTON — The legal campaign to destroy President Obama’s health care law may be nearing its conclusion, but as the Supreme Court deliberates over the law’s fate, the search for a replacement by Republican lawmakers is finally gaining momentum. The lawsuit asserts that the 2010 law bars health insurance subsidies for residents of three dozen states that relied on the federal government to set up their individual health insurance exchanges rather than doing so themselves. But the prospects of legal victory have also raised practical and political fears that Republicans will take the blame for the health care crisis ...

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Same-sex couple’s adoption case headed to Supreme Court

Rubric: Court Justices | 7 Mar 2015 | no comments yet »
Same-sex couple’s adoption case headed to Supreme Court

Civil rights groups ask judge to order gay-marriage licenses in Alabama. The reigning baseball and football champions, along with baseball’s small-market Tampa Bay Rays, are among the thousands of businesses, religious groups, advocacy organizations and politicians who are filing legal briefs at the Supreme Court in support of gay marriage. Feb. 9, 2015: Shay French, right, and Kiera Willis, both of Mobile, Ala., embrace after learning that Mobile County probate judge Don Davis refused to issue marriage licenses at the Mobile County Probate office. (AP) MOBILE, Ala. – A group of civil rights organizations filed a motion Friday asking a federal judge to order Alabama probate judges to issue ...

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