Three-Judge Panel Strikes Down Injunction Against Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law, Allowing it to Go into Effect

A federal appeals court struck down an injunction issued last year that blocked a Texas law prohibiting local governments in the state from adopting certain “sanctuary city” immigration policies. The law, known as Senate Bill 4 allows Texas law enforcement officers to inquire about individuals’ immigration status whom they are detaining. Under the bill, city […]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Sues California Over “Sanctuary State” Laws

The Department of Justice has announced a lawsuit against the state of California over some its “sanctuary” immigration policies.  The lawsuit alleges that the state of California obstructs the federal government from enforcing existing immigration laws. The DOJ cites three California statutes that impede the federal government’s enforcement of immigration regulations.  One, the Immigration Worker […]

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Judge President Trump Once Decried as “Mexican” Rules in Favor of Administration in Building of Border Wall

A U.S. District Court Judge has ruled in favor of the Trump administration, allowing them to begin construction of a wall along the southern border of the U.S., bypassing environmental statues for its construction.  The lawsuit had been brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, the California Coastal Commission, and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. […]

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California’s Democratic Party Declines to Endorse Feinstein in Crushing Blow, Signaling State Party’s Shift to the Left

Senator Diane Feinstein was dealt a stunning rebuke when delegates to the California Democratic Party’s annual convention declined to endorse her reelection bid today. Torn between moderate and ideological forces, delegates voted for a progressive rival to Feinstein – state Senate leader Kevin de Leon – by a count of 54% to 37%.  The threshold is 60% […]

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According to Former Medical Director, Aetna, Nation’s Third Largest Insurer, Doesn’t Review Medical Records When Deciding Whether to Approve or Deny Coverage

California’s insurance commissioner has launched an investigation into healthcare provider Aetna after a former medical director testified under oath that he never looked at patients’ records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.  The former Aetna official said that per the company’s training, he relied on nurses who reviewed individual patients’ records and made […]

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Thomas Fire, Burning for More Than a Month Finally Contained Authorities Say

The largest fire in California’s modern history is now 100% contained the US Forest Service said yesterday.  The Thomas Fire, as it was named, started on December 4 and has been burning since.  According to authorities, 281,900 acres have been consumed, more than the size of the cities of Dallas and Miami combined. The cause […]

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Death Toll from Violent Mudslides that Hit Southern California Stands at 17

Deadly mudslides hit parts of California this week devastating entire communities and wreaking havoc on areas still recovering from deadly wildfires.  The death toll from the slides currently stands at 17. The mudslides were triggered by a heavy downpour early on Tuesday.  Residents describe the sound of the mudslides and the speed with which they […]

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