Category Archives: Law

Federal Funding Sanctuary Cities

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President Trump cracked down on sanctuary cities.  He ordered restrictions on federal funding to cities that refuse to turn over undocumented immigrants to the feds.  Federal District Court Judge William Orrick, blocked his order.

Last year President Obama threatened to pull federal funding from schools that don’t provide transgender restroom facilities. Trump revoked that rule in February.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had sued over the bathroom issue on the grounds that Obama had bypassed congressional authority. Judge Orick used the same reasoning to block Trump’s sanctuary order.

Getting Re-Accommodated with the Friendly Skies

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The cutline on my first sketch for this cartoon read, “You just got x-rayed, searched, and groped… now you’re surprised we’re taking your seat?!”

But I changed it when I read that United CEO Oscar Munoz said the airline “re-accomodated” the lucky passengers.

CNBC reports Munoz was named communicator of the year by a public relations group in March.

Nuclear Options Players

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As expected, Mitch McConnell pulled the trigger and made Chuck Schumer’s filibuster glow in the dark. As for the boy in the husky pants who runs North  Korea: he’s keeping his nuclear options open for now.

Democrat’s Self-Immolate Over Filibuster

 http://bokbluster.com/2017/04/07/self-immolate/ ‎

Well, Chuck Schumer went with the filibuster. And that caused the Democrats to self-immolate when Mitch McConnell applied the nuclear option. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch rose from the ashes.

Here’s how they voted.

Now that the filibuster has been vaporized, Senate Democrats are defenseless against the Republican majority’s future high court whims. Which does make for a nice fund raising theme. Not to mention that Republicans will be in the same boat when the tide turns.

Sanctuary Cities Federal Funds

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Attorney General Sessions says sanctuary cities are violating the law. So he plans to punish them by withholding federal funds.

They say that’s against the law.