Phoenix Council Rejects Sanctuary City Proposal

Phoenix Council Rejects Sanctuary City Proposal

Phoenix Council Rejects Sanctuary City Proposal   PHOENIX (Courthouse News) – 2/16/17 –  Phoenix will not become a sanctuary city, after its City Council voted 7-2 against the measure Wednesday in a raucous and contentious meeting. The vote came two weeks after a petition was submitted to the City Council by Rick Robinson, a two-time Republican […]

Boeing South Carolina Workers Say Resounding No to Unionization

Boeing South Carolina Workers Say Resounding No to Unionization (Courthouse News) – 2/16/17 – Workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant in North Charleston overwhelmingly rejected an effort to unionize the plant on Wednesday, voting 2,097 to 731 to preserve the status quo at the facility that turns out the aerospace giant’s 787 Dreamliner. A total […]

Oregon Counties Fight Obama Expansion of National Monument

Oregon Counties Fight Obama Expansion of National Monument

WASHINGTON (Courthouse News) – Seventeen Oregon counties have challenged President Obama’s 48,000-acre expansion of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon, claiming the executive order prohibits logging the counties desperately need. President Bill Clinton designated the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument of 52,000 acres straddling the California and Oregon border on June 6, 2000. Eight days before he left […]

February 2017 Headline News

02/22/17 Women who assassinated half-brother of Kim Jong Un coated hands in poison, official says Trump administration issues new immigration enforcement policies, says goal is not ‘mass deportations’ Ex-Guantanamo Detainee Jamal Al-Harith Became Suicide Bomber Iran ready to give U.S. ‘slap in the face’ Democrat Maxine Waters Calls Trump Cabinet Picks: “A Bunch of Scumbags” […]

California Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing IDs and U.S. Treasury Checks

California Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing IDs and U.S. Treasury Checks

Conspired to Cash Tax Refund and Social Security Checks Worth More Than $500,000 An El Cerrito, California man pleaded guilty today to aggravated identity theft and conspiring to steal government funds, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Brian J. Stretch for the Northern […]

California Man Agrees to Plead Guilty to Plotting Violent Attacks and Buying Firearms for Shooter in San Bernardino Terrorist Attack

California Man Agrees to Plead Guilty to Plotting Violent Attacks and Buying Firearms for Shooter in San Bernardino Terrorist Attack

Enrique Marquez Jr., 25, of Riverside, California – longtime friend of Syed Rizwan Farook, the male shooter in the San Bernardino, California terrorist attack – agreed to plead guilty to conspiring with Farook in 2011 and 2012 to provide material support to terrorists. The announcement was made by Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security […]

Readout of Feb. 13, 2017 Events for Attorney General Sessions

Readout of Feb. 13, 2017 Events for Attorney General Sessions

2/13/17 – Attorney General Jeff Sessions sat down with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel this afternoon in the Attorney General’s conference room to discuss what might be done to combat the shootings and murders in that city and bring back proactive community policing. The Attorney General also had a detailed and productive conversation with Secretary of […]

BuzzFeed Apologizes to Alleged Hacker in Wake of Libel Lawsuit

BuzzFeed Apologizes to Alleged Hacker in Wake of Libel Lawsuit

(Courthouse News) – 2/10/17 –  Hit with a libel lawsuit over its publication of a dossier with unverified claims that a Russian tech guru executed cyber-attacks on the Democratic party, BuzzFeed apologized for releasing the man’s name but stood by its decision to publish the document. In a written statement provided to Courthouse News, the internet […]

Michigan Unions Lose Campaign Finance Fight

CINCINNATI (Courthouse News) – 2/10/17 – Michigan’s elimination of payroll deductions to political candidates does not infringe on union employees’ First Amendment rights, but it cannot be implemented until current collective-bargaining agreements expire, the Sixth Circuit ruled. Argued last week, Michigan State AFL-CIO v. Schuette focused on changes made to the Michigan Campaign Finance Act, or MCFA, following the […]