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A Fifth Circuit panel on Friday questioned the legality of Texas requiring local communities to “fulfill” detainer requests by federal immigration agents when the federal government may not compel states and communities to do so itself.
With the travel ban's expiration on Sunday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has made recommendations for additional travel restrictions, an official confirmed Friday, but the president is still weighing his options.
The Trump administration has appealed to the Sixth Circuit a Michigan federal court’s July decision to bar the deportation of more than a thousand Iraqi immigrants and giving them a chance to reopen their administrative cases on the grounds that their home country has become too hostile for their return.
The Supreme Court’s decision to take up a constitutional challenge to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is another sign of its growing skepticism of the administrative state, ex-U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. said Friday, offering a fresh take on a case that has the patent world on the edge of its seat.
Reducing federal tax rates on individuals and businesses is an “extremely important priority” for Congress according to one-fifth of recently polled Americans, but other issues are weighing more heavily on their minds.