Tag Archives: federal

Is a Special Border Patrol Court System Violating Civil Rights?

Along the Mexican border, a special program called Operation Streamline deals with illegal aliens and immigrants and helps get them through the justice system quickly, but is it too fast? Under the system, individuals caught at the border are many…

Judge Blocks Parts of Arizona Immigration Law

An Arizona Federal Judge has issued an injunction, blocking many provisions of the new immigration law. In her opinion, the judge expressed concerns about illegal aliens being swept up by local police, and also expressed concerns the law treads on…

Federal Judge Declares Federal Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

US District Court Judge Joseph Tauro has ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. The ruling is widely regarded as a victory for gay-rights advocates. Eight married gay couples brought the suit, alleging that DOMA denied them…

Securities and Exchange Commission to Reorganize

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is trying to toughen up after the Bernie Madoff scandal. The SEC will reorganize many divisions in an attempt to react faster and crack down on individuals seeking to violate Federal regulations. The SEC…

State Attorneys General Threaten Suit over Health Care Bill

Republican attorneys general in 13 states say congressional leaders must remove Nebraska’s political deal from the federal health care reform bill or face legal action, according to a letter provided to The Associated Press Wednesday. "We believe this provision is…