Post Tagged with: "President Trump"

Is President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration to Fund Construction of a Border Wall Setting a Dangerous Precedent?

  By: Claude Ngatchou, Staff Writer   On February 15, during a news conference in the White House Rose Garden, President Trump announced that he would sign a spending bill to prevent another government shutdown and declared a national emergency to fund construction of a wall along the southern border.[1] […]

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Immigration Court Backlog Surpasses One Million Cases

By: Margaret Potter, Staff Writer   Two years after taking office, the Trump administration enforced quotas on immigration judges in 2018 requiring each judge “…to clear seven hundred cases a year or get docked points on their performance evaluations.”[1] In addition to this burden on immigration judges, then Attorney General […]

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Palestine Brings Complaint Against US in the International Court of Justice over Embassy Move

By Samantha Cook, Feature Editor  “Jerusalem’s political standing has long been, and remains, one of the most sensitive issues in American foreign policy, and indeed it is one of the most delicate issues in current international affairs.”[1] In his opinion in Zivotofsky v. Kerry, Justice Kennedy delicately handled the complexities […]

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“Conflict” in the Era of the AUMF

By Samantha Cook, Feature Editor   When asked to write a post on the topic of a conflict nation, I started to think about the nature of conflict. We typically think of war as an armed conflict between countries’ governments over some geographical, economic, political, or religious dispute. When that […]

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The Trump/Clifford Non-Disclosure Agreement: Violation of Public Policy and the First Amendment

By Wilson R. Huhn,* Professor of Law Introduction On Oct. 28, 2016, 11 days before the 2016 presidential election, Stephanie Clifford signed a non-disclosure agreement pursuant to which Ms. Clifford was paid $130,000 in exchange for her promise not to disclose any information about her alleged affair with Donald Trump.[1] […]

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Challenging the Ban: Legal Arguments by Attorney Generals of Wash., Minn., Against Trump Executive Order

  By David Zvirman, Staff Writer On February 9, 2017, the Ninth Circuit upheld the suspension of President Donald Trump’s executive order concerning the oft-called “travel ban.”[4] The actual title of this order is Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, and it was executed on […]

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