For the first time, the election of Donald Trump as President is having a direct impact on the federal government’s operations — specifically, on President Obama’s sweeping new orders aimed at delaying the deportation of upwards of four million undocumented immigrants.
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With time running out on President Obama’s nomination of Circuit Judge Merrick B. Garland to be a Supreme Court Justice, a federal trial judge in Washington, D.C., on Thursday threw out a New Mexico lawyer’s lawsuit seeking to force a vote in the Senate.
The Supreme Court’s expressed hope that lawyers on both sides of the controversy over the birth-control mandate in the new federal health care law would come to an agreement is no nearer realization after six months.
Lyle Denniston, Constitution Daily’s Supreme Court correspondent, looks at how the incoming Trump administration could affect the legal debate over transgender rights at a federal, state and local level.
Arguing that the Senate’s Republican leaders have “stolen” a Supreme Court nomination, to deliver it to the new Trump administration, Oregon Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley is signaling a late campaign by his colleagues to get a vote on President Obama’s choice of Judge Merrick B. Garland for the court’s vacant seat.