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Tom Hals

Trump's Mexican tariffs test limits of U.S. emergency powers: legal experts

01 Jun 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump's proposal to impose a tariff on all Mexican goods to push Mexico to halt a surge in illegal immigrants is likely to be challenged in court and will test the scope of the president's emergency powers.

U.S. judge rejects Trump administration move to start wall construction

30 May 2019

A federal judge rejected on Thursday an effort by the Trump administration to begin construction on a wall on the border with Mexico while it appeals a ruling that found funding for the wall was likely not authorized by Congress.

Trump's diversion of billions for border wall faces first U.S. court test

17 May 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives took its battle over the Trump administration's border wall to federal court on Friday, urging a judge to stop billions of dollars from being transferred towards construction of the barrier without approval by Congress.

Second U.S. appeals court rules Trump cannot end protections for 'Dreamers'

17 May 2019

WILMINGTON, Del A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that President Donald Trump cannot end a programme that shielded from deportation immigrants brought into the country illegally as children, the second time the administration has lost an appeal on the issue.

Long fight over error in JPMorgan loan to GM settles for $231 million

14 May 2019

WILMINGTON, Del Lenders and hundreds of investors agreed on Monday to pay $231 million to end their decade-long legal fight over a clerical error in a $1.5 billion loan to General Motors that was administered by JPMorgan Chase & Co , according to court documents.

Boeing names special adviser to CEO amid 737 MAX crisis

01 May 2019

SEATTLE/WILMINGTON, Del. Boeing Co on Wednesday named a new senior adviser to Chief Executive Officer Dennis Muilenburg and the board of directors as the world's largest planemaker faces its biggest crisis in years after two deadly crashes of its 737 MAX.

Rights groups challenge warrantless cellphone searches at U.S. border

01 May 2019

WILMINGTON, Del. U.S. officials at ports of entry improperly contend they are entitled to confiscate and search travelers' cellphones and other devices without warrants to enforce laws that cover more than customs and immigration, according to a court filing by civil rights groups on Tuesday.

Top Kansas court rules state constitution protects abortion rights

27 Apr 2019

The Kansas Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the state's constitution protects a woman's right to an abortion and upheld an injunction blocking a state law that would have banned a common second trimester abortion procedure.

Judge gives U.S. six months to identify separated migrant children

25 Apr 2019

A U.S. judge said on Thursday he would order the Trump administration to comb through the records of 47,000 immigrant children and within six months identify those separated from their parents after crossing the Mexican border.

U.S. court upholds most of California's 'sanctuary' migrant laws

18 Apr 2019

The Trump administration lost a court bid on Thursday aimed at striking down California's "sanctuary" statutes that prevent local law enforcement from helping the U.S. government's crackdown on illegal immigration.

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