Pro-Gun States Urge Justices to Take On California

Saying high court intervention is needed again on gun rights, the attorneys general of 26 states signed an amicus brief Thursday that calls on the justices to put California’s tough restrictions on concealed-carry permits in their crosshairs.

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9th Circuit Grills Trump Administration Over Travel Ban

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday appeared unmoved by the Trump administration’s request to reinstate the travel ban, but at least one judge expressed skepticism that discrimination against Muslims motivated the president’s controversial executive order.

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White House Calls Travel Ban ‘a Lawful Exercise’ of Authority

President Donald Trump was well within his constitutional authority to issue the ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations, government attorneys said in a response filed with the Ninth Circuit on Monday afternoon. Washington state and others – including 97 corporations and businesses – filed briefs over the weekend, arguing that the president’s power is not unlimited, that his order discriminates on religious grounds and ultimately endangers Americans.

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