The United States Supreme Court handed a major victory to the Trump administration Tuesday; saying the federal government can deport illegal immigrants released from prison and detain those with criminal records.
“The Supreme Court on Tuesday handed the Trump administration a victory in its battle to clamp down on illegal immigration by making it easier to detain immigrants with criminal records,” reports Fox News.
“The ruling that federal immigration authorities can detain immigrants awaiting deportation anytime after they have been released from prison on criminal charges represents a victory for President Trump,” adds the article.
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BREAKING: Supreme Court STRIKES DOWN Law Banning ‘Political Apparel’ from Polls
The United States Supreme Court struck down a Minnesota statute Thursday that barred individuals from wearing “political apparel” to polling stations, saying the law had “good intentions” but overstepped government authority and violated free speech.
In a 7-2 ruling, the justices ruled against the state over a lawsuit that banned a Minnesota resident from wearing a “tea party shirt” while voting.
“Minnesota, like other states, has sought to strike the balance in a way that affords the voter the opportunity to exercise his civic duty in a setting removed from the clamor and din of electioneering,” Chief Justice John Roberts said. “While that choice is generally worthy of our respect, Minnesota has not supported its good intentions with a law capable of reasoned application.”
Currently 11 states and the District of Columbia ban voters from wearing politically-themed “badges, buttons, or other insignias” inside or near the “polling place.”
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BREAKING: Supreme Court Says States CAN FORCE Shoppers to Pay Online Sales Tax
The United States Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states have the authority to force online shoppers to pay sales tax; a move that could generate billions of dollars and significantly raise prices of commonly bought goods.
The 5-4 ruling strikes down a decades-old decision that impacted online sales; clearing the path for local governments to charge sales tax on goods regardless of whether or not the business has a “physical” footprint within its boundaries.
“Each year the physical presence rule becomes further removed from economic reality and results in significant revenue losses to the States. These critiques underscore that the physical presence rule, both as first formulated and as applied today, is an incorrect interpretation of the Commerce Clause,” wrote Justice Anthony Kennedy.
The decision is a big win for major corporations such as Apple and Walmart, who generally pay sales tax due to their “physical presence” in most states throughout the country.