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Judge halts deportation of 1,400 Iraqis over Justice Dept objections

July 13, 2017 Featured
Protesters rally outside the federal court just before a hearing to consider a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of Iraqi nationals facing deportation, in Detroit, Michigan, US, June 21, 2017 © Rebecca Cook / Reuters – 13/7/17 A federal judge in Detroit, Michigan has stopped the deportation of 1,400 Iraqi nationals, many of them Christians, asserting jurisdiction in the case despite objections from the US Justice Department. “This Court concludes that to enforce the Congressional mandate that district courts lacks jurisdiction – despite the compelling context of this case […]

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Holy heat: Alabama church police force one step closer to being legal

April 12, 2017 News
© Cryx88 / Wikipedia – 12/4/17 The Alabama Senate has approved a bill authorizing the Briarwood Presbyterian Church to establish its own police force. Those opposed fear the blessed badges may be more faithful to the Birmingham-based church than the rule of law. On Tuesday, Alabama’s upper legislative chamber voted 24-4 to pass Senate Bill 193, which some […]

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