On Friday, President Trump scored another victory, as a three-judge panel ruled against congressional Democrats, dismissing their emoluments lawsuit, the first case where they sued Trump, that alleged Trump violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution, arguing he had done so because his ownership of certain businesses meant that he was receiving payments from foreign officials without approval from Congress.
The Emoluments Clause of the Constitution states, “no person holding any office … shall, without the consent of Congress” accept gifts or other benefits from foreign states.
Democrats had issued over 35 subpoenas demanding a response from the Trump administration by July 29 after Emmet Sullivan of the US District Court in Washington ruled in January that they could continue with the legal discovery process, but then the Justice Department asked an appeals court to block the lawsuit, which was first filed on June 14, 2017, writing that Trump was “likely to suffer irreparable injury” because of “intrusive discovery into his personal finances based on the public office he holds.”
Trump was enormously persistent in challenging the lawsuit; a district court had originally ruled the members filing the lawsuit had “sustained their burden to show that they have standing to bring their claims.” Trump then moved to certify the district court’s standing order for interlocutory appeal, which was denied in June 2019. Trump again moved to certify the district court’s standing order and was denied again. Then Trump petitioned the appeals court for a writ of mandamus, which was also denied. But the court also remanded the matter “for immediate reconsideration of the motion to certify,” prompting the district court to certify both dismissal denials for interlocutory appeal and stay its proceedings. The appeals court then granted the interlocutory appeal.
A sign of things to come?
Are you listening?
Do you have eyes to see?
How obvious does He need to make it?
If the one raised and sent to occupy 19 years ago to “stop greater destruction” loses position if the missions are not supported adequately to hold position, who’s fault is that?
The obedient one with unsustainable debt donated to the people to get in and hold position out of obedience to protect and raise up others believing if others saw 20 years of miracles they would understand the importance of providing enough support to keep the prophet in the zone?
Does anyone actually read or believe the bible? You remember the woman who provided the room for the prophet when he came into the city? SHE KNOWS GOD BETTER THAN MOST and why this is important !
Note: If he who was raised and sent and plowed and poured out his life for NY city was completely unaffected and indeed directed in an entirely new direction this day and didn’t even know this was happening, ie.. his life was completely unaffected by this, then this message is clearly not to him.
It has nothing to do with his obedience or laying down his life in obedience to Him, for others.
The following video illustrates how good deep fakes are becoming. If you didn’t know this was fake, a casual viewer could be forgiven for believing this real footage. And in a short time this will be regarded crude.
A study carried out by Statistics Sweden has indicated that migrant unemployment rates are sky high and that social welfare services are being disproportionately relied on by low-skilled migrants from the Middle East and North Africa, Aftonbladet reports.
The study examined statistics on how migrants who came in 2015 and after, who today have permanent residence permits, are sustaining themselves economically. What the study found was shocking.
The process of getting refugee status, a green card, and citizenship will become way more intrusive.
The Department of Homeland Security plans to expand its social media profile collection program from US visa applicants to also include data from immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees.
The DHS published a notice on the federal registry describing its future data collection practice this week.
The agency plans to ask immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees to provide usernames — without passwords — for 19 social networking sites:
Ask.fm (Q&A site)
Douban (China-based social network)
Facebook (social network)
Flickr (image hosting portal)
Instagram (image sharing social network)
LinkedIn (job seeking portal)
MySpace (social network)
Pinterest (image saving/categorization service)
QZone (QQ) (China-based social network, IM app)
Reddit (discussion board)
Sina Weibo (China-based microblogging service)
Tencent Weibo (China-based microblogging service)
Tumblr (blogging platform)
Twitter (microblogging service)
Twoo (Belgium-based social network)
Vine (video sharing site)
VKontakte (VK) (Russia-based social network)
Youke (China-based video sharing portal)
YouTube (video sharing portal)
These are the same social media profiles that the DHS had been collecting through the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency from US visa applications — people who applied for entry in the US from a country where a visa card is required.
The DHS has been collecting social media profile information from visa applicants since December 2016. Initially, the social media profile fields were optional, but the DHS made themobligatory for all visa applications in May, this year. See a full timeline here.
Mr. Nadler, the House Judiciary Chairman, was seated inside a school gymnasium in Manhattan when his head slumped.
Representative Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, was taken to a hospital after apparently fainting during a news conference on Friday in Manhattan.
Mr. Nadler, 71, was seated at a table in a gymnasium at Public School 199 on the Upper West Side, where Mayor Bill de Blasio was heralding the expansion of New York City’s speed camera program.
Thirty minutes after Mr. Nadler, a Democrat of Manhattan, made brief remarks, his head appeared to slump. A woman seated behind Mr. Nadler pointed at him, and then Mr. de Blasio attempted to revive him as spectators became alarmed.
Just in time for the midterm elections, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream has launched “pecan resist,” a flavor the company says is meant to convey that “We can peacefully resist the Trump administration’s regressive and discriminatory policies and build a future that values inclusivity, equality, and justice for people of color, women, the LGBTQ community, refugees, and immigrants.” Also, that “We cannot ignore the Trump administration’s attacks on our values, our environment, and our very humanity.”
Ben & Jerry’s is a wholly owned subsidiary of Unilever, the British-Dutch consumer products company. So if you oppose foreign interference in American elections (say, Russia 2016) or corporate involvement in American elections (say, you disagree with the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision), or even if you just prefer your ice cream with hot fudge or whipped cream on top rather than partisan politics, maybe choose a different brand? I guess in Ben & Jerry’s defense, it also took on President Obama back in 2015 by criticizing his Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. Maybe Ben & Jerry’s should roll out a flavor devoted to thanking Trump for killing the TPP?
Closely-watched rankings suggest uncertainty over Brexit has had a short-term impact on the City of London’s status.
London has lost its status as the world’s top financial centre, according to rankings showing gains for post-Brexit rivals.
The latest Z/Yen Global Financial Centres Index showed New York overtaking the UK’s capital for the first time since 2015.
The City think tank, which compiles its lists using data from international bodies such as the World Bank and responses to a survey, said there was evidence London had been knocked, but only slightly, by uncertainty over Brexit.
:: Why Brexit may not spell end of London
Rivals within the EU for financial services business currently in the UK were among the cities making the greatest strides, the report said, though Asian centres stood out.
“Zurich, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Vienna, and Milan moved up the rankings significantly.