Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Mid-week report, Trump

CNN/Eliott C. McLaughlin, 1/31/17. "Trump's first days in office spawn dozens of lawsuits." 

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".... In his first 11 days at the country's helm, his travel ban and perceived conflicts of interest have spawned a handful of lawsuits, with plain tiffs contending the President of the United States should not be barring certain immigrants from entering the country and that his enterprises around the globe should not be accepting business from foreign governments.
Trump and his representatives have repeatedly defended the travel ban and dismissed concerns about potential conflicts of interest. Earlier this month Trump said he would transfer his business holdings to a trust run by his sons. As of midday Tuesday, Trump has been named in 41 federal lawsuits since his inauguration. By comparison, former President Barack Obama was named in 11 suits during his first 11 days in office -- some of them involving the long-debunked "birther" claims that Obama was not an American citizen."  Read more, lawsuits described, and includes videos.

Related article. SF Gate/San Francisco Chronicle/Evan Sernoffsky, 1/31/17, "SF sues over Trump's executive order targeting sanctuary cities." "San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera filed a federal lawsuit against President Trump on Tuesday, calling his executive order that seeks to withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities unconstitutional. The legal action is the first lawsuit from a major sanctuary city under threat from Trump’s executive order that aims to supersede local immigration policy while ratcheting up enforcement.'Not only is it unconstitutional, it’s un-American,' Herrera said at a City Hall news conference. 'It is necessary to defend the people of this city, this state and this country from the wild overreach of a president whose words and actions have thus far shown little respect for our Constitution or the rule of law.' The complaint, filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, cites the 10th Amendment of the Constitution that limits the federal government from interfering in powers reserved to states."
Note photograph/graphic. Donal Trump by Nam Y. Huh/AP, Business Insider/Politics/Allan Smith, 4/2/16, Politics/Donald Trump is posied to have another rough week." Prehistoric sea microfossil found in China reconstructed by S. Conway Morris/Jian Han from Science Daily, 1/30/17,"Bag-like sea creature was human's oldest known ancestor," (lived about 540 million years ago). "If the conclusions of the study, published in the journal Nature, are correct, then Saccorhytus was the common ancestor of a huge range of species, and the earliest step yet discovered on the evolutionary path that eventually led to humans, hundreds of millions of years later. .... Saccorhytus was about a millimetre in size, and probably lived between grains of sand on the seabed." 

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