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What You Need to Know About the North Korea Agreement

By Wesley Smith1528920513933

The historic five-hour meeting between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un ended with a signed agreement between the two leaders. It is not a treaty, as it does not contain any details as to implementation or a way forward in order to bring about the general goals in the signed agreement.

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The Complicated Hope of a Deal with North Korea

By Wesley Smith1528212074714

As the planned summit between the United States and North Korea was on, then off, and now on again, President Trump acknowledged that the phased dismantling of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program was a possibility. Many in the media latched onto this as a reversal of the President’s pledge that...

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Oral Argument in National Security Proclamation Case

By Edward White1525460400000

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments concerning the legality of President Trump’s National Security Proclamation . The Proclamation, issued in September, fulfilled the promise of President Trump’s March 6, 2017 National Security Executive Order. The March 6th...

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What We Need to Know About Negotiations with North Korea

By Wesley Smith1524153390228

It was revealed this week that CIA Director (and Secretary of State nominee) Mike Pompeo traveled Easter Weekend for personal talks with Kim Jong Un, the leader of North Korea. It was a surprising development, which comes as the United States and North Korea lay the groundwork for direct talks...

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National Security Proclamation Nearing Decision

By Edward White1523981064218

The legality of President Trump’s National Security Proclamation will be decided soon by the United States Supreme Court. The Court will hear oral argument on April 25th and should be issuing a decision by the end of June. In February, the American Center for Law and Justice (“ACLJ”) filed an...

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The Dangerous and Uncertain World We Live In

By Wesley Smith1521039600000

These are dangerous times, and the threat of war is greater now than at any time since the end of the Cold War, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday. Director Coats and Army Lieutenant General Robert Ashley, Jr., the director of the Defense...

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ACLJ Supports National Security at Supreme Court

By Edward White1519844655246

The American Center for Law and Justice (“ACLJ”) has filed an amicus (friend-of-the-court) brief in the United States Supreme Court urging the Court to continue to allow the full implementation of President Trump’s National Security Proclamation . The brief was filed with the support of the ACLJ’s...

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4th Circuit Rules Against Security Proclamation

By Edward White1519225200000

In a divided decision with a number of dissenting judges, a majority of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (thirteen active judges) affirmed a Maryland federal court’s injunction against the full implementation of President Trump’s National Security Proclamation . The Fourth Circuit stayed the...

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Another Failed Obama False Narrative Defeated

By Wesley Smith1517934397926

Last Week President Trump signed an Executive Order indicating his intention of keeping the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GITMO) open. The move reverses an Obama-era Executive Order to close the military prison — a goal that the former President was unable to achieve before leaving office in...

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Supreme Court to Review Immigration Proclamation

By Edward White1516734000000

The United States Supreme Court has announced it will review the decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld a Hawaii federal court’s injunction blocking the implementation of President Trump’s National Security Proclamation . The Proclamation is intended to begin enhanced vetting...

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9th Circuit Stays National Security Proclamation Ruling

By Edward White1514392261435

Late last week, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Hawaii federal court’s injunction blocking the implementation of President Trump’s National Security Proclamation . The Proclamation is designed to begin enhanced vetting procedures of foreign nationals seeking entry into the United...

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Victory: Defending Executive Action to Keep Us Safe

By ACLJ.org1513882800000

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at a few of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2017. From Day One, the ACLJ has consistently and successfully maintained that the President has both the constitutional and statutory authority to issue his Executive actions to keep...

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Fourth Circuit Hears National Security Case

By Edward White1513000800000

This past Friday, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals (thirteen active judges) heard oral argument in the case where a Maryland federal court enjoined the full implementation of President Trump’s National Security Proclamation . The Proclamation places travel restrictions on foreign nationals from...

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Oral Argument in National Security Case

By Edward White1512684000000

Yesterday afternoon, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument concerning a Hawaii federal court’s injunction blocking the full implementation of President Trump’s National Security Proclamation to begin enhanced vetting procedures of foreign nationals seeking entry into the United...

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SCOTUS Rules on Enhanced Vetting

By Edward White1512438120334

In a major victory for the Trump Administration as well as for our national security, the Supreme Court today granted the Administration’s motions to stay the preliminary injunctions imposed against the President’s National Security Proclamation . Those injunctions blocked the Proclamation from...

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Victory: ACLJ Plan to Defeat ISIS is Working

By ACLJ.org1512403324677

This is the latest installment in a year-end series looking back at a few of the numerous victories by the ACLJ in 2017. ISIS is the single greatest threat to international peace and security. They commit genocide against Christians, attack our allies, and seek to destroy us here at home. The ACLJ...

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North Korea: A Long-Term Threat

By Wesley Smith1512142167563

North Korea has launched 23 missiles since the beginning of 2017. Tuesday’s launch of an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (the third ICBM this year) flew higher and longer than any previous missile, traveling some 2800 miles into space (10 times higher than the International Space Station) for 50...

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National Security Proclamation at Supreme Court

By Edward White1511372196032

Earlier this week, the Trump Administration requested that the Supreme Court block a Hawaii federal judge’s recent injunction against the President’s National Security Proclamation . The Proclamation, issued in September, was intended to start enhanced vetting procedures of foreign nationals from...

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Appeals Court Blocking National Security Efforts

By Edward White1510761223565

Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stayed most of a Hawaii federal judge’s recent injunction against President Trump’s Proclamation to begin enhanced vetting procedures of foreign nationals seeking entry into the United States. The injunction prevented the full implementation of the...

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ACLJ to Tillerson: End Random Selection

By Jay Sekulow1509753515839

Today, the ACLJ sent a letter to the Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, advising him that he has the power to immediately close the legal loophole used by the terrorist Sayfullo Saipov to enter the United States: the Diversity Visa Program. There is no reason this program should remain in effect...

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