Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by second federal judge

Trump’s latest travel ban blocked by second federal judge

US President Donald Trump’s latest attempt to bar citizens of eight countries from entering the US has suffered a second federal court defeat. Judges in Hawaii and Maryland issued separate temporary restraining orders on the open-ended travel ban. Both judges cited Mr Trump’s campaign description of it as a “Muslim ban”. The policy targets travellers from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea, as well as some Venezuelan officials. Two previous iterations of the ban targeted six Muslim-majority countries, and were widely referred to by Trump officials as…

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Home Secretary asked to expedite civil judge recruitment process

Home Secretary asked to expedite civil judge recruitment process

The Madras High Court Bench here on Thursday directed the State Home Secretary to expedite the process of amending the Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service (Cadre and Recruitment) Rules, 2007, and the Right of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, as requested by the Registrar General of the High Court for filling up vacancies in lower judiciary in the State. A Division Bench of Justices A. Selvam and N. Authinathan issued the interim direction on a public interest litigation filed by advocate R. Silambaraj seeking a direction to the State government,…

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Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

US President Donald Trump has attacked the judge who blocked his travel ban, saying Americans should blame the courts “if something happens”. Mr Trump also said he had instructed border officials to check people entering America “very carefully”. The ban, affecting people from seven mainly-Muslim countries, was blocked by the federal judge in Seattle on Friday. Saturday saw a federal appeals court reject the Trump administration’s request to reinstate the ban. This means that Mr Trump’s directive will remain suspended and visa holders from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan…

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US actor Judge Reinhold ’embarrassed’ by airport arrest

US actor Judge Reinhold ’embarrassed’ by airport arrest

US actor Judge Reinhold has said he is “just embarrassed” after being arrested in a confrontation with security officials at a Texas airport. Police say he was held on a disorderly conduct charge after refusing to go through screening at Dallas Love Field. Authorities say the 59-year-old then declined a pat-down by airport security. Reinhold co-starred in 1980s films such as Beverly Hills Cop and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. According to reports, the actor used explicit language and took his shirt off after being asked to undergo a second…

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