The Supreme Court delivered a mixed ruling on Monday that will allow President Trump to implement his travel ban against six Muslim majority nations — but only for visitors lacking ties to the United States.
The court ruled that Trump may bar people from six majority Muslim countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — if they have no “bona fide” relationship to the U.S. Those that have established ties will be allowed to continue entering the country, which covers the majority of visitors from those countries.
More than 100,000 people legally entered the U.S. from the six countries in fiscal 2016, which ended last Sept. 30, according to State Department data.
Nearly 30,000 had immigrant visas, more than 25,000 arrived as refugees and thousands more came on student, diplomatic and research visas that Continue reading “Here are some of the people who are affected by trumps travel ban after supreme court rule”
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to let President Trump’s immigration travel ban go into effect for some travelers, reversing the actions of lower federal courts that had put the controversial policy completely on hold.
The court also agreed to hear the case involving travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries and international refugees in October, leaving open the chance that it could reverse Monday’s verdict if challengers can prove the ban is illegal or unconstitutional.
The justices’ action gives Trump a partial victory following a string of defeats from coast to coast, and he wasted no time applauding it.
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The U.S Supreme Court ruled decisively Monday that religious institutions should be eligible to receive public funds for purely secular purposes.
Like, for instance, playgrounds.
The justices ruled 7-2 that Missouri stretched the constitutional separation of church and state too far by declaring a Lutheran church ineligible to receive a competitive state grant for playground resurfacing. The decision could have implications for as many as 39 states with constitutional provisions that block public funds from going to religious organizations.
Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented.
Even though the state’s denial of funds likely would lead only to “a few Continue reading “U.S Supreme Court declares churches eligible for some public funds”
In washington The Supreme Court agreed Monday to reopen the national debate over same-sex marriage.
The court will hear a challenge from a Colorado baker who had lost lower court battles over his refusal to create a wedding cake for a gay couple. Like a New Mexico photographer three years ago, the baker cited his religious beliefs.
The case will be scheduled for the 2017 term that begins in October and most likely will be heard later in the fall.
The justices — who upheld same-sex marriage nationwide in a landmark 2015 ruling — apparently decided that despite state laws barring discrimination based on sexual orientation, the merchants’ obligation to Continue reading “U.S Supreme Court will hear religious liberty challenge to gay weddings”
Crystal Palace have appointed former Ajax Amsterdam and Inter Milan coach Frank de Boer as their new manager on a three-year contract, the Premier League club said on Monday.
The 47-year-old Dutchman has been out of work since he was sacked by Serie A club Inter in November after winning just five of the opening 14 games of the season.
“We have undertaken a thorough interview process to ensure we are in a position to appoint a manager of the calibre and experience that Frank Continue reading “Crystal Palace appoint Frank de Boer as manager”
The 2017 BET Awards closed its curtains on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
The star-studded event which celebrated achievements in music, entertainment, sports, television and movies was hosted by Leslie Jones of Saturday Night Live.
The big night saw performances by some of America’s fan-favourite like Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, Big Sean and others.
Beyonce emerged the biggest winner of the night, taking home the awards for “Coca-Cola Viewers’ Choice Award”, “Best Female R&B/Pop Artist”, “Video of the Year” and “Album of the Year” respectively.
Rave of the moment, Chance the Rapper, took home the highly coveted “Best New Artist” and “Humanitarian Award”.
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Jose Mourinho has lost his father, Felix, who passed away over the weekend at 79 years.
The late Mourinho had been down with illness for months, before finally giving up over the weekend.
The Manchester United manager posted a touching black and white photo of himself as a child alongside his father on Instagram.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said he wouldn’t want a poor person in charge of the economy, as he defended his cabinet, which is thought to be the wealthiest in the country’s history.
“Somebody said, ‘Why did you appoint a rich person to be in charge of the economy?’” he told supporters at rally in Iowa.
“So I said …. because that’s the kind of thinking we want… because they’re representing the country.”
Making a particular reference to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, a Continue reading “Trump says he prefers rich persons to be in charge of the economy”
So many persons have argued over the years that there are no such things as miracles, an argument that is clearly brought to null by the recent event that can only be described as the miraculous hand of God at work in the life of a nigerian man who was restored to life after being declared dead by top medical practitioners in far away Australia and India.
In a chat with new men, Mr. Samuel Anayo Ugwute recounts his experience at the cruel hands of death, and how God saved him.
News men: Please can we meet you?
Samuel Anayo: I am Mr. Samuel Anayo Ugwute, an indigene of Ebonyi State, born and brought up in Owa-Alero Delta State.
News men: Can you share with us your experience?
Samuel anayo: About four months ago, I was diagnosed of in ventricular center defect that is ‘a hole within the walls of my ventricle’ It is a serious Continue reading “Miracle as nigerian man comeback to life at indian mortuary”
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman promoted his son Mohammed bin Salman to crown prince on Wednesday, a surprise announcement that means the 31-year-old becomes the kingdom’s next in line to the throne.
The decision upends the royal line of succession in a key ally of the United States in the Middle East that President Trump visited in his first overseas trip as president.
As part of the move, King Salman stripped Prince Mohammed bin Nayef from his title as crown prince and from his powerful position as the country’s interior minister overseeing security.
Continue reading “Saudi Arabia’s King Salman names his son as first heir”