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September 8 Digest

Posted By Administration, Friday, September 8, 2017

Ninth Circuit Sides With Hawaii, Rules Grandparents Exempt From Trump's Travel Ban

The court upheld a district court ruling that said grandparents of U.S. citizens and other family members of U.S. residents are exempt from President Donald Trump's travel ban executive order.
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From Migrant Field Worker to Big Law Managing Partner—The Remarkable Journey of Joshua Briones

By the time he was 8 years old, Joshua Briones was rising before dawn to pick strawberries and cherry tomatoes, moving from town to town in California with his immigrant farm worker parents. Today, Briones, 44, is the managing partner of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo’s Los Angeles office and a lauded litigator. This is the story of his remarkable journey.
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Trump's DOJ Backs Colorado Baker Who Refused Service to Gay Couple

The Trump administration delivered a new blow to the gay and lesbian community on Thursday when the U.S. Justice Department sided against a same-sex couple in a major discrimination case at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Justice Department filed a brief backing a Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay couple. "Weddings are sacred rites in the religious realm and profoundly symbolic ceremonies in the secular one," Jeffrey Wall, the acting U.S. solicitor general, wrote in the amicus brief.
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University of California, With Covington's Help, Sues Trump Over DACA

UC president Janet Napolitano signed the directive implementing DACA when she was secretary of homeland security in 2012.
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