Local experts discuss the legal hurdles and issues facing President-elect Donald Trump in his first 100 days in office. This week, the President Trump and the First Amendment. In our system of checks and balances, the First Amendment serves as an important check against government overreach and the arbitrary exercise of power. It guarantees, among other things, the freedom of expression by prohibiting the government from restricting the press or individuals from speaking freely, including criticizing government action, and it guarantees the rights of citizens to peaceably assemble and to petition the government. Over the course of the campaign,...Read More
Author: VC Reporter
The American Heart Association delivered nearly 200 knit hats to St. John’s Regional Medical Center’s labor and delivery unit the last week of January, as part of the Little Hats, Big Hearts program. The little hats were knitted by volunteers and will be given to newborns at St. John’s Regional Medical Center throughout February to raise awareness about the symptoms of congenital birth defects in newborns. The Little Hats, Big Hearts program kicks off the American Heart Association’s Heart Month that takes place annually in...Read More
by Jackie Gardina Local experts discuss the legal hurdles and issues facing President-elect Donald Trump in his first 100 days in office. This week, the President-Elect Trump and the Emoluments Clause. Is President Trump violating the Constitution? On Monday, Jan. 23, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his hotels and other business operations to accept payments from foreign governments. Since his election, there have been repeated calls for President Trump to fully divest from his business and place the proceeds in a “blind trust”...Read More
by Jackie Gardina Local experts discuss the legal hurdles and loopholes to fulfilling promises that President-elect Donald Trump made on the campaign trail. This week, the repeal of Obamacare. What is the future of Obamacare? Both President-Elect Donald Trump and the Republican leadership have vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, immediately. Whether Congress will vote to repeal, repeal and replace, or simply amend the current law remains unclear. Moreover, Trump could take immediate executive action that could effectively cripple the law. Regardless, any change will have a significant effect on Californians. Under Obamacare, nearly...Read More
During the course of the campaign and since the election, President-elect Trump has offered shifting policy proposals regarding the treatment of those who identify as Muslim. He first proposed “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.” Later, Trump slightly amended the proposal from a ban on Muslims to a call to “temporarily suspend immigration from some of the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism.” He further suggested a system of “extreme vetting” of immigrants to ensure that they “share our values and respect our people.” When...Read More
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