Friday night a Federal Judge in California granted a preliminary injunction that prevents the Trump Administration from redirecting funds under the national emergency declaration. This halts some of the construction of the border wall as Judge Haywood Gilliam said President Trump overstepped his powers using an emergency declaration.
In a series of opinion articles released this week, a similar topic has emerged as yet another contention between liberals and conservatives- the wealth gap. The case study that is often pointed out is the Californian wealth gap. San Francisco, especially, is in the midst of a housing crisis where the cost of living has seemed to gouge people out of the area. All three articles take aim at Democrats, but moreover, Liberal principles, blaming these virtues for the woes of the cities and the middle class in general.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Planned Parenthood were large names amongst a group of plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit against Alabama, Friday morning. The ACLU and Planned Parenthood sued the Attorney General of Alabama and a list of District Attorneys for the state, attempting to stall the most restrictive abortion law in the country from going into effect in November. The ACLU and Planned Parenthood have filed lawsuits against other states and their abortion bans; recently, a federal judge accepted an injunction against the State of Kentucky, striking down an abortion law which banned second trimester abortions, just weeks ago. The speculated goal, of both the states and the plaintiffs, seems to be to set up a duel in the ideologically conservative Supreme Court, in an attempt to overturn parts of Roe v. Wade.