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Fifth Circuit Grants Fast-Track Appeal of Obama’s Amnesty Order

Mark your calendars because today the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted the Obama administration’s plea to grant a fast-track appeal of a lower court decision blocking a controversial amnesty program for illegal immigrants.

The next stop on the constitutional carousel occurs April 17, when lawyers from the Texas Attorney General’s office representing 26 states square off against counterparts from the federal government. At issue will be whether to overturn a district court order halting implementation of an executive action granting work permits and deportation waivers to an estimated five million people in the United States without authorization.

Granting the fast-track petition doesn’t necessarily mean that the Fifth Circuit – widely considered the most conservative jurisdiction…[more]

March 25, 2015 • 05:45 pm

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Week of March 25th 2015
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), the first major political candidate to formally announce his 2016 candidacy for President of the United States, was born in which of the following?
Amarillo, Texas
Calgary, Alberta
Havana, Cuba
Honolulu, Hawaii
Week of March 17th 2015
In which one of the following years was the first successful host-to-host electronic message (email) ever sent in the U.S.?
October 1967
October 1969
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Week of March 11th 2015
Which one of the following was the first non-head of state to address a Joint Meeting of the U.S. Congress?
Mahatma Gandhi
Marquis de Lafayette
Nelson Mandela
Lech Walesa
Week of March 4th 2015
In addition to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, which of the following foreign dignitaries have addressed a Joint Meeting or Session of Congress three times?
Winston Churchill
Charles de Gaulle
André de Laboulaye
Lech Walesa
Week of February 25th 2015
FDR issued 635 vetoes over the course of his three terms in office, more than any other President in U.S. history. Which one of the following issued the second greatest number of presidential vetoes?
President Harry Truman
President Grover Cleveland
President Ulysses H. Grant
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
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