US ends deal with Arizona restricting Biden on immigration

first_imgPHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has terminated an unusual agreement that Arizona’s top prosecutor signed with the agency in the waning days of the Trump administration that would restrict President Joe Biden’s ability to overhaul his predecessor’s immigration policies. The action was revealed Wednesday as Arizona’s Republican attorney general sued to stop the newly confirmed Homeland Security secretary from carrying out the Democratic president’s 100-day moratorium on deportations. A federal judge in Texas has already put it on hold. The action comes the same week a whistleblower compliant revealed a top DHS official under Trump reached last-minute agreements with a union for immigration employees.last_img

S.C. Historical Society to gather in Orlando

first_imgS.C. Historical Society to gather in Orlando June 15, 2005 Regular News S.C. Historical Society to gather in Orlando The Florida Supreme Court Historical Society will hold its annual meeting June 23 at 10 a.m. in the Los Angeles Room at the Orlando World Center Marriott Hotel in conjunction with The Florida Bar’s Annual Meeting.Society President John DeVault will review the organization’s activities during the past year and preview planned programs for the coming year. In addition, one-third of the board of trustees will be elected for three-year terms extending through 2008.Discussion topics will include forthcoming publication of the second volume of the society’s history of the Florida Supreme Court, which will cover the period 1918-1972. Annual meeting attendees will also hear an update on the “Evolution of Justice” educational project, now slated to take the form of a series of video modules.last_img read more

Spartans hope to ride defense to title

first_imgThis is not something that La Ca?ada High School boys basketball coach Tom Hofman wanted to hear, but facts are facts. Top-ranked Campbell Hall (28-1), the Spartans’ (28-2) opponent in Saturday’s CIF-SS Division III-A championship game at the Honda Center in Anaheim, has defeated its four playoff opponents by an average margin of 55 points. Justin Holiday has committed to Washington, and Jrue Holiday, who is considered the better of the two, has every school in the country looking at him. “I just finished talking with Sports Illustrated (on Thursday) and they said that Jrue is going to be their No. 2 rated-guard in the 2008 class,” Vikings coach Terry Kelly said. “Everyone from North Carolina, Texas and UCLA is looking at him.” The Vikings also have 6-6 sophomore Keegan Hornbuckle and 6-1 point guard Robert Ford, the son of Muir girls basketball assistant coach Joe Ford. Pasadena boys basketball coach Tim Tucker remembers the Bulldogs’ last trip to Anaheim, which wasn’t just unpleasant because of the 71-58 loss to Dominguez in the 2005 Division II-AA championship, but the early morning 9 a.m., starting time. On Saturday, the top-ranked Bulldogs (29-2) take on unseeded St. Bernard (21-10) in the Division II-AA championship in the final game of the day session at 2:15 p.m. “It’s great that we can sleep in a little bit,” Tucker said. “Playing that early in the morning is ridiculous. Your body is still waking up.” Tucker is looking for his first championship as the Bulldogs coach after taking teams to championship games in 2002 and ’05. “You shouldn’t be measured by your championships, but that’s how it is,” Tucker said. “Look at Peyton Manning. He wasn’t going to get the credit he deserves until he won a championship. “As far as being a coach, I feel like we’ve done a pretty good job in recent years, but you haven’t really walked through that door and made it until you’ve won a title.” (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We had a big lead in our semifinal against Price (a 60-57 win) and had a lapse in the fourth quarter where they came back on us. If you have a lapse like that against Campbell Hall, that’s a 20-point turnaround in the blink of an eye.” To the Spartans’ credit, this is probably one of their best defensive teams in recent memory. There is not the dominating center or power forward controlling the glass, but the players rotate well and the Spartans have held opponents under 50 points in more than half of their games. “Something has to give,” Hofman said. “Individually, we’re not great, but we’ve got great chemistry on the court. And you really see it on the defensive end. We’ve had some unbelievable performances this year. We harped all during the summer that our offense is going to be streaky, and that if we’re going to be consistent, we have to play defense. This could be one of the best defensive teams I’ve ever had.” If the Spartans have any chance, however, they must find a way to deal with brothers Jrue and Justin Holiday. Jrue, a 6-foot-4 junior, averages 23 points per game and Justin, a 6-6 senior, averages 20 points. center_img Compare that to the Spartans’ average output of 58 points per game, and well, do the math. “Obviously we’re dealing with one of the best teams in the state, there’s no question about that,” Hofman said. “You play a game like this quarter by quarter, but the key is going to be taking care of the basketball, and limiting our lapses. last_img read more