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President Obama’s executive action on immigration is unconstitutional says, U.S. District Judge of Pennsylvania Arthur Schwab. The Christian Post says, Schwab made the conclusion yesterday in a 38-page opinion on the criminal case of an undocumented Honduran immigrant, who was charged in federal court with unlawful re-entry after he was arrested earlier this year in Pennsylvania for drunk driving. Schwab wrote, President Obama’s unilateral legislative action violates the separation of powers provided for in the United States Constitution as well as the Take Care Clause, and therefore, is unconstitutional. He said, Obama’s Executive Action on immigration goes beyond prosecutorial discretion because it provides for a systematic and rigid process by which a broad group of individuals will be treated differently than others based upon arbitrary classifications, rather than case-by-case examination.
Lycoming County Commissioners are talking about banning cellphones and electronic recording devices from the county courthouse. County officials say it would better prevent the unauthorized taking of photos, videos and audio in courtrooms. Any individual who attempts to enter the courthouse with a cellphone and is not authorized to do so will be denied entry. Exceptions would be made for court employees, law enforcement officers, attorneys and agency workers who regularly do business there.
The investigation continues into the shooting death of 40 year old Ty Kimble of Montoursville. Kimball was shot inside a car along Warrensville Road early Sunday morning. He was in the car with his girlfriend Sherri Scarantino, when the two allegedly got into a fight. Kimball allegedly was striking and trying to choke the woman before she shot him. No charges have been filed as of yet.
Fracking is a modern American success story. The technique for extracting oil from shale has made America the world’s leading oil producer. Lower energy prices have been an early Christmas present for consumers, but they also hurt companies that drill for oil. And with oil prices now below $60 a barrel and likely to go lower, fracking is facing a challenge. Analysts say, Saudi Arabia and OPEC are trying to use the low world oil prices as a weapon to kill off fracking as an industry by making the process too expensive compared to the price of oil. They don’t like the competition from the U.S. They think if they drop the price, they’ll be able to cause enough pain and push some of them out of business, and they’ll be able to raise the price back up.