Required Reading – July 8 Evening Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

California Judge Blocks One, Upholds Two ‘Sanctuary State’ Laws

“The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a challenge in March against the Inspection and Review of Facilities Housing Federal Detainees law (AB 103); the Immigrant Worker Protection Act (AB 450); and the California Values Act (SB 54). Attorney General Jeff Sessions traveled specially to Sacramento for the filing. Judge John Mendez, a George W. Bush appointee, declined the state’s request in April to transfer the case to a more liberal federal court San Francisco. That was thought to be a good sign for the Trump administration’s case, but the judge ruled largely in the state’s favor Thursday, upholding AB 103 and SB 54, while blocking enforcement of portions of AB 450.”

Read more at Breitbart.

Goddenough: Iran Scrambles to Salvage Nuclear Deal Amid Row Over Suspected Europe Bomb Plot

“Iran’s foreign minister is meeting with five foreign counterparts in Vienna Friday in a bid to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal following President Trump’s recent withdrawal, but the meeting could be overshadowed by fresh claims of Iranian terror plotting on European soil.”

Read more at CNS News.

Trump: Warren Should Prove Her Native American Ancestry

“President Donald Trump described a hypothetical re-election contest against Senator Elizabeth Warren at a rallyon Thursday and said the Massachusetts Democrat should be tested ‘very gently’ for Native American heritage. ‘Because we’re in the MeToo generation,’ he said at a political rally in Montana, referring to the movement against sexual misconduct by powerful men. […]  He then mused about buying a genetic test like ‘those little kits they sell on television for $2’ and challenging Warren to have it administered during a presidential debate in exchange for a $1 million contribution to charity.”

Read more at NewsMax.

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