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  • Appeals Court says no to Obama’s executive amnesty

    11/10/2015 5:42:00 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Don't tell anybody what I want to do. If they find out you know that they'll never let me through Much to the surprise of a president who is used to doing whatever he wants, regardless of what the Constitution says about limits on his authority, the judiciary actually did its job yesterday by putting a stop to Obama’s executive order granting blanket amnesty to entire classes of illegal aliens. Obama now has only one option left, and that’s an appeal to the Supreme Court. Actually he does have another option, and it might be one he finds attractive -...
  • How to steal $75,000 from the Poor in One Day’s Work

    11/07/2015 4:41:30 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 53 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | 10-27-15 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Full title: How to steal $75,000 from the poor in one Day's work - traffic court is a tax collection scheme masked as justice The new liberality concerning marijuana possession in the United States is long overdue, but let’s not exaggerate how much progress we’ve made. Users might not be ending up in jail as frequently as they did 10 years ago. But cops, judges, and courts still exercise arbitrary power to ruin people’s lives, and they continue to do so at astonishing rates, all over the country. I recently saw this firsthand. I sat in a municipal traffic court...
  • How You Can Win in Court Against the Government But Still Lose

    11/03/2015 6:21:47 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/1/2015 | Jack Spencer
    Imagine that your family or business suffers a loss due to some error or misdeed by a state agency. You go to the risk and expense of suing the agency, win the case, and the judge orders the state to pay not just the damages, but also the legal costs and fees you incurred. At that point you can, as the winning plaintiff collect a check and move on, right? Not quite, at least when it comes to collecting the “costs and fees” part of the judgment. Under current law, the state makes you jump through one more hoop: As...
  • Woman Who Killed Her Baby Has Conviction Overturned, Court Says Six-Day-Old Baby Isn’t a Person

    10/31/2015 4:18:23 PM PDT · by WTFOVR · 74 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/30/2015 | Micaiah Bilger
    A New York court recently ruled that a Long Island woman who killed her baby in a car accident cannot be convicted because her baby was not a person yet. The Times Union reports Jennifer Jorgensen previously was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter for causing the death of her baby daughter in a car crash. She also was indicted for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the report. Jorgensen was in her third trimester when the car accident occurred in May 2008. Her daughter was delivered by C-section after...
  • Will the Roberts court abolish capital punishment?

    10/31/2015 11:21:15 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/31/2015 | Lydia Wheeler
    The U.S. Supreme Court appears on track to revisit the constitutionality of the death penalty, with recent remarks from justices and world leaders sparking fresh optimism from opponents of capital punishment. The high court under Chief Justice John Roberts has in recent terms agreed to rule on cases related to how states handle death penalty prosecutions and conduct executions, but has yet to weigh in on whether the practice violates the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.  Some court watchers say that will soon change, pointing to signals suggesting an appetite among some of the justices to...
  • Do Not Laugh When a Judge Sentences You

    10/31/2015 11:19:14 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    AllGov.Com ^ | 10/31/2015 | Noel Brinkerhoff
    Ramon Ochoa probably isn’t laughing now. Ochoa, who had previously served about six years for firearms possession by a felon, got into trouble with his probation officer, which resulted in Ochoa being back inside a Fresno courtroom. Ochoa’s mouth got him into more hot water when he laughed at O’Neill’s sentence, saying, “Anything else?” “Well, you just talked yourself into more time,” O’Neill replied. The judge doubled Ochoa’s sentence to two years for laughing at the court.
  • A Documentary You NEED to watch - "Divorce Corp"

    10/13/2015 5:58:34 PM PDT · by Secret Agent Man · 30 replies
    Short and sweet. If you have an hour and a half and want to watch something incredibly disturbing, go out on netflix or and watch an excellently-done documentary, "Divorce Corp". We all see the articles posted here periodically about the atrocities and oxymorons of "family court". This shows just how bad things really are in family court in America, and both men (usually men) and women too, can be royally screwed by this system. Family court is a money racket for the judges, the lawyers, and the often-demanded to be hired "experts". Sobering enough to make you not want...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court race could be referendum on Walker

    10/05/2015 8:15:36 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 5 replies ^ | 10/4/2015 | SCOTT BAUER
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) The death of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Patrick Crooks with 10 months left on his term could set up a spring election that's as much a referendum on Gov. Scott Walker as it is on who should serve on the state's highest court. Walker is considering appointing Rebecca Bradley, a state appeals court judge he's twice named to lower court openings and who already had conservative support in her previously announced run for Supreme Court. Two other candidates for the court, who also announced their plans to run before Crooks died, have not applied to be...
  • House Republicans just won a major, unexpected victory in a battle with Obama

    09/09/2015 4:58:37 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 29 replies ^ | Sep 9, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    US District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer ruled Wednesday against the Obama administration's motion to dismiss the case. Collyer said House Republicans do have the standing to pursue their challenge, which argues that the Obama administration violated the US Constitution by spending money on the law that had not been appropriated by Congress.
  • Man Jailed On Civil Contempt Charges Freed After 14 Years (2009)

    09/03/2015 10:51:42 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 4 replies
    WJS ^ | Jul 14, 2009 | WSJ
    Relevant to the Kentucky county clerk being put into jail
  • Breaking: Federal court blocks EPA rule on waterways

    08/27/2015 5:47:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It hasn’t been a good month for the EPA. A few weeks ago, EPA engineers accidentally breached a mine dam and polluted waterways in southwestern Colorado and northern New Mexico, after having bullied the landowner to access the mine. Ironically, their new rule that expands their authority by redefining the legal term “navigable waterways” was about to take effect tomorrow. A federal judge in North Dakota shut that down this afternoon, ruling that the EPA had exceeded its authority and jurisdiction from Congress: A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would...
  • Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton turns himself in on felony charges

    08/03/2015 9:57:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 54 replies
    KPRC-TV ^ | 8/3/15 | Phil Archer
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton turned himself in Monday morning at the Collin County Jail in McKinney to be booked on three felony charges. Paxton posted a total of $35,000 bond on two counts of securities fraud and one count of failing to register as an investment adviser. Sources said a grand jury in Collin County handed up the indictments Tuesday, which were immediately sealed. The charges stem from an investigation carried out by the Texas Rangers. The first two are first-degree felonies punishable by up to 99 years in prison on conviction. The last is a third-degree felony that...
  • Sanity in the Court: Judge Denies Claim That Chimps are Persons

    08/01/2015 3:02:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 75 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 1, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Though a New York judge ruled Thursday that the law still considers chimpanzees property, not people, a prominent thinker in the pro-life movement warned that attempts to raise animals to human status will continue. Wesley J. Smith, co-director of the Discovery Institute's Center on Human Exceptionalism, said Friday, "We are gratified that a court refused to declare two chimpanzees 'persons.' That is right and proper. Chimps are animals, and the 'species barrier' separating the value of humans and animals, as some animal rights advocates put it, must never be breached." "But make no mistake," Smith said. "Attempts to...
  • Court Orders Pro-Life Group To Stop Releasing Videos That Make Planned Parenthood Look Bad

    07/30/2015 6:32:22 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 63 replies ^ | 7/30/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    A California court has ordered the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, the group behind a series of videos exposing Planned Parenthood for haggling over the price of aborted baby parts, to desist from released any new footage exposing the practice. According to a report by Fox News, officials from a company that purchases baby parts from Planned Parenthood were granted a restraining order against CMP, restricting them from releasing new undercover video. At this point, CMP has released three videos showing a series of conversations about how much money Planned Parenthood receives for certain parts of a baby's aborted body....
  • Court Rules Walmart Shareholders Cannot Infringe On Customers's 2nd Amemdment Rights

    07/14/2015 4:07:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies ^ | July 14, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    After less than a year under appeal, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit released its opinion in Trinity Wall Street v. Walmart Stores, Inc., explaining that Walmart cannot be forced to allow shareholders to infringe on customerss 2nd Amendment rights.
  • When Does Decency Triumph?

    07/09/2015 2:46:35 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/15 | Jim Yardley
    The extension of the most recent Supreme Court case regarding gay marriage when applied to nudist couples clearly shows there is unrestrained freedom of stupidity The recent Supreme Court decision announcing that same-sex marriage is a Constitutional right is now viewed in many cases as an imprimatur over all aspects of homosexual demands on the rest of society. If a same-sex couple wishes to marry, the press and many left wing pundits now view this as having the right to demand of every citizen to do exactly what theyre told to do by every same-sex couple that walks in the...
  • Josh Duggar 'facing civil suit from molestation victim' forcing family to reveal scandal...

    07/02/2015 11:06:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies ^ | 1 July 2015 | Chris Spargo For
    FULL TITLE: Josh Duggar 'facing civil suit from molestation victim' forcing family to reveal scandal secrets under oath and name who knew what when about offenses Josh Duggar and his family may be heading to court as a victim of his molestation is reportedly planning to file a civil suit. InTouch reports that the individual is a non-Duggar victim, and according to a law enforcement insider is not happy with the way the family presented the scandal to the media after it was revealed what Josh had done to minor girls as a teenager. 'I have heard that the [non-family]...
  • Oklahoma's Highest Court Rules Against Ten Commandments Display on Gov't Property

    07/02/2015 8:42:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/02/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    Oklahoma's Supreme Court ruled that a Ten Commandments display on the capitol grounds of Oklahoma City must be removed. In a 7-2 decision released Tuesday, the state's highest court concluded that the privately-funded 6-foot tall granite monument violates the Oklahoma constitution, which states, "No public ... property shall ever be appropriated, applied, donated, or used, directly or indirectly, for the use, benefit, or support of any ... system of religion ...." "Because the monument at issue operates for the use, benefit or support of a sect or system of religion, it violates Article 2, Section 5 of the Oklahoma Constitution...
  • Suicide of the West

    07/01/2015 3:40:43 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 3 replies ^ | 07/01/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    The judgments that Liberals render on public issues, domestic and foreign, are as predictable as the salivation of Pavlovian dogs, wrote James Burnham in his 1964 classic Suicide of the West. Burnham continues, Modern Liberalism does not offer ordinary men compelling motives for personal sacrifice, suffering, and death. There is no tragic dimension in its picture of the good life. Men become willing to endure, sacrifice, and die for God, for family, honor, country, from a sense of absolute duty or an exalted vision of the meaning of historyAnd it is preceisley these ideas and institutions that Liberalism has criticized,...
  • [illegal alien] Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme Court

    06/29/2015 2:28:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 65 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6/29/2015 | Simone Path
    Mondays big election law news came from the Supreme Courts penultimate decision of the term upholding Arizonas congressional districts. But before handing down its last three decisions, the court made voting-rights advocates happy by deciding not to review a different election case. Arizona citizens can continue to participate in voter registration drives without worrying about not having proof of citizenship documents, Shirley Sandelands, of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, said in a statement Monday. The case, Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al., was about whether Arizona and Kansas could require voters to prove their citizenship...
  • Ted Cruz: Constitutional Remedies to a Lawless Supreme Court

    06/26/2015 5:56:10 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | June 26, 2015 | Ted Cruz
    This week, we have twice seen Supreme Court justices violating their judicial oaths. Yesterday, the justices rewrote Obamacare, yet again, in order to force this failed law on the American people. Today, the Court doubled down with a 54 opinion that undermines not just the definition of marriage, but the very foundations of our representative form of government. Both decisions were judicial activism, plain and simple. Both were lawless
  • Fighting the Progressives End Times USA

    06/26/2015 1:05:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/15 | Judi McLeod
    Mark Levin: Hey America! In the demoralizing despair all but overwhelming America with word that the Supreme Court has legalized same sex marriage, one clarion cry is calling out:Hey America! The voice belongs to talk show radio giant Mark Levin, and it is sending a clear message straight to Americas heart. Levin is urging Americans: Dont give up! Dont ever give up! Yesterday it was the British are coming! Today its the progressives are coming with whom we thought we voted in at midterms as the Opposition on their side! The toughest day has come at the end of the...
  • United States of America Becomes the Newest Socialist Country

    06/26/2015 10:04:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/15 | Sher Zieve
    We've pretty much reached the end of the road, comrades, although I suspect the ObamaGov has some upcoming intensely disturbing and debilitating-to-us-all surprises up its sleeves. The Supreme Court of the USA has now become the latest branch of the ObamaGov to legislate illegally. We no longer have 3 co-equal branches of government. As the Republicans have shown forat leastthe past several months, the people of the former USA no longer have any voice in government. Despite constituents burning up the phone lines to their Republican Congress members and Senators telling them to vote NO on TPAwhich gives Obama virtually...
  • IRS loses another round in its court battle with Z Street (Lerner & viewpoint discrimination)

    06/23/2015 2:53:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/20/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Tick, tick, tick. A day of reckoning for the IRS gets closer with a unanimous opinion from a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Z Street case. Z Street explains: The pro-Israel organization Z STREET was today, once again, vindicated in a court of law in its now nearly five year effort to redress the violation of its Constitutional rights by the Internal Revenue Service. The judges in their Opinion were far more restrained than their reactions to the IRS arguments during the oral argument which took place on May 4, see, but their...
  • The Court Jew Controversy Re-Erupts New reality for an old phenomenon: How Obama and Israel

    06/21/2015 10:08:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Tablet Mag ^ | 6/16/15 | Lee Smith
    Last week an issue that has simmered for some time in private conversations burst out into the openin a very unpleasant way. At the Jerusalem Post conference in New York on June 7, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew offered a stirring defense of the White Houses proposed nuclear deal with Iranand was nearly booed off the stage mid-speech. It wasnt civil or nice of the audience to do this, as many pundits have already noted. Then again, many would say its not very nice of the Obama Administration to keep trying to sell the currently configured Iran deal to the pro-Israel...
  • Industry, government role reversal cases before SCOTUS

    06/14/2015 5:52:56 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    EPA has abandoned its duty of protecting American citizens from health hazards introduced into the environment to that of protecting the environment from American citizens' good health and welfare Some twenty states, power utilities and mining industries, having taken the hard-nosed measure of suing the EPA for destroying business, grip the edge of their seats anticipating three decisions from the Supreme Court this month. That there is need to bring suit against governmental agencies for damage incurred by overbearing regulation is wrong in itself, but the role reversal these cases exemplify is the true travesty. America has turned so upside-down...
  • King seeks to forbid federal funds for Obama legal defense

    06/04/2015 3:16:42 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | June 3, 2015 | O. Kay Henderson
    Most of the Republicans in the U.S. House have endorsed Iowa Congressman Steve Kings latest attempt to block President Obamas executive actions that shield some undocumented immigrants from deportation. Kings amendment to a bill that outlines spending for the U.S. Justice Department forbids the agency from using federal funds to defend legal challenges to the presidents action. A lot of money has been spent and wasted in an attempt to lets say the gracious way to say it would be to stretch the constituion beyond any bounds it had been stretched before, King said during remarks on the House...
  • Obama Amnesty Stays Shut Down

    05/28/2015 9:06:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Appellate court enforces the law, not the whims of a rogue president President Obamas unilaterally imposed immigration amnesty plan will remain suspended for the time being, thanks to a federal appeals court ruling that serves as a desperately needed reminder to Americans that the United States is not supposed to be a one-man dictatorship. On Tuesday two members of a three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit allowed an injunction to remain in place that blocks Obama from moving forward with his immigration plan. The ruling effectively extends the stay that was ordered...
  • Mark Levin explains todays federal court SMACK DOWN of Obamas illegal amnesty like only he can

    05/26/2015 4:53:42 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 5-26-2015 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin opened his show today explaining the decision by a federal appeals court not to stay the ruling of a federal court, which continues the hold on Obamas illegal amnesty until it gets worked out in the court system. Levin unpacks it as only he can. Listen:
  • RI: Supreme Court Enforces Shall Issue law

    05/21/2015 6:04:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Rhode Island is generally thought of as a "shall issue" concealed carry state. That perception has been reinforced by a ruling of the Rhode Island Supreme Court from April 24, 2015. From In early 2012, Norman T. Gadomski Jr. applied to Joseph H. Tavares, then the chief of the East Providence Police Department, for a permit to carry a concealed handgun as provided under Rhode Island General Law 11-41-11. This law says a municipalitys issuing authority shall issue a permit if specified requirements are met. It is well known among members of the gun-owning community that certain chiefs...
  • Michigan Supreme Court: Pension Reforms were Constitutional

    05/05/2015 12:44:52 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/2/2015 | Derk Wilcox
    On April 8, 2015, the Michigan Supreme Court handed down an important decision upholding reforms to healthcare benefits for Michigans retired public school employees. Although it was specific to just healthcare, it bodes well for any future reforms to public pensions in Michigan. In 2010, the Legislature passed a reform that was signed into law by Gov. Jennifer Granholm. This law required all current school employees to pay 3 percent of their salaries to fund health benefits for both current and future retirees. This policy contained a fatal flaw it required current teachers to pay into a fund to...
  • Six Baltimore police officers face murder, other charges in death of black man

    05/01/2015 8:30:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 154 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2015 | Scott Malone and Ian Simpson
    Six Baltimore police officers face murder, other charges in death of black man BALTIMORE | By Scott Malone and Ian Simpson
  • 2 members of Supreme Court 'targeted by U.S. spies' Shock claim: Intel agencies 'harvested'

    04/30/2015 12:01:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    wnd ^ | 4/30/15
    U.S. intelligence agencies have harvested the personal and private data of hundreds of federal officials and judges, including Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, charges a legal brief filed by Larry Klayman, the attorney who has come to be known as the NSA slayer for his successful legal battles against the National Security Agency. Klayman, founder of FreedomWatch, successfully sued the National Security Agency in 2013 over the collection of telephone metadata from Verizon customers that was detailed in documents released by intelligence-document leaker Edward Snowden. In December 2013, U.S. District Judge Richard Leon ruled the NSA...
  • United States Supreme Court Brief submitted in opposition to Homosexual Marriage

    04/27/2015 8:49:23 AM PDT · by mom of young patriots · 11 replies
    US Supreme Court Brief ^ | 3-27-15 | Barwick and Faust
    This excerpt starts on page 37 of the brief: Regardless of how this Court chooses to rule, we want the children of gay parents who come after us to know that they mattered. They were worth speaking up for. They are not simply part of the cost of doing the political business of the day or acceptable casualties so that we can all prove to be allies of the LGBT community, and pat ourselves on the back for being progressive. No. We love our parents and we know that they do too. But they have lost something precious. And we...
  • ObamaCare court fight escalates

    04/20/2015 5:33:25 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4-20-2015 | Peter Sullivan
    The fight over ObamaCares Medicaid expansion escalated Monday, as Texass Republican governor backed a lawsuit from Florida against the Obama administration. "When the federal government exceeds its constitutional authority, the States must take action, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said in a statement. [I] commend Governor Rick Scotts decision to take legal action to protect these important constitutional principles. Last week, Scott announced he would sue the Obama administration over what he called an effort to illegally force Florida into expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. It is appalling that President Obama would cut off federal healthcare dollars to Florida...
  • U.S. appeals court judges skeptical over lifting hold on Obama immigration order

    04/17/2015 2:57:56 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 17, 2015 4:07pm EDT | By Jonathan Kaminsky
    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Two conservative U.S. appeals court judges expressed skepticism on Friday over arguments to lift an injunction blocking President Barack Obama's efforts to overhaul immigration law without congressional action. Administration lawyers were in court to ask a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel to lift the injunction, issued in February by a federal judge in Texas, halting the president's executive action intended to shield 4.7 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
  • Federal court: no liability for PA judge who made up criminal charge

    04/13/2015 7:09:37 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies ^ | Apr 13, 2015 | Rachel Martin
    Judiciary Federal court: no liability for PA judge who made up criminal charge By Rachel MartinPublished April 13, A federal court recently told a Lawrence County woman shes simply out of luck and cant sue local officials, including a Common Pleas judge who apparently made up a criminal charge that was used to place her on electronic monitoring. A judge has absolute civil immunity, even if the action was in error, was done maliciously, or was in excess of his authority, the three-judge panel ruled in its six-page opinion. Judge Thomas Piccione had ordered Lynn Van Tassel to report...
  • Court declines to lift hold on Obama's immigration actions

    04/07/2015 8:29:15 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/7/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    A federal judge denied the federal government's request to lift a hold on President Obama's controversial immigration actions in an opinion released Tuesday night. Judge Andrew Hanen wrote that the government misled the court by revealing last month it had granted expanded work permit renewals to 100,000 illegal immigrants before the court blocked the administration from implementing its new policies. ADVERTISEMENT He added a new hearing in March only reinforced his February decision to issue a stay to block those new policies, meant to delay deportations for millions of undocumented immigrants and provide them with the opportunity to apply for...
  • Seven Questions for Same-Sex Marriage Advocates

    04/04/2015 6:53:25 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 68 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | April 3, 2015 | Rev. John C. Rankin
    At the simplest level, there are seven questions central to the debate over same-sex marriage that rarely if ever gain public review. I have written on them below, and what you read here has been refashioned for proper presentation before the United States Supreme Court when it reviews four cases on the matter April 28, 2015. 1. What is the Source for Unalienable Rights? 2. Is Marriage a Right or a Liberty? 3. How Does the Creator Define Human Sexuality? 4. God-given Rights or Human-defined Rights? 5. Is the Declaration of Independence Honored Anymore? 6. Can a Healthy Social Order...
  • Ohio Judge: There Will Be No Mentioning Of The Constitution Here

    03/31/2015 5:20:23 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 101 replies ^ | March 23 2015 | Staff
    Today in a pre-trial hearing, an Ohio judge casually agreed with a motion filed by a prosecutor asking to ban a defendant from bringing up the United States Constitution or the constitutionality of the law under which he is charged with a crime. Judge Catherine Barber (or Kathryn Barber), a retired judge filling in for the Xenia Municipal Judge Michael Murray stated there will be no mentioning of the Constitution and then laughed when the defendant claimed that uttering words on a public sidewalk constitutes free speech. (The audio of the hearing can be found here: This was in...
  • States Given Until Monday to Respond in Immigration Lawsuit

    02/24/2015 3:36:32 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies ^ | 02/24/2015
    A judge says a coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration has until Monday to respond to a request by the U.S. government to lift a temporary hold of Obama's orders. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, set the deadline in a court order he issued Tuesday.
  • Mariana Islands has Date for Second Amendment Hearing

    02/24/2015 1:24:09 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Federal court in the Northern Mariana Islands has set a date for the hearing on summary judgment for the lawsuit to uphold the second amendment in the Islands. From THE District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands scheduled a March 12, 2015 hearing on the motion for a summary judgment on the constitutionality the commonwealth Weapons Control Act being challenged by a U.S. Navy Gulf War veteran and his wife.From They want to be issued handguns for self-defence, following a home invasion which left Mrs Radich badly beaten. Our correspondent, Mark Rabago, says the Act is...

    02/22/2015 5:51:30 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 23 replies ^ | 20DEC2014 | John Aman
    David Barton critics beware: Theres now a price to pay if you want to defame the popular historian, author and speaker with false and outlandish charges. Barton won a $1 million defamation judgment in August against two left-leaning candidates for the Texas State Board of Education. The pair, Rebecca Bell-Metereau and Judy Jennings, charged in a 2010 campaign video that Barton, a consultant to the Board, was known for speaking at white-supremacist rallies. That highly charged claim stems from two 1991 speeches Barton gave to groups linked to the racist and anti-Semitic Christian Identity movement. Barton, recognized as a strong...
  • Former Atlanta fire chief files federal lawsuit against Reed

    02/19/2015 12:39:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 2/18/15 | Katie Leslie
    Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Mayor Kasim Reed and the city, saying he was fired last month because of his religion. Attorneys with faith-based nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom are representing Cochran in the federal case, which was filed Wednesday.
  • Its official: DHS shuts down Obamas immigration plan after Texas ruling, until further notice

    02/17/2015 12:28:21 PM PST · by Red Steel · 53 replies
    Blaze ^ | Pete Kasperowicz | Feb. 17, 2015 1:56pm
    The Department of Homeland Security said that it would not be moving forward on Wednesday with its plan to implement President Barack Obamas executive action on immigration, after a federal judge imposed an injunction on the program. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday that he strongly disagrees with the decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, but said we recognize we must comply with it. Accordingly, the Department of Homeland Security will not begin accepting requests for the expansion of DACA tomorrow, February 18, as originally planned, Johnson said. Until further notice, we will also...
  • Millions at risk of losing coverage in Supreme Court health law case

    02/16/2015 8:24:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 2/16/15 | Lena H. Sun and Niraj Chokshi
    **SNIP** Meredith is one of about 6 million people whose subsidized insurance hangs in the balance as the Supreme Court takes up a case that poses the most serious challenge to the Affordable Care Act since the court found the law constitutional more than two years ago. The plaintiffs in King v. Burwell insist that people who buy coverage on the federal exchange are not entitled to subsidies, noting that the law says financial help is available for those who enroll through exchanges established by the State. The Obama administration argues that Congress clearly intended to help everyone who qualifies...
  • ObamaCare Must Go!

    01/25/2015 10:42:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/25/15 | Alan Caruba
    If the Republican Congress fails to take swift and deliberate action on ObamaCare between now and the 2016 elections, they will have defeated themselves Can anyone remember how awful the U.S. healthcare free market system was that it needed to be replaced by the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ObamaCare? Cant remember? Thats because it was ranked one of the best of the world and represented 17.9% of the nations economy in 2014. Thats down from the 20% it represented in 2009 when ObamaCare was foisted on Americans. One of the best ways to follow the ObamaCare story is...
  • Connecticut Supreme Court Rules State Can Force Chemotherapy On Teen

    01/08/2015 11:55:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 77 replies
    Hartford Courant ^ | 1/8/15 | Josh Kovner
    HARTFORD The state Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Windsor Locks teen is not legally mature enough to decide against life-saving chemotherapy. The unanimous decision, after a 75-minute hearing, upheld a lower court ruling that the state can force treatment for Hodgkins lymphoma on the girl, identified as Cassandra C. The state Department of Children and Families had been awarded custody of the child, who is "doing well" with chemotherapy at Connecticut Childrens Medical Center, a lawyer for the state told the justices. The court Thursday heard arguments from lawyers for Cassandra and her mother, Jackie Fortin, who supports
  • Alan Dershowitz moves to sue lawyers representing alleged teen sex slave for defamation, but ...

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