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  • Mass killer Anders Breivik's human rights breached in prison, court rules

    04/20/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 20, 2016 | Tim Hume and Olav Mellingsater, CNN
    Oslo, Norway (CNN) Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has won part of his lawsuit against the state over his solitary confinement in a high-security prison, a court announced Wednesday. The Oslo district court found the 37-year-old's treatment in prison violated Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, prohibiting "inhuman or degrading treatment," and ruled that his conditions must be eased. The court also ordered the government to pay legal costs of 331,000 kroner ($40,600) for the right-wing extremist, who killed 77 people in a shooting rampage and bombing attack in 2011.
  • Sonoma County debuts court specializing in cases of homeless defendants

    04/17/2016 1:41:24 PM PDT · by rey · 7 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 15 April 2016
    Things were looking up for Roy Burress. After a few years living on the streets, he moved into a Santa Rosa motel converted to homeless and veteran housing where he started volunteering with an eye toward full-time employment. Then financial disaster struck. Burress was pulled over by the CHP for driving in the carpool lane on Highway 101. He was slapped with a $500 ticket. Fearing he would never be able to pay it and could lose his license, Burress turned to Sonoma Countys new homeless court, where Commissioner Anthony Wheeldin allowed him to work off the steep fine with...
  • Dems Would Be Justified in Blocking Supreme Court Nominee of GOP President, White House Says

    04/15/2016 7:55:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4/15/16 | Alexander Mallin
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest raised eyebrows during todays press briefing by suggesting that Democrats would be justified to take revenge on the GOP blockade against Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland by blocking a possible GOP presidents nomination for the presidents full term. Earnest was recalling a suggestion President Obama made in an interview with Fox News Sunday in which he said if Republicans continued blocking Garland until he left office then it is almost impossible to expect that Democrats wouldnt retaliate if given the opportunity. "Whats to stop Democrats who are in charge of the Senate when a
  • Judge rules Newtown families' lawsuit against gun maker can go forward

    04/15/2016 5:52:01 AM PDT · by blueyon · 33 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 4/15/16 | AP???
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. A lawsuit can go forward against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, a judge ruled Thursday. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis said that a 2005 federal law protecting gun-makers from lawsuits does not prevent lawyers for the victims' families from arguing that the semi-automatic rifle is a military weapon and should not have been sold to civilians.
  • Hung Supreme Court Delays Freedom for Public Employees

    04/07/2016 5:18:45 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/4/2016 | Vincent Vernuccio
    On March 29, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a one-line ruling on a case that would have brought right-to-work protections for public employees across the country. The court said that a lower court decision would stand, meaning government unions in non-right-to-work states can still get public employees fired for not paying them. However, because the decision was the result of a 4-4 tie rather than a majority ruling, it does not affect the entire country only the Ninth Circuit, where the case was decided earlier. The case, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, was brought by the Center for Individual...
  • Supreme Court Rejects DC Madam Case (appeal to Justice Thomas filed)

    04/06/2016 4:27:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 146 replies
    The Daily Bail ^ | 2 hours ago
    Ted Cruz breathes a huge sigh of relief, for now. Sibley has another plan. Chief Justixe Roberts made his decision late yesterday: Sibley's application was directed to Chief Justice John Roberts, the justice assigned to emergency appeals from the Washington, D.C. area. Roberts denied it without seeking a response from any other party, a sign of how little merit Roberts found in the application. Undeterrred, Sibley writes on his blog that he will now appeal to Clarence Thomas: Yesterday, Chief Justice Roberts denied my Application to be relieved from the Restraining Order which prohibits me from releasing any of the...
  • Family of shot terrorist threatens Israel with legal action

    04/04/2016 4:42:30 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/4/16 | Ben Ariel
    The family of Abd al-Fattah al-Sharif, the terrorist who was shot by a soldier in Hevron last week after a stabbing attack against Israelis, on Monday threatened the IDF with legal procedures, the Maan news agency reported. In a press conference at the Hevron governors office, al-Sharifs uncle Fathi al-Sharif also urged the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its chairman, Mahmoud Abbas, to file legal procedures against Israel at the International Criminal Court, over the incident. He also urged the PA and human rights organizations to push for the release his nephews body. On Sunday, it was reported that investigators in...
  • Matter of Korman v NYS Board of Elections (Cruz Natural Born Citizen challenge tossed on appeal)

    03/24/2016 8:32:11 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 171 replies
    Supreme Court State of New York Appellate Division Third Dept ^ | 03/24/16 | Peters, P.J., Lahtinen, Rose, Lynch and Aarons, JJ.
    Appeal from an order of the Supreme Court (Weinstein, J.), entered March 7, 2016 in Albany County, which dismissed petitioners' application, in a proceeding pursuant to Election Law 16-102, to declare invalid the certificate of designation naming respondent Rafael Edward ("Ted") Cruz as a Republican Party candidate for the office of President of the United States in the April 19, 2016 presidential primary election. petitioners commenced this proceeding pursuant to Election Law 16-102 seeking to declare invalid Cruz's certificate of designation on the basis that Cruz is a natural born citizen of Canada and not the United States.the...
  • FBI could be using these hacks to break into killer's iPhone (Video) LINK ONLY

    03/22/2016 11:03:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 45 replies
    USA Today | March 22, 2016 | By Elizabeth Weise
    Possible modes the FBI may use to break into the iPhone 5C proposed by USA Today. Link only due to copyright only due to copyright restrictions: FBI could be using these hacks to break into killer's iPhone
  • The Moderates Are Not So Moderate: Merrick Garland

    03/16/2016 8:22:59 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | March 11, 2016 | Carrie Severino
    But Garland has a long record, and, among other things, it leads to the conclusion that he would vote to reverse one of Justice Scalias most important opinions, D.C. vs. Heller, which affirmed that the Second Amendment confers an individual right to keep and bear arms.
  • White House calls 100 Senate offices on Supreme Court nomination

    03/04/2016 5:10:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/4/16 | Nicole Duran
    The Obama administration has reached out to all 100 Senate offices in its effort to convince the Senate to hold a debate and confirmation vote on President Obama's upcoming nominee to the Supreme Court, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Friday. However, Earnest would not reveal how soon Obama will put forward a candidate or discuss how many people the president is considering, and also wouldn't confirm reports about individual potential justices supposedly being vetted. "I just have to manage expectations here," Earnest said. "I do not at any point expect to be in a position to confirm any...
  • Obamas bid to break Supreme Court deadlock with White House talks ends in failure as Republicans

    03/01/2016 1:41:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/1/16 | Staff
    President Barack Obama called Democrats and Republicans to the White House Tuesday to discuss election-year standoff over the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Neither side showed signs of budging. In an awkward Oval Office sit-down that lasted less than an hour, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, delivered their case for refusing to consider any nominee to the highest court during the throes of a presidential election. Their Democratic counterparts, meanwhile, resolved to continue beating the drum, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told reporters after the meeting. The gathering was the first time
  • Pelosi Appalled by GOP's Disrespect for Obama [semi-satire]

    03/01/2016 11:46:26 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Feb 2016 | John Semmens
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) pronounced herself appalled by the GOP's stated refusal to confirm anyone President Obama nominates to fill the Supreme Court vacancy caused by the recent death of Justice Antonin Scalia. "The blatant disrespect goes beyond anything I have witnessed in all my years in government," she claimed. Pelosi said she was unaware of any comparable behavior on the part of Democrats toward Republican presidents despite public statements by prominent Democratic senators during the two Bush Administrations. "Statements made by then Senator Biden (D-Del) in 1992 or Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in 2007 had no taint...
  • Donald Trump Falsely Claims Justice Samuel Alito Supported His Sister

    02/26/2016 5:45:41 AM PST · by agrarianlady · 161 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/26/2016 | Steven Ertelt
    "Apart from the fact that judges do not sign bills into law, pro-life attorney Matt Bowman of Alliance Defending Freedom indicates Trump is wrong on the point and that Justice Alito, when he was a lower court justice, not only did not agree with Judge Maryanne Trump Barry on opposing a bill to ban partial-birth abortions he went out of his way to indicate how he disagreed with her. While some pro-life voters were shocked that Trump continued to defend Planned Parenthood others are shocked that Trump would defend his sister's support for partial-birth abortions by falsely maligning a pro-life...
  • Brian Sandoval: Obama’s GOP Trojan Horse for the Supreme Court

    02/25/2016 7:55:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/15/16 | John fund
    The Wall Street Journal reports that the White House is vetting Nevada’s Republican governor Brian Sandoval for the Supreme Court. On Sunday night, Governor Sandoval sat at the president’s head table at a White House dinner in Washington. The next day, the governor requested and secured a meeting with Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate minority leader from his home state. Reid has put Sandoval on the short list of recommended candidates he has sent to the White House. The fix may be in, and it would be horrific news for conservatives: Sandoval is the most liberal of the country’s 29...
  • Reject President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee (petition)

    02/24/2016 7:15:21 AM PST · by hemogoblin · 2 replies
    The sudden death of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has added new, crisis-level urgency to an already tense presidential race. Almost as quickly as he announced that he will not attend Justice Scalia's funeral, Obama declared that he will, as a lame-duck president, nominate Scalia's replacement. If his appointments of justices Elena Kagan and Sonya Sotomayor are any guide, he will base his appointment on gender, ethnicity, and most of all on dependable liberalism. Obama's nominee is highly unlikely to be a supporter of free speech, free markets, religious freedom, gun rights, strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, family...
  • Why Sandy Hook parents are suing a gunmaker

    02/23/2016 8:07:07 AM PST · by VRWCmember · 64 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 2/22/2016 | Chris Welch and Deborah Feyerick
    (CNN) -- To hear Jackie Barden and David Wheeler describe their lives today is a master class in hope. On December 14, 2012, Barden's youngest son, 7-year-old Daniel, and Wheeler's son, 6-year-old Ben, were among those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. "(My husband) Mark and I still have a great life, and we really have to remember that," Barden said, adding that their two children bring the family an enormous amount of love and strength. "We are fortunate with what we have with the two of them." .... "Our families deserve that day in court," said...
  • Battle Over Supreme Court Vacancy Looms [semi-satire]

    02/20/2016 10:23:41 AM PST · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Feb 2016 | John Semmens
    The inconveniently timed death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia last weekend has set the stage for a major confrontation over the appointment of his successor. On the one hand, President Obama has asserted his determination to fill the position as soon as possible and denounced any opposition as "irresponsible." On the other hand key Republicans have proposed that the vacancy be filled after the November elections, arguing that voters should be allowed to elect the person they feel the most confidence in to make the appointment. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ken) pointed to "an 80-year Senate tradition of...
  • Obama pays last respects to Justice Scalia at Supreme Court

    02/19/2016 1:24:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/19/16 | Nicole Duran
    President Obama headed up Pennsylvania Avenue Friday afternoon to pay his respects to the-late Justice Antonin Scalia, who is lying in repose at the Supreme Court. Obama and first lady Michelle are attending an event organized by court officials to honor Scalia, who was the longest-serving judge on the court when he died Saturday at a ranch in Texas. The public can also pay their respects to the conservative icon until Friday evening.
  • Bad news for Ted Cruz: his eligibility for president is going to court

    02/19/2016 6:36:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 336 replies
    Vox ^ | 02/18/16 | Dara Lind and Jeff Stein
    The problem: the meaning of "natural-born citizen" Here is what the Constitution says about who can be president: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. The problem is the Constitution doesn't define "natural born Citizen." Neither does any current law. And no one has...
  • Chicago court will reportedly hear case on Ted Cruz presidential eligibility

    02/19/2016 4:41:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/19/2016 | Victor Morton
    Birtherism is now officially a legal issue, as the eligibility of Sen. Ted Cruz to run for president will have a hearing Friday in Chicago, according to multiple news outlets. According to CNN and ABC, a Cook County Circuit Court judge will hear a lawsuit brought by an Illinois voter who says Mr. Cruz is not a natural-born citizen, as the Constitution requires, because he was born in Canada. Mr. Cruz has never denied being born in Canada, but maintains that the issue is ridiculous because under longstanding U.S. statutory law, he was automatically a U.S. citizen at birth because...
  • How Obama Denied Conservative Judges a Vote

    02/18/2016 11:08:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    On a hot day in June, the grandson of a bank president took to the floor of the Senate to denounce the daughter of sharecroppers. "I feel compelled to rise on this issue to express, in the strongest terms, my opposition to the nomination of Janice Rogers Brown to the DC Circuit," Senator Obama said. Born in segregated Alabama, Janice Rogers Brown had been a leftist like Obama before becoming conservative. When Obama rose to denounce the respected African-American jurist for her political views it had been almost a full two years since President Bush had nominated her in the...
  • (Vanity) Prediction: Obama nominates Loretta Lynch for SCOTUS slot!

    02/16/2016 1:40:25 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 37 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | February 16, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    I predict the President will nominate DOJ AG Loretta Lynch for Scalia's chair. If the Republican Congress or presidential candidates resist this choice, the President is giving Hillary fodder for rallying the black vote and bashing the Republicans as 'THE RACIST PARTY' and this would be a continuous media feeding frenzy throughout the election!
  • Cruz's new Trump attack: He'd ruin the Supreme Court [Hail Mary Desperation by Cruz]

    02/15/2016 10:09:57 AM PST · by catnipman · 243 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/15/2016 | Paige Winfield Cunningham
    Under a Trump presidency, Americans would lose their gun rights and religious liberty and see abortion rights dramatically expanded, Cruz said Monday morning on Fox News.
  • Senate Democrats in 1960 pass resolution against election-year Supreme Court recess appointments

    02/14/2016 10:51:03 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/13/16 | David Bernstein
    in August 1960, the Democrat-controlled Senate passed a resolution, S.RES. 334, “Expressing the sense of the Senate that the president should not make recess appointments to the Supreme Court, except to prevent or end a breakdown in the administration of the Court’s business.” Each of President Eisenhower’s SCOTUS appointments had initially been a recess appointment who was later confirmed by the Senate, and the Democrats were apparently concerned that Ike would try to fill any last-minute vacancy that might arise with a recess appointment. Not surprisingly, the Republicans objected, insisting that the Court should have a full complement of Justices...
  • [from November 2, 2004] What Happens in a SCOTUS Tie?

    02/13/2016 2:56:29 PM PST · by GilGil · 25 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/2/2004 | Brendan Koerner
    Although rare, 4-4 ties are hardly unheard-of—justices do recuse themselves from time to time. A split decision effectively upholds the ruling of the lower court (presumably a state supreme court). In the event of such a tie, the court typically issues what's known as a per curiam decision. The opinion in such a decision is issued under the court's name, as opposed to consisting of a majority and a minority opinion. Justices, however, may attach dissenting opinions to the per curiam decision if they like—as happened in Bush v. Gore. When a 4-4 deadlock does occur, the case is not...
  • Judge Changes Mind, Says James Woods Can Likely Unmask Guy Who Made Fun Of Him On Twitter

    02/11/2016 3:17:34 PM PST · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    www.Techdirt.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | TechDirt
    Last summer, we noted a crazy case in which the famous Hollywood actor James Woods sued a random Twitter troll who had been making fun of Woods. The anonymous troll.., mocked some of Woods' own nonsensical tweets about Caitlyn Jenner and Planned Parenthood by saying: "@RealJamesWoods @benshapiro cocaine addict James Woods still sniffing and spouting." -- Abe List (@abelist) July 15, 2015 Then, earlier this month, there was a hearing, and LA Superior Court judge Mel Recana, appeared to side with Abe List, issuing a 10-page tentative ruling dismissing the case. In that tentative ruling, Judge Recana noted: The court...
  • ‘I was being a parent': Father found not guilty after taking away daughter’s iPhone

    01/31/2016 10:06:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 1/31/16 | Lindsey Bever
    **SNIP** Jackson, a 36-year-old from Dallas, was ultimately arrested and charged with property theft, a Class B misdemeanor - because he had taken his daughter's iPhone and refused to give it back. Following a long legal battle, a Dallas County Criminal Court judge ruled last week that the state did not have enough evidence to continue the case and ordered a jury to find him not guilty. Jackson spoke with The Washington Post at length following the verdict but then recanted, saying he had signed an exclusivity agreement with a TV program a day earlier. He said he could not...
  • Judge: No Pajamas in My Courtroom!

    01/29/2016 4:38:49 PM PST · by aimhigh · 49 replies
    WNEP The News Station ^ | 01/29/2016 | Carmella Mataloni
    A district judge in Columbia County wants people to stop wearing pajama bottoms when showing up to court. In order to remind people not to wear the bottoms, he even put up a sign in the lobby of his courtroom. Magisterial District Judge Craig Long told us he's seen more and more people come into his courtroom dressed in pajama bottoms. He doesn't think that kind of attire is appropriate and hopes the new sign in his office will get people to think twice before wearing pajamas in the courtroom.
  • Hunger-striking Hamas terrorist won't be released

    01/27/2016 3:49:02 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/1/16
    A hunger-striking Palestinian security prisoner is to remain in Israeli jail despite warnings over his deteriorating health, the country's top court ruled Wednesday. The Supreme Court said it would not release Mohammed al-Qiq immediately but would follow his health on a daily basis. Qiq has been on hunger strike for 63 days over his detention under Israel's administrative detention law and his organs are at risk of failure any day, his legal team claims. The European Union on Wednesday said it was "especially concerned" about his deteriorating health. His lawyer Jawad Boulus asked the Supreme Court to release him but...
  • This is Ted Cruz's Plan For the Supreme Court

    01/25/2016 8:03:19 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 283 replies
    Fortune ^ | December 2, 2015 | Ben Geier
    Liberals won't like it. If Ted Cruz is elected president, he has big plans for the Supreme Court -- namely, picking extremely conservative candidates to fill any vacancies among the nine justices. In an interview with Bloomberg, the Senator and former solicitor general from Texas said that Republicans are generally bad at picking nominees for the high court, and that he'd be different. "Unlike many of the other candidates, I will be willing to spend the capital to ensure that every Supreme Court nominee that I put on the court is a principled judicial conservative," Cruz said. As solicitor general,...
  • What’s at Stake - The Supreme Court, that’s What !

    01/25/2016 7:43:28 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | January 25, 2016 | Chuck Lehmann
    Coming up during the next administration will be 3 or possibly 4 openings to fill vacancies on the Supreme Court. If you elect, as president, someone who will appoint activist judges, who will tend to have a "progressive" interpretation of the Constitution, then you can expect to see a wholesale change to our society as we know it. -snip- If the Democrats retain the White House, you can expect potential nominees to make decisions, if confirmed, who will promote the far-left agenda as personified by the four liberal judges now sitting on the Supreme Court (i.e. Kagan, Breyer, Sotomayor, and...
  • Supreme Court Tone Appears to Favor Ending Agency Fees to Unions

    01/20/2016 10:05:30 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/17/2016 | Jason Hart
    A group of California teachers fighting mandatory union fees at the U.S. Supreme Court had, by all appearances, a good day Monday. Supreme Court justices seemed receptive to the arguments brought by teachers in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case. If the case is successful, Rebecca Friedrichs and other government workers across the nation will gain the ability to opt out of agency fees unions charge to nonmembers. Remarks from several of the justices indicated they agree with Friedrichs on a central point, that public sector union negotiations are inherently political because they involve taxpayer money, public employees, and...
  • This Supreme Court Case Could Forever Change Government Unions

    01/20/2016 5:03:24 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/11/2016 | Jason Hart
    The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments today on a case that could end mandatory union dues and fees for public sector workers, which are currently required in about half the states in the country. The case is Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, and involves whether requiring teachers and other government employees to pay union dues or fees violates their right to free speech. Rebecca Friedrichs and her fellow plaintiffs are California teachers who have been forced by law to pay a union as a condition of their employment in a public school. Attorneys for the plaintiffs are expected to...
  • Wright Confirmed By U.S. Senate As Federal Judge For Minnesota

    01/19/2016 5:06:28 PM PST · by aimhigh · 25 replies
    CBSMinnesota ^ | 01/19/2016 | AP
    The U.S. Senate has confirmed Wilhelmina Wright as Minnesota’s newest federal judge. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken announced Wright’s confirmation Tuesday. President Barack Obama nominated Wright for a U.S. District Court opening in Minnesota last April. Klobuchar and Franken formed a bipartisan advisory committee to help them recommend a candidate. The Minnesota Democrats note that the Senate confirmed only 10 federal district court judges in 2015.
  • Little Sisters of the Poor nuns will take Obamacare birth control mandate to Supreme Court

    01/05/2016 5:00:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/5/16 | Tom Howell, Jr.
    An elder-care charity run by nuns asked the Supreme Court on Monday to shield them from Obamacare’s birth control mandate, arguing that the government can provide their organizations’ female employees with contraceptives if it really wants to but shouldn’t force them to facilitate the coverage. Attorneys for the Little Sisters of the Poor and three Christian colleges say the administration already has exempted a series of employers, undercutting its push to force religiously affiliated groups to formally opt out of the regulations so that a third party can step in and pay for the drugs and services. “It is
  • Supreme Court permanently disbars former Rep. William Jefferson (5/01/15)

    12/31/2015 6:11:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NOLA ^ | 5/01/15 | Bruce Alpert
    WASHINGTON - The Louisiana Supreme Court Friday (May 1) permanently barred former Rep. William Jefferson from practicing law. Jefferson, 68, a Democrat who represented New Orleans in Congress for 12 terms, is serving a 13-year prison sentence in Oakdale for corruption and not scheduled for release until August, 30, 2023, when he would be 76 years old. The Louisiana Supreme Court said in its ruling that it agreed with the unanimous finding of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board that the conduct of the Harvard-educated lawyer is so egregious that he should not be allowed to return to the practice of...
  • Watch: Duma suspect finally released

    12/29/2015 2:18:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/12/15 | Yoni Kempinsky
    Lod District Court ordered the suspect, whose identity remains under a media gag order, to be released to a 10-day house arrest. After being held for 29 days - during the first 20 of which he was denied legal consultation - police asked to extend his arrest based on alleged involvement in an unrelated quarrel with Bedouin shepherds two years ago, in a request thrown out by the court. However, the Honenu legal aid organization representing the suspects reported the IPS was refusing the order to release him, as State Attorney Shai Nitzan had a request issued to have the...
  • Court To Review Judge’s Order Forcing Woman To Learn Islam (MA)

    12/14/2015 6:04:32 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 34 replies
    boston.cbslocal.com ^ | Dec 13 2015 | Denise Lavoie
    After a landlord was convicted of pushing her Muslim tenant down a flight of stairs, a judge ordered her to respect the rights of all Muslims and to take an introductory course on Islam. Now the highest court in Massachusetts is being asked to decide whether the judge violated the landlord's constitutional rights. The Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments next month in a case that poses interesting legal questions at a time when the country is grappling with anti-Muslim backlash following deadly attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, both allegedly carried out by radical Muslims. The case centers...
  • Sharia Court Told Woman To Divorce Husband, Have Sex With Another Man And Wait...

    12/14/2015 5:47:05 AM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 12/14/15 | Nick Hallett
    A judge in a British Sharia court told a married couple the wife must divorce the husband, have sex with a different man and wait three menstrual cycles before marrying the husband again in order to validate the marriage, it has been claimed.In her report on the growing number of Sharia courts in the UK, Dutch academic Machteld Zee, says judges are enforcing harsh rules on women who want to divorce abusive and neglectful husbands, and accuses them of allowing fundamentalists to enforce their ideology.Breitbart London wrote about her initial findings earlier this month, but now new detail has come...
  • 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 solarmovies.com 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
    madison.com ^ | 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
    finance.yahoo.com ^ | 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