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  • California lawmakers pass bill to prevent disclosure of immigration status in court

    05/13/2018 1:45:46 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 32 replies
    mercury news ^ | 5-2018 | Tatiana Sanchez
    SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to a bill that would place strict limits on the disclosure of a person’s immigration status in open court, continuing the sanctuary state’s rebellion against the Trump administration’s illegal immigration crackdown. Protesters take over Sansome Street in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Francisco, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, to respond to the 150 detentions in Northern California by ICE this past week. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) Protesters take over Sansome Street in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Francisco, Calif., Wednesday,...
  • U.S. District Court finds Some Felons Have Second Amendment Rights

    05/07/2018 5:36:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 26 April, 2018, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois held that some felons have the right to keep and bear arms. Larry Hatfield was a perfect test case. From reason.com, Hatfield v. Session (formerly Hatfield v. Lynch) Plaintiff Larry Edward Hatfield wants to keep a gun in his home for self-defense. But the Government bans him from doing so, because 28 years ago, Hatfield lied on some forms that he sent to the Railroad Retirement Board: a felony in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001(a). Hatfield later pled guilty to one count of...
  • Mark Steyn Won His Court Case With CRTV.

    04/19/2018 11:50:05 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 55 replies
    steyn website. ^ | 04.19.18 | The courts
    https://www.steynonline.com/documents/8596.pdf Steyn has been in court and has been reticent about the case against CRTV. You can read all about it here.
  • European Court of Justice to rule on delisting the PKK

    04/14/2018 9:28:36 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 14 Apr 2018, 00:00 | EWSAN DENIZ ANF
    The lawsuit filed to the European Court of Justice, demanding the lifting of the PKK from the EU's list of terrorist organizations, opens on Monday 16 April, writes Yeni Özgür Politika. The PKK has been on the EU's list of terrorist organizations since 2002. Acting on behalf of PKK leaders Murat Karayılan and Duran Kalkan, the Prakken d'Oliveira Law Office in the Netherlands has presented a file every six months when the new list is written and then the file went to the European Court of Justice. Next Monday the trial will open aiming at lifting the PKK from the...
  • Much of what you think you know about Linda Brown is wrong

    03/31/2018 7:58:00 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 29 replies
    The Conversation ^ | March 30, 2018 | Charise Cheney
    As the nation commemorates the life of Linda Brown Thompson – the public face of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case – Brown is being celebrated as a heroic young girl from Topeka who “brought a case that ended segregation in public schools in America.” But the story behind the historic Supreme Court case, as I plan to show in my forthcoming book, “Blacks Against Brown: The Black Anti-Integration Movement in Topeka, Kansas, 1941-1954,” is much more complex than the highly inaccurate but often-repeated tale about the case.
  • A Prominent Liberal Judge From The 9th Circuit Court Has Died At 87

    03/29/2018 5:23:14 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 131 replies
    Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has died, a court spokesperson confirmed. He was 87. A liberal champion, Reinhardt was appointed to the bench by President Carter in 1980. He authored key liberal court opinions on hot-button topics ranging from abortion and marriage equality to assisted suicide and immigration. At the same time, the opinions made him a target of criticism from conservative corners — and of regular reversal from the Supreme Court.
  • Turkish court sentences 25 journalists to long prison terms over alleged links to Gülen movement

    03/11/2018 1:32:44 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | 08 Mar 2018 | SCF
    An İstanbul high criminal court on Thursday gave prison sentences ranging from 25 months to seven years, six months to 25 journalists on terror charges. The journalists, some of whom used to work for media outlets affiliated with the Gülen movement, are alleged to be followers of the movement, which is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016. The movement strongly denies any involvement. There were 29 defendants in the trial, 19 of whom were in pretrial detention.
  • New York AG uses abortion clinic escort to fraudulently spy on pro-lifers

    02/26/2018 12:48:59 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Feb 20, 2018 | Cassie Fiano
    Tyler Brooks, an attorney for the Thomas More Law Center, uncovered some startling information during cross-examination at a hearing held by U.S. Federal District Court Judge Carol Bagley Amon. The hearing would determine whether or not New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s request for an injunction, which bars pro-life sidewalk counselors from coming within 16 feet of Choices, an abortion facility, will be approved. Brooks was questioning a witness, who admitted to creating a fake Facebook profile, in which she pretended she was a pro-life Christian, to deceive pro-lifers and entrap the sidewalk counselors who would appear in front...
  • Dems blasting Nunes memo once urged FISA court transparency (Schiff on Russian TV)

    02/06/2018 5:54:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/06/18 | Brooke Singman
    Congressional Democrats have blasted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and President Trump for releasing a memo detailing alleged government surveillance abuse—but just a few years ago, the same Democrats called for more transparency from the secret court process in question. Notably, ranking Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff -- who fought the release of the GOP-backed memo and described it as a danger to national security -- made a 2013 appearance on Russian television news station RT calling for transparency in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act system. Schiff said in 2013 that the FISA court needed to be “much more transparent...
  • Gohmert Pushing to Subpoena Transcripts From FISA Court Hearings (VIDEO)

    02/04/2018 9:04:18 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 70 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | February 4, 2018
    Rep Gohmert appeared on Fox News Sunday to talk about the FISA abuse memo which was released Friday. Gohmert also revealed he is requesting the House Judiciary Committee subpoena the FISA court hearing transcripts. “I have prepared a letter that I plan to submit to and hopefully have other people sign on with me tomorrow on our Judiciary Committee we have a great Chairman [Bob Goodlatte] on our Judiciary Committee. He wants to get to the facts and what I’m asking him for is that we as the Judiciary Committee subpoena the transcripts from the FISA court hearings, the four...
  • Supreme Court sends case of racist juror back to Atlanta appeals court

    01/08/2018 8:19:28 AM PST · by Dacula · 33 replies
    AJC ^ | 1/8/2017 | Bill Rankin
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday put a halt to Georgia’s plans to execute condemned killer Keith Tharpe, directing the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take a closer look at claims that one of Tharpe’s jurors voted for the death sentence because Tharpe was black. By a 6-3 vote, the high court questioned a decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals not even to consider Tharpe’s latest appeal involving claims of racial bias on the part of the juror. Death-row inmate Keith Tharpe. (Georgia Department of Corrections) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “It may be that, at the end...
  • New York Appeals Court Tosses $4 Million Defamation Suit Against Trump

    12/14/2017 9:37:17 AM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Dec 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A New York appeals court tossed out a $4 million defamation suit against President Donald Trump from a Republican consultant alleging that the president damaged her career by calling her a “real dummy” on Twitter. The five-judge panel on the Manhattan appeals court, the Appellate Division First Department, ruled that a lower court’s January decision to dismiss Cheri Jacobus’s lawsuit should stand.
  • In Final-Hour Order, Court Rules That Alabama Can Destroy Digital Voting Records After All

    12/12/2017 8:11:01 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Gizmo ^ | 12/11/17 | Connor Sheets
    Alabama is allowed to destroy digital voting records created at the polls during today's U.S. Senate election after all. At 1:36 p.m. Monday, a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge issued an order directing Alabama election officials to preserve all digital ballot images created at polling places across the state today. But at 4:32 p.m. Monday, attorneys for Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and Ed Packard, the state administrator of elections, filed an "emergency motion to stay" that order, which the state Supreme Court granted minutes after Merrill and Packard's motion was filed. By granting the stay, the court effectively...
  • Rick Scott moves to throw Barbara Pariente off judicial appointments case

    11/21/2017 6:14:34 AM PST · by Brilliant · 6 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 11/20/2017 | Jim Rosica
    Gov. Rick Scott is moving to remove Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente from a legal challenge to his judicial appointment power... The motion also refers to statements made by Pariente while campaigning for retention... “A vote ‘yes’ will be a vote to retain me and the other two justices … A vote ‘no’ will give Gov. Scott the right to make his appointments, which will result in partisan political appointments.” “Gov. Scott strongly believes that all Floridians deserve judges that are impartial, fair and non-partisan...” “Justice Pariente’s past remarks cast grave doubt on her ability to take an objective...”...
  • Breaking News: Jeff Sessions to Stand Trial in Cannabis De-Scheduling

    11/04/2017 10:01:41 PM PDT · by free_life · 145 replies
    Florida Marijuana Net ^ | Nov 2/17 | Robert Roundtree
    For the very first time in history the United States Government will have to answer to the judiciary about the scheduling of cannabis and its unconstitutionality. Jeff Sessions, the DEA, and the DOJ will all have to stand trial according to the judge overseeing their case. This is the first time that a trial to legalize cannabis has proceeded past the normal attempts at dismissal. All of the defendants will have to get recorded depositions. This is great news for the plaintiffs in the case which include Army combat veteran, Jose Belen, former NFL player Marvin Washington, 11 year old...
  • Senate confirms two more federal judges, bringing total to five this week

    11/02/2017 4:05:26 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 11/2/17 | Alex Swoyer
    The Senate confirmed two more appeals court picks Thursday, closing out a week that saw them devote all their time to filling the federal judiciary with President Trump’s nominees. Including the two latest picks, they confirmed four circuit judges and one district judge this week — overcoming Democratic filibuster attempts for each. Senators voted 56-41 to confirm Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid for a seat on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, then voted 54-43 for Stephanos Bibas, who is nominated to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Justice Eid will fill Supreme Court Justice Neil M....
  • Court Issues Mandate: District of Columbia now Shall Issue Gun Permits

    10/26/2017 7:02:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The District of Columbia, also known as Washington, D.C., has officially become a “shall issue” jurisdiction. The outcome was certain when the government of the District decided not to appeal the decision in Wrenn v. D.C and Grace v. D.C. (the cases were combined) after the United States Court of Appeals refused to grant a review of the decision en banc. From dc.gov.com: Q: Since you aren’t asking the Supreme Court to review the D.C. Circuit decision, when does their ruling removing the District’s “good reason” requirement take effect? A: It will take effect when the D.C. Circuit issues...
  • Huma Abedin And Anthony Weiner Show Up At Divorce Court

    09/13/2017 12:17:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/13/17 | Julia Marsh and Reuven Fenton
    Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner both showed up to a Manhattan courthouse Wednesday to go before a divorce judge. Abedin, the longtime close aide to Hillary Clinton, arrived at 2:05 p.m., wearing a trim black suit and high black pumps, carrying a white handbag. She was with her lawyer and only offered a polite, “Hi” to reporters. Thirty seconds later, Weiner arrived with his lawyer. The disgraced former congressman from Queens wore black slacks, blue-grey blazer, brown shoes. “I have no comment at all,” he said as he posed for photographers. “Got what you need? I’d hate for you guys...
  • Atlanta judge pitches federal PBGS/CFPB case against Global Payments

    08/30/2017 7:14:03 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 2 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 8 /29/2017 | Russell Grantham
    Saying the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “blatantly” ignored his directions, a federal judge in Atlanta dismissed the agency’s claims against a metro Atlanta payment processor and three others for allegedly aiding fraudulent debt collectors... U.S. District Judge Richard Story sanctioned the PBGC by dismissing its complaints.... The judge said the PBGC repeatedly stonewalled the defending lawyer's efforts to find out the facts of the case against their clients. “The CFPB willfully violated the court’s repeated instructions to identify for defendants the factual bases for its claims and that, in each deposition, it willfully failed to present a knowledgeable …....
  • SCOTUS Grants Temporary Stay In Texas Redistricting Case

    08/29/2017 3:26:38 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 9 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 08/28/2017 | Kevin Daley
    Justice Samuel Alito stayed a lower court order requiring the Texas state legislature to draw new legislative district lines in advance of the 2018 elections Monday. (snip) Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked the Supreme Court to stay the ruling Friday. “It is astonishing that the lower court ignored that the maps are the very same ones that the court itself adopted in 2012, and the Obama-era Department of Justice did not bring any claims against the maps,” he said in a statement. “We are confident that the Supreme Court will allow Texas to continue to use the maps used...