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  • ‘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
  • 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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 1 July 2015 | Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com
    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
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 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 http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-irs-goes-to-court-1430953480, 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 providencejournal.com: 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
    FoxNews.com ^ | Apr 13, 2015 | Rachel Martin
    Judiciary Federal court: no liability for PA judge who made up criminal charge By Rachel MartinPublished April 13, 2015watchdog.org 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...