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  • Does the 9th Circuit really have an 80% reversal rate?

    02/10/2017 7:52:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/10/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s no secret that the Ninth Circuit has a reputation for giving the Supreme Court fits, but is it true that they have an 80% reversal rate? The answer is yes … and really no. Confused? Many are, and the claim of an 80% reversal rate makes its way into many corners of the media. It’s mainly used to support arguments to break up the Ninth Circuit or find ways to circumvent it in order to prevent almost-certain erroneous outcomes.The Daily Caller is hardly unique, although they did do a better job than most in qualifying the way in...
  • Federal appeals court maintains suspension of Trumps immigration order

    02/09/2017 3:21:48 PM PST · by mandaladon · 274 replies
    A federal appeals court has maintained the freeze on President Trumps controversial immigration order, meaning previously barred refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries can continue entering the U.S. A panel with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld the ruling of U.S. District Judge James Robart, who had decided Friday that Trumps temporary travel ban should be put on hold. The Department of Homeland Security soon suspended all enforcement of Trumps controversial directive. The Justice Department, representing the Trump administration, could now ask the Supreme Court which often defers to the president on matters of...
  • (9th Circus) Court Of Appeals Rules Against Reinstating Trump's Immigration Executive Order

    02/09/2017 3:19:55 PM PST · by Zakeet · 129 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | February 9, 2017
    The ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is out, and it has found against the Trump Administration, choosing to uphold the nationwide restraining order against Trump's immigration action. APPEALS COURT KEEPS U.S. DOORS OPEN DURING IMMIGRATION FIGHT Developing
  • BREAKING: 9th Circuit to Issue Ruling on Trump Temporary Travel Ban at 6:30 ET

    02/09/2017 2:17:04 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 216 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/9/2017 | Jim Hoft
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals announced they will issue a ruling on President Trumps temporary travel ban. Washington Judge James L. Robart filed a temporary restraining order on President Trumps refugee ban from seven terror states.
  • '9th Circus'? Scholars Say Court's Liberal Rep Is Overblown

    02/07/2017 11:16:07 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 7, 2017 | Gene Johnson
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is weighing the appeal of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, is the federal appeals court conservatives have long ridiculed as the "nutty 9th" or the "9th Circus." Covering a huge swath of territory nine western states plus Guam the San Francisco-based court handles far more cases than any other federal appeals court, including some rulings that have invoked furor from conservatives over the years. Among them: finding that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance is unconstitutional, that the "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gays...
  • New York Court of Appeals wont hear challenge to Cruzs natural born status

    04/02/2016 6:31:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Times Union ^ | 04/02/2016
    Without comment, the state Court of Appeals on Friday refused to hear an appeal in a legal challenge to Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruzs status as a natural born American citizen. The complaint, dated Feb. 16 and received by the state Board of Elections the next day, does not contest that Cruz is a U.S. citizen and therefore eligible to serve in Congress. His mother was a U.S. citizen when Cruz was born in 1970 in Calgary, which conferred U.S. citizenship on him. (Cruzs father was at the time a Cuban citizen.) Cruz also gained automatic Canadian citizenship at birth,...
  • 'Stolen Valor' conviction overturned by federal appeals court

    01/12/2016 12:08:14 PM PST · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 12, 2016
    A federal appeals court on Monday tossed out a veteran's conviction for wearing military medals he didn't earn, saying it was a form of free speech protected by the Constitution. A specially convened 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the First Amendment allows people to wear unearned military honors.
  • New York top court OKs local gas-drilling bans

    06/30/2014 7:36:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2014 10:20 AM EDT | Michael Hill
    New Yorks top court handed a victory to opponents of hydraulic fracturing for natural gas Monday by affirming the right of municipalities to ban the practice within their borders. The state Court of Appeals affirmed a midlevel appeals court ruling from last year that said the state oil and gas law doesnt trump the authority of local governments to control land use through zoning. [] The court in a 5-2 decision stressed that it did not consider the merits of fracking, but only the home rule authority of municipalities to regulate their land use. The court said the towns of...
  • Justice Anthony Kennedy Shuts Down Prop 8 Supporters' Request to Stop Gay Weddings

    06/30/2013 12:20:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 89 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/30/2014 | Caroline Bankoff
    Well, that was quick. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday evening ordered that same-sex marriages begin again in California, and after less than a day of weddings, Prop 8 advocates filed an emergency motion to halt the unions, claiming that they still had time to ask the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to dismiss their challenge to a 2010 ruling that Prop 8 is unconstitutional. Kennedy, who is responsible for motions dealing with the Ninth Circuit, was swift in his response. The Associated Press reports that he "turned away the request on Sunday with no additional...
  • Obama withdraws appeals court pick

    03/22/2013 2:02:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 22, 2013 4:45 PM EDT | Josh Lederman
    President Barack Obama withdrew his nomination of Caitlin Halligan to a federal appeals court Friday, handing a victory to Republicans in the Senate who twice blocked his pick for the key judicial post. Calling the obstruction by Republicans unjustified and unacceptable, Obama said he agreed to Halligans request to be pulled from consideration even though she would have served with distinction on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Senate Republicans blocked Halligans confirmation for a second time in early March, arguing that Halligan is too liberal and citing her work on lawsuits against gun...
  • Judge overrules Obama admin on HHS mandate

    12/19/2012 9:37:33 AM PST · by topher · 16 replies ^ | 12-19-12 | Cardinal Newman Society
    WASHINGTON, D.C., December 20, 2012, ( - On Tuesday a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C. handed Belmont Abbey College and Wheaton College and all religious colleges a major victory in their challenges to the HHS mandate. Earlier this year, two lower courts had dismissed the Colleges cases as premature but Tuesday, an appellate court reinstated those cases. The Cardinal Newman Society and 15 Catholic colleges recommended in The Newman Guide had joined in an amicus brief supporting Belmont Abbey and Wheaton. Belmont Abbey College was the first to sue the Obama administration over the HHS mandate last...
  • US court rejects graphic cigarette warnings

    08/25/2012 7:57:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 24, 2012 | Shaun Tandon (AFP)
    A US court on Friday shot down orders to slap graphic anti-tobacco messages on cigarette packs, saying the government overstepped its authority by trying to "browbeat" smokers into quitting. In line with campaigns in several other nations, the United States planned from September 22 to require images on cigarette packs including a man smoking through a hole in his throat and a body with chest staples on an autopsy table. In a 2-1 decision, the US Court of Appeals in Washington said that the images planned on cigarette packs were not necessarily false but they went beyond "pure attempts to...
  • EDITORIAL: Shariah in Americas courts

    01/11/2012 6:41:21 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 11, 2012 | Editorial
    Koranic law: Coming to a city near youA panel of federal judges has ruled that states cannot protect their courts from jurists who base their decisions on international or Koranic law. America needs better judges. On Tuesday, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal district court order blocking implementation of an amendment to the Oklahoma constitution that sought to ban judges from using international or Muslim law as a basis for deciding cases. The amendment was approved in November 2010 by a 70 percent popular vote but has never been enforced. Plaintiff Muneer Awad, executive director of the...
  • Appeals court upholds Obama health care law

    11/08/2011 3:13:57 PM PST · by caldera599 · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/8/2011 | Nedra Pickler
    WASHINGTON A conservative-leaning appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's health care law, as the Supreme Court prepares to consider this week whether to resolve conflicting rulings over the law's requirement that all Americans buy health care insurance. A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued a split opinion upholding the lower court's ruling that found Congress did not overstep its authority in requiring people to have insurance or pay a penalty on their taxes, beginning in 2014. The requirement is the most controversial requirement of Obama's signature...
  • Republicans Should Not Play Nice on Judicial Nominations

    03/26/2011 6:49:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | March 26, 2011 | Mario Diaz
    No, it was not a headline from the satirical newspaper, The Onion. It was just the latest scorn by President Obama toward conservatives everywhere, and conservative women in particular. The President has seriously nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit Stephen Six, whose prints are all over the obstruction of justice in an investigation of an alleged systematic statutory rape cover-up at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Kansas. The people of Kansas know Steven Six well. Radical pro-abortion advocate Kathleen Sebelius, former Kansas Governor and now Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services ,...
  • Obama Nominates Abortion Advocate for Federal Appeals Court

    03/11/2011 10:54:13 AM PST · by julieee · 6 replies ^ | March 11, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Nominates Abortion Advocate for Federal Appeals Court Washington, DC -- President Barack Obama has nominated a pro-abortion former Kansas state attorney general to serve on the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, setting up another battle over abortion and a top judicial pick.
  • Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slams 'foreign interference' in immigration lawsuit

    10/06/2010 7:28:01 PM PDT · by goldendays · 35 replies ^ | 10/06/2010 | SCOTT WONG |
    Jan Brewer is asking a federal court to disallow foreign governments from joining the federal lawsuit. | AP Photo Close By SCOTT WONG | 10/6/10 9:57 AM EDT Updated: 10/6/10 7:21 PM EDT In a new twist in the fight over Arizonas immigration law, Republican Gov. Jan Brewer on Tuesday asked a federal court to disallow foreign governments from joining the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit to overturn the law. The move comes in response to a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling issued Monday, allowing nearly a dozen Latin American countries Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador,...
  • Outrage: Dutch court to prosecute Wilders for Fitna

    01/21/2009 6:57:25 AM PST · by Cindy · 32 replies · 1,910+ views ^ | January 21, 2009 | Robert Spencer
    Note: Video included. January 21, 2009 For hate speech -- after declining to do so last year, which means that Islamic supremacist groups in the Netherlands have kept up the pressure on lawmakers until they got the outcome they wanted. Hate speech, of course, is in the eye of the beholder, and hate speech laws are tools in the hands of the powerful that they can use to silence the powerless and crush dissent. And make no mistake: even though the Muslims in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the West present themselves as embattled victims of racism and "Islamophobia," that...
  • IL Parental Notification Law: Case Heard in 7th Circuit Court of Appeals: Hear the Oral Argument

    01/16/2009 12:52:24 PM PST · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 1 replies · 273+ views ^ | January 16, 2009 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    On Tuesday, January 13th, detailed the history of Illinois' Parental Notification Law (see: Illinois' Parental Notification of Abortion Act: Thomas More Society's Long Battle for Law's Enforcement: On Wednesday, a three judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals conducted a hearing regarding the case titled, "David Zbaraz vs. Lisa Madigan". The case was not decided and the three judge panel said the case would be "taken under advisement." The Parental Notification Law was passed in 1995 and signed by then-Governor Jim Edgar. However, the law, which would require parents to be informed when their minor children...
  • Responding to Hatfill, Locy presses court to decide her case. - anthrax

    09/21/2008 1:01:29 PM PDT · by Justice Department · 9 replies · 641+ views
    Former USA Today reporter Toni Locy urged the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington on Thursday not to throw out her case seeking a reporters privilege to keep her sources confidential. Locy became embroiled in the legal battle after reporting about Steven Hatfill, the former Army scientist who was investigated in the 2001 anthrax attacks but whose name has since been cleared. When Locy refused to give up her confidential sources in Hatfill's ensuing Privacy Act suit against the government, the U.S. District Court in D.C. held her in contempt. She appealed that decision to the Court of Appeals.
  • Michigan court (of appeals): No same-sex benefits (for partners of gay employees)

    02/02/2007 10:04:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 717+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/2/07 | David Eggert - ap
    LANSING, Mich. - Public universities and state and local governments would violate the state constitution by providing health insurance to the partners of gay employees, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled Friday. A three-judge panel said a 2004 voter-approved ban on gay marriage also applies to same-sex domestic partner benefits. The decision reverses a 2005 ruling from an Ingham County judge who said universities and governments could provide the benefits. "The marriage amendment's plain language prohibits public employers from recognizing same-sex unions for any purpose," the court wrote. A constitutional amendment passed by Michigan voters in November 2004 made the...
  • Ohio 11th District Court of Appeals - Meet the Candidates

    04/11/2006 7:01:05 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 5 replies · 214+ views
    NorthCoastconservative/DollyCali | April 11, 2006 | DollyCali; NorthcoastConservative
    Meet the Candidates In the Ohio Republican Primary for 11th District Court of Appeals The Court of Appeals might appear boring to some, a ho-hummer to others. No juries present, the Court of Appeals hears cases concerning errors in the lower courts. Is Matlock even around? Dorothy Lee, Jeff Black, Paul Brickner - how do they feel about the subjects such as judicial activism? What about the doctrine of stare decisis? Would they side with the Taney Supreme Court? Or would Dred Scott have been a free man? As a magistrate does Dorothy Lee have the background to sit...
  • Court sides with preacher in Ithaca noise case (City of Evil tried to silence Christian)

    04/07/2006 6:19:35 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies · 1,109+ views
    WSTM TV ^ | April 7, 2006
    NEW YORK A preacher found relief from a higher authority today when an appeals court ruled that Ithaca selectively used its noise ordinance to silence him in violation of his rights to free speech, equal protection and freedom of religion. The 2nd U-S Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ordered a federal judge in Albany to declare victory for Kevin Deegan -- saying it found the noise ordinance "cannot withstand constitutional scrutiny." Deegan had sued Ithaca, its attorney and its chief of police in a bid to strike down the ordinance in the college town 45 miles south of Syracuse....
  • 9th Circuit- partial birth abortion is a Constitutionally Protected Right.

    02/02/2006 3:32:40 PM PST · by Craig DeLuz · 3 replies · 212+ views
    The Home of Uncommon Sense ^ | 02/02/2006 | Craig DeLuz
    This is what they are protecting! Read More... Craig DeLuz Visit The Home of Uncommon Sense...
  • Briefing Book Casts Alito As Mainstream (Whitehouse Fully Prepared, Unlike Miers Time)

    11/05/2005 5:38:19 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 29 replies · 666+ views
    Briefing Book Casts Alito As Mainstream By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent 1 hour, 46 minutes ago WASHINGTON - Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito's opinions on abortion, discrimination and other contentious issues are the work of a mainstream jurist, not the ideologue depicted by critics, the White House argues in a voluminous briefing book meant for Republican senators. ADVERTISEMENT Alito's dissent in a 1991 abortion ruling showed "concern for the safety of women," the material says. By approving a requirement for spousal notification, he "reflected the position advanced by the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania." A 1996 dissent in a sex...
  • WSJ: No Way, Jos - a ruling for the 9/11 anniversary re: detainees (Padilla)

    09/13/2005 5:25:01 AM PDT · by OESY · 452+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 13, 2005 | Editorial
    ...[A] panel for the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled unanimously last Friday that the President "unquestionably" has the power to detain an American citizen who has taken up arms against his country. But wait. Didn't the Supreme Court say precisely that in its Hamdi decision last year? So it did, as Judge Michael Luttig notes repeatedly in his 25-page opinion penned for the court. That wasn't enough for Jos Padilla's attorneys, who argued that Hamdi, which concerned an American picked up on a battlefield in Afghanistan, didn't apply to their client, who was arrested domestically, at O'Hare Airport. Padilla,...
  • Appeals court upholds sex offender residency restrictions (Setback for ICLU)

    08/08/2005 8:10:22 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 7 replies · 509+ views
    Gazette Online ^ | 08/08/2005 | Frank Gluck
    IOWA CITY, IA - The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today denied a request to suspend a law, pending a possible U.S. Supreme Court review, restricting where Iowa sex offenders can live. This decision is the latest setback for an Iowa Civil Liberties Union lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a 2002 law that prohibits certain sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of schools and day cares. The ICLU, which filed the lawsuit on behalf of more than a dozen sex offenders, has not ''demonstrated a particularly strong probability'' that the U.S. Supreme Court will review the law, the...
  • Profile of an Extremist

    05/04/2005 2:39:01 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 4 replies · 543+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 05/04/05 | Editorial
    Issues & Insights Wednesday, May 4, 2005 Profile Of An Extremist INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Washington: Ever wonder just what it is about Janice Rogers Brown that prompted the Democrats to so fiercely oppose her nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals? It's her radical position on the Constitution. Or rather, it's her dedication to constitutional limits that has enraged the left. They don't want anyone on the bench who might get in the way of federal policies and programs that can't withstand constitutional scrutiny. Brown, the African-American daughter of an Alabama sharecropper, happens to believe the Supreme Court's protection of...
  • Immigrant Pleas Crushing Federal Appellate Courts

    05/02/2005 1:02:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies · 1,302+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 2, 2005 | Solomon Moore and Ann M. Simmons
    Immigrants fighting to stay in the United States are flooding the federal appellate courts with cases, creating huge backlogs and fundamentally changing the character of the second-highest courts in the nation. The deluge reflects growing dissatisfaction with the nation's immigration courts, and attorneys representing asylum-seekers and others say they have little choice but to appeal to the federal judiciary. The trend is nationwide, federal records show, but bearing the brunt of this sudden surge is the San Francisco-based U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In the year ending June 30, 2001, the immigration caseload was 965. It skyrocketed to 4,835...

    04/10/2005 6:13:51 AM PDT · by bakatare · 32 replies · 1,194+ views
    AP | 04/10/2005 | AP
    News Break 04/10/2005 05:19:43 EST Court Overturns 1995 Murder Conviction SAN FRANCISCO - A federal appeals court has tossed out a 1995 murder conviction and ordered a new trial for a man convicted of killing his estranged wife's fiance. The court said buttons the victim's family wore at the trial may have influenced jurors. Mathew Musladin, who is serving a life sentence, maintained that he acted in self-defense when he shot Tom Studer in 1994. In ordering a new trial for Musladin, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday said the buttons, which showed...
  • A Warning to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

    02/23/2005 1:31:32 PM PST · by jent · 54 replies · 7,334+ views
    Renew America ^ | 2/23/05 | Jen Shroder
    Child Care Provider Takes on Politics "Work on the book, work on the book." That thought pestered me for my whole Christmas vacation. "Across the Centuries," a nationwide 7th grade social studies book which maligns Christianity and embraces Islam had recently gotten my attention. Not that I had time for it. I was to have a whole week off from child-care over Christmas vacation, a much needed time of silence and freedom. HA! "Work on the book, work on the book." "But GOD! (whiney voice) What about that Christmas party?" The reply was consistent, "Work on the book." I'm a...
  • We The People wins round against IRS

    01/30/2005 7:03:06 AM PST · by patriot_wes · 19 replies · 1,170+ views
    Lost Horizons We The People website ^ | January 30, 2005 | Robert Shulz
    U.S. Court of Appeals Rules IRS Cannot Apply Force Against A Tax Payer Without A Court Order Tax Payers Free To Ignore An IRS Summons Queensbury, NY On January 25, 2005, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that taxpayers cannot be compelled by the IRS to turn over personal and private property to the IRS, absent a federal court order. Quoting from the decision (Schulz v. IRS, Case No. 04-0196-cv), ...absent an effort to seek enforcement through a federal court, IRS summonses apply no force to taxpayers, and no consequence whatever can befall a taxpayer...
  • Martini gets OK as Federal Judge

    11/22/2002 10:15:58 AM PST · by Coleus · 76 replies · 5,724+ views
    Martini gets OK as federal judge MITCHEL MADDUX Former Rep. Bill Martini has been confirmed as a New Jersey federal judge by the U.S. Senate. Martini, 55, a Republican who lives in Clifton and practices law in Newark, is a former federal prosecutor who also has served as a Passaic County freeholder. A member of a prominent Passaic County family long involved in politics, he serves as a commissioner of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Martini will have to resign from the agency, and Governor McGreevey will name his replacement on the 12-person board. Martini said...
  • For the Record, by Arlen Specter: "I never 'warned' the president about anything."

    11/10/2004 6:18:58 AM PST · by OESY · 40 replies · 1,238+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 10, 2004 | ARLEN SPECTER
    To resolve any concern that I would block pro-life judicial nominees, take a look at my record. I have consistently opposed any litmus test. I have backed that up by voting to confirm pro-life nominees including Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Justice Antonin Scalia, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Justice Anthony Kennedy. I led the fight to confirm Justice Clarence Thomas, which almost cost me my Senate seat in 1992. I have voted for all of President Bush's judicial nominees in committee and on the floor. The current controversy was artificially created by incorrect reporting. I never "warned" the president on...
  • House votes to break up San Francisco based-9th Circuit appeals court

    10/05/2004 12:56:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 132 replies · 3,260+ views
    AP ^ | 10/5/4 | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON -- The Republican-led House voted Tuesday to break up the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, an action opponents said was motivated by conservatives' ire over some of the court's rulings. Nine states are currently covered by the 9th Circuit, but the legislation would leave just California and Hawaii in a revamped lineup. The proposal splits the seven other states into two new courts: one to handle appeals from Arizona, Idaho, Montana and Nevada; and the other to oversee Alaska, Oregon and Washington.

    08/12/2004 5:47:08 AM PDT · by OESY · 1 replies · 442+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 12, 2004 | Editorial
    Six weeks after the New York Court of Appeals effectively threw out the state's death-penalty law, a new bill to protect capital punishment against new legal challenges has been introduced in the state Legislature. Unfortunately, the measure probably won't even come up for a vote. That's because Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has no interest in passing a capital-punishment bill without enough legal loopholes to ensure that no death sentence ever is carried out in New York. ... New York's capital-punishment law, he said, would be "the most effective of its kind in the nation." Yet, numerous lawmakers at the time...
  • Pryor Casts Key Vote in Gay Adoption Case; Florida suit blocked from being reheard by 11th Circuit

    07/23/2004 1:02:15 PM PDT · by Sandy · 11 replies · 1,034+ views
    Fulton County Daily Report via ^ | 7-23-2004 | Jonathan Ringel
    Until Wednesday afternoon, the significance of Judge William H. Pryor Jr.'s recess appointment to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was largely symbolic. His appointment by President Bush outraged senators who objected to Pryor's record on issues such as gay rights, abortion and federalism. As Alabama attorney general, Pryor defended statutes criminalizing homosexual sodomy, spoke out against decisions legalizing abortion and won cases trimming congressional power over the states. Democrats blocked a vote on his nomination, but the president's recess appointment will allow him to be on the court through 2005. Since Pryor joined the bench in February, his...
  • Ben Levy, founder of ACLU here made his mark

    04/11/2004 11:56:04 AM PDT · by weegee · 10 replies · 631+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 11, 2004, 1:26AM | By ALLAN TURNER
    Ben Levy, founder of ACLU here made his mark `All I wanted to do was to protect the right to speak freely without penalty, without being afraid.' The bullets always were fired at night, but the threats, curses and social snubs came at any hour of the day. Houston's early American Civil Liberties Union members often found themselves in conflict with groups willing to use unsavory means to maintain the status quo. Founded in 1957 by Houston lawyer Ben G. Levy and a handful of supporters, the organization eventually made its mark in prison, civil rights and First Amendment litigation....
  • Joseph Farah: "In Support of Janice Brown Rogers"

    10/27/2003 6:16:42 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 155+ views ^ | 10-27-03 | Farah, Joseph
    In support of Janice Rogers Brown Posted: October 27, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern 2003 I don't usually get too excited about judicial nominations by the Bush administration. But, even a broken clock is right twice a day. Occasionally, even the Bush administration gets one right. And that's what has happened with the nomination for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The nominee's name is Janice Rogers Brown. Repeat that name over and over to yourself. Make sure you know it and you make it known to others. You will want...
  • Raytheon Fights Rehiring Of Ex-Employee Who Used Drugs

    10/08/2003 12:10:16 PM PDT · by anymouse · 2 replies · 372+ views
    Dow Jones Business News ^ | Wednesday October 8, 2003 | Mark H. Anderson
    The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday pondered whether an employee fired for drug use can later, after rehabilitation, demand special rehiring preferences as a recovered addict under the Americans With Disabilities Act. The justices took up the issue in the case of Raytheon Co. v. Hernandez, 02- 749, which challenges employer drug-use guidelines in place at companies across the country. "This is a decision that has extraordinary implications for thousands of companies that have similar policies," said attorney Carter Phillips, who represented Raytheon at oral arguments. Raytheon, based in Lexington, Mass., appealed to the Supreme Court over a 9th U.S. Circuit...
  • Judge Moore files appeal; supporter corrects media accounts

    08/19/2003 2:18:47 PM PDT · by Dubya · 7 replies · 250+ views
    BP NEWS ^ | Aug 19, 2003 | Michael Foust
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP)--News accounts claiming that Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore had the Ten Commandments monument installed in the middle of the night are misleading, a friend and supporter of Moore noted. Moore faces an Aug. 20 deadline for having the 5,300-pound granite monument removed from the rotunda of the state judicial building -- an order he has said he will not obey. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson -- who issued the order -- denied a stay request from Moore's lawyers Aug. 18, saying that the opportunity to request a stay had passed. Moore's lawyers then appealed Thompson's denial of...
  • Judge tries to keep Ten Commandments monument in building

    08/19/2003 2:12:15 PM PDT · by Selmo · 12 replies · 230+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 19, 2003 | Bob Johnson
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The chief justice of Alabama's Supreme Court asked a federal appeals court to block an order for the removal of a Ten Commandments monument from a state building. Attorneys for Chief Justice Roy Moore asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta to stay an order to remove the monument by midnight Wednesday. The papers were filed late Monday. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson has said he may fine the state about $5,000 a day if the monument is not removed by the deadline. Moore has fought to keep the monument in the judicial...
  • Supreme Court Urged to Take on Gun Rights

    07/05/2003 10:36:00 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 51 replies · 491+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 7/3/03 | Gina Holland
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is being asked to overturn an appeals court ruling that said the Constitution does not guarantee people a personal right to own a gun. The court's past rulings on Second Amendment gun rights many in the 1800s are a mess that should be straightened out when the justices return from their summer break, an appeal being filed Thursday at the court said. The appeal relates to one of two closely watched cases from the liberal-leaning 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. The high court will also decide later this year...
  • Hatch charges bias over Ala. nominee (Bill Pryor)

    06/18/2003 10:26:00 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 11 replies · 237+ views
    The Hill ^ | 6/18/03 | Jonathan E. Kaplan
    Democratic opposition to Alabama Attorney General William Pryor, whom President Bush nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, is based on bias against traditional religious beliefs, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has charged. In his hearing before the committee last week, Pryor denounced abortion rather than veiling his views as other embattled Bush nominees have been accused of doing. The Pryor nomination raises the question of whether Bush's conservative-minded nominees are better off speaking out on their views, as the 41-year-old Catholic has done, or avoiding comment on the grounds that it could involve future cases that...
  • Norm Coleman: Democrats' filibuster harms more than Estrada

    03/10/2003 4:34:50 PM PST · by rhema · 18 replies · 286+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 3/10/03 | Norm Coleman
    <p>The battle over President Bush's nomination of Miguel Estrada to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit casts a deadly cloud of partisan gridlock over the future of candidates who want to serve as judges on the nation's highest courts.</p>
  • Estrada hearings/US Senate

    02/05/2003 8:55:38 AM PST · by pulaskibush · 53 replies · 315+ views
    This should lead to, then just click Stand-Alone Player where it says CSPAN 2.
  • The Pledge ruling

    06/26/2002 11:36:43 PM PDT · by Boucheau · 7 replies · 218+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 27, 2002 | Joseph Farah
    My reaction to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on the Pledge of Allegiance is a little different than most of those you will read or hear elsewhere. Is it a correct ruling? No. Is it a ruling that has anything to do with the Constitution? No. Is it unexpected? Not by me. To me, it was just a matter of time. Let's remember that in 1962 and 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that prayer in the schools was unconstitutional. The fact that it took nearly 40 years for the other shoe to drop is something of...
  • FREE Sheet of Pledge of Allegiance Stamps to every Freeper!

    06/26/2002 12:39:17 PM PDT · by Seeking the truth · 82 replies · 812+ views
    0cents Stamp Products ^ | June 26, 2002 | Gene McDonald
    My Fellow Freepers....I dont' even know if this is allowable under the posting rules but I am so incensed by this ruling by that appeals court, I decided to post this offer! If its pulled, so be it! I offer one FREE Sheet of Pledge of Allegiance 0cents Stamps (10 self-adhesive stamps) to any Freeper who sends me a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Evelope)! This is one of my favorite stamps from both a message and an artistic viewpoint. It was designed by my Freeper wife several months ago - way before this 9th Circuit BS.I just want my...
  • GOP wants senators probed

    06/07/2002 4:42:12 PM PDT · by galethus · 22 replies · 274+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2002 | Margie Hyslop
    <p>Maryland Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele has asked the state Court of Appeals to begin criminal contempt proceedings against four Democratic state senators who contacted judges about redistricting while the court was hearing lawsuits over the new legislative map.</p>