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  • Supremes have no problem with teacher forcing Christian student to voice Islamic prayer

    10/15/2019 11:22:09 PM PDT · by amorphous · 109 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 15, 2019 | WND Staff
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take the case of a public school teacher who required her students to recite the Islamic "conversion prayer" or receive a failing grade. The Thomas More Law Center is defending Caleigh Wood, a Christian student in 11th grade at La Plata High School in La Plata, Maryland. Wood refused to deny her faith "by making a written profession of the Muslim conversion prayer known as the shahada – 'There is no god by allah and Muhammad is the messenger of allah,'" Thomas More said. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled...
  • White House ordered to preserve evidence about Trump's dealings with foreign leaders

    10/06/2019 6:36:14 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 74 replies
    thehill ^ | 10/06/19 | JUSTIN WISE
    A federal judge has ordered the White House to preserve records of President Trump's "meetings, phone calls, and other communications with foreign leaders." U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson,, an appointee of former President Obama, issued the directive on Thursday. The order called on the Trump administration to preserve “all records of efforts by White House or other executive branch officials to return, ‘claw back,’ ’lock down’ or recall White House records."
  • Update on Judges/Trump's "Whole New Ballgame" article

    09/25/2019 10:34:08 AM PDT · by LS · 5 replies
    "Empiracal SCOTUS" ^ | 9/25/209 | Adam Feldman
    An announcement from my legal guy, Zen Master, on the court/judge situation: Senate Hearings on Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary will run about 30 hours and will bump back confirmation of two more judges this week. Scalia is a great choice. Now, here is the article "A Whole New Ballgame" It shows that not only is Trump moving faster than anyone else (MUCH faster than Zero) but that his nominees are MUCH more conservative, much more likely to be truly "diverse" as means coming from someplace other than Harvard or Yale (U AL, U GA, U Texas law schools,...
  • Republican Lawmakers Introduce Bill to End Nationwide Legal Injunctions

    09/12/2019 10:54:52 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 52 replies
    freebeacon ^ | SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 | Graham Piro
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R., N.C.) introduced legislation Wednesday to end nationwide injunctions after a California judge took action to stop a change in the Trump administration's asylum policy from going into effect. The legislation, titled the "Nationwide Injunction Abuse Prevention Act," would prevent individual district court judges from issuing nationwide halts to new policies. Earlier this week, a California district court judge reinstated a nationwide injunction against the Trump administration's new asylum policy, which halted its implementation. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the judge's decision Wednesday and allowed the policy to go...
  • End Nationwide Injunctions

    09/06/2019 11:47:27 AM PDT · by karpov · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 5, 2019 | William P. Barr
    When a federal court issues an order against enforcement of a government policy, the ruling traditionally applies only to the plaintiff in that case. Over the past several decades, however, some lower court federal judges have increasingly resorted to a procedural device—the “nationwide injunction”—to prevent the government from enforcing a policy against anyone in the country. Shrewd lawyers have learned to “shop” for a sympathetic judge willing to issue such an injunction. These days, virtually every significant congressional or presidential initiative is enjoined—often within hours—threatening our democratic system and undermining the rule of law. During the eight years of the...
  • Mass murdering abortion mills kill millions of innocent babies every year.

    08/14/2019 9:44:32 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 6 replies
    vanity | by Jim Robinson
    Time to restructure the courts and take down PlannedParenthood.
  • Judge allows suit against Kohlhepp gun buyer, Academy Sports to proceed [SC]

    08/05/2019 10:40:08 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 13 replies
    GoUpstate ^ | August 2, 2019 | Adam Orr
    A Spartanburg County judge declined to dismiss a lawsuit this week against Academy Sports and the man who supplied guns to serial killer Todd Kohlhepp. Judge Mark Hayes denied a motion to dismiss filed by attorneys representing Academy Ltd., in July. Cindy Coxie, the mother of Johnny Coxie, filed the suit in December 2018, alleging that the store “failed to live up to its duties,” required by federal firearms laws in selling guns to Dustan Lawson. Lawson, who provided Kohlhepp with multiple firearms, was sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison in September 2018, after pleading guilty earlier...
  • Judges Seated by Trump Begin to Transform ‘9th Circus’

    07/30/2019 4:22:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 33 replies ^ | 7/29/19 | Fred Lucas
    The Trump administration gained a rare victory this summer in the most unlikely of venues—the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is widely viewed as the most liberal federal appeals court. One big reason: President Donald Trump’s appointments to the 9th Circuit have moved it closer to ideological balance. The court, long known for being both liberal and among the most overturned circuits, has been a thorn in Trump’s side, ruling against the president multiple times, mostly on immigration policies. The confirmation of Trump nominee Daniel Bress in July gave the president his seventh judge on the court. It...
  • Opposition To Judicial Nominees Skyrocketed From 3 To 70 Percent After Trump Took Office

    07/29/2019 10:59:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/29/2019 | Thomas Jipping
    The year 1987 was significant in the history of the Senate’s process for considering a president’s nominees. The Senate defeated President Ronald Reagan’s nomination of Robert Bork, and the tactics of his opponents gave rise to the verb “to bork.” Many people, mistakenly it turned out, thought the confirmation process could not get any worse.Individual confirmation conflicts had increased since Reagan took office. In 1984, Democrats launched the first filibuster in American history against an appeals court nominee. After the second vote to invoke cloture, or end debate, on the nomination of J. Harvie Wilkinson to the U.S. Court...
  • Dem Rep. Torres: I Hope International Courts Will ‘File Humanitarian Crimes’ Over Border Conditions

    07/03/2019 6:27:14 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/02/0219 | Ian Hanchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight,” Representative Norma Torres (D-CA) discussed the conditions at the border and expressed hope that international courts will “file humanitarian crimes” against the U.S. government and the Trump administration. Torres said, “I pray to God that the international courts will get involved and file humanitarian crimes against this government, against this administration that has allowed this to happen.”
  • Judge Blocks Wall Construction [semi-satire}

    06/30/2019 4:58:28 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 June 2019 | John Semmens
    U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam issued an order permanently blocking President Trump’s plan to use unspent military funds for the construction of a wall on the United States’ southern border. Gilliam accepted the argument of the Sierra Club’s lawyers that “the wall will do irreparable harm by impeding the natural migration routes used by herds of Latinos making their way from their breeding grounds in the south to their feeding grounds in the north” and labeled the Trump Administration’s claim that the spending was justified by the border crisis “controversial and unproven.” “The plaintiffs’ argument that the United States is...
  • Why the Supreme Court Got It Right on Gerrymandering

    06/29/2019 8:14:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Why the Supreme Court Got It Right on Gerrymandering ^ | June 27, 2019 | Hans von Spakovsky
    In a much-awaited decision, the Supreme Court held on Thursday in a 5-4 decision that partisan gerrymandering is a political question beyond the reach of the federal courts. This should come as no surprise, since it’s the same conclusion the court reached the last time this issue was before it in 2004 in a case out of Pennsylvania, Vieth v. Jubelirer. This time, plaintiffs in both Maryland and North Carolina challenged congressional redistricting maps, claiming they discriminated against Republicans in Maryland and Democrats in North Carolina. They argued that such partisan redistricting (i.e. engaging in politics when drawing legislative district...
  • Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) continues voting for the vast majority of Trump judicial nominees.

    06/18/2019 11:56:35 AM PDT · by Reagan80 · 54 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 06/06/2019 | Thomas Jipping
    A recent headline read: “Kyrsten Sinema Votes Yes on Two More Trump-Appointed Judges.” You know the confirmation process is a partisan mess when a senator voting for a nominee of the other party is news worth a headline.
  • Here We Go Again. Another California Judge Blocks Border Wall Construction

    05/25/2019 7:29:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/24/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    I suppose this was inevitable. As construction is slated to being on several sections of border wall, both new and existing structures requiring upgrades, a judge has issued a preliminary injunction to prevent certain DoD funds from being used for this purpose. The ACLU brought the suit (how this is a civil liberties case remains a mystery) and once again they found a judge in northern California to deliver the ruling. And just to complete the hat trick, yes… the judge is once again an Obama appointee. (CNN) A federal judge on Friday night blocked President Donald Trump from...
  • Group seeks $100M for woman killed by US border agent

    05/24/2019 2:14:38 AM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    AP via msn ^ | 24 May 2019 | NOMAAN MERCHANT
    HOUSTON — Advocates demanded $100 million in damages Thursday on behalf of the family of a 20-year-old Guatemalan woman who was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent last year.
  • Bill introduced to prevent early release of inmates convicted of crimes related to terrorism

    05/24/2019 1:12:03 AM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    Fox10 ^ | 23 May 2019 | Tyler Fingert
    ... two Washington lawmakers from Alabama are hoping to change the law, to prevent inmates like Lindh, who is convicted of crimes related to terrorism, from being released early for good behavior. The ‘No Leniency for Terrorists Act’ was introduced this week. It is two pages and 23 lines long. Congressman Bradley Byrne said the bill is necessary to keep terrorists "behind bars where they belong."... ...Also backing the bill in Alabama, Senator Richard Shelby...
  • Courts weigh Trump's plan to tap Pentagon for border wall

    05/17/2019 3:36:59 AM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 17 May 2019 | DAISY NYUGEN and ELLIOT SPAGAT
    President Donald Trump is moving fast to spend billions of dollars to build a wall on the Mexican border with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts. On Friday, a federal judge in Oakland, California, will consider arguments in two cases that seek to block the White House from spending Defense and Treasury Department money.... California and 19 other states brought one lawsuit; the Sierra Club and Southern Border Communities Coalition, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union, brought the other. On Thursday, a federal judge in the nation's capital...
  • Rapper Pras plugs his album while proclaiming innocence in election fraud case

    05/17/2019 3:08:10 AM PDT · by blueplum · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 17 May 2019 | Sarah Lynch
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Fugees rapper Prakazrel “Pras” Michel appeared in court on Thursday and told reporters he is innocent of criminal charges that he conspired to funnel foreign funds into Barack Obama’s 2012 presidential re-election, while also plugging his upcoming album.... ...Last week, the Justice Department unsealed charges against Michel and Low Taek Jho, a wealthy Malaysian businessman with a tabloid partying reputation known as “Jho Low,” alleging they conspired to steer foreign campaign contributions into Obama’s 2012 campaign. It is a crime for foreign nationals to make political contributions in U.S. federal, state or local elections. Federal prosecutors...
  • Nashville Bar Association: Marcia Trimble (lax parole enforcement leads to murders).

    05/08/2019 12:43:08 PM PDT · by Monterrosa-24 · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 7, 2018 | Doug Jones, et al
    Nashville Bar Association symposium on the Marcia Trimble case which consists of a multi-part series on YouTube.
  • 7News Original Reporting: Upstate citizens group judging our judges [SC]

    05/02/2019 3:34:36 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 18 replies
    WSPA News7 ^ | May 2nd, 2019 | Gordon Dill
    WSPA) - It's one of the most powerful jobs in the state, but before anyone becomes a South Carolina judge they're judged by a group of private citizens you've likely never heard of. Right now, there are official citizens committes with the power to make or break any judge's career. They use confidential surveys and private interviews to decide whether someone is the right fit for a black robe. Sometimes that means even a sitting judge can be found "unqualified" for the job, not because they're unfair, inexperienced or unfamiliar with the law, but because someone the judge can never...