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  • One Judge Confirmed This Week

    10/31/2020 4:10:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now 220 judges confirmed 2 Trade Court judges 162 District Court judges 53 Circuit Court judges 3 Supreme Court justices We've been waiting for this one! Only one judge confirmed this week. But it was a doozy!! On Monday, Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed by the US Senate to the Supreme Court of the United States! Take a look at the above numbers and picture yourself four years ago, the weekend before the election. The above would be unthinkable, impossible even. But it's real. Leave out the three (yes THREE) Supreme Court...
  • Immediate Attention: Minnesota Mail in voters

    10/29/2020 4:12:57 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 17 replies
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  • Colorado Churches Win Against COVID Orders

    10/23/2020 7:36:57 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/21/20 | Liberty Counsel
    This a major win for places of worship, the First Amendment, and the people. This is a big blow to the discriminatory orders issued by Governor Jared Polis. The state of Colorado may not ignore or suspend the First Amendment.DENVER, CO – A federal district judge issued a 44-page decision granting an injunction in favor of two churches against Governor Jared Polis’ discriminatory COVID orders that place numerical restrictions on houses of worship and require masks. The order in Denver Bible Church v. Azar prevents the state of Colorado from enforcing the indoor occupancy limitations and the face-covering requirement on...
  • Judge protects Colorado churches from governor’s COVID capacity, face mask directives

    10/22/2020 7:59:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | Oct 22, 2020 | LifeSiteNews staff
    The decision came following a lawsuit against federal and state officials for an array of religious freedom violations.. Two Colorado churches and their pastors are currently protected from the state’s enforcement of capacity limits and face masks during worship services thanks to an order handed down by a federal judge on October 15, 2020. This decision came following a lawsuit against federal and state officials for an array of religious freedom violations. Thomas More Society Special Counsel Rebecca Messall and co-counsel Brad Bergford, who are representing the congregations and their pastors, were pleased with the order. Messall reports a favorable...
  • Trump Confirms More Federal Judges in First Term than Any President in 40 Years

    10/21/2020 5:09:49 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 20 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    President Donald Trump often boasts of his accomplishments in nominating federal judges, and for good reason: at the close of his first term, he will have confirmed more judges to the federal judiciary in one term than any recent U.S. president. As of October 5, according to the Heritage Foundation, Trump has confirmed 218 judges to Article III courts — that is, the “Supreme Court of the United States, the U.S. courts of appeals, the U.S. district courts and the U.S. Court of International Trade.” On October 26, that number will rise to 219 with the confirmation of Amy Coney...
  • Divided 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Panel Rules Against Texas Ban on Dismemberment Abortions

    10/20/2020 5:44:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    National Right to Life News ^ | 10/14/20 | Dave Andrusko
    State has 14 days to ask full 5th Circuit to hear caseTexas Right to Life responded yesterday to the 2-1 decision: The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled against the Texas Dismemberment Abortion Ban, upholding the district court ruling that blocked enforcement of the Pro-Life law. After a three-year wait, the decision by the three-judge panel is disappointing and demonstrates the need for judges who follow the strictest interpretation of the Constitution. However, Texas must continue the legal battle to force a federal circuit court split, pressuring the Supreme Court of the United States to evaluate...
  • Partial Victory for Catholic Student

    10/14/2020 6:39:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 10/9/20 | David Nussman
    Court orders university to pay salary for lost positionALLAHASSEE, Fla. (ChurchMilitant.com) - A persecuted Catholic student has been largely vindicated in court. On Friday, a federal district court ordered Florida State University (FSU) to pay Jack Denton the salary he would have received as student senate president. Denton was president of the Student Government Association Senate at FSU. But he was voted out of office in June, as leftist students were outraged over private comments he made in support of Church teaching on abortion and transgenderism. This order comes in the form of a partial preliminary injunction nearly 40 days...
  • Federal Judge Tells DC Mayor She Can’t Restrict Capitol Hill Baptist Church Meetings

    10/10/2020 4:23:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | OCTOBER 10, 2020 | MARK TAPSCOTT
    A federal judge granted Capitol Hill Baptist Church’s request for a preliminary injunction against Mayor Muriel Bowser allowing the congregation to resume worship services in the District of Columbia. “The Court determines that the church is likely to succeed in proving that the District’s actions violate [the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993] RFRA,” wrote U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Trevor McFadden in a decision late Friday. “The District’s current restrictions substantially burden the church’s exercise of religion. More, the District has failed to offer evidence at this stage showing that it has a compelling interest...
  • DC church wins injunctive relief from federal judge, can start holding services

    10/10/2020 11:36:12 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 6 replies
    WTOPNews ^ | 10/10/2020 | John Doman
    A D.C. church that filed suit against the District of Columbia has won injunctive relief from a federal judge and can begin holding church services in the city again. Capitol Hill Baptist Church sued after twice being denied permission from the city to hold outdoor church services during the pandemic. While the lawsuit has not been decided, the judge’s decision in the case states that the church “is likely to succeed” in proving the District had hindered the church in holding services in violation of the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
  • Appeals court blocks further construction on Trump border wall

    10/10/2020 10:44:39 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/10/20 | CELINE CASTRONUOVO
    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that President Trump’s use of emergency powers to allocate millions of dollars in funding for the construction of a southern border wall was illegal, the latest blow to the Trump administration’s effort to limit immigration. In the 2-1 decision, the court upheld a December 2019 district court summary judgment in favor of a request from the advocacy groups the Sierra Club and the Southern Border Communities Coalition against Defense Secretary Mark Esper, acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and “all persons acting under their direction ... from using military construction funds...
  • Court reinstates fraud conviction for Hunter Biden business partner

    10/08/2020 5:26:17 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/08/2020 | BEN SCHRECKINGER
    Devon Archer was convicted of defrauding the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe out of bond-sale proceeds. Hunter Biden was not implicated in the scheme, which defrauded the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe out of the proceeds of bond sales. | Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File/AP Photo A federal appeals court reinstated the fraud conviction of Hunter Biden’s former business partner on Wednesday, reversing a lower court judge who had granted his request for a retrial. Hunter Biden was not implicated in the scheme, which defrauded the Oglala Sioux Indian tribe out of the proceeds of bond sales. But the scheme was committed under...
  • Iran to pay $1.46 billion judgement for hostage, torture of former FBI agent in 2007

    10/05/2020 7:51:57 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 37 replies
    Wear TV (FL) ^ | October 5th 2020 | Carolyn Cerda
    A record-breaking ruling for the family of Bob Levinson, a former FBI Agent who vanished while in Iran 13-years ago. Thursday, a U.S. judge ruled Iran must pay Levinson's family $1.46 billion, the largest judgement for a case of this kind... Levinson disappeared in 2007 while working as a CIA contractor in Iran. His family immediately called on (Atty. David) McGee, who was Levinson's friend, to help bring him home... Earlier this year, Levinson's family announced they were convinced the husband and father of seven was dead. In a statement, they said the judgement was the "the first step in...
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    10/03/2020 4:01:00 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 218 judges confirmed. 2 Trade Court judges 161 District Court judges 53 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices Senator McConnell did file for cloture for several judges this week, but with at least two senators testing positive for coronavirus those votes will likely be put off. The democrats are trying to use the president's diagnosis to delay the confirmation of judge Amy Coney Barrett to be Supreme Court justice. But Chairman Graham can simply move the hearings to Zoom (and should). Judiciary Committee members Lee and Tillis both tested positive...
  • Georgia: Appeals Court Rules Against Extending Deadline for Voters to Return Absentee Ballots

    10/03/2020 12:13:47 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 02 2020 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    A federal appeals court on Friday voted against extending the deadline for voters to return their absentee ballots in the state of Georgia. The Atlanta Constitution-Journal reports: A three-judge panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided 2-1 to grant a stay of a judge’s ruling that would have allowed voters three more days to return their absentee ballots.
  • Fauci Email Stonewall? [Weekly Update]

    10/02/2020 6:34:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 2, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Prayers for President Trump and the First Lady PA Counties Admit They Gave Incorrect Voter Roll Information to the Feds Judge Rejects Stonewall — Orders Initial Production of Fauci Emails this Month President Trump’s Splendid Pick for the High Court Soros Funds Prosecutor Candidate Who Is Soft On Criminals Surge in Illegal Immigrants Smuggled in Tractor-Trailers Prayers for President Trump and the First Lady Like me and my family, I’m sure you’re praying for the speedy and full recovery of President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump from the coronavirus. As I write, the President is being transported to...
  • Notable Opinions of U.S. Supreme Court Contender Amy Coney Barrett

    09/25/2020 2:32:08 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 39 replies
    Reuters via US News ^ | Sept. 20, 2020 | BY JAN WOLFE
    Amy Coney Barrett, a front-runner for the open U.S. Supreme Court seat President Donald Trump is pushing to fill, is a favorite among religious conservatives. As a judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Barrett, 48, has voted in favor of one of Trump's hardline immigration policies and shown support for expansive gun rights. Here are some of her most notable opinions. GUNS Barrett indicated support for gun rights in a March 2019 dissenting opinion. She was part of a three-judge panel that considered a challenge to a federal law that bars people convicted of felonies from...
  • The Ninth Circuit Acts Responsibly – for a Change – in Ending Temporary Protected Status For Illegals

    09/26/2020 8:16:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/26/2020 | BY HANS VON SPAKOVSKY AND COURTNEY BAER
    “Nothing lasts longer than a temporary government program,” President Reagan once said. That adage certainly applies to the Temporary Protected Status program. TPS was intended to give only short-term permission for aliens to be in the U.S., but that permission has often gone on seemingly without end. Fortunately, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in a 2-to-1 decision, has just dissolved an injunction that prevented the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from ending TPS for illegal aliens from Sudan, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Haiti who have been in the U.S. for decades. As Judge Consuelo Callahan...
  • Two Judges Confirmed This Week

    09/26/2020 3:43:30 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now 218 judges confirmed. 2 Trade Court judges 161 District Court judges 53 Circuit Court judges 2 Supreme Court justices The Senate this week also confirmed a judge to the Court of Federal Claims (Article I judge, serves 15 years). President Trump is expected to appoint Amy Coney Barrett later today to fill the Supreme Court vacancy resulting from the death last week of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A Barrett confirmation would then leave a vacancy on the 7th Circuit. Should Trump appoint a replacement and the Senate confirm, that would be...
  • No, Judge No, Amy Coney Barrett Doesn't Belong to a Catholic Group That Inspired 'The Handmaid's Tale' Doesn't Belong to a Catholic Group That Inspired 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    09/22/2020 9:28:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/22/2020 | Jim Treacher
    AP Feed What would Americans do without our stalwart, truth-telling heroes in the press? Those diligent fact-checkers make sure we get the most accurate information possible so we can stay informed. And as we head toward the bitterest, most contentious election since the last one, with a vacant Supreme Court seat to make it even more interesting, we need the straight facts now more than ever. That’s why, when I saw Newsweek magazine promoting this story about possible Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, I had to know more: Wow. What a scoop! But is it true? Khaleda Rahman, Newsweek:...
  • Judge Amy Coney Barrett Recently Approved Democrat COVID-19 Lockdown Policies

    09/22/2020 11:55:17 PM PDT · by rintintin · 214 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Sep 22 2020 | By Shane Trejo
    Judge Amy Coney Barrett has emerged as the choice of Conservative Twitter to be the successor on the Supreme Court to replace deceased former justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday after many bouts of cancer. However, Barrett’s record is troubling on many issues, with a ruling that gives Democrats in Illinois blanket authority to shut down society based on COVID-19 mass hysteria standing out as particularly heinous. Barrett concurred with the majority in Illinois Republican Party et al. v. J.B. Pritzker, Governor of Illinois to keep the illegal lockdown in place and allow Democrats to rip up the...