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  • IF HILLARY CLINTON GETS HER WAY WITH THE SUPREME COURT

    05/25/2016 10:22:16 PM PDT · by vannrox · 3 replies
    5/24/16 AT 5:33 PM | ALVIN RABUSHKA
    If Clinton becomes president and appoints liberal justices, the author writes, a liberal majority on the court will enable her to remake the United States. This article first appeared on the Thoughtful Ideas site. If Hillary Clinton is elected, she may have the opportunity to appoint three or possibly four justices to the Supreme Court. First up is filling the late Antonin Scalias seat, which will give the court a five-vote liberal majority consisting, on her inauguration, of Sonia Sotomayor (63), Elena Kagan (56), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83) and Stephen Breyer (78). She may be able to appoint young liberals...
  • U.S. judge upholds Virginia's voter ID law

    05/19/2016 3:54:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 5/19/16 | Gary Robertson
    RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Thursday upheld a 2013 Virginia law requiring prospective voters to show an approved photo identification before they cast their ballots. The state's Democratic Party had challenged the law, signed by former Republican Governor Robert McDonnell, saying it was politically motivated and intended to deter young and minority voters from turning out on Election Day. "The court's mission is to judge not the wisdom of the Virginia voter ID law, but rather its constitutionality," wrote U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson in his decision. While he noted that the measure created an "inconvenience"...
  • Arkansas Judge Resigns After Thousands of Nude Photos of Defendants Found

    05/11/2016 7:04:28 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    nbc ^ | MAY 10 2016, | TIM STELLOH
    An Arkansas judge accused of swapping sex for reduced sentences resigned after a state commission said it discovered thousands of photographs from his computer depicting nude male defendants. In a letter to the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission, Cross County District Judge Joseph Boeckmann said his resignation was effective immediately, and that he would never again seek a job as a local, county or state employee. The commission said it was in the process of recovering as many as 4,500 photos. "They all depict young men, many naked who are in various poses inside the judge's home and outside in...
  • Arkansas Judge Resigns After Thousands of Nude Photos of Defendants Found

    05/10/2016 8:01:58 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 31 replies
    NBC ^ | 05/10/2016 | Tim Stelloh
    An Arkansas judge accused of swapping sex for reduced sentences resigned Monday after a state commission said it discovered thousands of photographs from his computer that depicted nude male defendants.... Boeckmann's resignation came after the commission said in a May 5 letter to his lawyer that it was in the process of recovering as many as 4,500 photos. "They all depict young men, many naked who are in various poses inside the judge's home and outside in his yard," the letter states, adding that many of the men had received checks from the judge and had appeared before him as...
  • Roy Moore suspended from office: Alabama chief justice faces removal over gay marriage stance

    05/06/2016 8:42:49 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 112 replies
    al.com ^ | 5/6/16 | Kyle Whitmire
    For the second time in his career, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore faces charges before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary and potential removal from office. Until that court hears and rules on those charges, Moore will be suspended with pay from his position atop the state's highest court. On Friday, the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission forwarded charges to the commission, accusing the chief justice of violating judicial ethics in his opposition to same-sex marriage.
  • To label a priest non-judgmental is damning. (can't think clearly, affirms people moral errors)

    04/24/2016 2:22:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | April 24, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    At The Catholic Thing Fr. Jerry Pokorsky has a good piece about being non-judgmental, particularly about non-judgmental priests.  I think we have all met that sort, right?  These pathetic, flexi-spined cowards who would be, were Dante in charge, consigned to chase the pointless ever-whirling banner on the empty plain, pursued by stinging flies, treading upon hideous worms.Two snips: Non-Judgmental Shepherds[…]Someone recently told me about a Catholic religion teacher who was called by a concerned parent. The teacher was presenting the Catholic faith in a methodical fashion. An upcoming topic was to be love and marriage. The parent wanted assurances that his...
  • Judge sentences Special Forces vet, spends night in jail with him

    04/23/2016 10:47:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2016 | AP
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. A North Carolina judge sent a retired Special Forces sergeant to jail for violating probation then spent the night in the cell with him. News media outlets report Joe Serna, 41, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after three tours in Afghanistan, was diverted to Cumberland County Veterans Court after being charged with driving under the influence and other traffic offenses. The court is designed to help troubled veterans avoid jail time and get the help they need. Serna was told to stay sober and return to the court every two weeks. But when he appeared...
  • Judge rules Newtown families' lawsuit against gun maker can go forward

    04/15/2016 5:52:01 AM PDT · by blueyon · 33 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 4/15/16 | AP???
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. A lawsuit can go forward against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, a judge ruled Thursday. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis said that a 2005 federal law protecting gun-makers from lawsuits does not prevent lawyers for the victims' families from arguing that the semi-automatic rifle is a military weapon and should not have been sold to civilians.
  • US Judge Rules Sandy Hook Victims Can Sue "Military-Style" Gun-Maker

    04/14/2016 3:48:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/14/15 | tyler durden
    In a somewhat stunning decision, SkyNews reports that a US judge has ruled that the families of victims in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School can sue the maker of the weapon used in the attack, arguing the Bushmaster rifle is a military weapon that should not have been sold to civilians.As SkyNews reports, Gun companies had sought to reject the negligence and wrongful death lawsuit filed two yearsafter the attack by nine victims' relatives and a survivor.But Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis said a 2005 federal law protecting gun-makers from lawsuits does not shield the companies...
  • Chuck Grassley tells Judge Garland that the Senate wont act on his nomination

    04/12/2016 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12/16 | Dave Boyer
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley told Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland to his face Tuesday that the Senate wont consider his nomination. Over breakfast, the Iowa Republican explained why the Senate wont be moving forward during this hyper-partisan election year, his office said. The statement added that Mr. Grassley thanked Judge Garland for his service, and that their 70-minute meeting in the Senate dining room was cordial and pleasant. Both men arrived early for the meeting and avoided journalists later. Mr. Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are blocking Judge Garlands nomination, saying voters should have a role in...
  • Judge strikes down Wisconsins right-to-work law

    04/09/2016 5:18:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/09/2016 | John Sexton
    The right-to-work law promoted by Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin was struck down Friday by a judge in Dane County. ABC affiliate WBAY reports: The unions, including the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, United Steelworkers and International Association of Machinists, argued the law amounts to an unconstitutional seizure of their property because it allows workers who don’t pay union dues to still receive union benefits.State attorneys argued the law is constitutional since it technically doesn’t take any money out of union coffers.Judge William Foust agreed the law amounts to taking the unions’ property without just compensation, and that it violates the state...
  • Federal Judge Grants Discovery in Clinton Email Case Judge cites evidence of government

    03/29/2016 3:21:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/29/16 | Alana Goodman
    A second federal judge has granted discovery to a watchdog group seeking records from Hillary Clintons State Department, an unusual move that gives new credibility to claims that State officials intentionally evaded public records laws. U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth issued the ruling on Tuesday in response to a 2014 lawsuit by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which has been suing the State Department for documents related to the Benghazi attack. Judge Lamberth cited evidence of government wrong-doing while issuing the decision. [W]here there is evidence of government wrong-doing and bad faith, as here, limited discovery is appropriate,...
  • Trump's sister receives threatening letter in Philadelphia

    CENTER CITY (WPVI) -- A threatening letter was sent to the sister of presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday. Judge Maryanne Trump Barry sits on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, which is based in Center City. The FBI Philadelphia branch issued the following statement: "The FBI is aware of the incident and is working closely with the United States Secret Service and U.S. Marshals Service. As it is an ongoing matter, no further details are available at this time."
  • President Obama nominates Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court

    03/16/2016 1:52:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2016 | By Juliet Eilperin, Mike DeBonis and Jerry Markon
    Obama on Wednesday nominated Merrick Garland to serve on the Supreme Court, setting up a protracted political fight with Republicans who have vowed to block any candidate picked by Obama in his final year in office. Garland, 63, is a longtime Washington lawyer and jurist who is chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Considered a moderate, Garland is widely respected in the D.C. legal community and was also a finalist for the first two Supreme Court vacancies Obama filled.
  • The Most Abused Text In The Bible

    03/09/2016 7:20:05 AM PST · by Gamecock · 30 replies
    Heidelblog.net ^ | March 6, 2016 | R. Scott Clark
    Do not judge, in order that you are not judged (Matt 7:1) If there is any verse in Scripture that virtually everyone knows, even those who have never read the Bible, who have never been to Sunday School, it is Matthew 7:1. I suppose that most who quote this verse could not tell you where it found. It is very popularly held that by these words Jesus intended to say, “No one is qualified to make moral judgments.” A closer reading of the verse, in its context, shows us that such an interpretation of Jesus’ words is highly unlikely. We...
  • Judge orders Clinton aides to be questioned under oath on emails

    02/23/2016 4:19:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 2/23/16 | Jonathan Allen
    Feb 23 (Reuters) - A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that U.S. State Department officials and aides to Hillary Clinton should be questioned under oath about whether the former secretary of state's use of a private email system was an effort to skirt open records laws. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan is likely to add to the uncertainty hovering over Clinton, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination for the November U.S. presidential election, about the legal consequences of her decision to exclusively use a private email server in her New York home for her government work. **SNIP**...
  • Why Sandy Hook parents are suing a gunmaker

    02/23/2016 8:07:07 AM PST · by VRWCmember · 64 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 2/22/2016 | Chris Welch and Deborah Feyerick
    (CNN) -- To hear Jackie Barden and David Wheeler describe their lives today is a master class in hope. On December 14, 2012, Barden's youngest son, 7-year-old Daniel, and Wheeler's son, 6-year-old Ben, were among those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. "(My husband) Mark and I still have a great life, and we really have to remember that," Barden said, adding that their two children bring the family an enormous amount of love and strength. "We are fortunate with what we have with the two of them." .... "Our families deserve that day in court," said...
  • How Obama Denied Conservative Judges a Vote

    02/18/2016 11:08:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    On a hot day in June, the grandson of a bank president took to the floor of the Senate to denounce the daughter of sharecroppers. "I feel compelled to rise on this issue to express, in the strongest terms, my opposition to the nomination of Janice Rogers Brown to the DC Circuit," Senator Obama said. Born in segregated Alabama, Janice Rogers Brown had been a leftist like Obama before becoming conservative. When Obama rose to denounce the respected African-American jurist for her political views it had been almost a full two years since President Bush had nominated her in the...
  • Did John Doe cost Larry Nelson an election? (WI)

    02/18/2016 8:06:03 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 2-18-16 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. - Iowa County District Attorney Larry Nelson is proud of his role in the unconstitutional John Doe investigation of conservatives. The Democrat used a gushy editorial from Madison's liberal Capital Times praising his involvement in the probe as a centerpiece ad in his campaign for Iowa County Circuit Court judge. So did Nelson's John Doe boasting backfire and cost him the election? The Iowa County conservative that the illegal investigation targeted, among dozens of others, believes it did. "Iowa County voters decided that the Larry Nelson who was involved in a John Doe investigation found to be 'without...
  • Who is Bill Pryor? [Donald Trump Supreme Court nominee backed ousting of Roy Moore]

    02/15/2016 9:22:05 AM PST · by JediJones · 33 replies
    Al.com ^ | 2/13/2016 | Leada Gore
    Among the names cited by candidates was Bill Pryor, Alabama's former Attorney General, who was mentioned by GOP front runner Donald Trump. While AG, Pryor drew the ire of many conservatives when he backed the decision by the Alabama Court of Judiciary to oust Chief Justice Roy Moore from his position for Moore's refusal to follow a federal court order for the removal of a monument of the 10 Commandments from the front of the state's judicial building. Pryor, who is Catholic, argued the Moore had "flagrantly disobeyed the law, incited the public to support his misconduct and undermined the...
  • India-born judge Srikanth Srinivasan favourite for elevation (Supreme Court)

    02/14/2016 6:56:09 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 37 replies
    The Hindu ^ | 2/14/2016
    Washington, February 14, 2016 India-born judge Srikanth Srinivasan favourite for elevation In this September 27, 2013 photo, Sri Srinivasan takes oath as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Srinivasan is among President Barack Obama's likely options as he looks for a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday. He was Mr. Obama's principal deputy solicitor general, most notably working on the successful fight against the Defence of Marriage Act. Death of a serving judge of the U.S. Supreme Court has set off acrimonious...
  • Judge Changes Mind, Says James Woods Can Likely Unmask Guy Who Made Fun Of Him On Twitter

    02/11/2016 3:17:34 PM PST · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    www.Techdirt.com ^ | 02/11/2016 | TechDirt
    Last summer, we noted a crazy case in which the famous Hollywood actor James Woods sued a random Twitter troll who had been making fun of Woods. The anonymous troll.., mocked some of Woods' own nonsensical tweets about Caitlyn Jenner and Planned Parenthood by saying: "@RealJamesWoods @benshapiro cocaine addict James Woods still sniffing and spouting." -- Abe List (@abelist) July 15, 2015 Then, earlier this month, there was a hearing, and LA Superior Court judge Mel Recana, appeared to side with Abe List, issuing a 10-page tentative ruling dismissing the case. In that tentative ruling, Judge Recana noted: The court...
  • U.S. judge grants injunction against anti-abortion activists

    02/07/2016 10:24:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/7/16 | Dan Levine
    SAN FRANCISCO - A U.S. judge on Friday granted a preliminary injunction stopping the distribution of surreptitious videos taken by anti-abortion activists who alleged Planned Parenthood staff discussed the illegal sale of aborted fetal tissue. The National Abortion Federation (NAF), a nonprofit representing abortion providers, accused the Center for Medical Progress and its founder, David Daleiden, in a lawsuit last year of illegally infiltrating and recording its private meetings. San Francisco federal judge William Orrick last year issued a temporary order prohibiting the distribution of the videos, which he extended on Friday until the litigation is over. Orrick said he
  • Judge Sets Hearing Date in Hillary Clinton E-mail Case

    02/01/2016 6:07:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/01/16 | Pete Williams
    The federal judge overseeing the main Hillary Clinton e-mail lawsuit has scheduled a status conference for next week to see where the headline-generating case goes from here. Judge Rudolph Contreras will ask the lawyers at the hearing on February 9 where the lawsuit stands, now that the State Department has said it will finish disclosing the relevant documents by the end of the month. February 9 also happens to be the day of the New Hampshire primary. A year ago, Jason Leopold, an investigative reporter for VICE News, filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the State Department, seeking...
  • Judge Vance Day should be ousted from job, in part for refusing to marry gays (Oregon)

    01/25/2016 5:55:14 PM PST · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 01/25/2016 | Aimee Green
    A state commission recommended Monday that Marion County Circuit Judge Vance Day be ousted from his job for his refusal to marry same-sex couples and other ethical violations. The Oregon Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability made its rare recommendation to the Oregon Supreme Court in a 48-page report. The high court ultimately will decide whether to remove Day from the bench.
  • Federal Judge Who Outlawed Racial Profiling is Victim of Black Mob Violence

    12/13/2015 11:55:09 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 114 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 11, 2015 | Colin Flaherty
    Federal Judge Susan Dlott wrote the book on racial profiling in 2002. Last week, she ripped it into one million tiny pieces when three black people broke into her $8 million Cincinnati home and started beating her and her 79-year old husband. "There's three black men with guns at our house," Dlott told a 911 operator after she escaped the home invasion and ran to her neighbor's house one mile away. And just in case the operator did not hear her the first time, Dlott said it again: "My husband and the dogs are still there. There are three black...
  • New York: Black Muslim Woman Takes Oath As Judge, Swears on Holy Quran

    12/12/2015 4:11:29 PM PST · by PROCON · 150 replies
    moroccoworldnews.com ^ | Dec. 12, 2015 | Karla Dieseldorff
    New York--New York Judge Carolyn Walker-Diallo, a Black Muslim woman took oath as a civil court judge in New York on Thursday, while swearing to abide by the U.S. Constitution placing her hand on the Holy Quran. In the United States and the majority of Western countries, politicians and members of the courts are sworn in to their positions while placing their hand on the Holy Bible when they take their oath. However, Judge Walker took her oath respecting the sacred book of her Islamic faith, the Holy Quran, while also wearing a hijab. A video posted on Facebook...
  • Federal Judge Susan Dlott made chilling 911 call after 3 gunmen attacked her, husband Stan Chesley

    12/11/2015 9:49:27 AM PST · by euram · 103 replies
    WCPO ^ | Dec 7, 2015 | Julie O'Neil
    INDIAN HILL, Ohio -- You can hear a federal judge make a distressful and chilling call for help after three gunmen attacked her husband and her in the bedroom of their $8 million Indian Hill mansion last Friday.
  • Federal judge bans school's live Nativity show [Indiana]

    12/04/2015 10:49:08 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    A federal judge has banished the Baby Jesus and the Three Wise Men from an Indiana high school's Christmas musical. U.S. District Court Judge Jon DeGuilio, appointed to the bench by President Obama, issued an injunction against Concord Community Schools on Dec. 2. The court order forbids students from presenting a live Nativity scene during the Concord High School's Christmas Spectacular. The judge said that portion of the show is overtly religious in nature. "The living nativity scene impermissibly conveys an endorsement of religion and thus runs afoul of the Establishment Clause," the judge wrote in his ruling.
  • Drip-drip, away: Judge rules Hillary e-mail releases to stick to planned schedule

    11/14/2015 5:22:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    A court handed Judicial Watch a small setback, but didn’t do any favors for Hillary Clinton, either. Earlier, Judicial Watch sued the State Department to force them to prioritize the review and release of Benghazi-related e-mails. Ruling on behalf of the State Department, Judge Amit Mehta ordered the release to stick to the current schedule: Judge Amit Mehta said that it would be “unwise and potentially risky” to order the government to quickly release some of the 329 emails specifically related to the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, which it had recently discovered.Those emails — along with tens...
  • Abrahamson dropping Supreme Court chief justice lawsuit

    11/09/2015 1:50:49 PM PST · by gorush · 15 replies
    AP, Channel 3000 ^ | 11/9/15 | No byline
    MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson says she is dropping her appeal of a federal court ruling upholding her replacement as chief justice. Abrahamson said Monday even if she had won, it could take years and be a "hollow victory" as it could be close to the end of her term.
  • NC (Superior Court) judge charged with trying to bribe official with ‘couple of cases of beer’

    11/05/2015 5:16:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 11/04/15 | Anne Blythe
    RALEIGH - Superior Court Judge Arnold Ogden Jones II has been charged with trying to bribe an FBI agent with beer and cash to obtain copies of text messages involving members of his family. Jones, the senior resident Superior Court judge in a judicial district that includes Wayne, Lenoir and Greene counties, is accused of texting the agent on Oct. 10, trying to get copies of text messages exchanged between two numbers. The FBI can only obtain those records with a warrant approved by a federal magistrate judge on suspicion of criminal activity. According to the indictment, the judge told...
  • 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.
  • Judge orders Jindal to restore funding to Planned Parenthood

    10/30/2015 8:04:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    A federal judge has ordered Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal to restore state payments to Planned Parenthood, making Louisiana the second state blocked from defunding the group.U.S. District Judge John deGravelles ruled Thursday that Jindal couldn't cancel the state’s Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood over allegations the group is facing related to its fetal tissue donation program, according to The Associated Press.Planned Parenthood clinics in Louisiana do not perform abortions and do not accept fetal tissue donations.DeGravelles, who was appointed by President Obama last year, had previously delivered a temporary ruling in favor of Planned Parenthood. Jindal, who is running for...
  • Judge who freed cop-killer apologizes: I am truly sorry

    10/24/2015 1:19:33 PM PDT · by Signalman · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/24/2015 | Kevin Fasick
    Now she’s sorry — five months ­after freeing the career drug dealer who is charged with murdering ­Police Officer Randolph Holder. The hero cop’s death this week, by a bullet to the forehead during a shootout in East Harlem, “breaks my heart,” Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Patricia Nuñez said Friday. “I know. I am truly sorry,” Nuñez said sadly when a Post reporter reminded her about the 33-year-old cop’s devastated family. “And I will speak on the record” at sentencing, she added, referring to suspect Tyrone Howard’s Nov. 12 court date in a 2014 drug-sale case — the very one she...
  • Judge who signed off on treatment deal for suspected cop killer says she is truly sorry

    10/24/2015 6:53:11 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 33 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 24, 2015 | staff
    One of the New York judges who helped send a suspected cop killer to rehab instead of jail five months ago said Friday that the deadly shooting "breaks her heart" and that she is "truly sorry." Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Patricia Nuez told The New York Post that she will address the issue further at a Nov. 12 court date for the suspect, Tyrone Howard.
  • Washington County judge who stopped doing weddings to retire (Oregon)

    10/14/2015 4:48:47 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 1 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 10/14/2015 | Emily E Smith
    Washington County Circuit Judge Thomas Kohl will retire at the end of the year, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced in a statement Wednesday. Gov. John Kitzhaber appointed Kohl, a former city attorney, to the Washington County bench in 1997. n September, Kohl said he had stopped performing wedding ceremonies as a judge after a federal judge overturned the state's gay marriage ban last year. "Last summer for personal faith-based reasons, I decided to not perform weddings as a judge," he said.
  • Video shows judge berating, sentencing domestic violence victim to jail

    10/08/2015 7:34:53 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 40 replies
    WFTV.com ^ | October 6, 2015 | WFTV.com News Staff
    Channel 9 has obtained video from a Seminole County courtroom where an emotional domestic violence victim was sentenced to three days in jail for failing to show up for her abuser's trial. During her contempt of court hearing in July, the woman told the judge she had been having anxiety for months after she was attacked by the father of her child. She said she told the state's victim's advocate that she wanted to drop the charges and move on with her life rather than testify, but she was still called in to court. After she failed to show, she...
  • Former Wisconsin Chief Justice [Abrahamson] to Appeal Ouster

    09/07/2015 8:01:15 AM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 18 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | September 4, 2015 | MOLLY WILLMS
    MADISON, Wis. (CN) - Wisconsin's former chief justice is taking her fight to regain her position to a federal appeals court. Justice Shirley Abrahamson lost her position as chief justice of the state's Supreme Court in April, after voters approved an amendment to the state constitution that changed how the court's top judge is selected. Previously, the justice with the most seniority held the position of chief justice; the amendment, however, empowered the judges on the court to choose their own chief justice. On April 29, the four of the court's seven justices voted by email to elect Patience Roggensack...
  • Next, Oregon: Marion County judge refuses to perform same-sex marriages

    09/05/2015 11:32:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    KGW ^ | 09/05/2015
    PORTLAND, Ore. A Marion County judge has refused to perform same-sex marriages and has asked his clerks to refer couples seeking same-sex marriages to other county judges. Judge Vance Day, a circuit court judge and former chairman of the Oregon Republican Party, is now facing an ethics investigation over that decision, according to the judges spokesman. Spokesman Patrick Korten said Day instructed his staff to tell couples that the judge will not perform same-sex marriages. The staffers were instructed to refer same-sex couples to other Marion County judges willing to issue them a marriage license. Korten said Day took...
  • Judge to IRS: turn over the White House email information

    08/31/2015 11:37:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/31/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Man, the IRS just can’t catch a break, can it? Some days I actually start to feel bad for them. (Okay… that was a lie, but I reflexively want to say it for some reason.) One aspect of the Lois Lerner fiasco which has gotten slightly less attention than Lerner herself and her mysteriously disappearing and reappearing emails is the allegation that the White House had been requesting the tax information of certain conservative groups as well. Up until now any and all FOIA requests for such correspondence with the White House has been refused, citing the privacy of...
  • EPA says new clean water rules are still in effect even though judge suspended them

    08/29/2015 5:06:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The very same crew which recently dumped three million gallons of toxic sludge out of an abandoned mine and turned the Animas River in Colorado the color of a yellow banded poison dart frog for roughly a week has just issued a whole new set of rules to “protect” small pools of water. They would also like you to know that these rules are going into effect even though a federal judge put them on hold in 13 states, too. This new batch of regulations is going to “protect” bodies of water which may include the ditch in front...
  • 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...
  • Judge Lets PA Off Easy After Obama Intervention

    08/24/2015 2:56:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 8/24/15 | Ben Ariel
    A judge in New York on Monday ordered the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to post $10 million in cash or bond while they appeal a jury's finding that they supported terrorist attacks in Israel, Reuters reported. At a court hearing in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge George Daniels said the defendants must also deposit $1 million each month pending the appeal of a February jury verdict worth $655 million in favor of 10 American families. The order came a week after the Obama administration took the unusual step of urging Daniels to "carefully consider" the PAs...
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro One on One Donald Trump FULL Interview 8/22/15

    08/23/2015 7:03:51 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8-22-2015 | Fox News
    Published on Aug 22, 2015 ■■ IT IS TIME FOR LIBERTY TO PREVAIL. ■■ Please SHARE this video! • Judge Jeanine Pirro • One on One • Donald Trump FULL Interview • 8/22/15 •
  • Federal Judge SLAMS Clintons Server Use As A Violation Of Government Policy

    08/20/2015 4:43:46 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/20/2015 | CHUCK ROSS
    The federal judge handling the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch said Thursday that Hillary Clinton violated government policy by using a private email server. He also ordered the State Department to confer with the FBI and Department of Justice to find out if those agencies had recovered any additional Clinton emails from the server and a thumb drive that was turned over by her attorney earlier this month. We wouldnt be here today if this employee had followed government policy, U.S. District Court judge Emmet Sullivan said in court on Thursday, according to Politico. Sullivan has...
  • Not Many People Know This About Trumps Sister, But They Should

    08/20/2015 1:45:58 PM PDT · by Twotone · 89 replies
    Political Insider ^ | Aug. 20, 2015 | Rachel Mullen
    As Donald Trump continues to dominate the news, many of his supporters arent aware of something very interesting about the Presidential candidate. His oldest sister is a senior judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Maryanne Trump Barry was nominated as a Federal District Judge by President Reagan in 1983. Bill Clinton then appointed her to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1999.
  • Woman who spent 15 YEARS on death row after being wrongly convicted speaks out

    08/17/2015 1:58:30 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 17 August 2015 | By Carly Stern For Dailymail.com
    A woman who was sentenced to death after she was wrongly convicted of killing her abusive husband has finally been set free after 15 years of incarceration, after the court re-examined her case and determined that there were some serious errors made during her trial. Now 57, Michelle Byrom has spent more than a quarter of her life behind bars in Mississippi, awaiting her death for a crime she didn't commit. Even after her son confessed to murdering the man who abused him and his mother mercilessly, she continued to sit on death row. Finally free again, Michelle recently spoke...
  • Federal Judge Warns State Dept. 'Will Have to Answer for' Destroyed Clinton Emails

    07/21/2015 12:38:20 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 07/20/15 | Jeff Dunetz
    Tired of the State Department's lack of care in handling Hillary Clinton's emails, U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras warned the department's attorney: If documents are destroyed between now and August 17, the government will have to answer for that, and, you know, if they don't want to do anything out of the ordinary to preserve between now and then, they can make that choice. I will allow them to make that choice, but they will answer for it, if something happens. The Judge made the threat during a July 9th hearing regarding a FOIA case brought by Judicial Watch;...
  • Obamas America: Liberal Judge Orders Obama Critic to Psychological Counseling

    07/14/2015 6:35:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/14/15 | Jim Hoft
    2016: Obamas America was a movie directed by Dinesh DSouza. The movie is the second most popular documentary in history. This week a Democratic judge ordered Dinesh DSouza to seek psychological counseling. Judge Richard Berman also ruled DSouza must continue community service for four more years. World Net Daily reported: At a hearing Monday in Manhattan in which he ruled filmmaker Dinesh DSouza must continue community service for four more years, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said he considers DSouzas violation of federal campaign-finance laws to be evidence of a psychological problem and ordered further counseling. DSouzas defense counsel...