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  • Ohio Representative Moves to Impeach (Federal) Judge for Pro-Gay Rulings

    04/09/2014 7:06:18 PM PDT · by xzins · 29 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | Wednesday, April 09, 2014 | Carrie Dedrick
    Representative John Becker of Ohio has called to impeach a federal judge due to his recent rulings involving gay marriage. Becker says that U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black has abused his power and went against the state and federal constitution through his pro-gay decisions. Becker’s office released a statement writing, “In an epic display of arrogance and incompetence, Judge Black announced that he will require the people of Ohio to disregard the Ohio Constitution and force the recognition of ‘homosexual marriages’ performed outside of Ohio. He persists in allowing his personal political bias to supersede jurisprudence.” In December the...
  • Catholic DePaul University Invites Partial Birth Abortion Judge: 14,000 Pro-Lifers Protest

    04/07/2014 7:25:41 PM PDT · by ConernedAmerican · 11 replies
    TFP ^ | 04-07-14 | Matthew Miller
    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer is more than vaguely "pro-choice."  He penned the majority opinion in the Stenberg v Carhart decision in 2000, striking down state laws banning partial-birth abortion.  In fact, the abortion procedure he supported is so barbaric that the United States Congress called for its outright prohibition in 2003: "A moral, medical, and ethical consensus exists that the practice of performing a partial-birth abortion.... (usually the puncturing of the back of the child’s skull and removing the baby’s brains) is a gruesome and inhumane procedure that is never medically necessary and should be prohibited.” As...
  • Judge wants back on bench after insanity ruling (Chicago)

    03/31/2014 7:29:26 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/28/2014 | Steve Schmadeke
    (snip) Brim was effectively suspended from her duties as a judge after the battery charges were filed but was nonetheless returned to the bench by voters weeks later. She has continued to collect her $182,000 salary since her 2012 suspension. On Friday, Brim said she was once again able to fulfill her duties as judge. Over the last two years, she said, she has consistently taken her medications – a requirement of her probation in the battery case – and has not had any psychotic episodes. “I can serve as a judge with full capability as long as I continue...
  • Michigan Supreme Court bans Detroit Judge Wade McCree Jr. from bench until 2021

    03/26/2014 5:05:26 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    M Live ^ | 3/26/14 | Gus Burns
    DETROIT, MI -- Wayne County Circuit Judge Wade H. McCree is barred from presiding over a courtroom until January of 2021. The Michigan Supreme Court enacted a recommendation that the judge, suspended without pay since Feb. 3, 2013, be suspended from holding a judgeship for six years from Jan. 1,2015, should he be re-elected in this year's election. The 57-year-old must also pay $11,645.17 in costs, according to the Supreme Court opinion issued Wednesday.
  • Federal Judge Hands Republicans In Kansas, Arizona A Big Win In Voting Rights Fight

    03/19/2014 5:45:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    TPM ^ | 3/18/14 | Eric Lach
    A federal judge in Kansas on Wednesday ruled that the federal agency which oversees the federal voter registration form must include the state-specific proof-of-citizenship requirements requested by both Kansas and Arizona. The ruling was hailed by Republican officials in both states. And it also does away with the need for the "two-tier" voting systems that were proposed while the case was pending. “This is a huge victory for the states of Kansas and Arizona," Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) said in a statement. "They have successfully protected our sovereign right to set and enforce the qualifications for registering...
  • Arizona jury to consider again death penalty for Jodi Arias in September

    03/17/2014 6:33:14 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 44 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 17 2014 | David Schwartz
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona judge on Monday set a September court date to try again to determine whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be put to death for killing her ex-boyfriend nearly six years ago, court officials said. Arias was convicted by a jury in May 2013 of murdering Travis Alexander, whose body was found slumped in the shower of his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. He had been stabbed multiple times, shot in the face and had his throat slashed. But the jury deadlocked on whether the former California waitress should be executed or face life in...
  • Cardinal Dolan says "Bravo!"

    03/10/2014 3:56:43 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 3/08/2014 | New Catholic
    "Who am I to judge?" makes a triumphant entry in the American subset of the College of Cardinals, in an interview granted to the highest-rated political debate program on US television, to be broadcast tomorrow: Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York praised University of Missouri football star Michael Sam for coming out as gay, saying he would not judge the athlete for his sexual orientation. "Good for him," Dolan said in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" airing Sunday. "I would have no sense of judgment on him," Dolan continued. "God bless ya. I don't think, look, the same...
  • Philadelphia Judge Issues Ruling That Could Give Anonymous Online Commenters Second Thoughts

    03/08/2014 7:18:35 AM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 78 replies
    CBS ^ | 03-08-2014 | Pat Loeb
    PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia judge has ordered to reveal the name of an anonymous commenter, in a defamation suit brought by electricians’ union leader John Dougherty. An attorney in the case says it could have a broad impact on incendiary online comments and those users, sometimes called “trolls,” who post them anonymously. The anonymous defendant in the suit, disguised by the nonsense name “fbpdplt,” called Dougherty a name in the comments section of an article on the website, one of the properties in the media group that also owns the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.
  • Judge says juror having heart attack ‘can wait’: witness

    03/02/2014 10:41:20 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 27, 2014 | Christina Carrega-Woodby and Erin Calabrese
    Now that’s bad judgment. A Queens father-to-be is lucky to be alive after a judge allegedly ignored his pleas to be excused from a jury pool when he complained about searing pains in his chest, court documents reveal. Nyima Dorjee, 39, of Woodside was sitting in a jury pool on a gun possession trial last week when he told a prosecutor that he was having chest pains and difficulty breathing, according to a report filed by the officer. But when the court officer informed Justice Joel Blumenfeld of the emergency, the judge insisted to him and his supervisor that the...
  • Will Courts Lift Veil of Secrecy Around Lethal Injections?

    02/27/2014 10:45:17 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 28, 2014 | By Pete Williams
    Despite growing controversy over the use of anonymous pharmacies for lethal injections, the U.S. Supreme Court has thus far declined to block any executions based on 11th-hour appeals challenging the drug connections. That includes the case of Michael Taylor, a convicted rapist and murderer who was put to death at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday in Missouri after a furious legal battle that stretched well into the night. It's worth nothing, however, that three high court justices wanted to block Taylor's execution and cited the words of an appeals judge who said so little was known about the source of the deadly...
  • Court Rules Off-The-Grid Living Is Illegal [Florida]

    02/25/2014 7:08:57 PM PST · by PaulCruz2016 · 90 replies
    Off the Grid News pasted onto Grist blog ^ | February 22, 2014 | by: Daniel Jennings Off the Grid News copied by Sarah Laskow
    Near the end of 2013, a Florida official decided Robin Speronis was doing something too strange to tolerate: She was trying to live off the grid. Off the Grid News reports: Speronis has been fighting the city of Cape Coral since November when a code enforcement officer tried to evict her from her home for living without utilities. The city contends that Speronis violated the International Property Maintenance Code by relying on rain water instead of the city water system and solar panels instead of the electric grid. And now, a judge has ruled that living independently of the city’s...
  • Jodi Arias Defense Attorneys Request Two Heavily-Covered Events Stay Out of the Courtroom

    02/24/2014 11:23:50 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 2 replies
    HEADLINES & GLOBAL NEWS ^ | Feb 21, 2014 02:46 PM EST | Maxine Wally
    "Jodi Arias' defense team is trying hard to keep two heavily-covered events out of the Maricopa County Superior Courtroom. Lawyers have filed two motions with the court as of Feb. 13, requesting Judge Sherry Stephens prevent the retrial jury from hearing about Jodi Arias' attempt to switch out her attorney and claims that Arias wanted to kill prosecutor Juan Martinez."
  • Judge Rejects Lawsuit on Scope of Obamacare Subsidies(Although the law clearly says the opposite)

    02/19/2014 12:50:21 PM PST · by bestintxas · 30 replies
    newsmax ^ | 2/19/14 | m batley
    A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit that claims Obamacare subsidies can only be paid to individuals in states that set up their own healthcare exchanges, even though the Affordable Care Act was worded that way. According to The Washington Times, four Virginia residents filed the lawsuit because the Obamacare subsidy in their state makes them subject to the law's individual mandate, which requires most Americans to purchase health insurance this year or face a fine. The decision has been a setback for Republican lawmakers and limited government advocates seeking to roll back the scope of the law, and who...
  • NARAL Upset Obama Nominated Judge Who Once Backed Pregnancy Centers

    02/13/2014 7:54:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | 2/13/14 | Kelsey Hazzard
    NARAL has been flooding my Facebook feed with paid advertisements for a petition to thwart the nomination of Judge Michael Boggs to the federal bench. This is a little strange, since you may recall from high school civics class that federal judges are nominated by the President; you might also recall that the current President of the United States is such a diehard abortion supporter that he was unwilling to get on board with the Born-Alive Infant Protection Act. So what’s going on here? According to NARAL, when Boggs was a Georgia state legislator more than a decade ago, he...
  • Judge orders no jail for teen in fatal car wreck

    02/06/2014 8:49:43 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 35 replies
    MSN News ^ | February 6, 2014 | By Nomaan Merchant of AP
    "Judge Jean Boyd again decided to give no jail time for Ethan Couch, defense attorney Reagan Wynn and prosecutors told reporters after the hearing, which was closed to the public. Prosecutors had asked Boyd to sentence him to 20 years in state custody on charges related to two people who were severely injured."
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • Judge's laptop ruling challenges the Constitution - and your privacy

    01/25/2014 8:04:59 AM PST · by madison10 · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/25/2014 | Kim Komando
    It's pretty obvious that we as a society are now made up of two groups. There are those who, for better or worse, have moved their lives into the digital realm, and those who haven't. I would like to introduce you to someone in the latter category. His name is Edward Korman and he is a federal judge in New York state. He had a case before him involving a U.S. citizen – a Ph.D. student at McGill University in Montreal – who had his computer confiscated while returning to the States. The judge ruled, sweepingly, that, yes, the federal...
  • Judge Orders ‘Compassionate Release’ Of Jailed Former Civil Rights Lawyer

    12/31/2013 4:29:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    cbs ^ | 12/31/13 | cbs
    <p>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) –A federal judge in Manhattan ordered a “compassionate release” Tuesday from prison for a dying former civil rights lawyer.</p> <p>The U.S. government requested the release earlier in the day for Lynne Stewart, who was convicted in a terrorism case from prison. Prosecutors say Stewart, 74, suffers from recurrent stage-four breast cancer. She was not scheduled to be released until August 2018.</p>
  • Texas judge claims he was saving girlfriend’s life, not choking her

    12/29/2013 3:37:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/29/13 | Doyle Murphy
    A Texas judge claims he wasn’t choking his girlfriend — he was saving her life. Dallas County Judge Carlos Raul Cortez was arrested Saturday morning after his 26-year-old girlfriend told police he strangled her, dragged her by the hair to his apartment balcony and choked her some more against the railing. “The allegations made by the complainant are false,” Cortez’s attorney Andrew Korn said in a statement to media outlets. “If necessary, it will be shown in the proper forum that Judge Cortez actually saved her life.” The girlfriend described a harrowing scene, according to police reports obtained by the...
  • Black male judge’s pay sparks outcry

    12/28/2013 8:48:21 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 22 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/28/13 | Matt Stout
    A scathing discrimination complaint is pitting three appointees of Gov. Deval Patrick against his own administration, accusing it of paying a black male administrative judge more than three women who hold the same job, including former Democratic state Sen. Cheryl Jacques. The three Patrick-appointed administrative judges at the Department of Industrial Accidents say officials led by state labor boss Joanne Goldstein lavished a six-figure starting salary and prime downtown parking space on Judge Michael Williams, who, according to the complaint, has less experience. “Would you want to bite the hand that feeds you? None of us want to do that....
  • Obama-appointed judge: Same-sex marriage like interracial, ‘deeply rooted in nation’s history

    12/22/2013 11:28:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | December 22, 2013 | Michael Dorstewitz
    An Obama appointee to the federal bench ruled Friday that the right to same-sex marriage is “deeply rooted in the nation’s history and implicit in the concept of ordered liberty,” and as such is a fundamental right. Judge Robert J. Shelby was appointed to the U.S. District Court for the Central Division of Utah in 2012 by President Obama, then confirmed by a Senate voice vote on Sept. 21, 2012, with neither debate nor objection, according to CNS News. A federal district court is a court of original jurisdiction, but if its opinions are left unchallenged, they become the law...
  • Judge strikes down Utah's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional

    12/20/2013 4:51:55 PM PST · by Innovative · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec 20, 2013 | AP
    Just hours earlier, U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby issued a 53-page ruling saying Utah's law passed by voters in 2004 violates gay and lesbian couples' rights to due process and equal protection under the 14th Amendment. Shelby said the state failed to show that allowing same-sex marriages would affect opposite-sex marriages in any way. "In the absence of such evidence, the State's unsupported fears and speculations are insufficient to justify the State's refusal to dignify the family relationships of its gay and lesbian citizens," Shelby wrote.
  • Same-sex couples in Utah getting marriage licenses

    12/20/2013 2:45:50 PM PST · by LonelyCon · 76 replies
    FOX 10 ^ | 12/20/2013 | Brady McCombs
    A county clerk's office in Utah is issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, just hours after a federal judge struck down Utah's ban on gay marriages. Salt Lake County Deputy Clerk Dahnelle Burton-Lee says the district attorney authorized her office to begin issuing the marriage licenses Friday. She couldn't immediately say how many licenses have been issued so far. U.S. District Judge Robert J. Shelby ruled that a law passed by voters in 2004 violates gay and lesbian couples' rights to due process and equal protection under the 14th Amendment. Shelby said the state failed to show that allowing same-sex...
  • Judge Rules Obama’s Spying is UNCONSTITUTIONAL

    12/17/2013 1:08:34 AM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 15 replies
    A federal judge said Monday that he believes the government’s once-secret collection of domestic phone records is unconstitutional, setting up likely appeals and further challenges to the data mining revealed by classified leaker Edward Snowden. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon said the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of metadata — phone records of the time and numbers called without any disclosure of content — apparently violates privacy rights.
  • Jesus wants you to judge

    12/16/2013 5:54:08 AM PST · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    The Matt Walsh Blog ^ | 12 December 2013 | Matt Walsh
    I’ve always been a pretty big fan of the Ten Commandments. My favorites is the one that says “Thou shalt not judge.”Oh, that one isn’t in there, you say?Sorry, it’s easy to forget nowadays, especially in this country where many Christians carry on as though the entire Bible could be summed up by the phrase, “it’s all good, bro.” In actual fact, there are a lot of urgent truths and important moral lessons in the Bible. Interestingly, almost all of them have fallen out of favor in modern American society. Here are just a few verses that aren’t particularly trendy...
  • Judge orders Mt. Soledad cross removed but allows appeals

    12/13/2013 7:03:36 AM PST · by Thidwick · 21 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 12, 2013, 5:00 p.m. | By Tony Perry
    SAN DIEGO -- After two decades of legal and political wrangling, a federal judge Thursday ordered the cross atop Mt. Soledad removed within 90 days as a violation of the separation of church and state. But U.S. District Judge Larry Burns stayed the removal order so that those defending the cross have time to appeal. Built in 1954, the 43-foot cross is one of the most visible landmarks in San Diego. Starting in the early 1990s, plaques honoring military veterans have been placed on walls surrounding the base of the cross.
  • Senate Democrats Approve Obama Judge Who Said Abortion “Frees Women”

    12/12/2013 5:36:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The U.S. Senate today approved to a prominent federal court pro-abortion Cornelia Pillard, a law professor President Barack Obama selected for an appointment to the most important appeals court in the nation. Obama’s pick for the D.C. Circuit Court, who is one of the most pro-abortion ever nominated, previously was a filibuster victim, but that changed when Senate Democrats unilaterally changed the filibuster rules to prevent pro-life Republicans from blocking such judges. Pillard was confirmed 51-44 to the DC Circuit Court after Senate Republicans had previously defeated her nomination before Reid deployed the Nuclear Option was employed. All of the...
  • Respecting Juries

    12/09/2013 3:20:19 PM PST · by servo1969 · 19 replies ^ | 12-9-2013 | Clay Conrad
    A Texas jury was recently lambasted in open court for committing jury nullification by visiting judge Jerry Ray because they acquitted a defendant in a driving while intoxicated (DWI) case. Judge Ray went so far as to equate the jury’s verdict with the acquittal of O.J. Simpson. Unfortunately, like many judges, Judge Ray did not understand what jury nullification is, what juries do, or his own obligations as a judge. Jury nullification occurs when a criminal jury votes not guilty, in spite of proof of guilt beyond reasonable doubt, because they believe the law is either unjust or is being...
  • In NPR Interview, Harry Reid Whacks 'Extreme Right Wing' Black Female Judge (Janice Rogers Brown)

    11/28/2013 7:00:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/28/13 | Tim Graham
    On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid showed up for a phone interview on The Diane Rehm Show on NPR to discuss shredding the filibuster for presidential appointees. A very polite Rehm asked if this might make partisanship worse. “I'm sorry to smile, as you can't see on radio, but more dysfunction? I mean, gee whiz,” Reid replied. But underneath the Nevada-nice routine came an attack out of nowhere on black libertarian judge Janice Rogers Brown as one of the “extreme right wing people” the Senate confirmed in the Bush years. **SNIP** Later, Reid added that “we put on that...
  • Judge rejects OJ Simpson's bid for new trial

    11/26/2013 8:01:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11/26/13 | Ken Ritter
    LAS VEGAS — A judge in Las Vegas has rejected O.J. Simpson's bid for a new trial. The decision Tuesday means the former football star must remain in a Nevada state prison where he is serving nine to 33 years for armed robbery and kidnapping in a bungled attempt to retrieve personal items from two sports memorabilia dealers in 2007. Simpson was sentenced to prison in 2008. He'll be 70 years old before he is eligible for parole.
  • Mountain Man Arrested for Fishing Demolishes Judge.....

    11/22/2013 10:44:15 PM PST · by JouleZ · 49 replies
    The Conservative Post ^ | 11/20/2013 | Becky Bailey
    Now this is my kind of American. In a packed courtroom, 52-year-old Ernie Tertelgte told the judge “I am a living man protected by natural law and I have the right to forage for food when I am hungry… You are trying to create a fictitious, fraudulent action.” Charged with fishing without a license and resisting the arrest for fishing without a license, Mr. Tertegte says he’s being wrongly prosecuted for trying to feed himself. Tertelgte, 52 years old, was arrested on Monday and is accused of fishing without a license and then resisting arrest.
  • Federal Judge: Lawsuit Against Obamacare Subsidies OK to Move Forward

    10/22/2013 5:23:27 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    News Max ^ | 10-22-2013 | Cathy Burke
    A federal judge Tuesday gave the go-ahead to a lawsuit challenging Obamacare insurance subsidies — but refused to immediately block them while the case proceeds. The latest legal challenge focuses on whether the controversial 2010 law allows for subsidies in all states — or only in states that have set up exchanges. Only 16 states and the District of Columbia chose to set up online marketplaces where people without private health insurance can shop for it. The federal government is running the exchanges in the remaining states. Subsidies, in the form of tax credits, are available to people with annual...
  • Judge's decision to allow Lisa Mehos' abortion to be used as evidence .......

    10/22/2013 4:21:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    ny daily news ^ | Dareh Gregorian
    FULL TITLE: Judge's decision to allow Lisa Mehos' abortion to be used as evidence in New York custody case causes stir A holy war broke out in a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday over a judge’s decision to allow testimony about a woman’s abortion to be used against her in an ugly custody case. Lisa Mehos’ lawyer, Emily Jane Goodman, told Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Lori Sattler her decision to allow the evidence about her client’s procedure — which happened after her split from banking big Manuel John Mehos — was “scandalous and outrageous.” “This might go over well in Texas...
  • Judge Jeanine BLASTS the Obama administration for denying death benefits to military families

    10/13/2013 3:29:53 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    The Right Scoop via Fox News ^ | 10-12-2013 | The Right Scoop via Fox News
    Judge Jeanine delivered another fantastic monologue, blasting the administration for denying death benefits to military families. But not only that, she went after Congress as well over this entire debacle and said that every one of them needs to be thrown out for letting it come to this. Watch:
  • [May 24, 2011] Judge Caught Dismissing Her Own Tickets!

    10/07/2013 9:01:00 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 53 replies
    District Justice Kelly S. Ballentine removed from the bench and arrested for 9 felonies.
  • Judge Ordered Sikh to Remove 'That Rag' from Head, Says ACLU

    09/28/2013 11:21:13 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 160 replies
    GMA via Yahoo! ^ | 9/28/13 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    On Jan. 16, Jagjeet Singh, 49, a long-haul truck driver from California on his way to pick up chickens for delivery in Texas, was pulled over for driving with a flat tire in Pike County, Miss. Officers at a weigh station operated by the Department of Transportation demanded that Singh turn over his "kirpan," a 3-inch ceremonial blade carried by all Sikh men and frequently sewed into the waistband of their trousers, according to the ACLU. "Contending, wrongly, that his kirpan was illegal, the DOT officer demanded that Mr. Singh turn it over. Mr. Singh tried to explain that he...
  • Marco Rubio Nixes Nomination Of Openly Gay Judge

    09/24/2013 2:07:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 09/24/2013
    Senator Marco Rubio withdrew his support for Judge William Thomas’ nomination Tuesday to the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Florida despite having backed the nomination more than 10 months ago, according to the New York Times. For confirmation to move forward, a nominee must have support from both United States senators in their home state. Senator Rubio said he was concerned about two decisions in cases made by Judge Thomas. If Thomas had been confirmed to the court, he would have been the first openly gay black judge on the federal bench. Rubio said he was concerned...
  • Connecticut judge declares ‘No one should have guns’

    09/19/2013 4:08:31 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    examiner ^ | September 18, 2013
    A Superior Court judge in Bristol “expressed his contempt for the right to keep and bear arms’ in a closed door meeting in his chambers, the state gun rights group Connecticut Carry reported last Thursday in a media advisory. Judge Robert C. Brunetti “exposed his bigotry for fundamental civil rights in front of at least three defense attorneys,” the group explained. “No one in this country should have guns,” the judge reportedly stated, adding “I never return guns.”
  • Sturm: Who are we to judge?

    09/12/2013 8:21:03 AM PDT · by Aspenhuskerette · 31 replies
    The Aspen Times (CO) ^ | September 12, 2013 | Melanie Sturm
    On a glorious springtime visit to San Francisco — where the “if it feels good do it” culture is reflected in the bumper sticker “Your body may be a temple, but mine’s an amusement park” — I was struck by the tattooing trend, as if body art is the modern version of big shoulder pads or miniskirts, not a sign of rebellion. Personally, I prefer art on a canvas, not a human chest, though in healthy societies, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Then I encountered a scantily clad, tattoo-festooned woman on whose neck and jaw was emblazoned
  • Montana Judge Regrets Comments on 30-Day Sentence for Teacher Who Raped Teen

    08/29/2013 7:22:23 AM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 43 replies
    ABC ^ | August 28, 2013 | CHRISTINA NG
    A Montana judge said he regrets controversial comments he made when he sentenced a former teacher to only 30 days in jail for raping a 14-year-girl who later committed suicide. District Judge G. Todd Baugh has been the subject of widespread backlash after he said in a Billings, Mont., court that the victim was "older than her chronological age" and "as much control of the situation" as the teacher, according to the Billings Gazette. "I don't know what I was thinking or trying to say," Baugh later told The Billings Gazette. "It was just stupid and wrong." Though he voiced...
  • Judge's remarks about teenage rape victim spark outrage

    08/27/2013 11:58:51 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | 8-28-2013 | Tom Lutey
    A judge’s conclusion that a 14-year-old Billings rape victim was “as much in control of the situation” as her schoolteacher rapist has sparked outrage across the nation. Organizers have scheduled a Thursday rally and a petition drive against District Judge G. Todd Baugh, who Monday handed down a net sentence of 30 days in jail to former Senior High teacher Stacey Rambold, 54, who raped 14-year-old Cherice Moralez. The sentence came after Rambold, 54, failed to meet sex offender treatment requirements and other conditions that would have ended the now six-year-old case. Moralez killed herself weeks before her 17th birthday...
  • “Do Not Judge”: What’s That Supposed to mean?

    08/26/2013 7:15:30 PM PDT · by James R. Aist · 33 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | August 22, 2013 | James R. Aist
    Born-again Christians who are proclaiming the truths of God’s Word are increasingly being accused, especially by unbelievers, of judging them, against the admonition of Jesus, “Do not judge”, as if Christians are not allowed, much less instructed, to judge anyone or anything, ever. But, is that really what Jesus meant? Is that a valid accusation, or is it merely a ploy to mislead us and keep us from speaking out on current moral issues, so that they can freely contend for their version of moral truth without opposition?
  • Judge: Foreigners can sue U.S. pastor over sermons [Religious Freedom is Dead]

    08/16/2013 2:56:26 PM PDT · by fwdude · 112 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 08/15/13 | Bob Unruh
    A federal judge has backed a homosexual-rights group in its claim that members were injured by an American pastor’s biblical preaching in Uganda against homosexual behavior. But the ruling from Judge Michael Posner in a case brought by Sexual Minorities Uganda against Pastor Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries could mean much more. It could establish that an international consensus disavowing long-held biblical standards could trump the U.S. Constitution.
  • State board files complaint against suspended Cook County judge (guilty but legally insane)

    08/14/2013 5:57:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/13/13 | Steve Schmadeke
    A Cook County judge who was found guilty but legally insane in February after shoving a courthouse deputy will go before the Illinois Courts Commission to determine whether she's "mentally able" to return to the bench. It might be the first time the state commission, which has the power to reprimand, suspend or even remove judges from office, has been asked to rule on a sitting judge's mental fitness for the bench. Judge Cynthia Brim, 54, was named in a complaint filed Monday by the Judicial Inquiry Board alleging conduct that was "prejudicial to the administration of justice and that...
  • Tenn. judge changes infant's name from 'Messiah'

    08/11/2013 7:17:48 PM PDT · by definitelynotaliberal · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 08.11.2103
    There's a story on Yahoo! News about a 7 month old boy who had his name (Messiah) changed by a Judge in Tennessee. It's an AP story.
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro: USA a Paper Tiger Thanks to Obama, Aug 3,2013

    08/04/2013 10:35:47 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    You Tube via Fox News ^ | 8-3-2013 | Judge Jeanine
    Judge Jeanine Pirro: USA a Paper Tiger Thanks to Obama, Aug 3, 2013
  • Judge Jeanine Strikes Again: Epic Beatdown Of Hillary And Obama On Benghazi

    07/29/2013 6:31:59 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 33 replies
    Undependent Journal Review ^ | May 17, 2013 | Fox News via Michael Miller
    Video at Link

    07/21/2013 3:45:06 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 26 replies
    Fox News Video copied onto Right Scoop Blog ^ | 7/20/2013 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    Judge Jeanine gave a barn-burner of a monologue tonight, blasting Rolling Stone for putting the Boston jihadi bomber on the front cover and for making excuses for his terrorism. Pirro said she doesn’t give a damn why he became a terrorist and he doesn’t deserve our sympathies.
  • Mich. Judge Will Keep Obama Informed, Says Detroit Bankruptcy 'Not Honoring' President

    07/19/2013 5:45:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7/19/13 | Sterling Beard
    <p>Ingham County circuit court judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who ruled today that Michigan governor Rick Snyder (R) must direct Detroit’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, to withdraw the Chapter 9 bankruptcy petition he filed yesterday, also wrote that she would transmit a copy of her order to President Obama. “I know he’s watching this,” the Detroit News quotes Aquilina saying, noting that she predicted that Obama would eventually step in and take action. Aquilina ruled that the 2012 law that allowed Governor Rick Snyder (R) to approve the city’s bankruptcy violates the Michigan Constitution.</p>
  • Nueces County sheriff: 'Strong leads' on Judge Greenwell's suicide motive

    07/17/2013 11:38:28 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 28 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | July 17, 2013 at 12:50 p.m. (CDT) | Mark Collette
    CORPUS CHRISTI — Nueces County investigators are working hard to determine whether Tom Greenwell’s position as judge of the 319th District Court had anything to do with his suicide, Sheriff Jim Kaelin said Wednesday morning. “We have to overturn the big stones as well as the little stones ... so everybody in our community is very comfortable understanding why he did what he did,” Kaelin said, adding his office is devoting all its resources to the case. Investigators have strong leads toward understanding Greenwell’s motive. Kaelin said the judge was driven to believe suicide was “the only option he had.”...