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  • A Modest Proposal on What to do with the 9th Circuit Court.

    02/12/2017 12:55:51 AM PST · by vannrox · 21 replies
    SELF | 12FEB2017 | VANNROX (Vanity)
    A Modest Proposal on What to do with the 9th Circuit Court. The 9th Circuit Court in it’s current embodiment is a disaster. The latest constitutional crisis is a perfect example. A rouge judge put a stay on the implementation of an emergency executive order without doing any of the necessary legal groundwork, foundations and augment. This was approved by a panel of three judges also without establishing the necessary legal foundations to support the stay. This is more than just angering, it goes against everything the Constitution stands for. The stay effectively takes power away from the Executive branch...
  • How To Remove a Federal Judge

    02/10/2017 6:59:59 AM PST · by tired&retired · 37 replies
    Yale Law Journal ^ | 2006 | Saikrishna Prakash and Steven D. Smith
    Per the Article: Most everyone assumes that impeachment is the only means of removing federal judges and that the Constitution’s grant of good-behavior tenure is an implicit reference to impeachment. This Article challenges that conventional wisdom. Using evidence from England, the colonies, and the revolutionary state constitutions, the Article demonstrates that at the Founding, good-behavior tenure and impeachment had only the most tenuous of relationships. The original Constitution did not render impeachment the only possible means of removing federal judges with good-behavior tenure. Given the long tradition of adjudicating misbehavior in the ordinary courts, Congress may enact necessary and proper...
  • Teddy Roosevelt on Supreme Court Justice: "I could carve a better man out of a banana"

    02/09/2017 3:20:37 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 4 replies
    The New York Times (so it MUST be true) ^ | January 24, 1904 | IZQuotes
    In July 1902, confident that he had found a judge opposed to "big railroad men and other members of large corporations," Theodore Roosevelt named Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. as his first appointee to the Supreme Court, delighted with a choice that their fellow Republican, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts, called "our kind right through." Twenty months (and many convivial dinners at the White House) later, in the middle of an election year, Justice Holmes voted against his progressive president in the biggest railroad trust-busting case of the time, United States v. Northern Securities. "I could carve out of a...
  • President Trump Had Every Right To Call Out Judge Robart – He Used The Law To Kill The Law

    02/09/2017 12:46:22 PM PST · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    What is done is done, and there can be no going back. I do want to go over some points that are outstanding in President Trump’s “immigration ban.” Number one is that President Trump had the right to issue and Executive Order on National Security without being questioned. No other President in history has been treated as unfairly as Donald Trump. Number two Donald Trump had every right to criticize liberal Judge Robart, who used his power of the law to kill President Trump’s power of the law in placing an Executive Order to protect National Security. President Trump’s power...
  • Judge Who Will Rule on Trump Travel Order Won ACLU ‘LGBT Award’

    02/08/2017 6:23:04 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 39 replies
    CNS News ^ | 02/08/2017 | CNSNews.com
    Judge Michelle T. Friedland, who is on the three-judge panel that will rule on President Donald Trump’s executive order aimed at stopping terrorists from traveling to the United States, won the ACLU of Southern California’s LGBT Award in 2009, according to the Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont. {..snip..}
  • Transgender ex-con arrested for alleged threat to shoot Westmoreland County judge

    02/08/2017 6:48:31 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 12 replies
    Trib Live ^ | February 7, 2017 | Renatta Signorini
    A Seward woman who served prison time for the botched castration and overdose death of her sixth husband was arrested Monday over allegations she threatened to shoot a Westmoreland County judge. Tammy L. Felbaum, 58, who is transgender, is being held in the Westmoreland County Prison on $100,000 bail in connection with an incident at the courthouse. County park police allege Felbaum claimed to have in her purse “guns and an Uzi ... also a rocket launcher” when she went through metal detectors prior to a scheduled civil court hearing before Judge Chris Scherer, according to an affidavit. She is...
  • Judicial Overreach on National Security

    02/07/2017 10:18:03 AM PST · by fivecatsandadog · 7 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 2/6/17 | Joseph Klein
    Judge Robart took it upon himself to substitute his judgment for the president’s. The judge gave unwarranted deference to the speculative, vague interests asserted by the states of Washington and Minnesota, who claimed without any concrete evidence that the temporary suspension of entry of aliens from the seven countries “adversely affects” their own “States’ residents in areas of employment, education, business, family relations, and freedom to travel.” This preposterous conclusory assertion overlooks the fact that the affected individuals temporarily barred from entering the country are not residents of these states and are not entitled to the states’ protection.
  • Trump’s ‘So-Called-Judge’ Tweet Possible ‘Impetus For Impeachment We’ve All Been Waiting For’

    02/07/2017 7:39:42 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Biz Pack Review ^ | 02/07/17 | Tom Tillison
    The “start of impeachment we’ve all been waiting for?” One must wonder if attorney Elura Nanos has a mouse in her pocket when, after just 17 days in office, she is cheering for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. “Impeachment seems a major potential, and the only question is whether we’ll have to wait until the midterm elections to see it happen,” she penned in an anti-Trump piece for LawNewz. Democrats who sat on their hands for the last eight years suddenly have a newfound “respect for the Constitution” with a Republican president and, in a real stretch, Nanos jumps...
  • Judge who halted Trump’s immigration order has done pro bono work for refugees

    02/06/2017 10:42:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/06/17 | Dan Calabrese
    And once declared from the bench "black lives matter". Oh by the way, Judge James Robart, who issued the ruling halting the immigration order on a nationwide basis, is also a Bush appointee, which just goes to show that you can’t tell everything you need to know about a judge by who appointed him. Maybe the pickings were slim in Seattle. By August 2016, it was already well understood by anyone paying attention that “black lives matter” didn’t just mean black lives matter - which of course they do - but rather it was a rallying cry for violent anti-police...
  • Contact Judge James L. Robart

    02/06/2017 9:51:29 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 34 replies
    http://www.wawd.uscourts.gov/judges/robart-chambers ^ | February 6, 2017 | CivilWarBrewing
    Send an email to the 'self-appointed acting POTUS' Judge Robart to express your outrage over his dangerous and overreaching decision to allow terrorists into our country! His email address is located within the link. Here it is: robartorders@wawd.uscourts.gov
  • Byron York: Justice Department demolishes case against Trump order

    02/05/2017 8:11:52 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 5, 2017 | Byron York
    James Robart, the U.S. district judge in Washington State, offered little explanation for his decision to stop President Trump's executive order temporarily suspending non-American entry from seven terror-plagued countries. Robart simply declared his belief that Washington State, which in its lawsuit against Trump argued that the order is both illegal and unconstitutional, would likely win the case when it is tried. Beginning with the big picture, the Justice Department argued that Robart's restraining order violates the separation of powers, encroaches on the president's constitutional and legal authority in the areas of foreign affairs, national security, and immigration, and "second-guesses the...
  • (Austin, Texas) Judge Wears Anti-Trump Pussy Hat to Court

    02/05/2017 12:21:31 PM PST · by Zakeet · 81 replies
    Law Newz ^ | February 5, 2016 | Alberto Luperon
    Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt has been rocking headgear with strong anti-Trump symbolism: The Pussy hat. To say it's politically charged is like saying third-rails are shocking: These hats are pointed symbols in opposition to President Donald Trump, who said in an infamous 2005 video that he grabbed women by their privates. That footage became controversial because the action meets legal definitions of sexual assault if done without consent.
  • The Travel Ban From 7 Countries: A strange ruling from a strange judge

    02/05/2017 9:59:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | 02/05/2017 | By Jerome Woehrle
    Immigration laws have long treated different countries differently. For example, a citizen of France can travel to America without a visa — but not a citizen of Poland. But a Seattle judge has blocked President Trump’s executive order restricting entry from seven violence-wracked or terrorism-supporting countries, suggesting (without explanation) that it violates the Constitution. Judge James Robart’s order has no legal basis, and barely pretends to. It is a bizarre ruling from a bizarre judge.Judge Robart’s Friday order against Trump sheds little light on his thinking. But at an earlier hearing on Washington State’s motion for a temporary restraining order,...
  • Trump: The judge opens up our country to potential terrorists

    02/04/2017 5:02:53 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 103 replies
    President Donald J. Trump Twitter ^ | February 4, 2017 | President Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 10 minutes ago The judge opens up our country to potential terrorists and others that do not have our best interests at heart. Bad people are very happy!
  • WATCH: Seattle Judge James Robart Says ‘Black Lives Matter’ in Court

    02/03/2017 7:35:42 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 38 replies
    heavy.com ^ | February 3, 2017 | Jessica McBride
    The federal judge who temporarily stopped Donald Trump’s immigration ban executive order once caused controversy by emotionally saying “black lives matter” in a hearing in which he sided against Seattle’s police union. James Robart, who was nominated to the federal bench by George W. Bush in 2004, issued the temporary restraining order in an oral ruling, forbidding federal employees from implementing Trump’s seven-country ban. But it’s not the first time the judge was in the news. According to the Seattle Times, Robart declared “black lives matter” in a court hearing last August in which he decided against a Seattle police...
  • UPDATE: JUDGE WEARS ‘P***Y HAT’ TO COURT, CITY ALLOWS IT

    02/02/2017 3:20:48 AM PST · by dontreadthis · 51 replies
    milo.yiannopoulos.net ^ | 2/1/17 | Milo Yiannopolis
    Travis County, Texas, Judge Sarah Eckhardt decided to hold on to her pink ‘p***y hat’ after the Women’s March and wear the feminist symbol proudly in her courtroom. The act raised serious impartiality questions by many. The incident occurred when a post appeared on the Austin subreddit that featured Judge Eckhardt wearing the hat in court. After thousands of women sported the hats at the Women’s Marches across the country on January 21, the hat has stirred up controversy among many that see it as a symbol of division.
  • Texas Judge Wears PussyCat-Ears In Support Of Feminist While On The Bench! Is This LEGAL(?)

    01/30/2017 9:36:34 PM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | Published on Jan 30, 2017 | TOMMY SOTOMAYOR
    Texas Judge Wears PussyCat-Ears In Support Of Feminist While On The Bench! Is This LEGAL ***warning language***
  • Trump's Supreme Court Pick: Who Are the Frontrunners and What Do They Believe?

    01/25/2017 8:09:34 PM PST · by 198ml · 28 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 1/25/17 | Harry Farley
    It was the issue that swung the election for many of the 81 per cent of white evangelicals who voted for him. Donald Trump's vow to pack the Supreme Court with conservative judges was crucial to his popularity with Christians who might otherwise be reluctant to support a man with such a dubious moral background. Wayne Grudem, Franklin Graham, Eric Metaxas, Jerry Falwell and James Dobson all cited the court in justifying their support for Trump.
  • Rochester judge accused of drunk incident: 'You can't (pepper) spray me, I'm a judge'

    01/24/2017 5:30:41 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 40 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | January 24, 2017 at 8:21 AM | Geoff Herbert
    Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio has been accused of another drunken incident after her DWI conviction last year. Marketplace Mall security guard Alan Pimm responded to a complaint of women refusing to leave an employee bathroom at the Papaya Asian Kitchen and Bar in November. "That's when one of the females stated, 'You can't (pepper) spray me, I'm a judge,'" Pimm told police, according to his Nov. 29 deposition. "At that point I could tell she was intoxicated, due to her slurred speech and lack of balance. Pimm, who says he told them to leave while holding a vial...
  • Brazil Supreme Court judge handling graft probe killed in plane crash

    01/19/2017 2:22:55 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/19/17 | Raquel Stenzel and Brad Brooks | SAO PAULO
    Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki was killed in a plane crash on Thursday, raising questions about who will take over his investigation into dozens of politicians in the country's biggest ever corruption scandal. Rescuers found three bodies in the wreckage of the small, twin-prop plane that crashed off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state amid heavy rains, firefighters said. Zavascki, 68, had in recent weeks been reviewing explosive testimony from executives at engineering group Odebrecht, expected to implicate hundreds of politicians in a scandal involving kickbacks on contracts at state-run enterprises. The dual-propeller Hawker Beechcraft C90GT carrying Zavascki...
  • Married man is sentenced to life in prison for murdering soccer mom who led double life as an ESCORT

    12/28/2016 6:19:28 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Dailymail.com and Associated Press ^ | 27 December 2016 | By Valerie Edwards
    A married man was convicted Tuesday of murder and kidnapping in the 2007 death of a single mother from Colorado who led a double life as a paid escort. A judge sentenced 65-year-old Lester Ralph Jones to life in prison without parole after the jury delivered its verdict, according to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. It was Jones' second trial in the killing of Paige Birgfeld. The first ended in a mistrial in September when jurors couldn't reach a unanimous verdict.
  • Judge Rules on Green Party’s Pennsylvania Recount Request

    12/12/2016 7:54:50 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch ^ | 12-12-2016 | A. Griffee
    Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein received another defeat Monday morning, in her efforts to force a recount of election ballots in Pennsylvania. U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond said “No,” on Monday, rejecting the case completely. Out of the 6 million votes cast in Pennsylvania, Trump had won over Clinton by about 44,000 votes. Stein had gone after the states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.
  • Judge Orders Michigan Recount to Begin at Noon Monday

    12/05/2016 5:01:16 AM PST · by madison10 · 111 replies
    Det News | 12/05/2016 | Robert Snell and Christine MacDonald and Chad Livengood
    Link Only Judge Orders Mich Recount
  • SF judge explains why 66,000 arrest warrants were discarded

    11/30/2016 5:49:51 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 30, 2016 | Bob Egelko
    San Francisco’s chief judge says he and his colleagues discarded 66,000 arrest warrants issued over five years for quality-of-life crimes, like sleeping on the sidewalk, because it made no sense to lock people up for fines they couldn’t afford.
  • Judge rejects request to force Wisconsin recount by hand

    11/29/2016 7:05:23 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 13 replies
    WBAY.com ^ | November 29, 2016
    MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – A Dane County judge has knocked down Jill Stein’s request to conduct Wisconsin’s recount exclusively by hand to rule out any electronic tampering with the results. Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn said Stein’s experts couldn’t present “clear and convincing evidence” that Wisconsin voting equipment was compromised, only that it was possible. “A hand recount is the gold standard, it’s the best we can do. I don’t think there’s any dispute to that,” the judge said, and she noted there’s no difference in cost to taxpayers since the campaign pays for it. “However, it’s not the court’s decision to...
  • Rochester judge keeps $174K salary after DWI conviction, being stripped of duties

    11/29/2016 7:43:58 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 40 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 11/29/16 | Teri Weaver
    First, Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio was convicted of drunken driving. Then she tried to drink and drive again - a violation of her conviction discharge... This week, she was finally stripped of all remaining judicial duties by a state administrative judge. She was also ordered not to go into any non-public areas of Rochester's city court building... And photos posted on Facebook appear to show Astacio drinking during the Thanksgiving holiday.... Through it all, Astacio is still collecting her $174,000 a year salary
  • Federal judge strikes down Obama’s massive mandatory overtime

    11/23/2016 10:07:56 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/23/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Time's running out. As much as it infuriated conservatives - as well as just people who care about the constitutional separation of powers - that Barack Obama governed so much by executive orders and administrative rulemaking in his second term, it does come with a gigantic silver lining: Anything Obama did by executive order, Donald Trump can now undo in the same way. Assuming Trump actually wants to, it will be much easier for him to defenestrate the administrative state than it will to push new legislation through Congress.
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro FULL Opening Statement Mike Pence Hamilton Attack

    11/20/2016 3:01:09 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 30 replies
    You Tube via Fox News ^ | 11-19-2016 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    Judge Jeanine Pirro FULL Opening Statement Mike Pence Hamilton Attack - November 19, 2016 - Fox News
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro FULL Emotional Opening Statement Donald Trump Elected President ! - 11/12/16

    11/13/2016 10:03:06 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    You Tube via Fox News ^ | 11/12/2016 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    Published on Nov 12, 2016 November 12, 2016 - Judge Jeanine Pirro FULL Emotional Opening Statement Donald Trump Elected President ! - Fox News
  • Jeanine Pirro defends Clinton on FBI review announcement

    10/30/2016 10:35:22 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 118 replies
    Politico | 10/30/16 | Rebecca Morin
    In an opening statement on her show "Justice with Judge Jeanine," Pirro said the announcement Friday by FBI Director James Comey that the bureau will review newly found emails in connection with Clinton's private email server "disgraces and politicizes the FBI and is symptomatic of all that is wrong in Washington."
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike agency to pay ex-worker $3.2M in whistleblower suit

    10/21/2016 10:03:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    WTAE ^ | October 7, 2016 | WTAE
    HARRISBURG, Pa. —A judge has ordered the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to pay a former worker more than $3 million after finding he was wrongly fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on agency practices. Ralph Bailets sued the turnpike commission and two of its officials over his 2008 termination. He says he was dismissed for questioning a major computer contract, hiring practices and how large trucking firms qualify for E-ZPass discounts. Prosecutors in 2013 used his testimony to file corruption charges against several agency officials. The judge ruled in June that Bailets was wrongly terminated. PennLive.com reports the judge ruled...
  • Judge Ramona Gonzalez disarms officers called to testify; police chief calls policy ‘frightening’

    10/13/2016 9:40:32 PM PDT · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 25 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | 10/13/2016 | Anne Jungen
    La Crosse’s police chief argues a La Crosse County judge jeopardized courtroom safety when she disarmed officers called to testify in a police battery case. La Crosse County Circuit Judge Ramona Gonzalez at the start on Mark Topness’ trial on Tuesday for 10 crimes told three uniformed La Crosse police officers that they could not wear their firearms or duty belts in the courtroom. “It was the first time I’ve ever been asked to disarm,” officer Ethan Purkapile said. “I was definitely concerned because it compromised my ability to protect the DA’s office staff, the jurors, the circuit court staff,...
  • Federal judge extends Florida voter registration deadline

    10/10/2016 4:52:42 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/10/16 | Eric Bradner
    (CNN)A federal court has extended Florida's voter registration deadline from Tuesday to 5 p.m. ET Wednesday due to Hurricane Matthew's interruption of last-minute sign-ups.The US District Court ruling comes after the Florida Democratic Party sued, seeking an additional week due to the "strong likelihood" many of the state's voters would be "severely burdened" by the hurricane's fallout in the upcoming election. Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott had opposed the extension, saying last week that "people have had time to register." In court papers, Marc Elias, who serves at the general counsel for Hillary Clinton's campaign, argued that Scott "unambiguously...
  • Ohio Judge Orders Girls' Bathroom Access For Transgender Student

    09/27/2016 8:17:36 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 50 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 09/27/2016 | AP
    A federal judge rejected a school district's challenge to President Barack Obama's rule on transgender bathrooms on Monday, ordering a biologically male student who identifies as female be treated "like the girl she is." Judge Algenon Marbley said the Highland Local Schools in Morrow County had failed to provide a persuasive argument that giving the student access to the girls' restroom would jeopardize other students' privacy or safety. He further ordered that Highland use a female name and pronouns in referring to the 11-year-old.
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro's OPENING STATEMENT Sept 24, 2016

    09/25/2016 8:25:01 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    The Choice News Network via You Tube ^ | 9-25-16 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    Published on Sep 25, 2016 Judge Jeanine Pirro's OPENING STATEMENT -- Sept 24, 2016
  • Saudi leadership nominates Christian to serve on the judiciary (Satire)

    09/08/2016 4:42:11 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 3 replies
    News | 8 September 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Government minister Abdel Bin Loo Ni has nominated Christian lawyer Rashad Oh Mih Goud to serve on the Saudi judiciary in a special late night session. Understandbly, some Saudis are upset, but many applaud Bin Loo Ni's courage in showing the need for a balance to Sharia law in the nation. Minister Abdel Bin Loo Ni told news reporters as he ducked shoes being thrown that it was time for the Saudis to step up to the plate and show respect for Christianity in light of Obama's nomination of Abid Riaz Qureshi for the Federal Judiciary in the United States....
  • Obama Nominates Possible First Muslim-American Judge to Federal Court

    09/07/2016 11:34:52 AM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7 Sep 2016 | Chris Fuchs
    Muslim-American groups are applauding President Barack Obama's nomination of a Washington lawyer to serve in U.S. District Court — a move that could make him the first ever Muslim-American federal judge, according to advocates. If confirmed, Abid Riaz Qureshi would sit on the District of Columbia's federal bench, the White House announced Tuesday. Qureshi, who graduated Harvard Law School in 1997, is a partner in the D.C. office of Latham & Watkins LLP, specializing in healthcare fraud, securities violations, and cases involving the False Claims Act, according to a White House statement. "I am confident he will serve the American...
  • Barack Obama Just Nominated A Muslim To Be A Federal Judge. That’s A First.

    09/06/2016 5:25:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 9/06/16 | Jennifer Bendery
    WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama made history on Tuesday by nominating the first Muslim person to the federal judiciary, Abid Qureshi. “I am pleased to nominate Mr. Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench,” Obama said in a statement. “I am confident he will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”
  • Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win

    08/28/2016 3:04:10 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 97 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | August 27, 2016 | Jonathan Drew, Emery Dalesio, AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder temporarily blocked the University of North Carolina from making the three plaintiffs follow the restroom provision of the so-called HB2 law as the larger case makes its way to trial in November. His final decision on the law won't come until after trial. Passed in March, HB2 requires...
  • Judge denies Blagojevich's bid to lighten 14-year sentence

    08/09/2016 10:37:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | Associated Press
    A federal judge on Tuesday upheld Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence on corruption counts, setting aside pleas for leniency by the former Illinois governor's wife and daughters during his resentencing.
  • Clinton-appointed federal judge orders John Hinckley Jr. released

    07/27/2016 9:31:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/27/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Jodie Foster remains unimpressed I’m trying to think if any presidential assassin - would-be or successful - has ever been released from prison before now. Obviously not Booth or Oswald. Leon Czolgosz was executed. Of course, all of the above did succeed in their diabolical quests. John Hinckley is the only man who ever shot a president and failed to kill him. Hombres don’t come any tougher than Ronald Reagan. And Hinckley is now the only man to shoot a president and eventually walk out of prison, thanks to a Clinton-appointed federal judge who sees no further reason to keep...
  • Federal judge stops Michigan law that bans straight-ticket voting

    07/21/2016 5:46:14 PM PDT · by Impy · 35 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | 7-21-16 | Brad Devereaux
    A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Michigan law banning straight-ticket voting would place a disproportionate burden on African Americans' right to vote, and granted a request for a preliminary injunction to block enforcement of the law. Mark Brewer, a lawyer in the case and former head of the Michigan Democratic Party, argued that the elimination of straight-party voting would likely have a larger impact on African-American voters, noting "extremely high" correlations between the size of the African-American voting population within a district, and the use of straight-party voting in that district. New straight-ticket voting law in Michigan prompts lawsuit...
  • Judge forcing Hillary to testify under oath?

    07/13/2016 3:23:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    WND ^ | 07/11/16
    A judge has given Hillary Clinton until Tuesday to reveal why she shouldn’t be forced to testify in a federal case about Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s double-dipping employment at the State Department.As WND reported Friday, Washington watchdog Judicial Watch asked a federal judge for permission to put Clinton under oath and ask her questions about her emails – even though the FBI investigated and said that while Clinton was “extremely careless” in her handling of secret information, she should not be charged formally for her actions. The motion for permission to depose Clinton and two others was submitted to...
  • "Folks, Put The Pieces Together" - Judge Jeanine Rages Over Comey/Clinton Debacle

    07/06/2016 4:39:11 PM PDT · by vannrox · 51 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6JUL16 | Tyler Durden
    "Folks, Put The Pieces Together" - Judge Jeanine Rages Over Comey/Clinton Debacle by Tyler Durden Jul 6, 2016 2:40 PM 0 SHARES Never one to mince words, Judge Jeanine Pirro goes on an epic rant regarding the FBI's decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton.Judge Pirro says that given all of her experience, the case against Hillary Clinton should have been presented to a grand jury. Not only that, but Pirro cuts right to the point by saying that the entire decision reeks of favoritism. "You all know I think highly of Jim Comey, I worked with him when...
  • Republican Judge Richard A. Posner: F*** the Constitution

    06/28/2016 9:44:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 06/27/16 | Joel B. Pollak
    Judge Richard A. Posner, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, has published an op-ed at Slate declaring that the U.S. Constitution is a waste of time. Posner writes: And on another note about academia and practical law, I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation (across the centuries—well, just a little more than two centuries, and of course...
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro's Opening Statement June 25, 2016

    06/25/2016 7:48:48 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 82 replies
    You Tube via Fox News ^ | 6-25-2016 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    Published on Jun 25, 2016 Again the judge is right on the money. We must protect ourselves against jerks like you're going to hear from in the attached link, his boss , the people who back them and all those who're associated with the progressive socialist democratic party of ineptocracy whom this clown is a direct representative of - http://tinyurl.com/houfrzx
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro - Opening Statement - June 11, 2016 - Hillary Clinton

    06/11/2016 6:47:13 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 47 replies
    You Tube via Fox News ^ | 6-11-2016 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    Published on Jun 11, 2016 June 11, 2016 - Judge Jeanine Pirro - Opening Statement on Hillary Clinton - Fox News
  • White House should have waited to call Trump racist; look who got sued for forcing a judge to...

    06/11/2016 7:30:10 AM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    BPR BizPac Review ^ | 6/11/16 | Michael Dorstewitz
    "White House should have waited to call Trump racist; look who got sued for forcing a judge to recuse herself!" The White House jumped on comments House Speaker Paul Ryan made in order to characterize Donald Trump as a racist. But using the Obama administration’s exact same logic, Obama would also be a racist. Just last year the United States Department of Justice was sued after it forced an immigration judge to recuse herself from “all immigration cases involving Iranians,”according to the Daily Caller. Trump has long been critical of U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is hearing a...
  • One million sign petition to oust judge in Brock Turner case. Will it matter?

    06/10/2016 3:22:29 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2016 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN) — The number appears resounding: More than one million people want Judge Aaron Persky to lose his job for what's been widely viewed as a lenient sentence in the Brock Turner rape case. So, more people than who live in San Francisco want to see Persky tossed out for handing a white, well-to-do former Stanford University athlete a six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. But will this yield any real action, or is this just another example of "slacktivism" or "clicktivism," arguably meaningless acts of supporting social causes without investing any real effort in effecting change?
  • Report: Trump University Judge Linked To Group That Calls For Boycott Of Trump's Businesses

    06/07/2016 4:22:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 7, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is overseeing a fraud case against Trump University, is reportedly a member of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, which is affiliated with the Hispanic National Bar Association.