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  • Hawaii and California's Huge Second Amendment Victory

    07/27/2018 5:28:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2018 | John R. Lott Jr
    Tuesday’s decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals means that people in the western U.S. will now be able to openly carry a handgun in public. The decision only applies to districts under the 9th Circuit’s jurisdiction, but it will likely soon affect the rest of the country. It is a huge ruling that strikes down existing state prohibitions in Hawaii and California. The case involved George Young, who wanted to publicly carry a firearm in the State of Hawaii for personal self-defense. Young applied twice for a handgun permit to carry either openly or concealed, but they denied his...
  • The Suicide of Europe

    05/30/2018 5:10:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    On Friday, the British police arrested Tommy Robinson, founder and former leader of the English Defence League, a far-right anti-Islam group. Robinson is a controversial character, to be sure, a sort of Milo Yiannopoulos lite. His chief focus is on the threat of radical Islam, which he believes threatens the integrity of the British system. You don't have to like Robinson. But whatever you think of him, his arrest is absurd by any measure. You see, Robinson was arrested for standing outside a court building and reporting on a trial involving the alleged grooming of young girls for sexual assault...
  • Senate Dems: We're Horrified the GOP is Exploiting Our Power Grab on Judicial Confirmations

    05/11/2018 1:14:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2018 | Guy Benson
    Having escalated the judicial confirmation wars at virtually every turn since the 1980's, Senate Democrats in the early 2000's pioneered a new form of self-interested obstruction to block a number of President Bush's nominees to the federal bench.  When Republicans retaliated in kind during the Obama era, many of those same Senate Democrats -- led by Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer -- voted to eliminate the filibuster rule they'd exploited to thwart Bush.  Detonating the 'nuclear option' was the latest ends-justify-the-means maneuver by upper chamber liberals, to whom then-minority leader Mitch McConnell made this final plea prior to the fateful...
  • Trial Lawyers Still Don't Have a Winning Case Against Monsanto

    04/21/2018 5:50:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | Brian McNicoll
    Trial lawyers hoping to take a big bite out of food producer Monsanto’s bottom line with a lawsuit over its most popular weed-killer have run into a problem – the judge who they need to convince their arguments are valid is not buying it.In 2015, the International Agency for Research and Cancer, based in Lyon, France, declared glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, the world’s most popular weed-killer, a “probably human carcinogen.”No other scientific body has reached that conclusion. Indeed, the Environmental Protection Agency says glyphosate is safe for humans when used in accordance with label directions, the National Institute...
  • A Black-Robed Counterrevolution

    04/17/2018 9:40:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | Robert Knight
    Federal judges sit on the bench for life and can either uphold the law or rule like tyrants. This puts judicial appointments right near the top of the most important things a president can do. The newest Supreme Court justice, Neil Gorsuch, has already shown what a difference a constitutionalist can make. But we need many more to counter the hundreds of Clinton, Obama and Jimmy Carter-appointed judges who issue zany rulings that override common sense and thwart democratically enacted popular will. A case in point is U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves, a 2010 Obama appointee. In March, he issued...
  • The Transgender Totalitarians Can Now Legally Take Your Kids

    02/21/2018 8:01:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Feruary 21, 2018 | Jane Robbins
    An Ohio court has removed a teenaged girl from the custody of her parents because they refused to consent to dangerous and experimental medical treatment. The teenager wants to undergo irreversible treatment (hormones and probably sex-reassignment surgery) that she hopes will alleviate the depression associated with her gender dysphoria based on 1) the scientific facts that such treatment will convert her into a lifelong medical patient and probably fail to alleviate her suicidal tendencies, 2) their religious belief that created reality is unalterable, and 3) their fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their minor child, the parents said no. But...
  • USA Gymnastics Doctor Sentenced to 175 Years

    01/24/2018 12:21:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar has been sentenced to 175 years in prison at Ingham County Circuit Court in Lansing, Michigan."I've just signed your death warrant," Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said Wednesday, adding that she doesn't believe rehabilitation is possible.Over the past seven days, over 150 victims explained how Nassar had taken advantage of them sexually, some of whom were Olympians. Before the sentencing hearings, Olympic gymnasts Aly Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas, Simone Biles, and McKayla Maroney all released statements explaining how Nassar had abused them. Another Olympian gymnast, Jordyn Wieber, joined Raisman as they shared their testimonies in court.Raisman took the...
  • The Smoking Gun: Liberals Only Believe In Climate Change Catastrophe When It Suits Them

    01/20/2018 5:22:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2018 | Nicholas Waddy
    Recently a rash of lawsuits have been filed by California municipalities targeting energy companies. The claim these lawsuits make is that these California communities face imminent adverse environmental impacts due to climate change, caused by energy producers, which will force them to spend billions on infrastructural projects to mitigate weather- and sea level-related disasters. They claim, in fact, that the magnitude of these impending natural disasters is predictable, based on scientific modeling of the effects of climate change. Thus, these energy companies should fork over vast sums to the affected communities, to compensate them for their prospective woes. The holes...
  • Winning: Judge Dismisses Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump

    12/22/2017 7:56:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 22, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit alleging President Trump violated the Constitutions emoluments clause because his hotels and golf courses continue to do business with foreign governments while hes serving in office. U.S. District Court Judge George Daniels said the lawsuit was flawed from the start because the plaintiffs, led by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, lacked standing. Daniels, an appointee of former President Bill Clinton, also said the matter should be taken before Congress, not the courts. As the only political branch with the power to consent to violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause,...
  • Mountain States Legal Foundation Fights for Justice From a Mile High

    11/14/2017 8:08:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2017 | Deroy Murdock
    My friend William Perry Pendley recently visited Manhattan. He is the president of the Denver-based Mountain States Legal Foundation. Established in 1977, MSLF fights against federal overreach out West and for property rights, the Second Amendment, and colorblind government hiring, among other vital issues. Its founders were master brewer Joe Coors and James Watt, who became President Reagan’s first Interior secretary.Pendley has helmed MSLF since 1989. He has argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. In 1995, he won Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena, a key victory for race-neutral public contracting. “In the eyes of government, we are just...
  • Congress Must Act: Judicial Tyranny is a National Security Emergency

    11/03/2017 8:46:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2017 | Brigitte Gabriel
    The recent Islamic terror attack in New York City by a visa carrying jihadist outlines crystal clearly, how critical it is for America to enhance its permeable vetting process, and eliminate the suicidal Diversity Lottery Visa Program.Even if critical National Security-minded legislation such as the RAISE Act, put forth by Sens. Tom Cotton (AR) and David Perdue (GA), were to be passed, which it no doubt should be, the radical left will likely still find a way to subvert it.It is one of the most settled aspects of constitutional law that a president has the authority to exclude, or deport...
  • If the Law Is This Complicated, Why Shouldnt Ignorance Be an Excuse?

    10/30/2017 7:12:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2017 | Clark Neily
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Jack Brown.“Because I said so.” “Life isn’t fair.” “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” These are some of the great cop-outs of all time, and the last one is particularly troubling in a country with so many laws that it is impossible to count—let alone read—them all. When was the last time you sat down with a complete set of the federal, state, and local codes setting forth the tens of thousands of criminal violations for which you could be sent to jail? If you answered “never,” you’re in good company. Nevertheless,...
  • Un-Christian Education

    08/01/2017 4:49:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2017 | Mike Adams
    As the end of summer draws near, it occurs to me that I have spent most of it working on four college cases dealing either with freedom of speech or with freedom of association. One case involves unconstitutional viewpoint discrimination in the dissemination of student fees at a public university in California. Another involves unconstitutional interference with the belief requirements of a religious organization at a public university in Colorado. But the other two cases deal with administrators at private schools that claim to be Christian while simultaneously destroying the careers and lives of people who hold dissenting but entirely...
  • Dont Blame Simpson Release on Broken System

    07/25/2017 5:36:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2017 | Mike Adams
    I have been teaching criminology at the university level for 24 years. If I had a dollar for every time I heard the term “broken” to describe our criminal justice system I would be so wealthy I would not have to have to teach anymore. Of course, with the news that O.J. Simpson will be released on parole I am hearing another barrage of declarations that the system is “broken.” These self-proclaimed experts don’t know the facts of the Simpson case. If they did, they would not blame Simpson’s release on the “system.” They would blame it on Los Angeles...
  • SCOTUS Rules September 11 Detainees Can't Sue Government

    06/20/2017 4:59:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    A busy Supreme Court on Monday ruled, in a vote of 4-2, that former September 11 detainees do not have the right to sue government officials for money damages. This is an issue for Congress, not the judiciary, Justice Anthony Kennedy argued in the courts opinion. Furthermore, he said, the Second Circuit erred in allowing respondents detention policy claims to move forward under the context of Bivens v. Six Unknown Fed. Narcotics Agents, which determined that federal officers would need to pay damages to compensate individuals who were subjected to unconstitutional conditions. Expanding Bivens is a disfavored judicial activity,...
  • Good News: Trump Nominates New Set of Federal Judges, Including Three to Influential Circuit Courts

    06/08/2017 4:40:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2017 | Guy Benson
    With much of the media is fixated on Russia, Comey, and potential obstruction, other goings-on inside the Beltway are getting relatively scant attention.  The White House is ramping up its focus on rebuilding US infrastructure (a common Trump campaign refrain), Republican Senators may be forging ahead with some progress on desperately-needed reforms to Obamacare's failing status quo, and the president has unveiled another substantial roster of nominees to fill federal court vacancies.  Three names on the list are slated to serve on important and influent circuit courts of appeal -- including a woman Trump has tapped to assume Supreme Court...
  • Nuke Em Til They Glow

    03/30/2017 1:29:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 30, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    The Democrats must learn through pain, specifically the agony of watching Neil Gorsuch take the seat that they stompy-feet insist belongs to Merrick Garland. For too long, theyve packed the bench with liberal partisans committed to exercising raw power as an end-run around democracy and the Constitution. Well, if raw power is the rule, then they need to choke on it. And we should laugh at their pain even as we amplify it via the Nuclear Option.Thank you, Harry Reid! You'll never know how much we appreciate you taking time away from your bizarre relationship with your NordicTrack dominatrix to...
  • How the Washington Supreme Court Gave Thorns to the Florist

    02/18/2017 6:07:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2017 | Jenna Ellis
    Washington State dealt another significant blow to liberty yesterday, with its highest state court ruling that a florist can be compelled to provide her services for a same-sex wedding against her religious beliefs or be fined. Once again, this is the exact ruling the Bill of Rights expressly forbids. If we understand the definition and substance of “rights” as the Founders recognized and assented to in the Declaration of Independence—that unalienable rights preexist any form of government—then we also understand that the First Amendment is not defining the scope of our rights. In fact, it’s defining the exact opposite idea: limiting the scope...
  • Colorado Judge To Electors: You Will Vote For The Winner Of The Statewide Result Or Face Charges

    12/15/2016 2:57:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    First, we had a fistful of electors file 527 papers in Colorado in order to raise money for legal fees, namely to bankroll lawsuits against state election laws that bind the electoral college vote to the statewide winner. A federal judge nominated by former President Bill Clinton rejected the lawsuit filed by two Colorado electors, saying that the whole exercise sounded like a political stunt—and that releasing these public officials would disrupt a peaceful transition of power. These electors now have to vote for the statewide winner. This group of wannabe rogue electors called themselves Hamilton Electors. Yesterday another...
  • Its Long Past Time For Tort Reform

    07/14/2016 6:28:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14,2016 | Derek Hunter
    Its become as American as apple pie. When something awful happens, someone gets sued. Its one thing when there is obvious fault or negligence, but weve gone from being a nation of individual responsibility to a culture that seeks a payday out of any tragedy. I am not ascribing a motive to the family, and the hell theyre going through is unimaginable. But I just watched a segment on TV about the tragedy of the toddler who was killed by an alligator at Disney World. One of the lawyers was talking about liability and Disney potentially being on the hook...