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  • 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 Constitution’s emoluments clause because his hotels and golf courses continue to do business with foreign governments while he’s 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 Shouldn’t 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...
  • Don’t 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 court’s 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, they’ve 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...
  • It’s 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
    It’s become as American as apple pie. When something awful happens, someone gets sued. It’s one thing when there is obvious fault or negligence, but we’ve 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 they’re 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...
  • Judicial Overreach: Small Court, Big Economic Ramifications

    05/27/2016 5:07:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Fred Lucas
    Judicial overreach is moving beyond a theoretical political debate, as one Delaware state judge could throw the livelihoods of nearly 4,000 people into uncertainty and have sweeping ramifications for other major American employers. TransPerfect Global is by almost any measure a successful company, with more than $500 million in revenue and more than 3,500 fulltime employees. It’s the world’s largest privately-held translation software company, with offices in 90 cities. The company itself doesn’t seem dysfunctional – managing to be quite profitable despite litigation between the co-founders. However, Delaware Court of Chancery Chief Judge Andre Bouchard ruled the company must be...
  • Bill Cosby, From Victimizer to Victim

    05/26/2016 7:23:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    There is no doubt in my mind that Bill Cosby did a great deal of what his female accusers say he did -- i.e., drug and sexually assault them. There are dozens of accusers with similar stories, and the tales go back for decades. I confess, I didn't pay much attention to the story until one night, while channel surfing, I caught Cosby doing his comedy act and felt a cold brace of certainty that this man really hates women. Stars can have their pick of willing females; Cosby perversely preferred to trick, dope and violate unwitting victims. His goal...
  • The President, the Court and Immigration

    04/21/2016 9:20:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    In 2014, President Barack Obama signed 12 executive orders directing various agencies in the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security to refrain from deporting some 4 million adult immigrants illegally present in the United States if they are the parents of children born here or legally present here and if they hold a job, obtain a high-school diploma or its equivalent, pay taxes and stay out of prison. Unfortunately for the president, the conditions he established for avoiding deportation had been rejected by Congress. In response to the executive orders, 26 states and the House of Representatives sued the...
  • No Copyright on Hypocrisy

    03/31/2016 10:38:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Neither political party can lay claim to purity when it comes to hypocrisy, but Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, as well as others in her party, has taken hypocrisy to new depths. While campaigning in Wisconsin before next week's presidential primary, Clinton said that as president she would have a litmus test for any Supreme Court nominee. "I would not appoint someone who didn't think Roe v. Wade is settled law," she declared. Her nominee(s) would also have to show that they support overturning the Citizens United decision that established free speech rights for interest groups. She added that while...
  • The Supreme Court Vacancy: A Criminal Who Doesn’t ‘Leave Fingerprints’ Is Still a Criminal

    03/12/2016 12:54:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2016 | Michael Hammond
    As I predicted, Barack Obama is preparing to bludgeon the Senate into fundamentally reshaping the Supreme Court, and he is reportedly preparing to do this by nominating a "closet liberal" with "no fingerprints" with respect to any major issue. Leftist media of all stripes are pressing for "they deserve a vote" hearings. The nominee would parade before the Judiciary Committee with their photogenic family, and would lie under oath concerning their open-mindedness on every significant judicial question. And, incidentally, you can be sure that, before being chosen, the nominee will have given assurances to the Justice Department and Barack Obama...
  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch vs. Scalia: A Liberal Daily Newspaper Trashes Conservatism

    02/24/2016 10:34:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2016 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week, on February 13th precisely, Justice Antonin Scalia passed away at the age of 79, as was widely noted in the American and the international media. The fallout has been predictable and highly charged with many conservatives notably down-at-the-mouth, and many liberals struggling to contain their glee. The sudden nature of the Judge's passing and his undeniable position as the conservative champion on the US Supreme Court guaranteed that this would become a most contentious vacancy. Most of the mainstream media commentary concerning the upcoming battle stuck largely to the facts of a liberal President likely nominating an equally...