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  • Comey visits The NYTimes building as Trump admits he did NOT record their conversations

    06/22/2017 7:50:34 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 22 2017 | Jennifer Smith
    Former FBI director James Comey made a quiet visit to The New York Times building on Thursday, one of few public outings since he admitted leaking stories to the newspaper about President Trump before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8. Comey kept his sunglasses on and his gaze forward as he marched through the front entrance of the Times Square office building which houses the publication. He was accompanied by his wife Patrice Failor who also wore sunglasses. Unmistakable as he towered over the crowds in a crisp navy suit and tie on one of the warmest days of...
  • EXCLUSIVE - James Comey visits The New York Times building [tr]

    06/22/2017 8:00:29 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 38 replies
    Former FBI director James Comey made a quiet visit to The New York Times building on Thursday, one of few public outings since he admitted leaking stories to the newspaper about President Trump before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8. Comey kept his sunglasses on and his gaze forward as he marched through the front entrance of the Times Square office building which houses the publication. He was accompanied by his wife Patrice Failor who also wore sunglasses. Unmistakable as he towered over the crowds in a crisp navy suit and tie on one of the warmest days of...
  • Lack of Judicial Impartiality Threatens Rule of Law

    05/29/2017 11:10:44 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 21 replies
    American Greatness ^ | may 28, 2017 | Roger Kimball
    Why do judges wear black robes? It’s a question few judges today seem to be asking themselves. It certainly appears not to have troubled the mind of Chief Judge Roger Gregory of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals who, it seems, must instead be a student of Jorge Luis Borges. A couple of days ago, Judge Gregory, writing for the majority, upheld a lower court’s decision against President Trump’s revised Executive Order imposing a temporary travel ban from a handful of countries identified as hotbeds of terrorist activity. As Byron York points out, the decision broke 10 to 3 along...
  • NC House Bill: U.S. Supreme Court Exceeded Authority of 'Almighty God' in Creating Gay Marriage

    04/12/2017 9:07:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 12, 2017 | 4:24 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    Members of the North Carolina General Assembly introduced a bill on Tuesday, citing the 10th Amendment, which affirms that the U.S. Supreme Court exceeded its authority under the Constitution and in relation to the “decree of Almighty God” by legalizing same-sex marriage, and contends that the Obergefell v. Hodges decision “is null and void” in North Carolina and that the Tar Heel state shall only recognize marriages between one man and one woman. The legislation explains that North Carolina seeks to follow the 2012 law that was established in Section 6 of Article XIV of the North Carolina Constitution, which...
  • Court: Civil Rights Law covers LGBT workplace bias

    04/04/2017 4:20:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 4, 2017 7:08 PM EDT
    A federal appeals court in Chicago on Tuesday ruled that the 1964 Civil Rights Act also protects LGBT employees from workplace discrimination, the first time a federal appellate court has come to that conclusion. The decision by the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago comes just three weeks after a three-judge panel in Atlanta ruled the opposite, saying employers aren’t prohibited from discriminating against employees based on sexual orientation. It also comes as President Donald Trump’s administration has begun setting its own policies on LGBT rights. Late in January, the White House declared Trump would enforce an...
  • The Supreme Court is Not a Super-Legislature

    03/21/2017 12:45:09 PM PDT · by ckinv368 · 14 replies
    Kinvig on Politics ^ | 3-21-2017 | Cameron Kinvig
    Due to the unfortunate passing of Justice Scalia in February of 2016, the United States Senate recently began confirmation hearings for President Trump’s pick to take his seat on the Supreme Court—Judge Neil Gorsuch of the 10th Circuit. Judge Gorsuch has received almost universal acclamation from those on the Right. He is admired for his even temperament, his common sense, his dedication to originalism and textualism, and his belief that judges shouldn’t employ an “outcome based” judicial activism. Despite being unanimously confirmed to his post on the 10th Circuit by the Senate in 2006, the Left is now opposing his...
  • The surprising reasons judges like their robes: Star Wars, the Wizard of Oz and fashion

    03/17/2017 11:02:59 AM PDT · by kevcol · 15 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 17, 2017 | Ryan Lovelace
    Most judges appear to enjoy wearing robes, but many of the reasons why they do have next to nothing to do with their profession. The National Judicial College interviewed 1,250 of its alumni and found 83 percent of them enjoyed wearing judicial robes to work. More than 20 percent of the respondents offered their reasons, ranging from "I look awesome in black. That's why I became a judge," to "I like the way it moves like Dracula's cape as I walk quickly down corridors." . . . Other judges chose not wear robes to avoid letting power go to their...
  • Judges warn lawmakers against splitting 9th Circuit

    03/16/2017 11:11:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 52 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 16, 2017 | Kelly Cohen
    Three judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit warned a House Judiciary subcommittee Thursday that their jurisdiction should not be split in two. "Circuit division would have a devastating effect on the administration of justice in the western United States," Chief Circuit Judge Sidney Thomas said in prepared remarks to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.
  • Judges fight move to break up 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

    03/13/2017 5:11:39 AM PDT · by kevcol · 45 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 13, 2017 | Ryan Lovelace
    Judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals are urging senators not to pass legislation to break up that district, which President Trump said was in a state of "chaos." . . . The Judicial Administration and Improvement Act of 2017 would create a new 12th Circuit Court of Appeals covering Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Washington state. The states remaining in the new 9th Circuit would include California, Oregon, Hawaii and the territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
  • In 'Unique' Case, Judge Grants Legal Custody of 1 Child to 3 Adults

    03/10/2017 5:10:23 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 13 replies
    New York Law Journal ^ | 03.09.17 | Joel Stashenko
    Calling it the logical extension of the legalization of same-sex marriage and the...expansion of unmarried partners' custody rights in New York, a judge has granted "tri-custody" of a boy to a man and two women who have all helped raise the youngster. Justice H. Patrick Leis III said in his March 8 determination that both biological parents of a child identified as "J.M." have shown their love and concern for the now-10-year-old—but so has the woman named "Dawn M." who brought the action seeking the unique "tri-custody" arrangement. The biological mother of the child, "Audria," supported Dawn M.'s petition for...
  • Did Judge Help Immigrant Escape ICE Agents Waiting Outside Courtroom?

    03/04/2017 8:08:27 AM PST · by RideForever · 17 replies
    ABA Journal ^ | 3/3/2017 | Debra Cassens Weiss
    "Williams decided he wouldn’t open a criminal investigation or pursue an ethics complaint, according to the Willamette Week. Instead, Williams and officials with ICE and the Department of Justice’s Office of Professional Responsibility met with court personnel to discuss the issue over lunch."
  • Vanity: Can the president ignore the court and continue with his valid executive order?

    02/09/2017 4:01:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 368 replies
    February 9, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Vanity Discussion Question: Can the president ignore the court order and continue with his valid executive order? It appears the president is acting in accordance to his constitutional powers and specifically in accordance to laws regarding immigration and has been challenged and overridden by an unconstitutionally political activist (liberal) court. If so, can he can he continue with his valid orders controlling the actions of the executive branch? No doubt this would set up a "constitutional crisis" but this is going to happen soon anyway as it's the only way we will ever restore constitutional government, ie, the liberal activist...
  • Bill to split 'nutty 9th Circuit' gains momentum

    02/09/2017 7:13:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 51 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2-9-2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    As judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals weigh the legality of President Trump’s immigration executive order, a Republican push to split up the controversial court -- and shrink its clout -- is gaining steam on Capitol Hill. Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain of Arizona introduced legislation last month to carve six states out of the San Francisco-based court circuit and create a brand new 12th Circuit. They argue that the 9th is too big, too liberal and too slow resolving cases. If they succeed, only California, Oregon, Hawaii and two island districts would remain in the...
  • Fourth Circuit: Carrying A Gun Makes You A Suspect

    02/07/2017 12:36:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | Feb. 7, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    A ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit finds that carrying a gun—even lawfully—is justification for police to treat you as suspect until evidence proves otherwise. This turns the normal approach to policing on its head, limiting Fourth Amendment protections normally in place for those considered innocent until proven guilty. In fact, Ammoland reported that Judge James A. Wynn opined, “Individuals who carry firearms—lawfully or unlawfully—pose a categorical risk of danger to others and police officers, in particular.” Wynn added, “Individuals who choose to carry firearms [therefore] forego certain constitutional protections afforded to individuals who elect...
  • 'Muslim ban' injunction is a judicial coup against President Trump (unconstitutional)

    02/04/2017 4:35:48 AM PST · by NYer · 81 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 4, 2017 | Ed Straker
    Federal district Judge James Robart of Seattle ordered a complete, nationwide temporary restraining order against President Trump's temporary ban on visitors from seven Middle Eastern countries.  If you read the ruling as I have, you can see this is clearly unconstitutional on its face, and constitutes a judicial coup against President Trump and the executive branch. 1) The standards for granting a temporary restraining order are quite high. The plaintiff must show that he is likely to succeed on the merits, and would suffer irreparable harm if the injunction were not granted.  Here the people from the excluded countries cannot...
  • ‘Get my cat ears going here’: Travis County judge dons Women’s March ‘pussy hat’ in courtroom

    01/30/2017 6:47:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 72 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/30/17 | Brett T
    A photo that appeared on Reddit last week of Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt wearing a pink “pussy hat” in the courtroom made the rounds on Twitter Monday. The knit cap, which recently made the cover of TIME, was conceived by two women in Los Angeles who envisioned “a sea of pink hats” at the Women’s March on Washington.
  • Federal judge who pushed rights of prisoners, gays retiring [Thelton Henderson]

    01/11/2017 12:01:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2017 7:48 PM EST | Sudhin Thanawala
    A federal judge who lost his job as a Justice Department attorney after loaning his car to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and then pushed for gay rights, police reform and health care for prisoners during his time on the bench is retiring. More than five decades ago, Thelton Henderson became the first African-American attorney in the U.S. Justice Department’s civil rights division — a position that brought him close to King and other civil rights leaders. Henderson later went into private practice and served as a dean at Stanford Law School before President Jimmy Carter appointed him to...
  • How Liberal Judges Took Control of 70 Percent of US Appeals Courts

    09/06/2016 9:41:32 AM PDT · by fwdude · 36 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 4, 2016 | Philip Wegmann
    On the campaign trail in 2008, Barack Obama promised to fundamentally transform the United States of America. After nearly eight years as president, he has delivered on one front by reshaping the federal judiciary. That revolution has been comprehensive, dramatic, and under the radar. When Obama entered the Oval Office, liberal judges controlled just one of the 13 circuits of the U.S. Court of Appeals. Fifty-five successful presidential nominations later, liberal majorities now control nine of those appeals benches, or 70 percent.
  • Federal judge strikes down Wisconsin election laws

    07/29/2016 4:21:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2016 6:23 PM EDT
    A federal judge in Wisconsin has declared multiple Republican-authored election laws unconstitutional in a sweeping ruling. Two liberal groups filed a lawsuit in May challenging the laws, including a requirement that voters show photo identification. U.S. District Judge James Peterson issued a ruling Friday that upheld the voter ID law, but struck down a number of GOP-written statutes and policies that restricted voting. …
  • 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...