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  • ICE releases 19,723 criminal illegals, 208 convicted of murder, 900 of sex crimes

    04/28/2016 5:38:33 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 28, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in 2015 decided not to deport but release 19,723 criminal illegal immigrants, including 208 convicted of murder, over 900 convicted of sex crimes and 12,307 of drunk driving, according to new government numbers. Overall, those released into virtually every state and territory of America had a total of 64,197 convictions among them, for an average of 3.25 convictions each, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies. ICE also said that the group were convicted of 8,234 violent crimes. [Snip] Meanwhile, ICE said that it has also slashed the number of...
  • Cruz and Kasich Condemned an Innocent Man=> Only Trump Stood by Lewandowski (Video)

    04/14/2016 7:45:54 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 102 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 14, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    America needs real leadership - not reactionary hacks who bend to the will of the liberal media.
  • The Prosecution of Hillary Clinton

    04/12/2016 9:22:49 AM PDT · by henkster · 67 replies
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    As a former prosecutor and now defense attorney, I’ve had a number of thoughts about Clinton’s case, which mostly deal with tactics and logistics and not so much with the actual evidence itself. For these thoughts, I put myself in the shoes of the U.S. Attorney who gets this case dumped in his lap. What, exactly, are you dealing with? 1. Your defendant, thanks to the very graft machine you are expected to prosecute, will have access to almost unlimited financial resources. Unless the FBI has identified all the shady “shell corporations” where Hillary has hidden her money, and you...
  • Cop LOSES It on Truck Driver! Then THIS Happens!

    04/08/2016 10:37:49 AM PDT · by patlin · 45 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 23, 2016 | ppsimmons
    No article, just video of an officer having a bad day & how a cool head and a dash cam can help an officer in need of compassion, turn his bad day into a good one!
  • The Last Vampire - The Fifth Liberal Justice

    03/25/2016 8:11:32 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 17 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 3-25-2016 | Steven Maikoski
    Conservatives are focusing on the nomination of Merrick B. Garland as a fight for Second Amendment rights, but it is much more than that. Seating Garland (or any other liberal) on the bench will be a great triumph for the liberal faction. That one liberal justice will be the last vampire needed to suck the blood out of our constitutional government. To understand my claim, we must first define the liberal process: it is the subjective interpretation and enforcement of law—instead of honoring law as it is written. To a liberal, the actual intent of written law matters only when...
  • Justice: How Can Gov’t Function If It Can’t Make People Do Things They Believe Will Damn Their

    03/24/2016 2:09:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/24/16 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    In oral arguments in the Supreme Court yesterday, Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked an attorney representing East Texas Baptist University, Southern Nazarene University, Geneva College and the Little Sisters of the Poor whether the United States government would ever be able to function if it could not demand that people do things that those people believe will cause their souls to “be damned in some way.” “Because every believer that’s ever come before us, including the people in the military, are saying that my soul will be damned in some way,” said Sotomayor. “I’m not naysaying that that is a very...
  • Justice Department charges several Iranians in 2013 hacking of New York dam

    03/24/2016 9:00:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/24/16 | Fox News & Associated Press, by Staff
    Seven hackers tied to the Iranian government were charged Thursday in a series of punishing cyberattacks on a small dam outside New York City and on dozens of banks -- intrusions that reached into American infrastructure and disrupted the financial system, federal law enforcement officials said. The hackers were charged in indictments unsealed and announced at a Justice Department news conference in Washington. All seven worked for Iranian computer companies that did work on behalf of the Iranian government, the U.S. said. The attacks on the U.S. financial sector from 2011 to 2013 disabled bank websites and caused tens of...
  • Senator's Response on SCOTUS Appointment

    03/19/2016 2:55:17 AM PDT · by PubliusMM · 13 replies
    Email to Constituent | 3/18/2016 | Office of Sherrod Brown
    Here is the response from (Democrat) Sen Sherrod Brown to my missive to him that no nominee by 0bama should be considered in the Senate, to fill the SCOTUS vacancy left by the passing of Antonin Scalia. Typical dhimmicrap revisionist history drizzled onto a lesson in Constitutional semantics. ===== Thank you for contacting me regarding the current vacancy on the Supreme Court. Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution clearly states that the President “shall” nominate Supreme Court justices with the “advice and consent” of the Senate. It does not say “may” and is not followed by a clause that...
  • President Obama has chosen Merrick Garland to replace Supreme Court Justice Scalia

    03/16/2016 7:04:20 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 88 replies
    CNN.com ^ | March 16 2016
    Video only so far
  • Judge Jeanine: Mitt Romney awoke a sleeping giant

    03/05/2016 10:41:08 PM PST · by parisa · 223 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/6/16 | Judge Jeanine
    The establishment is panicked and the former Republican presidential nominee just confirmed it
  • Curt Schilling Says Hillary Clinton 'Should Be Buried Under A Jail'

    03/02/2016 3:24:56 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 26 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | March 1
    That brings us to Tuesday's interview in which Schilling devoted about eight minutes (starting near the 28-minute mark) to talking about Clinton, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump and the various things that scare him for the future of America. The interview, though, was at its most provocative when Schilling railed on Clinton. "If she’s allowed to get to the general election before she’s in prison I’ll be stunned and upset,” Schilling said. “Because I think she’s shown her true colors all along the way and I’ll ask you this: Do you see her being anything even remotely different than what we’ve...
  • Daily Mail Calls Justice Clarence Thomas ‘It’ in Hit Piece

    02/29/2016 8:10:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/29/2016 | Jerome Hudson
    On a day that marked the first time in 10 years that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas uttered a single word from the bench, the British-based tabloid Daily Mail mocked Thomas’s rare inquest in a vile headline: “IT SPEAKS! Justice Clarence Thomas asks a question in court for the first time in 10 YEARS in gun case .” Associate Justice Thomas questioned a government lawyer in a case to determine whether those guilty of committing domestic violence can lawfully have their Constitutional right to possess firearms restricted. Thomas asked the lawyer to list an instance when a “misdemeanor violation suspends...
  • [Benghazi] Select Committee Announces Scheduled Testimony of Additional Witnesses

    02/29/2016 6:04:17 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 28 replies
    Washington, D.C. — Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement announcing the upcoming private testimony of additional witnesses: “Our committee continues to break an immense amount of new ground as we compile the most comprehensive accounting of what happened before, during and after the terrorist attacks in Benghazi. As we approach our 80th witness interview and work to release our report and recommendations before summer, it’s time for the administration to turn over the records this committee requested nearly a year ago. The American people and the families of the victims deserve the truth, and...
  • Antonin Scalia and G.K. Chesterton

    02/17/2016 10:01:27 AM PST · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | 2/15/16 | R. Michael Dunnigan
    Even in his very first years on the US Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia already was making a profound impression on the Court, on Washington, and on American life. I matriculated at Georgetown Law shortly after Scalia joined the Court, and throughout the course of my legal studies, he often was the talk of both the town and the law school. He quickly became something of a judicial folk hero to students who favored judicial restraint, a method of judicial decision-making marked by a justice’s broad deference to the decisions of the people and their elected representatives, and by...
  • President Obama Full Statement on Death of Justice Scalia (2-13-16)

    02/14/2016 1:21:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/14/16 | Right Side Broadcasting
    Video at link.
  • Senate Democrats in 1960 pass resolution against election-year Supreme Court recess appointments

    02/14/2016 10:51:03 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/13/16 | David Bernstein
    in August 1960, the Democrat-controlled Senate passed a resolution, S.RES. 334, “Expressing the sense of the Senate that the president should not make recess appointments to the Supreme Court, except to prevent or end a breakdown in the administration of the Court’s business.” Each of President Eisenhower’s SCOTUS appointments had initially been a recess appointment who was later confirmed by the Senate, and the Democrats were apparently concerned that Ike would try to fill any last-minute vacancy that might arise with a recess appointment. Not surprisingly, the Republicans objected, insisting that the Court should have a full complement of Justices...
  • Judge denies Fattah lawyers' bid to withdraw (Dem Rep stiffing lawyers by using money to campaign)

    01/28/2016 11:56:23 AM PST · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Philly.com ^ | January 28, 2016 | Jeremy Roebuck
    Quick Summary: Dem Rep. Chaka Fattah is cheating the lawyers defending him in his bribery case by using all of his money to campaign for reelection -- and the Federal judge basically told the lawyers "too bad" A federal judge on Wednesday called U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's decision to prioritize fund-raising for his reelection campaign above paying his lawyers "particularly unfair" but denied a request from his defense team to withdraw from his corruption case. U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III said that though the lawyers had not been fully paid in months, they were aware of the time and...
  • Ted Cruz Best Choice to End Lawlessness at Justice Department

    01/27/2016 5:04:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 26, 2016 | J. Christian Adams
    Of the remaining Republican presidential candidates, Senator Ted Cruz is the best choice to repair the mess that Eric Holder and Barack Obama have left at the United States Department of Justice. Cruz alone has an understanding of both the corrosive and lawless policies of the last seven years as well as the complex task of restoring the rule of law. Cruz has an outsider’s zeal to reverse Obama’s lawlessness with the insider’s ability to overcome bureaucratic inertia.-snip- If you care about energy, national security, religious liberty, immigration or the power of government, it is the Justice Department lawyers that...
  • Why the Justice Department Won’t Work with the FBI on Clinton’s E-mail Case

    01/23/2016 3:59:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 71 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/23/16 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    **SNIP** Yet, in reporting the story, the Times' Mark Mazzetti took pains to stress: "The government has said that Mrs. Clinton is not a subject of the investigation." Really? Well, to put it in Clintonian terms: It all depends on what the definition of "subject" is. Though you wouldn't know it from the Times, "subject" is a term of art in criminal investigations. It refers to one of the three categories into which prosecutors fit every relevant actor. Subjects are people whose conduct is being scrutinized and who, depending on what evidence turns up, may or may not be charged....
  • IRS Scandal: It's The Tax Collector's Turn To Be A Defendant

    01/22/2016 5:42:32 AM PST · by Taxman · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 01/14/16 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Justice: It's not often that the victims of IRS abuse find satisfaction, but the Tea Party groups mistreated by the tax collector will get a shot. Maybe next will be an audit of the IRS — which apparently hasn't changed its ways. On Tuesday, Day 978 of the unresolved IRS scandal, a federal judge granted class-action status to as many as 300 conservative groups that have been affected by the agency's practice of unduly scrutinizing small-government organizations that sought tax-exempt status but which the IRS saw as dangerous dissidents. U.S. District Court Judge Susan Dlott's ruling also opens the door...
  • A Free Republic Accountability Project: Let's Name Names

    01/21/2016 4:49:13 PM PST · by JewishRighter · 48 replies
    January 21, 2016 | JewishRighter
    I'd like to propose an accountability project. I invite all FReepers to list the names of public officials and others who have never been held to account for crimes, corruption and other misdeeds that are readily verifiable and widely known. My goal is to make sure we have before us a list of accounts that should be settled if and when justice and accountability are restored. I'll start off with a list that comes to mind: 1. Bill Clinton: Selling technology to the ChiComs for campaign cash; failing to catch or kill Bin Laden; multiple acts of abuse of power;...
  • The Right Stuff

    01/19/2016 7:52:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/20/05 | Ted Cruz
    John Roberts should be a quick confirm. In 1995, while clerking for Chief Justice William Rehnquist, I and my two fellow law clerks asked the chief whom he thought was the best Supreme Court lawyer currently practicing. The chief replied, with a twinkle in his eye, that he thought he could probably get a majority of his colleagues to agree that John Roberts was the best Supreme Court advocate in the nation.
  • Code 20: Proclaiming the Gospel and Christ’s Dominion Through Due Process and Just Warfare

    01/17/2016 1:34:28 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | January 17, 2016 | Steve Klein
    by Steve Klein CODE 20 We the People rescuing ourselves from the Muslim Terrorist networks in America linked globally with one purpose in mind: To destroy our Freedom replacing our law with Islamic Law. Under the U.S. Constitution built upon Anglo-American Common law it is illegal, unethical and immoral for us NOT to engage in Code 20. Article 3 of the Northwest Ordinance is understood to mean the Reformed Protestantism of 1784 is the basis of good government. This painting shows the First Amendment, street preaching as the requisite of good government: The 10 Commandments and the Law Written on...
  • Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs

    01/13/2016 8:37:33 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-13-16 | Richard Kirk
    A liberal who's been mugged, it's said, becomes a conservative. But what does a conservative become when he's mugged by a corrupt, politically driven justice system? Dinesh D’Souza's latest book, Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me About Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party answers that question. D'Souza now views the Progressive movement as a criminal enterprise designed to pull off the biggest heist in world history -- effective control of the enormous wealth created by America's entrepreneurs. This bounty, the author argues, was made possible by the country's embrace of a capitalist system that rewards industry...
  • Justice Department Plans Attorney Hiring Spree To Keep Pace With Obama’s Pardon Push

    01/06/2016 10:29:19 PM PST · by Art in Idaho · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    The Justice Department will drastically increase the number of attorneys it has on staff to deal with what is expected to be a massive push by President Obama to grant clemency to federal prisoners before the end of his term. The Office of the Pardon Attorney, which handles the federal government's clemency cases, posted a job listing for 16 attorney advisors on the Justice Department's website on Tuesday. The number of expected hires is more than double the agency's staffing level as of May 2013. Then, seven permanent attorneys -- the pardon attorney, a deputy and five staff attorneys --...
  • (Howie) Carr: Bill Cosby's cash will buy 'justice'

    12/31/2015 5:36:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 31, 2015 | Howie Carr
    No way do they convict Bill Cosby on these charges. I'm not saying that because I think he's innocent. Obviously he's not. It's just that these kinds of prosecutions almost never succeed -- from Michael Jackson to Errol Flynn all the way back to Fatty Arbuckle. It's easy enough to ruin somebody's reputation with an indictment, but "beyond a reasonable doubt" is a pretty high bar if you're looking to put a guy in jail. Especially a guy who's got more money than God, which certainly describes Bill Cosby. [Snip] I've been rereading all the information on another one of...
  • Scalia Practices Reason, Not Racism

    12/10/2015 11:37:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 10, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Demonstrating once again that his reputation for cheap demagoguery has been well-earned, Senator Harry Reid this morning took a wild shot at Justice Antonin Scalia. "It is deeply disturbing," Reid suggested, "to hear a Supreme Court justice endorse racist ideas from the bench of the nation's highest court." In advancing this accusation, Reid was boosting a meme that has become popular on the left since yesterday evening. A representative example of its underlying charge can be found today in The Hill: >>>Justice Antonin Scalia surprised the Supreme Court and the public during Wednesday's oral arguments in a case challenging affirmative...
  • Lynch recalibrates message on hateful speech

    12/07/2015 10:37:13 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 84 replies
    Politico ^ | 7 Dec 15 | Josh Gerstein
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch Monday appeared to recalibrate remarks she made last week that suggested the Justice Department could investigate speech deemed hostile towards Muslims. "Of course, we prosecute deeds and not words," she said at a press conference Monday to announce an unrelated civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department. Some conservatives criticized Lynch for her comments to a Muslim civil rights group, where she lamented "the ability of people to issue hateful speech of all types from the anonymity of a screen." Speaking to a Muslim Advocates dinner in Arlington, Va., Lynch affirmed that "this is...
  • The United States of Injustice

    11/30/2015 4:42:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    The leftist catchphrase "No Justice, No Peace" is something of a rarity in the progressive phrasebook because it contains a hint of truth. You cannot have a peaceful society without justice an unjust society teeters on the edge of chaos, held in place only by the force deployed by the elite at its head. But thanks to the mindless quest for power by liberals, who heedlessly sacrifice justice for short term advantage, we are fundamentally transforming from a just society into something very different and very dangerous.A just society is one in which outcomes tend toward those commonly understood to...
  • University's free yoga class is shut down over 'cultural appropriation' fears of SJW

    11/22/2015 2:23:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 22, 2015 | unattributed
    University's free yoga class is shut down over 'cultural appropriation' fears after complaints from 'social justice warriors'A free yoga class has been suspended after student leaders at a Canadian university are concerned the practice of it could be seen as 'cultural appropriation'.Jennifer Scharf, who has been offering the weekly yoga class at the University of Ottawa campus for seven years, said she was notified in September that the program was being ended.In an email from the Center for Students with Disabilities, staff wrote that while yoga is 'accessible and great for students', there are 'cultural issues of implication involved in...
  • Clinton Foundation Donor to Pay $95.5 Million Settlement to Justice Department

    11/18/2015 6:08:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/16/15 | Brent Scher
    A for-profit educational corporation that has donated to the Clinton Foundation agreed to pay $95.5 million to the Obama administration as a settlement for a government lawsuit alleging that it was using illegal tactics to lure in prospective students. The Education Management Corporation was sued by the Department of Justice in 2011 for multiple recruitment violations, including paying its recruiters based on the number of students it enrolled, and exaggerating the career opportunities that were available to graduates. The lawsuit argued that the violations made the corporation ineligible for the $11 billion in state and federal financial aid it has...
  • Squatters Trash Home of Deployed Soldier, so Bikers Show Up & Bring KARMA

    11/16/2015 8:22:53 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 77 replies
    BuzzPo.com ^ | 11/14/2015 | BuzzPo Staff
    Army Spc. Michael Sharkey was stationed in Hawaii when he learned that a pair of ex-cons had broken into his New Port Richey, Florida, home and claimed it as their own. By the time Sharkey was able to return home, Julio Ortiz and Fatima Cardosa had already changed all of the locks and established residency with his address. “They are criminals,” the soldier told local news affiliate WFLA. “I am serving my country, and they have more rights to my home than I do.” Legally, there was nothing Skarkey could do. But bikers don’t always care as much about the...
  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Justice

    11/13/2015 9:18:58 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    American Irony ^ | 11-13-15 | The Looking Spoon
  • US Justice Department Holds Blockchain Summit in San Francisco

    11/10/2015 3:20:11 AM PST · by Another Post-American · 3 replies
    Coindesk ^ | 11/10/15 | Pete Rizzo
    The US Department of Justice (DOJ) convened a first-of-its-kind conference on digital currency and the blockchain in San Francisco today. According to the agency, the goal of the event was to unite the private and public sector in discussions centered on strategies for limiting cybercrime perpetrated with the emerging technologies. The unpublicized event, organized by the DOJ’s Digital Currency Task Force and held at the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco, saw 175 industry participants engage in panel discussions that sought to emphasize its core theme from the point of view of entrepreneurs, law enforcement officials and regulators. Though no...
  • How to steal $75,000 from the Poor in One Day’s Work

    11/07/2015 4:41:30 PM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 53 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | 10-27-15 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Full title: How to steal $75,000 from the poor in one Day's work - traffic court is a tax collection scheme masked as justice The new liberality concerning marijuana possession in the United States is long overdue, but let’s not exaggerate how much progress we’ve made. Users might not be ending up in jail as frequently as they did 10 years ago. But cops, judges, and courts still exercise arbitrary power to ruin people’s lives, and they continue to do so at astonishing rates, all over the country. I recently saw this firsthand. I sat in a municipal traffic court...
  • Juvenile Delinquents Are Now 'Justice-Involved Youth'

    11/05/2015 10:18:16 AM PST · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | November 3, 2015 | Susan Jones
    They used to be called juvenile delinquents. But not any more. The new term is "justice-involved youth," a non-disparaging, government-speak phrase that fits with the Obama administration's recent push to give people with criminal convictions a second chance to become productive citizens. "The Department of Justice is committed to giving justice-involved youth the tools they need to become productive members of society," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a news release on Monday.
  • Jeb:Prisoner Release "Wrong Approach With The Right Reason," Should Be "Vigilant" With Iran Deal

    11/04/2015 3:15:00 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | November 4, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate former Florida Governor Jeb Bush stated he believes President Obama’s prisoner release “was the wrong approach with the right reason” and stated “we need to be vigilant” with the Iran nuclear deal in an interview broadcast on Tuesday’s “AC 360″ on CNN.
  • DEA Agent Sentenced for Extortion, Money Laundering and Obstruction in Silk Road Investigation

    10/23/2015 4:28:21 PM PDT · by ExyZ · 5 replies
    US Department of Justice ^ | October 13, 2015 | US Department of Justice
    A former Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for extortion, money laundering and obstruction of justice, which crimes he committed while working as an undercover agent investigating Silk Road, an online marketplace used to facilitate the sale and purchase of illegal drugs and other contraband.
  • First on CNN: Former IRS official will not face charges for targeting political groups

    10/23/2015 11:41:32 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 124 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/23/2015 | Evan Perez
    Washington (CNN)The Justice Department notified members of Congress on Friday that it is closing its two-year investigation into whether the IRS improperly targeted tea party and other conservative groups. There will be no charges against former IRS official Lois Lerner or anyone else at the agency, the Justice Department said in a letter.
  • This Must Be What It’s Like To Be A Liberal ...

    10/22/2015 9:50:34 AM PDT · by 100American · 12 replies
    http://clashdaily.com/ ^ | October 19, 2015
    If a picture paints a thousand words Then why can't I paint you The words will never show... The You We have come to know! Enjoy...
  • THE MILLION MAN FRAUD COMES TO WASHINGTON

    10/09/2015 9:14:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 9, 2015 | Mathew Vadum
    Rioting at this weekend's Washington, D.C. gripe-fest celebrating the 20th anniversary of the endlessly hyped, misnamed Million Man March, seems like a definite possibility. Just this week 12 people were arrested in Hartford, Conn., for disorderly conduct after blocking traffic and access to the University of Hartford as they chanted “Black Lives Matter!” After demonstrators refused to stop sitting and standing in the road, they were arrested.
  • Kelly Gissendaner: Georgia executes first woman for 70 years despite last-minute appeals

    09/30/2015 8:14:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9/30/2015 | Staff
    Georgia has executed Kelly Renee Gissendaner with a fatal injection for the slaying of her husband, despite a plea for clemency from their children.Last-minute appeals from her lawyers to the 11th US circuit court of appeals and the US supreme court as well as the Georgia board of pardons and paroles all failed.Gissendaner, 47, died by injection of pentobarbital at 12:21am EDT on Wednesday at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification prison in Jackson, a prison spokeswoman said.She sobbed as she said she loved her children and apologized to the family of her husband Douglas Gissendaner, who she was convicted of conspiring...
  • Caitlyn Jenner D.A. Will NOT Prosecute in Fatal Car Crash ... UNLESS

    09/23/2015 9:48:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    TMZ ^ | September 23, 2015
    Well-placed sources connected with the L.A. County D.A.'s Office tell us, the people assigned to review the case have determined Jenner's conduct was negligent, but not criminal.
  • Tragedy, trauma mark Fort Bragg soldier's path to prison

    09/14/2015 9:19:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | September 12, 2015 | Greg Barnes
    Mad at his former girlfriend and probably drunk, Joshua Eisenhauer's only brother hopped into his red Camaro and peeled away from the party at his house. The Camaro screamed down Basswood Boulevard - past newly built homes in an affluent bedroom community of Fort Worth - until the road jagged to the left. Maybe it was the speed, or the fog, or the road construction. Whatever the reason, 19-year-old Eric Eisenhauer missed the turn. The Camaro clipped a barricade, slammed into a berm and flipped before skidding into the Texas scrub.
  • Better that five innocent students get expelled than one guilty student stay enrolled

    09/14/2015 7:17:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 11, 2015 | Eugene Volokh
    The view endorsed by Rep. Jared Polis (this passage apparently both as to public universities and private universities, start at 1:57:28): It seems like we ought to provide more of a legal framework, then, that allows a reasonable likelihood standard or a preponderance of evidence standard [for deciding whether to expel college students accused of sex offenses]. If there are 10 people who have been accused, and under a reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, it seems better to get rid of all 10 people. We’re not talking about depriving them of life or liberty, we’re talking...
  • New rules aimed at prosecuting corporate executives

    09/10/2015 3:24:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Times via Boston Globe ^ | 9/10/15 | Matt Apuzzo, Ben Protess
    WASHINGTON — Stung by years of criticism that it has coddled Wall Street criminals, the Justice Department issued new policies on Wednesday that prioritize the prosecution of individual employees — not just their companies — and put pressure on corporations to turn over evidence against their executives. The new rules, issued in a memo to federal prosecutors nationwide, represent the first major policy announcement by Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch since she took office in April. The memo is a tacit acknowledgment of criticism that, despite securing record fines from major corporations, the Justice Department under President Barack Obama has...
  • Does the Arc of History Bend Towards Tyranny? An Excerpt from Michael Walsh’s New Book.

    08/19/2015 6:27:05 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 5 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-19 | Ben Weingarten
    Michael Walsh’s new book The Devil’s Pleasure Palace is pivotal in its explication of how poor and purely evil ideas have subverted America, and eaten away at the pillars of Western civilization. While we often hear the refrain “ideas have consequences,” too frequently we attribute the decline of the American system to politics or particular political figures, while giving the power of ideas short thrift. But as Walsh’s important work illustrates, ideas are everything, and if you lose the war of them you lose all of the other battles too. One such idea that has trumped to date deals with...
  • In Pennsylvania, Justice Miscarried

    08/18/2015 10:26:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Peter Roff
    Poor Kathleen Kane. The first woman – and first Democrat ever elected attorney general of Pennsylvania -- had a bright future ahead of her. The darling of liberals she was a powerhouse at the polls. She led the statewide ticket in 2013 and her election was seen by many as a stepping stone to the governor’s mansion, the U.S. Senate or something even more prestigious. Her career is now in ruins. How she fell so far and so fast is an object lesson for ambitious prosecutors in both parties who feel tempted to use the power of their office to...
  • Post-Dispatch reporter recovering after attack while covering Ferguson

    08/11/2015 2:36:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    St Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 8/10/15 | Kim Bell
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    08/06/2015 2:23:44 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 56 replies
    National Review ^ | August 5, 2015 | David French
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