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  • Michael Flynn Judge Asks Full D.C. Circuit to Rehear His Case Against Immediate Dismissal of Prosecution

    07/09/2020 1:15:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 65 replies ^ | 7/9/2020 | matt naham
    U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan, through his counsel Beth Wilkinson, has asked for U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to rehear his case against the immediate dismissal of the Michael Flynn prosecution. The Thursday petition for rehearing comes after a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit granted Flynnís petition for writ a mandamus on June 24, directing Sullivan to dismiss the case. ďThe panel majority granted the extraordinary writ of mandamus to prevent the district court from receiving adversarial briefing and argument on a pending motion. The opinion is couched as a fact-bound ruling based on...
  • Former Sheila Jackson-Lee Staffer Is Sentenced To 4-Years In Prison For Doxing Republicans

    06/23/2020 1:47:18 PM PDT · by rochester · 40 replies
    The Union Journal ^ | June 22, 2020 | Carlos Christian
    A former staffer for Democrats Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee and New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan was sentenced yesterday to 48 months in prison for doxing Republican members of Congress in 2018 during the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings. In April, Jackson Cosko pleaded guilty to two counts of taking restricted personal information and making it public, and also one count each for computer fraud, witness tampering and obstruction of justice. Cosko was upset at the Kavanaugh hearings on September 27, 2018, according to prosecutors, so he ďmaliciously publishing the personal home addresses and telephone numbers of Senators Lindsay Graham, Orrin...
  • About Brett Kavanaughís Dissent to Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia

    06/22/2020 1:17:22 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | June 22nd 2020 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: Scotus Ė The Fourth Political Institution. As opposed to political and illogical court decisions like that of the 6-3 majority in Bostock v. Clayton County, decisions that leave readers scratching their heads, the Kavanaugh dissent is a waft of easy-to-read constitutional clarity. Right away Kavanaugh asks, ďWho decides?Ē What institution makes the laws? What happened to separation of powers? What happened to the ordinary meaning of words? Itís unfortunately a multigeneration problem with the scotus. Absolute power has a way of getting away. As illustrated in the 2015 Obergefell decision, based on wholesale abuse of the 14th Amendment, I...
  • Thomas, Kavanaugh lament 'decade-long failure to protect the Second Amendment'

    06/15/2020 12:21:05 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanagh on Monday admonished their fellow justices for letting Second Amendment cases languish in the lower courts in a dissent to the tribunal's decision not to take up a gun rights case. The last major Supreme Court cases to decide gun rights issues were McDonald v. Chicago and D.C. v. Heller, both of which came out more than a decade ago. Kavanaugh and Thomas, in the case of an ATM service worker who takes care of machines in "high-crime areas" but was told by New Jersey that is not a good enough reason...
  • Flynn Judge Emmet Sullivan Hires Veteran Trial Lawyer Beth Wilkinson

    05/23/2020 2:46:59 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 209 replies ^ | 5/23/2020 | Mike Scarcella and C. Ryan Barber
    Veteran trial lawyer Beth Wilkinson is helping guide U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan as a federal appeals court questions his plan to probe the U.S. Justice Departmentís decision to dismiss the case against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn despite his admission he lied to the FBI. Sullivan refused to immediately dismiss the charge against Flynn, a retired Army general who served for just weeks in Trumpís White House, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is now weighing whether the longtime Washington federal trial judge overstepped his authority. The appeals court set a June 1...
  • As Biden gives commencement address, Columbia Law faculty who opposed Kavanaugh downplay Tara Reade accusations

    05/20/2020 6:22:58 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20 2020 | Gregg Re
    Columbia Law School was essentially united in opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation in 2018 -- as the university established a new, mandatory sexual misconduct education initiative, dozens of faculty members signed a petition in The New York Times saying the nominee's "temperament" alone was disqualifying, and students staged round-the-clock protests. Now, as Joe Biden prepares to deliver a virtual commencement address at Columbia Law School on Wednesday, he also stands accused of sexual assault (which he, too, adamantly denies) along with previously reported incidents of inappropriate touching. The once-vocal advocates for women's rights and the "Me Too" movement...
  • ĎBelieve All Womení Is a Right-Wing Trap

    05/19/2020 11:35:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05/19/20 | Susan Faludi
    Joe Biden has been accused of sexual assault, and conservatives are having a field day, exultant that theyíve caught feminists in a new hypocrisy trap. A woman, with no corroboration beyond contemporaneous accounts, charges a powerful man with a decades-old crime? Hmm, doesnít that sound mighty close to Christine Blasey Fordís complaint against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh? Yet this time, many liberals whoíve championed the #MeToo movement seem skeptical? Gotcha! Tim Graham, executive editor of NewsBusters: ďWhere is the #MeToo movement on this story? What happened to their rigid ĎBelieve All Womení boilerplate?Ē Fox News host†Tucker Carlson: ďthe infuriating,...
  • The Death of #MeToo: 95 Celebs Who Smeared Kavanaugh are Silent on Biden

    05/11/2020 9:31:48 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 15 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/11/2020 | Gabriel Hays
    You can say goodbye to the #MeToo movement. It had a good three-year run, but inevitably, hypocrisy and political expediency caught up with it.
  • Ousted vaccine director files whistleblower complaint alleging coronavirus warnings were ignored

    05/05/2020 12:16:41 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 5 May 2020 | Kaitlan Collins, Jeremy Diamond and Kevin Liptak
    Dr. Rick Bright, the ousted director of the office involved in developing a coronavirus vaccine, formally filed an extensive whistleblower complaint Tuesday alleging his early warnings about the coronavirus were ignored and that his caution at a treatment favored by President Donald Trump led to his removal.
  • Democrats Demanded Millions Of Kavanaugh Records, But Stay Mum On Bidenís Senate Records

    05/01/2020 2:46:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 1, 2020 | Molly Hemmingway
    After hysterical theatrics demanding records from Brett Kavanaugh's career, Democrats haven't said a word as Biden conceals Senate records. The hypocrisy of Democrats, and their media allies, is on prominent display in their handling of sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden versus their treatment of Brett Kavanaugh. Another example of the hypocrisy relates to the demand, or lack thereof, for documents related to the official government work of the two men. Until they switched at the last minute to Christine Blasey Fordís allegation, Democratsí main message and procedural complaint against Kavanaugh was that they needed to review millions of public...
  • Then and now: How evidence in Kavanaugh case compares with Biden accusation

    04/28/2020 10:53:35 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 28 2020 | Gregg Re
    In the weeks after Christine Blasey Ford publicly accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in high school, she was unable to produce any corroborating, contemporaneous witnesses to demonstrate that she had mentioned the alleged assault to anyone -- or even that she had ever met Kavanaugh. In fact, Ford's friend Leland Keyser would expressly contradict Ford's narrative, saying it "just didn't make any sense." Although Ford claimed Keyser had attended the 1982 party during which the alleged assault occurred, Keyser had no recollection of the event or anything like it, and asserted that it was implausible...
  • What Bidenís recent endorsers said about Kavanaugh and #MeToo

    04/28/2020 2:15:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies
    Spectator USA ^ | April 28 2020 | Amber Athey
    Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer for Joe Biden, claimed in an interview last month that the former vice president had put his hand up her skirt and digitally penetrated her in 1993. Since the March 25 interview, new evidence has emerged that seems to corroborate Readeís story: her mother called into Larry Kingís radio show about the incident in 1993, and her brother, a friend, and a neighbor all recall being told the story by Reade. Nonetheless, despite making multiple media appearances in the month since the allegation, Biden has not addressed Readeís claim directly, though his spokespeople have...
  • New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. New York

    04/27/2020 7:26:35 AM PDT · by TexasGurl24 · 27 replies
    Supreme Court ^ | 04/27/2020 | Supreme Court
    In the District Court, petitioners challenged a New York City rule regarding the transport of firearms. Petitioners claimed that the rule violated the Second Amendment. Petitioners sought declaratory and injunctive relief against enforcement of the rule insofar as the rule prevented their transport of firearms to a second home or shooting range outside of the city. The District Court and the Court of Appeals rejected petitionersí claim. See 883 F. 3d 45 (CA2 2018). We granted certiorari. 586 U. S. ___ (2019). After we granted certiorari, the State of New York amended its firearm licensing statute, and the City amended...
  • Justice Kavanaugh cites Roe v. Wade when writing on 'erroneous precedents' in court decision about verdicts

    04/22/2020 6:57:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/22/2020 | Brandon Showalter
    Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh cited two major abortion-related decisions in a concurring opinion spelling out when "erroneous precedents" ought to be overturned. Monday's majority opinion, authored by Justice Neil Gorsuch, overturned a prior decision about unanimous jury verdicts, striking down state laws in Louisiana and Oregon which allowed people to be convicted of serious crimes with non-unanimous jury votes. The now-reversed 1972 ruling upheld nonunanimous verdicts in state courts. The final vote was 6-3, with a mixture of the court's conservative and liberal justices on both sides, agreeing mostly or in part with the decision. In his concurrence, the...
  • 'The View' ignores Tara Reade's Biden allegations after championing Kavanaugh accusers

    04/22/2020 6:46:36 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22 2020 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    "The View" hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Meghan McCain have been sounding off regularly on President Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak and the race between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Yet none of them have weighed in on a disturbing sexual assault allegation facing Biden leveled by his former staffer Tara Reade, who went public with her 1993 claim four weeks ago. "The View" isn't alone in the blackout. ABC News, which the daytime talk show is a part of, has not covered the controversy on-air and only acknowledged Reade's claim in the republishing...
  • Donít Let The Washington Post Get Away With Memory-Holing Its Anti-Kavanaugh Campaign

    04/20/2020 7:05:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 20, 2020 | Molly HemmingwY
    Ruth Marcus and others at the Washington Post who led the effort to destroy Brett Kavanaugh's life based on unsubstantiated allegations know that what they did was evil. The Washington Post has a problem. The newspaper led the massive effort against the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by publishing and relentlessly hyping a completely unsubstantiated allegation of sexual assault against him. Now, the paper is leading Democratsí efforts to bury a similar, if stronger, allegation of sexual assault against Joe Biden. To accomplish this dramatic turnabout, the paper is collectively trying to rewrite history, pretending the allegation against...
  • WaPo Columnist Who Wrote A Book About Brett Kavanaugh Now Says #BelieveAllWomen Is ĎDumbí Given Accusations Against Joe Biden

    04/16/2020 11:55:25 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 35 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 4/16/2020 | Emily Zanotti
    Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, who wrote a book about sexual assault accusations made against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and defended Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in the pages of her newspaper, now says the ď#BelieveAllWomenĒ and ď#MeTooĒ movement are ďdumbĒ ó because a similar, but credible sexual assault allegation has been leveled against the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden. In a shocking editorial for the Washington Post, Marcus lashes out not just at Bidenís alleged accuser, Tara Reade ó who has now filed a criminal complaint against Biden and who has a record of contemporaneous...
  • Media Treated Joe Bidenís Assault Accuser Differently Than Brett Kavanaughís: Tara Reade's story went untouched by most of the legacy media for 19 days

    04/14/2020 7:24:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/14/2020 | By Emily Jashinsky
    There are similarities in the sexual assault allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford and Tara Reade. Ford accuses Justice Brett Kavanaugh of pinning her to a bed, groping her over her clothes, and covering her mouth at a high school party in the early 1980s. Reade accuses Biden of forcibly penetrating her with his fingers when she worked for his Senate office in 1993.The allegations are both decades old. Both are denied by the accused men. That does not render them false. It does, however, offer an instructive case study in media bias.Reade’s allegation is against a Democrat, Ford’s...
  • ĎShut the Hell Upí Ė Eric Holder Lashes Out at Investigative Reporter Paul Sperry For Exposing Left-Wing Prosecutor Who Let McCabe Off the Hook

    02/20/2020 5:13:43 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    GP ^ | 02/20/2019 | Cristina Laila
    Obama‚Äôs corrupt ‚Äúwingman‚ÄĚ AG Eric Holder lashed out at investigative reporter Paul Sperry this week and told him to ‚Äėshut the hell up.‚ÄôRecall, Paul Sperry revealed the identity of the anti-Trump CIA ‚Äėwhistleblower‚Äô Eric Ciaramella in an explosive Real Clear Investigations report.Sperry also exposed the left-wing federal prosecutor who let McCabe off the hook.McCabe was let off the hook by the feds even though he admitted lying to investigators.‚ÄúWe write to inform you that, after careful consideration, the Government has decided not to pursue criminal charges against your client, Andrew G. McCabe,‚ÄĚ prosecutors J.P. Cooney and Molly Gaston wrote to...
  • The Shame of Chuck Schumer

    03/07/2020 6:29:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | March 7, 2020 | Cal Thomas
    Just when you may have thought that the low quality of political rhetoric in Washington could not get any worse, along comes Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to prove otherwise. At a pro-choice demonstration outside the Supreme Court, which is considering a Louisiana law requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, Schumer delivered what sounded to many ears like a physical threat to two of the court's conservative justices: "I want to tell you, (Neil) Gorsuch, I want to tell you, (Brett) Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price."...