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  • The day The Deacon went 18 (no pitch-count then)

    10/17/2019 3:54:19 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 38 replies ^ | 7/19/14 | Bob Smizik
    On July 19, 1955, Vernon Law was the starting pitcher in the Pirates' 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Braves. ... Law started and pitched the first 18 innings before being lifted for a pinch-hitter. In those 18 innings, he allowed nine hits, two runs -- only one of which was earned -- two walks and 12 strikeouts. On July 19, 1955, Vernon Law was the starting pitcher in the Pirates’ 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Braves. Law, nicknamed The Deacon, was not the winning pitcher and didn’t even get a complete game on that Tuesday night at Forbes Field. But...
  • Buttigieg thinks it’s perfectly fine to NOT tell a sexual partner you’re carrying HIV

    10/12/2019 9:10:40 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 40 replies
    TNS ^ | 10/12/19 | TNS Staff
    As poor as CNN’s ratings are in the United States, a rational person would conclude that, at some point, the executives who run the place would figure out what they’re doing wrong and fix it so that they could attract more viewers. But CNN isn’t run by rational people. In fact, we believe everyone who works there is certifiably out of their minds. They’d have to be in order to come up with some of the dumbest, tone-deaf, inappropriate, uninteresting, and pointless BS they put on the air. Like holding a “town hall” meeting with a gay man, hosted by...
  • Executive Order on Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents

    10/09/2019 3:25:41 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies ^ | 10/8/19 | President Donald Trump
    Issued on: October 9, 2019 SHARE:       ALL NEWS By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to ensure that Americans are subject to only those binding rules imposed through duly enacted statutes or through regulations lawfully promulgated under them, and that Americans have fair notice of their obligations, it is hereby ordered as follows:Section 1.  Policy.  Departments and agencies (agencies) in the executive branch adopt regulations that impose legally binding requirements on the public even though, in our constitutional democracy, only Congress is vested with...
  • Treaty Between the United States and Ukraine on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters

    10/06/2019 8:26:10 PM PDT · by DOC44 · 8 replies
    Treaty Between the United States of America and Ukraine on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters with Annex, signed at Kiev on July 22, 1998, and with an Exchange of Notes signed on September 30, 1999, which provides for its provisional application.
  • A Man Sued his Wife’s Lover for $750000.00 and he Won

    10/05/2019 7:50:17 AM PDT · by southern rock · 158 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 4, 2019 | LATESHIA BEACHUM
    A woman’s paramour has been ordered to pay $750,000 in damages to her ex-husband. On Aug. 19, a Pitt County, N.C., Superior Court judge decided that Greg Jernigan must pay Robert Kevin Howard for sleeping with his wife, according to court records. “I filed the case because I felt it’s very important that people understand that the sanctity of marriage is important, especially in this day and age when people question everyone’s morals, people question everyone’s viability as a person,” he told WITN. “And the state backed me up on it.”
  • 50 U.S. Code § 3033. Inspector General of the Intelligence Community U.S. Code

    09/29/2019 2:50:20 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    Cornell Law School ^ | Various | U.S. Government
    50 U.S. Code § 3033. Inspector General of the Intelligence Community U.S. Code (a) Office of Inspector General of the Intelligence Community There is within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence an Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community. (b) Purpose The purpose of the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community is—       (1)to create an objective and effective office, appropriately accountable to Congress, to initiate and conduct independent investigations, inspections, audits, and reviews on programs and activities within the responsibility and authority of the Director of National Intelligence;      (2)...
  • Understanding Legalities of Walmart Rifle/Body Armor Event

    08/10/2019 12:55:54 PM PDT · by old-ager · 66 replies
    Andrew Branca's Law of Self Defense ^ | Aug. 10 2019 | Attorney Andrew Branca
    I’ve received a lot of requests to comment on the recent arrest of a man who walked into a Springfield MO Walmart carrying a rifle, wearing body armor, and packing over 100 rounds of ammunition (all that according to news reports, of course). The man was held by gunpoint by another patron of the store, an off-duty firefighter, and turned over to responding Springfield police a few minutes later. The most common question sent my way is whether the patron who held the rifle-armed man at gunpoint did so unlawfully—what was the patron’s legal justification for threatening deadly force against...
  • Judicial Watch: A Message from Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton

    07/29/2019 12:09:42 PM PDT · by OfficialJudicialWatch · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Judicial Watch
    More than a year in the making, the new website embodies the very essence of what Judicial Watch is all about: Simply (yet, we hope at times somewhat sublimely) it provides compelling information about what JW has done… what it is now doing… and what – with the help of its supporters – it intends to do in the future to fight government corruption and help assure full transparency.
  • Musicologist Backs Up Copyright Infringement Claim Against Katy Perry...

    07/21/2019 4:17:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    Billboard ^ | 7/20/19 | Chris Eggertsen
    Expert witness Todd Decker alleges “five or six points of similarity" between Perry's 2013 hit [Dark Horse] and the 2008 Christian rap song "Joyful Noise." Day two of the copyright infringement trial over Katy Perry’s 2013 single “Dark Horse” was characterized by more than one instance of live singing, but it wasn’t the pop star who was giving the performance. Instead, Todd Decker -- a musicologist and professor who serves as the chair of music at Washington University in St. Louis -- belted out some tunes during his testimony on Friday (July 19). Serving as the plaintiffs' expert witness, Decker...
  • Sharia Law banned in many locales. Authors wonder why this is happening?

    07/21/2019 6:07:26 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 27 replies
    News | 17 July 2019 | Dustin Gardiner and Mark Olalde
    An article has been published in the Nashville Tennessean and folks need to go read it. It talks about "copycat" legislation being passed across thousands of locales banning the implementation of Sharia Law. The main thing I wanted to point out is that this long article gives almost NO information on what Sharia Law actually entails, but is only bent on saying that people are discriminating against muslims. Logically, why would one implement a law system that directly contradicts in many ways the present system of law? Why implement a system of law that allows cutting off hands and beheading...
  • FB user, booked for spreading rumours on Tripura CM’s divorce, sent to police custody

    06/17/2019 11:55:32 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | June 16, 2019 | Debraj Deb
    Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. (Express file photo) Agartala -- A local court on Sunday remanded Facebook user Anupam Paul, who was arrested for posting derogatory content against Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, in police custody for three days. Paul, who was on the run since April 26, was arrested by a special team of Tripura Police Crime Branch in New Delhi on June 10. He was produced before the Metropolitan Magistrate in Delhi to seek a transit remand for investigation. He was brought to Tripura following a court order. Speaking to, Assistant Public Prosecutor Bidyut Sutradhar said...
  • 'Sanctuary City' Measure Dies In Honolulu City Council

    06/15/2019 2:49:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 40 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | June 13, 2019 | Joel Lau
    Bill 31 would have restricted the Honolulu Police Department from aiding federal immigration authorities. 'Sanctuary City' Measure Dies In Honolulu City Council The sponsors of a City Council measure that would have made Honolulu a "sanctuary city" have decided not to pursue its passage after it generated considerable opposition. Bill 31, which was introduced by Councilwomen Ann Kobayashi and Carol Fukunaga before the full council June 5, would have barred the Honolulu Police Department from cooperating with federal immigration enforcement agencies in many instances. Kobayashi and Fukunaga declined to comment on the bill, but released a joint statement explaining why...
  • Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signs ‘chemical castration’ bill into law

    06/10/2019 6:21:43 PM PDT · by boycott · 32 replies ^ | 6-10-2019 | Mike Cason
    Gov. Kay Ivey this afternoon signed into law a bill to require sex offenders whose victims are younger than 13 to undergo “chemical castration treatment” as a condition of parole. The treatment consists of taking a medication to suppress or block the production of testosterone.
  • Morning Rant about the latest Lunacy out of Washington DC

    06/06/2019 7:23:30 AM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 22MAY19 | Editorial staff
    "Well, just when you think the GOP has finally gotten everything under control, they go and step on their own d*cks. Again. Here is their latest f*ck-up: Mitch McConnell has just introduced a bill which would increase the minimum age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. When I first heard about this, I smacked myself in the forehead so hard, the slope disappeared. I mean, is federal intervention is such matters really necessary? That's quite a silly display of nanny-statism. Apparently, the several states aren't competent enough to handle these things for themselves...
  • Robert Mueller's Upside-Down Justice

    06/04/2019 6:02:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | June 4, 2019 | Cal Thomas
    It's a familiar quote from Charles Dickens' classic "Oliver Twist," but with special contemporary relevance in light of a statement last week by Special Counsel Robert Mueller: "'If the law supposes that,' said Mr. Bumble... 'the law is a ass -- a idiot.'" But it isn't so much that the law is fractured, rather it is practitioners who sometimes do it an injustice. In a statement at the Justice Department during which he resigned and announced the closing of his office, Mueller said this about indicted Russian hackers who attempted to influence the outcome of the 2016 election: "These indictments...
  • Dangers of a World Where "Almost Anyone Can be Arrested for Something"

    06/01/2019 11:17:13 PM PDT · by vannrox · 17 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 5.30.2019 4:29 PM | Ilya Somin
    A recent dissenting opinion by Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch highlights some of the dangers of the enormous scope of modern criminal law. In a recent dissenting opinion, Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch warns of the dangers of the modern expansion of criminal law to the point where "almost anyone can be arrested for anything": History shows that governments sometimes seek to regulate our lives finely, acutely, thoroughly, and exhaustively. In our own time and place, criminal laws have grown so exuberantly and come to cover so much previously innocent conduct that almost anyone can be arrested for something. If...
  • Elizabeth Warren: Pass a law so the president can be indicted

    05/31/2019 7:08:40 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 71 replies
    msn ^ | 5/31/2019 | Aamer Madhani
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren has a plan for making it crystal clear in the future that sitting presidents can be indicted. Warren, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, proposed the legislation on Friday after special counsel Robert Mueller cited a Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) finding earlier in the week that prohibits him from even considering pursuing criminal charges against President Trump. “Congress should make it clear that Presidents can be indicted for criminal activity, including obstruction of justice,” Warren said. “And when I’m President, I’ll appoint Justice Department officials who will reverse flawed policies so no President is shielded...
  • Slouching Toward Anarchy

    05/28/2019 8:53:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 5/28/2019 | David Clark
    The concept of the rule of law is the bedrock of the U.S. Constitution. The founders agreed that for an orderly society to survive, we had to agree to a set of rules by which we would organize around, limit government power and create laws that would be evenly enforced and fairly applied. For the nearly 240 years our Republic has existed, these principles have stood the test of time. However, it is now eroding in ways previously thought unimaginable. James Madison, who wrote the model that framed the U.S. Constitution, said, “If men were angels, no government would be...
  • Permian Pipeline Protesters May Face Decade Behind Bars

    05/23/2019 3:40:29 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 18 replies ^ | 05-21-2019 | Nick
    f you protest an oil or gas pipeline in Texas, you could face up to 10 years in prison. The bill on the verge of becoming law in Texas would classify civil disobedience against the construction of a pipeline in Texas a third-degree felony, putting it on “the same level of felony as attempted murderers,” according to the Texas Observer, or equivalent to sentences handed down to “drive-by shooters who fail to hit their mark,” as Bloomberg put it.
  • How stare decisis Subverts the Law

    05/16/2019 8:23:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    CONSTITUTION SOCIETY ^ | 6/10/2000 | Jon Roland
    One of the most important doctrines in Western law is that of stare decisis, a Latin term of art which means "to stand by decided cases; to uphold precedents; to maintain former adjudications". In modern jurisprudence, however, it has come to take on a life of its own, with all precedents being presumed to be well-founded, unbiased legal decisions, rather than political decisions, and presumed to have both the authority of the constitutional enactments on which they are based, plus that of the precedents on which they are based, so that later precedents are presumed to be more authoritative than...