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  • Whistleblowers Allege Police Pension Spiking Scheme

    02/01/2016 7:47:43 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/30/2016 | Tom Gantert
    According to two retired city of Ann Arbor employees, some police officers nearing retirement engaged in a pension spiking scheme that involves writing more traffic tickets than usual. The scheme could add hundreds of thousands of dollars in lifetime pension benefits for these individuals, and millions in additional taxpayer burdens. Writing more traffic tickets generates extra overtime pay because officers are required to spend time in court when tickets are challenged by drivers. Pay boosted by extra overtime in an officer’s final three years increases, or spikes, the annual pension payouts by artificially boosting the final compensation figure used in...
  • Hillary Clinton: Above the Law

    01/26/2016 9:14:27 PM PST · by Baynative · 14 replies
    indiegogo ^ | 1/26/16 | Doug Cogan
    This story is based on true events, substantiated by court and official documents, investigative reports, and first-person accounts, some by the Clintons themselves. Throughout her political life, Hillary Clinton has skirted, usurped, obstructed and otherwise existed above the law, both literally and figuratively...until now. With your generous contribution we will bring to the screen; into the court of public opinion, Hillary Clinton: Above the Law; a film which will serve to hold Hillary Clinton accountable for her actions. From the producers of HILLARY! UNCENSORED and the authors of The Fraudulent Senator comes a film that finally calls Hillary Clinton to...
  • Senate Leader Surprises Lawmakers with New ISIS War Powers act

    01/22/2016 2:20:25 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 65 replies
    Defense One ^ | 01/21/2016 | Sarah Mimms
    <p>Neither Republicans nor Democrats knew the majority leader planned to set up a debate on authorizing the use of force against the Islamic State.</p> <p>Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity Lead­er Mitch Mc­Con­nell offered mem­bers a snow-week­end sur­prise late Wed­nes­day night: Quietly tee­ing up a de­bate on the leg­al un­der­pin­ning for the fight against IS­IS.</p>
  • Secret Service Asks Uniformed Oklahoma Police Chief To Leave Trump Rally

    01/22/2016 6:17:39 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 63 replies
    News 9 ^ | Jan 20, 2016 | NewsOn6.com
    The U.S. Secret Service escorted the Mounds police chief out of Tulsa's Mabee Center on Wednesday because he was carrying his gun, he says.Chief Tim McDaniel was there with his family to see Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak. He was in uniform when he was told he either needed to check his gun or leave."I think it's interesting, because in Mr. Trump's debate the other night, he actually said that officers are some of the most mistreated people in the country, and I come up to see the man and I'm mistreated,” McDaniel said.McDaniel said he didn't want to...
  • The Holy Mountain...miracle nation pt 26

    In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount. And Moses went up unto God, and the Lord called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare...
  • David Brooks's Hypocritical Attack on Ted Cruz Reveals an Important Truth

    01/15/2016 1:44:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | January 15, 2016 | David French
    Because Cruz kept a repeat offender in prison, Brooks says he's not a good Christian. David Brooks does not like Ted Cruz. In an escalating series of attacks, Brooks has gone from saying that Cruz doesn't "live within the confines of reality" and is "nakedly ambitious" - a "selfish Machiavellian" - to now saying that Cruz's rhetoric is "Satanic" or perhaps "Mephistophelian." But Brooks really tears into Cruz in his latest column, arguing that his speeches are "marked by what you might call pagan brutalism." He claims that Cruz's "career and public presentation" are devoid of "the Christian virtues: humility,...
  • Woe to You, President Obama

    01/13/2016 4:16:04 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 6 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 1/12/16 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    In the spirit of Matthew 23 and Luke 11: ...Woe to you, President Obama, because you have been educated at some of the highest institutions of learning in the world, and have taught constitutional law, yet you neglect true justice, and the love and law of God. You love your legacy so much that you will say almost anything to get your legislation passed. Woe to you President Obama, teacher of constitutional law, you hypocrite! You travel over land and sea seeking solutions to problems that don't exist. Yet, as the real problems of our culture loom large and clear,...
  • No More Statutes of Limitations for Rape

    01/02/2016 7:03:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 31, 2015 | Jill Filipovic
    This week, Bill Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The felony charges stemmed from an incident more than a decade ago, in which Andrea Constand says Mr. Cosby drugged and assaulted her in his home. Mr. Cosby says he intends to fight the charges, and no court has found him liable for sexual misconduct. The timing of the criminal charges was not arbitrary. The date of the alleged assault was Jan. 15, 2004, and Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations for rape and sexual assault is 12 years: If prosecutors had delayed two and a half weeks, the...
  • The NEW COVENANT...miracle nation pt 7

    Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts,...
  • Ben Carson: Can Obama use martial law to keep White House post 2016

    12/17/2015 3:16:24 PM PST · by SetFree · 71 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | November 19, 2015 | James Richard Edwards
    Carson went on liberal radio host Alan Colmes’ radio show...He said that there may not even be elections in 2016; when pressed to explain further, Carson said, “If in fact we continue to have all these decrees being made the way they’re being made, if in fact we don’t fight the kind of war that needs to be fought in order to really put an end to the threat that is brought on by ISIS, if we continue along a pathway of financial irresponsibility, if we continue along a path of envy, greed, and hatred — what happened with Occupy...
  • BUT would we get someone with a backbone to push it ?

    12/17/2015 6:13:11 AM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 12 replies
    Vanity ^ | dec 17 2015 | me
    Very simple solution to terrorism and Islam ? Under existing law islam can be outlawed because it loses it's protection as a religion because it promotes a governmental system in direct conflict with our constitutional republic Islam is a theocracy not a religion.
  • The Catholic Contribution to Western Law

    12/15/2015 5:26:44 PM PST · by o_1_2_3__ · 13 replies
    St. Thomas More Society via CERC ^ | (May 7, 2009) | MICHAEL P. FOLEY
    The Catholic impact on Western law can hardly be overestimated.A common accusation against Roman Catholicism is that it is legalistic, slavishly beholden to an elaborate set of rules and precepts and thereby resistant to the movements of the Holy Spirit or the mercy of God. The charge may not be entirely without its merits, especially at certain times in the Church's history, in certain places, and with certain figures, but for it to be evaluated fairly an important distinction must be drawn between the prominent use of or focus on law on the one hand and legalism on the other....
  • Appeals court says judge didn't have authority to hear DC gun case

    12/15/2015 8:20:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    AP via startribune.com ^ | December 15, 2015 — 10:05am
    WASHINGTON - An appeals court has ruled that a federal judge who halted enforcement of a strict District of Columbia gun law didn't have authority to decide the case. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. overstepped his authority when he halted the law's enforcement in May. The panel found Scullin had not been specifically assigned to the case, though he had been assigned an earlier, related case.
  • 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...
  • The U. S. Constitution and Sharia Law

    12/08/2015 10:47:46 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 9 replies
    *SNIP Shariah is Anti-Constitutional Whether pursued through the violent form of jihad (holy war) or stealthier practices that shariah Islamists often refer to as "dawa" (the "call to Islam"), shariah rejects fundamental premises of American society and values: the bedrock proposition that the governed have a right to make law for themselves; the democratic republic governed by the Constitution; freedom of conscience; individual liberty freedom of expression (including the liberty to analyze and criticize shariah); economic liberty (including private property); equal treatment under the law (including that of men and women, and of Muslims and non-Muslims); freedom from cruel and...
  • Lawsuit by gay man against catholic school.

    12/02/2015 6:07:53 AM PST · by Radix · 15 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 2 December, 2015 | Marie Szaniszlo
    A Milton Catholic girls’ school and a gay Dorchester man are in a legal fight in Norfolk Superior Court over religious freedom vs. sex discrimination after a job offer was rescinded when he revealed he is married to a man.
  • California Conservatives Enforcing Rule of Law

    11/23/2015 5:30:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    One of the biggest problems facing American's political culture is enforcement. President Obama, with phone and pen in hand, chooses which laws to enforce and which to ignore (immigration laws, secure borders, etc). Before challenging the Open Border lobby in Washington, US Senator Jeff Sessions exposed the declining prosecutions for gun crimes in federal court. Why demand more gun control when the President refuses to enforce the laws against gun violence in the first place? Then there's the sordid case of Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis, who refused to assign marriage licenses to same-sex couples, regardless over the Supreme Court's...
  • 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 You Can Win in Court Against the Government But Still Lose

    11/03/2015 6:21:47 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 11/1/2015 | Jack Spencer
    Imagine that your family or business suffers a loss due to some error or misdeed by a state agency. You go to the risk and expense of suing the agency, win the case, and the judge orders the state to pay not just the damages, but also the legal costs and fees you incurred. At that point you can, as the winning plaintiff collect a check and move on, right? Not quite, at least when it comes to collecting the “costs and fees” part of the judgment. Under current law, the state makes you jump through one more hoop: As...
  • Why Not Three? The Question Gay Activists Cannot Answer

    10/20/2015 8:04:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2015 | Michael Brown
    We knew this was coming for some time now, and there are already throuples (meaning three men or three women in committed relationships) in America and other nations, but for the first time, one of these throuples has come up with an innovative way to be legally married or at least almost legally married. Two Canadian men, Adam Grant and Shayne Curran, were married in 2011. In 2012, they met Sebastian Tran in a nightclub and decided to turn their relationship into a threesome. Now, the fact that they involved a third person in their sex lives is not...
  • Obamas latest plan to rewrite immigration law

    10/19/2015 3:57:06 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | Oct 19 2015 | Ian Smith
    The Obama administration is about to power up a massive new executive action on immigration and its far scarier than anyone could have imagined. Last November, when Homeland Security released its ten memos commandeering immigration policy from Congress, Secretary Johnson included a vague plan aimed at benefiting the tech industry, innocuously titled Modernizing the Employment-Based Immigrant Visa System. But a secret memo recently leaked on an immigration law blog now reveals that this modernization plan will not only fast-track hundreds of thousands of work permits to employment visa-applicants in violation of longstanding U.S. worker protection laws, but will enable hundreds...
  • Confederate flag supporters indicted under Georgia terrorism law

    10/14/2015 6:49:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/13/15
    A Georgia grand jury formally charged 15 members of a group supporting the Confederate flag on terror charges following a July confrontation with a black family who was celebrating a childs birthday, according to an indictment released Monday. Douglas County District Attorney Brian Fortner said members of the Respect the Flag group violated the states Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act and made terroristic threats when their caravan of vehicles bearing the rebel flag drove past a neighborhood party. We do want to say that we respect the rights of all citizens to exercise their First Amendment right, but were...
  • Congressional Review Of Copyright Law May Threaten Drudge Report (and sites like Freerepublic?)

    10/13/2015 4:26:36 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 89 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2015 | Kerry Picket
    http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/13/congressional-review-of-copyright-law-may-threaten-drudge-report/ Congressional Review Of Copyright Law May Threaten Drudge Report Photo of Kerry Picket Kerry Picket Reporter 5:20 PM 10/13/2015 WASHINGTON Congress may update digital copyright law affecting aggregator sites, like the Drudge Report and Real Clear Politics, along with news sites in the near future. Two years ago, the House Judiciary Committee launched a comprehensive review of our nations copyright laws, which have not been updated since 1976. As technology continues to rapidly advance, we have a responsibility to ensure that our laws are keeping pace with these developments, Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte said in a statement. Since...
  • Email from Alliance Defending Freedom

    10/13/2015 3:14:14 PM PDT · by Mercat · 4 replies
    email | 10/13/2015 | Kaydee Wilson
    Friends: It has come to our attention that the American Bar Association is currently considering amending Rule 8.4 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct in a way that will threaten the ability of conscientious Christian attorneys to participate in the legal profession. If you are unfamiliar with this issue, you may view my webinar The Coming Collision Between Attorney Conscience & Anti-Discrimination Provisions (04/17/2014) on the ADF Allied Attorney website. In response to the ABAs actions, we are preparing a Comment on the proposed amendments, which we intend to file with the ABA Standing Committee On Ethics And...
  • The Right to Bear Arms (DC Bar bias and Laws the way the left wants alert)

    For centuries there has been debate over the Second Amendment and the scope of the right that it secures. There was sparse definitive guidance on what exactly is safeguarded under the Second Amendment until 2008, when the U.S. Supreme Court defined the core meaning of the amendment in District of Columbia v. Heller. At the time, the District had some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. Nearly all District residents were barred from owning handguns, and they were also prohibited from keeping firearms of any sort within their homes unless they were disassembled or bound by a...
  • EXCLUSIVE: U.S. officials conclude Iran deal violates federal law

    10/08/2015 5:08:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/15 | James Rosen
    Some senior U.S. officials involved in the implementation of the Iran nuclear deal have privately concluded that a key sanctions relief provision a concession to Iran that will open the doors to tens of billions of dollars in U.S.-backed commerce with the Islamic regime conflicts with existing federal statutes and cannot be implemented without violating those laws, Fox News has learned. At issue is a passage tucked away in ancillary paperwork attached to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA, as the Iran nuclear deal is formally known. Specifically, Section 5.1.2 of Annex II provides that in...
  • Obama Passes Law BANNING FREE SPEECH: Media No Longer Allowed To Name Mass Shooter

    10/08/2015 2:13:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 10/8/15 | Pamela Geller
    President Barack Obama held a press conference today to announce signing into law a bill that prevents U.S. media outlets from naming the shooting suspect in any of their news coverage. This is is tyranny. His illegally seized power cannot usurp our first amendment and the rights of the freedom of the press. For years Islamic supremacists like Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Rauf and others demanded that the media stop reporting on jihad terror because it might cause islamophobia (euphemism for opposition to jihad terror). It was unthinkable before Obama. Now that they have their stooge in the White...
  • 2015 STELLA AWARDS for the Years Most Outlandish Lawsuits and Jury Awards

    10/01/2015 10:23:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/1/15 | Stella Awards Site
    For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonalds in New Mexico, where she purchased coffee. You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. Thats right; these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits Here are the Stellas for 2015 !!!! * SEVENTH PLACE * Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store....
  • Fiorina Did Refer to SCOTUS Decision As Law of the Land

    09/30/2015 11:35:42 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 86 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | September 30, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    Carly Fiorinas recent interview with Jan Mickelson on WHO Radio on Friday is getting some attention namely because of what she denied. Here in Iowa when you say Supreme Court decisions are the law of the land that sets us off because Iowans got bludgeoned by court decisions here, and we went through Civics 101 and we dont accept propositions that court decisions are the law of the land, Mickelson said. Actually, with all due respect Jan, I think that is a quote from someone else, not from me. I know there are many Republican candidates, Kasich among them, who...
  • The Natural Right of Private Property: The Proper Use of Eminent Domain

    09/27/2015 8:09:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 9/27/15 | Karen Lees & Bill Norton
    He slammed his fist on the table in frustration and anger as he told the story of losing his house and business to eminent domain. His wife was startled as the dishes bounced on the jostled table and tears welled up. They felt violated, robbed, abandoned and fearful. How can this happen in America? they ask themselves in a daze of disbelief. Last weeks Language of Liberty article was about eminent domain. A practice that is all too often abused by all levels of government. However, eminent domain does have a proper use under the Constitution. As an educational organization,...
  • How You Can Be Prosecuted For Unknowingly Breaking the Law

    09/25/2015 6:45:12 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 41 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 9/24/2015 | Jack Spencer
    A bill to protect Michiganders from being prosecuted for unknowingly violating thousands of state laws and regulations could soon face a vote in a key committee of the Michigan House of Representatives. House Bill 4713 would restore a standard for defining what constitutes criminal liability. The move would affect numerous state statutes, especially regulatory violations. Under mens rea (Latin for the guilty mind), more than just the act of violating a law must be considered to establish criminal liability; the intent of the accused person also has to be considered. On Sept. 17 the House Oversight Committee held a hearing...
  • Protective Laws Have Taken Some Wrong Turns

    09/16/2015 9:12:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2015 | Rachel Marsden
    Two of the biggest global challenges of the past decade -- terrorism and the 2008 financial crisis -- have given rise to some well-intentioned legislation that has missed the mark. The U.S. Treasury Department is charged with maintaining the nation's financial health. Things like money laundering and terrorist financing jeopardize that health, but there's so much shady dealing that it's impossible for government bureaucrats to keep up. Nonetheless, rules are passed, and affected parties are expected to be able to show that they've paid some lip service to the new mandates. Compliance is accepted as a cheap substitute for due...
  • SAUDI BUSINESSMAN GIVES $10M FOR ISLAMIC LAW CENTER AT YALE

    09/12/2015 7:26:25 PM PDT · by Dragonfly · 57 replies
    AP ^ | Michael Melia
    A Saudi businessman has donated $10 million to Yale Law School to establish what school officials hope will become the country's top center for the study of Islamic law. Abdallah S. Kamel made the award after meetings with university representatives including Yale President Peter Salovey. Kamel, chief executive of the Dallah Albaraka Group banking and real estate enterprise in Saudi Arabia, has sponsored a lecture series on Islamic law for the last three years. Yale officials say the Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization reflects a growing interest at Yale and other institutions in...
  • One Third of Americans Would Be Fine with the Military taking over - (Martial Law conditioning?)

    09/12/2015 6:09:27 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 75 replies
    yahoo ^ | 09/12/2015 | yahoo
    One Third of Americans Would Be Fine with the Military taking over. See story for details
  • 10 Questions For "Rule-of-Law" Critics Of Kim Davis

    09/10/2015 1:17:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 09/10/2015 | Joe Rigney
    There’s much talk of late about Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. She actually stopped issuing all marriage licenses, to avoid the charge of discrimination. She’s now out of jail, although it’s possible she’ll be sent back. Among those who are sympathetic to her plight and the religious-liberty implications of the case, many (if not most) still think her decision to refuse to issue licenses was wrong. For example, Russell Moore and Andrew Walker carefully distinguish between private actors (like bakers and florists) and agents of the...
  • The Troubling Record of the Judge Who Jailed Kim Davis

    09/10/2015 8:08:18 AM PDT · by xzins · 38 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 9/10/2015 | DAVID LANE
    Kim Davis, pictured here with Mike Huckabee and Mat Staver, was freed on Tuesday. Kentucky's Rowan County Clerk Kim Davisa Democratwas ordered released from jail today by the federal judge who locked her up for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Judge David Bunninga Republicanordered her jailed last week, although no law was passed by Congress and signed by the President of the United States that would force her to issue marriage licenses to individuals and proponents of same-sex intercourse and marriage. Mrs. Davis has broken no law. Basic civics: the Supreme Court cannot make law, only the...
  • America's Descent Into Lawlessness

    09/10/2015 4:04:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Do you remember Lewis "Scooter" Libby? In 2003, the Department of Justice appointed a special counsel to investigate allegations that Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, unlawfully disclosed the covert status of CIA operative Valerie Plame. Yet Plame may not have been a covert undercover agent, based on the formal government definition of that role. And even if she were, it was widely known at the time that Secretary of State Colin Powell's subordinate, Richard Armitage, had most likely disclosed her status earlier. In other words, Libby was in an Orwellian position of being accused of a crime...
  • The word "Matrimony" comes from "Mater". (Mother)

    09/09/2015 8:16:15 AM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 19 replies
    Today | Me
    I suspected that there was something inherent in the roots of the word "Matrimony" which would establish it's meaning as being between a man and a woman. I believe a word can be better understood by looking up how it came to us from older languages, and so I consulted an online etymology dictionary. It said the word "Matrimony" is derived from the word "Mater", which means "Mother" in Latin. This is a clear indication that the intended purpose is to begat children.
  • "Opinions are sometimes right, and sometimes wrong. But they aren't law."

    09/07/2015 3:07:04 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 68 replies
    TomHoefling.com ^ | 9-7-2015 | Siena Hoefling
    Opinions are sometimes right, and sometimes wrong. But they aren't law. In the early days of our government, Supreme Court opinions were so insignificant that Congress didn't bother preserving them. Opinions were left to individuals to keep track of, and were not congressionally-funded into official records until 1874, almost a century after our independence. Before Congress stepped in, Court records were printed and kept under copyright by private citizens and reporters, who sold them for profit. Opinions of the Court were kept "loosey-goosey" for decades, and not preserved with certified integrity. Actual statute was held officially and carefully, in order...
  • Clerk Only One Obeying the Law

    09/07/2015 8:51:55 AM PDT · by dvan · 35 replies
    BARBWIRE.com ^ | Sept. 3, 2015 | Bryan Fischer
    The distinctive mark of the American political experiment is that we are a nation of laws, not men. And what we mean by a law is something enacted by the elected representatives of the people or by the people themselves, whether at the state level or federal level. A corollary to the maxim that we are a nation of laws is that we are decidedly NOT a nation of rulings. A court ruling is not a law, it is a ruling. It may have the force of law due to the abject acquiescence of a meekly compliant people, but it...
  • For One Missouri Lawyer, Eight Clients Executed in 18 Months

    09/04/2015 11:56:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 September 2015 | Jessica Lussenhop
    At a time when other states in the US are backing away from the death penalty, Missouri has done the opposite. It is currently executing its death row inmates faster than any other state in the country, at a rate of about one per month. At 21:09 local time on Tuesday evening, Roderick Nunley became the sixth death row inmate executed by the state of Missouri in 2015. He was convicted of the 1989 kidnapping, rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl in Kansas City. His was the latest in a string of executions by the state since 2013. In...
  • Is an Opinion of the Supreme Court the Law of the Land? Lets ask Thomas Jefferson. . .

    09/04/2015 7:56:32 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 68 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | 9/4/15 | Gary DeMar
    Did our founders, after drafting a Declaration of Independence, fighting a war with England, and then sitting down to pen a national governing document (the Constitution) put in that document the right of a majority of federal judges to make laws for the entire nation? Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk Kim Davis is testing the claim that five unelected Supreme Justices have the authority to overrule a state constitution that she took an oath to uphold and a federal Constitution that says nothing about same-sex marriage. Robert Gagnon, Associate Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and author of The...
  • Traitors in Government

    09/04/2015 6:47:50 PM PDT · by samovar123 · 6 replies
    Traitors in Government It is time to take a look at both sides of the aisle. Political corruption is at an all time high, and its dismissed by the media. It starts at the top with Obama who has pushed an anti-American agenda, and forced the United States towards Third World status. The Cloward-Piven strategy is working to perfection combined with the Saul Alinsky tactics now being used by both sides, The citizens of this once great country are confused, tense and coming to a point where our national pride is seriously at stake. It is my opinion that our...
  • Man Jailed On Civil Contempt Charges Freed After 14 Years (2009)

    09/03/2015 10:51:42 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 4 replies
    WJS ^ | Jul 14, 2009 | WSJ
    Relevant to the Kentucky county clerk being put into jail
  • The 4th Branch of Government Must Be Destroyed

    08/16/2015 3:03:24 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 21 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 08/16/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    How does it become a man to behave toward this American government today? I answer, that he cannot without disgrace be associated with it. I cannot for an instant recognize that political organization as my government, wrote Henry David Thoreau in his essay on Civil Disobedience. The government we find ourselves living under today is no different than that in which Thoreau described in 1849. Our government solely endeavors to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, while at the same time it looses some of its integrity with every breach of the publics trust. What has become truly perplexing to those...
  • HOW DO COURT REPORTERS KEEP STRAIGHT FACES????

    08/12/2015 10:36:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/12/15 | CiR
    The remarkable dialogues which follow are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that experienced the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place. Enjoy ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning? WITNESS: He said, Where am I, Cathy? ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you? WITNESS: My name is Susan! ______________________________ ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact? WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks. ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Are...
  • Angie's List Class Action Has Teeth, Judge Says

    08/12/2015 6:13:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    courthousenews.com ^ | 8/10/15 | Andrew Thompson
    Angie's List must face claims from a woman who says it suppressed negative reviews on a contractor who bilked her, a federal judge ruled. Janell Moore claims she paid the contractor, Bravo Philadelphia, $4,000 to remodel her kitchen after seeing positive reviews on Angie's List. The contractor did not finish the work and refused to refund her money, she says.
  • "Game of Thrones" Fan Demands Trial by Combat

    08/07/2015 6:49:15 PM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    Lowering the Bar ^ | 08-07-2015 | LtB
    So, this happened:This was once relatively common, but not in the last half-millennium and not on Staten Island, so it's newsworthy at this point.The defendant, Richard Luthmann, made this demand in a reply brief he filed in Richmond County, New York, on July 24. (Credit to SILive.com, Volokh Conspiracy, and Above the Law for earlier reports.) Luthmann is a lawyer there, and while I haven't checked out the other pleadings in this dispute because who cares, based on Luthmann's brief this is some sort of fallout from a previous lawsuit against some of Luthmann's clients. (I'm tempted to read the...
  • ObamaCare Robbing the American People of Wealth, Health and Liberty

    08/06/2015 9:05:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/6/15 | Doug Book
    What, then, is law? It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense. Each of us has a natural rightfrom Godto defend his person, his liberty, and his property. [I]t follows that a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantlyThus, since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common forcefor the same reasoncannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups. Frederic Bastiat 1801-1850 Coach is Right has written...
  • Officer in Kentucky sued over handcuffed kids

    08/04/2015 6:04:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    WWMT-TV ^ | 8/4/15
    The ACLU is getting involved after a sheriff's deputy in Kentucky was caught on camera handcuffing a child. Deputy: "You can do what we've asked you to, or you can suffer the consequences." Child: "Ow, that hurts." Deputy: "Now sit down in the chair like I've asked you to." The adult is School Resource Officer Kevin Sumner. You can see him placing handcuffs on the biceps of an eight-year-old boy.