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  • Another Constitutional Protection That's Eroding -- Double Jeopardy

    01/10/2017 11:19:12 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 62 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 10, 2017 | George Leef
    When big government collides with the rights guaranteed under the Constitution, it is usually the latter that give way. Many people know that to be the case with free speech and firearms, but they aren’t aware that that the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee that no person shall be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb for the same offense has similarly eroded. That is something they should worry about. A Texas case that has been appealed to the Supreme Court gives the justices an opportunity to restore the power of the Double Jeopardy Clause. Walker v. Texas arose when state...
  • Servitude Ends In Kentucky: State Kills Prevailing Wages, Passes Right-To-Work

    01/08/2017 2:58:05 PM PST · by blam · 44 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | 1-7-2017 | Mish Shedlock
    Mish ShedlockJanuary 7, 2017 In a major setback for organized labor, Kentucky passed right-to-work legislation and repealed the state’s prevailing wage law. “Organized labor suffered its first major legislative setback due to the 2016 elections on Saturday, when Kentucky Republicans gave final approval to right-to-work legislation and repealed the state’s prevailing wage law. Both bills are expected to be signed into law by the governor, and will take effect immediately. Labor leaders were equally troubled by the legislature’s move to gut the state’s prevailing wage law. Such laws require that employers pay certain minimum wages on work funded by public...
  • Sharpton Promises ‘Season of Civil Disobedience’ in Response to Sessions Nomination

    01/08/2017 7:21:18 AM PST · by Cheerio · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 7, 2017 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON -- National Action Network president Rev. Al Sharpton promised a “season of civil disobedience” in reaction to the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) for attorney general in the Trump administration. Sharpton, an MSNBC host, said activists have planned a march in Washington on Jan. 14 during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend to protest the Sessions nomination. Sharpton recalled spending 90 days in jail for protesting on U.S. Navy land against military exercises on the island of Vieques in 2001 when George W. Bush was president, adding that civil disobedience usually works because it changes policy. “We’re...
  • Legislature Reins In Judges’ Power to Deny Parole

    01/05/2017 1:30:21 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/2/2016 | Kahryn Riley
    This month saw the passage of an important criminal justice reform: the repeal of the “successor judge veto power.” In Michigan, judges have the power to step in and deny parole to prisoners whose trials they adjudicated. Until now, this veto power also extended to a “successor judge” — the one who replaced the judge who handed out a prisoner’s original sentence. Now, the veto power will be reserved only for the original sentencing judge. A successor judge is still allowed to weigh in on a parole case but will no longer be able to unilaterally prevent an offender she...
  • New French Law Bars Work Email After Hours

    01/02/2017 5:03:09 AM PST · by southern rock · 207 replies
    Fortune ^ | Jan 01, 2017 | David Z. Morris
    A new French law establishing workers’ “right to disconnect” goes into effect today. The law requires companies with more than 50 employees to establish hours when staff should not send or answer emails. The goals of the law include making sure employees are fairly paid for work, and preventing burnout by protecting private time. French legislator Benoit Hamon, speaking to the BBC, described the law as an answer to the travails of employees who “leave the office, but they do not leave their work. They remain attached by a kind of electronic leash—like a dog.”
  • Need to find an honest lawyer in Virginia

    12/21/2016 6:53:21 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 59 replies
    Shortest Day of the Year | 21 December 2016 | Myself
    Does anyone know an honest lawyer in the Richmond area? A close friend of mine was left a substantial estate by a uncle who died earlier this summer.After he passed, but before the will was probated, a care giver cleaned out his bank account. She was given signature rights for his care, not joint ownership.The will was probated in Israel per the uncle's instructions and deemed proper and legal. My friend would like to engage a lawyer who won't rip him off, but would review the details and the document to explain his options.Since he is unfamiliar with the U.S....
  • India arrests 12 for not standing during national anthem

    12/19/2016 10:38:14 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 13, 2016 | Associated Press
    Caption - Indian movie goers stand up as national anthem is played at a movie hall before the screening of a movie in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016. A ruling by India's Supreme Court last month said that the anthem must be played before every film screening in the country and that audiences must stand. The court said the rule was aimed at instilling a sense of patriotism. (AP Photo/Channi Anand) (Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) NEW DELHI – Twelve people have been arrested in southern India for not standing while the national anthem was being...
  • What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About

    12/07/2016 2:25:44 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Kevin Cramer
    What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About The standoff isn’t about tribal rights or water, but a White House that ignores the rule of law. Kevin Cramer A little more than two weeks ago, during a confrontation between protesters and law enforcement, an improvised explosive device was detonated on a public bridge in southern North Dakota. That was simply the latest manifestation of the “prayerful” and “peaceful” protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Escalating tensions were temporarily defused Sunday when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at the direction of the Obama administration, announced it would refuse to grant...
  • Reheating the Hot Button of Flag Burning

    12/01/2016 7:56:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | Mark Davis
    Well, look what’s back: the instantly compelling and ultimately confounding parlor game of “What do we do about flag burning?” Dormant for years, largely because this is something virtually no one ever does, the flag burning issue is back. You could hear it knocking lightly when several idiotic pro athletes decided to lodge their concerns over policing issues by showing public disdain for the flag that is a symbol of the nation that has made them free and wealthy. Throw in the Donald Trump victory, which has dredged up some of the most hateful and juvenile reactions in election history,...
  • The Nation: No Matter Who the President Is, Islam Is an American Faith Tradition

    11/29/2016 3:02:28 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 41 replies
    Geller Report ^ | November 27, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    <p>In the 21st century, Islam is an American faith tradition of terror, hate, violence and mass murder. But beyond that, the Mother Mosque of America, once known as The Rose of Fraternity Lodge and also known as Moslem Temple, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is the longest-standing mosque in North America. Built in 1934, it is the second oldest after the mosque built in tiny Ross, North Dakota, which was built in 1929.</p>
  • What President Rutherford B. Hayes said in 1888 [Vanity]

    11/26/2016 12:48:57 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 33 replies
    wikiquote.org ^ | March 11, 1888 | President Rutherford Birchard Hayes
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes, 19th President of the United States wrote: The real difficulty is with the vast wealth and power in the hands of the few and the unscrupulous who represent or control capital. Hundreds of laws of Congress and the state legislatures are in the interest of these men and against the interests of workingmen. These need to be exposed and repealed. All laws on corporations, on taxation, on trusts, wills, descent, and the like, need examination and extensive change. This is a government of the people, by the people, and for the people no longer. It is a...
  • Walgreen's $140 Million Lawsuit Shows Theranos Is Way Worse Than We Thought

    11/23/2016 11:10:50 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Thrill List ^ | 11/23/2016, 2:58 PM | By Christina Stiehl
    <p>Theranos, the biotech company started by a 19-year-old Stanford dropout, has another hurdle to cross in its whole "we're totally a legit blood-testing company" campaign. This time, it turns out that tens of thousands of blood tests were voided, making them totally invalid. Whoops!</p>
  • Theranos's Insane Campaign To Punish Whistleblower, Who Happened To Be Famous Boardmember's Grandson

    11/21/2016 7:48:00 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | Mon, Nov 21st 2016 5:13pm | by Mike Masnick
    We haven't really written much about the insane Theranos scandal, though we discussed it on our podcast. The whole story is pretty crazy -- involving a heavily hyped up company that appeared to basically be flat out lying to everyone about what it could do. The company still exists, but barely. The company's founder and CEO, who was plastered across magazine covers and compared frequently to Steve Jobs, has been banned from running a lab for two years, and the company is now facing a $140 million lawsuit from its biggest partner, Walgreens, who claims that Theranos repeatedly lied to...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/19/2016 12:07:29 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/18/2016 11:53:04 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Why is Elizabeth Holmes still leading Theranos?

    11/18/2016 11:38:20 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 25 replies
    San Francisco Business Times ^ | Nov 18, 2016, 1:40pm PST | Ron Leuty Reporter San Francisco Business Times
    It's worth asking why Elizabeth Holmes is still leading the embattled blood testing company Theranos Inc. But there may be a good reason why she still is in charge, one that has little to do with the scandal-ridden company's performance to date. Forget what venture capitalist Tim Draper — one of the first to invest in the Palo Alto company — implied this week that Holmes is being attacked because she's a young, female entrepreneur. The simple fact is that Theranos has not been able to deliver on its technology from a commercial, scientific or regulatory standpoint, and that falls...
  • Illegal immigrants vow to defy Trump, call on Obama to halt deportations

    11/09/2016 12:50:39 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    washington times ^ | 11/9/16 | stephen dinan
    Advocates for illegal immigrants sounded the alarm Wednesday morning as Donald Trump was poised to claim the White House, vowing to resist an expected crackdown and calling on localities to declare themselves sanctuary cities, resisting the federal government. They also demanded President Obama halt all deportations for the rest of his tenure. “Immigrants are declaring a state of urgency and resilience. Over the coming weeks, our families and community members will need to tap into the incredible strength that brought us to this country and which we use to survive,” said Cristina Jimenez, co-founder of United We Dream, an advocacy...
  • Family Disputes and a Nasty Can of Beans: Hillary Clinton as Litigator

    11/03/2016 10:14:51 AM PDT · by proxy_user · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Nov 3, 2016 | Amy Chozick
    "Yet a tour of Mrs. Clinton’s early work as a litigator, through interviews with some of the trial lawyers, judges and clients who remember her, turns up much of what would distinguish her as a politician many years later: Diligent preparation and a surgical approach to dismantling opposing arguments." "Mrs. Clinton’s legal work included unsavory criminal cases. When a 41-year-old factory worker was accused of raping a 12-year-old girl, and requested a female lawyer, a Fayetteville judge appointed Mrs. Clinton, over her objections. The crime lab mistakenly discarded crucial evidence, and she reached a plea bargain, reducing the charge to...
  • Hillary plans to “legally” rule the American gun industry

    11/03/2016 8:25:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 28 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/3/16 | David T. Hardy
    The following article appeared on November 2nd on the American Thinker website Hillary: Impose Gun Control by Judicial Fiat By David T. Hardy It’s no news that Hillary Clinton is against guns (except those in the hands of people who protect the high and mighty) and enthusiastically in favor of restricting gun owners. When it gets down to specifics, her position does become vague, with some exceptions. One of those exceptions stands out only because of its obscurity. Hillary really, really, wants to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. The PLCAA essentially protects gun manufacturers and gun...
  • Law Expert: Donna Brazile, Clinton Campaign May Have Committed a Federal Crime

    11/02/2016 3:50:12 PM PDT · by detective · 53 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Nov 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Interim DNC chairwoman and disgraced former CNN commentator Donna Brazile’s decision to hand Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign confidential questions in advance of the March primary debate may have been a violation of federal law, according to a former federal prosecutor. “Stealing valuable proprietary confidential information is illegal, and debate questions are highly confidential,” Ken Sukhia, who served as United States Attorney for North Florida and who has prosecuted numerous white collar crimes, told Breitbart News.
  • Liberty Hangs in the Balance with Supreme Court Appointments

    11/01/2016 8:45:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/1/16 | Charles Lewis
    Over the course of the last six decades only one Supreme Court appointee of a president representing the party of the American Left has veered ever so slightly from the progressive party line on any case of significance. That individual, Byron "Whizzer" White, was named to the Court by John F. Kennedy back in 1962. Among those few cases where White departed from his voting pattern there is not a single instance that his deviation involved a deciding vote. On the other hand, the list of "Republican" Supreme Court appointees over the same period, constituting a majority on the Court,...
  • Theranos' Acting GC Faces Challenges, Opportunity

    10/31/2016 8:33:19 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 6 replies
    the Recorder ^ | October 17, 2016 | David Ruiz, The Recorder
    SAN FRANCISCO — Embattled biotech startup Theranos Inc. has promoted senior litigation counsel David Taylor to acting general counsel. Taylor's already got a full plate. "He's got a mess on his hands," said Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro partner Robert Carey in Phoenix, one of many lawyers suing the blood diagnostics company for alleged consumer fraud. Carey's suit is one of six similar, separate suits consolidated in the Northern District of California. Aside from that litigation surplus, Theranos is being investigated for investor and consumer fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice, respectively. The...
  • Martial Law Weeks Away? Leaked Military Drill Anticipates "No Rule of Law" After Election Results

    10/30/2016 9:56:53 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 98 replies
    ETF News ^ | October 31, 2016 | ETF News
    This leaked military drill suggests preparations for martial law during potential post-election unrest. They are training to take on Americans after an economic collapse, an election upset, or an attack by an enemy… From Mac Slavo, SHTFPlan: This tip came through the back channels; its implications are astounding. If there is any truth to it, the 2016 election could be a kick-off for total tyranny. According to an unnamed source – who has provided accurate intel in the past – an unannounced military drill is scheduled to take place during a period leading up to the election and throughout the...
  • VIDEO: Hillary caught on camera breaking North Carolina election laws?

    10/23/2016 10:38:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    Twitter accounts via American Mirror via Conservative Outfiters ^ | October 23, 2016 122 Comments | Twitter accounts via American Mirror via Conservative Outfiters
    DID HILLARY CLINTON BREAK THE LAW ON CAMERA IN NORTH CAROLINA? (VIDEO) Hillary Clinton was caught on camera campaigning at an early location location in Raleigh, North Carolina on Sunday October, 23, 2016.https://www.conservativeoutfitters.com/blogs/news/video-hillary-caught-on-camera-breaking-north-carolina-election-laws  
  • [Vanity] How do we deal with corruption?

    10/21/2016 1:06:22 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 51 replies
    Myself | 10/21/2016 | PaulR
    It is increasingly clear that we are in an almost "1984" scenario where corruption, collusion, and a ruling class dominated by desire for power, control, and their own self-enrichment, by any means available, run the show. And, a show it is, one that even George Orwell could have scarcely imagined. How can we deal with this, and effect real, lasting, systemic reform? (Serious replies only, please.)
  • 10 Times People Were Punished For FAR Less Than What Hillary Clinton Did

    10/14/2016 12:03:21 PM PDT · by Vendome · 4 replies
    Political Insider ^ | July 07, 2016 | Rusty
    Marine Corps. Major Caught Sending Classified Documents to Superiors Using Personal Email: Maj. Jason Brezler was dismissed from the Marine Corps when he “accidentally took home 14 documents on his personal computer, some of which were classified.” According to the report, Brezler was “in a graduate school class when he received an urgent email from military officials in Afghanistan and sent a specific document in response, using his personal email account. Read more: http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/hillary-clinton-email-10-punished-less/#ixzz4N5W6BkSV
  • Judge Ramona Gonzalez disarms officers called to testify; police chief calls policy ‘frightening’

    10/13/2016 9:40:32 PM PDT · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 25 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | 10/13/2016 | Anne Jungen
    La Crosse’s police chief argues a La Crosse County judge jeopardized courtroom safety when she disarmed officers called to testify in a police battery case. La Crosse County Circuit Judge Ramona Gonzalez at the start on Mark Topness’ trial on Tuesday for 10 crimes told three uniformed La Crosse police officers that they could not wear their firearms or duty belts in the courtroom. “It was the first time I’ve ever been asked to disarm,” officer Ethan Purkapile said. “I was definitely concerned because it compromised my ability to protect the DA’s office staff, the jurors, the circuit court staff,...
  • 4 churches sue over 'punishing' transgender bathroom law

    10/11/2016 4:29:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 11, 2016 6:37 PM EDT
    A new state law that prohibits discrimination against transgender people in public restrooms is “punishing” the protected religious speech of churches and pastors, a conservative Christian organization claims in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday. Alliance Defending Freedom, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, said it sued on behalf of four Massachusetts churches to protect their right to operate their facilities “in a manner that doesn’t violate their core religious beliefs.” The lawsuit names Democratic state Attorney General Maura Healey and members of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination as defendants. The law, which was signed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker in July and...
  • Bryan Juarez found not guilty in fatal shooting last year

    10/10/2016 8:26:15 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 2 replies
    Statesman.com ^ | 10 October 2016 | Ryan Autullo
    A Travis County jury returned a not guilty verdict in Bryan Juarez’s murder trial. After resuming discussions on Monday morning, the jury deliberated for 10 ˝ hours over two days. Juarez, 23, was on trial for shooting Christopher Burton at an East Austin apartment complex on the evening of Aug. 3, 2015. The altercation was sparked by Burton calling Juarez a gay slur. In Friday’s closing arguments, prosecutors said Juarez was fueled by anger and alcohol when he grabbed a gun from his apartment and confronted Burton about the slur.
  • BOOM! Trump Makes AMAZING Promise If He Wins – Audience Loses It!

    10/09/2016 8:43:28 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 129 replies
    Federalist Papers ^ | October 9, 2016 | Robert Gehl
    Trump scored a HIT! LOL I didn't see the debate but I did find this. For any who missed it.....ENJOY! Scroll down for the video BOOM! Trump Makes AMAZING Promise If He Wins – Audience Loses It!
  • Shocking New Law Takes Effect in Massachusetts

    10/08/2016 4:12:45 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/4/16 | Dustin Siggins
    In 2016, holding to biological truths in America might get you in legal hot water – religious liberty, freedom of speech, and common sense notwithstanding.On Saturday, a Massachusetts law that could throw pastors in jail for using biologically correct pronouns took effect.But you wouldn’t know that from The Associated Press’ article on the matter. Quoting in part: Advocates for transgender people in Massachusetts say they can no longer be legally discriminated against in public places.A new law taking effect on Saturday bars discrimination on the basis of gender identity in public accommodations. Among other things, the statute allows transgender people...
  • What happened to the rapist Thomas Alfred Taylor that Hillary got off? (Vanity Freeper help request)

    10/08/2016 2:42:20 AM PDT · by MagnoliaB · 39 replies
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  • Discrimination and Segregation

    10/05/2016 6:56:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    I was invited, along with several other American professors, to deliver lectures at South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in 1979. Pieter Willem Botha was the prime minister, and apartheid, though becoming a bit relaxed, was the law of the land. Under apartheid, intermarriage between blacks, coloureds and Indians on the one hand and whites was prohibited. There was the Group Areas Act, which determined where different races could live. In addition to many other racially discriminatory laws, there were job reservation laws that determined who could hold what jobs by race. My lecture sought to produce the...
  • Good News From The Washington Post: A President Trump Could Deport Freely

    10/03/2016 11:07:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | October 3, 2016 | William Teach
    The Washington Post Editorial Board is very vexed over the notion that a President Donald Trump could lawfully do lots of the things he promised to do when it comes to immigration, because that would be mean or something to people who shouldn’t be in the country legally and to people who not only don’t give a damn about assimilating, but expect America to change for them A President Trump could deport freely DONALD TRUMP has telegraphed his intentions, if not always consistently, to radically shift immigration policy and, in so doing, subvert America’s vitality and international standing as a...
  • Germany Adopts Heavier Sanctions Against Sexual Offenders

    10/03/2016 12:57:41 PM PDT · by s_vengali · 9 replies
    U.S. Library of Congress ^ | October 3, 2016 | Jenny Gesley
    The legislation was passed in response to the widely reported incidents at Cologne’s main train station on New Year’s Eve 2015, where an estimated 1,000 women were sexually harassed, groped, and robbed by men operating in groups, who separated women from their friends in order to facilitate their actions. (Kate Connolly, Germany Toughens Rape Laws After New Year’s Eve Attacks in Cologne, GUARDIAN (July 7, 2016).)
  • NY Slimes: Judge in 9/11 Suits Feels No Regret That None Ever Went to Trial

    10/02/2016 2:09:01 AM PDT · by Tours · 36 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 9/6/2016 | Ben Weiser
    After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, scores of victims’ family members decided to pursue lawsuits in federal court, bypassing a dedicated compensation fund in order to seek not only millions of dollars in damages, but also answers and accountability. Many had wanted to compel a public soul-searching, and to have the airlines and others reveal in court how their policies and actions might have allowed 19 armed hijackers to pass through airport security, board planes and carry out the attacks........
  • Charlotte not budging on ordinance that spurred North Carolina bathroom law

    09/20/2016 5:09:48 AM PDT · by Dacula · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9-19-2016 | Colleen Jenkins
    The mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, refused on Monday to back off an ordinance that had aimed to expand anti-discrimination protections for gay and transgender people in the state's largest city but also sparked a controversial state law.
  • Political Correctness Continues To Beat Up On Free Speech

    09/19/2016 12:37:40 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 19, 2016 | George Leef
    The same extreme sensitivity to words or conduct that might possibly offend someone that has already taken root on many of our college campuses is spreading outward to other parts of our society. In its annual meeting last month, the American Bar Association approved a rule that imports the college manias over “inappropriate” speech and “microaggression” into its regulation of professional conduct. Rule 8.4(g) provides that it is professional misconduct for an attorney to show “discrimination based on race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or socioeconomic status in conduct related to the...
  • Hillary Clinton opens up about sexism in new Humans of New York post

    09/09/2016 9:24:42 AM PDT · by Enchante · 77 replies
    Reuters and Guardian Photos; The Guardian ^ | September 8, 2016 | Lauren Gambino
    In the post, Clinton recalled sitting down to take a law school admissions test at Harvard. She realized looking around that room that she was one of just a handful of women taking the exam. As she waited for the exam to be administered, a group of men began to taunt the women, shouting insults like: “You don’t need to be here” and “There’s plenty else you can do.” “One of them even said: ‘If you take my spot, I’ll get drafted, and I’ll go to Vietnam, and I’ll die,’” Clinton said. Clinton’s appearance on Humans of New York comes...
  • California may soon eliminate the statute of limitations for rape charges

    09/08/2016 9:03:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2016 | Danielle Paquette
    California has become the latest battleground in a nationwide push to relax or eliminate the statutes of limitations on sexual-assault crimes, recently passing a bill that would make it the 17th state to allow rape victims to pursue charges at any point after an attack. Gov. Jerry Brown must approve or veto the measure by month's end. State Sen. Connie M. Leyva, the bill's author, said Democratic and Republican legislators supported the measure. On Tuesday, she joined rape victims, activists and women's rights attorney Gloria Allred at the statehouse in Sacramento to urge Brown to end the state's 10-year limit.
  • U.S. Diocese Upholds Marriage Against Abandonment

    08/28/2016 2:09:36 PM PDT · by Bai Macfarlane · 3 replies
    Mary's Advocates' Blog ^ | August 27, 2016 | Bai Macfarlane
    Sentence Issued in Canon Law Legal Case - Catholics appear hypocritical when the Church teaches about the indissolubility of marriage, but remains silent when professed Catholic spouses abandon marriage… Mary’s Advocates has been given access by an abandoned husband to a formal decree issued by his Catholic diocese which defended the husband’s marriage against marital abandonment.
  • U.S. court rejects Muslim’s demand to use Shariah

    08/10/2016 7:18:08 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 61 replies
    WND ^ | 08/10/2016 | Bob Unruh
    U.S. court rejects Muslim’s demand to use Shariah http://mobile.wnd.com/2016/08/u-s-court-rejects-muslims-demand-to-use-shariah/ Man said all parties in case were of same faith, so state should apply Islamic law Published: 08/10/2016 Bob Unruh A state court in Minnesota, which already is heavily influenced by a large population of Muslim immigrants and has one district represented in Congress by a Muslim, has decided that in America, it’s American inheritance law that applies. The recent ruling from the Court of Appeals affirmed a Hennepin County District Court decision that the widow, Nariman Sirag Elsayed Khalil, of a taxi driver who died in an accident should be...
  • Hold On: Appeals Court Discards Ruling that Upended Wisconsin Voter ID Law

    08/10/2016 12:03:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Last month, U.S. District Court Judge James Peterson struck down what he deemed was a much too strict voter ID law in Wisconsin and suggested that proponents of the law were overly paranoid about voter fraud. As a result the judge's ruling, voters would not have to provide a valid form of identification at their polling stations and residency requirements would be relaxed. On Wednesday, however, a U.S. appeals court issued a stay in the case, allowing the "strict" practices to remain in place. A Justice Department statement said that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit issued...
  • Clay Christensen on Religious Freedom (His personal views, not HBS)

    08/06/2016 11:03:42 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Mar 5, 2014 | Clay Christensen
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjntXYDPw44 "If you take away religion, you can't hire enough police." --Clay Chrisensen "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." - John Adams
  • What Kind of Fool am I?

    03/24/2014 7:56:20 PM PDT · by OddLane · 27 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | Mark Steyn
    Ever since I ended my joint representation with National Review and fired my lawyers on Boxing Day, the endlessly reprised refrain has been that "Mark Steyn has a fool for a client". As I wrote here: That's an old English joke, of course. Circa 18th century, I believe, when English life was very lightly lawyered. Whether it applies a quarter-millennium on in a sclerotic dungheap of a system that, as my old boss Conrad Black likes to point out, employs as many lawyers as the rest of the planet combined, who between them invoice ten per cent of GDP is...
  • Exclusive: Trump could seek new law to purge government of Obama appointeesTrump Could Seek New Law

    07/19/2016 7:08:40 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 58 replies
    reuters.com ^ | July 19, 2016
    If he wins the presidency, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would seek to purge the federal government of officials appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama and could ask Congress to pass legislation making it easier to fire public workers, Trump ally, Chris Christie, said on Tuesday. Christie, who is governor of New Jersey and leads Trump's White House transition team, said the campaign was drawing up a list of federal government employees to fire if Trump defeats Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential election. ... Trump's transition advisers fear that Obama may convert these appointees to civil...
  • Trump Opening GOP Convention With Call For Law And Order

    07/18/2016 2:10:05 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 24 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 18 , 2016 | AP And Breitbart.com
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Republicans cast Donald Trump as the right man for turbulent times as they opened their presidential convention Monday against a backdrop of unsettling summer violence and persistent discontent within their own party.
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg intensifies criticism of Trump: 'He is a faker'

    07/12/2016 4:45:51 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 63 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 12, 2016 | Joan Biskupic
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's well-known candor was on display in her chambers late Monday, when she declined to retreat from her earlier criticism of Donald Trump and even elaborated on it. "He is a faker," she said of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, going point by point, as if presenting a legal brief. "He has no consistency about him. He says whatever comes into his head at the moment. He really has an ego. ... How has he gotten away with not turning over his tax returns? The press seems to be very gentle with him on that."...
  • The Law Is Dying because Morality Is Dying

    07/10/2016 1:56:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 10, 2016 | Trevor Thomas
    Tuesday, after FBI director James Comey spent about 15 minutes laying out the legal case against Hillary Clinton and then spent about three minutes declaring that he was going to ignore the evidence and recommend no legal action against Mrs. Clinton, TheBlaze's Matt Walsh declared that "The law is Dead." Walsh wrote: July 5, 2016. 11:15 a.m. One day after America's 240th birthday. When historians conduct their autopsy on Lady Justice, that will be the time of death. That is the precise moment when Justice drew her last labored breath, cursed our ridiculous country and our hopelessly corrupt government, and...
  • The Law is Dying because Morality is Dying

    07/10/2016 6:37:45 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 45 replies
    The Blaze and Ravi Zacharias International Ministeries via Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | The Blaze and Ravi Zacharias International Ministeries via Trevor Grant Thomas
    I don't think Comey's presser heralds the end of law in the U.S., but he surely did put another nail in the coffin. Like the Supreme Court rulings on abortion and marriage, few should be surprised at this outcome. America has been on a long ugly road when it comes to law and justice, reason and logic, morality and truth.