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  • 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 · 29 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.
  • The Law is the Law, Unless You're an Elite

    07/09/2016 5:26:13 PM PDT · by vannrox · 12 replies
    Sprott Money ^ | 7 July 2016 | Nathan McDonald
    July 7, 2016 The title says it all. The law is supposed to be the law. We as everyday citizens are told to live our lives by these laws, to operate within them, and if we step outside of these boundaries created for us, then there will be consequences. Well, that's how we live - but not the elite. The elite lives by another set of laws. Sure, they have a code of conduct among themselves; yet, the laws that you and I live by in many cases simply do not apply to them. We have seen this time...
  • [VANITY] THIS is what AG Lynch SHOULD say in Response to Comey:

    07/06/2016 1:23:05 PM PDT · by Talisker · 14 replies
    July 6, 2016 | Talisker
    Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for attending this press conference on such short notice. I will be brief. Yesterday, the Director of the FBI made quite a remarkable statement, followed by a recommendation to my office concerning his investigation into the use of private, unsecured email servers by the former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. I would remind everyone that Mr. Comey does not have the authority to prosecute Mrs. Clinton. Only my office has that authority. Only I make that decision. And, as I mentioned over a week ago, I agreed to accept his recommendation. What few realize, however,...
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro on Hannity – Comey Has ‘ Destroyed Reputation ‘ of FBI

    07/06/2016 5:41:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 50 replies
    Hannity via Youtube ^ | 07/05/16 | Ben King
    7/5/16 - Judge Jeanine Pirro on Hannity - Comey Has ' Destroyed Reputation ' of FBIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAajnXYUi-U        
  • In Clinton Case, Obama Administration Nullifies 6 Criminal Laws

    07/06/2016 2:01:38 AM PDT · by vannrox · 39 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 5JUL16 | Tyler Durden
    When the Obama Administration, on July 5th, ruled that in regard to Hillary Clinton’s privatized email system while she was Secretary of State, "Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case” to a grand jury, because “We cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges,” they ignored the following six U.S. criminal laws, each of which undeniably describes very well what she did: 18 U.S. Code § 2232 — Destruction or removal of property to prevent seizure(a) Destruction or Removal of Property To Prevent SeizureWhoever, before, during, or after any search for or seizure of property by...
  • Four Times the Declaration of Independence Mentions God, and Why It Matters

    07/04/2016 3:03:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 3, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Many historians call the Founding Fathers "Deists," and many of them were not true Christians -- after all, Thomas Jefferson tore all the miracles out of the Gospels! But judging by the Declaration of Independence, our Founders were more religious than many think: our founding document mentions God no less than four times.This is not to say America was founded as an explicitly Christian nation -- the federal government has never had an established religion. But the Jewish and Christian understandings of God deeply influenced the founding generation, and that influence radiates from the Declaration of Independence.Here are the four...
  • Johnny Manziel Lawyer Accidentally Sends Text To AP, Doubts Manziel Can Stay Clean - Plea Deal

    06/24/2016 4:34:41 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies
    BI/AP ^ | 3-24-2016 | Schuyler Dixon
    Schuyler Dixon June 24, 2016 DALLAS (AP) - An attorney handling Johnny Manziel's domestic violence case expressed doubts about the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback's ability to stay clean and said he was given a receipt that shows Manziel may have spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia store just 15 hours after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash, according to a lengthy text message accidentally sent to The Associated Press. Defense attorney Bob Hinton's text indicated Manziel's legal team was seeking a plea deal with prosecutors, but suggested that could be tricky. "Heaven help us if one of the...
  • Magna Carta was signed on June 15, 1215: history, quotes, and Monty Python's explanation

    06/15/2016 12:43:32 PM PDT · by harpygoddess · 36 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 06/15/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    The Magna Carta, the basis of the thesis that leaders are not above the law, the beginning of the path from absolute monarchy to the rule of law, and an important foundation of our Anglo-Saxon liberties, was signed on June 15, 1215.
  • Dismemberment abortion ban takes effect in West Virginia

    06/05/2016 12:48:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | June 2, 2016 | Danny David
    On Sunday, West Virginia’s Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act officially took effect. The law, which bans D&E abortions, passed in February but was vetoed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. As Live Action News’ Calvin Freiburger reported, less than 24 hours later, West Virginia’s House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to override the veto. According to NRL News, the ban on dismemberment abortions was supported by 100% of West Virginia’s women senators and 83% of women delegates. The ban received extensive bipartisan support, and State Sen. Ryan Ferns argues that the ban is just common sense legislation. “We’re talking about ripping...
  • House investigation: Planned Parenthood broke federal law in fetal body parts trafficking

    06/01/2016 10:05:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/1/16 | Bradford Richardson
    The House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives is calling for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate whether several Planned Parenthood abortion clinics violated federal privacy law. The Panel released new evidence Wednesday purportedly showing abortion clinics disclosing confidential medical information about patients in order to facilitate the sale of fetal body parts to procurement firm StemExpress. Panel Chairwoman Marsha Blackburn sent a letter to HHS on Wednesday asking the agency to review the evidence and determine whether the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act was violated. “The key to understanding the HIPAA and consent violations that
  • Not All The Bad Guys Are Behind Bars

    05/29/2016 8:19:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/29/16 | Dave Merrick
    If the founders could see the leader we have, and how vulnerable to collapse we are at present, they would weep A while back I was invited to tour a newly opened maximum-security prison. My host, an upper echelon officer of the state’s Department of Corrections, drove me to the big gate at the multi-facility prison grounds. Along the way were a half-dozen subsequent checkpoints with mirrored, bulletproof windows that housed the vaguely-silhouetted guards who monitored dozens of cameras. At the huge, brick and concrete ‘New Max’, we walked among twenty-foot-high cyclone and barbed-wire walls topped with concertina wire. The...
  • Scalia School of Law

    05/18/2016 4:43:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    George Mason University School of Law has just been renamed the Antonin Scalia School of Law in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Accompanying the name change was a receipt of a $30 million gift: $10 million from the Charles Koch Foundation and $20 million from an anonymous donor. The combination of the names of Scalia and Koch has led to a number of George Mason University faculty getting their panties in a bunch -- and understandably so. Let's look at it. Justice Antonin Scalia had a reputation on the court and in his written opinions as...
  • Scalia School Of Law

    05/17/2016 4:41:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 17,2016 | Walter Williams
    George Mason University School of Law has just been renamed the Antonin Scalia School of Law in honor of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Accompanying the name change was a receipt of a $30 million gift: $10 million from the Charles Koch Foundation and $20 million from an anonymous donor. The combination of the names of Scalia and Koch has led to a number of George Mason University faculty getting their panties in a bunch — and understandably so. Let's look at it.
  • Justice and Mercy Are Alike for God

    05/11/2016 8:35:53 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-10-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Justice and Mercy Are Alike for God Msgr. Charles Pope • May 10, 2016 • I recently prepared a talk to present to a group of lawyers on the relationship between justice and mercy. The following is a summary of the basic points: I. Distinctions – From our perspective as humans, we tend to distinguish sharply between justice and mercy.For us, justice is the rendering to each person what is due to him or her. There is a kind of “You did it, you get it” mentality (whether praise or rebuke, reward or punishment). For us, justice is about...
  • N.C. House: We’re Not Going to Get Bullied by the Obama Administration

    05/07/2016 11:45:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    deneenborelli.com ^ | 5/7/16 | Tom Borelli
    The Justice Department determined that North Carolina’s bathroom policy -using the bathroom that matches your biological sex- is in violation of federal civil rights law. Reports speculate the feds might try to restrict funding to North Carolina or pursue legal action if they don’t change the policy, though the Justice Department hasn’t commented either way. North Carolina State House Speaker Tim Moore has made it clear, he will not be intimidated.
  • Cop LOSES It on Truck Driver! Then THIS Happens!

    04/08/2016 10:37:49 AM PDT · by patlin · 45 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 23, 2016 | ppsimmons
    No article, just video of an officer having a bad day & how a cool head and a dash cam can help an officer in need of compassion, turn his bad day into a good one!
  • Survey of NYCPD officers shows New York City is in trouble. How much different is it in your city?

    04/06/2016 9:24:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/6/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    New York City’s cops say the town is in trouble – big trouble. The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association of the City of New York commissioned a survey of 6000 of its members and their opinions are sharply at odds with the rosy picture being projected by Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio. In part its findings were, “The overall survey results show that members believe the relationship with the public and elected officials has worsened in the past few years, with a lack of support and respect for police officers the top reason cited. Members also expressed they personally feel 'less safe'...
  • Donald Trump’s Abortion Answer Wasn’t Wrong, the Question Was

    04/06/2016 9:18:27 AM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | April 6th, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    Donald Trump was correct when he said a woman who had an outlawed abortion would likely be punished. However, the most likely way of ending abortions would be through regulation of those providing medical treatment. Chris Matthews question implied that abortion would become a criminal offense. In that case the woman as a participant in the “crime” would be subject to prosecution probably as an accessory, an accomplice or a “co-conspirator”. The courts might not allow prosecution unless the woman was potentially subject to prosecution. In such a legal environment prosecutors might use the offering of immunity from prosecution to...
  • PayPal cancels North Carolina expansion after new state law defies gay movement

    04/06/2016 7:35:39 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/06/16 | Dan Calabrese
    It is happening again. They've got it down to a science and it works every time, so why should they stop? As much as you’re paying attention to what actually happened - PayPal hops on the corporate self-righteousness/pandering bandwagon by welching on a commitment it made to expand in the state mere weeks ago - pay attention to how USA Today approaches the story, particularly the words it uses: PayPal is canceling its planned North Carolina expansion due to the state’s new anti-gay law, just two weeks after making the initial announcement.
  • North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper won’t defend transgender law in court

    03/29/2016 5:03:50 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Fox 8 ^ | 3/29/16
    Attorney General Roy Cooper, who is challenging Gov. Pat McCrory for governor, spoke out against House Bill 2 Tuesday morning during a press conference. Cooper said his office, "will not defend the constitutionality of the discrimination in House Bill 2." McCrory signed the bill, called the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act, last Wednesday after it was passed by the North Carolina Senate. The law was in response to Charlotte's nondiscrimination ordinance that allowed transgender individuals to use public bathrooms of the sex with which they identify.
  • Poll: 10% of American Muslims think Islam should be main source of American law

    03/24/2016 6:53:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/24/2016 | Sierra Rayne
    A new poll by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding shows that 10% of American Muslims think their religion should be the main source of American law. Another 27% of American Muslims believe that their religion should be a source of American law but not the only source. Only 55% of American Muslims said their religion should not be a source of American law. The poll's results show that at least 37% – and possibly as high as 45% – of American Muslims believe that their religion should be either the main source or a contributing source of...
  • Girl, six, to be LEGALLY torn away from her loving foster parents of five years because ...

    03/21/2016 3:18:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | March 20, 2016 | Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Complete Headline: Girl, six, to be LEGALLY torn away from her loving foster parents of five years because she is '1.5 per cent Native American' and the family is white Lexi, a six-year-old with one-and-a-half per cent Choctaw Native American blood, is about to be ripped away from the only home she's ever known Summer and Rusty Page, Lexi's foster parents, are not Native American Due to the 'Indian Child Welfare Act', Lexi can only live with other Native American families Summer and Rusty from Santa Clara, California, have been fighting for two years to adopt the child Now a...
  • Justices will hear Samsung-Apple patent dispute

    03/21/2016 2:49:16 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    The Sacramento Bee (AP) ^ | March 21, 2016
    The Associated Press — The Supreme Court has agreed to referee a pricy patent dispute between Samsung and Apple. The justices said Monday they will review a $399 million judgment against South Korea-based Samsung for illegally copying patented aspects of the look of Apple's iPhone. Apple, based in Cupertino, California, and Samsung are the top two manufacturers of increasingly ubiquitous smartphones. The two companies have been embroiled in patent fights for years. The justices will decide whether a court can order Samsung to pay Apple every penny it made from the phones at issue, even though the disputed features are...
  • Political Violence (and Trump)

    03/14/2016 11:39:21 AM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Chuck Klein Author.com ^ | 13 Mar 16 | Churck Klein
    Subject: Political Violence During some Trump political rallies there have been protesters who disrupted a lawful meeting and were then physically attacked. Surely the attendees were overwhelmingly Republicans, duh, and thus the protesters must be . . . Democrats, double duh. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking: it’s the Republican attendees who committed the acts of violence against the protesters. Sorry, it’s well established in law that one can’t utter fighting words or egg another on (create the situation) and then claim innocence or self-defense when there’s retaliation. The Democrat elitist class is showing its true colors – they are...
  • Obama Changes Law: Allows Immigrants with Blistering STDs and Leprosy into US

    02/23/2016 11:04:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/23/16 | Jim Hoft
    President Obama changes the law and now admits immigrants with lesions, blistering STD’s and leprosy into America. UNREAL!In his first year in office, President Obama lifted an entry ban on foreigners with HIV.Most U.S. cases of leprosy occur in people who traveled to the United States from areas of the world where the bacterial infection is endemic.It’s not clear how this new rule benefits Americans.The Washington Examiner reported: The administration has decided to let immigrants with three sexually transmitted diseases known for causing sores or lesions on genitalia to enter the United States, an expansion of a previous decision to...
  • State Officials Lose Official Representation in Flint Water Lawsuit

    02/19/2016 11:24:57 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/18/2016 | Jack Spencer
    Attorney General Bill Schuette wants to withdraw as legal counsel for seven former or current Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials concerning legal matters surrounding the Flint water crisis. Schuette, on Thursday, filed a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to withdraw as legal representative of the officials, including former MDEQ Director Dan Wyant. The motion would separate the legal representation of Gov. Rick Snyder and the MDEQ (as a government agency) from that of individuals who have been named in a lawsuit filed concerning the crisis. Wyant resigned on Dec. 29. Six other...
  • Cruz's proposal to end lifetime tenure for justices likely to get scrutiny after Scalia's death

    02/19/2016 1:39:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | February 13, 2016 | Elizabeth Koh
    WASHINGTON-Ted Cruz has long proposed, as part of his presidential campaign,ending lifetime tenure for all Supreme Court justices.Cruz proposed a constitutional amendment last June after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act and legalize same-sex marriage nationwide,saying the court had become a source of "judicial tyranny."Such ideas are likely to become a prominent part of the presidential campaign now that Justice Antonin Scalia has died,leaving a vacancy on the court during an election year."The court's hubris and thirst for power have reached unprecedented levels," wrote Cruz in the National Review[June 26, 2015], quoting Scalia multiple times. "And...
  • Harvard Law students occupy a school building

    02/17/2016 3:27:18 PM PST · by BronzePencil · 88 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 2/17/2016 | Amanda Hoover
    A group of Harvard Law students have occupied one of the school’s halls, saying there is no space for marginalized students and staff on campus. The occupation, which began Monday night, is an effort to create such an environment, according to a statement from the students. The group, which calls itself Reclaim Harvard Law, took to the lounge in Wasserstein Hall around 8 p.m., renaming the spot “Belinda Hall”—a nod to a former slave of the law school’s donors. Around 20 students spent the night in the lounge Monday after toting along air mattresses, blankets, and suitcases, The Crimson reported....
  • Vanity: Question: Is the Senate in session now?

    02/16/2016 4:26:06 PM PST · by John S Mosby · 19 replies
    2/16/2016 | Vanity
    What actions have been taken to prevent any fast and loose footwork? Question posed to all-- especially those with contacts... like w/ McConnell. Newt Gingrich can tell them how to do this in perpetuity until January 20, 2017. Somebody answer how to find this out, and result, and then... admin. please remove. Thank You.
  • Louisiana Judge Stops Pro-Life Law That Could Close Abortion Clinics Injuring Women

    02/10/2016 7:31:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | February 10, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    A Louisiana judge sided with abortion advocates Wednesday and ruled against a state law that would ensure abortion clinics are meeting basic health and safety requirements. Baton Rouge District Judge John deGravelles blocked the law from taking effect and declared it “unconstitutional” in a Tuesday ruling, ABC News reports. The pro-life law would protect women by ensuring that abortionists have admitting privileges at a local hospital, that informed consent protections apply to all abortions, and that facilities that perform more than five abortions maintain proper licensing. Attorneys for the state immediately asked Judge John deGravelles to stay Wednesday’s order while...
  • 'Transparency Law' passes first reading

    02/08/2016 3:44:28 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/2/16 | Ben Ariel
    The Knesset on Monday night approved the first reading of the so-called “Transparency Law”, initiated by Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked. The bill would require Israeli NGOs who receive more than half of their funds from foreign states to disclose their sources of funding and identify themselves as "foreign agents" when lobbying MKs. 50 MKs voted in favor of the bill and 43 voted against. The bill has been criticized due to the fact that it will only affect left-wing organizations, who receive funding from European countries and the United States, as opposed to right-wing groups who are more likely to...
  • 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,...