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  • Historic German Trial Against IS Suspect

    09/17/2014 8:20:59 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 1 replies
    Rudaw ^ | yesterday at 02:39 | Deniz Serinci
    Pro-ISIS protesters in Germany. Photo: Veooz. COPENHAGEN, Denmark – A German national accused of fighting for the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) in Syria is on trial in Germany, in the first case of its kind. Kreshnik Berisha, a German-born 20-year-old whose parents are originally from Kosovo, faces a prison term of up to 10 years if found guilty. Prosecutor Horst Salzmann wrote in a press release that Berisha “wanted to create a theocracy under Shariah law. He took the oath. He was ready to die for his goals.”  Salzmann said that Berisha traveled to Syria via Turkey in July 2013...
  • Legalized Highway Robbery How the Government can Seize the Property of Innocent Americans

    09/16/2014 2:07:00 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 23 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 9-15-14 | Cara Sullivan
    Last week, The Washington Post published Stop and Seize, a three-part series chronicling the governments seizure of hundreds of millions of dollars in cash from Americans not charged with a crime. Asset forfeiture laws are designed to protect the public and deter crime by taking property gained through criminal activity. However, criminals are not the only ones who have their property confiscated. According to The Washington Post, since 2001, police have seized $2.5 billion in cash from people who were never charged with a crime. Law enforcement must retain their ability to prevent criminals from bearing the fruits of criminal...
  • When Politics Drives Law Enforcement

    09/12/2014 5:09:39 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 14 replies
    NRO ^ | Sept 12/2014 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    One of the biggest threats to a civilized, free society occurs when prosecutors abuse their power and allow politics to drive their administration of the criminal-justice system. Two recent examples show how liberal, partisan prosecutors misused their authority and politicized justice.
  • US is adopting official religion on homosexuality that is reminiscent of sharia

    09/10/2014 7:41:18 PM PDT · by Rashputin · 26 replies
    CatholicCulture.org ^ | September 10, 2014 | Catholic World News
    Cardinal George: US is adopting official religion on homosexuality that is reminiscent of sharia Catholic World News - September 10, 2014 In an archdiocesan newspaper column, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago said that American law has taken upon itself the mantle of a religion and officially told its citizens what they must personally think or what values they must personalize in order to deserve to be part of the country. He writes: Since the biblical vision of what it means to be human tells us that not every friendship or love can be expressed in sexual relations, the Churchs teaching...
  • IRS Commissioner: We Follow the Law Wherever We Can

    09/10/2014 5:02:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 9/10/14 | Curtis Kalin
    In responding to a question from the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said he and his department follow the law wherever we can. (Video) House Ways and Means Committee Chair Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) asked Koskinen Will you be following the law, in collecting money for a certain type of healthcare subsidy. After Koskinen ducked the question, Brady asked again. Koskinen then admitted: Yes, wherever we can, we follow the law. A discouraged Brady chuckled while admonishing the commissioner saying, I encourage you to follow the law in all instances. Im sure
  • An 'LBJ law' for Kentucky?

    09/09/2014 4:55:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2014 | Jeff Jacoby
    "My policy on cake," the ebullient Tory mayor of London, Boris Johnson, once remarked, "is pro having it and pro eating it." Rand Paul, the Kentucky senator and potential GOP presidential aspirant, has hopes of embracing a similar policy on running for office. Kentuckians, to their credit, aren't buying it. Paul was elected to the US Senate in 2010, and he has said clearly that he intends to run for reelection in 2016. But almost from the moment he took office, he has also shown every sign of wanting to run for president in 2016. And that poses a problem:...
  • Excerpts from Judge Feldman's Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage

    09/04/2014 3:33:57 AM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 7 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 4 September 2014 | Matthew Olson
    Here are six excerpts from Judge Martin L. C. Feldman's landmark ruling against same-sex civil marriage in Robicheaux, et al. v. Caldwell. "The Court first takes up the most hefty constitutional issue: Equal Protection. The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution commands that no state shall 'deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.' ... 'The Equal Protection Clause...essentially directs that all persons similarly situated be treated alike.' [Stoneburner v. Sec'y of the Army] However, 'if a law neither burdens a fundamental right nor targets a suspect class,' the Supreme Court has held, 'the legislative classification...
  • Mowdown in Motown

    09/01/2014 5:19:03 AM PDT · by Makana · 1 replies
    Wall STreet Journal ^ | August 31, 2014 | Review and Outlook
    Federal Judge Steven Rhodes will begin hearings Tuesday to determine whether Detroit's readjustment plan fulfills the legal and fiscal requirements to exit Chapter 9 bankruptcy. The trial may provide investors a lesson, instructive but painful, in how politics can override law in municipal bankruptcies. Since declaring bankruptcy in July 2013, Detroit has cut deals with nearly all of its major creditors. Workers, retirees and most bondholders this summer voted to accept the plan. Yet Judge Rhodes must still validate that the plan is "fair and equitable" and was proposed in good faith, among other standards of Chapter 9.
  • Muslim groups demand mandatory retraining of all federal, state, local law enforcement officials

    08/27/2014 8:43:30 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 16 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/27/14 | Robert Spencer
    They got the FBI and other federal agencies in 2011 to remove all mention of Islam and jihad in connection with terrorism from counter-terror training materials, and to fire counter-terror trainers (including me) who spoke the truth about how Islamic jihadists used the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and make recruits. Now, flush with that victory, theyre moving in for the kill: any law enforcement official who may have heard the truth must be reeducated. Chairman Mao would be dead chuffed, but the fact is that even if Obama accepts and implements this demand, and he probably...
  • Holder prepares his army of lawyers

    08/25/2014 9:36:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/14 | Rolf Yungclas
    Well see how bad things have to get before the reality of events in the Middle East overtake President Obamas fantasy world While President Obama has begun to talk tough about ISIS, and on Wednesday said we will continue to confront this hateful terrorism and replace it with a sense of hope and civility, he gave no indication there was any kind of clear strategy that was being developed by his administration. Taking a few minutes to express his outrage at Foleys beheading he headed off to another day of playing golf. Yet as greater military involvement by America looks...
  • Texas cops defend pulling over mother of four at gunpoint

    08/25/2014 6:37:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 141 replies
    Police in Texas have admitted they were wrong to draw their guns on a mother of four when they pulled over the family car early this month, but they won't apologize. Kametra Barbour was told to exit her vehicle and she was handcuffed at gunpoint as her children watched from the backseat, dashcam footage shows. The police only lowered their weapons after her six-year-old son got out of the car with his hands up, asking the officers, "Are we going to jail?" A child is heard crying and screaming on the footage, as an officer tells her, "Stop crying. It's...
  • The American Exceptionalism Dictionary

    08/23/2014 6:22:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2014 | Steve Deace
    “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”-The Princess BrideWe are now reaping a bitter generational harvest in America, sown into the ground because we have permitted: Marxists almost unchecked dominance of the influential platforms of pop culture and the classroom. Too many of our churches to retreat into some “comfortably numb” seeker-friendly Xanadu, where they building suburban palaces instead of culture. The Republican Party to be taken over by a feckless political class either unwilling or incapable of defending and advancing our principles. One of the most rotten fruits of this...
  • 'Dating Naked' contestant sues for $10 million after blur failed

    08/22/2014 12:05:10 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 115 replies
    MSN ^ | 08/22/2014 | Jason Hughes
    <p>According to the suit, Nizewitz signed on to the show before it had a name. She claims she was advised of the nudity, but was assured that all frontal and genital nudity would be blurred. During one brief moment, though, during a "wrestling takedown" of her date, her crotch was allegedly flashed on the screen without blurring.</p>
  • Congress Proposes Law Banning Body Armor In The Land Of The Free

    08/21/2014 8:00:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 50 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 8/21/14 | tyler durden
    Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, By the late 1920s, Joseph Stalin became the unchallenged leader of the Soviet Union after having eliminated his opposition. He topped it off in 1929 by serving a decisive blow to anyone that would dare to oppose him by outlawing private gun ownership in the country. From that year on until 1953 when Stalin died, its estimated that more than 20 million Soviet citizens that were seen as a threat to the countrys leadership. People were rounded up and either murdered outright, or sent to infamous gulag labor camps. Stalin is an...
  • The Constitution Lives in Ferguson - Michael Brown, James Foley, and the rule of law

    08/21/2014 4:45:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 21, 2014 | Jeffery Lord
    The Constitution lives. Even as the news is brutal it instructs for those willing to pay attention. American journalist James Foley has been beheaded by ISIS. And an American teenager named Michael Brown was shot dead by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer named Darren Wilson. In the case of Michael Brown, Ferguson, Missouri remains in an uproar. The town is awash in protesters, both from Ferguson and outsiders. There has been a steady diet of rioting and looting. The President of the United States is involved. The Attorney General of the United States is involved, going to Ferguson personally...
  • Rule Of Law vs. Rule Of Man (Larry Schweikart - A Patriot's History of the US)

    08/19/2014 4:24:05 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 14 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | August 19, 2014 | You Tube
    Video: Beck invited historians David Barton and Larry Schweikart on the program to analyze what America can learn from tumultuous periods of history, and the two repeatedly warned that America is starting to view people as groups, rather than individuals, and doing so has been extremely destructive throughout history. Thats where France was [in the 18th century] and thats why they went through so many revolutions so quickly, Barton explained. Whoever won the first revolution, that was the enemy for the second revolution. The second group came in and said, Theyre not of our group, weve got to get...
  • Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving (Chicago)

    08/07/2014 5:20:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Streetlight McCarthy: Concealed Carry Same As Drunken Driving The expert in carrying a firearm while intoxicated speaks: This is what I said from Day One: More guns is not the solution to gun violence. Thats akin to saying everybody should drive drunk to stop drunken driving. It doesnt work that way. So what's giving Chicago Police Supt. McCarthy flashbacks? Something he thinks will be an excuse to restrict Concealed Carry in Illinois. After Wednesdays meeting at Kennedy-King, McCarthy also disclosed that one of the men shot this week at a North Side nightclub had one of...
  • Abortion Clinic Caught Dumping Bodies of Aborted Babies in Trash Sues to Stop Pro-Life Law

    08/06/2014 5:43:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | Cheryl Sullenger
    Texas abortion businesses that are in court this week challenging the constitutionality of a regulation that requires abortion facilities to meet Ambulatory Surgical Center standards, are complaining loudly about the hurdles they face in acquiring new offices that comply with the higher medical safety standards. Abortion mills are so used to setting up in whatever run-down building that will lease to them that now that they have to act like a legitimate medical facility, they simply cannot do it, said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. Its almost scandalous that they have been allowed to operate so far below safety...
  • Watch Two DREAMers Who Confront Rep. Steve King Get A Timely Lesson on Immigration Law

    08/05/2014 12:47:18 PM PDT · by safetysign · 48 replies
    IJReview ^ | 08/05/2014 | SooperMexican
    Immigrants Erika Andiola & Cesar Vargas recently approached Representative Steve King at a fundraiser in Iowa and criticized him for pushing a law that would take away their Dream Act status. Instead of shrinking away, Rep. King patiently explained his point of view on why people shouldnt advocate for lawlessness when our laws are a feature of American prosperity that they enjoy, but dont respect. His key comment: Do you want to live in a country that respects the rule of law, or dont you? The confrontation could have gotten ugly very quickly, but Rep. King stuck to his guns...
  • Court Rules in Favor of Ground Zero Cross, Rejects Atheists' Appeal

    07/29/2014 5:04:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    The Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the 17-foot cross beam salvaged from the wreckage of Twin Towers will remain in the National 9/11 Museum, despite the very best efforts of American Atheists Inc. In American Atheists v. Port Authority of New Jersey and New York the group asserted that the artifact's positioning in the museum towered "over any other symbols in the vicinity, expressing Christian primacy." It charged that the Latin cross's dominance violated the First Amendment Establishment Clause and the 14th Amendment Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution. The judges found, however, that the...
  • Obama: A Country Without Rule of Law 'Will Not Succeed'

    07/28/2014 8:10:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7/28/14 | Charlie Spiering
    During a town hall meeting at a summit with the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, President Obama explained to a young African student that to succeed, a burgeoning country required a system of laws. He explained: Regardless of the resources a country possesses, regardless of how talented the people are, if you do not have a basic system of rule of law, of respect for civil rights and human rights, if you do not give people a credible, legitimate way to work through the political process to express their aspirations, if you don't respect basic freedom of speech and...
  • Study: Law banning cell phones while driving doesnt reduce accident rate

    07/26/2014 11:43:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/25/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Most Americans admit to being fry-dipping, cell-phone-gossiping, mascara-applying distracted drivers. A 2011 poll, reported in USA Today, showed 86 percent of us eat or drink in the car, more than half talk on the phone, and about 40 percent admit to the offenses of setting the GPS or texting. Many Americans, even in a state as conservative as Texas, want to be saved from their bad behavior by a ban on cell phone use in the car. But are they really saving themselves? Though the laws are largely noncontroversial, they’re also hard to enforce, and increasingly look ineffective, according...
  • Most Migrant Children Entering U.S. Are Now With Relatives, Data Show

    07/26/2014 1:35:20 AM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | JULY 25, 2014 | JENNIFER MEDINA
    Officials have said that more than half of all children initially placed in shelters have gone on to be reunited with at least one parent already living in the United States, and 85 percent of all children have been placed with a close family member.
  • The Border Invasion - Fast & Furious in reverse

    07/19/2014 12:36:04 PM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 4 replies
    I haven't seen this connection yet, but it seems to me that the current border invasion is Fast and Furious in reverse. At least in political terms. Has there ever been an administration that foments international tensions in pursuit of its domestic agenda? In Fast and Furious guns were run to Mexico with the assumption that these guns would come back to kill Americans. Then the Left would call for more legislation to control weapons in the USA and restrict 2nd Amendment rights. Children were killed in Mexico with these guns as was one of our border agents, Brian Terry....
  • Human rights court: Europe cannot be forced to redefine marriage

    07/18/2014 11:17:17 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com ^ | July 18, 2014 | Adelaide Mena
    Strasbourg, France, Jul 18, 2014 / 02:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the refusal to recognize same-sex marriages does not violate the European Convention on Human Rights. In a July 16 ruling, the human rights court explained that while some Contracting States have extended marriage to same-sex partners, European laws establishing the right of men and women to freely marry cannot be construed as imposing an obligation on the Contracting States to grant access to marriage to same-sex couples. The applicant to the high European human rights court brought his petition after Finland refused...
  • Universities to host National Gay Blood Drive

    07/11/2014 9:48:10 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 46 replies
    The Campus Caller ^ | 7-11-14 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    Men who have sex with other men have been banned from donating blood by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration since 1977. According to the CDC, gay and bisexual men accounted for 63 percent of new HIV infections in 2010. Universities across the country are hosting a National Gay Blood Drive today to encourage the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to change its current policies which prevent gay men from donating blood. According to the FDAs website, men who have sex with other men (MSM) have an increased risk for HIV, hepatitis B and other types of infections that can...
  • Guns, Bathrooms, and Legal Consequences

    06/27/2014 5:47:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the most legally dangerous places to carry a handgun is in the bathroom. It may not be as legally dangerous as an airport, but it ranks high on the list for the same reason: it creates an environment where it is easy to make a legally dangerous mistake. A church going lady in Wisconsin found this out in March. She will recover from the error, but it has already cost her significant time, money, and stress. From jsonline.com: Susan Hitchler, 66, was charged in April with negligent handling of a weapon, a misdemeanor. The complaint indicated that...
  • Hillary vs. Walker: Due Process Only Applies If Youre A Liberal

    06/22/2014 3:49:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6-20-14 | David Harsanyi
    Child rapists deserve due process. Conservatives governors, not so much. Two unfolding stories offer us a revealing glimpse into the extraordinarily malleable morality of the left. There is the case of Hillary Clintons 1975 defense of a child rapist in Arkansas. As you know, defending your client to the best of your ability is what the law demands. And the law is the law. Then there is the case of governor Wisconsin Scott Walker, someone who, though he has never been close to being found guilty (or even formally charged) of any crime, is guilty of wrongdoing by the mere...
  • What Trey Gowdy Just Did Could Be A Defining Moment For America, I Was Stunned At 2:24 (VIDEO)

    06/19/2014 2:06:09 PM PDT · by blueyon · 56 replies
    The Conservative Post ^ | 6/18/14 | Becky Bailey
    Trey Gowdy had a defining moment when he had to explain to Congress and Barack Obama exactly what their job titles are supposed to be. Trey Gowdy lead the charge in passing a bill that directs Obama to follow the laws ....
  • The Case for Obama's Impeachment

    06/09/2014 9:38:30 AM PDT · by Taxman · 135 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | 06/09/14 | Bob Livingston
    There is clear and convincing evidence that President Barack Obama has on numerous occasions willfully committed treason and high crimes and misdemeanors and should be removed from office. The crimes that led to the impeachment of both Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton and the resignation of Richard Nixon pale in comparison to Obamas. Johnsons crimes were purely political. He favored a policy of benevolent reconciliation with the Southern States following the Civil War. He issued a series of proclamations that directed the Southern States to hold conventions and elections to reform their governments; he attempted to veto a number of...
  • The law that Obama violated in releasing 5 terrorists from Gitmo in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl

    06/06/2014 11:56:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Cofda Wordpress ^ | 6/03/14 | StMA
    **SNIP** So which federal law had Obama violated? Section 1028 of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) prohibits any funds to be used “to transfer any individual detained at Guantanamo to the custody or control of any other foreign country” unless the secretary of defense certifies to Congress, “not later than 30 days before the transfer,” that the receiving country will detain the individual appropriately and “has taken or agreed to take such actions as the Secretary of Defense determines are necessary to ensure that the individual cannot engage or re-engage in any terrorist activity.” As reported by Elizabeth...
  • Now application 'inconsistencies' vex health law (over 2 million who signed up for Husseincare)

    06/04/2014 3:29:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    MSN ^ | 6/04/14 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A huge new paperwork headache for the government could also be jeopardizing coverage for some of the millions of people who just got health insurance under President Barack Obama's law. A government document provided to The Associated Press indicates that at least 2 million people enrolled for taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance have data discrepancies in their applications that, if unresolved, could affect what they pay for coverage, or even their legal right to benefits. The final number affected could well be higher. According to the administration the 2 million figure reflects only consumers who signed up through...
  • BREVARD JUDGE JOHN MURPHY: Ill Just Beat Your Ass [Judge Punches Attorney]

    06/03/2014 9:35:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    If You Want To Fight, Lets Go Out Back and Ill Just Beat Your Ass BREVARD COUNTY VIERA, FLORIDA Judge John Murphy and Bevard County public defender Andrew Weinstock exchanged heated words during court today in which Murphy allegedly pressured Weinstock to get his client to waive his right to a speedy trial.
  • Obama circumvents laws with signing statements, a tool he promised to use lightly.

    06/03/2014 7:27:09 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 6-3-14 | Karen Tumulty
    Back when Barack Obama was a presidential candidate who boasted his background as a professor of constitutional law, he frequently criticized President George W. Bush for what Obama said was a clear abuse of executive power. As president, Obama is being accused of doing the same, albeit not as frequently. The issue at hand is his use of signing statements, official pronouncements in which a president offers his interpretation of legislation that he is signing and in the modern era, sometimes announces that he feels free to disregard it. While Obama has not issued as many signing statements as...
  • CNN Reporter to Carney: Does Obama Feel as Though Hes Above the Law?

    06/02/2014 3:05:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 6/2/14 | Evan McMurry
    After questions about the legality of the White House sidestepping a law requiring Congress be given thirty day approval notice for a prisoner swap, CNN chief Washington correspondent Joe Johns asked outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney if President Barack Obama feel[s] as though, on this issue and this kind of issue, hes above the law. Absolutely not, Carney replied. We have repeatedly noted concerns with this requirement. In signing statements, [Obama] has consistently made clear that the executive branch must have the flexibility to act swiftly in conducting negotiations with foreign countries regarding the circumstances of detainee transfers...
  • Senators: Obama Broke the Law by Releasing Taliban Dream Team

    06/02/2014 11:53:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 6/2/14 | adam kredo
    Leading lawmakers on Monday called for an immediate investigation into the Obama administrations controversial decision to release from prison five top Taliban leaders in exchange for an American prisoner that some troops have dubbed a traitor. Sen. Lindsay Graham (R., S.C.), in a letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee, requested that an immediate hearing be organized to examine if the Obama administration broke any laws by unilaterally releasing five top Taliban leaders in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years in captivity. Graham and other key lawmakers charge that the White House has jeopardized U.S. national...
  • Bondi: Gay Marriage Would Cause Harm [Florida AG Defends Florida Constitution]

    06/02/2014 3:30:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 5/30/14
    The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would disrupt existing marriage laws and "impose significant public harm." Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state in federal court in March. The lawsuit argues Florida is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal. Attorney General Pam Bondi, a Republican who was named in the lawsuit along with fellow GOP Gov. Rick Scott and other state officials, earlier this month filed a lengthy response that asks a federal...
  • House Intel Chair Mike Rogers: Obama Violated the Law with Bergdahl Deal

    06/01/2014 10:35:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/1/14 | staff
    On Sundays State of the Union on CNN, House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) explained to moderator Candy Crowley why the Obama administrations deal to secure American prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahls release for five Guantanamo detainees was a bad deal and broke law. According to Rogers, this sends the wrong message to terrorists around the world. [W]e have other means to use, and remember, they came to Congress about a year ago and we're thinking about doing these negotiations. And by the way, they didn't get a very warm reception from either party in the national security...
  • At Hening's Laws of Virginia 12:531, a 1787 statute:

    05/07/2014 7:24:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Clayton Cramer ^ | 6 May, 2014 | Clayton Cramer
    Yes, execution for kidnapping and selling free persons as slaves.
  • Driver sues boy she struck and killed

    04/27/2014 12:57:33 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    News.com.au ^ | April 27, 2014
    A woman who hit three teenage boys on bikes while driving, killing one and injuring the other two, is suing the dead teen for the emotional trauma she suffered. Mother-of-three Sharlene Simon, 42, is also suing the other two boys and the dead boys family for $1.35 million in damages due to her psychological suffering, including depression, anxiety, irritability and post-traumatic stress.
  • Obama plans clemency for hundreds of drug offenders

    04/21/2014 8:55:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    yahoo ^ | 4/21/14 | Liz Goodwin
    ....Thousands and thousands of people like [the woman described above].are serving punishingly long sentences in federal prison based on draconian policies that were a relic of the "tough on crime" antidrug laws of the '80s and '90s. Thirty years after skyrocketing urban violence and drug use sparked politicians to impose longer and longer sentences for drug crimes, America now incarcerates a higher rate of its population than any other country in the world. This dubious record has finally provoked a bipartisan backlash against such stiff penalties. The old laws are slowly being repealed. Now, in his final years in office,...
  • Florida Supreme Court Denies Law License to Illegal Alien

    04/16/2014 8:31:32 PM PDT · by montag813 · 28 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-16-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right News Advocates for illegal aliens were stunned this week as the Florida Supreme Court barredan illegal alien from joining the Florida bar to practice law. The La Raza lobby was especially stunned after the California Supreme Court, just months ago, did the exact opposite, as we noted at the time,admitting all qualified applicants as attorneys, including an applicant who is not lawfully present in the United States illegal aliens. And they were convinced this was a wave that would sweep other states, as in-state tuition has done. Not so fast, said Florida's top...
  • Legal Foundation Up to the Challenge

    04/16/2014 8:27:27 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/14/2014 | Derk Wilcox
    When the Teamsters Local 214, which represents public workers in the city of Dearborn, instituted a new policy that penalized employees who resigned from the union, the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation was there. Three employees, Shawn Koskyn, Maria Santiago-Powell and Greg Andrews, risked retaliation for taking a stand against this blatantly illegal policy. The policy forced non-union members to pay fees starting at $150 to file a workplace grievance, while union members were exempt from the new fees. The policy flew in the face of seven decades of Supreme Court precedent and five decades of Michigan labor law. Unions are...
  • Gun rights activists promise tough response to rejection of self-defense initiative (Russia)

    04/15/2014 1:23:46 PM PDT · by kronos77 · 1 replies
    A public petition asking to broaden the legislative limits of self-defense has been rejected by the Interior and Justice Ministries, but activists intend to continue the campaign and promise pickets near the government HQ and rallies across the country. The petition entitled My home is my fortress has collected over 100,000 signatures of Russian citizens on a dedicated web-site which officially gave it legislative legs. If the draft was passed any action of a citizen inside his or her home against an intruder would be qualified as necessary self-defense, which, in turn, could lead to the withdrawal of murder charges...
  • 3 Tweets Are Not Racially Aggravated Harassment, Birmingham Court Rules; Taqiyya Doctrine Accepted

    04/10/2014 3:08:17 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 9 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    On 8 April at Birmingham Magistrates' Court, District Judge Ian Strongman heard a trial of racially aggravated harassment against Tim Burton, 61, a computing consultant from Birmingham and the Radio Officer of the British party Liberty GB. The reason for the charge was three tweets he sent over a period of a month from early June to early July 2013 to Tell Mama UK, a helpline organisation for victims of anti-Muslim attacks that also serves to monitor and collect data on them, whose director is prominent Muslim Fiyaz Mughal. Investigations by The Telegraphs Andrew Gilligan discovered that, in the...
  • Op-Ed: New Mississippi law goes both ways, apparently

    04/09/2014 12:05:06 PM PDT · by John David Powell · 9 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | April 7, 2014 | John David Powell
    The nation has a new state law that goes both ways, it seems. And the interesting thing about the law is that even its supporters think it doesnt go all the way. Last week, Mississippi governor Phil Bryant signed the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act (http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2014/pdf/history/SB/SB2681.xml) that lets the states citizens and businesses challenge laws they believe substantially conflict with their religious beliefs. If this sounds familiar, it should. Several states have considered similar bills recently. In February, Arizona governor Jan Brewer vetoed a bill (http://legiscan.com/AZ/text/SB1062/id/912244) that raised a ruckus across the land because it would have let business owners...
  • Prison Overcrowding Threatens Public Safety and State Budgets

    04/08/2014 2:44:09 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 4 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-8-14 | Audrey Williams
    How many people are actually locked up in the United States? Well, as it turns out, its hard to say. Inconsistent and fragmentary data has made piecing together the whole pie of U.S. federal, state, local and other types of confinement data difficult. Lucky for us, the Prison Policy Initiative has released a comprehensive graphic that aggregates the available information and helps to explain the complicated and expansive U.S. correctional system. From the collected data, the Initiative found that the incarceration system in this country hold[s] more than 2.4 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 2,259 juvenile...
  • Holder claims "vast amount" of discretion in enforcing federal laws

    04/08/2014 11:00:21 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 8, 2014 | Benjamin Goad
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that he has a vast amount of discretion in how the Justice Department prosecutes the laws that are on the books.
  • Ted Cruz on Jeb Bush: "Rule of law matters"

    04/08/2014 5:37:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | April 8, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says illegal immigrants endure heartbreaking conditions, but wouldnt agree with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that they arent committing a felony. Were a nation of immigrants, we need to celebrate that, but at the same time, rule of law matters, Cruz said Monday on CNNs The Lead.
  • Russian lawmakers approve bill making Holocaust denial illegal

    04/07/2014 6:26:48 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/08/2014 | Jerusalem Post
    Russian lawmakers approve bill making Holocaust denial illegal Russian lawmakers approved a bill that would make Holocaust denial illegal. The lower house of the Russian Parliament, or Duma, passed the measure Friday on its first reading, the Voice of Russia reported Monday, making it illegal to deny the verdict of the Nuremberg Tribunal and punishing the rehabilitation of Nazism. Those found guilty of the crime could be fined up to $8,300 or imprisoned up to three years. Public officials or media personalities would be fined nearly double or face up to five years in prison. The bill also needs the...