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  • Freddie Gray officers suing prosecutor Marilyn Mosby

    07/28/2016 9:05:37 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 45 replies
    CNN Commie News ^ | July 28, 2016
    Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is going from prosecutor to civil defendant in connection with the case of the death of Freddie Gray. On Wednesday, Mosby announced that charges against three officers still facing trial were being dropped. Mosby gave only a statement, but had to leave without taking questions because five of the officers in the case have filed lawsuits against her. Officers Garrett Miller, Edward Nero and William Porter as well as Sgt. Alicia White and Lt. Brian Rice are suing Mosby and Maj. Samuel Cogen of the Baltimore Sheriff's Office. Cogen was the law enforcement officer who...
  • Abbas' Speech at Arab Summit: We Are Preparing to Sue British Government for Balfour Declaration

    07/27/2016 12:37:41 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 26 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7/25/16 | Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar)
    PA President Mahmoud Abbas' speech, delivered at the Arab League Summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on June 25, called for the Arab League's help in preparing a lawsuit against the British government for issuing and implementing the 1917 Balfour Declaration. The speech was read at the summit by PA Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki, following the death of Abbas' brother. The speech aired on Al-Jazeera network.
  • Bizarre Lawsuit Could Derail Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

    07/26/2016 7:39:11 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 26-07-2016 | Musk
    Just as Elon Musk’s revolutionary Hyperloop technology was starting to look like a serious business model, there are signs that one of the most promising companies commercializing the technology may be facing some serious internal problems. Hyperloop One is one of the two most prominent companies trying to develop commercial versions of the Hyperloop. The company is now facing an explosive lawsuit from one of its co-founders, which may end up permanently derailing the firm’s ambitions. Hyperloop One is based in downtown LA and claims to be building a fifth mode of transportation based on Elon Musk’s original concept. The...
  • Justice Department Not too Busy to Sue Town Over Mosque

    07/26/2016 5:24:22 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 22 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 7/26/2016 | Michael Ware
    The Department of Justice has been swamped by the workload it has faced over the past several months. They have not had the time to deal with the illegal aliens that have not been processed. They could not look into the IRS and its treatment of conservative organizations. Neither did the DOJ have time to look into Lois Lerner. Amazingly, we find that it does have time to sue a small Pennsylvania township over a zoning issue. That’s right - the DOJ has filed suit against Bensalem Township over its zoning decisions. The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department is...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Served Class Action Lawsuit for Rigging Primaries

    07/25/2016 2:12:32 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 13 replies
    Observer.com ^ | 30 Jun 16 | Michael Sainato
    On June 28, the Miami-based law firm Beck & Lee filed a class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “There are essentially six legal claims we are asserting in this lawsuit on behalf of the composed class members,” said attorney Jared Beck in a YouTube video announcing the lawsuit. “The first is a claim for fraud—against the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz—based on the revelations from the recent Guccifer 2.0 documents purportedly taken from the DNC’s own computer network.” The Guccifer 2.0 documents include internal memos in which the DNC broke legally binding...
  • Regulators Vow Revenge Against States for Opposing Federal Land Grab

    07/24/2016 3:54:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Freedomworks ^ | July 20, 2016 | Kenny Stein
    On Tuesday, the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) formally announced the removal of the lesser prairie chicken from the endangered species protection list. They did not take this step voluntarily; FWS lost a court case last year which ordered the agency to remove the bird from the list. However, even as they complied with the court’s order, the FWS issued a threat that the agency’s land grab under the guise of conservation was not over. In the words of Director Dan Ashe, “Responding to this court ruling by removing the bird from the Federal List does not mean we are...
  • [June 30, 2016 11:30am ] Debbie Wasserman Schultz Served Class Action Lawsuit for Rigging Primaries

    On June 28, the Miami-based law firm Beck & Lee filed a class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “There are essentially six legal claims we are asserting in this lawsuit on behalf of the composed class members,” said attorney Jared Beck in a YouTube video announcing the lawsuit. “The first is a claim for fraud—against the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz—based on the revelations from the recent Guccifer 2.0 documents purportedly taken from the DNC’s own computer network.” The Guccifer 2.0 documents include internal memos in which the DNC broke legally binding...
  • Va. Supreme Court strikes down McAuliffe's order on felon voting rights

    07/22/2016 7:33:05 PM PDT · by randita · 19 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 7/22/16 | Graham Moomaw
    The Supreme Court of Virginia on Friday struck down Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring voting rights to 206,000 felons, dealing a severe blow to what the governor has touted as one of his proudest achievements in office. In a 4-3 ruling, the court declared McAuliffe’s order unconstitutional, saying it amounts to a unilateral rewrite and suspension of the state’s policy of lifetime disenfranchisement for felons. The court ordered the Virginia Department of Elections to “cancel the registration of all felons who have been invalidly registered” under McAuliffe’s April 22 executive order and subsequent orders. As of this week, 11,662...
  • Virginia court invalidates Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring felon voting rights

    07/22/2016 3:55:51 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 87 replies
    Wa Post ^ | 7 | Fenit Nirappil
    The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled against Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences, a decision that dealt a major blow to the Democratic governor and has implications for the November presidential race in the crucial swing state. In a 4-3 ruling issued Friday, the court ruled that McAuliffe overstepped his clemency powers under the state constitution by issuing a sweeping order in April restoring rights to all ex-offenders who are no longer incacerated or on probation or parole. The court agreed with state Republicans who challenge McAuliffe’s order, arguing...
  • Va. Supreme Court overturns felons’ rights restoration

    07/22/2016 3:26:13 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 81 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 22, 2016 6:23 pm | Amanda Iacone
    WASHINGTON — The Virginia Supreme Court has struck down executive orders issued by Gov. Terry McAuliffe that would have allowed more than 200,000 felons to register to vote and participate in the November presidential election. The decision, issued late Friday, requires registrars to strike the names of any felons who registered to vote under the umbrella of three executive orders McAuliffe signed this year. The order gives county and state officials a month to strike those names. Chief Justice Donald Lemons wrote the decision. Three justices issued dissenting opinions. In April, McAuliffe restored the civil rights of felons who had...
  • Justice Department: Town discriminated against Muslims [Bensalem PA]

    07/21/2016 10:01:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 22, 2016 12:26 AM EDT
    The U.S. Justice Department is suing a suburban Philadelphia town, alleging its denial of a permit for a mosque in 2014 constituted religious discrimination. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the suit was filed Thursday and seeks to have Bensalem give the Bensalem Masjid approval to build the mosque, provide training for township employees on religious land-use laws and pay unspecified damages. …
  • Strozier Library employee files suit against FSU

    07/22/2016 10:31:20 AM PDT · by VaeVictis · 7 replies
    WCTV ^ | 7/21/16 | Julie Montanaro
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- A Strozier Library employee is suing Florida State University in the wake of the 2014 shooting that left three people injured and the gunman dead. The woman was working at the library's front desk that night. She claims FSU was negligent in its security and racially discriminated against her by failing to help her after the shooting ended....
  • MI: 2A Groups File Lawsuit to lift Ban on Firearms at DeVos Place Convention Center

    07/22/2016 4:07:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In March of 2016, members of Michigan Open Carry (MOC) and Michigan Gun Owners (MGO) were manning a booth that they had rented in the DeVos Place Convention Center. They were openly carrying holstered pistols, which has never been against the law in Michigan, except for a small number of restricted areas.  While people with concealed carry permits may not carry a concealed firearm into a school, they may openly carry a holstered pistol there.  They can openly carry holstered pistols into the State Capitol.  Late in the day on 11 March, the members of MGO and MOC were...
  • Ginsburg fumbles opportunity to bring Tom Brady justice

    07/22/2016 6:13:07 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 28 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | july 21 | Peter Lucas
    Roger Goodell won, so I am moving to New Zealand, just like U.S. Supreme Court Judge Ruth Ginsburg. I can't imagine what this country will be -- what the NFL will be -- with Roger Goodell as our commissioner. For Quarterback Tom Brady and the New England Patriots it will be four long games. For the country and the NFL it will be many long years. I don't even want to contemplate that. It is no way to make the Patriots great again. Goodell is a faker.
  • Appeals Court Rules Against Voter ID Law (2 years ago same court ruled for it)

    07/22/2016 6:41:25 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 10 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 7/20/2016 | Staff
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit struck down voter ID requirements currently being challenged in Texas in a ruling Wednesday. In a 9-6 decision, the court ruled that the law had a discriminatory effect on minorities, a decision that will likely put this issue before the Supreme Court in the 2017 term. This makes the third straight court to rule against the Texas law; a Supreme Court decision in this case could have a national impact when it comes to requiring voters to show ID. According to the law’s detractors, the Texas requirements would have stopped...
  • MACY’S FIRES CATHOLIC FOR HIS BELIEFS

    07/21/2016 11:13:34 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 38 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org/ ^ | 07/21/2016 | Bill Donohue
    Macy’s has fired an employee because he is a practicing Catholic. The case is now before the New York State Division of Human Rights. In May, Javier Chavez, Senior Store Detective at the Macy’s store in Flushing, New York, received a phone call stating that a male had entered the ladies room with a female companion. A female customer, and her daughter, were afraid to enter because of the male’s presence. A security employee who reports to Chavez advised the man to leave and use the men’s room. He left claiming to be a female. He then complained to store...
  • Retired Officer Sues USA Over Fusillade

    07/20/2016 5:55:58 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 22 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | July 20, 2016 | DON DEBENEDICTIS
        RIVERSIDE, Calif. (CN) — In a lawsuit against the United States, a retired sheriff's captain claims a U.S. Forest Service officer shot at him 16 times as he tried to drive away from a needless confrontation at a fire camp.     In his federal lawsuit, John Gocke says Forest Service Officer Ty Davis first tried to climb into his car through the driver's window, and when Gocke pushed him out and began to drive off, Davis fired 16 shots at him "almost killing plaintiff and causing extensive damage to plaintiff's vehicle."     "At no time did plaintiff pose any threat to the general public...
  • Parents of 2-year-old boy killed by alligator at Disney resort will not sue

    07/20/2016 2:14:47 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 39 replies
    nydailynews ^ | 20 July 2016 | Jason Silverstein
    The parents of the Nebraska boy who was killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World will not sue the company for his death, they announced Wednesday. Matt and Melissa Graves, whose 2-year-old Lane was dragged to his death at the Orlando resort, said they will “solely be focused on the future health of our family and will not be pursuing a lawsuit against Disney.”
  • Parent of Minnesota student who committed suicide files lawsuit against school district

    07/20/2016 10:42:26 AM PDT · by mn-bush-man · 23 replies
    West Central Tribune ^ | 7/20/2016 | Duluth News Tribune
    A federal lawsuit filed by the parent of a Lincoln Park Middle School student alleges his son's 2015 suicide was the result of "severe and pervasive harassment" — and the Duluth school district's failure to stop it. Todd Seehus is suing the Duluth school district, its school board and former and current administrators at the school because of their alleged disregard of complaints about students bullying Tristan Seehus, 13, who killed himself in February 2015. Tristan was harassed verbally and physically because of his perceived sexual orientation or gender expression, according to the complaint, filed Friday in U.S. District Court....
  • Wisconsin residents without ID can vote in November, judge rules

    07/20/2016 7:29:15 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/19/2016 | AP
    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin residents who can't obtain photo identification will still be able to vote in November's general election, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, carving out an exception to state law that requires all voters to show photo IDs at the polls. U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman in Milwaukee issued a preliminary injunction that allows people who haven't been able to obtain IDs to vote in the Nov. 8 election if they sign an affidavit explaining why they couldn't get identification. But the judge declined to make that option available for the Aug. 9 primary, saying state election officials...
  • Obama Admin. Asks SCOTUS for Rehearing on Executive Amnesty

    07/19/2016 12:32:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/19/16 | Caroline May
    The Obama Administration is looking for a second bite at the apple, asking that the Supreme Court rehear a challenge to President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty programs. In a petition to the court, Acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn requested that the justices rehear the case once the seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia is filled and the court stands at nine members. “Ordinarily, it is exceedingly rare for this Court to grant rehearing. But when this Court has conducted plenary review and then affirmed by vote of an equally divided court because of a vacancy rather than a disqualification,...
  • ACLU preparing for legal challenges if Trump gets elected

    07/18/2016 7:24:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 75 replies
    dailycaller ^ | July 16, 2016 | Kevin Daley
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) released a 28-page report Friday arguing most of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s governing agenda is unconstitutional, and promises to keep a running tally of all Trump’s policy goals that run afoul of the Constitution. Titled “The Trump Memos,” the analysis encompasses the New York billionaire’s proposals on immigration, torture, libel, abortion, and government surveillance. It effectively serves as a blueprint for the legal arguments the ACLU would marshall when challenging Trump’s initiatives if elected president. “Donald Trump’s proposed policies, if carried out, would trigger a constitutional crisis,” ACLU Executive Director Anthony...
  • U.S. ordered to lower Navy sonar levels to protect whales

    07/16/2016 4:02:49 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 16, 2016 | Bob Egelko
    U.S. officials have wrongly allowed the Navy to use sonar at levels that could harm whales and other marine mammals in the world’s oceans, a federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled. The decision Friday by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would scale back the Navy’s use of low-frequency sonar in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans and the Mediterranean Sea under authority that was granted in 2012.
  • Trump rally attendees sue San Jose, Mayor Liccardo and police chief

    07/14/2016 4:08:12 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 07/14/16 | Ramona Giwargis
    Fourteen people who attended a Donald Trump rally in San Jose last month filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against the city, mayor and police chief claiming city leaders failed to protect them from assaults by protesters as they left the event and violated their rights to free speech and peaceful assembly.
  • Transgender bathroom case reaches Supreme Court

    07/13/2016 12:42:48 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 36 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 13, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    A Virginia school board filed an emergency appeal Wednesday to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking for a stay of a lower-court ruling forcing it to regulate school bathrooms on the basis of gender identity.
  • Federal Court... Delegates Are Bound to Follow Election Results (Update)

    07/11/2016 4:46:49 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 61 replies
    Donald J Trump.com ^ | July 11, 2016 | Donald J Trump
    Federal Court Sides With Grassroots Activists: RNC Delegates Are Bound to Follow Election Results Delegates Remain Committed to Donald J. Trump; Anti-Trump Effort Dealt Crippling Blow (New York) July 11, 2016 – Senior United States District Judge Robert E. Payne today ruled in favor of Trump campaign delegates who had argued – in line with overwhelming public opinion – that RNC delegates must follow election results and that delegates cannot be stolen at the national convention. Delegate Beau Correll, Jr., had brought the suit against the Commonwealth of Virginia hoping to reject the will of the voters, but was soundly...
  • Families of Victims of Hamas Terror Sue Facebook for $1 Billion

    07/11/2016 4:09:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 11, 2016 | Debra Heine
    Facebook is being hit with a $1 billion lawsuit after allegedly allowing the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas use its platform to plot attacks in Israel and the West Bank that killed and wounded Americans. According to Bloomberg News: "Plaintiffs include the families of Yaakov Naftali Fraenkel, a 16-year-old abducted and murdered in June 2014 after hitching a ride in the West Bank, and 3-year-old Chaya Braun, whose stroller was struck intentionally by a Palestinian driver in October 2014 at a train station in Jerusalem." “Facebook has knowingly provided material support and resources to Hamas in the form of Facebook’s online...
  • Federal Court Blocks Virgina Delegate Rule (PDF)

    07/11/2016 2:37:52 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 192 replies
    UNITEDSTATES DISTRICTCOURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICTOFVIRGINIA RICHMOND DIVISION ^ | July 11, 2016 | UNITEDSTATES DISTRICTCOURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICTOFVIRGINIA RICHMOND DIVISION
    "For the foregoing reasons, judgment will be entered in Correll'sfavor on Counts I and II and the Commonwealth will be permanently enjoined from enforcing Va.Code§ 24.2-545(0)." Federal Court just UNBOUND the delegates for Virgina. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3174287/Correll.pdf
  • BREAKING: Ex-Fox Anchor Gretchen Carlson Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Roger Aikes

    07/06/2016 11:00:26 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 90 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 07-06-2016 | J. D. Durkin
    Fox News anchor and author Gretchen Carlson is filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against CEO Roger Ailes.
  • After millions spent on improvements, White Marsh business owners say flooding has worsened

    07/06/2016 9:10:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | June 28, 2016 | Pamela Wood
    Business owners in White Marsh are suing Baltimore County and the state over highway improvements and environmental projects that they say have caused chronic flooding on their properties. The Maryland Transportation Authority spent $1.08 billion widening Interstate 95, adding express toll lanes and reconfiguring exit ramps between Interstate 895 and White Marsh Boulevard. Baltimore County has spent $15.5 million on White Marsh Run over the past two years. The work was intended to improve the flow of highway traffic through the area and reduce runoff into local waterways. County officials say the stream restoration was designed so that it could...
  • Gretchen Carlson Sues Fox News President Roger Ailes – Workplace Sexual Harassment Charges…

    07/06/2016 5:38:09 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 33 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 6, 2016 | Sundance
    ....On Wednesday morning, former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson filed a bombshell sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes, alleging that he demoted her, reduced her pay and ultimately fired her in retaliation for turning down his sexual advances and complaining about sexual harassment in the workplace. In the eight-page civil complaint, filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Carlson’s attorneys detail the treatment she claims to have been subjected to during the course of her employment with Fox News, which spanned from 2005 to June of 2016. Here are some of the claims made...
  • BREAKING: Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson Files Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Against Roger Ailes

    07/06/2016 8:30:44 AM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 188 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8 July 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    Fox News anchor and author Gretchen Carlson is filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against CEO Roger Ailes.
  • Microsoft forced to pay Ł7,500 after Windows 10 began automatically installing on woman's computer

    06/28/2016 9:48:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 28, 2016 | Stephen Matthews
    Microsoft has been forced to pay Ł7,500 ($10,000) in compensation to a woman after its new Windows 10 operating system automatically installed on her computer. Teri Goldstein’s computer – which previously ran on Windows 7 - became unusable after the software tried to download without her approval. Relying on her device to run her travel agency in Sausalito, California, she went to the Microsoft's support team seeking answers, The Seattle Times reports.But after having no success and her computer still being unresponsive, she sued the company for the price of a new computer and the loss of earnings. the report...
  • Woman Wins $10,000 Lawsuit Against Microsoft Over Windows 10 Upgrades

    06/27/2016 9:47:33 AM PDT · by dayglored · 68 replies
    SlashDot ^ | Jun 27, 2016 | Anon
    A few days after Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public last year, Teri Goldstein's computer started trying to download and install the new operating system. The update, which she says she didn't authorize, failed. Instead, the computer she uses to run her Sausalito, California, travel-agency business slowed to a crawl. It would crash, she says, and be unusable for days at a time. "I had never heard of Windows 10," Goldstein said. "Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to update." When outreach to Microsoft's customer support didn't fix the issue, Goldstein took the software giant to court, seeking...
  • Supreme Court Vacates McDonnell's Corruption Conviction

    06/27/2016 7:43:16 AM PDT · by ExNewsExSpook · 43 replies
    Daily Press ^ | 27 June 2013 | Travis Fain
    The U.S. Supreme Court vacated former Gov. Bob McDonnell's conviction on corruption charges Monday morning. The decision was unanimous, according to SCOTUSblog, which is tracking opinion releases this morning in Washington, D.C. The court overturned a decsion that rose out of the U.S. District Court in Richmond, then was affirmed by the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. The nut of the government's case against McDonnell, and his wife Maureen, was this: In taking some $177,000 in gifts and loans from businessman Jonnie Williams, and then setting meetings Williams sought to gain legitimacy for a controversial dietary supplement, the McDonnells engaged...
  • Breaking: SCOTUS Strikes Down Texas Abortion Laws

    06/27/2016 7:10:19 AM PDT · by NRx · 274 replies
    WaPo ^ | 06-27-2016 | Staff
    The Supreme Court struck down Texas abortion restrictions that had caused more than half of the state’s abortion clinics to close.
  • Texas DOT Changes Course, Will Assess Highway Project's Impacts on Threatened Salamanders, Birds

    06/24/2016 10:07:06 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Center for Biological Diversity ^ | June 21, 2016 | Jenny Loda and Kelly Davis
    AUSTIN, Texas— In response to a notice of intent to sue filed by the Center for Biological Diversity and Save Our Springs Alliance in May, the Texas Department of Transportation changed course on a major highway project in Austin, withdrawing its finding that the highway would have no impact on three federally protected species (two salamanders and a bird). The state’s transportation agency said in a letter that it has initiated consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the three species.The construction of the MoPac Intersections Project across the environmentally sensitive Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone, in...
  • Federal appeals court sides with transgender teen, says bathroom case can go forward

    04/19/2016 5:57:30 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 35 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/19/16 | Moriah Balingit
    A federal appeals court in Richmond has ruled that a transgender high school student who was born as a female can sue his school board on discrimination grounds because it banned him from the boys’ bathroom. In backing high school junior Gavin Grimm, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit deferred to the U.S. Education Department’s position that transgender students should have access to the bathrooms that match their gender identities rather than being forced to use bathrooms that match their biological sex. The department has said that requiring transgender students to use a bathroom that corresponds with...
  • Court to school: Let transgender teen use boys bathroom [VA]

    06/23/2016 5:56:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2016 7:15 PM EDT | Alanna Durkin Richer
    A Virginia school board must allow a transgender teen to use the boys restroom while the court considers the legal issues of his case, a federal district judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Robert G. Doumar’s order directs the Gloucester County School board to let Gavin Grimm use the bathroom that corresponds to his gender identity when he returns for his senior year of high school this fall. […] The order comes after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in April that the school board’s policy barring Grimm from using the boys restroom violated Title IX, the...
  • Supreme Court Decision: Blocks Obama's Immigration Plan

    06/23/2016 7:41:15 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 135 replies
    Fox Business | 6/23/16 | Fox Business
    Breaking news by Stu Varney. Supreme Court was tied 4 to 4, so the lower court decision stands against Obama's Immigration plan.
  • Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Cleared of All Charges

    06/23/2016 9:29:01 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies
    Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Cleared of All Charges ^ | June 23, 2016 | JESS BIDGOOD and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    BALTIMORE — The Baltimore police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray sustained a fatal spinal injury was acquitted on Thursday of second-degree murder and six lesser charges, leaving prosecutors still without a conviction after three high-profile trials in a case that has shaken this city. In his ruling, Judge Barry G. Williams rejected the prosecution’s claim that the officer, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., had given Mr. Gray a “rough ride” in the van, intentionally putting him at risk for an injury by taking a wide turn while Mr. Gray was not secured with a seatbelt. “The court...
  • Ivanka Trump Sued : Shoe Competitor Wants Her Kicked to Curb

    06/22/2016 9:35:03 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 71 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/22 | tmz
    Ivanka Trump's shoe line is a shameless knockoff of a wildly popular Italian stiletto ... so claims the Italian shoemaker. Aquazzura claims in a new lawsuit, Ivanka's Hettie shoe is almost a carbon copy of its Wild Thing pump ... a shoe that protects the feet of the famous-ish, including Solange and Olivia Palermo. Aquazzura points to the color, shape and silhouette, as well the fringe covering the toes to the tassel on the heel. Aquazzura says Ivanka jacked their shoes before ... copying its Belgravia shoe and calling it Necila, and also copying its Forever Marilyn shoe and calling...
  • Apple Wins Case Over 'Error 53' Wiped iPhones

    06/21/2016 9:27:41 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    Fortune ^ | June 21, 2016 | by Jeff John Roberts
    Some iPhone owners got a nasty surprise in February when, after bringing the device for repairs, they saw an ominous “Error 53” message upon restarting their phones. Translation: Your fancy gadget is now a glorified paperweight.After much confusion and hand-wringing in Apple circles, the company admitted that Error 53 was a sort of over-zealous security feature that kicked in when a non-Apple technician repaired the iPhone’s Touch ID feature.Apple aapl eventually issued a software fix that let people restore their device through iTunes, and apologized to users for the inconvenience. The company also said anyone who had paid out...
  • Did ‘Stonewall’ Jackson Sleep Here? Farmer Sues Green Group Over Claim

    06/20/2016 6:22:04 AM PDT · by milton23 · 14 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/20/2016 | Kevin Mooney
    No historical evidence locates Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson on what is now Liberty Farm in Fauquier County, Virginia, on the evening of July 18, 1861, three days before the First Battle of Bull Run. So why would a prestigious state preservation group represent that as a fact? The current owner of the farm, Martha Boneta, has sued the Piedmont Environmental Council, a nonprofit land trust, accusing the organization of knowingly making a false historical claim when selling her the property. The environmental council, Boneta claims in the lawsuit, told her the celebrated Civil War general bivouacked on the open...
  • Supreme Court Declines To Hear Challenge [CONNECTICUT’S BAN ON POPULAR SEMI-AUTOMATIC FIREARMS]

    06/20/2016 1:31:27 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 75 replies
    DailySignal ^ | June 20, 2016 | Connecticut Citizens Defense League, Inc. Blog
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – The United States Supreme Court declined on Monday to review a lower court’s ruling refusing to strike down on Second Amendment grounds Connecticut’s ban on certain semi-automatic firearms including the most popular rifles in the Nation. The Connecticut Citizens’ Defense League (CCDL) and other plaintiffs challenged Connecticut’s ban in 2013, arguing that the ban openly flouts the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which held that law-abiding citizens have an individual right to keep commonly owned firearms in their homes for self-defense.
  • Supreme Court leaves state assault weapons bans in place

    06/20/2016 9:10:32 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/2/16 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York, in the aftermath of the shooting attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that left 50 people dead. ADVERTISEMENT The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that upheld laws that were passed in response to another mass shooting involving a semi-automatic weapon, the elementary school attack in Newtown, Connecticut. The Supreme Court has repeatedly turned away challenges to gun restrictions since two landmark decisions that spelled out the right to a handgun to defend one's own home.
  • Supreme Court Rules for Police in Search Case

    06/20/2016 10:36:30 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 20, 2016
    Supreme Court Rules for Police in Search Case he Supreme Court ruled Monday that evidence of a crime may be used against a defendant even if the police did something wrong or illegal in obtaining it. The justices voted 5-3 to reinstate the drug-related convictions of a Utah man. The ruling comes in a case in which a police detective illegally stopped defendant Joseph Edward Strieff on the streets of South Salt Lake City, Utah. A name check revealed an outstanding warrant for Strieff. Strieff was placed under arrest and searched. He was carrying methamphetamine. Justice Clarence Thomas said for...
  • Cleveland's Restrictions at GOP Convention Site Spur Lawsuit

    06/18/2016 5:48:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    VOA ^ | 06/18/2016
    The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the city of Cleveland, site of next month's Republican National Convention, accusing the city of illegally restricting areas where protesters and residents can congregate. The suit, filed this week on behalf of the city's homeless, objects to the 8.5-square-kilometer "event zone," a secondary security area outside the stricter security perimeter that will circle the convention site, Quicken Loans Arena. The lawsuit contends that security restrictions and rules regarding public demonstrations in the event zone are "arbitrary, unnecessary and unjustifiable." The plaintiffs also include Citizens for Trump, an activist group backing presumptive Republican nominee...
  • Conservatives Battle Virginia Governor’s Order to Allow Ex-Felons to Vote

    06/17/2016 3:43:34 AM PDT · by milton23 · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/16/2016 | Josh Siegel
    On multiple fronts, conservatives are challenging Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order to restore voting rights to ex-felons who have completed their prison sentences. This week, Judicial Watch, the conservative advocacy group, filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Bedford County, seeking to prevent ex-felons who gain from McAuliffe’s April 22 order from voting in the November presidential election. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of several Virginia voters, who claim their “lawful votes” will be “diminished” by the votes of the ex-felons.
  • Media’s Inexcusable Double Standard: Trump and Clinton Lawsuits

    06/15/2016 6:17:47 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 7 replies
    Law News ^ | 6/14/2016 | Chris White
    As LawNewz.com reported earlier on Tuesday, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, the Washington Post, the Tribune Company, and The New York Times recently filed a joint Motion to Intervene in the Trump University lawsuit (and apparently snubbed Fox News in making their request). Essentially, the “Media Intervenors” are asking a judge to release portions of the videotaped “Trump Depositions” that are not already public. Major media outlets going after everything Donald Trump should not come as a surprise to anyone who has been watching this election cycle. However, Trump is not the only presidential candidate currently at the center of a...