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  • Is anyone suing the 'Boss' for refusing to provide services in NC? Or is that only Cake bakers ...

    05/28/2016 6:21:08 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 19 replies
    28 May 2016 | 11th VA
    Just wondering if anyone has heard anyone pursuing this avenue?
  • Planned Parenthood Referred Sex Traffickers to Shoddy Abortion Center

    02/02/2011 1:56:25 PM PST · by julieee · 4 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | February 2, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Referred Sex Traffickers to Shoddy Abortion Center Trenton, NJ -- During the discussion captured on video of a Planned Parenthood staffer helping alleged sex traffickers obtain abortions for young women, the staffer referred them to another abortion facility to better conceal the abortions. However, the abortion center in question has a shoddy history and once put a woman in a coma after a botched abortion. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/02/02/planned-parenthood-referred-sex-traffickers-to-shoddy-abortion-center/
  • Judge orders release of internal Trump University documents

    05/28/2016 3:15:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Tom Hamburger
    A federal judge has ordered the release of internal Trump University documents in an ongoing lawsuit against the company, including "playbooks" that advised sales personnel how to market high-priced courses on getting rich through real estate. The Friday ruling, in which Judge Gonzalo Curiel cited heightened public interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, was issued in response to a request by The Washington Post. The ruling was a setback for Trump, whose attorneys argued that the documents contained trade secrets. [Snip] Trump, who previously questioned whether Curiel's Hispanic heritage made him biased due to Trump's support for building...
  • Family of Kate Steinle files lawsuit over deadly shooting on San Francisco pier

    05/27/2016 12:07:38 PM PDT · by PROCON · 22 replies
    FOXNEWS/AP ^ | May 27, 2016
    Relatives of the woman shot to death on a San Francisco pier last year filed a lawsuit Friday saying the illegal immigrant accused in the killing should have been in custody if not for a series of mistakes by city and federal workers. The killing of Kate Steinle in July 2015 and the arrest of Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez put San Francisco's leaders on the defensive as critics and outside politicians called for a change in the city's sanctuary law. Despite national outrage, San Francisco's Board of Supervisors on Tuesday upheld those protections for people in the country illegally. The...
  • The Office Worker And The Gospel Singer: Unlikely Pair Help Each Other Achieve Their Dreams

    05/27/2016 1:02:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 26, 2016
    Christine Boschen says she is not a religious person. She does, however, believe in a higher power. Which is why Boshen says she wasn't phased when, one day at her job in an Oakland office building with the State of California, she heard a small voice in her head. "I was at work, and I got this real quiet voice inside my head that said you need to take a walk. And I was like, 'okay... right now?' Yes, you need to take a walk." Boshen says she now knows it wasn't fresh air she was meant to get. There...
  • Ten states sue Obama to stop his transgender blackmail

    05/26/2016 6:59:30 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Not so fast, bro. It’s not quite as dramatic as a state telling Obama to take his federal funds and shove them where the sun doesn’t shine, and it’s potentially rife with unintended consequences: What if the Scalia-less Supreme Court rules that the president can issue arbitrary conditions for the receipt of federal funds at his own personal whim? Roger Goodell’s lawyers might have some suggestions for Obama on this one. But at least they’re fighting. Texas, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Utah and Georgia have sued the administration in federal court. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appears...
  • Two officers in Freddie Gray case sue state’s attorney for defamation

    05/25/2016 7:41:26 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    MSM News ^ | 25 May 2016 | Justin Fenton and Kevin Rector
    Two officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are suing Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for defamation and invasion of privacy. Sgt. Alicia White and Officer William Porter, who are facing charges of involuntary manslaughter in the 25-year-old’s death last April, filed the lawsuit against Mosby, Baltimore sheriff’s office Maj. Sam Cogen and the state of Maryland on May 2, according to Baltimore Circuit Court records made public Wednesday. The officers claim that Mosby and Cogen knew the statement of charges filed against the officers and other statements made by Mosby at a May 1, 2015, news conference announcing...
  • ‘Genderqueer’ Oregon teacher wins $60,000 in complaint over pronouns

    05/24/2016 5:10:53 PM PDT · by russbart · 54 replies
    A fifth-grade teacher in Oregon’s Gresham-Barlow School District has reportedly came out on top in a harassment claim against the district. Leo Soell has identified as a transmasculine, genderqueer individual since last year, though the complaint alleges some colleagues were hesitant to meet new demands regarding that transition.
  • Tony Gwynn's Family Sues Tobacco Industry Over Star's Death

    05/23/2016 7:48:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | May 23, 2016
    SAN DIEGO — Tony Gwynn's widow and two children filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to hold the tobacco industry accountable for the Hall of Famer's death. The suit was filed in San Diego Superior Court by Alicia Gwynn and her children, Tony Jr. and Anisha Gwynn-Jones. The suit says Gwynn started dipping as a 17-year-old freshman ballplayer at San Diego State. He died of cancer of the right parotid salivary gland on June 16, 2014, at 54.
  • GOP sues to block McAuliffe order to let 200,000 Virginia felons vote

    PARIS — With its guffawing masculine hilarity, the National Assembly, France’s lower house of Parliament, would not be put to shame by the most boisterous American state legislature. The marble-and-velvet setting may be more elegant, but the rowdy laughter says the same thing: Men dominate. Over the last week, that male world has been shaken. The Assembly’s vice president, Denis Baupin, was forced to resign after several women came forward publicly with accusations that he had sexually harassed numerous female colleagues for years. One said Mr. Baupin had pushed her against a wall, grabbed one of her breasts and tried...
  • Lawsuit filed to extend last day to register to vote in California primary

    05/23/2016 11:21:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    FOX 11 Los Angeles ^ | May 23, 2016 | By Jeffrey Thomas DeSocio
    A federal lawsuit alleging widespread confusion over California's presidential primary rules asks that voter registration be extended past Monday's deadline until the day of the state's primary election on June 7. "Mistakes are being made," said William Simpich, an Oakland civil rights attorney who filed the lawsuit. At issue is whether voters understand the rules for the presidential primary, which differ from those governing other elections in California. Unlike statewide primaries -- where voters now choose any candidate, no matter the political party -- the presidential contests are controlled by the parties themselves. Democrats have opened up their primary to...
  • Soros, Top Clinton Lawyer Lose Lawsuit Against Virginia’s Voter ID Law

    05/21/2016 6:41:55 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 25 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Millions have gone into the effort to attack voter identification laws in numerous states Hillary Clinton’s top campaign lawyer lost a challenge against Virginia’s voter identification laws that was fueled by money from liberal billionaire George Soros. The lawsuit, filed early last year on behalf of the Democratic Party of Virginia, sought to end Virginia’s voter identification law, known as SB 1256. The lawsuit was dismissed by a federal court Thursday after a lengthy trial that saw numerous witnesses testify, dealing a blow to an organized effort by the left to take on voter ID laws in numerous states leading...
  • Supreme Court Rejects Blagojevich Appeal Again

    05/23/2016 9:49:06 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 11 replies
    cbs local chicongo ^ | 23 May 2016
    The nation’s highest court first rejected Blagojevich’s request in March, but his attorneys filed a petition for rehearing in April. The Supreme Court turned down that petition Monday without comment.
  • Supreme Court plaintiffs claim discrimination after Catholic cemetery rejects pro-gay headstone

    05/20/2016 10:05:56 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 27 replies
    Life Site News ^ | May 19, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky, May 19, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The homosexual plaintiffs behind the Supreme Court case legalizing gay “marriage” across the U.S. are claiming discrimination after a Catholic cemetery declined their headstone design because it conflicted with Church teaching. "It's pretty clear when you read the letter that this is a clear case of LGBT discrimination," said Greg Bourke, one-half of the same-sex Louisville, KY, couple named as plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges. Bourke and Michael De Leon held a press conference Wednesday outside St. Michael Cemetery to claim the Archdiocese of Louisville was discriminating against them for its rejection of...
  • This Man Saved A Girl From Being Stabbed To Death, And Now Target Is Suing Him For It

    05/20/2016 6:27:48 AM PDT · by detective · 60 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 19, 2016 | Bre Payton
    In 2013, Michael Turner saved the life of a 16-year-old girl who had been viciously attacked and stabbed in a Target store in Pennsylvania. And instead of thanking him for protecting its customers and preventing them from being murdered, Target is now suing him for his heroism and alleging he acted irresponsibly. The attacker, Leon Walls, was convicted of attempted homicide for stabbing then-16-year-old Allison Meadows in 2013. Security footage from the store shows Walls grabbing Meadows and stabbing her before Turner tackles the knife-wielding perp and chases him out of the store with a baseball bat.
  • U.S. judge upholds Virginia's voter ID law

    05/19/2016 3:54:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 5/19/16 | Gary Robertson
    RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Thursday upheld a 2013 Virginia law requiring prospective voters to show an approved photo identification before they cast their ballots. The state's Democratic Party had challenged the law, signed by former Republican Governor Robert McDonnell, saying it was politically motivated and intended to deter young and minority voters from turning out on Election Day. "The court's mission is to judge not the wisdom of the Virginia voter ID law, but rather its constitutionality," wrote U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson in his decision. While he noted that the measure created an "inconvenience"...
  • BREAKING: Federal Judge Strikes Down DC Concealed Carry Law, 'Good Reason' Provision Likely Uncon...

    05/17/2016 10:11:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 92 replies
    Matt Vespa ^ | May 17, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The fight over Second Amendment rights in the nation’s capital has entered a new phase. A federal judge has ruled that the city’s concealed carry law is likely unconstitutional, citing the “good reason provision” in the injunction order on Tuesday (via WaPo ): For the second time in as many years, a federal judge in Washington ordered the city to halt enforcement of its new, concealed-carry law, requiring applicants to state “good reason” to carry a weapon in order to obtain a permit from police. The preliminary injunction was contained in a 46-page ruling Tuesday by U.S. District Judge...
  • Mississippi School District Ordered to Desegregate Its Schools

    05/17/2016 9:17:37 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 47 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/17/16 | CHRISTINE HAUSER
    federal court has ordered a town in Mississippi to desegregate its high schools and middle schools, ending a five-decade-long legal battle over integrating black and white students. The United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi ordered the Cleveland School District to consolidate the schools after rejecting two alternatives proposed by the school district, saying they were unconstitutional.
  • Second Amendment Victory: Court Protects Right to Sell Guns

    05/17/2016 8:54:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 17, 2016 | Liz Shield
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that yes, there is a right to sell guns under the Second Amendment.The case involved the three owners of a proposed gun store in Alameda, CA, who were denied a zoning permit for their establishment. (The anti-gun fools are trying to use the building permit process in Arlington, VA, as well.)“If ‘the right of the people to keep and bear arms’ is to have any force, the people must have a right to acquire the very firearms they are entitled to keep and to bear,” wrote Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain for the...
  • Ninth Circuit Court rules that Second Amendment is “not a second class right”

    05/17/2016 7:48:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 5/17/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    The plaintiffs in the case included three individuals who wanted to open a new gun store in Alameda County. They were joined by pro-Second Amendment groups: The Calguns Foundation, California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees, and the Second Amendment Foundation. “Today, the Court appropriately reminded the County that civil rights can’t be outlawed through piles of regulation. We look forward to securing Second Amendment rights through this case and many others to come,” concluded Brandon Combs, executive director of The Calguns Foundation. “We’re very happy to see the Court take a very principled and reasoned approach to protecting the fundamental,...
  • Sinead O'Connor missing in Wilmette

    05/16/2016 9:53:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 93 replies
    Wilmette police confirm O'Connor went on a bike ride Sunday at 6 a.m. and did not return. Earlier this month, Arsenio Hall filed a $5 million defamation lawsuit against O'Connor for claiming that the comedian supplied drugs to Prince. The lawsuit calls O'Connor's accusations "despicable, fabricated lies" and adds that "O'Connor is now known perhaps as much for her bizarre, unhinged Internet rants as for her music." O'Connor, whose biggest hit was a 1990 reworking of the Prince song "Nothing Compares 2 U," posted on her Facebook page about a week after Prince's death that he was a "long time...
  • Pastor who claimed Whole Foods cake had homophobic slur drops lawsuit

    05/16/2016 7:52:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Fox 7 Austin ^ | May 16, 2016 | Staff
    The pastor who claimed he bought a Whole Foods cake that had a homophobic slur written on it has decided to drop his lawsuit against the company. Pastor Jordan Brown, who is gay, is a pastor of The Church of Open Doors, an LGBT welcoming congregation in Austin.
  • Man Sues Indiana, Road Contractors After Wife Killed When Car Drove Off Cline Avenue Bridge

    05/14/2016 11:51:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | May 11, 2016 | Steve Miller
    (CBS) — A Chicago man is suing the state of Indiana and its road building contractors blaming them for a fiery accident on the Cline Avenue Bridge that killed his wife 14 months ago. It was March of last year when Iftikhar Hussain and his wife were driving from Chicago to West Lafayette, Indiana. Hussain’s attorney Timothy Schafer says the couple took the Indiana Toll Road and then the Cline Avenue exit, following the GPS in their Nissan Sentra. Schafer says even though the road was closed because the bridge ahead was demolished, the barricades had been removed and the...
  • That octopus is really squid, lawsuit against Goya claims

    05/13/2016 12:16:58 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 29 replies
    reuters ^ | 5/13/16
    A new lawsuit accuses Goya Foods Inc of cheating consumers by selling canned octopus products that actually contain cheaper, lower quality jumbo squid. "Independent DNA testing" confirmed that the largest Hispanic-owned U.S. food company made the switch, according to a complaint filed late Wednesday in the federal court in San Jose, California. The lawsuit seeks at least $5 million of damages. Goya, based in Jersey City, New Jersey, did not immediately respond on Thursday to requests for comment. The plaintiff Luis Diego Zapata Fonseca, of Salinas, California, sued on behalf of purchasers nationwide and in California of Goya canned octopus...
  • How November’s Elections Could Impact the House’s Obamacare Lawsuit

    05/13/2016 6:46:26 AM PDT · by milton23 · 4 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/12/16 | Melissa Quinn
    A federal judge delivered a blow to the Obama administration and the president’s signature health care law Thursday in a lawsuit mounted by the House of Representatives. But the lawsuit’s future could be impacted further by November’s elections. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer sided with the House in a case challenging how the Obama administration has been funding payments to insurers through Obamacare’s cost-sharing subsidies. Collyer, appointed by President George W. Bush, is allowing the program to continue, pending an appeal from the Department of Justice.
  • Ted Cruz Sued for $2 Million for Lifting Songs for Campaign Ads

    05/12/2016 4:26:39 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 60 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 12, 2016 | Clyde Hughes
    Audiosocket sued Ted Cruz in federal court Monday, charging that the former Republican presidential candidate and his campaign's Hollywood-based advertising firm used music that it owns for political purposes without permission. According to GeekWire.com, the background music in the Cruz video titled "Victories" is from the recording "Lens" by Sarah Schachner. Likewise, the video "Best to Come," features music by Brad Couture called "Fear of Complacency."
  • Will Google sue Sue Googe? (NC Rep Congress candidate copies Google font for campaign signs)

    05/11/2016 6:11:25 AM PDT · by dayglored · 30 replies
    The Verge ^ | May 10, 2016 | Chris Plante
    Sue Googe is a 2016 Republican candidate who hopes to represent the 4th Congressional District of North Carolina in United States Congress. Also, her surname looks like the Google logo — especially as it's written on her campaign signs, which use a font that's identical to Google's bespoke sans-serif typeface. [She's the one in the middle) [Lots more article and pics at The Verge article] ...
  • Next: Will Court Redefine Man and Woman?

    05/11/2016 9:04:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2016 | Terry Jeffrey
    What if a state department of motor vehicles or a public school insisted that only biological females could use the restroom set aside for females and that biological males had to use the restroom set aside for males? Would that be a rational policy? Would it be just? The U.S. Justice Department is now arguing in federal court that such a policy wrongfully discriminates against people whose "gender identity" does not "align" with their biological sex. The department filed suit on Monday against the State of North Carolina. At issue is the law North Carolina enacted this year that states:...
  • Cliven Bundy sues Obama, Harry Reid, Nevada officials

    05/10/2016 8:21:06 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    WND ^ | May 10, 2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    The suit filed Tuesday and posted on Larry Klayman’s website names Obama, Reid, Clark County Commission Chairman Rory Reid – who is Harry Reid’s son – and U.S. District Court Judge Gloria Navarro, accusing them of violating his constitutional rights and seeking a release from solitary confinement, as well as a dismissal of his indictment.
  • BREAKING: Targeted Conservative, Steven Crowder Officially Files Legal Motion Against Facebook

    05/10/2016 8:25:47 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 55 replies
    Yesterday, I, Steven Crowder, told you that there was more to come. Well, it’s coming. And there is faaaaar more behind the scenes than can even be disclosed here. So please bookmark this site and check back, or join the mailing list here. As a matter of fact, this simple, legal petition for information was a long-time coming. Recent events have only required the timeline be sped up. Below is the official statement and motion filed by my legal representation. I encourage you to read it in its entirety so that you will understand, this is an issue regarding transparency...
  • New Haven’s first black female police captain sues city, alleges gender, racial discrimination

    05/09/2016 3:47:58 PM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 45 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | May 9, 2016 | Esteban L. Hernandez
    NEW HAVEN >> Less than three months after her historic promotion, the Police Department’s first black female police captain is suing the city alleging racial and gender discrimination dating to 2012. Police Capt. Patricia Helliger filed the civil complaint at Superior Court in New Haven last week after the complaint was released by the state Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities on Feb. 29 — 10 days after her ceremonial induction at City Hall. ... Helliger is represented by East Haven attorney Patricia A. Cofrancesco. The city of New Haven is listed as the first defendant, with Police Chief Dean...
  • North Carolina Governor Sues Justice Department Over Bias Law

    05/09/2016 10:07:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 9, 2016 | ALAN BLINDER
    Gov. Pat McCrory of North Carolina on Monday escalated the nation’s clash over transgender rights by suing the Justice Department, which said last week that the state had violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 when it passed a law prohibiting people from using public restrooms that do not correspond with the gender listed on their birth certificates. In the suit, the governor accused the Justice Department of a “radical reinterpretation” of the law. “The department contends that North Carolina’s common sense privacy policy constitutes a pattern or practice of discriminating against transgender employees in the terms and conditions of...
  • Poll: 6-in-10 oppose bills like the North Carolina transgender bathroom law

    05/09/2016 8:52:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/09/2016 | By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    Americans broadly oppose laws that would require transgender people to use facilities that correspond with their gender at birth rather than their gender identity, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll, and three-quarters favor laws guaranteeing equal protection for transgender individuals. Overall, 57% say they oppose laws requiring transgender individuals to use facilities that do not match their gender identity, 38% support such laws. Strong opposition (39%) outweighs strong support for these laws (25%). There's a partisan gap on the question, with Democrats and independents more apt to oppose them than Republicans. But Republicans aren't broadly in favor of them either....
  • NC Governor Files Lawsuit Against DOJ Over Challenge to 'Anti-LGBT' Bathroom Law

    05/09/2016 8:51:17 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 8 replies
    Good Morning America ^ | 5/9/2016 | MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN
    North Carolina has filed a lawsuit today against the Department of Justice in an effort to push back against a warning that House Bill 2, a controversial law that critics have called "anti-LGBT," violates the Civil Rights Act. Gov. Pat McCrory is expected to respond publicly at 5 p.m. today after an agreement to postpone his reply could not be reached. ~snip~ McCrory, speaking to Fox News Sunday, spoke in discordant terms about the DOJ's warning, calling the federal government "a bully".
  • It Begins: Attorney General Targets 90 Conservative Groups In Climate Change Racketeering Suit

    05/09/2016 4:51:05 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 62 replies
    Technocracy News ^ | May 4, 2016 | Lachlan Markay
    The attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands is targeting dozens of conservative and libertarian organizations in a racketeering lawsuit against climate change skeptics that has been widely described as an effort to silence political opponents. In a subpoena issued in March, the office of USVI attorney general Claude Walker demanded from Exxon Mobil copies of communications between the oil company and 90 different political and policy organizations “and any other organizations engaged in research or advocacy concerning Climate Change or policies.” The subpoena was part of a national, coordinated legal campaign by state attorneys general and left-wing advocacy groups...
  • MONDO WASHINGTON: Manila Enveloped in Oklahoma Bombing Case

    03/26/2002 2:13:50 PM PST · by Senator Pardek · 3 replies · 159+ views
    Villagevoice.com ^ | March 27 2002 | James Ridgeway
    Fourteen survivors and victims of the Oklahoma City bombing in April 1995 filed suit against Iraq in federal district court in Washington, D.C., last week, claiming that Iraqi officials gave money and training to Tim McVeigh and Terry Nichols. McVeigh was executed last April. Nichols, convicted of manslaughter and given a life sentence in federal court, is awaiting trial in Oklahoma state court, where survivors are determined that he get a death sentence. Nearly a year after McVeigh's execution, the case remains controversial. Families of victims have accused the federal government of shoddy detective work, and some even have claimed...
  • Parents sue feds for forcing school to let transgenders in girls locker room

    05/08/2016 7:56:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 6, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Do the rights of boys who identify as girls trump the rights of girls who are born girls? That question is at the heart of a lawsuit filed by dozens of Illinois parents after the Obama administration’s Department of Education strong-armed their school district into allowing a transgender student the right to use all girls’ locker rooms. “The girls are mortified,” said Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Jeremy Tedesco, a religious liberty law firm representing some 50 families. “They are in a constant state of fear that their bodies are going to be exposed to a male in these settings. It’s...
  • Relatives' fury as black church plans to KEEP over half the donations received after hate massacre

    05/08/2016 7:48:11 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 7, 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    Complete Headline: Relatives' fury as black church plans to KEEP over half the donations received after race hate massacre last year - doling out just $1.5million to victims' families More than $3.3million was sent to Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church from around the world after massacre last year Officials have now handed $1.5million to victims' families and survivors $1.8million has been kept for 'building maintenance' and scholarships Church has previously been accused of lack of transparency over money Attorney said donors only specified $280,000 be sent to the victims Relatives of those killed in the Charleston church massacre have hit...
  • Court: Slipknot Bassist's Child Born After He Died Can Sue

    05/06/2016 12:52:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    The daughter of the late Slipknot bassist Paul Gray can sue a doctor for the loss of her father's companionship, even though she was still a fetus when he died, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court acknowledged it's the first time it's had to decide such a case centered on the rights of a child during the time it is a fetus, but it cited similar conclusions in cases from Massachusetts and Wisconsin. The justices warned that it would be a mistake for anyone to try to apply the rationale behind the ruling to the abortion debate. The...
  • Giant cross at Pensacola park sparks lawsuit

    05/05/2016 10:27:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    WEAR TV-3 Pensacola, FL ^ | Wednesday, May 4th 2016 | By David Gonzalez
    Looper's church has used the site for Easter services. Looper said, "We don't need the cross to have that service. He planned on being there again this year but apparently the gentleman connected to the lawsuit who lives here secured that area for himself; apparently to prevent us from being able to use it." The cross is located on the northeast side of Bayview Park. Since the park is public, some want it taken down. They want people from all religions to feel comfortable going to the park. Monica Miller, senior counsel for the American Humanist Association said, "These citizens...
  • Army captain sues Obama; says he lacks authority to fight IS

    05/04/2016 6:54:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 5:50 PM EDT | Deb Riechmann
    An Army captain sued President Barack Obama on Wednesday, alleging that he doesn’t have the proper congressional authority to wage war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Capt. Nathan Michael Smith filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Washington as the president is deploying more special operations forces to the region — and a day after a Navy SEAL was killed in combat in Iraq, the third since a U.S.-led coalition launched its campaign against the Islamic State in the summer of 2014. …
  • Starbucks faces $5M lawsuit over amount of ice in its iced beverages

    05/01/2016 7:13:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 1, 2016
    Coffee conglomerate Starbucks is being sued for $5 million over the amount of ice the drink-maker puts in its iced beverages. According to The Telegraph, Stacy Pincus filed a 29-page complaint in Northern Illinois Federal Court in Chicago last week. Pincus alleges that Starbucks customers are being misled because the company’s iced drinks contain just over half the drink they are paying for.
  • State Supreme Court Lets Ruling Stand On Bakery That Turned Away Gay Couple

    04/25/2016 4:14:56 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 41 replies
    CBS 4 DENVER ^ | 25 APRIL 2016 | CBS 4 DENVER
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Supreme Court decided to let an appellate court ruling that a bakery violated the state’s anti-discrimination law when it turned away a gay couple stand by refusing to hear the case. On Monday, the state Supreme Court let the lower court ruling stand. Attorneys for Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, filed the appeal last fall. They argued the government shouldn’t force Phillips to violate his Christian beliefs.
  • Appeals court dismisses Kim Davis' lawsuit against Kentucky

    04/20/2016 3:58:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2016 5:42 PM EDT
    A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit that a Kentucky clerk filed against the state for requiring her to issue marriage licenses that contained her name to same-sex couples. […] Davis sued then-Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and another state official, but Beshear left office in December. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin replaced him and signed an executive order removing the names of county clerks from marriage license forms. …
  • Transgender woman sues government to force installation of urinals in womens bathrooms (Satire)

    04/20/2016 10:46:37 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 45 replies
    American Irony ^ | 4-20-16 | The Looking Spoon
    Citing "genitalia discrimination," a transgender woman is suing the government to write regulation requiring the installation of urinals in women's bathrooms. "I want to have the right to use the bathroom for the gender I identify with," said the woman who asked to go by the name Venus. "It's really very simple. I may or may not go through with the operation. If I choose not to I shouldn't have to spent the rest of my life feeling like bathrooms can't be a safe space for me because I have to sit down when I could just whip it out...
  • Mass killer Anders Breivik's human rights breached in prison, court rules

    04/20/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 20, 2016 | Tim Hume and Olav Mellingsater, CNN
    Oslo, Norway (CNN) — Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has won part of his lawsuit against the state over his solitary confinement in a high-security prison, a court announced Wednesday. The Oslo district court found the 37-year-old's treatment in prison violated Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, prohibiting "inhuman or degrading treatment," and ruled that his conditions must be eased. The court also ordered the government to pay legal costs of 331,000 kroner ($40,600) for the right-wing extremist, who killed 77 people in a shooting rampage and bombing attack in 2011.
  • Court overturns VA school's transgender bathroom rule

    04/20/2016 7:35:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    wowk.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | wowk
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school discriminated against a transgender teen by forbidding him from using the boys' restroom, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case that could have implications for a North Carolina law that critics say discriminates against LGBT people. The case of Gavin Grimm has been especially closely watched since North Carolina enacted a law last month that bans transgender people from using public restrooms that correspond to their gender identity. That law also bans cities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances, a response to an ordinance recently passed in Charlotte. In the Virginia case,...
  • Whole Foods: We’re suing the gay activist who claimed we sold him a cake with a slur written on it

    04/19/2016 4:11:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 19, 2016 | BY ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Drew McCoy and Just Karl, you mean the cake section at Whole Foods — in Austin(!) — isn’t a hotbed of reactionary anti-gay sentiment? Watch Jordan Brown’s short video, posted below, for background. He claims he ordered a cake at WF that was supposed to say “Love Wins” and instead they handed him something that said “Love Wins, Fag.” Pay attention to the cake box, which he insists is unopened and unaltered. The label is on the bottom and the top of the box has a blue-green pattern on it. His video went viral and the predictable uproar ensued...
  • Consultant Cheri Jacobus Sues Donald Trump for Twitter Defamation

    04/19/2016 3:05:47 AM PDT · by dennisw · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 18 Apr 2016 | Patrick Howley
    TMZ reports that Jacobus is suing Trump for the February Tweet, even though Jacobus admits in her lawsuit that she did indeed ask the Trump campaign to pay her $19,000 per month to serve as communications director: Really dumb @CheriJacobus. Begged my people for a job. Turned her down twice and she went hostile. Major loser, zero credibility! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2016 Jacobus is suing for “at least $2 million,” according to TMZ. Jacobus’s requested price tag of $19,000 per month would have amounted to a salary of $228,000 per year. Jacobus was reportedly negotiating with...
  • Whole Foods to take legal action against pastor [tr]

    04/19/2016 1:53:40 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 19, 2016
    Whole Foods to take legal action against pastor who claimed cake had homophobic slur AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas pastor who claimed a cake he bought from Whole Foods in Austin had a homophobic slur written on it is now facing legal action of his own from the supermarket giant. The attorneys for Pastor Jordan Brown said he ordered a cake from a Whole Foods store with the personalized message "Love Wins," but when he received it, the cake said "Love Wins F**." But Whole Foods is disputing his claim. They say his accusations are fraudulent, and they intend to...