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  • Trump rips emolument lawsuits: Being president 'costing me a fortune'

    08/13/2019 12:57:07 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/19 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Tuesday disputed that he's profiting off the presidency, arguing instead that lawsuits alleging he's violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution amount to "presidential harassment" and are costing him significant legal fees. "I got sued on a thing called emoluments. Emoluments. You ever hear of the word? Nobody ever heard of it before," Trump said at a Shell petrochemical plant in Pennsylvania. "And what it is is presidential harassment, because this thing is costing me a fortune, and I love it," Trump added. "I love it because I’m making the lives of other people much, much better."...
  • Federal judge rules Virginia school district's transgender bathroom ban is discriminatory

    08/12/2019 6:00:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/12/19 | Zack Budryk
    A federal judge ruled Friday against a Virginia school board’s policy barring a transgender former student, Gavin Grimm, from using the men's restroom, according to The Associated Press. Under the Gloucester County School Board’s policy, Grimm was required to use either the women’s room or a private restroom. In her decision, U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen in Norfolk wrote that there was “no question” the policy discriminated against trans students. "Under the policy, all students except for transgender students may use restrooms corresponding with their gender identity," she wrote. "Transgender students are singled out, subjected to discriminatory treatment, and...
  • Judicial Watch sues California over attempt to dictate gender makeup of corporate boards

    08/11/2019 8:29:28 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 8 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/11/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Legal watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed suit against California on behalf of three taxpayers over the state’s effort to dictate the gender makeup of corporate boards, arguing that lawmakers have no authority to make such determinations for a private business. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court last week, seeks to halt implementation of Senate Bill 826, which requires publicly held corporations headquartered in the state to have at least one director “who self-identifies her gender as a woman.” Depending on the size of the board, the law would mandate as many as three self-identifying women. The suit,...
  • WATCH: Oberlin College accused of trying to wait out bakery owner’s cancer death

    08/08/2019 7:04:16 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | August 8, 2019 | Ethan Cai
    Dave Gibson, the owner of the bakery that won millions of dollars in a defamation lawsuit against Oberlin College, accused the school on Tuesday of waiting for him and his father to die. Gibson made these accusations in a statement he posted on Facebook. “As we’ve been going through this legal battle, I’ve been going through another personal battle. Late last year, I was diagnosed with the devastating news that I have pancreatic cancer,” he said. “Oberlin College has known about my health condition since February. Their legal team filed a motion to prevent any mention of my cancer diagnosis...
  • JUDICIAL WATCH SUES OVER CALIFORNIA LAW REQUIRING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES APPEARING ON PRIMARY...

    08/05/2019 2:46:31 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 5, 2019
    Full title: JUDICIAL WATCH SUES OVER CALIFORNIA LAW REQUIRING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES APPEARING ON PRIMARY BALLOT TO DISCLOSE TAX RETURNS (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of four California voters to prevent the California secretary of state from implementing a new state law requiring all presidential candidates who wish to appear on California’s primary ballot to publicly disclose their personal tax returns from the past five years ( Jerry Griffin et al. v. Alex Padilla (No. 2:19-cv-01477). The suit alleges that the law unconstitutionally adds a new qualification for candidates for president....
  • Wait… Mexico Wants To Sue Us Because El Paso Is Too Dangerous?

    08/05/2019 8:01:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/05/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Here’s one consequence of the mass shooting in El Paso that you probably didn’t see coming. While investigators are still questioning the alleged shooter and trying to pick up the pieces, the Mexican government has announced that it may take the United States to court for failing to protect their citizens in the “violent” city of El Paso. The Mexican President supposedly ordered his Foreign Minister to look into the situation because at least three and possibly as many as six of the victims were Mexican nationals. (NBC News) Mexico on Sunday threatened to take legal action against the...
  • Covington Teens Sue ‘Egregious High-Profile Individuals’ In Media For Defamation

    08/02/2019 6:13:19 PM PDT · by blam · 40 replies
    News Busters ^ | 8-2-2019 | Randy Hall
    The twisted tale of the students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky who encountered Native American activist Nathan Phillips back on January 19 took another turn on Thursday, when lawyers for the teenagers involved in the incident filed a defamation lawsuit in Kenton County Circuit Court against 12 of the “most egregious high-profile individuals.” The filing came just a few days after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit on behalf of student Nick Sandmann that could have resulted in the Kentucky teen being awarded $250 million for defamation of character by the Washington Post. Robert Barnes and Kevin Murphy,...
  • Judge dismisses DNC hacking lawsuit against Trump team, says claims 'entirely divorced from the..

    07/30/2019 7:10:15 PM PDT · by bitt · 7 replies
    fox news ^ | 7/30/2019 | Gregg Re
    A federal judge in frank terms Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against key members of the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over hacked DNC documents, saying they "did not participate in any wrongdoing in obtaining the materials in the first place" and therefore bore no legal liability for disseminating the information. The ruling came as Democrats increasingly have sought to tie the Trump team to illegal activity in Russia, in spite of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's findings that the campaign in fact refused multiple offers by Russians to involve them in hacking and disinformation efforts....
  • Judge dismisses DNC hacking lawsuit against Trump, says claims entirely divorced from the facts

    07/30/2019 3:18:24 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 19 replies
    Fox ^ | 7-30-2019 | Gregg Re
    A federal judge in frank terms has dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against key members of the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over hacked DNC documents, saying they "did not participate in any wrongdoing in obtaining the materials in the first place" and therefore bore no legal liability for disseminating the information. The ruling came as Democrats have increasingly sought to tie the Trump team to illegal activity in Russia, in spite of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's findings that the campaign in fact refused multiple offers by Russians to involve them in hacking and disinformation efforts. The...
  • Jeffrey Epstein Handed a Lawsuit a Day Before He Was Found Injured

    07/30/2019 3:44:54 AM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 7/30/19
    The day before accused pedophile and wealthy Manhattan financier Jeffrey Epstein was found injured in his jail cell, he was handed a lawsuit from a woman who says he raped her when she was just 15 years old, court documents obtained Monday showed. A New York Deputy Sheriff, Qin Zhang, last Monday personally handed Epstein documents accompanying Jennifer Araoz's lawsuit against the 66-year-old at the Metropolitan Correctional Center where he has been jailed after he was arrested and charged with sex trafficking and conspiracy. The day after Epstein received Araoz's lawsuit, he was found inside his cell, semi-conscious in a...
  • The Covington Catholic Teen Lost His First Court Battle, But Will Probably Win His Next

    07/29/2019 10:52:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/29/2019 | Margot Cleveland
    On Friday, a federal judge in Kentucky tossed Nicholas SandmannÂ’s defamation case against the Washington Post. Sandmann, the Covington Catholic student smeared by the Post and many other outlets earlier this year as a smirking, MAGA-hat-wearing racist who had blocked Native American elder Nathan PhillipsÂ’s path, promises an appeal.On appeal, Sandmann is likely to win. IÂ’ll lay out why, after a quick review of what happened.What Happened in DC in January After attending the March of Life in January of this year, Sandmann and his classmates waited for their bus at the Lincoln Memorial. While waiting, Native American activist...
  • Trump Sues New York State Over Tax Return Law

    07/24/2019 10:56:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/24/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    When we recently looked at Congressman Richard Neal’s refusal to request President Trump’s New York State tax returns (and the subsequent primary challenge he drew), Neal seemed to be making a good point. The state tax returns would only be a course of last resort if they failed to obtain the federal returns, and it wasn’t a sure thing that he would be able to use the new law in New York to get them anyway.That turned out to be fairly prescient because the New York law designed to go after Trump is now being challenged by the President....
  • Virginia school’s transgender bathroom ban is back in court

    07/23/2019 6:55:54 AM PDT · by csvset · 11 replies
    AP via WAVY ^ | 23 July 2019 | BEN FINLEY, Associated Press
    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Gavin Grimm, a young man who has become a national face for transgender student rights, returns to a Virginia courtroom Tuesday to continue fighting against his former high school’s transgender bathroom policy. A federal judge in Norfolk will hear arguments over whether the Gloucester County School Board violated Grimm’s rights when it banned him from using boys’ bathrooms. The hearing is the latest step in a yearslong legal battle that has come to embody the debate over transgender student rights, an issue that is far from settled in school systems across the nation. Grimm, now 20,...
  • UK mom wishes she could have aborted 4-year-old, sues govt for ‘wrongful birth’

    07/19/2019 6:48:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 12, 2019 | Lisa Bourne
    July 12, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — A mother in the U.K. is suing England’s National Health Service (NHS) for more than Ł200,000 ($249,000 U.S.) for “wrongful birth,” alleging that health care workers did not conduct tests that would have revealed her unborn son’s Down syndrome. Edyta Mordel told London’s High Court that had she known he would be born with Down’s, she would have aborted her child, now four-year-old Aleksander, the Daily Mail reports. Mordel, 33, says she requested the tests during her pregnancy and was devastated when her baby was diagnosed with Down’s after birth. The case is legally classified...
  • Separated migrant families sue U.S. government, demand $3 million each

    07/16/2019 10:45:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 11, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    Six migrant families filed multi-million dollar claims Monday against the Trump administration over last year’s family separations, saying they need the money to pay for counseling and other medical care to heal from the “torture” they said they suffered.
  • BREAKING: Lawsuit Outs Reporter Ellen Ratner as Source for Seth Rich Information

    07/16/2019 8:44:10 AM PDT · by bitt · 39 replies
    GATEWAYPUNDIT ^ | 7/15/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Businessman Ed Butowsky filed a lawsuit on Monday that outed FOX News reporter Ellen Ratner was his source for the Seth Rich information. This comes after Michael Isikoff’s report last week that labeled Butowsky as a Russian source. Ed told The Gateway Pundit today that Ellen Ratner lied to Isikoff. Ed provided The Gateway Pundit with a copy of his email with Ratner. Butowsky added that he spoke with Isikoff off the record and he broke his trust by contacting Ratner. Butowsky told The Gateway Pundit that after last week’s report he was forced to speak out. Ed also says...
  • Why John Roberts’ Census Citizenship Decision Is Legally And Politically Corrupt

    07/15/2019 9:31:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/15/2019 | Ben Weingarten
    Are we a nation of laws or a nation of men? Previously, the most radically leftist federal judges had failed this test on cases pertaining to the Trump administration. Now the highest court in the land has joined them.The fight over whether the simple question, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?” could appear on the 2020 U.S. census already implicated major issues of public policy, including immigration, national sovereignty, and voting rights. But the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the matter has now transcended these issues to challenge the rule of law itself, once again raising...
  • NY Governor Sued Over Licenses For Illegal Aliens (And by a County Clerk, No Less!)

    07/10/2019 9:23:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/10/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    As we recently learned, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a new bill into law allowing illegal aliens to obtain state drivers licenses, despite the measure being broadly unpopular among voters. Concerns over this measure holding the potential for voter fraud or access to public services by those not allowed to receive them were brushed off and the Democratic majority forced the measure through on party lines. But perhaps this isn’t the end of the story.This week a county clerk from the western part of the state filed a lawsuit against the Governor, the state District Attorney and the...
  • Mowing Down Abusive Fines in Florida

    07/03/2019 2:22:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Institute for Justice ^ | May 2019 | Ari Bargil
    It all started innocently enough. Last summer, Jim Ficken left his modest home in Dunedin, Florida, for Columbia, South Carolina, to tend to his late mother’s estate. He asked a friend and local handyman to keep an eye on his lawn, lest it grow too long in his absence. After Jim left, sadly, his friend died unexpectedly. And, left unattended, Jim’s grass did what grass in Florida does during the summer: It grew. The city’s code enforcement department noticed. Labeling Jim a “repeat violator” because he’d once let his grass grow too long some four years earlier, the city began...
  • Lawyer for Andy Ngo issues big-time legal threat to antifa thugs who attacked him

    07/01/2019 1:50:17 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 68 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/1/19 | Jon Dougherty
    The lawyer for independent journalist Andy Ngo, who was allegedly beaten up and robbed by antifa members while covering a protest in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, says those responsible for the attack are going to face maximum legal repercussions. “Goodnight everyone except Antifa criminals who I plan to sue into oblivion and then sow salt into their yoga studios and avocado toast stands until nothing grows there, not even the glimmer of a violent criminal conspiracy aided by the effete impotence of a cowed city government,” Harmeet Dhillon wrote on Twitter. After Ngo was admitted to a local hospital following...