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  • Foreign Payments to Trump Firms Violate Constitution, Suit Will Claim

    01/23/2017 1:22:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/23/2017 | By ERIC LIPTON and ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON — A team of prominent constitutional scholars, Supreme Court litigators and former White House ethics lawyers intends to file a lawsuit Monday morning alleging that President Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his hotels and other business operations to accept payments from foreign governments. The lawsuit is among a barrage of legal actions against the Trump administration that have been initiated or are being planned by major liberal advocacy organizations. Such suits are among the few outlets they have to challenge the administration now that Republicans are in control of government. In the new case, the lawyers argue...
  • Liberal watchdog group to sue Trump, alleging he violated constitutional ban

    01/23/2017 6:09:08 AM PST · by detective · 39 replies
    MSN News ^ | David A. Fahrenthold, Jonathan O'Connell
    A liberal watchdog group says it plans to file a lawsuit against President Trump in federal court on Monday alleging that he is in violation of a little-known constitutional provision that bars him from taking gifts or payments from foreign governments. The group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said that because Trump-owned buildings take in rent, room rentals and other payments from foreign governments, the president has breached the Emoluments Clause. That clause in the Constitution says that “no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the United States], shall, without the Consent of the Congress,...
  • Group will sue Trump over business’ foreign profits

    01/22/2017 5:09:31 PM PST · by usafa92 · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/22/2017 | Cyra Master
    A Washington-based nonprofit will file a federal lawsuit against President Trump on Monday, the start of his first week in office. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) announced Sunday night it is bringing a suit “to stop President Trump from violating the Constitution by illegally receiving payments from foreign governments.” At issue is Trump’s refusal to divest from his business or place his assets into a blind trust, which would separate him entirely from his business empire. He has said his adult sons will run his business while he is in office, that they will not conduct any...
  • Gloria Allred files defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump on behalf of Summer Zervos

    01/17/2017 8:30:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2017 | John Sexton
    Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred has filed a defamation lawsuit against President-elect Trump on behalf of Summer Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice.” Zervos is one of several women who came forward with accusations of sexual harassment late last year. From NBC News: The suit, filed Tuesday morning, claims Trump knew his statements about Zervos and his other accusers would subject them to “threats of violence, economic harm and reputational damage.”…“Ms. Zervos is willing to dismiss her lawsuit if he will retract his false statements about her and acknowledge that what Summer said about Mr. Trump and his alleged...
  • Lawsuit Prompts Santa Clara to Remove Large Granite Cross

    01/14/2017 11:34:01 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Ian Cull
    The city has donated the cross to Santa Clara UniversityThe battle over a large iconic cross in the South Bay has come to an end. After standing in Santa Clara for more than six decades, the 14-foot cross was taken down -- by a lawsuit. A Santa Clara man and Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation sued the city last April, claiming the cross violated the separation of church and state because it stood in a public park. "We are happy that the city divested itself of this religious symbol, and that the constitution is now being complied with," said Rebecca...
  • Supremes face bombshell: Law censoring Christian counselors

    01/13/2017 11:20:16 AM PST · by amorphous · 45 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Bob Unruh
    The U.S. Supreme Court has been handed a bombshell: An appeal of a lower-court ruling that banned Christian counselors from talking with teens about the biblical standard for sexuality. The case challenges laws that force licensed counselors to affirm homosexuality, prohibiting them from helping clients overcome same-sex attractions. Such laws have been adopted in New Jersey, where a biased judge used it to shut down a Christian ministry, and in California and other states. The case already was presented to the Supreme Court several years ago, but it did not get a ruling. Now a new appeal has been submitted...
  • Christian Vindicated! Ninth Circuit Finds Arrest Unlawful by CHP Officer

    01/12/2017 10:40:42 PM PST · by vrwc1 · 8 replies
    Advocates for Faith and Freedom ^ | January 11, 2017 | Advocates for Faith and Freedom
    Pasadena, CA. Today, three federal appellate judges in the Ninth Circuit issued a final ruling in favor of a Christian man, Mark Mackey, who was arrested for reading the Bible aloud in front of the California Department of Motor Vehicles in Hemet, CA in 2011. Read the ruling here. The CHP Officer, Darren Meyers, erroneously cited Mr. Mackey for violating a state law that forbids the interference with an open business through obstruction and intimidation. The Ninth Circuit rebuked the officer’s fabricated claims in his police report: Upon arrival, Meyer encountered Mackey reading his bible aloud in a dirt patch,...
  • Officers’ Lawsuit Against Marilyn Mosby in Freddie Gray Case Allowed to Proceed

    01/12/2017 2:35:14 PM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 12 January 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    Five of the six officers charged as accessories in the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015 filed suit against Baltimore’s state attorney Marilyn Mosby (shown) for malicious prosecution, defamation of character, and invasion of privacy, among other claims. Last Friday U.S. District Court Judge Marvin Garbis, in a 65-page ruling, ruled that their lawsuit against Mosby may move forward. The next step is discovery during which Mosby and others in her department, as well as the Sheriff’s department, will be required, under oath, to explain just how she and they could reasonably claim that the officers were guilty of...
  • BuzzFeed Could Be In Legal Trouble For Publishing Trump Doc

    01/12/2017 10:45:47 AM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/12/17 | Kevin Daley
    While BuzzFeed weathers criticism for publishing a document cache containing unsubstantiated and scandalous allegations about President-elect Donald Trump and his confidantes, they also could face legal consequences. The organization elected to publish a 35-page dossier claiming Russian operatives had compromising personal and financial information about the president-elect and others in his orbit. The documents were compiled by a former British intelligence officer working for a private intelligence firm in London at the behest of Trump’s political opponents. They were later shared with Democratic political operatives and members of Congress.
  • Exxon ordered to turn over 40 years of climate change research

    01/12/2017 9:20:38 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 47 replies
    CNN Money ^ | January 12, 2017 | Matt Egan
    ExxonMobil has lost a key battle in an investigation into whether the oil giant misled the public about the dangers of climate change. A Massachusetts judge ordered Exxon (XOM) on Wednesday to hand over more than four decades of the company's climate change research. The court rejected Exxon's emergency motion to kill the demand from Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, who is investigating allegations the company ignored internal scientific research going back to the 1970s. The ruling came on the same day that longtime Exxon boss Rex Tillerson was being grilled by Congress about the company's climate change tactics at...
  • The transgender bathroom case arrives at the Supreme Court

    01/11/2017 7:23:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/11/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in October I wrote about the announcement that the Supreme Court would be hearing the case of G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board. This is the long awaited “transgender bathroom law” challenge to the Obama administration’s reinterpretation of Title IX law which sought to morph the definition of “sex” to include the SJW concept of gender identity. At the time I expressed concern over both how a split court might rule on the science behind the question as well as the possibility that they would dodge the fundamental questions entirely and choose to narrowly rule on the legal...
  • 'Clock Boy' Loses in Court, Father's Defamation Lawsuit Dismissed

    01/10/2017 5:20:52 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JANUARY 10, 2017 | DEBRA HEINE
    A district court judge in Texas has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by Ahmed Mohamed on his own behalf and on behalf of his 15-year-old son, Ahmed Mohamed. They had sued Fox News, Glenn Beck, and the mayor of Irving -- among others -- for defamation in September of 2016. A year earlier, Ahmed, then a 14-year-old freshman at an Irving, Texas, high school, was arrested, briefly detained by police, and suspended for three days after bringing to school a "cool clock" that looked like a briefcase bomb. Ahmed claimed to have "invented" the easily assembled clock, and that he...
  • MUSLIM ‘CLOCKBOY’ defamation lawsuit thrown out of court by judge

    01/10/2017 1:18:14 PM PST · by wtd · 69 replies
    BareNakedIslam ^ | January 10, 2017
    MUSLIM ‘CLOCKBOY’ defamation lawsuit thrown out of court by judge Following a nearly three-hour hearing held yesterday in Dallas, Texas, newly appointed District Court Judge Maricela Moore dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by Mohamed Mohamed on his own behalf and on behalf of his 15-year old son, Ahmed Mohamed (‘clockboy’). AFLC Ahmed is better known as “Clock Boy” for bringing a hoax clock bomb to his Irvine, Texas middle school in September 2015 and causing a bomb scare that led to his arrest and suspension from school. The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) filed the motion to dismiss, along...
  • Baltimore defamation suit against Marilyn Mosby to move forward

    01/08/2017 12:39:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/08/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    The long, drawn out battles surround the Freddie Gray trials in Baltimore may seem like a distant memory at this point. Much of daily life in the city has returned to normal, even though the murder rate stayed stubbornly high at 318 for last year. (Shockingly, that’s still down from the 344 they rang up the year before, but far higher than 2014’s level of 211, which was far more typical of the past decade.) With all the trials against the police officers involved in Gray’s arrest and subsequent death having failed or been dismissed, the dust has largely...
  • Landmark Federal Court Ruling Opens The Way For Mega-Mosques Across America

    01/04/2017 3:08:54 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 34 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 01/04/2017 | Andrew Bieszad
    full title:. Landmark Federal Court Ruling Opens The Way For Explosion Of Constructing Mega-Mosques Across America I have been warning repeatedly that Islamization in America will not happen through any sort of military action, but it will come through the courts, that the biggest danger America faces is not from guns and terrorists, but lawyers in well-pressed suits and activist judges. In another case which illustrates my point, a court in New Jersey has made what is being called a “landmark” ruling against a small town which said that Muslims were discriminated against by being required to have more parking...
  • Attorney Ordered to Identify Dead Client Who Taunted James Woods on Twitter

    01/03/2017 7:24:58 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 49 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | January 03, 2017 | Eriq Gardner
    "James Woods is continuing to pursue a $10 million defamation lawsuit against an anonymous individual who tweeted Woods was a "cocaine addict." Not even the reported death of the defendant is stopping the actor. On Tuesday, over objections that Woods was looking to harass a dead man's family, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge ruled that the attorney for the defendant must identify his deceased client."
  • OBAMA SUFFERS TRANSGENDER LOSS

    01/03/2017 1:46:28 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 23 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 01/03/2017 | Bill Donohue
    "... U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor issued a preliminary injunction on New Year’s Eve stopping the Obama administration from denying the right of Catholic institutions to live by their religious tenets. Texas, and other states, along with the Franciscan Alliance, and other religious entities, sued the federal government for violating basic religious rights. Judge O’Connor ruled that the Obama administration’s regulation barring discrimination on the basis of “gender identity” could not be enforced. The defendants also sought to force Catholic institutions to perform, and pay for, abortions. Joining the Franciscan Alliance as a plaintiff was the Christian Medical &...
  • Ex-wife of energy tycoon is sued for asking chef to cook ‘black people food’

    01/02/2017 2:40:00 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 88 replies
    New York Post ^ | New York Post
    <p>The ex-wife of energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens ​told her African-American chef to whip up “black people food” ​— describing her ideal menu as fried chicken, BBQ ribs and corn bread — for the guests at her $2,000-a-night Nevada ranch, a lawsuit charges.</p>
  • Gay man who unsuccessfully sued San Diego cops for arresting him for wearing a butt....

    01/01/2017 3:10:00 PM PST · by Morgana · 68 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 30, 2016 | and Clemence Michallon For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Gay man who unsuccessfully sued San Diego cops for arresting him for wearing a butt-exposing gladiator costume 'commits suicide' after racking up $1m in legal bills A man who lost a grueling, five-year lawsuit against San Diego police after being arrested for nudity during a gay pride festival has died in an apparent suicide, two weeks after the verdict. Police found 35-year-old Will X Walters dead at his Hillcrest apartment Wednesday but it's unclear how long he'd been dead, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The medical examiner is examining the case. Walters was arrested in 2011 during a...
  • Michael Brown's family fights Ferguson push for his records

    12/31/2016 9:02:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 31, 2016 10:46 AM EST | Jim Suhr
    Michael Brown’s parents are objecting to a request from Ferguson for their son’s medical and academic records as the city defends itself against a lawsuit the parents filed over the 2014 police shooting death of the unarmed 18-year-old. Michael Brown Sr. and Lezley McSpadden, in December court filings, asked U.S. District Judge E. Richard Webber in St. Louis to at least limit if not scuttle altogether a push by the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, its former police chief and the officer who shot their son to turn over the documents. The parents say the documents are irrelevant and that...
  • Distracted driver sues Apple over a fatal car crash [California]

    12/30/2016 11:52:25 AM PST · by SES1066 · 56 replies
    San Jose CA Business Journal ^ | 12/30/16 | Gina Hall
    The plaintiff filed suit in a California court in early December in regards to a road accident that occurred on Christmas Eve in 2014. The driver was " distracted while using the 'FaceTime' application on an iPhone 6 Plus during the operation of his motor vehicle," and hit the back of a stationary vehicle while going 65 miles per hour, per the court documents obtained by AppleInsider.SNIP Apple was sued for not implementing a technology that could have prevented the driver from using the app while driving. The Cupertino-based company applied for the patent on the technology in 2008 and...
  • Killer’s psychiatrist can be sued by victim’s family, Washington Supreme Court says

    12/25/2016 11:18:48 AM PST · by aimhigh · 20 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 1/24/2016 | Gene Johnson
    The family of a Spokane woman who was murdered along with her son can pursue a lawsuit over whether the killer’s psychiatrist should have done more to protect them, the Washington Supreme Court held in a case with implications for mental-health professionals around the state.
  • Families of 2 Oakland warehouse fire victims file 1st lawsuits

    12/24/2016 3:52:21 PM PST · by SteveH · 17 replies
    Sfgate ^ | 12/23/2016 | Kimberly veklerov
    Parents of a young woman and man who were killed in the Oakland Ghost Ship fire sued the owner and operators of the converted warehouse Friday for maintaining a “death trap” that caused 36 people to lose their lives.
  • Families of Pulse nightclub shooting sue Google, Facebook

    12/22/2016 5:00:53 AM PST · by tekrat · 46 replies
    Engadget / REUTERS ^ | 12/21/2016 | Adrees Latif
    Google, Facebook and Twitter are facing a lawsuit filed by the families of three victims killed by Pulse nightclub gunman Omar Mateen in Orlando. The plaintiffs are accusing the tech titans of providing "material support" to Mateen, who was known to have pledged allegiance to ISIS and its leader. According to their lawsuit, the families are suing the companies for allowing the terrorist group to create accounts to raise funds and to spread propaganda with the intention of attracting new recruits. The material support these tech giants provide, the lawsuit says, "has been instrumental to the rise of ISIS and has enabled it to carry out...
  • Justice Dept. sues Virginia county over denial of permit to build mosque

    12/20/2016 6:11:26 PM PST · by Ray76 · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Dec 12, 2016 | Martin Weil
    The Justice Department filed suit Monday contending that Culpeper County, Va., acted in a discriminatory manner in denying an approval needed for the construction of an Islamic house of worship there.
  • Obamacare customers want to continue House lawsuit fight

    12/20/2016 5:58:53 PM PST · by kevcol · 7 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 20, 2016 | Robert King
    Gustavo Parker and La Trina Patton filed the motion, as they are among 5.9 million people who are eligible to receive the law's cost-sharing reductions. Former House Speaker John Boehner in 2014 filed the lawsuit that challenged the administration over Obamacare's cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers. Insurers are required by law to lower the copays and deductibles for certain low-income Obamacare customers. The administration reimburses the insurers for the cost-sharing reductions.
  • War on Christmas: Atheists Threaten to Sue Ohio Town for Nativity Scene

    12/19/2016 5:13:01 AM PST · by detective · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Dec 2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Militant atheists at the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) are threatening to sue St. Bernard, Ohio, over the city’s Nativity scene — a Christmas display depicting the scene of Jesus’s birth in Bethlehem in the Holy Land. If FFRF follows through and files in federal court, that case could result in a historic restoration of religious liberty nationwide. St. Bernard is a suburb of Cincinnati. For many years, the city has displayed a crčche — i.e., a Nativity scene — during the Christmas season. It is accompanied by non-biblical seasonal holiday displays as well, making this outdoor crčche similar to the...
  • High School Censors Pro-Life Club, Bans the Word ‘Abortion’

    12/18/2016 4:53:12 AM PST · by kevcol · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 17, 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    The conservative legal group Liberty Counsel is claiming that the public school district violated the Constitution by censoring the anti-abortion student group’s poster. The poster, which took over 25 hours to make, included hand-painted hearts and the phrase “3,000 Lives Are Ended Each Day.” . . . Administrators also asked the students to refrain from using the word, “abortion,” in club material, in written or oral communications, or on social media. Administrators even went as far as asking students from the club to sign an agreement that would bar them from seeking legal assistance to protect their right to express...
  • Alaska asks suit against electors be dismissed

    12/15/2016 9:18:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 15, 2016 9:43 PM EST | Mark Thiessen
    A Hillary Clinton supporter has sued Alaska’s three electoral college voters, trying to prevent them from casting votes for President-elect Donald Trump. Janice Park claims in her civil lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Anchorage that their votes will violate her Fifth Amendment right of equal protection and deny her the principle of one person, one vote. Lawyers for the state of Alaska in a late Thursday hearing said the case should be dismissed because it doesn't have merit. …
  • Maybe John Roberts did us a favor by saving ObamaCare

    12/15/2016 11:43:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 46 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/16 | Dan Calabrese
    By leaving it for Congress to dismantle, the Chief Justice ultimately set the stage for a better solution I’m not going to lie to you. I was as mad as anyone at Chief Justice Roberts when he - not once but twice - saved ObamaCare by engaging in legal gymnastics to avoid finding it unconstitutional - which it clearly was. First he pretended individual mandate fine was a tax, even after the Obama Administration had explicitly said it was not while trying to sell it to the public. Then he ignored clear language about who had to run the exchanges...
  • Former Disney IT Workers Claim Discrimination In Lawsuit

    12/15/2016 6:37:41 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 12/15/16
    A group of information technology workers laid off by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts claims they were victims of discrimination. The say they were forced to train their replacements from India before they were fired. On Monday, the 30 former IT workers filed a suit against the company in an Orlando federal court. They’re seeking punitive damages. The lawsuit contends that 250 IT workers in Florida were told they would need to train their replacements before they were fired at the end of 2014. Each replacement worker was of Indian origin, and was either brought from overseas or working outside...
  • Trump attorney: Electoral College lawsuit could 'undermine' election results

    12/12/2016 12:02:41 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 168 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 12, 2016 | By Jennifer Calfas
    A lawsuit filed in Colorado by two Democratic electors “threatens to undermine” the results of the 2016 election, says an attorney representing President-elect Donald Trump. The lawsuit challenges a state law requiring electors to vote for the winner of the state’s popular vote. “Of course, President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence have more than enough electoral votes to secure their respective offices,” wrote attorney Christopher Murray in a filing submitted to the court, as reported by POLITICO. “Plaintiffs’ lawsuit, however, threatens to undermine the many laws in other states that sensibly bind their electors’ votes to represent the...
  • Melania Trump Appears in Court for Her Daily Mail Lawsuit

    12/12/2016 9:45:52 AM PST · by springwater13 · 31 replies
    Melania Trump, the incoming first lady, appeared at a court hearing on Monday in her defamation lawsuit against the Daily Mail and a Maryland blogger. The hearing in Rockville, Maryland was a scheduling conference, according to a statement from her attorney, but her case is unusual in that presidential candidates and their spouses rarely pursue libel lawsuits in the heat of a campaign. “Mrs. Trump was not required to attend the court conference, but chose to do so, to meet the judge, meet opposing counsel, and show her commitment to the case,” said Charles Harder, her attorney. “Mrs. Trump looks...
  • Judge Rules on Green Party’s Pennsylvania Recount Request

    12/12/2016 7:54:50 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 13 replies
    Dennis Michael Lynch ^ | 12-12-2016 | A. Griffee
    Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein received another defeat Monday morning, in her efforts to force a recount of election ballots in Pennsylvania. U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond said “No,” on Monday, rejecting the case completely. Out of the 6 million votes cast in Pennsylvania, Trump had won over Clinton by about 44,000 votes. Stein had gone after the states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.
  • Sofía Vergara sued by her own embryos

    12/07/2016 6:23:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 6, 2016 | Emily Smith
    The battle over Sofia Vergara’s embryos took an extraordinary turn Tuesday — when a right-to-live lawsuit was filed on behalf of the fertilized eggs against their mom. The female embryos are listed as plaintiffs “Emma’’ and “Isabella” in the Louisiana court papers, which come amid her knock-down, drag-out legal battle with former fiancé Nick Loeb, sources told The Post.
  • Voters Sue Demanding Florida Recount, Believe Clinton Won

    12/06/2016 1:27:28 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 52 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 12/06/16 | Ronn Blitzer
    Three voters in Florida filed a lawsuit in state court seeking a recount of the votes in November’s presidential election. The voters claim that Hillary Clinton really won Florida, but problems including hacking, faulty voting machines, and voters being turned away from the polls led to a Trump victory. They sued Governor Rick Scott, Donald Trump, State Attorney General Pamela Bondi, and 29 Republican presidential electors in the state. The lawsuit, filed by law firm Clint Curtis & Associates, demands a hand recount of every paper ballot in the state. In a press release, the firm said that in addition...
  • Orlando Attorney Files Lawsuit Contesting Florida Presidential Election

    12/06/2016 10:34:45 AM PST · by xienon · 60 replies
    wfla.com ^ | 12/6/2016 | WFLA Web Staff
    They are coming out of the woodwork. This along with the recounts in other states and the Texas elector... ORLANDO, Fla. (WFLA) – Florida has joined the list of states where voters have contested the results of the presidential election and requested a hand recount of paper ballots. A lawsuit has been filed by attorneys from Clint Curtis & Associates in the 2nd Circuit Court in Leon County. The complaint asserts that if the presidential votes had been counted properly, Hillary Clinton would have won in Florida and received the states’ 29 electoral votes. The lawsuit calls into question the...
  • SEIU branch in Texas declares bankruptcy

    12/06/2016 6:53:33 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/6/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    After losing a lawsuit and facing a $7.8 million dollar judgment, Service Employees International Union Texas, alias SEIU District Five, has declared bankruptcy in order to escape the judgment. The plaintiff is going after the national union, as it should, so stand by lots more court appeals, But so far, the SEIU is losing at every step. Bill McMorris has an excellent account of the case and its background, at the Free Beacon. I recommend it. The bare bones of the story of this case paint a picture of a thuggish organization, in my opinion. It expanded into Texas by...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Racial Gerrymandering

    12/06/2016 2:20:24 AM PST · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    NBC news ^ | December 5, 2016
    The U.S. Supreme Court returns Monday to the issue of race in politics when it hears claims that North Carolina and Virginia packed African-Americans into a small number of voting districts to limit their statewide electoral power. Both cases present challenges to new maps drawn after the 2010 census. In North Carolina the issue is the boundaries for its congressional districts, while in Virginia state legislative districts are contested.
  • Satanists Plan to Challenge Texas Law Requiring Aborted Babies to be Buried or Cremated

    12/05/2016 7:56:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 5, 2016 | 2:30 PM EST | Lauretta Brown
    The Satanic Temple released a statement Saturday challenging new rules proposed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott which require aborted babies to be cremated or buried and go into effect Dec. 19th. The Satanic Temple called burial rites a “well-established component of religious practice” and said their members believe in “the inviolability of the body,” concluding that “as such these rules contradict our fundamental beliefs.” The Satanists invoked their First Amendment “right to practice our beliefs,” adding that “under the Religious Freedom Reform Act (RFRA), the State must present a compelling reason for why they want to enforce rules that inhibit...
  • Navajo Nation files $160 M claim with EPA over mine spill

    12/05/2016 8:16:30 PM PST · by 198ml · 22 replies
    Gazette ^ | 12/5/16
    The Navajo Nation has submitted a claim of more than $160 million in damages to the federal government over last year's mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three western states. A cleanup team led by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency triggered the August 2015 spill while working at the Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colorado.
  • In Key Decision, DC Court Upholds Fourth Amendment

    12/05/2016 6:08:45 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 21 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 12/5/16 | David Rosenthal
    The Fourth Amendment is still alive and well, thanks in part to a recent ruling from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. In a Nov. 8 opinion, the court overruled a lower court decision and held that an Iraq War veteran, 1st Sgt. Matthew Corrigan, may pursue his claim for monetary damages against the District of Columbia and certain individual police officers after those officers violated his Fourth Amendment rights by ransacking his house—twice.
  • Website Labeled ‘Fake News’ Threatens To Sue WaPo For Defamation

    12/05/2016 1:49:26 PM PST · by grundle · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 5, 2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    One of the websites The Washington Post labeled “fake news” in a November story demanded a retraction and threatened the paper with a defamation lawsuit in a demand letter Sunday. A lawyer for Naked Capitalism accuses WaPo of running a debunked list of “fake news” sites in the “sensational” story compiled by a dubious team of researchers, without substantiating their claims or giving Naked Capitalism a chance to respond to the allegation. The Washington Post’s actions constitute defamation, the lawyer writes in the letter published Monday. “You did not provide even a single example of ‘fake news’ allegedly distributed or...
  • FNC’s Wallace Battles Stein — ‘Where Do You Get Off’ Saying the American People Are Calling

    12/04/2016 1:56:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/4/16 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox New Sunday,” host Chris Wallace got into a heated exchange with 2016 Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein while discussing her attempts to initiate recounts of the presidential vote in several swing states.
  • Katie Couric would like her Under the Gun lawsuit dismissed

    12/03/2016 11:05:35 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/3/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    You probably recall that bit of anti-gun rights hackery known as Under the Gun, hosted by Katie Couric. She wound up being sued for defamation by the members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) who were intentionally edited to make them look clueless. As with all such cases, this one is taking its sweet time to wend through the legal process, but Couric and the film team are seeking to shorten the process by having the case dismissed out of hand.
  • Stop right there: Michigan attorney general sues to stop recount

    12/02/2016 11:51:39 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Enough nonsense Michigan attorney general Bill Schuette is surely going to catch heat for this - criticism that he’s strictly acting out of partisan concern because he’s a Republican. And yes, Schuette is a very partisan Republican and has been one for a long time. And oh yes, he would certainly like to be our next governor. But no matter who he is, his legal argument is awfully solid that there is no valid reason for a recount of the presidential race in Michigan. It would be extremely time-consuming and expensive - and yes, the state would bear a huge...
  • Michigan AG files suit to end Jill Stein’s worthless recount

    12/02/2016 9:54:31 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/02/16 | Robert Laurie
    Nate Silver points out, it's looks an awful lot like an effort to bilk desperate left-wing donors out of one last little bit of cash Jill Stein’s multi-state recount effort is, in a word, worthless. She’s admitted as much. There is no evidence of any systemic wrongdoing or errors in either the voting machines or the tabulation. Even proponents of the recount admit it won’t overturn any results. Yet, they press on with an expensive effort built upon nothing more than pretense, innuendo, and rumor. Now, it seems Michigan’s Attorney General has had enough. He’s filed a lawsuit to halt...
  • Art Bell and his wife sue Michael Savage and Westwood One for defamation

    12/02/2016 7:20:58 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 93 replies
    Tom Taylor Now ^ | 12/1/16 | Tom Taylor
    Art Bell and his wife sue Michael Savage and Westwood One for defamation. Bell says Westwood should’ve hit the dump button on his September 25 show, when Savage allegedly said this – “You say ‘UFOs’ [on a radio show], you wind up in the Philippines with a ten-year-old hooker and you are off the radio after a number of years...That’s an in-joke, by the way, for people who understand the business.” Former “Coast to Coast” personality Art Bell says the industry should know his story – that he married his wife Airyn Ruiz Bell in the Philippines when she was...
  • Stein won't appeal machine recount; GOP files complaint

    11/30/2016 6:11:53 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 23 replies
    Madison — Green Party candidate Jill Stein will not appeal a judge's rejection of her lawsuit to force a hand recount of nearly 3 million presidential ballots in Wisconsin, clearing the way for machines to be used in the statewide effort beginning Thursday. Also Wednesday, Stein filed another recount petition in Michigan and the Republican Party of Wisconsin filed a federal elections complaint against both Stein and Democrat Hillary Clinton. The complaint alleges that Stein — who received only a small share of the vote — is improperly fundraising to pay for a recount that primarily benefits Clinton, the second-place...
  • [1st reported 'dropped' now:] Stein campaign files Pennsylvania recount suit [article content change

    11/28/2016 12:22:58 PM PST · by dirtboy · 178 replies