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  • It’s highway robbery: How this environmental group is stealing a road SC needs

    02/21/2018 8:12:46 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The State ^ | February 15, 2018 | Tom Rice
    Columbia, SC Once again, a group of obstructionists who like to call themselves environmentalists is trying to steal opportunities away from South Carolina. The Coastal Conservation League and Southern Environmental Law Center filed a suit in federal court a week before Christmas to halt the construction of Interstate 73, highlighting their continued disregard for the public good. These groups say the environmental impact of I-73 is too high. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The federal government requires that any new highway be constructed along the least environmentally impactful route. Fifteen state and federal agencies have spent 16 years...
  • Russia Launches ‘Information’ War, U.S. Responds with Lawsuit and Self-Destruction

    02/17/2018 5:03:48 PM PST · by Rumierules · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/17/2018 | Andrew McCarthy
    Mueller’s indictment is an ineffectual response to a provocation by Russia. The Russians are engaged in “information warfare” against the United States. That was the big soundbite at Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s press conference Friday afternoon, announcing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s election-meddling indictment against 13 Russians and three Russian businesses. That is certainly a fair assessment of what the indictment alleges. The account is disturbing, but its form leaves many of us underwhelmed. Our government says Russia is levying war. It is attacking a foundational institution — the electoral system of our democratic society and, more basically, our society’s...
  • Second federal judge blocks Trump administration's move to end DACA

    02/14/2018 5:26:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/13/18 | Melissa Quinn
    A second federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Nicholas Garaufis, a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, granted a request from 17 attorneys general who sued the Trump administration for a temporary injunction
  • Oakhurst OT case of missing-comma fame settled for $5 million

    02/10/2018 6:00:43 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | Feb. 9, 2018 | Edward D. Murphy
    The class-action lawsuit against Oakhurst Dairy that led to a memorable ruling highlighting the virtues of the Oxford comma has been settled for $5 million. The suit, filed in 2014, alleged that drivers for Oakhurst were eligible for overtime pay that they never received. The dairy, which in early 2014 was sold to a farmers cooperative by the Maine family that had owned it for 93 years, argued that the wording of a state law meant the drivers weren’t eligible for overtime pay.
  • Maryland will sue Trump administration over state tax-deduction cap

    02/09/2018 5:09:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 3, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Maryland will sue the Trump administration for capping state and local tax (SALT) deductions in its new federal tax law, the state’s attorney general said Thursday. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by President Trump last year contains a provision capping SALT deductions at $10,000, and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said residents across the heavily-taxed state stand to take a hit as a result. “By eliminating the SALT deductions, Trump’s tax bill will jack up taxes for more than half a million Marylanders,” Mr. Frosh, a Democrat, said in a statement announcing his intent to sue the Trump...
  • Police: Women Attacks, Yells Gay Slurs At Fellow Miami Beach Lyft Passenger

    02/08/2018 2:29:39 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    wiod.com ^ | 2/8/18 | Jessi Minneci
    The state attorney's office will determine if a woman will face hate crime charges for attacking a fellow Lyft customer. Miami Beach police detectives say an angry and drunk Sherry Moody first yelled gay slurs at a fellow passenger and then kicked, slapped and scratched 57-year-old Jose Gonzales during their Jan. 26th ride. Her stiletto heel caused a puncture wound to his face. Gonzalez said Moody became angry that Gonzalez was scheduled to be dropped off first before she attacked him. The Lyft driver kicked her out, and she later turned herself in to face felony battery charges. Lyft released...
  • Judge rules bakery owner can refuse to make wedding cake for same-sex couples

    02/07/2018 1:14:13 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | February 7, 2018
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A California bakery owner can continue to refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples because it violates her Christian beliefs, a judge ruled. The decision came after a lawyer for Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield argued that owner Cathy Miller's right to free speech and free expression of religion trumps the argument that she violated a state anti-discrimination law. Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe agreed but said Monday his ruling was tied closely to the fact that Miller was being asked to make a cake for an event and that the act of creating it...
  • Baker Can Refuse to Make Cakes for Same-Sex Weddings, Judge Says

    02/07/2018 1:21:24 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Law & Crime ^ | 2/7/18 | Alberto Luperon
    A religious baker recently won in court over a same-sex couple’s wedding cake. No, this isn’t the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, but in a similar lawsuit, lesbian couple Eileen and Mireya Rodriguez-Del Rio said bakery owner Cathy Miller refused to make their order. Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe ruled Monday that Miller can continue to refuse service, pending the results of their upcoming trial. The complaint stemmed from the state’s Unruh Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. Lampe said Miller’s First Amendment rights trumped the California law. In denying the couple’s motion for a preliminary...
  • New York concealed carry laws challenged in court

    02/05/2018 9:28:24 AM PST · by PROCON · 38 replies
    guns.com ^ | Feb. 5, 2018 | Chris Eger
    A man denied a concealed carry permit and a Second Amendment group he is a member of filed a federal lawsuit last week arguing New York’s licensing scheme is unconstitutional. Refused a permit was Robert Nash, who joined with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association — the NRA’s state affiliate — in filing a legal challenge against the state’s pistol permit laws and practice. Named as defendants in the suit are State Police Superintendent George Beech and state Supreme Court Justice Richard McNally, the latter of which refused to issue Nash a permit because, while the man passed...
  • Ben Carson Attacked For WH Bible Study — Defiantly Declares ‘I Will Not Stop Being A Christian’

    02/01/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/01/2018 | Benny Johnson
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson relayed a defiant message to the atheist groups attacking him for attending a Bible study at the White House. “I will not stop being a Christian while in service to this country.” The conflict began after reports surfaced, detailing the weekly meeting of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet Secretaries for Bible study. Carson regularly attends this meeting along with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, according to CBN News. The atheist group, Freedom From Religion Foundation, and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in...
  • School Agrees to Pay $800,000 After Transgender Student Born Female Is Denied Use of Boys' Bathrooms

    01/28/2018 10:19:12 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 72 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    A school board in Wisconsin has agreed to pay $800,000 to settle a lawsuit in the case of a transgender former student born female who was initially denied the request to use boys' bathrooms. The Kenosha Unified School Board voted 5-2 Tuesday night in favor of the $800,000 settlement, Kenosha News reported. Lawyers said that $650,000 of that sum would go toward attorney's fees. The student, Ash Whitaker, a biological female who identifies as a male, claimed the school had carried out discriminatory practices in requiring that students use the bathrooms of the gender they were born with. Whitaker, who...
  • Weekly Update: Judicial Watch Sues for FBI Text Messages

    01/27/2018 9:22:49 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | january 26, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues for Key FBI Text Messages Judicial Watch Fights Justice Department for Release of Mueller’s Special Counsel Budget Proposal Judicial Watch Sues for Key FBI Text Messages A miracle! Your Judicial Watch files a federal lawsuit and the Justice Department finds the “missing” text messages! Of course, as we said all along, they were never missing in the first place. On Wednesday we announced the filing of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department for text messages and other records of FBI official Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page ( Judicial Watch...
  • New Jersey Middle School Instructs Students Islam Is the “True Faith” – TMLC Files Federal Lawsuit

    01/27/2018 8:23:22 AM PST · by Twotone · 50 replies
    Thomas More Law Center ^ | January 24, 2018 | Staff
    ANN ARBOR, MI – The Thomas More Law Center (“TMLC”), a national nonprofit public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, filed a federal lawsuit yesterday evening in the New Jersey District Court against several officials and teachers of the Chatham Middle School and the School District of the Chathams, located in New Jersey. The lawsuit, claiming several violations of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, was filed on behalf of Libby Hilsenrath and her minor son. Seventh-grade students at Chatham Middle School were forced to endure Islamic propaganda and an explicit call to convert to Islam through...
  • NAACP sues Homeland Security on behalf of Haitians... [Anger over alleged ****hole comment]

    01/26/2018 4:52:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Miami Hurled ^ | 1/24/18 | JACQUELINE CHARLES
    The NAACP is asking a federal judge to void a decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to end temporary protections for nearly 60,000 Haitian immigrants who until last year had been allowed to remain legally in the United States.... ....the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund cited numerous news articles about Trump and DHS as they weighed whether to extend TPS to Haiti. It also noted the disparaging comments Trump made both as president and as a presidential candidate about Haitians, Mexicans and other immigrants....
  • NSA Destroys Evidence in Lawsuit Against Surveillance

    01/23/2018 11:05:13 AM PST · by detective · 34 replies
    The New American ^ | 22 January 2018 | Michael Tennant
    The National Security Agency (NSA), whose warrantless surveillance program was just reauthorized by Congress and President Donald Trump, recently confessed to having destroyed data it had been ordered to retain — and said it was retaining — in connection with lawsuits against the program, reported Politico.
  • Supreme Court to speed DACA case

    01/23/2018 7:35:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1-23-18 | Stephen Dinan
    The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will speed up a case involving the Trump administration’s request to cancel the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty, moving to grab a piece of the unfolding immigration debate.
  • It’s ON: Here’s what we just told the Supreme Court about collective bargaining

    01/19/2018 4:20:33 PM PST · by mdittmar · 40 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | January 19, 2018 | Lily
    Strong unions help to create strong schools for students and even stronger communities that benefit all of us. This, we know.For generations, unions have been the best path to the middle class for working people, especially people of color and women. But in this rigged economy, unions are under attack, and those attacks are coming not just from the White House and Capitol Hill. They’re happening at the ballot box and at the Supreme Court with cases like Janus.Today, the National Education Association and the American Association of University Professors submitted an amicus brief today with the Supreme Court in...
  • Justice Dept. Backs Archdiocese in Christmas Subway Ad Fight

    01/18/2018 6:29:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | 1/17/18 | AP
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Justice Department on Tuesday threw its support behind the Archdiocese of Washington in a court fight to have its Christmas fundraising ads displayed on D.C. buses. The archdiocese sued Metro in November, arguing the transit agency’s refusal to sell ad space violated its First Amendment rights. But a federal judge rejected its request to force Metro to post the ads, which showed a biblical Christmas scene and the message, “Find the Perfect Gift,” encouraging charitable donations and church attendance. The Justice Department’s Tuesday court filing called Metro’s ban on ads that promote or oppose religion unconstitutional...
  • Federal Judge Upholds Alabama Voter ID Law

    01/17/2018 2:28:37 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 38 replies
    Southern Political Report ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Hans von Spakovsky
    A federal judge in Alabama has thrown out a lawsuit against the state’s voter ID law, finding that the law doesn’t prevent anyone from voting because “nearly the entire population of registered voters in Alabama already possess a photo ID that can be used for voting.” For those who don’t, obtaining a qualifying ID can be done “with little to no effort and no cost.” In 2011, the Alabama legislature passed a photo ID requirement for both in-person and absentee voting. The law was enacted in an effort to strengthen voter confidence and to reduce the potential for voter fraud...
  • Construction set to begin on Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike

    01/16/2018 8:16:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    Oklahoma's News 4 ^ | January 8, 2018 | Sarah Stewart
    OKLAHOMA COUNTY - Work is set to begin next week on a controversial, new turnpike that will carve a path through eastern Oklahoma County. The Eastern Oklahoma County Turnpike will connect I-40 to the Turner Turnpike, traveling roughly along Luther Road. Since the project was first announced almost two and a half years ago, it has drawn protests from many in the area who are set to lose their homes and land. “Even to this day, we don’t have a size or an actual line or layout for sure of what they even want,” said Joe Krecke. What Krecke does...