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  • Judge Says Voters Have No Say in How Their Tax Dollars Are Spent

    02/24/2017 8:22:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 36 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | February 24, 2017 | Lynn Jolly
    The ruling of one liberal federal judge proves that America is no longer a republic and doubtful if it is even a democracy. What’s the difference? A republic is what our Founding Fathers sacrificed so much to establish. It’s a government where the people elect leaders to do the will of the majority of the people.A democracy is best described as a government where the people elect leaders to rule over them, regardless of the will of the people. So many people erroneously think America was a democracy but it was NEVER intended to be that way. Also notice that...
  • Arkansas Supreme Court strikes citys LGBT protections

    02/23/2017 8:41:44 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    AP/Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2017
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a citys ordinance banning discrimination based on a persons sexual orientation or gender identity, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional. The justices reversed a judges decision that Fayettevilles anti-discrimination ordinance didnt violate a state law prohibiting cities from enacting protections not covered by state law. Fayetteville, a liberal enclave in northwestern Arkansas, is one of several cities that approved local protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in response to the 2015 law....
  • Light rail could stall with Mercer Island's plan to sue Sound Transit, WSDOT

    02/21/2017 7:54:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    KOMO News ^ | Tuesday, February 14th 2017 | Gabe Cohen
    MERCER ISLAND, Wash. - The city of Mercer Island plans to sue Sound Transit and the State Department of Transportation over I-90 access, which could freeze the East Light construction project set to begin in June. The City Council unanimously approved the legal action Monday during a packed council meeting. They plan to sue both agencies and seek a moratorium on the construction as they search for short-term solutions to their traffic concerns. In response to the authorized legal action, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff released a statement calling the decision highly regrettable. While Sound Transit remains ready to reach...
  • Lawsuit claims Nevada senator is in violation of state constitution

    02/21/2017 7:12:31 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/21/2017 | By NATALIE BRUZDA
    The Nevada Policy Research Institute accused state Sen. Heidi Gansert of violating Nevadas separation of powers clause in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit claims on behalf of plaintiff Doug French that Gansert, R-Reno, violates the state constitution by serving as a senator and working in the states executive branch as executive director for external relations at the University of Nevada, Reno. The bigger picture is that we need to put an end to this violation, NPRI spokesman Michael Schaus said. Its happened in the past, and it seems to happen repeatedly, but its ignored by both parties. I dont...
  • Judicial Watch to Represent Veteran Prosecuted for Posting American Flag on Veterans...

    02/21/2017 11:51:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 21, 2017
    Full title: Judicial Watch to Represent Veteran Prosecuted for Posting American Flag on Veterans Affairs Center Fence on Memorial Day The 74-year-old is also charged for taking photos of VA police(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today announced it will provide legal representation to Robert L. Rosebrock, a Vietnam-era veteran who faces federal criminal charges for displaying two four by six inch American flags outside a Veterans Affairs (VA) fence on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. Trial will begin on March 7, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA. Rosebrock also is being criminally prosecuted for taking photographs on Memorial Day 2016, and...
  • 'Fake news' CNN: Time to take 'em out

    02/19/2017 7:47:56 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 39 replies
    WND ^ | 02/17/2017 | Larry Klayman
    Exclusive: Larry Klayman demands FCC pull license from 'Communist News Network' My column will get right to the point. CNN, which has morphed from the Clinton News Network to the Communist News Network under the stewardship of its ultra leftist, Harvard-educated, 5-foot-6-inch dwarf of a president, Jeff Zucker, was sued today before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The complaint, which is self- explanatory, is excerpted below. "Freedom Watch and its Leftist Media Strike Force hereby respectfully demand regulatory enforcement action against CNN to fine, discipline and revoke any and all licenses from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for CNN, or...
  • Refusing to service Gay Wedding, Washington florist ready to take religious liberty case to SCOTUS

    02/17/2017 10:26:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/17/2017 | Ed Morrissey
    A Washington florist who refused to participate in a same-sex wedding lost a unanimous decision yesterday at the state Supreme Court. The 9-0 ruling rejected her claim to a First Amendment right to exercise her right to religious liberty in favor of the state’s anti-discrimination law. The next step for Barronelle Stutzman will be the US Supreme Court, as KIRO reported lat night:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO The Associated Press has more details on the next steps. Stutzman’s legal counsel insists that the First Amendment allows for free exercise of religion, and that commerce does not limit it....
  • Will a Judge's Ruling Against CNN Make It Easier to Sue the Media?

    02/16/2017 9:18:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/16/2017 | Eriq Gardner
    A defamation suit is allowed to survive in a defeat not only for the cable news network, but also for the MPAA. Donald Trump probably doesn't know about it, but the guy who once said he wanted to open up libel laws will probably be quite pleased by a new ruling from a Georgia federal judge. In fact, the stakes in this case are so high we wouldn't be surprised if it eventually lands before the U.S. Supreme Court and potentially makes it easier to sue entertainment and media outlets. There's a reason why the Motion Picture Association of America...
  • My life sucks since winning the lottery

    02/15/2017 10:02:41 AM PST · by TBP · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 14, 2017 | Natalie O'Neill
    Poor little rich girl. The youngest person ever to win the lottery in Britain wants to sue the jackpot honchos who made her wealthy because the dough ruined her life, according to a report. Jane Park, 21 who won $1.25 million playing Euromillions at age 17 says she was too young to cope with the sudden flood of wealth, according to the UK Mirror. At times it feels like winning the lottery has ruined my life. I thought it would make it 10 times better but its made it 10 times worse, she moaned to the paper. I...
  • Ruling Blocking Trump Ban Doesnt Even Mention the Applicable Law

    02/15/2017 5:50:52 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 15, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    President Trumps Muslim ban, the focus of so much Left hysteria, is dead for the time being, after the hard-Left 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck it down. What is odd, however, in their ruling is that it never even mentions the relevant law by which Trump claims the authority to limit immigration in the first place. Here it is: (f) Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States,...
  • Judicial Watch Sues San Francisco Sheriffs Department again Over Sanctuary Policy

    02/14/2017 10:04:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 14, 2017
    New Lawsuit Directly Counters San Franciscos Lawsuit against Trump Administration (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch today announced that it filed a new taxpayer lawsuit against San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy and the San Francisco Sheriffs Department (SFSD) to prevent the use of taxpayer funds on policies that prohibit or restrict SFSD personnel from sharing immigration-related information with federal immigration law enforcement officials. The suit was filed on behalf of Cynthia Cerletti, a taxpayer of the City and County of San Francisco, in the Superior Court of California, County of San Francisco ( Cynthia Cerletti v. Vicki Hennessy (No....
  • Trump must stand strong against the liberal judiciary or forfeit his presidency

    02/13/2017 9:03:14 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/13/17 | Doug Book
    Two attorneys--Robert Barnes, a California trial attorney and Alan Dershowitz, a famed, highly-esteemed Harvard law professor and member of the legal profession--have come to the same conclusion: President Trump will prevail sooner or later with his immigration Executive Order. The opinion of attorney Barnes appeared in his February 4th article, prior to the 9th district decision to uphold the anti-Trump ruling of Seattle federal judge James Robart. It is apparent from his article that Mr. Barnes believed the 9th District would side with President Trump and do the right and legal thing by adhering to precedent set by the 9th...
  • Justice Anthony Kennedy handles appeals from the Ninth Circuit

    02/08/2017 7:10:27 AM PST · by Lockbox · 63 replies
    Self | 2/8/17 | Self
    Lets look at sections of the Opinion Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for Arizona v. United States 567 U.S. ___ (2012)The Government of the United States has broad, undoubted power over the subject of immigration and the status of aliens. See Toll v. Moreno, 458 U. S. 1, 10 (1982) ; see generally S. Legomsky & C. Rodrguez, Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy 115132 (5th ed. 2009). This authority rests, in part, on the National Governments constitutional power to establish an uniform Rule of Nat- uralization, U. S. Const., Art. I, 8, cl. 4, and its inher- ent power as...
  • LIVE FEED: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Washington V. Trump Arguments (3 p.m. Pacific)

    02/07/2017 2:33:14 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 286 replies
    Watch live: 17-35105 State of Washington v. Trump 3:00 PM 2/7
  • Melania Trump settles one libel lawsuit for substantial sum, refiles suit against Daily Mail

    02/07/2017 3:06:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 7, 2017 | John Sexton
    First Lady Melania Trump has settled a libel lawsuit against a blogger who published a post last year claiming she had once worked as an escort. Maryland-based blogger Webster Tarpley made the accusations in August but today he put out a fulsome apology to Mrs. Trump and her entire family. The Washington Post published the apology: I posted an article on August 2, 2016 about Melania Trump that was replete with false and defamatory statements about her. I had no legitimate factual basis to make these false statements and I fully retract them. I acknowledge that these false statements were...
  • Melania Trump reaches settlement in libel lawsuit against Maryland blogger

    02/07/2017 10:15:01 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 7, 2017 | Dan Morse
    First lady Melania Trump has settled her defamation lawsuit against a Maryland blogger, who agreed to apologize to the Trump family and pay her a substantial sum, her lawyers said in a statement they released Tuesday morning. I posted an article on August 2, 2016 about Melania Trump that was replete with false and defamatory statements about her, the blogger, Webster Tarpley, said in the statement provided by Trumps attorneys. Tarpley, 71 of Gaithersburg, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. One of his attorneys, Danielle D. Giroux, confirmed that a settlement had been reached. The bloggers article in...
  • Melania Trump refiles $150M libel lawsuit against Daily Mail publisher

    02/07/2017 6:21:56 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 7, 2017 | Paulina Firozi
    First lady Melania Trump has re-filed a $150 million libel lawsuit against the Daily Mail in New York after a judge dismissed an earlier suit filed in Maryland on jurisdictional grounds. She previously filed the lawsuit in Maryland against the company that publishes the Daily Mails website, but a judge ruled that the case should not have been filed in the state. Mail Media Inc. has corporate offices in New York, according to multiple reports. Trump originally filed her suit against the Daily Mail and Maryland-based political blogger Webster Griffin Tarpley in September after they published allegations that she once...
  • Bush Appointed Judge (What the MSM will not tell you)

    02/06/2017 10:39:01 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 28 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | February 5, 2017 | Donald R. McClarey
    When a Seattle Federal Judge, James Robart, imposed a nation wide injunction on portions of President Tumps executive order, most of the media hastened to noted that he had been appointed by Bush 43. True, but misleading, as noted by Jerome Wohrle at Liberty Unyielding: Judge Robarts Friday order against Trump sheds little light on his thinking. But at an earlier hearing on Washington States motion for a temporary restraining order, he asked what rational basis the government had for restricting entry from the seven countries covered by Trumps order: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen. As NPR...
  • Heres the full list of 97 companies that just filed against Trumps immigration ban

    02/06/2017 9:54:13 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 172 replies
    BGR News via Yahoo ^ | 2/6/2017 | Zach Epstein
    [Snip] The country and the world have now quickly learned that much of Trumps rhetoric was indeed to be taken literally, and his recent immigration ban is by far the new presidents most controversial move to date. Now, in the latest chapter of this saga, 97 companies including some of the biggest names in tech have banded together to file a legal brief in opposition of Trumps executive order on immigration.
  • Appeals Court Denies Justice Dept Motion to Lift Travel Ban Restraining Order [9th Rebuffs Trump]

    02/05/2017 12:58:56 AM PST · by Steelfish · 268 replies
    ABCNews ^ | February 05, 2017
    Appeals Court Denies Justice Department's Motion to Lift Travel Ban Restraining Order By DEAN SCHABNER DAVID CAPLAN Feb 5, 2017 The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit announced early Sunday morning that it has denied the Department of Justice's emergency motion -- filed late Saturday -- to issue an immediate stay on a Washington State judge's temporary restraining order of President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban. "The court has received appellants' emergency motion (Docket Entry No. 14)," read the order from the appeals court. "Appellants' request for an immediate administrative stay pending full consideration of the emergency motion...
  • Impeach Federal Judge James L. Robart

    02/06/2017 6:32:40 AM PST · by xzins · 51 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 2/6/17 | George Rasley
    On February 3, 2017 Federal District Judge James L. Robart issued a temporary restraining order barring the federal executive branch from implementing President Trumps Executive Order temporarily barring travel from seven terrorist hotspots. The basis for Judge Robarts order was not the national security of the United States or the proven threat of terrorism immigration from these countries; it was that the plaintiff state (Washington) would be irreparably harmed because, "The Executive Order adversely affects the States' residents in areas of employment, James L. Robarteducation, business, family relations, and freedom to travel... In addition, the States themselves are harmed by...
  • Hawaii sues federal government to stop Trumps travel ban

    02/04/2017 1:56:44 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 3, 2017 | AUDREY McAVOY
    The state of Hawaii on Friday sued to stop President Donald Trumps travel ban on people from seven majority-Muslim countries, joining a series of court challenges around the country. Trumps executive order keeps Hawaii families apart and keeps residents from traveling, state Attorney General Doug Chin said. It degrades values Hawaii has worked hard to protect, he said. This harms Hawaiis identity. It harms Hawaiis most basic values, Chin said. Trumps order temporarily bans travel for people from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen. It also temporarily halts the U.S. refugee program.
  • Judge Who Blocked Trump's Immigration Order Was Praised for Representing Refugees

    02/04/2017 12:11:11 PM PST · by springwater13 · 30 replies
    James Robart, the federal judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington who temporarily blocked President Trump's immigration order, was praised by a Republican senator in his confirmation hearing for how he represented refugees. "He brings a wealth of trial experience to the Federal bench after trying in excess of 50 cases to verdict or judgment as sole or lead counsel, and he has been active in the representation of the disadvantaged through his work with Evergreen Legal Services and the independent representation of Southeast Asian refugees," Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah said of...
  • On Trial: Why Trumps Immigration Ban Will Win Over Seattle Judges Nationwide Order

    02/04/2017 2:01:56 AM PST · by GeaugaRepublican · 106 replies
    Law Newz ^ | February 3, 2017 | Robert Barnes
    Opening Statement On Friday, a Boston federal judge issued a 21 page decision debunking the arguments against Trumps Executive Order suspending migration from certain countries pending further review. Later that same day, a Seattle federal judge who has been making the news lately (and not usually for the most flattering of reasons), declared his oral intention to sign an order limiting some aspects of the executive order. In the courtroom, whose position is likely to ultimately win?
  • BuzzFeed sued over publication of Trump dossier, report says

    02/04/2017 4:40:16 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 7 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 04, 2017 | FoxNews
    Buzzfeed was sued by the Russia-tied tech firm named in the dossier that contained unsubstantiated allegations against President Trump for including libelous, unverified information about the company, McClatchy reported Friday, citing the lawsuits.
  • Virginia Allowed to Join Lawsuit Over Trump's Immigration Order

    02/03/2017 8:31:41 AM PST · by tekrat · 18 replies
    Virginia will be allowed to join a lawsuit challenging aspects of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, a judge ruled Friday. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring, a Democrat, sought to join the lawsuit and broaden its scope.
  • If you were a victim of the Berkeley Riots, you need to reach out to Mike Cernovich. (LAWSUIT)

    02/02/2017 10:43:44 PM PST · by Bon mots · 8 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 2, 2017 | Mike Cernovich
  • CNN Producer Sues Over Trump Refugee Order

    02/01/2017 6:51:31 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 40 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 02/01/17
    A CNN producer, editor and Iraqi national who was detained at an Atlanta airport on Sunday has filed a federal lawsuit to challenge President Trump's immigration order, according to The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Mohammed Tawfeeq, the CNN producer, has been a permanent legal resident of the U.S. since 2013. Tawfeeqs CNN duties include frequently traveling to the Middle East, according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday. Tawfeeq was detained Sunday at Atlantas Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for additional screening, delaying his entry into the United States.
  • Judge Blocks Part of Trumps Immigration Order [Weird: NY Times Doesn't Hype This Non-Story]

    01/28/2017 6:46:59 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 81 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/28/17 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR and ALAN FEUER
    A federal judge blocked part of President Trumps executive order on immigration on Saturday evening, ordering that refugees and others trapped at airports across the United States should not be sent back to their home countries. But the judge stopped short of letting them into the country or issuing a broader ruling on the constitutionality of Mr. Trumps actions. Lawyers who sued the government to block the White House order said the decision, which came after an emergency hearing in a New York City courtroom, could affect an estimated 100 to 200 people who were detained upon arrival at American...
  • U of M Professor, Former White House Lawyer Explains Why He's Suing President Trump

    01/27/2017 7:38:39 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 88 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 1/27/17 | Josh Rosenthal
    Lately a little-known clause in the Constitution has been making big headlines. It's called the emoluments clause, and it's just 49 words total. The clause reads in full: "No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any Present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State." The ethics group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) claims President Donald Trump is in violation of that clause, and as...
  • Apple Sued Over Use of Jamie XX Song in iPhone Advertisement

    01/26/2017 1:23:05 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 1 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | JANUARY 25, 2017 7:07am PT | by Eriq Gardner
    Jerome Lawson, the lead singer of The Persuasions, contends his sampled voice is protected under California law. Apple, Inc., is being taken to court over its use of Jamie xx's "I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times)" in a televised commercial for the iPhone 6. The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, may showcase a new legal front in the battle over sampling. When the song, featured on Jamie xx's Grammy-nominated album In Colors, was released in 2015, a small controversy arose over the allegation that the U.K. artist hadn't licensed use of The Persuasions' 1971 recording,...
  • De Blasio threatens lawsuit over Trump's move on sanctuary cities

    01/26/2017 7:10:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 26, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is threatening to sue President Trump's administration in response to an executive order signed Wednesday to strip federal grants from "sanctuary" cities, Politico reported. "President Trump issued an executive order today and it's purported purpose was to enhance public safety, but here in New York City and in cities across this nation this executive order could in fact undermine public safety, de Blasio said during a press conference at City Hall. De Blasio said the "potential funding cuts suggested in the executive order would first and foremost fall on the NYPD." There...
  • Gregg Jarrett: The first (and frivolous) lawsuit against President Trump

    01/24/2017 2:53:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    If youre in the mood for a good chuckle, try reading the first lawsuit filed against the new president since he was sworn in. The man hasnt even unpacked his collection of red silk ties and already he stands accused of corruption while in office. Predictably, the plaintiffs are a clique of law professors serving as arm candy for a liberal group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (an oxymoron, to be sure). Their pleadings read like a dime novel. Or a comic book. On the first page, we are warned of a secret and grave threat. The...
  • Trump Foreign Profits in Violation of Constitution, Suit Claims

    01/24/2017 1:10:44 AM PST · by greeneyes · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/23/2017 | Brian Ross Matthew Mosk Rhonda Schwartz Randy Kreider Jan 23, 2017, 6:37 PM ET
    Two days after staff at Donald Trumps Washington hotel dropped balloons and popped champagne corks to salute his inauguration, Americas first billionaire President was put on notice he is being sued because of profits that the hotel and other businesses earn from foreign governments.
  • Alabama Supreme Court Rules Unborn Baby is a Person

    01/23/2017 2:52:15 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 34 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | Tuesday, January 03, 2017 | Veronica Neffinger |
    The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that a wrongful death lawsuit brought by a woman who claims her doctor caused her to have a miscarriage by administering an abortion-inducing drug can proceed. Kimberly Stinnetts usual doctor was reportedly out the day of her appointment. Karla Kennedy, the doctor who was filling in that day, believed that Stinnett had an ectopic pregnancy since she had had one previously. Thus, Kennedy decided to administer methotrexate, a drug that, as the court noted, is intended to cause the end of the pregnancy. However, when Stinnetts usual doctor, William Huggins, examined her pregnancy via...
  • Foreign Payments to Trump Firms Violate Constitution, Suit Will Claim

    01/23/2017 1:22:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 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 · 72 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 · 48 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 Trumps 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 officers 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 Baltimores 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 Sheriffs 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 Trumps 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...