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  • Pennsylvania Turnpike agency to pay ex-worker $3.2M in whistleblower suit

    10/21/2016 10:03:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    WTAE ^ | October 7, 2016 | WTAE
    HARRISBURG, Pa. —A judge has ordered the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to pay a former worker more than $3 million after finding he was wrongly fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on agency practices. Ralph Bailets sued the turnpike commission and two of its officials over his 2008 termination. He says he was dismissed for questioning a major computer contract, hiring practices and how large trucking firms qualify for E-ZPass discounts. Prosecutors in 2013 used his testimony to file corruption charges against several agency officials. The judge ruled in June that Bailets was wrongly terminated. reports the judge ruled...
  • Federal judge orders reopening of voter registration in Va

    10/20/2016 1:09:46 PM PDT · by wright2bear · 45 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | 10/20/2016 | GRAHAM MOOMAW
    LEXANDRIA - Virginians who couldn’t register to vote because a state website crashed were given one more chance to sign up Thursday after a federal judge ordered the state to reopen the voter registration period until midnight Friday.
  • Danney Williams abandoned son of president Bill Clinton, will file paternity suit against former ...

    10/19/2016 2:28:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Citizens for Trump ^ | October 19, 2016 | Lindell Palmer
    DANNEY WILLIAMS, ABANDONED SON OF PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, ASKS FOR DNA SAMPLE FROM EX-PREZ – CALLS 1999 DNA TEST INCONCLUSIVE, CALLS 1999 DNA TEST INCONCLUSIVE, SEEKS NEW TEST. October 19, 2016-Statement of Danney Williams, Las Vegas, Nevada My name is Danney Lee Williams. I have many compelling reasons to believe that I am the biological son of former President William Jefferson Clinton—also known as Bill Clinton. I am simply seeking the truth, and thus on Oct 12th I respectfully requested that former President Clinton supply a court verified sample of his DNA to be compared with mine to determine paternity....
  • SurvivalBlog Hit with a Defamation Civil Suit

    10/17/2016 9:06:50 AM PDT · by ChocChipCookie · 7 replies
    SurvivalBlog ^ | October 17, 2016 | James Rawles
    We have always been very careful to avoid making any libelous statements in SurvivalBlog. But after a lifetime of being free of any ligation I now have apparently been named as a co-defendant in an upcoming defamation trial in the U.S. District Court for Northern Ohio. (I have not yet been served with court papers, but I’ve been warned that indeed I soon will be.) All of this stems from just a two-line mention (with a link) about a reportedly disbarred attorney in Tennessee–variously surnamed Akart, Akard, and Okard–who reportedly had at least two convictions in the past for swindling....
  • Court Hearing on Potential Ontario Ban of Indians Name, Logo

    10/17/2016 8:52:00 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 42 replies
    A Toronto court will hear arguments Monday on an attempt to bar the Cleveland Indians from using their team name and "Chief Wahoo" logo in Ontario. The legal challenge by indigenous activist Douglas Cardinal comes on the same day the team plays the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series in Toronto. The long-standing logo, which appears on some team caps and jerseys, depicts a grinning, red-faced cartoon with a feather headband. Cardinal's lawyers will ask the court Monday to bar the usage of the name and logo by the team, Major League Baseball and...
  • Judge dismisses Newtown families’ lawsuit against gun maker

    10/14/2016 1:23:52 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 101 replies ^ | October 14, 2016 | AP via WTNH
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, saying federal law shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis on Friday granted a motion by Madison, North Carolina-based Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the 2012 attack. A gunman killed 20 children and six adults at the school with an AR-15-style rifle.
  • ABC: Trump Drafting Lawsuit Against New York Times, According To Sources

    10/12/2016 8:03:41 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 102 replies
    ABC News via Twitter ^ | 10/12/2016 | John Santucci
    John SantucciVerified account ‏@JTSantucci 3 senior level sources confirm to ABC - Trump is drafting a lawsuit against the New York Times for defamation. 1 source tells me "it's war"
  • Emails show DOJ coordinated with Clinton campaign

    10/11/2016 11:37:49 AM PDT · by kevcol · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 11, 2016 | Sarah Westwood
    Emails published Tuesday by WikiLeaks suggest the Justice Department communicated with Hillary Clinton's campaign as the administration scrambled to deal with the fallout from her use of a private server. Brian Fallon, Clinton's campaign spokesman and a Justice Department alum, wrote in May 2015 that "DOJ folks" had tipped him off to an upcoming status hearing in a high-profile lawsuit that threatened to expose Clinton's 30,000 work-related emails to the public.
  • Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public

    10/11/2016 12:09:01 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 37 replies
    Reason ^ | 10/05/2016 | Jacob Sullum
    Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public - Hit & Run Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public The ruling also rejects an "assault weapon" ban, caliber restrictions for long guns, a heavy handgun tax, and registration requirements. Jacob Sullum|Oct. 5, 2016 8:45 am In a quintuple victory for Second Amendment rights, a federal judge last week overturned a ban on carrying handguns in public, a ban on so-called assault weapons, caliber restrictions for long guns, a $1,000 tax on handguns, and a requirement that all guns be registered with the government. "The...
  • Ex-Yahoo employee sues Marisa Mayer claiming she led an illegal purge of male employees

    10/07/2016 9:32:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 7, 2016 | Staff
    A media executive who was fired from Yahoo last year is suing CEO Marissa Mayer, accusing her of running a campaign to purge the company of male employees. The lawsuit filed by Scott Ard in federal district court in San Jose this week states: 'Mayer encouraged and fostered the use of an employee performance-rating system to accommodate management's subjective biases and personal opinions, to the detriment of Yahoo's male employees.'
  • You Can Now Be Served Lawsuits in a Tweet

    10/07/2016 10:41:01 AM PDT · by notscj · 16 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Oct. 6, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    A Kuwaiti religious leader who allegedly raised money for jihadist rebels in Syria appears poised to become the first person served a U.S. lawsuit via Twitter. Hajjaj bin Fahd al-Ajmi has been a hard man to reach for a lawyer seeking compensation in a northern California federal court on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Assyrian Christians who own property in Iraq and Syria. U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler, resolving the impasse, found al-Ajmi has “an active Twitter account and continues to use it,” offering the “method of service most likely to reach" him to satisfy the service of process...
  • UnitedHealth sued over prescription drug co-pay costs

    10/05/2016 5:10:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    CNBC ^ | ‎10‎/‎5‎/‎2016‎
    UnitedHealth Group has been sued by three customers who accused the largest U.S. health insurer of charging co-payments for prescription drugs that were higher than their actual cost and pocketing the difference. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Minnesota by three UnitedHealth customers, seeks to represent a nationwide class that it says could include "tens of thousands" of people insured by UnitedHealth. The lawsuit said Minnesota-based UnitedHealth and affiliated companies charged customers co-payments for drugs that were significantly higher than prices it negotiated with pharmacies for those drugs. For example, the lawsuit claims, one class member paid a...
  • On the eve of the biggest debate of his life, Mike Pence just lost a big fight back at home

    10/04/2016 7:40:09 AM PDT · by tekrat · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/4/2016 | Amber Phillips
    Before he was Donald Trump's vice-presidential pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) took a politically popular, if legally questionable, stand: There would be no Syrian refugees resettled in his state, not after the attacks in Paris last fall carried out in part by Islamist terrorists who masqueraded as Syrian migrants. On the day before the vice-presidential debate, his biggest moment as Trump's running mate, Pence's stand on Syrian refugees received a likely fatal blow: A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Pence has no legal authority to stop the resettlement of these refugees in Indiana.
  • Detailing Torture and Harassment, Former Hostages Fight Back Against Iran

    10/03/2016 9:08:30 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 3 Oct, 2016 | BRIDGET JOHNSON
    Another former American hostage held by Iran is suing the Islamic Republic for their wrongful detention and heinous treatment. Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, along with his mother Mary and brother Ali, today filed a "civil action for damages caused by hostage taking and torture under Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act" against the government of Iran and the Revolutionary Guards Corps in the U.S. District Court in D.C. The monetary demand "for injury and harm caused to the Plaintiffs by acts of terrorism, torture, and hostage taking against Plaintiffs," as stated in the court filing, is "TBA." Summons were issued to...
  • Court rules states have to accept Syrian refugees

    10/03/2016 1:00:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 144 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 3, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    States that refuse to help resettle Syrian refugees are guilty of illegal discrimination, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, delivering a judicial rebuke to GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence, who as Indiana’s governor had tried to halt Syrian resettlement. Judge Richard Posner, writing for the three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, said there’s no evidence that Syrians are more dangerous, and he said even if they are, allowing Indiana to refuse to resettle them would only foist the problem onto neighboring states. “Federal law does not allow a governor to deport to other...
  • States Sue Obama Administration in Last-Ditch Effort to Stop US From Giving Up Control of Internet

    09/30/2016 5:38:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | September 30, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Republican attorneys general from Nevada, Texas, Arizona, and Oklahoma are suing the Obama administration in a last-ditch effort to stop the U.S. from giving up control of the internet’s domain name system. “Trusting authoritarian regimes to ensure the continued freedom of the internet is lunacy,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement. “The president does not have the authority to simply give away America’s pioneering role in ensuring that the internet remains a place where free expression can flourish.” The AGs … asked a judge late Wednesday to step in and stop the transition to an international oversight...
  • 9/11 Bill Crashes Saudi Stock Exchange, Bond Market Ambitions

    09/30/2016 8:33:30 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 35 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 28 September 2016 | Nick Cunningham
    With oil prices continuing to languish below $50 per barrel, the major oil producers in the Middle East are seeing their financial positions deteriorate. To plug the gap in the government budgets, the Gulf States are having to turn to the international bond markets. Saudi Arabia plans on taking out $10 billion to $15 billion in debt from international financial markets, but a controversial piece of legislation passed by the U.S. Congress could complicate Saudi Arabia’s plans. Congress passed a bill that would allow the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia for its potential involvement....
  • Jury Comes Down Hard On Big Union's Intimidation Campaign

    09/28/2016 12:45:52 PM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    IBD ^ | 9/27/2016 | HEATHER GREENAWAY
    Bullying and intimidation tactics -- that's what we've come to expect of Big Labor today. Two weeks ago in Texas, a jury awarded $5.3 million in damages to Texas-based Professional Janitorial Services of Houston (PJS) after a local Service Employees International Union (SEIU) was found to have waged a campaign of misinformation and defamation against them. SEIU Local 5 had been trying to unionize Houston's large janitorial companies through its "justice for janitors" campaign for years, and but for the Professional Janitorial Services (PJS), it was successful. PJS remained the final holdout -- causing Local 5 to resort to nefarious...
  • Father of Texas 'clock boy' Ahmed Mohamed sues Glenn Beck, Fox for defamation

    09/27/2016 6:53:39 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 27, 2016 | Josh Hafner
    The father of the Muslim teen arrested last year after bringing a homemade clock to school claims in a new lawsuit that Glenn Beck and Fox News, among others, made false and damaging statements about his son. Mohamed Mohamed filed the defamation suit on behalf of himself and his son, Ahmed Mohamed, late last week, NBCDFW reported. Last September, Irving, Texas, police charged then 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed with having a "hoax bomb" after the student brought a homemade digital clock to school. The school suspended Mohamed for three days, though police eventually dropped the charge.
  • Judge to NY Times: No Trump divorce records for you

    09/24/2016 1:53:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Hot ^ | September 23, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    The New York Times and Gannett news have been trying to gain access to Donald Trump’s sealed divorce records on the grounds that they are of public interest now that he is running for President. Politico reports that New York judge Frank Nervo has rejected that argument: “Were the court to make the confidential records available for journalistic, and thus public, scrutiny, it would impermissibly inject itself into the political process by making the value judgment of what information is useful in determining the present candidate’s, or any other candidate’s, fitness for office,” Nervo wrote. “The court’s role in the...
  • Obama to Veto Saudi 9/11 Prosecution

    09/23/2016 1:35:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 23 September 2016
    Barack Obama will on Friday veto legislation allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia, risking public outrage and the first congressional override of his presidency. The White House confirmed Thursday that Obama would veto the legislation – unanimously passed by Congress – allowing 9/11 families to launch civil suits against Riyadh.
  • Wanted NY/NJ bomb suspect sued his local police; they PERSECUTED him for being a Muslim

    09/19/2016 7:51:02 AM PDT · by dead · 45 replies
    The prime suspect in the New York and New Jersey bombings sued his local police force and claimed they were persecuting him for being a Muslim. Ahmad Rahami said in a lawsuit that cops in Elizabeth, New Jersey subjected his and his family to discrimination and 'selective enforcement' based on their religion. The family - who used the name Rahimi in the legal papers - claimed that police tried to shut down their chicken restaurant, called First American, too early each night with 'baseless' tickets and summonses. Ahmad, 28, his father Mohammad Sr, 53, and his brother Mohammad, brought the...
  • Detroit civil rights lawsuit attempts to assert a constitutional right to literacy

    09/18/2016 10:15:07 PM PDT · by kevcol · 34 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 14, 2016 | Ryan Felton
    "It doesn’t even feel like school," said Hall, a senior at Osborn Evergreen Academy of Design and Alternative Energy. "It makes my stomach hurt just walking into the facility, knowing we're basically getting cheated – really, getting robbed – of education." ..The 133-page complaint says the state of Michigan has disinvested in education in Detroit so much that children lack fundamental access to literacy. Hall, 16, said he has friends who can't read "but it's not because they aren't smart, it's because the state has failed them".
  • Virginia Supreme Court to Hear Lawsuit Against Fairfax School Board

    09/15/2016 2:13:53 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 3 replies ^ | September 15, 2016
    Recently, the Virginia Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit filed against FCPS by the conservative organization Liberty Counsel, which represented an anonymous FCPS student and his/her parents. The student alleges that his/her civil rights were violated by the FCPS policies that allow individuals to use restrooms, locker rooms, and showers based on their "gender identity", not their actual, physical, gender. According to the Liberty Counsel, the FCPS policy constitutes an invasion of privacy. The lawsuit was appealed from the Fairfax Circuit Court, where Judge Brett Kassabian dismissed it on procedural grounds. However, the Virginia Supreme Court disagreed with the...
  • Lawsuit: Transgender 'Girl' Twerked, Grinded Against Biological Girls In Locker Room,.....

    09/14/2016 8:57:09 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    dailywire ^ | September 8, 2016 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    FULL TITLE: Lawsuit: Transgender 'Girl' Twerked, Grinded Against Biological Girls In Locker Room, Leaving Them in Tears A lawsuit filed in federal court is uncovering the consequences of the Obama Administration’s unlawfully imposed transgender agenda. After capitulating to Obama’s public school transgender edict in May, a Minnesota high school is being accused of ignoring complaints of privacy violations by their biologically female students, Fox News’ Todd Starnes reported Wednesday. Funny, this is exactly what the left continually assures us would never happen. According to the bombshell lawsuit, a transgender “girl" student, who participated on girls' sports teams, “twerked,” “grinded” and...
  • Katie Couric facing $12M defamation lawsuit over #GunGate

    09/14/2016 7:48:07 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 14, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    I’d thought we might have heard the last of the Katie Couric infomercial posing as an examination of gun rights issues. After all, there was public outrage aplenty and even Couric herself finally admitted that the editing of the piece “might have been misleading.” (Really? You think so?) But the group which was the victim of the insulting and misleading editing, the Virginia Citizens Defense League, is bringing the GunGate story back into the news this week. Our colleagues at Bearing Arms have obtained documents confirming that the group is seeking to take Couric to court over the slanderous piece...
  • Pence, 2 Indiana officials being sued by transgendered man

    09/13/2016 5:08:48 PM PDT · by digger48 · 18 replies
    WISH | September 13, 2016 | Staff Reports
    (WISH) – Governor Mike Pence and two other Indiana officials are being sued by a transgender immigrant from Mexico who was granted asylum in the United States in 2015. According to court documents, the plaintiff is suing Pence, Attorney General Gregory Zoeller and Marion County Clerk Myla Eldridge for enforcing a state law that denies him the right to change his legal name. The suit was filed by lawyers at the Transgender Law Center and the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund. The law, which was signed by the Governor of Indiana on March 17, 2010 and went into effect on...
  • Katie Couric, Stephanie Soechtig sued for $12M for deceptive edits in anti-gun documentary

    09/13/2016 12:54:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies ^ | Sep. 13, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    A Virginia gun-rights group is suing Katie Couric and the producers of the documentary “Under the Gun” for $12 million in defamation over an interview that was revealed to have been deceptively edited. The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) and two gun-rights activists featured in the film, Daniel Hawes and Patricia Webb, are suing Ms. Couric, who produced the documentary and led the interview in question, as well as director Stephanie Soechtig, Atlas Films and Epix, the film’s distributor. The suit filed in federal court Tuesday, obtained by, claimed the producers of the film “intentionally manipulated” footage to make...
  • BREAKING: Katie Couric Sued for $12 Million For Defamation In Anti-Gun Documentary

    09/13/2016 10:20:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 9/13/2016 | Bob Owens
    Second Amendment rights advocacy organization the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), along with two of its members, today filed a $12 million defamation lawsuit against Katie Couric, director Stephanie Soechtig, Atlas Films, and Studio 3 Partners LLC d/b/a Epix for false and defamatory footage featured in the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun. The film portrays a fictional exchange in which members of the VCDL appear silent, stumped, and avoiding eye contact for nearly nine seconds after Katie Couric asks a question about background checks. An unedited audio recording of the interview reveals that—contrary to the portrayal in the film—the...
  • Minnesota Students and Parents File Lawsuit Against Obama’s Bathroom Mandate

    09/09/2016 9:14:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 8, 2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    A group of students and parents from Minnesota filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the federal government and their school district for allowing a transgender student who was born male but identifies as female into the girls’ locker rooms, showers, and restrooms. The lawsuit is the latest in a series of challenges to the Obama administration’s bathroom mandate issued in May that requires public schools and universities nationwide to give transgender students full access to school facilities based on their gender identity instead of their biological sex. Schools that do not comply with the administration’s guidance could face legal action or...
  • Black voters sue over Alabama's method of electing judges

    09/07/2016 1:25:43 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2016 | Kim Chandler
    A civil rights group challenged Alabama's practice of electing appellate judges by statewide vote on Wednesday, saying the result is all-white courts in a state where one in four people is African-American. The lawsuit filed on behalf of NAACP's Alabama chapter and four black voters in Montgomery federal court argues that at-large judicial elections in Alabama violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act by diluting the voting power of African-American citizens. [Snip] "In 2016, Alabama's appellate courts are no more diverse than they were when the Voting Rights Act was signed more than 50 years ago," said Kristen Clarke,...
  • Judge Rejects Rolling Stone’s Plea to Throw Out UVA Defamation Case

    09/02/2016 9:00:54 PM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Sep 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    According to NBC News, a judge has rejected Rolling Stone‘s request to throw out a defamation case brought by the accused students in the now-debunked University of Virginia rape case. In a statement made on Thursday, a circuit court judge in Charlottesville, Virginia, held that Rolling Stone magazine’s article on an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia could reasonably be considered defamatory. This followed a request by the magazine’s attorney for the court to dismiss the case.
  • Hours after she files a lawsuit, Daily Mail recants story claiming Melania Trump worked as an escort

    09/02/2016 10:52:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/16 | Robert Laurie
    Oops. Sorry! Back in August, the Daily Mail published an article about Melania Trump’s racy modeling days. In it, they basically claimed that she had once worked as an escort. While it’s true they didn’t explicitly state the allegations were fact, they rode a knife edge, repeating rumors and shoveling slimy innuendo in such a way that readers were left with the impression that such accusations were probably true. The story was picked up by a variety of outlets, but was immediately denied by the Trump camp. Within two days there were rumblings of a lawsuit and several websites, including...
  • UPDATE: Daily Mail Retracts Story Alleging Melania Trump Was An Escort

    09/01/2016 6:48:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 81 replies ^ | September 1, 2016 | Christine Rousselle
    That was fast: hours after being sued by Melania Trump, the Daily Mail has retracted and apologized for a story they published in August that claimed she worked as an escort. Melania Trump is seeking $150 million in damages in a defamation case.In their apology, Daily Mail stated that the article was intended to be about the rumors surrounding Melania's past and the possible impact on Donald Trump's presidential campaign, and about how Melania Trump was an escort. The publication apologized for "any misinterpretation" that led to people believing that Melania was an escort. To the extent that anything in the Daily...
  • U.S. appeals court throws out terror verdict against PA

    08/31/2016 2:47:41 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/8/16 | Ben Ariel
    A federal appeals court in New York on Wednesday threw out a multimillion-dollar judgment awarded to a group of U.S. terrorism victims, The Wall Street Journal reported. The court determined that the United States lacked jurisdiction over a lawsuit brought by the victims against the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). The ruling is a significant setback for the 10 American families who sued over terrorist attacks in Israel during the Second Intifada in the early 2000s that left 33 dead and more than 400 injured. After a trial in Manhattan federal court last year, jurors found the...
  • Hillary Has Until September 29 To Respond - Under Oath - To These 25 Questions

    08/30/2016 7:39:20 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | August 30, 2016
    Judicial Watch announced on its website today that it has submitted a list of 25 questions to Hillary Clinton regarding her email practices while serving as Secretary of State. Pursuant to a decision by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, Hillary has 30 days to respond, under oath, to the questions. Per federal law, Judicial Watch was limited to a total of 25 questions. All 25 questions are included in their entirety below (we've highlighted some of the particularly amusing ones): Describe the creation of the system, including who decided to create the system, the date it was...
  • Court: Gays can seek parental rights for nonbiological kids [NY]

    08/30/2016 8:51:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 30, 2016 11:09 AM EDT
    New York’s highest court has expanded the definition of parenthood by ruling that former same-sex couples have the right to seek visitation and custody of children even when they aren’t the biological or adoptive parent. The Court of Appeals decision Tuesday resolves two cases of former same-sex couples in which the biological mothers kept the children and their ex-partners sought legal standing to see them. …
  • Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win

    08/28/2016 3:04:10 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 97 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | August 27, 2016 | Jonathan Drew, Emery Dalesio, AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder temporarily blocked the University of North Carolina from making the three plaintiffs follow the restroom provision of the so-called HB2 law as the larger case makes its way to trial in November. His final decision on the law won't come until after trial. Passed in March, HB2 requires...
  • Glock scheduled for trial in personal injury case

    08/25/2016 4:49:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 100 replies ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Daniel Terrill
    A $75,000 personal injury case against Glock filed by an Arkansas policeman has been scheduled for trial in a federal court, according to the final scheduling order issued last week. The jury trial will start Aug. 21, 2017, in a federal court in Helena, Arkansas, the order says. Final arguments and discovery exhibits are due in the beginning months of the year. The plaintiff in the case, Larry Jones, of Cherry Valley, Arkansas, was injured when his Glock 19C pistol discharged unexpectedly at the shooting range in June 2013, the lawsuit says. At the time he was trying to...
  • Officer Cleared in Military Bible Complaint

    08/24/2016 7:11:53 AM PDT · by xzins · 41 replies ^ | 23 Aug 16 | Todd Starnes
    An Air Force major, who was accused of civil rights violations for having a Bible on his work desk, has been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to military officials at the 310th Space Wing in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Maj. Steve Lewis, a supervisor at the Reserve National Security Space Institute, agreed to voluntarily remove the Bible pending a military review. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation had filed a complaint against Maj. Lewis -- accusing him of "harboring and encouraging a truly abhorrent example of First Amendment civil rights violations." But a public affairs spokesman told me late Tuesday that Maj....
  • Ex-Fox News host files lawsuit against Roger Ailes, others (Andrea Tantaros on Sexual Harrassment)

    08/23/2016 5:56:53 AM PDT · by xzins · 108 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 23 Aug 16 | AP
    Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros says in a lawsuit she was sexually harassed by former network chief Roger Ailes and other top executives. Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros says in a lawsuit she was sexually harassed by former network chief Roger Ailes and other top executives. She says in the suit that the network "operates like a sex-fueled, Playboy mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny."
  • Media Facing Lawsuits Over False Melania Trump Reports

    08/22/2016 7:49:02 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 22, 2016 | Eric Mack
    The lawyer for Melania Trump has notified news agencies, including The Daily Mail and Politico, of potential legal action against those who have defamed Mrs. Trump as "having been an 'escort' in the 1990s," attorney Charles Harder said in an email statement to CNN. The Daily Mail, The Week, Politico, Inquisitr, Tarpley, Before It's News, Liberal America, LawNewz, Winning Democrats and Bipartisan Report were the publications addressed in the email warning, the Trump lawyer told CNNMoney on Monday. The Daily Mail referenced a report in a Slovenian magazine about the escort claim and several organizations potentially repeated the libelous report....
  • How Obama Hoodwinked the Supreme Court on Obamacare

    08/22/2016 1:52:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2016 | Hollis Hurd
    In the case of King v. Burwell, decided by the Supreme Court in June of 2015, President Obama won the day by convincing six justices that Obamacare would collapse if he lost. The case involved the so-called "individual mandate," which imposes a financial penalty on those who neglect to buy health insurance. To many observers, the wording of Affordable Care Act seemed to impose the financial penalty only in states where a state exchange had been set up, not in states where the federal exchange operated by default. At that time, only 16 states (and the District of Columbia) had...
  • Gay Activists Launch $104 Million Suit Against Christian for Preaching at Pride Parade [Canada]

    08/17/2016 5:45:44 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/17/16 | Pete Baklinski
    TORONTO, August 17, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) -- While ‘tolerance’ and ‘diversity’ are the rallying cry of the homosexual movement, the words appear not to apply to Christians with an unconventional message. Christians led by Canadian activist Bill Whatcott were slapped with a $104-million legal threat last week after infiltrating Toronto’s Gay Pride Parade in July dressed as “gay zombies” in green skintight suits to hand out info packets about the physical and spiritual dangers of homosexual practices. Former Ontario MPP George Smitherman, the province’s first openly gay provincial representative as well first openly gay cabinet minister, told Daily Xtra that he...
  • Michigan couple sues Pokemon, claims they don't feel safe on own porch

    08/16/2016 2:02:54 PM PDT · by bgill · 36 replies ^ | August 15, 2016 | Benjamin Raven
    Scott and Jayme Dodich of St. Clair Shores filed a class-action lawsuit last week in northern California against San Francisco-based Niantic Inc., Pokemon Company and the Nintendo Company, alleging the game illegally places Pokestops and PokeGyms on private property without permission, according to court documents...Plaintiffs soon learned that Defendant Niantic had placed a Pokémon Gym and at least seven Pokéstops on the park, and had placed Pokémon on Plaintiffs' property as well...The plaintiffs allege Pokemon Go users were "on our lawns ... looking right into our windows to catch a Pokemon." They claim they don't feel safe "sitting on our...
  • EXCLUSIVE – Benghazi Victims’ Lawyer: Hillary Clinton Is ‘Totally Exposed’

    08/15/2016 1:09:20 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Aug 2016 | Aaron Klein
    In the newly filed lawsuit on behalf the families of the Benghazi attack victims, Hillary Clinton does not have diplomatic immunity and she is “totally exposed” to legal ramifications, according to the lawyer for the news-making case. Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch USA, had the lawsuit served to Clinton last week on behalf of Patricia Smith and Charles Woods, the parents of Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods respectively, both of whom were murdered in the September 11, 2012 attacks.
  • Judge: Sterling woman can keep live chickens after taking sacrifice course

    08/12/2016 7:01:59 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 22 replies
    Loudoun Times-Mirror ^ | August 3, 2016 | Hannah Dellinger
    A Sterling woman accused of sacrificing up to 15 chickens a week for religious purposes will still be legally allowed to own live poultry-- as long as she completes a course in how to humanely sacrifice animals. .... Gro Mambo Danthoula Novanyon Idizol, a high priestess and the executive board secretary of the National African Religion Congress (NARC), testified Carrion is a member of her organization. She said Carrion underwent an extensive initiation process to become a high priestess in Santeria, a pantheistic Afro-Hispanic religion that incorporates elements of Catholicism.
  • Media Companies Sue to Get Trump Divorce Records - cause they're 'directly relevant' to the campaign

    08/12/2016 6:25:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Newser ^ | August 12, 2016 | Linda Hervieux
    Two media companies have asked a judge to make public Donald Trump’s 1990 divorce records, contending they're "directly relevant" to the presidential campaign, USA Today reports. After 14 years of marriage, Ivana Trump cited "cruel and inhuman treatment" when filing for divorce. Though Donald Trump's lawyer at the time told the New York Times the cruelty stemmed from his public appearances with Marla Maples, news of a divorce deposition in which Ivana alleged she had been sexually assaulted by her husband surfaced a few years later and again bubbled up during the campaign. The New York Times Co. and Gannett...
  • Pastors sue Illinois over gay conversion therapy ban

    08/11/2016 9:55:33 PM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, August 11, 2016 | Ivan Moreno
    A group of pastors is suing Illinois over a law that bars therapists from trying to change a minor’s sexual orientation. The lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court seeks to exclude clergy from the ban that took effect Jan. 1. The lawsuit contends the prohibition shouldn’t apply to clergy because it violates free speech and religious rights. Illinois is among five states with bans on so-called gay conversion therapy for youth under 18. Laws in California and New Jersey have withstood legal challenges, but an attorney for the pastors says the prohibitions in those states did not include clergy. Critics...
  • Muslim F.A. suing ExpressJet for wrongly suspending her after she refused to serve alcohol

    08/10/2016 9:16:29 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 83 replies
    National Post ^ | Aug. 10, 2016 | AP
    DETROIT — A Muslim flight attendant has sued ExpressJet, accusing the airline of wrongly suspending her because she refused to serve alcohol to passengers. The Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Michigan chapter announced Tuesday it filed the lawsuit last week on behalf of Charee Stanley, a Detroit-based flight attendant for the airline headquartered in Atlanta.