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  • FCC says Redskins name not offensive

    12/19/2014 5:00:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 19, 2014 | (With AP)
    The Federal Communications Commission dismissed a petition Thursday to deny renewal of WWXX-FM’s broadcast license because it’s the flagship radio station of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, whose name has come under fire by some who see it as a derogatory term for Native Americans. The petition claimed repeated use of the word “Redskins” violates rules against indecent content. …
  • PELOSI: 13 Million Americans' Health Security at Risk in Baseless Lawsuit Over (Husseincare)

    12/16/2014 4:22:29 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Insurance News Net ^ | 12/16/14 | Drew Hammill
    San Francisco - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today released the following statement on a new report from Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats revealing that 13 million could lose tax credits to help pay for insurance coverage should the Supreme Court rule against the Obama Administration in the politically-motivated lawsuit of King v Burwell. "Today's report verifies what American families already know: the Affordable Care Act is working and helping families afford the coverage they need and deserve. Yet, Republicans and other opponents of the law want to strip some 13 million Americans of the premium tax credits that keep their...
  • Woman Who Was Arrested and Called “Teagbagger” by Deputy Awarded $1.12 Million For Illegal Arrest

    12/16/2014 2:24:25 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 29 replies
    Controversial Times ^ | 12/16/14 | Reagan Wilson
    Woman Who Was Arrested and Called “Teagbagger” by Deputy Awarded $1.12 Million For Illegal Arrest A federal jury has awarded Nancy Genovese an amount of $1.12 million for her inappropriate prosecution by Suffolk County law enforcement. It was an innocent enough day for Nancy Genovese of Long Island. After visiting a shooting range, the mother of three stopped to take a photo of a decorative helicopter in front of a National Guard base in the Hamptons for use on a website showing support for the troops. She was on public property the entire time. She was charged with trespassing and...
  • Families of Newtown shooting victims sue gunmaker, seller

    12/15/2014 9:37:46 AM PST · by Boomer · 100 replies
    Fox News - Crime and Courts ^ | December 15, 2014 | AP
    HARTFORD, Conn. – The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting. The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior Court, asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it was designed for military use and is unsuited for hunting or home defense. "The AR-15 was specifically engineered for the United States military to meet the needs of changing warfare," attorney Josh...
  • Pro-Abortion Group Removes “Bully List” Targeting Pro-Lifers After Lawsuit Filed

    12/13/2014 9:36:19 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/12/14 | Lauren Enriquez
    Brian Kemper. Kristan Hawkins. Mark Crutcher. Joe Scheidler. If you’re actively Pro-Life, these are the household names of individuals who have dedicated their entire lives to abolishing abortion. Maybe they elicit fond personal memories from when you’ve met or worked with them at a March for Life event. Maybe you’ve read their op-eds in national publications. Maybe you’ve admired them for their courage in facing the abortion movement head-on. But, you have likely never thought of them as bullies. In fact, none of them are “blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing” people who “habitually badger and intimidate smaller or weaker people” (which is...
  • Obama admin. sued by Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper over Gunnison sage grouse

    12/13/2014 10:21:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper made good Friday on his promise to sue the federal government over its hotly contested move to list the Gunnison sage grouse under the Endangered Species Act. The Colorado Attorney General’s office filed a notice of intent to sue with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Fish and Wildlife Service director Daniel M. Ashe, arguing that the agency’s Nov. 12 decision to list the bird as threatened was flawed and failed to appreciate fully the impact of aggressive state and local conservation efforts. “The Service failed to use the best available science in its listing...
  • Illegal Immigrant Sues Border Patrol Over Dog Bites Sustained During Drug Arrest

    12/11/2014 3:25:43 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 30 replies
    Inquisiter ^ | December 11, 2014
    Illegal immigrant Jose Manuel Marino-Najera is suing the Border Patrol over dog bites he sustained after entering America illegally and carrying drugs into the country. Marino-Najera claims his human rights were violated after United States Border Patrol officers unleashed canine agents on him before he was arrested on a “cartel controlled” section of the Mexican border. Jose Manuel Marino-Najera reportedly became an illegal immigrant after choosing to have coyotes – human smugglers, help him get across the U.S. border with Mexico. To garner the help of the coyotes, Marino-Najera allegedly had to agree to tote a large bag full of...
  • Duggars Win -- Transgender Bathroom Bill Overturned

    12/11/2014 10:27:46 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    A city ordinance in Fayetteville, Ark, dubbed the transgender bathroom bill because it allows biological males who claim they are females to use restroom facilities for women, was overturned on Tuesday, Dec. 9, largely because of the intense lobbying efforts of Michelle Duggar, the matriarch of the reality-TV show 19 Kids & Counting, carried by The Learning Channel.In Tuesday’s special election the rule, also called the Civil Rights Ordinance, was defeated: 7,523 votes to 7,040 votes, a 52% to 48% victory. In criticizing the ordinance, Mrs. Duggar had said that it affected “the safety of Northwest Arkansas women and children”...
  • SHERIFF JOE SCORES VICTORY AGAINST OBAMA'S AMNESTY (Expedited Injunction)

    12/10/2014 7:49:39 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 54 replies
    WND ^ | Dec 10, 2014 | BOB UNRUH
    A judge has sided with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the first clash in what is expected to be a major court fight over the legality – or not – of Barack Obama’s looming amnesty program, ordering a fast track for case arguments and hearings. The announcement came on Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Beryl A. Howell ..granted a motion ... snip Two Justice Department lawyers representing Obama in the fight had wanted their initial response delayed for weeks – for one thing because of the coming Christmas season. But Howell ordered Obama to respond to Arpaio’s motion for...
  • OH abortionist sued, skips town, practices in MI

    12/10/2014 2:17:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    one news now ^ | December 10, 2014 | Charlie Butts
    A lawsuit against a former Ohio abortionist could reveal violations of the state abortion clinic law, so he set up shop in Michigan while the suit moves forward. A West Virginia woman traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, to a clinic owned by Martin Ruddock for a second trimester abortion which didn’t turn out the way she expected. Cheryl Sullenger of Operation Rescue says that the woman later filed suit for a number of reasons. “The patient had undergone part of the abortion — he had actually started it,” Sullenger explained. “She found it too painful and frightening.” The terrified woman then...
  • Arizona, Florida and Ohio join multi-state lawsuit over Obama's immigration order [TOTAL: 20]

    12/08/2014 7:56:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Latino Fox News ^ | 12/08/2014
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Three more states have joined a Texas-led multistate coalition suing over the Obama administration’s recently announced executive actions on immigration. The addition of Arizona, Florida and Ohio brings to 20 the number of states fighting the order in a federal district court in Brownsville. Many top Republicans have denounced the president’s unilateral move designed to spare as many as 5 million people living illegally in the United States from deportation. But Texas Gov.-elect Greg Abbott took it a step further with filing a lawsuit in federal court in the Southern District of Texas. Most of the 20...
  • UPDATED: 19 STATES FILE LAWSUIT OVER PRESIDENT OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

    12/08/2014 1:39:50 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 12/08/2014
    Eighteen states, led by Texas, filed a lawsuit today with the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas challenging President Obama's executive action on immigration. The suit claims that the White House overstepped its authority by granting amnesty and work permits for 5 million illegal aliens. After filing the federal suit, Texas Attorney General and Governor-elect Greg Abbott wrote in a statement that President Obama's executive amnesty "tramples the U.S. Constitution's Take Care Clause and federal law."Also included in Attorney General Abbott's statement were the states' legal challenges to President Obama's executive action: The executive action on immigration...
  • A Lay Person’s Guide To The 17 States’ Immigration Lawsuit Against DHS

    12/08/2014 1:27:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/08/2014 | Gabriel Malor
    A lawsuit 17 states have brought against the Obama administration’s immigration actions offers a promising restraint against presidential power grabs. December 8, 2014 By Gabriel Malor Led by Texas Attorney General and soon-to-be-governor Greg Abbott, 17 states have sued the United States and the Department of Homeland Security because of the Obama administration’s immigration action. Before we dig into the lawsuit, let us stipulate that the best option for curtailing President Obama’s dubious immigration power grab is action from Congress to roll back his unilateral changes and to address an immigration system that all sides agree has failed. But absent...
  • Oops, no plaintiff! Apple iPod judge asks if lack of plaintiff dooms trial

    12/07/2014 12:35:26 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Dec 5, 2014
    “Apple Inc said it discovered that the lead consumer in a $1 billion group antitrust lawsuit over the iPod didn’t buy a device in the time period covered by the case, which could derail a trial now under way,” Karen Gullo reports for Bloomberg. “Bill Isaacson, Apple’s attorney, told U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers that plaintiff Marianna Rosen’s iPod was purchased in July 2009, three months after a deadline for iPod owners to be included in the case. The case, filed in 2005, is over claims that Apple sought to thwart rival music stores to maintain a monopoly over...
  • Florida Joins Texas-Led Lawsuit Against Obama's Executive Amnesty

    12/05/2014 6:47:33 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-5-2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced on Friday that Florida would be joining the lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott against the Obama administration for the President's executive immigration actions to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. As Breitbart Texas reported on Wednesday, Abbott, joined by seventeen other states, filed a complaint in the United States District Court in the Southern District of Texas, alleging that Obama's executive action violates the Take Care Clause of Article II, § 3, clause 5 of the United States Constitution and the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§551...
  • Bill Cosby Sued for Sexually Assaulting 15-Year-Old Girl

    12/04/2014 8:02:52 AM PST · by SteveH · 261 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Dec. 3, 2014 | Daniel Kreps
    As the number of sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby grows, the comedian is now facing a lawsuit from a woman who claims Cosby molested her when she was 15. In a suit filed at Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday, Judy Huth states that Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, the Los Angeles Times reports. The lawsuit marks the first time the latest wave of accusations against Cosby has resulted in legal action. While the state of California can only pursue criminal charges against Cosby had the incident occurred in 1988 or after due...
  • Attorney: L.A. schools pay 'largest' public settlement for child abuse at $139 million

    11/21/2014 4:38:56 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 11-21-14 | http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/21/us/los-angeles-student-lewd-abuse-settlement/index.html
    Los Angeles (CNN) -- The Los Angeles public school district will pay more than $139.2 million to the families of 81 children allegedly abused by an elementary teacher now serving a prison sentence for lewd conduct, officials said Friday. John Manly, one of the plaintiffs' attorney, called the amount "the largest settlement in the history of the United States against a public entity involving child abuse." The settlement comes after the district earlier paid $30 million to settle 63 other students' claims alleging they were victims of sexually lewd acts by Mark Berndt of Miramonte Elementary. A teacher for 30...
  • PERRY SAYS SUING OBAMA ADMIN OVER AMNESTY A "VERY REAL POSSIBILITY" (Where is the EO?)

    11/21/2014 11:43:54 AM PST · by Hostage · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 20, 2014 | SARAH RUMPF
    AUSTIN, Texas -- "It's a very real possibility" that the state of Texas would file a lawsuit to block President Barack Obama's plan to enact sweeping immigration reforms by executive order, said Texas Governor Rick Perry in a speech at the Republican Governors Association's (RGA) annual meeting in Boca Raton, Florida on Wednesday. Obama is scheduled to unveil his plans in a prime time speech on Thursday evening, to allow millions of illegal immigrants to avoid deportation by what is known as "deferred action," a move that was also strongly opposed by the other Republican Governors at the meeting, leading...
  • Boehner: House GOP files Obamacare suit

    11/21/2014 9:22:23 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 83 replies
    House Speaker John Boehner said Friday he has sued the Obama Administration in federal court over its decisions to make changes to the President's health care law, which congressional Republicans argue were unconstitutional. The move was expected for months -- the GOP-controlled House of Representatives voted to approve the lawsuit in July. But Boehner had trouble retaining a law firm that would take the case because of the political furor over the controversial health care law. "Time after time, the President has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and re-write federal law on his own without a...
  • Oklahoma, Texas AGs Plan to Sue Obama over Executive Order on Immigration

    11/21/2014 6:51:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/21/2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt announced prior to President Obama’s speech, in which he said that he will grant legal status to immigrants in the country illegally, that the state will bring forward legal action. Pruitt released the following statement: It is anticipated tonight’s speech will again prove our President sees himself as above the law. Regardless of what the President thinks the law ought to be, our constitution dictates that Congress makes the law, it is the Presidents duty to faithfully execute those laws. If the President takes an executive action that violates his constitutional duty to faithfully...
  • General Motors Is Sued by Arizona for $3 Billion Over Recalls

    11/20/2014 9:54:01 AM PST · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 20, 2014 | Rebecca R. Ruiz
    The attorney general of Arizona said on Wednesday that the state had filed suit against General Motors, claiming that the automaker had defrauded the state’s consumers of an estimated $3 billion. The suit is the first major legal action against G.M. over its record number of recalls this year, most notable among them one for a defective ignition switch in 2.6 million small cars that was delayed for a decade. The complaint was harsh and unsparing in its criticism of G.M., suggesting that the automaker intentionally misled consumers through its advertising, website and public statements, and that some of its...
  • Rick Perry: Texas may sue Obama over immigration

    11/20/2014 9:42:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/20/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Perhaps Barack Obama had better have his attorney present during his prime-time announcement this evening of his new, unilateral changes to immigration enforcement. Anything he says could be used against him in court, Texas governor Rick Perry warned yesterday at the annual Republican Governors Association meeting in Florida. If Obama moves forward to ignore the law, that could increase costs to the states — and Perry thinks Texas might have a case in court to reverse the action: President Barack Obama may have a phone and pen, but outgoing Gov. Rick Perry of Texas says he has the grounds...
  • Homosexuals File Complaint Against Minister for Not ‘Marrying’ Them

    11/19/2014 10:32:49 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 96 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | November 19, 2014 | Heather Clark
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Two homosexual men in North Carolina have filed a complaint against their United Methodist minister for refusing to “marry” them, stating that he has failed “to perform the work of the ministry.” Scott Chappell and Kenneth Barner, who attend Green Street United Methodist Church in Winson-Salem, filed the complaint with the Western North Carolina Office of the United Methodist Church late last month, charging their leader, Kelly Carpenter (male), with discrimination. “On October 26, 2014, we asked Carpenter to officiate at our wedding and he has refused to do so, citing church rules from the United Methodist...
  • Lawsuit: Bad meatloaf led to the deaths of former West Virginia lawmaker and her husband

    11/17/2014 12:30:43 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 07, 2014/ | Associated Press (AP)
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A lawsuit is blaming a restaurant's bad meatloaf for the deaths of a former West Virginia state lawmaker and her husband. Former Delegate Virginia Starcher's family filed the lawsuit last month against New Albany, Ohio-based Bob Evans Farms in Jackson County Circuit Court. Bob Evans spokeswoman Hinda Mitchell said Friday the chain will vigorously defend itself in the matter. Starcher and her husband, Harold, ate part of their meatloaf meals from a Bob Evans in Ripley in October 2012. Their takeout dishes included meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, broccoli and a roll, the lawsuit says.
  • Gay couple files complaint with Winston-Salem church over failure to marry

    11/15/2014 5:01:00 AM PST · by massmike · 47 replies
    http://myfox8.com/ ^ | 11/15/2014 | n/a
    A gay couple at Green Street United Methodist Church has filed a complaint with their bishop charging that their pastor violated church discipline by refusing to preside at a marriage ceremony for them — despite the denomination’s rules that forbid same-sex marriages. The church made headlines in 2013 when it announced that it would not conduct marriages for heterosexual couples until the denomination allows pastors to conduct same-sex marriages. According to the church, Green Street members Kenny Barner and Scott Chappell, describing themselves as a gay couple who have been together for nine years, filed the complaint against their pastor,...
  • Supreme Court lifts hold on gay marriage in Kansas

    11/12/2014 6:50:13 PM PST · by Coronal · 102 replies
    KCTV 5 ^ | Nov 12, 2014 | Laura McCallister
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday that same-sex marriages can go ahead in Kansas. The nation's highest court denied the state's request to prevent gay and lesbian couples from marrying while Kansas fights the issue in court. The state constitution includes a provision banning gay marriage, approved overwhelmingly by voters in 2005.
  • Illegal immigrants with ID theft, ‘old’ DUI charges spared deportation: lawsuit

    11/11/2014 6:58:09 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 11, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    ICE lawyer’s discrimination complaint details battles with Obama administrationThe Obama administration told federal immigration lawyers to release illegal immigrants with “old” drunken-driving convictions and those found guilty of stealing other people’s identities, according to a lawsuit filed by one of the lawyers at the center of the operation. Patricia M. Vroom, a top attorney for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Arizona, filed a 67-page discrimination complaint that details repeated battles with agency higher-ups who told her to close cases and not deport people whom President Obama deemed low-priority. Federal officials were particularly dismissive of identity theft convictions from Arizona,...
  • Hellmann’s owner sues over company’s use of ‘Mayo’ (in egg-free product)

    11/11/2014 7:28:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2014 10:16 AM EST
    You have to break some eggs to make an omelet and, according to a lawsuit from the maker of Hellmann’s, the same goes for mayonnaise. The food company Unilever is suing a California company that uses the word “Mayo” in its sandwich spread name, saying that federal regulators and dictionaries define mayonnaise as a spread that contains eggs.The suit claims false advertising by the company Hampton Creek for labeling its egg-free product “Just Mayo.” Unilever says in a complaint filed in federal court that the word “mayo” implies that the product is mayonnaise, and Just Mayo is “stealing market share...
  • Judges keeps same-sex marriage ban in Florida until Jan. 5

    11/06/2014 6:34:06 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 1 replies
    TampaBay.com ^ | 11/06/2014 | Steve Rothaus
    Same-sex couples in Florida will have to wait until next year to wed in the state after U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle on Wednesday ruled he would keep his stay in place until Jan. 5. (That day also happens to be the day the state's top opponents to lifting the ban, Attorney General Pam Bondi and Gov. Rick Scott, are inaugurated to their second terms.) “We are disappointed that the day in which all Florida families are treated with fairness and dignity under the law is not happening sooner, but that day is still coming,” said Daniel Tilley, an...
  • Both Sides Lawyer Up for Election: Portent of things to come...

    11/03/2014 7:46:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/3/2014 | Rick Moran
    The election is upon us and there’s one thing certain: there are going to be close races. And close races mean that armies of lawyers for both sides will descend on courtrooms across the country to challenge the results.There will also be the usual accusations of voter fraud, voter suppression, voter intimidation, balky voting machines, and violations of one or more of the dizzying array of laws governing the way we choose our leaders. And standing in line, waiting to pounce, are the attorneys — many of them upaid — who will zealously guard their party’s interests in any...
  • Alison Grimes Sues Mitch McConnell Over 'Despicable' Voter Mailers

    11/01/2014 5:47:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Talking Point Memo ^ | 11/1/2014 | Sahil Kapur
    The campaign of Kentucky Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has filed a lawsuit to stop Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign from distributing a mailer that it says amounts to illegal voter intimidation tactics. The Grimes campaign on Friday said it had filed for an immediate injunction with the state court in Franklin County, which is where the state capital is located. The campaign is calling for a state and federal investigation of the mailers that say they're authorized by the Kentucky Republican Party and the McConnell Senate campaign. The legal filing by the Grimes campaign can be read below, first reported...
  • Woman wanted Starbucks discs, settles for $250

    10/31/2014 10:17:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | October 30, 2014
    OKEMOS, Mich. - A Michigan woman who wanted home-brewed Starbucks coffee will accept $250 to end a lawsuit over the company's decision to stop making discs for a specific single-serve coffee machine -- the one that she happened to own. Pam Montgomery of Okemos said she bought a Tassimo brewer by Kraft Foods because Starbucks supplied coffee discs for it. But Starbucks ended its deal with Kraft and came up with its own machine. It also makes discs/pods for Keurig machines.
  • Hollis v. Holder - Lawsuit over 922(o), NFA and various other items

    10/31/2014 10:53:04 AM PDT · by Dead Corpse · 22 replies
    AR15.com ^ | 10/31/2014 | Dead Corpse
    Ok folks... Here's the first of the filed lawsuits coming from Stephen D. Stamboulieh (NoloContendere @ Ar15.com). Filing: http://www.scribd.com/doc/245057730/Hollis-v-Holder-Complaint Summons: http://www.scribd.com/doc/245098266/4-Summons-to-Holder-B-Todd Public thread on ARFCOM: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_1_5/1681489_Hollis_v__Holder___Lawsuit_over_922_o___NFA_and_various_other_items.html Original thread I started here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3203012/posts?page=1 For the tl:dr crowd... ATF stepped in it. These lawsuits that Stephen is filiing may blow 922 out of the water completely. This is a good thing.
  • Texas Congregation Suing PCUSA to Keep Property After Leaving Over Its Stance on Homosexuality

    10/29/2014 9:09:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/29/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    A large Texas congregation that recently decided to disaffiliate from the largest Presbyterian denomination in the United States over its increasing acceptance of homosexuality is suing to keep its property. Windwood Presbyterian Church of Houston has been waging a legal battle to not have to pay to keep their church property after having left Presbyterian Church (USA) earlier this year. The Rev. Kevin C. Rudolph, pastor at Windwood Presbyterian, told The Christian Post that the lawsuit dates back to 2008. "We have been involved in a lawsuit over the ownership of the property since 2008 and that suit is still...
  • Suit Filed to Halt Work Requirements for Food Stamp Recipients in New Mexico

    10/28/2014 7:52:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 7 replies
    Brietbart ^ | October 28, 2014 | Awr Hawkins
    On October 27, the New Mexico Center for Law and Poverty, the Southwest Organizing Project, and a number of food stamp recipients filed suit to halt work requirements for food stamp recipients which are set to go into effect in November. The Associated Press reports the changes would require "some childless adults [to] work in order to receive food stamps." Other recipients would have to "search for a job or participate in community service or job training."
  • By the way, House GOP still hasn’t filed that lawsuit challenging Obama’s executive overreach

    10/27/2014 9:09:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/27/2014 | AllahPundit
    Anyone want to float a theory as to why? We all understand that they don’t much care about the suit and talked it up only for the benefit of suckers like you and me, who are outraged at Obama’s continued power grabs. Boehner needed a way to placate his base, if only to channel the anger so that it doesn’t veer towards impeachment demands. He doesn’t want to go down that road, especially with Republicans now set to control both chambers of Congress.So the lawsuit was a political move, “boob bait” to get us excited before the election. But...
  • Nurse quarantined for Ebola monitoring will sue (for civil rights violations) - lawyer

    10/26/2014 4:15:37 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 130 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 26, 2014
    A nurse held in quarantine for Ebola monitoring in New Jersey plans to file a federal lawsuit challenging her confinement as a violation of her civil rights, her lawyer told Reuters on Sunday. [Snip] ... "Kaci Hickox's confinement after she returned from West Africa raised "serious constitutional and civil liberties issues," ...
  • Breaking: Mississippi Supreme Court Rules for Cochran [my title]

    10/24/2014 3:41:51 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 134 replies
    Mississippi Supreme Court ^ | October 24, 2014 | Mississippi Supreme Court
    No news article to post-- the only article so far is in the Clarion-Ledger, which we can't post. But the Mississippi Supreme Court affirmed the lower court ruling that Chris McDaniel's challenge to Thad Cochran's primary win was filed too late. The Court's decision is here.
  • Puerto Rico Gay Marriage Ruling Sets up a Potential Federal Conflict

    10/24/2014 1:03:21 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/23/14 | Richard Wolf
    Gay marriage may be sweeping the nation, but in Puerto Rico it remains against the law. A federal district judge late Tuesday rejected the reasoning used in at least 14 other decisions and said his hands were tied by a 1972 Supreme Court ruling that upheld a Minnesota same-sex marriage ban “for want of a substantial federal question.” “This court is bound by decisions of the Supreme Court that are directly on point,” District Court Judge Juan Perez-Gimenez ruled. “Only the Supreme Court may exercise the prerogative of overruling its own decisions.” The ruling marks only the second time that...
  • Puerto Rico's gay marriage ban upheld by [US] federal judge

    10/22/2014 4:54:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 23 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/21/2014 | Lauren Raab
    Puerto Rico’s ban on same-sex marriage remains in place after a federal judge dismissed a challenge to the ban Tuesday, saying the U.S. Supreme Court established a precedent four decades ago. U.S. District Judge Juan M. Pérez-Giménez said in his decision that by dismissing an appeal in Baker vs. Nelson, a 1971 case in which two men sought to marry in Minnesota, the Supreme Court bound all lower courts to assume bans on same-sex marriage do not violate the Constitution. The high court could choose to overrule itself but has not, he said. Pérez-Giménez went on to say that legalizing...
  • Idaho Pastors Face Jail Time, Thousands in Fines for Not Performing Gay Weddings

    10/20/2014 10:08:03 AM PDT · by DaveMSmith · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 20, 2014 | Anugrah Kumar
    Two ordained Christian pastors in Idaho have filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for temporarily restraining Coeur d'Alene city officials from forcing them to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies or face prosecution for violating "non-discrimination" laws. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed the lawsuit and the motion on behalf of Donald Knapp and his wife, Evelyn, who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel and have been required by city officials to perform gay ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city says its non-discrimination ordinance requires them to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies because the courts have...
  • Constitutional fight launched over election of senators

    10/20/2014 7:14:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    WND.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Bob Unruh
    t’s a movement that’s been building in recent years: efforts by states to reclaim their constitutional authority by declaring Washington’s health care laws, gun control or other restrictions simply don’t apply within their boundaries. After all, the Constitution stipulates that, except for a couple of dozen specific issues such as national defense, the powers in the U.S. rest with the states. Now a new lawsuit contends states can regain their authority by returning to the practice of having state legislatures elect U.S. senators, as the Constitution originally required. The case is being brought by author, columnist, commentator and activist Devvy...
  • Supreme Court won’t touch foie gras ban (California’s ban)

    10/14/2014 12:22:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2014 9:41 AM EDT
    The Supreme Court is allowing California to continue enforcing a law that bans the sale of foie gras. The justices on Tuesday rejected a challenge to the law from producers of the delicacy in New York and Canada. …
  • EPA tells court it may have lost text messages at the center of a lawsuit

    10/09/2014 9:34:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/2014 | By Timothy Cama
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) told a federal court that it may have lost the text messages at the center of a lawsuit by a libertarian think tank. The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) sued the EPA last year in federal court to compel the release of text messages to and from Administrator Gina McCarthy and her predecessor under the Freedom of Information Act. In the Tuesday filing to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Justice Department lawyers representing the EPA said the agency will soon file a notice that it may have misplaced records that it...
  • The new AIG lawsuit should enrage every American taxpayer

    10/08/2014 8:42:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 07 October 2014 | David Weidner
    Imagine you have a friend who drinks a lot and often. Until now, they always seem to have a good time. He tells the best stories, gets all the girls. He’s the life of the party. Then, one day, he wrecks his car. And you and some buddies, who happened to be in the neighborhood, see your pal trapped. Of course, you rush to the rescue. You try to break open the door with a tire iron. Ultimately, you smash the window and pull the poor fellow out. And just when you’d think this guy would sober up and see...
  • Justice Kennedy blocks gay marriage ruling in Idaho, Nevada

    10/08/2014 7:47:30 AM PDT · by HOYA97 · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/2014
    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has temporarily blocked an appeals court ruling that declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada. The order came minutes after Idaho on Wednesday filed an emergency request for an immediate stay. The state's request said that without a stay, state and county officials would have been required to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples at 10 a.m. EDT. Kennedy's order requested a response from the plaintiffs involved in Idaho's gay marriage lawsuit by the end of day Thursday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada...
  • ‘Aunt Jemima’ relatives suing pancake company for $2B citing century-old agreement

    10/07/2014 5:50:47 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 7, 2014 | Nina Golgowski
    Two self-proclaimed descendants of the American pancake icon are taking their heritage to court with a lawsuit seeking more than $2 billion from the Quaker Oats company, Kentucky’s Courier Journal reported. In a suit filed by the great grandsons of Anna Short Harrington, who went on to become "Aunt Jemima" in 1933, they claim they're owed a slice of the pancake company's revenue according to a long-forgotten agreement stretching back to its late-1800 creation.
  • Same-sex marriages begin in Virginia

    10/06/2014 12:50:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Washington Post's Virginia Politics ^ | October 6, 2014 | Jenna Portnoy, John Woodrow Cox and Justin Jouvenal
    RICHMOND — The Supreme Court on Monday effectively allowed same-sex marriage to go forward in Virginia, deciding not to take up a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that overturned the commonwealth’s ban on same-sex marriages. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a mandate to remove the last barrier to same-sex marriage in Virginia. The first same-sex marriages were performed in Charlottesville and Richmond shortly after 1 p.m. At the same time, the commonwealth recognized marriages already performed in states as legal. ---snip--- Virginia state Del. Bob Marshall (R-Prince William), co-author of the state’s marriage ban, decried the move...
  • Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch files for deportation of Barack Obama

    10/03/2014 7:50:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 180 replies
    Freedom Watch USA ^ | Oct 2, 2014 | Larry Klayman
    “In sum, deportation proceedings should be immediately commenced, an investigation undertaken, a full evidentiary hearing held, and Barack Hussein Obama should be removed from the United States,” Klayman writes in his deportation petition. The petition was sent to Thomas Homan of Enforcement Removal Operations at the Department of Homeland Security, Thomas Winkowksi of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Sarah Kendall of the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security at DHS. Klayman explained it is based “on the grounds that he has falsified various birth and other documents with regard to obtaining a U.S. passport and other privileges as an...
  • Liberty Ridge Farm owners appeal ruling over fines for refusing to host lesbian wedding

    10/03/2014 2:31:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/03/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    In the bucolic town of Schaghticoke, NY, Liberty Ridge Farm serves as a setting for family outings and events of all sorts on a family owned farm in the country. They are open to the public for a portion of each year, featuring events ranging from day camps to field trips to a corn maze. And until recently they hosted weddings. That all changed after the owners, Cynthia and Robert Gifford, encountered Melisa Erwin and Jennifer McCarthy, a lesbian couple who approached the Giffords about holding their wedding there. Cynthia Gifford declined, citing her religious beliefs.The couple tape recorded...