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  • U.S. judge allows Trump election commission to seek voting data

    07/24/2017 2:50:58 PM PDT · by Lockbox · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7-24-17 | Lawrence Hurley
    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday rejected a bid to prevent President Donald Trump's commission on alleged election fraud from requesting voter roll data from states. Washington-based U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly ruled in favor of the administration by refusing to block the commission from asking for the data. The decision was a loss for the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a watchdog group, which filed a lawsuit challenging the commission's actions.
  • Houston man must pay child support for kid that's not his

    07/22/2017 12:41:29 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 222 replies
    Houston Chronical ^ | 7/21/2017 | Fernando Alfonso III
    A Houston man is on the hook for $65,000 in child support for a child that's not his. Gabriel Cornejo, 45, took a DNA test proving a child his ex-girlfriend had 16 years ago was not his. The test was too late. In 2003, a child support court in Houston ruled that Cornejo owed his ex-girlfriend child support because, she claims, there was no way he wasn't the father.
  • Salvador Dali Still Has Mustache Despite Dying 28 Years Ago

    07/21/2017 10:47:35 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 30 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | July 21, 2017
    Salvador Dali’s body was exhumed for a paternity test and the legendary artist’s famous mustache is still intact 28 years after his death. A woman is claiming that her mother had an affair with Dali and requested a paternity test. If she’s Dali’s daughter, she’ll have a right to the Dali estate. A judge sanctioned the exhumation. Narcis Bardalet was in charge of embalming Dali’s body after the artist passed away in 1989. “When I took off the silk handkerchief, I was very emotional,” Bardalet said, via BBC. “I was eager to see him and I was absolutely stunned. It...
  • Justices uphold refugee ban but say grandparents still OK

    07/19/2017 12:43:14 PM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    APNews.com ^ | 7/19/17 | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says the Trump administration can strictly enforce its ban on refugees, but is leaving in place a weakened travel ban that includes grandparents among relatives who can help visitors from six mostly Muslim countries get into the U.S. The justices acted Wednesday on the administration’s appeal of a federal judge’s ruling last week. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson ordered the government to allow in refugees formally working with a resettlement agency in the United States. Watson also vastly expanded the family relations that refugees and visitors can use to get into the country.
  • Supreme Court ruling on travel ban (another compromise ruling)

    07/19/2017 11:11:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 39 replies
    Supreme Court ^ | WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017
    The Government’s motion seeking clarification of our order of June 26, 2017, is denied. The District Court order modifying the preliminary injunction with respect to refugees covered by a formal assurance is stayed pending resolution of the Government’s appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Justice Thomas, Justice Alito, and Justice Gorsuch would have stayed the District Court order in its entirety.
  • BREAKING: Supreme Court says Trump administration can enforce refugee ban for now.

    07/19/2017 10:16:15 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 70 replies
    AP Twitter ^ | July 19. 2017 | Associated press
    BREAKING: Supreme Court says Trump administration can enforce refugee ban for now.
  • Far-Fetched Suit to Block Concealed Carry On Texas Campuses Gets Tossed Out

    07/18/2017 9:28:05 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 17, 2017 | George Leef
    It is a measure of how entitled many college professors think themselves that a group of professors at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) felt so annoyed that the state legislature ignored their protests and feelings that they filed a lawsuit against a law. The law in question allows people who have permits to carry concealed handguns on campus and inside most buildings on state university buildings. That law (“Campus Carry Law”) was signed by Governor Abbott in June, 2015 and took effect August 16, 2016. Before the law had taken effect, three UT professors (Jennifer Glass, Lisa Moore,...
  • Two Bay Area counties sue oil companies over sea-rise

    07/17/2017 7:32:29 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | July 17, 2017 | Richard Halstead
    Two Bay Area counties sued 37 oil, gas and coal companies Monday asserting the companies knew their fossil fuel products would cause sea level rise and coastal flooding but failed to reduce their greenhouse gas pollution. The lawsuit was part of a coordinated litigation attack by Marin, San Mateo County and the city of Imperial Beach.
  • Trump Blocked Me on Twitter and It’s Costing Me My Career

    07/17/2017 4:04:02 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 109 replies
    Fortune ^ | 7/14/17 | Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza
    Most of my writing is about the Trump administration. In fact, my mandate from Pacific Standard is “Trump and the law.” On Twitter, the bulk of my recent follower growth and new relationships with others in the politico-legal sphere have come out of responding quickly when the president tweets and engaging the threads of conversation that flow from those tweets. So when President Donald Trump blocked me in June, apparently for suggesting that Russia influenced the outcome of the 2016 election, he harmed me professionally. Even though I knew @realDonaldTrump was important to my career, it still took me at...
  • Watchdog group to release Mar-a-Lago visitor logs

    07/17/2017 10:40:06 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/17/2017 | S.A. Miller
    <p>Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has won a court challenge demanding visitor logs to President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida, and the watchdog group vowed Monday to publish the logs.</p> <p>“The public deserves to know who is coming to meet with the president and his staff,” said CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder. “We are glad that as a result of this case, this information will become public for meetings at his his personal residences — but it needs to be public for meetings at the White House as well.”</p>
  • Appellate Court Rules Government Officials Opening Meetings With Prayer Is Unconstitutional

    07/17/2017 10:28:24 AM PDT · by detective · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jul 2017 | Penny Starr
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a 10-5 decision on Friday ruling that Rowan County, N.C., county commissioners cannot begin official sessions with prayer, the First Liberty Institute announced following the decision. First Liberty represents the county and expressed disappointment that the court ignored precedent in the Supreme Court’s Town of Greece v. Galloway decision that deemed an opening prayer for legislative bodies acceptable under the Constitution. “While we are disappointed in the Fourth Circuit’s decision to ban invocations before legislative meetings contrary to Supreme Court precedent, we are encouraged that the split in the vote...
  • Ashley Madison parent in $11.2 million settlement over data breach

    07/17/2017 6:32:02 AM PDT · by ncfool · 7 replies
    CNBC online ^ | 7/17/2017 | CNBC
    •Ruby Corp., formerly known as Avid Life Media, denied wrongdoing in agreeing to the preliminary class-action settlement. •the breach cost privately held Ruby more than a quarter of its revenue, and prompted the Toronto-based company to spend millions of dollars to improve security and user privacy.
  • Christian Grandma Florist Fined for Not Working Gay Wedding Takes 'Last Stand' at Supreme Court

    07/17/2017 9:19:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/17/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    (Photo: ADF/Screengrab)Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, speaks as supporters rally around her in November 2016.Barronelle Stutzman, also known as the "Christian grandmpa florist," is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her appeal to reverse a Washington court's decision earlier this year that found her guilty of discrimination for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding.The Associated Press reported on Sunday that lawyers for Stutzman are claiming that Washington's high court violated her First Amendment protection for artistic expression in its ruling in February.Alliance Defending Freedom positioned in a post on Friday that Stutzman is taking...
  • Coca-Cola gets served a lawsuit by 2 pastors

    07/14/2017 8:45:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    CBS ^ | July 14, 2017 | Mary Brophy Marcus
    The lawsuit was filed Thursday in D.C. Superior Court on behalf of Coates and William Lamar, the senior pastor at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, DC. "It is a matter of life and death in our communities," Lamar told CBS News. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2012 research showed daily regular soda and fruit drink consumption was most common among black and Hispanic Americans.
  • Trump will ask Supreme Court to block judge's order on travel ban

    07/14/2017 11:51:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2017 | Jordan Fabian
    The Trump administration said Friday it will ask the Supreme Court to block a federal judge’s ruling limiting the scope of President Trump’s travel ban. “The Supreme Court has had to correct this lower court once, and we will now reluctantly return directly to the Supreme Court to again vindicate the rule of law and the executive branch's duty to protect the nation,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. The decision came one day after a Hawaii-based judge dealt Trump a defeat by ordering the government to expand the number of people who are exempt from the...
  • Sen. McCain Faces Questions In Trump Dossier Lawsuit

    07/11/2017 1:54:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 11, 2017 | Jack Crowe
    Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona will face questions as part of a defamation lawsuit regarding his role in the leaking of the opposition research dossier former British spy Chris Steele compiled on President Donald Trump. The dossier, Steele and his London firm Orbis Business Intelligence Ltd. produced, made numerous unsubstantiated claims of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The dossier also included salacious details related to Trump’s alleged sexual perversion, which the dossier indicates left him vulnerable to Russian blackmailing. Two defamation lawsuits, one in the U.K. and one in...
  • Columbia University settles with former student accused of rape by ‘Mattress Girl’

    07/14/2017 9:49:54 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | July 13, 2017 | Brett T.
    Remember when Marvel turned Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand into one of its “Senators of Steel” in honor of her tireless fight against campus sexual assault? Remember when Gillibrand invited as her guest to the State of the Union Address Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University student who vowed to carry a mattress around campus (and earn college credit while doing it) until a student she accused of rape was expelled? And the time United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power lauded Sulkowicz for helping show that “true change is possible”? We’ve lost track of Mattress Girl, but the man she...
  • Bernie Sanders Supporters Sue the Hillary Clinton Campaign of 2016

    07/11/2017 11:03:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    News Blaze ^ | July 10, 2017 | Dwight L. Schwab Jr.
    Ominous signs of a power struggle in the Democratic Party are emerging. The repercussions could spill over into the 2020 presidential election and whomever the Democrats select as their nominee. That in turn could spell disaster for the party’s chances. Campaign donors to far left socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are angry. They feel the 2016 primary elections in their party were “rigged,” and there is ample proof they are right. They are using the law to make their point loud and clear. The class action lawsuit alleges that the now-disgraced Debbie Wasserman Schultz-led Democratic National Committee worked in conjunction...
  • Still at it: Former Obama lawyers sue Trump campaign

    07/13/2017 2:36:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 13/7/17 | Mordechai Sones
    Two Democratic Party donors and a former party staff member have filed an invasion of privacy lawsuit against President Trump’s campaign and a longtime informal adviser, Roger J. Stone Jr., accusing them of conspiring in the release of hacked Democratic emails and files that exposed their personal information to the public. The lawsuit, introduced by “Protect Democracy,” a litigation group run by former Obama administration lawyers, alleges that Stone and the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to have their personal information revealed in the Democratic emails and files released by WikiLeaks last year, exposing them to danger. The New York...
  • Twitter Users Blocked by Trump File Constitutional Lawsuit

    07/11/2017 5:18:44 PM PDT · by Stopthethreat · 17 replies
    WASHINGTON — A group of Twitter users blocked by President Trump sued him and two top White House aides on Tuesday, arguing that his account amounts to a public forum that he, as a government official, cannot bar people from. The blocked Twitter users, represented by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, raised cutting-edge issues about how the Constitution applies to the social-media era. They say Mr. Trump cannot bar people from engaging with his account because they expressed opinions he did not like, such as mocking or criticizing him. “The @realDonaldTrump account is a kind of digital...