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  • State Supreme Court Lets Ruling Stand On Bakery That Turned Away Gay Couple

    04/25/2016 4:14:56 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 41 replies
    CBS 4 DENVER ^ | 25 APRIL 2016 | CBS 4 DENVER
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Supreme Court decided to let an appellate court ruling that a bakery violated the state’s anti-discrimination law when it turned away a gay couple stand by refusing to hear the case. On Monday, the state Supreme Court let the lower court ruling stand. Attorneys for Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, filed the appeal last fall. They argued the government shouldn’t force Phillips to violate his Christian beliefs.
  • Appeals court dismisses Kim Davis' lawsuit against Kentucky

    04/20/2016 3:58:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2016 5:42 PM EDT
    A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit that a Kentucky clerk filed against the state for requiring her to issue marriage licenses that contained her name to same-sex couples. […] Davis sued then-Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and another state official, but Beshear left office in December. Republican Gov. Matt Bevin replaced him and signed an executive order removing the names of county clerks from marriage license forms. …
  • Transgender woman sues government to force installation of urinals in womens bathrooms (Satire)

    04/20/2016 10:46:37 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 45 replies
    American Irony ^ | 4-20-16 | The Looking Spoon
    Citing "genitalia discrimination," a transgender woman is suing the government to write regulation requiring the installation of urinals in women's bathrooms. "I want to have the right to use the bathroom for the gender I identify with," said the woman who asked to go by the name Venus. "It's really very simple. I may or may not go through with the operation. If I choose not to I shouldn't have to spent the rest of my life feeling like bathrooms can't be a safe space for me because I have to sit down when I could just whip it out...
  • Mass killer Anders Breivik's human rights breached in prison, court rules

    04/20/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 20, 2016 | Tim Hume and Olav Mellingsater, CNN
    Oslo, Norway (CNN) — Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has won part of his lawsuit against the state over his solitary confinement in a high-security prison, a court announced Wednesday. The Oslo district court found the 37-year-old's treatment in prison violated Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, prohibiting "inhuman or degrading treatment," and ruled that his conditions must be eased. The court also ordered the government to pay legal costs of 331,000 kroner ($40,600) for the right-wing extremist, who killed 77 people in a shooting rampage and bombing attack in 2011.
  • Court overturns VA school's transgender bathroom rule

    04/20/2016 7:35:57 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    wowk.com ^ | April 20, 2016 | wowk
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school discriminated against a transgender teen by forbidding him from using the boys' restroom, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case that could have implications for a North Carolina law that critics say discriminates against LGBT people. The case of Gavin Grimm has been especially closely watched since North Carolina enacted a law last month that bans transgender people from using public restrooms that correspond to their gender identity. That law also bans cities from passing anti-discrimination ordinances, a response to an ordinance recently passed in Charlotte. In the Virginia case,...
  • Whole Foods: We’re suing the gay activist who claimed we sold him a cake with a slur written on it

    04/19/2016 4:11:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 19, 2016 | BY ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Drew McCoy and Just Karl, you mean the cake section at Whole Foods — in Austin(!) — isn’t a hotbed of reactionary anti-gay sentiment? Watch Jordan Brown’s short video, posted below, for background. He claims he ordered a cake at WF that was supposed to say “Love Wins” and instead they handed him something that said “Love Wins, Fag.” Pay attention to the cake box, which he insists is unopened and unaltered. The label is on the bottom and the top of the box has a blue-green pattern on it. His video went viral and the predictable uproar ensued...
  • Consultant Cheri Jacobus Sues Donald Trump for Twitter Defamation

    04/19/2016 3:05:47 AM PDT · by dennisw · 53 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 18 Apr 2016 | Patrick Howley
    TMZ reports that Jacobus is suing Trump for the February Tweet, even though Jacobus admits in her lawsuit that she did indeed ask the Trump campaign to pay her $19,000 per month to serve as communications director: Really dumb @CheriJacobus. Begged my people for a job. Turned her down twice and she went hostile. Major loser, zero credibility! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2016 Jacobus is suing for “at least $2 million,” according to TMZ. Jacobus’s requested price tag of $19,000 per month would have amounted to a salary of $228,000 per year. Jacobus was reportedly negotiating with...
  • Whole Foods to take legal action against pastor [tr]

    04/19/2016 1:53:40 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 37 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 19, 2016
    Whole Foods to take legal action against pastor who claimed cake had homophobic slur AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas pastor who claimed a cake he bought from Whole Foods in Austin had a homophobic slur written on it is now facing legal action of his own from the supermarket giant. The attorneys for Pastor Jordan Brown said he ordered a cake from a Whole Foods store with the personalized message "Love Wins," but when he received it, the cake said "Love Wins F**." But Whole Foods is disputing his claim. They say his accusations are fraudulent, and they intend to...
  • Fox News is reporting SCOTUS split on immigration, Roberts says he may approve!!

    04/19/2016 6:16:01 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 139 replies
    FOX NEWS CABLE ^ | Fox News NO LINK
    Just reported that Roberts supports Obama's immigration plan. Thanks to Bush and Cruz
  • Customers File Lawsuit Against Victoria's Secret Alleging Racial Profiling

    04/16/2016 10:31:34 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | April 15, 2016
    Two black women are each seeking $4 million in damages from Victoria's Secret, claiming they were treated like criminals and ordered out of the Beverly Center store by management after a confrontation with an aggressive customer. A lawsuit filed by Shaunda McDaniel and Tammi Robinson alleges negligence, slander, intentional infliction of emotional distress, false arrest and violations of various state codes. . . . According to the complaint, the plaintiffs went to the Victoria's Secret store, located in a predominantly white and affluent area, last June 16 for the chain's semiannual sale. They were perusing the sale items when a...
  • Reyna Is Blameless (Waco Twin Peaks Prosecutor)

    04/15/2016 7:44:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | April 12, 2016 | Aging Rebel
    McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna finally responded to a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by Waco defendant Matt Clendennen yesterday. The suit was filed on November 17, 2015 and is one of nine similar suits filed that day or the next by defendants charged with “Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity with the Intent to Commit or Conspire to Commit Murder, Capital Murder, or Aggravated Assault” in the aftermath of what Clendennen is calling the “Twin Peaks Incident” and Reyna is calling “The Battle at Twin Peaks.” The plaintiffs are represented by Dallas attorney Don Tittle or Dallas attorney Clint...
  • Judge Rules Newtown Lawsuit Against Gun-Maker Can Go Forward

    04/14/2016 12:27:49 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 14, 2016 | AP
    A lawsuit can go forward against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, a judge ruled Thursday. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis said that a 2005 federal law protecting gun-makers from lawsuits does not prevent lawyers for the victims' families from arguing that the semi-automatic rifle is a military weapon and should not have been sold to civilians. Lanza, 20, killed 20 first-grade students and six educators on Dec. 14, 2012 with a Bushmaster XM15-E2S rifle that his mother had bought legally. Lanza killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, at their Newtown home with...
  • ‘Sister Wives’ family loses appeal, ban on polygamy in Utah restored

    04/11/2016 7:58:12 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | April 11, 2016
    A federal appeals court on Monday dismissed a landmark decision that decriminalized polygamy in Utah, marking a legal defeat for the family from the reality TV show “Sister Wives.” Kody Brown and his four wives cannot sue the state over its ban on plural marriages because the family never faced charges and local prosecutors later said they would not prosecute consenting adults with multiple wives, according to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.
  • Justice Sotomayor's Vocabulary of Immigration

    04/11/2016 11:55:10 AM PDT · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Center for Immigration Studies ^ | April 11, 2016 | Jerry Kammer
    In 2009, when Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote her first opinion as a member of the high court, she used the term "undocumented immigrant" to refer to persons who are in the United States illegally. It is believed to have been the first such usage in the history of the court, where the term "illegal immigrant" had previously been used. In an interview for last week's NPR program Latino USA, Justice Sotomayor explained her decision. She told host Maria Hinojosa: "Illegal immigrant" has a sense, I think, in people's minds, that immigrants are all criminals and criminals in...
  • Suit: US grouse protections driven by politics, not science

    04/11/2016 7:02:25 AM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    KTVZ.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Staff
    Rural Nevadans suing to block the Obama administration's sage-grouse protections say a trail of internal government documents shows politics was the driving force behind a pre-determined policy that flies in the face of its experts' own best science.
  • ‘Jackie’ Sits Through Deposition for Rolling Stone Lawsuit

    04/08/2016 12:26:01 PM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 14 replies
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) - NBC29 has confirmed a secret deposition of the woman at the center of a now-retracted Rolling Stone magazine article went through Thursday. The woman known as “Jackie” spent hours getting questioned by attorneys on both sides of a federal defamation lawsuit. Rolling Stone Magazine published "A Rape on Campus" by Sabrina Rubin Erdely in its issue for November 2014. In the article, a student known as "Jackie" described being gang raped at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at UVA in September of 2012. Jackie had previously refused to answer questions about her gang rape claims...
  • Christian cross has no place on L.A. County seal, judge rules

    04/07/2016 1:57:32 PM PDT · by kingu · 49 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 7th, 2016 | Abby Sewell
    In a long-awaited ruling, a federal judge has sided with plaintiffs who argued it was unconstitutional for Los Angeles County supervisors to place a Christian cross on the county seal. A divided Board of Supervisors voted in 2014 to reinstate the cross on top of a depiction of the San Gabriel Mission, which appears on the seal among other symbols of county history. They were sued by the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California and a group of religious leaders and scholars, who said placement of the cross on the seal unconstitutionally favored Christianity over other religions.
  • Supreme Court Rejects DC Madam Case (appeal to Justice Thomas filed)

    04/06/2016 4:27:17 PM PDT · by drewh · 146 replies
    The Daily Bail ^ | 2 hours ago
    Ted Cruz breathes a huge sigh of relief, for now. Sibley has another plan. Chief Justixe Roberts made his decision late yesterday: Sibley's application was directed to Chief Justice John Roberts, the justice assigned to emergency appeals from the Washington, D.C. area. Roberts denied it without seeking a response from any other party, a sign of how little merit Roberts found in the application. Undeterrred, Sibley writes on his blog that he will now appeal to Clarence Thomas: Yesterday, Chief Justice Roberts denied my Application to be relieved from the Restraining Order which prohibits me from releasing any of the...
  • North Carolina Has the Chance to Lead a Revolution

    04/04/2016 8:17:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/16 | Tim Dunkin
    This current impasse over the "Bathroom Law" provides North Carolina with a unique opportunity to be a leader not only in standing up to the radical leftist agenda and the bullying of the gay lobby, but also in advancing liberty Recently, the state of North Carolina has found itself squarely in the cross hairs of the radical gay lobby and its social justice warrior (SJW) allies in business. The reason is a new law, passed by wide margins in both houses of the legislature and signed by Governor McCrory, which prevents local governments from passing ordinances allowing, among other things,...
  • Massachusetts court to hear gay parental rights case

    04/03/2016 4:11:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2016 12:38 PM EDT | Denise Lavoie
    The same state court that paved the way for same-sex marriage in the United States is now being asked to decide a complicated case about the parental rights of a once-partnered but unmarried gay couple. The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, the state that more than a decade ago became the first to allow same-sex marriage, will hear arguments Tuesday. The case seeks to determine whether Karen Partanen, whose former partner, Julie Gallagher, gave birth to two children through artificial insemination, should have the same parental rights as Gallagher. Partanen helped raise the children, now 7 and 4. She and...
  • Second Lawsuit Filed to End Discrimination Against Sikhs in U.S. Military

    04/02/2016 7:15:43 PM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    India West ^ | March 31, 2016 | India West Staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Three Sikh American soldiers filed a lawsuit Mar. 29 asking the Defense Department to allow them to serve in the U.S. Army with their religiously-mandated turbans and beards intact. The plaintiffs are Army Specialists Kanwar Singh and Harpal Singh and Army Private Arjan Singh Ghotra. The lawsuit, filed by the Sikh Coalition, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, and McDermott Will & Emery, demands that the Army accommodate their religious articles of faith, including turbans, unshorn hair and beards, so that each can begin Basic Combat Training with their various units in May. The lawsuit was filed...
  • Judge blocks Mississippi ban on adoption by same-sex couples

    03/31/2016 7:37:55 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 43 replies
    AP.org ^ | Mar. 31, 2016 | JEFF AMY
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge Thursday overturned Mississippi's ban on allowing same-sex couples to adopt children. U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan, in a preliminary injunction issued Thursday, ruled for the couples who had sued, saying the ban is unconstitutional after recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions legalizing gay marriage and benefits for gay couples. He ordered John Davis, executive director of the Department of Human Services to stop enforcing it.
  • Lawyer Lied About Black Rapists to Win Roe v. Wade

    03/31/2016 5:37:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | Michael Voris, S.T.B.
    Lawyer Lied About Black Rapists to Win Roe v. Wade ***VIDEO ONLY ON LINK*****
  • Missing Scalia: 4-4 SCOTUS decision leaves mandatory union fees in place

    03/29/2016 1:34:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/29/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    A years-long process by California teachers to free themselves of the yoke of mandatory dues fees even when the teachers refused to join the unions came up one justice short at the Supreme Court. That justice, of course, was the late Antonin Scalia, who would have almost certainly chosen to affirm the First Amendment and property rights of the plaintiffs. Instead, a 4-4 split at the Supreme Court on Friedrichs v California Teachers Association has the impact of affirming the lower court ruling that kept the requirement to make those payments in place: BREAKING: Supreme Court "divided equally" in...
  • Donald Trump’s Campaign Backs Down From Threatened Lawsuit Over Delegates

    03/29/2016 8:34:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    TIME ^ | 03/29/2016 | Zeke Miller
    The candidate has called Republican delegate rules "unfair" It’s no secret that Donald Trump loves a good lawsuit. Over the years, he’s sued former business partners, a journalist, and at least one little old lady—and on Sunday he promised to bring that litigious spirit to the 2016 presidential race. Facing an organized effort by rival candidates to game state selection rules and undermine his delegate haul, the Republican front-runner is threatening to sue for votes ahead of a potentially contested convention, a move that could foreshadow a new phase in the GOP’s ugly primary fight. “Just to show you how...
  • North Carolina transgender bathroom law faces federal court test

    03/29/2016 6:23:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 03/28/2016 | Colleen Jenkins
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people barred under a new North Carolina law from choosing bathrooms consistent with their gender identity filed a federal lawsuit on Monday, arguing the measure is discriminatory and threatens their personal safety. North Carolina last week became the first state to enact a measure requiring people to use bathrooms or locker rooms in schools and other public facilities that match the gender on their birth certificate, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. The state's Republican-dominated legislature passed the law during a one-day special session called to repeal a Charlotte city ordinance that would...
  • 'He didn't hire the right people.' Trump University's instructor reveals 'truth' behind its collapse

    03/29/2016 6:13:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03/28/2016 | Daniel Bates
    * James Harris, 47, says Donald Trump did not hire the right people to run Trump University * He tells Daily Mail Online he was cheated out of thousands of dollars in unpaid fees and that he plans to sue the billionaire to get it back * Harris adds that voters should not back Trump in the 2016 Presidential election because he failed in real estate - the area he claims to be expert in * Despite having a felony conviction for assault, Harris was hired as 'faculty' at Trump University which ran from 2005 to 2010 * Trump University...
  • Trump threatens lawsuit over delegate rules

    03/28/2016 7:31:59 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/28 | Sophie Tat
    Ted Cruz came in second in the recent Louisiana Republican primary behind Donald Trump but could win more delegates -- and the the real estate mogul is crying foul. Trump beat the Texas senator in the March 5 contest by 3.6%. Under party rules the pair each won 18 delegates. But Cruz's campaign is using its organization muscle to sway ten more delegates toward his camp, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday -- a situation that seems to have caught Trump's ire.
  • Roger Stone: Ted Cruz Won’t Sue National Enquirer “Because The Allegations are Mostly True”

    03/27/2016 7:32:11 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 142 replies
    Day #1 – National Enquirer publishes a story claiming: “Five Romps That Could Destroy Ted Cruz”. Three “mistresses” identified BACKSTORY HERE Day #2 – (Morning) Senator Cruz mostly denies accusations Blames Donald Trump. Compares Donald Trump to a “Rat”. Day #2 – (Afternoon) The Daily Beast reveals source of story was Marco Rubio campaign operatives. Multiple reports confirm video exists of encounters. Day #3 – Former Cruz Communications Director faces increased social media scrutiny for flirtations and intimate behavior. Today, Roger Stone, the man specifically accused by Senator Ted Cruz of planting the story, speaks out in interview. Denies involvement,...
  • What Would Jefferson Advise Today’s Supreme Court About the Little Sisters of the Poor?

    03/26/2016 9:57:19 AM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    Cascade Policy Institute ^ | March 22, 2016 | Kathryn Hickock
    In 1804 an Ursuline nun in New Orleans asked Thomas Jefferson to clarify in writing her religious community’s right to retain their property and to continue their ministries without government interference following the Louisiana Purchase. As French Catholic Louisiana was being incorporated into the Anglo-Protestant United States, the nuns were concerned about the status of their institutions under U.S. law. President Jefferson assured her that the government would not interfere with the sisters’ property, ministries, and way of life. In a letter dated May 15, 1804, he wrote: “I have received, holy sisters, the letter you have written me wherein...
  • BREAKING: 3 new women involved in Cruz Sex Scandal, total women now 8!

    03/25/2016 7:46:24 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 723 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/25/2016
    Still Report # 736 - Enquirer: 3 More Cruz Babes According to an update by the National Enquirer, three new Ted Cruz lovers have spoken out, bringing the total to 8. This confirms earlier rumors that much more was to come.
  • Planned Parenthood Clinic Caught Selling Aborted Babies Sues Pro-Life Advocate David Daleiden

    03/25/2016 10:14:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 25, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    A Planned Parenthood abortion clinic caught selling live intact aborted babies in an undercover sting operation by citizens journalists has joined the lawsuit filed against David Daleiden, who headed the undercover investigation. In August, Daleiden released a video catching a Planned Parenthood official discussing how the abortion business sells “fully intact” aborted babies. The video makes it appear the Planned Parenthood abortion business may be selling the “fully intact” bodies of unborn babies purposefully born alive and left to die. The fifth undercover video in the controversy over Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts shows the Director of Research...
  • Leaking jugs of urine led to unlawful eviction, lawsuit claims

    03/24/2016 5:14:57 PM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    WZZM ^ | March 24, 2016 | John Hogan
    A disabled man living in subsidized housing is suing his Grand Rapids apartment complex, saying he is being wrongfully evicted because jugs of urine set on his seventh-floor balcony leaked, generating complaints from a ground-floor tenant. The man, who is obese and can't reach the bathroom in time, routinely urinates in jugs and sets them on the balcony of Grandview Apartments on Bridge Street NW, according to the lawsuit filed this week in federal court. . . . Hamblin's 34-year-old son has offered to help with housekeeping, but was banned from setting foot on complex grounds due to a 2010...
  • Trump wins again: Lawsuit against Trump modeling agency dismissed

    03/24/2016 7:52:14 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 6 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 3/24/16 | Greg Pollowitz (Twitchy)
    Remember the story we told you about a few weeks ago regarding a Jamaican model hired on an H-1B visa who was suing Trump Model Management LLC over her wages? Yeah … about that. Donald Trump wins again:
  • Lawsuit against Trump model agency dismissed by U.S. judge

    03/23/2016 10:33:00 PM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 23 March 2016 9:26pm EDT | Alana Wise
    A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump's modeling agency, saying there was insufficient evidence a foreign-born model had been misled or was owed back pay. U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres found that Alexia Palmer had not provided proof that Trump Model Management LLC fraudulently applied for a U.S. visa for her or that she had been denied fair wages. Attorneys for both Palmer and the modeling agency could not be immediately reached for comment. ....The case's dismissal was a setback for attorneys who sought to bring a class action against the agency on...
  • Sotomayor Helps Puerto Rico Argue Its Bankruptcy Case [Worst Ever Supreme Court Appointment!]

    03/23/2016 6:42:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    YahoNews ^ | March 23, 2016 | Noah Feldman
    Sotomayor Helps Puerto Rico Argue Its Bankruptcy Case Noah Feldman Before Tuesday, I’d have said that Puerto Rico had no chance to win its legal fight to let its municipalities and utilities declare bankruptcy. That's how the island hopes to resolve its overwhelming debt problems, but the federal bankruptcy code says that it can't. That's what the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit held last summer, unanimously. The statute seemed so clear that even Judge Juan Torruella, the appellate court’s only Puerto Rican member, concurred in an outraged separate opinion criticizing the federal law. Then Sonia Sotomayor stepped...
  • Pepsi, Visa, and Chevron are Exempt From HHS Mandate, But Little Sisters of the Poor are Not

    03/23/2016 6:00:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    The Obama administration has been unrelenting in its fight to force a group of Catholic nuns to violate their beliefs and pay for abortion-causing drugs and contraception, arguing that they are essential health care services. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard an appeal from the Little Sisters of the Poor and 37 other religious groups to stop the Obama administration from forcing them to comply with ObamacareÂ’s abortion mandate. The mandate compels religious groups to pay for birth control, drugs that may cause abortions and sterilization. Without relief, the Little Sisters would face millions of dollars in IRS fines....
  • Tucson gunman sues former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords

    03/23/2016 6:25:09 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | 3/23/16
    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Jared Lee Loughner, the man who carried out the mass shooting in Tucson in 2011, is suing former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords for emotional and psychological distress, CBS affiliate KOLD reported. Loughner is serving seven consecutive life sentences, plus 140 years, for the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting that killed six people and wounded 13, including Giffords. His lawsuit, which seeks $25 million in damages, was filed in the U.S. District Court of Arizona on Friday, March 18. 29 PHOTOS Rep. Gabrielle Giffords KOLD reported Loughner's two-page court filing claims he was "framed" and was "handpicked illegally to...
  • Little Sisters to Big Brother: ‘We Must Obey God, Not Man’

    03/23/2016 6:29:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    ncregister.com ^ | March 20, 2016 | JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND
    SAN FRANCISCO — Little Sister of the Poor Rose Cantu remembers the first time she saw the women religious who inspired her to embrace the Catholic Church as her spiritual home. “What drew me to the faith was the joy on the sisters’ faces as they cared for the elderly,” Sister Rose told the Register, as she recalled her pivotal visit to the order’s home as a teenage volunteer. “Witnessing their faith in action led me to ask more questions about the God they worshipped.” Almost two decades later, Sister Rose is a registered nurse who serves the elderly poor...
  • Contraception Mandate v. Denver's Little Sisters of the Poor in U.S. Supreme Court

    03/23/2016 8:58:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    westword.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Michael Roberts
    Update: In 2014, we told you about a challenge to Obamacare's contraception mandate filed in Denver by Little Sisters of the Poor, an organization jointly based here and in Baltimore; we've incorporated elements of our previous coverage into this post. The Sisters lost that case, but they haven't given up their fight. Today, the matter is being heard at the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the groups that have supported the Little Sisters of the Poor is the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which describes itself as "a non-profit, public-interest legal and educational institute with a mission to protect the free...
  • Pro-Lifers Rally for Little Sisters of the Poor as They Fight Obama’s HHS Mandate at SCOTUS

    03/23/2016 8:35:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 23, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Outside the Supreme Court this morning, pro-life advocates are rallying for the Little Sisters of the Poor, who are challenging Obama’s HHS mandate today at the Supreme Court. In the next major battle in the pro-life fight against the HHS mandate, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Little Sisters of the Poor’s challenge to the Obama HHS mandate. The nation’s highest court will hear debate from attorneys representing the Catholic religious order and the Obama administration on Wednesday. The Little Sisters of the Poor are asking the nation’s highest court to ensure they do not have to comply...
  • Lawsuit Against Cities Near Chicago, for Black Crime in Chicago is Struck Down

    03/20/2016 4:36:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A bizarre lawsuit, filed by the reliably leftist Rev. Michael Pfleger, was dismissed by Cook County judge Franklin Valderrama on February 25th. Other leftist activists had joined Rev. Pfleger in filing the lawsuit against three municipalities outside of Chicago.  From chicagotribune.com: A lawsuit filed by Rev. Michael Pfleger and a group of activists last year that said lax local gun laws in Lincolnwood were to blame when guns sold by the town’s only firearms dealer ended up at Chicago crime scenes has been dismissed by a Cook County judge. The lawsuits tried to make the claim that black people...
  • Obama’s SCOTUS nominee sided against Priests for Life in ObamaCare religious liberty case

    03/18/2016 7:40:03 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 9 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 3-18-2016 | Ben Johnson
    Judge Merrick Garland, Barack Obama's choice to be the next justice on the Supreme Court, ruled against Priests for Life in a case involving the HHS mandate. He also gave ObamaCare subsidies a second chance at life in a separate case. The two rulings give a window into the philosophy of Judge Garland, whom the National Organization for Women referred to as a “cipher” with little paper trail on issues related to abortion or other feminist concerns. ObamaCare's HHS mandate opt-out does not violate the Constitution Priests for Life sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over...
  • Trump admits he may pay legal fees for 78-year-old supporter who sucker-punched black protester

    03/13/2016 10:47:31 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 92 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 13 March 2016 | NIKKI SCHWAB
    Donald Trump said Sunday on Meet the Press that he's looking into paying the legal fees of the 78-year-old supporter who sucker-punched a black protester at a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Wednesday. 'I've actually instructed my people to look into it, yes,' Trump told NBC's Chuck Todd. The Republican frontrunner did a tour of the Sunday shows this morning and was asked questions about the bouts of violence at his campaign events in recent days.
  • Federal Appeals Court Upholds North Carolina Choose Life License Plates

    03/12/2016 6:31:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 11, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    After a long battle in the courts, pro-lifers in North Carolina will finally be allowed to display their support for unborn babies on their license plates. On Thursday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the “Choose Life” license plates that state lawmakers approved in 2011 are constitutional, according to WRAL. The battle over the North Carolina pro-life plates went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court last year, LifeNews reported. In June 2015, the high court ordered the 4th Circuit Court, which previously struck down the law, to reconsider the case in light of the Supreme...
  • Federal Lawsuit: Controversial Pastor Ran Mars Hill Megachurch Like a Crime Syndicate

    03/10/2016 12:15:02 AM PST · by ppaul · 37 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 02/29/2016 | Brandy Zadrozny
    Just when controversial pastor Mark Driscoll was hoping to make a new start, former members of his old stomping grounds at Seattle’s Mars Hill Church have filed a lawsuit alleging Driscoll and his chief elder ran the now-shuttered megachurch like an organized crime syndicate, in which church members became unwitting participants. The lawsuit was filed on Monday in the Western District of Washington U.S. District Court in Seattle under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, a law originally created for prosecution of Mafia figures. Former members have been threatening to file such a lawsuit for months to find out...
  • Trump University plaintiff seeks to withdraw from lawsuit

    03/09/2016 8:51:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Yahoo News via AP ^ | 03/09/2016 | Elliot Spagat
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tarla Makaeff has had enough of Donald Trump after spending six years fighting him in court. The Southern California yoga instructor wants to withdraw from a federal class-action lawsuit that says Trump University fleeced students with an empty promise to teach them real estate. Her lawyers said the Republican presidential front-runner and his team have put her "through the wringer" and made the prospect of a trial unbearable. A judge will consider the request Friday, four days before Florida and Ohio hold their primaries. Trump's attorneys say the lawsuit should be dismissed if Makaeff is allowed...
  • Erin Andrews awarded $55 million in Marriott lawsuit

    03/07/2016 3:27:31 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 178 replies
    A jury awarded $55 million to Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews in her lawsuit against a Nashville Marriott hotel on Monday. Andrews sued the hotel alleging it acted negligently when allowing a man who was stalking her to book the room next to hers and surreptitiously film nude videos of her in 2008 while she worked for ESPN. The stalker, Michael David Barrett, posted the videos online and pleaded guilty to stalking charges, for which he was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
  • Louisiana Judge Strikes Down Law that Requires Priest to Report Abuse Mentioned in Confession

    03/01/2016 6:39:54 PM PST · by marshmallow · 26 replies
    A Louisiana judge has ruled unconstitutional a new state law requiring priests to report sexual abuse that is mentioned in a sacramental confession. Judge Mike Caldwell made his ruling in a long-running and complicated case in which Father Jeff Bayhi had been directed to testify about what a young woman reportedly told him in a confession. The young woman has said that she told Father Bayhi about being molested by a member of his parish. Father Bayhi had refused to testify, citing the inviolability of the confessional seal. Judge Caldwell ruled that the state law making priests mandated reporters of...
  • 5 things to watch when the Supreme Court hears its biggest abortion case in 25 years

    03/01/2016 4:03:33 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    RNS ^ | February 29, 2016 | Charles Camosy
    (RNS) On Wednesday (March 2), the most important abortion case since 1992’s Planned Parenthood v. Casey will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. Casey shifted away from Roe v. Wade’s focus on privacy and instead asked whether abortion restrictions were an “undue burden” on women.The court, however, has not been clear about what “undue burden” means.In 2007’s Gonzales v. Carhart, the last significant abortion case, swing voter Justice Anthony Kennedy joined the four conservatives in ruling that laws against partial-birth abortion were not an undue burden. Legal commentators, like CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, have worried that Kennedy may have signaled...