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  • Groups suing to block state funds for private schools

    03/21/2017 7:37:25 AM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Public school advocates are suing to block the state of Michigan from helping private schools with the cost of complying with state requirements such as immunization reporting and safety drills. The lawsuit will be filed later Tuesday in the Court of Claims. The Michigan Association of School Boards and groups representing school administrators and others said at a news conference that spending $2.5 million in the current state budget on nonpublic schools is unconstitutional.
  • TRUMP SUPPORTER FIGHTS BACK: Man Wearing “Make America Great Again” Hat Sues (trunc)

    03/20/2017 5:30:24 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 21 replies
    100% Fed Up ^ | 3/19/17 | 100% Fed Up
    ...The Happiest Hour Bar for Refusing To Serve HimEnough is enough. Americans need to start making business owners and their employees pay up for discriminating against them simply because they dare to show their support for our President. Good for this Trump supporter for fighting back against the intolerant left. A lot of Americans would be happy to contribute to his legal defense… Bartenders at a West Village hot spot served up discrimination — with a liberal twist — refusing to serve a customer because he was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, according to a lawsuit. Greg Piatek,...
  • BREAKING: Judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's new travel ban from taking effect nationwide tomorrow

    03/15/2017 3:48:21 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 311 replies
    BREAKING: Judge in Hawaii blocks Trump's new travel ban from taking effect nationwide tomorrow
  • Federal judge to rule today on Hawaii’s challenge to Trump’s travel ban

    03/15/2017 2:24:23 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 27 replies
    Hono Star Ad ^ | March 15 , 2017 | Timothy Hurley
    A federal court judge in Honolulu heard arguments this morning in Hawaii’s case to block President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban but did not make a ruling from the bench. U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson said he would issue a ruling on the proposed temporary restraining order before 6 p.m., which is midnight Eastern Time. The executive order is schedule to take effect at 12:01 a.m. Thursday.
  • New Ferguson video casting doubt on 'robbery' sparks protests

    03/13/2017 6:09:42 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | March 14th 2017 | BBC News
    A newly disclosed surveillance video from the hours before the killing of a black man in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 has triggered fresh protests. A filmmaker has released the footage which he says shows Michael Brown did not rob a shop, as police claimed, but instead exchanged marijuana for cigars. He says it contradicts video released by police showing Brown threatening the shopkeeper as he walks out with cigars. The 18-year-old was shot dead by a police officer moments later. However, the convenience store maintains it was a robbery. Policeman Darren Wilson was cleared of wrongdoing by investigators but the...
  • Remove Hawaii AG Doug Chin - Petition -

    03/09/2017 11:09:02 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 12 replies
    Change .org ^ | March 8 , 2017 | Sword and Shield of Hawaii
    In filing his repeated and frivolous law suits against the President of the United States , Donald J. Trump , in the matter of President Trump's legal authority to protect the nation by Presidential Executive Orders , Hawaii Attorney General , Douglas Chin , is endangering the people of the Hawaiian Islands . Chin's ill advised law suits are bringing a bad name and disgraceful reputation to the State of Hawaii and the residents in their entirety , before the rest of the nation and the world . His efforts may even cause international terrorists to focus on establishing Hawaii...
  • Hawaii Files Lawsuit to Block Trump’s New Immigration Executive Order

    03/08/2017 1:58:52 PM PST · by TheConservator · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 03/08/2017 | Mary Chastain
    And there it is! Hawaii has become the first to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on six nations. From The Hill: “The Executive Order means that thousands of individuals across the United States and in Hawai‘i who have immediate family members living in the affected countries will now be unable to receive visits from those persons or to be reunited with them in the United States,”. “It means that universities, employers, and other institutions throughout the United States and in Hawaii will be unable to recruit or to welcome qualified individuals from the six designated...
  • Fishers sue to get rid of Obama's New England ocean monument

    03/07/2017 8:04:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 7, 2017 7:26 PM EST | Patrick Whittle
    A coalition of commercial fishing groups filed a lawsuit on Tuesday to challenge the creation of a national monument off the coast of New England. President Barack Obama created the monument in September using executive authority under the Antiquities Act. The monument is called the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, and it is made up of nearly 5,000 square miles of underwater canyons and mountains. The creation of the monument closed the area to most commercial fishing and has been opposed by fishing groups for months. A coalition of the groups filed their lawsuit Tuesday in federal court....
  • Judicial Watch Sues CIA, DOJ and Treasury Regarding Investigation of General Flynn (Trunc)

    03/06/2017 12:05:50 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 6, 2017
    Judicial Watch Sues CIA, DOJ and Treasury for Records Related to Intelligence Leaks Regarding Investigation of General Flynn Asks Court to Order Searches and Production of Records National Security Agency Refuses to Confirm or Deny Existence of Records (Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the United States Department of Justice and the Department of the Treasury regarding records related to the investigation of retired United States Army Lieutenant General Michel Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak (Judicial Watch v. Central Intelligence Agency...
  • Supreme Court renders split decision on Va. redistricting case

    03/01/2017 8:14:23 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 7 replies
    WTOP News ^ | March 1, 2017 10:52 am | Max Smith | @amaxsmith
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court sent parts of a race-based challenge to Virginia’s state House districts back to a lower court for further review Wednesday, while upholding the lower court panel’s findings that one majority black district was legally drawn. In an 8-0 decision written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court found a three-judge District Court panel followed an incorrect legal standard in its analysis of 11 of the 12 districts challenged in the case. The lower court had required those challenging the districts to show an actual conflict between the plan that was adopted following the 2010...
  • Judge Says Voters Have No Say in How Their Tax Dollars Are Spent

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

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

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

    02/21/2017 7:12:31 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/21/2017 | By NATALIE BRUZDA
    The Nevada Policy Research Institute accused state Sen. Heidi Gansert of violating Nevada’s separation of powers clause in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit claims on behalf of plaintiff Doug French that Gansert, R-Reno, violates the state constitution by serving as a senator and working in the state’s executive branch as executive director for external relations at the University of Nevada, Reno. “The bigger picture is that we need to put an end to this violation,” NPRI spokesman Michael Schaus said. “It’s happened in the past, and it seems to happen repeatedly, but it’s ignored by both parties. I don’t...
  • Judicial Watch to Represent Veteran Prosecuted for ‘Posting’ American Flag on Veteran’s...

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

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

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

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

    02/15/2017 10:02:41 AM PST · by TBP · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 14, 2017 | Natalie O'Neill
    Poor little rich girl. The youngest person ever to win the lottery in Britain wants to sue the jackpot honchos who made her wealthy because the dough “ruined her life,” according to a report. Jane Park, 21 — who won $1.25 million playing Euromillions at age 17 — says she was too young to cope with the sudden flood of wealth, according to the UK Mirror. “At times it feels like winning the lottery has ruined my life. I thought it would make it 10 times better but it’s made it 10 times worse,” she moaned to the paper. “I...
  • Ruling Blocking Trump Ban Doesn’t Even Mention the Applicable Law

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

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

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

    02/08/2017 7:10:27 AM PST · by Lockbox · 63 replies
    Self | 2/8/17 | Self
    Let’s look at sections of the Opinion Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for Arizona v. United States 567 U.S. ___ (2012)The Government of the United States has broad, undoubted power over the subject of immigration and the status of aliens. See Toll v. Moreno, 458 U. S. 1, 10 (1982) ; see generally S. Legomsky & C. Rodríguez, Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy 115–132 (5th ed. 2009). This authority rests, in part, on the National Government’s constitutional power to “establish an uniform Rule of Nat- uralization,” U. S. Const., Art. I, §8, cl. 4, and its inher- ent power as...
  • LIVE FEED: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Washington V. Trump Arguments (3 p.m. Pacific)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    01/24/2017 2:53:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    If you’re in the mood for a good chuckle, try reading the first lawsuit filed against the new president since he was sworn in. The man hasn’t even unpacked his collection of red silk ties… and already he stands accused of corruption while in office. Predictably, the plaintiffs are a clique of law professors serving as “arm candy” for a liberal group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (an oxymoron, to be sure). Their pleadings read like a dime novel. Or a comic book. On the first page, we are warned of a “secret” and “grave threat”. The...
  • Trump Foreign Profits in Violation of Constitution, Suit Claims

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

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

    01/23/2017 1:22:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/23/2017 | By ERIC LIPTON and ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON — A team of prominent constitutional scholars, Supreme Court litigators and former White House ethics lawyers intends to file a lawsuit Monday morning alleging that President Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his hotels and other business operations to accept payments from foreign governments. The lawsuit is among a barrage of legal actions against the Trump administration that have been initiated or are being planned by major liberal advocacy organizations. Such suits are among the few outlets they have to challenge the administration now that Republicans are in control of government. In the new case, the lawyers argue...
  • Liberal watchdog group to sue Trump, alleging he violated constitutional ban

    01/23/2017 6:09:08 AM PST · by detective · 72 replies
    MSN News ^ | David A. Fahrenthold, Jonathan O'Connell
    A liberal watchdog group says it plans to file a lawsuit against President Trump in federal court on Monday alleging that he is in violation of a little-known constitutional provision that bars him from taking gifts or payments from foreign governments. The group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said that because Trump-owned buildings take in rent, room rentals and other payments from foreign governments, the president has breached the Emoluments Clause. That clause in the Constitution says that “no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under [the United States], shall, without the Consent of the Congress,...
  • Group will sue Trump over business’ foreign profits

    01/22/2017 5:09:31 PM PST · by usafa92 · 48 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/22/2017 | Cyra Master
    A Washington-based nonprofit will file a federal lawsuit against President Trump on Monday, the start of his first week in office. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) announced Sunday night it is bringing a suit “to stop President Trump from violating the Constitution by illegally receiving payments from foreign governments.” At issue is Trump’s refusal to divest from his business or place his assets into a blind trust, which would separate him entirely from his business empire. He has said his adult sons will run his business while he is in office, that they will not conduct any...
  • Gloria Allred files defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump on behalf of Summer Zervos

    01/17/2017 8:30:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2017 | John Sexton
    Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred has filed a defamation lawsuit against President-elect Trump on behalf of Summer Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice.” Zervos is one of several women who came forward with accusations of sexual harassment late last year. From NBC News: The suit, filed Tuesday morning, claims Trump knew his statements about Zervos and his other accusers would subject them to “threats of violence, economic harm and reputational damage.”…“Ms. Zervos is willing to dismiss her lawsuit if he will retract his false statements about her and acknowledge that what Summer said about Mr. Trump and his alleged...
  • Lawsuit Prompts Santa Clara to Remove Large Granite Cross

    01/14/2017 11:34:01 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jan 13, 2017 | Ian Cull
    The city has donated the cross to Santa Clara UniversityThe battle over a large iconic cross in the South Bay has come to an end. After standing in Santa Clara for more than six decades, the 14-foot cross was taken down -- by a lawsuit. A Santa Clara man and Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation sued the city last April, claiming the cross violated the separation of church and state because it stood in a public park. "We are happy that the city divested itself of this religious symbol, and that the constitution is now being complied with," said Rebecca...