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  • NPR Sued for $57MM in Defamation Lawsuit Over Seth Rich Coverage

    06/21/2018 4:31:27 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6-21-18 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A $57 million defamation lawsuit has been filed against National Public Radio over their 2017 report that accused Texas-based financial advisor Ed Butowsky of colluding with President Donald Trump and Fox News to plant stories about slain DNC staffer Seth Rich.
  • Judge sides with ACLU in voter registration fight, orders Kobach to go to school

    06/18/2018 8:32:11 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 40 replies
    cjOnlinec.om ^ | 06/18/2018 | Sherman Smith
    U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson on Monday ruled a Kansas law that requires new voters to prove citizenship is unconstitutional and ordered Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to return to school as punishment for repeated violations of court rules. Her 118-page ruling sides with the American Civil Liberties Union in a two-year legal battle over the law’s burden and effect on elections. She provided a damning assessment of Kobach’s witnesses, calling their evidence flawed, invalid, biased, irrelevant, unreliable and untrustworthy.
  • Supreme Court sidesteps decision on partisan gerrymandering in rulings on WI, MD cases

    06/18/2018 8:08:14 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jun 18, 2018 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped a decision on when partisan gerrymandering goes too far, ruling against the challengers of a Republican-drawn map in Wisconsin and a Democratic redistricting in Maryland. The decisions in the separate cases once again puts off a decision on when courts can find that partisan efforts to keep parties in power goes so far as to be unconstitutional. It was a technical resolution of what has seemed to hold the promise of being a landmark decision about whether extreme efforts to give one party advantage over another were unconstitutional. While the court routinely polices the...
  • Stormy Daniels' Admiral Run Canceled After Spat

    06/15/2018 7:55:45 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 28 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 15, 2018 | Joe Ward
    Stormy Daniels three-night, five-show run at the Admiral Theatre has been canceled after a dispute over revenue-sharing, according to the strip club’s owner, who says he plans to “file a lawsuit next week” against the porn star. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was scheduled to perform through the weekend at the Admiral as part of her national “Make America Horny Again” tour, a nod to her ongoing legal battle with President Donald Trump. The strip club’s owner, Sam Cecola, says her remaining sold-out shows Friday and Saturday have been canceled due to a dispute over revenue sharing stemming...
  • NY Judge Questions Merit Of Mayor’s Anti-Oil Suit

    06/14/2018 8:24:14 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 3 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 06-14-2018 | Irina
    A federal judge in Manhattan has questioned the lawsuit brought by the city’s mayor Bill de Blasio against Big Oil companies accusing them of being responsible for climate change. The New York Post quoted Judge John Keenan as saying, “The firehouses all have trucks. The Sanitation Department has trucks. If you open the door and go out to Foley Square, you’re going to see five police cars. Does the city have clean hands?”
  • Supreme Court allows Ohio voter purge

    06/11/2018 7:57:15 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 88 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | 11 June 2018 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t cast ballots in a while. The justices rejected, by a 5-4 vote Monday, arguments that the practice violates a federal law intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. A handful of other states also use voters’ inactivity to trigger a process that could lead to their removal from the voting rolls. Justice Samuel Alito said for the court that Ohio is complying with the 1993 National Voter Registration Act. He was joined by his four conservative colleagues. The four...
  • The Supreme Court Let Me Live My Faith Again

    06/08/2018 7:49:52 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 12 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 7, 2018 | Jack Phillips
    The Supreme Court’s ruling this Monday on my case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, helped determine that people of faith remain free to pursue our chosen vocations. . . . after decades of developing my craft, my home state took it away from me. My case started in 2012 when I was asked to design a wedding cake celebrating a same-sex marriage. I politely declined that request because of my religious beliefs about marriage. But I told the customers that I would sell them anything else in my shop, or create a cake for them for a different...
  • Trump administration tells court it won't defend Obamacare against lawsuit seeking to cripple it

    06/07/2018 6:54:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2018 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The Trump administration told a federal court Thursday it won’t defend Obamacare against a lawsuit that’s trying to strike down most of the law. It’s a notable stance that means it will be up to Obamacare fans such as Democratic governors to step in and defend the Affordable Care Act against on onslaught from GOP attorneys general, who say after Congress nixed the individual mandate at the heart of the law, the rest of it should follow. In court papers, the Justice Department said it doesn’t want to stop the law in its tracks, but said they agreed with the...
  • Judge Rules Trump Must Sit For Deposition In Defamation Lawsuit

    06/05/2018 7:20:59 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/05/18 | Max Greenwood
    President Trump must be deposed in a defamation lawsuit brought last year by a former contestant on "The Apprentice," a judge in Manhattan ruled Tuesday. In a court order, Judge Jennifer Schechter set a Jan. 31, 2019, deadline for both parties to be deposed in the lawsuit, the New York Post reported. The parties also now face a July 13 deadline to issue requests for documents in the case. The lawsuit brought by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice," alleges that Trump defamed her by publicly claiming she had fabricated claims that Trump groped and kissed her without...
  • Trump must sit for deposition in Zervos defamation case: judge

    06/05/2018 5:28:08 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5 June 2018 | Julia Marsh and Bruce Golding
    President Trump must sit for seven hours of questioning in the defamation case filed by a former contestant on his reality TV show, a judge ruled Tuesday — but it’s unclear if he’ll get grilled about other women’s allegations of sexual assault and harassment. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Schecter ordered that Trump be deposed by Jan. 31 and told lawyers on both sides to submit written arguments on whether Summer Zervos’ lawyer can ask him about the other accusers. The issue could prove thorny for Trump, because the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton grew out of a deposition...
  • Supreme Court throws out lower-court decision that allowed immigrant teenager to obtain abortion

    06/04/2018 7:45:02 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 37 replies
    Compost ^ | 06/04/2018 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a lower court’s decision that allowed an undocumented immigrant teenager to obtain an abortion over the protests of the Trump administration. The action, which came in an unsigned opinion without noted dissents, throws out a precedent that might allow other teenagers in the same circumstance to obtain an abortion.
  • Former Navy sailor pardoned by Trump plans lawsuit against Obama, Comey.....

    06/04/2018 8:22:17 PM PDT · by caww · 11 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/4/2018 | Melissa Quinn
    A former U.S. Navy sailor pardoned by President Trump intends to file a lawsuit against former President Barack Obama and former FBI Director James Comey that argues he received unequal punishment for his handling of classified information, according to a report. Kristian Saucier was sentenced to a year in prison for taking photos inside a nuclear submarine. But according to Fox News, Saucier plans to argue in his lawsuit that he received unequal protection of the law, as he was given a more severe punishment than others, including Hillary Clinton, received for similar misconduct. “They interpreted the law in my...
  • Supreme Court allows Arkansas to enforce anti-abortion pill law

    05/29/2018 12:19:00 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    Foxnews ^ | May 29, 2018
    . The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Arkansas to enforce a law restricting medication abortions, rejecting an appeal from the Planned Parenthood affiliate in the state. Planned Parenthood had asked the high court to review an appeals court ruling on the abortion pill rules and reinstate a lower court order that had blocked them from taking effect. The law in question says doctors who provide abortion pills must hold a contract with another physician who has admitting privileges at a hospital, and would agree to handle and treat complications. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had reversed a court...
  • COLLINS v. VIRGINIA

    05/29/2018 11:15:47 AM PDT · by zeugma · 24 replies
    The Supreme Court ^ | 5/29/18 | Supreme Court
    COLLINS v. VIRGINIA 292 Va. 486, 790 S.E. 2d 611, reversed and remanded. Opinion [Sotomayor] Concurrence [Thomas] Dissent [Alito] Syllabus SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Collins v. Virginia certiorari to the supreme court of virginia No. 16-1027. Argued January 9, 2018-Decided May 29, 2018 During the investigation of two traffic incidents involving an orange and black motorcycle with an extended frame, Officer David Rhodes learned that the motorcycle likely was stolen and in the possession of petitioner Ryan Collins. Officer Rhodes discovered photographs on Collins' Facebook profile of an orange and black motorcycle parked in the driveway of a...
  • They like a Quarter Pounder without cheese. So they're suing McDonald's for $5 million

    05/26/2018 8:04:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 104 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 22, 2018 | Howard Cohen
    Two South Florida McDonald's customers think the fast-food giant is being awfully cheesy with how it charges customers for a signature item that has been on its menu since 1975. According to a class-action lawsuit filed in Fort Lauderdale federal court on May 8, Cynthia Kissner, of Broward County, and Leonard Werner, of Miami-Dade, say they have had to pay for cheese they don't want on their Quarter Pounder sandwiches. The suit asks for at least $5 million. It comes down to this: On the menu, a hamburger at Micky D's is cheaper than a cheeseburger. According to the lawsuit,...
  • Trump violated the Constitution when he blocked his critics on Twitter, a federal judge rules

    05/23/2018 8:05:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 59 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 23, 2018 | Brian Fung
    President Trump's decision to block his Twitter followers for their political views is a violation of the First Amendment, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying that Trump's effort to silence his critics is not permissible because the digital space in which he engages with constituents is a public forum. The ruling rejects administration arguments that the First Amendment does not apply to Trump in this case because he was acting as a private individual. In a 75-page decision, Judge Naomi Buchwald said Trump, as a federal official, is not exempt from constitutional obligations to refrain from "viewpoint discrimination." "No government...
  • Law firm of Stormy Daniels' attorney hit with $10-million judgment

    05/22/2018 1:47:22 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 84 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | MAY 22, 2018 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN
    The law firm of adult film star Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, was hit with a $10-million judgment Tuesday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court after he broke his promise to pay $2 million to a former colleague.
  • Alabama sues Census Bureau for counting undocumented immigrants

    05/22/2018 9:02:36 AM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 22 May 2018 | Justin Wise
    Alabama has reportedly filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s practice of counting undocumented immigrants in its official Census Bureau population counts. The state filed a lawsuit in federal court Monday arguing that the new census numbers for 2020 will result in Alabama losing a congressional seat and a vote in the Electoral College to a state with a bigger “illegal alien population,” according to the Associated Press.The state of Alabama and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) are the plaintiffs in the suit. Citizens and noncitizens with a residence in the U.S. are included in official census and apportionment counts.
  • Landmark lawsuit claims Monsanto hid cancer danger of weedkiller for decades

    05/22/2018 8:24:53 AM PDT · by yoe · 118 replies
    The Guardian ^ | May 22, 2018 | Carey Gillam
    In June, a California groundskeeper will make history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed harm of RoundupAt the age of 46, DeWayne Johnson is not ready to die. But with cancer spread through most of his body, doctors say he probably has just months to live. Now Johnson, a husband and father of three in ( California), hopes to survive long enough to make Monsanto take the blame for his fate. On 18 June, Johnson will become the first person to take ( the global seed and chemical company) to trial on allegations that it has spent...
  • Plastic surgeon (...) filmed videos of herself dancing and singing during surgeries (edited to fit)

    05/22/2018 7:16:26 AM PDT · by Moltke · 53 replies
    The UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/21/2018 | DM Reporter
    An Atlanta plastic surgeon is facing a slew of lawsuits after it was revealed she had filmed herself singing and dancing over her exposed patients during surgeries. Dozens of videos have been found that show Dr Windell Boutte cavorting in the operating room, even while making incisions on her patients. In one video Boutte sings the to the rap lyric 'I'm 'bout to cut it', from an OT Genasis rap song, before slicing into one of her patients.