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  • NRA Sues Over Seattle's Adoption of 'Gun Violence Tax'

    08/24/2015 3:38:48 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    Three gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association, sued the city of Seattle on Monday over its adoption of a so-called "gun violence tax," a tax on firearms and ammunition designed to help offset the financial toll of gun violence. The complaint was filed Monday in King County Superior Court by the NRA, the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, along with two gun owners and two gun shops. It called the tax legally unenforceable because Washington state prohibits local governments from adopting laws related to firearms unless those local ordinances are specifically authorized by...
  • Planned Parenthood threatens legal action against makers of videos

    08/21/2015 6:28:22 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 21, 2015 | Kevin Cirilli
    Planned Parenthood is threatening legal action against the pro-life organization that has released a series of secretly recorded videos scrutinizing the health provider’s fetal tissue donation program. In an exclusive interview with The Hill, Planned Parenthood's executive vice president Dawn Laguens said the group is "considering everything" in going after the Center For Medical Progress, the group behind the release of videos. "I absolutely do believe that they have violated laws in terms of how they secured these videos," she said in an interview at the group's Washington D.C.'s headquarters. "But the fraud is also in how they have presented...
  • John Doe investigators say there are more tapes of raids

    08/20/2015 11:29:59 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 8-21-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – They illegally seized the property of their political targets in an unconstitutional investigation. Now two top investigators in Wisconsin’s political John Doe probe are asking the state Supreme Court to hold on to that property so they can use it to defend themselves against civil rights lawsuits. David Budde and Robert Stelter, investigators with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office, want to intervene in John Doe special prosecutor Francis Schmitz’s appeal. Schmitz is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling last month that shut down the investigation. As part of that ruling, the court ordered...
  • Hood county bows to LGBT machine, pays $44k in frivolous case

    08/19/2015 5:42:20 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 13 replies
    TXvalues Blog ^ | August 18, 2015 | David Walls
    August 18, 2015 – Today, attorneys for a gay couple that sued Hood County, Texas over a same-sex “marriage” license, have announced that they cut a deal in which the County agreed to give nearly $44,000 of taxpayer dollars to LGBT attorneys.
  • Frozen Shrimp Sold at Costco Tied to Company That Uses Slave Labor: Lawsuit

    The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of a California resident.Bay Area activists have filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that Costco is knowingly selling frozen shrimp tied to a company that uses slave labor. Costco knows the farmed prawns it buys from Southeast Asia are linked to fishermen from Thailand who have been shackled, tortured or even murdered, activists claimed at a press conference held in Burlingame on Wednesday morning. The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of a California resident who cites state laws that aim to prevent companies from misleading customers about illegal behavior in...
  • Justice Department Joins Private Discrimination Lawsuit Against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    08/14/2015 10:46:05 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 25 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 14, 2015 | Jeryl Bier
    A U.S. District Court judge in Arizona granted a Justice Department motion to intervene in Melendres v. Arpaio, a private lawsuit filed against Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joseph Arpaio...Later that year, the court issued an injunction instituting reforms to Sheriff Arpaio's department's enforcement operations. Thursday's ruling gives the Justice Department enforcement powers to carry out the injunction and monitoring for future violations as well. [snip]
  • ILLEGALS SUE U.S. FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OVER DETENTION

    08/13/2015 5:05:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/12/2015 | Caroline May
    Illegal immigrants are suing the U.S. government for what they say was psychological and physical harm due to their detention, according to an Associated Press report. The five illegal immigrants, all hailing from Guatemala, Honduras, or El Salvador, are seeking millions of dollars in damages and claim they received poor medical care and suffered psychologically from being detained. Andrew Free, the immigration lawyer representing the plaintiffs, told the AP that the government’s use of family detention violates their rights and that the government fails to provide the “standard of care that they owe to these detainees.” “We expect this will...
  • Tech company which maintained Hillary's secret server was sued for 'illegally accessing' database

    08/13/2015 4:00:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    Daily Mail.com ^ | August 13,2014 | By DANIEL BATES
    Platte River Networks was used by Clinton to maintain 'homebrew' server in her New York State house which held her State Department emails She handed over the server and a thumb drive this week to FBI after emails were found to contain 'above top secret' material Her White House campaign is said to be in 'panic' over the growing scandal which comes out of probe into US diplomats' deaths in Benghazi Daily Mail Online can reveal Denver, Colorado, based firm was sued for illegally accessing master database of US phone numbers It was also accused of causing chaos to White...
  • Youths file federal climate change lawsuit in Eugene

    08/13/2015 6:53:22 AM PDT · by Twotone · 29 replies
    Eugene Register-Guard ^ | Aug. 13, 2015 | Jack Moran
    Alleging that they are victims of a federal government that has long ignored science in favor of promoting the development and use of fossil fuels, 21 youths on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Eugene that asks a judge to force the government to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to climate change.
  • Tammy Baldwin silent on her failures as she blasts Tomah VA medical center

    08/12/2015 10:02:30 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 8-11-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — Something was missing in U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin’s statement last week criticizing staff at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Department Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General Office released a report finding psychiatrists at the facility failed to discuss the health hazards of synthetic opiates they prescribed to Marine Corps veteran Jason Simcakoski. The 35-year-old Simcakoski died in August 2014 after he was prescribed a fatal mixture of opiates and Valium, although the report did leave open the possibility Simcakoski could have taken additional doses. “This report confirms that the Tomah VA physicians entrusted with Jason’s...
  • TransCanada could sue to recoup $2.4 billion spent on Keystone XL [Using NAFTA Trade Agreement]

    08/11/2015 2:53:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Columbus Telegram ^ | 08/11/2015 | By Nicholas Bergin / Lincoln Journal Star
    The Canadian company that has spent the past seven years on a quest to build the Keystone XL pipeline through America’s heartland says it has spent $2.4 billion even before the first shovel has broken ground. If TransCanada fails in its attempt to build the pipeline, it could use a Clinton-era trade agreement to try to recoup some of that cost. The North American Free Trade Agreement signed by the United States, Canada and Mexico in 1994 lets corporations sue the members to seek payback for violations of international law. Known as a Chapter 11 claim, the suit would be...
  • Former sportscaster sues Fox network for religious discrimination

    08/11/2015 9:33:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/11/2015 | Rick Moran
    Craig James, a longtime football analyst for several networks and a 2012 Senate candidate in Texas, is suing Fox Sports Southwest for firing him for his religious beliefs on homosexuality. James's 2012 candidacy unraveled after he made several controversial statements about gays and gay marriage. The Daily Signal: Craig James, a former professional football player and respected sportscaster, is suing Fox Sports Southwest, alleging that the broadcast network fired him because of his religious beliefs on homosexuality and marriage. After working at the network for only a few days—and hosting one broadcast—James was terminated by Fox Sports on Sep....
  • Bill Cosby ordered to give sworn deposition in sex abuse lawsuit

    08/05/2015 11:47:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 6, 2015
    Comedian Bill Cosby has been ordered to give a sworn deposition in a lawsuit brought by a woman who accuses him of sexually molesting her during a party at the Playboy Mansion in 1974. The order by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan, made public Wednesday, requires Cosby to submit to questioning by Judy Huth's lawyer on Oct. 9. Huth will give a deposition of her own on Oct. 15.
  • Craig James Sues Fox Sports for Religious Discrimination over Gay Marriage Firing

    08/03/2015 12:42:11 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 aug 2015 | Daniel J. Flynn
    College football analyst Craig James filed suit against Fox Sports in a Dallas court this morning contending religious discrimination for his 2013 termination over his stance on gay marriage. [He] expressed deep concern that a corporate entity could fire someone for voicing an opinion shared by three-fourths of the voters of his state in a plebiscite on gay marriage. Fox Sports hired the former SMU and New England Patriots running back after his unsuccessful bid for one of Texas’ U.S. Senate seats in 2012 in which the candidate responded to a question about gay marriage by stating, “I’m a guy...
  • Trump Sues Chef Who Backed Out Of Restaurant Deal [Chef Backs Out After Illegal Immigrant Remark]

    08/02/2015 9:33:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/02/2015 | Mike Levine
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump wants a prominent chef to pay $10 million in damages after the food star bailed on plans to open a new restaurant inside Trump’s latest project in the nation’s capital. A group owned by Trump — Trump Post Office LLC — filed a lawsuit today in federal court. Last year the group began $200 million in renovations on the historic Old Post Office Pavilion in downtown Washington. And within months, chef Jose Andres announced he would be opening a new restaurant inside the new Trump International Hotel. At the time, Andres issued a press release saying...
  • Virginia college graduates sue Rolling Stone over rape story

    07/29/2015 5:53:42 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Joseph Ax
    NEW YORK--Three University of Virginia graduates on Wednesday filed a defamation lawsuit in New York against Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher Wenner Media and a journalist over a now-debunked 2014 article describing a fraternity gang rape. The three men, all 2013 graduates and members of Phi Kappa Psi, the fraternity at the center of the story, claim the magazine was negligent in publishing an article entitled "A Rape on Campus" by Sabrina Rudin Erdely. They are seeking damages for defamation and infliction of emotional distress. Rolling Stone apologized in December for "discrepancies" in the account, after the story sparked a...
  • Martin O’Malley sides with illegal immigrants in lawsuit against Texas

    07/25/2015 8:57:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2015 | S. A. Miller
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley on Friday blasted Texas for denying birth certificates to some U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants without valid identification documents, declaring that “citizenship is a human right.” “Denying birth certificates to U.S, citizens is not only outrageous, it’s unconstitutional,” the former Maryland governor said in a statement released in English and Spanish. “The 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution could not be clearer. It states that ‘all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside,’ ” he...
  • Butt-Calls Aren’t Private if Someone Listens on the Other End, Court Finds

    07/24/2015 12:18:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 23, 2015 | M.DELATORRE
    Your butt-call might have been inadvertent, but that doesn’t mean you can expect privacy when someone listens on the other end. A Cincinnati federal appeals court has ruled in favor of a woman who took advantage of an accidental phone call to listen in on conversations between two of her bosses for 91 minutes. Carol Spaw listened to the entire call, taking written notes and even recording the last few minutes of audio with a nearby iPhone. Accidentally dialing a number from a phone in a pocket, or a butt-dial, is preventable, the court said. So caller James Huff had...
  • Where’s the beef? Fast-food franchisees pan NY wage hike

    07/24/2015 12:28:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2015 8:56 PM EDT | David Klepper and Verena Dobnik
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to have it his way with New York’s fast-food industry—and restaurant owners aren’t loving it. Franchise owners say they’re considering a lawsuit against Cuomo’s plan to raise the minimum wage in their eateries to $15 an hour, arguing that it is not fair or legal to be saddled with such a significant increase in labor costs that won’t apply to retail, landscaping, child care or other traditionally low-wage industries. “Singling out fast food restaurants while ignoring other industries that hire workers who are paid under $15 is unfair and discriminatory, harms New York workers, and puts...
  • Tom Rice | International Drive another badly needed project delayed [by environMENTALists]

    07/21/2015 8:10:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | July 17, 2015 | Tom Rice
    I was interested to read the article from The Sun News on Thursday about the last-minute delay of the permit to pave International Drive. This project will take thousands of cars off of the gridlock of Highway 501, and relieve congestion in Carolina Forest. On the day before we were to receive the permit from the Army Corps of Engineers, the Coastal Conservation League filed an appeal. It seems they want the road to be redesigned to include multiple bear crossings, at a cost of millions of dollars to the taxpayers of Horry County. That’s millions of scarce taxpayer dollars...
  • Alabama attorney files lawsuit against Gov. Bentley challenging Confederate flag removal

    07/16/2015 5:31:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    AL.com ^ | 07/15/15 | Erin Edgemon
    A Cullman-based attorney has filed a lawsuit against Alabama's governor saying Robert Bentley didn't have the authority to remove Confederate flags from the grounds of the state Capitol. The lawsuit states the Alabama Historical Commission didn't follow its mandate and the governor "overstepped his authority" when four Confederate flags were removed from the Confederate Memorial Monument on June 24. Melvin Hasting filed the suit on behalf of himself in Montgomery County Circuit Court on Tuesday afternoon. The suit lists Bentley, Alabama Historical Commission and its acting executive director Lisa Jones as defendants. Hasting is asking the court for a preliminary...
  • Second man sues Boy Scouts, alleging St Paul troop leader abused him

    07/15/2015 5:11:10 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 22 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 7/14/2015 | Kevin Duchschere
    A man is suing the Boy Scouts of America and its St. Paul-based council, alleging that the organization failed to protect him from the same man who is accused of having sexually abused Ramsey County Board Chairman Jim McDonough.
  • Family to discuss $5.9 million settlement in chokehold death

    07/14/2015 7:39:15 AM PDT · by PROCON · 40 replies
    AP ^ | July 14, 2015 | COLLEEN LONG and DEEPTI HAJELA
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The family of a black man who died after being placed in a white police officer's chokehold is holding a news conference Tuesday to discuss the $5.9 million settlement it reached with the city days before the anniversary of his death.The news conference will be held by attorneys for Eric Garner's family and the Rev. Al Sharpton, who is calling on New Yorkers to attend a rally Saturday in honor of Garner and other victims of police misconduct.
  • Plaintiffs In Chicago-Area Lawsuit Assert A “Civil Right” To Force Suburbs To Enact Gun Control Laws

    07/13/2015 7:57:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 13, 2015 | NRA ILA
    We at the NRA have seen a lot of strange legal theories asserted by gun control advocates over the years, but a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by a group of Chicagoans still managed to distinguish itself in this dubious tradition by asserting that the plaintiffs have a “civil right” to specific forms of gun control. The basis of the lawsuit is a May 27, 2014 “study” published by the City of Chicago entitled, “Tracing the Guns: The Impact of Illegal Guns on Violence in Chicago.”The report finds that a disproportionate number of guns recovered from crime scenes in Chicago from 2009...
  • Lawsuit Asks Major League Baseball To Put Up Safety Nets All The Way To Foul Poles

    07/13/2015 3:35:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 34 replies
    consumerists ^ | July 13, 2015
    The complaint contends that MLB stadiums only have enough safety netting to protect “VIP” patrons in the most expensive seats immediately near the home plate area and leaves the rest of the lower level seats at risk for injury. The lawsuit is seeking class-action status to represent anyone who purchased a season ticket to a major or minor league baseball game and whose seats are located in any exposed area between home plate and the the right and left field foul poles. Rather than looking for a cash payout, the plaintiff is asking for the court to require that all...
  • This could be the real reason multi-millionaire rapper 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy

    07/13/2015 2:41:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/13/2015 | Jonathan Marino
    Rapper 50 Cent filed for bankruptcy on Monday. The news came as bit of a surprise since The New York Times just described him as a man of "exceptional business instincts" less than a week ago. In May, Forbes pegged his net worth at $155 million. 50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson III, reportedly earned between $60 million and $100 million from a stake in Vitamin Water when it sold to Coca-Cola in 2007, according to The Washington Post. Yet in the abbreviated Chapter 11 filing Monday, Jackson's lawyers said that his assets range from $10 million to $50 million, including...
  • Homosexual Sues Bible Publisher Because Bible Is Homophobic

    07/10/2015 6:17:34 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 47 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | July 10, 2015 | Dave Blount
    Homophobic Everyone knew that the Supremes’ obscene gay marriage decree would lead to churches being sued for not betraying their faith with sacrilegious parodies of wedding ceremonies. But this enterprising homofascist decided to cut to the chase and go right after the Bible: A homosexual man has filed a $70 million lawsuit against Bible publishers Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, alleging that their version of the Bible that refers to homosexuality as a sin violates his constitutional rights and has caused him emotional distress. According to the Christian Post, ex-con turned author Bradley LaShawn Fowler filed the federal suit in the...
  • Colorado court to hear baker's appeal over gay wedding cake

    07/07/2015 12:14:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    UPI ^ | JUly 7, 2015 | Tomas Monzon
    DENVER, July 7 (UPI) -- A Colorado appeals court is scheduled Tuesday to hear the case of Jack Phillips, a baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding. Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips is appealing an order he received to cease his anti-gay policy or face fines instead. The dispute began in 2012, when gay newlyweds Charlie Craig and David Mullins visited the bakery in Denver after being married in Massachussetts.
  • Federal Court: Abrahamson Lied In Chief Justice Lawsuit

    07/07/2015 1:52:31 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    Media Trackers Wisconsin ^ | 6-18-15 | Brian Sikma
    A federal court has declared that former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson lied about her personal knowledge of certain facts and misrepresented negotiations between her legal team and lawyers representing her fellow Supreme Court justices. “[T]he Abrahamson affidavit contains some statements that are not based on personal knowledge and that falsely portray the negotiation of the stipulated facts,” wrote Judge James Peterson in a June 10 decision striking portions of Abrahamson’s filing from the court record. Peterson was appointed to the federal bench by President Barack Obama. Since April, when state voters ratified a constitutional amendment changing how...
  • Donald Trump Will Have to Disclose His Net Worth and Earnings From Trump University, Judge Rules

    07/04/2015 10:02:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, July 3, 201 | DAREH GREGORIAN
    Donald Trump has to put his mouth where his money is. The Republican presidential candidate will have to answer questions under oath about his net worth - and about how much money he raked in from his now-defunct Trump University, a California federal court judge ruled this week. Lawyers for The Donald had contended he didn't have to answer questions in a civil racketeering lawsuit about how much money he made from the "school" because he'd already acknowledged under oath that he had "significant involvement with both the operations and overall business strategy of Trump University." In a ruling Tuesday,...
  • It begins, maybe: Montana trio apply for marriage license, threaten suit

    07/03/2015 5:34:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/03/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    I wonder what took them so long. Three business days after the Obergefell decision that recognized same-sex marriage as a constitutional right, Nathan Collier decided to demand that the Montana state government recognize that love is love … is love. And if they don’t issue a marriage license to formally recognize his plural arrangement, Collier says he intends to sue: A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife.Nathan Collier and his wives Victoria...
  • Polygamous Montana Trio Applies for Wedding License

    07/02/2015 6:13:07 PM PDT · by StormPrepper · 39 replies
    Nathan Collier and his wives Victoria and Christine applied at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings on Tuesday in an attempt to legitimize their polygamous marriage. Montana, like all 50 states, outlaws bigamy — holding multiple marriage licenses — but Collier said he plans to sue if the application is denied.
  • Court: Oklahoma woman can sue fracking company for causing earthquakes

    07/01/2015 7:28:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    If you read the title there’s not much more of an intro to do, really. Let’s just get to the case. Oklahoma’s Supreme Court said New Dominion LLC can be sued for damage caused by an earthquake that a woman blames on disposal wells tied to fracking, in what may be the first such case to head to a jury trial.Sandra Ladra sued New Dominion and Spess Oil Co. for injuries suffered to her knees and legs in November 2011, when a 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck near her home in central Oklahoma. She said the tremor caused the rock...
  • Secret DOJ Memo To Legalize '12 New Perversions,' Including Bestiality And Pedophilia

    07/01/2015 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    Right Wing Watch ^ | July 1 2015 | Kyle Mantyla
    Tom DeLay appeared on Newsmax TV yesterday, where he told host Steve Malzberg that, just as he had predicted, all Hell is now breaking loose because of the Supreme Court ruling striking down gay marriage bans. Things are now so out of control, DeLay said, that he even knows about a "secret memo" from the Justice Department aimed at legalizing "12 new perversions," including bestiality and pedophilia. "We've already found a secret memo coming out of the Justice Department," DeLay claimed. "They're now going to go after 12 new perversions, things like bestiality, polygamy, having sex with little boys and...
  • Exclusive — Jindal On ACLU Lawsuit Against His Religious Liberty Protections

    07/01/2015 6:29:25 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 5 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 30 Jun 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate, tells Breitbart News exclusively that he’s appalled by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) decision to turn against defending civil liberties. “Their hypocrisy is absolutely stunning,” Jindal said when asked about how the ACLU’s website, and their legal argument history, is filled with defenses of religious liberty. ... Jindal’s interview with Breitbart News came just hours after the ACLU announced it would be suing Jindal over an executive order he issued in the state of Louisiana aimed at protecting religious freedom. The executive order, as Breitbart News reported, tried to protect...
  • Oklahoma court rules earthquake victim can sue oil companies

    07/01/2015 7:40:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6-30-15 | Yeganeh Torbati
    An Oklahoma woman who was injured when an earthquake rocked her home in 2011 can sue oil companies for damages, the state's highest court ruled on Tuesday, opening the door to other potential lawsuits against the state's energy companies. Oklahoma has experienced a dramatic spike in earthquakes in the last five years, and researchers have blamed the oil and gas industry's practice of injecting massive volumes of saltwater left over from oil and gas drilling. The state saw nearly 600 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater in 2014, compared to just one or two per year prior to 2009, according...
  • Federal workers' union sues US over hack, says OPM had ample warning

    06/29/2015 7:59:26 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    AP via Stars and Stripes ^ | 06/26/2015 | KEN DILANIAN
    The largest federal employee union filed a class action lawsuit Monday against the federal personnel office, its leaders and one of its contractors, arguing that negligence contributed to what government officials are calling one of the most damaging cyberthefts in U.S. history. The suit by the American Federation of Government Employees names the Office of Personnel Management, its director, Katherine Archuleta, and its chief information officer, Donna Seymour. It also names Keypoint Government Solutions, an OPM contractor
  • Supremes Block Voter ID; Decline to hear case

    06/29/2015 4:05:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/29/15 | Brian Lilley
    The Supreme Court effectively blocked an attempt by Arizona and Kansas to require voter ID after the high court declined to hear an appeal. By rejecting a joint appeal by the states, the high court left in place a November 2014 ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That appeals court decided that the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, a federal agency that oversees changes to state voter registration procedures, was not required to grant the states' request that proof of citizenship be added to registration requirements. The Election Assistance Commission was established in 2002 to support and enforce...
  • Judge orders Brady Center to pay legal fees of ammo company after nuisance suit

    06/29/2015 1:35:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/29/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence has been in an ongoing legal battle for years now trying to sue Lucky Gunner, an ammunition supplier, and hold them responsible for James Holmes shooting up the Aurora movie theater. How they managed that mental leap was always a bit of a mystery, but they’ve been able to tie up Lucky Gunner in court for quite a while over it. This week a judge had apparently heard enough and declared the action to be little more than a publicity stunt and a nuisance suit, ordering the Brady Center to pay the...
  • States sue to block Obama's water rule

    06/29/2015 10:14:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 29, 2015 | Timothy Cama
    Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi sued the Obama administration Monday to stop a new regulation asserting federal authority over minor waterways like streams and wetlands. The rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of the most controversial regulations from the Obama administration, redefining how the EPA enforces the water pollution protections of the Clean Water Act. In the lawsuit, filed in a Houston-based federal court, the states argue that the rule “is an unconstitutional and impermissible expansion of federal power over the states and their citizens and property owners.” The states’ attorneys general — all Republican — said the...
  • Federal Judge Orders Brady Center to Pay Ammo Dealer’s Legal Fees After Dismissing Lawsuit

    06/29/2015 3:25:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 29, 2015 | Stephen Gutowski
    A federal judge has ordered that the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence pay the legal fees of an online ammunition dealer it sued for the Aurora movie theater shooting. [Snip] “A crazed, homicidal killer should not be able to amass a military arsenal, without showing his face or answering a single question, with the simple click of a mouse,” Brady Center’s Legal Action Project Director Jonathan Lowy said at the time. “If businesses choose to sell military-grade equipment online, they must screen purchasers to prevent arming people like James Holmes.” Judge Matsch disagreed with the Brady Center’s argument. He...
  • Justice Scalia's Dissenting Opinion in King v Burwell

    06/25/2015 11:19:19 AM PDT · by NRx · 37 replies
    SCOTUS ^ | 06-25-2015 | Antonin Scalia
    No excerpt. It's a PDF. Scalia's dissenting opinion begins on page 27.
  • BREAKING: Healthcare subsidies upheld by SCOTUS

    06/25/2015 7:09:40 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 614 replies
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | 06/25/2015 | SCOUTSBLOG
    Six are the Chief, Kennedy, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan.
  • Anesthesiologist trashes sedated patient … too bad he was recording everything (with audio)

    06/24/2015 1:39:32 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 63 replies
    National Post [Canada] / WashPost ^ | Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | Tom Jackman
    ... But as soon as he pressed play on his way home, he was shocked out of his anesthesia-induced stupor: He found that he had recorded the entire examination, and that the surgical team had mocked and insulted him as soon as he drifted off to sleep. And in addition to their vicious commentary, the doctors discussed avoiding the man after the colonoscopy, instructing an assistant to lie to him, and then placed a false diagnosis on his chart. “After five minutes of talking to you in pre-op,” the anesthesiologist told the sedated patient, “I wanted to punch you in...
  • IRS loses another round in its court battle with Z Street (Lerner & viewpoint discrimination)

    06/23/2015 2:53:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6/20/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Tick, tick, tick. A day of reckoning for the IRS gets closer with a unanimous opinion from a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Z Street case. Z Street explains: The pro-Israel organization Z STREET was today, once again, vindicated in a court of law in its now nearly five year effort to redress the violation of its Constitutional rights by the Internal Revenue Service. The judges in their Opinion were far more restrained than their reactions to the IRS arguments during the oral argument which took place on May 4, see http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-irs-goes-to-court-1430953480, but their...
  • Losing the gay marriage case before SCOTUS could be the best thing to happen to conservatives

    06/21/2015 2:18:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/20/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The clock is ticking down toward the eventual Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which will supposedly “settle” the gay marriage question once and for all. Most of the observers I’ve seen making predictions seem to feel that they will codify marriage as a right which crosses all boundaries except in cases of children and close familial ties, and some seem to feel that opponents of gay marriage won’t even get all four conservative justices on their side. My own views on the general topic are well known and there’s no need to go into the whole thing...
  • Uber Driver Deemed Employee By California Labor Commission

    06/17/2015 12:09:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 71 replies
    techcrunch.com ^ | Jordan Crook
    As it stands now, Uber employs its drivers as third-party contractors, operating as a logistics company that provides access to customer demand and directions, transactions, etc. for the drivers. Uber has argued repeatedly in various courts that it is not a transportation or taxi company, but rather a software platform that matches customer demand with supply. This ruling changes all that, turning Uber into a transportation startup instead of a logistics software company. That puts the company in a position to face a number of legal obstacles, as well as rising costs of employing those drivers directly and offering them...
  • Ousted Spokane NAACP head sued Howard U. for discrimination, claiming she was white

    06/16/2015 4:22:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2015
    Rachel Dolezal, the former head of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, sued Howard University after she received her graduate degree there, claiming the historically black college had discriminated against her because she was white. [Snip] WTTG reported that Dolezal filed her lawsuit against Howard in 2002, asking for damages due to "medical and emotional distress." Dolezal, who then went by her married name, Rachel Moore, claimed the university blocked her appointment as a teaching assistant, failed to hire her as an art teacher upon graduation and removed some of her pieces from a student art exhibition in favor of...
  • Revealed: Rachel Dolezal sued Howard University for … discriminating against her because she’s white

    06/15/2015 2:20:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/15/2015 | AllahPundit
    This was in 2002, before the “transition.” According to a Court of Appeals opinion, Dolezal’s lawsuit “claimed discrimination based on race, pregnancy, family responsibilities and gender.” She alleged that Smith and other school officials improperly blocked her appointment to a teaching assistant post, rejected her application for a post-graduate instructorship, and denied her scholarship aid while she was a student.The court opinion also noted that Dolezal claimed that the university’s decision to remove some of her artworks from a February 2001 student exhibition was “motivated by a discriminatory purpose to favor African-American students over” her.As detailed in the court...
  • ACLU Sues To Allow Girl To Use Boys Bathroom, Locker Rooms At Public High School

    06/12/2015 12:20:36 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 12, 2015 | Eric Owens
    The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal sex discrimination lawsuit on behalf of a Virginia high school student who has been prohibited from using the boys bathrooms and locker rooms on school premises. The student plaintiff, 16-year-old Gavin Grimm, attends Gloucester High School in quiet, coastal Virginia, reports the Daily Press of Newport News. The reason school officials have prevented Grimm from using facilities reserved for boys on campus is because Grimm was born a girl and by all accounts remains a girl. Nevertheless, Grimm, her family and the ACLU want a court order forcing the local school...