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  • Tomorrow’s Elite Lawyers Disavow Due Process

    10/04/2018 7:05:19 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2018 | Heather Mac Donald
    At last count more than 1,700 law professors have signed an open letter complaining that Judge Brett Kavanaugh “displayed a lack of judicial temperament” in responding to uncorroborated sexual assault accusations against him. In his 12 years on the federal bench, Judge Kavanaugh has produced ample evidence of his judicial temperament. If anyone’s temperament should be of concern to these professors, it’s that of their students, enthralled by identity politics and victim ideology. Immediately after President Trump nominated Judge Kavanaugh in July, hundreds of Yale law students, alumni and faculty signed a petition claiming the nomination presented an “emergency ....
  • Jeff Sessions to DOJ lawyers: Resist nationwide injunctions...

    09/13/2018 7:13:09 PM PDT · by caww · 63 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 9/13/2018 | Kelly Cohen
    AGJeff Sessions is telling Justice Department lawyers to push back against federal judges who have imposed nationwide injunctions against many of the Trump administration’s policies. "A number of such injunctions in recent years have brought to the fore 'the problem of judges acting outside the bounds of their authority' and granting relief that reaches far beyond the confines of the particular case or controversy before them,”.. adding, “Consistent with the longstanding position of the Ex. Branch under Administrations of both parties, the Dept.of Justice opposes the issuance of such nationwide injunctions.” In the memo, Sessions tells lawyers to remind the...
  • Sherwin-Williams in trouble over century-old ads for lead paint

    09/05/2018 9:09:56 PM PDT · by massmike · 81 replies
    marketwatch.com ^ | 09/06/2018 | Alexandra Bruell
    When companies get in trouble over their advertisements, it usually happens quickly. In the case of Sherwin-Williams Co., it took more than a century. The paint maker is fighting a California court ruling that ordered it and two other companies to collectively pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for promoting lead paint over several decades, when they allegedly knew or should have known it was hazardous. The litigation has highlighted Sherwin-Williams ads dating back to 1904. Sherwin-Williams SHW, +0.50% and its co-defendants in July petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the case, arguing that they were...
  • Jeff Sessions Addresses The Federalist Society's 2017 National Lawyers Convention

    08/22/2018 11:09:14 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 59 replies
    YouTube Video by PBS ^ | November 17, 2017 | PBS YouTube
    See my comments below on YouTube Video.
  • It’s time for an online Civil Rights Act (Censoring Hate)

    08/03/2018 1:26:36 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/03/18 | Kristen Clarke and David Brody
    Today’s white supremacist and neo-Nazi social media trolls have much in common with the angry mobs that beat civil rights activists at lunch counters, defaced houses of worship, and stood in the schoolhouse door. Both then and now, these hateful forces sought to disenfranchise and exclude minorities and women from modern society. The tech industry has catalyzed a new generation of hate groups looking to provoke tensions and precipitate violence online. The time has come to deploy civil rights laws to the digital economy. Hateful activities on social media platforms aimed at racial, ethnic, and religious minorities, women, and the...
  • Why the U.S. Doesn't have a "Loser Pays" Legal System (My Title)

    07/30/2018 7:05:43 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 24 replies
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ^ | July 27, 2018 | Circuit Judge Kara F. Stoll
    Actual Title -- Nantkwest, Inc. v. Iancu This is an except because it is too long to post in its entirety. B As its name suggests, the American Rule is a “bedrock principle” of this country’s jurisprudence. Hardt v. Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co., 560 U.S. 242, 253 (2010). It provides that, in the United States, “[e]ach litigant pays his own attorney’s fees, win or lose.” Baker Botts L.L.P. v. ASARCO LLC, 135 S. Ct. 2158, 2164 (2015) (quoting Hardt, 560 U.S. at 253). The American Rule may only be displaced by an express grant from Congress. Id. And it...
  • Dershowitz Confronts Smug Avenatti on ethics: Why do you know things you shouldn't legally know...

    07/23/2018 2:02:12 PM PDT · by browniexyz · 23 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | July 22, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    Michael Avenatti, attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, made a rather remarkable claim in light of a reports that President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, secretly recording a conversation with his client regarding a former Playboy Playmate who said she had an affair with Trump.
  • Debra Burlingame: Boumediene v. Bush a Strategic Victory for al Qaeda

    06/12/2008 2:50:12 PM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 8 replies · 84+ views
    911FamiliesForAmerica.org ^ | June 12, 2008 | Debra Burlingame
    The lawyers who are championing the rights of terrorists should tell the public what this decision really means. It means that terrorists will be entitled to Miranda rights, to legal representation and the right to remain silent. And they will. When Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11, was handed over to the U.S. after his capture in Karachi in 2003, he taunted his interrogators with this, "I'll talk to you guys in New York when I see my lawyer." But they won't tell the public, they will continue to talk about preserving the rights of people who would behead...
  • Mark Meadows unmasked two anti-Trump, pro-Hillary FBI investigators (trunk)

    06/19/2018 5:10:11 PM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 88 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/19/2018 | Cristina Laila
    These FBI attorneys do not work in “counterintelligence” as the FBI previously claimed as an excuse to withhold their names from the public. The unnamed FBI officials “Agent 1” and “Agent 5” were involved in the FBI Clinton investigation and were also engaged in a romantic relationship just like fellow FBI lovebirds Strzok and Page. One of the FBI lawyers is Sally Moyer, the other is Kevin Kleinsman (sp). Paul Sperry reported: Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) just outed 2 of the unidentified anti-Trump, pro-Hillary FBI investigators referred for punishment by IG & both work for the general counsel of FBI,...
  • Attorney #2 was removed Feb 2018 from Special Counsel Office for bias texts found by IG

    06/14/2018 7:41:30 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 29 replies
    FBI Attorney 2 was assigned to the Midyear investigation early in 2016. FBI Attorney 2 was not the lead FBI attorney assigned to Midyear and he told us he provided support to the investigation as needed. FBI Attorney 2 told us that he was also assigned to the investigation into Russian election interference and was the primary FBI attorney assigned to that investigation beginning in early 2017. FBI Attorney 2 told us that he was then assigned to the Special Counsel investigation once it began. FBI Attorney 2 left the Special Counsel’s investigation and returned to the FBI in late...
  • Taking on the system: ‘Dreamers’ are getting law degrees

    05/24/2018 6:52:20 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies
    Denia Perez’s parents brought her from Mexico to the United States illegally when she was 11. Last month, she became among the first of the so-called “Dreamers” to earn a law degree. And now, she and others are using their lawyerly know-how to take on the system so they can legally practice. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young immigrants who entered the U.S. before 2007 and before their 16th birthday to go to school under temporary renewable work permits, became law in 2012. That means the first beneficiaries have now had just enough time to graduate...
  • Why Are So Many Female Teachers Having Affairs With Their Students?

    05/18/2018 6:45:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 111 replies
    Activist Mommy ^ | May 17, 2018 | Activist Mommy
    It seems like every week, there’s a new story of a female high school or even middle school teacher who has been arrested for engaging in relations with one of her students.The women are often young, attractive, and often (seemingly) happily married. It has been happening so frequently that it appears to be a reasonably solid trend, and yet there’s little widespread call to end it.Selwyn Duke of the New American, in his article, Female Teachers Having Affairs With Young Boys — Now a Weekly Occurrence, says that while there are many high-profile cases the media has covered recently, the...
  • 'God damn you to hell,' Michael Caputo tells Senate intel panel

    05/02/2018 3:17:54 PM PDT · by Valpal1 · 94 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/01/2018 | Diana Correll
    Caputo called for an “investigation of the investigators” and said he wanted to know who was “coordinating this attack on President Donald Trump.” “Forget about all the death threats against my family. I want to know who cost us so much money, who crushed our kids, who forced us out of our home, all because you lost an election,” Caputo said. “I want to know because God damn you to hell."
  • President Trump and the Attorney-Client Privilege

    04/19/2018 8:04:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 19, 2018 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    A few weeks ago, President Donald Trump was an outwardly happy man because of the utterance of one solitary word from the lips of special counsel Robert Mueller to one of Trump's lawyers. The word that thrilled the president and his legal team was "subject." It seems that Mueller and one of Trump's lawyers had been negotiating the terms under which the president would submit to an informal interrogation by Mueller and his team of prosecutors and FBI agents. Mueller's request for such an interview was not unusual. Investigators are usually looking to trap an unwary potential defendant into lying...
  • The courts are deciding who's to blame for climate change

    04/16/2018 9:38:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 16, 2018 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    Oil companies? The government? The public? All of the above share the blame. There are numerous ongoing legal challenges in an effort to determine who’s responsible for climate change. Exxon is under investigation by state attorneys general, cities are suing oil companies over sea level rise costs, and Our Children’s Trust is suing the federal government for failing to protect their generation from climate change. At the heart of these legal challenges lies the question – who bears culpability for climate change and liability for its costs and consequences? The case against the fossil fuel industry largely relies on proving...
  • Summons issued to Trump in case alleging he is violating emoluments clause

    03/22/2018 6:45:36 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/22/2018 | Rebecca Savransky
    A summons has been issued to President Trump in a lawsuit alleging he is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution. The lawsuit — filed by the attorneys general in Washington, D.C., and Maryland — alleges that Trump is violating the clause, which prevents elected officials from receiving gifts or benefits from foreign governments without Congress’s approval, WAMU reported. The lawsuit is filed against Trump in his "official capacity and in his individual capacity," according to the Washington, D.C., radio station. The lawsuit also argues that businesses in Maryland and D.C. have been hurt because groups instead choose to stay...
  • Who is Alex van der Zwaan and why does he matter? Connecting the Dots

    02/21/2018 8:34:28 PM PST · by saywhatagain · 31 replies
    Vachel Lindsay (sic) Twitter Account ^ | Feb 22 2018 | Vachel Lindsay (sic)
    Mueller indicts lawyer Alex van der Zwaan. MSM scream: the evil Drumpf is about to fall! They're embarrassingly WRONG, of course. And they are MISLEADING you, by not mentioning OTHER names (bombshells incoming). Let me explain.
  • Report: Obama’s Civil Rights Warriors Distraught as DOJ Shutters Project That Funded...

    02/04/2018 12:18:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2/2/18 | Ian Mason
    The Department of Justice (DOJ) has “quietly” put an end to most work at the Office for Access to Justice (ATJ), one of the lesser initiatives of the Eric Holder era, according to a Thursday New York Times report.The tiny ATJ was founded in 2010 under then-Attorney General Eric Holder. Its last published organization chart, from 2015, shows only three appointees and their support staff. ATJ distributed grants and drafted “statements of interest” aimed at supporting the right to competent legal representation for the poor and indigent secured by the U.S. Constitution and the Supreme Court’s famous 1963 decision in...
  • Will Lawyers Destroy Science?

    01/06/2018 9:12:56 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 30 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 29 Dec, 2017 | Alex Berezow
    Scientists and lawyers do not get along. There's a reason for that. Simply put, scientists and lawyers do not think alike. I was smacked in the face by this reality when I was called into jury duty in 2011. The case involved a car accident, and the standard in Washington State for the jury to decide in favor of the plaintiff is a "preponderance of evidence," which is a fancy way of saying, "51 percent." Essentially, a coin toss decides if the plaintiff wins a bunch of money. The judge asked if any of the potential jurors objected to that....
  • The Lawyers' War on Trump

    01/04/2018 1:02:04 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 9 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 1/3/18 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, January 03, 2018 The Lawyers' War on Trump Posted by Daniel Greenfield The original civil war was fought by farmhands and factory workers, freed slaves and young boys turned soldiers; the new civil war is being fought by lawyers in blue or gray suits not with bullets, but with bullet points. From the Mueller investigation to Federal judges declaring that President Trump doesn’t have the right to control immigration policy or command the military, from political sabotage at the DOJ by Obama appointees like Sally Yates to Patagonia’s lawsuit over national monuments, the cold civil war set off by...