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  • Roberts joins court's liberals to deny California church's lockdown challenge

    05/31/2020 1:12:09 PM PDT · by Bob Ireland · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | May 29, 2020 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A sharply divided Supreme Court late Friday turned aside a church's urgent plea that California's coronavirus lockdown orders are putting an unconstitutional burden on religious freedom. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's liberals in rejecting a San Diego church's request for relief from Gov. Gavin Newsom's most recent directive limiting churches to 25% of their normal maximum capacity, with an absolute maximum of 100 people at any service. In a three-page opinion {pdf} issued just before the stroke of midnight Washington time, Roberts said it would be unwise for the court to intervene on an emergency basis as...
  • How does one check himself out of a lock down unit in a nursing home?

    04/17/2020 4:45:54 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 18 replies
    My FIL was adjudicated mentally incompetent to handle his own affairs and to care for himself. He was seriously incapacitated from years of hard drinking. He'd start drinking beer in the morning and progress to Crown Royal at night until he'd pass out. A drinking buddy came into his house and found him in the tub unable to get out. He was transported to the ER and hit DTs that night. He hallucinated for a couple of days, but clearly was suffering dementia after that. He's been in a lockdown unit nursing home ever since but has recovered a lot....
  • Yes, All of the Coronavirus Closures and Lockdowns Are Legal

    03/28/2020 5:23:40 PM PDT · by NorthWoody · 32 replies
    The National Interest ^ | March 21, 2020 | John G Malcolm
    Fox News contributor Andrew Napolitano, a former judge, recently penned an article with the provocative title “Coronavirus fear lets government assault our freedom in violation of Constitution.” Although Napolitano is right to be concerned, President Donald Trump and other federal, state, and local officials appear to be acting within the bounds of the Constitution in responding to the severe threat posed by spread of the new coronavirus disease, which health officials call COVID-19.
  • Blonde is Better!!!!!

    03/14/2020 12:16:45 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 30 replies
    laugh factory ^ | 3/14/2020 | multiple
    There was a blonde who just got sick and tired of all the blonde jokes. One evening, she went home and memorized all the state capitals. Back in the office the next day, some guy started telling a dumb blonde joke. She interrupted him with a shrill announcement, "I've had it up to here with these blonde jokes. I want you to know that this blonde went home last night and did something probably none of you could do. I memorized all the state capitals." One of the guys, of course, said, "I don't believe you. What is the capital...
  • War on Christmas in the Workplace - What’s Next?

    12/22/2019 9:08:12 AM PST · by tbw2 · 24 replies
    What are your rights regarding Christmas and religious expression in the workplace? Answers from an ACLJ attorney.
  • Man suspected of murdering officer had been released from prison early, was on probation

    11/25/2019 3:09:14 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 31 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | November 25, 2019 | Gregory Hoyt [Posted by]
    Augusta, Georgia- A Richmond County deputy was shot and killed last Tuesday night while conducting a routine patrol with a narcotics unit in within the city. Now police say the suspect allegedly involved in the shooting was recently released from prison and was also on probation at the time of the deputy’s death. Suspect in Richmond County Georgia officer death ?? officially arrested, charged (Alvin Theodore Hester, 24) — Montana ????Agent Applebutt (@AgentApplebutt2) November 22, 2019 According to Sergeant William McCarty with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, investigator Cecil Ridley was gunned down at a gas station on the...
  • IBSA (Illinois Baptist State Association) Joins Two Lawsuits

    09/20/2019 8:44:48 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 2 replies
    IBSA ^ | 9/18/2019 | Lisa Misner
    The Illinois Baptist State Association will join two lawsuits involving religious liberty issues for the purpose of protecting Southern Baptist churches in the state. The IBSA Board of Directors voted to participate in the litigation in its fall meeting Sept. 10. One case involves zoning regulations that prohibit churches and church plants from being located in certain areas of a city. The other contests requirements that churches and religious institutions cover the cost of abortions for their employees. Both were approved by acclamation.
  • ‘Nothing we can do’: How a Dallas firm's time in China highlights core dispute in Trump's trade war

    07/07/2019 4:36:50 PM PDT · by cba123 · 18 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 7/3/19 | Tom Benning, Washington Bureau
    WASHINGTON — A few years ago, Dallas-based architecture giant HKS entered — and won — a high-profile competition to design the centerpiece of a horticulture expo in Qingdoa, a coastal Chinese metropolis of more than 9 million people. But the firm couldn’t reach a fee agreement with local officials, who cut off negotiations without explanation or compensation. That seemed to be that, until an HKS partner saw the expo that came to fruition. He was stunned. The venue featured a pale facsimile — ripped off by a local design institute — of the firm’s plans for a striking conservatory filled...
  • AOC Sics Lawyers on Her Own Ex-Campaign Aide, Slaps Him with Cease-and-Desist

    06/19/2019 12:59:43 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 43 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 18, 2019 | C. Douglas Golden
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been praised in the liberal press for her “transparency,” particularly on social media. Just don’t be transparent about her — at least if you worked for her campaign — or you might be hearing from her lawyers. According to the New York Post, one of the New York Democrat’s former campaign aides is currently feeling the wrath of the AOC legal team after publishing an account of his time working for the liberal freshman congresswoman. “Ocasio-Cortez’s legal counsel sent a cease and desist letter to Latino activist Ramon Ramirez for his self-published memoir titled ‘Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:...
  • Veritas WINS Defamation Case - Videos Accurate and NOT Deceptively Editted

    04/17/2019 8:08:33 AM PDT · by Covenantor · 59 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | April 17, 2019
  • Lake Erie just won the same legal rights as people

    03/07/2019 1:42:53 AM PST · by cowpoke · 48 replies
    VOX ^ | 2/26/2019 | Sigal Samuel
    ...The government, they felt, wasn’t doing enough to protect the lake. And so they wondered: What if the lake could protect itself? The idea they hatched that night ultimately resulted in a special election, which had the citizens of Toledo voting Tuesday on a very unusual question: Should Lake Erie be granted the legal rights normally reserved for a person? The measure passed easily, which means citizens will be able to sue on behalf of the lake whenever its right to flourish is being contravened — that is, whenever it’s in danger of major environmental harm...If the stakes felt almost...
  • Collins' lawyers to N.Y. prosecutors: None of your business

    02/24/2019 9:27:53 PM PST · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | Jerry Zremski
    Rep. Chris Collins' lawyers appear to be honing a new argument to press against the federal prosecutors in New York who charged the Republican lawmaker from Clarence with insider trading: It's none of your business. That's the key new message underlying a host of legal documents the Collins defense team filed in federal court in Manhattan earlier this month. Why, the Collins defense team appears to be asking, is Collins being prosecuted in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York for an alleged violation – launching a series of insider stock trades – that supposedly started with...
  • Federal Judge Wants to Climb Statue of Liberty Before Sentencing Protester Who Climbed It Last Year

    02/23/2019 9:39:54 PM PST · by blueplum · 28 replies
    NBC 4 NY ^ | 23 Feb 2019 | Adam Kuperstein reports
    The federal judge sentencing the protester who climbed the Statue of Liberty last year has an unusual request -- he wants to climb it too.
  • Border Wall: Legal and Necessary

    02/07/2019 8:41:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/07/19 | Douglas Gibbs
    2006 Border Fence Act. A wall along the southern border of the United States is legal, and necessary. And, the executive branch has the authority to use funding for national security and other executive functions to take care that the southern border barrier is erected. Article IV., Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to protect the States from invasion. The word “invasion” is not just a military term. In our current dictionary it is also defined as an “unwanted encroachment,” of which hordes (and caravans) of persons who refuse to abide by U.S. Immigration Law upon...
  • Covington Catholic High School lawyers have sent legal letters

    02/03/2019 5:16:30 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 45 replies
    James Woods Twitter ^ | 2/3/19 | James Woods
    Covington Catholic High School lawyers have sent legal letters BREAKING NEWS: Covington Catholic High School lawyers have sent legal letters to The NY Times, Maggie Haberman, Washington Post, CNN, NPR, Savannah Guthrie, Andrea Mitchell, Joy Reid, Chuck Todd, The Hill, The Atlantic, Kathy Griffin & GQMagazine. 7 lawyers are now working on it.

    01/02/2019 1:23:10 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 22 replies ^ | Nov 15, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh and Delia
    There were two articles on Rush's show that caught my attention, and both are here in reverse order. First : Rush’s Immigration Answer to a 13-Year-Old Strikes a Chord Nov 19, 2018 RUSH: Northport, New York. This is Billy. Thank you for calling, sir. Great to have you with us. CALLER: Great to be here. Mega dittos, Rush. RUSH: Thank you. CALLER: Rush, last Thursday was a God-awful day in New York with traffic, but I want to tell you something. You made it worthwhile. There was a young girl that called in from Ohio, she was home sick, she...
  • CONFIRMED: The Government CAN Build The Wall With Brian Kolfage’s GoFundMe Money

    12/26/2018 3:00:51 PM PST · by Moseley · 65 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | December 26, 2018 | Jonathon Moseley
    A total of $17,313,633 had been donated by 284,843 individuals in just 9 days as of late afternoon December 26, to fund part of the border wall. The campaign is a GoFundMe appeal started by U.S. Air Force veteran and triple-amputee Brian Kolfage. His campaign has more information at A parallel appeal by the American Border Foundation has raised another $191,755 at Attempting to discourage this effort, Democrats and the mainstream news media are arguing that the government is not allowed to accept donations for a specific purpose, Congress would have to vote on it, and — to...
  • Prayer Request: Legal Troubles.

    11/24/2018 1:38:38 AM PST · by dangus · 129 replies
    Please pray for me. I am in some legal trouble. I went to a car dealership to trade in my car. I was already under extreme stress, to the point that I was having health problems. A young dealer wanted to trade his own car for mine, rather than one off the lot. I should've backed out, but was desperate to be done with the stresser; I had traveled far to get to him, and was having to drive side roads because, as I made clear, my car needed work. I met him the next day for the exchange. Because...
  • The Bureau of Land Management Belongs in Utah, Still National Federal Agency

    09/08/2018 2:22:43 PM PDT · by El Flaco · 18 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 8/31/2018 | Tribune Editorial Board
    Headquarter the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Utah? Absolutely. Just don’t start thinking it will be the Utah Bureau of Land Management.
With the encouragement of Rep. Rob Bishop and Gov. Gary Herbert, Acting Assistant Secretary of Interior Susan Combs came to town this week to discuss a possible move to either Salt Lake City or Ogden. Her boss, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, has pushed the idea of moving more of Interior’s work to the western United States where most federal lands are.
  • What are your thoughts?

    08/26/2018 6:00:12 AM PDT · by Dacula · 37 replies
    Nextdoor ^ | 08/26/2018 | Dacula
    The county police department is going through public parks and search vehicles to give them a report card on how safe their vehicle is and vulnerable to theft.