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  • Courting Success, Bigly

    08/09/2017 6:35:17 PM PDT · by LS · 29 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 8/3/2017 | LS
    Donít look now, but while Democrats (and some goofy Republicans) continue to push Russian conspiracy stories, President Trump is advancing his Greatness Agenda through court appointments like wildfire. The Senate on August 1 confirmed Kevin Newsom to the 11th Circuit, joining Sixth Circuit Judges Amul R. Thapar and John K. Bush as confirmed
  • Florida Open Carry Case Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

    07/17/2017 12:02:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    ammoland ^ | 13 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Dale Norman open carry case in Florida has been appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Most cases that are appealed to the Supreme Court are refused. The case started back in 2012, when Dale Lee Norman walked down the street with his pistol showing.† He had recently obtained his concealed carry permit, and did not realize that his firearm was completely exposed. †He was convicted of the open carry of a firearm.† His case was appealed to the 4th Circuit court of appeals. The state Advocate General fought very hard to keep the case from being appealed. The...
  • Christian Grandma Florist Fined for Not Working Gay Wedding Takes 'Last Stand' at Supreme Court

    07/17/2017 9:19:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/17/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    (Photo: ADF/Screengrab)Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene's Flowers in Richland, Washington, speaks as supporters rally around her in November 2016.Barronelle Stutzman, also known as the "Christian grandmpa florist," is now asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear her appeal to reverse a Washington court's decision earlier this year that found her guilty of discrimination†for refusing to provide flowers for a gay wedding.The Associated Press†reported on Sunday that lawyers for Stutzman are claiming that Washington's high court violated her First Amendment protection for artistic expression in its ruling in February.Alliance Defending Freedom†positioned in a post on Friday that Stutzman is taking...
  • FEC Shoots Down Democratís Plan to Target Conservative Media (Drudge and others)

    07/15/2017 2:22:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/14/2017 | COLIN MADINE
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has declined a proposal by Democrat Commissioner Ellen Weintraub to undertake new rulemaking regarding alleged foreign influence in the 2016 election to target conservative media including the Drudge Report and Breitbart News, stating it ďcannot support proposals that would burden the free speech rights of American citizens based on incomplete information about foreign activities in the 2016 election.Ē The FEC has declined to consider new rulemaking over alleged foreign influence in the 2016 presidential election that could target conservative media including InfoWars and Breitbart News. In a statement released by Vice Chair Caroline Hunter and...
  • ABC News: Christians Who Defend Religious Liberty are ĎHate Groupí

    07/15/2017 5:20:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | July 14, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Alliance Defending Freedom is demanding a retraction and apology from ABC News after reporters smeared one of the nation‚Äôs most respected religious liberty law firms as a ‚Äėhate group.‚ÄôABC News reporters Pete Madden and Erin Galloway wrote a scathing report on a speech Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered behind closed doors at the Summit on Religious Liberty at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point, California.‚ÄúJeff Sessions addresses ‚Äėanti-LGBT hate group,‚Äô but DOJ won‚Äôt release his remarks,‚ÄĚ read the headline.‚ÄúAttorney General Jeff Sessions delivered a speech to an alleged hate group at an event closed to reporters on Tuesday night, but the...
  • Gorsuch already making conservative mark on Supreme Court, amid Kennedy rumors

    07/06/2017 10:33:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | July 6, 2017 | Bill Mears
    The newest member of the Supreme Court already is making his mark after just three months on the job, effectively restoring a conservative tilt to the bench in decision after decision Ė amid mounting speculation over whether President Trump could soon have the chance to pick a second justice. Neil Gorsuch, who joined the court in April, helped the court round out its term with a rapid-fire set of decisions reinstating much of Trumpís travel ban for now, siding with a Missouri church in a dispute over state funding and more. Having officially settled into the role, Gorsuch and his...
  • Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Peruta Case on Second Amendment

    07/05/2017 1:04:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    ammoland ^ | 29 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -( In Peruta v. California, the Ninth Circuit held that the right to carry concealed arms outside the home was not protected by the Second Amendment.The Ninth refused to consider that the ability to carry openly was prohibited by California law, thus nullifying the right to carry outside of the home. On Monday, 26 June, the Supreme Court officially denied the petition for a write of certiorari. The Ninth Circuit denial of Second Amendment rights outside the home will stand.†From The Supreme Court declined to review a case about the right to carry firearms outside the home,...
  • Neil Gorsuch's first few months begin to reveal how nine-justice Supreme Court will develop

    07/05/2017 7:28:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jul 5, 2017 | Ryan Lovelace
    The conclusion of Justice Neil Gorsuch's abbreviated first term on the Supreme Court in April already has begun to reveal how the nine-justice court will develop. Conservatives have roundly praised Gorsuch's first two months on the high court, while liberals appear to fear that the worst is yet to come. Leah Litman, a University of California, Irvine law professor and former law clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy, said Gorsuch is exactly as the president billed him: "a firm adherent to originalism and textualism." "I think he's competent. I think he is assertive," Litman told the Washington Examiner. "He is likely...
  • Iowa Chief Justice Bans Weapons

    06/30/2017 11:58:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Iowa Chief Justice Mark Cady On 14 April, 2017, Governor Terry Branson signed HF 517, a comprehensive law to reform Iowa's antique weapons restrictions. Part of the law was to require uniform firearm laws across the state. Local restrictions on the carry of weapons were eliminated. On 19 June, 2017, the Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court banned all weapons in county courthouses. The ban did not include peace officers on duty. The claimed reason for the order was to institute a comprehensive and uniform statewide policy prohibiting weapons in court houses. Iowa had a mix of counties...
  • Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fails to Retire, Again; Also, Anthony Kennedy

    06/27/2017 8:04:21 PM PDT · by MilesVeritatis · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 26, 2017 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg declined to announce her retirement, once again, on the last day of the session on Monday. Also, Justice Anthony Kennedy declined to his announce his retirement, though he could do so over the summer. The 84-year-old Ginsburg ó the ďNotorious R.B.G.,Ē to her fans ó has been on the Court since 1993, when she was appointed by President Bill Clinton. Since then, she has been a reliable liberal vote for 24 years....
  • SCOUS Gives the Go Ahead for Trumpís Travel Ban, But What Does this Mean for the Circuit Judges?

    06/27/2017 5:21:51 PM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The Supreme Court ruled 9-0 to hear the case on Donald Trumpís ďTravel BanĒ. They will hear arguments in October, but many of the provisions will be allowed to go ahead until then. The US can now halt immigration from the 6 proscribed nations except for those who have family ties within America. But a 9-0 decision raises a bigger question; what does this tell us about the 9th and 4th Circuit Judges who ruled against Trump earlier this year? Justices on the Supreme Court are not in position to make laws, thatís the job of Congress; they are there...
  • Supreme Court: Government Canít Exclude Christian Groups From Programs Just Because Theyíre...

    06/26/2017 7:19:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | June 26, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Supreme Court: Government Canít Exclude Christian Groups From Programs Just Because Theyíre Christian In a huge victory, the Supreme Court today ruled that government programs canít exclude Christian groups from them just because they are Christian. The specifics of the case at issue are not directly related to pro-life causes but the decision certainly could have impact on pro-life organizations. Previously, Christian-based abstinence organizations have been denied funding and pro-life organizations have been denied participation in governmental programs. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday that the government cannot exclude churches and other faith-based organizations from a secular...
  • Latest Supreme Courtís Religious-Freedom Message: There Are No Second-Class Citizens

    06/26/2017 1:10:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2017 | David French
    While there are many threats to religious liberty, few are more consequential over the long term than the stateís ever-expanding role in private life. If the government is able to vacuum up tax dollars, create programs large and small for public benefit, and then exclude religious individuals or institutions from those programs, it has functionally created two tiers of citizenship. Secular individuals and institutions enjoy full access to the government they fund, while religious individuals and institutions find themselves funding a government that overtly discriminates against them. Thatís the issue the Supreme Court addressed today in Trinity Lutheran Church...
  • Supreme Court To Take On Trumpís Travel Ban

    06/26/2017 7:34:37 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 11 replies
    hufferpufferpost ^ | 6-26-17 | Frej
    The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case on President Donald Trump¬ís ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries. The case will be argued in October. Within two weeks of taking office, Trump issued an executive order restricting visits from seven Muslim-majority countries for three months and suspending America¬ís refugee resettlement program, arguing that federal officials needed to review the vetting process in the interest of national security. The order fulfilled one of the new president¬ís most controversial campaign promises. But the chaotic weekend that ensued ‚Äē dozens of people detained at airports and protests nationwide ‚Äē also played...
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump travel ban appeal

    06/26/2017 7:33:30 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 26, 2017 | Reuters
    BREAKING: Supreme Court agrees to hear Trump appeal of rulings blocking travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations
  • Supreme Court justices side with church in playground dispute

    06/26/2017 7:05:26 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 41 replies
    USA TODAY ^ | 6-26-17 | Richard Wolf
    <p>WASHINGTON ó A clear majority of Supreme Court justices seemed ready Wednesday to rule that the separation of church and state should not extend to swings and slides.</p> <p>In a case with implications for more than 30 states that have prohibitions against public funds going to religious institutions, the justices cast doubt on Missouri's refusal to include a Lutheran church in a grant program that reimburses non-profit groups for installing rubber playground surfaces.</p>
  • Supreme Court orders Arkansas to allow names of both same-sex parents (trunc)

    06/26/2017 6:56:27 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 33 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6-26-17 | Brad Jaffy
    Supreme Court orders Arkansas to allow names of both same-sex parents on their children's birth certificates, reversing Arkansas high court
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear baker's appeal

    06/26/2017 6:46:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 57 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 26, 2017 | NBC News
    JUST IN: Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal from baker who turned away same-sex couple.
  • Clarence Thomas Attacks Civil Asset Forfeiture, Lower Court Follows His Lead

    06/25/2017 2:22:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Reason ^ | Jun. 21, 2017 | Damon Root
    Asset forfeiture "has led to egregious and well-chronicled abuses."In March the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case filed by a Texas woman fighting for the return of over $200,000 in cash that the police seized from her family. Although neither Lisa Olivia Leonard nor any of her relatives were ever charged with any underlying crime connected to the cash, the state's sweeping asset forfeiture laws allowed the authorities to take the money. The Supreme Court offered no explanation when it refused to hear Leonard v. Texas. But one member of the Court did speak up in protest. In...
  • Anthony Kennedy retirement watch at a fever pitch

    06/24/2017 11:31:23 AM PDT · by Innovative · 112 replies
    CNN ^ | June 24, 2017 | Ariane de Vogue
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, the man who so often determines the outcome of the most controversial Supreme Court cases, is himself the center of brewing speculation. Will he stay or will he go? The rumors have swirled for months and the 80-year-old justice has done nothing either personally or though intermediaries to set the record straight on whether he will step down.