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  • Bill O'Reilly: SCOTUS Will Let 'Peace Cross' Stand in Maryland

    10/20/2017 1:07:24 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 14 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 19, 2017 | Todd Beamon
    Bill O'Reilly expressed hope Thursday the Supreme Court will ultimately decide a 40-foot "Peace Cross" honoring World War I soldiers on public land in Maryland can stand, telling Newsmax TV "there's no doubt in my mind that it would." "What makes it really disturbing is that everybody acknowledges that the World War I memorial is basically directing people, Americans and others who are visiting, to honor those who lost their lives in that conflict," O'Reilly told "Newsmax Now" host John Bachman in an interview. "That's all."
  • Supreme Court won't take case of alleged USS Cole mastermind

    10/16/2017 5:18:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2017 9:40 AM EDT
    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that the alleged mastermind of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors should face a trial by a military commission. The court on Monday declined to take up the case of Saudi national Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri. Al-Nashiri had sought to challenge the authority of a military commission in Guantánamo Bay hearing his case. But an appeals court ruled last year that al-Nashiri’s challenge would have to wait until after his trial. …
  • Sotomayor: Judging brings emotions, but keep them in check

    10/16/2017 3:09:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2017 5:45 PM EDT
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told college students in New York City that she sometimes feels “great turmoil” inside when she is hearing arguments on the bench, but works hard to keep her emotions and personal biases in check. […] “You can’t do human activity — and judging is a human activity — without having human emotions,” she told the crowd at the LeFrak Concert Hall. “The sense of how you deal with it is to acknowledge it. I look at it, examine it, try to figure out the effect it’s having, and then try to adjust my behavior...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Colorado Baker Asked to Make ‘Birthday Cake’ for Satan

    10/16/2017 12:36:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 13, 2017 | Kelsey Harkness
    The Christian baker in Colorado who was sued for declining to make a cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding reception received a strange request last month: Design and bake a cake celebrating Satan’s birthday. “I would like to get a quote on a birthday cake, for a special event,” the email request to baker Jack Phillips, sent Sept. 30 and exclusively obtained by The Daily Signal, reads. It continues: It is a cake that is religious in theme, and since religion is a protected class, I am hoping that you will gladly bake this cake. As you see, the birthday...
  • Supreme Court backs push to remove Ten Commandments monument [Bloomfield NM]

    10/16/2017 11:34:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 16, 2017 2:22 PM EDT
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a lower court that ordered a New Mexico city to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the lawn outside City Hall. Civil liberties advocates behind the case called the decision involving the city of Bloomfield a victory for the separation of church and state. ACLU of New Mexico Executive Director Peter Simonson said it sends a “strong message that the government should not be in the business of picking and choosing which sets of religious beliefs enjoy special favor in the community.” However, David Cortman, a senior counsel and vice president of...
  • Scalia's Legacy

    10/13/2017 5:30:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2017 | Mona Charen
    I knew the late Justice Antonin Scalia a little, and like millions of others, I was an avid fan of his jurisprudence, the great bulk of which he produced after I was no longer a law student, so much the worse for me. What do I have to do with it? Nothing, except that reading opinions as a law student was often like trying to swallow great bowls of sawdust -- without milk. Very few judges can write well. On the rare occasions when I came across a decision by Learned Hand, I would practically weep with gratitude for his...
  • If You Can Pay for Aspirin, You Can Pay for Birth Control

    10/12/2017 1:20:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    IT HAS BEEN 52 years since the Supreme Court ruled, in Griswold v. Connecticut, that government may not ban anyone from using contraceptives. The freedom to use birth control is protected by the Constitution's "fundamental right" to privacy. That freedom is a matter of settled law and hasn't been challenged in the slightest by President Trump or his administration.But you wouldn't know that from the hysteria that erupted when the White House last week acted to uphold the conscience claims of employers who object to funding some types of contraception on sincere moral or religious grounds."The Trump administration just took...
  • Supreme Court tosses one of two travel ban challenges

    10/10/2017 5:57:22 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 7 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 10/10/17 | Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out an appeals court ruling that struck down President Donald Trump’s previous temporary travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority nations countries that has now expired.
  • Supreme date with destiny in 'gay'-wedding-cake war

    10/10/2017 7:46:56 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    WND ^ | 10/09/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Baker ordered into reindoctrination for refusing to promote same-sex 'marriage'! The U.S. Supreme Court has picked Dec. 5 to hear arguments in the case of a Colorado baker who was accused of violating a state regulation by refusing to promote a same-sex “wedding” with his artistry. In Colorado, it was a biased Civil Rights Commission that ordered Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop to provide his customized wedding cakes to same-sex duos if he provided them to anyone. He also was told to undergo state-mandated, homosexual-rights thought training and take his staff with him. A member of the state’s Civil Rights...
  • How Unions Are Already Gearing Up for a Supreme Court Loss

    10/09/2017 7:55:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Governing ^ | October 5, 2017 | Katherine Barrett & Richard Greene, Columnists and Government management experts
    Late last week, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will add a case critical to the future of public-sector unions to its docket. With President Donald Trump's appointment of conservative-leaning Justice Neil Gorsuch, many expect the court to rule against the unions. Such a decision would energize the recent resurgence of state laws that effectively reduce the power of unions in both the public and private sector. Expecting the worst, unions are already preparing for a potential exodus of members and a loss of revenue. “I’d place a bet that this doesn’t bode well for public-sector unions,” says Patrick...
  • Donald Has One Trump Card Left

    10/02/2017 5:56:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Money Morning ^ | October 3, 2017 | Ryan Dinse, Editor
    If Donald Trump was a start-up, he’d be the perfect disruptor. I spoke yesterday about his Twitter exploits. A tool he uses to great effect in this regard. And whatever you think about him and his policies, there’s no question he ran a brilliant election campaign. Of course, years of railing against the ‘Washington elite’ from the Republican Party sowed the seeds of voter discontent. Seeds Trump happily cultivated. Who can forget the images of enthusiastic crowds — complete with MAGA baseball caps — chanting ‘drain the swamp’ in unison? But the campaign was a lot smarter than a simple...
  • To Limit Gerrymandering, Supreme Court Needs Just to Reaffirm Equal Population Requirement

    09/29/2017 5:19:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2017 | Michael Barone
    Next week, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Gill v. Whitford, a case challenging Wisconsin's legislative district lines as an unconstitutional Republican gerrymander. It's attracted attention because many high-minded commentators have blamed partisan gerrymandering for today's highly polarized politics -- and for the fact that Republicans have won majorities in 67 of the 98 houses of state legislatures and in 10 of the past 12 elections in the U.S. House of Representatives. But as I and others have argued, gerrymandering has contributed only marginally to Republican success. More important is demographic clustering. Democratic voters are heavily clustered in...
  • SCOTUS Asked to Decide Whether First Amendment Protects Sexting With Minors

    09/26/2017 2:55:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    LawNewz ^ | September 19, 2017 | Elura Nanos
    In the days since the chaos in Charlottesville, First Amendment law and the limits of protected speech have been topics of growing public concern. The sometimes murky line between offensive, but legally-protected peaceful speech and unprotected, regulable speech has often been drawn with a political paintbrush; for decades, liberals defended even the most abhorrent speech while conservatives argued for an ever-constricting zone of First Amendment protection. Recently, we have seen something of an about-face on this issue. We’re now seeing more left-leaning individuals and groups actively denounce speech of white supremacist groups, and more conservative demands for legal protection. As...
  • Army punishes officer who halted lesbians' public 'make-out'

    09/15/2017 9:59:52 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 63 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 9/15/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Supreme Court asked to intervene after military breaks rules to penalize lieutenant colonel. . . The Army broke its own rules in its punishment of an officer who, following military protocol, intervened to stop a public “make-out” session by two lesbian subordinate officers, contends an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Lt. Col. Christopher Downey was cited for assault for bumping a camera that inadvertently hit the nose of an Army staffer who was trying to capture the scene on video. The Thomas More Law Center of Ann Arbor, Michigan, this week petitioned the high court to “correct the injustice...
  • Most liberal appeals court headed for Supreme Court reversals?

    09/07/2017 4:52:59 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 9 replies
    USA Today | September 6, 2017 | Richard Wolf
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/09/06/most-liberal-appeals-court-headed-supreme-court-reversals/602051001/
  • Facing challenges, McConnell says 'that's the way it is'

    08/26/2017 6:34:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 26, 2017 9:11 PM EDT | Adam Beam
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says people should not be surprised by the challenges that come with governing, saying that’s the way it is in the U.S. President Donald Trump has criticized McConnell for the Senate’s failure to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law. […] McConnell praised the Trump administration for his appointment of conservative judges while seeming to remind the president of where the power lies in getting those appointments to the bench. …
  • Courting Success, Bigly

    08/09/2017 6:35:17 PM PDT · by LS · 29 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 8/3/2017 | LS
    Don’t 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 https://amgreatness.com/author/larry-schweikart/
  • 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 Democrat’s 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 “cannot support proposals that would burden the free speech rights of American citizens based on incomplete information about foreign activities in the 2016 election.” 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...