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  • Deborah Jordahl: Wisconsin’s Comey-over

    01/14/2018 2:16:06 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 1 replies
    Power Line ^ | 1-11-18 | Scott Johnson
    We have followed recent events in Wisconsin’s scandalous John Doe investigation of Governor Walker’s allies and supporters here (also citing background on the scandal) and here. State senator Tom Tiffany then updated us on the scandal’s aftermath. Now Senator Tiffany has directed our attention to Matt Kittle’s current MacIver Institute report “In John Doe’s shadow: Showdown looms in bitter battle over bureaucrats’ jobs.” Senator Tiffany has also forwarded Deborah Hawley Jordahl’s column commenting on current developments. Ms. Jordahl was herself a victim of the secret John Doe investigation. Her home was searched and turned upside down in a pre-dawn raid...
  • Supreme Court to Consider Internet Sales Tax Collection

    01/14/2018 11:34:10 AM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 26 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 12, 2018 | Brent Kendall and Richard Rubin
    The Supreme Court on Friday said it would consider whether states can broadly require online retailers to collect sales taxes even if they lack a physical presence in the state, taking a case that could have a major impact on online commerce. The justices on Friday took up that call, explicitly agreeing to consider whether the earlier high-court precedent should be overruled. “My bet is that they are looking at it to overturn,” said Edward Zelinsky, a tax-law professor at Yeshiva University’s Cardozo School of Law. The alternative, he said, would be to point to this issue as an example...
  • Supreme court agrees to consider internet sales taxes

    01/14/2018 9:15:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan 12 2018, 5:55 PM ET | Pete Williams
    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide if states should be able to collect taxes on internet sales, which would generate billions in revenue for local governments, but also raise the cost of online shopping for consumers. Just over a quarter-century ago, the court ruled that a state could not force mail order catalog companies to collect sales taxes unless they had a physical presence in the state. Led by South Dakota, 36 states want the court to take another look at the issue, arguing that the 1992 decision was issued “before Amazon was even selling books out of Jeff...
  • Supreme Court rejects California gold mining case

    01/12/2018 12:26:03 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/18 | Brad Jones
    Land rights group vows to continue fight against 'rogue' state California gold miners are reeling from a Supreme Court of the United States refusal to hear a high-profile case concerning a statewide suction dredge mining ban. The top court denied gold miner Brandon Rinehart’s petition for his day in court Jan. 8.
  • Supreme Court appears sympathetic to Ohio voter roll purge effort

    01/10/2018 3:36:21 PM PST · by mairdie · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 10, 2018 | Mark Sherman
    The Supreme Court appeared sympathetic Wednesday to states that seek to prune their voting rolls by targeting people who haven't voted in a while. In a case from Ohio, opponents of the practice called it a violation of a federal law that was intended to increase the ranks of registered voters. Justice Sonia Sotomayor said minorities and homeless people appear to be disproportionately kicked off the rolls. But the court's conservatives and possibly also Justice Stephen Breyer indicated that they would uphold the state's effort.
  • 9th Circuit court rules against third Trump travel ban, no immediate effect

    12/23/2017 4:05:16 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 22, 2017 | Naomi Lim
    The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that part of President Trump's third attempt at a travel ban should be blocked. The ruling, however, will not take effect pending review by the U.S. Supreme Court. The White House's third attempt at the travel ban targeted foreigners from six Muslim-majority countries, Venezuela, and North Korea. Rather than take apart the entire ban, however, three members of the 9th Circuit ruled that only the prohibitions on "foreign nationals who have a bona fide relationship" within the United States should be stopped. The dispute will not return to the Supreme Court...
  • Trump: WaPo is 'Fake News'; I Never Wavered on Gorsuch

    12/19/2017 10:07:42 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 19, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday and ripped a Washington Post story that alleged he was close to yanking his nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch before he could be confirmed. WaPo reported earlier in the day that Trump felt as though Gorsuch would not be loyal to him, and that he considered replacing him with another justice. Trump, according to several people with knowledge of the discussions, was upset that Gorsuch had pointedly distanced himself from the president in a private February meeting with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), telling the senator he found Trump’s repeated attacks on the...
  • Possible political 'sea-shift' ahead

    Rumors continue to swirl that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy plans to retire soon. If that happens, one attorney says the political equivalent of Armageddon can be expected. American Family Association (AFA) legal counsel Abraham Hamilton III says one of the biggest legacies of any president will be the legacy the chief executive makes in the federal judiciary. If Kennedy leaves, any additional Supreme Court opening, you can expect the political equivalent of Armageddon to occur," Hamilton tells OneNewsNow. "One area where Democrats have been a bit more shrewd than Republicans is in recognizing the role the judiciary will play...
  • Delaware Supreme Court Upholds Right to Arms

    12/18/2017 6:26:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Supreme Court of the State of Delaware has upheld the right to keep and bear arms provision of the State Constitution, which was enacted in 1987, passing through two separately elected legislatures.The case was a challenge to the state ban on the possession of weapons in state parks and forest. In Bridgevile Rifle & Pistol Club v. Small, the court ruled that a ban on the possession and carry of guns, enacted by unelected bureaucrats, was unconstitutional under the Delaware Constitutions Article I, Section 20.From delaware.gov: This appeal concerns guns and, as such, has attracted numerous amici curiae...
  • SCOTUS and the Spy in Your Pocket

    12/14/2017 6:25:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 14, 2017 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    For many of us, the information we carry around on a smart phone is the Rosetta Stone to decipher our lives. Our appointments, personal and business contacts, notes, favorite tunes, photographs, and many more windows into the inner recesses of our lives and livelihoods can be found there. Besides the incredibly personal and valuable information inside our smart phones, our cell phone service providers have plenty of our valuable information, such as with whom we have spoken and even a record of our locations. And under present law, police and prosecutors don’t need a warrant issued after probable cause to...
  • Gay Cake Bake Legal Case Reaches Supreme Court

    12/11/2017 9:48:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/17 | Douglas Gibbs
    The Rule of Law has become the Rule of Man, and when that happens, it's normally not very long before the people begin dancing around a golden calf The Christian Baker who refused to bake a cake with a homosexual wedding message on it lost everything. The business is gone. They went bankrupt. The court case, however, lives on, and The United States Supreme Court has heard the oral arguments on it. This is dangerous. I am not excited when the federal government, especially the courts, begins to stick their fingers into issues regarding our rights. In fact, the Constitution...
  • Mississippi Supreme Court to decide if boy’s legal ‘biological’ parents are two lesbians

    12/09/2017 9:15:48 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Life Site News ^ | December 8, 2017 | Doug Mainwaring
    The Mississippi Supreme Court heard arguments last week about whether a boy born to a lesbian couple should be legally considered the biological son of his mother's female partner. Because of the nature of the child’s conception and the relationship of the adults in his life, the story is complicated. The two women who were “married” chose to have a child that would be conceived in one of them via anonymous sperm donation. The boy is now six years old. His mother’s “ex-spouse,” who helped raise the child from birth, sought to be recognized as a biological parent when the...
  • No, Forcing Jews To Bake Swastika Cakes Is Not Like Forcing Homophobes To Bake Gay Cakes

    12/08/2017 10:57:09 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 160 replies
    The Forward ^ | Jenny Singer | December 8, 2017
    New Year’s resolutions: get outdoors more often, read more books, and stop hanging out with people who only bring up the Holocaust as a way to illustrate unrelated arguments and never to talk about the systematic murder of six million Jews. This week the editorial board of the Chicago Tribune published an editorial, “Wedding Cakes And Conscience,” contending that a baker in Colorado being forced to design a wedding cake for a gay couple would constitute a violation of his freedom of expression. To illustrate the point, the Tribune encouraged readers to understand Colorado baker Jack Phillips’ predicament, saying, “imagine...
  • Sorry, ACLU, Gay is Not the New Black

    12/07/2017 8:00:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | Ryan Bomberger
    No matter how many times the leftist ACLU wants to compare LGBT activism to the blood-bought civil rights of black Americans, there is no comparison. Gay is not the new black.Jack Phillips, a Christian cake artist who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, has run his business for years according to his religious convictions. He is a gentle, kind and loving soul. He serves everyone, just not every event. In 2012, Jack politely declined to create a custom cake for a same-sex wedding for Charlie Craig and David Mullins. They claimed “humiliation” and “discrimination”; the ACLU was on it like icing on…uhhhh…cake.Thankfully, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) came...
  • In Masterpiece, the Supreme Court Grapples With a Problem of Its Own Making

    12/07/2017 6:57:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2017 | Travis Weber
    At Tuesday’s oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission—which will decide whether baker Jack Phillips can be forced by the state to design and create a cake celebrating a same sex wedding—it became apparent quite early on that the Court was grappling not merely with Jack’s case, but with a number of potential conflicts between religious freedom and same-sex marriage on its hands.Recognizing that the issues Jack faces in this case are sure to arise again, the justices struggled with where to draw the line for a constitutional rule which will protect First Amendment rights in light...
  • And now come the calls for Clarence Thomas to step down

    12/06/2017 5:57:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 101 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 6, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    It’s not the first time I’ve heard it, but after reading this op-ed from Jay Kaganoff in the Washington Post, I’m guessing we’ll be seeing more of it. After the cacophony of calls for Hollywood moguls and media figures to lose their jobs and elected officials to resign or be removed following allegations of sexual assault and harassment, it was inevitable that Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas’ name would eventually come up. Kaganoff titles his piece, Fellow conservatives, it’s time to call on Clarence Thomas to resign. The author makes at least a partially convincing case, depending on where...
  • A Wedding Cake and the Blessings of Liberty

    12/06/2017 6:50:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2017 | Star Parker
    This week, the Supreme Court hears Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Jack Phillips, proprietor of Masterpiece Cakeshop, refused to create a wedding cake ordered for a same-sex marriage on grounds that it would force him to create a cake expressing a value opposed to his Christian convictions. The gay men who ordered the cake filed a sexual orientation discrimination claim against him with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and the Commission ruled against Phillips. It was clear that this was not a matter of Phillips refusing to do business with these men because they are gay. He offered...
  • Justice: It Helps If You’re Sober

    12/05/2017 4:27:18 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-5-17 | MOTUS
    Sure, the wall will be a nice touch.  But enforcing existing policies that were enacted to  keep terrorists and illegals out of the country can be just as effective. Pulling the U.S. out of the UN’s insane global migration and refuge compact will also assist in controlling who gains access to our country and resources.  And implementing a travel ban against countries known to harbor terrorism and terrorists is an act that any sane person in this country would have heartily supported not so very long ago. But in our deeply divided country we have activist judges who think nothing...
  • Supreme Court Upholds Trump's Travel Ban

    12/05/2017 2:11:15 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-04-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Victory for President Trump: President Donald Trump won a big victory Monday in the Supreme Court, which upheld his “extreme vetting” on immigration into the United States. The dispute over the policy stemmed from its application to six majority-Muslim countries. Lower federal courts in California, Hawaii, and Maryland ruled the ban was unconstitutional. The ban was originally aimed at Sudan, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen, all states with serious terror-related issues. In September, however, the White House reversed the policy by taking Sudan off the list, and adding North Korea, Venezuela, and Chad to it. [TWEET BY NIGEL FARAGE]...
  • N.J. argues that it can legalize sports betting, and Supreme Court seems to agree

    12/04/2017 9:51:42 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2017 | By Robert Barnes
    A majority of the Supreme Court seemed ready Monday to allow New Jersey to proceed with its plan to legalize sports betting at casinos and racetracks, a move that could open a rush among states to grab a share of what is now billions of dollars in illegal gambling. Several justices suggested that they agreed with New Jersey’s argument that a federal prohibition from 1992 barring states from authorizing sports betting is flawed because the law forces states to keep in place a betting ban that their residents no longer favor.