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  • Can the Fourteenth Amendment Be Used to Protect Human Life Before Birth?

    01/07/2023 8:15:29 PM PST · by TBP · 25 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | Thomas Jipping
    The Fourteenth Amendment protects the rights of “any person” to due process when a state deprives him or her of life, liberty, or property, and to the “equal protection of the laws.” By overruling Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court eliminated Roe’s deeply flawed holding that “the word ‘person,’ as used in the Fourteenth Amendment, does not include the unborn.” Since a sound case can be made that interpreting “person” to include all human beings is consistent with the Fourteenth Amendment’s original public meaning, Congress should do so for purposes of its power to enforce the Fourteenth Amendment. KEY TAKEAWAYS...
  • Bill To Ban Trump From Becoming President Via 14th Amendment Under Consideration

    11/16/2022 8:11:47 AM PST · by lizma2 · 73 replies
    Bipartisan Repoty ^ | November 16, 2022 | Caleb Newton
    Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) is pursuing legislation that would ban Donald Trump from ever holding federal office again in connection to his role in the violent events that transpired at the Capitol last year, putting many people’s lives and the continuance of democracy at risk.
  • Watchdog group CREW wants to disqualify Trump under 14th Amendment if he runs for president again

    11/05/2022 7:16:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/05/2022 | Kenny Stancil
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) in Washington told former President Donald Trump on Thursday that if he tries to return to the White House or runs for any other political office in 2024, the D.C.-based watchdog will, using the 14th Amendment's anti-insurrectionist clause, attempt to disqualify him for fomenting last year's deadly right-wing riot at the U.S. Capitol. "By summoning a violent mob to disrupt the transition of presidential power... you made yourself ineligible to hold public office again." “Should you seek or secure any future elected or appointed government office including the presidency of the United States," CREW...
  • Adam Carrington: The Parkland killer should have gotten the death penalty

    10/19/2022 6:41:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 18, 2022 | Adam Carrington, The Chicago Tribune
    The three jurors who voted against the death penalty for Parkland killer Nikolas Cruz did so based on “mitigating circumstances” from Cruz’s life. They made the wrong call, but their rationale is superior to the reason many will agree with the sentence: a blanket opposition to the death penalty. Public support for capital punishment has slid over the last 30 years, remaining a majority opinion but barely so. Those who oppose death as a punishment often have kind, even noble intentions. Yet their well-meaning beliefs do not translate into justice or the common good. The death penalty is consistent with...
  • KBJ's case for 'progressive originalism' in Supreme Court debut draws rebuke

    10/07/2022 11:49:04 AM PDT · by Twotone · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 6, 2022 | Kaelan Deese
    Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson argues the framers of the 14th Amendment adopted it "in a race-conscious way," a position some legal experts say is subject to debate. Jackson, the first black woman on the Supreme Court, began her first two days on the nine-member bench by speaking more than any other justices , in addition to a full four-minute statement in which she said the 14th Amendment used "race-conscious" remedies to make freedmen equal to white citizens. The issue at hand involved a challenge to Alabama 's 2021 congressional district map, which a lower court held was a...
  • KBJ's case for 'progressive originalism' in Supreme Court debut draws rebuke

    10/06/2022 8:22:23 PM PDT · by bitt · 73 replies ^ | 10/6/2022 | Kaelan Deese
    Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson argues the framers of the 14th Amendment adopted it "in a race-conscious way," a position some legal experts say is subject to debate. Jackson, the first black woman on the Supreme Court, began her first two days on the nine-member bench by speaking more than any other justices , in addition to a full four-minute statement in which she said the 14th Amendment used "race-conscious" remedies to make freedmen equal to white citizens. The issue at hand involved a challenge to Alabama 's 2021 congressional district map, which a lower court held was a...
  • SCOTUS Citing Right to Carry in 'Ordinary Self-Defense' Makes Capehart's 'Blood Run Cold'

    06/27/2022 8:03:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For the liberal media elite, carrying a weapon is reserved for important reasons. You know: like for protecting politicians. It's not for ordinary folks wanting to be able to defend themselves. That was the clueless and condescending opinion expressed by Jonathan Capehart on his MSNBC show Sunday. Capehart was commenting on the Supreme Court's recent decision in the Bruen case, in which the Court found that the State of New York's requirements for obtaining a concealed carry permit were unconstitutionally restrictive. Under New York's regulations, applicants had to demonstrate "proper cause"—and wishing to protect themselves or their property was deemed...
  • My male coworkers are insisting on taking “period leave”

    05/09/2022 9:46:51 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 61 replies
    Ask a Manager ^ | 5-9-22 | Alison Greene
    A reader writes: I’m a manager in an overseas office of an American company. About two-thirds of our employees were hired locally, with the remainder (mostly managers) having relocated from the United States. Under local law, women are allowed one day off per month to care for menstrual symptoms. Women wishing to use this benefit are required to give notice by the start of the workday that they will be absent, manager approval is not required, and it will not count against their leave balance. Our legal division, based back in the the States, determined that this local rule is...
  • US House passes CROWN Act that would ban race-based hair discrimination

    03/19/2022 4:35:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 110 replies
    CNN ^ | 18/3/22 | Veronica Stracqualursi
    Washington (CNN)The US House on Friday passed legislation that would ban race-based hair discrimination in employment and against those participating in federally assisted programs, housing programs, and public accommodations. The Democratic-led House voted 235-189 to pass the CROWN Act, which stands for "Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair." The bill seeks to protect against bias based on hair texture and protective styles, including locs, cornrows, twists, braids, Bantu knots, and Afros. "Natural Black hair is often deemed 'unprofessional' simply because it does not conform to White beauty standards," Democratic Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey, the...
  • Breaking: Another Hit by Dirty Marc Elias — Democrats File Lawsuit to Block 3 Republicans from Wisconsin Ballot for Challenging Fraud in 2020 Election

    03/11/2022 4:41:04 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 10, 2022 at 8:47pm | Jim Hoft
    On December 20th, Hillary Clinton Operative and Attorney Marc Elias tweeted out a shocking Un-American plan to use the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution to prevent conservative Republican stalwarts from running in the 2022 elections. Elias suggested banning Republicans for being “insurrectionists.” And anyone who confronts the regime should be labeled an “insurrectionist.” China does this same thing in Hong Kong.
  • Federal judge rules for Madison Cawthorn in insurrectionist case…

    03/05/2022 8:15:43 AM PST · by Enterprise · 23 replies ^ | March 5, 2022 | Posted by Kane
    WASHINGTON — A judge on Friday blocked a shameless Democrat electoral challenge that sought to disqualify Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina from running for re-election by labeling him an insurrectionist.U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II, an appointee of President Donald J. Trump, stepped in to squelch an effort by Democrat lawyers in North Carolina who had filed a motion before the state’s Board of Elections declaring Mr. Cawthorn, 26, ineligible for re-election under the Constitution. They had contended that the first-term Republican’s support for Patriots who entered the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, made him an “insurrectionist,” and therefore...
  • Federal judge halts legal challenge to Madison Cawthorn's candidacy

    03/05/2022 8:29:42 AM PST · by libstripper · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mar. 4, 2022 | Yal Axelrod
    A federal judge on Friday blocked a legal challenge to Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s (R-N.C.) candidacy filed over allegations he helped spur the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on Capitol Hill. Richard Myers, a Trump-appointed federal judge in the eastern district of North Carolina, approved Cawthorn’s request for a preliminary injunction to the challenge to his reelection bid.
  • 'Boom!' CNN's Avlon Excited By Unlikely Scenario That Could Kick Trump Off Ballot

    02/09/2022 7:18:59 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Don't look now, but the "Democracy In Peril" channel is breathing heavily about removing "insurrectionists" from the ballot, starting with Rep. Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, and then, in the ultimate dream, Donald Trump. Avlon admitted it was a "long ball" to get Cawthorn removed from the ballot. Leftists are trying anyway (note CNN chyron just calling them "Activists.") Then he enthusiastically discussed how this could be used to prevent Trump 2024. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Could the 14th Amendment keep Trump out of the Oval Office? Test case happening in NC

    02/08/2022 7:24:56 AM PST · by RandFan · 51 replies
    Denver Gazette ^ | Feb 8 | Louis Jacobson
    An obscure portion of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution says that public officials cannot serve in any future federal, state, or military office if they engaged in “insurrection or rebellion.” Would that apply to people who participated in the Jan. 6 attack on Congress? Some legal experts say the clause could be used against former officeholders — up to and including former President Donald Trump — who supported the events of that day. In a notable test case, plaintiffs in North Carolina are seeking to apply the clause to GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn, who spoke at the rally...
  • Voters move to block Trump ally Madison Cawthorn from re-election

    01/11/2022 2:47:09 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 69 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 January 2022 | Maya Yang
    A group of North Carolina voters told state officials on Monday that they want Republican congressman Madison Cawthorn to be disqualified as a congressional candidate, citing his involvement in the 6 January attack on the Capitol. Cawthorn questioned the outcome of the presidential election during the “Save America Rally” before the Capitol riot later that day that resulted in five deaths. At the rally, Cawthorn made baseless claims that the election had been stolen from Donald Trump, and has been accused of firing up the crowd, many of whom went on to storm the Capitol. Lawyers filed the candidacy challenge...
  • IT BEGINS: Top Democrat Marc Elias Proposes Chinese-Style Censorship – Only Approved Republicans Will Be Allowed to Run for Future Office

    12/23/2021 11:28:33 AM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 40 replies
    Far-left Attorney Marc Elias was involved in the Steele dossier which was the garbage report created to slander candidate and then President Trump and tie him to Russia. They knew it was all a lie. Democrats, the FBI and US Intelligence agencies used the slanderous document to run a continuous coup against President Trump throughout his administration. (snip, following from Elias' Twatter post)) Marc E. Elias @marceelias My prediction for 2022: Before the midterm election, we will have a serious discussion about whether individual Republican House Members are disqualified by Section 3 of the 14th Amendment from serving in Congress.We...
  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit from photographer who doesn’t want to shoot gay weddings

    12/17/2021 5:40:52 PM PST · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    Metro Weekly ^ | 12/17/2021 | John Riley
    A federal judge in New York has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a “Christian” wedding photographer who demanded that the state’s nondiscrimination law be overturned, lest she be forced to photograph same-sex weddings. The woman, Emilee Carpenter, of Elmira, filed suit earlier this year, claiming that New York’s nondiscrimination law violates her First Amendment rights to free speech and free exercise of religion, and her Fourteenth Amendment right to due process. Carpenter claims to believe that marriage is a union between one man and one woman, and that weddings are meant to be “inherently religious and solemn events.” As such,...
  • 'World's Best-Known Scientific Journal' Is Looking for an Intern -- but Only if Their Skin's a Certain Color

    05/29/2021 7:04:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | 05/29/2021 | Alex Parker
    There was a time in America — a rather long time — when the most open-minded thing a person could do was not see color.These days, it appears “open” and “closed” have traded places.According to the Left side of the cultural aisle, the enlightened among us notice shades of skin — and proceed accordingly.The message is being made increasingly clear, in various sectors of society.And — so far as I can tell — we’re being told not only to see others by their race, but ourselves.That’s how we wind up with stories such as these:Ivy League School Offers Rock Climbing...
  • Wyoming rancher sues Biden administration claiming racial discrimination

    05/27/2021 9:24:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    The Center Square ^ | May 27, 2021
    A Wyoming rancher is suing the Biden administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture claiming race discrimination over a federal loan forgiveness program that bars her from participating because she is white. Leisl Carpenter, a 29-year-old rancher from Laramie, says in the lawsuit that the “American Rescue Plan” loan forgiveness program is unconstitutional because it discriminates. “Like a lot of farmers and ranchers, our client has struggled to keep her family ranch afloat through all the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic, only to learn that she is ineligible to even apply for Biden’s loan forgiveness program solely due to her...
  • SF Mayor Announces $3.75 Million Redirected from Law Enforcement to Black Businesses

    05/06/2021 11:49:06 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 06 2021 | PENNY STARR
    The mayor of San Francisco announced Wednesday that $3.75 million will be taken from the city’s police and sheriff’s office budget to go to help black organizations. Mayor London Breed issued a statement about the Dream Keeper Initiative that will fund “nonprofits that serve the black community.” “Across this country, and in our city, we’ve seen how the black community’s economic growth and prosperity has historically been disrupted and marginalized,” Breed said in the statement. “We have invested our resources in a way that lifts up and supports African American small business owners, entrepreneurs, and the entire community.”