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  • Lawsuit over Obama Presidential Center back in court Tuesday (locals don't want it)

    07/25/2021 4:03:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    WBBM via MSN ^ | 7/22/21 | Bernie Tafoya
    CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Construction is to begin next month on the Obama Presidential Center unless a court challenge delays it. The group Protect Our Parks has asked a federal court to hold up the start of construction of the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park on Aug. 16. In the lawsuit filed in April, the group asked the court to review and enforce the federal laws designed to “to protect local historic sites, environmental impacts, impairment of dedicated public parkland, and related community natural resources.” According to Crain’s, the matter is back in court Tuesday. Protect Our Parks has...
  • Certiorari Denied In Church's Challenge To Illinois COVID Restrictions

    04/06/2021 7:31:17 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 3/29/21 | Howard Friedman
    The U.S. Supreme Court today denied review in Elim Romanian Church v. Pritzker, (Docket No. 20-569, certiorari denied, 3/29/2021). (Order List). In the case, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a church's challenge to Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's COVID-19 orders which restrict-- or in their latest form urge restriction-- on the size of worship services. (See prior posting.)
  • 7th Circuit tosses Trump election case, affirming lower court's decision

    12/25/2020 1:07:11 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Tosses Trump Election Case https://t.co/1C9fYKuJDH— The Election Wizard (@Wizard_Predicts) December 25, 2020 Read Court Ruling CHICAGO — A federal appeals court ruled against President Donald Trump in his lawsuit against the Wisconsin Elections Commission today. On Christmas Eve, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling that dismissed Trump’s challenge in Wisconsin. “We agree that Wisconsin lawfully appointed its electors in the manner directed by its Legislature and add that the President’s claim also fails because of the unreasonable delay that accompanied the challenges the President now wishes to advance against...
  • For 2nd straight day, U.S. gov't to execute federal prisoner on Friday

    12/11/2020 6:07:43 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 11, 2020 / 6:44 AM | By Danielle Haynes
    Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. government on Friday plans to execute a man convicted of killing his 2-year-old daughter nearly two decades ago. Alfred Bourgeois, 55, is set to receive lethal injection at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. He's awaiting a Supreme Court decision on his request for a stay. His attorneys said Bourgeois' execution would be unconstitutional because he is intellectually disabled and can't understand his punishment. They submitted evidence of IQ test scores of 70 and 75, as well as assessments by experts. The Eighth Amendment bans executing people with such impairments as cruel and...
  • IN County Will Celebrate with Nativity Scene

    11/20/2020 6:32:55 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals granted a motion to stay regarding a lower court decision allowing Jackson County to include the Nativity scene in its annual holiday display this year in front of the courthouse while the judges decide on the case. Liberty Counsel represents Jackson County, Indiana against the ACLU. Liberty Counsel recently presented oral argument before the three-judge panel defending the Nativity scene display at the Jackson County Courthouse. The holiday display which includes the Nativity has been ongoing for many years. After the 2019 display, the lower federal court ruled against the display. In addition to...
  • Confirmation hearing for Kirsch set for today (7th Circuit)

    11/18/2020 8:10:25 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    theindianalawyer.com ^ | 11/18/20 | Marilyn Odendahl
    U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana Thomas Kirsch II is scheduled to appear before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday as he begins the confirmation process to fill the vacancy on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals created by the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. The White House announced Oct. 21 its intention to nominate Kirsch for the seat on the appellate court. The nomination was sent to the Senate on Monday and Kirsch, along with four other nominees for the federal bench, is on the agenda for today’s judiciary committee hearing, which...
  • Court Refuses Stay of Order On Creche Display

    11/10/2020 6:21:17 PM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Religion Clause ^ | 11/6/20 | Howard Friedman
    In Woodring v. Jackson County, Indiana, (SD IN, Nov. 3, 2020), an Indiana federal district court refused to stay its final judgment pending appeal in a case challenging the annual display of a creche on the county courthouse lawn. The court said in part: Because the crèche straddles the sidewalk subdividing the lawn and the more-secular figures are placed on the periphery, the venerable magi and hallowed manger share center stage. Id. Since the primary focus of the display is a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, a reasonable observer would believe that Jackson County was endorsing a particular...
  • One Judge Confirmed This Week

    10/31/2020 4:10:02 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now 220 judges confirmed 2 Trade Court judges 162 District Court judges 53 Circuit Court judges 3 Supreme Court justices We've been waiting for this one! Only one judge confirmed this week. But it was a doozy!! On Monday, Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed by the US Senate to the Supreme Court of the United States! Take a look at the above numbers and picture yourself four years ago, the weekend before the election. The above would be unthinkable, impossible even. But it's real. Leave out the three (yes THREE) Supreme Court...
  • TRUMP MOVES TO FILL JUDGE BARRETT’S COURT OF APPEALS SEAT

    10/23/2020 3:10:14 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    Powerlineblog.com ^ | 10/22/20 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to advance Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination to the Senate floor. The Senate is expected to vote on Monday, with confirmation seemingly in the bag. The Judiciary Committee vote was unanimous. Democrats boycotted the session. Committee rules require that two members of the minority party to be present for business to be conducted. However, chairman Lindsey Graham proceeded with the vote anyway. “We’re not going to allow [Democrats] to take over the committee,” he stated. Meanwhile, President Trump has nominated a replacement for Judge Barrett on the Seventh Circuit Court Appeals. The nominee...
  • Court Blocks Extension of Wisconsin Absentee Ballot Deadline

    10/08/2020 12:22:08 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 08 2020 | BREITBART NEWS
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday blocked a decision to extend the deadline for counting absentee ballots in battleground Wisconsin, in a win for Republicans who have fought attempts to expand voting across the country. If the ruling stands, absentee ballots will have to be delivered to Wisconsin election clerks by 8 p.m. on Election Day if they are to be counted. Results of the presidential race in the pivotal swing state would be known within hours of polls closing. Democrats almost certainly will appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • JUST IN: 7th Circuit stays district court injunction allowing Wisconsin ballots postmarked by Election Day to be counted if received up to 6 days later.

    09/27/2020 11:22:22 AM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 61 replies
    Twitter ^ | September 27, 2020 | Josh Gerstein
    7th Circuit stays district court injunction allowing Wisconsin ballots postmarked by Election Day to be counted if received up to 6 days later. No list or count of judges backing the order. No rationale given.
  • Appellate court halts Wisconsin ballot-counting extension

    09/27/2020 5:11:20 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 19 replies
    apnews ^ | 9/27/20 | TODD RICHMOND
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Sunday temporarily halted a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s presidential election, a momentary victory for Republicans and President Donald Trump in the key presidential battleground state. As it stands, ballots will now be due by 8 p.m. on Election Day. A lower court judge had sided with Democrats and their allies to extend the deadline until Nov. 9. Democrats sought more time as a way to help deal with an expected historic high number of absentee ballots.
  • Appellate court halts Wisconsin ballot-counting extension

    09/27/2020 5:13:47 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 26 replies
    Happy,Happy! MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Sunday temporarily halted a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s presidential election, a momentary victory for Republicans and President Donald Trump in the key presidential battleground state. more at link above: https://apnews.com/article/election-2020-wisconsin-elections-us-supreme-court-courts-9f58fae97f3296c1a318f9f1082cf198?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP
  • Seventh Circuit Overturns Obama Judge Ruling That Would Have Extended Wisconsin’s Election by a Week

    09/27/2020 6:55:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Red State ^ | 09/27/2020 | Streiff
    <p>Last week, a Wisconsin judge declared that instead of having to be present on Election Day to be counted, absentee ballots postmarked by 8 p.m. Election Day could be counted so long as they arrived up to six days later.</p>
  • Appellate Court Halts Wisconsin Ballot-Counting Extension

    09/27/2020 7:39:07 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 11 replies
    apnews.com ^ | September 27, 2020
    A federal appeals court on Sunday temporarily halted a six-day extension for counting absentee ballots in Wisconsin’s presidential election, a momentary victory for Republicans and President Donald Trump in the key presidential battleground state. As it stands, ballots will now be due by 8 p.m. on Election Day. A lower court judge had sided with Democrats and their allies to extend the deadline until Nov. 9. Democrats sought more time as a way to help deal with an expected historic high number of absentee ballots. The Democratic National Committee, the state Democratic Party and allied groups including the League of...
  • Notable Opinions of U.S. Supreme Court Contender Amy Coney Barrett

    09/25/2020 2:32:08 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 39 replies
    Reuters via US News ^ | Sept. 20, 2020 | BY JAN WOLFE
    Amy Coney Barrett, a front-runner for the open U.S. Supreme Court seat President Donald Trump is pushing to fill, is a favorite among religious conservatives. As a judge on the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Barrett, 48, has voted in favor of one of Trump's hardline immigration policies and shown support for expansive gun rights. Here are some of her most notable opinions. GUNS Barrett indicated support for gun rights in a March 2019 dissenting opinion. She was part of a three-judge panel that considered a challenge to a federal law that bars people convicted of felonies from...
  • Wisconsin appeals court decision, insists absentee ballots received after Election Day should not be counted

    09/24/2020 11:15:38 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 24 2020 | Vandana Rambaran
    A federal judge ruled earlier this week to extend the cutoff to count absentee ballots by six days after the election, but the decision is being appealed by the GOP-controlled Wisconsin Legislature and is expected to make its way all the way up to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge William Conley's decision came Monday after Democrats argued that an extension was needed to accommodate for the influx of voters requesting mail-in ballots, and allow them time to both receive and send back their votes just five weeks before the election. Republicans have said there is more than enough...
  • No, Judge No, Amy Coney Barrett Doesn't Belong to a Catholic Group That Inspired 'The Handmaid's Tale' Doesn't Belong to a Catholic Group That Inspired 'The Handmaid's Tale'

    09/22/2020 9:28:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/22/2020 | Jim Treacher
    AP Feed What would Americans do without our stalwart, truth-telling heroes in the press? Those diligent fact-checkers make sure we get the most accurate information possible so we can stay informed. And as we head toward the bitterest, most contentious election since the last one, with a vacant Supreme Court seat to make it even more interesting, we need the straight facts now more than ever. That’s why, when I saw Newsweek magazine promoting this story about possible Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, I had to know more: Wow. What a scoop! But is it true? Khaleda Rahman, Newsweek:...
  • Judge Amy Coney Barrett Recently Approved Democrat COVID-19 Lockdown Policies

    09/22/2020 11:55:17 PM PDT · by rintintin · 214 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Sep 22 2020 | By Shane Trejo
    Judge Amy Coney Barrett has emerged as the choice of Conservative Twitter to be the successor on the Supreme Court to replace deceased former justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday after many bouts of cancer. However, Barrett’s record is troubling on many issues, with a ruling that gives Democrats in Illinois blanket authority to shut down society based on COVID-19 mass hysteria standing out as particularly heinous. Barrett concurred with the majority in Illinois Republican Party et al. v. J.B. Pritzker, Governor of Illinois to keep the illegal lockdown in place and allow Democrats to rip up the...
  • Wisconsin Ruling Allows Mail-in Ballots to Be Counted Without ‘Definitive’ Postmarks

    09/22/2020 12:31:07 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Sep 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    A ruling Monday by a federal judge in Wisconsin that would extend the counting of mail-in ballots six days beyond Election Day would also allow those ballots to be counted even if there is no “definitive” sign of a postmark. U.S. District Judge William Conley of the Western District of Wisconsin — an appointee of President Barack Obama — ruled that absentee ballots in the state can be counted until Nov. 9 as long as they are postmarked by Election Day, Nov. 3. That echoes last week’s ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which ruled that mailed-in ballots should be...