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  • Jury Forces David Daleiden to Pay Planned Parenthood $870,000 for Exposing Its Aborted Baby Part...

    11/15/2019 1:06:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 42 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Jury Forces David Daleiden to Pay Planned Parenthood $870,000 for Exposing Its Aborted Baby Part Sales A California jury has decided that pro-life advocate David Daleiden has caused substantial harm to the Planned Parenthood abortion business as a result of his organization’s undercover reporting and exposing of its potentially illegal sales of aborted baby parts nationwide. Planned Parenthood filed the lawsuit accusing them of more than a dozen crimes, including trespassing, breach of confidentiality, wiretapping and conspiracy. The trial is separate from a criminal case against Daleiden and Merritt launched by former California Attorney General Kamala Harris. The...
  • Jury Renders Verdict Against Pro-Life Activists in Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Case

    11/15/2019 1:27:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 34 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | Nov 15, 2019 | Operation Rescue
    PRESS RELEASE San Francisco, CA – Moments ago, a jury of ten issued adverse verdicts in a Federal civil suit brought by Planned Parenthood against five pro-life activists who exposed its participation in the illegal trafficking of aborted baby remains. Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, was found liable for $870,000 in damages for his service as a founding board member of the Center for Medical Progress. Civil counts against him included conspiracy, fraud, and violations of the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). Newman maintains that his participation in the undercover journalistic project was completely legal and that he...
  • Harris, Feinstein fume after White House re-nominates two conservative California judges

    01/31/2019 9:59:49 AM PST · by JME_FAN · 51 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | Alex Pappas
    California Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris lashed out at the White House after President Trump, under pressure from conservative activists, re-nominated two conservative California judges to the Ninth Circuit federal appeals court over their opposition. “We are deeply disappointed that the White House has chosen to re-nominate Daniel Collins and Kenneth Lee to the Ninth Circuit,” Feinstein and Harris said in a joint statement late Wednesday. “We made clear our opposition to these individuals and told the White House we wanted to work together to come to consensus on a new package of nominees.”
  • Trump judicial pick breaks down in tears at hearing over legal group's attack

    10/30/2019 11:00:32 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 106 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 30, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    One of President Trump's nominees for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals broke down in tears during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, as he disputed suggestions that he would not be fair to members of the LGBTQ community. Lawrence VanDyke was the subject of a scathing letter from the American Bar Association, sent to committee leadership Tuesday night, which alleged that people they interviewed expressed this concern, and that VanDyke himself "would not say affirmatively that he would be fair to any litigant before him, notably members of the LGBTQ community." But conservatives have adamantly defended the nominee. And...
  • The American Bar Association Has Just 'Outdone Itself' With Conservative Bias, Says Judicial Group

    10/30/2019 9:29:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/30/2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    The American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary has deemed President Trump nominee Lawrence VanDyke unqualified to sit on the 9th Circuit Court, determining that he lacks “professional competence” and “judicial temperament.” The Judicial Crisis Network noted some concerns regarding the ABA's evaluation. For starters, the lead evaluator, Marcia Davenport, a trial attorney in Montana, openly opposed VanDyke when he ran for a seat on the Montana Supreme Court and even contributed to his opponent's campaign. Davenport is a "left-wing partisan," JCN claims."The ABA has amassed quite the history of bias against conservatives over the last few decades, but...
  • Warren judicial ethics plan would allow new investigations into Kavanaugh

    10/07/2019 1:43:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/07/19 | Zack Budryk
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a 2020 presidential contender, on Monday issued a judicial ethics plan that would close a loophole and allow misconduct investigations of federal judges to continue even if they are elevated to the Supreme Court or resign from the bench. “It’s time to ensure that judges do not hear cases where they have conflicts of interests, strengthen our nation’s ethics rules for judges, and ensure accountability for judges who violate these rules,” Warren wrote in the proposal. Closing the loophole would have ramifications for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who has faced sexual assault allegations, which he...
  • Another Trump Ninth Circuit Nominee Takes Step Toward Confirmation

    09/25/2019 6:26:35 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    Law.com ^ | 9/25/19 | Ross Todd
    Danielle Hunsaker, a former clerk for Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, got a step closer Wednesday to filling the seat left open on the court when O’Scannlain took senior status in 2016. Hunsaker said in her prepared remarks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that being confirmed as O’Scannlain’s successor would be “a highlight for me in my life,” although she said “the prospect of filling his shoes is daunting.” Hunsaker, whose father worked in Oregon’s timber and construction industry, and whose mother homeschooled her, answered largely friendly questions about her...
  • Trump Continues to Reshape Ninth Circuit With Two New Picks

    09/20/2019 10:24:02 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 60 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 20 September 2019 | TIM RYAN
    WASHINGTON (CN) – President Donald Trump announced six new judicial nominees on Friday, including two to seats on the once reliably liberal Ninth Circuit and four to federal courts in California. One of the nominees to the Ninth Circuit will be familiar to senators, as Trump has now three times chosen Patrick Bumatay for a federal judgeship. Trump first chose Bumatay, a prosecutor in the Southern District of California, for a seat on the Ninth Circuit in 2018, but the Senate never took action on the nomination. Trump tapped him for a judgeship again earlier this year, this time for...
  • Trump-shaped 9th Circuit hands White House major win on asylum policy

    09/11/2019 12:10:09 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sep 11,2019 | Gregg Re
    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – long a liberal bastion that has been aggressively reshaped into a more moderate court by the Trump administration – handed the president a major win late Monday, lifting a nationwide injunction on his asylum policy. Earlier in the day, Obama-appointed U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in California had reinstated a nationwide halt on the Trump administration's plan to prevent most migrants from seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border, if they first crossed through another country on the way. But in an administrative order first obtained by Politico, the 9th Circuit rolled Tigar's ruling...
  • Supreme Court allows nationwide enforcement of new Trump asylum rules

    09/11/2019 3:24:33 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 91 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2019 | Stephen Dinan and Alex Swoyer
    Just a banner so far.
  • Supreme Court allows Trump asylum restrictions to take effect, ending 9th Circuit injunctions

    09/11/2019 5:20:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 11, 2019 | Gregg Re, Bill Mears
    n a major win for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court issued an order late Wednesday ending all injunctions that had blocked the White House's ban on asylum for anyone trying to enter the U.S. by traveling through a third country, such as Mexico, without seeking protection there. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – long a liberal bastion that has been aggressively reshaped into a more moderate court by the Trump administration – handed the White House a partial victory in the case on Monday by ending the nationwide injunction. But the 9th Circuit kept the injunction alive within...
  • Injunction against Trump policy lifted in asylum case

    09/11/2019 5:52:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/11/2019 | JOSH GERSTEIN
    A federal appeals court has temporarily lifted a nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump’s effort to deny asylum to immigrants who enter the U.S. after passing through another country. Acting at the request of the Trump administration, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an administrative stay Tuesday night that put on hold the injunction issued Monday by San Francisco-based U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar. The temporary hold implemented while the appeals court considers a longer stay essentially restores the legal situation that existed prior to this week, with Trump’s policy blocked only in the Ninth Circuit, which includes...
  • How Trump is reshaping one of the country’s most liberal courts

    09/02/2019 12:31:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | August 19, 2019 | Gretchen Frazee
    Planned Parenthood’s decision to withdraw Monday from a federal grant program aimed at family planning services is the result of a ruling from an unlikely source: the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The historically liberal court allowed a Trump administration rule blocking federal funding from organizations that refer patients for abortions to move forward, and Planned Parenthood chose to lose the money rather than stop the referrals. The case is one signal that President Donald Trump’s judicial nominations may be shifting one of the nation’s most liberal courts further to the right, blunting what many consider his opponents’ most effective...
  • Trump Defeats Planned Parenthood in Ninth Circuit

    08/22/2019 3:23:23 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8/21/19 | John and Andy Schlafly
    Last month the first physician to run Planned Parenthood in nearly a half-century was forced out because she actually wanted to focus on women’s health. Her firing proved what many Americans already knew, which is that Planned Parenthood exists primarily to promote abortion rather than women’s health. Taxpayers should not be required to fund this pro-abortion organization, and in a remarkable series of rulings even the Ninth Circuit agreed, for now. With seven new Trump judges on that court, the Ninth Circuit is no longer the liberal playground where Planned Parenthood has been able to snap its fingers and get...
  • Appeals court sides with Trump administration on asylum rule, limits injunction

    08/16/2019 10:20:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 16, 2019 | Adam Shaw, Bill Mears
    A federal appeals court sided with the Trump administration on Friday in the legal battle over its efforts to limit asylum claims from Central America – blocking, for now, a nationwide injunction that blocked the implementation of the rule. Last month a California federal judge blocked the rule that would require migrants to first apply in one of the countries they cross on their way to the U.S. – with certain exceptions. The rule is tailored to target Central Americans from the Northern Triangle of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras who would travel across multiple countries, including Mexico, before claiming...
  • Judges Seated by Trump Begin to Transform ‘9th Circus’

    07/30/2019 4:22:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 33 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | 7/29/19 | Fred Lucas
    The Trump administration gained a rare victory this summer in the most unlikely of venues—the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is widely viewed as the most liberal federal appeals court. One big reason: President Donald Trump’s appointments to the 9th Circuit have moved it closer to ideological balance. The court, long known for being both liberal and among the most overturned circuits, has been a thorn in Trump’s side, ruling against the president multiple times, mostly on immigration policies. The confirmation of Trump nominee Daniel Bress in July gave the president his seventh judge on the court. It...
  • BreakPoint: No Abortion Funds for Title X

    07/19/2019 9:34:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Breakpoint.org ^ | July 19, 2019 | John Stonestreet & David Carlson
    Back in 1970, the Nixon administration enacted the Title X Family Funding Program. As described on the HHS website, “For more than 40 years, Title X family planning clinics have played a critical role in ensuring access to a broad range of family planning and related preventive health services for millions of low-income or uninsured individuals.” For years, abortion providers were unable to access these funds, until President Clinton decided otherwise. Since then, abortion mills like Planned Parenthood have happily tapped into these funds to make sure that, utilizing some creative bookkeeping, women from low-income households have access to abortion...
  • The Family Planning Title Wave

    07/18/2019 5:20:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | July 18, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC senior writers
    The news wasn’t just a shock to the country, it was a shock to Wen herself. “I just learned that the @PPFA Board ended my employment at a secret meeting,” she tweeted. “We were engaged in good faith negotiations about my departure based on philosophical differences over the direction and future of Planned Parenthood.” That “good faith” ended abruptly when the president of America’s abortion giant found out she was fired. One of those philosophical differences, sources say, is that Wen happens to believe women’s health care is for, well, women. “Two sources told BuzzFeed News that Wen refused to...
  • Sanctuary ruling: A little reminder from the 9th Circuit that judges matter

    07/15/2019 3:09:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 7/14/19 | Monica Showalrer
    No UN-recommended census question on citizenship, no ending of the arbitrary Obama DACA executive order (which had been rejected in Congress), no measly $6 billion for a border wall to stop a border surge of more than a million expected illegal invaders, no ability to even change one's legal team. The leftist courts up until now have always found merit on the thwart-Trump side, saying yes to any activist request, including the really stupid one from the Sierra Club, with the Supreme Court ruling that yes, the Sierra Club has a right to enjoy its scenery so President Trump can't...
  • Ninth Circuit Sides With Trump Administration

    07/13/2019 6:35:33 AM PDT · by Boomer · 24 replies
    MAGA News ^ | 7/12/2019 | MAGA Student
    The 9th Circuit has ruled for the Trump Administration, allowing them to refuse money for cities that do not comply with federal immigration enforcement.