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  • Don't look now - Trump and McConnell are about to 'flip' another Circuit Court of Appeals.

    11/18/2019 6:54:25 AM PST · by Reagan80 · 16 replies
    U.S. Senate website ^ | 11/18/2019 |
    The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (Alabama, Florida and Georgia) currently has 12 active judges after the appointment of 3 already this term by President Trump; the Circuit is now tied 6 - 6 with R and D appointees; with 3 more vacancies to fill; each of which has a current nominee awaiting vetting and a vote. The tie-breaking 13th judge will be under active consideration for a cloture vote this afternoon on the Senate floor with likely confirmation tomorrow; making in 7R to 6D. Once the additional two vacancies are filled; an enduring 9R to 6D majority will be...
  • 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...
  • The Ninth Circuit Just Allowed Children To Sue Trump Over Global Warming

    03/08/2018 11:05:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/07/18 | Michael Bastah
    A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday in favor of 21 children and young adults suing the U.S. government for not doing enough to protect their constitutional right to a stable climate. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges refused to grant mandamus relief and block the U.S. District Court in Oregon from hearing the suit, which was originally filed by the environmental group Our Children’s Trust in 2015. A federal judge in Oregon ruled in 2016 the 21 youngsters had standing to sue. President Donald Trump’s administration and oil and gas groups appealed the decision in June 2017. They asked...
  • Ninth Circuit rules taxpayers don't have to provide lawyers for illegal immigrant children

    01/30/2018 4:29:14 PM PST · by fwdude · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 30, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    In a decision that is shockingly sensible, a three judge panel of the notorious Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal in San Francisco has ruled that illegal immigrant children are not entitled to free legal representation, funded by taxpayers, in trying to legalize their status. Maura Dolan writes in the Los Angeles Times: A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an immigration judge's decision to deny asylum to a minor identified as C.J.L.G., who left Honduras at age 13 after being threatened by gangs. The boy did not have a lawyer, and his mother was unable...
  • Six women accuse prominent 9th Circuit judge of sexual misconduct (tr)

    12/09/2017 3:01:50 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 39 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 09, 2017 | Associated Press via Daily Mail
    Six women who served as clerks or externs at the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals allege to The Washington Post that Judge Alex Kozinski subjected them to inappropriate sexual comments or conduct, including asking them to watch pornography in his chambers, the newspaper reported Friday. Heidi Bond, who clerked for the Pasadena, California-based judge from 2006 to 2007, told the newspaper she recalled three instances in which he asked her to look at images of naked people. She said one set of images was of college-age students where some were 'inexplicably naked while everyone else was clothed.' Another set...
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judge faces sexual misconduct charges by six women

    12/09/2017 2:59:22 AM PST · by x1stcav · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/8/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    Six women who worked in the office of Judge Alex Kozinski, a member of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, have accused him of sexual misconduct, according to a report published Friday evening. Two women spoke on the record with the Washington Post, while the four others would not allow their names to be shared. One of the women, Heidi Bond, said the judge showed her porn on multiple occasions, including pictures of naked college-aged students at a party and a flipbook which a woman's naked body parts had to be matched up to the corresponding bodies. She said she...
  • SCOTUS To Lower Courts On The Travel Ban: Knock It Off

    12/07/2017 6:56:59 AM PST · by x1stcav · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/6/17 | Kevin Daley
    The U.S. Supreme Court appears somewhat irritated with federal courts that have repeatedly barred the Trump administration from enforcing immigration policies halting the entry of certain classes of migrants and refugees. The high court’s latest orders sent three clear signals to lower courts, all of which are positive signs for President Donald Trump. First, the Supreme Court is quite clearly expressing its view that the government will prevail on the merits of this dispute. The Court would not grant an application with these facts if a majority of the justices did not believe the administration will ultimately be vindicated. As...
  • Are You Ready for Fake Facts and Fake Law from the Ninth Circuit?

    06/14/2017 6:44:57 AM PDT · by AJFavish · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 14, 2017 | Allan J. Favish
    On June 12, 2017, three judges on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that President Donald Trump’s second executive order imposing a temporary ban on “entry” into the United States should be read as if it stated that the ban was on “the issuance of an immigrant visa.” This made it possible for Judges Michael Daly Hawkins, Ronald M. Gould, and Richard A. Paez, all appointed by President Bill Clinton, to hold that the temporary ban was subject to a statutory prohibition on discrimination because of a person’s nationality “in the issuance of an immigrant...
  • The Law That Never Was

    02/10/2017 6:01:45 AM PST · by AJFavish · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 10, 2017 | Allan J. Favish
    The key point for everybody to know about the United States Court Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s opinion regarding President Donald Trump’s Executive Order regarding immigration, is that the three judges failed to discuss, or even acknowledge the existence of, the primary law that supports President Trump’s Executive Order.
  • Warning: Package Contains Judges, Three Each, So-Called

    02/09/2017 12:32:51 PM PST · by Yo-Yo · 15 replies
    Skating Under the Ice ^ | 2/8/17 | Willis Eschenbach
    I see that the President has referred to the judge in the Immigration Executive Order (EO) as a “so-called” judge. I thought this was unfortunate, not to mention bad tactics … but after listening to the oral arguments about the EO, I understood more about where he was coming from. The astounding part to me was that both the Judges and the lawyer for Washington State were discussing statements made by then-candidate Trump and by Rudy Giuliani, in order to determine whether this was really a “Muslim ban” in disguise. The argument the lawyer made and the three-judge panel is...
  • Bill to split 'nutty 9th Circuit' gains momentum

    02/09/2017 7:13:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 51 replies ^ | 2-9-2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    As judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals weigh the legality of President Trump’s immigration executive order, a Republican push to split up the controversial court -- and shrink its clout -- is gaining steam on Capitol Hill. Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain of Arizona introduced legislation last month to carve six states out of the San Francisco-based court circuit and create a brand new 12th Circuit. They argue that the 9th is too big, too liberal and too slow resolving cases. If they succeed, only California, Oregon, Hawaii and two island districts would remain in the...
  • Trump’s travel ban: Why the 9th Circuit could flip and unexpectedly grant a stay

    02/08/2017 12:47:08 PM PST · by Yo-Yo · 28 replies
    Fox News Online ^ | February 8th, 2017 | Robert Charles
    The U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, undertook an extraordinary review Tuesday evening, hearing arguments for and against a stay of district court action that blocked President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration. From the outset, it was a pitched battle before a notoriously liberal Circuit. That said, the Justice Department acquitted itself well – and may have won an upset. If not the Super Bowl, there were surprises. Kick off was simple. Justice briefed a three-judge panel on the need for a temporary pause in migration from seven countries identified by Congress and the prior Administration as terrorist risks. They...
  • Judges Reject Orange County's Claim That Social Workers Didn't Know Lying In Court Was Wrong

    01/17/2017 7:30:00 AM PST · by servo1969 · 45 replies ^ | 1-6-2017 | R. SCOTT MOXLEY
    Using taxpayer funds, government officials in Orange County have spent the last 16 years arguing the most absurd legal proposition in the entire nation: How could social workers have known it was wrong to lie, falsify records and hide exculpatory evidence in 2000 so that a judge would forcibly take two young daughters from their mother for six-and-a-half years? From the you-can't-make-up-this-crap file, county officials are paying Lynberg & Watkins, a private Southern California law firm specializing in defending cops in excessive force lawsuits, untold sums to claim the social workers couldn't have "clearly" known that dishonesty wasn't acceptable in...
  • UPDATE: 5th Circuit Court Declines Obama Request for Fast Ruling on Injunction

    03/17/2015 11:50:10 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 3-13-2015 | Numbers USA
    Updated: Fri, Mar 13th 2015 @ 4:34 pm EDT The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals today denied the Obama Administration's request for an expedited ruling on Judge Andrew Hanen’s injunction blocking President Obama's executive amnesties. Justice Department attorneys asked the court to rule within seven days but the court allowed the normal 10-day period for states to respond to the Administration's request. Politico reports this could be an early sign that the 5th Circuit may not want to overturn Judge Hanen’s injunction quickly.
  • Ezell’s doctrinal rules for the Second Amendment(Seventh Circuit)

    07/09/2011 6:21:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 8 July, 2011 | David Kopel
    The Seventh Circuit’s decision in Ezell v. Chicago is a tremendously important case for Second Amendment doctrine. The key rules from Ezell: use originalism from both 1791 and 1868 to determine if an activity is within the scope of the Second Amendment right. If it is, apply First Amendment doctrine, and make the standard of review more stringent when the activity is closer to the core of the right, and when the government is prohibiting rather than regulating. Generally speaking, when looking for guidance, look to Eugene Volokh. As the above rules apply to the case at bar: The right...
  • Another ass-kicking: 5th Circuit rejects White House drilling ban appeal

    07/08/2010 5:07:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views ^ | 7.8/10 | Michelle Malkin
    Another ass-kicking: 5th Circuit rejects White House drilling ban appeal By Michelle Malkin • July 8, 2010 07:17 PM Just in: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has just denied the White House request for a stay on U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman’s order striking down the Obama blanket deepwater drilling ban. Ass. Kicked. Again: A U.S. appeals court on Thursday rejected the Obama administration’s request to put on hold a ruling that lifted a temporary moratorium on deepwater drilling in the wake of the BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The ruling is a setback for...
  • Bristol Palin to net up to $30K for each speech

    05/18/2010 5:07:15 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 67 replies · 1,651+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 05/18/2010 | Staff
    JUNEAU, Alaska - Bristol Palin is hitting the speakers' circuit and will command between $15,000 and $30,000 for each appearance, Palin family attorney Thomas Van Flein said Monday.
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against City of New York(Gun Shop Case)

    08/15/2009 9:40:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies · 605+ views
    ereleases ^ | 14 August, 2009 | na
    The decision tips the scale toward defendants’ rights; represents victory for privately owned gun shop in the Bronx NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2009 — The United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a Bronx gun shop owner who claimed her constitutional rights were violated in a search and seizure of her store following a post-9/11 security crackdown by the New York City Police Department. Angela Spinelli, the owner of Olinville Arms, Inc., appealed the case to the Second Circuit after a federal district court granted the City of New York and the NYPD officers’ motion for...
  • Circuit City to liquidate remaining US stores

    01/16/2009 8:02:28 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 151 replies · 4,571+ views
    AP ^ | January 16, 2009 | Vinee Tong
    Circuit City Stores Inc. says it has reached an agreement with liquidators to sell the merchandise in its 567 U.S. stores after failing to find a buyer or a refinancing deal.
  • Computer circuit builds itself

    10/16/2008 10:21:05 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies · 538+ views
    Nature ^ | 10/16/08 | Geoff Brumfiel
    Organic molecules organize themselves to form a bridge between electrodes.A team of European physicists has developed an integrated circuit that can build itself. The work, appearing in this week's Nature1, is an important step towards its ultimate goal — a self-assembling computer. Today's computer chips are made by etching patterns onto semiconducting wafers using a combination of light and photosensitive chemicals. But the technique is being pushed to the limit as ever more processing power is being packed onto chips, requiring engineers to etch details just a few tens of nanometres across. So scientists are hunting for alternative ways to...