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  • Couple in India Sue Son for Not Giving Them a Grandchild

    05/13/2022 4:15:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/13 | Patrick Jackson
    A couple in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand are suing their only son and his wife for not giving them a grandchild after six years of marriage. Sanjeev and Sadhana Prasad, 61 and 57, say they used up their savings raising their son, paying for his pilot's training as well as a lavish wedding. They are demanding compensation worth nearly $650,000 (£525,000) if no grandchild is born within a year. Their son and his wife do not appear to have commented. The highly unusual lawsuit was filed on grounds of "mental harassment".
  • Bits and Pieces on the Abortion decision

    05/03/2022 4:51:40 PM PDT · by LS · 40 replies
    self | 5/3/2022 | LS
    Some interesting developments on the leaked Supreme Court decision. 1) Roberts confirms that's the decision. 2) Although Thomas writes exceptional legally-argued decisions, Sam Alito has a remarkable flair for sticking the knife. In his decision, he repeatedly referenced the legal reasoning of . . . Lawrence Tribe from 1973! Alito not only reverses lib nonsense but does it with their own words. 3) Long discussion with Richard Baris today. Bottom line, NO subgroup in his polling supports abortion. Some are closer than others, but Hispanics strongly oppose, and even LIBERAL WOMEN by a small majority oppose anything past the first...
  • Fauci: ‘We Are Concerned’ about Courts ‘Getting Involved in’ Health Decisions, Transit Mask Mandate Shouldn’t Be ‘a Court Issue’

    04/21/2022 7:05:40 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/21/2022 | Ian hatchett
    During an interview aired on Thursday’s edition of CNN+’s “The Source with Kasie Hunt,” White House Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci reacted to the CDC’s transportation mask mandate being struck down in court by stating that “we are concerned…about courts getting involved in things that are unequivocally public health decisions. I mean, this is a CDC issue. It should not have been a court issue.”
  • Breaking Down The Flurry Of Legal Filings By Clinton Campaign Associates In Durham Case

    04/21/2022 4:11:43 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    Nation And State ^ | 4-21-2022 | Jeff Carlson and Hans Mahncke via The Epoch Times
    In a coordinated legal action between a number of Hillary Clinton operatives and associates, almost two dozen separate documents were simultaneously filed on April 19 in special counsel John Durham’s case against former Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann. This sudden flurry of mass filings included responses from former Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta, campaign manager Robby Mook, Clinton campaign lead lawyer Marc Elias, contractors Fusion GPS, the Clinton campaign itself, and the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The trigger for the flurry of filings was a request by Durham to unseal a number of emails involving the parties. The emails are...
  • Do Not Lose Your Soul

    04/17/2022 5:19:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | april 17, 2022 | Mark Little
    Darkness either overcomes you or it compels you to shine your light to repel it. Americans face this choice as we are bombarded with social issues that require us to examine the core of the nation’s soul. Whether you believe the United States is a Christian nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles or not, the universally accepted norms of right and wrong remain until they are upended. The far left in our nation is actively attempting to eradicate core beliefs by confusing children of their gender and God-given sex, by emasculating men, by making race an idol, and by worshipping at...
  • Ed Sheeran wins copyright lawsuit over 2017 hit "Shape of You"

    04/06/2022 10:05:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | APRIL 6, 2022 | Caitlin O'Kane
    Ed Sheeran has won a copyright lawsuit over his song "Shape of You." Artist Sami Chokri, known as Sami Switch, claimed Sheeran's 2017 hit plagiarized his 2015 song "Oh Why." After an 11-day trial, judge ruled Sheeran had "neither deliberately nor subconsciously copied" Chokri's song and that while there were "similarities between the one-bar phrase" they were "only a starting point for a possible infringement" of copyright, according to BBC News. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) While Sheeran includes the "oh I" phrase in "Shape of You," the judge said it said it...
  • ‘As many as possible, as soon as possible’: Democrats scramble to confirm Biden’s judicial nominees before November

    04/04/2022 7:13:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | April 4, 2022 | By Tierney Sneed
    Voting to advance Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the main event when the Senate Judiciary Committee meets Monday. But the committee will also be sending to the Senate floor several other federal judge nominees, as Democrats push to keep the judiciary confirmation machinery cranking while Jackson dominated the spotlight. There are 108 current or expected lower court vacancies now pending, 84 of them openings for which a nominee has not yet been named. The general time crunch is being further complicated by the procedural tactics Republicans can employ to slow a nominee’s path to confirmation, in...
  • Man accused of fatally shoving Michelle Go unfit to stand trial, court official says

    03/22/2022 5:08:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 22, 2022 | Tamar Lapin, David Meyer
    The homeless man who admitted to fatally shoving Michelle Go into an oncoming train at the Times Square subway station is mentally unfit to stand trial, a court official said Tuesday. The official said in Manhattan Supreme Court that psychiatrists at Bellevue Hospital made the determination about Martial Simon after a medical evaluation. Simon, 61, has been held at Bellevue in Manhattan since his arrest on murder charges in Go’s Jan. 9 death. He did not appear in court on Tuesday.
  • Firing-squad executions get the greenlight in South Carolina

    03/18/2022 8:37:05 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    AP ^ | 17 Mar 2022 | MEG KINNARD
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — ​​South Carolina has given the greenlight to firing-squad executions, a method codified into state law last year after a decade-long pause in carrying out death sentences because of the state’s inability to procure lethal injection drugs... ...Lawmakers set about tweaking state law to get around the lethal injection drug situation. Legislation that went into effect in May made the electric chair the state’s primary means of execution while giving inmates the option of choosing death by firing squad or lethal injection, if those methods are available....
  • Gov. Hochul to pitch changes to bail reform law as part of sweeping public safety plan

    03/17/2022 12:11:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 17, 2022 | Bernadette Hogan and Social Links for Bernadette Hogan VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED Carl
    Gov. Kathy Hochul is now proposing a sweeping public safety package including changes that will make more crimes bail eligible in New York after weeks of being accused of ignoring the city and state’s crime wave, The Post has learned. The 10-point plan, obtained by The Post, includes a measure that would give judges more discretion to order bail and detain criminal defendants for a host of additional crimes based on their criminal history, including repeat offenders. “For offenses that are not currently subject to arrest, police will have the ability (though not the requirement) to deny a Desk Appearance...
  • Too Many Agency Surprises in Implementing No Surprises Act

    03/02/2022 6:21:03 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | March 2, 2022 | Daniel Savickas
    Last week, Texas federal judge Jeremy Kernodle struck down part of a Biden administration rule on surprise medical billing. In 2020, Congress passed the “No Surprises Act,” to establish a process to resolve billing disputes through independent dispute resolution. Judge Kernodleruledthat the process the administration set up with its interim final rule (IFR) went against the text of the 2020 law. What was originally meant to address a legitimate problem in the medical space has been badly bungled by the administration, with effects that will reverberate across the healthcare ecosystem. After the passage of the No Surprises Act, patients would...
  • Justice Breyer's Interpretation of Cruel and Unusual

    02/02/2022 4:26:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 2, 2022 | Terry Jeffrey
    When Stephen Breyer was 4 years old, and his father, Irving Breyer, was serving as legal counsel for the San Francisco Board of Education, the San Francisco Examiner ran a story headlined "Court Test Looms in S.F. Student Beating." "The flogging of Robert Troutfelt, a 13-year-old student at Marina Junior High School, showed every indication yesterday of becoming a 'cause celebre,' determining the status of corporal punishment in local schools," said the story. Two days before that, on March 18, 1943, the Examiner had laid out the alleged details of the case. "Upon complaint of George T. Troutfelt, indignant father...
  • 10th Circuit Denies Native American Request To Halt Colorado “Mascot” Ban Pending Appeal

    02/01/2022 4:54:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Friday, January 28, 2022 | William A. Jacobson
    Plaintiffs’ attorney: “We’re proceeding to discovery in the district court later today and waiting on the final scheduling order, but in any event will be filing a motion for summary judgment in February. A Native American Group sought an injunction halting what they said was a discriminatory Colorado ban on the use of Native American Mascots. We covered the story in Native American Lawsuit Challenges Colorado Ban On Native American “Mascots” As Discriminatory: The banning of Native American (American Indian) depictions for sports teams gets a lot of press, most famously the Washington Redskins renaming themselves the Washington Football Team....
  • What Pro-Life Really Means

    01/29/2022 4:57:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2022 | Kathryn Lopez
    "All life is worthy of dignity and respect." Inside St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Sisters of Life, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and others prayed for the protection of all human life. It was the 49th anniversary of the Supreme Court's grave Roe v. Wade decision, which ushered in a regime of "unfettered access to abortion," Cardinal Dolan said. Dolan also talked about two police officers who were shot the night before in New York City. The man who shot them was in the same hospital as the officers (both of whom would later die), being treated by a team of doctors. Because...
  • Victory: Italian Court Overturns the Government’s Deadly Covid Policy (VIDEO)

    01/23/2022 9:50:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    RAIR FOUNDATION ^ | 01/23/2022 | Amy Mek
    “They prevented people from being cured by their family physician at home, with early treatment.”Italy’s Regional Administrative Court has ruled that their “Paracetamol [Tylenol] and watchful waiting” policy violates the rights of patients to receive meaningful medical treatment. As a result, doctors no longer have to follow the Health Ministers’ stringent and dangerous guidelines and treat patients in the way they see fit. Lawyer and Politician Andrea Delmastro from the conservative Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) party celebrated the court’s ruling and condemned Roberto Speranza, the controversial Health Minister’s Covid prescription,Do you recall Health Minister Speranza’s awkward prescription? Even a...
  • Family Fights for Ivermectin for Dying Loved One, Courts Say 'No'

    01/16/2022 4:30:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/16/2022 | Kevin Downey Jr.
    Daniel Pisano is dying of COVID-19. He’s been on ventilator in Florida for 28 days now at the Mayo Clinic. His doctors give him a less than 5% chance of survival.His wife and son want him treated with the COVID plan recommended by Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC). It involves using ivermectin. They want Dr. Eduardo Balbona to treat their family member. The Mayo Clinic refused. The family went to court, hoping the court would force the clinic to allow an outside doctor to treat Pisano. Judge Marianne Aho decided against it.They appealed that decision and lost that...
  • Preparing for Post-Roe America

    01/15/2022 3:40:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2022 | Katryn Lopez
    This year may be the last January March for Life. I've attended many of the annual pro-life gatherings in our nation's capital, and it's a sight to behold. There's always a big showing from North Dakota, thanks to the University of Mary in Bismarck. The day before the march, I almost always encounter students from Louisiana at Mass at St. Matthew's Cathedral. Many students spend the night in the basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, some in vigil, others catching some sleep in the side chapels and everywhere else there is space. The March for Life is...
  • Saudi Arabia Names and Shames Sexual Harasser in Historic Verdict

    01/11/2022 4:02:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Gulf News ^ | January 11, 2022 | January 11, 2022
    The verdict is the first of its kind to be issued by a court in the KingdomA man who was convicted of sexual harassment in Saudi Arabia has been named and shamed in public. This is the first such verdict to be issued by a Saudi court, local media reported. The Criminal Court in Medina has also sentenced Yasser Muslim Al Arawi to eight months in prison and a fine of SR5,000 for harassing a woman using obscene remarks. This verdict comes after the Council of Ministers approved a law allowing authorities to publicly reveal the identity of individuals found...
  • Biden Is Trying to Disguise a General Vaccine Mandate as a Workplace Safety Measure

    01/05/2022 5:23:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2022 | Jacob Sullum
    Last week, Anthony Fauci, resident Joe Biden's top infectious disease adviser, said the federal government should consider requiring that domestic air travelers be vaccinated against COVID-19. "When you make vaccinations a requirement," he explained, "that's another incentive to get more people vaccinated." Although requiring vaccination of airline passengers ostensibly would be aimed at making air travel safer, Fauci sees it as a way to boost the U.S. vaccination rate. The Biden administration sees its vaccination rule for private employers, which ostensibly is aimed at addressing a workplace hazard, the same way. The contrast between that broader goal and the legal...
  • Chief justice calls for judicial independence amid growing political criticism of federal courts

    12/31/2021 5:42:11 PM PST · by chief lee runamok · 27 replies
    faux ^ | 1`2/31/21 | Shannon Bream
    Chief Justice John Roberts asserted the independence of the federal courts from what he called "inappropriate political influence," in a year-end report released Friday that comes amid widespread political criticism of the Supreme Court, and calls to dramatically reform its structure.