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  • The Truth—Not Big Brother—Sets Us Free

    05/12/2022 4:16:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2022 | Matt Bowman
    The nine most terrifying words in the English language, as President Ronald Reagan once quipped, are: “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.” Yet the Biden administration may have found a more concise yet equally terrifying phrase: “We’re not the opinion police.” These words, spoken without jest, came from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas in defense of his agency’s newest creation, the “Disinformation Governance Board.” When news of this broke, left and right were both quick to criticize, rightly pointing out free speech concerns. Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson rhetorically asked, “I can see how disinformation...
  • Biden DHS Launching “Disinformation Governance Board”

    04/27/2022 12:47:05 PM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 121 replies
    The Palmieri Report ^ | 27 April 2022 | Jacob Palmieri
    The Biden administration is freaking out over the truth being exposed. They are now launching a “Disinformation Governance Board” to go after what they claim is misinformation. The group will be specifically focusing on irregular migration and Russia.
  • Neo Live - Elon Musk $43 Billion Twitter Buyout Triggers Leftist Meltdown

    04/15/2022 5:48:19 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 8 replies
    Neounrealist via YouTube ^ | 4/14/2022 | NeoUnrealist
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  • Lacrosse Team Told to Remove ‘Pray for Peace’ Shirts; Too Religious & Political, Says School Board

    04/10/2022 4:05:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2022 | Todd Starnes
    “The Girls Lacrosse Team is no longer permitted to wear the Pray for Peace t-shirts at home or away events as warm up gear,” the email read. “The message conveyed by the shirts, although positive in nature and well meaning, can be interpreted as religious and political in nature.” The school district said the shirts were too religious and too political. A double-whammy. Parent Clare Levison said the girls offered to replace the word “pray” with the word “play.” However, that compromise was rejected. The Roanoke Times reported that the school’s librarian was ordered to remove a display sign that...
  • Fifth Circuit Clamps Down on NJ District Court in 2nd Amendment Case

    04/08/2022 4:09:41 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | April 6, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    The saga continues in defense of the First and Second Amendments in federal courts. On April 1, 2022, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a split decision in a three-judge panel, reversed the District Court’s decision to transfer the case to New Jersey. In a court opinion, this was a vigorous slap down against judicial bias and activism. Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) sued the State Department for violating their First and Second Amendment rights to publish computer files on the Internet.They reached a settlement. Various Attorney Generals filed unprecedented actions to prevent the settlement from...
  • Fourth Circuit: A Person has a Right to Come to the Door with a Firearm

    04/07/2022 6:25:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 40 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | April 5, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    On March 30, 2022, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit published an opinion in the case of Knibbs v Momphard. The Court found for the Estate of Knibbs, which is suing Deputy Momphard of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department. It was a split opinion, for the Knibbs Estate. Important precedents involving firearms and the Second Amendment are solidified by this opinion, which cites several previous cases. The Constitutional Amendment primarily cited is the Fourth Amendment. However, the citation to the Fourth relies on the Second Amendment, which includes the possession of a firearm in the home for self-defense.This author...
  • Big legal win for Wright-Patterson Air Force members fighting vaccine mandate

    04/04/2022 3:44:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies
    WXIX ^ | Apr. 1, 2022 | Jennifer Edwards Baker
    A federal judge in Cincinnati granted a temporary order this week blocking Air Force action against 18 service members including 11 who currently or recently served at Wright-Patterson in Dayton who are fighting the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. A federal judge in Cincinnati is stopping Air Force action against 18 servicemembers fighting the COVID-19 vaccine including 11 who currently or recently served at Wright-Patterson in Dayton. The servicemembers sued earlier this year over the denial of religious accommodations for refusing shots. The First Amendment and Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 (RFRA) does, in fact, apply to the military, contrary to...
  • High Court Gives Biden Win for Now in Navy Vaccine Case

    03/25/2022 4:36:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    AP News ^ | 3/25 | Jessica Gresko
    The Supreme Court is giving the Navy a freer hand determining what job assignments it gives to 35 sailors who sued after refusing on religious grounds to comply with an order to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The high court in a brief order Friday sided with the Biden administration and said that while the lawsuit plays out, the Navy may consider the sailors’ vaccination status in making deployment, assignment and other operational decisions. The group that sued includes mostly Navy SEALs. Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote that there was a “simple overarching reason” that he agreed with the court’s decision. The...
  • DOJ Spied on Journalists’ Emails Via Sealed Search Warrants & Non-Disclosure Orders (VIDEO)

    03/22/2022 5:48:12 PM PDT · by bitt · 33 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 3/22/2022 | Project Veritas
    Microsoft Corporation legal documents obtained by Project Veritas show that after a U.S. District Court Judge rejected the DOJ’s argument to ignore Project Veritas’ “journalistic privileges,” the DOJ went behind the judge’s back to obtain an extension on two sealed non-disclosure orders from a magistrate judge to conceal the fact they already had unsupervised and unfettered access to privileged emails and contacts of eight Project Veritas journalists. • Judge Torres had ruled that prosecutors must operate under the supervision of a Special Master to ensure first amendment protections are upheld for Project Veritas journalists and their source material. • These...
  • Microsoft Corporation Legal Documents Show Biden DOJ Spying on Project Veritas Journalists — Hides It From Federal Court Judge

    03/22/2022 10:47:25 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    https://thelibertydaily.com ^ | March 22, 2022 | By J.D. Rucker
    One of the reasons the 1st Amendment gives protection to the free press is because they are supposed to be one of the most important checks against a tyrannical government. Independence and protection for journalists can be argued as one of the biggest reasons the United States has flourished for a quarter millenium. Project Veritas has been targeted by our government on multiple occasions they do not abide by the standing orders given to journalists that they must be supportive of progressive ideologies. While most major news outlets pander to the left willingly, offering cover for corrupt Democrats while seeking...
  • Biden DOJ Spied on Project Veritas Journalists with Sealed Search Warrants – Then Concealed Communications from Federal Judge (Video)

    03/22/2022 12:52:00 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 22, 2022 | Cristina Laila
    James O’Keefe on Tuesday revealed the Biden DOJ spied on Project Veritas journalists with sealed search warrants then concealed the communications from a federal judge. Project Veritas obtained legal documents from Microsoft Corporation revealing the DOJ obtained an extension on two sealed search warrants after a federal judge denied the Department’s efforts to “unsupervised and unfettered access to privileged emails and contacts of eight PV journalists.” According to O’Keefe, Judge Torres ruled that federal prosecutors must be supervised by a Special Master to protect the journalists’ First Amendment rights. The documents obtained by Project Veritas prove the DOJ went behind...
  • Math Professor Fired After Refusing Woke Reeducation, So Judge Strips Crucial Protection from His Persecutors

    03/20/2022 12:40:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    thefederalistpapers.org ^ | March 20, 2022 | Warner Todd Huston
    The publicly funded University of North Texas was dealt a blow in court after a federal judge said school officials can be held responsible for firing employees for exercising their right of free speech. In his 69-page order of March 11, Judge Sean Jordan, of the United States District Court for Eastern Texas, found that university officials should have known that math professor Nathaniel Hiers’ speech “touched on a matter of public concern and that discontinuing his employment because of his speech violated the First Amendment,” before they fired him for going public with his disagreement with the left-wing concept...
  • Abortion Laws: US Supreme Court Ready To Lower The Gavel After Justice Thomas Signals Support

    03/16/2022 9:03:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Republic Brief ^ | 03/16/2022 | Jeff Miller
    There is action being taken across the nation by Republicans on abortion laws ahead of the Supreme Court’s decision. GOP lawmakers in Tennessee have introduced a bill that appears to be similar to Texas’ anti-abortion legislation. “This bill is modeled directly after the legislation passed in Texas last year. Abortions, since that bill has been passed, have dropped 60 percent in Texas,” Rep. Rebecca Alexander said as she spoke to a House subcommittee. Alexander is the legislation’s sponsor. Virginia’s Republican Attorney General Jason Miyares is calling for Roe v. Wade to be overturned by the Supreme Court. In joining 21...
  • Ginni Thomas' revelation she went to Jan. 6 rally puts squishy Supreme Court rules in spotlight

    03/15/2022 3:50:02 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 23 replies
    USA Today (via MSN.com) ^ | 15 March 2022 | Bart Jansen and John Fritze
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  • Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife had ties to January 6 rally organizers and efforts to overturn the 2020 election: report

    03/15/2022 6:07:58 AM PDT · by central_va · 67 replies
    yahoo/BusInsider ^ | 2/22/22 | Oma Seddiq
    Ginni Thomas had ties to organizers of a January 6, 2021, rally, The New York Times reported. The Times also reported on her connections with people who sought to overturn the 2020 election. Thomas served on the board of a conservative group that pushed members to challenge the results. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife, Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, had ties to organizers of the January 6, 2021, rallies in support of President Donald Trump as well as to efforts to subvert the 2020 election results, according to a New York Times Magazine report published Tuesday.
  • Clarence Thomas Takes Another Swipe at Big Tech’s Section 230 Immunity

    03/08/2022 5:34:12 PM PST · by Baladas · 14 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 8 Mar 2022 | Allum Bokhari
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas took another warning shot at Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) today, the law that grants Big Tech wide legal immunity to host and censor content at will. In April last year, Thomas suggested that the Supreme Court, in the absence of action by Congress, might have to narrow the protections of Section 230 in an appropriate case. Section 230 of the CDA is integral to the business model of major tech platforms because it ensures they are not held legally liable for the billions of items of user-generated content hosted by them....
  • Justice Clarence Thomas Asks the Supreme Court to Reevaluate Big Tech’s Immunity Under Section 230

    03/08/2022 9:56:16 AM PST · by bitt · 27 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 3/8/2022 | JIM HOFT
    Justice Clarence Thomas issued a statement on Monday about the denial of certiorari in the Jane Doe v. Facebook case. In his statement, Justice Thomas called for the Supreme Court to “address the proper scope of immunity under §230 in an appropriate case” available to Big Tech. Justice Thomas narrated that it’s “hard to see” why section 230 is protecting the Big Tech from liability for companies’ “own ‘acts and omissions.’ “It is hard to see why the protection §230(c)(1) grants publishers against being held strictly liable for third parties’ content should protect Facebook from liability for its own “acts...
  • The most liked justice in the Supreme Court is Clarence Thomas

    03/04/2022 10:02:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Don Surber Blog ^ | 03/04/2022
    Since the libs are going after Clarence Thomas again, seems like as good a time as any to rewatch this video of him laughing.pic.twitter.com/GtPY7CgFIv— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) January 27, 2022​ He who laughs last...It has taken more than 3 decades, but the most vilified Supreme Court justice in American history has the last laugh on his tormentors.During his confirmation hearings, an angry and racist media went out of its way to portray him as an oversexed black man. The detestable Nina Totenberg of NPR conspired with Democrats to push false charges of sexual harassment on him. Anita Hill perjured herself...
  • Leftists viciously malign Clarence Thomas

    02/26/2022 4:25:09 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 26 Feb, 2022 | Mario Diaz
    Justice Clarence Thomas has done well for himself. He is in no need of defense by anybody. His life and work are inspiring by any measure. But the despicable, racially motivated, coordinated media attacks against him and his family are so unfair that even a slight appreciation of justice would compel a reasonable person to speak. His professionalism and honor play a part, too, so that reasonable observers can appreciate that in shining a light on the praiseworthy work of the good justice and the nefarious motives of his critics, one speaks for him who "cannot speak for himself," given...
  • Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas' wife had ties to January 6 rally organizers and efforts to overturn the 2020 election: report

    02/22/2022 12:13:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 74 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 22, 2022 | By Oma Seddiq
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' wife, Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, had ties to organizers of a January 6, 2021 rally in support of President Donald Trump as well as to efforts to subvert the 2020 election results, according to a New York Times Magazine report published on Tuesday. The Times revealed details about Thomas' role, which had been previously unreported. Thomas, a longtime conservative activist, played a peacemaking role between rally organizers "so that there wouldn't be any division around January 6," Dustin Stockton, who helped organized the Ellipse rally, told The Times. The Ellipse rally took place shortly before a...