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  • Watchdog group CREW wants to disqualify Trump under 14th Amendment if he runs for president again

    11/05/2022 7:16:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/05/2022 | Kenny Stancil
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) in Washington told former President Donald Trump on Thursday that if he tries to return to the White House or runs for any other political office in 2024, the D.C.-based watchdog will, using the 14th Amendment's anti-insurrectionist clause, attempt to disqualify him for fomenting last year's deadly right-wing riot at the U.S. Capitol. "By summoning a violent mob to disrupt the transition of presidential power... you made yourself ineligible to hold public office again." “Should you seek or secure any future elected or appointed government office including the presidency of the United States," CREW...
  • Adam Carrington: The Parkland killer should have gotten the death penalty

    10/19/2022 6:41:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 18, 2022 | Adam Carrington, The Chicago Tribune
    The three jurors who voted against the death penalty for Parkland killer Nikolas Cruz did so based on “mitigating circumstances” from Cruz’s life. They made the wrong call, but their rationale is superior to the reason many will agree with the sentence: a blanket opposition to the death penalty. Public support for capital punishment has slid over the last 30 years, remaining a majority opinion but barely so. Those who oppose death as a punishment often have kind, even noble intentions. Yet their well-meaning beliefs do not translate into justice or the common good. The death penalty is consistent with...
  • KBJ's case for 'progressive originalism' in Supreme Court debut draws rebuke

    10/06/2022 8:22:23 PM PDT · by bitt · 73 replies ^ | 10/6/2022 | Kaelan Deese
    Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson argues the framers of the 14th Amendment adopted it "in a race-conscious way," a position some legal experts say is subject to debate. Jackson, the first black woman on the Supreme Court, began her first two days on the nine-member bench by speaking more than any other justices , in addition to a full four-minute statement in which she said the 14th Amendment used "race-conscious" remedies to make freedmen equal to white citizens. The issue at hand involved a challenge to Alabama 's 2021 congressional district map, which a lower court held was a...
  • SCOTUS Citing Right to Carry in 'Ordinary Self-Defense' Makes Capehart's 'Blood Run Cold'

    06/27/2022 8:03:18 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 37 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For the liberal media elite, carrying a weapon is reserved for important reasons. You know: like for protecting politicians. It's not for ordinary folks wanting to be able to defend themselves. That was the clueless and condescending opinion expressed by Jonathan Capehart on his MSNBC show Sunday. Capehart was commenting on the Supreme Court's recent decision in the Bruen case, in which the Court found that the State of New York's requirements for obtaining a concealed carry permit were unconstitutionally restrictive. Under New York's regulations, applicants had to demonstrate "proper cause"—and wishing to protect themselves or their property was deemed...
  • Could the 14th Amendment keep Trump out of the Oval Office? Test case happening in NC

    02/08/2022 7:24:56 AM PST · by RandFan · 51 replies
    Denver Gazette ^ | Feb 8 | Louis Jacobson
    An obscure portion of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution says that public officials cannot serve in any future federal, state, or military office if they engaged in “insurrection or rebellion.” Would that apply to people who participated in the Jan. 6 attack on Congress? Some legal experts say the clause could be used against former officeholders — up to and including former President Donald Trump — who supported the events of that day. In a notable test case, plaintiffs in North Carolina are seeking to apply the clause to GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn, who spoke at the rally...
  • Voters move to block Trump ally Madison Cawthorn from re-election

    01/11/2022 2:47:09 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 69 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11 January 2022 | Maya Yang
    A group of North Carolina voters told state officials on Monday that they want Republican congressman Madison Cawthorn to be disqualified as a congressional candidate, citing his involvement in the 6 January attack on the Capitol. Cawthorn questioned the outcome of the presidential election during the “Save America Rally” before the Capitol riot later that day that resulted in five deaths. At the rally, Cawthorn made baseless claims that the election had been stolen from Donald Trump, and has been accused of firing up the crowd, many of whom went on to storm the Capitol. Lawyers filed the candidacy challenge...
  • IT BEGINS: Top Democrat Marc Elias Proposes Chinese-Style Censorship – Only Approved Republicans Will Be Allowed to Run for Future Office

    12/23/2021 11:28:33 AM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 40 replies
    Far-left Attorney Marc Elias was involved in the Steele dossier which was the garbage report created to slander candidate and then President Trump and tie him to Russia. They knew it was all a lie. Democrats, the FBI and US Intelligence agencies used the slanderous document to run a continuous coup against President Trump throughout his administration. (snip, following from Elias' Twatter post)) Marc E. Elias @marceelias My prediction for 2022: Before the midterm election, we will have a serious discussion about whether individual Republican House Members are disqualified by Section 3 of the 14th Amendment from serving in Congress.We...
  • Federal judge dismisses lawsuit from photographer who doesn’t want to shoot gay weddings

    12/17/2021 5:40:52 PM PST · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    Metro Weekly ^ | 12/17/2021 | John Riley
    A federal judge in New York has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a “Christian” wedding photographer who demanded that the state’s nondiscrimination law be overturned, lest she be forced to photograph same-sex weddings. The woman, Emilee Carpenter, of Elmira, filed suit earlier this year, claiming that New York’s nondiscrimination law violates her First Amendment rights to free speech and free exercise of religion, and her Fourteenth Amendment right to due process. Carpenter claims to believe that marriage is a union between one man and one woman, and that weddings are meant to be “inherently religious and solemn events.” As such,...
  • No mask? NJ primary voters will be turned away from polls, Murphy says

    04/29/2021 11:52:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | April 28, 2021 | Erin Vogt
    Voters should prepare to wear a mask at their polling places this spring and summer, according to the governor. “I think that if you refuse to wear a mask, we’re not letting you in, it’s that simple,” Gov. Phil Murphy said at Wednesday's state briefing. It's the same policy that was in place, without any reported issues, at a very light day of school board elections last week on April 20, in just six districts around the state. The governor was asked about whether mask wearing would be required at polling places and whether voters could be prohibited from entering...
  • State Has Opportunity to Stop Banking Discrimination Cold

    02/12/2021 10:24:35 AM PST · by Kaslin ^ | February 12, 2021 | Lawrence Keane
    Here’s the secret banks in Indiana don’t want Hoosiers to know. Big banks discriminate. They do it all the time and they’re fighting hard to make sure that doesn’t change. Banks have been openly discriminating against businesses they feel have fallen out of political favor. The firearm industry knows this all too well. This has been happening since the Obama administration, when then-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder instituted Operation Choke Point. It was an illegal scheme contrived to use the muscle of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which backs banks’ assets with taxpayer funds, to force banks to deny banking...
  • Report: Seattle Mayor May Face Federal Charges Over ‘Autonomous Zone’ Fiasco

    09/16/2020 7:19:51 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 36 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 9/16/2020 | Tim Pearce
    The Department of Justice is looking into whether federal charges can be brought against Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan over her failure to crack down on a so-called “autonomous zone” controlled for weeks by rioters. Attorney General William Barr has tasked the DOJ’s civil rights division with investigating whether charges can be brought against Durkan, The New York Times reported on Wednesday evening citing two people familiar with the discussions. Barr has also asked federal prosecutors to consider charging rioters with sedition and insurrection against the United States government, according to The Wall Street Journal. Rioters took over several city blocks...
  • For the 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle, the University of Chicago English Department is accepting only applicants interested in working in and with Black Studies.

    09/14/2020 11:39:03 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 20 replies
    U Chicago ^ | U Chicago
    The English department at the University of Chicago believes that Black Lives Matter, and that the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Rayshard Brooks matter, as do thousands of others named and unnamed who have been subject to police violence. As literary scholars, we attend to the histories, atmospheres, and scenes of anti-Black racism and racial violence in the United States and across the world. We are committed to the struggle of Black and Indigenous people, and all racialized and dispossessed people, against inequality and brutality. For the 2020-2021 graduate admissions cycle, the University of Chicago English...
  • PENNSYLVANIA: Federal judge rules Gov. Wolf’s shutdown orders were unconstitutional

    09/14/2020 10:38:55 AM PDT · by woodchukwood · 71 replies
    TribLive ^ | 9-14-2020 | Paula Reed Ward
    Federal judge rules Gov. Wolf’s shutdown orders were unconstitutional A federal judge in Pittsburgh on Monday found that orders issued by Gov. Tom Wolf restricting the size of gatherings and closing non-essential businesses to protect against the spread of covid-19 were unconstitutional.
  • !!!!!!! How the 14th Amend Could Save the Nation 3210

    09/06/2020 7:05:28 PM PDT · by Jayster · 20 replies
    The Still Report(YouTube) ^ | September 6, 2020 | Bill Still
    From the Video: BTW. FAST forward to 1:00 There was a trap placed in the 14th Amendment which reanimates during times of rebellion in order to prevent another Civil War. Sec 2 strips voting rights and the ability to be counted towards the Census for those involved in the rebellion. Hence, if a rebellion large enough, a State could stand to lose Congressional Seats.
  • Police Demanding Citizens Allow Homeless To Camp On Their Private Property

    03/01/2020 9:57:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 155 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02/29/20
    (warning upset West Hollywood, California home owner that is not happy about street bums living on his property uses a little profanity) Look at the homeless epidemic in Los Angeles due to failed liberal policies, high taxes, and high crime. Police are now demanding citizens allow homeless people to camp on their private property, threatening this man with arrest if he moves them. 
  • Eric Swalwell's Trump comment on CNN sparks Twitter furor: 'We can only conclude that you're guilty'

    12/18/2019 4:52:15 AM PST · by knighthawk · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 18 2019 | Brie Stimson
    Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., said Tuesday that if President Trump refuses to send the documents and witnesses that House Democrats requested in the impeachment inquiry, “We can only conclude that you’re guilty,” sparking critics on Twitter to accuse him of suggesting the president is guilty until proven innocent. "In America, innocent men do not hide and conceal evidence," Swalwell added, in his conversation with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "They are forthcoming and they want to cooperate and the president is acting like a very guilty person right now." Among those objecting to Swalwell's remarks was Ben Williamson, communications director for Rep....
  • How President Trump can use 14th Amendment to put citizenship question back on the 2020 Census

    07/05/2019 6:24:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/05/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    President Trump holds winning cards on the census citizenship question, both politically and legally. An overwhelming majority, 67% of Americans, see such a question as legitimate, and those who want to obscure the difference between citizens and non-citizens have an argument that will not add to the ranks of those voting Democrat in the 2020 presidential race. Moreover, despite media spin (“American pride has hit an all-time low, a poll finds”), emphasizing the increase in the number of Americans who aren’t proud (almost all of the increase among Democrats who only love America when a Democrat is president), fully...
  • How a Post–Civil War Supreme Court Decision Dismantles Sanctuary Cities

    06/07/2019 5:48:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American ^ | June 7, 2019 | Brian S. Messenger
    Shortly after the Civil War and the passage of the 14th Amendment, the US Supreme Court decided the Slaughter-House cases.  Historically, many people have looked at these decisions as severely limiting the ability of the federal government and federal courts from interfering with state government functions by using the Privileges and Immunities clause of the 14th Amendment.  Regardless of your position on that debate, this article looks at how the decision by Justice Miller in 1873 actually provides a strong precedent for using the Privileges and Immunities clause of the 14th Amendment against all sanctuary states, counties, and cities. Privileges...
  • The Judiciary Can’t Impose Proportional Representation on the Nation, Justice Kavanaugh

    03/28/2019 11:17:39 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | March 28, 2019 | James Lucas
    On Tuesday the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases whose plaintiffs contend that legislative redistricting which disproportionately favors the political party in charge of the redistricting process is unconstitutional. These cases present the starkest possible test of whether the Court’s new, supposedly originalist five-justice majority will restore respect for the Constitution or follow previous SCOTUS majorities down the path of judicial imperialism. And so far, the oral arguments have raised concerns that newly appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh may already be steering the court onto that path. Specifically, Justice Kavanaugh’s questions have suggested that proportional representation could be a...
  • Appeals Court Rules That Ohio's Law Defunding Planned Parenthood Is Constitutional

    03/12/2019 11:23:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies ^ | March 12, 2019 | Lauretta Brown
    A federal appeals court upheld the constitutionality of Ohio’s decision to defund Planned Parenthood Tuesday. The 2016 law bars state funding to any healthcare organization that performs or promotes abortions. Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, had sued over the law claiming that it violated their First and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 11-6 Tuesday to overturn a previous decision by a three-judge panel in the same appeals court that said the law was unconstitutional. During his time as the state’s attorney general last year, now-Gov. Mike DeWine (R) requested that the case...