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  • Trump: "We're Going to Take Look At' Suing Schiff, Pelosi"

    10/13/2019 10:20:34 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 33 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10/13/19 | Eric Mack
    Trump said "this crooked" Schiff "fraudulently mischaracterized" his July 25 Ukraine phone call to congratulate the new president "to make it sound absolutely horrible." "I'm going to go after him," Trump said. "They say, 'sir, he has immunity, because he said it in Congress he has immunity.' I don't care about immunity. He can't have immunity. He made up a phone call." Trump added his "totally congenial" phone call was twisted by a "totally terrible fraudulent thing" as Schiff was "talking to the American public, lying and cheating" and now "he has to pay a big price." Trump: Even if...
  • Lawsuit: “Fortnite” Is as Addictive as Cocaine, Ruins Lives

    10/10/2019 1:40:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    Futurism ^ | 10/10/2019 | Kristen Houser
    On Thursday, a Canadian law firm filed a notice requesting permission to launch a class-action lawsuit against Epic Games — makers of the incredibly popular video game “Fortnite” — on behalf of two parents in Quebec. One parent claims in the filing that their 10-year-old son has been playing the game almost daily for months and becomes “very frustrated and angry” whenever the parent tries to limit his playing time. The other parent says in the filing that their 15-year-old son “quickly developed an addiction to ‘Fortnite.'” The lawsuit goes on to note that some “Fortnite” players “don’t eat or...
  • “You’re Trying To Change The Meaning Of Sex”: Oral arguments heating up at the Supreme Court

    10/09/2019 8:43:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    The oral arguments at the Supreme Court in the case of Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC and two other cases involving LGBT employment issues seem to indicate that we’re heading toward yet another set of close decisions split along partisan lines. If you’ve been following our ongoing coverage of the case here, you’re already aware that the dispute in Harris involves a funeral director named Aimee Stephens who was fired after announcing that he was transgender and planned to begin living and dressing as a woman on the job. Two other cases deal with gay workers who were allegedly...
  • What the Supreme Court and a Funeral Home Can Teach Us About Civics and Dealing with Transgenders

    10/09/2019 8:59:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/09/2019 | James Gottry
    On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The case arose when Harris Funeral Homes, a fifth generation family business, was sued by the EEOC because of its sex-specific dress code. The question before the Court is whether the word “sex” in Title VII and other civil rights laws includes “transgender status.” There is much at stake. A change in the law could force organizations to open women’s shelters to biological men. It could throw open the doors of locker rooms, restrooms and showers to the opposite...
  • U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Confederate monument case

    10/08/2019 3:05:20 AM PDT · by Synthesist · 72 replies
    KTBS.com ^ | 7OCT2019 | VICKIE WELBORN
    SHREVEPORT, La. -- The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in their fight to keep the Confederate monument on the Caddo Parish Courthouse grounds. Said spokeswoman Jackie Nichols: "Our petition was denied today by the Supreme Court. Although we are disappointed by this news, we are not dissuaded in our fight to protect our monument. We fight on!" The denial of the writ upholds the previous decision of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed the trial court’s ruling in favor of the Parish, dismissing the lawsuit. “The parish is...
  • ...Tampa's Ban on Gay Conversion Therapy Ruled Unconstitutional...

    A federal judge has ruled one Florida city cannot ban therapists from practicing a controversial “gay conversion” therapy in their jurisdiction. NBC affiliate WFLA-TV reports the judge struck down a 2017 ban imposed by the city of Tampa, ruling that the city has no authority to regulate health professionals and only the state government can do that – a victory for some religious based groups....
  • U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Challenge to Republican-Drawn Ohio Congressional Maps

    10/07/2019 11:55:03 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 13 replies
    IJR.com ^ | October 7, 2019, 11:35 am | (Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Will Dunham)
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out a challenge to Republican-drawn congressional districts in Ohio that Democrats said were drawn to unlawfully diminish their political clout, a move that follows a major ruling by the justices in June that foreclosed such lawsuits. The court’s action in the case involving a practice known as partisan gerrymandering means that 16 U.S. House of Representatives districts will no longer be reconfigured, as a three-judge panel had ordered in May. The Supreme Court had put the panel’s ruling on hold ahead of its rulings, issued the next month, in two major gerrymandering cases...
  • Families of truckers killed on I-10 in 2017 settle lawsuit with construction company

    10/06/2019 8:52:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    ABC 7 KVIA ^ | October 1, 2019 | Stephanie Valle
    EL PASO, Texas - ABC-7 has learned the families of the young engaged couple killed when their semi-truck collided with a piece of construction machinery sticking out on Interstate 10 have settled their lawsuit against the company that was overseeing the construction site. The parents of Patrick Van Fossen and Keserie Paredes had filed a wrongful death lawsuit against JAR Construction, accusing JAR of causing the deaths of Van Fossen and Paredes on the early morning of Dec. 21, 2017. In July, ABC-7 reported that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, found numerous safety hazards at JAR's construction...
  • America is about to witness Brett Kavanaugh’s first Supreme Court abortion case

    10/04/2019 12:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 10/04/2019 | Nate Madden
    The Supreme Court of the United States announced Friday that it would take up its first abortion case since Justice Brett Kavanaugh was added to the bench. According to a court order, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of June Medical Services v. Gee, which comes out of Louisiana and deals with a state requirement that abortion providers have admitting privileges to a hospital within 30 miles. Proponents of the admitting privileges requirement say that the measure is a safety precaution for women undergoing the procedures. “Abortion activists are more than willing to lower the bar on...
  • Groups sue to protect sand dune lizard (Oil drilling areas in NM, TX)

    10/04/2019 10:58:35 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | October 1, 2019 | Theresa Davis
    Two environmental groups are suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in an effort to protect the dunes sagebrush lizard, also known as the sand dune lizard, under the Endangered Species Act. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Defenders of Wildlife filed a lawsuit in federal district court on Tuesday. The small lizard only lives in southeast New Mexico and west Texas. It thrives in sand dunes and shrubs called shinnery oaks. In May 2018, the groups asked Fish and Wildlife to list the species as threatened or endangered. The lawsuit argues the agency should have responded within 90...
  • Robert De Niro subjected female employee to creepy and abusive behavior: lawsuit

    10/03/2019 10:30:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    pagesix ^ | 10/03/2019 | Ruth Weissmann, Emily Saul and Lia Eustachewich
    Robert De Niro routinely subjected his longtime employee to creepy and abusive behavior, including leaving her voicemails threatening “you’re f—ing history” and calling her a “bitch” and a “brat,” an explosive new lawsuit charges. Graham Chase Robinson says for years she was the victim of “gratuitous unwanted physical contact” from the Oscar winner, who also hurled “sexually-charged comments to her” when she worked at his production company, Canal Productions Inc. Robinson’s allegations against the “Taxi Driver” star are levied in a $12 million lawsuit filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court for gender discrimination and wage violations. She said she began...
  • Giuliani: I Might Just Sue House Members For Conspiracy To Violate My Civil Rights

    10/02/2019 2:18:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/02/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    As Laura Ingraham tells Rudy Giuliani, it’s certainly a “novel” approach to the tension between the executive and legislative branches. In an entertaining segment on Fox News Channel’s Ingraham Angle, Ingraham spends a significant amount of time in trying to talk Giuliani off the ledge of filing lawsuits and back to more solid ground in pushing back against impeachment. Giuliani keeps pulling the conversation back to his idea of suing the House over civil rights violations suffered by Donald Trump and himself: On Tuesday night, Rudolph W. Giuliani proposed an unusual legal strategy in response to the ongoing investigation...
  • Virginia teacher fired for not using trans student's preferred pronouns sues school district

    10/02/2019 8:43:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/02/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    A Virginia teacher who was fired for not agreeing to use the preferred pronouns of a trans-identified student has filed a complaint against the school board that dismissed him. Peter Vlaming, a former French teacher at West Point High School in Williamsburg, filed the complaint in the Circuit Court for the County of King William on Monday. The lawsuit argued that the school board violated “Vlaming’s constitutional, statutory, and contractual rights” when they decided to fire him last year. Vlaming is seeking a permanent injunction that allows him to be reinstated, a permanent injunction preventing the school board from punishing...
  • Giuliani preparing legal action against out-of-control Dems in House

    10/02/2019 7:06:37 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 34 replies
    TNS ^ | 10/2/19 | TNS Staff
    Congressional Democrats are running roughshod over the Constitution and the rights of the president of the United States and Rudy Giuliani is sick and tired of it. And while he’s fed up with the manner in which the Garbage Party is attempting to ensnare President Trump and hamstring him on a daily basis, we’re frankly fed up with Republicans in the Senate who won’t do anything to protect him, either.
  • Abortionist Slapped with $1.5 million Judgement for Causing Nuisance in Business Park

    09/26/2019 10:43:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | SEPT. 26, 2019 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Marietta, GA – In an unusual case with national implications, a jury in Cobb County, Georgia, has found now-retired abortionist Daniel McBrayer and his defunct Alpha Gynecology and Consulting liable for causing a nuisance that affected other tenants of a business park that once housed the abortion business. The Governor’s Ridge Office Park Association and other plaintiffs were awarded almost $1.5 million by a Cobb County jury, including more than $311,000 in attorney fees and expenses, according to Law.com. The office park association contended that McBrayer was already the subject of frequent protests when he moved into the office in...
  • To respect Civil Rights Act, Supreme Court must bar discrimination against LGBT people

    09/23/2019 6:08:25 AM PDT · by fwdude · 47 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Sept 22, 2019 | Erwin Chemerinsky
    The Supreme Court should hold that the federal statute which prohibits employment discrimination “because of sex” prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and against transgender individuals. When the Supreme Court returns from its summer recess, among the first cases it will hear will be three that raise the important question of whether federal law prohibiting employment discrimination protects LGBTQ individuals. Until 1964, no federal law prohibited employment discrimination. The landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 changed this by forbidding employers from discriminating based on race, sex or religion. There have been many attempts to amend the law to expressly prohibit...
  • Federal judge blocks California law to force disclosure of Trump’s tax returns

    09/19/2019 2:06:00 PM PDT · by Innovative · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | Sept. 19, 2019 | John Myers
    A federal judge ordered a temporary injunction Thursday against California’s first-in-the-nation law requiring candidates to disclose their tax returns for a spot on the presidential primary ballot, an early victory for President Trump but a decision that will undoubtedly be appealed by state officials. U.S. District Judge Morrison England Jr. said he would issue a final ruling in the coming days but took the unusual step of issuing the tentative order from the bench. He said there would be “irreparable harm without temporary relief” for Trump and other candidates from the law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom in July. Morrison...
  • Whitey Bulger's Family To File $200M Wrongful Death Claim

    09/20/2019 9:25:15 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 38 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 9-20-19 | Joe Dwinell
    The family of slain mobster James “Whitey” Bulger intends to file a $200 million wrongful death claim against the government today over the murder of the onetime Southie serial killer who was beaten to death in a West Virginia prison. The family said the legal filing was part of its effort to discover why the 89-year-old was was beaten to death in less than 24 hours after being put in general population at U.S. Penitentiary Hazelton, the Wall Street Journal reports. Bulger was murdered in his cell at the notorious Hazelton lockup on Oct. 30. He died from “blunt force...
  • Scientology policy enabled years of child sexual abuse, lawsuit says

    09/19/2019 11:16:43 AM PDT · by OddLane · 13 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 9/19/19 | Tracey McManus
    In the third lawsuit filed against the Church of Scientology and its leader, David Miscavige, in three months, a 25-year-old woman alleges she was repeatedly sexually assaulted as a child in Scientology’s care, including at the church’s Clearwater Academy. On top of the abuse, the lawsuit explains how church officials allegedly knew it was occurring and did nothing to stop it or alert law enforcement, actions rooted in policy written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. When the woman spoke of her alleged abuse after leaving Scientology in 2018, the church deployed a campaign of harassment against her, a tactic...
  • President Donald Trump on Thursday sued Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance

    09/19/2019 8:39:31 AM PDT · by mplc51 · 30 replies
    NBC ^ | Sept. 19, 2019 | NBC News
    President Donald Trump on Thursday sued Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who subpoenaed eight years of Trump's personal and corporate tax returns earlier this month. The subpoena stems from Vance's criminal investigation into the Trump Organization about payments made to two women who have alleged affairs with the president. The president has strongly denied the affairs. NBC News