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  • Progressing the Constitution - The Ninth Amendment Part III

    12/16/2018 4:17:22 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 1 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | December 17th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: Robert Yates & Alexander Hamilton Debate the Scotus. What happened to the Scotus? In this squib, we’ll find the Framers blameless for today’s runaway federal courts. Background. Under the British system, colonial court judges were appointed by, and served at the pleasure of, the Crown. The ninth indictment of George III in our Declaration charged him with making “judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their Offices, and the amount and Payment of their Salaries.” In a system in which the House of Lords was the supreme tribunal, colonial defendants logically feared political influence against them...
  • Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act.

    12/15/2018 4:53:09 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 48 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/14/2018 | By David K. Li
    In a ruling sure to be appealed to Supreme Court, Texas court says the ACA, also known as Obamacare, can no longer stand without the penalty against the uninsured. A federal judge in Texas struck down the Affordable Care Act on Friday night, ruling that former President Barack Obama's signature domestic legislation has fallen down like a losing game of "Jenga." But the White House said that with the ruling expected to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, the law will remain in place for now.
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hails immigrants as debate rages over asylum seekers

    12/14/2018 11:43:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | December 14, 2018 | By Devin Dwyer (D-ABC)
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in her first public remarks following a health scare last month, hailed immigrants as the “vanguard” of an effort to remove “stains” of discrimination from American society. “The Constitution sets out the aspiration to form a more perfect union,” Ginsburg said, addressing 31 newly naturalized American citizens who had just taken the oath of allegiance. “While we have made huge progress, the work of perfection is far from done. Many stains remain." “As well informed citizens you will play a vital part in that endeavor,” she said. “First by voting in elections, serving on...
  • Chief justice of California Supreme Court quits GOP over Kavanaugh confirmation

    12/14/2018 11:06:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 14, 2018 | By Dartunorro Clark (D-NBC)
    Chief Justice of California Tani Cankil-Sakauye has reportedly renounced her Republican Party registration and re-registered as a no-party-preference voter, citing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Cankil-Sakauye made the comments in a phone interview on Thursday to CALmatters, a nonprofit news organization, saying that she had been thinking about Kavanaugh's September confirmation hearing. "I’ve been thinking about it for some time," Cankil-Sakauye said of her decision. She said that she spoke with her husband and friends about the hearing and their conclusion was that "you didn’t leave the party - the party left you." “I felt compelled to make a choice...
  • PETITION FOR JUDGE RALPH STROTHER TO RESIGN REACHES OVER 18,000 in two days(Waco)

    12/13/2018 12:29:18 PM PST · by Elderberry · 17 replies
    lakewacotriplemurder.blog ^ | 12/13/2018 | Harry Storm
    Thousands have signed a petition calling for the judge in an ex-Baylor frat president’s rape case to resign or be removed from office after he accepted a plea deal that involved no jail time. On Monday, Judge Ralph Strother accepted the plea agreement for Jacob W. Anderson, a former Baylor student who was accused of raping a woman referred to as Donna Doe in 2016. As part of the deal, Anderson agreed to plea to a lesser charge of unlawful restraint and will not have to register as a sex offender. Strother and Assistant District Attorney Hilary LaBorde, who prosecuted...
  • As Last Abortion Center in Nashville Closes, Tennessee Doctor Reveals Why Life is Winning

    12/13/2018 12:16:06 PM PST · by OddLane · 13 replies
    The Stream ^ | 12/13/18 | Dr. Brent Boies
    These are interesting times in the battle over abortion here in Tennessee. Four years ago, an effort to amend Tennessee’s state constitution was successful. Years in the making, it was one of the most expensive and vigorously contested ballot measures in the state’s history. It has led to passage of commonsense laws to regulate the abortion industry. As a practicing OB/GYN for the past two decades, I’ve often seen women who were violated by substandard care at Planned Parenthood. I know firsthand how abortion leaves women and families broken...
  • Blasey-Ford's scared little girl voice has disappeared in first public statement since her (T)

    12/13/2018 11:32:08 AM PST · by rktman · 67 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/13/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    When Professor Christine Blasey-Ford testified against the Supreme Court nomination of then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh, my very first impression was that her voice sounded fake. She sounded like a scared little girl, her voice tremulous, creating an impression of sadness and vulnerability – just the thing to create sympathy. I immediately wondered if this was some sort of act, or if her mental state was somehow altered for her performance on national television. As a former professor myself, I wondered how on Earth she could command a classroom with that scared little girl voice.
  • Christine Blasey Ford makes first public statement since Kavanaugh hearing

    12/12/2018 4:14:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 48 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 12, 2018 | Michelle Robertson
    Christine Blasey Ford made her first public remarks since her September testimony at the Senate hearing of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. During a Monday ceremony, Blasey Ford introduced Rachael Denhollander as the recipient of Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award. Denhollander, a lawyer and former gymnast, was the first woman to publicly accuse former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault.
  • SCOTUS Plans to Hear a Regulatory Case That Could Be a HUGE Win For Gun Owners

    12/12/2018 6:45:34 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/11/2018 | Beth Baumann
    The Supreme Court of the United States plans to hear a rather unique case. The plaintiffs in the case, Kisor v. Wilkie, wants the Court to overrule prior precedent in Auer v. Robbins and Bowles v. Seminole Rock & Sand Co. Under those two cases, the courts are directed "to defer to an agency’s reasonable interpretation of its own ambiguous regulation," SCOTUS Blog reported. The case was brought about by Marine James Kiso who served in the Vietnam War. He sought benefits for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The Department of Veterans Affairs in 2006 agreed that Kiso did, in fact,...
  • Trump administration files Supreme Court appeal after Ninth Circuit ruling halting new asylum policy

    12/11/2018 5:13:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 11, 2018 | Gregg Re
    The Trump administration on Tuesday formally asked the Supreme Court to block a nationwide ban on the administration's new asylum policy that was unilaterally instituted by a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judge last month. In a November news conference days before the midterm elections, Trump had vowed to turn away all asylum seekers who attempt to cross the border illegally instead of properly presenting themselves at ports of entry. The president, who has long said the asylum process is rife with fraud, said the emergency policy was necessary as the leading Central American migrant caravan approached the U.S. border...
  • Supreme Court won't hear appeal over effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood

    12/10/2018 11:22:09 AM PST · by detective · 38 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 10, 2018
    The Supreme Court on Monday avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes of three justices. The court's order reflected a split among its conservative justices and an accusation from Justice Clarence Thomas that his colleagues seemed to be ducking the case for political reasons. The two states were appealing lower court rulings that had blocked them from withholding money that is used for health services for low-income women. The money is not used for abortions. Abortion opponents have said Planned Parenthood should...
  • Border wall green light: Supreme Court REJECTS environmentalist lawsuit aimed at stopping project

    12/10/2018 11:03:36 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 4 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/10/18 | USA Features
    Build It: While POTUS Donald Trump still has RINOs and Democrats in Congress to deal with in getting his promised border wall built, at least he doesn’t have to worry about pesky lawsuits from environmentalists. On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a lawsuit filed by a number of environmental groups seeking to stop the border wall project by claiming it would destroy the planet or something. The Washington Examiner reported that the SCOTUS would not consider an appeal by three environmental groups of a lower court ruling that gave the government the green light to begin replacing border fencing...
  • KAVANAUGH JOINS LIBERALS TO PROTECT PRO-PLANNED PARENTHOOD RULING

    12/10/2018 11:02:52 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 33 replies
    DC ^ | 12/10/2018 | DC
    The Supreme Court declined to review three cases relating to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood at the state level Monday, over a vigorous dissent from Justice Clarence Thomas. The dissent was significant because it indicates that Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with the high court’s liberal wing to deny review of a lower court decision that favored the nation’s largest abortion provider. “So what explains the Court’s refusal to do its job here?,” Thomas wrote. “I suspect it has something to do with the fact that some respondents in these cases are named ‘Planned Parenthood.'” “Some tenuous connection to a...
  • Supreme Court gives victory to Planned Parenthood in Medicaid case

    12/10/2018 8:34:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/09/2018 | Pete Williams
    The dispute did not involve abortion, but rather a legal battle over whether states could block Medicaid patients' access to other health services. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left lower court victories intact for Planned Parenthood in a legal battle with states over access by Medicaid patients to the group's services. The dispute did not involve abortion, but the action by the justices keeps a hot-button political issue off the docket. Three of the court's conservatives said the court should have taken the case. After an anti-abortion group released videos in 2015 that purported to show officials...
  • Supreme Court sides with Planned Parenthood in funding fight [Roberts, Kavanuagh join libs]

    12/10/2018 7:35:37 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 223 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/10/2018 | Ariane De Vogue
    The Supreme Court Monday rebuffed efforts by states to block funding to Planned Parenthood. It left in place two lower court opinions that said that states violate federal law when they terminate Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood affiliates who offer preventive care for low income women. It would have taken four justices to agree to hear the issue, and only three conservative justices -- Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch -- voted to hear the case. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh appeared to side with the court's liberals in not taking up the case -- showing...
  • Kamala Harris, taking 'I don't recall' to new heights

    12/07/2018 9:32:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    MeToo loudmouth and Bay Area Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris of California has gotten herself into yet another scrap, this one claiming she knew nothing about a $400,000 payoff for a sexual harassment case brought on by one of her top staffers. How very ironic, given how she stuck it to spotless Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over sex harassment phony claims during his confirmation hearings and tried to make herself the figurehead for being sterling tough against sex harassment. The hypocrisy is thick. According to Fox News : A senior adviser to U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., resigned...
  • Unions Defy Supreme Court on Mandatory Dues, Suit Says

    12/07/2018 7:40:06 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 04, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    Labor unions are collecting dues from public employees without their “affirmative consent” in defiance of a Supreme Court ruling that state laws requiring nonunion government workers to make such payments are unconstitutional, a new lawsuit alleges. The Freedom Foundation, a free market think tank based in Washington state, joined with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation to sue on behalf of 10 government employees in Oregon who argue that union dues or fees should not be deducted from their paychecks after they officially resigned from their union. “This is one of the biggest scandals I’ve ever witnessed from...
  • Split 3rd Circuit Upholds NJ's Ban on Large-Capacity Gun Magazines

    12/05/2018 2:25:23 PM PST · by ScottfromNJ · 53 replies
    New Jersey Law Journal ^ | December 05, 2018 | Charles Toutant
    Split 3rd Circuit Upholds NJ's Ban on Large-Capacity Gun Magazines The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has rejected a challenge to New Jersey’s ban on firearm magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The appeals court, by a 2-1 margin, said the law limiting high-capacity magazines does not violate the Second Amendment, the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause or the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. The court affirmed an order from the U.S. District Court that denied challengers’ motion to preliminarily enjoin enforcement of the law. Judges Joseph Greenaway Jr. and Patty Shwartz ruled to affirm the lower court....
  • The Supreme Court Signals It May Rein in Abusive Property Seizures

    12/05/2018 9:36:47 AM PST · by NobleFree · 38 replies
    THE COACH'S TEAM ^ | December 3, 2018 | Jason Snead
    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in a case that may rein in abusive property seizures by state and local governments through the highly controversial legal tool known as civil asset forfeiture. The case at issue involves a man named Tyson Timbs, who sold $225 worth of heroin to undercover police officers on two occasions, as a means of raising money to support his own drug habit. Police arrested Timbs while he was driving to a third drug deal, and he ultimately pleaded guilty. He was sentenced to a year of home confinement and five years of...
  • California Democrats eye mandating that state schools stock abortion pills

    12/04/2018 11:44:28 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 3, 2018 | by Kimberly Leonard
    California Democrats will be taking another stab at requiring all public colleges and universities to stock the abortion pill, anticipating a different outcome with a new governor taking over the helm in January. Democratic state Sen. Connie Leyva on Monday introduced the latest version of the bill, the College Student Right to Access Act, during the first day of the Senate's session. The legislation would make abortion pills available to students at schools associated with the University of California and California State University. A similar bill was vetoed in October by outgoing Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, who said there was...