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  • Ninth Circuit to DEA: Putting a Gun to an 11-Year-Old's Head Is Not OK

    06/18/2012 4:14:48 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 132 replies
    Reason ^ | 6/18/12 | Mike Riggs
    At 7 a.m. on January 20, 2007, DEA agents battered down the door to Thomas and Rosalie Avina’s mobile home in Seeley, California, in search of suspected drug trafficker Louis Alvarez. Thomas Avina met the agents in his living room and told them they were making a mistake. Shouting “Don’t you *ucking move,” the agents forced Thomas Avina to the floor at gunpoint, and handcuffed him and his wife, who had been lying on a couch in the living room. As the officers made their way to the back of the house, where the Avina’s 11-year-old and 14-year-old daughters were...
  • 9th Circuit judges asked: 'Will you choose tyranny?'

    06/11/2011 9:55:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    WND ^ | 10 June, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Montanans protecting their state's Firearms Freedom Act have filed a brief with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals asking whether the judges there will choose a "tyrannical" Washington or a federal government restrained by the Constitution. Quoting Alexander Hamilton's statement that the federalism system was intended to suppress "attempts of the government to establish tyranny," the brief filed by the Montana Shooting Sports Association, the Second Amendment Foundation and MSSA President Gary Marbut of Missoula states: "The government may argue that it is not, in its current incarnation, tyrannical. The national government usually abides by the law, typically protects its...
  • NY Rep. Weiner admits he sent lewd pix; won't quit

    06/06/2011 1:56:19 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 264 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 6\6\11 | AP staff
    NEW YORK – New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner (WEE'-nuhr) says racy, shirtless pictures that appeared on a website are him and he's apologizing for what he calls making terrible mistakes. During a teary-eyed press conference, he says he won't resign.
  • Appeals court upholds Justice challenge on Ariz. immigration law

    04/11/2011 11:12:18 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 11, 2011 | Jerry Markon
    A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court decision that blocked the most contested provisions of Arizona’s immigration law from taking effect. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that a federal judge did not abuse her discretion in blocking provisions of the law that would, among other things, require police to check immigration status if they stop someone while enforcing other laws. The decision is a victory for the Obama administration,
  • Court rules against Arizona immigration law [The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals....]

    04/11/2011 10:34:07 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 103 replies
    Court rules against Arizona immigration law Photo 1:09pm EDT SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court upheld a preliminary injunction against parts of Arizona's controversial immigration law in a ruling released on Monday. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court did not abuse its authority by enjoining key sections of the state law that were challenged by the Obama administration.
  • Man with Hamas items on computer can be deported

    02/16/2011 9:37:15 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2/16/10 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    A Palestinian blocked from joining his family in the Bay Area four years ago after being stopped at San Francisco International Airport with material on the Islamist group Hamas in his computer can be deported as a potential terrorist, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The man's lawyer said, however, that the United States has not yet found a country that will accept him. Tareq Abufayad, then 24, was returning from college in Egypt to join his family in San Mateo four years ago today when he was questioned at the airport by a customs agent who said Abufayad had...
  • Administration Shields Sexually Deviant Illegals and Supports DREAM Act (9th Circus outrage)

    11/29/2010 11:23:18 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | November 29, 2010 | J. Christian Adams
    Victor Nunez is an illegal alien from Mexico. Two years after arriving in the United States, he was convicted of petty theft for shoplifting. Then, he was convicted of a much more serious crime: He exposed himself in public. But even that wasn’t enough to have him removed from the country.   After a decade of his illegal presence, the Department of Homeland Security finally brought immigration charges to remove him from the United States. Crimes of “moral turpitude,” like exposing your genitals to children, are supposed to result in certain deportation.     The Immigration Judge denied his application, and the Board of...
  • Court says lying about Medal of Honor no crime

    08/18/2010 4:58:01 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 44 replies · 1+ views
    SFGate ^ | 8/17/10 | unk
    Although a Southern California water board member convicted of violating the Stolen Valor Act made "deliberate and despicable" claims that he had received the Medal of Honor, the Constitution prohibits the government from prosecuting someone for merely lying, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said in a 2-1 ruling. "The right to speak and write whatever one chooses - including, to some degree, worthless, offensive and demonstrable untruths - without cowering in fear of a powerful government is, in our view, an essential component of the protection afforded by the First Amendment," Judge Milan Smith said...
  • C-Span Live Senate Hearings Goodwin Liu to 9th Circus

    04/16/2010 6:25:35 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies · 292+ views
    Vanity | 16 April 2010 | Jacquerie
    Just heard that C-Span will carry live Senate Hearings of the anti-constitutionalist Goodwin Liu appointment to the 9th circuit court of appeals today at 10:00 eastern.
  • Appeals Court: Women Wrestlers Can Sue UC Davis [Management by Judiciary]

    02/08/2010 1:33:00 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 669+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 08, 2010
    Appeals Court: Women Wrestlers Can Sue UC Davis The Associated Press Feb. 8, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO -- An appeals court says it appears that the University of California, Davis violated federal law meant to promote gender equity in college athletics when it eliminated its women's wrestling program. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit Monday filed by three female wrestlers. The women were told in 2000 that they'd have to compete against men, then were cut from the varsity team. The plaintiffs accuse the university of violating Title IX, the federal law that requires schools to offer...
  • Cong. Schakowsky's husband enters federal prison

    08/04/2006 9:24:59 AM PDT · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 10 replies · 1,214+ views
    Marathon Pundit ^ | August 4, 2006 | Marathon Pundit
    The Federal Correctional Institute in Terre Haute, Indiana has a new resident. Robert Creamer of Evanston, Illinois moved in recently. He's the husband of far-left Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky--my representative in Congress. Creamer is the former executive director of the Illinois Public Action Council, a defunct organization that appointed itself as the consumer watchdog for Illinoisans. While running this goo-goo group, Creamer got in the habit of kiting checks, which is illegal for a very good reason: It undermines the most important ingredient of a functioning economic system, trust. Schakowsky was on the board of directors of IPAC while hubby was...
  • Group's leader says saving officers club saves piece of western history

    06/09/2006 7:23:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 551+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — America’s history has been defined and shaped by what happened in the Old West. Part of that record was due to the achievement of black soldiers who help protect settlements in places such as Southern Arizona, Tom Stoney said Wednesday during the monthly luncheon hosted by the Greater Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee. And part of the story of the Buffalo Soldiers legacy needs to be saved, Stoney said to nearly 90 people. That can be done by ensuring the World War II black officers club on the post remains, he told nearly...
  • 9th Iraqi Army Division Conducts Logistics Training

    03/31/2006 4:34:27 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 284+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Maj. David Olson
    Iraqi soldiers from 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Mechanized Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division, conduct a simulated air-medical evacuation with a U.S. Army flight crew from Company C, 2nd Battalion., 4th Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, during convoy lane training at Camp Taji, Iraq, March 23, 2006. The flight medic is U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Pablo Garza from Eagle Pass, Texas. U.S. Army photo by Maj. David Olson 9th Iraqi Army Division Conducts Logistics Training The convoy lane training included reacting to various events that the Iraqi soldiers may encounter on a mission: snipers, small-arms fire and roadside bomb attacks....
  • 9th IAD, 1st BCT Soldiers conduct combined community health outreach program

    03/01/2006 3:37:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 178+ views
    TAJI, Iraq – During the recent, and highly publicized, sectarian tensions between Sunni and Shiite factions, a group of Iraqi and American Soldiers pushed aside the apprehension Feb. 23 to conduct a community health outreach program north of Baghdad. Soldiers from 1st Mechanized Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division, along with Soldiers from elements of 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment and 4th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted a combined operation to provide much needed medical care to a local Iraqi Sunni community, relieving tensions in the area while simultaneously fostering hope in a unified Iraq. Approximately...
  • Friday Brings New Prophet Drawing Protests

    02/10/2006 4:52:15 PM PST · by rocksblues · 6 replies · 385+ views
    MyWay ^ | Feb 10, 6:34 | LEE KEATH
    CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Thousands of worshippers emerging from Friday prayers demonstrated against drawings of the Prophet Muhammad in the Mideast, Asia and Africa, clashing with police in some cities despite religious leaders' attempts to keep marches peaceful. In Kenya, police shot and wounded one person among about 200 demonstrators trying to march to the residence of Denmark's ambassador. About 60 protesters in the Iranian capital, Tehran, threw firebombs at the French Embassy, shattering nearly every window on its street facade, even after a cleric at a prominent Iranian mosque urged people not to attack diplomatic missions. "Down! Down with...
  • Appeals Court Declares Parenthood Unconstitutional

    11/03/2005 6:14:24 AM PST · by 84rules · 23 replies · 1,022+ views
    CNSNews.com via GOPUSA.com ^ | November 3, 2005 | Susan Jones
    A new ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is prompting cries of judicial activism. On Wednesday the court dismissed a lawsuit brought by California parents who were outraged over a sex survey given to public school students in the first, third and fifth grades. Among other things, the survey administered by the Palmdale School District asked children if they ever thought about having sex or touching other people's "private parts" and whether they could "stop thinking about having sex." The parents argued that they -- not the public schools -- have the sole right "to control the...
  • The 1962 Missal Epistle and Gospel for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost

    08/01/2004 1:31:14 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 12 replies · 366+ views
    angelqueen.org ^ | 08-01-04 | The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit
    The 1962 Missal Epistle and Gospel for the 9th Sunday after Pentecost EPISTLE 1 Corinthians 10: 6 - 13Brethren, let us not covet evil things, as they also coveted. Neither become ye idolaters, as some of them: as it is written: The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed fornication, and there fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them tempted, and perished by the serpents. Neither do you murmur, as some of them murmured,...
  • Material Damage - The Ninth Circuit eviscerates a critical antiterror law.

    12/26/2003 1:25:19 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 8 replies · 134+ views
    NRO ^ | 12/22/03 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    One of the most important judicial tribunals in America, and one whose handiwork has come to be reversed with numbing regularity by the U.S. Supreme Court, has once again dealt a body blow to government's vital efforts to combat terrorism. The case, decided December 3, is Humanitarian Law Project v. United States Department of Justice. In it, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit confronted, for the second time in the litigation, a Clinton-era anti-terrorism law (18 U.S.C. § 2339B) enacted in 1996 — after militant Islamic extremists strung together the deadly 1993 World Trade Center bombing, a...
  • 9th Circuit Ruling Says Federal Ban on Homemade Machineguns Exceeds Commerce Clause Authority

    11/14/2003 12:40:55 PM PST · by 45Auto · 44 replies · 341+ views
    Keep and Bear Arms ^ | 14 November 2003 | staff
    U.S. v Stewart has finally struck a blow for freedom. In a November 13 published opinion from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, a majority of 2 to 1 says that the federal government's ban on homemade machineguns is abusive of the government's authority to regulate interstate commerce. Ninth Circuit judge Alex Kozinski wrote the opinion. Judge Kozinski is the same judge who wrote a strong dissent in the Silveira v. Lockyer case, firmly supporting the true meaning of the Second Amendment. The relevant and most interesting text from the ruling: "We start by considering the first and fourth prongs...
  • Guess Who is Speaking at the PSM Conference at OSU?

    10/30/2003 7:35:11 PM PST · by stevejackson · 6 replies · 235+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | October 30, 2003 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Guess Who is Speaking at the PSM Conference at OSU? By Andrew L. Jaffee, October 30, 2003 Home   Search   Forum   Terms The Palestinian/Palestine Solidarity Movement (PSM) movement has lined up a list of very questionable speakers (list; schedule) for their planned conference at the Ohio State University (OSU) on November 7th - 9th. This is not surprising, given the PSM's and parent International Solidarity Movement's (ISM) known support for terrorism, illegal activities, and sometime enabling of terrorism. Adam Shapiro, an ISM co-founder, will be speaking on Sunday, November 9th. Here are some quotes Shapiro has made in the past: This is no...
  • Best of the Web Today

    09/23/2003 1:19:46 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 3 replies · 162+ views
    WSJ.com ^ | 9/22/03 | James Taranto
    <p>If the recall election . . . is enjoined, it is certain that the state of California and its citizens will suffer material hardship by virtue of the enormous resources already invested in reliance on the election's proceeding on the announced date. Time and money have been spent to prepare voter information pamphlets and sample ballots, mail absentee ballots, and hire and train poll workers. Public officials have been forced to divert their attention from their official duties in order to campaign. Candidates have crafted their message to the voters in light of the originally-announced schedule and calibrated their message to the political and social environment of the time. They have raised funds under current campaign contribution laws and expended them in reliance on the election's taking place on October 7.</p>
  • S.J. judge praised in ascent to federal court [Bush appointee ascends to 9th Circuit!]

    09/19/2003 11:58:07 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 292+ views
    RecordNet.com ^ | 9/19/03 | Linda Hughes-Kirchubel
    SACRAMENTO -- More than 400 people gathered Thursday to watch former San Joaquin County jurist Connie Callahan ascend to the post of federal judge, less than eight months after she was nominated to the position. A host of San Joaquin County Superior Court judges, attorneys and court staffers joined Callahan's close friends and family Thursday as the diminutive legal star took her place on what is widely considered the most controversial court in the nation. "Connie Callahan will make her decisions based upon the law regardless of controversy or what the public opinion will be," said Morrison England, judge of...
  • ..Sept. 11th Airstrike on RECALL Election = CLINTON Friend Judge REINHARDT..?

    09/05/2003 11:04:08 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 19 replies · 278+ views
    09/05/2003 | ALOHA RONNIE
    NEVER FORGET Will longtime HILLARY & BILL CLINTON Friend & 9th Circuit Judge STEPHEN 'No Under God Pledge in our Schools' REINHARDT perform a Sept. 11th Airstrike on the California Recall Gov. GRAY DAVIS Election and push it back to March 2004 ...in order to save DAVIS next Thursday, September 11, 2003..? ...This is the Los Angeles ACLU Lawsuit over Machine and CHAD Recall Election Voting that was brought by Judge REINHARDT's Head of Los Angeles ACLU... ...W-I-F-E..!!! ...Or will Judge REINHARDT go against his grain and follow today's lead set by his longtime Friend Judge JEREMY D. FOGEL of...
  • 9th Circuit to Scottsdale Unified: Thou shalt not discriminate against Christians

    06/03/2003 10:01:41 AM PDT · by bedolido · 6 replies · 252+ views
    Alliance Defense Fund ^ | 05/22/03 | Richard K. Jefferson
    SCOTTSDALE, AZ – The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled today that the Scottsdale public school district discriminated against a local Christian when it banned the distribution of flyers for his summer camp while allowing other non-profits to distribute their materials. Joseph J. Hills ran the camp, which would have had 17 classes in wood-working, dance, and other subjects, as well as two religious classes: Bible Heroes and Bible Tales. The school district refused to allow distribution of the flyers because of the so-called “separation of church and state.” The case, Hills v. Scottsdale Unified School...
  • Pledge Ban in step with Supreme Court policies, but inconsistent with the law

    <p>It has been argued that the 9th Circut Court's banning of the word God will be quickly overturned by the Supreme Court, but the lower court closely followed long established Supreme Court guidelines for prohibiting religion in state run schools.</p>
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to have final say on disposition of Kennewick Man.

    01/11/2003 2:18:04 PM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies · 551+ views
    Oregon Live ^ | 01/09/03 | RICHARD L. HILL
    Tribes fail to halt study of ancient skeleton 01/09/03RICHARD L. HILL Four Northwest tribes lost another round in federal court Wednesday in their effort to halt a scientific study of the ancient skeleton called Kennewick Man. U.S. Magistrate John Jelderks in Portland rejected the tribes' request to delay the study until the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals can hear the legal dispute. In August, Jelderks ruled that eight anthropologists who sued the federal government could proceed to study the 9,300-year-old remains. The Nez Perce, Umatilla, Colville and Yakama tribes appealed his decision and later asked Jelderks to delay...
  • Pledge Started to bring back the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE to America's public schools...

    06/26/2002 1:16:23 PM PDT · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 91 replies · 1,509+ views
    Petition Online ^ | June 26, 2002 | StopDemocrats.com
    Sign the Petition to Bring Back the Pledge of Allegiance to America's public's schoolsBring Back the Pledge of Allegiance
  • What is Going On in CALIFORNIA? - The Organizational Roots of the "Separation of Church and State".

    06/27/2002 8:13:15 AM PDT · by vannrox · 23 replies · 739+ views
    What is Going On in CALIFORNIA? The Organizational Roots of the "Separation of Church and State". A BlueBay Investigational Report. By VannRox 27 June 2002 Posted 27 June 2002 to Free Republic for Commentary and discussion. Note: This report concerns the Wednesday June, 26 decision by the activist [reversed 19 out of 20 cases in the latest US Supreme Court session] and politically dominantly Socialist Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals, declaring the Pledge of Allegiance to be unconstitutional. This ruling has surprised and enraged many. Others, better versed in the ability to communicate and reason, are now presenting their...
  • FR Appeal for Help: Can the 9th Circuit Judges be Impeached or Removed in any way?

    06/26/2002 4:03:14 PM PDT · by vannrox · 73 replies · 511+ views
    BlueBay | 6-24-02 | VANNROX
    Please excuse this "vanity" post. I am wondering if it is legally possible to impeach or punish or censor the 9th Circuit Judges who ruled on this massively unpopular decision. Can Congress or the Senate do anything? What about the Judicial Branch? What about the Supreme Court? What about the White House? I'm searching for ideas here. Te end result will be an action plan presented to key Conservative Venues.