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  • A Father's Day appeal (by Michael Savage)

    06/16/2014 2:02:29 PM PDT · by fishtank · 14 replies
    The Savage Nation ^ | 6-16-14 | Michael Savage
    A Father's Day appeal Dear President Obama, You are like a champion boxer who cannot be touched by your opponents. You have outsmarted and out-boxed them at every turn. I appeal to you to understand where your ‘victories’ have and are leading our nation. While you may think winning is all, you must also understand that even victory has its consequences. And, while you may actually believe you are doing the best for our nation, the exact opposite may be true. Yes, you are the champion. You have crushed your domestic political opponents, but at what cost? Why have our...
  • DC Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Obamacare Origination

    05/09/2014 5:22:45 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 5/9/2014 | John Gizzi
    A federal appeals court heard arguments on Thursday that Obamacare is unconstitutional because it is a tax that originated in the Senate rather than the House and thus violates the Origination Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The case, Sissel v. Health and Human Services, was argued before a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals with two jurists recently appointed by President Barack Obama and the other by President Bill Clinton. Appearing before the panel, Timothy Sandefur, co-counsel for the Pacific Legal Foundation that launched Sissel, said the House bill that became the Affordable Care Act in the...
  • UAW withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote

    04/21/2014 6:07:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2014 9:03 AM EDT | Erik Schelzig
    The United Auto Workers announced Monday it is withdrawing an appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen’s assembly plant in Tennessee. In a statement released one hour before the scheduled start of a National Labor Relations Board hearing in Chattanooga, Tenn., UAW President Bob King said the union decided to put the “tainted election in the rearview mirror” because the challenge could have taken months or even years to come to a conclusion. …
  • SCOTUS Denies Appeal Of German Family Seeking Asylum For Home Schooling

    The Romeike family sought to stay in the United States because returning to Germany would mean they could not home school their children in that country. The Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a German family seeking asylum in the United States because their home country does not allow home-schooling. The justices rejected an appeal from Uwe and Hannelore Romeike, who claim the German government is persecuting them because they want to raise their children in accordance with their Christian beliefs.
  • CA:Contradictory Reporting on "en banc" Appeal of Second Amendment Rulling

    02/19/2014 9:23:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Immediately after the the historic Ninth Circuit ruling that the second amendment right to bear arms extended outside of the home, it was reported that an appeal to an "en banc" panel of 11 justices would be in the works. Securityinfowatch.com quotes Bob Egelko of  the San Francisco Chronicle as reporting: James Chapin, the San Diego deputy county counsel who defended the permit system, said the county will ask the full appeals court for a rehearing before an 11-judge panel. It appears that Mr. Egelko either misunderstood Mr. Chapin, or that Mr. Chapin changed his mind. The LA Times...
  • Judges to hear arguments in Blagojevich appeal

    12/12/2013 11:10:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2013 1:36 AM EST | Michael Tarm
    Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Friday gets what’s likely his last chance to win his freedom as a three-judge federal panel hears oral arguments in his appeal. A lawyer for the disgraced Illinois Democrat steps before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago to ask that it toss Blagojevich’s corruption convictions. Short of that, Blagojevich’s defense team hopes the court will at least agree to reduce his 14-year prison term—one of the longest sentences ever imposed for political corruption in a state where four of the last seven governors ended up in prison.FBI agents arrested then-Gov....
  • Former Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman Acquitted

    11/06/2013 12:04:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 11/6/2013, 8:53 AM | Gil Ronen
    A three-judge panel unanimously acquitted former foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman of the charges against him Wednesday morning. The verdict means he can return to serve as foreign minister, but the state is expected to appeal it. “Seventeen years are over; it’s behind me,” Lieberman told reporters after the verdict. “I want to thank my family and friends who truly stood by me in all of those 17 years and gave me the support. I want to thank the defense team that did an amazing job; extraordinary.” “I do not intend to deal with this issue anymore,” he added. “This chapter...
  • Attorneys for Obamacare lawsuit file appeal

    10/31/2013 4:32:47 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-31-13 | Valerie Richardson
    Even as Obamacare faces a rocky rollout, the legal battle against the program grinds on. A lawsuit aimed at overturning Obamacare on the basis of the Origination Clause has moved to the appeals court after losing its first round in federal trial court. Attorneys for the Pacific Legal Foundation in Sacramento filed an appeal last week with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals after a federal judge ruled June 28 in favor of the Obama administration’s motion to dismiss the case. “Whoever loses at this stage of the proceeding will undoubtedly file at United States Supreme Court for a...
  • Appeal or close Free Dominion?

    10/03/2013 2:16:25 PM PDT · by D. S. Mayfield · 63 replies
    Free Dominion ^ | 10/02/13 | Mark Fournier
    Today we took a beating from the jury who heard the case of Richard Warman v. Fourniers and John Does. Their decision was completely unexpected (at least by me) so now we must re-evaluate our position.
  • Tennis Channel Seeks Full Court Review Of Carriage Complaint Decision

    07/12/2013 3:06:43 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Multichannel news ^ | Jul 12 2013 - 4:00pm | John Eggerton
    Network Says Full Court Needs to Weigh in on Whether Economic Loss is Required for Finding As expected, the Tennis Channel has filed a petition for full court (en banc) review by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit of a three-judge panel decision May 28 that Comcast did not violate the FCC's program carriage rules. That panel concluded that the FCC and Tennis had failed to make the discrimination case against the cable operator. In its petition, filed Friday july 15, Tennis Channel says that the ruling "departed from well-settled anti-discrimination law' and "ignored congressional intent and...
  • Omar Khadr will appeal murder and terrorism convictions

    04/28/2013 5:41:16 AM PDT · by Dartman · 7 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Apr. 27/13 | KRISTY KIRKUP ,PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU
    OTTAWA - Omar Khadr’s legal team will “absolutely” move to appeal his convictions of murder and terrorism within the month, his Canadian lawyer confirmed Saturday. Edmonton-based lawyer Dennis Edney said Khadr, who pleaded guilty in 2010 to charges including murder, spying and terrorism, will soon file an appeal to a U.S. civilian federal court that has already tossed out two Guantanamo military tribunal convictions. Khadr, 26, struck a plea deal in 2010 that led to him being sentenced to eight years in prison for five war crimes, including the murder of U.S. special forces medic Christopher Speer in a firefight...
  • NYC appeals ruling striking down soda size limit

    03/30/2013 12:04:57 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 29, 2013 | Associated Press
    New York City is asking appeals judges to reinstate a ban on supersized sodas and other sugary drinks, which was struck down by a Manhattan judge the day before it was to go into effect. The city had vowed an appeal and said Thursday that lawyers had filed it late Monday. In his decision on March 11, State Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling said the 16-ounce limit on sodas and other sweet drinks arbitrarily applies to only some sugary beverages and some places that sell them.
  • FCC Roughed Up in D.C. Circuit on Comcast-Tennis Case

    02/25/2013 12:25:59 PM PST · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    Multichannel news ^ | Feb 25 2013 - 2:55pm | John Eggerton
    Judges Have Issues with Statute of Limitations on Carriage Complaint, First Amendment Implications of Remedy A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals heard the case of Comcast vs. the FCC on Monday, challenging the FCC's first-ever finding in favor of a program carriage complaint and its imposition of a carriage remedy. While the judges usually wield a gavel, in this case is was more like a hammer, with the FCC mostly on the receiving end. Between the serious First Amendment issues with the FCC's carriage remedy expressed by Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the contract issues on which Judge...
  • PSU trustee intends to appeal to NCAA sanctions

    08/06/2012 3:50:31 PM PDT · by safetysign · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 08/06/2012 | staff
    A Penn State trustee has told the NCAA that he intends to appeal college sports governing body's strict sanctions on the university for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
  • Paterno family intends to appeal NCAA sanctions (not possible)

    08/04/2012 9:48:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/03/12 | GENARO C. ARMAS
    Paterno family intends to appeal NCAA sanctionsBy GENARO C. ARMAS (AP Sports Writer) | The Associated Press – 18 hours ago STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Joe Paterno's family said it planned to appeal the sanctions imposed by the NCAA against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. The governing body's response: Don't bother. Family lawyer Wick Sollers in a letter sent Friday to the NCAA said the Paternos would like to appeal the ''enormous damage'' done to Penn State, the community, athletes and the late Hall of Fame coach. He died in January at age 85....
  • Newt on Romney’s Limited Appeal: “People Aren’t That Stupid” (video)

    01/02/2012 10:53:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Verum Serum ^ | 1/2/12 | John
    This is a longish clip from Reuters in which Newt talks about the Iowa race. About two minutes in Newt makes clear that he’s not very pleased with Romney. Asked specifically why his appeal is limited to 22-23% he replies that Romney is a a moderate pretending to be a conservative then adds “people aren’t that stupid.”
  • Groups appeal Shell air permit granted by EPA (for offshore drilling in Arctic waters)

    10/24/2011 6:47:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 10/24/11 | AP
    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska Native and environmental groups are challenging a federal air permit granted to Royal Dutch Shell PLC for offshore drilling in Arctic waters. Shell hopes to drill exploratory wells next summer off Alaska's northern coasts. The Environmental Protection Agency issued an air permit Friday for a Shell drill ship called the Kulluk.
  • Federal judge rejects DiMasi appeal for bail (convicted Massachusetts RAT ex-House Speaker)

    10/02/2011 11:55:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 9/24/11 | Milton J. Valencia
    Federal judge rejects DiMasi appeal for bailBy Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff September 24, 2011 Disgraced former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi lost his bid yesterday to remain free pending an appeal of his conviction on political corruption charges and must report to a federal prison Nov. 16. In rejecting DiMasi’s request for bail, US District Court Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf said he found no likelihood that the former lawmaker will be successful in his appeal to have his conviction overturned or his sentence reduced. **SNIP** Once one of the most powerful politicians in the state and the first...
  • Italian prosecutor doubles down, seeks life sentence for Amanda Knox in murder appeal hearing

    09/24/2011 12:53:43 PM PDT · by martosko · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/2011 | Stephen Robert Morse
    The second day of closing arguments in the appeals trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito concluded with drama: Prosecutors asked that the pair, currently sentenced to 26 and 25 years, respectively, receive life sentences for the murder and sexual assault of British foreign exchange student Meredith Kercher. They also asked the court to impose an additional sanction of six months in isolation for Amanda and two months for Raffaele. Earlier on Saturday, prosecutors reviewed the case against Amanda and Raffaele, focusing on a supposed bloody footprint they claim Sollectio made. The evidence is in doubt, however, because the footprint...
  • Casey Anthony Appeals Lying Conviction

    07/15/2011 2:22:03 PM PDT · by truthkeeper · 100 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 15, 2011 | Christina Ng
    Casey Anthony, acquitted of charges that she murdered her daughter Caylee, filed an appeal today of her conviction that she lied to law enforcement officers. The appeal came days before Anthony, 25, is scheduled to leave jail. She was sentenced to four years on four counts of lying to investigators about Caylee's death. Since she has already served three years and is credited for good behavior, she will be released from the Orange County jail on Sunday. The jury that acquitted her of murder agreed that she broke the law when she told police she worked at Universal Studios, that...
  • States Objecting to Health Care Law to Get Day in Appeals Court

    06/07/2011 10:07:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 7, 2011 | Lee Ross
    For the third time in five weeks, the Obama administration's legal point man for defending the president’s health care overhaul will walk into a federal appellate courtroom Wednesday to defend the controversial measure as an appropriate and proper exercise of the government's power. Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal has steadfastly argued the law, passed in March 2010, is a necessary and reasonable response to halt the increasing costs of medical care despite claims by 26 state governments and the largest small-business group in the nation that the law's requirements are unconstitutional. Katyal is expected to tell three judges of the...
  • Court Sets June Date To Hear Healthcare Appeal

    (Reuters) - A court will hear oral arguments on June 8 in a government appeal of a federal judge's ruling that struck down President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare overhaul law as unconstitutional. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta said it would hear the appeal before a randomly selected three-judge panel. The fight over the law, Obama's signature domestic accomplishment, is expected to reach the Supreme Court.
  • Obama Administration Appeals Healthcare Ruling

    03/08/2011 6:02:02 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    The Obama administration on Tuesday appealed a U.S. judge's ruling in Florida that struck down the landmark healthcare overhaul law as unconstitutional because it required Americans to buy healthcare insurance or face a penalty.
  • Judge who declared Obamacare unconstitutional sends message to White House with second ruling

    03/04/2011 4:11:45 AM PST · by Scanian · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/03/2011 | Amanda Carey
    Roger Vinson, the U.S. federal judge who ruled Obamacare unconstitutional in its entirety, has ruled again on the health-care law. On Thursday, Judge Vinson issued a stay on his earlier ruling that the law could not be enforced. In doing so, he sent a clear message to the Obama administration: Appeal my decision to a higher court or stop implementing the law. When Judge Vinson ruled on Jan. 31 that the health-care law was unconstitutional, the administration followed up by filing a motion for clarification rather than filing an official appeal. Vinson’s ruling criticized the administration for that action. “During...
  • Judge Roger Vinson issues stay of own ruling [updated at link]

    03/03/2011 10:02:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 119 replies
    Politico ^ | March 3, 2011 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson has issued a stay of his own ruling declaring the health care reform law unconstitutional, giving the Obama administration seven days to file an appeal. The stay means implementation of the law can proceed pending the administration’s appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In his ruling, Vinson repeated what he has said previously — that “the citizens of this country have an interest in having this case resolved as soon as practically possible.” “That was nearly eleven months ago,” he wrote. “In the time since, the battle lines have been...
  • On the Northern District Court in Florida’s Affordable Care Act Ruling

    01/31/2011 2:20:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    usdoj ^ | 1/31/11 | dept. of justice
    Following the ruling today out of the Northern District Court in Florida on the Affordable Care Act, Tracy Schmaler, Deputy Director of the Office of Public Affairs released the following statement: Home » Briefing Room » The Justice Blog Printer Friendly Icon Printer Friendly The Justice Blog On the Northern District Court in Florida’s Affordable Care Act Ruling January 31st, 2011 Posted by Tracy Russo Following the ruling today out of the Northern District Court in Florida on the Affordable Care Act, Tracy Schmaler, Deputy Director of the Office of Public Affairs released the following statement: “The department intends to...
  • Obama to Appeal Stem Cell Ruling

    08/25/2010 11:40:29 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 38 replies
    health.usnews.com ^ | August 25, 2010 | Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter
    Experts say judge's injunction on using federal funds effectively halts work in labs across the country WEDNESDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. scientists reacted with dismay to Monday's decision by a U.S. judge to halt any expansion of stem cell research using federal funds. The temporary injunction, which basically blindsided the scientific community, effectively takes embryonic stem cell research back to the pre-2001 days. That was when then-President George W. Bush ordered that federal monies could only be used to fund research involving embryonic stem cell lines created before 2001. Late Tuesday, however, the Obama administration, which had issued...
  • Justice Department says it will appeal ruling that undercut Obama stem cell regulations

    08/24/2010 3:15:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/24/10 | Staff
    Washington — The Obama administration will appeal a court ruling that undercut its efforts to expand stem cell research, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The appeal is expected this week, said spokesman Matthew Miller. (Snip) National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins said dozens of studies of promising stem cell therapies — about $54 million worth — would have to stop because of the court ruling that temporarily forbids any additional money from being granted.
  • Court halts Calif. gay marriages pending appeal

    08/16/2010 4:28:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 2+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/16/10 | Lisa Leff - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court put same-sex weddings in California on hold indefinitely Monday while it considers the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban. The decision, issued by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, trumps a lower court judge's order that would have allowed county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Wednesday. Lawyers for the two gay couples that challenged the ban said Monday they would not appeal the panel's decision on the stay to the Supreme Court.
  • US Catholic bishops say Prop. 8 ruling misuses the law

    08/06/2010 2:16:49 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    cna ^ | August 4, 2010
    Cardinal Francis George and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz. Washington D.C., Aug 4, 2010 / 06:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker struck down California's Proposition 8 on Wednesday afternoon, Cardinal Francis George, president of the U.S. bishops' conference, and Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, the chairman of the bishops' Committee for the Defense of Marriage, described the ruling as a "misuse of law."Cardinal George stated, “Marriage between a man and a woman is the bedrock of any society. The misuse of law to change the nature of marriage undermines the common good.” “It is tragic that a federal judge...
  • California Muslim Students Appeal Suspension for Heckling Oren

    06/16/2010 12:51:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 450+ views
    inn ^ | 6/16/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    The University of California at Irvine has suspended the Muslim Student Union for organizing a protest that stopped Michael Oren, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, from speaking in February. The Muslim group said it would appeal to the chancellor the decision by university officials, arguing that the punishment would adversely affect hundreds of Muslims who meet and pray together. The Muslim Student Union was found guilty by a student affairs disciplinary committee for disorderly conduct, supplying false information and obstructing university activities.
  • Nevada Supreme Court hears OJ Simpson appeal

    06/11/2010 4:46:36 PM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies · 357+ views
    AP ^ | June 11, 2010 | KEN RITTER
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson's lawyer told a panel of Nevada Supreme Court justices Friday that the former football star's conviction in a gunpoint hotel room heist amounted to prejudicial "payback" for Simpson's 1994 double-murder acquittal. "This was not a search for truth but became a search for redemption," attorney Yale Galanter said as he pleaded for the court panel to overturn Simpson's conviction and grant a new trial in the September 2007 confrontation with two sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas. Questions from Justices Mark Gibbons, Michael Cherry and Nancy Saitta focused on the racial makeup of the...
  • Prosecutor to appeal firing after speaking at tea party rallies (free speech vs. state employment)

    05/31/2010 3:26:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 666+ views
    News Herald ^ | 5/31/10 | BILL COTTERELL
    Prosecutor to appeal firing after speaking at tea party ralliesBILL COTTERELL / Tallahassee Democrat May 31, 2010 02:58:00 PM LIVE OAK — Even the state attorney who fired her calls KrisAnne Hall a first-rate prosecutor, but espousing her "originalist" views of the U.S. Constitution at tea party rallies has sparked a federal court showdown. The issue: free speech vs. state employment. "She can go and speak anywhere she wants to, and do anything within the law, but she can't do it while carrying my badge, not when people identify her with this office," said State Attorney Robert "Skip" Jarvis. Hall,...
  • ID theft retrial in Palin hacking hinges on appeal (RAT'S hack was a college prank, not a crime)

    05/13/2010 12:28:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 568+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5/07/10 | Bill Poovey
    ID theft retrial in Palin hacking hinges on appealBy Bill Poovey Fri May 7, 5:57 pm ET CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Prosecutors say a Tennessee man convicted of two federal charges in the hacking of Sarah Palin's e-mail account would be retried on an identity theft charge that left a jury deadlocked only if a defense request for a retrial is granted. David Kernell, 22, was found guilty April 30 in federal court in Knoxville of obstruction of justice and unauthorized access to a computer, but acquitted of a wire fraud charge for hacking Palin's account as she campaigned on the...
  • Kennedy cousin Skakel's appeal to challenge lawyer

    05/01/2010 2:27:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies · 925+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 1, 2010 | John Christoffersen
    Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel turned to attorney Mickey Sherman more than a decade ago to defend him against a murder that had haunted his wealthy family for a quarter-century. Now Skakel, the nephew of Ethel Kennedy, is turning against Sherman, saying the media-savvy attorney blew the trial. Skakel was convicted in 2002 of fatally beating neighbor Martha Moxley with a golf club in wealthy Greenwich in 1975 when they were 15-year-olds. His lawyer says Skakel will file an appeal in coming weeks, challenging Sherman's effectiveness. Skakel's supporters say Sherman was distracted by the limelight and financial troubles, even though...
  • The Blackwater Appeal: Politics Commandeer the Court Room

    02/03/2010 5:30:23 AM PST · by DanMiller · 3 replies · 363+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 2, 2010 | Dan Miller
    On January 22, Vice President Joe Biden told the president of Iraq that the United States would appeal the dismissal of the case against the Blackwater guards. The VP also apologized personally for their misconduct. The case had political overtones from the beginning, and now it's getting worse.
  • State will appeal prison-voting ruling to Supreme Court (WA)

    01/06/2010 3:46:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 710+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | January 6, 2010 | Jonathan Martin
    Washington state will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in an attempt to overturn a surprising federal court ruling that tossed out the state's 120-year-old prohibition against voting by incarcerated felons, Attorney General Rob McKenna said today. The ruling, handed down Tuesday by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S> Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle, found that Washington's criminal-justice system was so "infected" with racial discrimination that a ban on felon voting violated civil-rights protections. The state hoped to have the case heard during the U.S. Supreme Court's fall session, McKenna told reporters at a hastily-arranged news conference at...
  • U.S. top court hears ex-media baron Conrad Black's appeal

    12/08/2009 2:43:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 503+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/8/09 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A lawyer for former media baron Conrad Black urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn his fraud conviction, and several justices asked whether the federal law at issue was too vague. The Canadian-born Black, a member of Britain's House of Lords, has been in prison since March 2008, when he began serving a 6 1/2-year sentence for fraud and obstruction of justice. Attorney Miguel Estrada, representing Black and two ex-colleagues who were found guilty of defrauding shareholders of one-time newspaper publishing giant Hollinger International Inc, argued before the Supreme Court that all convictions in the...
  • Website appeal to fund family planning 'to cut CO2'

    12/02/2009 11:21:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 346+ views
    bbc ^ | 12/2/2009 | staff
    Meeting the demand for family planning in poor nations is a cheap and effective way to cut CO2 emissions, a new website initiative claims. The UK-based Optimum Population Trust says fast-rising population levels lead to growing emissions. The website is urging wealthy people to offset their own CO2 emissions by funding contraception programmes
  • Who To Kill First: Grandma Or Convicted Murderers?

    11/12/2009 10:50:18 AM PST · by Speaks · 10 replies · 338+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-12-09 | Gerry Ashley
    We have our priorities seriously skewed when we can spend a half million dollars to warehouse a convicted murderer for 23 years, yet we have to tell senior citizens who may well have never broken a law in their lives they are being sentenced to a hasty “death by healthcare denial.”
  • Appeal filed in Obama eligibility argument

    10/27/2009 6:11:07 PM PDT · by jafojeffsurf · 13 replies · 1,192+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/27/2009 | No Author Name
    A case alleging Congress failed in its constitutional duties by refusing to investigate the eligibility of Barack Obama to be president has been sent on appeal to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. --- Attorney Mario Apuzzo filed the action in January on behalf of Kerchner, Lowell T. Patterson, Darrell James Lenormand and Donald H. Nelson Jr. Named as defendants were Barack Hussein Obama II, the U.S., Congress, the Senate, House of Representatives and former Vice President Dick Cheney along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. -------------------
  • Supreme Court will hear appeal of Enron's (CEO Jeff) Skilling

    10/13/2009 10:29:15 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 608+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/13/09 | Mark Sherman - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court said Tuesday it will take up former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling's appeal of his convictions for his role in the collapse of the energy giant, accepting another high-profile challenge to a favorite tool of prosecutors in white-collar and public corruption cases. Skilling's appeal stems from his convictions in 2006 on 19 counts of conspiracy, securities fraud, insider trading and lying to auditors involving the 2001 collapse of Enron. The justices already are entertaining similar claims from former newspaper magnate Conrad Black and a former Alaska lawmaker ensnared in a public corruption scandal. At issue in...
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against City of New York(Gun Shop Case)

    08/15/2009 9:40:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies · 605+ views
    ereleases ^ | 14 August, 2009 | na
    The decision tips the scale toward defendants’ rights; represents victory for privately owned gun shop in the Bronx NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2009 — The United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a Bronx gun shop owner who claimed her constitutional rights were violated in a search and seizure of her store following a post-9/11 security crackdown by the New York City Police Department. Angela Spinelli, the owner of Olinville Arms, Inc., appealed the case to the Second Circuit after a federal district court granted the City of New York and the NYPD officers’ motion for...
  • Liberals not conservatives oppose legal aid and due process

    07/13/2009 2:35:39 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies · 379+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | Mainestategop
    It has come to my attention that there have been allegations that conservatives hate the idea of legal aid and indignant defense. Allegations that the republican party wants to prevent the poor who can't afford a lawyer from getting one when they are accused of a crime or suffer civil injustice or whatever. Thoughts of a poor single black mother wrongfully accused in a court with rich plaintiffs with 7 digit salary attorneys all alone against a complicated legal system also come to mind. Relax. It isn't true. In fact it has been found in some cases to be the...
  • Chrysler Sale to Fiat-Led Group Is Delayed by Supreme Court

    06/08/2009 5:20:45 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 11 replies · 1,341+ views
    CNBC ^ | June 8, 2009 | CNBC with Reuters
    A US Supreme Court justice granted Monday a request to put on hold the sale of bankrupt automaker Chrysler to a group led by Italian carmaker Fiat. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in a one-sentence order, said the orders of the bankruptcy judge allowing the sale "are stayed pending further order of the undersigned or of the court." AP Ginsburg acted as a 4 p.m. deadline from a U.S. appeals court in New York was due to expire. The appeals court order would have allowed Chrysler to proceed with its sale to Fiat, a union-aligned trust and the U.S....
  • NRA Appeals Seventh Circuit Ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court

    06/04/2009 5:59:45 AM PDT · by epow · 801 replies · 7,788+ views
    NRA-ILA ^ | 06/04/09 | unk
    On Wednesday, June 3, the National Rifle Association filed a petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of NRA v. Chicago. The NRA strongly disagrees with yesterday's decision issued by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, holding that the Second Amendment does not apply to state and local governments
  • D.C. Gun Case Triggers Amicus Support in D.C. Circuit

    05/23/2009 6:07:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 536+ views
    BLT ^ | 22 May, 2009 | Mike Scarcella
    Robert Ord says he stays away from the District of Columbia because he fears he will be arrested on a gun charge. The private security officer unsuccessfully sought a declaration in federal court that he is immune from prosecution on D.C. gun laws. His suit was tossed for a lack of standing. Ord is challenging the dismissal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, where the Second Amendment Foundation and the ACLU National Capital Area are participating as amicus curiae in support of Ord, saying his case against the city should move forward. At issue on appeal...
  • Men in flashy cars really do appeal more to women

    03/24/2009 3:55:47 PM PDT · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 72 replies · 5,432+ views
    Rediff ^ | March 24, 2009 | Rediff
    While a recent study concluded that men prefer dating beautiful bimbos, new research has confirmed what many males and advertisers long believed: driving a flashy car really does make a person more attractive to women. Psychologists at the University of Wales presented women with separate images of the same man sitting in a silver Bentley Continental, then a red Ford Fiesta. The study involved 120 participants, reports The Scotsman. After seeing the male, the volunteers viewed him as 'more attractive' in the prestige car. However, when men were shown images of a woman of comparable attractiveness sitting in the same...
  • Zimbabwe leaders appeal for $5 billion (Too funny.. and sad. Mugabe needs a bail-out!)

    03/19/2009 4:24:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 786+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/19/09 | Angus Shaw - ap
    HARARE, Zimbabwe – President Robert Mugabe and a longtime opposition leader-turned-finance minister made an unusual joint appeal Thursday for $5 billion (euro3.66 billion) in international aid to revive Zimbabwe's shattered economy. The two men presented an economic recovery program that scraps the stringent price controls which have fueled a black market and spiraling inflation. It also sets up "safety nets and social protection for vulnerable groups exposed to market forces," Finance Minister Tendai Biti said, without offering details. The longtime opponents disagreed, however, over the causes of the country's economic meltdown. Biti said Zimbabwe had to do its part by...
  • Skinny models in ads don't sell

    11/19/2008 5:53:45 PM PST · by MyTwoCopperCoins · 55 replies · 7,573+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 19 Nov., 2008 | ANI
    LONDON: The golden rule of advertising - thin models lure more people towards the product - is actually a misconception, claims a new research. The study revealed that skinny models are a ‘turn off’ to consumers in TV commercials and other advertising. According to scientists, images of super-thin models carry no edge in encouraging young women to buy and for the majority of adult women ads showing skinny girls actually discouraged sales whereas plus size models encouraged them to buy, the study found. To reach the conclusion, the study psychologist Phillippa Diedrichs, of the University of Queensland, Australia, created a...