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  • Ninth Circuit Court Gets One Right

    01/15/2013 12:00:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2013 | Robert Knight
    The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco has a well-earned reputation as the hippiest, dippiest, most-reversed appellate court in these United States. It’s where the Pledge of Allegiance gets scrutinized for possible eradication, at least, the “under God” part. But every so often, the Court gets something right. On December 22, a unanimous Ninth Circuit panel reversed a federal district judge’s order to evict the Boy Scouts from their longtime camp and local headquarters in San Diego’s Balboa Park. The ruling came in a case filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in 2001 on...
  • Michigan Family’s Home Movies Found Scattered Around Balboa Park

    11/10/2012 7:36:42 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | November 9, 2012 10:44 PM | Suzie Suh,
    ENCINO (CBSLA.com) — A walk with a man’s dog uncovered years of memories for a Michigan family. The man uncovered home movies scattered all around a park. Only the park was no where near Michigan. Richard Ellman of Tarzana found the silent 8 mm movies in Balboa Park while walking Robo for their morning ritual. “Actually, he walks me,” quips Ellman. During a recent stroll, Ellman came across a box labeled “8mm movies.” He recalls the box “was upside down and empty.” Then Ellman began picking up strips. There was, he recalls, “Film all over the place. Spread all over.”...
  • Counter pro-Hamas demonstration

    01/03/2009 10:15:12 PM PST · by eric_odessit · 17 replies · 787+ views
    1/3/09 | Eric_Odessit
    It is a short notice, but tomorrow, 1/4/09, there will be a pro-Hamas demonstration in San Diego, in Balboa Park. Let's show support for the true ally of America - Israel - by countering this pro-terrorist demonstration. Let's get together near the El Cid statue in front of the Museum of Art (the horseman where Prado becomes pedestrian only). Let's meet tomorrow, 1/4/09, at 12:30pm. Please bring signs, American and Israeli flags etc, if you have any. See you there. Eric.
  • Boy Scouts' Lease Renewed Despite Homosexual Opposition

    12/07/2001 9:27:51 AM PST · by Buffalo Bob · 27 replies · 70+ views
    Agape Press ^ | December 7, 2001 | Allie Martin
    (AgapePress) - A conservative spokesman in California says a recent vote by the San Diego City Council shows that many people may be fed up with the assaults the Boy Scouts have endured recently. More than 25,000 Boy Scouts in the San Diego area will still be able to use a camp that the organization was in danger of being excluded from because of the Scouts' ban on homosexuals for membership and leadership positions. By a vote of 6-3, the San Diego City Council earlier this week approved an agreement which will let the Scouts lease facilities at Balboa Park ...
  • San Diego FReep of Code Pink, 3/18/06 from 12 to 4 pm, At Balboa Park

    03/14/2006 3:59:26 PM PST · by CAluvdubya · 57 replies · 1,350+ views
    indepundit ^ | 3/14/06 | Smash
    OPERATION PROUD BANNER WHO: Anyone who supports our country, our military, and their mission (sponsored by San Diego Protest Warrior). WHAT: A peaceful demonstration of support and gratitude for our armed forces. WHEN: Saturday, March 18, 2006, 12 to 4pm. WHERE: San Diego, west end of Balboa Park, near Sixth Avenue and Maple St. (map)WHY: To bear witness to the heated rhetoric of the so-called 'peace movement,' and to provide a calm rebuttal to their anti-American message. HOW: Bring American flags (or flags of our allies) of any size. Signs expressing support or gratitude for our military are also welcome....
  • THIS FRIDAY IN SAN DIEGO

    03/02/2006 9:03:33 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 30 replies · 1,678+ views
    Email From Move America Forward | Melanie Morgan
    Friends: We are working very hard to put together a wonderful, patriotic, pro-American rally to honor our troops and support their missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Please, help us ensure that we have a GIANT pro-troop crowd this Friday, March 3rd in Balboa Park in San Diego from 4:00 - 6:30 PM. We'll be gathering at the corner of Presidents Way and Park Boulevard across from the Veterans Memorial Center Museum. Tell your friends about this. Bring family members with you. We need a strong contingent of people from Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties to make the...
  • FRIDAY in Southern California: Pro-Troop (AND MISSION) Rally!

    03/01/2006 10:25:39 AM PST · by Impeach98 · 28 replies · 1,391+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | 03/01/2006 | Melanie Morgan
    Friends: We are working very hard to put together a wonderful, patriotic, pro-American rally to honor our troops and support their missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Please, help us ensure that we have a GIANT pro-troop crowd this Friday, March 3rd in Balboa Park in San Diego from 4:00 - 6:30 PM.We'll be gathering at the corner of Presidents Way and Park Boulevard across from the Veterans Memorial Center Museum. Tell your friends about this. Bring family members with you. We need a strong contingent of people from Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties to make the trip!...
  • 9th circuit hears Boy Scouts case

    02/20/2006 10:27:33 AM PST · by franky · 46 replies · 1,207+ views
    whitierdailynews.com ^ | 2-20-06 | By Marshall Allen Staff Writer
    PASADENA - Oral arguments were punctuated Tuesday by questions about belief in God, discriminating membership standards, and how they relate to the Boy Scouts of America's leasing public land. Lawyers representing the Boy Scouts and the American Civil Liberties Union squared off before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in a case of a lesbian and an agnostic couple and their Boy Scout-aged sons. The plaintiffs said the Scouts should not lease prime park space owned by the city of San Diego because of the organization's pro-God, anti-gay stance. It is one of three current cases pitting the ACLU against...
  • ACLU takes on Boy Scouts in 9th Circuit

    02/11/2006 9:58:48 AM PST · by Jay777 · 58 replies · 1,413+ views
    Worldnet Daily ^ | February 11, 2006 | Unknown
    An ACLU lawsuit on behalf of an agnostic, lesbian couple seeking to nullify the Boy Scouts’ long-standing lease with a San Diego park will be heard in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, widely regarded as the nation’s most liberal. The city of San Diego is appealing a U.S. District Court judge’s ruling in 2003, which determined the agreement violates the First Amendment’s ban on state-sponsored religion. Oral arguments will begin Tuesday morning in Pasadena, Calif. A decision is expected later this year. Judge Napoleon Jones said in his 2003 ruling the Boy Scouts are a religious organization with a...
  • The Constitution and the Boy Scouts

    05/14/2005 6:00:15 AM PDT · by RonF · 5 replies · 371+ views
    Stratosphere ^ | 5/12/05 | Unknown
    A panel of leading constitutional scholars, including Dean Kenneth Starr, will debate "The Constitution and The Boy Scouts: Equal Access to Government Land and the First Amendment,” on Wednesday, May 18 from noon to 2 p.m. Pacific Time. The public and the media are invited to attend the program or to watch and participate in the Internet. For those attending in person, lunch will be served free of charge. The program is sponsored by the Federalist Society on Law and Public Policy and will be held at the Wyndham Hotel at Emerald Plaza 400 West Broadway, San Diego, CA, in...
  • After Action Report-- Joint Freep of Leftists in SAN DIEGO, Balboa Park

    03/22/2005 2:08:47 PM PST · by bstein80 · 16 replies · 1,875+ views
    March 19th | B
    After Action Report-- Joint Freep of Leftists in SAN DIEGO, Balboa Park The Conservative Revolution.com Peaceniks Occupy Balboa Park in San Diego—Greet “Dissenters” with Intimidation (March 19, 2005) On the second anniversary of the liberation of Iraq, the so called “peace protestors” showed their true colors again. In the military town of San Diego, a couple hundred hippies and anarchists gathered in Balboa Park, eerily reminiscent of the latest South Park episode. The local chapter of Protest Warrior, to which this author belongs, was there to play the role of Eric Cartman, to “end the occupation of Balboa Park” by...
  • Code Pink gears up for March 19th Protests

    03/12/2005 7:27:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 60 replies · 3,333+ views
    03.12.05
    Today is a special day. It’s the 75-year anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s famous “salt march.” On March 12, 1930, Gandhi began a 240-mile march to nonviolently resist the British tax on salt and move India closer to independence from British rule. Gandhi changed India and the world, with his relentless, nonviolent struggle for peace and justice. (For more on Gandhi’s life, click here.)Today is also important because it begins our 7-day countdown to the March 19 worldwide day of protest against the Iraq war. Next Saturday, people throughout the world will raise our voices on the two-year anniversary of the US...
  • Judge says no to Scout lease on Fiesta isle

    04/14/2004 7:35:48 AM PDT · by RonF · 10 replies · 183+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 4/14/04 | Ray Huard
    The Boy Scouts lease of a Fiesta Island aquatics center on city-owned land is just as unconstitutional as its lease of public land in Balboa Park, a federal judge ruled yesterday. U.S. District Judge Napoleon Jones Jr. said the lease of the half-acre aquatics center violates the constitutional separation of church and state because the Boy Scouts is a religious organization. The same judge ruled in August that the Boy Scouts lease of Camp Balboa, where it has its regional headquarters, was unconstitutional because the Scouts require members to profess a belief in God. The American Civil Liberties Union sued...
  • Scoutophobic San Diego

    04/02/2004 3:48:58 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 4 replies · 129+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 4/2/2004 | Harold Johnson & Mark S. Pulliam
    As America battles over cultural issues, the Boy Scouts find themselves in the crossfire of the 2004 election season. In a number of communities where intolerant "progressives" hold sway, the Scouts are under siege because they won't drop their commitment to God, country and traditional morality. Several of these skirmishes have grabbed headlines recently, and in one engagement -- an attack on the Scouts by the American Civil Liberties Union in San Diego -- the Bush Administration has stepped forward to defend the Scouts, raising the stakes in the case and prompting some reporters to look for the hand of...
  • "Scoutophobic San Diego" (Boy Scouts under attack -- and John Kerry is with their enemies)

    04/02/2004 10:45:30 AM PST · by freedomdefender · 34 replies · 342+ views
    American Spectator ^ | April 2, 2004 | Pulliam and Johnson
    Scoutophobic San Diego Print Friendly Format E-Mail this to a Friend By Harold Johnson & Mark S. Pulliam Published 4/2/2004 12:06:13 AM As America battles over cultural issues, the Boy Scouts find themselves in the crossfire of the 2004 election season. In a number of communities where intolerant "progressives" hold sway, the Scouts are under siege because they won't drop their commitment to God, country and traditional morality. Several of these skirmishes have grabbed headlines recently, and in one engagement -- an attack on the Scouts by the American Civil Liberties Union in San Diego -- the Bush Administration has...
  • Government can't join Scouts in their lawsuit

    03/18/2004 9:19:28 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 10 replies · 166+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | March 18, 2004 | Alex Roth
    Government can't join Scouts in their lawsuit Federal judge bars filing in Fiesta Island dispute The U.S. Justice Department can't join the Boy Scouts in their legal fight to continue leasing a Fiesta Island aquatics center from the city, a federal judge has ruled. District Judge Napoleon Jones Jr. has refused to let the Justice Department file a brief in support of the Boy Scouts, which has been involved in a protracted dispute with the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU, representing a lesbian couple and an agnostic couple who have sons wanting to become Scouts, argues that the Scouts...
  • San Diego says, "Veterans NO! Commies SI!"

    03/11/2004 5:44:30 AM PST · by steplock · 47 replies · 191+ views
    Biketoberfest ^ | Karyn Damian
    This is an email sent this evening to the Mayor's office in the City of San Diego .....it explains it all.  I urge all veterans to send their letters of protest to this action to the mayor of San Diego at dickmurphy@sandiego.gov  Mr. Rudy Fernandez Veterans Liaison Office of Mayor Dick Murphy Dear Rudy,  As you are aware by now, our permit for Balboa Park for BiketoberWest on March 17th - 21st, 2004 where we will be honoring Military Veterans has been denied by the Park & Recreations Department in Balboa Park .   At our "planning meeting" on March 5th, none...
  • Amid lawsuit, Scouts allege harassment by S.D. at Fiesta Island

    02/25/2004 9:10:30 AM PST · by RonF · 17 replies · 220+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 2/25/04 | Ray Huard
    The Boy Scouts yesterday accused San Diego city officials of harassing volunteers and Scouts using the Fiesta Island aquatic center the group leases from the city. Boy Scouts volunteers have been singled out for "thousands of dollars of parking tickets" and videotaped by city rangers, and Scouts have been prevented from using adjacent parkland to eat lunch or work on projects, said Merrilee Boyack, a spokeswoman for the Boy Scouts Desert Pacific Council. The Scouts, in an amendment to a lawsuit against the city, have asked a federal judge to order the city to stop such behavior. "We just want...
  • Scouts sue city of San Diego over lease dispute

    02/06/2004 6:59:25 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 7 replies · 131+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | February 6, 2004 | Marisa Taylor and Ray Huard
    The Boy Scouts of America filed a federal lawsuit yesterday against the city of San Diego, charging that the city violated the group's civil rights by settling a Balboa Park lease dispute with the American Civil Liberties Union. Carla Kerr, a New York lawyer representing the Scouts, said the group hopes the lawsuit will force the city to recommit to its $1-a-year lease with the Scouts, which is similar to agreements made with other nonprofit groups in the park. "The city is engaging in viewpoint discrimination by saying we have this program available to other organizations but not you," Kerr...
  • Boy Scouts sue San Diego over dispute over lease in public park

    02/05/2004 11:27:05 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 8 replies · 118+ views
    AP via Mercury News ^ | Feb. 05, 2004 | Associated Press
    <p>SAN DIEGO - The Boy Scouts sued the city of San Diego in federal court Thursday, seeking to stop the city from terminating a lease of 18 acres in a public park that it has held for nearly a half-century.</p>
  • Boy Scouts sue San Diego and city council members, alleging violation of constitutional rights

    02/05/2004 5:47:09 PM PST · by John Jorsett · 14 replies · 197+ views
    KOGO AM600 San Diego, Roger Hedgecock Show | Feb 5, 2004
    KOGO is carrying a story right now about the local and national Boy Scouts organizations today sueing the city of San Diego and the six city council members who voted for a settlement ($950,000) with the ACLU over the scout's use of city-owned Camp Balboa. Carla Kerr, attorney for the Scouts, said the city, by settling, is violating the Scout's constitutional rights of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of association. She also says the city has embarked on a pattern of harrasssment of the Scouts over the past year, demanding money from the Scouts for continued use...
  • In San Diego, City is "Dishonoring Boy Scouts and the Taxpayers"

    01/15/2004 10:54:03 AM PST · by freedomdefender · 14 replies · 260+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | Feb. 15, 03 | Harald Johnson
    San Diego Union-Tribune Dishonoring Scouts and the taxpayers By Harold Johnson January 15, 2004 In a time of tight budgets for governments up and down California, San Diego recently announced a massive contribution of taxpayer dollars to the American Civil Liberties Union. Bet you didn't know there was extra cash lying around City Hall. The payoff is part of the city's cave-in to the ACLU's lawsuit that aims to kick the Boy Scouts off public parkland in San Diego. By the terms of the city's settlement, the ACLU gets a staggering $950,000 in public money, and the city pledges not...
  • BOY SCOUTS’ STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO CITY SETTLEMENT (San Diego & ACLU vs. Boy Scouts

    01/09/2004 5:11:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 78 replies · 288+ views
    Desert Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of America Press Release ^ | 1/8/04 | George A. Davidson and Thyme Osborne
    Desert Pacific Council was disappointed to learn today that the City of San Diego announced a settlement with the ACLU today in a case involving two City leases to Boy Scouts in San Diego. The City will be paying the ACLU $950,000 and will be abandoning its defense of the leases. The Boy Scouts are not a part of the settlement. Boy Scouts are disappointed that the City is settling with Plaintiffs so quickly, rather than defending the leases—and the Constitution—in Court as the Boy Scouts are doing. Boy Scouts are also staggered by the amount of the settlement, which...
  • City settles Boy Scouts lease suit

    01/09/2004 6:42:38 AM PST · by RonF · 7 replies · 90+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 1/9/04 | Marisa Taylor and Ray Huard
    The city of San Diego has agreed to cancel its lease in Balboa Park with the Boy Scouts, hoping to end the city's role in a 3½ -year legal battle with the American Civil Liberties Union. The Boy Scouts, however, vowed to continue fighting for its 18-acre headquarters even without city support, because it believes its constitutional liberties are at stake. Last month, the group received a letter of support from the U.S. Justice Department, stating the group's predicament raised "substantial concerns" that the group's rights were being violated. The ACLU filed the lawsuit against the city and the Boy...
  • ACLU & LIBERAL JUDGE EVICT BOY SCOUT CAMP -- The Continuing Liberal Vendetta Against Scouts

    08/07/2003 3:34:59 PM PDT · by Apolitical · 53 replies · 493+ views
    Iconoclast ^ | by Hans Zeiger
    What the judge ommitted to mention is that If there is "overwhelming and uncontradicted evidence" for the presence of God in the life of a Boy Scout, there is evidence of a similar nature for God's role in the public square on Main Street USA. After all, religious mottoes, preambles and texts were not an afterthought to the people who wrote them. "In God We Trust." "Endowed by their Creator." "One Nation Under God." These were important watchwords for the framers of the American constitution. And now the ACLU is working to get rid of those things too .....
  • O'Reilly Says Impeach Judge Who Evicted Boy Scouts From City Park

    08/07/2003 5:56:39 AM PDT · by kattracks · 48 replies · 297+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 8/07/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Joined by an outraged Bill O'Reilly, a top legal scholar called on Congress to impeach the California judge who ruled in favor of the far-left American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), saying that the city of San Diego could not do business with the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) on the absurd grounds that it is a "religious organization." Appearing on last night's "O'Reilly Factor," Professor John C. Eastland, a Claremont Institute Scholar, said that impeachment is the appropriate remedy for the inexplicable ruling of Clinton appointee Judge Napoleon Jones ordering the city to oust the local scouting group from...
  • Judge Rules Scouts 'Religous' Group

    08/06/2003 6:52:49 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 21 replies · 456+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 6, 2003 | Unknown
    LAW OF THE LAND Judge rules Scouts 'religious' group Long-standing lease of park considered 1st Amendment violation Posted: August 6, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com The city of San Diego is contemplating an appeal of a federal court decision that sided with the ACLU and a lesbian couple seeking to nullify its long-standing lease of a public park to the Boy Scouts. A U.S. District Court judge ruled last Thursday the Boy Scouts is a religious organization, and the agreement to use Balboa Park violates the First Amendment's ban on state-sponsored religion. In a closed session last night,...
  • Scouts' Balboa Park lease ruled unconstitutional

    08/01/2003 11:17:00 AM PDT · by joltinjoe · 50 replies · 216+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | By Ray Huard and Marisa Taylor
    August 1, 2003 The Boy Scouts' lease of public land in Balboa Park violates constitutional separation of church and state, a federal judge ruled yesterday. U.S. District Judge Napoleon Jones Jr. said the city gave preferential treatment to the Scouts when it leased the 18-acre Camp Balboa, even though there is "overwhelming and uncontradicted evidence" showing that the Boy Scouts are a religious organization. "The city handpicked as the preferred lessee an organization that describes religious belief and practice as fundamental to the services it provides," Jones wrote. The American Civil Liberties Union sued the city and the Boy Scouts...
  • Boy Scouts' use of Balboa Park land ruled unconstitutional

    07/31/2003 11:22:36 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 205 replies · 1,975+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 7/31/03 | Ray Huard
    Boy Scouts' use of Balboa Park land ruled unconstitutional Judge says use violates separation of church and state By Ray Huard UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER 2:29 p.m., July 31, 2003 The Boy Scouts' lease of public land in San Diego's Balboa Park is unconstitutional, a federal judge decided in a ruling released Thursday. U.S. District Judge Napoleon Jones Jr. said the Scouts' lease of the 18-acre Camp Balboa in Balboa Park violates provisions in the U.S. and state constitutions governing the separation of church and state. Jones said the Boy Scouts are a religious organization because the Scouts require members to...
  • Ask The ACLU Questions About the Boy Scouts in Balboa Park

    05/28/2002 6:40:21 PM PDT · by RonF · 58 replies · 213+ views
    ACLU of San Diego Web Site ^ | 5/23/02 | Sherry Wright
    Ms. Wright of the San Diego chapter of the ACLU says that you should call to ask her any questions she might have about their support for the law suit against the Desert Pacific Council's lease of Balboa Park. Here are some questions you might ask her:Why does their suit say that the BSA will refuse to register a boy with lesbian parents, when in fact the BSA will register any child on his or her or qualifications, without asking or caring what the parents' sexual orientation is?2) Why do they keep emphasizing that the local council is only paying...