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  • Judge strikes down part of Chicago gun law as unconstitutional

    06/20/2012 5:32:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | Jun 20, 2012 | NATASHA KORECKI
    A federal judge in Chicago on Tuesday struck down a portion of the city’s firearm ordinance, calling it unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan ruled in favor of a Chicago man who challenged a section of the city’s gun law after he was denied a permit because of a misdemeanor conviction. Der-Yeghiayan, in a 30-page ruling, called that part of the Chicago Firearm Ordinance “unconstitutionally void for vagueness,” and said it violated Shawn Gowder’s right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Gowder had filed a federal lawsuit challenging a portion of the ordinance...
  • Fast and Furious: Covering up the Death of a U.S. Agent

    06/20/2012 2:33:53 PM PDT · by hope · 2 replies
    Heritage.org ^ | 6/20/12 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Todd Gaziano has outlined at the Foundry the legal doctrine of executive privilege that President Obama has asserted in the congressional investigation of Operation Fast and Furious. The most important part of that doctrine to understand is that a President cannot assert executive privilege for the purpose of hiding wrongdoing by Administration officials. Fast and Furious began in September 2009 and was not shut down until January 2011. It was a reckless law enforcement operation that led to thousands of weapons ending up in the hands of dangerous criminals and major drug cartels. This “felony stupid” operation, as it has...
  • Obama knew about Gun Walking in March, 2009

    06/20/2012 2:40:54 PM PDT · by hope · 61 replies
    Now we know why Obama issued executive privilege this morning to keep Holder from having to release documents about Fast and Furious.
  • MSNBC Panel: Fast & Furious Scandal Bad for GOP, Good for Obama

    In an attempt to twist the Obama administration's Fast & Furious gun running scandal into bad news for Republicans, on Wednesday's The Daily Rundown on MSNBC supposed Republican pundit Michelle Bernard proclaimed: "...when you think about just the damage that has been done over the last year to the GOP's brand, this is just another – adds more fuel to the fire." Bernard was referring to the possibility of Attorney General Eric Holder being held in contempt of Congress for not providing documents about the failed policy to lawmakers. Instead of questioning the White House, Bernard continued to rant: "...this...
  • Fast and Furious worse than Watergate

    06/20/2012 3:05:38 PM PDT · by jyro · 15 replies
    No one died in Watergate.
  • The Purpose of Fast and Furious

    06/20/2012 3:10:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: April 16, 2009. This from CNN's website: "Reviving a ban on assault weapons and more strictly enforcing existing gun laws could help tamp down drug violence that has run rampant on the US-Mexican border, President Obama said Thursday. Speaking alongside Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Obama said he has 'not backed off at all' on a campaign pledge to try to restore the ban. It was instituted under President Clinton and allowed to lapse by President George W. Bush. 'I continue to believe that we can respect and honor the Second Amendment right in our Constitution -- the...
  • The (Fast & Furious) Crimes are Worse Than the Cover-up (Normally, nobody gets killed in a cover-up)

    06/20/2012 3:11:14 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's go to the phones before we resume on the sound bites. Crown Point, Indiana, is where we're gonna start with Frank. Great to have you here, sir. Hello. CALLER: Yes, hello. Thank you, sir. I'm calling about the Fast and Furious thing. RUSH: Yeah? CALLER: The president or his administration sent guns into Mexico and had to assume that they'd be used and kill Mexican citizens. But then the president's trying to get Latino votes, but he doesn't care if Mexican die? RUSH: Well, he didn't figure on Mexicans figuring out Fast and Furious. I know...
  • Gun ownership up, crime down FBI violent-crime rates show safer nation with more gun owners

    06/19/2012 2:33:40 PM PDT · by djone · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6.18.12 | EMILY MILLER
    "Gun-control advocates are noticeably silent when crime rates decline. Their multimillion-dollar lobbying efforts are designed to manufacture mass anxiety that every gun owner is a potential killer. The statistics show otherwise. Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that violent crime decreased 4 percent in 2011. The number of murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults all went down, continuing a pattern."
  • Flashback: Obama Called for Gonzales to Resign (for not telling pres limits of power)

    06/20/2012 3:23:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now here comes the cover-up. I want to take you back to March 19th, 2007. You might remember that Alberto Gonzales, a member of the Bush administration as attorney general who fired the eight US attorneys. The Democrats were after Albert Gonzales and other Hispanics that the Bush administration sought to elevate, because Hispanics do not get elevated in a Republican Party. It just doesn't happen. Democrats say they can't allow that to be seen. So Alberto Gonzales became attorney general. He was a good friend of Bush's, really had a lot of respect for him. Miguel...
  • Flashback: Obama Called for Gonzales to Resign

    06/20/2012 3:35:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now here comes the cover-up. I want to take you back to March 19th, 2007. You might remember that Alberto Gonzales, a member of the Bush administration as attorney general who fired the eight US attorneys. The Democrats were after Albert Gonzales and other Hispanics that the Bush administration sought to elevate, because Hispanics do not get elevated in a Republican Party. It just doesn't happen. Democrats say they can't allow that to be seen. So Alberto Gonzales became attorney general. He was a good friend of Bush's, really had a lot of respect for him. Miguel...
  • Fast, furious, and in contempt

    06/20/2012 3:32:15 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 7 replies
    jerrypournelle.com ^ | Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Jerry Pournelle
    A House Committee has voted that the Attorney General is in contempt of Congress. The vote was along party lines, which is a pity, because the contempt is obvious and definitely indicated. This should not be a Party Lines affair. The Congress is the Grand Inquest of the Nation, and constitutionally is empowered to see that the President does indeed take care to see that the laws are faithfully enforced. There is no compelling reason for withholding the documents demanded by Congress in this matter. To make it more interesting the President has bought into the ownership of Fast and...
  • NRA Applauds Passage of U.S. House Committee Resolution Recommending that the House Find Attorney...

    06/20/2012 4:04:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 12 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | June 20, 2012 | NA
    NRA Applauds Passage of U.S. House Committee Resolution Recommending that the House Find Attorney General Holder in Contempt of Congress Fairfax, Va. – The U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed a resolution recommending that the House find Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. in contempt of Congress by a 23 to 17 vote. "The NRA fully supports this contempt resolution," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA's Institute for Legislative Action. "The American people – including millions of NRA members and tens of millions of NRA supporters – deserve the truth, and we will support any effort that...
  • Holder: Issa wanted to 'provoke' conflict

    06/20/2012 3:19:40 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 60 replies
    politico44 ^ | 6/20/12 | BYRON TAU
    In the aftermath of a Wednesday vote by a House committee accusing Attorney General Eric Holder of being in contempt of Congress, the attorney general accused the panel's top Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) of provoking a partisan showdown between the branches of government. "He has chosen to use his authority to take an extraordinary, unprecedented and entirely unnecessary action, intended to provoke an avoidable conflict between Congress and the Executive Branch," Holder said in a statement. "This divisive action does not help us fix the problems that led to this operation or previous ones and it does nothing to...
  • Obama Asserts Executive Privilege in Gun-Trafficking Rift

    06/20/2012 8:27:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 20, 2012 | EVAN PEREZ
    The White House asserted executive privilege Wednesday over some gun-trafficking-probe documents sought by congressional Republicans, throwing into uncertainty a possible vote to sanction Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt of Congress. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was meeting Wednesday morning to discuss the contempt fight. The panel's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), said the committee was evaluating the White House's assertion. In a letter to Mr. Issa, Deputy Attorney General James Cole said the president had asserted the privilege to block the documents from being released, but he held out the possibility of negotiating an agreement over...
  • Obama 2005: 'The President is not the Attorney General’s client; the people are'

    06/20/2012 9:53:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 6/20/12 | Charlie Spierling
    In 2005, then-Senator Obama had some pretty strong ideas about what the Attorney General’s duties were. Speaking on the Senate floor during the nomination confirmation of President George W. Bush’s Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales, Obama explained why he opposed the nomination. “The Attorney General’s job is not just to enforce the President’s laws it is to tell the President what the law is. The job is not simply to facilitate the President’s power, it is to speak truth to that power as well,” Obama stated during the hearing.
  • Flashback: Obama Calls for Bush AG to Resign

    06/20/2012 10:11:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/20/12 | staff
    And Alberto Gonzalez didn't even have a body count like Eric Holder has.
  • Obama In 2007: Executive Privilege Is "Subject To Abuse"

    06/20/2012 12:38:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 6/20/12 | staff
    "I think the issue of executive power and executive privilege is one that is subject to abuse and in an Obama presidency what you will see will be a sufficient respect for law and the co-equal branches of government that I hope we don't find ourselves in a situation in which we would have aides being subpoenaed for what I think everything acknowledges is some troublesome information out there," then-Senator Barack Obama told CNN's Wolf Blitzer in a 2007 interview.
  • Executive Privilege: A Primer

    06/20/2012 2:22:37 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 3 replies
    University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog ^ | March 26, 2007 | sunstein (Cass?)
    March 26, 2007 Executive Privilege: A Primer In view of the current conflict between Congress and the President, it might be useful to outline existing law on executive privilege, and thus to provide a kind of primer (a tentative, preliminary, and incomplete one to be sure). The following does not focus on or attempt to resolve the current controversy. Nor does it trace the practices of Congress and the executive branch over time. One of the largest lessons is that much of the law remains unsettled. The Supreme Court has not said a great deal; the court of appeals for...
  • Executive Privilege: A Primer {Does Obama's Use Meet Standard Set at Law School Where He Taught?}

    06/20/2012 3:02:36 PM PDT · by drpix · 9 replies
    University of Chicago Law ^ | March 26, 2007 | The Faculty Blog
    March 2007, University of Chicago Law School's Bush Era View of Existing Law. Excerpt: 8. ...The privilege is limited to “communications authored or solicited and received by members of an immediate White House adviser’s staff who have broad and significant responsibility for investigating and formulating the advice to be given to the President on the particular matter to which the communications relate.”... 9. Direct decision making by the President is required. If the President himself is not directly involved, there is no privilege. ...
  • Contempt: Committee votes 23-17, finds Attorney General Holder in contempt; Update: Holder responds,

    06/20/2012 3:04:42 PM PDT · by lbryce · 61 replies
    Twitchy US Politics ^ | June 20, 2012 | Mark Knoller
    Complete Title: Contempt: Commit Votes 23-17, Finds Attorney AG Holder in Contempt; Update: Holder Responds, Will Media? House Oversight Committee votes 23-17 to cite Atty Gen Eric Holder for contempt of Congress for withholding subpoenaed documents. 20 Jun 12 Reply Retweet Favorite Despite President ObamaÂ’s use of executive privilege this morning, the hearing before a vote on holding Attorney General Holder in contempt proceeded. And proceeded. Minutes ago, the vote took place. Katie Pavlich @KatiePavlich 23-17 HOLDER HELD I CONTEMPT, now moves to the House #fastandfurious 20 Jun 12 Reply Retweet Favorite GOP Oversight âś” @GOPoversight 23-17: We just sent...