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  • Ezell’s doctrinal rules for the Second Amendment(Seventh Circuit)

    07/09/2011 6:21:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    volokh.com ^ | 8 July, 2011 | David Kopel
    The Seventh Circuit’s decision in Ezell v. Chicago is a tremendously important case for Second Amendment doctrine. The key rules from Ezell: use originalism from both 1791 and 1868 to determine if an activity is within the scope of the Second Amendment right. If it is, apply First Amendment doctrine, and make the standard of review more stringent when the activity is closer to the core of the right, and when the government is prohibiting rather than regulating. Generally speaking, when looking for guidance, look to Eugene Volokh. As the above rules apply to the case at bar: The right...
  • Another ass-kicking: 5th Circuit rejects White House drilling ban appeal

    07/08/2010 5:07:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | 7.8/10 | Michelle Malkin
    Another ass-kicking: 5th Circuit rejects White House drilling ban appeal By Michelle Malkin • July 8, 2010 07:17 PM Just in: The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has just denied the White House request for a stay on U.S. District Judge Martin Feldman’s order striking down the Obama blanket deepwater drilling ban. Ass. Kicked. Again: A U.S. appeals court on Thursday rejected the Obama administration’s request to put on hold a ruling that lifted a temporary moratorium on deepwater drilling in the wake of the BP Plc oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The ruling is a setback for...
  • Bristol Palin to net up to $30K for each speech

    05/18/2010 5:07:15 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 67 replies · 1,651+ views
    AP via MSNBC ^ | 05/18/2010 | Staff
    JUNEAU, Alaska - Bristol Palin is hitting the speakers' circuit and will command between $15,000 and $30,000 for each appearance, Palin family attorney Thomas Van Flein said Monday.
  • 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...
  • Circuit City to liquidate remaining US stores

    01/16/2009 8:02:28 AM PST · by re_tail20 · 151 replies · 4,571+ views
    AP ^ | January 16, 2009 | Vinee Tong
    Circuit City Stores Inc. says it has reached an agreement with liquidators to sell the merchandise in its 567 U.S. stores after failing to find a buyer or a refinancing deal.
  • Computer circuit builds itself

    10/16/2008 10:21:05 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies · 538+ views
    Nature ^ | 10/16/08 | Geoff Brumfiel
    Organic molecules organize themselves to form a bridge between electrodes.A team of European physicists has developed an integrated circuit that can build itself. The work, appearing in this week's Nature1, is an important step towards its ultimate goal — a self-assembling computer. Today's computer chips are made by etching patterns onto semiconducting wafers using a combination of light and photosensitive chemicals. But the technique is being pushed to the limit as ever more processing power is being packed onto chips, requiring engineers to etch details just a few tens of nanometres across. So scientists are hunting for alternative ways to...
  • 2008 candidates hit the humor circuit

    02/01/2007 9:36:14 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 392+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/1/07 | Joan Lowy - ap
    WASHINGTON - It's the standard post-Super Bowl question, with a twist. "Hey, Joe Biden, you just got off to an inauspicious start to your presidential campaign with some poor choice of words. What are you going to do now?" Answer: He's going on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." Candidates subjecting themselves to the biting wit and ribbing of faux newsmen and comedians seems like a modern-day version of cruel and unusual punishment — and an oddity when much of politics has become heavily scripted. Yet, politicians have beaten a path to the unconventional forums of Comedy Central's "The Daily...
  • Watt a mess! Power lines hit homeowner with financial jolt(Stupidity alert)

    12/28/2006 5:17:17 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 126 replies · 3,682+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, December 28, 2006 | Jay Fitzgerald
    A North Attleboro man faces financial ruin because he built a new home so close to dangerous high-voltage transmission lines that fluorescent bulbs inside the house light up without even being plugged in. The electric currents running through the two-story home are considered so potentially harmful that the town’s fire department has strung “caution” tape around the house while an electrical inspector has refused to issue a final permit out of fear someone might get electrocuted. The home’s metallic door knobs and exterior shingles give off mild electric jolts when touched, while flowing currents are strong enough to light up...
  • Why homosexuals should not adopt or teach children

    08/25/2006 9:53:42 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 100 replies · 6,761+ views
    Townhall ^ | 08/25/2006 | Mike S. Adams
    Ever since I announced my bid for the United States Presidency, I’ve been questioned about some of my more radical political opinions. Most of those questions have dealt with my proposed economic policies – for example, the abolition of the IRS and the implementation of the Fair Tax. Today, I offer an answer to questions about why I am opposed to the idea of gays adopting or teaching children. Several years ago, I began writing columns questioning the so-called gay rights movement. I prefer to call it the “gay privileges” movement because gays are not presently deprived of anything that...
  • Some Californians set to begin 11-digit dialing

    07/23/2006 4:15:21 PM PDT · by South40 · 82 replies · 2,360+ views
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | July 23, 2006 | Dan Laidman
    LOS ANGELES – Starting Wednesday, seven-digit dialing will be a thing of the past for a broad swath of coastal Los Angeles County. Residents of such posh enclaves as Santa Monica, Malibu and Brentwood will be among the first Californians to be required to dial 11 digits each time they pick up the phone, even if they are calling a next-door neighbor. The change comes as part of the state's first-ever area code overlay, in which future phone numbers within a region receive a new area code while existing numbers keep the old one. It contrasts with the more common...
  • Ruling: Little Rock School District Remains Under Desegregation Order

    06/27/2006 7:15:49 PM PDT · by TheBattman · 3 replies · 404+ views
    KTHV/AP ^ | 6/27/2006 | Nick Genty
    Ruling: LRSD Remains Under Desegregation Order A ruling from a federal appeals panel upholds a lower court decision to keep the Little Rock School District under a federal desegregation order. However, the three appeals judge expressed concerns in their opinion that the school district may have been held to too strict a standard. The panel of the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis agreed on Monday with a ruling in 2004 by U.S. District Judge William R. Wilson Junior in the long-running desegregation case. Wilson ruled in 2004 that the Little Rock district did not successfully evaluate...
  • Court OK's Compulsory Religious Education (as long is its Islam)

    05/23/2006 7:23:36 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 29 replies · 1,120+ views
    Federal Review ^ | Tuesday, May 23, 2006
    A federal appeals court in California has ruled that public schools can require children to learn about religion...as long as the religion is Islam.Investors Business Daily reports that the notorious Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled the state can require students to participate in "Muslim role-playing exercises." The exercises include:Reciting aloud Muslim prayers that begin with "In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful . . . ." Memorizing the Muslim profession of faith: "Allah is the only true God and Muhammad is his messenger." Chanting "Praise be to Allah" in response to teacher prompts. Professing as "true"...
  • 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...
  • Conviction of Five Castro Spies Overturned: Court Cites 'Pervasive Community Prejudice'

    08/26/2005 7:16:20 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 7 replies · 516+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | August 26, 2005 | Humberto Fontova
    On September 14, 1998, the FBI uncovered a Castro spy ring in Miami and arrested ten of them. Four others managed to scoot back to Cuba. These became known as the "Wasp network." According to the FBI's affidavit these Castro agents were engaged in, among other acts: Intelligence gathering against the Boca Chica Air Naval Station in Key West, the MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa and the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command in Homestead Florida. Compiling the names, home addresses and medical files of the U.S. Southern Command's top officers along with those of hundreds of officers stationed...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White
    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/cmp/20050715/tc_cmp/165702500 UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party Moveon.org ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Republicans again seeking to split 9th Circuit (PLEASE DO!)

    06/19/2005 8:18:57 AM PDT · by SandRat · 35 replies · 953+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | June 19, 2005 | unattributed
    LOS ANGELES - Congressional Republicans are hoping yet again to split the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers nine Western states and has issued some rulings to the dismay of conservatives. The Republicans say a breakup is the best way to reduce the circuit's caseload. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., plans this week to introduce a bill to split the circuit into three parts. Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho, has already introduced legislation this year that would create at least one, if not two, new appellate courts for the area, which includes Arizona. "The situation is continuing to get worse...
  • Shiavo-Judge George W. Greer and what can be done about him by the Florida Constitution

    03/24/2005 3:39:26 PM PST · by pulaskibush · 120 replies · 2,949+ views
    me | 3/25/05 | me
    So far, it appears Judge Greer has been given the power to let Michael Shiavo starve Terri Shiavo to death. Here are some links about Greer: http://www.jud6.org/Addresses/JudgesPhoneNumbers/judgeaddressandphonelist.htm http://www.theempirejournal.com/0228051_petition_seeks_impeachme.htm http://www.hospicepatients.org/wwwboard/messages/330.htm http://www.earnedmedia.org/tf0311.htm http://www.terrisfight.net/ http://www.anncoulter.org/ This is a petition to remove Greer. http://www.PetitionOnline.com/ijg520/ As for what can be done for Terri, here is the Florida Constitution: http://www.flsenate.gov/Statutes/index.cfm?Mode=Constitution&Submenu=3&Tab=statutes#A04S01 Here's what Governor Jeb Bush can do under the Florida Constitution. ARTICLE IV EXECUTIVE (a) The supreme executive power shall be vested in a governor, who shall be commander-in-chief of all military forces of the state not in active service of the United States. The governor...
  • Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...

    01/06/2005 11:36:29 AM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 64 replies · 7,946+ views
    Atlantis News Agency. APP. EFE. AFP. Madrid. Spain. ^ | 01-06-2005 | Antonio Beltrán Martinez
    Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...By Salvador Morales. Atlantis News Agency. Madrid, Spain. 01-06-2005. The Spanish investigator and scriptologist, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano, has discovered paleographical proofs that in fact the island or peninsula (Nêsos) denominated like Atlantis or Atlantic, it was divided in two parts below the sea. To date all atlantologists and students of the Timaeus and the Critias de Plato had thought that in texts of the Greek philosophist narrated the collapse of the all island or Atlantis peninsula, nevertheless, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano has reviewed the oldest texts known writings in...
  • FOX NEWS, John Podesta, "Hillary, as the VP..."

    11/18/2004 5:44:54 AM PST · by bannie · 28 replies · 2,753+ views
    Fox News ^ | 19 NOV 94 | self
    THIS AM...on Fox News, Podesta was being interviewed about the library. When asked about the extend of the displays about shillery, he said that...she was important..."as the vice president." He didn't say, "as was the vice president."
  • CNN's Inside politics report that Rove offered Nelson (D. Ne) Sec of Agriculture..Rove is BRILLIANT

    11/17/2004 1:01:51 PM PST · by ken5050 · 225 replies · 12,412+ views
    INside politics..CNN
    Judy (hmmm?) Woodruff just had a report that Karl Rove had offered Nebraska Sen Ben Nelson the post of Secretary of Agriculture. Nelson is up in 2006...and facing a hard race from popular GOP Gov Mike Johanns. Nelson is among the most conservative of Senate Dems..Does this make sense, because Nelson votes with the GOP on most of the key issues..?
  • Democrats Question Kerry's Campaign Funds

    11/18/2004 5:04:46 AM PST · by Hawk44 · 21 replies · 1,842+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/18/2004 | Ron Fournier
    WASHINGTON - Democratic Party leaders said Wednesday they want to know why Sen. John Kerry (news - web sites) ended his presidential campaign with more than $15 million in the bank, money that could have helped Democratic candidates across the country. Some said he will be pressured to give the money to Democratic campaign committees rather than save it for a potential White House bid in 2008. "Democrats are questioning why he sat on so much money that could have helped him defeat George Bush (news - web sites) or helped down-ballot races, many of which could have gone our...
  • Clinton 'Elvis' Library to Include Monica

    11/14/2004 5:58:21 PM PST · by hope · 63 replies · 2,329+ views
    News Max ^ | 11-14-04
    Reprinted from NewsMax.com Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004 5:45 p.m. ESTClinton 'Elvis' Library to Include Monica As Bill Clinton's library is unveiled at a gala opening this week, one thing is certain: His messy legacy will be on full display. One alcove will be dedicated to impeachment, and organizers have promised not to sidestep even Monica Lewinsky or Paula Jones. The 58-year-old political superstar is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors a year to his library. "Bill Clinton is a rock star," said Skip Rutherford, head of Clinton's nonprofit foundation that built the $165 million library. "He is Elvis."...
  • The Long View (Betcha didn't know Hillary's an Evangelical Christian!)

    11/16/2004 7:02:43 AM PST · by EA_Man · 326 replies · 6,032+ views
    NRO ^ | 11/15/2005 | Rob Long
    From "Light the Lamp!": The monthly newsletter of the Holy Flame Pentecostal Church of Little Rock, Ark. We welcome back to the area Senator Hillary Clinton (D., N.Y.), who has been spending so much time here in Little Rock lately that she's practically joined the church choir! "I'm here spending time at my husband's library," she told the Lamp when we caught up with her after a Sunday camp meeting, "and of course, I always take time to worship God in as evangelical a way as is feasible, given time and location constraints. As you know, I consider myself an...
  • The Long View

    11/18/2004 4:19:27 AM PST · by solsrchr2 · 46 replies · 1,982+ views
    By Rob Long EDITOR'S NOTE: This article appears in the November 29, 2004, issue of National Review. Church Newsletters From All Over From "Light the Lamp!": The monthly newsletter of the Holy Flame Pentecostal Church of Little Rock, Ark. We welcome back to the area Senator Hillary Clinton (D., N.Y.), who has been spending so much time here in Little Rock lately that she's practically joined the church choir! "I'm here spending time at my husband's library," she told the Lamp when we caught up with her after a Sunday camp meeting, "and of course, I always take time to...
  • The "nuclear option" will be used only for Supreme Court Nominees (last paragraph)

    11/18/2004 4:00:02 AM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies · 1,561+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | Nov. 17, 2004 | NA
    (The) "nuclear option," (is) a parliamentary maneuver to effectively change Senate rules so that only a simple majority is needed to end a filibuster of a judicial nominee. Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said he has not decided whether he would invoke that option next year. Robert F. Bennett, R-Utah, the chief deputy majority whip, said such a move would occur only if Democrats filibuster a Supreme Court nomination. It's the last paragraph in the source link.
  • Conservative Judiciary is Bush's Moral Mandate

    11/16/2004 11:45:18 AM PST · by hinterlander · 7 replies · 504+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | November 16, 2004 | Marc Levin
    What mandate on moral issues, if any, did voters deliver to President Bush in the 2004 election? While liberal activists have attributed Bush's victory to homophobia, exit polls indicated that 35 percent of Americans favor gay marriage while another 25 percent support civil unions. Similarly, a majority of Americans favor restrictions on abortion, but not an outright ban. However, there is a consensus favoring the appointment of conservative judges who recognize that judicial restraint is itself a moral value. A September AP-Ipsos poll revealed that 56 percent of Americans prefer the appointment of conservative judges while only 37 percent prefer...
  • Bush Got It Right on Pickering, the Post Got It Wrong

    01/20/2004 10:20:10 AM PST · by hinterlander · 2 replies · 246+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | January 20, 2004 | Chris Field
    On Saturday, the Washington Post ran an editorial titled "End Run for Mr. Pickering," lamenting President Bush's decision to recess-appoint Judge Charles W. Pickering to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. His actions were a direct response to the Democrats' continued filibuster of Pickering's nomination. Instead of simply acknowledging that President Bush was fully within his right to make the appointment and that, even though they disagreed with Pickering's nomination, the President is right to circumvent a filibustering, stonewalling minority of Senators who won't allow a vote on the nomination to fill the vacancy classified as a "judicial emergency" by...
  • 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...
  • Kennedy's One-Time Opposition to Delays of Female and Minority Nominees

    10/31/2003 9:30:23 AM PST · by hinterlander · 1 replies · 158+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | October 31 | Chris Field
    Teddy Kennedy used to oppose delays of judicial nominations, especially of women and minorities -- at least he claimed to. SEN. KENNEDY: "When the Founders wrote the Constitution and gave the Senate the power of advice and consent on Presidential nominations, they never intended the Senate to work against the President. . ."------ Republicans have often, and rightfully, denounced the efforts of Leftists to prevent a number of President Bush's quality judicial nominees from being confirmed. By blocking votes and dragging the nominees through the mud to make them look as bad as possible, Senate Democrats have delayed and denied...
  • Stop The Pickering Assassination

    10/09/2003 9:23:12 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 2 replies · 153+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | October 9, 2003 | John Nowacki
    Longtime Bush judicial nominee Charles Pickering finally made it out of the Judiciary Committee October 2, after waiting nearly two and a half years and enduring one of the worst campaigns of character assassination waged by the left-wing borking squad. Despite decades of working toward racial reconciliation, the Mississippi native and federal district judge found himself branded a racist by liberal interest groups and the Democrat senators who look to them for their marching orders. He was defeated on a party-line committee vote early last year even though he had votes for confirmation in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Last year's blatant...
  • Mississippi Federal Judge Charles Pickering is getting another shot at a U.S. Circuit Court

    09/25/2003 9:12:14 AM PDT · by bedolido · 18 replies · 214+ views
    The Biloxi (Miss.) Sun Herald ^ | 09/25/03 | STEFANIE MURRAY
    WASHINGTON - Mississippi federal Judge Charles Pickering is getting another shot at a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seat, and this time it looks like the deck may be stacked in his favor. In what Capitol Hill observers are calling an unprecedented move, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah will ask the Senate Judiciary Committee today to approve Pickering's nomination to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans without another committee hearing. Pickering's nomination was rejected last year when Democrats controlled the committee. The nomination was fiercely debated in two Judiciary Committee hearings in which Pickering's opponents...
  • 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...
  • Senate Judicial Responsibility

    08/01/2003 8:05:33 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 4 replies · 278+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 1, 2003 | Chris Field
    During Clinton's tenure, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D.-Vt.) supported forcing the Senate to vote on judicial nominations before a long break, like the looming August recess. He even proposed legislation to get it done. Now he's blocking the Senate's duty of advice and consent.This week Senate Democrats were successful in blocking a confirmation vote on three superb Circuit Court nominees – Priscilla Owen, Miguel Estrada, and William Pryor. They most likely would have been successful in blocking a fourth – Carolyn Kuhl to the Ninth Circuit – had the vote on cloture not been vitiated last night. Instead, Ms. Kuhl must...
  • On to the Filibuster of Miguel Estrada

    07/30/2003 8:47:02 AM PDT · by bigsky · 14 replies · 246+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | July 30, 2003 | Chris Field
    As expected, Senate Democrats on Tuesday refused to end their partisan filibuster of the nomination of Priscilla Owen to the 5th Circuit. Owen, unanimously rated "well-qualified" by the American Bar Association, was defeated in the Judiciary Committee last year when the Democrats were running the Senate but was renominated by the President this year. Today, Democrats have the opportunity to do the right thing and end their blockade of the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. But they won't. They cannot stand the idea of a Hispanic who does not fit their model sitting on...
  • Democrats and the Owen Nomination

    07/29/2003 10:08:41 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 17 replies · 319+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 29, 2003 | Chris Field
    Today the Senate is scheduled to vote on the motion to end the Democrats' filibuster of Texas Justice Pricilla Owen to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. This is the 3rd vote to end the Left's blockade of Justice Owen this year. Do you remember last year when the Democrats held the Senate majority? During those dark days, the Senate Judiciary Committee, led by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D.-Vt.), killed the Owen nomination in committee. At that time they thought they were done with her. A funny thing happened two months later that the Daschle Democrats didn't expect: the elections of...
  • Ninth Circuit Outrage

    07/23/2003 10:02:01 PM PDT · by Spyder · 23 replies · 379+ views
    KITV News ^ | 07/23/03 | KITV.com
    Murder Convictions Overturned For Two Men Appeals Court Says Judge Should Have Allowed Defense Strategy POSTED: 3:43 p.m. HST July 23, 2003 UPDATED: 4:04 p.m. HST July 23, 2003 HONOLULU -- Two men convicted of killing an Army pilot in 1998 have had their murder convictions overturned. Roberto Miguel and Bryson Jose were convicted of felony murder for the death of Capt. John Latchum. Latchum was shot in 1998 when he caught Jose and Miguel trying to break into his Waianae vacation cabin. An appeals court Wednesday ruled that Judge Helen Gillmor should have let the defense try to blame...
  • 3rd Circuit: N.J. school can punish boy for playtime threat(zero tolerance MEGA barf alert)

    06/23/2003 12:37:05 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 57 replies · 317+ views
    freedom forum ^ | 6.23.03 | associated press
    SAYREVILLE, N.J. — The Sayreville school district did not violate the rights of a kindergartner it suspended three years ago for threatening to shoot his friends as they played a game during recess, a federal appeals court ruled. The June 19 ruling by a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal judge’s decision last year that dismissed a lawsuit filed by the boy’s parents. Scot and Cassandra Garrick sued the Middlesex County school district after their son and three other students were suspended following the March 15, 2000, incident in which their child told...
  • Why the Left Fears Bush Court Nominee Bill Pryor

    06/14/2003 1:38:37 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 9 replies · 180+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | June13, 2003
    The left-wing People for the American Way (PFAW) published the following quotes, among others, from Pryor on its website. PFAW intended them to be a distillation of the reasons he should not be confirmed. Conservatives reading them might stand up and cheer. On Roe v. Wade "the worst abomination of constitutional law in our history" On "states’ rights" federalism "With the New Deal, the Great Society, and the growing federal bureaucracy, we have strayed too far in the expansion of the federal government." On the American government "the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States are rooted...
  • 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>
  • Alderman Joe Moore Becoming Persona Non Grata in Chicago's 49th Ward - Ethics Not Enforced

    02/11/2003 5:57:52 PM PST · by Ward49_MudZapper · 2 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Oct 28, 1997 | James Webb
    CHICAGO SCANDALS REACH DALEY'S DOOR Associated Press Tuesday, October 28, 1997; 6:56 a.m. EST BY JAMES WEBB Associated Press Writer EXCERPT: Daley scolded minority aldermen and low-level city and county workers who fell to federal probes involving illegal dumping and no-show workers who are friends or relatives of public officials. In July, he pushed grumbling aldermen to adopt ethics rules governing their conduct. But political observers say the behavior pales by comparison to the behind-the-scenes relationships getting attention now. "What's different now is the light has finally shown on where the real money is being made," said Alderman Joe Moore,...
  • Calif. ruling called gun-control landmark

    12/09/2002 2:54:16 PM PST · by vannrox · 26 replies · 416+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Published 12/6/2002 | (Reported by Hil Anderson in Los Angeles)
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court ruling upholding California's ban on assault rifles was being portrayed Friday as a landmark in the constitutional debate over the right to bear arms.</p> <p>In a 72-page ruling issued Thursday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals said the Second Amendment only guarantees the rights of states to organize a militia, and doesn't say anything about citizens being allowed to own semi-automatic weapons or any other firearms.</p>
  • Barksdale: Bar to bench Barksdale: Bar to bench

    09/09/2002 11:26:44 PM PDT · by galethus · 507+ views
    Montgomery Gazette ^ | August 7, 2002 | Manju Subramanya
    [SNIP] Barksdale said he built his work ethic tending to his father's dairy farm in rural southern Virginia. "You work in an office," he said, "you are not really working."
  • Barksdale: Bar to bench

    09/06/2002 10:24:15 PM PDT · by galethus · 307+ views
    Montgomery Journal ^ | August 7, 2002 | Manju Subramanya
    [SNIP] Barksdale, 38, is one of four lawyers challenging six sitting Circuit Court judges in the nonpartisan judicial race, marking the first time since 1986 that incumbent judges are facing contested elections. "I have nothing but respect for the judiciary," he said. At the same time, Barksdale said, "If someone has the word 'judge' in front of their names, that doesn't mean they have more experience than some litigators in this county." Barksdale said he built his work ethic tending to his father's dairy farm in rural southern Virginia. "You work in an office," he said, "you are not really...
  • Barksdale: Bar to bench

    09/06/2002 10:14:39 PM PDT · by galethus · 497+ views
    Montgomery Gazette ^ | August 7, 2002 | Manju Subramanya
    [SNIP] Barksdale, 38, is one of four lawyers challenging six sitting Circuit Court judges in the nonpartisan judicial race, marking the first time since 1986 that incumbent judges are facing contested elections. "I have nothing but respect for the judiciary," he said. At the same time, Barksdale said, "If someone has the word 'judge' in front of their names, that doesn't mean they have more experience than some litigators in this county."
  • Barksdale: Bar to bench

    08/08/2002 11:03:09 AM PDT · by galethus · 2 replies · 240+ views
    Montgomery Gazette ^ | August 7, 2002 | Manju Subramanya
    Charles B. Barksdale, a last-minute entrant into the crowded Circuit Court judicial race, hopes to parlay his 14 years of legal experience into a seat on the bench. "I have a lot of experience. I have good legal skills," said Barksdale, a senior litigator with the Office of the Corporation Counsel in Washington, D.C. "I have a very strong feeling I would be a good judge." Barksdale, 38, is one of four lawyers challenging six sitting Circuit Court judges in the nonpartisan judicial race, marking the first time since 1986 that incumbent judges are facing contested elections. "I have nothing...
  • Sparks fly for Circuit Court candidates

    07/06/2002 12:27:16 PM PDT · by galethus · 1 replies · 249+ views
    Montgomery Gazette ^ | July 5, 2002 | Manju Subramanya
    Charles B. Barksdale, 38, an attorney with the Office of the Corporation Counsel in Washington, D.C., joins Shalleck, Eldridge and school board member Stephen N. Abrams in challenging the judges -- the first time since 1986 that anyone has tried to knock sitting judges off the bench. Eldridge is a Democrat; the other three are Republicans.
  • Charles B. Barksdale for Montgomery County, Maryland, Circuit Court Judge

    07/05/2002 7:39:25 PM PDT · by galethus · 5 replies · 836+ views
    Montgomery County Republican Party Web Site ^ | July 5, 2002 | Charles B. Barksdale
    Charles B. Barksdale is a seasoned litigator with over fourteen years of experience in Maryland state and federal courts. Mr. Barksdale currently works as a Senior Litigator with the Office of the Corporation Counsel, D.C. Mr. Barksdale has maintained a perfect record with the Office of the Corporation Counsel, never having lost a case in over three years. Mr. Barksdale has been recognized by the Office of the Corporation Counsel for his perfect record and exemplary legal skills. Mr. Barksdale is a former Maryland Assistant State's Attorney, and a former attorney for the City of Laurel, Maryland. In addition, Mr....