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  • Obama nominates openly gay lawyer for patent appeals court

    02/08/2013 9:19:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 7, 2013 3:44pm EST | Dan Levine
    President Barack Obama nominated Thursday an openly gay attorney to serve on the U.S. appeals court for patent cases after a previous gay nominee for that court stalled. Todd Hughes, a lawyer in the Department of Justice’s civil division, was nominated for the Federal U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He would be the first openly gay circuit judge in the country if confirmed. The Federal Circuit hears patent appeals from around the country, including high stakes cases like Apple Inc’s smartphone battle against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Its docket also includes trademark cases and some claims against the federal government....
  • Brutal: D.C. Circuit upholds ObamaCare mandate — in opinion authored by Reagan appointee

    11/08/2011 5:42:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/08/2011 | Allahpundit
    Not just any Reagan appointee, either. It’s Laurence Silberman, a guy I’ve described before quite rightly as a “conservative judicial icon.” (Frum Forum has a quickie bio.) Four years ago, he wrote the landmark D.C. Circuit opinion striking down Washington’s gun ban as a violation of the Second Amendment; a year later, the Supremes affirmed his decision. And now … this.Dude, I’m nervous. “It certainly is an encroachment on individual liberty, but it is no more so than a command that restaurants or hotels are obliged to serve all customers regardless of race … or that a farmer cannot grow...
  • Obama Picks Anti-Alito Left-Winger For Ninth Circuit Court Seat

    02/24/2010 9:58:08 AM PST · by JLWORK · 6 replies · 481+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsRealBlog.com ^ | February 24, 2010 | John L. Work
    Conservative radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has said many times that elections have consequences. One of the more-far-reaching powers that sitting Presidents hold is the ability to influence the Leftward or Rightward tilt of the entire Republic by the appointments of Justices to the Federal Circuit Courts and to the Supreme Court. This Presidential legacy can span two generations or more, given long lives for particular Judges who are appointed for life and can be removed only through impeachment. President Obama has chosen another leftist, Goodwin Liu (pictured above), from the University of California at Berkeley Law School to sit...
  • Complaint hits Rezko land deal--Fired official says appraisal replaced

    12/09/2008 9:07:13 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 17 replies · 1,578+ views
    WashingtonTimes ^ | 12/9/08 | Jerry Seper
    Antoin "Tony" Rezko leaves federal court in Chicago in this Oct. 19, 2006, file photo. Mr. Rezko spent years pouring thousands of dollars in campaign contributions into Barack Obama's climb from the Illinois legislature to Capitol Hill, and helped him raise tens of thousands more. A former Illinois bank official, now claiming whistleblower status, says bank officials replaced a loan reappraisal that he prepared for a Chicago property that was purchased by the wife of now-convicted felon Tony Rezko, part of which was later sold to next-door neighbor Barack Obama. In a complaint filed Thursday in the Circuit Court of...
  • Florida Gay Adoption Ban is Ruled Unconstitutional

    11/26/2008 1:00:28 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 35 replies · 1,288+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 11/25/08
    A Florida law that has banned adoptions by gay men and lesbians for over three decades is unconstitutional, a judge here ruled on Tuesday. “The best interests of children are not preserved by prohibiting homosexual adoption,” the judge, Cindy S. Lederman of Miami-Dade Circuit Court, said in a 53-page decision. She said the law violated equal protection rights for children and their prospective parents.
  • Government on Steroids

    11/13/2007 10:30:42 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 107+ views
    Campus Report ^ | November 13, 2007 | Emmanuel Opati
    Government on Steroids? by: Emmanuel Opati, November 13, 2007 There is concern that the increasing over-legislation of the justice system by governments is adversely affecting traditional concepts of justice. Though there is need to ensure an orderly society, it is feared that increased government legislation in the criminal law may limit liberty and individual freedom. Speaking at the Heritage Foundation on November 5th, Judge Inigo Bing, Circuit Judge of Snaresbrook Crown Court in the United Kingdom (U.K.), said that “criminal law is by its nature authoritarian. And over-criminalization is more consistent with an authoritarian state than with a liberal democratic...
  • The Most Important Gun Rights Court Decision... Ever!

    03/25/2007 3:07:44 PM PDT · by Bob Leibowitz · 20 replies · 584+ views
    Just like in baseball, there are three touchstones a decision must pass in order to be a home run. 1. It needs to be intellectually defensible. 2. It needs to be convincing. 3. To pass third base, it needs to turn a phrase that will grow into public usage. Today’s decision by the U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia spectacularly accomplishes all three. This decision will be the fundamental platform from which will grow future appellate and Supreme Court decisions expanding and solidifying our rights under the second amendment. This action was filed by six residents...
  • Does Wisconsin Circuit Court Access Make It Too Easy To Check Your Past?

    08/07/2006 1:02:47 PM PDT · by Scrooge1970 · 22 replies · 2,736+ views
    There is a debate going on about the ease of searching someones court records in Wisconsin. www.Wisconsin-Circuit-Court-Access.com even lists the Classification Codes to search the WCCA database for specific types of court case. Should there be restrictions limiting the use of this database?
  • Democrats Try To Block Kavanaugh Bid (President's nominee for D.C. circuit. A Hillary "hold"?)

    12/30/2005 4:33:43 PM PST · by frankjr · 36 replies · 1,253+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 12/30/05 | BRIAN McGUIRE
    With so much attention focused on Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito, President Bush’s lower-court nominees have drawn relatively little notice in recent months. But a quiet maneuver last week by Senate Democrats aimed at blocking one of the president’s closest advisers from the federal bench has set the stage for a potentially ferocious battle early next year. Mr. Bush’s staff secretary and a former clerk to Justice Kennedy, Brett Kavanaugh, is one of six federal 2005 Circuit Court nominees nominated in who have yet to be voted on by the Senate. Mr. Kavanaugh is the only one whose nomination was...
  • “This is a Court. Tuck in Your Shirt.”

    08/25/2005 12:36:01 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 54 replies · 3,182+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 27 August 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I spent two days recently in the Circuit Court for Macon County, North Carolina, waiting to be a witness. The Bailiff called people to order, “This is a Court. Tuck in your shirt.” It’s an indication of folks hereabouts that half the males stood up and tucked in their shirts. At the end of this I have a suggestion for y’all. Here’s what I saw in this Court. First, of a total of more than 200 people, only two non-lawyers were wearing suits and ties. Maybe elsewhere, folks put on their best duds to go to court, but not in...
  • Pinellas & Pasco Residents Re-Elect Incompetence & Avarice (Terri's Judge)

    08/31/2004 8:14:57 PM PDT · by floriduh voter · 75 replies · 1,117+ views
    Fox 13 News Local Affiliate - Tampa Bay, Florida | August 31, 2004 | floriduh voter
    Those blue hairs believed the endorsement sent out by the Pinelas GOP HQ endorsing the bungler, george greer. I cannot capitalize his name - don't make me. I BLAME THE PINELLAS GOP HQ and HOW DOES ONE MAN OWN THIS COUNTY who should not have won. He often says "I dunno" and I believe him when he says that. Stupid people are going to cost Terri dearly. They have no idea that their vote ENDORSED STARVATION. STARVATION IS MURDER.
  • Joseph Farah: "Impeach the Supreme Court!"

    07/04/2003 11:08:49 AM PDT · by azturk · 24 replies · 221+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | July 3, 2003 | Joseph Farah
    Impeach the Supreme Court Posted: July 3, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern There's a rising chorus of anger across the land in response to three U.S. Supreme Court decisions within a week that strip the people of their power, eviscerate the rule of law and illegitimately empower nine unaccountable high priests in black robes. In the first case, in a 5-4 ruling, the justices found the 14th Amendment's equal-protection clause really doesn't mean what it says. They found there is a compelling state interest to discriminate on the basis of race to promote a more diverse society. The court ruled that...
  • No open seats on that heavenly bench (anti-Pryor alert)

    06/13/2003 4:51:10 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 9 replies · 150+ views
    The Huntsville Times ^ | June 13, 2003 | David Person
    If Bill Pryor were running again for attorney general, he'd get my vote. (For the record, I voted for him the last time he ran.) If Pryor were running for governor, I'd likely vote for him - and I can say that without even knowing who the opposition might be - because he's one of the most thoughtful and decent politicians I've ever met or observed. Pryor is what we need our politicians to be: What you see is what you get. And that's why it pains me to say that I don't support President Bush's nomination of him to...
  • Pledge of Allegiance Judges Facing Demonstrators at Courthouse

    07/19/2002 11:19:30 AM PDT · by dfwfreeper · 7 replies · 321+ views
    (From NewsMax.com, 19 July) ^ | 7-19-2002 | dfwfreeper@electgop.net
    <p>CORONADO, Calif. — The two appeals court judges behind the ruling declaring the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional have been targeted by demonstrators surrounding the courthouse and a plane trailing a banner that read: "One Nation Under God." "It's the noisiest thing I've ever experienced," said Alfred T. Goodwin, who issued the ruling June 26 with Stephen Reinhardt, a fellow judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals. "I think it's a bit excessive," said Reinhardt, who was at his office Saturday when he heard about the plane flying over his home. Reinhardt and Goodwin said politics, notably the upcoming congressional elections, are fueling the controversy. "I can't think of any decision where the entire Congress immediately rushes to condemn a decision by the court," Reinhardt said. "It's getting to be election time and this gives everyone in Congress a chance to prove they are patriotic." ..."</p>
  • Pledge Started to bring back the PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE to America's public schools...

    06/26/2002 1:16:23 PM PDT · by StopDemocratsDotCom · 91 replies · 1,509+ views
    Petition Online ^ | June 26, 2002 | StopDemocrats.com
    Sign the Petition to Bring Back the Pledge of Allegiance to America's public's schoolsBring Back the Pledge of Allegiance