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  • FEDERAL JUDGE IN NY RULES NSA DATA COLLECTION IS LEGAL

    12/27/2013 8:57:42 AM PST · by NCDragon · 28 replies
    FOXNews.com ^ | December 27, 2013 | FoxNews.com
    No body of report as of yet, breaking news on Fox.
  • New York federal judge rules NSA phone surveillance is legal

    12/27/2013 9:25:40 AM PST · by John W · 110 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | December 27, 2013 | Hasani Gittens
    A federal judge in New York has ruled that the National Security Agency's massive collection of American citizens' telephone records is both legal and useful. U.S. District Judge William Pauley wrote in his opinion issued Friday that the program "represents the government's counter-punch" to eliminate al-Qaeda's terror network. Pauley raised the specter of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and how the phone data-collection system could have helped investigators connect the dots before the attacks occurred. Pauley's decision appears to conflict with a ruling earlier this month by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon, who granted a preliminary injunction against the...
  • Judge: Foreigners can sue U.S. pastor over sermons [Religious Freedom is Dead]

    08/16/2013 2:56:26 PM PDT · by fwdude · 112 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 08/15/13 | Bob Unruh
    A federal judge has backed a homosexual-rights group in its claim that members were injured by an American pastor’s biblical preaching in Uganda against homosexual behavior. But the ruling from Judge Michael Posner in a case brought by Sexual Minorities Uganda against Pastor Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries could mean much more. It could establish that an international consensus disavowing long-held biblical standards could trump the U.S. Constitution.
  • Obama campaign sues Ohio over early-voting restrictions

    07/17/2012 6:27:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Tuesday, 07.17.12 | STEPHANIE WARSMITH
    AKRON, Ohio -- More than 1.7 million Ohioans voted before Election Day in the 2008 presidential election - about 30 percent of all ballots cast. And nearly 100,000 of them voted in-person in the final three days before the November election. Noting the significance of those numbers, President Barack Obama's campaign filed a federal lawsuit in Columbus on Wednesday, seeking to restore the three days of early voting prior to Election Day that the GOP-controlled Ohio Legislature eliminated earlier this year. The suit was the first legal action Obama's campaign has filed in this election. "This lawsuit seeks to treat...
  • Judge Allows American Ex-Contractor to Sue Rumsfeld Over Torture Claims

    08/03/2011 3:01:15 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | August 03, 2011 | Associated Press
    A federal judge says former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by a former U.S. military contractor who says he was tortured during nine months in prison in Iraq.
  • Judge orders Guantanamo detainee released (Closed hearing, classified info)

    03/31/2009 2:30:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 2,419+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 31, 2009 | NEDRA PICKLER
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the United States to release a prisoner from the Guantanamo detention center.</p> <p>U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle issued a one-page judgment ordering the release of Yasin Muhammed Basardh, a 33-year-old from Yemen.</p>
  • Judge Blocks Bush Rule Allowing Concealed Weapons in National Parks

    03/19/2009 5:30:57 PM PDT · by ChuxsterS · 20 replies · 951+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3/19/2009 | Quentin Wilber
    A federal judge today blocked a last-minute rule enacted by President Bush allowing visitors to national parks to carry concealed weapons. U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly issued a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit brought by gun-control advocates and environmental groups. The Justice Department had sought to block the injunction against the controversial rule.
  • House panel takes step toward impeaching federal judge, first in since 1989

    09/17/2008 11:57:08 AM PDT · by disp86 · 13 replies · 253+ views
    AP ^ | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to open the first impeachment probe of a sitting judge in almost two decades. With little discussion, the Democratic-led panel voted unanimously to launch an investigation against U.S. District Judge Thomas Porteous, a Louisiana jurist, who is charged with presiding over a trial in which the lawyers involved had given him money. He's also accused of filing for bankruptcy under a false name. Porteous was appointed by President Clinton.
  • US terror law 'unconstitutional'

    09/07/2007 12:19:08 AM PDT · by Ghayyour · 17 replies · 679+ views
    BBC ^ | September 7, 2007
    A law allowing federal anti-terrorism agents to access information on the US public without a warrant has been ruled as unconstitutional by a US judge. Victor Marrero said Congress exceeded its authority by allowing the FBI to keep requests secret under the Patriot Act, passed after the 9/11 attacks. He said the act offended constitutional principles of checks and balances, and violated the guarantee of free speech. The requests were mainly for financial, telephone and internet records. Judge Marrero said his ruling would not take effect immediately, thus giving the government time to appeal. Personal records The Patriot Act allows...
  • Federal Grazing Rules Put on Hold

    06/08/2007 7:24:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 34 replies · 961+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/8/7 | REBECCA BOONE, Associated Press Writer
    Boise, Idaho (AP) -- A judge on Friday blocked new rules governing how ranchers use 160 million acres of federal land, saying a federal agency had given in to pressure from the livestock industry. The Bureau of Land Management violated the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act in creating the rules, U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled. The judge said the BLM's rule revisions would have loosened restrictions on grazing on public land nationwide, limited the amount of public comment the BLM had to consider and diluted the BLM's...
  • George Tenet Contradicts Himself

    05/03/2007 2:41:15 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 19 replies · 942+ views
    newsmax ^ | Thursday, May 3, 2007 | Ronald Kessler
    In his new book At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA George Tenet depicts President Bush's decision to invade Iraq as a foregone conclusion, but he seemed to have a different version of events when I interviewed him just after the invasion. Strongly implying that he was against the war from the beginning, the former director of Central Intelligence writes that, as far as he knows, the Bush administration never had a "serious debate" about the "imminence of the Iraqi threat" or even seriously considered the implications of an invasion or the possible consequences. Moreover, Tenet...
  • CIA TENET: BUSH ADMIN USE OF HIS 'SLAM DUNK' COMMENT TO PUSH WAR WAS DISINGENUOUS, DISHONORABLE...

    04/26/2007 4:44:48 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 50 replies · 1,598+ views
    Drudge ^ | Apr 26 2007 | Drudge
    CIA TENET: BUSH ADMIN USE OF HIS 'SLAM DUNK' COMMENT TO PUSH WAR WAS DISINGENUOUS, DISHONORABLE AND RUINED REPUTATION AND CAREER Thu Apr 26 2007 14:11:35 ET Ex-CIA Director George Tenet says the way the Bush administration has used his now famous "slam dunk" comment Ð which he admits saying in reference to making the public case for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq Ð is both disingenuous and dishonorable. It also ruined his reputation and his career, he tells Scott Pelley in his first network television interview. The interview will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, April 29 (7:00-8:00...
  • (BREAKING) Judge Rules Cigarette Companies Deceived Smokers

    08/17/2006 4:07:09 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies · 5,710+ views
    CBS 5 GREEN BAY ^ | 17 AUGUST 2006 | AP
    (AP) WASHINGTON A federal judge ruled Thursday that the nation's top cigarette makers violated racketeering laws, deceiving the public for years about the health hazards of smoking, but said she couldn't order them to pay the billions of dollars the government had sought. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler did order the companies to publish in newspapers and on their Web sites "corrective statements" on the adverse health effects and addictiveness of smoking and nicotine. She also ordered tobacco companies to stop labeling cigarettes as "low tar," "light," "ultra light" or "mild," since such cigarettes have been found to be no...
  • Wis. banned from killing gray wolves

    08/11/2006 8:22:46 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 33 replies · 768+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/11/06 | FREDERIC J. FROMMER
    A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction barring Wisconsin from killing gray wolves, siding with animal welfare and environmental groups that argue the killing violates the Endangered Species Act. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had issued a permit to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for the killing of up to 43 gray wolves. The state argued that the permit was necessary to maintain social tolerance for the wolves, which are listed as endangered. In a ruling Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly mocked that rationale. "Simply put," Kollar-Kotelly wrote in her decision, "the recovery of the...
  • [Tennessee] Death row inmate gets execution stay

    05/11/2006 1:11:02 PM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies · 691+ views
    AP ^ | 5/11/6
    NASHVILLE — Death row inmate Sedley Alley received a stay of execution Thursday from a federal judge. Alley was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on Wednesday for the 1985 rape and murder of 19-year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Suzanne M. Collins at the Millington Naval Air Station outside Memphis. Federal Judge Aleta Traugher issued the stay because for Alley, who is challenging the state’s lethal injection procedure. A ruling on whether the drugs used in lethal injection violate the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment is pending in the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • US court says Britons can take action over Guantanamo treatment (seek $10Mil for “torture”)

    05/09/2006 1:17:53 PM PDT · by dead · 113 replies · 4,963+ views
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - A US court has ruled that four Britons can take can take court action claiming their religious freedoms were infringed while they were detainees at the Guantanamo US "war on terror" camp. The four, who were released in 2004 without any charges, are claiming 10 million dollars in damages from US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other senior military officials. A US District Court in Washington ruled on Monday that an action could go ahead under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which says US government officials must not stop any person carrying out their religious beliefs. US...
  • Jury has verdict in Moussaoui case! UPDATE: Sentenced to Life in Prison

    05/03/2006 12:39:24 PM PDT · by BladeLWS · 1,276 replies · 39,780+ views
    Just flashed on Fox, jury has a verdict, to be read at 4:30PM EST!
  • CIA Fires Officer For Leaking Classified Information to Media

    04/21/2006 12:01:43 PM PDT · by Howlin · 2,826 replies · 80,789+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 21, 2006
    <p>No details, but the agent was caught dead to rights leaking....</p>
  • NBC: CIA officer fired after admitting leak- Name is Mary McCarthy

    04/21/2006 4:33:43 PM PDT · by dennisw · 177 replies · 5,325+ views
    msnbc ^ | Updated: 7:23 p.m. ET April 21, 2006 | Robert Windrem and Andrea Mitchell
    WASHINGTON - In a rare occurrence, the CIA fired an officer who acknowledged giving classified information to a reporter, NBC News learned Friday. The officer flunked a polygraph exam before being fired on Thursday and is now under investigation by the Justice Department, NBC has learned. Intelligence sources tell NBC News the accused officer, Mary McCarthy, worked in the CIA's inspector general's office and had worked for the National Security Council under the Clinton and and George W. Bush administrations. The leak pertained to stories on the CIA’s rumored secret prisons in Eastern Europe, sources told NBC. The information was...
  • Woman gets time served in smuggling deaths case [19 illegal aliens died in Victoria, Texas]

    02/28/2006 12:02:40 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 44 replies · 812+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Feb. 27, 2006 | HARVEY RICE
    A prosecutor today accused a federal judge of abusing judicial discretion for allowing a member of a smuggling ring blamed for the deaths of 19 illegal immigrants to go free. U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore sentenced Houston restaurant owner Norma Gonzalez Sanchez to 30 months in prison. Because she has been jailed for 33 months, the sentence meant she could be released as soon as processing is completed at the federal detention center, possibly tonight. Prosecutors had asked Gilmore to set a stern example in the first sentencing of one of 12 people accused of a role in the bungled...
  • Judge Blocks New Pentagon Pay System

    02/27/2006 12:48:52 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 648+ views
    AP ^ | 2/27/6
    WASHINGTON -- A federal judge on Monday blocked the Defense Department from putting in place new personnel and pay rules, saying they would erode bargaining rights for 650,000 employees. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan said the proposed workplace rules also would make it unfairly hard for employees to appeal unfavorable personnel decisions. The suit was filed in November by the American Federation of Government Employees and nine other federal employee unions. Another federal judge last year barred a similar plan from taking effect at the Homeland Security Department.
  • A WOMAN THE DEMS DON'T WANT TO HEAR

    01/12/2006 9:26:31 PM PST · by george76 · 96 replies · 4,557+ views
    Michelle Malkin · ^ | January 12, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    This is U.S. Appeals Court Judge Maryanne Trump Barry, a Clinton appointee who gave a glowing endorsement of her colleague, Sam Alito, earlier today, along with six other judges from the appeals court who appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to support Alito. Chuck Schumer walked out before the judges started to speak. Teddy Kennedy showed up late, stayed for 10 minutes, then left. Pat Leahy put on a dour face for a short time, and also bailed... if Judge Barry were a screeching liberal moaning about Alito's threat to the female populace, the Dems would have been all ears--and...
  • Judge Lets Stallone Magazine Stay On Newsstands

    12/29/2005 4:51:51 PM PST · by Cagey · 9 replies · 494+ views
    WNBC-TV NEWS ^ | 12-28-2005
    NEW YORK -- Sylvester Stallone can keep his magazine "Sly" on newsstands despite the complaints of an Internet magazine with the same name that a judge suggested was more of a shoe "fetish" publication. U.S. District Judge Richard Casey said the actor who gained fame as "Rocky" in the 1970s could continue to produce the lifestyle and fitness magazine for middle age men even though it carries the same title as the Internet magazine. "There is a little difference between shoe fetish and Mr. Sylvester Stallone," Casey said at a hearing Tuesday. John Bostany, a lawyer for the Internet magazine...
  • Judge Orders Release of Abu Ghraib photos

    Updated: 06:22 PM EDT Judge Orders Release of Abu Ghraib Photos By LARRY NEUMEISTER, AP NEW YORK (Sept. 29) - A federal judge Thursday ordered the release of dozens more pictures of prisoners being abused at Abu Ghraib, rejecting government arguments that the images would provoke terrorists and incite violence against U.S. troops in Iraq.
  • U.S. Judge Rejects Neb. Gay-Marriage Ban

    05/12/2005 7:55:59 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 58 replies · 916+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/12/2005 | KEVIN O'HANLON
    LINCOLN, Neb. - A federal judge Thursday struck down Nebraska's ban on gay marriage, saying the measure interferes not only with the rights of gay couples but also with those of foster parents, adopted children and people in a host of other living arrangements. The constitutional amendment, which defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman, was passed overwhelmingly by the voters in November 2000. U.S. District Judge Joseph Bataillon said the ban "imposes significant burdens on both the expressive and intimate associational rights" of gays "and creates a significant barrier to the plaintiffs' right to petition...
  • Administration serves notice of appeal in military commission ruling

    11/12/2004 3:17:20 PM PST · by SmithL · 27 replies · 2,801+ views
    AP ^ | 11/12/4
    WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration served official notice Friday that it will appeal a judge's ruling that stopped proceedings in the first trial by a military commission of an alleged al-Qaida member. The two-page notice filed by the Justice Department said the government will appeal the ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. No immediate timetable was given for filing of the appeal. The ruling Monday by U.S. District Judge James Robertson found that detainees at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may be considered prisoners of war entitled to certain rights under...
  • Hinckley freed for day trips

    12/17/2003 10:10:52 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 216+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, December 18, 2003 | By Matthew Cella
    <p>U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman yesterday freed John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Reagan, for unsupervised trips from the mental hospital where he has been confined for more than two decades.</p> <p>Judge Friedman granted the trips over the objections of the U.S. government and the family of the former president.</p>
  • You don't say (ANN COULTER)

    06/18/2003 4:22:05 PM PDT · by anncoulteriscool · 61 replies · 371+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 18, 2003 | Ann Coulter
    You don't say Posted: June 18, 2003 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 Universal Press Syndicate If you are one of the millions of Americans who recently canceled your subscription to the New York Times, you may not know that we are in the middle of a civil-liberties emergency. Apparently, in the weeks following the terrorist attack of 9-11, the FBI rounded up a lot of Muslim men who were in this country illegally. Not only that, but some were actually questioned. These, my friends, were only some of the atrocities detailed in a "frank and blistering" report plastered all over...
  • Don't dump MS for free software, ambassador begs Peru

    07/29/2002 7:36:20 AM PDT · by JameRetief · 36 replies · 211+ views
    The Register USA ^ | July 29, 2002 | John Lettice
    Don't dump MS for free software, ambassador begs Peru By John Lettice Posted: 07/29/2002 at 09:19 EST The prospect of Peru's legislators mandating free software for government departments continues to move mountains. First we had Bill Gates' shock donation to the Peruvian president, and now the US ambassador to Peru has written a letter to the president of the Peruvian congress opposing the move, according to Wired. The text of the letter has fallen into Wired's clutches, apparently, but the ambassador should not be particularly surprised at it being leaked, considering the approximate direction he sent it in. There is...
  • Ruling may mean end of Mojave cross "Separation of Church & State again"

    07/26/2002 6:36:18 PM PDT · by gitmo · 21 replies · 929+ views
    THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE ^ | 07/25/2002 | JOHN WELSH
    A 6-foot cross in the Mojave National Preserve must go, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union argued the cross violated the Constitution because it was a religious symbol on public land, and U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Timlin of Riverside ruled in their favor. The cross atop an outcropping 11 miles south of Interstate 15 between Barstow and Las Vegas dates to 1934. A prospector, John "Riley" Bembry, raised a cross to honor World War I veterans and asked a friend, almost as a dying wish, to make sure it remained there. After...