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  • Ted Cruz Once Argued That Americans Have No ‘Due Process’ Right to Masturbate

    04/14/2016 4:49:04 PM PDT · by drewh · 92 replies
    New York Magazine Intelligencer ^ | April 14, 2016 AST | By Eric Levitz
    Ted Cruz once argued that Americans have no constitutional right to bear dildos, that the government has a legitimate interest in discouraging "autonomous sex," and that allowing the sale of sex toys is the first step on the road to legal incest. This history comes courtesy of David Corn, who went searching for skeletons in Cruz's closet and stumbled across a bunch of dildo baggage instead. On Wednesday, the Mother Jones magazine published an exposé detailing Cruz's defense of a ban on sex-toy sales while serving as the Texas solicitor general. Back in 2004, several adult-plaything providers challenged a Texas...
  • Is the President Incompetent or Lawless?

    07/31/2014 5:15:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 67 replies ^ | July 31, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    It has been well established under the Constitution and throughout our history that the president's job as the chief federal law enforcement officer permits him to put his ideological stamp on the nature of the work done by the executive branch. The courts have characterized this stamp as "discretion." Thus when exercising their discretion, some presidents veer toward authority, others toward freedom. John Adams prosecuted a congressman whose criticism brought him into disrepute, an act protected by the First Amendment yet punishable under the Alien and Sedition Acts, and Thomas Jefferson declined to enforce the Acts because they punished speech,...
  • What Constitution did President Obama Teach?

    07/28/2014 10:42:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | July 28, 2014 | Shawn Mitchell
    Barack Obama famously declared that as a former teacher of Constitutional law, he actually respects the Constitution, unlike his predecessor in the Oval Office. Subsequent events make it fair to wonder exactly how he shows this respect. Some on the Left barely conceal their disdain for the world-changing handiwork of dead white males. Reverence for the Constitution isn’t universal even among its chief custodians. Justice Ruth Ginsburg raised eyebrows when she advised Egyptian civic activists she wouldn’t look to the US Constitution as a model today. She pointed instead to the constitutions of South Africa, Canada, and the European Charter...
  • Quick Call Poison Control: Liberals Messing with Constitution

    11/24/2013 3:40:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 24, 2013 | John Ransom
    Dcapetto wrote: Where does it say god given anything? Here is our constitution find me the passage that says god given. The Newest Liberal Criminal Assault The Right To Self Defense Dear Comrade Cap, Books are for reading, not just for burning. "Man ... must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator. This will of his Maker is called the law of nature.... This law of of course superior to any other.... No human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this: and such of them as are valid derive all their force...from this original." -...
  • Texas A&M Professor Says We Need to Repeal “Outdated” Second Amendment (Gun grabber Alert!!!)

    11/17/2013 4:48:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 89 replies ^ | November 17, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    Mary Margaret Penrose, a full time professor of Law with Texas A&M University, has called for the full repeal of the Second Amendment. Utilizing her unquestioned exercise of the First Amendment, the Texas Professor insisted the Constitution was outdated, and needed some substantial re-writing. Penrose was speaking in Connecticut (at a gun-control symposium) when she launched into her misinformed explanation of the Second Amendment; implying that our enumerated right to possess a firearm is largely responsible for the mass shootings that have cropped up in recent years. Her argument, and blatant contempt for the Constitution (which she admits to describing...
  • MSNBC’s Chris Hayes: The Problem is the Constitution

    10/09/2013 8:21:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies ^ | October 9, 2013 | Michael Schaus
    There’s a narrative emerging among leftists pundits, commentators, and columnists that the current government shutdown is due to a fundamental flaw in the American form of government. Chris Hayes on MSNBC (ya know, the guy that looks like a 16 year old wannabe economist?) recently dedicated an entire segment of his show to exposing the “fatal flaw in our Constitution”. According to MSNBC’s woefully statist anchor, our Constitutional form of government inhibits the ability for government to adequately (or speedily) race toward action. Which, in a way, is true. Fascism, in comparison, enables for a rapid-response-government that forfeits deliberation for...
  • Let the National Conversation Begin

    08/13/2013 5:36:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | August 13. 2013 | David Limbaugh
    In his new book, "The Liberty Amendments," my friend Mark Levin is offering a bold plan for the re-establishment of America's founding principles and a restoration of constitutional republicanism through a series of amendments to the Constitution. I know of no one who has a greater reverence for our Constitution and for the scheme of limited government and personal liberties it established. Mark has been a student of America's founding and its constitutional history since he was a young boy, when he and his friends would visit Philadelphia, where it all started, and study the history. I had many outstanding...
  • Distrusting Government

    07/03/2013 4:48:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 3, 2013 | Walther E. Williams
    Recent opinion polls demonstrate a deepening distrust of the federal government. That's not an altogether bad thing. Our nation's founders recognized that most human abuses are the result of government. As Thomas Paine said, "government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil." Because of their fear of abuse, the Constitution's framers sought to keep the federal government limited in its power. Their distrust of Congress is seen in the governing rules and language used throughout our Constitution. The Bill of Rights is explicit in that distrust, using language such as "Congress shall not abridge," "shall not infringe,"...
  • Inventor Challenges New U.S. Patent Law

    07/25/2012 4:33:31 AM PDT · by Shane · 10 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 7/24/2012 | Cris Zimermann
    TAMPA (CN) - An inventor claims in court that the America Invents Act of 2011 violates inventors' rights, by replacing the "first to invent" patent system with a deficient "first to file" rule. Mark Stadnyk and his company MadStad Engineering sued the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, its director, David Kappos, and the United States of America, in Federal Court. Stadnyk says the America Invents Act (AIA), which took effect last year, is "special interest legislation" that favors big corporations at the expense of small businesses and individual inventors. Under the new law, Stadnyk says, the first one to file...
  • An Open Letter to President Barack H. Obama, Constitutional Scholar [Excellent]

    04/03/2012 6:39:48 AM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    America's Right ^ | April 2, 2012 | Jeff Schreiber
    Dear Mr. President, Supposedly, you are some sort of constitutional scholar. At the very least, you can read, you can write, and despite being merely some sort of guest lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, you once famously referred to yourself as a “Constitutional Law professor.”Ringing a bell so far, Mr. President? Great.While my Juris Doctor is from the Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey, and while Rutgers-Camden is hardly Harvard Law School, within the first three days of Constitutional Law class those who did not already know of and understand perhaps the single most important...
  • Constitutional Scholar Single Handedly Redefines 1st Amendment Law

    10/29/2010 3:45:24 PM PDT · by jim byrd · 7 replies · 1+ views ^ | 10/29/2010 | Jim Byrd
    Rat-a-tat-tat. Rat-a-tat-tat. The bursts of the cerebral Uzi discharging are still ringing through the halls of constitutional intelligentsia. This random, awkward firing is not the literal discharge of machine gun projectiles, but rather the suspicious preteritions scattered about between the start and the end of the amorphous sentences of the ensuing constitutional masterpiece, by means of recreational ellipses. Rat-a tat-tat. What wealth of information was strategically omitted in the void of the ellipsis? It is surely something of unquantifiable value, as this cerebral triggerman is a known quantity among the erudite as Meghan McCain has engineered the litmus test for...
  • Kagan's Disregard for Constitution While Dean at Harvard Law School

    05/28/2010 11:17:00 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 10 replies · 259+ views
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 5/28/2010 | Anthony G. Martin
    As most conservative writers have pointed out many times, the present Administration exhibits a shocking disregard and near-contempt for the U.S. Constitution. Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan, is a perfect case in point. (Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan walks towards the office of Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)). While Dean of the Harvard Law School Kagan did not require students to study the U.S. Constitution at all. Instead, she required that they study foreign and international law. The implications of such a mindset are enormous.
  • If Barack Forces Passage of Health Care “Reform” – Should He Be Impeached?

    03/21/2010 7:24:52 PM PDT · by CanGyrene · 19 replies · 672+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 21 March, 2010 | Kelly O'Connell
    Would a straightforward, unbiased analysis of the presidential actions of Barack Obama through March 2010, lead to a demand for his immediate impeachment and removal from office? Yes, for a most transparent reason: Obama is purposely undermining the US Constitution. In doing so, his actions make unstable every institution and office below the presidency, since the Constitution is the foundation of every government power and official decision. In fomenting institutional unrest across the US, he threatens the safety of every American man, woman and child, and all our citizens abroad.
  • Ohio at odds with Cleveland and Columbus in major gun case (Case before the SCOTUS)

    03/02/2010 1:47:52 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 31 replies · 1,859+ views ^ | Mar, 01, 2010 | Stephen Koff
    Washington -- Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray and the city of Cleveland are at odds -- again -- over gun regulation, this time in a potentially groundbreaking gun-rights case before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday. Cordray's position in support of the Second Amendment right to bear arms could ultimately make it tougher for cities to pass and enforce highly restrictive, local gun-control laws. If the high court agrees with positions taken separately by Corday and the National Rifle Association, it could "handcuff" the ability of Cleveland, Columbus and cities nationwide to respond to gun-related violence, the cities' attorneys contended...
  • The SOS Begins Her Dissection Of The Reid Health Care Bill: Reid On Constitutional Law

    11/19/2009 6:46:47 PM PST · by Biggirl · 2 replies · 477+ views ^ | November 19, 2009 | SoundOffSister
    Several weeks ago I wrote two posts dealing with the constitutionality of Obamacare based upon the remarks of Mr. Hoyer (D. Md.) and Ms. Pelosi (D. Ca.). Mr. Hoyer insisted that the mandate that all have insurance was clearly constitutional based upon Congress’s power to tax, while Ms. Pelosi insisted the mandate was constitutional based upon Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce. But, I have now found the definitive treatise on the subject. Not only have I found it, but, I have found it in a most unusual place…the bill itself! The Senate Bill released by Sen. Reid (D.Nv.) yesterday...
  • You Have The Right to Remain Silent, Al Qaeda

    06/11/2009 7:30:36 AM PDT · by SalAOR · 4 replies · 309+ views
    Axis of Right ^ | 6/11/2009 | Sal
    In the continued quest by the Obama Administration to cater to terrorists, dictators, and thugs, a new policy has been implemented by the Justice Department via the FBI which requires that any high-value terrorists captured in Afghanistan be Mirandized. For any lawyer, cop, or fan of Law & Order, the Miranda warning is read to suspects arrested by police, informing them of their Constitutional rights. The most common form of the Miranda warning, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to...
  • On Congressional Involvement with AIG

    03/22/2009 2:43:10 PM PDT · by OneWingedShark · 5 replies · 924+ views
    Google Documents ^ | 22 Mar 09 | Me
    Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury that is the American public, it is my concern and intention to alert you to the actions of the 111TH congress and prove to you its criminal actions perpetrated under both the Color of Law and the Color of Office. The Constitution of The United States is the supreme law of the land. (Art 6) As such, it is imperative that the Constitution be referenced in this proof that our current congress has been acting criminally.

    12/02/2008 10:05:36 AM PST · by MHGinTN · 45 replies · 1,281+ views
    Leo Donofrio ^ | 12/1/08 | Leo Donofrio
    On November 28, 2008, Judah Benjamin published an article at the Texas Darlin blog which discussed my case and the natural born citizen issue. While I enjoyed reading this article, and I agree with the conclusion - that Obama is not eligible - I disagree with the basis upon which that conclusion was made. (snip)... There are two mistakes in his article which need to be addressed. FIRST MISTAKE: Failure to state cited law was repealed. Judah mentions the 1790 naturalization act as follows: (snip) ... SECOND MISTAKE: Failure to properly analyze common law. Congress having repealed the”natural born provision”...
  • Obama and Biden bode well for Constitution

    11/20/2008 4:27:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 73 replies · 1,573+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 11/20/2008 | John Nichols
    President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden are supposedly very different pieces of the Democratic puzzle. Obama is the relative newcomer to Washington, the change agent. Biden is the senior "man of Washington," the old hand who can make change a reality. But Obama and Biden have one thing in common: They've both done stints as constitutional law professors. Obama taught at the University of Chicago Law School -- along with brilliant former jurist and liberal Congressman Abner Mikva -- while Biden has for many years taught at Widener Law School in Delaware. This unique pairing intrigues New York...
  • Gary Leedes, constitutional law scholar, dies

    11/06/2008 8:17:11 PM PST · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 2 replies · 524+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 1106/08 | ELLEN ROBERTSON
    Gary Charles Leedes had dropped out of college and was working in his parents' retail business in his native Philadelphia when he decided he'd made the wrong career choice. "He was an intellectual man. His passion was reading and books and learning. He just wasn't cut out for a fabric shop," said his wife of 46 years, Carol Brooks Leedes. He put himself through the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1962, and then took aim at a law career in academia. He earned a law degree at Temple University, followed by a master's in...
  • Constitutional Scholar Obama Questions Legality Of Slavery Ban (Ann Coulter: Bright Nerd Alert)

    08/20/2008 3:44:34 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 43 replies · 227+ views
    Ann ^ | 8/20/2008 | Ann Coulter
    This week, Barack Obama's challenge is to select a running mate who's young, hip, and whose accomplishments in life don't overshadow Obama's. Allow me to suggest Kevin Federline. The only thing we can be sure of is that Obama will choose someone who is the polar opposite of all his advisers until now. In other words, it will be a very, very white male who was probably proud of his country even before being chosen as Obama's running mate. Obama's got a lot of ground to make up following that performance last weekend at the Saddleback presidential forum with pastor...
  • Constitutional Law III, Prof. Obama, Autumn 2003 (Obama's Constitutional Law Final Exam)

    07/30/2008 11:36:55 AM PDT · by mojito · 33 replies · 120+ views
    New York Times ^ | 7/30/2008 | Barack Obama
    Link only. Must read.
  • So, Obama was a "Constitutional Law Professor", was he?

    06/17/2008 12:18:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 59+ views
    Right Wing News ^ | June 17, 2008
    Barack Obama, while doing a fundraiser in 2007 claimed, "I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution..." Yet this constitutional law professor establishes the following as his criteria for selecting judges: "We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom," Obama told a Planned Parenthood conference in Washington, D.C., in 2007 "The empathy to understand what it's like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that's the criteria by which I'm going to be selecting...
  • Senator Obama Shoots and Misses

    02/27/2008 8:42:10 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 25 replies · 94+ views
    THE MINORITY REPORT ^ | 27 February 2008 | .cnI redruM
    It took a grandiose gesture on the part of Senator Barack Obama to admit that the US Constitution included a 2nd Amendment. This makes the Junior Senator from The Land of Lincoln more historically well-versed than Michael G. Bellisiles, but still doesn’t make him the man we want as America’s next President. Barack Obama’s execrable views on the regulation of gun ownership are bad for individual liberty without any additional context provided. The Senator seems to believe that the State’s necessary coercive monopoly extends so far that individuals should not own firearms for the purpose of self-protection. His website offers...
  • Checks and balances

    12/19/2007 1:35:28 PM PST · by CampusKing · 17 replies · 295+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2007 | Alan Nathan
    When are Supreme Court justices interpreting the Constitution, and when are they simply amending it? The judicial-restraint crowd prefers a more denotative analysis relying on the actual words employed by the framers. Those opting for the living-document philosophy, or judicial activism, want the court to interpret our founding document in a way that accommodates their positions on laws that might not otherwise pass literal muster. Since their advocates cannot meet the written standard, they want the standard to meet them.
  • How minimum wage kills jobs

    06/08/2007 1:10:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies · 834+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | June 8, 2007 | Joseph Farah
    If you have any doubts government-mandated minimum-wage laws kill jobs for the poor rather than lift them out of poverty, just take a look at what is happening right now in American Samoa. The latest minimum-wage law passed by Congress calls specifically for hikes in the U.S. territory – 50 cents a year annually until the continental rate of $7.25 is reached. This Washington-knows-best, one-size-fits-all approach is killing jobs in Samoa already – just days after it was signed into law by President Bush last Friday. StarKist had planned to expand its tuna production next month by hiring some 200-300...
  • 'China-level' Christian persecution coming: court's ruling in Houston Bible case 'breath-taking'

    08/17/2006 8:21:56 PM PDT · by xzins · 238 replies · 4,735+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 17 Aug 06 | WND
    'China-level' Christian persecution coming: Pastors say court's ruling in Houston Bible case 'breath-taking' -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: August 17, 2006 5:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Houston's Bible monument A few more court decisions like this week's over a display of a Bible in Houston and the United States will be approaching the "China-level" for Christian persecution, according to a leader in the midst of that battle. The ruling from the Fifth Court of Appeals said the display of a Bible on public ground in Houston to honor the founder of a mission has to go, not because it was unconstitutional itself,...
  • Judge: AIPAC charges may be based on unconstitutional law

    03/26/2006 10:29:49 AM PST · by Sabramerican · 23 replies · 642+ views
    Haaretz ^ | 3/26/2006 | Shmuel Rosner
    Judge: AIPAC charges may be based on unconstitutional law WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Friday questioned the constitutionality of a law under which two former lobbyists with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee have been charged with receiving and disclosing national defense information to reporters and foreign diplomats. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis said at the pretrial hearing for Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman that the law, enacted in 1917, may be unconstitutionally broad and vague. The law's defects are exacerbated because they infringe on the defendants' constitutional rights to lobby the government and because prosecutors are seeking to...
  • Lawyer Swaps Big Salary Plus Perks to Represent Detainees

    01/11/2006 5:23:20 PM PST · by NJRighty · 22 replies · 576+ views ^ | 1/10/06 | Perri Capell
    Jobs in human-rights litigation in the U.S. aren't plentiful, and anyone seeing Tina Monshipour Foster in 2004 might have said she was a long shot to get one - or take one. She was a fourth-year associate in the midtown Manhattan office of Clifford Chance LLP, one of the world's largest law firms, with annual pay of more than $200,000. She had a secretary, word processing staff and a car and driver at her disposal when she worked late. At night, she went home to a loft apartment overlooking the East River. But at age 29, Ms. Foster gave it...
  • A Dummies Guide to Understanding the Fourteenth Amendment (vital reading)

    12/02/2005 4:51:01 PM PST · by AZRepublican · 11 replies · 1,658+ views
    Federalist Blog ^ | 11/17/05 | P.A. Madison
    Does the Fourteenth Amendment make the entire Bill of Rights a restriction against the States? If so, which amendments or clauses? What did both "due process of the law" and "equal protection" mean to the Congress who produced the Amendment? Does the Fourteenth Amendment guarantee State paid education to aliens? [snip] I hope everyone reads this because for me it was the most important reading of the year. One of the most wonderful discoveries you will find from reading is where equal protection of the laws came from and how it was defined to mean by the author of the...
  • Reddy Finney, Joe Enge, and the US Constitution

    11/05/2005 9:24:44 AM PST · by Congressman Billybob · 11 replies · 1,638+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 6 November 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    The Carson City, Nevada, school administrators are attempting to fire an award-winning history teacher, Joe Enge. Why should that matter to you? I’ll combine his story with that of my 11th grade history teacher. Maybe you’ll agree this matters to everyone who cares about the future of America. In Carson City schools, administrators insist that history teachers begin teaching American history with the Civil War. Joe Enge, an 11th grade teacher there who’s written two history books and has served on a statewide board on history teaching, disagrees. He begins at the beginning, teaching his students about the American Revolution,...
  • Dubya Closes a Door? What Harriet Miers may mean for constitutional law.

    10/17/2005 9:37:09 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 50 replies · 1,483+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/17/5 | Dennis Coyle
    "The horror, the horror," seems to sum up the reaction of many conservatives to the nomination of Harriet Miers to serve on the Supreme Court. One can almost hear the ominous organ of Doors's keyboardist Ray Manzarek in the background, as Jim Morrison intones, "This is the end." And it is an end, of sorts — the end of conservative hopes that a Republican president known for bold strokes would put forward a forceful intellect who would help shift the drifting Constitution back toward its moorings. Unlike Colonel Kurtz, conservatives have been traumatized not by an "Apocalypse Now," but by...
  • William Paterson University Tramples Student’s Constitutional Rights

    07/28/2005 6:54:24 AM PDT · by ZULU · 13 replies · 991+ views
    Foundation for Individual Freedom in Ecuation ^ | July 20, 2005 | Greg Lukianoff, Director of Legal and Public Advocacy, FIRE
    William Paterson University Tramples Student’s Constitutional Rights Charges Student with Discrimination and Harassment for ‘Demeaning’ Homosexuality July 20, 2005 FIRE Press Release WAYNE, N.J., July 20, 2005—William Paterson University in New Jersey has convicted student employee Jihad Daniel of “discrimination” and “harassment”—without due process—for describing homosexuality as a “perversion” in a private response to a professor’s unsolicited announcement of a university event that promoted a positive view of lesbian relationships. “William Paterson’s punishment of Mr. Daniel is a direct attack on freedom of speech,” remarked David French, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), which intervened on...
  • SCOTUS Power: Teaching kids about Marbury v. Madison

    07/19/2005 2:18:27 PM PDT · by IMAO-Podcast · 5 replies · 798+ views
    IMAO Podcast ^ | July 19, 2005 | IMAO
    President George W. Bush will announce his nomination to replace outgoing Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor at 9pm EDT tonight. Unfortunately, many American children aren't taught in public schools the importance of the Supreme Court or the role they've played in shaping (and sometimes perverting) U.S. law since Marbury v. Madison
  • The Supreme Court and the Constitution (commentary from 1936)

    07/02/2005 1:23:29 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 7 replies · 722+ views
    The Supreme Court and the Constitution Robert E. Cushman, The Supreme Court and the Constitution (Public Affairs Pamphlet, No. 7, 1936) pp. 1-36. The average citizen has a very wholesome respect for the Constitution of the United States. His respect does not usually come from any clear or accurate knowledge of the document itself, but grows out of the belief that the Constitution sanctions those policies which he approves and forbids those which seem to him dangerous or oppressive. His reaction to the Supreme Court is similarly direct and forthright; its decisions are sound if he likes them and unsound...
  • Domestic abuse law is dealt a setback

    06/20/2005 11:23:01 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 15 replies · 855+ views
    Portland Press Herald (Maine) ^ | 6/19/05 | GREGORY D. KESICH
    Sunday, June 19, 2005 Domestic abuse law is dealt a setback By GREGORY D. KESICH, Portland Press Herald Writer A federal judge in Portland has raised doubts about the U.S. attorney's ability to use gun laws to combat domestic violence in Maine. U.S. District Court Judge D. Brock Hornby dismissed the federal felony indictment last week of a Lewiston man who was facing a prison sentence on the charge of possessing a gun after being convicted of a misdemeanor domestic assault crime. Hornby ruled that John Frechette did not knowingly waive his right to a jury trial in 1996, when...
  • CA: Federal judge in Calif upholds U.S. gay marriage ban

    06/16/2005 4:12:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 2,069+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/16/05 | Lisa Leff - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Deciding one of the few lawsuits arguing the case for gay marriage in federal court, a California judge on Thursday ruled that a 1996 law recognizing only unions between a man and a woman as valid does not violate the U.S. Constitution. But U.S. District Judge Gary Taylor also declined to rule on whether a state ban on same-sex marriage violates the civil rights of a gay Southern California couple while a separate legal challenge to California's laws works its way through the state courts. "The question of the constitutionality of California's statutory prohibition on same-sex...
  • Life, Death and Judicial Tyranny

    04/04/2005 12:08:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 1,401+ views
    Focus on the Family ^ | April 2005 | James C. Dobson
    I WILL RESTORE YOUR JUDGES AS IN DAYS OF OLD, YOUR COUNSELORS AS AT THE BEGINNING. AFTERWARD, YOU WILL BE CALLED THE CITY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, THE FAITHFUL CITY." ISAIAH 1:26 As the nation now knows, Terri Schiavo slipped out of this life and into eternity on Thursday, March 31st. 1 This pitiful 41-year-old mentally disabled woman was condemned to death by an immoral Florida court judge named George Greer, who never came to visit her, yet ordered that she be dehydrated and starved to death at the insistence of her "husband," Michael. Mr. Schiavo lives with another woman with whom...
  • Men in Black is a must-read (Rush Limbaugh)

    02/11/2005 10:56:11 AM PST · by The Great Yazoo · 22 replies · 1,906+ views ^ | February 11, 2005 | Rush Limbaugh
    There is no vacancy on the Supreme Court, but the battle over the next nominee has already begun. Hollywood's favorite group, People for the American Way, is bragging about its new war room, equipped with dozens of computers and scores of staffers to conduct opposition research on President Bush's presumed nominees and network with grassroots organizations. Other liberal groups are conducting polling and raising funds for paid television advertising. Conservatives must prepare for this fight, but in a way that is smarter and different from the past. The Left's approach will be to smear the candidate, whomever he or she...
  • Supreme Court whitewash? Justices ignoring law, facts in Vincent Foster photographs case

    12/11/2003 12:14:28 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 51 replies · 543+ views ^ | Thursday, December 11, 2003 | Joseph Farah
    Supreme Court whitewash? Posted: December 11, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 The Associated Press story covering the Supreme Court hearing on requested release of Vincent Foster crime-scene photos read as follows: "Five government investigations concluded that White House attorney Vincent Foster's death in 1993 was a suicide." Not true. There haven't been five government investigations. In fact, there hasn't been even one real government investigation. Instead, there have been five cover-ups, all using the same tainted evidence and the same tainted investigators. Attorney Allan Favish believes the public may learn something from 10 unreleased police photos of Foster and has taken...
  • Amendment to ban same-sex marriage is morally sensible

    08/18/2003 3:02:07 PM PDT · by Creightongrad · 14 replies · 459+ views
    Omaha World-Herald. ^ | August 17, 2003 | David D. Begley
    Midlands Voices: Amendment to ban same-sex marriage is morally sensible BY DAVID D. BEGLEY The writer is an attorney in Omaha. Contrary to The World- Herald's Aug. 3 editorial ("Much ado about little"), there is a need for a federal constitutional amendment limiting marriage to one man and one woman. A constitutional amendment, and not just a statute, is necessary as a pre-emptive defense of a fundamental societal value because of the Supreme Court's recent decision in Lawrence vs. Texas. As a first principle, the purpose of marriage must be ascertained. Maggie Gallagher, editor of, has written, "Marriage is...
  • 9th Circuit Skirmish Over Second Amendment

    05/08/2003 12:26:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 286+ views recorder ^ | 05-07-2003 | Jason Hoppin
    Despite sniping by six colleagues, Reinhardt's gun ruling standsWith six judges dissenting, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday let stand a controversial ruling that found the Second Amendment doesn't give individuals a right to bear arms. Among the six who argued that the case should be reheard by an 11-judge en banc panel was the staunchly liberal Judge Harry Pregerson. But the yeoman's work in dissent was done by Judge Andrew Kleinfeld, who defended an individual's right to bear arms using the same means Judge Stephen Reinhardt employed in December to shoot it down: by weaving together...
  • U.S. Court strikes down part of McCain-Feingold Campaign Law

    05/02/2003 12:41:01 PM PDT · by RandDisciple · 225 replies · 502+ views
    reported 15:38 bloomberg news
  • Appeal Seeks To Establish Right to Trespass on Clinic Property To Stop Involuntary Abortions

    02/12/2003 2:46:51 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 81 replies · 391+ views
    TMLC ^ | 2-12-2003 | staff
    In an appeal filed last week, a Wisconsin Appellate Court is being asked to recognize under State law a “necessity defense,” which would give pro-life demonstrators the right to trespass on clinic property in order to stop involuntary abortions. The controversial position is based on the common law rule that one is privileged to enter on another’s property if it is or reasonably appears to be necessary to prevent serious harm to a third person. According to the Wisconsin State Constitution, the common law is preserved in the State until it has been altered or changed by the legislature. The...
  • Constitutional Law Class Online

    12/19/2002 12:06:28 PM PST · by day10 · 2 replies · 216+ views
    Dear HSLDA Members and Friends, We invite you to sign up for the upcoming spring semester of Constitutional Law Online, taught by Michael Farris, Chairman and General Counsel of HSLDA and President of Patrick Henry College. This class begins January 13, 2003, and concludes June 2, 2003. If you've always wanted to learn more about the history and background of our legal system from a biblical perspective, or if you're looking for a good U.S. government class for your homeschooled students, then this class is for you. This 18-week Internet-based course follows Mike Farris' textbook, Constitutional Law for Christian Students,...
  • Pennsylvania's Inheritance Tax ... it's illogical, unconstitutional and should be abolished

    04/03/2002 5:28:07 AM PST · by Dukie · 73 replies · 1,047+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | March 24, 2002 | C.J. Durkin
    <p>With the calendar page soon turning to April, we once more visit the days when we pause and reflect, mostly in head shaking disbelief, at the amount of our labor is which is appropriated by way of income taxes. While the sage once remarked on the certainty of death and taxes, he may not have appreciated the linkage of these phenomenon in the form of Pennsylvania’s inheritance tax law.</p>