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  • A small band of environmentalists takes fight against Obama Presidential Center to court

    08/04/2018 2:44:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/03/18 | Lolly Bowean
    When Charlotte Adelman was a student at the University of Chicago, the nearby parks became a refuge for her, a sprawling expanse of green where she could escape the concrete urban landscape. It was then, many decades ago, that Adelman began her journey to becoming a fighter for environmental justice. Along the way, she has fought to preserve open spaces, ban pesticides in Wilmette and co-authored a book, “Prairie Directory of North America.” Now, Adelman, 81, has set her sights on her biggest target yet — to block the Obama Presidential Center from being built in Jackson Park. Adelman, along...
  • Gun Control Advocate Misrepresents Massachusetts Court Decision on Common Rifles

    07/22/2018 7:05:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 July, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In an interview in Mother Jones, a leading gun control advocate, Avery Gardner, makes the following claims. From motherjones.com: AG: There’s a case in Massachusetts that raises this exact issue. Worman v. Baker was decided in April by Judge William Young. It’s a 47-page opinion that really goes into this question of “in common use at the time” and said that’s the standard. Judge Young quotes Scalia’s opinion in Heller all the way through it and then upholds the Massachusetts law banning assault weapons. That case is going to be appealed to the First Circuit Court of Appeals. The...
  • Senate confirms a top Abbott adviser, Andrew Oldham, to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals

    07/18/2018 12:10:11 PM PDT · by Jaysin · 26 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 7/18/2018 | EMMA PLATOFF
    Oldham is the third Texas nominee to be confirmed to the powerful, conservative-leaning appeals court since President Donald Trump took office. Andrew Oldham was confirmed to the federal bench Wednesday by a 50–49 vote, making him the the fourth alumnus of the Texas Attorney General’s Office to join the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals since President Donald Trump took office. That tally made his confirmation the narrowest of any Texas judicial nominee under Trump. Oldham currently serves as Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s top legal adviser. Born in 1978, Oldham is decades younger than the average judge on the New...
  • Trump Court Prospect Accepted Assumption That Illegal Caught at Border Has Right to Abortion in U.S.

    07/09/2018 3:50:01 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 21 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/8/18 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia by President George W. Bush, accepted the assumption in a dissenting opinion he filed last October in the case of Garza v. Hargan that a teenage illegal alien caught at the border and put in detention has a right to an abortion in the United States. At the same time, Kavanaugh conceded that “this case presents a new situation not yet directly confronted by the Supreme Court.” Kavanaugh argued that in saying the illegal alien teen had a right to abortion...
  • The McConnell Rule is law and Senate Democrats should sue to enforce it

    07/08/2018 7:13:17 AM PDT · by slumber1 · 88 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7-8-18 | Ken Levy
    This week, President Trump will announce his nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to schedule the nominee’s confirmation hearings for this fall, before the midterm elections. If and when McConnell carries through on this promise, Senate Democrats should immediately file a federal lawsuit against him for violating the so-called “McConnell Rule.”.....
  • Court established adultery as legitimate

    07/04/2018 10:58:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/7/18 | Gil Ronen
    Rabbi Ya'akov Yakir, of the “Torat Hamedina” (“Torah of the State”) program at the Beit Orot Yeshiva, published a study that found that under Supreme Court Chief Justice Aharon Barak, the state recognized adultery as a bond that was no less legitimate than marriage. This means that if, for example, a married woman maintains an intimate relationship with a man married to another woman, the man may sue the woman for the alleged commitment she made to him in the context of their relationship, or vice versa. "There are two families here," he explained. "We claim in the study that...
  • Anthony Kennedy's SCOTUS Exit: The 10 Big Winners in the Coming Battle Royal

    06/28/2018 3:02:06 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 20 replies
    https://www.newsmax.com ^ | Wednesday, 27 June 2018 | David A. Patten
    Democrats and Republicans alike have found something they agree on: Wednesday’s announcement that swing-vote Justice Anthony Kennedy will step down from the Supreme Court sets up a historic, election-year struggle to replace him that could solidify a more conservative Court for a generation.
  • ICE Suspends In-Person Hearings at NYC Immigration Court

    06/28/2018 1:51:51 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies
    usnews.com ^ | June 27, 2018 | DEEPTI HAJELA, Associated Press
    <p>Immigration and Customs Enforcement suspends in-person hearings at NYC immigration court, claiming safety concerns over protests; immigrants' attorneys protest.</p> <p>NEW YORK (AP) — Immigrants in detention who are facing deportation hearings in New York City will have to do those hearings through video or audio conferencing instead of being brought in person to a judge's courtroom under a sudden decision by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.</p>
  • Florida wins the water war against Georgia.

    06/27/2018 7:47:25 AM PDT · by Dacula · 43 replies
    US Supreme Court ^ | June 27, 2018 | US Supreme Court
    Florida has made a legally sufficient showing as to the possibility of fashioning an effective remedial decree equitably apportioning the water from an interstate river basin.
  • Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

    06/26/2018 7:41:46 AM PDT · by catnipman · 126 replies
    NBC News ^ | 6/26/2018 | Pete Williams
    The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 ruling, upheld President Donald Trump's restriction on travel to the United States from a handful of Muslim countries on Tuesday, giving the White House its first high court victory on the merits of a presidential initiative.
  • Circuit Court Blocks Chicago Suburb's Gun Confiscation Scheme Hours Before It Goes Into Effect

    06/15/2018 8:51:35 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 14, 2018 | Tim Brown
    In a surprise, but lawful move, Lake County Circuit Court blocked an unconstitutional ban on alleged "assault weapons" and high capacity magazines with a temporary injunction in the small town of Deerfield, Illinois just hours before the ban was to go into effect. The 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Lake County, Illinois rendered the decision on Tuesday after gun owner rights activists sued the city after a ban that was unanimously passed by all six of the town's board members on April 2. Vice News reports: Gun groups, including the National Rifle Association of Illinois, requested a temporary restraining order...
  • $4.25 million award for pit bull attack––and the victim may see some of the money

    06/15/2018 12:41:33 AM PDT · by Norski · 9 replies
    Animals 24-7 ^ | June 14, 2018 | Merritt Clifton
    Landlord’s failure to respond or defend puzzles observers ATLANTA, Georgia––A $4.25 million default judgment issued on June 1, 2018 against Atlanta landlord Jonathan Kent Hart, 61, for an August 26, 2016 pit bull attack may be the biggest yet in which the victim is believed to be likely to collect at least a substantial part of the money. But further litigation is expected, while defendant Hart’s lack of response to the case perplexes observers. Victim Nakisa Shavon Hiles, 40, formerly Nakisa Hiles Wilkerson, had just rented a room at 1572 Montreat Avenue SW, Atlanta, according to court filings, and “was...
  • WHERE is Tommy Robinson? British Authorities Owe Us An Answer

    05/27/2018 9:49:18 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 51 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/27/18 | Judi McLeod
    Isn’t Tommy Robinson’s life worth protecting with a body cam, Prime Minister Theresa May? Where is Tommy Robinson? A question whose answer should be demanded rather than merely asked. We all know where Prince Harry is but not where Tommy, arrested Friday outside a court in Leeds, England, is. Modern day Merry England has become far more nightmare than fairytale, as it steadily works its way toward ugly police state status.
  • Bitcoin Plummets On Price Manipulation Investigation

    05/24/2018 7:13:03 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 19 replies
    Safehaven.com ^ | 24-05-2018 | Kern
    Reports that the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has launched a criminal probe into potential illegal manipulation of cryptocurrency prices has seen bitcoin lose 3 percent this morning, down to just over $7,300 in the early morning hours. The DoJ, as reported by Bloomberg, is investigating illegal tactics of traders, including the issuing of fake orders for cryptocurrencies, causing their prices to go up and down artificially. In cooperation with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the DoJ is specifically probing what is commonly known in the trading world as “spoofing” and “washing”.
  • California lawmakers pass bill to prevent disclosure of immigration status in court

    05/13/2018 1:45:46 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 32 replies
    mercury news ^ | 5-2018 | Tatiana Sanchez
    SACRAMENTO — California lawmakers on Thursday gave final approval to a bill that would place strict limits on the disclosure of a person’s immigration status in open court, continuing the sanctuary state’s rebellion against the Trump administration’s illegal immigration crackdown. Protesters take over Sansome Street in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Francisco, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, to respond to the 150 detentions in Northern California by ICE this past week. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group) Protesters take over Sansome Street in front of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in San Francisco, Calif., Wednesday,...
  • U.S. District Court finds Some Felons Have Second Amendment Rights

    05/07/2018 5:36:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 26 April, 2018, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois held that some felons have the right to keep and bear arms. Larry Hatfield was a perfect test case. From reason.com, Hatfield v. Session (formerly Hatfield v. Lynch) Plaintiff Larry Edward Hatfield wants to keep a gun in his home for self-defense. But the Government bans him from doing so, because 28 years ago, Hatfield lied on some forms that he sent to the Railroad Retirement Board: a felony in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1001(a). Hatfield later pled guilty to one count of...
  • Mark Steyn Won His Court Case With CRTV.

    04/19/2018 11:50:05 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 55 replies
    steyn website. ^ | 04.19.18 | The courts
    https://www.steynonline.com/documents/8596.pdf Steyn has been in court and has been reticent about the case against CRTV. You can read all about it here.
  • European Court of Justice to rule on delisting the PKK

    04/14/2018 9:28:36 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 14 Apr 2018, 00:00 | EWSAN DENIZ ANF
    The lawsuit filed to the European Court of Justice, demanding the lifting of the PKK from the EU's list of terrorist organizations, opens on Monday 16 April, writes Yeni Özgür Politika. The PKK has been on the EU's list of terrorist organizations since 2002. Acting on behalf of PKK leaders Murat Karayılan and Duran Kalkan, the Prakken d'Oliveira Law Office in the Netherlands has presented a file every six months when the new list is written and then the file went to the European Court of Justice. Next Monday the trial will open aiming at lifting the PKK from the...
  • Much of what you think you know about Linda Brown is wrong

    03/31/2018 7:58:00 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 29 replies
    The Conversation ^ | March 30, 2018 | Charise Cheney
    As the nation commemorates the life of Linda Brown Thompson – the public face of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case – Brown is being celebrated as a heroic young girl from Topeka who “brought a case that ended segregation in public schools in America.” But the story behind the historic Supreme Court case, as I plan to show in my forthcoming book, “Blacks Against Brown: The Black Anti-Integration Movement in Topeka, Kansas, 1941-1954,” is much more complex than the highly inaccurate but often-repeated tale about the case.
  • A Prominent Liberal Judge From The 9th Circuit Court Has Died At 87

    03/29/2018 5:23:14 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 131 replies
    Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has died, a court spokesperson confirmed. He was 87. A liberal champion, Reinhardt was appointed to the bench by President Carter in 1980. He authored key liberal court opinions on hot-button topics ranging from abortion and marriage equality to assisted suicide and immigration. At the same time, the opinions made him a target of criticism from conservative corners — and of regular reversal from the Supreme Court.