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  • Court cites free speech in striking down part of federal law over statements on illegal immigration

    12/04/2018 2:05:54 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04 DEC 2018 | Bill Mears
    A federal appeals court has tossed out parts of a law that would punish those who would knowingly encourage immigrants to come to, or remain, in the U.S. illegally. A three-judge panel of the San Francisco-based 9th Circuit concluded the federal law unconstitutionally bans a range of protected speech. The Justice Department prosecuted a San Jose woman who ran an immigration consulting firm, for allegedly helping arrange green cards for those working in the country illegally. The judges concluded the law’s reach was overbroad. “We do not think that any reasonable reading of the statute can exclude speech. To conclude...
  • Former ECHR Judge: Turkey is obliged to comply with the ECHR

    11/21/2018 7:13:51 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018, 11:30 | ZEYNEP KURAY
    Former ECHR Judge and CHP Izmir MP Riza Turmen stressed that Turkey is obliged to comply with the ECHR’s Demirtas ruling. Former ECHR Judge and CHP (Republican People's Party) Izmir MP Riza Turmen stressed that Turkey is obliged to comply with the ECHR’s Demirtas ruling. Riza Turmen called for compliance with the European Court of Human Rights ruling and stressed that Selahattin Demirtas should be released without delays. Turmen stated that noncompliance with the ruling, which references Article 18 of the European Convention on Human Rights and poses a precedent for other political prisoners, will be the confirmation that Demirtas’s...
  • Erdogan says Turkey not bound by European court’s ruling to release Demirtas

    11/21/2018 6:51:06 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | November 20, 2018 | SCF
    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday said that Turkey is not bound by verdicts of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) following the court’s decision calling for the release of Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtaş from a lengthy pre-trial detention. “ECtHR decisions do not bind us. Up until now, most of the decisions about the organization [Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)] have been negative. There is a lot to be done in reaction [to the verdict]. We will take steps in response and finish the case. Terrorism continues,” Erdoğan said in parliament after the ruling. The ECtHR on Tuesday urged Turkey...
  • California to Apply Sharia Law in an Asbestos Exposure Case!…Sort Of

    11/15/2018 7:56:06 PM PST · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    www.lexology.com ^ | 11/15/2018 | Gordon Rees
    A judge in the southern California coordinated asbestos matters issued an order applying Iranian law where all of a California plaintiff’s alleged exposure to asbestos occurred in Iran. In Sabetian v. Air and Liquid Systems Corporation, Judge John Kralik applied Iranian law on (1) punitive damages, (2) strict liability, and (3) joint and several liability. However, the court declined to apply the Iranian (1) standard of negligence, (2) the cap on general damages, and (3) the formula to determine loss of consortium damages. Other judges in this court when presented with a similar issue have declined to apply Iranian law...
  • Three-Judge U.S. District Court Strikes Down Maryland U.S. House District Boundaries

    11/07/2018 11:48:29 AM PST · by TBP · 28 replies
    Ballot Access News ^ | November 7, 2018 | Richard Winger
    On November 7, a 3-judge U.S. District Court struck down the boundaries of Maryland’s Sixth U.S. House District. Benisek v Lamone, 1:13cv-3233. Here is the opinion, which was written by U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Paul Niemeyer, a Bush Sr. appointee. Niemeyer wrote that partisan gerrymandering violates representational rights and associational rights. U.S. District Court Judge James Bredar, an Obama appointee, agreed that the boundaries violate associational rights, although he did not agree they violate reprsentation rights. U.S. District Court Judge George Russell, another Obama appointee, agreed that the district violates both types of First Amendment rights, although he agreed...
  • Nutcase Socialist Dem Ocasio-Cortez Says Democrats should “Pack” the U.S. Supreme Court – Video

    10/12/2018 8:12:02 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 34 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | October 12, 2018 | Brian
    Here is nutcase Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez literally saying Democrats should “Pack” the U.S. Supreme Court if they can regain control of the House, Senate and the Presidency. This because there is now a 5-4 Conservative Majority on the U.S. Supreme Court thanks to President Trump’s two Supreme Court choices. Ocasio-Cortez was asked what should be done about this new reality and she said, “We take back the House, we take back the Senate, we take back the Presidency and we pack the Supreme Court of the United States of America.” This hearkens back to Democrat President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s...
  • Government Police Fail to Make Arrests In Nearly Half of Murder Cases

    10/11/2018 2:11:44 PM PDT · by walford · 42 replies
    Mises Wire ^ | 10/11/2018 | Tate Fegley
    Police departments in a number of U.S. cities — Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans — are receiving increased attention for their failure to clear even half of the homicides that occur in their jurisdiction. And note that to “clear” a case doesn’t even necessarily require that someone be convicted of the crime, but only that either an arrest was made or that the case was “cleared by exceptional means,” meaning that the police identified a suspect, had sufficient evidence to arrest, and knew their location, but encountered a circumstance that prevented them from making the arrest.Of all the crimes classified...
  • Federal Court Restores Second Amendment Rights to Man Convicted of Repeat DUI

    10/09/2018 5:43:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 28 September, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania restored Second Amendment rights to Raymond Holloway, Jr.Mr. Holloway had his Second Amendment rights removed after being convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) for a second time, in 2005. The first time was in 2002. Under Pennsylvania law, a second offence with a blood alcohol level above .16%, could be punished as a misdemeanor with up to five years in prison. After serving his sentence as work-release for 90 days, and paying a fine of $1,500, Holloway has lead a virtuous life without further...
  • Tommy Robinson - court tomorrow, amazing message, get ahead of story...

    09/26/2018 6:29:24 PM PDT · by fuzzylogic · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9-25-2018 | Tommy Robinson
    If you watch the whole thing....he is killing it. All the right questions.
  • Vanity: Brett Kavanaugh treatment by Democrats

    09/24/2018 12:38:17 PM PDT · by unlearner · 10 replies
    9/24/2018 | unlearner
    Two observations about the sexual misconduct allegations / smear campaign against the Honorable Brett Kavanaugh: 1. The evidentiary standards being pushed by Democrats and the MSM are lower than those used in the Salem witch trials. 2. Rapists, groomers, pimps and similar sexual deviants are never pro-life. These types always rely on easy access to abortion in order to cover up their crimes.
  • BREAKING: Christine Blasey Ford's Female Witness Doesn't Remember Anything

    09/22/2018 6:36:41 PM PDT · by TheLurkerX · 241 replies
    The maven ^ | Sept. 22, 2018 | Erick Erickson
    Christine Blasey Ford has named several people who would be witnesses to, or have knowledge of, what she says happened to her. Patrick Smyth denies it. Mark Judge denies it. Brett Kavanaugh denies it. People have claimed these are all men who went to school together, so they must be protecting themselves. What about any female witnesses? Christine Blasey Ford said there was one. Her name is Leland Keyser. She was Ford's classmate. She was not an eye witness, but Ford said she had knowledge of the party and assault. I have obtained Keyser's attorney's letter to the Senate Judiciary...
  • Trump chips away at liberal U.S. appeals court majorities

    09/20/2018 9:39:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Kitco News ^ | September 20, 2018 | Reuters
    Aided by fellow Republicans in the Senate, President Donald Trump is rapidly filling vacancies on U.S. appeals courts, moving some that had liberal majorities closer to conservative control in an ideological shift that could benefit his administration. These 13 courts wield considerable power, usually providing the last word on rulings appealed from lower courts on disputes involving federal law. Their rulings can be challenged before the U.S. Supreme Court, but most such appeals are turned away because the top court typically hears fewer than 100 cases annually. Eleven of the courts handle cases from specific multi-state regions, one handles cases...
  • President Orders Declassification of FISA warrants, etc.

    09/17/2018 2:41:58 PM PDT · by grayboots · 198 replies
    The White House ^ | 9/17/2018 | Press Secretary
    At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications. In...
  • vanity DOJ/FBI will not investigate Judge Brett Kavanaugh for sexual allegations,

    09/16/2018 6:02:44 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 62 replies
    Senator Dianne Feinstein turned over the letter she received claiming sexual abuse allegations against Judge, Brett Kavanaugh to the DOJ/FBI rquested an investigation into this matter be launched by the FBi. The FBI has stated it will not investigate this matter, as Judge, Kavanaugh has been investigated numerous times in his legal and political career by the DOJ/FBI and found to be squeaky clean. The DOJ/FBI forwarded this communication to the White House for executive review. So...much for that. The DOJ/FBI has looked closely at Kavanaugh many times and, does not want to get another black eye like it now...
  • SF Court: Cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on streets

    09/04/2018 7:06:51 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 4, 2018 | Rebecca Boone
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have nowhere else to go because it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, which is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.
  • 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.”.....