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  • Kanawha Circuit Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on Right To Work

    08/11/2016 8:24:56 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 29 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | August 10, 2016 | Matt Maccaro
    Link only due to uncertainty of copyright rules with WV Metro News.
  • Hillary Clinton 'loves' the idea of appointing Obama to Supreme Court

    08/02/2016 6:03:46 PM PDT · by kevcol · 127 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/27/2016 | Kelly Riddell
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton said she “loves” the idea of appointing Barack Obama to the Supreme Court if she’s elected president. At a campaign event in Iowa Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton told the crowd the next president may have to appoint up to three Supreme Court justices. When one attendee mentioned Mr. Obama as a contender, she seemed excited by the recommendation. "Wow, what a great idea. No one has ever suggested that to me, I love that, wow," Mrs. Clinton said. "He may have a few other things to do, but I tell you, that's a great idea."
  • Justice Inadvertently Boosts Trump Candidacy [semi-satire]

    07/18/2016 8:51:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 July 2016 | John Semmens
    This week Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg waded into the political domain and unintentionally bolstered the chances for Donald Trump to win the presidency. Calling him a "faker with a big ego," the 83-year-old Justice threatened to move to New Zealand if Trump wins in November. Alarmed that Ginsburg's outburst could work in Trump's favor, the Washington Post's editors criticized "her abandonment of the veneer of judicial impartiality. The acceptance of the Court's authority to strike down legislation enacted by the people's representatives relies on a perception of unbiased application of basic legal and constitutional rules. Taking sides in...
  • Here's a Password: Crony Crime Fighting

    07/14/2016 7:56:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    When is it a crime -- punishable with time behind bars -- for citizens to access a company's database with someone else's password? For years, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has wrestled with that question. This month, a three-judge panel ruled that under a 1986 federal law, using other people's work passwords with their permission, but not their employers' authorization, could land you in prison. The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Judge Margaret McKeown wrote, "does not make the millions of people who engage in this ubiquitous, useful, and generally harmless conduct into unwitting federal...
  • Should Pharmacists Have Religious Freedom?(Lib VS Non-Lib)

    07/03/2016 1:12:33 PM PDT · by Mark · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 7/3/16 | Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis
    Opinions Lib vs non lib(Weekly debates in paper) The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case involving religious freedom and the pharmacy profession. This lets stand a Washington state law requiring pharmacies to dispense all federally approved drugs — including so-called morning-after birth control pills that some pharmacists object to for religious reasons. Was this the right decision? What are the proper limits to religious freedom? Contorted logic ------------------------- Ben BoychukThe wrong job? Let’s get one thing straight: Religious freedom isn’t a hall pass from the obligations of citizenship. If you don’t want to be a pharmacist who...
  • The Lone Man Resisting Judicial Tyranny

    07/03/2016 12:41:19 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 27 replies
    The Stand ^ | Monday, May 9, 2016 | Bryan Fischer
    The Constitution gives absolutely no authority, none, to the federal government to dictate marriage policy to the states. *** *** When the Obergefell case was decided by the Supreme Court, its ruling legally applied only to the plaintiffs before it, as is true in any case before any court. The concept of “judicial review” - in which the Court, and not Congress, gets to decide what the law is - is not found in the Constitution anywhere. It was invented out of the ether by Chief Justice John Marshall in 1803 as a way for the Court to grant dictatorial...
  • Why is it OK to praise a "Wise Latina" judge but not criticize a biased Mexican one?

    06/04/2016 4:55:26 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Another thing up for discussion, if anyone is interested. I heard more screeching criticism of Trump for saying the pro-illegal immigrant Hispanic judge on his civil case is being unfair. According to the crying in the media, Trump is wrong for pointing out the judge may have a bias. But a few years ago, all the media could do regarding the SCOTUS nominee, named by Valerie's man child, S Sotomayor, was point out she was a LATINA who was "wise". I would question that--the Republicans rolled over in fear at her nomination--but isn't it a little two faced to say...
  • Courts To Decide Future Of Man’s Private Island In Suisun Bay

    05/25/2016 7:08:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    A legal battle is raging in Bay Area courts over a landowner’s plans to transform an island in the Delta into a playground for Silicon Valley. Secluded Pt. Buckner Island in Suisun Bay has become well known for its kite-surfing and other sports. When John Sweeney bought the small Delta island, it was in pretty bad shape. The levees were breached in several places, allowing water to cover part of it. As the new owner, Sweeny says “by law” the Suisun Marsh Preservation Act now makes that his problem. “When you buy the property, you have a compliance period where...
  • Supreme Court Sends Little Sisters of the Poor Case Back to Lower Courts

    05/16/2016 3:40:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Aletelial ^ | May 16, 2016 | John Burger
    In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court on Monday vacated lower court rulings against religious non-profits objecting to Obamacare’s “contraceptive mandate.”The court did not rule on the merits of Zubik v. Burwell, a closely-watched case that included the Little Sisters of the Poor, several Catholic dioceses and colleges and Priests for Life. But in the unsigned decision, the eight justices said the government may not fine the non-profits involved. The court sent the case back to the lower courts, saying the parties to the case “should be afforded an opportunity to arrive at an approach going forward that accommodates petitioners’ religious exercise while at the same time ensuring that women covered...
  • Arkansas Judge Resigns After Thousands of Nude Photos of Defendants Found

    05/10/2016 8:01:58 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 31 replies
    NBC ^ | 05/10/2016 | Tim Stelloh
    An Arkansas judge accused of swapping sex for reduced sentences resigned Monday after a state commission said it discovered thousands of photographs from his computer that depicted nude male defendants.... Boeckmann's resignation came after the commission said in a May 5 letter to his lawyer that it was in the process of recovering as many as 4,500 photos. "They all depict young men, many naked who are in various poses inside the judge's home and outside in his yard," the letter states, adding that many of the men had received checks from the judge and had appeared before him as...
  • Should you disable Touch ID for your own security?

    05/09/2016 12:39:28 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 47 replies
    MacWorld ^ | May 2, 2016 | by Glenn Fleishman
    Judges in the U.S. have ordered people to unlock their fingerprint-locked phones. Coercion by others remains an issue. Should you be able to plead the Fifth when a judge forces you to use your fingerprints to unlock an iPhone?That’s the latest ongoing debate in a Los Angeles courtroom after a judge compelled a woman in custody to use Touch ID to unlock an iPhone. Legal experts are arguing that this goes against the Fifth Amendment’s protection against self-incrimination because the authorities would then have access to potentially-incriminating personal data stored on the device. The debate started after authorities obtained a...
  • The process of government-mandated social change

    05/09/2016 8:35:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/09/16 | Rolf Yungclas
    An unelected official’s decision for his agency is given the significance of legislation that has to be passed by the House and the Senate and signed by the President There is a mythical process called trickle-down economics, which is actually a derogatory term for letting the job producers flourish. Real economic growth can only come from private enterprise capitalism, so the less taxation and regulation, the greater the economic growth. Statists, though, see all private enterprise profits that don’t become tax revenue as money that is supposedly theirs that they haven’t obtained yet. They see it as an expense, money...
  • FBI asks to delay Apple trial so it can try hacking the iPhone again

    03/21/2016 4:26:24 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    The Verge ^ | March 21, 2016 06:50 pm | By T.C. Sottek
    The FBI just filed a motion to delay Tuesday's hearing in the San Bernardino iPhone case, claiming that an "outside party" may be able to help it break into the phone without Apple's help. The motion comes after weeks of escalation tension in the case with Apple, the FBI, and other stakeholders arguing the case in public before it reached courts. It's not clear who is helping the FBI or what the new method entails, but it may not coming from the NSA, despite speculation that the intelligence agency has the ability up its sleeve; today's filing suggests that the...
  • Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices [11-12-15]

    02/13/2016 3:09:19 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 12, 2015 | Dave Boyer
    Hillary Clinton, if president, could appoint 4 Supreme Court justices By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times - Thursday, November 12, 2015 Conservatives unhappy with U.S. Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage and Obamacare heard a powerful argument Thursday for defeating Hillary Rodham Clinton: The next president could appoint as many as four justices. When the next president takes the oath of office in January 2017, three current justices will be at least 80 years old: conservative Antonin Scalia (80), swing voter Anthony M. Kennedy (80) and liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83). Liberal Justice Stephen G. Breyer will be 78....
  • Courts: The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals should be split into multiple courts

    02/10/2016 3:06:24 AM PST · by Steve Schulin · 11 replies
    Compleat Advocate ^ | Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
    One in five Americans do not get equal justice under the law ... because the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is simply too large, its scope is too wide, and it has long passed its ability to provide equal justice and to contribute as a functional court system... [T]here are 65 million people living within the boundaries of the Ninth Circuit. That represents 20 percent of the total population of the United States -- one in five Americans. That is almost two times as many people as there are in the next biggest circuit in the U.S....
  • ANALYSIS: No, Hillary Clinton Did Not Commit a Crime ... at Least Based on What We Know Today

    02/01/2016 2:44:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 79 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 1, 2016 | Dan Abrams
    It's critical to start by separating foolish and even potentially shady behavior from criminal. It should be clear to any objective observer that it was an enormous error for Clinton to use a homemade server for all of her emails while she was in a position that regularly handles and assesses the most sensitive of government secrets. She had admitted as much (although now she appears to be backtracking from that initial mea culpa). It is also indisputable that it was neither a crime nor even a violation of State Department procedure for Clinton to have used personal email for...
  • (English) Law chiefs give Crown Court judge permission to rule at SHARIA court

    01/10/2016 11:49:45 AM PST · by aimhigh · 13 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 01/09/2016 | Darren Boyle
    A Muslim Crown Court judge has been granted permission to sit on a 'Sharia court' to rule on disputes such as marriage breakdowns in accordance with Islamic principals. Campaigners have claimed the tribunal, which is based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, is discriminatory towards women and often rules unfairly in favour of men. According to the tribunal's website, it specialises in Islamic divorce, inheritance law and Islamic wills, family meditation and mosque dispute resolution.
  • Black Serial Killer: Why the Media Indifference?

    01/07/2016 5:01:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2016 | Larry Elder
    Why the near media-silence over the absurdly long-delayed trial of alleged serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr.? Franklin would seem to represent ideal grist for the voracious 24/7 national media. There is, of course, murder. He is charged with killing 10 and suspected of killing more. The crimes took place in a big, media-centric city, Los Angeles, as opposed to some obscure small town or rural community in a fly-over state ignored by national media. There is an unsolved mystery that took place over a long time. Franklin was a former city trash collector who lived quietly in South Central Los...
  • Don't Let Principals Censor the Internet

    12/23/2015 8:06:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    In a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit last August, Judge Rhesa Hawkins Barksdale argued that a rap song featuring allegations of sexual harassment against two high school coaches represented a threat to civilization itself. As Barksdale explained it, coaches are teachers, teachers are essential to education, and "without education, there can be little, if any, civilization." If Barksdale is right, public school officials in Itawamba County, Mississippi, were valiantly fighting a return of the Dark Ages when they suspended Taylor Bell, an 18-year-old senior, for posting his song online. A less generous view, one...
  • Offensive trademarks are OK in US (Redskins relevant)

    12/22/2015 9:56:14 AM PST · by abb · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 22, 2015 | Staff
    A US appeals court has struck down a provision of a federal law that barred the registration of offensive trademarks because it violates the First Amendment of the US Constitution. The decision on Tuesday by the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, DC, vacates the refusal by the US Patent and Trademark Office to register the name of the Asian-American rock band, The Slants. It could also affect the decision by the agency to cancel the trademarks of the National Football League's Washington Redskins. "We recognise that invalidating this provision may lead to the wider registration...
  • Appeals court says judge didn't have authority to hear DC gun case

    12/15/2015 8:20:32 AM PST · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    AP via startribune.com ^ | December 15, 2015 — 10:05am
    WASHINGTON - An appeals court has ruled that a federal judge who halted enforcement of a strict District of Columbia gun law didn't have authority to decide the case. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. overstepped his authority when he halted the law's enforcement in May. The panel found Scullin had not been specifically assigned to the case, though he had been assigned an earlier, related case.
  • Hillary Clinton Calls for Overhaul of Justice System

    12/01/2015 4:17:21 PM PST · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 1, 2015 | Amy Chozick
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In the church here where, 60 years ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired residents to boycott the local bus network, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday called for overhauling the criminal justice system, saying there is something “profoundly wrong” when black men are disproportionately stopped and searched by the police, arrested or killed. She made her remarks to pews packed with civil rights lawyers who descended on the Alabama capital to commemorate the day Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus to a white man, a moment that became pivotal in...
  • Supreme Court upholds officials' immunity from prosecution

    11/21/2015 11:45:34 PM PST · by Cowman · 9 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | November 18. 2015 10:23AM | Dave Solomon
    CONCORD — A Manchester businessman who says he was the victim of a witch hunt by a former attorney general and banking commissioner failed to convince the state Supreme Court, which on Tuesday upheld a lower court decision granting the state officials immunity from prosecution. That’s not likely to be the last word in a case that has been working its way through the courts since 2010, when the state launched its investigation of Jeffrey Frost and his real estate enterprise, Chretien/Tillinghast. Frost was arrested and charged with unlicensed mortgage lending, a misdemeanor, stemming from the seller-financed sale of a...
  • Obama, Immigration, and the Courts

    11/16/2015 1:26:28 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/16/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    It seems Obama is trying to use the courts to okay his tyrannical, unconstitutional actions Among the trademarks of the presidency of Barack Obama is his willingness to ignore the rule of law, and trample upon the dynamics of the American System. He is a dictator that is more than willing to go on his own to make sure his will be done. The Constitution is a mere obstacle to Mr. Obama, rather than the law of the land. He understands the Constitution, but he does not like it, so he circumvents the founding document at every opportunity. Article I,...
  • Another setback for Obama: Court halts EPA’s controversial water rule

    10/10/2015 12:59:04 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 33 replies
    The Washington Times - ^ | Friday, October 9, 2015 | By Ben Wolfgang and Stephen Dinan -
    A federal appeals court on Friday dealt the Obama administration’s environmental agenda a major blow, halting a highly controversial water rule and saying more time is needed to determine whether the regulations are legal. Critics had said the rule would give the Environmental Protection Agency control over irrigation ditches, canals and small streams, giving the federal government a say in permitting and land-use decisions over millions of acres of land surrounding those waters. A lower court had already blocked the rule in 13 states, but the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit issued a nationwide stay, undercutting the...
  • Court to rule on Congress’s power over courts

    10/01/2015 6:21:30 PM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    SCOTUS Blog ^ | Oct. 1, 2015 | Lyle Denniston
    Taking on a new case that tests Congress’s power over the courts, but also gets into a sensitive question of U.S.-Iran dealings, the Supreme Court agreed on Thursday to review a legislative mandate on legal rights at issue in a case filed by victims of terrorism. The case filed by Iran’s central bank, Bank Markazi v. Peterson, was one of thirteen new cases that the Justices accepted for review in the new Term that formally opens next Monday. It is likely that the Court will hear oral arguments in the new cases in January and February.
  • 2015 STELLA AWARDS for the Year’s Most Outlandish Lawsuits and Jury Awards

    10/01/2015 10:23:14 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/1/15 | Stella Awards Site
    For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after 81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued the McDonald’s in New Mexico, where she purchased coffee. You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it between her knees while she was driving. That’s right; these are awards for the most outlandish lawsuits Here are the Stella’s for 2015 !!!! * SEVENTH PLACE * Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store....
  • Tragedy, trauma mark Fort Bragg soldier's path to prison

    09/14/2015 9:19:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | September 12, 2015 | Greg Barnes
    Mad at his former girlfriend and probably drunk, Joshua Eisenhauer's only brother hopped into his red Camaro and peeled away from the party at his house. The Camaro screamed down Basswood Boulevard - past newly built homes in an affluent bedroom community of Fort Worth - until the road jagged to the left. Maybe it was the speed, or the fog, or the road construction. Whatever the reason, 19-year-old Eric Eisenhauer missed the turn. The Camaro clipped a barricade, slammed into a berm and flipped before skidding into the Texas scrub.
  • Texas Officials Under Scrutiny for Biker Shootout Case

    09/13/2015 12:13:58 PM PDT · by truth_seeker · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | Sep 13, 2015, 2:00 PM ET | emily schmall
    Texas Officials Under Scrutiny for Biker Shootout Case The secrecy that enshrouds the investigation into a biker shootout in May that left nine people dead and led to the mass-arrest of 177 people is hardly surprising in this city, where public scrutiny is rare and unwelcome. On the banks of the Brazos River in Central Texas, Waco and the surrounding county are largely run by a close-knit circle of judges, prosecutors and law enforcement that defense lawyers complain leads local agencies to close ranks in the aftermath of this most recent calamity.
  • Administration Brushes Off Court Ruling [semi-satire]

    09/13/2015 9:17:19 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Sep 2015 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administration brushed off U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer’s ruling that the GOP’s lawsuit against unappropriated spending for health care would proceed. In her decision, Collyer wrote that “the Constitution could not be more clear: ‘No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in consequence of Appropriations made by Law.’ Neither the president nor his officers can authorize appropriations; the assent of the House of Representatives is required before any public monies are spent.” “While the President is disappointed that this errant judge has aided and abetted a GOP political stunt, the ruling will have no impact...
  • Kim Davis ORDERED released!

    09/08/2015 9:58:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 321 replies
    Just announced; awaiting article
  • N.J. courts put on notice over racism as judge cites juror’s bias while overturning carjacking case

    09/03/2015 4:41:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 28 replies
    bergen record ^ | 08.31.15 | SALVADOR RIZZO
    A state appeals court voiced deep concerns Monday about “racial profiling” during criminal trials in New Jersey and directed judges in lower courts to instantly remove any jurors who display conscious or subconscious racist beliefs. The directive stems from a case that resulted in the convictions of two black men imprisoned in 2012 for carjacking a luxury sedan. At their trial, one juror had revealed a “subliminal” and “deeply-rooted, latent racial bias” against African-Americans, said the appeals panel, which overturned the verdict and ordered new court proceedings for both men.“Racial bias is repugnant to any notion of fairness or...
  • Courts gone Rogue: "Tennessee courts replace 'mother' and 'father' with 'Parent 1,' 'Parent 2'"

    08/18/2015 11:50:12 AM PDT · by Bobby_Taxpayer · 38 replies
    FoxNews.com Opinion ^ | August 18, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Children will now have “Parent 1” and “Parent 2” instead of a mommy and a daddy, according to Tennessee’s Administrative Office of the Courts. Shortly after the Supreme Court redefined marriage, the state’s Office of the Courts revised its documents. A spokesperson for the courts confirmed to me that the words “Mother” and “Father” had been replaced by the terms “Parent 1” and “Parent 2.”
  • Wash. St. Supreme Court Levies $100,000 Daily Fine on State Over K-12 Spending

    08/13/2015 8:09:44 PM PDT · by brothers4thID · 32 replies
    Education Week ^ | 12/13/2015 | Andrew Ujifusa
    Declaring that state lawmakers have failed to fix the state's unconstitutional system for funding public schools, the Washington State Supreme Court imposed a daily $100,000 penalty on the legislature until it makes firmer commitments to increasing teacher salaries and reducing class sizes. The court's Aug. 13 order is effective immediately, although the court said that if Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, calls a special session and lawmakers pass legislation that commits the state more heavily to reducing class size in K-3 and expanding all-day kindergarten, that daily fine may ultimately be "abated." "Given the gravity of the State's ongoing violation...
  • HOW DO COURT REPORTERS KEEP STRAIGHT FACES????

    08/12/2015 10:36:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/12/15 | CiR
    The remarkable dialogues which follow are from a book called Disorder in the American Courts and are things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and published by court reporters that experienced the torment of staying calm while the exchanges were taking place. Enjoy ATTORNEY: What was the first thing your husband said to you that morning? WITNESS: He said, ‘Where am I, Cathy?’ ATTORNEY: And why did that upset you? WITNESS: My name is Susan! ______________________________ ATTORNEY: What gear were you in at the moment of the impact? WITNESS: Gucci sweats and Reeboks. ____________________________________________ ATTORNEY: Are...
  • Defunding Planned Parenthood Is Legal, but Don’t Expect the Courts to Act Like It

    08/07/2015 5:35:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/06/2015 | David French
    The Left’s commitment to Planned Parenthood is extraordinary. Not only are Democratic politicians vowing to shut down the government, if necessary, to keep more than $500 million flowing to the organization that is willing to provide “less crunchy” abortions to maintain the supply of intact baby body parts, some leftists are now claiming that there may be insurmountable legal hurdles to defunding the abortion giant. In other words, even if Republicans can ram legislation through Congress and past the president, the courts will keep the money flowing. Their argument rests on Medicaid. While it would be fairly simple for...
  • Sources: Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane to be charged on Thursday

    08/05/2015 9:55:52 PM PDT · by kvanbrunt2 · 18 replies
    Copyright ©2015 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved. ^ | Wednesday, August 05, 2015 05:48PM | Sources:?
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WPVI) -- Sources tell Action News that Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will be charged Thursday after an ongoing investigation into a grand jury leak. The exact charges are not yet known. The investigation centered on whether Kane had a role in disclosing information about a 2009 grand jury investigation to the Philadelphia Daily News last year. A grand jury recommended in December that Kane be charged for engaging in a cover-up and lying about her role in the leak. The grand jury's allegations were referred to Montomgery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman.
  • Request for protective order in Freddie Gray case (in Baltimore) denied

    07/21/2015 7:41:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | July 21, 2015 | Colin Campbell
    A judge has denied the request of State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby to keep attorneys in the Freddie Case from publicizing evidence before the trial. Mosby, who is prosecuting six police officers in Gray's death, wanted a court hearing to argue for a protective order that would bar the release of any evidence — or, if the officers' attorneys agreed, to post all of it online. Mosby said she was concerned that the defense attorneys would leak only evidence that supported their clients' defense, jeopardizing the ability to conduct a fair trial.
  • The Little Sisters of the Poor v. The Big Sisters of the Rich

    07/17/2015 5:18:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 16, 2015 | Carrie Gress, Ph.D.
    While Planned Parenthood does not call itself a religious order, it clearly has many of the trappings of a passionate and serious cult. Mother Celine Therese Vadukkoot addresses guests during a birthday party for centenarians Jan. 20 at the Little Sisters of the Poor's Queen of Peace Residence in the Queens borough of New York. Eight residents celebrating 100 or more years in 2015 were honored at the event. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) It isn't every week that clear bookends of the culture war are so manifestly on display. Earlier this week the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver...
  • Democrats sue state election officials over 2011 redistricting

    07/08/2015 11:28:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 7-8-15 | Patrick Marley & Meg Jones
    A group of Democrats sued state election officials Wednesday over election maps Republicans drew in 2011 that helped give them a firm grip on the Legislature. The lawsuit comes two years after a panel of three federal judges in separate litigation redrew two Assembly districts and blasted GOP lawmakers for drawing the maps in secret. That panel found the two districts on Milwaukee's south side violated the voting rights of Latinos, but it upheld all the other legislative maps, allowing Republicans to keep their advantage in elections. The new lawsuit seeks to change that by arguing the maps are so...
  • Support Grows for States to Ignore the Federal Courts

    07/03/2015 8:47:57 AM PDT · by B Knotts · 74 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 7/3/2015 | Rasmussen Reports
    Following last week’s controversial U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage, voters believe more strongly that individual states should have the right to turn their backs on the federal courts. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings if their elected officials agree with them. That’s up nine points from 24% when we first asked this question in February. Just over half (52%) disagree, down from 58% in the earlier survey. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (To see survey...
  • To the Supreme Court: ‘Mother, May I’?

    06/26/2015 10:05:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/26/15 | David Hunter
    The government and the Court should stay out of our bedrooms, our churches and especially our bakeries Equal protection under the law does not equate to equal results in American society. Liberal progressives have co-opted and perverted the intentions of the Founding Fathers in order to promote their divisive anti-American agenda: pitting one group against another; in the case of the marriage issue, the gay community against conservative Christians. The concept of marriage between one woman and one man has informed societies throughout history for thousands of years. Despite its religious connotations and inherently stabilizing influence on society, its primary...
  • Court decision frustrates Iowa pro-lifers

    06/23/2015 7:43:10 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Charlie Butts
    Even though 20 states have banned webcam abortions, they remain legal in Iowa, where a court ruling struck down a ban on the practice. The Iowa Supreme Court has overturned a lower court decision that had upheld the Iowa Board of Medicine's ruling against webcam abortions. Jenifer Bowen of Iowa Right to Life says that equates to lawyers sitting on the bench telling the Board of Medicine their business. "One of the justices said just that: Why should we as Supreme Court justices, attorneys by trade, why should we find ourselves to know more than the Iowa Board of Medicine,...
  • Government Wipes Recent Vaccine Injury Data from Website [Team Obama Hides Truth]

    06/01/2015 7:53:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson.com ^ | 5/31/15 | Sharyl Attkisson
    In March, the federal government removed the latest vaccine injury court statistics—more than a year’s worth of data—from one of its publicly reported charts. It was an abrupt departure from the normal practice of updating the figures monthly. Wiping the latest data means the “adjudication” chart on a government website no longer reflects the recent, sharp rise in court victories for plaintiffs who claimed their children were seriously injured or killed by one or more vaccines. Since January of 2014, twice as many victims have won court decisions than the previous eight years combined.
  • Report: Potential Impacts of Second Circuit’s Ruling Against NSA Bulk Collection

    05/11/2015 5:57:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/15 | Sierra Rayne
    NSA telephone metadata program Following last Thursday’s federal appeals court decision, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a legal sidebar on the possible impacts of this Second Circuit ruling against bulk collection on USA PATRIOT Act reauthorization: On May 7, 2015, a federal appeals court issued a decision in American Civil Liberties Union v. Clapper that could have significant implications for both the telephone metadata collection program operated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the legislative debate surrounding consideration of the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 (H.R. 2048 S. 1123) currently taking place in the House and the...
  • Chief Justice Roberts Not Stepping Down Despite Report

    03/04/2010 11:56:48 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 107 replies · 4,721+ views
    FoxNews | 3/4/10
    Chief Justice John Roberts is not stepping down from the Supreme Court, despite a celebrity gossip report, a source very close to Roberts told Fox News. RadarOnline.com reported Thursday that Roberts, 55, would be resigning for personal reasons. But the source said the report is "completely untrue." There is "no medical issue, no issue at all," the source said, adding that there is not even a 1 percent chance that Roberts is considering resignation.
  • The Incredible Raisin Heist

    04/22/2015 8:47:43 AM PDT · by Baynative · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/20/2015 | N/A
    Stealing is illegal, unless the government is the thief. On Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear a case on whether the government can seize a chunk of a business’s product to regulate prices. This is a big one. Like much government mischief, Horne v. USDA has its roots in the Great Depression and federal programs to prop up the price of goods by controlling supply. To create raisin scarcity, the government established a Raisin Administrative Committee that manages the supply of raisins through annual marketing orders. Raisin handlers must set aside a portion of their annual crop, which the feds...
  • Politicized Prosecution Run Amok in Wisconsin

    04/21/2015 12:07:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Natonal Review Online ^ | April 21, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    The knock on the door in the dead of night is the stuff of Darkness at Noon, and of the state of Wisconsin. To the question of whether armed police can storm your house and take away your personal effects and tell you to shut up about it, based simply on your political advocacy, Wisconsin answered for years, “Why, yes, they can — now please, shut up about it.” The so-called John Doe investigations into Governor Scott Walker and conservative groups in Wisconsin have been an ongoing travesty that — now that Walker is entering the presidential stage — should...
  • Dems’ leader calls Rick Scott’s healthcare lawsuit “tea party gone wild

    04/17/2015 6:54:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Saint Peters Blog ^ | 4/16/15 | Peter Schorsch
    Gov. Rick Scott’s lawsuit against federal healthcare agency over hospital funding would be a “frivolous” would represent the “tea party gone wild,” House Democratic Leader Mark Pafford said Thursday...
  • Slow-Motion Justice

    04/09/2015 12:02:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2015 | Michael Reagan
    Justice has been done in Boston, but it's not finished. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty in the Boston Marathon terrorism bombing. The verdict Wednesday was no surprise. Everyone in the country already knew that Tsarnaev and his dead brother planted two bombs in the crowd at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. Even Tsarnaev's defense team acknowledged that he took part in the act of domestic terrorism that killed three and wounded 260 others. After 16 days and 95 witnesses, it took the jury just 11 hours to render their verdict on the 30 federal counts against the...