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  • Court strikes down mandate for birth control in ObamaCare

    11/01/2013 10:25:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 135 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 1, 2013 | Julian Hattem
    A federal appeals court on Friday struck down the birth control mandate in ObamaCare, concluding the requirement trammels religious freedom. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — the second most influential bench in the land behind the Supreme Court — ruled 2-1 in favor of business owners who are fighting the requirement that they provide their employees with health insurance that covers birth control. Requiring companies to cover their employees’ contraception, the court ruled, is unduly burdensome for business owners who oppose birth control on religious grounds, even if they are not purchasing the contraception directly. “The burden on religious...
  • Senate GOP blocks key Obama judge, signals renewed fight over court nominees

    10/31/2013 10:50:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Republicans on Thursday filibustered one of President Obama’s nominees to sit on the federal appeals court in Washington, arguing that while the woman is well-qualified, confirming her would allow Democrats to shift the political balance to the left on the country's second-most important court. The vote was the latest skirmish in the fierce, though usually hidden, battle over federal judgeships, which are increasingly becoming a part of the political spoils system. Republicans accused Democrats of trying to pack the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals by adding Patricia Millett to the bench, saying Mr. Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry...
  • Obama to appeal recess appointment ruling to Supreme Court

    03/12/2013 3:08:26 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 12, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama will elevate the controversy over his recess appointment powers to the highest level, with the National Labor Relations Board announcing Tuesday it will appeal to the Supreme Court a lower-court ruling that held his appointments to the board were illegal. That move will put the thorny case straight before the justices, who will have to decide whether Mr. Obama overstepped his constitutional powers when he did an end-run around Congress last year and named three board members — using his recess-appointment powers at a time when the Senate considered itself still in session. In January a three-judge panel...
  • Republicans block President Obama's nominee to federal appeals court 

    03/06/2013 11:19:21 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | March 6, 2013 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans have blocked the confirmation of federal appeals court nominee Caitlin Halligan for the second time, denying President Barack Obama a key judicial appointment.
  • Is 5th Time the Charm to Get Obama’s Leftist Activist on DC Circuit? (Heads up!)

    03/04/2013 10:38:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 4, 2013
    President Obama is for the fifth time trying to ram through the Senate confirmation of a radical pro-abortion, anti-gun rights activist to become a judge on the nation’s most important federal appellate court. Previously, the candidate, a renowned leftist attorney who advocates for the rights of terrorists, has been blocked by Senate Republicans, but Obama refuses to give up. For the firth time, Caitlin J. Halligan’s nomination is up for Senate approval to fill a vacancy on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. Halligan is currently general counsel for the Manhattan District Aattorney’s office in New York. It’s hardly...
  • Save The Children?

    03/16/2007 4:53:45 AM PDT · by theothercheek · 191+ views
    The Stiletto ^ | March 16, 2007 | The Stiletto
    A WaPo op-ed, "Give Us Back Our Gun Law" argues that restricting gun ownership by adults prevents guns from getting into the hands of juveniles, who borrow them from friends and family members or buy them on the black market.Cathy Lanier acting chief of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, and Vincent Schiraldi, of the D.C. Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, cite gun control laws enacted during 1995 and 1997 in states surrounding D.C. that "choked off black-market sales, while the D.C. ban on guns in the home reduced the ability of youths to borrow guns from family and friends."The pair...