Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $27,470
Woo hoo!! And the first 31% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: discretion

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Vanity Question: Has any U.S. President in history ever issued 5 million criminal "pardons" before?

    11/20/2014 5:31:40 PM PST · by epluribus_2 · 33 replies
    today | epluribus_2
    Just asking. Can we all agree that these are "pardons" to give millions of lawbreakers a get out of jail free.
  • An Obituary For Our Dear Friend, "Common Sense"

    02/23/2014 11:01:37 AM PST · by OneVike · 17 replies
    TRC Magazine Facebook Page ^ | 2/22/14 | Steven W. McReynolds
    Obituary Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as: * Knowing when to come in out of the rain; * Why the early bird gets the worm* Life isn't always fair and maybe it was my fault. Common Sense lived by a simple, sound financial policy and a good reliable strategy toward life. * Don't...
  • 'Fairy Tale' Continues as Obama Proposes Extralegal Obamacare Fix

    11/14/2013 10:36:04 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 32 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/14/2013 | Daniel Halper
    Earlier this week, former President Bill Clinton advised President Obama to "honor the commitment" he made and to allow Americans to keep their health care plans, if they like them. That was a central promise Obama made when he sold Obamacare, but one that turned out not to be true when Obamacare began to be implemented last month. "So I personally believe, even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they got," Clinton in an interview released Tuesday. Now President Obama...
  • Police Say Speeding Tickets Are All About Discretion

    07/05/2013 8:08:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    KCRG ^ | Jul 3, 2013 | Forrest Saunders
    Tuesday, dash cam video surfaced of an Iowa State Trooper pursuing a speeding black Chevy SUV on Highway 20 between Cedar Falls and Fort Dodge, back in April. In an audio recording, you can hear DCI Special Agent Larry Hedlund call a state dispatcher for help in pulling over the SUV that he was going a "hard 90." State Patrol started a pursuit, but backed off when they learned the SUV was being driven by a fellow officer and Governor Terry Branstad was a passenger. Five days later the DCI put Hedlund on administrative leave after he complained to his...
  • New immigration bill has more waivers and exceptions per page than Obamacare

    05/02/2013 10:46:04 AM PDT · by chicagolady · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 2, 2013 | Neil Munro
    The Senate’s “Gang of Eight” has released a new version of the immigration bill that contains 999 references to waivers, exemptions and political discretion. The revised 867-page bill contains multiple changes from the first 844-page version, released April 18, but Democrats have not announced any delay to the committee review of the complex bill that begins next week. The bill includes roughly 1.14 waivers or exemptions per page. By comparison, the 2,409-page Obamacare law includes 0.78 waivers and exemptions per page. The Obamacare law contains 1,882 mentions of “unless,” “notwithstanding,” “except,” “exempt,” “waivers,” “discretion” and “may.” “Waiver” is mentioned 209...
  • DHS grants gay partners discretion in deportation cases

    09/30/2012 5:26:24 PM PDT · by Baynative · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Sept 28, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said this week gay and lesbian partners will be considered as family members when immigration agents are trying to decide whether or not to try to deport someone from the U.S. The directive means illegal immigrants in gay or lesbian partnerships with American citizens could be spared deportation under the same leniency that is already often accorded to married couples. But it also raises questions about a federal law that is tied up in the courts which defines marriage at the federal level as the legal union between a man and a woman.
  • Prosecutorial Indiscretion

    06/28/2012 10:04:59 PM PDT · by scocha · 2 replies
    Liberty Unbound ^ | 6/27/12 | S.H. Chambers
    On June 15, 2012, hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals living illegally in the United States turned on their television sets to hear that they had become eligible for (1) a renewable two-year deferral of removal from the country and (2) a work permit. While this may seem like a big change for those immigrants, the focus here will not be on what it might do for them, but how it was done, and why.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 11-4-11

    11/04/2011 3:00:47 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 44 replies ^ | 11-4-11 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Prosecutors say judge abused discretion in sentencing terrorist (had rebuked Bush administration)

    02/22/2006 10:27:02 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 1,223+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/22/06 | Gene Johnson - ap
    SEATTLE (AP) - The federal judge who sentenced an Algerian terrorist to 22 years in prison for attempting to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on the eve of the millennium wildly abused his discretion, said prosecutors who had sought a much longer sentence. Customs agents in Port Angeles, Wash., caught Ahmed Ressam, 38, with explosives in the trunk of his rental car when he drove off a ferry from British Columbia in December 1999. The scare prompted the cancellation of millennium celebrations at Seattle's Space Needle. At Ressam's sentencing last summer, U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour used the opportunity...
  • OBITUARY !!!

    04/03/2005 10:19:50 PM PDT · by GeekDejure · 54 replies · 2,436+ views
    GeekDejure | April 04, 2005 | GeekDejure
    OBITUARY Today we mourn the passing of a dearly beloved old friend by the name of Common Sense, who has been with us for many years !!! No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape !!! He will be remembered as having cultivated such value lessons as knowing when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm and that life isn't always fair !!! Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn) and reliable parenting...
  • Just sentences require judicial discretion [Libertarian Bankruptcy - Proof # 1]

    08/15/2003 1:25:57 AM PDT · by artemiss · 22 replies · 551+ views ^ | August 15, 2003 | Jacob Sullum
    Testifying before Congress in April, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy tried to explain why it's important for judges to have discretion in sentencing. He cited the case of "a young man raising marijuana in the woods. That makes him a distributor. He's got his dad's hunting rifle in the car -- he forgot about it and wanted to do target practice. That makes him armed. He's looking at 15 years. An 18-year-old doesn't know how long 15 years is." Members of Congress apparently did not grasp Kennedy's point. The next day, almost all of them voted to impose new restrictions...