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  • All claims dismissed against Paula Deen in employee lawsuit

    08/23/2013 2:35:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 52 replies
    Today ^ | 8/23/13 | Meena Hart Duerson
    **SNIP** According to court documents filed in Savannah, Ga., all claims against the TV chef have been dismissed in the suit brought by former restaurant manager Lisa Jackson, with no award of costs or fees to any party. Jackson had sued on the grounds that the work environment at Uncle Bubba's Seafood and Oyster House, owned by Deen and her brother, subjected employees to sexual harassment and racial discrimination. The news comes two weeks after a federal judge threw out the lawsuit's race discrimination claims, stating that though others may have faced that discrimination in the restaurant, Jackson could not...
  • Dismissed Juror In Zimmerman Trial Returns To Court, Gets Escorted Out

    06/14/2013 12:31:26 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 48 replies
    WFTV ^ | 6-14-2013 | WFTV
    SANFORD, Fla. — Channel 9 has learned a potential juror in the George Zimmerman trial who had been dismissed Wednesday was escorted out of the Seminole County courthouse on Friday. The man, referred to only by his juror number, E7, was at the courthouse demanding to know how the defense learned of a website post that got him dismissed earlier this week. Stay with WFTV.com and tune in to Eyewitness News at 4 p.m. for updates! The posting read, in part: "In Sanford and I can tell you this. Justice is coming."
  • Gingrich Won on Electability: Exit Polls

    01/22/2012 2:14:48 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies
    online.wsj.com ^ | JANUARY 22, 2012 | ANDREW GROSSMAN
    Two of the key arguments of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential candidacy—that he knows best how to handle the economy and stands the best chance of beating President Barack Obama—were dismissed by conservative South Carolina voters in the Republican primary Saturday, according to exit poll data from the state. That finding shows why former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won a solid victory, and also suggests the Romney camp may seek new ways to drive home its core message in the contests that lie ahead. In all three nominating contests so far, at least a plurality of voters have said...
  • Obama promoted two of the three 'experts' who dismissed the nuclear threat from Iran in 2007

    11/08/2011 9:08:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/8/11 | Ed Lasky
    Under President Obama, the Peter Principle appears to have been elevated to policy, at least in the case of architects of an American intelligence disaster. The International Atomic Energy Agency will soon release a report on Iran's nuclear program. The findings have been leaking for days now -- and come as no surprise to those who have long-harbored well-grounded suspicions of Iran's intentions. Iran is close to achieving nuclear breakthrough: the ability to begin cranking out nuclear weapons. The Western world (not just Israel, the surrounded outpost of Western civilization in the Middle East) will now face a theocratic regime...
  • Voter Fraud Complaint Against Ann Coulter Is Dismissed (NOT GUILTY!)

    10/14/2010 8:27:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Courant ^ | 10/14/10 | JON LENDER
    Voter Fraud Complaint Against Ann Coulter Is DismissedBy JON LENDER 5:37 p.m. EDT, October 14, 2010 HARTFORD — State elections officials have dismissed a complaint of voter fraud against national conservative columnist Ann Coulter, saying there was "insufficient evidence" to support an allegation that she wasn't a Connecticut resident when she voted here by absentee ballot in 2002 and 2004. The complaint, filed in early 2009 by Daniel Borchers, a Christian conservative blog writer who has been critical of Coulter, said her actual residence was in New York City when she cast absentee ballots in New Canaan using her parents'...
  • Haiti tosses kidnapping charges against Americans (one faces lesser charge for organizing effort)

    04/26/2010 3:51:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 219+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/26/10 | Frank Bajak - ap
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – A Haitian judge said Monday he has dismissed kidnapping and criminal association charges against 10 American missionaries detained for trying to take a busload of children out of the country after the Jan. 12 earthquake. Judge Bernard Saint-Vil said Laura Silsby, the last of the 10 missionaries jailed in Haiti, still faced a lesser charge for allegedly organizing the effort to transport the 33 children to an orphanage they were setting up in the Dominican Republic. Silsby faces up to three years in prison if convicted on the remaining charge, the "organization of irregular trips," from a...
  • Army: Gays still can be dismissed if they speak up

    04/01/2010 10:23:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies · 395+ views
    breitbart ^ | 4/1/10 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Reversing course, Army Secretary John McHugh warned soldiers Thursday that they still can be discharged for acknowledging they are gay, saying he misspoke earlier this week when he suggested the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy had been temporarily suspended. The public stumble by a senior service official is an indication of the issue's legal complexity. The Pentagon has said it wants to hear from gay troops as it conducts a broad study on how it could lift the ban, as President Barack Obama wants.
  • Medjugorje Priest, Under Investigation, Defrocked

    07/31/2009 9:37:10 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 14 replies · 990+ views
    Priest, investigated by Vatican, chose to leave order and priesthood By JOHN P. CONNOLLY, The Bulletin Monday, July 27, 2009 Pope Benedict XVI has defrocked a priest at the center of alleged apparitions at the Bosnian town of Medjugorje, according to a report by the Catholic News Agency. Fr. Tomislav Vladic reportedly decided to leave the priesthood and his religious order during an ongoing investigation of his role in the claims of apparitions, including an accusation of sexual misconduct for getting a nun pregnant. Fr. Vladic was at odds with the Vatican and the local bishop of Medjugorje when he...
  • Pope defrocks priest over 'visions' of the Virgin Mary

    07/27/2009 7:24:15 AM PDT · by DTA · 51 replies · 1,368+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 27th July 2009 | Simon Caldwell
    Pope defrocks priest over 'visions' of the Virgin Mary The Pope has defrocked the priest at the centre of claims that the Virgin Mary has been appearing in the Bosnian town of Medjugorje. The Vatican stripped Father Tomislav Vladic of his priest status after an investigation into growing concerns over the alleged apparitions. Father Vlasic was named as the 'creator' of the phenomenon by Pavao Zanic, the local bishop at the time the apparitions began in 1981.
  • Lawsuit Against Gun Makers Dismissed

    05/06/2008 7:05:06 AM PDT · by epow · 17 replies · 59+ views
    NSSF ^ | 4/30/08 | staff
    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Today, a Manhattan-based federal appeals court ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit filed against firearms manufacturers by the City of New York that sought to hold the manufacturers responsible for the criminal misuse of firearms. Court Decision Judge Robert J. Miner, writing for the U.S. Court of Appeals, held the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, enacted in 2005, is constitutional and that Brooklyn, NY, federal court judge Jack B. Weinstein misinterpreted the law by not dismissing the case. “We think Congress clearly intended to protect from vicarious liability members of the firearms industry who engage...
  • Disgraced, Defrocked, and Protected: Whereabouts of Many Former Priests Unknown

    04/04/2008 7:44:35 AM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 47 replies · 511+ views
    Phila Daily News ^ | 4/3/08 | William Bender
    Rev. James Brzyski, described as one of the Archdiocese's "most brutal abusers" in a 2005 grand-jury report by the Phila D.A.'s Office, was defrocked. The report accused him of targeting at least 17 children with "unrelenting abuse, including fondling, oral sex and anal rape." Today, Catherine, whose son was abused by Rev. Brzyski, says: "I have no idea where he is." Church officials, however, know where most of the priests are living - they just won't say. The Archdiocese will not provide Brzyski's current address, as is its policy toward all 25 defrocked priests. In Feb., the Archdiocese announced that...
  • Prominent Italian priest accused of sexual abuse defrocked

    03/26/2008 11:33:26 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 13 replies · 281+ views
    The Canadian Press ^ | March 2, 2008
    ROME — A prominent Italian priest accused of sexually abusing young men at the drug rehabilitation centre he founded has been defrocked, a spokesman said Monday. The Rev. Pierino Gelmini, 83, had requested that he be relieved of his priestly status and the Pope agreed, said Gelmini's spokesman, Alessandro Meluzzi. The move reduces Gelmini to a lay status, meaning he can no longer celebrate mass or other sacraments. Last year, nine young men accused Gelmini of sexually abusing them while they were residents at his "Comunita Incontro" rehabilitation centre, which is based in the Umbrian town of Amelia. Gelmini has...
  • Two priests lose their clergy status (defrocked)

    12/01/2007 5:30:07 AM PST · by NYer · 9 replies · 201+ views
    Ohio.com ^ | December 1, 2007
    The Vatican has stripped two former priests in the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland of their clergy status. Brendan J. McNulty and Gary D. Berthiaume, who both served parishes in Cuyahoga County, had requested ''to be removed from the clerical state,'' according to information released Friday by the local diocese. The Holy See granted the requests of both men, who had been removed from active ministry amid allegations of sexual misconduct involving minors. The diocese said that the two men are ''no longer incardinated in the Diocese of Cleveland.'' The canonical term ''incardinated'' can be likened to the secular term defrocked,...
  • 20-year deportation case against two Palestinian men dismissed (two accused of PFLP support)

    10/31/2007 6:49:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 721+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/31/07 | Linda Deutsch - ap
    A marathon deportation case against two Palestinian immigrants, pursued by the administrations of four U.S. Presidents over 20 years, has been dismissed. The ruling closes a Byzantine legal saga that wound its way through federal appellate courts, the U.S. Supreme Court and federal immigration boards, breaking new legal ground along the way. It ended at the Department of Homeland Security, where the dismissal order was entered Tuesday. One of the defendants, Khader Musa Hamide, said in an interview that he will never get over the experience of being under suspicion for 20 years but now "I can breathe better." A...
  • Charges Dismissed Against Canadian at Guantanamo

    06/04/2007 5:25:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 336+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, June 4, 2007 – In a decision that could affect the future of the military commission system, the judge in the military commission case of accused terrorist Omar Khadr today dismissed all charges against Khadr and adjourned the hearing. Halting what was supposed to be a routine arraignment here, Army Col. Peter Brownback, the military judge, dismissed the charges based on a question about the jurisdiction of the military commission regarding the status of enemy combatants. Specifically, the conflict arose because Khadr’s Combatant Status Review Tribunal designated him as an “enemy combatant” and not an...
  • Immigration activist defying ruling (federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed on her behalf)

    10/01/2006 12:01:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 775+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/30/06 | Sophia Tareen - ap
    CHICAGO - An immigration activist who took refuge in a church after the government ordered her deported to Mexico said Saturday she will remain holed up there, even though a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed on her behalf. The lawsuit against the government had contended that deporting Arellano would effectively deport her son Saul, who is a U.S. citizen, and would violate his rights. U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve ruled Friday that although the 7-year-old would face hardships, they weren't of constitutional magnitude. Arellano, 31, and her son have been living at the Adalberto United Methodist Church since...
  • Joint Chiefs Chairman Says Expectations Not Lowered in Iraq

    08/17/2005 4:31:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 288+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 17, 2005 | John D. Banusiewicz
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2005 – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today dismissed rhetoric that the United States has lowered its expectations in Iraq. Speaking with Matt Lauer in Baghdad, Iraq, on NBC's "Today" program, Air Force Gen. Richard B. Myers blamed the rhetoric on people hoping to expose a rift between military leaders in Iraq and officials in Washington. Emphasizing that plans in Iraq are "on track," the United States' top military officer said those who say otherwise are "are trying to find some divide between the military leadership over here and the folks back in Washington...
  • Professor with pro-Nazi ties dismissed

    04/02/2005 8:50:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 901+ views
    TEANECK, N.J. (AP) - An adjunct history professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University who hosts a webcast program called "White Viewpoint" has been dismissed for missing too many days of class, school officials said. Jacques Pluss, 51, acknowledged he is a member of the National Socialist Movement, a pro-Nazi group. University officials said Pluss was dismissed for missing too many days of a class, but Pluss said each of his three absences was excused with a doctor's note. "What I suspect is somebody on campus discovered I crossed the line of political correctness," Pluss said. John Snyder, dean of Fairleigh Dickinson's...
  • More Las Vegas Area "justice"

    03/29/2005 8:29:13 AM PST · by rellimpank · 4 replies · 473+ views
    EDITORIAL: Dismissal of case fails smell test Former law enforcement official walks after driving-under-the-influence arrest Those employed by local government like to tell the taxpayers that no special privileges are gained from membership in the bureaucracy. "We're just like you," they purr as their salaries grow faster than Jack's beanstalk. But every once in a while, the bright light of public scrutiny reaches the dark office corners where secret handshakes and passwords are handed down, and common citizens are reminded of the perks enjoyed by insiders. Such was the case last week, when Edward G. Henderson, the former chief Southern...
  • Jury foreman dismissed from Peterson case

    11/10/2004 11:52:48 AM PST · by bushisdamanin04 · 103 replies · 5,733+ views
    CNN ^ | 10 Nov 04 | CNN
    Judge Alfred Delucchi surprised court observers when he dismissed juror No. 5 only hours after the jury had resumed deliberations. On Tuesday, juror No. 7, a woman from San Mateo County, California, was also taken off the jury and deliberations had started up again.
  • Kerry's Dishonorable Discharge

    10/23/2004 7:18:31 AM PDT · by foofoopowder · 32 replies · 1,520+ views
    Federalist.com ^ | 10/22/2004 | federalist.com
    Kerry's Dishonorable Discharge... "Reporting for duty"? For a guy who's hitched his entire presidential campaign to his military service record, John Kerry sure is parsimonious when it comes to releasing that record. As noted in this column on more than one occasion, Kerry has consistently refused to sign a Standard Form 180 authorizing the Department of Defense to release all of his records. George W. Bush's military records were so spotless that Dan Rather gleefully trotted out some fabricated documents in order to kick up a little dust. Of course, if Rather were a real journalist rather than just a...
  • Blair View On Iraq Dismissed By Powell

    06/03/2004 6:53:07 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 181+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-4-2004 | Anton La Guardia
    Blair view on Iraq dismissed by Powell By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 04/06/2004) America again slapped down Tony Blair yesterday when it insisted that the new Iraqi government would have no veto over US and other coalition troops. "You can't use the word 'veto'," said Colin Powell, the US secretary of state, in an interview with the Arab satellite channel, Middle East Broadcasting Centre. Mr Powell said the United States would co-ordinate with the Iraqi interim government. "But circumstances could arise where a situation is developing and our troops have to act in a way that protects them,"...
  • Motion alleges lying by feds(Lawyer for couple accused of growing marijuana wants case dismissed.)

    08/18/2003 1:56:40 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 148 replies · 501+ views
    sacbee.com ^ | Denny Walsh
    <p>Sacramento federal prosecutors lied and misled three judges to conceal dealings between the U.S. attorney's office and a Placer County narcotics detective, a defense attorney alleges in a sealed court document. The charge arises in a marijuana case against a former Rio Linda couple and grew out of attorney William Panzer's four-year quest for information about a federal grand jury subpoena.</p>
  • Petition against building nuclear fuel storage dismissed

    08/05/2003 9:14:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 229+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 8/5/03 | Toshi Maeda - AP
    <p>SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) - Judges on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by environmental groups claiming the bankrupt Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is unqualified to build a spent-fuel storage facility at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.</p> <p>Three administrative judges, who are part of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board of the Texas-based U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), concluded that the petitioners "failed to demonstrate there is any genuine and substantial dispute of fact or law."</p>
  • Former Florida Atlantic University Professor Says He Was Fired for Failing Students

    07/17/2003 7:31:48 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 300+ views
    Palm Beach, Florida, Sun-Sentinel ^ | 07-17-03 | Peltz, Jennifer
    Former FAU prof says he was fired for failing students By Jennifer Peltz Staff Writer Posted July 16 2003 A former Florida Atlantic University engineering professor is suing over his firing last year, saying he was dismissed because he wouldn't pass students who didn't deserve to. FAU maintained that professor Peter Szabo had been insubordinate to superiors and irresponsible toward students, according to Szabo's court filings. FAU officials said they hadn't seen his complaint, filed Tuesday afternoon, and so couldn't discuss it. Szabo declined to comment, and his lawyer could not be reached Tuesday evening, but according to the court...
  • S.F. anti-war protesters could see all charges dismissed

    06/13/2003 6:47:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 181+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/13/03 | AP - San Francisco
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - More than 2,000 protesters arrested for clogging city streets to demonstrate against the war in Iraq could see all charges against them dropped.</p> <p>San Francisco court commissioner Paul Slavit signaled Thursday he would dismiss charges against 2,300 people arrested in protests the day after the war started - unless the district attorney's office files new charges.</p>
  • Judge dismisses $4.1 billion lawsuit by PG&E

    01/09/2003 6:06:02 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 343+ views
    SJ Mercury News ^ | 1/9/03 | AP - Sacramento
    <p>SACRAMENTO (AP) - A Pacific Gas and Electric Co. lawsuit against the state seeking $4.1 billion for breach of contract was dismissed by a Sacramento Superior Court judge Thursday.</p> <p>The utility had claimed the state owed it for money lost when it couldn't sell its power plants, or sell the energy produced in them, at market rates as promised under a 1996 deregulation law.</p>
  • Dentist remains free on bail - Allegation she visited woman's home dismissed

    07/30/2002 5:20:17 AM PDT · by buffyt · 14 replies · 790+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | July 30, 2002, 12:24AM | By CAROL CHRISTIAN and RUTH RENDON
    It was a case of mistaken identity, but it still landed a Clear Lake dentist and accused killer back in court Monday. Clara Harris, the dentist accused of murder for repeatedly driving over her husband, sits in a courtroom with her lawyer, George Parnham. Clara Harris, 44, accused of repeatedly running over her husband with a car and killing him, remained free on bond after her attorney convinced prosecutors she did not go to the home of her husband's mistress in violation of the court's order. Prosecutor Mia Magness withdrew a motion to revoke bond after concluding Clara Harris did...
  • Judge dismisses drug charges against Robert Downey Jr.

    07/19/2002 7:43:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 892+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 7/19/02 | AP
    <p>INDIO, Calif. (AP) - Drug charges against actor Robert Downey Jr. were dismissed Friday by a judge who also ended his probation.</p> <p>Riverside County Superior Court Judge Randall D. White made his ruling after determining that Downey had stayed clean and sober for 14 months.</p>
  • Man dies on same day rape charges against him are dismissed

    07/03/2002 12:18:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 200+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 7/3/02 | AP
    <p>WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A man exonerated of rape by DNA tests died on the same day the charges against him were dismissed, his lawyer said.</p> <p>An autopsy was being performed to determine why 34-year-old Clinton F. Healy Jr. died Tuesday at a Worcester hospital, said his lawyer, Michael S. Hussey.</p>