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  • Federal Judge Rules Florida Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    08/22/2014 2:11:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 8/21/14 | Curt Anderson
    A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining judges across the country who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled....
  • Committee to DOJ: IRS Official Denied Conservative Groups ‘Due Process and Equal Protection’

    04/09/2014 12:14:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 9, 2014 - 2:43 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Lois Lerner, who was director of the Internal Revenue Service’s Exempt Organizations Division, used her position in the IRS to deny conservative groups their constitutionally protected rights to due process and equal protection of the law, the House Ways and Means committee alleged today in what the committee called a “criminal referral letter” sent to Attorney General Eric Holder. The letter presents information the committee says “tends to show intentional wrongdoing, including targeting specific taxpayer groups for adverse treatment, making misleading statements to law enforcement, and the possible disclosure of confidential taxpayer information.” …
  • Law Enforcement Inequality

    01/27/2014 11:03:52 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 1 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 1/27/2014 | Guy Smith
    Inequality mainly evokes jealousy, but it can also get you killed. This week we face that dismal ritual of the State of the Union Address. I dearly long for days that existed before I did, when presidents summarized the national condition in a brief letter to Congress. Instead we witness an unseemly joint session where every move, gesture, utterance and blink is scripted except when Joe Wilson is around. Sustained applause for speaking common truths is a grand waste of energy and television bandwidth, though it may be the only exercise some congressmen get. Our Statist in Chief plans on...
  • You'd Better Believe This Is Obama's America

    06/10/2013 3:55:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 11, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    Isn't it ironic that President Obama, having acquired the highest office in the land by agitating — all his political life — against privilege and discrimination, is now systematically wielding his executive power lawlessly to favor his friends and punish his enemies? We are witnessing an unmistakable pattern from Obama and those under his command of establishing different rules for different groups of Americans. I'm not just referring to his opportunistic championing of the "poor" and his vendetta against the "wealthy" or his relentless vilification of "fat cat banks," big corporations, private jet owners and the insurance, oil, coal, natural...
  • The 14th Admendment, section 1

    04/04/2013 12:00:51 PM PDT · by tiger-one · 13 replies
    Amendment XIV Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
  • The Unions vs. Obamacare

    03/17/2013 9:58:42 AM PDT · by Dysart · 11 replies
    Weeklystandard ^ | 3-17-13 | Mark Hemingway
    "I heard [Obama] say, ‘If you like your health plan, you can keep it,’ ” John Wilhelm, chairman of Unite Here Health, representing 260,000 union workers, recently told the Wall Street Journal. “If I’m wrong, and the president does not intend to keep his word, I would have severe second thoughts about the law.” Besides Wilhelm, some of the nation’s largest union bosses have taken to publicly criticizing the Affordable Care Act.Of course, keeping your health care plan, like many Obama-care promises, has turned out to be demonstrably untrue. According to the Congressional Budget Office, about 7 million Americans stand to...
  • The most dangerous place in America

    01/14/2013 7:47:02 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 16 replies
    What is the most dangerous place in America? Is it the mean streets of the south side of Chicago? Well, it's very dangerous there, more dangerous than Afghanistan, apparently. But no, that is not the most dangerous place in America. Is it Detroit? No.  South Central LA? No. Miami? No. Is it the war zone we call our southern border? No. Those are very dangerous places, unfortunately. But the most dangerous place to be in America is in the womb of your mother. Abortion is the leading cause of death in this country. Think about that. What should be the...
  • Does Congress Have the Authority to Tax Americans At Different Rates?

    01/02/2013 6:18:54 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 22 replies
    political outcast ^ | 1-2-13 | Gary DeMar
    The 16th Amendment gave the Federal Government the authority and power to tax every citizen. Here’s the wording of the Amendment: “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.” Please note that there is no provision in this amendment that Congress is given the right to unequally apply this power. In looking over all the Constitution’s amendments, I don’t see an unequal distribution of either a freedom or limitation. Equality under the law requires that as each of...
  • Friends of Obama Allowed to Opt Out

    06/04/2012 6:56:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | Lurita Doan
    Emigrant Bank was recently identified to receive a waiver that would allow the bank to opt out of rigorous Dodd-Frank requirements. These of course are the same new rules and regulations that Barack deems essential to the nation. Yet when the bank’s owner, Howard Milstein, who is a close friend and was a bundler for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, protested that the new rules would seriously crimp operations of his bank, the Obama Administration worked with members of congress to grant him a waiver from the new rules. Other financial institutions and banks have consistently and vehemently argued that...
  • Justices back city in property tax dispute

    06/05/2012 7:21:00 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/04/2012 | Bill Mears
    Homeowners who wound up paying thousands more dollars in special taxes than their neighbors for the same sewage service found no relief at the Supreme Court on Monday. The justices, by a 6-3 vote, upheld the decision by city officials in Indianapolis to deny refunds for some residents who paid their assessment fees up front, while forgiving the remaining taxes of those choosing an installment plan. Chief Justice John Roberts, in a tough dissent, said the result was a "gross disparity." Those with the heftier bills sued, saying their Equal Protection rights under the Constitution were being violated. The city...
  • FBI Seeks To Charge George Zimmerman With Hate Crime

    SANFORD, Fla. — WFTV has learned charges against George Zimmerman could be getting more serious. State prosecutors said Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman, profiled and stalked 17-year-old Trayvon Martin before killing him, so the FBI is now looking into charging him with a hate crime. Zimmerman admitted to killing Martin in February during a confrontation. However, he claims the shooting was in self-defense. He's facing a second-degree murder charge, which carries a maximum possible sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole. In the meantime, FBI investigators are actively questioning witnesses in the retreat at the Twin Lakes neighborhood,...
  • Administration supports lesbian employee's case (Arguing to overturn DOMA)

    07/02/2011 4:34:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 95 replies · 1+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | 7/2/11
    In a strongly worded legal brief, the Obama administration has said the federal act that defines marriage as being between a man and a woman was motivated by hostility toward gays and lesbians and is unconstitutional. The brief was filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco in support of a lesbian federal employee's lawsuit claiming the government wrongly denied health coverage to her same-sex spouse. The Justice Department says Karen Golinski's suit should not be dismissed because the law under which her spouse was denied benefits — the Defense of Marriage Act — violates the constitution's guarantee of equal...
  • ObamaCare Waivers

    10/11/2010 11:24:46 AM PDT · by NetRight Nation · 6 replies
    NetRight Daily ^ | October 11, 2010 | Adam Bitely
    Want out of the new ObamaCare regulations? All you have to do is be a big business that offers mini med-plans and apply for a waiver from the Health and Human Services Department. Just simply indicate that it costs your business too much money and they will grant you an exemption. Click here for the rules. Wouldn’t it be nice if all Americans could back out of ObamaCare so easily? Over the past few weeks, headlines have been made nationwide regarding large companies amending their health care plans or announcing plans to discontinue their plans altogether in light of new...
  • Righthaven judge: Review-Journal ‘implied license’ defense may have merit

    09/20/2010 6:35:22 PM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies · 2+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 | 11:39 a.m. | By Steve Green
    Las Vegas copyright enforcement company Righthaven LLC has suffered a legal setback, with the newest federal judge in Las Vegas ruling one of the Righthaven defendants may have a meritorious defense in arguing the Las Vegas Review-Journal provides an "implied license" for the online reposting of its stories. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro on Friday granted a request by defendant Jan Klerks of Chicago that a clerk's default against him be set aside so he can fight the Righthaven lawsuit -- a motion Righthaven had opposed.
  • Prop 8: Contemptuous Judge Overturns Will Of Both God And The People

    08/04/2010 6:03:33 PM PDT · by Michael Eden · 10 replies
    Start Thinking Right ^ | August 4, 2010 | Michael Eden
    Here's the latest story of judicial abuse: SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge overturned California's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if gays have a constitutional right to marry in America. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker made his ruling in a lawsuit filed by two gay couples who claimed the voter-approved ban violated their civil rights. Gay couples waving rainbow and American flags outside the courthouse cheered, hugged and kissed as word of the ruling spread. Despite the favorable ruling for same-sex couples, gay marriage will...
  • Punish Crime, Not The Thought

    10/09/2009 4:29:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 636+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 9, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    'Hate' Crimes: The House has voted to make it a federal crime to assault people because of their sexual orientation. Aside from violating the Constitution's equal-protection clause, just what does this have to do with national defense? The House voted 281 to 146 Thursday to make it a crime to attack homosexuals and others. The measure was attached to a must-pass $680 billion defense bill. We think the amendment itself is a crime against common sense and the law. Saying "it's a very exciting day for us here in the Capitol," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised the passage of the...
  • Google and Blogspot threaten to remove blog of Obama Law Suit Plaintiff

    07/26/2009 2:48:33 AM PDT · by Spaulding · 14 replies · 372+ views
    Mario Apuzzo Esq ^ | 26 July 2009 | Spaulding
    Note from the moderator and contributors: A notice has been received from Google and Blogspot that this blog may be deleted in 20 days based on complaints (probably phony spamming and TOS violation charges filed by the Obots or concerns being passed down from the top itself). If this blog is taken down or deleted in the next few weeks, please move to the parallel/mirror blog which has copies of the posts posted here. It is located at: http://puzo1.wordpress.com/ Please make a note of that URL. However, do not post any new comments there at that site until such time...
  • Jackson Lee says her bill not for white-collar felons

    12/07/2007 4:39:32 AM PST · by cbkaty · 30 replies · 109+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 7, 2007, 12:00AM | KATHRINE SCHMIDT
    WASHINGTON — Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee told a House committee Thursday that her proposal to slash prison time for older, nonviolent federal inmates was not intended to benefit child pornographers or white-collar criminals. "This is not a bill to give comfort to the Jack Abramoffs of the world," the Houston Democrat said Thursday at a hearing before a House Judiciary subcommittee. Abramoff, a former Washington lobbyist, pleaded guilty in January of 2006 to charges of conspiring to bribe members of Congress. Jackson Lee criticized the Houston Chronicle for its "interpretation" of her bill in an article on Thursday. The Chronicle...
  • Suspect voter registration cards found in St. Louis(Acorn Doing VOTER FRAUD Again!!!!)

    10/11/2006 5:38:45 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 75 replies · 2,440+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispacth ^ | 10/11/2006 | Jo Mannies
    St. Louis Election Board officials say they've discovered at least 1,492 "potentially fraudulent" voter registration cards - including three from dead people and one from a 16-year-old - among the thousands pouring in before today's voter registration deadline for the Nov. 7 election. City Republican elections director Scott Leiendecker said the board's staff expects to find even more bogus voter-registration applications among the thousands remaining to be processed. The board plans to turn all the questionable cards over to city Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce for investigation and possible prosecution, said board chairman Kimberley Mathis. The board says all the questionable...
  • Man Who Attacked Transsexuals Gets 206-Year Sentence

    08/20/2006 1:06:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies · 2,196+ views
    NBC San Diego ^ | August 18, 2006
    Sexual Assaults Took Place In August 2005A gunman who sexually assaulted two transsexuals and a transvestite last summer was sentenced on Friday afternoon to 206 years to life in prison. In April, a judge found Joel Kuechmann guilty of multiple charges, including rape by a foreign object, forced oral copulation and possession of a firearm. He will also be sentenced for dissuading a witness from reporting a crime. Prosecutor Dwayne Moring said he was satistifed with the verdict. "I'm pleased with the verdict, because in this case, the defendant preyed upon individuals who he believed would be too frightened to...
  • MADAM DROPS NEW BOMBSHELL

    06/29/2006 12:55:52 PM PDT · by Sabramerican · 14 replies · 784+ views
    NY Post ^ | 6/29/2006 | LAURA ITALIANO
    MADAM DROPS NEW BOMBSHELL By LAURA ITALIANO, STEFANIE COHEN and LUKAS I. ALPERT June 29, 2006 -- The Brazilian bombshell charged with running an upscale brothel has told cops she has an ex-husband - and named a second hot-shot corporate executive as her sugar daddy. "I wouldn't have kept having sex with him or any of these guys if they weren't paying," Manhattan madam Andreia Schwartz, 31, confessed to police in a statement. And one reason for that is another shocker: She doesn't "really have sex with guys anymore, just girls," she said In the latest twist in the case,...
  • A Dummies Guide to Understanding the Fourteenth Amendment (vital reading)

    12/02/2005 4:51:01 PM PST · by AZRepublican · 11 replies · 1,658+ views
    Federalist Blog ^ | 11/17/05 | P.A. Madison
    Does the Fourteenth Amendment make the entire Bill of Rights a restriction against the States? If so, which amendments or clauses? What did both "due process of the law" and "equal protection" mean to the Congress who produced the Amendment? Does the Fourteenth Amendment guarantee State paid education to aliens? [snip] I hope everyone reads this because for me it was the most important reading of the year. One of the most wonderful discoveries you will find from reading is where equal protection of the laws came from and how it was defined to mean by the author of the...
  • Kansas Law on Gay Sex by Teenagers Is Overturned

    10/21/2005 11:04:48 PM PDT · by NapkinUser · 96 replies · 1,835+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 10/22/2005 | Adam Liptak
    Matthew R. Limon had just turned 18 when he had consensual oral sex with a boy just shy of 15 at a Kansas school in 2000. He was convicted of criminal sodomy and sentenced to 17 years in prison. Had the sex been heterosexual, the maximum penalty would have been 15 months. Yesterday, the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that the starkly different penalties violated the federal Constitution's equal protection clause. It said the state's "Romeo and Juliet" statute, which limits the punishment that can be imposed on older teenagers who have sex with younger ones, but only if they are...
  • Death by 'Due Process' - Activist courts are defying, not enforcing, the Constitution.

    05/24/2005 4:41:51 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 697+ views
    OPINION JOURNAL.COM ^ | MAY 24, 2005 | LINO A. GRAGLIA
    The battles in Congress over the appointment of even lower court federal judges reveal a recognition that federal judges are now, to a large extent, our real lawmakers. Proposals to amend the Constitution to remove lifetime tenure for Supreme Court justices, or to require that rulings of unconstitutionality be by more than a majority (5-4) vote, do not address the source of the problem. The Constitution is very difficult to amend--probably the most difficult of any supposedly democratic government. If opponents of rule by judges secure the political power to obtain an amendment, it should be one that addresses the...
  • (Vanity) After Terri: questions to ask, and a grassroots movement for judicial reform

    03/31/2005 10:35:48 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 10 replies · 378+ views
    self | The_Reader_David
    Theresa Marie Schindler: Memory eternal! Memory eternal! Memory eternal! That's what we say in the Christian East, asking God that the departed not be forgotten in Sheol. We say it of those soon to be glorified as saints, of poor sinners, of priests, of laymen. Memory eternal. As we mourn for Terri, let us not be too downcast by the poll results which suggest a majority of our countrymen approve this travesty of justice. The poll questions and the false impressions given by the MSM made this appear to be a right-to-die case. And yes, most Americans, answering for themselves...
  • What next? Some draft legislation

    03/30/2005 8:31:16 PM PST · by The_Reader_David · 2 replies · 382+ views
    self | The_Reader_David
    A BILL   To restore equal protection under the law   Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,   SECTION 1. NO DEPRIVATION OF LIFE WITHOUT A TRIAL BY JURY   (a)   No court of the United States or of any state or jurisdiction thereof shall order or command actions that would result in the death of a United States citizen or other person present in the United States without the agreement of a jury composed of twelve citizens.   (b)  In all cases involving the provision...
  • How the Schiavo Federal Court Case Might Have Been Won(Long article worth the read)

    03/28/2005 11:20:36 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 201 replies · 4,197+ views
    FindLaw's Writ ^ | Saturday, Mar. 26, 2005 | By MICHAEL C. DORF
    Over the course of the past week, the Terri Schiavo case made headlines with its swift and unsuccessful journey through the federal courts. The string of court defeats might have left the impression that the case was doomed from the outset. Yet the litigation's failure may owe more to a poor tactical choice by the lawyers advising the Schindlers--Terri's parents--than to the case's underlying merits. The original Schindler complaint included a variety of federal constitutional and statutory claims. Each of them was weak at best, as was quickly reflected in federal district judge James Whittemore's ruling that the Schindlers had...
  • Academic Diversity in a Hostile World

    01/06/2005 11:58:10 AM PST · by jbamb · 158+ views
    Ravings of John Bambenek ^ | 1-6-05 | John Bambenek
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,52888,00.html You can read the story, some praying student for Israel were surrounded, assaulted, and threatened with death. The University and the Police (not UI but in California) did nothing. Liberalism is dying as a political force in this country. It's just that simple. And the more they begin to realize this, the more violent they will get. They can't accept election results when they lose, they will engage in outright vote fraud in order to win (see Washington State governor race), and they will threaten death very publicly to anyone who voices opposition while administrators stand by. Sure, conservatives...
  • Ballot checks vary widely across state (WA)

    12/19/2004 8:37:36 AM PST · by JosefK · 31 replies · 2,108+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 19 December 2004 | Christine Willmsen and Susan Kelleher
    Ballot checks vary widely across state By Christine Willmsen and Susan Kelleher Seattle Times staff reporters It never mattered much — until this election. But the fact that one county in Washington verifies ballot signatures differently than another county has taken on more significance as the gubernatorial election hangs on a handful of votes. A Seattle Times survey of counties shows that procedures for evaluating signatures are highly subjective and vary widely from county to county. More than 3,400 ballots in Washington were rejected in the November election because the signatures didn't match those on file with elections officials. And...
  • NYP: HIGH COURT WARNING

    10/28/2004 5:05:37 PM PDT · by OESY · 7 replies · 1,093+ views
    New York Post ^ | October 28, 2004 | COLLIN LEVEY
    The Supremes, after all, waded into the 2000 election only with great reluctance, and only in the face of gross judicial overreach: ..."the problem in 2000 was not that the U.S. Supreme Court acted politically but that the Florida Supreme Court did so — not once but twice." Today, five of the seven Florida Supreme Court judges from 2000 remain on the bench. In Ohio.... Then there's the fiasco-waiting-to-happen in Colorado — a ballot initiative that would turn the state from a winner-take-all to a proportional split of electoral college votes. If that had been in effect in 2000, Al...
  • Kerry Strategy: Declare Election Night Victory, Use Equal Protection Clause to Contest Battlegrounds

    10/21/2004 7:40:19 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 33 replies · 1,766+ views
    www.rushlimbaugh.com ^ | October 20, 2004 | Rush Limbaugh
    Listen to Rush… (...detail Kerry's plan to learn from Algore's attempt to steal the election and do it well) BEGIN TRANSCRIPT You know, we've talked about it, and you've heard about it: all of the lawyers that the Democrats have hired and you may not really know what that's about. You may just assume that they're going to be out there trying to cheat, but how and why? I want to spend some time on this today, because after the Bush vs. Gore U.S. Supreme Court decision in December of 2000, I called special attention to the problems that...
  • EPILOGUE: THE 9TH CIRCUIT RULING / (CLINTON PARADIGM PROVES INSTRUCTIVE FOR CALIFORNIA)

    09/16/2003 3:56:58 AM PDT · by Mia T · 9 replies · 1,076+ views
    9.16.03 | Mia T
    EPILOGUE: THE 9TH CIRCUIT RULING(IMPEACHED EX- PREZ STUMPS FOR DAVIS CLINTON PARADIGM PROVES INSTRUCTIVE FOR CALIFORNIA) by Mia T, 9.14.03 Hamilton (or Madison) discussed the importance of wisdom and virtue in Federalist 57. "The aim of every political constitution is, or ought to be, first to obtain for rulers men who possess most wisdom to discern, and most virtue to pursue, the common good of the society; and in the next place, to take the most effectual precautions for keeping them virtuous whilst they continue to hold their public trust." (Contrast this with clinton, who recklessly, reflexively and feloniously...
  • Mark Levin's Article from National Review from December 14, 2000 - What a Prediction!

    09/15/2003 11:05:53 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 2 replies · 232+ views
    National Review ^ | 12/14/2000 | Mark R. Levin
    12/14/00 1:05 p.m. What We Have Wrought The costs of winning. By Mark R. Levin, president, Landmark Legal Foundation oday's Washington Post, in an article titled "Court May Have Mapped New Territory," reports that "The Supreme Court's ruling in Bush v. Gore could have implications well beyond this year's presidential election, expanding the constitutional guarantee of equal protection of the laws in a way that — if the court sticks to its analysis — could significantly increase the federal role in state election law disputes. By holding that the equal-protection clause can be applied to the way votes are counted,...
  • Mark (the great one) Levin hosting Sean Hannity skewering Liberals now!

    06/24/2003 12:26:32 PM PDT · by I still care · 18 replies · 177+ views
    Mark Levin is hammering the libs on how they have created two classes of society in America - check it out - he is excellent, as always!
  • California DOJ Sponsors Bill to Mask Corruption and Racism, Says Foundataion

    05/08/2003 9:23:42 AM PDT · by mvpel · 9 replies · 237+ views
    Second Amendment Foundataion ^ | May 8, 2003 | Second Amendment Foundataion
    NEWS RELEASE Second Amendment Foundation 12500 NE Tenth Place Bellevue, WA 98005 CALIFORNIA DOJ SPONSORS BILL TO MASK CORRUPTION AND RACISM, SAYS FOUNDATION For Immediate Release: BELLEVUE, WA - California Assembly Bill 1044 is part of a deliberate effort to conceal massive wrongdoing in the handling of Concealed Weapons (CCW) permit applications across California, including wrongful actions on the part of state Attorney General Bill Lockyer, the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) said today. "SAF has received complaints from our members in California for years that the gun permit issuance system is being handled improperly," said SAF founder...
  • Unequal Protection

    01/25/2003 4:49:29 AM PST · by Davis · 8 replies · 314+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | Jan.25, 2003 | Trentino
    Ann Coulter is a favorite of ours. We've cited her for her wit and lucidity quite a few times, and we've published an appreciation of her. She has outdone herself in her column this week shredding the legal arguments underlying what the PC dissemblers dubbed "affirmative action" and have for thirty years tried to convince us was socially desirable and legally permissible because it was...well...affirmative, hence not negative. Miss Coulter correctly asks what the big deal is about the University of Michigan cases now before Supreme Court. Isn't it plain that favoring some races--blacks, Latinos chiefly--is not equal treatment? Doesn't...