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  • U.S. Judge Grants Nationwide Injunction Blocking White House Transgender Policy

    08/22/2016 8:35:38 AM PDT · by Drango · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | Aug 22 '16
    Months after the Obama administration advised school districts that transgender students should be given access to bathrooms based on their gender identity, a federal judge in Texas has blocked the guidance from going into effect — for now. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor has granted a preliminary, nationwide injunction in response to a lawsuit filed by Texas and a number of other states. As we've reported, the lawsuit argues that the guidance from the White House would turn schools "into laboratories for a massive social experiment." The preliminary injunction would mean that, until that lawsuit works its way through the...
  • Opinion: Gang injunction? Not if you're an affluent surf thug in Palos Verdes

    04/01/2016 7:48:40 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    L A Times ^ | 03/30/2016 | Mariel Garza
    For decades, a group of territorial surfers in Palos Verdes — the so-called Bay Boys of Lunada Bay — has been operating very much like a street gang, authorities and locals say. They are accused of staking out turf on a public beach and in the waves, and intimidating and assaulting people who dare to try to access that turf. Tires have been reported slashed, rocks hurled at visitors, death threats leveled. Pretty nasty stuff. The Bay Boys even have a sort-of clubhouse, an unpermitted structure built on the beach where gang members can hang out and survey the domain...
  • Judge won't halt water rule nationwide

    09/05/2015 9:47:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 4, 2015 | Devin Henry
    A federal judge on Friday declined to halt the Obama administration's controversial water rule nationwide, rebuffing the request of 13 states that are battling with the Environmental Protection Agency.Judge Ralph Erickson of the North Dakota U.S. District Court ruled that there are “significant prudential reasons to limit the scope” of the injunction he already gave the 13 states last week. Other courts have denied injunctions, he said, and some states want to implement the “Waters of the United States” rule. “On the one hand, there is a desirability for uniformity regarding a national rule with national application,” Erickson wrote. “On...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. “The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • Judge Hanen to Hold Hearing “On All Pending Matters” in Brownsville on 6/23

    06/11/2015 4:31:36 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 5 replies
    Josh Blackman's Blog ^ | June 10/2015
    Although oral arguments are scheduled in New Orleans in Texas v. United States for July 10, things are still cooking in Brownsville. Judge Hannen will hold a hearing on 6/23: The Court will hold a hearing on all pending matters on June 23, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. The parties have indicated a willingness to meet and confer on certain discovery/remedial action matters. The Court certainly encourages that course of action but requests that it occur prior to this hearing.
  • Did Obama Administration Really Accidentally Disobey Judge’s Order on Immigration?

    05/24/2015 9:27:01 PM PDT · by upchuck · 31 replies
    daily signal ^ | May 24, 2015 | Hans von Spakovsky
    The Justice Department’s latest filings in the immigration lawsuit brought by 26 states in the Southern District of Texas are a little hard to believe—and somewhat comical, in a way. Back in February, Judge Andrew Hanen issued a preliminary injunction against the implementation of President Obama’s executive orders on immigration. Now, in an attempt to explain why the injunction was violated, Leon Rodriguez, director of the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services, has outlined in an affidavit a long list of instructions and orders he gave to implement Hanen’s order. The main excuse given for USCIS’s issuing three-year deferrals and Employment...
  • DHS broke judge’s order, approved amnesty applications despite injunction

    05/08/2015 9:12:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 8, 2015 | Stepen Dinan
    President Obama’s lawyers admitted to a federal judge late Thursday that they had broken the court’s injunction halting the administration’s new deportation amnesty, issuing thousands of work permits even after Judge Andrew S. Hanen had ordered the program stopped. The stunning admission, filed just before midnight in Texas, where the case is being heard, is the latest misstep for the administration’s lawyers, who are facing possible sanctions by Judge Hanen for their continued problems in arguing the case. The Justice Department lawyers said Homeland Security, which is the defendant in the case, told them Wednesday that an immigration agency had...
  • Justice Department checked with White House before telling immigration judge amnesty already begun

    05/04/2015 11:15:10 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Justice Department checked with the White House before informing a federal judge that it was already carrying out part of President Obama’s immigration amnesty, administration attorneys revealed in documents filed in court late last week as they tried to head off a judicial spanking. The attorneys turned over the communications with the White House to Judge Andrew S. Hanen, who is hearing the major case challenging Mr. Obama’s 2014 deportation amnesty, but the lawyers pleaded with the court not to look at the documents on grounds that it would intrude on the president’s powers. Still, the revelation that the...
  • Obama admin tells immigration judge: Amnesty Has Already Begun

    05/04/2015 5:28:56 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 34 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | May 3 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Justice Department checked with the White House before informing a federal judge that it was already carrying out part of President Obama’s immigration amnesty, administration attorneys revealed in documents filed in court late last week as they tried to head off a judicial spanking. The attorneys turned over the communications with the White House to Judge Andrew S. Hanen, who is hearing the major case challenging Mr. Obama’s 2014 deportation amnesty, but the lawyers pleaded with the court not to look at the documents on grounds that it would intrude on the president’s powers. Still, the revelation that the...
  • Government gets extra time to prepare for immigration lawsuita (New Deadline is April 30)

    04/24/2015 9:07:52 PM PDT · by Hostage · 3 replies
    American Immigration Center ^ | April 24, 2015 | Unknown
    US attorneys have been granted additional time by US District Judge Andrew Hanen to provide details about a contentious advisory to assess sanctions or redresses against them for misleading the states and the court in the legal challenge against President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform. Hanen moved the deadline from April 21st to April 30th at the request of the government. In the legal challenge against the immigration executive action, which has taken by 26 states led by Texas, attorneys for the government claimed on numerous occasions that movement on deferred action applications would not take place before February...
  • Obama Lawyer Dodges Alien ‘Voting Rights’ Hypothetical – Multiple Times (More Detail)

    04/23/2015 7:42:44 AM PDT · by Hostage · 18 replies ^ | April 22, 2015 | Hans von Spakovsky
    The Obama administration’s lawyer, Benjamin Mizer, the acting assistant attorney general of the Civil Division at the Justice Department, did not have an easy time in his argument last Friday before a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in the immigration lawsuit filed by 26 states. He was questioned about all of the claims being made by the government, from the administration’s argument that the states don’t have standing to file a lawsuit to the assertion that everything President Obama has done is within the administration’s prosecutorial discretion. The substantive merits of district court Judge Andrew Hanen’s...
  • U.S. appeals court judges skeptical over lifting hold on Obama immigration order

    04/17/2015 2:57:56 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr 17, 2015 4:07pm EDT | By Jonathan Kaminsky
    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Two conservative U.S. appeals court judges expressed skepticism on Friday over arguments to lift an injunction blocking President Barack Obama's efforts to overhaul immigration law without congressional action. Administration lawyers were in court to ask a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel to lift the injunction, issued in February by a federal judge in Texas, halting the president's executive action intended to shield 4.7 million undocumented immigrants from deportation.
  • Wisconsin Is Finally Free to Implement Voter ID Law

    03/23/2015 4:47:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 3-23-15 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Great news for those interested in election integrity and common sense reforms like voter ID: the Supreme Court today removed the final legal obstacle to implementing Wisconsin’s voter ID law. The Court refused to hear the American Civil Liberties Union’s appeal of a Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision that threw out the injunction issued against the state’s ID law by federal district court Judge Lynn Adelman. Adelman, a Clinton appointee and former Democratic state senator, had thumbed his nose at the Supreme Court, claiming that he did not have to follow the Court’s prior 2008 opinion in Crawford v....
  • ‘Like an idiot I believed that’: Judge blasts DOJ over immigration claims, threatens sanctions

    03/20/2015 6:47:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 20,2015
    A federal judge sharply scolded a Justice Department attorney at a hearing on President Obama's immigration executive actions, suggesting that the administration misled him on a key part of the program and that he fell for it, "like an idiot." The testy court hearing was held Thursday in Texas by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen. The judge suggested he could order sanctions against the administration if he finds they indeed misrepresented the facts. snip A flustered Hartnett repeatedly apologized to Hanen for any confusion related to how the reprieves and work permits were granted. "We strive to be as candid...
  • Texas Federal Ct Orders U.S. to explain possible violation of immigration injunction

    03/09/2015 4:25:39 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 32 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 9, 2015 | William A. Jacobson
    The Texas federal court that issued a temporary injunction halting Obama’s immigration executive action has just ordered the U.S. government to respond to allegations by the plaintiff States that the U.S. misrepresented to the Court the status of granting deportation waivers, and may thereby be in violation of the court’s temporary injunction.
  • Did the Obama Administration Lie To A Federal Judge About Amnesty?

    03/05/2015 7:55:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | March 05, 2015 | RYAN LOVELACE
    Did the Obama Administration Lie To A Federal Judge About Amnesty? RYAN LOVELACE March 5, 2015 The Texas attorney general is going to court to find out. Did the Obama administration lie to a federal judge about the President’s executive actions on immigration? The Texas attorney general’s office is filing a motion for discovery to try and find out. The motion seeks to uncover whether Justice Department lawyers explicitly deceived federal judge Andrew Hanen, who issued the injunction blocking Obama’s amnesty. “In an apparent attempt to quickly execute President Obama’s unlawful, unconstitutional amnesty plan, the Obama Administration appears to have...
  • The Border Patrol Continues to Act as if a Federal Judge Hadn’t Just Blocked Obama’s Amnesty

    02/21/2015 7:38:24 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/20/15 | Ryan Lovelace
    While a federal judge’s injunction has halted the implementation of President Obama’s sweeping executive actions from November, it appears U.S. Customs and Border Protection never got the news.
  • It’s official: DHS shuts down Obama’s immigration plan after Texas ruling, ‘until further notice’

    02/17/2015 12:28:21 PM PST · by Red Steel · 53 replies
    Blaze ^ | Pete Kasperowicz | Feb. 17, 2015 1:56pm
    The Department of Homeland Security said that it would not be moving forward on Wednesday with its plan to implement President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, after a federal judge imposed an injunction on the program. DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday that he “strongly” disagrees with the decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, but said “we recognize we must comply with it.” “Accordingly, the Department of Homeland Security will not begin accepting requests for the expansion of DACA tomorrow, February 18, as originally planned,” Johnson said. “Until further notice, we will also...
  • I Kid You Not (Goat Farmer)

    01/03/2015 11:01:50 AM PST · by Hostage · 24 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 2, 2015 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Twenty-five states have filed suit challenging the president’s immigration amnesty plan. Who shall rise to defend our chief executive? A goat farmer from Palatka, Fla. No, really. On December 29, Mitchell Williams filed a pro se motion to intervene on behalf of President Obama in Texas v. United States. According to the motion, President Obama’s plan to provide “deferred action” (which is basically amnesty) to over 4 million illegal aliens would be good for the farmer’s business because “persons from abroad are much more likely to want to buy a goat for special occasions or feast than long resident Americans.”...
  • 25 States Continue Their Battle Against Obama’s Immigration Executive Actions (JANUARY 9; PRAY)

    01/03/2015 10:42:12 AM PST · by Hostage · 36 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 31, 2014 | Hans von Spakovsky
    U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the Southern District of Texas has scheduled a hearing for Jan. 9 on the request for an injunction filed by 25 states against President Obama’s immigration amnesty plan. In a nationally televised speech on Nov. 20, Obama announced (and began implementing) the executive actions. The original lawsuit was filed on Dec. 3, and the states requested an injunction hearing by Dec. 31 “or as soon as practicable thereafter.” The lawsuit claims that Obama has “unilaterally suspend[ed] the immigration laws as applied to 4 million of the 11 million” illegal aliens in the United...
  • Tennessee Joins Lawsuit Challenging Obama's Immigration Action

    12/23/2014 10:07:57 AM PST · by Hostage · 32 replies
    Nashville Scene ^ | December 22, 2014 | STEVEN HALE
    Tennessee's new Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced today that the state will join a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's recent executive action on immigration. Texas Attorney General and Gov-elect Greg Abbott is leading the challenge, which 23 other states have now joined. Slatery said in a release Monday that the suit is not about immigration but "more about the rule of law and the limitations that prevent the executive branch from taking over a role constitutionally reserved for Congress." "The executive directives issued by the White House and Homeland Security conflict with existing federal law," Slatery said. "They replace prosecutorial...

    12/17/2014 4:24:54 AM PST · by Hostage · 98 replies
    Vanity Compilation ^ | December 17, 2014 | Hostage
    PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION HEARING TO STOP OBAMA'S AMNESTY EXECUTIVE ACTIONS Date: December 22, 2014 Place: D.C. Federal Court, 3rd and Constitution Ave., Courtroom 15 Time: 9:30 AM Here is the press release for the hearing: Here is the 164 page final injunctive motion: Here is the related lawsuit:
  • BREAKING NEWS: Injunction Filed To Prevent Amnesty, By Joe Arpaio And Freedom Watch

    12/04/2014 2:36:35 PM PST · by Berean929 · 16 replies
    AUN ^ | 12/4/14 | AUN
    AUN-TV has just found out that minutes ago an injunction was filed against President Obama’s Illegal Alien Amnesty program by Freedom Watch on behalf of Sherriff Joe Arpaio. We have reviewed the key points and believe that Freedom Watch (Larry Klayman) has an exceptionally good case as the Obama Administration has set themselves up, due to the reasoning they have presented as to why “discretion” is warranted in this case. Obama has claimed they have to do it because they do not have enough money to process all the illegal aliens. However Congress not only gave Obama all the money...
  • Backers of Alaska gold mine win court battle with EPA

    11/26/2014 8:54:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 26, 2014
    On-again, off-again plans for the world's largest gold and copper mine could be back on again, after a federal judge in Alaska issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from its ongoing efforts to bury the project. Pebble Partnership, the Canadian company behind the project, which would take place near Anchorage, claims the regulatory agency has conspired illegally with opponents of the mine to devise scientific and environmental justifications for blocking it. Salmon fishermen in Washington state and Alaska, Native American groups and environmental organizations have opposed the massive project for several years, and had appeared to have...
  • Judge denies injunction request from Grimes to halt RPK/McConnell mailers

    11/03/2014 6:54:01 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/3/2014 | Nick Storm
    A Franklin Circuit Court judge denied a request from Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes to stop the Republican Party of Kentucky and the campaign for U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell from sending mailers that Grimes called a bullying tactic. On Monday morning Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd denied Grimes’ request to halt the mailing of the fliers which say “the information enclosed contains facts related to a possible fraud perpetrated on citizens across Kentucky.” Within the mailer it refers to statements in Grimes’ ads media fact checkers have criticized, such as a claim that U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell didn’t...
  • Conservatives suing IRS fail to get injunction

    08/07/2014 3:02:39 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 11 replies
    Merced Sun Star ^ | 8-7-14 | Michael Doyle
    <p>A federal judge on Thursday declined to issue a preliminary injunction blocking the Internal Revenue Service from destroying e-mails or other potential evidence.</p> <p>The ruling by U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton is a blow to True the Vote, the Texas-based organization that’s suing the IRS over its handling of a tax-exempt status application. After filing the suit, conservatives and lawmakers learned that e-mails belonging to former IRS official Lois Lerner had gone missing.</p>
  • EWTN wins injunction against enforcement of contraceptive mandate (Hobby Lobby case cited)

    06/30/2014 2:13:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | June 30, 2014 | Diogenes
    The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) has won a last-minute reprieve from enforcement of a federal mandate calling for required coverage of contraceptives in employees' health-care programs. Citing the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision announced by the Supreme Court on June 30, the 11th federal circuit appeals court issued an injunction blocking fines that would have been assessed against EWTN beginning on July 1 for a failure to comply with the contraceptive mandate. The 11th circuit court found, in issuing its order, that EWTN "has asserted, without dispute, that it 'is prohibited by its religion from signing, submitting, or facilitating...
  • SCOTUS grants injunction from contraception mandate to Little Sisters

    01/24/2014 4:09:53 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 20 replies
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  • Will Sen. Cruz or Lee file an injuction with SCOTUS to protect 60 % of Legal Voters from Obamacare?

    10/16/2013 6:53:02 AM PDT · by Graewoulf · 25 replies
    Graewoulf | October16, 2013 | Graewoulf
    Hear ye, hear ye: Be it known that 60% of American Legal Voters do seek, and with historical reason, do expect protection from their US Federal Government from the devastating harmful effects of the Democrat's cruel unfunded mandate of Obamacare; AND since no effective leadership in the US House of Representatives has existed to serve and protect 60 % of American voters from the Democrat's cruel unfunded mandate of Obamacare; AND since only US Senators Cruz of TEXAS and Lee of Utah have shown a consistent understanding of the great harm soon to be imposed, by the very rapid total...
  • Domino’s Pizza owner wins injunction on birth control mandate

    01/02/2013 8:36:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/02/2013 | MARY KATHARINE HAM
    We had this in headlines a couple of days ago, but many probably missed it over the holidays. It's enough of a departure from other recent decisions that it's worth posting here, and I have a feeling we could use a little good news on a bad day. The devoutly Catholic founder of Domino's filed this lawsuit on behalf of an office park he owns in Michigan, not Domino's Pizza, but the suit is one of more than 40 brought against the federal government to prevent religious owners of secular businesses from being forced to violate their religious beliefs under...
  • Arizona court lifts injunction on abortion law

    08/12/2011 9:10:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 12, 2011 | David Schwartz
    An Arizona appeals court, in a victory for abortion opponents, tossed out an injunction on Thursday that blocked key parts of a 2009 Arizona abortion law from taking effect. A three-member panel of the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court judge was wrong in halting provisions of the controversial law, which includes a mandate that women seeking abortions receive in-person counseling by a doctor at least 24 hours in advance. The law, challenged in court by Planned Parenthood Arizona, also required minors to present a notarized statement from parents before undergoing an abortion and mandated that only...
  • Twitter wreaks havoc with Britain’s ornate secrecy laws

    06/01/2011 7:35:48 AM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 7 replies · 5+ views
    National ^ | Wednesday June 1, 2011 | Araminta Wordsworth
    .... No one — including the media — is supposed to note the injunctions exist. In one notorious case, Fred Goodwin, head of Royal Bank of Scotland, bailed out by taxpayers for billions of pounds, obtained an order preventing anyone from reporting he was philandering with a colleague while negotiations were going on. Even saying he was a banker was forbidden. Now, the city of South Tyneside has used the law to pursue a blogger known as Mr. Monkey, who has allegedly levelled a stream of criticisms against councillors and council officers. On the weekend it persuaded San Francisco-based Twitter...
  • Judge Vinson’s Ruling on the Federal Government’s Motion for “Clarification.”

    03/03/2011 5:41:20 PM PST · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media Tatler ^ | March 3, 2011 | Dan Miller
    Much has been written and said about Judge Vinson’s  ruling today granting a very limited stay of his earlier declaratory ruling (which he “clarified” to have been the equivalent of an injunction) against further implementation of ObamaCare. I have little to add other than a few quotations from today’s decision; it is tantamount to a statement that the federal government acted in bad faith. [T]he defendants [federal government] had acknowledged in their summary judgment opposition brief that, if I were to find for the plaintiffs, separate injunctive relief would be superfluous and unnecessary. The defendants expressly assured the court that,...
  • Dane County judge orders Capitol reopened to public

    03/01/2011 9:31:16 AM PST · by bigbob · 64 replies
    Wispolitics dot com ^ | 3-1-11 | JR Ross
    A Dane County judge this morning issued a temporary restraining order requiring the Capitol to be reopened. The building was under tight security this morning with public access limited. The order from Judge Daniel Moeser requires the Capitol to be open during business hours and "at times when governmental matters, such as hearings, listening sessions and court arguments are being conducted." The AFL-CIO, AFSCME and other unions sued after the Walker administration began restricting access to the Capitol. Moeser's order notes it is in effect until a hearing can be scheduled on the matter. UPDATE: 11:17 a.m. -- The Department...
  • Faking science & killing jobs

    02/05/2011 3:47:14 AM PST · by Scanian · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 4, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    President Obama's environmental bureaucrats have earned yet another spanking from the federal judiciary over their "de termined disregard" of the rule of law. Federal judge Martin Feldman in Louisiana excoriated the Obama Interior Department on Wednesday for defying his May 2010 order to lift its groundless ban on offshore oil and gas drilling in the Gulf. Nine months later, not a single permit has been issued. Several deepwater platforms have moved out of the area to take their businesses -- and an estimated 5,000 jobs -- overseas. Billions of dollars in potential oil revenue and Gulf lease sales-related rent have...
  • Judge slams state's anti-Shariah amendment

    11/30/2010 9:18:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 29, 2010 | Drew Zahn
    Oklahoma's "Save Our State Amendment," which bans state courts from considering Islamic, or Shariah, law when deciding cases, hit a major roadblock today, when a federal judge granted a permanent injunction against the measure. Chief Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma blocked the state from certifying the amendment – approved by 70 percent of Oklahoma voters through a ballot initiative known as State Question 755 – until an final determination is made on a lawsuit brought against it by the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Miles-LaGrange not only granted...
  • The Oklahoma Sharia Ban

    11/20/2010 1:35:02 AM PST · by Scanian · 22 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 20, 2010 | Todd Keister
    A Federal District Court judge recently issued an order blocking the implementation of an amendment to the Oklahoma State Constitution. The amendment, approved by seventy percent of Oklahoma voters, would bar state court judges from considering either international or Islamic Sharia law when rendering legal decisions. This has naturally caused a firestorm of debate in the news media, all of which misses the central question, which is whether or not a federal court has the authority to arbitrarily interfere with the governance of a member state of our federal republic. The ruling in Oklahoma comes, not surprisingly, from federal judge...
  • MVP Project Wins Court Battle in Maryland

    10/30/2010 7:12:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Military Voter Protection Project ^ | October 29, 2010 | Press Release
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A federal judge in Maryland today granted the Military Voter Protection Project’s request for a preliminary injunction to ensure that Maryland’s military members have sufficient time to vote in November. Under the terms of the order, the Maryland State Board of Elections will be required to count all military and overseas absentee ballots so long as the ballot has been cast on or before Election Day and is returned by 5:00 p.m. on November 22, 2010. The MVP Project filed this case after the Maryland State Board of Elections sent military voters an absentee ballot that only...
  • Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Arizona Immigration Statute

    07/29/2010 7:06:31 AM PDT · by DanMiller · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 29, 2010 | Dan Miller
    King Solomon, who offered to cut a baby in half to resolve a dispute between two women over its custody, might be proud of U.S. District Judge Bolton's ruling on Wednesday, but I rather doubt it. The doctrine of federal preemption, like overly expansive interpretations of the Commerce Clause under the reign of Good President Roosevelt II, has been taken too far. Judge Susan Bolton’s decision on Wednesday is just one more step along the path to total federal dominance over all aspects of life in the United States. Rather than issue a preliminary injunction to prevent the Arizona immigration...
  • Hearing on Justice Dept. injunction request set for July 22

    07/08/2010 1:43:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Arizona Daily Star - Capitol Media Services ^ | Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX - A federal judge will hear arguments in two weeks on the request by the U.S. Department of Justice to block Arizona's new immigration law from taking effect. At a hearing Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ordered the newest of the challenges to SB 1070 transferred to her court. That puts her in control of all six lawsuits already filed. Bolton also gave Gov. Jan Brewer until July 20 to respond to the Justice Department's arguments that the law illegally infringes on the exclusive right of the federal government to control immigration policy. The hearing, set for July...
  • Microsoft granted stay of Word injunction

    09/03/2009 7:27:11 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 4 replies · 353+ views
    CNET ^ | September 3, 2009 4:35 PM PDT | Steven Musil
    Microsoft has been granted a stay of a landmark injunction in a patent infringement case that would have required the software giant to stop selling its popular Word in its current form by next month. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Thursday granted Microsoft's motion for a stay, pending appeal, of an injunction issued in August by a federal judge that bars sales of Word that include a custom XML code found to infringe on patents held by i4i--the plaintiff. "We are happy with the result and look forward to presenting our arguments on the main...

    07/15/2009 12:42:23 PM PDT · by kellynla · 25 replies · 1,634+ views ^ | July 15th, 2009 | Orly Taitz, Counselor at Law
    APPLICATION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION Plaintiff Major Stefan Frederick Cook previously received from the Defendants in this cause what appear to be facially valid orders from Colonel Wanda L. Good mobilizing him to active duty with the United States Army in Afghanistan on July 15-18, 2009 (Exhibit A). Plaintiff filed his Original Application for TRO on Friday July 10, 2009, and on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 his deployment to Afghanistan was revoked by order of Colonel Louis B. Wingate, apparently Col. Good’s successor at Army Human Resources Command in St. Louis (Exhibit B). This unexpected action does not in any way,...
  • MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by Stefan Frederick Cook filed by Orly Taitz.(Taitz, Orly)

    07/15/2009 11:10:49 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 5 replies · 2,276+ views
    DefendourFreedoms ^ | Jul 15, 2009 | Orly Taitz, Esq.
    APPLICATION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION Plaintiff Major Stefan Frederick Cook previously received from the Defendants in this cause what appear to be facially valid orders from Colonel Wanda L. Good mobilizing him to active duty with the United States Army in Afghanistan on July 15-18, 2009 (Exhibit A). Plaintiff filed his Original Application for TRO on Friday July 10, 2009, and on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 his deployment to Afghanistan was revoked by order of Colonel Louis B. Wingate, apparently Col. Good’s successor at Army Human Resources Command in St. Louis (Exhibit B). This unexpected action does not in any way,...
  • (Good job, 9th Circus) Federal court orders judge to reconsider stance on clean-truck program

    03/21/2009 10:43:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 849+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/21/09 | Louis Sahagun and David Zahniser
    <p>A federal appeals court on Friday ordered a judge to reconsider her refusal to block portions of a clean-truck program at the nation's busiest port complex.</p> <p>In an opinion that dismayed environmentalists and labor leaders, the three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals based in San Francisco ruled that U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder should grant all or part of the American Trucking Assn.'s request for an injunction halting the implementation of new rules that apply to truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.</p>
  • Heller II: Heller Harder

    07/29/2008 4:04:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies · 206+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | 28 July, 2008 | David Weigel
    Back on July 18, I followed 2nd Amendment case plaintiff Dick Heller to the D.C. courts and watched him begin the laborious process of registering an old revolver. The chatter in the crowd, and among reporters, was how onerous D.C.'s laws still were, even after the city's gun ban was overturned. Ten days later, Heller has a solution. Dick Heller, et al., filed a complaint (For Declaratory Judgment, Injunctive Relief, and Writ of Mandamus) against the city today to force them to comply with the US Supreme Court ruling in the District of Columbia v. Heller and to protect our...
  • Judge denies activist's request to stop toll road campaign

    09/25/2007 2:14:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies · 153+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 25, 2007 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN — A judge has refused a toll road opponent's request to block the Texas Department of Transportation from spending money on a campaign that promotes toll roads and the Trans-Texas Corridor. Terri Hall of the San Antonio Toll Party and Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom argued the "Keep Texas Moving" campaign violates a prohibition on state officials using their authority for political purposes. On Monday, State District Judge Orlinda Naranjo denied Hall's request for a temporary restraining order. The judge noted another law cited by state lawyers that allows the department to promote the development and use of...
  • WA: Judge halts logging in owl habitat

    08/01/2007 8:40:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 599+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/1/07 | Donna Gordon Blankinship - ap
    SEATTLE - A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction Wednesday to stop Weyerhaeuser Co. from logging in spotted owl habitat on four parcels of private land in Washington. U.S. District Judge Marsha J. Pechman did not grant, however, an additional request by the Seattle Audubon Society to stop the state of Washington from granting permits to log in spotted owl habitat. The injunction from logging covers spotted owl habitat within 2.7 miles of the center of four circles of land in southwestern Washington that are owned by Weyerhaeuser. "It really shows the Endangered Species Act still has some teeth in...
  • You Can't Take It' agrees to AG's terms

    09/15/2006 5:25:39 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 305+ views
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | September 15, 2006 | Robert Nathan
    The Killeen-based company that promised to protect landowners – for a fee – from potential eminent domain proceedings in connection with the proposed Trans-Texas Corridor project agreed to the terms set in a temporary injunction Thursday during a hearing before the 345th District Court in Austin. Attorney General Greg Abbott sought the temporary injunction to stop the business "You Can't Take It" from continuing activity on grounds that the defendants may have violated parts of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices-Consumer Protection Act. By agreeing to the entry of the temporary injunction, the defendants agreed to cease all business activity, including...
  • CA: Kin of boy who killed self seeks monetary damages, injunction against school district

    09/07/2006 2:10:40 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 794+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 9/7/06 | Mason Stockstill
    ONTARIO - The family of a boy who committed suicide after an immigration rally earlier this year is asking a federal judge to bar the school district from disciplining students who miss class to attend such protests. The family has said Anthony Soltero, 14, killed himself because he was threatened with harsh discipline for skipping class to attend a rally. He died April 1. "Anthony was learning about the importance of civic duties and rights in his eighth-grade class," said Louise Corales, the boy's mother. "We have to let the schools know that they can't punish our children for exercising...
  • So what good is an injunction?

    08/19/2006 7:51:15 AM PDT · by ruffisthudpucker · 22 replies · 1,210+ views
    Bradenton Herald ^ | Sat, Aug. 19, 2006 | Sylvia Lim, Duane Marsteller and Jim Smith
    So what good is an injunction? DEADLY RELATIONSHIP: Grisly murder, suicide on island BRADENTON BEACH - Witnesses driving to work told police that Orland Hanks stood over former girlfriend Michele Smith as she sat in the middle of Gulf Drive, fired a .38 slug into her head and then killed himself at dawn Friday. Hanks, 32, had taken Smith, 33, from her west Bradenton home minutes earlier, parked in the Coquina Beach lot and argued by the side of the road, witnesses told Bradenton Beach police. "He's shooting her now. . . . He is shooting her in the head,"...