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  • Drip-drip, away: Judge rules Hillary e-mail releases to stick to planned schedule

    11/14/2015 5:22:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/14/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    A court handed Judicial Watch a small setback, but didn’t do any favors for Hillary Clinton, either. Earlier, Judicial Watch sued the State Department to force them to prioritize the review and release of Benghazi-related e-mails. Ruling on behalf of the State Department, Judge Amit Mehta ordered the release to stick to the current schedule: Judge Amit Mehta said that it would be “unwise and potentially risky” to order the government to quickly release some of the 329 emails specifically related to the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, which it had recently discovered.Those emails — along with tens...
  • Abrahamson dropping Supreme Court chief justice lawsuit

    11/09/2015 1:50:49 PM PST · by gorush · 15 replies
    AP, Channel 3000 ^ | 11/9/15 | No byline
    MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson says she is dropping her appeal of a federal court ruling upholding her replacement as chief justice. Abrahamson said Monday even if she had won, it could take years and be a "hollow victory" as it could be close to the end of her term.
  • NC (Superior Court) judge charged with trying to bribe official with ‘couple of cases of beer’

    11/05/2015 5:16:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 11/04/15 | Anne Blythe
    RALEIGH - Superior Court Judge Arnold Ogden Jones II has been charged with trying to bribe an FBI agent with beer and cash to obtain copies of text messages involving members of his family. Jones, the senior resident Superior Court judge in a judicial district that includes Wayne, Lenoir and Greene counties, is accused of texting the agent on Oct. 10, trying to get copies of text messages exchanged between two numbers. The FBI can only obtain those records with a warrant approved by a federal magistrate judge on suspicion of criminal activity. According to the indictment, the judge told...
  • Do Not Laugh When a Judge Sentences You

    10/31/2015 11:19:14 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    AllGov.Com ^ | 10/31/2015 | Noel Brinkerhoff
    Ramon Ochoa probably isn’t laughing now. Ochoa, who had previously served about six years for firearms possession by a felon, got into trouble with his probation officer, which resulted in Ochoa being back inside a Fresno courtroom. Ochoa’s mouth got him into more hot water when he laughed at O’Neill’s sentence, saying, “Anything else?” “Well, you just talked yourself into more time,” O’Neill replied. The judge doubled Ochoa’s sentence to two years for laughing at the court.
  • Judge orders Jindal to restore funding to Planned Parenthood

    10/30/2015 8:04:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    A federal judge has ordered Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal to restore state payments to Planned Parenthood, making Louisiana the second state blocked from defunding the group.U.S. District Judge John deGravelles ruled Thursday that Jindal couldn't cancel the state’s Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood over allegations the group is facing related to its fetal tissue donation program, according to The Associated Press.Planned Parenthood clinics in Louisiana do not perform abortions and do not accept fetal tissue donations.DeGravelles, who was appointed by President Obama last year, had previously delivered a temporary ruling in favor of Planned Parenthood. Jindal, who is running for...
  • Judge who freed cop-killer apologizes: I am truly sorry

    10/24/2015 1:19:33 PM PDT · by Signalman · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/24/2015 | Kevin Fasick
    Now she’s sorry — five months ­after freeing the career drug dealer who is charged with murdering ­Police Officer Randolph Holder. The hero cop’s death this week, by a bullet to the forehead during a shootout in East Harlem, “breaks my heart,” Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Patricia Nuñez said Friday. “I know. I am truly sorry,” Nuñez said sadly when a Post reporter reminded her about the 33-year-old cop’s devastated family. “And I will speak on the record” at sentencing, she added, referring to suspect Tyrone Howard’s Nov. 12 court date in a 2014 drug-sale case — the very one she...
  • Judge who signed off on treatment deal for suspected cop killer says she is truly sorry

    10/24/2015 6:53:11 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 33 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 24, 2015 | staff
    One of the New York judges who helped send a suspected cop killer to rehab instead of jail five months ago said Friday that the deadly shooting "breaks her heart" and that she is "truly sorry." Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Patricia Nuez told The New York Post that she will address the issue further at a Nov. 12 court date for the suspect, Tyrone Howard.
  • Washington County judge who stopped doing weddings to retire (Oregon)

    10/14/2015 4:48:47 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 1 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 10/14/2015 | Emily E Smith
    Washington County Circuit Judge Thomas Kohl will retire at the end of the year, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced in a statement Wednesday. Gov. John Kitzhaber appointed Kohl, a former city attorney, to the Washington County bench in 1997. n September, Kohl said he had stopped performing wedding ceremonies as a judge after a federal judge overturned the state's gay marriage ban last year. "Last summer for personal faith-based reasons, I decided to not perform weddings as a judge," he said.
  • Video shows judge berating, sentencing domestic violence victim to jail

    10/08/2015 7:34:53 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 40 replies
    WFTV.com ^ | October 6, 2015 | WFTV.com News Staff
    Channel 9 has obtained video from a Seminole County courtroom where an emotional domestic violence victim was sentenced to three days in jail for failing to show up for her abuser's trial. During her contempt of court hearing in July, the woman told the judge she had been having anxiety for months after she was attacked by the father of her child. She said she told the state's victim's advocate that she wanted to drop the charges and move on with her life rather than testify, but she was still called in to court. After she failed to show, she...
  • Former Wisconsin Chief Justice [Abrahamson] to Appeal Ouster

    09/07/2015 8:01:15 AM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 18 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | September 4, 2015 | MOLLY WILLMS
    MADISON, Wis. (CN) - Wisconsin's former chief justice is taking her fight to regain her position to a federal appeals court. Justice Shirley Abrahamson lost her position as chief justice of the state's Supreme Court in April, after voters approved an amendment to the state constitution that changed how the court's top judge is selected. Previously, the justice with the most seniority held the position of chief justice; the amendment, however, empowered the judges on the court to choose their own chief justice. On April 29, the four of the court's seven justices voted by email to elect Patience Roggensack...
  • Next, Oregon: Marion County judge refuses to perform same-sex marriages

    09/05/2015 11:32:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    KGW ^ | 09/05/2015
    PORTLAND, Ore. A Marion County judge has refused to perform same-sex marriages and has asked his clerks to refer couples seeking same-sex marriages to other county judges. Judge Vance Day, a circuit court judge and former chairman of the Oregon Republican Party, is now facing an ethics investigation over that decision, according to the judges spokesman. Spokesman Patrick Korten said Day instructed his staff to tell couples that the judge will not perform same-sex marriages. The staffers were instructed to refer same-sex couples to other Marion County judges willing to issue them a marriage license. Korten said Day took...
  • Judge to IRS: turn over the White House email information

    08/31/2015 11:37:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/31/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Man, the IRS just can’t catch a break, can it? Some days I actually start to feel bad for them. (Okay… that was a lie, but I reflexively want to say it for some reason.) One aspect of the Lois Lerner fiasco which has gotten slightly less attention than Lerner herself and her mysteriously disappearing and reappearing emails is the allegation that the White House had been requesting the tax information of certain conservative groups as well. Up until now any and all FOIA requests for such correspondence with the White House has been refused, citing the privacy of...
  • EPA says new clean water rules are still in effect even though judge suspended them

    08/29/2015 5:06:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The very same crew which recently dumped three million gallons of toxic sludge out of an abandoned mine and turned the Animas River in Colorado the color of a yellow banded poison dart frog for roughly a week has just issued a whole new set of rules to “protect” small pools of water. They would also like you to know that these rules are going into effect even though a federal judge put them on hold in 13 states, too. This new batch of regulations is going to “protect” bodies of water which may include the ditch in front...
  • Breaking: Federal court blocks EPA rule on waterways

    08/27/2015 5:47:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/27/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    It hasn’t been a good month for the EPA. A few weeks ago, EPA engineers accidentally breached a mine dam and polluted waterways in southwestern Colorado and northern New Mexico, after having bullied the landowner to access the mine. Ironically, their new rule that expands their authority by redefining the legal term “navigable waterways” was about to take effect tomorrow. A federal judge in North Dakota shut that down this afternoon, ruling that the EPA had exceeded its authority and jurisdiction from Congress: A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would...
  • Judge Lets PA Off Easy After Obama Intervention

    08/24/2015 2:56:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    inn ^ | 8/24/15 | Ben Ariel
    A judge in New York on Monday ordered the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to post $10 million in cash or bond while they appeal a jury's finding that they supported terrorist attacks in Israel, Reuters reported. At a court hearing in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge George Daniels said the defendants must also deposit $1 million each month pending the appeal of a February jury verdict worth $655 million in favor of 10 American families. The order came a week after the Obama administration took the unusual step of urging Daniels to "carefully consider" the PAs...
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro One on One Donald Trump FULL Interview 8/22/15

    08/23/2015 7:03:51 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8-22-2015 | Fox News
    Published on Aug 22, 2015 ■■ IT IS TIME FOR LIBERTY TO PREVAIL. ■■ Please SHARE this video! • Judge Jeanine Pirro • One on One • Donald Trump FULL Interview • 8/22/15 •
  • Federal Judge SLAMS Clintons Server Use As A Violation Of Government Policy

    08/20/2015 4:43:46 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/20/2015 | CHUCK ROSS
    The federal judge handling the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch said Thursday that Hillary Clinton violated government policy by using a private email server. He also ordered the State Department to confer with the FBI and Department of Justice to find out if those agencies had recovered any additional Clinton emails from the server and a thumb drive that was turned over by her attorney earlier this month. We wouldnt be here today if this employee had followed government policy, U.S. District Court judge Emmet Sullivan said in court on Thursday, according to Politico. Sullivan has...
  • Not Many People Know This About Trumps Sister, But They Should

    08/20/2015 1:45:58 PM PDT · by Twotone · 89 replies
    Political Insider ^ | Aug. 20, 2015 | Rachel Mullen
    As Donald Trump continues to dominate the news, many of his supporters arent aware of something very interesting about the Presidential candidate. His oldest sister is a senior judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Maryanne Trump Barry was nominated as a Federal District Judge by President Reagan in 1983. Bill Clinton then appointed her to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in 1999.
  • Woman who spent 15 YEARS on death row after being wrongly convicted speaks out

    08/17/2015 1:58:30 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 17 August 2015 | By Carly Stern For Dailymail.com
    A woman who was sentenced to death after she was wrongly convicted of killing her abusive husband has finally been set free after 15 years of incarceration, after the court re-examined her case and determined that there were some serious errors made during her trial. Now 57, Michelle Byrom has spent more than a quarter of her life behind bars in Mississippi, awaiting her death for a crime she didn't commit. Even after her son confessed to murdering the man who abused him and his mother mercilessly, she continued to sit on death row. Finally free again, Michelle recently spoke...
  • Federal Judge Warns State Dept. 'Will Have to Answer for' Destroyed Clinton Emails

    07/21/2015 12:38:20 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 07/20/15 | Jeff Dunetz
    Tired of the State Department's lack of care in handling Hillary Clinton's emails, U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Contreras warned the department's attorney: If documents are destroyed between now and August 17, the government will have to answer for that, and, you know, if they don't want to do anything out of the ordinary to preserve between now and then, they can make that choice. I will allow them to make that choice, but they will answer for it, if something happens. The Judge made the threat during a July 9th hearing regarding a FOIA case brought by Judicial Watch;...
  • Obamas America: Liberal Judge Orders Obama Critic to Psychological Counseling

    07/14/2015 6:35:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/14/15 | Jim Hoft
    2016: Obamas America was a movie directed by Dinesh DSouza. The movie is the second most popular documentary in history. This week a Democratic judge ordered Dinesh DSouza to seek psychological counseling. Judge Richard Berman also ruled DSouza must continue community service for four more years. World Net Daily reported: At a hearing Monday in Manhattan in which he ruled filmmaker Dinesh DSouza must continue community service for four more years, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said he considers DSouzas violation of federal campaign-finance laws to be evidence of a psychological problem and ordered further counseling. DSouzas defense counsel...
  • Judge Releases Kids She 'Jailed' in Divorce Case

    07/10/2015 9:12:57 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 53 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | July 10, 2015 | ANDY OLESKO
    PONTIAC, Mich. (CN) - After her decision to jail three children for being rude to their father ignited a media frenzy, a Michigan judge presiding over a bitter custody battle switched their punishment to summer camp Friday. Insisting that she had the best interests of the Tsimhoni children, ages 14, 10 and 9, at heart, Judge Lisa Gorcyca said at a hearing Friday that her earlier order sentencing them to juvenile detention did not endanger them, the Detroit Free Press reported. Gorcyca reportedly said the children were not housed with criminal offenders and that every alternative avenue presented to the...
  • Judge Who Declined to Perform Lesbian Wedding Must Resign, Says Gay Advocate

    07/10/2015 2:59:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 11, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    It's a judge's duty to preside at the marriages of any couple that comes to himheterosexual or homosexualand if he is unwilling to do so, he "needs to step down. That is the view of the executive director of the LGBT rights group Equality Toledo, Nick Komives, reacting to news of a Toledo, Ohio, judge who excused himself from the civil marriage ceremony of two lesbians. They didnt deserve to be humiliated; they didnt deserve to be inconvenienced, Komives told the Toledo Blade. Thats just wrong, and we wont tolerate it. It is his duty to perform this ceremony, and...
  • Judge Hanen is not amused

    07/09/2015 10:31:48 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    Powerline ^ | 7-8-2015 | Scott Johnson
    Federal District Judge Andrew Hanen has entered a preliminary injunction preventing the implementation of President Obamas post-election amnesty order. Since entry of the injunction, Judge Hanen has been apprised of certain misrepresentations regarding the status of Obamas order. The parties are in the process of working out an agreement to resolve discovery issues and report to the court regarding those misrepresentations. In an order entered yesterday (posted online here), Judge Hanen pursues a related issue:
  • Federal Judge Orders Cancellation of Washington Redskins Trademarks

    07/09/2015 9:06:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    CNS News ^ | 07/09/15 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A federal judge in Virginia has ordered the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to cancel six of the Washington Redskins registered trademarks because their depiction of an Indian brave is considered offensive to Native Americans. The evidence before the Court supports the legal conclusion that between 1967 [when the first Redskins trademark was registered] and 1990, the Redskins Marks consisted of matter that may disparage a substantial composite of Native Americans, U.S. District Judge Gerald Lee wrote in his July 8 ruling in Pro-Football Inc. v. Blackhorse. In his 70-page decision, Lee rejected the Redskins argument that the trademark...
  • Judge orders kids held in juvenile center after refusing to see dad

    07/08/2015 9:42:52 PM PDT · by Altariel · 183 replies
    Fox Detroit ^ | July 7, 2015
    Three Bloomfield Hills kids who refused an order by a judge to go to lunch with their father have been ordered to a juvenile detention facility. "I felt like I was watching them be executed," said Maya Tsimhoni. The Tsimhoni family was in Oakland County's family court for a hearing on supervised parenting time when Judge Lisa Gorcyca took matters into her own hands. Read the court transcript as the judge as she sent the three kids to Children's Village June 24 court transcripts showed how upset the judge was. She ordered the Tsimhoni kids ages 14,10 and 9 to...
  • Northwest Ohio judge refuses to perform gay marriage

    07/08/2015 1:38:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/08/2015 | Kim Palmer
    A northwest Ohio municipal judge assigned to a courtroom where civil marriages are performed refused to marry two women less than two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, the judges office confirmed on Wednesday. Toledo Municipal Judge Allen McConnell was on a three-week rotation assigned to perform civil ceremonies on Monday when Carolyn Wilson and her partner asked to be married. McConnell acknowledged the decision in a Wednesday statement. On Monday, July 6, I declined to marry a non-traditional couple during my duties assignment," he said. "The declination was based upon my personal and Christian beliefs established...
  • Judge Halts Kansas Ban on Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

    06/25/2015 7:04:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jun 25, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    A Kansas judge has temporarily halted a newly-passed state law that bans dismemberment abortions that tear babies limb from limb. Planned Parenthood, which does abortions in Overland Park, and Trust Women, which operates a Wichita-based abortion clinic were behind the lawsuit. The latest abortion figures in Kansas showed abortions going down but the number of dismemberment abortions, or D&E abortions, rising from 584 in 2013 to 637 in 2014. They constituted 8.8% of the total 7,263 Kansas abortions reported. Heres more on the ruling: The decision from Shawnee County District Court Judge Larry Hendricks came in a lawsuit filed from...
  • In Dramatic Decision Judge Finds Fed Bailout Of AIG Was "Illegal", Government "Violated Federal

    06/15/2015 5:16:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/15/15 | Tyler Durden
    Earlier today, former AIG head Hank Greenberg's long-running legal battle of the US government came to a dramatic end when in a 75-page ruling, U.S. Court of Claims Judge Thomas Wheeler found that Greenberg was indeed correct in claiming the government overstepped its legal boundaries in its "unduly harsh treatment of AIG in comparison to other institutions" which was "misguided and had no legitimate purpose." But because the question is not whether this treatment was inequitable or unfair, but whether the governments actions created a legal right of recovery for AIGs shareholders" Wheeler found that Greenberg was not owed any...
  • Federal judge hammers White House lawyer over argument in Obamacare lawsuit...

    05/28/2015 3:38:55 PM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2015 | AP
    GOP-led House sued the Obama administration, citing changes to the Affordable Care Act made without permission from Congress Republicans' case also complains that the administration is spending money on the program that Congress never appropriatedFederal judge blasted the Justice Department attorney before her on Thursday who claimed Congress hadn't been harmed by those choices'You don't really believe that, do you?' she asked? 'I have a very hard time taking that statement seriously'Judge demanded to know how changing the Obamacare law without Congress isn't 'an insult to the Constitution, as the House believes' Obama administration attorneys urged a federal judge Thursday...
  • Judge Strikes Down DC Carry Law, "Good Reason" Provision Unconstitutional

    05/19/2015 11:43:46 AM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2015-05-19 | Matt Vespa
    On Monday, a federal judge struck down DCs concealed carry law, calling the requirement for applicants to show a good reason to fear injury to his or her person, which shall at a minimum require a showing of a special need for self protection distinguishable from the general community as unconstitutional. Applicants had to document threats to their personal safety as well. Judge Frederick Scullin, who also struck down DCs ban on carrying firearms outside of ones home last summer, issued a preliminary injunction after two Florida residents sued over the DCs onerous statute.
  • Judge orders 'rolling' release of Clinton's State Department emails

    05/19/2015 7:50:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-19-2015 | Josh Gerstein
    A federal judge has rejected the State Departments plan to release most of Hillary Clintons emails as secretary of state in one large batch, insisting that the agency parcel out releases of the records over time.
  • Judge sets deadline for deadline to release Hillary Clinton emails

    04/28/2015 7:44:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/28/15 | Josh Gerstein
    The State Department has about three weeks to propose a date by which it will release tens of thousands of work-related emails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent or received on her personal account, a federal judge said in an order issued Tuesday. Clintons former agency has pledged to use Freedom of Information Act procedures to process for release about 55,000 pages of emails the former secretary turned over in December after a State Department official asked four former secretaries to return copies of any official records they had. Clinton has since declared her candidacy for the Democratic presidential...
  • Black Judge Attacks White Victims Of Home Invasion For Stereotyping Black Men

    04/24/2015 5:57:50 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 34 replies
    Downtrend.com ^ | APRIL 14, 2015 | ROBERT GEHL
    The 3-year-old was watching SpongeBob SquarePants when two thugs broke into their house and robbed them at gunpoint. When the case went to trial the two black assailants were found guilty. As part of the sentencing, Jordan and Tommy Gray wrote in a victim impact statement that their daughter is still in constant fear of black men. Tommy Gray implored prison time for the attackers. Since the crime, Tommy Gray said the attack has left deep psychological wounds on their young daughter. Whenever we are running errands, if we come across a black male, she holds me tight and begs...
  • Judge REDUCES prison sentence of man who raped 3-year-old

    04/08/2015 11:39:50 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 93 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | April 8, 2015 | James Nye
    A California judge has reduced a child rapist's mandatory 25-year sentence down to only 10 - saying anything longer would be 'cruel and unusual punishment'. Superior Court Judge M. Marc Kelly told an Orange County jury that 20-year-old Kevin Jonas Rojano-Nieto 'did not intend to harm' the three-year-old girl he raped at his family home in June. The judge said that he was sure that although Rojano-Nieto sodomized the girl and covered her mouth so she couldn't scream out, 'there was no violence or callous disregard for the victim's well-being'.
  • Judge dismisses suit by conservative video maker relating to telephone charade at Landrieu's office

    04/06/2015 2:31:27 PM PDT · by BBell · 2 replies
    Full Title: Judge dismisses libel suit by conservative video maker relating to telephone charade at Mary Landrieu's officeWASHINGTON -- A New Jersey federal judge has dismissed a libel case filed by a conservative video maker James O'Keefe, who disputed a news account of his misdemeanor conviction for trying to gain access to then Sen. Mary Landrieu's New Orleans office in 2010. New Jersey Federal Judge Claire Cecchi ruled last week that the coverage by Main Justice, which covers the Department of Justice, and the online publication's founder, Mary Jacoby, was protected under the First Amendment because "as a whole," it...
  • Ohio Judge: There Will Be No Mentioning Of The Constitution Here

    03/31/2015 5:20:23 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 101 replies
    http://truthvoice.com/ ^ | March 23 2015 | Staff
    Today in a pre-trial hearing, an Ohio judge casually agreed with a motion filed by a prosecutor asking to ban a defendant from bringing up the United States Constitution or the constitutionality of the law under which he is charged with a crime. Judge Catherine Barber (or Kathryn Barber), a retired judge filling in for the Xenia Municipal Judge Michael Murray stated there will be no mentioning of the Constitution and then laughed when the defendant claimed that uttering words on a public sidewalk constitutes free speech. (The audio of the hearing can be found here: http://bambuser.com/v/5372976). This was in...
  • Federal Judge Orders Investigation into Illegal Acts By the Obama Administration

    03/10/2015 7:37:43 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 68 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 03-10-2015 | Steven Ahle
    U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen is not amused. The man who served Obama with an injunction preventing his illegal amnesty plans to see that Obama is not amused either. He has ordered that the administration be investigated over misleading him on amnesty and work permits for Dreamers. The administration told the judge they wouldnt issue anymore work permits for new dreamers, when the fact is they have issued over 100,000 of them. The investigation will include a finding of whether the lawyers who handled the case for Obama knew of the illegal maneuver. If so, they will face disbarment or...
  • 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 Presidents executive actions on immigration? The Texas attorney generals 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 Obamas amnesty. In an apparent attempt to quickly execute President Obamas unlawful, unconstitutional amnesty plan, the Obama Administration appears to have...
  • Obama-Nominated Judge: New Illegal Immigrants Must Be Released

    02/23/2015 11:51:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/15 | Neil Munro
    A federal judge has ordered the federal government to grant U.S. civil rights to illegals who are caught at the border, and to release all migrants except for those who may endanger Americans. The migrants may have legitimate claims to asylum [and] their presence here may become permanent [so] that they are entitled to the protection of the Due Process Clause, especially when it comes to deprivations of liberty, said the judge, who was nominated by President Barack Obama. Under current rules, border-crossers who are released are also allowed to compete against Americans for jobs, and to attend...
  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: Federal Judge Just Granted My Request to Halt Obamas Executive Amnesty

    02/16/2015 8:51:16 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 268 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/16/2015 | Jason Howerton
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Monday night that a federal judge has granted his request to halt President Barack Obamas Executive Amnesty Order across the country. Abbott didnt immediately offer any other details, but promised for information later. BREAKING: Federal Judge just granted my request to halt Obama's Executive Amnesty Order Nationwide. More later. #txlege #tcot @TexasGOP Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 17, 2015
  • Judge says $178 million Detroit bankruptcy fee tab 'reasonable'

    02/12/2015 10:10:35 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | 2/12/15 | Karen Pierog
    The federal judge who oversaw Detroit's historic bankruptcy case ruled on Thursday that the nearly $178 million charged to the city by law firms and consultants for fees and expenses was reasonable. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Steven Rhodes said he based his decision mainly on the complexity of the bankruptcy case filed in July 2013 as well as substantial reductions that the firms agreed to make in their bills. "The city is now on a path to success precisely because of the expertise, skill, commitment, endurance, personal sacrifice, civility and proficiency of all of the professionals in the case, including...
  • VIDEO: Judge Delivers Awesome Smackdown to Attorneys Failed Race Card Attempt

    01/08/2015 4:25:41 PM PST · by blueyon · 7 replies
    TPNN ^ | 01/07/15 | Matthew Burke
    A public defender in Broward County, Florida attempted to excuse and justify a 26-year-old burglary suspect, Stephen Hall Clarke, for running from the scene of a police-related shooting on Monday. As his defense, he said that the suspect was running from racist cops. Your Honor, in light of whats happening in this country, with unarmed black men being killed public defender Dale Miller began to argue before the judge quickly cut him off. Judge John Jay Hurley wouldnt have any of it, Dont hand me that! Dont hand me that!
  • Judge says abortion makes incest acceptable

    12/26/2014 5:55:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 41 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | December 26, 2014 | Nancy Flanders
    It stands to reason that if abortion is viewed as morally and legally correct, other immoral acts will become socially acceptable as well. Now, according to a judge in Australia, incest is one of those acts. During the trial of a brother charged with raping his younger sister, Judge Garry Neilson said that incest may no longer be morally unacceptable because the only reason it is criminal is due to the potential for abnormalities in any conceived children. Neilson said that thanks to contraception and abortion, there is no longer that risk. The man on trial had raped his sister...
  • When judges and presidents go rogue

    12/24/2014 4:27:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/24/14 | Doug Badger
    Elionardo Juarez-Escobar, a 42-year-old Honduran landscaper, was driving through a Pittsburgh suburb one evening last April when he saw a police sobriety check ahead. Drunk and without a license, he tried to avoid it. New Sewickley Township police managed to pull him over anyway. When they did, they found empty beer cans in the back seat, a minor named Henry Gomez on the passenger side and an inebriated driver. Escobar failed a field sobriety test, blowing 0.18, more than twice Pennsylvania's legal limit. He was arrested and charged with two counts of driving under the influence, corruption of minors, furnishing...

    12/16/2014 11:43:02 AM PST · by amnestynone · 93 replies
    Powerline blog ^ | DECEMBER 16, 2014 | Steven Hayward
    the top 14 movers and shakers in health care in 2014 because his legal analysis led to the upcoming Supreme Court case on Obamacares state subsidies that may blow the ACA sky high. Anyway, Jon flags a U.S. District Court opinion out this morning that finds Obamas immigration executive action exceeds the proper understanding of prosecutorial discretion: According to the opinion by Judge Arthur Schwab, the presidents policy goes beyond prosecutorial discretion in that it provides a relatively rigid framework for considering applications for deferred action, thus obviating any meaningful case-by-case determination as prosecutorial discretion requires, and provides substantive rights...
  • Police release video Texas judge stumbling through sobriety test after court drops DUI

    12/09/2014 7:32:11 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 27 replies
    LiveLeak.com, nydailynews.com ^ | Dec-6-2014 | unknown
    Court of Appeals Judge Nora Longoria was allegedly begged for leniency during her DUI arrest in July. Last month, the District Attorneys office said it lacked enough evidence to prosecute and another judge threw out the case. The DA said it never got the dashcam video, which showed Longoria stumble through her failed sobriety test. Could this be the evidence they never got? A month after a Texas court threw out a DUI case against a judge because it lacked strong evidence, police released dashcam video of her arrest that showed her stumble through a sobriety test.The new video, recorded...
  • 13th Court Justice of Appeals Nora Longorias traffic stop that led to her DWI arrest

    12/07/2014 8:51:13 PM PST · by Steven Tyler · 10 replies
    Valley Central Action 4 ^ | December 5, 2014 | Elizabeth Espinosa
    Friend of Hillary??? McAllen police have released dashcam video from 13th Court Justice of Appeals Nora Longorias traffic stop that led to her DWI arrest. The dash cam video shows Longoria performing a field sobriety test. The footage shows she struggled to walk a straight line, and even stumbled several times during the test. According to a police report, she allegedly told him "Please let me go home. I live a couple of miles away and "You are going to ruin my life. The case went to court November 20th, but the charges were dropped. DA Rene Guerra told Action...
  • Lesbian judge takes on Jesus in court

    12/03/2014 10:09:34 AM PST · by BlatherNaut · 23 replies
    WND ^ | 12/2/14 | Bob Unruh
    An openly lesbian federal judge whose appointment was opposed by dozens of U.S. senators has ruled against a Christian former Navy chaplain who alleged his superiors engineered his dismissal from the service because he was not ecumenical. The decision by Elaine Kaplan of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims rejected the allegations of former chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, who recently was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives. He had routinely prayed in Jesus name as part of his work as a chaplain. The judge, who formerly worked for the National Treasury Employees Union, was opposed by 35 GOP senators when...

    11/23/2014 7:00:26 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 32 replies
    Judge Jeanine expertly displayed all the arrogance, hypocrisy and opportunism of Obamas lawless executive action on immigration this week. Its definitely worth a listen: