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  • Judge Orders Michigan Recount to Begin at Noon Monday

    12/05/2016 5:01:16 AM PST · by madison10 · 111 replies
    Det News | 12/05/2016 | Robert Snell and Christine MacDonald and Chad Livengood
    Link Only Judge Orders Mich Recount
  • SF judge explains why 66,000 arrest warrants were discarded

    11/30/2016 5:49:51 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 30, 2016 | Bob Egelko
    San Francisco’s chief judge says he and his colleagues discarded 66,000 arrest warrants issued over five years for quality-of-life crimes, like sleeping on the sidewalk, because it made no sense to lock people up for fines they couldn’t afford.
  • Judge rejects request to force Wisconsin recount by hand

    11/29/2016 7:05:23 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 13 replies
    WBAY.com ^ | November 29, 2016
    MADISON, Wis. (WBAY) – A Dane County judge has knocked down Jill Stein’s request to conduct Wisconsin’s recount exclusively by hand to rule out any electronic tampering with the results. Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn said Stein’s experts couldn’t present “clear and convincing evidence” that Wisconsin voting equipment was compromised, only that it was possible. “A hand recount is the gold standard, it’s the best we can do. I don’t think there’s any dispute to that,” the judge said, and she noted there’s no difference in cost to taxpayers since the campaign pays for it. “However, it’s not the court’s decision to...
  • Rochester judge keeps $174K salary after DWI conviction, being stripped of duties

    11/29/2016 7:43:58 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 40 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | 11/29/16 | Teri Weaver
    First, Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio was convicted of drunken driving. Then she tried to drink and drive again - a violation of her conviction discharge... This week, she was finally stripped of all remaining judicial duties by a state administrative judge. She was also ordered not to go into any non-public areas of Rochester's city court building... And photos posted on Facebook appear to show Astacio drinking during the Thanksgiving holiday.... Through it all, Astacio is still collecting her $174,000 a year salary
  • Federal judge strikes down Obama’s massive mandatory overtime

    11/23/2016 10:07:56 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/23/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Time's running out. As much as it infuriated conservatives - as well as just people who care about the constitutional separation of powers - that Barack Obama governed so much by executive orders and administrative rulemaking in his second term, it does come with a gigantic silver lining: Anything Obama did by executive order, Donald Trump can now undo in the same way. Assuming Trump actually wants to, it will be much easier for him to defenestrate the administrative state than it will to push new legislation through Congress.
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro FULL Opening Statement Mike Pence Hamilton Attack

    11/20/2016 3:01:09 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 30 replies
    You Tube via Fox News ^ | 11-19-2016 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    Judge Jeanine Pirro FULL Opening Statement Mike Pence Hamilton Attack - November 19, 2016 - Fox News
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro FULL Emotional Opening Statement Donald Trump Elected President ! - 11/12/16

    11/13/2016 10:03:06 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 17 replies
    You Tube via Fox News ^ | 11/12/2016 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    Published on Nov 12, 2016 November 12, 2016 - Judge Jeanine Pirro FULL Emotional Opening Statement Donald Trump Elected President ! - Fox News
  • Jeanine Pirro defends Clinton on FBI review announcement

    10/30/2016 10:35:22 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 118 replies
    Politico | 10/30/16 | Rebecca Morin
    In an opening statement on her show "Justice with Judge Jeanine," Pirro said the announcement Friday by FBI Director James Comey that the bureau will review newly found emails in connection with Clinton's private email server "disgraces and politicizes the FBI and is symptomatic of all that is wrong in Washington."
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike agency to pay ex-worker $3.2M in whistleblower suit

    10/21/2016 10:03:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    WTAE ^ | October 7, 2016 | WTAE
    HARRISBURG, Pa. —A judge has ordered the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to pay a former worker more than $3 million after finding he was wrongly fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on agency practices. Ralph Bailets sued the turnpike commission and two of its officials over his 2008 termination. He says he was dismissed for questioning a major computer contract, hiring practices and how large trucking firms qualify for E-ZPass discounts. Prosecutors in 2013 used his testimony to file corruption charges against several agency officials. The judge ruled in June that Bailets was wrongly terminated. PennLive.com reports the judge ruled...
  • Judge Ramona Gonzalez disarms officers called to testify; police chief calls policy ‘frightening’

    10/13/2016 9:40:32 PM PDT · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 25 replies
    La Crosse Tribune ^ | 10/13/2016 | Anne Jungen
    La Crosse’s police chief argues a La Crosse County judge jeopardized courtroom safety when she disarmed officers called to testify in a police battery case. La Crosse County Circuit Judge Ramona Gonzalez at the start on Mark Topness’ trial on Tuesday for 10 crimes told three uniformed La Crosse police officers that they could not wear their firearms or duty belts in the courtroom. “It was the first time I’ve ever been asked to disarm,” officer Ethan Purkapile said. “I was definitely concerned because it compromised my ability to protect the DA’s office staff, the jurors, the circuit court staff,...
  • Federal judge extends Florida voter registration deadline

    10/10/2016 4:52:42 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/10/16 | Eric Bradner
    (CNN)A federal court has extended Florida's voter registration deadline from Tuesday to 5 p.m. ET Wednesday due to Hurricane Matthew's interruption of last-minute sign-ups.The US District Court ruling comes after the Florida Democratic Party sued, seeking an additional week due to the "strong likelihood" many of the state's voters would be "severely burdened" by the hurricane's fallout in the upcoming election. Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott had opposed the extension, saying last week that "people have had time to register." In court papers, Marc Elias, who serves at the general counsel for Hillary Clinton's campaign, argued that Scott "unambiguously...
  • Ohio Judge Orders Girls' Bathroom Access For Transgender Student

    09/27/2016 8:17:36 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 50 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 09/27/2016 | AP
    A federal judge rejected a school district's challenge to President Barack Obama's rule on transgender bathrooms on Monday, ordering a biologically male student who identifies as female be treated "like the girl she is." Judge Algenon Marbley said the Highland Local Schools in Morrow County had failed to provide a persuasive argument that giving the student access to the girls' restroom would jeopardize other students' privacy or safety. He further ordered that Highland use a female name and pronouns in referring to the 11-year-old.
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro's OPENING STATEMENT Sept 24, 2016

    09/25/2016 8:25:01 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    The Choice News Network via You Tube ^ | 9-25-16 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    Published on Sep 25, 2016 Judge Jeanine Pirro's OPENING STATEMENT -- Sept 24, 2016
  • Saudi leadership nominates Christian to serve on the judiciary (Satire)

    09/08/2016 4:42:11 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 3 replies
    News | 8 September 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Government minister Abdel Bin Loo Ni has nominated Christian lawyer Rashad Oh Mih Goud to serve on the Saudi judiciary in a special late night session. Understandbly, some Saudis are upset, but many applaud Bin Loo Ni's courage in showing the need for a balance to Sharia law in the nation. Minister Abdel Bin Loo Ni told news reporters as he ducked shoes being thrown that it was time for the Saudis to step up to the plate and show respect for Christianity in light of Obama's nomination of Abid Riaz Qureshi for the Federal Judiciary in the United States....
  • Obama Nominates Possible First Muslim-American Judge to Federal Court

    09/07/2016 11:34:52 AM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    MSN News ^ | 7 Sep 2016 | Chris Fuchs
    Muslim-American groups are applauding President Barack Obama's nomination of a Washington lawyer to serve in U.S. District Court — a move that could make him the first ever Muslim-American federal judge, according to advocates. If confirmed, Abid Riaz Qureshi would sit on the District of Columbia's federal bench, the White House announced Tuesday. Qureshi, who graduated Harvard Law School in 1997, is a partner in the D.C. office of Latham & Watkins LLP, specializing in healthcare fraud, securities violations, and cases involving the False Claims Act, according to a White House statement. "I am confident he will serve the American...
  • Barack Obama Just Nominated A Muslim To Be A Federal Judge. That’s A First.

    09/06/2016 5:25:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 66 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 9/06/16 | Jennifer Bendery
    WASHINGTON ― President Barack Obama made history on Tuesday by nominating the first Muslim person to the federal judiciary, Abid Qureshi. “I am pleased to nominate Mr. Qureshi to serve on the United States District Court bench,” Obama said in a statement. “I am confident he will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”
  • Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win

    08/28/2016 3:04:10 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 97 replies
    WRAL-TV ^ | August 27, 2016 | Jonathan Drew, Emery Dalesio, AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder temporarily blocked the University of North Carolina from making the three plaintiffs follow the restroom provision of the so-called HB2 law as the larger case makes its way to trial in November. His final decision on the law won't come until after trial. Passed in March, HB2 requires...
  • Judge denies Blagojevich's bid to lighten 14-year sentence

    08/09/2016 10:37:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | August 9, 2016 | Associated Press
    A federal judge on Tuesday upheld Rod Blagojevich's 14-year prison sentence on corruption counts, setting aside pleas for leniency by the former Illinois governor's wife and daughters during his resentencing.
  • Clinton-appointed federal judge orders John Hinckley Jr. released

    07/27/2016 9:31:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/27/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Jodie Foster remains unimpressed I’m trying to think if any presidential assassin - would-be or successful - has ever been released from prison before now. Obviously not Booth or Oswald. Leon Czolgosz was executed. Of course, all of the above did succeed in their diabolical quests. John Hinckley is the only man who ever shot a president and failed to kill him. Hombres don’t come any tougher than Ronald Reagan. And Hinckley is now the only man to shoot a president and eventually walk out of prison, thanks to a Clinton-appointed federal judge who sees no further reason to keep...
  • Federal judge stops Michigan law that bans straight-ticket voting

    07/21/2016 5:46:14 PM PDT · by Impy · 35 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | 7-21-16 | Brad Devereaux
    A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Michigan law banning straight-ticket voting would place a disproportionate burden on African Americans' right to vote, and granted a request for a preliminary injunction to block enforcement of the law. Mark Brewer, a lawyer in the case and former head of the Michigan Democratic Party, argued that the elimination of straight-party voting would likely have a larger impact on African-American voters, noting "extremely high" correlations between the size of the African-American voting population within a district, and the use of straight-party voting in that district. New straight-ticket voting law in Michigan prompts lawsuit...
  • Judge forcing Hillary to testify under oath?

    07/13/2016 3:23:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    WND ^ | 07/11/16
    A judge has given Hillary Clinton until Tuesday to reveal why she shouldn’t be forced to testify in a federal case about Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s double-dipping employment at the State Department.As WND reported Friday, Washington watchdog Judicial Watch asked a federal judge for permission to put Clinton under oath and ask her questions about her emails – even though the FBI investigated and said that while Clinton was “extremely careless” in her handling of secret information, she should not be charged formally for her actions. The motion for permission to depose Clinton and two others was submitted to...
  • "Folks, Put The Pieces Together" - Judge Jeanine Rages Over Comey/Clinton Debacle

    07/06/2016 4:39:11 PM PDT · by vannrox · 51 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6JUL16 | Tyler Durden
    "Folks, Put The Pieces Together" - Judge Jeanine Rages Over Comey/Clinton Debacle by Tyler Durden Jul 6, 2016 2:40 PM 0 SHARES Never one to mince words, Judge Jeanine Pirro goes on an epic rant regarding the FBI's decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton.Judge Pirro says that given all of her experience, the case against Hillary Clinton should have been presented to a grand jury. Not only that, but Pirro cuts right to the point by saying that the entire decision reeks of favoritism. "You all know I think highly of Jim Comey, I worked with him when...
  • Republican Judge Richard A. Posner: F*** the Constitution

    06/28/2016 9:44:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 06/27/16 | Joel B. Pollak
    Judge Richard A. Posner, who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981 and serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, has published an op-ed at Slate declaring that the U.S. Constitution is a waste of time. Posner writes: And on another note about academia and practical law, I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes, or seconds studying the Constitution, the history of its enactment, its amendments, and its implementation (across the centuries—well, just a little more than two centuries, and of course...
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro's Opening Statement June 25, 2016

    06/25/2016 7:48:48 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 82 replies
    You Tube via Fox News ^ | 6-25-2016 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    Published on Jun 25, 2016 Again the judge is right on the money. We must protect ourselves against jerks like you're going to hear from in the attached link, his boss , the people who back them and all those who're associated with the progressive socialist democratic party of ineptocracy whom this clown is a direct representative of - http://tinyurl.com/houfrzx
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro - Opening Statement - June 11, 2016 - Hillary Clinton

    06/11/2016 6:47:13 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 47 replies
    You Tube via Fox News ^ | 6-11-2016 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    Published on Jun 11, 2016 June 11, 2016 - Judge Jeanine Pirro - Opening Statement on Hillary Clinton - Fox News
  • White House should have waited to call Trump racist; look who got sued for forcing a judge to...

    06/11/2016 7:30:10 AM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    BPR BizPac Review ^ | 6/11/16 | Michael Dorstewitz
    "White House should have waited to call Trump racist; look who got sued for forcing a judge to recuse herself!" The White House jumped on comments House Speaker Paul Ryan made in order to characterize Donald Trump as a racist. But using the Obama administration’s exact same logic, Obama would also be a racist. Just last year the United States Department of Justice was sued after it forced an immigration judge to recuse herself from “all immigration cases involving Iranians,”according to the Daily Caller. Trump has long been critical of U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is hearing a...
  • One million sign petition to oust judge in Brock Turner case. Will it matter?

    06/10/2016 3:22:29 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | June 10, 2016 | Eliott C. McLaughlin
    (CNN) — The number appears resounding: More than one million people want Judge Aaron Persky to lose his job for what's been widely viewed as a lenient sentence in the Brock Turner rape case. So, more people than who live in San Francisco want to see Persky tossed out for handing a white, well-to-do former Stanford University athlete a six-month sentence for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. But will this yield any real action, or is this just another example of "slacktivism" or "clicktivism," arguably meaningless acts of supporting social causes without investing any real effort in effecting change?
  • Report: Trump University Judge Linked To Group That Calls For Boycott Of Trump's Businesses

    06/07/2016 4:22:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 7, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is overseeing a fraud case against Trump University, is reportedly a member of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, which is affiliated with the Hispanic National Bar Association.
  • WOW: Trump Hatin’ “Mexican Judge” Awarded Scholarships To Illegal Immigrants

    06/09/2016 11:42:21 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 24 replies
    http://gotnews.com/ ^ | 6/9/16 | Charles C. Johnson
    The Trump hating “Mexican” judge once stressed his Mexican heritage as being essential to relationship he built with Mexican government, saluted his own “immigrant” origins, and repeatedly worked with anti-white activist group La Raza. Judge Gonzalo Curiel even awarded scholarships to illegal immigrants in San Diego in 2014. >snip< While nearly all of the scholarship winners were born in another country Ricardo Elorza bragged about his accomplishments as an illegal. Mr. Elorza immigration to the United States when he was 11 years old. In college, he led worships at high schools, non-profit organizations, colleges and parks where he talked about...
  • Looks like Judge Curiel broke some US judge codes "of conduct"

    06/09/2016 8:13:50 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    Looks like Judge Curiel broke some US judge codes "of conduct."
  • Boy Scouts participation off limits to judges, says California Supreme Court

    06/09/2016 5:30:58 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Jan 24, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Boy Scouts participation off limits to judges, says California Supreme Court By Kellan Howell - The Washington Times - Saturday, January 24, 2015 The Supreme Court of California announced Friday that California judges will no longer be permitted to participate in nonprofit youth groups like the Boy Scouts of America due to the groups position on gay rights issues. But justices have lifted a ban on judges belonging to a military organization now that LGBT people can serve openly in the U.S. Armed Services, The Bay Area Reporter reported Thursday. The court found fault with the scouting group, which does...
  • Donald Trump Issues Statement Regarding Trump University Lawsuit and La Raza Judge Curiel

    06/08/2016 10:12:43 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | June 7, 2016 | Sundance
    It is unfortunate that my comments have been misconstrued as a categorical attack against people of Mexican heritage. I am friends with and employ thousands of people of Mexican and Hispanic descent. The American justice system relies on fair and impartial judges. All judges should be held to that standard. I do not feel that one’s heritage makes them incapable of being impartial, but, based on the rulings that I have received in the Trump University civil case, I feel justified in questioning whether I am receiving a fair trial. Over the past few weeks, I have watched as the...
  • Trump, the La Raza Judge, and the RINO's

    06/07/2016 3:27:58 PM PDT · by Behind the Blue Wall · 34 replies
    Vanity | June 7, 2016 | Behind the Blue Wall
    Apologies for the vanity, but for me, this episode with Trump, the La Raza judge and the RINO's running for cover perfectly encapsulates why Trump is the GOP's (and thus America's) only hope right now. The people using this incident to jump off of the Trump bandwagon are about the stupidest most idiotic people currently walking the face of the Earth. EVERYONE knows that judges can be biased based on their background and heritage, MOST OF ALL the LEFT-WING media/Democrat Party who are supposedly clutching their pearls in shock. The judge in this case has already clearly demonstrated his bias...
  • Donald J. Trump Statement Regarding Trump University

    06/07/2016 1:10:54 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 93 replies
    Donald J. Trump ^ | 6-7-2016 | Donald J. Trump
    It is unfortunate that my comments have been misconstrued as a categorical attack against people of Mexican heritage. I am friends with and employ thousands of people of Mexican and Hispanic descent. The American justice system relies on fair and impartial judges. All judges should be held to that standard. I do not feel that one’s heritage makes them incapable of being impartial, but, based on the rulings that I have received in the Trump University civil case, I feel justified in questioning whether I am receiving a fair trial. Over the past few weeks, I have watched as the...
  • Surrogate: Trump didn't tell us to attack judge, media

    06/07/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6-7-2016 | Americas Newsroom
    Jun. 07, 2016 - 5:01 - On 'America's Newsroom,' Arizona campaign chair Jeff DeWit says 'very positive' call with presumptive GOP nominee is being misconstrued
  • La Raza Judge Gonzalo Curiel and the Hispanic National Bar Association…

    06/07/2016 8:58:42 AM PDT · by blueyon · 43 replies
    The curriculum vitae of Trump University Judge Gonzalo Curiel specifically mentions his affiliation with the Hispanic National Bar Association, or HNBA. The Hispanic National Bar Association published a press release on July 2nd 2015 which specifically stated their intention to target the “business interests” of Donald Trump:
  • Judge, law firm bringing Trump U case both tied to La Raza

    06/07/2016 8:26:40 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 6/06/2016 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The federal judge presiding over the Trump University class action lawsuit is a member of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, a group that while not a branch of the National Council of La Raza, has ties to the controversial organization, which translates literally “The Race.” U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who has been criticized by Donald Trump as a “hater” appointed by President Obama who should be recused from the case, listed his membership in the “La Raza Lawyers of San Diego” on a judicial questionnaire he filled out when he was selected to be a federal judge....
  • The Donald & The La Raza Judge

    06/07/2016 5:30:53 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    The Donald & The La Raza Judge Pat Buchanan Jun 07, 2016 Before the lynching of The Donald proceeds, what exactly was it he said about that Hispanic judge? Stated succinctly, Donald Trump said U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over a class-action suit against Trump University, is sticking it to him. And the judge's bias is likely rooted in the fact that he is of Mexican descent. Can there be any defense of a statement so horrific? Just this. First, Trump has a perfect right to be angry about the judge's rulings and to question his motives....
  • Exclusive: The Truth About ‘La Raza’

    06/07/2016 5:53:37 AM PDT · by Pelham · 69 replies
    Human Events ^ | 4/7/2006 | C Norwood
    Is the National Council of La Raza itself a racist organization? Regardless of the organization’s suspect ties, the majority of its members are not. When one examines all the organization’s activities, they are commendable non-profit projects, such as education and housing programs. La Raza defenders usually respond by calling anyone making these allegations “a racist” for having called attention to La Raza’s racist links. If they are unwilling to admit past misdeeds, they can at least state — unequivocally — that they officially oppose the racist and anti-American positions of MEChA, and any other groups that espouse similar views. Through...
  • Trump defends criticism of judge with Mexican heritage

    06/03/2016 2:40:25 PM PDT · by GilGil · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/3/2016 | Theodore Schleifer
    Donald Trump on Friday vociferously defended his claims that a judge overseeing a lawsuit against Trump University is biased because of his Mexican heritage -- pushing back against criticism that his objections are racist. Speaking with CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead," Trump repeatedly referenced his plans to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico and renegotiate trade agreements between the two countries. The presumptive GOP nominee said U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel, a federal district judge in the Southern District of California, has made "rulings that people can't even believe."
  • IF HILLARY CLINTON GETS HER WAY WITH THE SUPREME COURT

    05/25/2016 10:22:16 PM PDT · by vannrox · 3 replies
    5/24/16 AT 5:33 PM | ALVIN RABUSHKA
    If Clinton becomes president and appoints liberal justices, the author writes, a liberal majority on the court will enable her to remake the United States. This article first appeared on the Thoughtful Ideas site. If Hillary Clinton is elected, she may have the opportunity to appoint three or possibly four justices to the Supreme Court. First up is filling the late Antonin Scalia’s seat, which will give the court a five-vote liberal majority consisting, on her inauguration, of Sonia Sotomayor (63), Elena Kagan (56), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83) and Stephen Breyer (78). She may be able to appoint young liberals...
  • U.S. judge upholds Virginia's voter ID law

    05/19/2016 3:54:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 5/19/16 | Gary Robertson
    RICHMOND, Va. (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Thursday upheld a 2013 Virginia law requiring prospective voters to show an approved photo identification before they cast their ballots. The state's Democratic Party had challenged the law, signed by former Republican Governor Robert McDonnell, saying it was politically motivated and intended to deter young and minority voters from turning out on Election Day. "The court's mission is to judge not the wisdom of the Virginia voter ID law, but rather its constitutionality," wrote U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson in his decision. While he noted that the measure created an "inconvenience"...
  • Arkansas Judge Resigns After Thousands of Nude Photos of Defendants Found

    05/11/2016 7:04:28 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    nbc ^ | MAY 10 2016, | TIM STELLOH
    An Arkansas judge accused of swapping sex for reduced sentences resigned after a state commission said it discovered thousands of photographs from his computer depicting nude male defendants. In a letter to the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission, Cross County District Judge Joseph Boeckmann said his resignation was effective immediately, and that he would never again seek a job as a local, county or state employee. The commission said it was in the process of recovering as many as 4,500 photos. "They all depict young men, many naked who are in various poses inside the judge's home and outside in...
  • Arkansas Judge Resigns After Thousands of Nude Photos of Defendants Found

    05/10/2016 8:01:58 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 31 replies
    NBC ^ | 05/10/2016 | Tim Stelloh
    An Arkansas judge accused of swapping sex for reduced sentences resigned Monday after a state commission said it discovered thousands of photographs from his computer that depicted nude male defendants.... Boeckmann's resignation came after the commission said in a May 5 letter to his lawyer that it was in the process of recovering as many as 4,500 photos. "They all depict young men, many naked who are in various poses inside the judge's home and outside in his yard," the letter states, adding that many of the men had received checks from the judge and had appeared before him as...
  • Roy Moore suspended from office: Alabama chief justice faces removal over gay marriage stance

    05/06/2016 8:42:49 PM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 112 replies
    al.com ^ | 5/6/16 | Kyle Whitmire
    For the second time in his career, Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore faces charges before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary and potential removal from office. Until that court hears and rules on those charges, Moore will be suspended with pay from his position atop the state's highest court. On Friday, the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission forwarded charges to the commission, accusing the chief justice of violating judicial ethics in his opposition to same-sex marriage.
  • “To label a priest “non-judgmental” is damning.” (can't think clearly, affirms people moral errors)

    04/24/2016 2:22:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | April 24, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    At The Catholic Thing Fr. Jerry Pokorsky has a good piece about being non-judgmental, particularly about non-judgmental priests.  I think we have all met that sort, right?  These pathetic, flexi-spined cowards who would be, were Dante in charge, consigned to chase the pointless ever-whirling banner on the empty plain, pursued by stinging flies, treading upon hideous worms.Two snips: Non-Judgmental Shepherds[…]Someone recently told me about a Catholic religion teacher who was called by a concerned parent. The teacher was presenting the Catholic faith in a methodical fashion. An upcoming topic was to be love and marriage. The parent wanted assurances that his...
  • Judge sentences Special Forces vet, spends night in jail with him

    04/23/2016 10:47:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2016 | AP
    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – A North Carolina judge sent a retired Special Forces sergeant to jail for violating probation — then spent the night in the cell with him. News media outlets report Joe Serna, 41, who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after three tours in Afghanistan, was diverted to Cumberland County Veterans Court after being charged with driving under the influence and other traffic offenses. The court is designed to help troubled veterans avoid jail time and get the help they need. Serna was told to stay sober and return to the court every two weeks. But when he appeared...
  • Judge rules Newtown families' lawsuit against gun maker can go forward

    04/15/2016 5:52:01 AM PDT · by blueyon · 33 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 4/15/16 | AP???
    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A lawsuit can go forward against the maker of the rifle used in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, a judge ruled Thursday. Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis said that a 2005 federal law protecting gun-makers from lawsuits does not prevent lawyers for the victims' families from arguing that the semi-automatic rifle is a military weapon and should not have been sold to civilians.
  • US Judge Rules Sandy Hook Victims Can Sue "Military-Style" Gun-Maker

    04/14/2016 3:48:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/14/15 | tyler durden
    In a somewhat stunning decision, SkyNews reports that a US judge has ruled that the families of victims in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School can sue the maker of the weapon used in the attack, arguing the Bushmaster rifle is a military weapon that should not have been sold to civilians.As SkyNews reports, Gun companies had sought to reject the negligence and wrongful death lawsuit filed two years after the attack by nine victims' relatives and a survivor. But Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis said a 2005 federal law protecting gun-makers from lawsuits does not shield the companies...
  • Chuck Grassley tells Judge Garland that the Senate won’t act on his nomination

    04/12/2016 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12/16 | Dave Boyer
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley told Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland to his face Tuesday that the Senate won’t consider his nomination. Over breakfast, the Iowa Republican “explained why the Senate won’t be moving forward during this hyper-partisan election year,” his office said. The statement added that Mr. Grassley “thanked Judge Garland for his service,” and that their 70-minute meeting in the Senate dining room was “cordial and pleasant.” Both men arrived early for the meeting and avoided journalists later. Mr. Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are blocking Judge Garland’s nomination, saying voters should have a role in...