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  • Federal Judge Blocks Texas Anti-Sanctuary Law

    08/31/2017 8:35:32 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/30/2017 | Will Racke
    A federal judge on Wednesday night temporarily blocked most of a Texas immigration law that bans sanctuary jurisdictions throughout the state. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio issued a temporary injunction against Senate Bill 4, which was set to go into effect Friday, reports Associated Press. SB4 is widely regarded as the toughest statewide anti-sanctuary city law in the country. The bill allows police officers to inquire about the immigration status of people they detain or arrest and requires local law enforcement agencies to honor detention requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It also allows Texas to...
  • A federal appeals court just upheld a nationwide block on Trump's travel ban

    05/25/2017 2:40:30 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 5/25/17 | Michelle Mark
    The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday largely upheld a nationwide block on President Donald Trump's travel ban, arguing that it "drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination." The Trump administration will most likely appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.
  • American Revolution 'pointless' because judges now rule (Horowitz)

    05/21/2017 12:40:45 PM PDT · by blueplum · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 19 May 2017 | Daniel Horowitz
    Americans have already lost their right to self-government. Every issue of importance is decided by unelected judges. And while the Republican majority and President Trump seem without power, the country is gripped in nothing less than a “foundational crisis.” That’s the charge of Daniel Horowitz, author of “Stolen Sovereignty,” who outlined the existential stakes facing the American people in an interview with Stefan Molyneux. [snip] “Even with this system, there is a remedy to take back jurisdiction. Article III, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, the entire jurisdiction of the courts are the subject matter. The Supreme Court, much less...
  • Hundreds Vote Illegally in North Carolina after Court Bans Election Integrity Law

    04/28/2017 5:02:40 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | APRIL 26, 2017 | Judicial Watch
    Less than a year after a federal appellate court sided with the Obama administration to strike down North Carolina’s election integrity reforms, a state audit reveals that hundreds of votes were illegally cast by felons and non-citizens in just one election. Voter impersonation, double voting and irregularities in absentee ballots sent via mail also tainted the election, according to the investigation conducted by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE). The probe analyzed records from the 2016 general election. State auditors found that about 500 ineligible people voted in 2016, more than 440 of them felons. Dozens of non-citizens...
  • How Strong was the Judicial Filibuster?

    04/06/2017 9:34:25 PM PDT · by confederatecarpetbag · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | April 6, 2017 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    In 2003, when Chuck Shumer began filibustering Bush’s nominees to the lower courts — a departure that tested what was a relatively new “norm” — the GOP came close to getting rid of it. In 2013, after the GOP had successfully filibustered 5 — yes, just 5 —
  • Pay attention! But only to the stuff that really matters

    03/20/2017 10:17:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/20/17 | Herman Cain
    Don't lose sight of how things work This will probably be one of the most not-read commentaries on this site, because it is not politically sexy or provocative. It’s just a reminder of how our political process works, but too many people seem to go brain dead when patience is required, or get emotionally stressed over the small stuff. We have three co-equal branches of government, the Executive (headed by the president), the Legislative consisting of the House and the Senate, and the Judicial. It’s called a system of checks and balances even if we do not always agree with...
  • Federal Judge: U.S. Constitution Is Outdated, Judges Should Stop Studying It

    06/27/2016 4:26:07 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 140 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 27th, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    According to 7th Circuit Judge Richard Posner in a post published to Slate, U.S. judges should stop studying the Constitution. “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,” Posner argued. “Eighteenth-century guys, however smart, could not foresee the culture, technology, etc., of the 21st century,” he continued. “Which means that the original Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the post–Civil War amendments (including the 14th), do not speak to today.”
  • How Scalia and Ted Cruz Saved the 2nd Amendment

    02/19/2016 2:36:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    THe American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Since the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the GOP presidential field has, in a rare show of unity, supported Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's statement that Scalia's replacement should be determined by the results of the November election. Democratic hypocrites like Sen. Chuck Schumer accuse the GOP of obstructionism, the memory of their blocking of George W. Bush nominees having faded. They, while insisting that President Obama has the Constitutional right to nominate a replacement, which he does, forget the Senate's Constitutional role to advise and consent -- or not consent. They can say no -- or even...
  • Cruz's proposal to end lifetime tenure for justices likely to get scrutiny after Scalia's death

    02/19/2016 1:39:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | February 13, 2016 | Elizabeth Koh
    WASHINGTON-Ted Cruz has long proposed, as part of his presidential campaign,ending lifetime tenure for all Supreme Court justices.Cruz proposed a constitutional amendment last June after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the Affordable Care Act and legalize same-sex marriage nationwide,saying the court had become a source of "judicial tyranny."Such ideas are likely to become a prominent part of the presidential campaign now that Justice Antonin Scalia has died,leaving a vacancy on the court during an election year."The court's hubris and thirst for power have reached unprecedented levels," wrote Cruz in the National Review[June 26, 2015], quoting Scalia multiple times. "And...
  • How Obama Denied Conservative Judges a Vote

    02/18/2016 11:08:40 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Front Page ^ | February 19, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    On a hot day in June, the grandson of a bank president took to the floor of the Senate to denounce the daughter of sharecroppers. "I feel compelled to rise on this issue to express, in the strongest terms, my opposition to the nomination of Janice Rogers Brown to the DC Circuit," Senator Obama said. Born in segregated Alabama, Janice Rogers Brown had been a leftist like Obama before becoming conservative. When Obama rose to denounce the respected African-American jurist for her political views it had been almost a full two years since President Bush had nominated her in the...
  • Cruz disciples take aim at Obama's immigration orders

    02/11/2016 6:52:33 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | February 11, 2016
    A pair of Texas litigators are following Cruz's lead as they gird for a Supreme Court battle this April. On the campaign trail, Ted Cruz has vowed to rescind President Barack Obama's controversial executive actions on immigration - but it's two of his former aides who could actually kill it. Scott Keller and Chip Roy - who served in top roles in Cruz's Senate office - are now litigators on behalf of Texas, leading the lawsuit against Obama's unilateral actions, which are at the cornerstone of the president's immigration legacy. The duo's positions also underscore Cruz's enduring influence and reach...
  • MS Initiative 42 LOST

    11/04/2015 9:35:01 AM PST · by securityMama · 12 replies
    JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi voters rejected any change to the state constitution to bolster public school funding, defeating Initiative 42 on Tuesday.
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Records Revealing Obama’s February, March 2015 Golf Vacations and

    10/15/2015 1:09:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 10/15/15 | Staff
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force revealing that Barack Obama’s February and March 2015 travel for golf vacations and fundraisers totaled $4,436,245.50 in taxpayer-funded transportation expenses. The documents regarding the Obama travel expenses came in response to two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests filed by Judicial Watch. To date, the Secret Service has not provided requested information, as required by FOIA, regarding security costs.
  • Judicial Watch Statement on Boehner Resignation

    09/25/2015 9:40:14 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 9-25-2015 | Judicial Watch
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the resignation of House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-OH): John Boehner’s willingness to fund rather than oppose Barack Obama’s lawlessness is a chief reason for his forced resignation from his position as speaker of the House. It is no small issue that, during Boehner’s tenure, Judicial Watch is widely acknowledged to have been performing the oversight that is the job of Congress. We’ve heard from many members of the House who are embarrassed that its committees and oversight have become a joke under Speaker Boehner. Judicial Watch...
  • Needed: A Million More Like Kim Davis

    09/07/2015 11:02:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/05/2015 | Matt Barber
    For the first time in American history a woman has been imprisoned by the government for merely exercising her Christian faith. War has been declared on Christ and His followers. And there’s no turning back. Anti-Christian persecution is the civil rights cause of our time. The cultural Marxists in power have seceded from our constitutional republican form of government, with its Judeo-Christian moorings, and have supplanted, in its place, a secular-socialist oligarchy. Like Union troops hunkered at Fort Sumter, faithful Christians are now exiles in our own land. Anti-Christian “progressives” have demanded unconditional surrender, and federal Judge David Bunning...
  • Christian Baker Must Make Cakes Celebrating Gay Marriage, Appeals Court Rules

    08/14/2015 11:45:28 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 126 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 13, 2015 | Ken McIntyre
    A custom cake baker in suburban Denver can’t cite his religious convictions in declining to make a wedding cake for two men, a Colorado appeals court ruled today. “Cake artist” Jack Phillips said he gladly serves gays and lesbians in his family business. But, Phillips said, he could not in good conscience design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple when, as a Christian, he believes that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. A three-judge panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that not doing so amounts to illegal discrimination based on sexual orientation, the...
  • So you want to nullify violations of the Constitution?

    03/04/2015 7:29:06 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on Dec 22, 2010 | Jon Roland
    Mr Douglas and Whitlow discuss how nullification might work to overcome usurpations by federal officials and agents after first examining the difficulties of reform through election or litigation.
  • Loretta Lynch's Secret Prosecutions

    02/26/2015 1:45:03 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | Johnny Dwyer
    The office headed by the woman poised to become the next attorney general has used an unusual method to keep many of its prosecutions hidden from the public, an NBC News investigation has found. Federal prosecutors in New York's Brooklyn-based Eastern District pursued cases against secret, unnamed "John Doe" defendants 58 times since Loretta Lynch became head prosecutor in May 2010. Two of the 58 are terrorism cases. Eastern District prosecutors have also sought permission to close the courtroom to the public for 11 different Doe cases during the same period, and judges have granted permission in at least 10...
  • Evaluations of Judicial Performance – 2014 ( Colorado )

    10/22/2014 12:57:44 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Clear the Bench Colorado ^ | October 14, 2014
    Colorado does not elect judges to office in contested elections (they are appointed by the governor from a list of 3 nominees selected by a judicial nominating commission), but they are required to receive voter approval to retain office (on a 4, 6, 8, or 10 year schedule based on the level of the court). The Colorado judges seeking retention in 2014 (appearing on the November 2014 general election ballot with a “Yes” or “No” vote option) are: 2 Supreme Court Justices (Boatright, Marquez) 2 Court of Appeals judges (Fox, Loeb) 63 District & 78 County judges (141 total trial...
  • Conservative Writer Dinesh D'Souza Is Spared Prison Time For Campaign Finance Conviction

    09/23/2014 10:32:30 AM PDT · by drpix · 130 replies
    thesmokinggun.com ^ | 9/23/14 | staff
    Conservative writer/filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza was spared prison time today when a federal judge sentenced him to five years probation for violating campaign finance laws....