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  • Kansas senator to oppose Sotomayor (Sen. Roberts)

    05/28/2009 5:11:02 PM PDT · by Big_Monkey · 9 replies · 541+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 05/27/09 | Staff
    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, said Thursday he does not plan to vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, becoming the first Republican to explicitly state his opposition to President Obama's pick for the high court. "With all due respect to the nominee and nothing personal, I do not plan to vote for her," Roberts told talk radio host Christ Stigall on Kansas station KCMO. Roberts also noted he was one of the 28 Senate Republicans in 1998 who voted against confirming Sotomayor to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Sotomayor was ultimately confirmed to that court...
  • Palin on judicial appointment process

    04/11/2009 4:41:00 AM PDT · by euram · 16 replies · 1,081+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 04-10-09 | Lisa Demer
    After Gov. Sarah Palin's selection of a new justice for the Alaska Supreme Court last month proved controversial, the governor agreed to a live interview about the process of picking judges. We sent the governor a few general questions in advance. Then she decided to answer in writing. Here's what she wrote:
  • Former Viking, Hall of Famer Alan Page Visits Texoma

    03/25/2009 9:34:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 372+ views
    Texomas ^ | Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 | Jason Calder
    It's not typical that Texomans would welcome a former pro football player who wasn't a Dallas Cowboy or Houston Oiler. However, they did Wednesday night as part of MSU's Artist Lecture Series. While Hall of Famer Viking Alan Page earned accolades on the football field, it's his work off the football field that he was here to discuss. Jason Calder reports. He was a defensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, number 88, part of the Purple People Eaters. Alan Page said, "Football players are really known as dumb jocks and defensive linemen have all been hit in the head at...
  • President Barack Obama Makes First Pro-Abortion Judicial Pick

    03/17/2009 10:06:04 AM PDT · by julieee · 9 replies · 551+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 17, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- President Barack Obama has nominated his first pro-abortion judicial candidate as he named David Hamilton as his first Appeals Court nominee. Hamilton is a former Clinton nominee whom Obama has appointed to serve on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Hamilton was initially appointed by President Clinton to a district judgeship in Indiana in 1994 even though the ABA gave him a “not qualified” rating. In that position, Hamilton issued a series of rulings over seven years that prevented Indiana from implementing its informed consent law that would give women information about abortion's risks and alternatives.
  • Statement from SarahPAC on Governor Palin's selection of Judge Christen

    03/06/2009 4:07:45 PM PST · by SolidWood · 93 replies · 2,751+ views
    SarahPAC Facebook ^ | March 7, 2009 | SarahPAC - Bob Flint
    Gov. Palin is totally pro-life. Always has been. Always will be. She believes in a culture of life from cradle to grave. Her choice for Supreme Court judge was made in accordance with Alaska law. She chose the person most qualified from the names sent to her. The Governor's choice has a record of fairness. That is important as the courts sort out some very thorny issues. Governor Palin's choices were either a liberal or an independent. She went with the independent. And as the following article reflects - this selection process is flawed. ........................ Process of selecting Alaska's judges...
  • Pa. judges accused of jailing kids for cash (Guess which political party?)

    02/12/2009 7:03:10 PM PST · by GAB-1955 · 24 replies · 913+ views
    Associated Press ^ | http://apnews.myway.com/article/20090211/D969KKDG0.html | MICHAEL RUBINKAM and MARYCLAIRE DALE
    ... In one of the most shocking cases of courtroom graft on record, two Pennsylvania judges have been charged with taking millions of dollars in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centers. "I've never encountered, and I don't think that we will in our lifetimes, a case where literally thousands of kids' lives were just tossed aside in order for a couple of judges to make some money," said Marsha Levick, an attorney with the Philadelphia-based Juvenile Law Center, which is representing hundreds of youths sentenced in Wilkes-Barre. Prosecutors say Luzerne County Judges Mark Ciavarella and...
  • Hey, it Worked for the Nazis!

    12/11/2008 12:34:22 PM PST · by chaimke · 12 replies · 432+ views
    Freedom's Cost ^ | 12/11/08 | Chaim
    I am no jurist and, I’ll admit, I may be reading too much into Judge Scoles’ specific ruling. However, gentle reader, the language used by the honorable judge has certainly raised my eyebrows. Does His Honor really mean to imply that, as a Jew, Mr. Rubashkin is a bigger flight risk than if he were not a Jew?!?!? I wonder if this very Honorable judge would have thought, for example, of making a ruling denying bail to some Imam whose pronouncements were too incendiary for inciting to shed infidels’ blood? Don’t you think that CAIR, ISNA, ICNA and others would...
  • A Very Scary Thought For Halloween.

    10/31/2008 5:03:08 PM PDT · by mapmaker77 · 32 replies · 1,067+ views
    I Made This Up. | 31OCT'08 | mapmaker77
    What would happen if on the 5th of Nov it was obvious that McCain had won the election by a fairly wide margin and Obama refused to concede? I am not sure but I am very afraid that in the current racial and political climate things could get out of hand very quickly and, potentially, very explosively.
  • Judicial Corruption Seen and Lamented by Jefferson in Early 1800's

    08/25/2008 9:09:27 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 11 replies · 966+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | 1823 | Thomas Jefferson
    "At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass silent and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the constitution, and working its change by construction, before any one has...
  • Editorial: Judicial Alchemy, California Court Assaults Marriage

    05/15/2008 9:39:56 PM PDT · by tcg · 5 replies · 87+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/16/08 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    The California Supreme Court, in a 4-3 majority, attempted a new form of alchemy today. They tried to change homosexual partnerships into something they simply are not capable of being, marriage. They did so through a raw exercise of renegade judicial authority which clearly rejected the expressed will of the people of California. They did so without even making any pretense of relying on past precedent. They simply declared, in the words of the majority, that protecting marriage as a lifelong relationship of love between a man and a woman which forms the foundation of the first society of the...
  • Homeschool cartoon (vanity)

    04/10/2008 10:13:18 AM PDT · by Excellence · 20 replies · 143+ views
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  • Ex-Con's Cocaine Habit Catalyst in Run-In With Vet (NM)

    03/09/2008 10:09:23 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 18 replies · 1,325+ views
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 9, 2008 | Leslie Linthicum
    Glass shattered in a driveway in a quiet Albuquerque subdivision a few nights after Christmas. Minutes later, at the end of a chaotic quarter-mile trek over fences, through vacant lots and across a six-lane highway, police sirens began to wail. One man lay dead against a chain-link fence, dirt on his teeth and a bullet hole in his heart. The other stood in his stocking feet in the middle of the street with his revolver tucked into the waistband of his jeans. "Why did he do it, sir?" he asked the officer who took his gun and put him in...
  • Containing the Third Branch of Government

    03/07/2008 6:25:39 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 14 replies · 159+ views
    E-mail | 06 March 2008 | Cynthia Davis
    A river is a beautiful thing. However, a river outside its banks is called a flood and turns from being a beautiful amenity to being a destructive force. This role change describes what may be happening to our judicial branch of government. There are many very fine judges, but all too often we hear about bad decisions in which the judge applied his personal philosophy to arrive at a decision far beyond simply interpreting the law. We are seeing a nationwide trend of judges starting to tax and spend without legislative authority. It is bad enough to see a poor...
  • Scary or sensational? A machine that can look into the mind

    03/06/2008 11:12:03 AM PST · by Red Badger · 44 replies · 151+ views
    www.guardian.co.uk ^ | 03/06/2008 | James Randerson,
    Scientists have developed a computerised mind-reading technique which lets them accurately predict the images that people are looking at by using scanners to study brain activity. The breakthrough by American scientists took MRI scanning equipment normally used in hospital diagnosis to observe patterns of brain activity when a subject examined a range of black and white photographs. Then a computer was able to correctly predict in nine out of 10 cases which image people were focused on. Guesswork would have been accurate only eight times in every 1,000 attempts. The study raises the possibility in the future of the technology...
  • NC Governors Highway Safety Program to Bias Judges

    12/25/2007 8:40:54 AM PST · by Bikers USA · 199+ views
    Centerline ^ | 12/24/2007 | Bikers USA
    Governors Highway Safety Program Attempts to Bias NC Judges Against Motorcyclists Raleigh, NC December 23, 2008 Editorial opinion of a Concerned Citizen Documented proof has been published by the NC Governors Highway Safety Program, that the NC GHSP is using taxpayer funded lobbying to influence North Carolina judges in advance of "technical changes" to the General Statute 20-140.4 which contains the NC helmet law statute, effective date of January 1, 2008. In an article published in the Fall 2007 issue of Centerline, which is published by the Governors Highway Safety Program, NC Department of Transportation, is the following quote: "GHSP...
  • Bay Area counties toughest on black drug offenders

    12/04/2007 8:57:19 AM PST · by KingofZion · 12 replies · 91+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/04/2007 | Leslie Fulbright
    San Francisco imprisons African Americans for drug offenses at a much higher rate than whites, according to a report to be released today... *** San Francisco locks up a higher percentage of members of the African American community in drug cases than any other county in the study. In the county, 123 people out of every 100,000 are sent to state prison each year for drug offenses. Of those, whites are incarcerated at a rate of 35 per 100,000 white people, while blacks are incarcerated at a rate of 1,013 per 100,000 black people. "It is not that San Francisco...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Videotape of BP Sector Chief Decrying Illegal Immigration Enforcement

    12/03/2007 4:02:08 PM PST · by kc8ukw · 3 replies · 208+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 3, 2007 | Judicial Watch
    (Washington, DC) -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it recently uncovered through the Freedom of Information Act a videotape (and transcript) of an August 15, 2007 town hall meeting on illegal immigration held in Laredo, Texas. During the meeting, held at Texas A&M International University’s campus, US Border Patrol (USBP) Laredo Sector Chief Carlos X. Carrillo disclaimed the illegal immigration and narcotics enforcement missions of the USBP.
  • Mukasey or the Muck (Must Read)

    09/20/2007 8:38:27 AM PDT · by yoe · 1 replies · 39+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | September 19, 2007 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    Judge Michael Mukasey's acceptance of George Bush's offer to become his third attorney general brought to mind the title of a relatively obscure 19th century French novel called "La Bas," which means, "down there." "La bas," of course, would be modern Washington. "Down there" the denizens push a great grinding wheel that circles endlessly. George Bush proposes. Harry Reid repudiates. Into this spun-down place comes a nominee for attorney general who is said to have "little Washington experience." Let us not dwell on the latter-day meaning of that phrase. We shall posit, however, that Washington needs Judge Mukasey more than...
  • Slow-Motion Judge Stripped of Some Duties

    08/04/2007 11:35:29 PM PDT · by Westlander · 5 replies · 630+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 3, 2007 | AP
    DETROIT (AP) - A Wayne County Circuit Court judge accused of working too slowly no longer is allowed to handle pretrial motions. The state's Judicial Tenure Commission also is reviewing 27 cases in which Thomas was reversed by appeals courts in the past five years.
  • CA: Schwarzenegger to appeal order that created prison judicial panel

    07/27/2007 8:48:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 276+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/27/07 | Don Thompson - ap
    SACRAMENTO Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday signaled his intention to appeal a federal court decision that orders a special judicial panel to examine severe overcrowding in California's prison system. The governor's action comes a day after the chief judge of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals created the three-judge panel, following the recommendation of two federal judges. The panel will be charged with examining how overcrowding is affecting inmate health care, mental health, services for the disabled and other prison operations. Among the possible remedies are a cap of California's inmate population and early release of some prisoners. The...