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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | | 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 ^ | 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...
  • No more confirmations of Bush high court nominees

    07/27/2007 4:06:33 PM PDT · by Western Civ 4ever · 65 replies · 1,679+ views
    The Politico ^ | 7/27/07 | Carrie Budoff
    New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a powerful member of the Democratic leadership, said Friday the Senate should not confirm another U.S. Supreme Court nominee under President Bush “except in extraordinary circumstances.” “We should reverse the presumption of confirmation,” Schumer told the American Constitution Society convention in Washington. “The Supreme Court is dangerously out of balance. We cannot afford to see Justice Stevens replaced by another Roberts, or Justice Ginsburg by another Alito.” Schumer’s assertion comes as Democrats and liberal advocacy groups are increasingly complaining that the Supreme Court with Bush’s nominees – Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice...
  • Deputy DA tried in vain to keep motorist in jail-[Judge's leniency = 2 college students killed]

    03/24/2007 9:32:51 AM PDT · by Jonah Johansen · 20 replies · 977+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | March 24, 2007 | By Ellen Miller, Julie Poppen And Marilyn Robinson, Rocky Mountain News
    GRAND JUNCTION - A Park County prosecutor tried last month to keep in jail a driver who is now suspected in a high-speed crash that killed two college students. "I thought he was a clear and present danger to the motoring public," Deputy District Attorney Martin Kenney, of Fairplay, said Friday. On Thursday night, police say, Patrick Strawmatt killed two 19-year-old Mesa State College freshmen as he drove 120 mph from a pursuing Colorado State Patrol trooper. He made an obscene hand gesture and raced away, slamming into a compact car carrying two students, Jennifer Kois, of Brighton, and Jacob...
  • Network of political connections (Part two, tort fraud)

    01/03/2007 10:11:07 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 2 replies · 317+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | January 3, 2007 | Micah Morrison
    WASHINGTON - Milberg Weiss is particularly active in New York. Melvyn Weiss was a guest at a glittering 2003 Manhattan fundraiser for then-New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer that raised more than $2 million for his gubernatorial bid. Following the Milberg Weiss indictment in May, Spitzer returned $124,000 in donations from the firm and related individuals. The donations flap was barely noticed and did nothing to dent gubernatorial candidate Spitzer’s image of unsullied rectitude. A Spitzer Web site notes that he was named “Crusader of the Year” by Time magazine and the “Sheriff of Wall Street” by 60 Minutes....
  • (Leaky) Leahy vows to guard privacy rights

    12/13/2006 6:34:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 5 replies · 377+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 13, 2006 | Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON - The incoming Democratic chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee promised on Wednesday to combat what he denounced as President George W. Bush's war-time trampling of American rights. "We have a duty to repair real damage done to our system of government over the last few years," Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said in outlining his panel's agenda for the 110th, Democratic-led Congress, which is set to convene on January 4. [Snip] "We are way overdue in catching up to the erosion of privacy," Leahy said. "This will be one of our highest priorities." Leahy said he also...
  • On Overturning of Jury Verdict (Illegal in Phoenix, AZ)

    12/12/2006 6:23:10 AM PST · by radar101 · 16 replies · 891+ views
    ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION JOURNAL ^ | December 11, 2006 | Andrew Thomas
    Andrew Thomas, County Attorney On December 5, 2006, 7he decision of a Maricopa County jury to find an illegal immigrant guilty of Conspiracy to Commit Human Smuggling under Arizona's new law was set by Judge Thomas O'Toole. This extraordinary decision contradicts two of the judge's own prior rulings and overturns a unanimous jury verdict from a cross-section of citizens reached after less than an hour of deliberations. This latest ruling, while disappointing, is not entirely surprising. Judge O'Toole has changed his mind about these issues a number of times. In the course of handling several of this office's smuggling...
  • It's time for rebellion against judicial tyrants (Need To Be Defied and Impeached")

    10/27/2006 6:20:52 AM PDT · by seasoned traditionalist · 20 replies · 673+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 27, 2006 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    From April 1775 to Yorktown in 1781, Americans fought and died to end that rule of kings – only to have their meek and timid heirs submit to a rule of judges. A tiny minority of judges in America now dictates to the Great Silent Majority. Of all these outrages and idiocies, one thing may be said: No legislature, no executive at the state or federal level would have survived imposing such measures upon us. For 50 years, this nation permitted the Warren Court, and its successors and imitators in the state courts, to create a body of judge-made law...
  • What's in a name? (Jersey Ruling called evolutionary push by libs)

    10/27/2006 5:34:56 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 16 replies · 398+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | October 27, 2006 | opinion
    New Jersey's highest court gave a resounding, unanimous endorsement this week to the principle that same-sex couples must be accorded the "same financial and social benefits and privileges" as heterosexual partners. But the court choked on calling gay unions "marriage." The ruling clearly advanced the long legal and political battle by gays and lesbians to achieve the equal status guaranteed to them as a fundamental human right. A 4-to-3 majority of the New Jersey court maintained, though, that it is the job of the legislature to confer such social acceptance, "which must come from the evolving ethos of a maturing...
  • Film documents a lifetime of activism [from the bench]

    09/25/2006 7:43:40 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 506+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/25/6 | Andy Furillo
    Over the past decade and a half, U.S. District Court Judge Thelton Henderson has become the one of the most important figures in the state in setting prison policy, or at least trying to change it. Henderson's rulings have placed the judge firmly in control over issues ranging from use of force at Pelican Bay State Prison to internal discipline to improving medical care. They've also put him in position to direct billions in state spending into the correctional system -- with no legislative oversight. The 72-year-old judge's career has just been chronicled in Abby Ginzberg's documentary, "Soul of Justice:...
  • Crime Cover-Up in D.C.

    09/25/2006 5:02:13 AM PDT · by Mike Bates · 49 replies · 1,448+ views
    Media Monitor ^ | 9/25/2006 | Cliff Kincaid
    There is terrorism in Baghdad but a criminal gang problem has also been plaguing our nation's capital. In an officially declared "crime emergency," black criminals had been robbing, assaulting, and even raping tourists in the National Mall area, where the Washington Monument and the World War II and Lincoln Memorials stand. This is an area that had been considered safe and "tourist-friendly." Three young black men were arrested for these crimes, but you could search in vain in the local media for any reference to their skin color. Instead, they were described as "D.C. youths" or just "five people." Stories...
  • Romney's Judicial Appointments and Philosophy: not a "pro-gay rights activist" record

    08/27/2006 9:59:34 PM PDT · by Jeff Fuller · 18 replies · 1,274+ views
    Iowans ^ | 8/27/06 | Jeff Fuller
    Cross Posted at Iowans for Romney: Disclaimer: THis is a Pro-Romney Piece and I run a pro-Romney blogsite. I am not paid for my efforts. What I've created below is in response to a commonly recurring attack on Romney: that he can't be trusted to appoint good conservative/constructionist judges because of his record of judicial appointees as Massachusetts Governor, specifically regarding gay-activist judges. The issue came up in a discussion thread to an article I posted on Free Republic (Over 135 comments so far, and some heated debate). One comment (#123), by JohnnyZ summed up the most common attack: Romney's...
  • Committee to Re-Elect District Judge Launches Website

    07/21/2006 9:07:40 PM PDT · by BlackjackPershing · 393+ views
    Friend Campaign Unveils Its New Website (PIKEVILLE, KY) Pike District Judge Kelsey E. Friend, Jr. officially launched his campaign's website today. "This website gives me an opportunity to communicate directly with voters," Friend said. "Ultimately, I believe that informed citizens will be able to make the best decision when they head to the polls on November 7th." The website can be found online at: Friend for Judge
  • Judicial nominee asked about club--Ted Kennedy hypocrisy alert!

    07/05/2006 4:06:42 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 10 replies · 986+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 5, 2006 | Charles Hurt
    Just six months after quitting the all-male social club to which he belonged for 50 years, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy is questioning one of President Bush's nominees to the federal bench about his membership in an all-male dining club. "What is your reason for failing to resign from the club any earlier than February 2, 2006?" Mr. Kennedy demanded in writing of Oklahoma lawyer Jerome A. Holmes, nominated to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Documents provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee and obtained by The Washington Times show that Mr. Holmes belonged to the Men's Dinner Club of...
  • Bush Nominates 4 for Federal Judgeships

    06/29/2006 3:07:23 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 7 replies · 474+ views
    AP/AOL ^ | Updated:2006-06-28
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush on Wednesday sent four nominations to the Senate to fill vacancies on federal appeals courts. Nominated were Kent Jordan of Delaware, for the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; Debra Ann Livingston of New York, for the 2nd Circuit; and Raymond Kethledge and Stephen Joseph Murphy III, both of Michigan, for the 6th Circuit. Jordan has been a U.S. district judge in Delaware since 2002. Before that, Jordan, who attended Brigham Young University and earned a law degree from Georgetown University, was an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University and Widener University....
  • Senate Set for Busy Summer on Judicial Nominees

    06/20/2006 5:25:49 PM PDT · by boryeulb · 9 replies · 550+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 20, 2006 | Robert B. Bluey
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is quietly maneuvering to act on two of President Bush's appellate court nominees this summer, while a third nominee awaiting action on the Senate floor is slowly moving closer to a vote, Republican aides told HUMAN EVENTS today. A GOP aide said the Judiciary Committee is moving toward a vote on William Haynes' confirmation to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in July. But before the committee brings Haynes up for a vote, Chairman Arlen Specter (R.-Pa.) is likely hold a second hearing, at which time Haynes would be given the opportunity to defend himself...
  • Calling All Americans: Prepare for Battle!

    06/16/2006 7:07:18 PM PDT · by siznartuf · 20 replies · 1,138+ views
    freestar media ^ | June 13, 2006 | Logan Darrow Clements
    Remember Elian Gonzalez? By surrounding his home supporters kept the media tuned to his story and made all Americans aware of his plight. In the same spirit Freestar hopes that you will form a "Human Constitution" around the homes and businesses of victims of eminent domain abuse on eviction day. Soon Freestar will send out an invite to tabulate how many people will show up at the below-listed evictions. Only people who receive our free Newsletter will receive this invite. We need volunteers to help with the planning. We intend to invite campers and RV owners to the Halper farm....
  • Book Review - From Schoolhouse to Courthouse: Exposing America's New Terror From Within

    06/03/2006 6:20:58 AM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 3 replies · 188+ views
    American Protest ^ | 06/02/2006 | Wayne Boettcher
    Book Review - From Schoolhouse to Courthouse:Exposing America's New Terror From Within,by Dr. Carl Parnell by Wayne Boettcher Posted: 06/02/2006 What's wrong with our kids today? It seems like they are always getting into trouble! Rebellion, disobedience, falling grades, vandalism, drugs, crime and running away to the party life seem a familiar pattern in today's teenagers. Even young people that avoid the worst of it have to struggle to maintain a somewhat normal life and battle pressure on a daily basis from misbehaving friends who are determined to take them down the wrong path. Yes, those children just won't...
  • Prosecutors to Defendant: We deny exculpatory evidence, take down your website and move away

    05/30/2006 2:20:50 AM PDT · by Pinkerton · 12 replies · 735+ views
    The Kauai Underground ^ | May 29, 2006 | PINKERTON
    The charges they wish to dismiss against Pinkerton(without prejudice) from three arrests in six months are 9 counts: 1 count impersonating a police officer 1 count terroristic threatening a police officer 1st degree 1 count intimidating a witness (police officer) 2 counts assault in the 1st degree against police officers 1 count resisting arrest 1 count criminal property damage 1 count open container 1 count DUI Pinkerton has presented the evidence exposing the conspiracy against him, which can be found at . This website is now exculpatory evidence. The conditions of the plea agreement are very peculiar. The nature...
  • Scary Movie 5, just in time for fall!

    05/11/2006 5:04:25 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 4 replies · 755+ views
    Laura Ingraham E-Blast | May 10, 2006 | Laura Ingraham
    SCARY MOVIE 5, JUST IN TIME FOR FALL! When I was a kid I loved watching those cheesy horror movies like Friday the 13th or Halloween. My friends and I would sit around and invent ludicrous story lines for the mother of all horror films. Well, I have an idea for a film that could roll out in the fall of 2006. Here's the plot--Imagine a Congress that: (1) seriously considers impeaching the President; (2) launches countless investigations into the "bungled" war on terror; (3) votes against any judicial nominee who believes in originalism; (4) raises the estate tax; (5)...
  • Conservatives Say Miers Is Obstacle to Judicial Nominees

    05/08/2006 4:42:02 PM PDT · by Cautor · 96 replies · 1,761+ views
    HumanEventsonline {Blog} ^ | May 8, 2006 | Robert B. Bluey
    White House Counsel Harriet Miers, the Supreme Court nominee who withdrew after a conservative revolt last fall, has allegedly vetoed several recommendations offered by conservatives to fill vacancies on federal courts. The White House would not directly respond to the charge, which was made this morning during a conference call with more than 40 conservative leaders. Two people on the call—whose identities I promised to keep confidential—said they had inside knowledge of the recommended nominees whom Miers nixed.
  • The Imperial Presidency and the War on Terror

    04/24/2006 5:25:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies · 934+ views
    The Cato Institute ^ | April 1, 2006 | Gene Healy
    "Trust the president." That was the Bush administration's main defense of the president's bizarre choice of corporate lawyer Harriet Miers for a seat on the Supreme Court. But the administration also had a backup rationale: as D.C.'s Hill newspaper reported, in an October 3, 2005, conference call with conservative leaders, Republican National Committee chair Ken Mehlman stressed "the need to confirm a justice who will not interfere with the administration's management of the war on terrorism." It was a bit unsettling to hear that proposition stated so baldly, but no one who has followed the administration's drive to expand executive...
  • Judicial Appointments "Illegal"

    04/18/2006 8:34:37 AM PDT · by zerosix · 2 replies · 368+ views
    Kansas Judicial Watch | 4/18/06 | Kansas Judicial Watch
    Kansas Judicial Watch 105 E. Rhondda Andover, KS 67002 PRESS RELEASE For Publication Wichita Federal District Court Judge Monti Belot recently irritated some Kansas state lawmakers with his personal statement critical of the legislature’s priorities. However, under Republican Party of Minnesota vs. White, 536 U.S. 765 (2002, 7-2 Opinion), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that all judges, state and federal, have first amendment rights to state their opinions, both as judicial candidates and while serving on the bench. The high court made it clear that a judge’s partiality is sacrificed only when he favors one party over another, and that...
  • Proof: Judicial Filibusters Violate U.S. Constitution

    01/31/2006 2:58:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,103+ views ^ | 1/31/06 | Sherry and Steven Eros
    "Is it asking too much that the President’s nominees for lifetime appointments to the federal courts at least get the support of 60 of 100 senators?" - Sen. Joe Lieberman on ABC’s This Week, on Sunday, May 22, 2005 "These last-minute efforts using procedural maneuvers ... has been the wrong way of going about it." - Sen. Barack Obama on ABC’s This Week, on Sunday, Jan 29, 2006 Senate Democrats just can’t understand why Republicans object to judicial filibusters requiring 60 votes to approve President Bush’s nominees. They have controlled the Senate for so many decades they find it impossible...
  • Is Kate Michelman Telling the Truth About Her Own Abortion Story?

    01/24/2006 8:04:57 AM PST · by ConservativeGadfly · 28 replies · 1,574+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | January 24, 2006 | Jan LaRue
    Is Kate Michelman Telling the Truth About Her Own Abortion Story? by Jan LaRue, Esq. Posted Jan 24, 2006 Why would four doctors increase their risk of felony prosecution for performing an abortion by requiring Michelman to obtain written consent from her husband who had abandoned her? If their concern was a civil lawsuit, wouldn’t that have been outweighed by avoiding prison time? On January 12, 2006, Kate Michelman testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJC) in opposition to the confirmation of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. On January 9, 2006, the Web site "Democracy Now" posted...
  • Bar calls ex-DAs' actions feloniesEvidence withheld in '96 murder case

    01/16/2006 8:18:17 AM PST · by hdrabon · 12 replies · 1,190+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 13, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The N.C. State Bar has challenged the dismissal of disciplinary charges against two former Union County prosecutors, saying they committed felonies to win a death penalty conviction. Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer were charged with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in the 1996 murder trial. Honeycutt, the former district attorney in Union County, has since returned to private practice; Brewer is now a District Court judge in Richmond County. Last week, the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission cited a missed deadline in dismissing the case against them. But the bar's lawyers say there is no deadline to bring charges because the...
  • Precedent and the Constitution (an old but good read about stare decisis)

    01/15/2006 9:14:48 PM PST · by Sonny M · 9 replies · 1,399+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 17, 2005 | Ronald A. Cass
    Many issues that affect our lives and shape our nation turn on judges' decisions on constitutional questions. Can students say "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance? Can states take away private property for private uses? Can Congress restrict campaign contributions and expenditures? Answers to these and other constitutional questions depend critically on how one approaches the interpretive task. Any sensible approach to constitutional interpretation must look to the core sources of law - the text, structure, and history of the constitution. For many questions, these will provide enough guidance to answer the constitutional question presented. Yet in many other...
  • California judges cant lock up funding

    12/10/2005 5:47:07 PM PST · by Amerigomag · 160+ views
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 12-09-2005 | Riverside Press-Enterprise (Editorial)
    CALIFORNIAS courts have every reason to be worried about their funding being squeezed out by other priorities in the states deficit-ridden budget. But that does not justify curbing public control over public-spending decisions. The California Judicial Council, which oversees the states courts, last week approved a proposal for amending the state constitution. Among other provisions, it would create a Prop. 98-like spending protection and hand judicial salary decisions to an outside commission. In 2004, the Legislature agreed to tie court funding to the states appropriations limit, a complex formula based on growth in population, per capita income and other factors....
  • '84 Alito Memo Backed Police Who Shot Unarmed Suspect

    12/03/2005 12:10:38 PM PST · by radar101 · 9 replies · 560+ views
    L A Slimes ^ | Dec 3, 2005 | David G. Savage,
    Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr.'s views on abortion caused a stir this week, but another memo that surfaced from his years as a Reagan administration lawyer was notable for its strong support of the police. Alito wrote that he saw no constitutional problem with a police officer shooting and killing an unarmed teenager who was fleeing after a $10 home burglary. "I think the shooting [in this case] can be justified as reasonable," Alito wrote in a 1984 memo to Justice Department officials. Because the officer could not know for sure why a suspect was fleeing, the courts...
  • Judicial society announces Greensboro location (Janet Reno on hand to announce forensic think tank)

    11/14/2005 4:23:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies · 416+ views
    Biz Journal ^ | 11/14/05 | Michelle Cater Rash
    Judicial society announces Greensboro location Michelle Cater Rash The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area - 3:09 PM EST Monday The American Judicature Society formally announced Monday that its new Institute of Forensic Science and Public Policy will be coming to downtown Greensboro. Close to 100 city leaders, attorneys and judges gathered in the former City Club on the top floor of the Jefferson Pilot building for the announcement. The institute will be a think tank to look at forensic science standards for use by law enforcement agencies, attorneys and courts. The institute will be advised by the society's...
  • High turnout seen for special election (Calfornia)

    11/05/2005 11:59:26 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 33 replies · 734+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | Nov. 5, 2005 | Steve Geissinger
    SACRAMENTO - About 42 percent of California's 15.8 million registered voters are expected to turn out for Tuesday's special election, a relatively high turnout that political experts said could hurt the chances for the governor's reform measures. Secretary of State Bruce McPherson on Friday said his prediction was based on absentee ballots, experience with similar elections, voter registration, record campaign spending, interest in local measures and "even the anticipated weather." Experts said the relatively high turnout in Democrat-leaning California makes it more likely at the polls that Democrats and independents will outnumber Republicans, who are traditionally dependable voters but are...
  • "A Perfect Storm" CARTOON featuring Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito...

    11/03/2005 8:23:05 AM PST · by IPWGOP · 15 replies · 1,878+ views ^ | 11/3/2005 | IPWGOP
    (click here to see it reeeeeeeally large)