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  • Judge orders Georgia to count all votes in contested governor’s race

    11/13/2018 5:02:13 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 96 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 13, 2018 | 1:28am | By Joe Tacopino
    A Georgia federal judge ruled in favor of Democrat Stacey Abrams’ campaign Monday night, ordering election officials to review thousands of provisional ballots that have not been counted in the contested election for governor. Judge Amy Totenberg, a New Yorker who serves on the Atlanta-based court, said that the race cannot be officially certified until those ballots were counted. Many voters have complained they were told at polling stations they weren’t registered and had to file provisional ballots. Abrams would need to gain more than 20,000 votes to force a runoff against Republican Brian Kemp.
  • Kavanaugh Conservatives vs. Booker Democrats

    10/08/2018 7:31:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 5, 2018 | Christopher Caldwell
    Years from now, perhaps only days from now, when people are no longer quite so inebriated with partisanship, those who wish Brett Kavanaugh well and those who wish him ill will probably agree on one thing: His defiant September 27 statement denying the charges leveled against him in the course of his Supreme Court confirmation is the defining speech of our time. Kavanaugh rejected outright Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that he had jumped her and gagged her at a party 36 years ago, when both were in high school. He denied knowingly having met her. None of the witnesses she...
  • Washington state ends ‘racially biased’ death penalty

    10/11/2018 3:31:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 11, 2018 3:04 PM EDT | Rachel La Corte and Gene Johnson
    Washington’s Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state’s death penalty Thursday, ruling that it had been used in an arbitrary and racially discriminatory manner. Washington has had a moratorium on executions since 2014, but the ruling makes it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment by legislative act or court decree. The court converted the sentences of the eight people on Washington’s death row to life in prison. “The death penalty is unequally applied — sometimes by where the crime took place, or the county of residence, or the available budgetary resources at any given point in time,...
  • Justice Scalia on Interpreting the Constitution

    08/16/2017 11:21:20 AM PDT · by street_lawyer · 4 replies
    August 16, 2017 | Street Lawyer
    VANITY I watched the very long video in which Scalia spoke of interpreting the U.S. Constitution (Constitution) These are my notes: The due process clause in the Constitution provides that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without “due process”. It does not mean rights are absolute. A fundamental right used to be one that is rooted in the traditions of the American people. Ultimately “fundamental rights” no longer have to be “rooted in tradition”. For example, “abortion” which is now considered to be a fundamental right was not only not rooted in tradition but it was...
  • satire - Democrats Shudder At Idea Of Having To Legislate Through Congress Should Supreme Court Lean

    10/06/2018 12:04:16 PM PDT · by Rudolphus · 15 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | October 5, 2018 | The Babylon Bee
    U.S.—With the confirmation vote on Brett Kavanaugh looming, Democrats expressed fear and trepidation Friday at the idea of having to actually legislate through Congress instead of courts in the future, should the Supreme Court tilt to the right.
  • Massachusetts woman enraged by Trump bumper sticker intentionally rammed into car, police say

    08/01/2018 3:00:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 155 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/1/18 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    A Massachusetts woman was reportedly taken into custody on Monday after she allegedly drove into a car sporting a Trump bumper sticker. The arrest of Chloe Wright, 25, followed an alleged hit-and-run in Hyannis on June 30, the Cape Cod Times reported, citing a police report. After the incident, the man she hit reportedly contacted the Barnstable Police Department and recalled hearing a motorist behind him honking their car horn as he waited at a red light. According to the police report, the honking continued and by the time he reached another red light, the motorist started shouting at him,...
  • Bush-appointed Judge Announces End to National Borders, Suspends Deportations

    07/17/2018 6:23:38 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 37 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 16, 2018 | Daniel Horowitz
    We all knew this feigned outrage over separating families had nothing to do with separating families, but with ensuring a steady flow of poor and dangerous elements into our country to be released into our communities and never heard from again. Now we have the proof. After the Trump administration marshalled all its security resources away from our border priorities in order to reunite the families, district Judge Dana Sabraw has now placed a halt on their deportations, even as unified family units... Sabraw, a George W. Bush appointee, is the same judge who legislated from the bench that the...
  • Trump: My Responsibility ‘Is To Select a Justice Who Will Interpret Constitution as Written’

    07/07/2018 11:09:32 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 7, 2018 | Ian Hanchett
    During Friday’s Weekly Address, President Trump said that in picking a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, “my greatest responsibility is to select a justice who will faithfully interpret the Constitution as written.” He added, “Judges are not supposed to re-write the law, re-invent the Constitution, or substitute their own opinions for the will of the people expressed through their laws.” Transcript as Follows: “One of the most important decisions a president will ever make is the decision to nominate a justice to the United States Supreme Court. Last week, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his decision to take senior...
  • Feds to begin distributing grant money to non-sanctuary cities

    06/27/2018 9:56:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The Justice Department said Wednesday it has begun distributing hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money that had been tied up in a major court battle over sanctuary cities. Byrne Justice Assistance Grants are used by localities and police departments across the nation to pay for equipment, training, personnel or other pressing needs. The Trump administration last year said it would condition the money on localities’ willingness to cooperate in holding illegal immigrants for pickup by federal deportation officers. Chicago sued, saying the conditions weren’t part of federal law.
  • Supreme Court Hands Trump The Power To Fire Thousands Of Judges (Wonderful News Alert)

    06/24/2018 10:03:13 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Washington Post 24 ^ | June 25, 2018
    Perhaps the biggest roadblock to Trump’s MAGA agenda has been radical, liberal judges. These men and women, appointed by previous presidents and other powers, have interfered with President Trump’s lawful authority. But that’s all about to change. Judges are supposed to be impartial. They have a solemn duty to uphold our laws. Decisions made by judges can decide the fate of not just one person, but millions. Judges that preside over federal issues can very well affect the lives of every last American. We’ve seen how radical judges can harm our country. Obama-appointed judges have overstepped their bounds by attacking...
  • Trump can't block Twitter followers, Federal Judge says

    05/23/2018 11:08:01 AM PDT · by DesertRhino · 63 replies
    CNBC ^ | 5/23/2018 | Kevin Breuninger, Dan Mangan
    President Donald Trump cannot block users on his Twitter feed, a federal judge in New York City ruled Wednesday. Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said in her ruling that Trump is violating the U.S. Constitution by preventing certain Americans from viewing his tweets. The social media platform, Buchwald said, is a "designated public forum" from which Trump cannot exclude individual plaintiffs.
  • Judge sets aside charges in pipeline protest

    03/31/2018 6:24:54 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 27 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 29, 2018 | Jordan Graham
    A Boston judge has cleared a group of climate protesters who were facing criminal charges stemming from a 2016 protest over a pipeline in West Roxbury, citing the necessity of their actions in a potentially landmark ruling. “It may well be the first of its kind in a case involving climate change, in that it’s a judicial recognition of the measures that we need to take to address climate change,” said Andrew Fischer, an attorney for some of the defendants. “In that sense, it is a revolutionary step.” The protesters, including Karenna Gore, the daughter of former Vice President Al...
  • A Prominent Liberal Judge From The 9th Circuit Court Has Died At 87

    03/29/2018 5:23:14 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 131 replies
    Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has died, a court spokesperson confirmed. He was 87. A liberal champion, Reinhardt was appointed to the bench by President Carter in 1980. He authored key liberal court opinions on hot-button topics ranging from abortion and marriage equality to assisted suicide and immigration. At the same time, the opinions made him a target of criticism from conservative corners — and of regular reversal from the Supreme Court.
  • Judge to Trump: Muting, not blocking followers, may end suit

    03/08/2018 6:15:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 3/8/2018 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge recommended Thursday that President Donald Trump mute rather than block some of his critics from following him on Twitter to resolve a First Amendment lawsuit.U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald suggested a settlement as the preferred outcome after hearing lawyers argue whether it’s constitutional for Trump to block some followers.“Isn’t the answer he just mutes the person he finds personally offensive?” she asked. “He can avoid hearing them by muting them.” The hearing stemmed from a lawsuit filed in July by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and seven people rejected by...
  • Key Witness Served In 11th Hour Lawyers’ Showdown(Waco)

    03/03/2018 7:17:50 PM PST · by Elderberry · 9 replies
    When District Attorney Abel Reyna alighted from his car at the early voting center, the private investigator who served him with a witness subpoena had the rare distinction of a rooting section. The rooting section took cell phone in hand to report the news. As quickly as the gumshoe executed the return of service acknowledging that Abel Reyna is summoned to appear as a witness in the status conference hearing in the case of State V. Matthew Clendennen at 9 a.m. on Monday in the 54th Criminal District Court, the news hit the internet like a small pebble making wide...
  • 'Israeli judicial activism breaks records'

    02/27/2018 4:57:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/2/18 | Mordechai Sones
    Professor Alex Stein, recently elected Supreme Court justice, was until recently completely anonymous to the Israeli public. However, a series of quotes from his personal Facebook account, which will be revealed this weekend in an article by Avishay Grynizig in the newspaper B'Sheva and published on Tuesday evening on Channel 2, make it apparent why Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked wanted to appoint him to the position. Stein is a well-known expert in economic law who is also well-known for his opposition to judicial activism. The Facebook account was limited to be viewed by friends, in which he raised his views...
  • Jeff Sessions: We Are Ending ‘Executive Branch Legal Activism’

    02/16/2018 5:29:55 AM PST · by davikkm · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Thursday that the Department of Justice was ending the “executive branch legal activism” of the previous administration, while also fighting the judicial activism of liberal judges. “I think the department did become too political” under President Barack Obama, Sessions said. “Essentially, it was executive branch legal activism. They would take cases or regulations or statutes and expand or redefine the meaning of words in them to advance the agenda that they thought ought to be advanced — an agenda that often had zero chance of passing Congress, where...
  • Supreme court agrees to consider internet sales taxes

    01/14/2018 9:15:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jan 12 2018, 5:55 PM ET | Pete Williams
    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide if states should be able to collect taxes on internet sales, which would generate billions in revenue for local governments, but also raise the cost of online shopping for consumers. Just over a quarter-century ago, the court ruled that a state could not force mail order catalog companies to collect sales taxes unless they had a physical presence in the state. Led by South Dakota, 36 states want the court to take another look at the issue, arguing that the 1992 decision was issued “before Amazon was even selling books out of Jeff...
  • Obama Donor Judge: No Sanctuary for American Victims

    11/22/2017 9:21:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 22, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The Constitution and the laws passed by Congress define one person who determines and executes U.S. immigration policy and U.S. District Judge William Orrick is not it. Yet Judge Orrick is once again opposing the expressed will of the American people through their elected representatives by issuing a permanent ban on President Trump’s executive order defunding sanctuary cities: A federal judge in California has blocked President Trump’s executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate with U.S. immigration officials. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick issued the ruling Monday in lawsuits brought by San Francisco and Santa...
  • Peace Cross of Bladensburg ruled unconstitutional by appeals court

    10/18/2017 4:18:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/18/17 | Bradford Richardson
    A three-judge court panel ruled Wednesday that a World War I memorial in the shape of a cross in Bladensburg, Maryland, is unconstitutional, a decision that a legal scholar says could imperil other similar memorials. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit said the 40-foot cross erected 92 years ago violates the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause. “The monument here has the primary effect of endorsing religion and excessively entangles the government in religion,” Judge Stephanie Thacker wrote for the majority. “The Latin cross is the core symbol of Christianity. And here, it is 40...