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  • A Judicial Tidalwave?

    11/10/2010 6:15:27 AM PST · by iowamark · 5 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | November 5, 2010 | Nathan W. Tucker
    A conservative tsunami rolled across the nation Tuesday night, bringing with it Republican majorities to the U.S. House, governorships, and state legislatures.  But did the tidal wave also affect judicial races and ballot issues across the country? Iowa has received much of the media attention for firing three of its state Supreme Court justices who last year discovered a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.  These soon-to-be former justices will not only be making far more money in private practice then they ever did on the bench, but they will be saluted by the Bar whenever they enter a room.  They...
  • L.A. Judge in Jessica's Law Ruling Has Controversial Past

    11/09/2010 1:29:27 PM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published November 09, 2010 | By Jana Winter
    The Los Angeles County Superior Court judge who blocked enforcement of a major provision of the state's Jessica's Law last week possibly paving the way for sex offenders to live near schools or parks is well known to Californians.
  • Vote Fraud Woes Already Mar Mid-Term Elections

    11/01/2010 8:25:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Human Events ^ | November 1, 2010 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK November 2 is not here yet, but polling problems have begun. From possibly malfunctioning ballot gear to potential fraud, the 2010 mid-term vote is marred even before Election Day has dawned. Like jurors who deliberate before a trial concludes, some Nevadans who have tried voting early for Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle instead have seen Democrat Harry Reids name appear on their electronic voting machines. Some voters have complained about this apparent glitch, but how many others unwittingly have miscast their ballots? Intriguingly, these machines are maintained in Las Vegas by members of the Service Employees International...
  • Justice Elena Kagan's first vote is against an execution

    10/27/2010 11:16:52 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 53 replies · 1+ views
    latimes.com ^ | Oct. 27, 2010 | David G. Savage
    WASHINGTON Justice Elena Kagan cast her first vote on the Supreme Court late Tuesday, joining the liberals in dissent when the high court cleared the way for the execution of an Arizona murderer. The 5-4 ruling overturned orders by a federal judge in Phoenix and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco that had stopped the execution by lethal injection of Jeffrey Landrigan. His lawyers, in a last-ditch appeal, had raised questions about one of the drugs used in the execution. Since the only U.S. manufacturer of sodium thiopental had suspended production, Arizona officials said they...
  • Leftist Judge Rules ObamaGov Can Force US Citizens to Buy its Products [= Slavery. GulagBound]

    10/13/2010 8:23:38 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 56 replies
    GulagBound ^ | October 9, 2010, 12:46 pm | Sher Zieve
    In a decision that reads more like leftist talking points than a judgment based upon any true and sound legal determination based upon the US Constitution, Clinton appointed Judge George C. Steeh has ruled that the commerce clause gives the federal government the right to compel any and all citizens whom it wishes and to buy any and all demanded products whether they want them or not. In other words, the Marxist Judge Steeh has ruled that the US Constitution no longer precludes slavery of its citizens. [snip]
  • US APNewsAlert { Don't ask, Don't tell }

    10/12/2010 12:44:14 PM PDT · by SmithL · 107 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/12/10
    Federal judge issues nationwide injunction stopping enforcement
  • Don't Ask Don't Tell thrown out by Fed Judge in Riverside

    10/12/2010 12:44:19 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 15 replies
    Fox News | 10/12/2010 | Fox News
    Breaking...
  • Voters Moving to Oust Judges Over Decisions

    09/25/2010 4:54:54 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 24, 2010 | A.G. SULZBERGER
    After the State Supreme Court here stunned the nation by making this the first state in the heartland to allow same-sex marriage, Iowa braced for its sleepy judicial elections to turn into referendums on gay marriage. The three Supreme Court justices on the ballot this year are indeed the targets of a well-financed campaign to oust them. But the effort has less to do with undoing same-sex marriage which will remain even if the judges do not than sending a broader message far beyond this states borders: voters can remove judges whose opinions they dislike. Around the country,...
  • Appeals court: Florida ban on gay adoption unconstitutional

    09/22/2010 12:48:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | Sept. 22, 2010 | CAROL MARBIN MILLER
    Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced Wednesday afternoon he will cease enforcing the state's 33-year-old gay adoption law, which was declared unconstitutional by a Miami appeals court Wednesday morning. Crist lauded the court ruling as ``great'' and told reporters at a 2:30 news conference he would immediately stop enforcing the ban. Crist said he wanted to confer with the adoptive father at the center of the case before deciding whether to appeal. He said, however, that he believes the state Supreme Court wouldn't overturn the court rulings. Crist once supported the ban. But the U.S. Senate candidate reversed himself after he...
  • Judicial assault on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'--Activist judge decides to reorder the military

    09/10/2010 4:29:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2010 | Editorial
    Another federal judge has decided to impose her personal views on the nation's laws so that they will favor homosexual conduct. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips declared unconstitutional the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law that prohibits homosexuals from serving openly in the military. Not that it is any of her business. Judge Phillips' finding arose from a suit filed by the Log Cabin Republicans against the Clinton-era law. This Clinton-era judge invoked a "heightened scrutiny" test, which allowed her not only to analyze the direct effects of the law on homosexuals in uniform, but also to expostulate...
  • O'Connor joins group defending Iowa justices

    09/08/2010 6:33:58 PM PDT · by iowamark · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Burlington Hawk Eye ^ | 09/08/2010 | MIKE GLOVER
    DES MOINES - Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor will speak about keeping courts free of politics as part of an effort to support three Iowa justices threatened with removal because they supported a decision that legalized gay marriage in the state. O'Connor, a critic of judicial elections, will participate in a Wednesday panel discussion on the "importance" of Iowa's merit-based system of selecting judges. The panel will also include Barry Griswell, former head of Principal Financial Group; Jan Laue, of the Iowa Federation of Labor; and Allan Vestal, dean of Drake University's law school. The effort is...
  • Ladies Nights aren't sexist to men; Court of Appeals rejects Manhattan lawyer's claim _

    09/02/2010 8:14:57 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 31 replies
    Daily News ^ | September 1st 2010 | Helen Kennedy
    The Manhattan lawyer who thinks the big problem with singles clubs is that women pay less to get in got the big brush off in court yesterday. The Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejected claims by self-proclaimed "anti-feminist lawyer" Roy Den Hollander that letting women past the velvet rope for free or half price on "Ladies Nights" violates the Constitution. The state has no control because "liquor licenses are not directed related to the pricing scheme" at the door, the court said. The court, with evident amusement, said it must rule against Den Hollander even though "without action on our...
  • WikiLeaks' Assange rape case reopened (WikiRape Case Reopened)

    09/01/2010 11:47:17 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2010 | Associated Press
    STOCKHOLM A senior Swedish prosecutor reopened a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today, the latest twist to a puzzling case in which prosecutors of different ranks have overruled each other. Assange has denied the allegations and suggested they are part of a smear campaign by opponents of WikiLeaks an online whistle-blower that has angered Washington by publishing thousands of leaked documents about U.S. military activities in Iraq and Afghanistan. The case was dismissed last week by Eva Finne, chief prosecutor in Stockholm, who overruled a lower-ranked prosecutor and said there was no reason to suspect that...
  • Skamania County: Supreme court rules in favor of couple who built dream house on neighbor's property

    08/20/2010 12:30:20 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Tacoma News Tribune ^ | 08/20/10 | Stephanie Rice
    It was shocking news, when, in 2004, Ford and Christina Huntington learned the dream home they'd built in eastern Skamania County in 1996 was - oops - actually on their neighbor's property. Their neighbor, Noel Proctor, sued the Huntingtons to get them off his property (and to take their house with them.) A property dispute that pitted neighbor versus neighbor also divided the state's high court. On Thursday, a 5-4 Washington Supreme Court sided with the Huntingtons. In doing so, the court upheld the opinions of a Skamania County judge and the Court of Appeals, which upheld the trial judge's...
  • Is the Supreme Court supreme over EVERYBODY?

    08/13/2010 8:20:29 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 69 replies
    The Supreme Court seems to be acting as if it is supposed to be supreme over the legislature, the presidency and the votes of the people. Is this the power that the Constitution gives to the Supreme Court?
  • Breaking News: South Carolina Senate Hopeful Alvin Greene Indicted on Felony Obscenity Charge

    08/13/2010 11:09:46 AM PDT · by Never on my watch · 162 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 13, 2010 | Fox News
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  • Gay-weddings ruling expected by noon

    08/12/2010 8:40:48 AM PDT · by edcoil · 20 replies
    OC Register ^ | 8-11-10 | edcoil
    SAN FRANCISCO The federal judge who overturned California's same-sex marriage ban is set to rule Thursday on whether gay marriages should resume immediately in the state or await an appeals court's input. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker announced late Wednesday that he would issue his decision by noon on requests to impose a stay that would keep Proposition 8 in effect while its sponsors appeal his decision.
  • Prop. 8 Judge: Pope Hurt Homosexuals

    08/09/2010 8:06:35 PM PDT · by topher · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Monday August 9, 2010 Prop. 8 Judge: Pope Hurt Homosexuals By James TillmanSAN FRANCISCO, California, August 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- In the 136-page ruling overturning California's ban on "gay marriage," Judge Vaughn Walker cites a document signed by then-Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, to show that "religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful" can "harm gays and lesbians."William May, chairman of Catholics for the Common Good (CCG), told LifeSiteNews (LSN) that it was shocking for a federal court to rule that "Catholic teaching and [that] that of other religions are harmful to anyone." He also said...
  • GOP avoids gay marriage ruling

    08/07/2010 2:49:00 PM PDT · by Qbert · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/7/2010 | Maggie Haberman
    When a federal judge in California last week ruled the states ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, several political observers braced for a flood of Republican blasts on the issue that could end up resonating in campaigns nationally. Instead, the anticipated GOP bang over the ban known as Proposition 8 amounted to little more than a whimper. There were angry columns and cries of protest from right-wing groups and conservative writers, but the majority of the Republican establishment kept on a bread-and-butter message and party leaders are encouraging them not to stray. It also was expected that Democrats, outside of...
  • Oklahoma poised as unlikely same-sex battleground

    08/06/2010 6:49:33 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 9 replies
    The Norman Transcript ^ | August 6, 2010 | Trevor Brown
    NORMAN A federal judges ruling Wednesday in California and a federal judges decision last month in Massachusetts have made conservative Oklahoma in the middle of the country an unlikely battleground for gay marriage. Longtime Broken Arrow couple Sharon Baldwin and Mary Bishop, who are the named plaintiffs challenging Oklahomas Constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, said Californias case does not carry any legal precedent in their own case. However, Baldwin said it shows the tide is turning and more judges could follow the lead of what has happened in California and Massachusetts. On the other side of the...