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  • Attorneys for Conn. High School Runners Ask Judge to Recuse after He Forbids Them from Describing Trans Athletes as ‘Male’

    05/11/2020 10:50:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | May 11, 2020 | JACK CROWE
    High-school athletes Selina Soule and Alanna Smith (Photo courtesy Alliance Defending Freedom)Attorneys representing three female high school track athletes in their effort to bar biological males from competing against them filed a motion on Saturday calling for the presiding judge to recuse himself after he forbid the attorneys from referring to the transgender athletes at issue as “males.” The ADF filed suit in February against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) on behalf of three girls — Selina Soule, Alana Smith, and Chelsea Mitchell. The suit challenges the CIAC policy allowing students to compete in the division that accords with...
  • CA chief justice says courts will help with homelessness crisis

    03/10/2020 8:19:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 82 replies
    ktla ^ | 03/10/2020
    California’s chief justice said Tuesday that she will appoint an advisory panel on how the court system might better help the state address its growing homelessness crisis. That might involve transferring surplus properties to be used for shelters or housing, a process already underway for other state agencies, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said. The working group will report to her later this year. California courts in recent years “have become more than a place that resolves disputes. We have become centers for social justice,” she said in her annual state of the judiciary
  • North Carolina court blocks voter ID law as discriminatory

    02/18/2020 10:45:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 18, 2020 | by Daniel Trotta
    A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday blocked the state’s voter identification law from going into effect, finding it was a discriminatory attempt to suppress the black vote, in a victory for Democrats and voting rights advocates. The appeals court reversed a lower court decision that denied a preliminary injunction against a law requiring voters to produce a photo ID at the polls. The ruling puts the voter ID law on hold until the underlying lawsuit challenging it is decided, likely blocking it for the November 2020 general election. The law did include a provision allowing people without proper ID...
  • Federal judge to block latest North Carolina voter ID mandate

    01/01/2020 9:13:46 AM PST · by RideForever · 47 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/31/2019 | (AP) American Presstitutes
    A federal court announced that next week U.S. District Judge Loretta Biggs will formally block a photo ID requirement scheduled to begin in 2020. Unless the upcoming preliminary injunction is successfully appealed, the requirement will be halted until a lawsuit filed by the state NAACP and others is resolved.
  • Judge: Tukwila police unlawfully arrested illegal immigrant

    05/10/2019 11:37:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    FOX Local ^ | May 10, 2019 | by Associated Press
    SEATTLE - A federal judge says police in Tukwila acted unconstitutionally when they arrested an illegal immigrant and turned him over to immigration authorities for deportation. Wilson Rodriguez Macareno, who is originally from Honduras, called police early last year about someone trespassing in his yard. The officers instead arrested him based on indications he was in the country illegally and brought him to a detention center for deportation. U.S. District Judge Richard Jones ruled Wednesday that the local police did not have the authority to arrest him for a civil, federal violation. He said a trial will be held to...
  • Book offers new details of Chief Justice Roberts negotiation with liberal justices to save ObamaCare

    03/22/2019 7:42:56 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/22/19 | Rachel Frazin
    A new book on Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts offers new details of his negotiation with liberal justices Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer to save ObamaCare ahead of the court's landmark ruling in 2012, according to excerpts released on CNN. In Joan Biskupic's "The Chief" which is scheduled to release next Thursday, she writes that Roberts originally opposed upholding the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate that required people to buy insurance, and cast his initial vote to strike it down, but he did join the liberal justices in voting to uphold Medicaid expansion, according to the book. He later...
  • Citing climate change, U.S. judge blocks oil and gas drilling in large swath of Wyoming

    03/21/2019 2:30:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 85 replies
    NBC News ^ | 3/20/19
    BILLINGS, Mont. — A judge blocked oil and gas drilling across almost 500 square miles in Wyoming and said the U.S. government must consider climate change impacts more broadly as it leases huge swaths of public land for energy exploration. The order marks the latest in a string of court rulings over the past decade - including one last month in Montana - that have faulted the U.S. for inadequate consideration of greenhouse gas emissions when approving oil, gas and coal projects on federal land. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras in Washington appeared to go a step further than other...
  • The Constitution Rejects the Premise of Judicial Supremacy. So Should All Americans.

    02/12/2019 8:45:08 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 12, 2019 | Carson Holloway
    Americans today are inclined to accept, without thinking much about it, the idea of judicial supremacy. We think that the federal courts—and especially the Supreme Court—have an extensive discretion to decide for us the big questions of public policy that come before the nation. After all, the Supreme Court has taken upon itself the authority to decide whether and to what extent abortion may be regulated, and, more recently, to decide the definition of marriage. Moreover, we think that that court’s decisions on such questions are final, that there is no way the people or their representatives can effectively assert...
  • Trump fires off tweet criticizing Chief Justice John Roberts

    11/21/2018 1:37:21 PM PST · by conservative98 · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 21, 2018 | 4:24pm | Bob Fredericks
    President Trump took time off from his long holiday weekend on Wednesday to slam Chief Justice John Roberts, who earlier in the day had rebuked the president for his attacks on the federal judiciary. “Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have ‘Obama judges,’ and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country. It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an ‘independent judiciary,” the commander-in-chief tweeted from Mar-a-Lago after a round of golf with the legendary Jack Nicklaus. “[B]ut if it is why...
  • In a blow to Trump’s immigration agenda, federal judge blocks asylum ban for migrants

    11/20/2018 3:16:07 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 168 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 20, 2018 | Isaac Stanley-Becker .. Maria Sacchetti
    <p>A federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration from denying asylum to migrants who illegally cross into the United States, saying the policy likely violated federal law on asylum eligibility.</p> <p>The judge pointedly denied the claim that the president, by fiat, could give the manner of entry added legal weight as a determinant of asylum. He reasoned that the “interpretive guide” of United Nations compacts on asylum lent extra force to congressional requirements. The intent of Congress, Tigar wrote, was “unambiguous.”</p>
  • U.S. judge to weigh temporary halt to Trump's asylum order [Judicial Tyranny]

    11/19/2018 10:37:47 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 61 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 19, 2018 | Tom Halls
    <p>Civil rights groups will urge a U.S. judge to temporarily halt an order by President Trump that bars asylum for migrants who illegally cross the border with Mexico.</p> <p>The groups argued in court papers that Trump’s Nov. 9 order violated administrative and immigration law.</p>
  • Sessions rips federal judge for 'improperly' reinstating DACA, 'eviscerating' executive power

    08/07/2018 7:52:10 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/6/18 | Gregg Re
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday unloaded on a federal judge who ordered the administration to reinstate the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy last week, saying the ruling was "improper" and vowing to keep up enforcement efforts against illegal immigration "aggressively." Sessions added that the judge had effectively "eviscerated" the legal authority of the executive branch and Congress, and strongly suggested the administration would appeal the ruling. The Trump administration announced last year it would end DACA, which was implemented by the Obama administration using executive authority and protects illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children...
  • Judicial Tyranny: Crazy Liberal Judge Sets Drug Dealer Free

    05/17/2018 5:59:48 PM PDT · by davikkm · 18 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    If you were wondering why we can’t have nice things in America, well, that’s because left wing (aka “liberal”) activist judges are completely out of control, and they represent a mortal danger both to our Republic (remember how many times Trump’s executive orders were overturned by the 9th circus et al) and to public safety. However, today’s news is so shocking even for somebody living in “Progressive Utopia”, that it will make your skin crawl. The story goes something like this: Salem Superior Court Judge Timothy Feeley ruled on Tuesday (two days ago basically) that Manuel Soto-Vittini, a famous drug...
  • Judge Timothy Feeley must go – Massachusetts judge is a menace to society

    05/17/2018 9:33:11 AM PDT · by taildragger · 19 replies
    The Boston Broadside ^ | 05/17/18 | Jeff Kuhner
    Judge Timothy Feeley must go Massachusetts judge is a menace to society By Jeffrey T. Kuhner Liberal judges in Massachusetts are out of control. They pose a mortal danger to public safety, and need to be reined in. Exhibit A is Salem Superior Court Judge Timothy Feeley. He has blood on his hands. Feeley ruled Tuesday that a notorious local drug dealer, Manuel Soto-Vittini, will not serve any time in prison despite pleading guilty to charges of drug possession with intent to distribute. In particular, Salem police officers arrested Soto-Vittini in June 2015. They found over 40 small bags of...
  • Judicial Tyranny... is it time to "Just Say NO" to "Case Law"? One citizen's opines...

    05/15/2018 8:49:07 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 6 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 05/15218 | RedNeckoBlogger
    Thomas Jefferson warned if allowed, the courts court could be the undoing of the Republic! With the mounting examples of judicial tyranny (much so far against President Trump)... is it time to “just say no” and demand that “case law” be abolished until voted on by Congress and signed by the president? This is not new… in Marbury v. Madison (1803), Chief Justice John Marshall and the court gave themselves the authority of “Judicial Review”... a de-facto VETO (used many times) of the will of the people. They “found” this authority under Article III of the Constitution, similar to how...
  • Judge: Bars are allowed to throw out Trump supporters

    04/25/2018 1:58:59 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 132 replies
    nypost.com ^ | April 25, 2018 | Julia Marsh
    A Manhattan judge ruled Wednesday that there’s nothing “outrageous” about throwing the president’s supporters out of bars — because the law doesn’t protect against political discrimination. Philadelphia accountant Greg Piatek, 31, was bounced from a West Village watering hole in January 2017, just after Trump took the oath of office, for wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap, according to his lawsuit over the incident. “Anyone who supports Trump — or believes in what you believe — is not welcome here! And you need to leave right now because we won’t serve you!” Piatek claims the staff of The Happiest Hour on W....
  • PA GOP moves to oust judges over gerrymandering decision

    03/20/2018 4:55:16 PM PDT · by upchuck · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mar 20, 2018 | Reid Wilson
    In a memo to fellow House members, state Rep. Cris Dush (R) said the ruling overriding Pennsylvania’s U.S. House district lines amounted to an overstep of judicial authority under the state Constitution, which lays out the path by which a bill becomes a law — in this case, a bill to delineate the district lines after the decennial Census and reapportionment process. “The five Justices who signed this order that blatantly and clearly contradicts the plain language of the Pennsylvania Constitution engaged in misbehavior in office,” Dush wrote to fellow members... While the legislature is run by Republicans, Democrats hold...
  • Supreme Court upholds new Pa. congressional district map, rejecting Republican challenge

    03/19/2018 1:07:07 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 99 replies
    Philadelphia Daily Inquirer ^ | 19 March 2018 | by Jonathan Lai & Liz Navratil
    The new congressional map imposed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will be used in the 2018 elections, after courts rejected two challenges Monday. First, a panel of federal judges Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the new map imposed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, saying the Republican lawmakers who brought the challenge did not have standing — “We hold that the federal Elections Clause violations that the Plaintiffs allege are not the Plaintiffs’ to assert” — and that the case is not appropriate for the court to take up at this time. “In short, the Plaintiffs invite us to opine on...
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues new election map

    02/19/2018 12:48:33 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 155 replies
    Fox News ^ | 19 February 2018 | AP
    HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania's high court issued a new congressional district map for the state's 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline Monday, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats and that Republican lawmakers challenge it in federal court. The map of Pennsylvania's 18 congressional districts is to be in effect for the May 15 primary and substantially overhauls a congressional map widely viewed as among the nation's most gerrymandered. The map was approved in a 4-3 decision. Most significantly, the new map likely gives Democrats a better shot at winning seats in Philadelphia's heavily populated and...
  • New York concealed carry laws challenged in court

    02/05/2018 9:28:24 AM PST · by PROCON · 38 replies
    guns.com ^ | Feb. 5, 2018 | Chris Eger
    A man denied a concealed carry permit and a Second Amendment group he is a member of filed a federal lawsuit last week arguing New York’s licensing scheme is unconstitutional. Refused a permit was Robert Nash, who joined with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association — the NRA’s state affiliate — in filing a legal challenge against the state’s pistol permit laws and practice. Named as defendants in the suit are State Police Superintendent George Beech and state Supreme Court Justice Richard McNally, the latter of which refused to issue Nash a permit because, while the man passed...