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  • Sessions to make major ‘sanctuary jurisdiction announcement’ in Sacramento

    03/06/2018 6:13:06 PM PST · by Cheerio · 43 replies
    SFGate ^ | March 6, 2018 | Bob Egelko
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to be in Sacramento on Wednesday to make what his office describes as a “major sanctuary jurisdiction announcement,” just blocks from the state Capitol, where a new law making California a sanctuary state was passed and signed. Sessions did not provide advance details of his announcement, but his Justice Department has been in an escalating legal battle with California, dozens of cities and counties in the state, including San Francisco, and hundreds nationwide whose laws and policies restrict local police and jailers from taking part in federal immigration enforcement. His targets have included the...
  • Fed Judge Rules Trump Admin Can't Withhold Grants to 'Sanctuary Cities'

    09/19/2017 8:43:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 19, 2017 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    On Friday, September 15, the Associated Press reported on a fascinating new wrinkle in the centuries-old face of unconstitutional federal activity, and the details might surprise many who are concerned about the sticky issue of “immigration”. According to the report, Federal District Judge Harry Leinenweber just ruled that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department cannot withhold federal “public safety” grants to so-called “Sanctuary Cities” if the politicians in those cities did not conform to federal immigration policies. This, in effect, temporarily removes a powerful tool in the Trump Administration’s work shed as the President attempts to wrangle with...
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refuses Hawaii's request to change Trump's travel ban

    07/08/2017 12:46:47 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 7, 2017 | Josh Siegel
    A U.S. appeals court refused Friday to clarify the scope of the Supreme Court's lifting of the blockade against President Trump's travel ban, citing a lack of jurisdiction. Earlier Friday, the state of Hawaii had asked the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to expand the categories of people who can bypass the travel ban. On Thursday, a U.S. district judge had refused to act on Hawaii's request, leaving in place the Trump administration's rules regarding what classes of people to exempt from the travel ban. The judge in that case, Derrick Watson, also claimed he did not have the...
  • U.S. Supreme Court

    01/17/2016 3:30:54 PM PST · by Walt Griffith · 96 replies
    JUSTIA US Supreme Court ^ | Decided March 28, 1898 | U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. Supreme Court United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898) United States v. Wong Kim Ark No. 18 Argued March 5, 8, 1897 Decided March 28, 1898 169 U.S. 649 APPEAL FROM THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA Syllabus A child born in the United States, of parents of Chinese descent, who, at the time of his birth, are subjects of the Emperor of China, but have a permanent domicil and residence in the United States, and are there carrying on business, and are not employed in any diplomatic or...
  • Trump: As president, I will mandate the death penalty for anyone who kills a police officer

    12/11/2015 11:28:14 AM PST · by BAW · 104 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 12/11/2015 | Allahpundit
    From last night's speech to the New England Police Benevolent Association, which voted to endorse him. Rarely can you tell whether a new Trump policy idea was gamed out beforehand or just something he came up with on the fly while in front of a mic, and this is no exception. His advisor, Dan Scavino, tweeted it out after Trump said it, though, so if it wasn't official campaign policy before, I guess it is now. Is it worth critiquing this? Krauthammer’s ready to give up on arguing against Trump policies, partly because they're all obviously political panders rather than...
  • Pope Francis confirms it: SSPX has always had supplied jurisdiction [Catholic Caucus]

    09/02/2015 5:55:55 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 15 replies
    Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II ^ | 9/1/15 | Louie Verrecchio
    As the entire “traditionalist” (aka Catholic) community surely knows by now, in a Letter of the Holy Father Francis to the President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization at the beginning of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis stated: A final consideration concerns those faithful who for various reasons choose to attend churches officiated by priests of the Fraternity of St Pius X. This Jubilee Year of Mercy excludes no one. From various quarters, several Brother Bishops have told me of their good faith and sacramental practice, combined however with an uneasy situation from...
  • Supreme Court extends protections for multinational companies

    01/14/2014 1:17:18 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 14, 2014 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended protection for multinational companies from lawsuits in the United States over conduct that took place in other countries. The justices threw out a case in California that sought damages from Daimler AG for its alleged complicity in atrocities committed in Argentina’s 1976-to-1983 “Dirty War.” The company manufactures Mercedes-Benz automobiles and has a subsidiary, Mercedes-Benz USA, that does business in California and other states. But Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, writing for a unanimous court, said those connections were too tenuous to mean the company could be sued in U.S. courts. Ginsburg said that under the...
  • Well, Well, Well – $9,000,000,000,000 MISSING From The Federal Reserve SHOCKING FOOTAGE

    10/10/2012 7:17:58 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    News Ninja 2012 ^ | October 10, 2012 (video in 2011) | Alan Grayson
    This happened before Grayson voted out in 2011 but let me say this is one of the only times I like his questioning. Rep. Alan Grayson questions the FED inspector General where $9 Trillion dollars went… and Inspector General Elizabeth Coleman hasn’t a clue…Dunno whether to laugh or cry – I am still getting over the shock and have watched 4 times – LISTEN carefully to what she says – THEY HAVE NO JURISDICTION to investigate the fed!!! Only their programs? -- You must see the video to understand what this is about.
  • Why is the Constitution so baffling? Look down.

    03/30/2011 6:28:27 PM PDT · by HMS Surprise · 46 replies
    tea party tribune ^ | 3/30/11 | jim funkhouser
    The Tea Party is faced with a conundrum. If Congress can’t force Americans to buy health insurance, how can Congress force Americans to buy a retirement plan? I haven’t come across a good answer for that question, and I’ve been looking, trust me. The reason nothing has bubbled up seems clear enough: There is no good argument that allows for the one, and not the other. Why is this cognitive dissonance allowed to go unchallenged? Probably because unlike the standard catch-phrases of freedom movements such as, habeus corpus, freedom to assemble, freedom of speech, etc., the real reason for the...
  • Healthcare reform: Obama Administration obstructing justice in healthcare suit!

    12/21/2010 2:49:59 PM PST · by JOHN W K · 10 replies · 2+ views
    Tea Party Patriots ^ | 12/21/10 | johnwk
    The facts are as follows. Our Constitution reads: ARTICLE 3SECTION 1: The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.SECTION 2 “In all Cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a State shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original Jurisdiction.”In fact, a State is Party in the case in question, and as such, the Constitution commands that the “supreme Court shallhave original Jurisdiction”, which means “shall“, not should, or maybe, but "shall"...
  • British FM: Gov't will change universal jurisdiction law

    05/27/2010 10:43:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 279+ views ^ | 5/27/10 | JONNY PAUL
    Hague promises to act speedily on matter, says Conservative party finds it "completely unacceptable that someone such as Livni feels she cannot visit the UK." LONDON - British Foreign Minister William Hague said on Thursday that it is absolutely his intention to act speedily to change the universal jurisdiction law and that this is agreed and understood in the coalition government. Speaking at a briefing at the Foreign Office on Thursday, Hague was asked by The Jerusalem Post if he has a timetable for a change to the law, which allows private complaints of war crimes to be lodged against...
  • Attorney wants to argue eligibility in Washington (Obama birth-certificate)

    12/30/2009 12:55:02 PM PST · by americanophile · 43 replies · 2,482+ views
    WND ^ | December 28, 2009 | Bob Unruh
    A lawyer who has fought government attorneys in courthouses across the nation over the issue of President Barack Obama's eligibility to occupy the White House now wants the dispute moved to the nation's capital, since that's where government lawyers have said there would be proper jurisdiction. Orly Taitz is asking the California judge who earlier dismissed her clients' claims on jurisdictional issues, noting that the proper venue would be Washington, to simply move the case there. "During the October 5 motion hearing pursuant to the motion to dismiss due to lack of jurisdiction, the moving parties, the assistant U.S. attorneys...
  • Prosecuting American 'War Crimes'

    11/28/2009 6:00:26 AM PST · by Prospero · 27 replies · 1,296+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/27/2009 | Daniel Schwammenthal
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed "great regret" in August that the U.S. is not a signatory to the International Criminal Court (ICC). This has fueled speculation that the Obama administration may reverse another Bush policy and sign up for what could lead to the trial of Americans for war crimes in The Hague. The ICC's chief prosecutor, though, has no intention of waiting for Washington to submit to the court's authority. Luis Moreno Ocampo says he already has jurisdiction—at least with respect to Afghanistan. Because Kabul in 2003 ratified the Rome Statute—the ICC's founding treaty—all soldiers on Afghan territory,...
  • Citizens ask during Health Care Town Hall "Where's The Constitutional Authority?"

    08/13/2009 7:08:45 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 19 replies · 935+ views
    America's Independent Party ^ | August 13, 2009 | Bob Bailey
    AIPNews - MarylandBob Bailey Members of the "We Surround Them - Frederick MD" stood up in the Hagerstown Hall meeting on August 12 and asked Senator Ben Carden where he has the right to enact health care legislation and how was he going to pay for it. The "We Surround Them - Frederick MD" is a 9-12 organization based in Frederick, Maryland. The link to their organization is First up from "We Surround Them - Frederick MD" was Joshua Lyons ordering Senator Carden to cease and desist. Senator Carden's answer referred to the General Welfare clause in the Constitution....
  • US agrees to limited Iraqi jurisdiction

    10/15/2008 12:33:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 806+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/15/08 | Qassim Abdul-Zahra - ap
    BAGHDAD – American troops could face trial before Iraqi courts for major crimes committed off base and when not on missions, under a draft security pact hammered out in months of tortuous negotiations, Iraqi officials familiar with the accord said Wednesday. The draft also calls for U.S. troops to leave Iraqi cities by the end of June and withdraw from the country entirely by Dec. 31, 2011, unless the Baghdad government asks some of them to stay for training or security support, the officials said. It would also give the Iraqis a greater role in U.S. military operations and full...
  • Paulson: Government Crafting Plan to Rescue Banks From Bad Debts

    09/18/2008 8:19:12 PM PDT · by Danae · 134 replies · 773+ views
    WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says the government is crafting a plan to rescue banks from bad debts that are at the heart of Wall Street's worst financial crisis in decades. Paulson said late Thursday the plan will need congressional approval. He and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke briefed lawmakers on the options they are considering.
  • Appeals Court Rules Military Judge Has Jurisdiction Authority in Gitmo Case

    09/25/2007 5:18:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 113+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2007 – A military appeals court ruled yesterday that a military trial judge has the authority to determine jurisdiction in a military commission, a ruling that paves the way for proceedings to continue against suspected terrorists at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Court of Military Commission Review made the ruling in response to an appeal filed by the prosecution in the case of Canadian detainee Omar Khadr, who was charged in April with murder, support to terrorism and conspiracy under the Military Commissions Act of 2006. On June 4, the military trial judge in Khadr’s...
  • THE VERDICT: Filming your neighbour having sex is legal (at least in lutheran Sweden)

    11/18/2006 10:51:24 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 54 replies · 2,413+ views ^ | 11/14/2006 | TT/Paul O'Mahony
    Filming your neighbour having sex is legal As long as you are not caught in the act it is legal to film your neighbours naked, or even having sex. That is the conclusion reached by prosecutor Bo Birgersson, who has just dropped the charges against a 20 year old man accused of filming 20 of his neighbours in various states of undress. "It is not possible to be molested without one's knowledge. And even if you find out after the act that somebody has been peeping at you it is not enough to bring about a conviction," Birgersson told Sydsvenskan....
  • Blogging All the Way to Jail

    08/09/2006 7:12:48 AM PDT · by steve-b · 7 replies · 702+ views
    Time ^ | 8/3/06 | Laura Locke
    Before there was YouTube's crush of do-it-yourself video online, Josh Wolf was busy taking media into his own hands. As one of the Internet's earliest videobloggers, Wolf thrust himself onto the front lines of citizen journalism, uploading his politically spiked, home-grown content onto While bypassing old media gatekeepers — like editors and programming schedules — Wolf, 24, gained unprecedented access to the Web's global stage, but he also fast won notoriety for his attempts to democratize the media. Last year, Wolf earned the wrath of Al Gore's youth cable channel, Current TV, when he criticized the new station's hiring...
  • The International Brotherhood of Judges

    07/06/2006 10:17:51 AM PDT · by WmCraven_Wk · 6 replies · 616+ views ^ | Tuesday, July 4, 2006 | David Limbaugh
    The best explanation for the Supreme Court's holding that a military tribunal lacks jurisdiction to try suspected terrorist Salim Ahmed Hamdan is not to be found in the Constitution or the cases interpreting it, or in the Court's interpretation of congressional legislation, but in extrajudicial factors. The Court lacked jurisdiction to hear Hamdan's appeal, but once assuming jurisdiction, it ruled incorrectly that the Geneva Conventions apply to his case. The Court strained, in the first instance, to inject itself in this matter, despite the clear intent of Congress to deprive it of jurisdiction, and it strained to grant Hamdan, a...