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  • BREAKING: Supreme Court rejects challenges to silencer laws.

    06/10/2019 7:46:24 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/10/2019 | Ariane de Vogue
    The Supreme Court on Monday denied a request to take up a challenge to a federal law requiring the registration of some firearms including silencers. Challengers in the case believe the Second Amendment protects such firearm accessories. An appeals court had held that a silencer is not a "bearable" arm protected by the Constitution. The case comes as a silencer was used during the recent Virginia Beach massacre and President Donald Trump suggested he'd look into restrictions on gun silencers. The Trump administration had also urged the court not to take up the issue. The order was issued without comment...
  • 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...
  • US appeals court blocks Trump birth control coverage rules

    12/13/2018 1:19:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 13, 2018 | Sudhin Thanawala
    A U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration allowing more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. States were likely to succeed on their claim that the changes to President Barack Obamaís health care law were made without required notice and public comment, a divided, three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. The panel upheld a preliminary injunction against the rules issued by a lower court judge last year. An email to the Justice Department seeking comment was not immediately returned. Obamaís health care law required most companies to...
  • Trump Hits Another Home Run With Supreme Court Pick Brett Kavanaugh

    07/14/2018 5:14:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 9, 2018 | John G. Malcolm and Elizabeth Slattery
    President Donald Trump announced on Monday night his nomination of D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh, who was included in The Heritage Foundation’s original list of potential Supreme Court nominees, is a very promising choice.The battle lines were already drawn before Trump made his announcement, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., declaring he would not vote for any of the individuals on Trump’s short list.Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., promised the confirmation vote would happen this fall. Now, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin the process of reviewing...
  • Supreme Court ignores obvious solution to Internet sales tax debate in Wayfair ruling

    06/24/2018 12:56:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 83 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 21, 2018 | Mattie Dupler
    One question before the Supreme Court this term was a big one: As technology evolves, how do our laws governing commerce evolve with it? The answer, issued in the ruling held in a 5-4 decision on Thursday, is a bad one for taxpayers. Many proponents of an online sales tax have argued that we must completely revisit what we know about interstate commerce, and create illusory tax regimes to contemplate a brave new order of online transactions. In reality, none of this is true. For one, while it has been 26 years since the Supreme Court visited the issue in...
  • Federal judges block Trump's travel ban [Maryland Judge Now Joins Hawaii]

    03/16/2017 3:39:21 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 110 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/16/17 | Laura Jarrett
    (CNN)A federal judge in Maryland Thursday morning temporarily blocked the 90-day ban on immigration for citizens of six countries in President Donald Trump's...
  • Children win right to sue US government on actions causing climate change

    11/15/2016 10:01:45 AM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 44 replies
    Tree Hugger ^ | 14 Nov 2016 | Kimberley Mok
    Last week, a group of 21 young people, aged 9 to 20 years, won the right to sue the US government for its inaction in mitigating climate change, when an Oregon federal judge ruled that the plaintiffs' lawsuit was valid and could proceed in court. The chief legal counsel for the plantiffs, Julia Olson, had this to say about the significance of the ruling, urging outgoing President Obama to come to an agreement with a binding court order before Trump's inauguration early next year: We have a President-elect who is an obvious climate denier and both political branches controlled by...
  • Judges must understand: climate rules are irrational

    09/30/2016 10:09:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/16 | Tom Harris
    Most people across the world do not care about climate change On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit heard arguments in the litigation over President Barack Obamaís Clean Power Plan (CPP). If implemented, CPP regulations will require states to develop and bring into force plans to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. Arguments against the CPP focussed primarily on its questionable legality. However, the ten judges considering the case should also keep in mind that the rules are pointless. No matter what one believes about the causes of climate change, the...
  • North Georgia newspaper publisher jailed over open records request

    07/03/2016 8:31:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | June 30 - July 1, 2016 | Rhonda Cook
    A North Georgia newspaper publisher was indicted on a felony charge and jailed overnight last week Ė for filing an open-records request. Fannin Focus publisher Mark Thomason, along with his attorney Russell Stookey, were arrested on Friday and charged with attempted identity fraud and identity fraud. Thomason was also accused of making a false statement in his records request. Thomasonís relentless pursuit of public records relating to the local Superior Court has incensed the courtís chief judge, Brenda Weaver, who also chairs the state Judicial Qualifications Commission. Weaver took the matter to the district attorney, who obtained the indictments. Thomason...
  • Judge orders Jindal to restore funding to Planned Parenthood

    10/30/2015 8:04:13 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    A federal judge has ordered Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal to restore state payments to Planned Parenthood, making Louisiana the second state blocked from defunding the group.U.S. District Judge John deGravelles ruled Thursday that Jindal couldn't cancel the state’s Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood over allegations the group is facing related to its fetal tissue donation program, according to The Associated Press.Planned Parenthood clinics in Louisiana do not perform abortions and do not accept fetal tissue donations.DeGravelles, who was appointed by President Obama last year, had previously delivered a temporary ruling in favor of Planned Parenthood. Jindal, who is running for...
  • State Legislators Renew Battle Against Same-sex Marriage Decrees

    01/30/2015 12:08:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | January 30, 2015 | Jack Kenny
    In what has been described as a new front in the battle over same-sex marriage, legislators in several states under judicial orders to confer marital status on same-sex couples have introduced bills to forbid state or local officials from issuing marriage licenses to couples of the same gender. The bills would also strip the salaries of employees who issued the licenses, the New York Times reported Thursday.The bills have been introduced in the legislatures of Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas, with South Carolina also considering a bill that would allow officials to opt out of issuing such licenses if it...
  • Appeals court cancels offshore drilling program

    04/17/2009 10:15:53 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 35 replies · 1,802+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 17, 2009 | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the Bush administration did not properly study the environmental impact of expanding oil and gas drilling off the Alaska coast and canceled a program to find new reserves. A three-judge panel in Washington found that the Bush-era Interior Department failed to consider the effect on the environment and marine life before it began the process in August 2005 to expand an oil and gas leasing program in the Beaufort, Bering, and Chukchi seas. The appeals court ordered the department, now run by President Barack Obama's appointee Ken Salazar, to analyze...