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  • Landmark Sues EPA Over Post-Election Flood of New Regs

    10/23/2012 4:51:28 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 2 replies
    Landmark Legal Foundation ^ | 10-23-2012 | Landmark Legal Foundation
    Landmark Legal Foundation has filed suit against the EPA for the Agency's failure to produce information about regulations the EPA will issue after the November 6th election.Landmark's new brief can be found by clicking this link:EPA Lawsuit
  • More than half of Californians say they know nothing about landmark global-warming law

    08/02/2012 9:26:56 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 8/2/12 | Dana Hull
    California's landmark global-warming bill was a white-hot topic in the 2010 governor's race and remains former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature environmental achievement. But as the state prepares to unroll the law's cap-and-trade program in November with the first state auctions of emissions permits, a new poll finds that 57 percent of Californians say they have never heard anything about the program. The statewide poll by the Public Policy Institute of California further found that 30 percent of respondents said they had heard "a little," while just 12 percent said they had heard "a lot." "Cap-and-trade is a very complicated issue...
  • St. Patrick’s (Cathedral in NY) to Undergo a Three-Year, $177 Million Renovation

    03/17/2012 1:39:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies · 1+ views
    NYT ^ | March 16, 2012 | DAVID W. DUNLAP
    Take one good, long last look at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a defining landmark of New York City. It is about to disappear for two or three years under a cocoon of scaffolding, inside and out, that will permit a $177 million rehabilitation project to unfold, the most extensive work at the cathedral in generations.Come to think of it, don’t take too good a look. You may see the growing cracks in the marble facade and the patchwork of repairs up and down the buttresses, the dimness of the stained-glass windows and smoke-darkened walls, the zebra striping caused by lathing behind...
  • Landmark US-Mexico trucking agreement resolves 15-year conflict

    07/06/2011 5:34:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    cs monitor ^ | 7/6/11 | Howard LaFranchi,
    After years of wrangling, US and Mexican officials signed an agreement Wednesday that allows trucks from each nation to travel on the other country’s highways – a key provision of NAFTA. Washington The United States and Mexico on Wednesday signed an agreement aimed at resolving a cross-border trucking dispute. The longstanding disagreement had come to symbolize growing resistance, especially in the US Congress, to free-trade provisions with America’s southern neighbor. The accord, signed in Mexico City by US and Mexican transportation officials, would end a 15-year-old controversy that on the US side featured fears of unsafe Mexican trucks barreling along...
  • Landmark Files First Brief in Florida Obamacare Case May 11, 2011

    One of the law firms representing a lead party in the Florida litigation launched by 26 states challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare invited Landmark Legal Foundation to file an amicus curiae ("Friend of the Court") brief in support of the federal district court's decision that Obamacare was unconstitutional. Landmark was asked to address the Commerce Clause and tax issues relating to the legislation. Landmark's amicus brief is here: /uploads/Brief_Filed.pdf
  • Is Ronald Reagan’s Chicago boyhood home doomed?

    03/09/2011 9:03:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 2-6-11 | Kim JANSSEN
    Locked up, abandoned and forgotten, the vacant six-flat standing at the northeast corner of 57th and Maryland has no plaques or statues and few clues to its history. Now, the little-known childhood home of Ronald Reagan in Hyde Park could soon be torn down by the University of Chicago, which has quietly plotted its demolition, the Sun-Times has learned. The plan has made unlikely allies of conservatives who consider Reagan an icon and liberal Hyde Parkers who say the university’s secrecy is typical of how it has treated its neighbors for decades. It puts the school that provided the intellectual...
  • Toppled Palestinian ‘Landmark’ Symbolized Hate

    01/10/2011 5:10:49 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    commentary ^ | 1/10/11 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    It says something about the way much of the world views the rights of Jews to live in Jerusalem that the erection of new homes in parts of that city is considered such a terrible provocation. Thus, the new housing project in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of the city is generally reported as an outrageous provocation, even though the only reason this area is usually described as “predominantly Arab” or, more outrageously, “traditionally Arab” is because from 1949 to 1967, when this location was illegally occupied by Jordan, Jews were prohibited from living there. As to whether it is wise...
  • State releases landmark global warming rules (California's future at the precipice of an abyss)

    10/29/2010 7:11:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 10/29/10 | Paul Rogers
    Roughly 600 of California's major polluters -- from oil refineries to power plants and factories -- will face mandatory limits on the amount of greenhouse gases they emit, starting on Jan. 1, 2012, under new rules released today by state air regulators. The facilities will be able to trade pollution credits under a new "cap and trade" market, and will be allowed to use projects that offset global warming, such as tree planting, to cover up to 8 percent of their emissions limits. The new rules are part of AB 32, the landmark law signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in...
  • SIOA ALERT! PLEASE ATTEND THE JULY 13TH LANDMARK COMMISSION HEARING ON GROUND ZERO MOSQUE

    06/29/2010 12:50:56 PM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 1 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 29 June | Pamela Geller
    SIOA MOSQUE ALERT! SIOA MOSQUE ALERT! The hearing before the Landmarks Commission concerning the Ground Zero mosque is scheduled for July 13 at 2pm, at 45 Park Place. We should be there. The 152-year-old Burlington Coat Factory building should be landmarked, as it is part of historic New York, and it is a war memorial. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MEETING. ATTEND. EMAIL THIS TO EVERYONE. CIVIL BEHAVIOR IS OF CRITICAL IMPORTANCE. I ask each of you to be polite and reasoned when you speak. I noticed at the community board meeting that there were "plants" on our side, yelling inappropriately...
  • Landmark overhauls may not help Democrats at polls (Tom Raum Alert!)

    05/24/2010 10:28:06 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 478+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/10 | Tom Raum - ap
    WASHINGTON – Anxious and angry, Americans are not in a congratulatory mood. That's bad news for President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies. After winning a landmark health care overhaul earlier this year, Obama now stands on the brink of seeing Congress approve the most far-reaching overhaul of Wall Street regulations since the 1930s. Democrats aim to put it on his desk by July 4. Yet with the economy still wobbly and the stock market retreating, Americans remain nervous about the possibility of a double-dip recession. They have seen few concrete benefits yet from the slow-to-unfold health care law. Likewise,...
  • LANDMARK DECISION PROMISES MASSIVE RELIEF FOR HOMEOWNERS AND TROUBLE FOR BANKS

    12/27/2009 6:55:28 AM PST · by Beloved Levinite · 18 replies · 952+ views
    The Web of Debt ^ | September 19th, 2009 | Ellen Brown, JD
    A landmark ruling in a recent Kansas Supreme Court case may have given millions of distressed homeowners the legal wedge they need to avoid foreclosure. In Landmark National Bank v. Kesler, 2009 Kan. LEXIS 834, the Kansas Supreme Court held that a nominee company called MERS has no right or standing to bring an action for foreclosure. MERS is an acronym for Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, a private company that registers mortgages electronically and tracks changes in ownership. The significance of the holding is that if MERS has no standing to foreclose, then nobody has standing to foreclose on 60...
  • Landmark Health Insurance Bill Passes House [Obama Wants Bill On His Desk This Year]

    11/07/2009 11:56:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 64 replies · 1,839+ views
    AP Report ^ | November 07th, 2009
    Landmark Health Insurance Bill Passes House Tough fight still ahead in Senate, and two versions have wide differences WASHINGTON - In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed landmark health care legislation to expand coverage to tens of millions who lack it and place tough new restrictions on the insurance industry. The final vote was 220-215. Only one Republican — Rep. Joseph Cao of Louisiana — voted for the measure; 39 Democrats voted against it. Obama praised the House in a statement and said he is "absolutely confident" that the Senate will pass its version of...
  • Tallest building in America is ... Willis Tower? Chicago's Sears Tower to get new name

    03/12/2009 11:01:55 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 47 replies · 1,806+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 12, 2009
    The tallest building in America is getting a new name. Chicago's Sears Tower will be renamed Willis Tower after London-based Willis Group Holdings. The insurance broker announced the name change and other details of its agreement with the building's owners Thursday. Willis is moving five offices and nearly 500 employees into the 110-story building. The move is expected to be completed by late summer. Willis will occupy more than 140,000 square feet at $14.50 a square foot.
  • Louisiana Begins Reconstruction of National Guard Landmark

    01/07/2009 4:23:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 253+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Michael L. Owens and Army Sgt. Beyonka D. Joseph, USA
    NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 7, 2009 – A massive reconstruction of the historic Louisiana National Guard headquarters is under way and inching closer to its projected completion date of January 2010. Reconstruction has begun on a building that will house the Louisiana adjutant general's office at Jackson Barracks in New Orleans. Jackson Barracks is the Louisiana National Guard headquarters that was heavily damaged in 2005 as a result of Hurricane Katrina. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Beyonka Joseph  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Jackson Barracks, built in the mid-1830s, was heavily damaged by flood waters after Hurricane Katrina devastated...
  • Castro serenades China's Hu on landmark Cuba visit

    11/19/2008 11:59:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 279+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/19/08 | AFP
    China's President Hu Jintao made a landmark visit to Cuba Tuesday, bearing millions of dollars in aid and promises of closer future trade ties. The Chinese leader brought 4.5 tonnes of humanitarian aid for victims of three hurricanes that battered Cuba this year, which was handed over late Monday after Hu's arrival at the Jose Marti International Airport. Receiving the gift, Cuba's Minister of Foreign Investment and Economic Cooperation Rodrigo Malmierca said that Cuba "deeply appreciates the visit of President Hu Jintao, at the exact moment the country is struggling to recover and continue its development." It was the third...
  • Fire destroys landmark seafood business in Boston (James Hook & Co. - 60K lbs. of lobster lost)

    05/30/2008 1:45:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 390+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/30/08 | Mark Pratt - ap
    BOSTON - More than 80 years ago, the Hook brothers started trucking their catch of lobsters from Maine and Canada to Boston's fish piers, selling them directly to the city's top restaurants. Ever since, four generations of Hooks have kept their seafood wholesale business in a squat wooden building with a corrugated steel roof, resisting multiple offers from developers as luxury hotels, gleaming office towers and the Big Dig highway project dwarfed and surrounded them. On Friday, a seven-alarm fire gutted their landmark waterfront location, causing $5 million in damage that included the loss of 60,000 pounds of lobster, but...
  • Pat Robertson may buy Virginian-Pilot

    01/12/2008 12:57:16 PM PST · by moneyrunner · 26 replies · 138+ views
    Business Week ^ | 1/11/2008 | AP
    Televangelist Pat Robertson is considering buying The Virginian-Pilot, a newspaper he has criticized for its coverage of his activities. Norfolk-based Landmark Communications Inc. announced last week that it was evaluating whether to sell its assets, including The Weather Channel and the Pilot, its flagship newspaper. Robertson said in a statement to the paper Thursday that he is considering a potential bid. He said owning the newspaper would help provide internships for journalism students at Regent University, a school he founded in Virginia Beach. Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network, has said the newspaper has characterized him unfairly.
  • Govenor Kaine Shuns Special Sesson

    07/16/2007 5:52:36 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 93 replies · 1,098+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | July 14, 2007 | Seth McLaughlin
    Kaine shuns special session to repeal 'abuser fees' July 14, 2007 By Seth McLaughlin The first paragraph Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine has no plans to call a special General Assembly session to consider repealing new fees against bad drivers, despite public outrage, a potential lawsuit and a lawmaker's demand that he do so. The last paragraphThe governor's office estimated the new law would affect only about 2 percent of Virginians.
  • U.S. architect to head U.N. renovation ($1.9B to renovate landmark UN headquarters building)

    07/02/2007 5:37:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 429+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/2/07 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - American architect Michael Adlerstein was appointed Monday to oversee the $1.9 billion renovation of the landmark United Nations headquarters building overlooking New York's East River. Adlerstein will be executive director of a long-delayed project to modernize the 39-story glass-and-steel building, which has not had a major overhaul in its 55-year existence and now violates safety and fire codes. A native New Yorker, Adlerstein is vice president and architect of the New York Botanical Garden, America's oldest and most respected center for horticulture and botanical research. In the 1980s, he was project director for the ambitious restoration of...
  • You've posted a total of 500 threads and 26,128 replies.

    12/21/2006 5:51:23 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 105 replies · 956+ views
    Me | 12/21/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind makes moan, Earth stands hard as iron, water like a stone; Snow has fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow, Then I to my computer go. Then I do my computer go, to Free Republic land, Electronically to take my stand, There to post thread on thread, thead on thread, Until some folks might wish me dead. O let us raise a cup of cheer in honor of this place Even though as days go by and we ne'er meet face to face, O Let me say to one and all, one and all,...
  • Israeli High Court Orders Gay Marriage Recognition

    11/30/2006 6:08:06 PM PST · by evangmlw · 52 replies · 1,023+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | November 21, 2006 | Michael Foust
    The land where Jesus once walked soon will recognize "gay marriage." In a landmark 6-1 decision, Israel's Supreme Court Nov. 21 ordered the government to begin recognizing "gay marriages" from other countries, such as Canada. Although the decision doesn't give homosexual couples the ability to "marry" within Israel's borders, it nonetheless puts Israel....
  • CA: 37,000 Acres of Irvine Ranch Receives Prestigious ‘National Natural Landmark’ Designation

    10/10/2006 4:59:28 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 29 replies · 523+ views
    Business Wire ^ | October 10, 2006 | Press Release
    37,000 Acres of Irvine Ranch Land Receives Prestigious ‘National Natural Landmark’ Designation from U.S. Department of Interior • ‘The Irvine Ranch National Natural Landmark’ joins Mount Shasta, Anza Borrego, Hawaii’s Diamond Head and other beloved national landmarks • Honor recognizes designated land as “a nationally significant natural area” • First site in California to receive NNL designation since 1987 • Land is “a shining example of our nation’s natural treasures,” says National Park Service Director Fran Mainella • Governor Schwarzenegger notes, “Today’s event celebrates another area of our state that can be enjoyed for generations.” NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Standing on...
  • House Judiciary Committee Approves Landmark Bills Fighting the War on Terror (HRs 6054&5825)

    09/20/2006 6:30:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 392+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The House Judiciary Committee today approved two landmark bills fighting the War on Terror. The first, H.R. 6054, the "Military Commissions Act," establishes terrorist tribunals and was approved without amendment by a 20-to-19 margin. All 17 Democrats today voted against this legislation, which overwhelmingly passed the House Armed Services Committee last week by a 52-to-8 margin. The second bill, H.R. 5825, the "Electronic Surveillance Modernization Act," updates and reforms the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to fight the modern terrorist threat and provides increased congressional and FISA Court oversight of surveillance operations. After adopting...
  • Landlords Bullied L.A. Tenants Out to Gentrify Apartments, Suit Says

    06/15/2006 9:47:11 AM PDT · by CAWats · 8 replies · 446+ views
    LAT ^ | June 15, 2006 | Cara Mia DiMassa and Ashraf Khalil
    For the first time the office, in addition to imposing fines, is seeking to seize the landlords' properties, using a statute in the state code normally applied to antitrust cases. Authorities allege that the landlords sought to circumvent local renter-protection laws by locking tenants out of their buildings, failing to make timely repairs, making false and misleading representations that the building was being condemned and turning off utilities. At the low-rent Huntington Hotel downtown, electricity and water were turned off for extended periods, according to court documents, and tenants were threatened with violence or the removal of their property unless...
  • Mass. Governor OKs Landmark Health Bill

    04/12/2006 12:56:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 698+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/12/06 | Steve LeBlanc- ap
    BOSTON - Gov. Mitt Romney on Wednesday signed into law a landmark bill designed to guarantee virtually all Massachusetts residents have health insurance. However, the governor vetoed a key portion of the bill — a $295-per-worker assessment on businesses that do not provide health insurance. Some critics have called that provision a tax on businesses. The bill, intended to extend coverage to Massachusetts' estimated 550,000 uninsured, is being touted as a national model, thrusting the state to the forefront of the national debate about how to provide near-universal health care coverage without creating a single government-controlled system. It's also a...
  • Counting begins after Iraqis throng to polls in landmark vote

    12/15/2005 10:09:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 325+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/05 | AFP
    BAGHDAD (AFP) - Votes were being counted after Iraq's legislative election saw a strong turnout with minimal violence, bringing hope for a nation wracked by sectarian conflict, with the prospect also of tempting minority Sunnis back to the political process. Electoral officials briefly extended Thursday's voting owing to the turnout, which preliminary estimates put at between 60 and 80 percent, surpassing an October referendum, with Sunni Arabs casting ballots in record numbers. "Turnout was very strong in all regions, even in Fallujah," a Sunni city in the rebel Al-Anbar province, senior electoral official Hussein Hindawi said. The huge task of...
  • LANDMARK FORCES CALIFORNIA TEACHERS UNION TO REFUND POLITICAL FUNDS TO TEACHERS

    10/27/2005 9:16:32 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 29 replies · 1,669+ views
    Landmark Legal Foundation ^ | 10/27/05 | Landmark Legal Foundation
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Eric Christensen October 27, 2005 703-554-6100 703-554-6119 (fax) eric@landmarklegal.org www.landmarklegal.org (LEESBURG, VA)…Landmark Legal Foundation won a significant victory recently when it forced the California Teachers Union (CTA) to offer full refunds to nonunion, fee paying teachers for a special $60 per teacher assessment that the union is using to fund a $50 million campaign to defeat ballot initiatives in the November 5 special election. Landmark filed a complaint on September 14 with the California Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) documenting how the union’s special assessment would be used to retire a $50 million debt amassed for...
  • Iraq's Landmark Draft Constitution Adopted by Iraqi Voters, Election Officials Say

    10/25/2005 5:24:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 423+ views
    COX.Net AP Story ^ | Oct 25, 2005 | unattributed
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Iraq's landmark constitution was adopted by a majority of voters during the country's Oct. 15 referendum, as Sunni Arab opponents failed to muster enough support to defeat it, election officials said Tuesday. Results released by the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq showed that Sunni Arabs, who had sharply opposed the draft document, failed to produce the two-thirds "no" vote they would have needed in at least three of Iraq's 18 provinces to defeat it. Nationwide, 78.59 percent voted for the charter while 21.41 percent voted against, the commission said. The charter required a simple majority nationwide with...
  • Polls Close for Landmark Legislative Elections in Afghanistan, Amid Scattered Taliban Attacks

    09/18/2005 8:16:28 AM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 385+ views
    COX.Net AP Story ^ | Sep 18, 2005 | AMIR SHAH, Associated Press Writer
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Afghans chose a legislature for the first time in decades Sunday, embracing their newly recovered democratic rights and braving threats of Taliban attacks to cast votes in schools, tents and mosques. --- snip ---- With nearly three-quarters of the populace illiterate, voting was slow as people spent as much as 10 minutes wading through ballots up to seven pages long to find pictures of candidates or symbols that represent them. Each voter dipped a finger in indelible purple ink to prevent repeat voting.
  • Star-Studded Event Kicks Off Efforts to Save CBGB

    08/03/2005 10:34:23 AM PDT · by weegee · 30 replies · 1,200+ views
    Spin Magazine ^ | August 2, 2005 | Alyssa Rashbaum
    Steven Van Zandt, Tommy Ramone, Debbie Harry, Ted Leo, Jesse Malin, and more band together to save the beleaguered NY landmark. Debbie Harry performs Blondie classics at CBGB, hopefully not for the last time. / Photo by Lane Brown If the graffiti-splattered, poster-covered walls of CBGB could talk, aside from asking for a good scrubbing, they might wax nostalgic about an era when they watched the Ramones grow up and fantasized as Debbie Harry sauntered across the stage. With those legendary walls facing possible demolition in a month, the venue's owner kicked off a month-long campaign on Monday to save...
  • Developer Wants Hotel on Justice Souter's Land

    06/28/2005 1:56:39 PM PDT · by Cinnamon · 31 replies · 506+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, June 28, 2005 4:01 p.m. EDT | With Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Could a hotel be built on the land owned by Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter? A new ruling by the Supreme Court which was supported by Justice Souter himself itself might allow it. A private developer is seeking to use this very law to build a hotel on Souter's land. Justice Souter's vote in the "Kelo vs. City of New London" decision allows city governments to take land from one private owner and give it to another if the government will generate greater tax revenue or other economic benefits when the land is developed by the new owner.On Monday...
  • St. Croix landmark tumbles

    04/11/2005 7:46:54 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 10 replies · 891+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 4-11-05 | Chuck Haga
    It stood by the river for thousands of years, shaped by wind, water, heat and cold, and was admired by countless visitors easing past in canoes, boats and inner tubes. It became part of a town's identity and a bond across generations. But the Devil's Chair, an ancient natural rock formation on the Minnesota side of the St. Croix River near Taylors Falls, is largely gone -- a heap of broken stone scattered about what was the chair's base.
  • LANDMARK DEMANDS KENNEDY STOP ASSAULT ON JUDICIARY

    04/06/2005 12:53:06 PM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 24 replies · 985+ views
    Landmark Legal Foundation ^ | 4/6/05 | Landmark Legal Foundation
    IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eric Christensen 703-554-6100 (Leesburg, VA) Landmark Legal Foundation today demanded that Massachusetts Senator Edward Kennedy stop his personal assault on the federal judiciary, especially the United States Supreme Court. Landmark president Mark R. Levin said, “I am deeply concerned that Kennedy and some of his colleagues have helped create a dangerous environment of disrespect and hostility for the federal judiciary. Starting with the vicious attack on Judge Robert Bork’s character in 1987, and continuing with several of President Bush’s nominees, Kennedy, working with People for the American Way and other groups, has sought to tear down the...
  • Landmark Legal Foundation's Letter to Senator Kennedy

    04/06/2005 12:47:13 PM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 12 replies · 838+ views
    Landmark Legal Foundation ^ | 4/6/05 | Landmark Legal Foundation
    April 6, 2005 Senator Edward Kennedy United States Senate Washington, D.C. Dear Senator Kennedy: I am deeply concerned that your comments, and those of certain of your colleagues, have helped create an environment of disrespect and hostility for the federal judiciary. For example, several years ago, you made a floor speech personally attacking President Ronald Reagan’s nominee to the United States Supreme Court, federal appellate judge Robert Bork. Among other things, you said: Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break...
  • Landmark Forum - Cult, Or Something Else?

    08/13/2004 11:52:47 AM PDT · by jettester · 5 replies · 1,344+ views
    N/A | Myself
    I have a brother who has some real personal problems from his past that has gotten involved with an organization called Landmark Forum. This has been going on for over a year, maybe two and has never been and issue with anyone in the family - until recently. He called us late one night and said that he wnated to throw a birthday party for "Bette" which, for our family, means that he is talking about our mom. Part of his problems had to do with a very painful split from our family, so this wasn't too much of a...
  • CA: Committee passes landmark workers' compensation reform bill

    04/15/2004 9:20:36 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 143+ views
    Bakersfield California ^ | 4/15/04 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A legislative conference committee passed a landmark workers' compensation reform bill early Thursday, setting the stage for Assembly and Senate floor votes Friday to cut costs to California businesses by billions of dollars. The six-member committee approved the bill at 3:30 a.m., handing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger a political victory in overhauling a system with the nation's highest bills to employers and some of its lowest benefits to injured workers. The governor succeeded in pushing through two key elements: The bill will not regulate insurance rates but allows insurers and employers to select pools of doctors injured workers...
  • Landmark Calls For Gorelick to Step Aside From 9/11 Commission

    04/13/2004 12:27:15 PM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 78 replies · 783+ views
    Thomas H. Kean, Chair Lee H. Hamilton, Vice Chair National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States 301 7th Street, SW Room 5125 Washington, DC 20407 Dear Messrs. Kean and Hamilton: Landmark Legal Foundation, a national public interest law firm that specializes in government accountability, formally requests that the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States ("Commission") request that Ms. Jamie S. Gorelick step aside as a Commission member. Ms. Gorelick is hopelessly conflicted in her role as a Commission member, given the numerous issues about which she has knowledge resulting from her service as Deputy Attorney...
  • Prosecutors rebuked in Limbaugh inquiry (FREEP ALERT-Florida Bar)

    02/09/2004 7:52:01 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 69 replies · 191+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 1/29/2004 | Peter Franceschina
    Prosecutors rebuked in Limbaugh inquiry By Peter Franceschina Staff Writer January 29, 2004 The general counsel for the Florida Attorney General's Office criticized Palm Beach County prosecutors Wednesday, asserting they mischaracterized the office's input into the prosecutors' decision to release documents last week in the Rush Limbaugh investigation. The letter gave fresh ammunition to Limbaugh and his attorney Roy Black in their attacks against Palm Beach County State Attorney Barry Krischer for his handling of the prescription drug investigation. Also on Wednesday, a conservative public-interest law firm that supports Limbaugh filed ethics complaints with The Florida Bar against Krischer and...
  • Actual Text of LLF Compaint to FL Bar regarding Palm Beach SA in Rush Case.

    02/03/2004 3:28:55 PM PST · by longtermmemmory · 11 replies · 274+ views
    www.landmarklegal.org ^ | Jan 28, 2004 | Mark Levin
    January 28, 2004 The Florida Bar Department of Lawyer Regulation 651 East Jefferson Street Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300 Re: Barry Krischer, Palm Beach County State’s Attorney Ken Selvig, Palm Beach County Assistant State’s Attorney Dear Sir or Madam: This is a complaint pursuant to the Florida Rules of Professional Conduct, concerning the conduct of Mr. Barry Krischer and Mr. Ken Selvig, of the Palm Beach County State’s Attorney’s Office (“SAO”). On January 22, 2004, the Sun Sentinel reported that Palm Beach County State’s Attorney Krischer’s office released to it letters between attorneys representing Rush Limbaugh and the SAO. (Exhibit 1, Sun...
  • Pro, con Limbaugh e-mails released

    01/25/2004 10:48:09 AM PST · by AlwaysLurking · 21 replies · 315+ views
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 24, 2004 | Peter Franceschina
    Pro, con Limbaugh e-mails released By Peter Franceschina Staff Writer Posted January 24 2004 Palm Beach County prosecutors have been flooded with a torrent of e-mails since their investigation into Rush Limbaugh's prescription drug use first became public in early October. Hundreds of impassioned viewpoints from all over the country were among documents prosecutors released Friday in response to a request made by a conservative public-interest law firm for all public records in the case.
  • Law firm seeks source of media leak in Rush Limbaugh probe

    01/16/2004 7:25:17 AM PST · by wcdukenfield · 10 replies · 189+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | January 16, 2004 | MICHELE DARGAN
    This is an excerpt Conservative public-interest law firm suggests 'journalist shopping,' seeks records from State Attorney's Office. A conservative public-interest law firm is seeking records from the Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office, in an attempt to determine if the office has planted negative stories in the media about an investigation into Rush Limbaugh.
  • Landmark's Letter on Palm Beach State's Attorney's "Journalist Shopping"

    01/16/2004 7:17:46 AM PST · by wcdukenfield · 7 replies · 195+ views
    Landmark Legal Foundation ^ | January 15, 2004 | Mark R. Levin
    LANDMARK LEGAL FOUNDATION January 15, 2004 Mr. Barry Krischer State Attorney Palm Beach County 401 North Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 Mr. Steve Yeaw Custodian of Records Palm Beach County 401 North Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 BY FIRST CLASS MAIL AND FACSIMILE Re: Request for Expedited Production of Public Records Dear Messrs. Krischer and Yeaw: This is a request for public records pursuant to the Florida Public Records Act, Ch. 119, Florida Statutes. This request seeks all public records in the custody of the State Attorney's Office ("SAO") for the County of Palm Beach, or...
  • CA: Farmers win $26 million landmark water suit

    01/13/2004 11:20:05 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 1,154+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/13/04 | Vic Pollard
    For more than a decade, Kern County farmers and water officials have been complaining bitterly about irrigation water they lost when federal agencies began diverting it to protect endangered fish. Now, a court has ruled that federal agencies must pay for water they took for environmental protection in the early 1990s, an estimated $26 million. In a case that could leave the government liable in other programs around the country, a federal claims court judge in Washington, D.C., has given agricultural and urban water agencies a major victory.The ruling is a blow to environmentalists and federal environmental officials who argued...
  • Assad Urges WMD Ban During Landmark Turkey Visit

    01/08/2004 12:41:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 181+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 1/6/04 | Zerin Elci - Reuters
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued fresh calls for a Middle East free of weapons of mass destruction during a landmark Turkish visit on Tuesday, but defended his right to acquire them against Israeli "aggression." Assad, seeking to cultivate better relations with Turkey after decades of frostiness and a near war, said Ankara -- which has close ties with nuclear power Israel as well as the United States -- had backed his appeals. "I see that the Turkish side is looking warmly on this, and embraces it in principle," Assad, making the first official trip to Turkey by...
  • The NEA's Dubious Expenditures

    09/10/2003 7:53:59 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 5 replies · 179+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/10/03 | The Washington
    Throughout the past decade, the National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest teachers' union, has spent tens of millions of dollars from members' tax-exempt dues fighting the Democratic Party's political battles and promoting the election of Democrats. As the Landmark Legal Foundation, a public-interest law firm, has argued in complaints filed with the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Election Commission and the Department of Labor, these NEA expenditures, which are above and beyond the legal contributions from the union's political action committee, have been spent in violation of several federal laws. Mark Levin, president of Landmark, has never questioned the...
  • Landmark Unleashes Major Criminal Complaint Against NEA

    09/04/2003 1:50:54 PM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 39 replies · 460+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 4, 2003 CONTACT: Eric Christensen (703) 689-2370 (703) 689-2373 (fax) info@landmarklegal.org www.landmarklegal.org (HERNDON, VA)…Landmark Legal Foundation, the leading authority on the political activities of the nation’s teachers unions, today has formally requested that the Criminal Investigation Division of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Criminal and Tax Divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice take criminal action against the National Education Association (NEA) for violating federal reporting and tax requirements. Landmark has examined thousands of pages of NEA internal strategic planning and budgetary documents, tax returns and other materials that prove that the union has...
  • A Win for Mark Levin's Landmark Legal Foundation: EPA Held in Contempt Over Document Destruction

    07/25/2003 11:04:20 AM PDT · by BCrago66 · 9 replies · 324+ views
    DC District Court ^ | 7/25/03 | Judge Lamberth - DC District Court
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  • EPA in Contempt for Destroying Files

    07/25/2003 6:43:55 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 51 replies · 277+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7/24/03 | JOHN HEILPRIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge held the Environmental Protection Agency in contempt Thursday for destroying computer files during the Clinton administration that had been sought by a conservative legal foundation. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth also ordered the EPA to pay the Landmark Legal Foundation's legal fees and costs because the agency disobeyed his order to preserve the electronic records of former chief Carol Browner. Lamberth ordered the sanctions because he said the EPA had shown "contumacious conduct" - obstinate resistance to authority. "This is a major victory for those who believe the EPA has an obligation to comply...
  • NEWS RELEASE: LETTER TO SEN. CARL LEVIN

    07/15/2003 6:59:16 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 35 replies · 398+ views
    Landmark Legal Foundation ^ | July 7, 2003 | Landmark Legal Foundation
    CONTACT: Eric Christensen, 703-689-2370 July 15, 2003 Senator Carl Levin United States Senate 269 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Re: Iraq's nuclear program Dear Senator Levin: Landmark Legal Foundation ("Landmark"), like you, is concerned that when public officials make representations about a matter as grave as Iraq's nuclear program, that such representations are properly sourced. We understand that you have called for wide-reaching investigations into the President's statement during his January 28, 2003, State of the Union Address that "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa." You allege that...
  • State Considers Selling Az. State Fairgrounds

    01/16/2003 5:21:39 PM PST · by HungarianGypsy · 423+ views
    KTVK -- Channel 3 ^ | 16 January, 2003 | The Associated Press
    PHOENIX -- Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano said the state should sell the Arizona State Fairgrounds in central Phoenix to help clean up Arizona's budget mess. The proposed sale is one of the suggestions the governor made Wednesday when releasing summaries of her budget plan. Quick Poll Should the state try to sell the fairgrounds on eBay? Yes No No opinion View Results Vote in other Polls Napolitano said the $5 million from selling the fairgrounds, including Veterans Memorial Coliseum, could help shrink the expected $1 billion shortfall next fiscal year. With newer Phoenix venues such as Bank One Ballpark, America...