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  • Looters Trash Minneapolis After George Floyd’s Needless Death, But They Won’t Bring Justice

    05/28/2020 9:34:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 28, 2020 | Nicole Russell
    By all accounts, the death of George Floyd looks like murder by a police officer. Attempting to burn down one of the Midwest’s most beloved cities won’t ensure justice. In downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota — Rep. Ilhan Omar’s district, to be specific — rioters descended upon the police station and even nearby businesses Wednesday evening, breaking windows, setting fires, and looting. The mob gathered in response to the horrifying death of George Floyd. This video shows multiple officers pinning unarmed Floyd to the ground, one with his knee on Floyd’s neck, cutting off his airway. For nearly five excruciating minutes, Floyd...
  • Legal ‘Scholars’ Embarrass Themselves In Pompous Letter Attacking Michael Flynn

    05/27/2020 8:06:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 27, 2020 | James V. DeLong
    Twenty legal luminaries led by Harvard professor Laurence Tribe have written a brief urging Judge Emmet Sullivan to reject the government’s motion to dismiss the Michael Flynn case. Twenty legal luminaries calling themselves “Separation of Powers Scholars” and led by Harvard Professor Laurence Tribe have written a brief urging Judge Emmet Sullivan to reject the government’s motion to dismiss the Michael Flynn case and to proceed to sentencing.The brief is a shoddy piece of work. It tells little about the Flynn case, even misleading on that score, but it triggers disturbing ruminations about the sad state of current legal academia.How...
  • Michael Flynn Judge Emmet Sullivan Needs To Recuse Himself Already

    05/27/2020 5:46:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 27, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    Emmet SullivanÂ’s order welcoming amicus curiae briefs in a criminal case would cause a reasonable person to question Judge SullivanÂ’s impartiality. Judge Emmet Sullivan must recuse from the Michael Flynn criminal case because he no longer maintains any semblance of impartiality.On December 1, 2017, Flynn appeared before federal Judge Randolph Contreras and pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement to FBI agents. Less than a week later, and without explanation, the case was reassigned to Sullivan, who has served as the presiding judge in the Flynn case since then.Circumstances have long suggested that Judge Sullivan holds an...
  • Spygate Law Firm That Attempted To Overturn 2016 Election Behind 2020 Voting Lawsuits

    05/26/2020 6:57:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 26, 2020 | Willis L. Krumholz
    A Democratic effort is underway in at least 16 states to overturn restrictions on mail-in balloting and third-party ballot harvesting. A nationwide effort by Democrats is underway in at least 16 states to overturn restrictions on mail-in voting and third-party ballot harvesting. States where suits have been filed include the swing states of Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Florida. The effort is being backed by the National Redistricting Foundation, a Democratic group headed by the Obama administration’s Attorney General Eric Holder. The suits appear to be funded by Priorities USA, a Democratic super PAC. A Wall Street Journal headline from April read,...
  • Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

    05/25/2020 6:03:12 PM PDT · by beejaa · 14 replies
    PBS SoCal ^ | May 25, 2020 | Michael Pack, Director
    The movie is free at the link until June 2.
  • Appeals Court Order In Michael Flynn Case Bodes Well For Him, Poorly For Judge Sullivan

    05/22/2020 9:57:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 22, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    The Department of Justice should weigh in and soon because this case is no longer just about Flynn. It is about separation of powers, the executive branch — and now, unfortunately, about Judge Sullivan. Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and his legal team, led by attorney Sidney Powell, received promising news Thursday from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. In a rare move, a three-judge panel ordered Judge Emmet Sullivan, the presiding judge in the long-running criminal case against Flynn, to respond to Powell’s petition for a writ of mandamus. In that petition, Powell asked the appellate court to order...
  • Clarence Thomas Isn’t A ‘Symbol Of The Trump Era.’ He’s An American Icon

    05/20/2020 10:16:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 20, 2020 | Joy Pullman
    Ever since he matured from Marxist revolutionary to conservative heavyweight champ, the American left has felt free to smear Clarence Thomas. Ever since he matured from Marxist revolutionary to conservative heavyweight champ, the American left has felt free to smear Clarence Thomas in ways they’d scream “racism!” at if he were still one of them. It’s a half-century reminder of which political team consistently weaponizes a twisted conception of racism to obtain power at any cost, instead of recognizing racism as a moral evil with objective standards of transgression that apply equally to all.In this reprehensible tradition, The New York...
  • Judge Who Banned Calling Trans Athletes ‘Male’ Has A History Of Favoring Sexual Predators

    05/18/2020 8:05:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 18, 2020 | Penny Nance
    Judge Chatigny has a track record of favoring sexual predators over women and children. Now this same judge is prejudicing the case against female athletes by imposing a speech code on their counsel. The year was 2010. President Barack Obama was in office, and Democrats controlled the Senate. Obama could practically get any judge he wanted, but he could not get his nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, Robert Chatigny, confirmed based on ChatignyÂ’s track record of favoring sexual predators over women and children. Now this same judge is prejudicing the case against female athletes...
  • Here’s Why Judge Sullivan Can’t Legally Punish Michael Flynn For ‘Perjury’

    05/18/2020 7:31:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 18, 2020 | Leslie McAdoo Gordon
    Sullivan should not embark on any contempt proceeding against Michael Flynn. Doing so would be a misuse of his contempt power. Stunning developments in the criminal case of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn exploded onto the national scene the past two weeks. First, the government moved to dismiss the case, a one-count plea for allegedly making false statements to the FBI.Then the trial judge, Emmet Sullivan, issued an order permitting people and groups claiming to have an interest in the matter to file briefs about whether he should grant the governmentÂ’s motion. Further, Sullivan appointed a retired federal judge, John Gleeson,...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Governor’s State Lockdown Extension

    05/15/2020 10:19:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 15, 2020 | Matt Kttlle
    https://thefederalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Screen-Shot-2020-05-14-at-4.58.53-PM-998x725.pngMADISON, Wis. — Declaring that the state’s top health official wrongly bypassed legislative oversight, the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the Evers’ administration’s extended lockdown of the state.The 4-3 decision by the conservative-led court declares Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm’s Emergency Order 28 “unlawful, invalid, and unenforceable.”“Because Palm did not follow the law in creating Order 28, there can be no criminal penalties for violations of her order,” the ruling notes. “The procedural requirements of Wis. Stat. ch. 227 must be followed because they safeguard all people.”Palm’s extended order, issued before Evers’ first stay-at-home edict...
  • Case dismissed against Kona woman accused of hiring hitman to kill husband

    05/14/2020 10:10:32 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 17 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | May14, 2020 | HNN Staff
    Case dismissed against Kona woman accused of hiring hitman to kill husband Photograph of Emmy Chen, used in a Hawaii News Now broadcast in 2019. (Source: Hawaii News Now) By HNN Staff | May 14, 2020 at 4:47 PM HST - Updated May 14 at 4:47 PM HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Federal authorities have dismissed a case against a Kona woman accused in a murder-for-hire scheme to kill her husband. Last June, Emmy Chen was charged for allegedly using Bitcoin to pay for the murder of her husband, Robert Allen Bruce. The criminal complaint against her said Chen accessed criminal...
  • Some Michigan law enforcement agencies refusing to enforce Whitmer's coronavirus order

    05/14/2020 5:17:09 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/14/20 | Louis Casiano
    Some Michigan law enforcement agencies say they won't enforce Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive orders meant to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The orders have enraged the Republican-controlled legislature and led to armed protests as some residents grow impatient over statewide restriction measures and business closures. In a letter Monday, Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole said his agency won't actively enforce the mandates, the Detroit Free Press reported. "I have decided, within my authority, that our office cannot and will not divert our primary resources and efforts towards enforcement of the Gov. Whitmer's executive orders,” he said. BeGole's letter comes after a...
  • The Constitution Requires Judge Emmet Sullivan’s Lawless Amicus Order Against Michael Flynn Be Overturned

    05/14/2020 6:09:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 14, 2020 | Margot Cleveland
    The U.S. Constitution makes clear that the judiciary has no business second-guessing prosecutorial decisions. That’s what Michael Flynn judge Emmet Sullivan decided to do. On May 13, Judge Emmet Sullivan issued a blatantly biased and unconstitutional order in the long-lasting Michael Flynn criminal case. To preserve the rule of law and our constitutional separation of powers, the Department of Justice has no choice now but to seek a writ of mandamus from the D.C. Circuit Court ordering the criminal charge against Flynn dismissed and reassigning the case to another judge. On Tuesday, Judge Sullivan shocked court watchers when he entered...
  • Why Christians Should Read the Pagan Classics - Reason 5: NATURAL LAW

    05/13/2020 2:31:18 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 6 replies
    Memoria Press ^ | Summer 2012 | Cheryl Lowe
    REASON #5: NATURAL LAW What did the first Continental Congress mean when it appealed to “the immutable laws of nature,” or Thomas Jefferson when he referred to the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God and the unalienable rights of man”? Natural law. The principle of natural law is embedded in Western civilization, the Declaration of Independence, and our whole history as a nation. The concept of natural law was first articulated by Aristotle in Rhetoric, where Aristotle notes that, aside from the “particular” laws that each people has set up for itself, there is a “common” law that is...
  • Exclusive: Obama says in private call that 'rule of law is at risk' in Michael Flynn case

    05/09/2020 2:05:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/08/20 | Michael Isikoff
    WASHINGTON - Former President Barack Obama, talking privately to ex-members of his administration, said Friday that the “rule of law is at risk” in the wake of what he called an unprecedented move by the Justice Department to drop charges against former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn. In the same chat, a tape of which was obtained by Yahoo News, Obama also lashed out at the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as “an absolute chaotic disaster.” “The news over the last 24 hours I think has been somewhat downplayed - about the Justice Department dropping charges...
  • Dallas: Jessica Voyce Lewis (running against Justice Eroc Moye)

    05/07/2020 9:57:14 AM PDT · by llevrok · 12 replies
    Ballotpedia ^ | 5/7/2020
    Lewis practices business and bankruptcy law as an attorney at Ross & Smith, PC in Dallas, Texas, where she has worked since 2016.[1] She began her legal career at Baker Botts, LLP and later worked for a Dallas-based nonprofit organization focusing on civil litigation and probation cases. Lewis received her B.S. in business administration from East Texas Baptist University in 2004 and her J.D. from Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law in 2010.[2] She was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 2010 and is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and the Dallas Association of Young Bankruptcy...
  • Deprivation Of Rights Under Color Of Law

    05/03/2020 11:19:45 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 5/3/2020 | TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242
    Summary: Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States. For the purpose of Section 242, acts under "color of law" include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official's lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties....
  • What Happens When The Right Starts Acting Like The Left About The Constitution

    05/01/2020 6:32:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 1, 2020 | Nathanial Blake
    Many on the left have accused originalism of being nothing but a cover for conservatives’ preferred policy outcomes, but Vermeule’s proposal illustrates how restrained originalists have been. “The Republic” often alarms first-time readers. Not only is Plato’s dialogic style foreign to us, the character of Socrates makes bizarre and even wicked proposals as he outlines a supposed ideal polity, such as a communism not only of property, but also of wives and children. Many readers, including some philosophers, have taken Plato literally and seriously, and therefore condemned him as a proto-totalitarian. Something similar seems to have happened in response to...
  • Dark Waters (2019) Movie Review

    04/29/2020 1:46:54 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 31 replies
    MSMB ^ | April 28, 2020 | Rob W. Case
    Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) is a corporate defense attorney out of Cincinnati, Ohio. A part of his job is defending chemical companies. One day, however, an outraged and distressed farmer from West Virginia by the name of Wilbur Tennant (Bill Camp) visits Bilott’s office with a box of VHS tapes, and asks Rob to look at them....When Rob visits Wilbur’s cow farm, he learns that nearly a couple hundred of his cows have died. He tells Rob that he believes that there are chemicals in the water that his cows are drinking from, and that they’re seeping in from the...
  • China-Style Internet Control Is One Of The Worst Ideas For Solving Coronavirus

    04/27/2020 7:19:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 27, 2020 | Ilya Shapiro
    Including the line ‘China was largely right and the United States was largely wrong’ discredits any piece of writing that discusses civil liberties and the rule of law. My former law professor Jack Goldsmith, now at Harvard Law School, and Andrew Keane Woods of the University of Arizona Law School, have a remarkable article in The Atlantic that defends technology companies’ surveillance and speech controls regarding coronavirus information. “Significant monitoring and speech control are inevitable components of a mature and flourishing internet,” they write, “and governments must play a large role in these practices to ensure that the internet is...