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  • Despite Law, SEIU Gets To Continue Taking Medicaid Check Money

    06/27/2012 9:55:32 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/23/2012 | Jack Spencer
    A federal court judge ordered the State of Michigan to continue deducting dues from Medicaid checks and send it to the Service Employees International Union, in direct conflict with a state law signed in April by Gov. Rick Snyder. If unchallenged, this would mean the so-called "home health care dues skim" would go on through February of next year. Judge Nancy G. Edmunds of the U.S. District Court of Eastern Michigan handed down the order after a brief hearing in Detroit. The gist of Edmunds' ruling was that because Michigan's Employment Relations Commission recognized the forced unionization of tens of...
  • California State Bar embraces lawlessness (illegal immigrant can become a licensed attorney?)

    06/20/2012 6:41:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/20/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    The slippery slope leading down from rule of law to tyranny has been getting a lot of lubrication lately. The President of the United States bypassing the Constitution to announce he will not enforce immigration law for a category of offenders has sent a signal that is affecting others who ought to be part of the bulwark against tyranny. Bookworm, a California lawyer herself, has noticed that something very alarming just happened in the Golden State. It turns out that, in Obama's America, the federal executive branch is not the only government agency that has no use for explicit laws....
  • State Bar says let illegal immigrant practice law

    06/20/2012 1:11:55 AM PDT · by thecodont · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | Wednesday, June 20, 2012 | Bob Egelko
    An illegal immigrant who passes the bar exam and demonstrates good moral character should be eligible to practice law, the State Bar has declared in a court filing. The bar, which oversees California's 225,000 lawyers, told the state Supreme Court on Monday that federal law leaves regulation of the legal profession largely up to the states and does not appear to prohibit Sergio C. Garcia, 35, of Chico from obtaining an attorney's license. Garcia was 17 months old when his parents brought him to the United States from Mexico. He returned to Mexico with them at age 9, came back...
  • WaPo Misrepresents Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law. Again. Still.

    06/18/2012 8:57:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Bruce W. Krafft
    <p>The Washington Post recently reported on the first meeting of the legislative task force reviewing Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law, and the unchallenged lies start out in the first paragraph: “The parents of a 17-year-old teen killed by a neighborhood watch captain asked a task force reviewing Florida’s ‘stand your ground law’ Tuesday to recommend changing it so that defendants who initiate a confrontation can’t use it as part of their self-defense argument.” Traditionally one of the tasks of journalists is to check facts and verify information before presenting it to the public.</p>
  • Undoing health law could have messy ripple effects

    06/10/2012 7:03:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/10/12 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    Undoing health law could have messy ripple effectsBy RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Associated Press – 50 mins ago WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds like a silver lining. Even if the Supreme Court overturns President Barack Obama's health care law, employers can keep offering popular coverage for the young adult children of their workers. But here's the catch: The parents' taxes would go up. That's only one of the messy potential ripple effects when the Supreme Court delivers its verdict on the Affordable Care Act this month. The law affects most major components of the U.S. health care system in its effort...
  • TV panel analyzes home defense incident and anti-gun hypocrisy

    06/09/2012 3:56:26 PM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 June, 2012 | David Codrea
    The first of two television programs featuring a panel that includes the National Gun Rights Examiner was released yesterday for internet viewing. Houston-based American Trigger Sports Network has made available the episode that had previously been limited to viewers on Pursuit Channel in order to share it with people who do not subscribe to the satellite hunting and fishing specialty channel. The episode features a roundtable panel hosted by ATSN’s Chairman and CEO, veteran broadcaster James B. Towle, and also includes "Armed American Radio" host and author Mark Walters, and Barbara Crown, publisher and editor of The Hunting Report. Two...
  • Constitutional Pension Reform, 50 Years On

    06/08/2012 8:05:46 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/8/2012 | Patrick Wright
    Michigan state government’s pension fund for public school employees is currently $22.4 billion underfunded, a massive shortfall. In response, the Michigan Senate has voted to close the plan to school employees hired after 2012 so they won’t add to the fund’s liabilities; these workers would receive retirement savings accounts instead. “We believe this constitution must be a forward looking document; … that it must spell out for the future the manner in which these funds should be managed, so that our children will not, 50 years hence, suffer from the fact that we failed to put in enough money. …"...
  • Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of a Big Gulp

    06/08/2012 10:04:37 AM PDT · by safetysign · 7 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 06/07/2012 | Michael Kinsley
    The basic case against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest crusade, to outlaw the sale of extra- large sugared soft drinks, is Libertarianism 101: In a free country, people should have the right to do what they want, even if it’s bad for them. The major exceptions and complications to this basic principle don’t seem to apply. Unlike secondhand smoke, my consumption of a Pepsi does no direct harm to anyone else. Unlike marijuana, sugary drinks have a perfectly adequate and legal substitute: sugar-free drinks. (Even if you can tell the difference between Coke and Diet Coke, you can’t claim...
  • Poll: No Blame if Court Nixes Health Care Law

    06/06/2012 2:40:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/05/12 | Margot Sanger-Katz
    Poll: No Blame if Court Nixes Health Care LawBy Margot Sanger-Katz | National Journal – 11 hrs ago Even though President Obama fought for passage of the landmark 2010 health care law, very small minorities say their attitudes about him would change one way or the other should the Supreme Court strike down the law that is so often referred to as “Obamacare.” Two-thirds of those surveyed in a new public-opinion poll said that their respect for Obama would be unchanged if the Supreme Court struck down his signature legislative achievement. Fourteen percent said they would respect Obama more under...
  • Paul Clement: PPACA Fighter

    06/05/2012 5:06:33 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    Life Health Pro ^ | March 12, 2012 | Mark Sherman
    If a Republican wins the White House, expect to find Clement among the top potential Supreme Court nominees, said Curt Levey, who heads the conservative Committee for Justice. "It's unimaginable that any Republican president wouldn't have him on their short list." His recent run of cases hasn't hurt his chances. "There's no doubt that Paul has become the leading advocate for the most deeply conservative causes in the law. That is a reputation he has worked hard to earn," said David Frederick, a Supreme Court lawyer who often represents consumers. Clement is scheduled to argue seven cases at the high...
  • Debate on ObamaCare's individual mandate on display for attorneys

    06/05/2012 11:25:56 AM PDT · by american_steve · 11 replies, OfficialWire ^ | May 31, 2012 | Staff
    The final word on the Obama administration’s signature health care law has yet to be spoken. As the Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) looms, organizations throughout the nation are lining up speakers and events to present their opinions—whether a pre-decision debate that might sway an undecided justice, or a post-mortem discussion on how the justices got it right or wrong. Regardless of when the Supreme Court decision is handed down, the June 15 Texas Bar Association debate on the topic, the interchange promises to be both lively and substantive....
  • Guns for Goons Courtesy Deputies Ryan McGowan and Thomas Lu(CA)

    06/05/2012 5:03:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 4 June, 2012 | Robert Farago
    TTAG commentator Derrick writes: “When police responded to a report of shots fired near San Francisco in February 2011, they wound up in a standoff with 29-year-old Joseph Camilleri and his girlfriend,” reports. “The two were barricaded inside a home with as many as 20 guns, including 12 illegal assault weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.” And where did these guns come from? “On Friday, federal and state prosecutors alleged that two of the machine-pistol type weapons were sold to Camilleri by a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy abusing an exemption in state law that lets peace officers buy...
  • Liberals Slam Republics over Prosecuting 'Honorable' Edwards, Celebrate Not Guilty Ruling

    05/31/2012 4:52:35 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/31/12 | Aurelius
    John Edwards is an awful human being who cheated on his cancer stricken wife, impregnating his mistress and lying to the people of the United States... Out of this miscarriage of justice, as expected, the Left is riding their high horse in order to shield a terrible person and slam conservatives. It would almost be shocking if it wasn't so disgusting. ...Over at the Huffington Post, it's the Republicans who are dirty, not the adulterer: And don't forget, Edwards 'only' cheated on his dying wife! What about Buuuuuush?! ...And finally, hey, Edwards is just a straight-up good guy:
  • Know your rights: Hattiesburg gun vendors talk gun laws(MS)

    05/29/2012 6:52:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 28 May, 2012 | Karrie Leggett-Brown
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - More than half of Mississippians own a firearm, but that doesn't mean they know their rights. "If you are going to point a gun at somebody be prepared to use it," said Lamar County Sheriff, Danny Rigel. Rigel has good reason to say this. "I worked a strong armed robbery where somebody came in got the cashier to open up the cash register, and was taking the money out of the cash register. The cashier pulled the gun out from under the counter and pointed it at him, but froze, and he took the gun away...
  • Welcome to [FREEPers, How Do I Fight A Florida Red Light Ticket?]

    05/21/2012 12:06:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies ^ | 5/21/12 | SFF
    Here you'll be able to pay a ticket, view how your traffic violation took place, and find answers...
  • Obama’s 'Law of the Sea' Treaty Spreads the Wealth Around

    05/21/2012 8:27:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    fox ^ | 5/21/12 | Steven Groves The Heritage Foundation
    It's bad enough when American tax dollars are blown on government-created debacles such as Solyndra and "Operation Fast and Furious." But at least in those instances the expenditures carried a bare modicum of democratic legitimacy. What if, on the other hand, the U.S. Treasury was raided for billions of dollars, which were then redistributed to the rest of the world by an international bureaucracy headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica? That's what will surely happen if the U.S. Senate gives its advice and consent to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, a deeply flawed treaty that was rejected...
  • Alabama Governor Signs Revised Immigration Law – Illegal Alien Advocates Enraged

    05/19/2012 9:26:06 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-19-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaThe Alabama Legislature scored a huge victory on Friday, as Gov. Robert Bentley reluctantly signed immigration law H.B. 658 - after legislators refused to "moderate" provisions Bentley (and open-borders activists) had complained were too "harsh" against illegal aliens. Alabama's immigration law H.B. 56, patterned after Arizona's S.B. 1070, passed in 2011, and has been called the toughest state immigration law in America. But several issues were causing legal Alabamans longer lines to obtain state documents and foreign executives issues with being detained, and those provisions were fixed in the new bill. But H.B. 658 (PDF) also...
  • New textbook: Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights and Policy

    05/18/2012 10:38:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 15 May, 2012 | David Kopel
    The first law school textbook on the Second Amendment is now available from Aspen Publishers. The co-author are Nick Johnson (Fordham), Michael O’Shea (Oklahoma City), George Mocsary (Connecticut), and me. Here’s the publisher’s page for the textbook, from which professors can request a free review copy. The book is also available for civilian purchase from Amazon. We also have our own website for the book. There, you can read the detailed Table of Contents, and the Preface. The website is in an early stage of development; eventually, it will include detailed research guides and topic suggestions for students who are...
  • The Rich Young Ruler

    05/16/2012 3:05:22 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 5 replies
    Trinity Covenant Reformed Church ^ | 4/10/2003 | C.W. Powell
    Here is a proud first century yuppie who knew how to identify a problem, seek a solution, and implement the solution. He had heard good things of Christ. He knew how to solve earthly problems and thought that he could handle spiritual ones. Just show him the solution, and he would implement it. He was willing to sacrifice and tackle the tough job. He fancied himself humble, for he was willing to seek to someone who would know better than he did. He was clever enough to seek out all the resources available to him. He was good in public...
  • Find your embryos on Craigs List!

    05/15/2012 1:55:06 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    CMR ^ | May 12, 2012 | Rebecca Taylor
    What do you do when you have created 18 extra IVF embryos and you don't want to destroy them or give them away to just anyone?  You put them on Craigslist of course!  From After struggling for years to have children the McCrea family had their prayers answered, and then some, thanks to In Vitro Fertilization. Now the family is sharing their extra blessings.... Deb had nearly signed on the dotted line to donate those leftover 18 embryos to a fertility clinic, but something just didn’t seem right. “When my daughter was born, I went months and months just...