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  • The Covington Catholic Kids Take the Gloves Off

    02/22/2019 5:12:58 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 47 replies
    Between the total collapse of the Covington Catholic story and the embarrassment of the Jussie Smollett hate hoax, 2019 has been a rough year for America’s embattled mainstream media. Now, the hostility toward these supposed guardians of democracy that provided some of the energy behind Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign is about to get its day in court. Nick Sandmann, the 16-year-old Covington student who was accused of willfully intimidating the Native American activist Nathan Phillips at this year’s March for Life, has filed a defamation lawsuit against The Washington Post, requesting $250 million in damages. The court filing, which is...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: A Citizen Suing the DOJ Needs More than Just a Winning Legal Argument

    02/21/2019 8:12:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American thinker ^ | 02/21/2019 | Sharyl Attkisson
    As I fight on with my computer intrusion lawsuit against the U.S. government, it seems to intersect more clearly with current events every day. And it points to an even larger story. How widespread is improper government surveillance of journalists, politicians and other U.S. citizens in the name of the fight against terrorism? A few of us found out we were targeted only because we were lucky enough to be alerted by inside sources or other unique ways. How many others were targeted, monitored and watched by government officials but still have no idea it happened? Who is behind the...
  • Supreme Court Puts Limits on Police Power to Seize Private Property (8-0 w/ Thomas concurring)

    02/20/2019 10:16:32 AM PST · by NRx · 127 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09-20-2019 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — Siding with a small time drug offender in Indiana whose $42,000 Land Rover was seized by law enforcement officials, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the Constitution places limits on civil forfeiture laws that allow states and localities to take and keep private property used to commit crimes. Civil forfeiture is a popular way to raise revenue, and its use has been the subject of widespread criticism across the political spectrum. The Supreme Court has ruled that the Eighth Amendment, which bars “excessive fines,” limits the ability of the federal government to seize property. On Wednesday, the...
  • Trump Puts Border Wall in Lawyers' Hands (Are We Doomed?)

    02/20/2019 6:42:57 AM PST · by Moseley · 18 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | February 20, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseley
    So what now? What is going to happen with President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency as the basis to repurpose funds to the construction of a border wall? Everything now depends exclusively upon Trump’s legal team playing their cards right. Trump has powerful legal arguments to use, but success will now depend upon the relative skills, experience and intelligence of the teams of lawyers supporting Trump’s policies versus the armies of anti-American lawyers trying to tear down our country. We should be deeply worried. Trump had a slam-dunk case for declaring an emergency to fund a border wall. However,...
  • Lawyers for Nick Sandmann, sue Washington Post for $250 million

    02/19/2019 7:20:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 30 replies
    MSN ^ | 2-19-2018 | Theresa Braine
    Lawyers for 16-year-old Nicholas Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School junior who faced off with Omaha Nation elder Nathan Phillips on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial last month, have filed a $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post, one of many newspapers to report on viral video of the incident. “This is only the beginning,” said the attorneys, Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry, on their firm’s website, noting that it was the “first lawsuit” on Sandmann’s behalf. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Kentucky, Reuters reported, and it states that the sum – which is for...
  • Trump is Trapped

    02/19/2019 7:35:51 AM PST · by street_lawyer · 55 replies
    Complaint by California et als. vs. Trump et als. to stop building the wall
  • Uber is suing New York City… again: It's not government's job to protect taxi companies

    02/17/2019 2:06:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/17/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    The long-running battle between the gig industry and the Big Apple has taken yet another turn. Despite the best efforts of Uber and Lyft to find some sort of compromise and accommodation with the municipal government of New York City, new laws were passed that put a cap on new licenses for ride-hailing vehicles and mandated a minimum hourly wage for drivers. This was done knowing full well that it undercuts the entire concept of ride-sharing services. And now Uber is joining Lyft in taking the city to court over these restrictions. (CNBC) Uber sued New York City on...
  • Nick Sandmann’s Lawyer: ‘Nathan Phillips Will Be Sued’ For Defamation

    02/11/2019 6:01:46 PM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-11-2019 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Nick Sandmann’s lawyer says that Nathan Phillips will be sued for his lies against the Covington Catholic students, which spurred an onslaught of defamation by celebrities, media outlets, and individual journalists in January. An attorney representing 16-year-old Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann says that Native American activist Nathan Phillips will also be sued among the media companies and individuals who have participated in defaming the Covington Catholic students. The attorney, Lin Wood, said that Phillips’ “lies and false accusations” against the Covington Catholic students are “well documented,” according to a report by LifeSite News. There is currently a...
  • Lawsuit Challenges SPLC’s ‘Hate’ Label

    02/08/2019 2:56:20 PM PST · by Twotone · 16 replies
    American Spectator ^ | February 8, 2019 | Robert Stacy McCain
    When he decided in 2016 to create a club for his supporters, Gavin McInnes says he had in mind something fun — like the “Loyal Order of Water Buffalo” lodge to which Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble belonged in the old cartoon series. A humorist-turned-political commentator whose YouTube channel has nearly 270,000 subscribers, McInnes certainly didn’t intend the Proud Boys to be a “hate group,” but that’s what the Southern Poverty Law Center labeled them, and a federal lawsuit McInnes filed this week accuses the Alabama-based SPLC of “tortious interference with prospective economic advantage, defamation, and false light invasion of...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz Vows to Take a Trump National Emergency to Court

    02/05/2019 7:29:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/05/2019 | Bridget Johnson
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) declared she would "most definitely" lead a legal challenge if President Trump decides to bypass Congress and declare a national emergency to get money he's requested for a border wall. Wasserman Schultz leads the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies; Trump would be dipping into military construction funds if he went the emergency route. "I don't like to take things off the table. It's that alternative. It's national emergency, it's other things and, you know, there have been plenty national emergencies called," Trump told CBS in an interview aired Sunday....
  • The Johnnie Cochran of the Great White North?

    02/02/2019 8:12:25 AM PST · by Twotone · 12 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | February 1, 2019 | Mark Steyn
    I more or less lost interest in newspapers when my old boss Conrad Black stopped running them. His flagship Daily Telegraph in London is a pale shadow of its former self, and The Chicago Sun-Times is even more diminished, a pale shadow of a pale shadow. Lord Black's career as a publisher ended with a multi-count conviction in US federal court in the Northern District of Illinois for a "corporate governance" "crime" that none of his enemies can even explain. He was imprisoned, and, either because he's Canadian or a member of the House of Lords, was deemed ineligible for...
  • Lawsuit Opposing Obama Presidential Center Grows

    01/26/2019 3:36:03 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    WTTW ^ | 1/15/19 | Paris Schutz
    A federal lawsuit aiming to halt the construction of the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park is getting bigger. Three separate groups on Tuesday filed amicus briefs joining the original suit filed by Protect Our Parks, alleging that it would be illegal for the Obama Foundation to go forward with the project in federally protected parkland. The groups Preservation Chicago and Jackson Park Watch, composed of community members who have been opposed to the project from the beginning, argue that there is no precedent for a museum to be built on protected parkland, contrary to claims the city and Obama...
  • Melania Trump – An Apology

    01/25/2019 8:23:38 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 79 replies
    Following last Saturday’s (Jan 19) Telegraph magazine cover story “The mystery of Melania”, we have been asked to make clear that the article contained a number of false statements which we accept should not have been published. Mrs Trump’s father was not a fearsome presence and did not control the family. Mrs Trump did not leave her Design and Architecture course at University relating to the completion of an exam, as alleged in the article, but rather because she wanted to pursue a successful career as a professional model. Mrs Trump was not struggling in her modelling career before she...
  • Va. State GOP lawmakers slam new district map, appeal to SCOTUS

    01/24/2019 2:03:59 PM PST · by blueyon · 5 replies
    OANN ^ | 1/24/19 | OANN
    Republicans in Virginia are taking their concerns to the Supreme Court after the state’s district map was redrawn. GOP state House Speaker Kirk Cox slammed the new map on Wednesday, saying it was created “to give Democrats the advantage at every turn.” He said that according to these district lines, six districts that went for Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election now would have elected Barack Obama. A federal judge ordered the map to be redrawn last year after he ruled the lines drawn in 2011 were gerrymandered. The state election will move forward this year with the new...
  • Covington Catholic lawyer adds Rep. Ilhan Omar to ‘libel,’ ‘get sued’ list

    01/24/2019 3:23:35 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 86 replies ^ | 1/24/19 | Griffin Connolly
    Rep. Ilhan Omar is the latest public figure to catch the attention of the attorney for the Covington Catholic students, Robert Barnes, who is threatening to sue just about anyone who he thinks spread “libel” against his clients. “This is libel. Retract, or get sued,” Barnes tweeted, quoting a now-deleted tweet from the Minnesota Democrat in which she claimed the teens were at fault for the confrontation Saturday at the Indigenous People’s March in Washington, D.C., between the students from the Northern Kentucky school and Native American Nathan Phillips. “The boys were protesting a woman’s right to choose & yelled...
  • Yeah, The Covington Kids Have A Case

    01/23/2019 9:29:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | January 24, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter,
    As a lawyer, one of my most important jobs is telling people “No,” as in “No, you got shafted and lied about by scummy people but you have no remedy in the courthouse.” I tell that to a lot of people all the time. It makes them sad, but my destiny was never to bring joy but to bring pain. The hard fact is that you don’t want to get into any lawsuit if you can help it, and you especially don’t want to get into one that you can’t win. And when it comes to lawsuits over damage to...
  • Libels of and threats to Covington Kids will face Kentucky justice

    01/23/2019 10:41:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    The ongoing campaign of hate against children from Kentucky guilty of being Catholic, being (mostly) white, and wearing MAGA caps won't end until there are legal consequences.  Fortunately, the wheels of justice already are turning in Kentucky, albeit at a pace that is frustrating to those who operate at internet speed.  But the prospect of Kentuckian jurors judging those who libel or threaten their children is delightful.  There are two separate avenues available, and both are being explored by people ready and willing to act. The more serious path to legal relief was articulated by Kenton County (which contains Covington) prosecutor Rob...
  • As Covington families look into legal action, one lawyer is offering his services for free (video)

    01/23/2019 5:34:57 AM PST · by grayboots · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/23/2019 | Fox and Friends
    Attorney Robert Barnes tells 'Fox & Friends' that any 'false statements' made about the students needs to be retracted and corrected within 48 hours or he may sue.
  • Supreme Court lets mystery company file appeal under seal

    01/22/2019 12:16:18 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 22, 2019 | by Lawrence Hurley
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday let an unidentified foreign government-owned company appeal under seal a grand jury subpoena possibly related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s role in the 2016 election, and the firm said a ruling against it would “wreak havoc” on American foreign policy. The case has remained a high-profile mystery, with the Supreme Court and lower courts declining to identify the company, the country that owns it or the purpose of the subpoena. The company is facing a daily fine of $50,000 imposed by a U.S. federal judge in Washington for refusing...
  • Dishwasher awarded $21.5M for being forced to work on Sundays

    01/17/2019 4:10:20 PM PST · by lowbridge · 56 replies ^ | January 16, 2019 | Chris Perez
    A hotel dishwasher was awarded $21.5 million this week after she managed to convince a Miami jury that her employer had violated her religious rights — by making her work on Sundays. “I love God,” said Marie Jean Pierre, speaking to NBC 6with her lawyer Marc Brumer. “No work on Sunday because Sunday I honor God.” Pierre, 60, got fired three years ago from her job at the Conrad Miami hotel — which was managed by Hilton at the time — after missing multiple shifts on Sunday to attend church service. She later sued, claiming the hotel had violated the Civil...