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  • Maryland Says Matthew Whitaker Appointment As Acting Attorney General Is Unlawful

    11/12/2018 11:44:50 PM PST · by Revel · 62 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/12/18 | Nina Totenberg
    President Trump's choice of Matthew Whitaker to be the acting attorney general is running into a buzz-saw of opposition, and not just from Democrats. And now, the first legal action is being filed Tuesday, by the state of Maryland, challenging Whitaker's status. It does not involve limits to asylum claims that Whitaker has already put into effect, nor any challenge involving the Mueller investigation of the president, which Whitaker has frequently criticized. No, the first blow involves the Affordable Care Act, and whether its provisions guaranteeing that people with previous medical conditions are entitled to health insurance rates similar to...
  • Who is Ted Olson, the former Bush lawyer representing CNN and Acosta against the White House?

    11/13/2018 3:12:42 PM PST · by kevcol · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 13, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    Olson, Ted Boutrous, and Anne Champion — all from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP — filed documents in Washington's federal district court Tuesday that outlined their case against Trump, senior aides, and Secret Service personnel after Acosta's "hard press pass" was suspended last week. The decision followed a heated press conference exchange between Trump and Acosta, during which a White House intern tried to wrestle the microphone from the journalist to prevent him from asking another question. Acosta has denied "placing his hands" on the young woman as administration officials claim
  • Supreme Court to Decide Constitutionality of Cross-Shaped World War I Memorial

    11/13/2018 11:53:14 AM PST · by detective · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Nov 2018 | John Carney
    The Supreme Court will decide the constitutionality of a towering cross-shaped memorial to Maryland men who died in the First World War. The Supreme Court agreed in early November to hear the case in which the American Legion is asking the high court to reverse a 2017 appeals court ruling that the memorial violates the First Amendment’s prohibition on governments establishing religion. Overturning a lower court’s decision, the Fourth Circuit panel said the memorial, which stands on public land, is unconstitutional because it “excessively entangles the government in religion.” The case may be a gauge for the conservatism of the...
  • Duck Boat captain charged with manslaughter

    11/12/2018 5:11:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    This story is a bit down in the weeds, I’ll admit, but it has a bit of an interesting legal twist to it. Back in July, a duck boat sank on Table Rock Lake in Missouri, killing seventeen people, including nine members of a single family. It was a tragedy that made national headlines, but now the matter is making its way through the courts and an obscure law from the 1800s may put the captain of the boat in prison for a very long time. As the Washington Post reported this week, Captain Kenneth Scott McKee is looking at...
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals Rule No Right to Bear Arms Outside the Home

    11/08/2018 10:09:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 121 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 2 November 2018, the First Circuit Court of Appeals held the Second Amendment effectively does not apply outside the home.  From uscourts.gov: This case involves a constitutional challenge to the Massachusetts firearms licensing statute, as implemented in the communities of Boston and Brookline. All of the individual plaintiffs sought and received licenses from one of those two communities to carry firearms in public. The licenses, though, were restricted: they allowed the plaintiffs to carry firearms only in relation to certain specified activities but denied them the right to carry firearms more generally. The plaintiffs say that the Massachusetts firearms licensing...
  • Trump administration asks Supreme Court to hear DACA case ahead of appeals courts

    11/05/2018 6:31:08 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/05/2018 | LYDIA WHEELER
    The Trump administration is asking the Supreme Court to preemptively step into the legal fights over its decision to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and decide this term whether the move was lawful. Solicitor Noel Francisco filed a petition with the court on Monday asking the justices to hear their case and issue an opinion before the 2nd, 9th and D.C. Circuit courts of appeals have ruled.
  • Netflix May Face a Lawsuit From the Satanic Temple Over 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'

    11/04/2018 11:29:19 AM PST · by Simon Green · 27 replies
    Fortune ^ | 11/02/18 | Renae Reints
    Netflix could soon face legal action from the Satanic Temple, a religious group that claims its copyrighted design of the deity Baphomet was used without permission in the The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. In Sabrina—the streaming service’s recently released, spooky rendition of Sabrina the Teenage Witch—the statue of a large goat-headed figure appears as Satan in a handful of episodes. A statue of this figure flanked by two children appears as a centerpiece in Sabrina’s school of witchcraft, the Academy of the Unseen Arts. According to Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson of the Satanic Temple, this statue appropriated the religion’s...
  • Strange: Caravan Riders File Class Action Lawsuit Against the U.S.

    11/03/2018 3:19:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 3, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Illegal aliens traveling on the caravan from Central America on Thursday filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice for what they say is a violation of their constitutional rights. The lawsuit was filed in Washington, D.C. on behalf of six illegal aliens and their children, bringing the total number of plaintiffs to 12, Fox News reported.According to the caravan riders, the Trump administration violated their Fifth Amendment, which says "no person… shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property,...
  • Migrants in caravan sue Trump and his administration, alleging 'abuse' of 'constitutional rights'

    11/02/2018 10:05:36 AM PDT · by Innovative · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | Nov. 2, 2018 | Kevin Breuninger
    Honduran migrants traveling in a caravan to seek asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border are suing President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other key figures, arguing the administration's stance is "shockingly unconstitutional." The class-action civil suit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., claims Trump "continues to abuse the law, including constitutional rights, to deter Central Americans from exercising their lawful right to seek asylum in the United States." The suit asks the federal court to declare a number of Trump's recent policy proposals to be in violation of the supreme law of the land "to end...
  • Citizen Birthright Can Be Defeated and Kavanaugh Will Be Instrumental

    11/02/2018 8:05:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2018 | John Dempsey
    Immigration is still at the top of the political discussion, especially after President Trump’s recent comments about citizen birthright. A common talking point for those who are in favor of illegals jumping the border to have a child and stay in the United States is “well, that is just what the Fourteenth Amendment allows.” Does it, however? Judge Andrew Napolitano is a Fox News commentator on legal issues. He weighed in on the matter during "Outnumbered," but gave no real argument as to why Trump was wrong. His main stance was “so says the Constitution,” but he did not mention...
  • ‘Group of migrants’ in caravan file lawsuit against Trump, alleging ‘shockingly [tr]

    11/02/2018 6:59:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 1, 2018 | Doug P.
    The caravan of thousands of people walking through Mexico is still reportedly about a thousand miles from the nearest U.S. border, but some of them — or people working on their behalf — have filed a pre-emptive lawsuit against President Trump and other U.S. departments and officials:
  • Future Generations' Sue the USA over Global Warming

    10/30/2018 1:31:18 PM PDT · by detective · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 30, 2018 | T.R. Clancy
    Chief Justice John Roberts ordered a stay recently of a "landmark" trial in the federal lawsuit against the United States and various executive agencies, filed on behalf of 21 children "and future generations." Juliana v. United States alleges violations of the children's fundamental right to "a climate system capable of sustaining human life." Acting as the guardian for the minor plaintiffs is James Hansen, the climate change equivalent of Patient Zero in the pandemic of terror over global warming. The organization that initiated this particular example of lawfare is Our Children's Trust. OCT claims to provide a voice for youth...
  • As hurdles mount for Obama Presidential Center, worry and anxiety grow on South Side

    10/27/2018 2:46:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 10/24/18 | Lolly Bowean, Jeff Coen
    **SNIP** But recently, as development of the Obama center has faced obstacles and groundbreaking has been pushed back, Winston and some of her neighbors have begun to worry about the project’s fate. It faces a legal challenge in federal court over the use of park space for the center, and its chief local backer, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, recently announced he will not be seeking a third term as mayor. The result is anxiousness that has swept over some residents and communities on the South Side as they brace for a possible long wait, a bitter fight or even another grand...
  • Family Denied Service At Ruby Tuesday, Roanoke Rapids, NC Over Pro-Trump T-Shirt

    10/23/2018 7:35:18 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 72 replies
    www.teaparty.org ^ | 10/21/18 | Ukn
    (Gateway Pundit) – Thank you, Maxine Waters. A man named Frank posted a video to his Twitter account Saturday night claiming he and his family were denied service at Ruby Tuesday in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina because he was wearing a “Trump – Make America Great Again” t-shirt. Frank said there were plenty of empty tables in the restaurant and people who walked into Ruby Tuesday after him and his family were seated right away. He decided to vent on social media. “Cannot believe our family was denied service at Ruby Tuesday in Roanoke Rapids North Carolina because I am...
  • Carter Page, the CIA, and the Phony Punch-and-Judy “Lawsuits”

    10/19/2018 2:38:18 PM PDT · by LevonRiver · 6 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 18 October 2018 | Ashton Gray
    <p>A judge has already thrown out one phony “lawsuit” filed by Carter Page, that one filed against Oath Inc., the parent company of Yahoo. Carter Page supposedly filed that ridiculous “defamation” suit because of a Michael Isikoff article published back on 23 September 2016 that named Carter Page, but the real and only reason for filing the suit was to protect and promote Michael Isikoff as a “source.”</p>
  • BREAKING: Alabama top court judge urges Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

    10/20/2018 3:35:44 AM PDT · by cpforlife.org · 96 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri Oct 19, 2018 - 12:30 pm EST | Gualberto Garcia Jones, Esq.
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama, October 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Today, the Alabama Supreme Court unanimously ruled in the case of Jessie Phillips v. State of Alabama that “the value of the life of an unborn child is no less than the value of the lives of other persons.” In a concurring opinion, Justice Parker boldly called on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. “I urge the Supreme Court of the United States to reconsider the Roe exception and to overrule this constitutional aberration,” wrote the Alabama Supreme Court judge, and recommended that the Court “return the power to the states...
  • Atlanta Reaches $1.2M Settlement With Ex-Fire Chief Fired Over Christian Views on Sex, Marriage

    10/18/2018 12:05:13 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 15 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Oct 16, 2018 | By BRANDON SHOWALTER
    On January 9, 2015, I wrote an article titled, "The Mayor of Atlanta Declares War on Religious Freedom." Now, more than three-and-a-half years later, sanity has prevailed and religious freedoms have been preserved. Atlanta must pay up. The case involved Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, a man who had served the city of Atlanta for more than 30 years, working with distinction and without blemish. But when he self-published a 160 page book for use in his home church, gay activists rose up against him, demanding that he be fired. What was his crime? On his own time and on his...
  • Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio sues New York Times for libel

    10/17/2018 11:32:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | October 17, 2018 | By HOLLY ROSENKRANTZ
    Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who lost his U.S. Senate bid in August, filed a lawsuit against The New York Times and one of its opinion writers over an opinion piece that he says contains ''several false, defamatory factual assertions" that he claims damage his chances of running for office again. Arpaio, 86, is seeking $147.5 million in damages, as well as attorney fees. The suit, filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges that New York Times writer Michelle Cottle purposely made malicious statements that would negatively affect a bid for the late Sen. John...
  • Carter Page sues the Democratic National Committee

    10/16/2018 9:02:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/16/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Carter Page, the energy consultant and Trump advisor, is finally doing what needs to be done: He's suing the Democratic National Committee. According to Fox News: Former Trump campaign official Carter Page announced on Monday a defamation lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee (DNC) over the salacious dossier that claims he has ties to Russia. Page is also suing Perkins Coie and its partners, a law firm that represented Hillary Clinton’s campaign and hired Fusion GPS, an opposition research firm that hired former British spy Christopher Steele who compiled the unverified dossier concerning Trump, his associates, and Russia. Page...
  • Carter Page files defamation lawsuit against DNC

    10/15/2018 8:33:52 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/15/18 | MICHAEL BURKE
    Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page said Monday that he has filed a defamation lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee over a dossier that alleges ties between Page and Russia. Page said on Fox News's "Hannity" that his lawsuit "goes beyond any damages or any financial aspects." "There have been so many lies as you’re alluding to and you look at the damage it did to our Democratic systems and our institutions of government back in 2016. And I’m just trying to get some justice," he said. Page's lawsuit is against both the DNC and its law firm, Perkins Coie,...