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  • Judicial Watch Sues California and Los Angeles Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls

    12/14/2017 4:42:16 PM PST · by x1stcav · 32 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 12/13/17 | Staff
    ‘Eleven of California’s 58 counties have registration rates exceeding 100% of the age-eligible citizenry.’ ‘California has the highest rate of inactive registrations of any state in the country. Los Angeles County has the highest number of inactive registrations of any single county in the country’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a federal lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the State of California over their failure to clean their voter rolls and to produce election-related records as required by the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) (Judicial Watch, Inc.et al. v. Dean C. Logan, et al....
  • Fox News host Jeanine Pirro sued for defamation

    12/14/2017 6:35:01 AM PST · by DFG · 24 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 12/14/2017 | AP
    A civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed. The lawsuit states that DeRay McKesson was falsely arrested in 2016 while attending a protest in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in which a police officer was struck in the face with a rock and seriously injured. The officer sued the Black Lives Matter movement and McKesson for his injuries. After the officer's lawsuit was dismissed, Pirro "made a series of outrageously false and defamatory statements about Mr. McKesson, including that he directed...
  • NFL Team Hit With Lawsuit, Courtesy of Flag-Loving Americans

    12/13/2017 4:12:47 PM PST · by x1stcav · 22 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 12/13/17 | V Saxena
    Fed up with the NFL’s ongoing national anthem protests, one fan has attempted to strike back by filing a suit against the New Orleans Saints in the hopes of recouping the thousands of dollars he spent on season tickets to the team’s games. Louisiana resident Lee Dragna filed a suit in a district court Monday “seeking a refund for the tickets as well as attorney’s fees, claiming the protest by some players against police brutality and racial injustice has prevented him and his family from enjoying the games,” reported the The New Orleans Advocate. Despite spending $8,000 on season tickets,...
  • Teacher Canned for Using Pupil’s Birth Gender Fights Back with Lawsuit

    12/11/2017 1:58:42 PM PST · by davikkm · 37 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    This sounds as surreal as it gets, but unfortunately, this is the world we live in. Today’s news is about a school teacher who lost his job for the crime of “misgendering”. Yest, that’s a real word used by the politically correct social justice warriors nowadays. The crime, you asked? Well, this is a math teacher, 27 year old Joshua Sutcliffe, who made the fatal mistake of saying “well done girls” to a group of his pupils, after presumably they did good on a test or something. The problem is that among the group of girls was a special girl...
  • Gay Cake Bake Legal Case Reaches Supreme Court

    12/11/2017 9:48:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/17 | Douglas Gibbs
    The Rule of Law has become the Rule of Man, and when that happens, it's normally not very long before the people begin dancing around a golden calf The Christian Baker who refused to bake a cake with a homosexual wedding message on it lost everything. The business is gone. They went bankrupt. The court case, however, lives on, and The United States Supreme Court has heard the oral arguments on it. This is dangerous. I am not excited when the federal government, especially the courts, begins to stick their fingers into issues regarding our rights. In fact, the Constitution...
  • Six women say Harvey Weinstein cover-up was racketeering in new lawsuit

    12/06/2017 11:39:01 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 6, 2017 | by Associated Press
    Six women filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday, claiming that the movie mogul's actions to cover up assaults amounted to civil racketeering. The lawsuit was filed at a federal court in New York seeking to represent a class of "dozens, if not hundreds" of women who say they were assaulted by Weinstein. The lawsuit claims that a coalition of companies and people became part of the growing "Weinstein Sexual Enterprise" and that they worked with Weinstein to conceal his widespread sexual harassment and assaults. "The Weinstein Sexual Enterprise had many participants, grew over time as the obfuscation of...
  • Lawyers sue California because too many children can't read

    12/05/2017 1:32:43 PM PST · by Mariner · 48 replies
    AP via Sacramento Bee ^ | December 5th, 2017 | BY JULIE WATSON
    SAN DIEGO - A group of prominent lawyers representing teachers and students from poor performing schools filed a lawsuit against the state of California on Tuesday, arguing that the state has done nothing about a high number of school children who do not know how to read. The advocacy law firm, Public Counsel, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court to demand the California Department of Education address its "literacy crisis." The state has not followed suggestions from its own report on the problem five years ago, according to the lawsuit. "When it comes to literacy and the delivery...
  • In Supreme Court gay cake case, Kennedy says state has not been tolerant of baker's religious views

    12/05/2017 1:27:55 PM PST · by x1stcav · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/5/17 | Ryan Lovelace
    Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said during oral arguments on Tuesday that Colorado did not appear to show religious tolerance when it used its public accommodations law to force baker Jack Phillips to create speech via a custom cake for a same-sex wedding that defies his religious beliefs. The line of questioning garnered attention because Kennedy often serves as the divided high court's key swing vote, and a split vote could form again in Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Kennedy pointedly criticized Colorado for not being "tolerant" of Phillips' religious beliefs. 00:21 / 01:00 Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch...
  • 12 States Are Trying To Take A California Egg Law To The Supreme Court

    12/05/2017 10:26:43 AM PST · by DFG · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/04/2017 | Gabrielle Okun
    Twelve states are trying to take a California egg law to the Supreme Court, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. A dozen states filed the lawsuit Monday to block a California law requiring any eggs sold in the state must come from hens that have enough space to stretch out in their cages, reported The Associated Press. This law has cost consumers up to $350 million annually due to the higher egg prices, according to the Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. The states suing are Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Utah and Wisconsin.
  • Supreme Court lets stand Texas ruling on gay spouse benefits

    12/05/2017 6:15:01 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 6 replies
    http://www.spokesman.com ^ | December 4, 2017 | Will Weissert
    AUSTIN, Texas – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a Texas ruling that gay spouses may not be entitled to government-subsidized workplace benefits – a potential victory for social conservatives hoping to chip away at 2015’s legalization of same-sex marriage. In June, the Texas Supreme Court overturned a lower court’s decision favoring spousal benefits for gay city employees in Houston, ordering the issue back to trial. That was a major reversal for the all-Republican state high court, which previously refused to even consider the benefits case after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges...
  • Supreme Court allows President Trump's travel ban to go fully into effect

    12/04/2017 1:23:34 PM PST · by abb · 152 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | December 4, 2017 | staff
    The Supreme Court is allowing President Donald Trump's latest travel ban on six Muslim-majority nations to go into effect. Two of the nine justices dissented
  • Why the 'gay wedding cake' Supreme Court case is really about corporate governance

    12/04/2017 9:58:27 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 37 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/4 | Erin Fuchs
    That case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, takes aim at a Colorado law that bars discrimination based on perceived sexual orientation in places serving the public. Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, says the law violates his free speech rights by forcing him to “create expression that violates his sincerely held beliefs about marriage.” The dispute has attracted a lot of attention from the business community, including an amicus brief signed by 35 companies including Amazon (AMZN), Pfizer (PFE), and Apple (AAPL), which asked the court to rule against Phillips. Another group with an interest in the...
  • Republicans Prepare For War With FBI, DOJ: To File Contempt Action Over Anti-Trump Bias

    12/03/2017 4:31:32 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies
    Realinfo News ^ | 12-3-2017
    Five weeks ago, House Speaker Paul Ryan accused the DOJ and FBI of “stonewalling” the House Intelligence Committee’s wide-ranging subpoena for all pertinent information about how the largely unsubstantiated “Trump dossier” played into the DOJ’s decision to launch the infamous Trump collusion investigation. At the time, the speaker said the agency was preparing to turn over the information requested by the committee, but despite his assurances, the promised documents never materialized. Then yesterday, thanks to a series of coordinated media leaks, Nunes learned – at the same time as the broader public - about the reassignment of Peter Strzok, a...
  • Trump suggests investors sue ABC reporter whose erroneous report sent stocks down

    12/03/2017 12:28:01 PM PST · by x1stcav · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/3/17 | Kyle Feldscher
    President Trump suggested investors who lost money when the stock market fell following ABC's erroneous report alleging Trump told Mike Flynn to make contact with the Russians as a candidate sue the reporter who made the error. "People who lost money when the Stock Market went down 350 points based on the False and Dishonest reporting of Brian Ross of @ABC News (he has been suspended), should consider hiring a lawyer and suing ABC for the damages this bad reporting has caused - many millions of dollars!" Trump tweeted Sunday.
  • Ford sues pro wrestler John Cena for reselling his 2017 GT supercar

    12/03/2017 2:29:07 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 58 replies
    Automotive News ^ | 12/1/17 | Michael Martinez
    Ford Motor Co. is laying the legal smack down on WWE star John Cena.The automaker on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the pro wrestler after Cena resold his 2017 Liquid Blue Ford GT supercar less than a month after owning it, breaking a contract that said the vehicle couldn't be flipped until two years after purchase. Ford is seeking damages in excess of $75,000. It wants to buy back the vehicle for the price Cena paid ($463,376.50) and is seeking whatever profit Cena made off it."Upon information and belief, Mr. Cena has unfairly made a large profit from the unauthorized...
  • Jesse Ventura, his $1.8M verdict overturned, ends ‘American Sniper’ defamation case

    12/02/2017 5:56:37 AM PST · by texas booster · 31 replies
    St paul Pioneer Press ^ | December 1, 2017 at 9:15 pm | Associated Press
    Jesse Ventura and the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle have agreed to dismiss the former Minnesota governor’s defamation case. ... A federal jury in St. Paul awarded Ventura $1.8 million in 2014, but that verdict was overturned on appeal. While Ventura initially said he’d seek a new trial, there were signs in November that a settlement was forthcoming. Court documents filed Friday show the parties agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice, meaning Ventura cannot sue again on the same claim.
  • Kennywood Ride Gave Man Eye-Eating Parasite, Lawsuit Claims

    11/30/2017 7:13:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Pittsburgh Patch ^ | Nov 30, 2017 | Eric Heyl
    The lawsuit, filed this week by Robert and Krystsina Trostle of Squirrel Hill, alleges that while Robert Trostle was on the ride in July, he was splashed in the left eye with water containing the microsporidia parasite. Over the next few days, his eye became inflamed and painful, and he subsequently was diagnosed with microsporidia keratitis. The lawsuit contends that the parasite could not be entirely removed and that Trostle still suffers from blurry vision, redness, itchiness, pain and inflammation. The lawsuit states that while the Trostles were in line for the ride, they noticed that the Raging Rapids was...
  • Actress: Weinstein used Oprah and Naomi to seduce me

    11/29/2017 8:22:09 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 64 replies
    Page Six ^ | 11/28/2017 | Kevin Sheehan and Kaja Whitehouse
    An aspiring actress says Harvey Weinstein used Oprah Winfrey and Naomi Campbell to dupe her into thinking he would help her with her career — only to use her for sex. British actress Kadian Noble said Tuesday she was head-over-heels impressed when she first met Weinstein at an event in London because he was hanging out with model Campbell and had megastar Oprah “swinging off his arm.” “I thought, obviously, this man has something amazing in store for me,” she said during a teary-eyed press conference in Manhattan to discuss the sex trafficking lawsuit she filed a day earlier against...
  • Supreme Court shoots down gun cases, upholds ban on assault weapons and open-carry

    11/27/2017 9:16:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 120 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 27, 2017 | Alex Swoyer
    The Supreme Court declined to take up two Second Amendment cases on Monday, which challenged laws banning assault weapons and open-carry in Maryland and Florida. Both cases were denied review without comment from the justices, which left the lower court rulings in place. In the Florida challenge, the state Supreme Court upheld Florida’s ban on open carry finding the Second Amendment doesn’t guarantee a right to open carry.
  • Male Graduate Sues Cornell, Saying Investigator Discriminated Against Him (tr)

    11/27/2017 6:52:26 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 15 replies
    A male graduate is suing Cornell University in federal court, claiming that he was treated unfairly and unlawfully during a University Title IX investigation. It is the third lawsuit of its nature in seven months, and the second time in the same period that a student or former student has claimed the University’s behavior gave him suicidal thoughts. The newest complaint, filed on Tuesday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, accuses Cornell’s Title IX coordinator, Sarah Affel, of discriminating against a former student, “John Doe,” based on his sex, religion and ethnicity. The man, who...