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  • Md. court rejects lawsuit challenging redistricting referendum

    08/19/2012 5:41:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2012 | David Hill
    Maryland’s highest court rejected an appeal Friday by state Democrats who were hoping to block a referendum on the state’s new congressional map. The Maryland Court of Appeals filed an order upholding the state Board of Elections‘ decision to hold a November referendum on the map after it received signatures from more than 59,000 registered voters hoping to get it put on the ballot. The Maryland Democratic Party sued the board this summer, alleging that it erroneously validated thousands of signatures that were collected using the website MDPetitions.com. Read more: Md. court rejects lawsuit challenging redistricting referendum - Washington Times
  • People to Congress: Do your job or we'll sue

    08/19/2012 2:34:49 PM PDT · by cap10mike · 11 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 19, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    “It’s good to be king!” is an oft-quoted line from Mel Brooks’ “History of the World, Part I.” In America, every man is supposed to be king, every woman queen, and members of Congress are supposed to be our servants. We sometimes forget that last part. Three people in Orlando have not. On Aug. 15, Charles Klein, Sally Baptiste and Theresa Kajkowski filed a lawsuit in Florida's Middle District Federal Court. Nothing unusual in that -- lawsuits are filed every day, especially in litigation-prone America. What’s unusual is that the plaintiffs name the entire membership of the U.S. House and...
  • Zoo Interchange lawsuit well-intended, misguided (interchange rebuild is raaaaacist!)

    08/17/2012 7:20:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | August 14, 2012 | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
    Yes, transit in the Milwaukee region should be improved to give citizens, especially the many inner city residents without driver's licenses, better transportation options. And, yes, the state should ramp up transit aid and road maintenance even at the expense of new highway projects. But none of that means that reconstruction of the Zoo Interchange in Milwaukee County should be delayed and that planning for the interchange rebuild should go back to square one, as a lawsuit filed last week seeks to do. The interchange, the busiest in Wisconsin, is vital to commerce and the state's economy. It needs the...
  • Woman burned about hot seat at Cowboys Stadium sues Cowboys and Jerry Jones

    08/15/2012 4:40:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 77 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | August 15, 2012 | Elizabeth Campbell
    The Dallas Cowboys are being put on the hot seat for literally having one. Jennelle Carrillo, who lives in Cleburne, is suing the Cowboys and team owner Jerry Jones for the third-degree burns she suffered on her buttocks after sitting on a black, marble bench at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium two years ago while waiting for the debut Blue & Silver scrimmage. Carrillo was hospitalized and had to have skin grafts on her derriere, according to a lawsuit filed in Tarrant County civil court late last week. "It was hot enough to produce third-degree burns through her clothing that day,"...
  • Breaking: Pennsylvania Judge Upholds Voter ID Law

    08/15/2012 7:58:03 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 73 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/15/12 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS
    A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday refused to grant an injunction on a new voter identification law that Democrats say could harm President Obama’s re-election chances by unfairly targeting minorities, college students and others in a key swing state.
  • More DHS employees come forward with accounts of 'lewd' conduct in wake of suit

    08/14/2012 6:48:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 14, 2012 | Judson Berger
    Two more Department of Homeland Security employees have come forward to complain about the "lewd" work environment inside the agency, submitting sworn affidavits that depict graphic comments made by two top officials working under DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. The affidavits were given as part of a discrimination and retaliation suit filed earlier this year by James T. Hayes Jr., the head of the New York office for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Hayes claimed that Napolitano presided over a female "frat-house"-style department that routinely humiliated male staffers. The two new affidavits described separate incidents in 2009. Both accounts described the actions...
  • Cuccinelli files brief in Maryland gun case

    08/13/2012 10:24:58 AM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | August 12, 2012 | Jim Nolan
    Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli — hoping to be elected governor of Virginia in 2013 — has filed a brief in a Maryland gun case that is bound to hit the target with firearms enthusiasts in Virginia. Cuccinelli's office last week filed a "friend of the court" brief on behalf of Virginia and 13 other states in support of a federal district court ruling that struck down a Maryland law. It grants handgun carry permits only to people who can prove a "good and substantial reason" that they face a specific or imminent threat to their personal safety beyond that of...
  • Ex-Disney employee files discrimination lawsuit

    08/14/2012 6:21:33 AM PDT · by Pelham · 6 replies
    THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | Aug. 13, 2012 | EUGENE W. FIELDS
    <p>ANAHEIM – A former Disney employee filed a federal lawsuit Monday accusing Disney of discrimination based on her religion.</p> <p>In her suit, Imane Boudlal claims Disney refused to let her wear her religious headscarf – or hijab – at work in view of customers when she worked as a restaurant hostess at the Storytellers' Cafe in the Grand Californian Hotel in Downtown Disney. "We presented Ms. Boudlal with multiple options to accommodate her religious beliefs, as well as offered her several roles that would have allowed her to wear her own hijab. ... "Unfortunately, she rejected all of our efforts and has since refused to come to work."</p>
  • Black students' group, NAACP file amicus brief in UT case

    08/14/2012 2:07:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    San Antonio-Express News ^ | August 13, 2012 | Andrew Messamore
    AUSTIN — African American students at the University of Texas at Austin filed an amicus brief Monday supporting the university's race-inclusive admissions policy, which is under challenge in Fisher vs. Texas, the first Supreme Court case on affirmative action since 2003. Co-authored by the NAACP, the Black Ex-Students of Texas and UT's Black Students Alliance, it was one of several friend-of-the court briefs filed Monday backing UT's admissions system, including one from the Obama administration calling diversity crucial to the missions of the U.S. armed forces and numerous federal agencies. In court documents last week, UT defended its use of...
  • GOP sues to force Obama compliance on Fast and Furious

    08/13/2012 11:05:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 13, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    House Republicans on Monday asked the federal courts to intervene and force the Obama administration to turn over documents from the botched Fast and Furious gun-walking operation, escalating what had been a simmering constitutional crisis. House Speaker John A. Boehner said President Obama and his team were ignoring a congressional subpoena — something the courts have long recognized as valid — and said lawmakers were left with no choice but to ask the third branch to referee. “By stonewalling Congress and ignoring a contempt order, the Justice Department has left the House no choice but to take legal action so...
  • Soros' 28-y.o. Ex-Girlfriend Accuses Spooky Dude of 'Harassment, Violence, and Emotional Torture'

    08/13/2012 2:13:51 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | August 13, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Former Brazilian soap-opera star also charges he  reneged on a real estate agreement, is suing for $50M A Dr. Evil-esque megalomaniac control-freak raised in Nazi-dominated Hungary by closeted Jewish parents speaking to him in Esperanto dates a gal 52-years his junior (to provide respite from long hours trying to take over the world) and it turns out to be a relationship-from-hell... wholdathunkit? Now-Columbia University student Adriana Ferreyr claims that Soros never got her a birthday present for the first three years they were together then heartlessly dumped her after five, whispering in her ear (while in bed) that he was giving her apartment...
  • Darrell Issa to Sue Eric Holder Monday

    08/12/2012 5:33:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Roll Call ^ | August 12, 2012 | Jonathan Strong
    House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa plans to sue Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday for refusing to provide documents related to the "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling operation. "The committee expects to file the civil contempt suit against the attorney general Monday," a Republican source said. The suit will be filed in the federal district court for the District of Columbia.The action is the latest escalation in the dispute between House Republicans and the Justice Department over the documents, which relate to a botched gun-smuggling operation.On June 28, the House voted to hold Holder in contempt of Congress...
  • Darrell Issa to Sue Eric Holder Monday(Gunwalker)

    08/12/2012 5:55:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 12 August, 2012 | Jonathan Strong
    House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa plans to sue Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday for refusing to provide documents related to the "Fast and Furious" gun-smuggling operation. "The committee expects to file the civil contempt suit against the attorney general Monday," a Republican source said. The suit will be filed in the federal district court for the District of Columbia. The action is the latest escalation in the dispute between House Republicans and the Justice Department over the documents, which relate to a botched gun-smuggling operation. On June 28, the House voted to hold Holder in contempt...
  • Bank Media Honcho To File Multi Million Dollar Brutality Suit Against LAPD

    08/12/2012 6:05:17 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 47 replies
    tmz ^ | 8/12 | tmz
    A powerful honcho at Deutsche Bank is suing the LAPD and the City of L.A. for millions of dollars -- we're told up to $100 mil -- for allegedly being forced into a motel room by cops and then beaten to a pulp. Brian Mulligan, the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Media and Telecommunications for the Bank, claims on May 15, he was in the L.A. suburb of Highland Park -- near a marijuana dispensary -- when he was approached by 2 LAPD officers. We're told Mulligan claims the cops walked up to him and asked why he was...
  • Exclusive Interview: Insane Clown Posse (band) is Suing the FBI!(And Why it Matters)

    08/11/2012 2:00:46 PM PDT · by LucyT · 23 replies
    FuseNews ^ | August 10, 2012 | Nicole James
    Did you know Juggalos are considered a "criminal gang" by the FBI? "It gets laughs out of people, but think about it," Violent J tells Fuse. "That's insane." After Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope tweeted a mysterious message earlier this week talking about "the biggest announcement of Insane Clown Posse's career," we've now got an answer: ICP is suing the FBI. The problem is that the FBI considers Juggalos—what ICP fans call themselves—a real-deal criminal gang. According to the FBI's 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment report, Juggalos are considered an official "concern to law enforcement." The members of Insane...
  • ACLU Compares Catholics to Racists

    08/09/2012 6:40:13 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Cardinal Newman Society ^ | 8/9/12 | Matthew Archbold
    The ACLU has filed a brief in support of the HHS mandate, comparing Catholics to racists. The ACLU and the ACLU of Eastern Missouri recently filed an amicus brief supporting the mandate which requires employers to provide insurance coverage for abortifacients, contraception, and sterilization procedures without a co-pay. The case, O’Brien Industrial Holdings v. Department of Health and Human Services, is a challenge by a private company which argues that the contraception rule is a violation of religious liberty. In its brief, the ACLU compares Catholics to racists, arguing that declaring that you don’t want to support the killing of...
  • Small Business Owner Threatens To Sue Obama Over Campaign Ad

    08/08/2012 6:05:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    fox news ^ | 8/8/12 | jprendergast
    The owner of a specialty deli at Findlay Market wants her store’s name removed from an ad President Obama used to explain his record on small business. Ten seconds into the ad “Always,” an employee is shown from behind, pushing up the security door of Krause’s while Obama talks about owners sacrificing to make their businesses run. The owner of the store, Debra Krause-McDonnell, said she did not give permission for her business to be shown and that some customers have told her they’ll no longer shop there. She says she’s “contemplating legal action.”
  • MARRIAGE REMAINS PROTECTED IN HAWAII

    08/08/2012 5:56:40 PM PDT · by massmike · 23 replies
    HONOLULU — A federal court Wednesday upheld Hawaii’s definition of marriage as one man and one woman. The court rejected a lawsuit that sought to tear down the state’s law defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman and Hawaii’s constitutional amendment that gives the legislature the power to maintain the timeless definition. Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys defended the law and the amendment on behalf of Hawaii Family Forum, which the court allowed to intervene in the case in April. “This ruling affirms that protecting and strengthening marriage as the union of one man and one woman...
  • Jewish Republican sues Jewish Democrats for libel

    08/08/2012 3:49:31 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8-8-12 | Abby W. Schachter
    Sheldon Adelson is one tough Jew. He basically made it possible for Newt Gingrich to get as far in the primaries as he did by bankrolling the Speaker to the tune of $10 million, before promptly switching his allegiance and his ample resources to Mitt Romney when the presidential nomination was decided in Romney's favor. Democrats, especially Jews, were upset by Adelson's outspoken support for the GOP and scared of his resources and they knew there was no way Adelson would stop funding Republicans, so they decided to roll the dice on scaring Romney away from Adelson and his billions....
  • Spyker Slaps GM With $3 Billion Lawsuit

    08/06/2012 2:50:26 PM PDT · by John W · 18 replies
    AutoWeek ^ | August 6, 2012 | Greg Migliore
    Spyker, the Dutch supercar firm and owner of Saab, hit General Motors with a $3 billion lawsuit Monday, claiming GM forced Saab into bankruptcy and interfered with a potential deal with Chinese investors that could have saved the company. Spyker is suing on behalf of Saab, assuming legal costs in exchange for a significant proportion of any potential award. Saab went into bankruptcy in December 2011. The lawsuit also says GM interference prevented an agreement with Chinese investor Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile Co. Ltd., which would have allowed Saab to restructure. In court papers, Spyker said GM's motivation was to...