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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 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
    <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 ^ | 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.”

    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...
  • Obama Campaign Admits Lawsuit Targets Ohio Military Voters To Equalize Vote

    08/07/2012 3:45:50 PM PDT · by Kfobbs · 12 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 7, 2012 | Kevin Fobbs
    Senior Obama Campaign official David Axelrod, admitted Sunday, August 5th on Fox News that Ohio military voters who are allowed early voting was indeed the target of the lawsuit filed against the state of Ohio. He incorrectly claimed that military early voting was an exception, which must be corrected, so that all Ohio voters can have the right to vote early. As Ohio democrats and the Obama campaign were targeting the military overseas voters and lambasting the Ohio state legislature and the Secretary of State for engaging in alleged discriminatory practices, they conveniently avoided mentioning that federal law protects early...
  • Ky. judge to review Christian health care case

    08/07/2012 2:30:08 PM PDT · by xzins · 42 replies
    MSN Money ^ | August 7, 2012 | ROGER ALFORD
    A judge will consider whether a Christians-only health care plan should be held in contempt of court more than a year after the Kentucky Supreme Court subjected it to stricter regulations that could have meant its demise in the state. Franklin County Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate set a hearing for Aug. 30 in the case that pits the Kentucky Department of Insurance against Medi-Share, a Florida-based cost-sharing ministry that helps pay medical bills for churchgoers. The legal battle involves how tightly the state can regulate Medi-Share, which serves nearly 40,000 people in 49 states, including more than 700 in Kentucky....
  • SD files brief in Maryland gun-rights case

    08/04/2012 6:42:19 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 4 August, 2012 | AP
    South Dakota has joined other states in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in a federal appeal involving Maryland's requirements for getting a permit to carry a gun.
  • Virginia won't further probe charges of illegal voter registration

    08/06/2012 6:09:19 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-6-2012 | Steve Contorno
    Virginia election officials decided Monday to not take action against a D.C. group that sent voter registration cards to dead people, children and pets and prompted calls for an investigation from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The Virginia Board of Elections said it was already working with the Voter Participation Center to improve the group's registration practices so ineligible voters would not be targeted in the future. Romney's campaign recently called for an investigation of the group, which targeted minorities and young voters when it sent out 200,000 registration cards. The campaign said it was satisfied with the board's decision....
  • Louisiana teachers union threatens to sue private schools over voucher program

    08/06/2012 5:08:12 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 83 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 8/6/2012 | Unknown
    A Louisiana teachers union is threatening private schools with legal action if they accept money from a new voucher program – and the threat has already forced at least one school to put its participation in the program on hold. The demand was sent a few weeks ago by law firm representing the Louisiana Association of Educators and several other interests, and it argues the state-approved program is illegal because participating schools would be receiving an unconstitutional payment of public funds. The two-page letter further states if schools don’t agree, then the law firm has “no alternative” than to take...
  • PSU trustee intends to appeal to NCAA sanctions

    08/06/2012 3:50:31 PM PDT · by safetysign · 39 replies
    AP ^ | 08/06/2012 | staff
    A Penn State trustee has told the NCAA that he intends to appeal college sports governing body's strict sanctions on the university for the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.
  • Female G20 protestors sue Toronto police for $1.4 MIL - they were 'profiled for having hairy legs'

    08/02/2012 7:39:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 August 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Female G20 protestors sue Toronto police for $1.4MILLION after they were 'profiled for having hairy legs' A group of women is suing the Toronto police, saying they were profiled and arrested for having hairy legs during the G20 summit in 2010. The women are part of a $1.4 million lawsuit filed by seven friends, men and women, who were locked up during the protests against the gathering of world leaders. The lawyer for the friends, who had traveled to Toronto from their hometown to take part in the demonstrations, said police use of 'hairy legs' as a cause for detention...
  • Canadian Athiest takes County to Court for using Lord's Prayer

    08/02/2012 3:21:08 AM PDT · by Nav_Chappie · 3 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | Wednesday August 01, 2012 | Katie Daubs
    When asked if he is a secularist or an atheist, Peter Ferguson says he is “just a human.” The architect recently filed an application in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in a bid to get his local Grey County council to stop praying and turning council into what he calls a “Christian zone.” “This has nothing to do with my personal beliefs, other than we must be good to one another,” he said. Ferguson said he tried for a year and a half “to convince them that what they were doing was hurting the citizens of Grey County and...

    07/30/2012 10:54:17 AM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    Examiner ^ | JULY 13, 2012 | MATT ROBERTS
    A Louisiana fortune teller feels vindicated after a federal judge struck down a city ordinance that banned fortunetelling, palm reading and astrology within the city limits of Alexandria. A Louisiana fortune teller feels vindicated after a federal judge struck down a city ordinance that banned fortunetelling, palm reading and astrology within the city limits of Alexandria. U.S. District Judge Dee Drell’s ruling Wednesday coincides with a magistrate’s findings that Alexandria’s city ordinance prohibiting such practices was unconstitutional in that it infringed on the First Amendment right to free speech. The ordinance itself not only prohibited psychic or Tarot reading for...
  • Planned Parenthood May Face Family’s Lawsuit Over Abortion Death

    07/30/2012 9:58:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    life action ^ | 7.30.2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The family of the woman Planned Parenthood killed in a botched legal abortion last week has retained an attorney in preparation for a civil lawsuit against the abortion business. According to ABC News, the family of Tonya Reaves, the 24-year-old mother of one who died following a second trimester abortion, have sought legal counsel. Reaves died after hemorrhaging late Friday night and was taken by ambulance from the Chicago-area Planned Parenthood clinic to Northwestern Memorial Hospital at about 11:00 a.m. Friday and was pronounced dead about twelve hours later. Corey Meyer, an attorney for the family, told ABC, “We’re just...
  • Lawsuit demands bin Laden burial records (Did U.S. Navy pray bin Laden into paradise?)

    07/29/2012 4:35:46 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 26 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 27, 2012 | WND
    Within 24 hours of being killed by U.S. Navy SEALS, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was reportedly given a Muslim burial at sea. Existing U.S. Navy rules require the prayer for Muslim burials include the following: “O Allah, forgive him, have mercy on him, pardon him, grant him security, provide him a nice place and spacious lodgings, wash him (off from his sins) with water, snow and ice, purify him…make him enter paradise and save him from the trials of grave and the punishment of hell.” Did the U.S. military -- which has cracked down on chaplains praying in Jesus'...
  • Wal-Mart sued by disabled over payment machine access

    07/27/2012 10:16:08 AM PDT · by matt04 · 19 replies
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc has been sued by disability rights advocates who accused the world's largest retailer of failing to make payment machines accessible to disabled customers who use wheelchairs and scooters. In what they called the first case of its kind, the plaintiffs accused Wal-Mart of discriminating against disabled customers by mounting "point-of-sale" terminals in many stores at elevated heights that cannot be reached. They said this makes it difficult or impossible for the customers to pay for goods with credit or debit cards, and that Wal-Mart has refused to replace these older-model terminals despite using more accessible equipment in...
  • James Holmes Massacre First Lawsuit (Man Sues Over "Dark Knight" Shooting)

    07/25/2012 9:56:27 PM PDT · by Houmatt · 77 replies ^ | 7-24-12 | unknown
    One of the victims in the James Holmes mass murder spree has lawyered up and plans to file a lawsuit ... because he feels the theater dropped the ball in a very fatal way. Torrence Brown, Jr. was in Century 16 Theater when Holmes let loose. One of Brown's best friends, A.J. Boik, was shot in the chest and died. Brown, who was not physically injured, claims to now suffer from extreme trauma.
  • In wake of tragedy, lawyers step in: Colorado shooting survivor plans suit, says publicist

    07/25/2012 4:10:13 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies
    Yahoo News - The Outlook ^ | July 25, 2012 | Liz Goodwin
    Torrence Brown Jr., one of the Aurora movie shooting survivors, is planning on suing the theater, confirmed his family's publicist on Wednesday. "We're going to make sure whoever is accountable is going to take responsibility for this tragedy," Cassandra Williams of Wet PR said. She said that Brown, who was friends with 18-year-old AJ Boik, one of the shooting victims, is handling the criticism his suit has sparked. "We know it goes with the territory, so he's fine," Williams said. She added that Brown, 18, is seeking therapy and is emotionally distraught after the shooting.
  • Christian B&B owners ordered to pay gay couple $4,500 in damages

    07/24/2012 8:13:50 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | July 19, 2012 | Patrick B. Craine
    GRAND FORKS, British Columbia - Christian owners of a bed and breakfast in British Columbia have been ordered to pay around $4,500 in damages after they refused to rent a room to a homosexual couple. Brian Thomas and Shaun Eadie had reserved a room at the Riverbend B&B in Grand Forks in June 2009, but owners Les and Susan Molnar cancelled the reservation after realizing they were homosexual. “To allow a gay couple to share a bed in my Christian home would violate my Christian beliefs and would cause me and my wife great distress,” Lee explained in tribunal documents....

    07/23/2012 9:02:49 PM PDT · by massmike · 9 replies ^ | 07/23/2012 | DREW ZAHN
    Oral arguments for summary judgment will be heard tomorrow in a Hawaii lawsuit that not only challenges the state’s constitutional amendment preserving traditional marriage, but also asserts the new “civil unions” law doesn’t go far enough. According to court documents, Hawaii was poised to become the first state in the union to permit same-sex marriage back in 1996, when a Hawaii Supreme Court ruling found the state had no compelling interest to limit marriage to its traditional definition. But while a temporary stay on the ruling was in place, the voters of Hawaii passed a constitutional amendment giving the state...
  • Lawsuit Against Animal Rights Groups Proceeds

    07/21/2012 9:32:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 July, 2012 | U.S. Sportsman's Alliance
    Columbus, OH --( Last week, a federal court ruled that Feld Entertainment, the owner of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, could move forward with its racketeering and conspiracy claims against the Humane Society of the United States and other anti-hunting, animal rights extremist groups and their attorneys. According to a report by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Feld Entertainment’s claims arose out of a lawsuit brought by the groups and a former circus employee in 2000 that accused Feld of mistreating elephants under the Endangered Species Act. In dismissing the prior lawsuit, the Court found, among other things,...
  • Students sue school district for violating their 'right to read'

    07/18/2012 5:19:03 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 27 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7/18/2012 | Stacy Teicher Khadaroo
    Students are suing the state of Michigan and their Detroit-area school district for violating their "right to read." The class-action lawsuit appears to be the first of its kind, and potentially signals a new wave of civil rights litigation in the United States to enforce laws intended to boost academic achievement, education law experts say. The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed what it has dubbed the "right to read" lawsuit on behalf of the nearly 1,000 students in the impoverished district.
  • Judge rejects contraception suit filed by 7 states

    07/17/2012 6:44:08 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 17, 2012, 7:34 PM EDT | GRANT SCHULTE
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Seven attorneys general trying to block the federal health care law's requirement for contraception coverage saw their lawsuit dismissed Tuesday by a federal judge who said they didn't have standing to file it. U.S. District Court Judge Warren K. Urbom ruled that the states failed to prove they would suffer immediate harm once that part of the law is enacted. The Nebraska federal judge also noted that President Barack Obama's administration has agreed to work with religious groups to try to address their concerns. The lawsuit was challenging a rule in the law that requires contraception...
  • Judge Dismisses Major Lawsuit Against Obama HHS Mandate

    07/17/2012 4:19:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/17/12 | Steven Ertelt
    A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by attorneys general of several states against the Obama HHS mandate that requires to religious employers to pay for or refer women for abortion-causing drugs and birth control in violation of their religious liberties. U.S. District Judge Warren Urbom of Lincoln, Nebraska dismissed the case the state attorney general there filed with several other colleagues from across the nation. he said the states did not have standing in court to bring the lawsuit against the Obamacare HHS mandate. Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning’s office brought the lawsuit along with attorneys general of...
  • Sperm Donor Lawsuit Filed by Lesbian

    07/12/2012 7:20:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Slayton · 89 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/12/12 | Andrew Lu
    A California woman is suing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for "unconstitutional" sperm donor policies. The woman is in a same-sex relationship and wants to conceive a child with her female partner. The woman has a male friend who she wants to use as a sperm donor.
  • Scott Lively's lawyers file 109-page response to international "gay" lawsuit against him

    07/06/2012 5:47:12 PM PDT · by massmike · 2 replies ^ | 07/06/2012 | n/a
    Scott Lively and the pro-family law firm Liberty Counsel filed a 109-page response to the bizarre and frightening international "human rights" lawsuit filed against him last March, as well as a motion to dismiss the case. On March 14, 2012, a Soros-funded New York-based far-left advocacy organization called the "Center for Constitutional Rights" (CCR) filed a 47-page lawsuit in Federal District Court in Springfield, Massachusetts against Pastor Scott Lively. Lively is accused of inciting murder, torture, and other civil rights violations in Uganda. They claim that Lively's meetings and conversations with church leaders and public officials on pro-family issues in...
  • NY court: Gay marriage caucus didn't break rules

    07/06/2012 2:36:23 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 6 2012 | Associated Press
    — A state appeals court rejected a challenge to New York's year-old same-sex marriage law Friday, ruling closed-door negotiations among senators and gay marriage supporters including Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not violate any laws. The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court in Rochester ruled against gay marriage opponents who argued that Republican state senators violated New York's open meeting rules ahead of the law's passage last year. The marriage law was given final legislative approval by the state Senate after weeks of intensive lobbying and swiftly signed by Cuomo, making New York the largest state to legalize same-sex weddings. Same-sex...
  • Gay couple sue Virginia pool

    07/05/2012 1:03:37 PM PDT · by scottjewell · 38 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 5 2012 | Associated Press
    Club grants, then revokes pool membership of gay couple and son William Trinkle is suing Roanoke Athletic Club and its affiliate, Carilion Clinic, for breach of contract and violation of the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Trinkle says that he purchased a family membership in May for himself, his partner, Juan Granados, and their 2-year-old son, Oliver. Club officials approved their application, and the family started using the facilities. Trinkle and Granados said they were shocked when they were turned away from the pool. Club officials told them same-sex couples don't meet Virginia's legal definition of family.
  • DOJ lawsuit: Physical test for police officers discriminates against women

    07/03/2012 4:08:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/3/12 | Joel Gehrke
    The Corpus Christi, Tex. Police Department has found itself on the business end of a civil rights lawsuit after the Justice Department concluded that a physical ability test used when considering job applications discriminates against women. As a condition for employment, new applicants must pass a physical ability test (PAT) involving: pullups, a 300-meter run, a 1.5 mile run, and sit-ups. Only 19 percent of female applicants passed this test between 2005 and 2009, compared to 63 percent of men, the DOJ complaint records. The Justice Department says that the test discriminates
  • Recount affirms Lehman's win in Senate recall race (WI)

    07/03/2012 3:47:46 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    JS ONLINE ^ | 7-3-12 | Alison Bauter
    Madison - As Democrats celebrate a recount that reaffirmed state Senate candidate John Lehman's recall victory Monday, the campaign for Republican Sen. Van Wanggaard is considering a court challenge. Republicans hold a 17-16 majority in the Senate, but the Racine County victory will put control in Democrats' hands once Lehman is sworn in. A legal challenge would be unlikely to change the results, but would delay the transfer of power until the court rules. The Wanggaard campaign initially called for the recount after Democratic challenger Lehman netted an 834-vote victory in the 21st Senate District's June 5 recall election. Monday's...
  • Ken Cuccinelli, on second thought, likes Supreme Court health-care decision

    06/28/2012 1:56:33 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 02:44 PM ET, 06/28/2012 | Laura Vozzella
    CNN and Fox News aren’t the only ones doing a 180 on the Supreme Court ruling. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R), the first attorney generalin the nation to file a lawsuit over President Obama’s health-care overhaul, said the sky was pretty much falling in a news release issued half an hour after the court upheld the law. “This is a dark day for the American people, the Constitution, and the rule of law,” Cuccinelli said in the release. “This is a dark day for American liberty.” By the time he held a news conference an hour and 45...
  • Today is The Day U.S. Citizens Became Slaves of Their Government

    06/28/2012 7:34:44 AM PDT · by catnipman · 193 replies
    Self | 6/28/2012 | Self
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Government can tax citizens because they exist, not because they earn income, but because they exist. There are no limits on the amount we can be taxed to exist. We are all now officially slaves owned by and for the U.S. Federal Government.
  • Obamacare stands

    06/28/2012 7:29:13 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 220 replies
    drudge ^ | 28 Jun 2012 | drudge
  • Judge refuses to block Florida voter purge

    06/27/2012 11:53:53 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 27, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT | GARY FINEOUT
    A federal judge has refused to stop Florida from removing potentially non-U.S. citizens from its rolls. The U.S. Department of Justice sued the state to halt the purge, arguing it was going on too close to a federal election. U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle said Wednesday that there was nothing in federal voting laws that prevent the state from identifying non-U.S. citizens even if it comes less...