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  • Gay Couples Entitled to Equal Treatment on Birth Certificates, Justices Rule

    06/26/2017 9:10:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 26, 2017 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday reaffirmed its 2015 decision recognizing a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, ruling that states may not treat married same-sex couples differently from others in issuing birth certificates. The decision was unsigned. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, joined by Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr., dissented. The case concerns an Arkansas law about birth certificates that treats married opposite-sex couples differently from same-sex ones. A husband of a married woman is automatically listed as the father even if he is not the genetic parent. Same-sex spouses are not. The case, Pavan v. Smith,...
  • Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch Blast SCOTUS for Refusing to Hear Major Second Amendment Case

    06/26/2017 10:51:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Reason ^ | 06/26/2017 | Damon Root
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a major case out of California that asked whether the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms includes the right to carry firearms in public. By refusing to get involved, the Court left in place a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that denied constitutional recognition to the right to carry. Writing in dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Neil Gorsuch, blasted the Court for its failure to act and for its "distressing trend" of treating "the Second Amendment as a disfavored right." According to...
  • Couple sues dog food manufacturer after pet death

    06/26/2017 10:31:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    Meatpoultry.com ^ | June 22, 2017 | Erica Shaffer
    Couple sues dog food manufacturer after pet death June 22, 2017 - by Erica Shaffer SEATTLE – A couple in Washington State recently filed a lawsuit against Wheeling, Illinois-based Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Company Inc., owned by Holly and Joel Sher, after one of their dogs was poisoned by pet food tainted with pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug. Nicole and Guy Mael of Washougal, Washington, filed the lawsuit against Evanger’s and Nutripack LLC, a pet food company owned by members of the same family, in US District Court for the Western District of Washington. The couple is seeking a jury...
  • Supreme ruling coming on forcing Christians to betray faith (Gay wedding cakes)

    06/26/2017 10:16:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Bob Unruh
    A Colorado baker being punished by his state, which also imposed an indoctrination requirement on him and his employees, for living by his Christian faith now will have his case reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices announced on Monday they will hear the dispute involving Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop in the fall.
  • Supreme Court agrees to hear baker's appeal

    06/26/2017 6:46:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 26, 2017 | NBC News
    JUST IN: Supreme Court agrees to hear appeal from baker who turned away same-sex couple.
  • Supreme Court Ruling: Police Have No Duty to Protect the General Public

    06/24/2017 10:43:34 PM PDT · by gattaca · 40 replies
    Tribunist ^ | June 16, 2016 | Trubunist Staff
    In light of the recent terror attack in Orlando, Florida many people are asking the question, “What can the government do to protect the people?” Everything from banning certain types of firearms to prohibiting people on the no-fly list from buying guns to immigration reforms has been proposed as possible government solutions. In light of the recent terror attack in Orlando, Florida many people are asking the question, “What can the government do to protect the people?” Everything from banning certain types of firearms to prohibiting people on the no-fly list from buying guns to immigration reforms has been proposed...
  • Supreme Court Deals Blow to Property Rights

    06/23/2017 2:20:20 PM PDT · by Sopater · 126 replies
    Reason ^ | 6/23/17 | Eric Boehm
    When governments issue regulations that undermine the value of property, bureaucrats don't necessarily have to compensate property holders, the Supreme Court ruled Friday. The court voted 5-3, in Murr V. Wisconsin, a closely watched Fifth Amendment property rights case. The case arose from a dispute over two tiny parcels of land along the St. Croix River in western Wisconsin and morphed into a major property rights case that drew several western states into the debate before the court. Chief Justice John Roberts, in a scathing dissent, wrote that ruling was a significant blow for property rights and would give greater...
  • Trump's lawyers make final plea to Supreme Court on travel ban, with eye toward Justice Kennedy

    06/22/2017 1:32:11 PM PDT · by johnk · 43 replies
    La Times ^ | JUNE 21, 2017, 1:54 P.M. | David Savage
    <p>President Trump's lawyers made a final appeal to the Supreme Court on Wednesday in the pending dispute over his travel ban and quoted Justice Anthony Kennedy — likely a key swing vote — on the need to defer to the chief executive on matters of national security.</p>
  • Federal Judge Rules Cross Violates Law and Must Be Removed

    06/20/2017 6:43:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Atheists across the fruited plain are rejoicing after a federal judge declared that a cross erected in a Florida park violated the law and must come down. “I am aware that there is a lot of support in Pensacola to keep the cross as is, and I understand and I understand and respect that point of view,” U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson wrote in his ruling. “But, the law is the law.” The lawsuit was filed in 2016 by the notorious Freedom From Religion Foundation and the American Humanist Association on behalf of four Pensacola citizens The judge pointed out...
  • SCOTUS Rules September 11 Detainees Can't Sue Government

    06/20/2017 4:59:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    A busy Supreme Court on Monday ruled, in a vote of 4-2, that former September 11 detainees do not have the right to sue government officials for money damages. This is an issue for Congress, not the judiciary, Justice Anthony Kennedy argued in the court’s opinion. Furthermore, he said, the Second Circuit “erred” in allowing respondents’ detention policy claims to move forward under the context of Bivens v. Six Unknown Fed. Narcotics Agents, which determined that federal officers would need to pay damages to compensate individuals who were subjected to unconstitutional conditions. Expanding Bivens is a “disfavored” judicial activity,...
  • Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Free Speech

    06/19/2017 1:20:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 19, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, the Supreme Court has handed down a decision that’s gonna have some ramifications. They have ruled for, in favor of an Asian-American rock band that calls themselves The Slants. Snerdley, you’re a big music guy. Have you ever heard of The Slants, Asian-American rock band called The Slants? I never have. You have heard of them? You like their music? Ohhh, but you’ve not heard their music, you never heard of ’em ’til the story hit? All right. Well, get this. In a win for Asian-American rock band The Slants — and this has got possible ramifications, good...
  • St. Louis Confederate memorial removal temporarily halted

    06/19/2017 2:15:05 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 59 replies
    STL Today (St. Louis Post Dispatch) ^ | June 19, 2017 | AP News
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A judge has issued an injunction that will temporarily prevent the city of St. Louis from removing a Confederate monument from Forest Park. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Robert Dierker on Monday issued the injunction and set a July 6 hearing for arguments over whether the city or the Missouri Civil War Museum owns the monument. The museum filed a lawsuit Friday against the city, contending the United Daughters of the Confederacy signed over the ownership rights to the monument last week. The city contends it controls the monument and wants to remove it soon. Dierker's...
  • Justices say law on offensive trademarks is unconstitutional

    06/19/2017 8:02:07 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 130 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | June 19, 2017 10:35 am | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help the Washington Redskins in their legal fight over the team name. The justices ruled that the 71-year-old trademark law barring disparaging terms infringes free speech rights. The ruling is a victory for the Asian-American rock band called the Slants, but the case was closely watched for the impact it would have on the separate dispute involving the Washington football team. Slants founder Simon Tam tried to trademark the band name in 2011, but the...
  • Suit: Man Died After Falling Into Deep Fryer at Gwinnett Publix

    06/14/2017 10:34:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Amanda C. Coyne
    A Commerce woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Publix, claiming the grocery chain was at fault when her husband fell into a deep fryer, leading to his 2015 death. Mansur Blount was a vent hood technician. Part of his job was to clean vent hoods at client businesses, including a Publix location in Dacula, where he was doing that work on June 25, 2015, according to the lawsuit. A Publix spokeswoman said it is the company’s policy not to comment on open lawsuits.
  • United Airlines apologizes after video shows employee pushing 71-year-old passenger to floor

    06/14/2017 7:59:09 AM PDT · by ThinkingAllowed · 12 replies
    MSN/Washington Post ^ | 6/14/2017 | Bill Spencer
    United Airlines issued an apology Tuesday after a video was released of a Houston-based employee pushing a 71-year-old passenger to the floor during an argument over a ticket. The man was left lying there motionless. The confrontation took place about two years ago but was detailed in a lawsuit filed last week in Harris County, Tex. The airline is still facing fallout over an incident with David Dao, a passenger who was violently dragged off a flight in Chicago in April. The video of the Texas pushing incident was obtained and broadcast Tuesday evening by Houston news station KPRC. The passenger, Ronald Tigner, an experienced Houston lawyer, is...
  • Almost 200 congressional Democrats sue Trump over business interests

    06/13/2017 10:48:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    KABC-TV ^ | June 14, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Democratic lawmakers are suing President Donald Trump over foreign money flowing into his global business empire. Almost 200 senators and representatives are plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging Trump is violating the so-called emoluments clause of the Constitution. It's being filed early Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the lawmakers said. The plaintiffs argue they have standing to sue because the clause says only Congress may approve foreign gifts and payments.....
  • Court orders DHS to reinstate amnesty for Georgia Dreamer (reinstate Obama's DACA status)

    06/13/2017 10:21:46 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 62 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Stephen Dinan | Stephen Dinan
    A federal judge ordered Homeland Security Monday to reinstate an amnesty for a Dreamer and blasted the government for “running roughshod” over a young woman in a ruling that breaks new ground in legal rights for illegal immigrants. Judge Mark H. Cohen ruled that the department didn’t follow its own procedures when it stripped Jessica Colotl of her status under President Obama’s 2012 amnesty, known in government-speak as DACA. The judge ordered her deportation amnesty and her work permit be kept in place, and sent U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services — the Homeland Security agency that handles applications — back...
  • Liberal College Student Flashes Breasts To Class Then Sues Professor For Not Giving Her An A [VIDEO]

    06/13/2017 6:59:13 AM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 44 replies
    e Headlines ^ | 6/12/2017 | Kristy Jane
    Dyjak did not include anything remotely approaching time-honored verse as part of the materials in the “Advanced Creative Writing Poetry” course, Kikkert claims. Instead, Dyjak assigned materials focused on “lesbians, illicit sexual relationships, incest and frequent swearing.” At one point during the course, Dyjak also allegedly flashed her breasts to the whole class in the course of showing off a tattoo on her back.
  • D.C., Maryland announce they're suing Trump over foreign payments to his business

    06/12/2017 10:23:46 AM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 12, 2017 | Rebbeca Shabad
    Attorneys general for Washington, D.C. and Maryland announced they're suing President Trump for accepting millions in payments from foreign governments which they say is "flagrantly violating" the Constitution's anti-corruption laws. "Never in the history of this country have we had a president with these kinds of extensive business entanglements, or a president who refused to adequately distance themselves from their holdings," said D.C. Attorney General Karl A. Racine in a news conference on Monday. "President Trump's business and his dealings violate the constitution's anti-corruption provisions." The lawsuit was filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland,...
  • US attorneys general to file lawsuit against Trump over foreign payments, reports say

    06/12/2017 4:11:33 AM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 12, 2017
    The attorneys general of Maryland and Washington D.C. reportedly plan to file a lawsuit Monday against President Trump alleging that foreign payments to his businesses violate the Constitution. A similar lawsuit was filed in January, but the case from two Democratic attorneys general may stand a better chance in court because it is the first brought by government entities, according to Reuters. The attorneys allege Trump violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause. . . . The attorneys said that if the lawsuit is able to proceed it could force Trump to hand over his personal tax returns in an effort to...