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  • Respecting Trigger Warnings at Law School (Millennials are [feline nickname]'s?)

    12/19/2014 10:12:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 19, 2014 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Future attorneys have an obligation to face violence and sexual assault in a different way than most. Attorneys belong to a profession that requires many to look squarely at the world's horrors. They prosecute serial killers. They defend accused rapists and child molesters. A lawyer leading a class-action suit might pore over depositions describing harrowing deaths from cancer or children burned up in cars during crashes. Sometimes that will happen even as the attorney's father is dying of cancer, or her kids are the same age as the ones killed in the rear seats above the faulty fuel tanks. Even...
  • Judge says lawsuit can allege Scott intentionally violated law [Witch Hunt in Florida]

    12/09/2014 12:31:36 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 12/8/14 | MARY ELLEN KLAS
    A Tallahassee judge opened the door Monday for a new complaint against Gov. Rick Scott that alleges the governor intentionally withheld public records in violation of state law....
  • Report: robots could eliminate need for most lawyers

    12/06/2014 5:23:04 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 59 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | Matt Cantor
    A new report looks at the state of the legal profession in 2030, and it doesn't look too pretty as far as employment is concerned, io9 reports. "It is no longer unrealistic to consider that workplace robots and their AI processing systems could reach the point of general production by 2030," the report, by Jomati Consultants, says. And those robots could eventually "do the work of a dozen low-level associates. They would not get tired. They would not seek advancement (or) pay rises." A firm's upper echelons would still be populated by actual human lawyers, but the need for associates...
  • Nat'l Bar Assoc., country's largest black attorneys group, calls for federal charges against Wilson

    11/27/2014 2:12:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | November 26, 2014 | Leada Gore
    The nation's largest group of African-American attorneys and judges is calling for federal charges to the filed against the police officer cleared in the shooting of an unarmed black teenager. The National Bar Association released a statement questioning the lack of an indictment against Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson. A 12-member grand jury declined to indict Wilson, and some groups are pressing the White House to move forward with a Civil Rights investigation. Attorney General Eric Holder told NPR there is not a timeline for the federal investigation but said they "will be conducted rigorously and in a timely...
  • The Mystery of Millionaire Donor Steve Mostyn: Why Charlie Crist, Why Florida?

    11/22/2014 5:25:41 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | 11/21/14 | Nancy Smith
    The biggest mystery that never unraveled in Florida Election 2014 has to be super-uber trial attorney Steve Mostyn. Why would a Houston multimillionaire with no current business in the Sunshine State out-donate billionaire George Soros, giving it to Democrat Charlie Crist's Florida gubernatorial campaign and the Florida Democratic Party? We never did get to the bottom of it. Crist and Mostyn didn't really know each other before the campaign. What did Mostyn want? Soros, founder of the far-left Open Society Institute, who advocates bringing European social democracy to the United States, only gave Crist a smidgen over $1 million. But...
  • Steve Springer, Evangelism and the Divine Conspiracy

    09/19/2014 8:27:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    In my new book, "Jesus on Trial," I explain how the Bible itself serves as its own apologetic. Holy Scripture, if we'll give it a chance, can bring us to faith. So one of the main goals I have with my book is to encourage people to crack open this amazing book and give it a chance to work in their lives. They may be surprised. "So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ" (Romans 10:17). "From infancy, you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in...
  • Shakespeare Didn't Really Want To Kill All The Lawyers, But We Should Deregulate Their Profession

    09/19/2014 6:01:39 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 18, 2014 | George Leef
    One of the Bard’s often-quoted lines is Dick the Butcher’s admonition in Henry VI, Part 2, “The first thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers.” That idea, argues lawyer David Epstein, is mistakenly thought to mean that Shakespeare was antagonistic toward the legal profession. Instead, as we read in this Wall Street Journal piece, Shakespeare actually meant “to portray lawyers as the guardians of the rule of law who stand in the way of a fanatical mob.” Whether you agree with Epstein’s interpretation or not, more than four centuries after Shakespeare’s time, we should do something about lawyers, something...
  • Arrested Legal Observer: Ferguson a ‘Pilot Program’ for When Communities Respond to Police Brutality

    08/30/2014 11:30:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Firedoglake ^ | August 30, 2014 | Kevin Gosztola
    The National Lawyers Guild had legal observers on the ground in Ferguson to monitor protests against the killing of unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. They were also present to help with jail support for community residents. But, while working, four of the NLG’s observers fell victim to the police occupation they were trying to help Ferguson fight and were arrested. As Dennis Black, one of the legal observers arrested, commented, “Ferguson is a pilot program of what’s to come when communities respond to police brutality.” He and others had traveled from Detroit to...
  • A Decent Lawyer Should Tell Liberals They're Damned Fools and Ought to Stop

    08/26/2014 3:52:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Michael Barone
    "About half the practice of a decent lawyer consists in telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop." So supposedly said Elihu Root, New York lawyer and secretary of war and of state, and U.S. senator from 1909 to 1915. Today it seems that many liberal "would-be clients" are in desperate need of what Root called "a decent lawyer." Take Texans for Public Justice, the so-called public interest group that has been pushing for the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry by a grand jury at the urging of special prosecutor Michael McCrum. The basis for the indictment...
  • Westboro Baptist Church Says It’s Going To Iraq To Protest ISIS

    08/22/2014 9:06:42 PM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    Addicting Info ^ | 8/22/2014 | JAMESON PARKER
    Westboro Baptist Church, the hate group that masquerades as a religious organization, is known for their publicity stunts, but they may have bit off more than they can chew with this one. After a comedian offered to pay for them to fly to Iraq so they can protest real Christian persecution at the hands of Islamic militants, the group tweeted that they have accepted his offer. They want to take their picket signs and head over to a country currently occupied by a group that beheads Christian children without hesitation – this ought to go well. To bring you up...
  • Criminalizing Americans for Government Profit

    08/08/2014 1:28:03 PM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 17 replies
    Casey Research ^ | August 8, 2014 | Doug French
    Forget protecting and serving; we’re all potential bad guys in the eyes of the law that looks to jail us, fine us, and seize our property for profit. Retired LAPD Deputy Chief of Police Stephen Downing told FoxNews Latino, “The federal government has turned policing into policing for profit.” Cops are tracking down cash, rather than crime. Downing told Fox that departments now direct police assets to generate cash, instead of investigating murders and rapes. And there are plenty of abstruse laws to trip up even the most careful citizen. The American Bar Association task force reported that the body...
  • As number of law school grads rises in Florida, demand drops

    07/27/2014 4:04:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | July 27. 2014 | SUSAN TAYLOR MARTIN
    Ask Jason Fraser how many jobs he applied for after graduating from a St. Petersburg law school last year and this is what he says: “Maybe 10 or 20 when it was some place I wanted to work. Maybe 50 when I started getting desperate.’’ After searching as far afield as Ocala and Miami, Fraser finally landed a public defender’s post in Pasco County in June. But his months of job-hunting raises another question, one that nags at many in the legal profession: Does Florida have too many lawyers? Since 2000, the number of licensed attorneys has swollen from 60,900...
  • American Bar Association May Name Sexual Orientation a Human Right

    07/17/2014 12:33:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | July 16, 2014 | Austin Ruse, president, C-Fam
    The American Bar Association will vote on the controversial notion that being and acting LGBT is a human right protected in international law. The resolution will be considered by the ABA House of Delegates at their annual meeting this August in Boston. The resolution, proposed by James J.S. Holmes, Chairman of the Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, cites a number of international treaties as justification, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Holmes resolution relies on a broad reading of all the cited documents because none of them mentions LGBT, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Holmes claims,...
  • PHILLIPS: Liberal lawyers ensuring illegal aliens are never deported

    07/11/2014 8:21:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 11, 2014 | Judson Phillips
    On Wednesday, in a move that was missed by most of the mainstream media, a group of so-called “civil lights” lawyers filed a lawsuit in Seattle. The purpose of their suit is to compel the government to assign court-appointed lawyers to every minor illegal alien so they can fight their deportation. Left-wing groups are moving quickly to make sure those illegals stay and ensure that more come. This lawsuit will be successful. How is it possible to see the future? Simple. The left is using a strategy known as “sue and settle.” To put it mildly, it is nefarious. Liberals...
  • Family of Electrocuted 7-Year-Old Sues Pool Companies

    06/25/2014 3:11:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    NBC MIAMI ^ | 6/24/14
    The father of a 7-year-old boy who died when he was electrocuted in the family’s pool has filed a lawsuit against the company that made the pool light and the one that serviced the family’s swimming pool. Calder Sloan died on April 17 when he jumped into his family’s pool and was electrocuted. The child’s death was wake-up call to many pool owners around South Florida.
  • Mike Rowe Pens Scathing Facebook Post After Liquor Store Disagreement With a Lawyer

    06/24/2014 8:04:07 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 23 replies
    The Real Mike Rowe on facebook.com via toprightnews ^ | June 23, 2014 | The Real Mike Rowe
    by Jason DeWitt | Top Right NewsOne thing we love about Mike Rowe, the former “Dirty Jobs” TV host and current head of Mike Rowe Works, is that he always speaks his mind. Monday, he did so once again — and took on a lawyer in doing so.Mike hit his local liquor store last week and noticed a picture near the front of the shop: a man in a white shirt that the store was identifying as a shoplifter. “Good for you,” Rowe says he told the owner, as he retold the story on a Facebook post: “I wish every store in the country did...
  • Democratic Lawmakers Propose Lawyers for Immigrant Children

    06/23/2014 1:44:35 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 23, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Democratic U.S. lawmakers announced legislation on Monday that would provide lawyers for thousands of undocumented minors streaming across the border into the United States, saying forcing children to face deportation proceedings alone goes against fundamental American values. "It is a fantasy to believe that they have a fair shot in immigration proceedings without counsel," New York U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries told a news conference. Jeffries and the other House of Representatives Democrats introducing the bill said as many as 40 to 50 percent of the undocumented children would have legitimate claims to remain in the United States under...
  • President Obama Wants to Provide Border Children Legal Help

    06/06/2014 2:56:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 6, 2014
    The Obama administration is turning to a community service program to try to provide legal help to children who have crossed the border without a parent or guardian and later face deportation proceedings. On Friday, the administration said it would try to enroll 100 lawyers and paralegals into AmeriCorps to provide the legal services. They also would help to identify children who have been abused or victims of human trafficking and assist in prosecuting perpetrators, the Department of Justice said in a statement.
  • U.S. to Provide Lawyers for Children Facing Deportation

    06/06/2014 2:11:29 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 6, 2014 | Kirk Semple
    The Obama administration said on Friday that it was launching a program to help recruit lawyers for children facing deportation as it scrambles to deal with the soaring number of unaccompanied Central American minors illegally crossing the border from Mexico. Under the plan, the federal government will issue $2 million in grants to enroll about 100 lawyers and paralegals to represent children making their way through the immigration court system. “We’re taking a historic step to strengthen our justice system and protect the rights of the most vulnerable members of society,” Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said in a...
  • California Liberals Pass Bill to Regulate Sex....(Control Freaks)

    06/06/2014 10:00:05 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 63 replies
    IJReview ^ | 6/6/2014 | Kevin Boyd
    bill that has just passed the California State Senate could effectively make criminals out of many people- just for having sex. The bill, SB 967, would require “affirmative consent” before college-age couples can have sex. This would essentially outlaw sex that is had “while in the heat of passion”. From Breitbart News: SB 967, amended last week by state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), would mandate that college students obtain “an affirmative, unambiguous, and conscious decision by each participant to engage in mutually agreed-upon sexual activity.” ……….. “Obviously, there is a problem,” he said in the report. “SB 967...
  • Judge Beats Up Lawyer in FL: Justice Served

    06/04/2014 6:33:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2014 | John Ransom
    Strike one for the little guy, judge. With your fists, in his face. Anyway, that’s what one Florida judge did to a public defender. He took him out back and gave him a butt whipping. In the face, with his fists. With lawyers it’s the same thing as a butt whipping, because most of them are all ass anyway. They are 100% certified USDA ass. “A Florida judge allegedly punched a public defender after the two stepped outside the courtroom to settle a beef,” reports the New York Daily News. “The brawl erupted after Judge John Murphy began to argue...
  • Cal graduate sues In-N-Out over spilled coffee

    05/23/2014 3:57:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 100 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 23, 2014 | by Peter Fimrite
    A UC Berkeley graduate who was severely burned after spilling hot coffee on her lap filed a lawsuit Thursday against In-N-Out Burger claiming employees in Oakland refused to call an ambulance. Hedy Chen claims employees at the drive-through restaurant ignored her screams and repeated requests to call 911. Instead, she was given a pack of ice, which can exacerbate scarring, according to the suit filed in Alameda County Superior Court. "What they were supposed to do was call 911 because the operators know that" ice is bad, said Kirk Boyd, her lawyer. "They said there is a policy of not...
  • The Roots of CAIR’s Intimidation Campaign

    Brandeis sides with a spawn of Hamas over a champion of women’s rights. Author’s Note: This week, capitulating to Islamic-supremacist agitation led by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Brandeis University reneged on its announced plan to present an honorary degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the heroic human-rights activist. In my 2010 book, The Grand Jihad, I devoted a chapter to the origins and purposes of CAIR, its roots in the Muslim Brotherhood’s Hamas-support network, and its aim to silence critics of Islamic supremacism. In light of the continuing success of this campaign — despite a federal terrorism-financing prosecution that...
  • Obama Celebrated Equal Pay Day by Fundraising with Wealthy Trial Lawyers

    04/14/2014 4:06:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/14/2014 | Andrew Stiles
    President Obama celebrated “Equal Pay Day” on April 7. The next day, he attended a DNC fundraiser at the Houston home of Steve Mostyn, a fabulously wealthy trial lawyer who has donated millions to Democrats over the years, before leaving for another Democratic fundraiser at the home of multi-millionaire trial lawyer John Eddie Williams Jr. Democrats hoped to raise at least two millions dollars from the events.Both Mostyn and Williams have accumulated sizeable fortunes by winning large class-action lawsuits against corporations and state governments. Williams, according to his firm’s website, is “passionate about the law and helping the proverbial ‘little...
  • “Congress Is No Place” for Farmers Statement Defended

    03/30/2014 1:39:03 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 45 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2014 | John Semmens
    Iowa Democratic Senatorial candidate, Representative Bruce Braley’s assertion that Congress is no place for a farmer has not gone over well among the state’s rural population. “I’m not saying that farmers don’t have a meaningful role to play in our society,” Braley said in his own defense. “Obviously, someone has to grow the crops and raise the livestock to feed this nation. What I’m saying is that farmers lack the skill necessary to make our laws.” The persons with the necessary skills, according to Braley, are lawyers. “The job of Congress is to enact laws,” Braley observed. “Lawyers are trained...
  • Rep Bruce Braley [D-Iowa] Apologizes to Grassley for ‘Farmer’ Slight

    03/26/2014 2:24:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 25, 2014 | Kyle Trygstad
    Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, apologized for his critical comments of Sen. Charles E. Grassley, R-Iowa, that were posted online Tuesday by a Republican research group. Speaking at a fundraiser, Braley, who is running for the Hawkeye State’s open Senate seat, said the Senate could end up with “a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school, never practiced law, serving as the next chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee,” before identifying that person as Grassley. “I apologize to Senator Grassley and anyone I may have offended,” Braley said in a statement released a couple of hours after the video...
  • Oklahoma Adds New Drugs to Lethal-Injection Protocol

    03/24/2014 10:29:34 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 25, 2014 | NBC News
    "Lawyers for two men on death row in Oklahoma say the state has informed them it has a new execution protocol that would allow it to choose from any of five lethal injections. The change comes days after the state revealed that it had been unable to obtain the chemicals for its existing protocol: pentobarbital and vecuronium — prompting a court to delay the executions of convicted murderers Charles Warner and Clayton Lockett for a month. In the revised protocol given to the men's defense team, prison officials outline five possible one-drug and three-drug injections it could use to kill...
  • Fort Worth SWAT Standoff: Who Pays For The Damage On Permian Lane?

    03/19/2014 10:47:10 AM PDT · by fella · 4 replies
    WFAA ^ | 18 March 2014 | MARIE SAAVEDRA
    FORT WORTH — What started as a murder case ended as a standoff at a two-story home on Permian Lane in Fort Worth on December 31, 2013. John St. Angelo, a contractor, had been here before, and chose it as a place to hide from Fort Worth police as they tried to track him down for the murder of his estranged wife, Suzanne Parsons. Police used tear gas and more to break into the home until St. Angelo finally gave up. All the owner of the house could do was watch. "We’re about 12 hours ahead, so I found out...
  • ‘Spoiled’ 18-year-old Cheerleader Moving Back in With Parents After Judge Throws Out Her Lawsuit

    03/13/2014 9:38:22 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3/12/2014
    A New Jersey cheerleader who sued her parents for child support after she moved out was today pictured leaving her family's home with her mother after returning to the house this week. In an apparent sign that the family were attempting to return to normality after their embarrassment, Rachel Canning, 18, climbed into her car to head to school on Thursday while her mother Elizabeth climbed into a separate vehicle. They were followed by her father Sean and a younger sibling. Rachel returned to the Morris County home with her tail between her legs on Tuesday night after a judge...
  • NY Judge Rules for Chevron in Ecuador Case

    03/06/2014 4:50:29 AM PST · by La Lydia · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 4, 2014 | Larry Nieumeister
    A federal judge on Tuesday blocked U.S. courts from being used to collect a $9 billion Ecuadorean judgment against Chevron for rainforest damage, saying lawyers poisoned an honorable quest with their illegal and wrongful conduct. "Justice is not served by inflicting injustice. The ends do not justify the means," U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan wrote. The judge said it was a sad outcome to have to rule that the Ecuadorean court judgment "was obtained by corrupt means," because it will likely never be known whether there was a case to be made against the San Ramon, Calif.-based oil company…....
  • Politically-based faculty discrimination, a test case

    02/14/2014 7:01:29 PM PST · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Powerline ^ | 2/13/2014 | Paul Mirengoff
    Today, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral argument in the case of Wagner v. Jones. Our friend Peter Berkowitz discussed the case in a Wall Street Journal op-ed (it’s behind a pay wall). Teresa Wagner accuses the University of Iowa College of Law of violating her First and Fourteenth Amendment rights by refusing to hire her for its legal analysis, writing, and research program due to her strong pro-life views and activism. Her accusation is strongly supported by a comparison of her qualifications for the position and those of the two individuals selected by the law school. Wagner...
  • Is Anyone Really Surprised That The System Is On The Brink Again?

    02/05/2014 5:32:42 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    Is Anyone Really Surprised That The System Is On The Brink Again? Phoenix Capital ResearchZero Hedge 02/04/2014 15:07 -0500 We find it truly extraordinary that anyone is surprised the financial system is under duress again. After all, what have the Central Banks accomplished in the last five years? 1) Did they clear out the bad debts that caused the 2008 collapse? NOPE 2) Did they implement structural reforms to insure another 2008 didn’t happen? NOPE 3) Did they punish fraud or corruption in any way to insure that the system was clean? NOPE So what did they do? They cut...
  • A Great Way To Lower Health Care Costs…Ignored

    01/27/2014 9:13:57 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 9 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/27/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    The cost of defensive medicine, those tests and procedures ordered solely to protect hospitals and physicians from medical malpractice (Med-Mal) litigation, are estimated to cost as much as $200 billion each year. That’s more than seven percent of all the money spent on health care annually. A number of Republicans tried—to no avail—to include some aspect of tort reform in the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). So did Bart Gordon (D-TN), a Blue Dog Democrat, and he also failed. In the summer of 2009, Howard Dean, a physician, onetime presidential candidate, and former chair of the Democratic National Committee, was asked...
  • Mostyn Law Firm donates $1 million to help Wendy Davis in Texas governor's race

    01/21/2014 8:46:40 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-21-14 | David Yates
    HOUSTON — The Mostyn Law Firm and its attorneys are spending a small fortune to ensure Texas Sen. Wendy Davis' political ambitions come to fruition. The most recent contribution came on Dec. 31, with the Mostyn Law Firm ringing in the New Year by donating $1 million to the Texas Victory Committee -- a joint project of Wendy R. Davis for Governor and Battleground Texas, according to the Texas Ethics Commission. Davis, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, is no stranger to law firms specializing in civil litigation, as she first joined the Fort Worth law office of Haynes & Boone in...
  • Lawyers And Headhunters - Waiting On Accidents To Happen

    01/21/2014 3:31:39 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 9 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/21/14 | LD Jackson
    This post is inspired by something that happened to me a couple of weeks ago, so it is on a much more personal level. We recently had a small ice storm in our area. I was stuck at work until about 5:00 PM and I knew it was going to be interesting trying to make it home. I was coming down a side street and saw the accident as it happened. A red Camaro failed to stop because of the ice and came across in front of me. I managed to avoid hitting it broadside, but there was a collision....
  • Wendy Davis has two million-dollar donors

    01/16/2014 12:55:46 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 72 replies
    State Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, has reported two million-dollar donors to her campaign for governor: Austinite Carolyn Oliver and Houston’s Mostyn Law Firm.
  • California illegal immigrants can get law license, state Supreme Court rules

    Citing a new state law allowing illegal immigrants to get their law licenses, the California Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for a Chico man to fulfill his dream of becoming an attorney despite his not being a U.S. citizen. In a unanimous ruling, the state Supreme Court determined there is no reason to block Sergio Garcia's bid for a California law license, now that a new law permits the state's high court to give such licenses to immigrants who are not yet citizens. State legislators, backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, pushed the legislation last fall as Garcia's case...
  • Greggs forced to rename their Cornish pasties by the EU because they contain peas and carrots

    12/28/2013 7:37:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 08:18 EST, 28 December 2013 | Jennifer Smith
    Greggs the baker is being forced to change the name of its best-selling Cornish pasty under new EU laws because the product contains peas and carrots. The new rules mean manufacturers must follow the traditional recipe of beef, potatoes, onions, swede and seasoning, if they wish to use the name. […] Cornish pasties were awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status in 2011 after a lengthy campaign by the Cornish Pasty Association to see their delicacy’s name protected. Protected Geographical Indication status prevents anything that is made outside the designated region from using the traditional name. …
  • Dad ‘unfit parent for refusing son McDonald’s’

    11/08/2013 11:39:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The New York Post ^ | November 7, 2013 | Julia Marsh and Reuven Fenton
    <p>Attorney David Schorr slapped a court-appointed shrink with a defamation lawsuit for telling the judge deciding a custody battle with his estranged wife that he was an unfit parent — for refusing to take his son to the fast food joint for dinner.</p>
  • Attorneys for Apple Valley man argue fetus' death was an abortion

    10/23/2013 4:53:12 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-21-13 | Marino Eccher
    When an Apple Valley woman died in March, her 15-week-old fetus, too young to survive outside the womb, died with her. Margorie Holland's husband, Roger Holland, is charged with murder in the deaths. But with his trial scheduled for Monday, his attorneys are making a novel argument: The death of the fetus was an abortion, not a murder, and the only person whose rights that such an act could have violated -- the mother -- already was dead. Dakota County prosecutors disagree, arguing the murder charge is appropriate and that the idea Holland can't be charged in the death of...
  • How to Become a Member of the new Nobility*

    10/12/2013 6:02:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    If you want to become part of the new nobility that is emerging in the American population, the good news is that it is possible.  The bad news is that it is not without cost in time, energy, money and effort. Here are ways to become a member in the new nobility: 1.  Become a police officer.   A street level police officer is at the low end of the noble class spectrum.    The lower end of a noble class always have greater numbers than the highest ends.   Police are treated with deference and have special privileges and immunities that the...
  • Unreal! New Law Allows Illegal Aliens To Practice Law In California

    10/05/2013 9:14:20 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    Reuters on The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-5-2013 | By Noreen O'Donnell Reuters and posted by Rachel Pulaski
    Over 2.6 million illegal immigrants reside in California and Gov. Jerry Brown is signing more illegal laws to give them the same rights as U.S. citizens. On Thursday, he signed a bill that will allow up to 1.3 million illegals up to obtain CA drivers licenses. Another bill signed by Brown prohibits employers to retaliate against workers because of their lack of citizenship. The CA Governor also signed the “Trust Act” which halts the deportation of illegals when arrested for minor crimes and prohibits law enforcement to contact I.C.E. agents. To add to the illegal bills signed by Gov. Brown,...
  • SharkNATO is Real!

    09/18/2013 6:31:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    IO9 ^ | September 18, 2013 | Annalee Newitz
    Remember when Thunder Levin, the writer of Sharknado, said that when he was approached to write the film he misheard and thought they were pitching a movie called SharkNATO? About a daring international treaty organization battling a shark army? NOW IT IS A THING.
  • An illegal alien doing your legal work? CA bill will make it so

    09/16/2013 9:35:00 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    OneNewsNow.com ^ | September 16, 2013 | Chad Groening
    An immigration enforcement activist says he expects illegal aliens in the state of California will be more empowered thanks to a new law in the state. The bill that would allow illegal immigrants to become lawyers passed the state Assembly last week in the waning hours of the legislative session. It would authorize the California Supreme Court, which finalizes applications to become licensed as a lawyer in the state, to admit qualified applicants regardless of their immigration status. The legislation was prompted by the case of an illegal alien from Mexico, Sergio Garcia, who was brought to the United States...
  • CA Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Illegals To Practice Law

    09/14/2013 9:49:45 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 22 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9 13 2013
    SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - A California bill to let undocumented immigrants become lawyers passed its last legislative hurdle on Thursday and will be sent to Governor Jerry Brown for his signature.
  • The Great Law School Debate: 2 or 3 Years?

    09/06/2013 1:55:33 PM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 18 replies
    MainStreet.com ^ | 9-6-13 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Are three years of law school really necessary? President Obama does not think so. During an August 23 speech at the State University of Binghamton, Binghamton, New York, Obama broached the subject of cutting the law school curriculum by one year. During a Q & A session, the president talked about ...
  • Destroying Football: The Left's Endgame

    08/09/2013 4:55:05 AM PDT · by Dysart · 74 replies
    AT ^ | 8-9-13 | Timothy Birdnow
    The latest fad among football sportswriters and commentators seems to involve crowing about head injuries and long-term health effects from playing football.BREAK All this teaches a lesson to the children: private, individual action is dangerous and should be avoided. Life must be lived within the guardrails, carefully planned and safeguarded by society. Even more distressing to the left is that sports started as a means of training for soldiers. That is why football is so appealing to America; it is a he-man sport, a vestige of the old America, where an association of free men stand together in battle. Yes,...
  • The Law School Crisis: the economic recession has caused a significant dips in demand for lawyers

    08/08/2013 12:38:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/08/2013 | Ben Taylor
    You've seen the law school rants. You've heard about dropping attendance. You've read the frightening stories about criminally low-paying legal jobs for recent law graduates who are already $100K in debt. Certainly, some of the teeth-gnashing is well-founded. As a combined result of the global economic recession, new do-it-yourself legal services, and an over-saturated market of lawyers, the legal profession was due for a downturn. But does this mean that law school is dead? Should bright, legally minded college graduates automatically cross law school off their list? The answer: not necessarily. Most of these doomsday stories start with intriguing data,...
  • UC Motto Should Be: Where's Mine?

    08/01/2013 1:45:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    John Pike -- the University of California, Davis police lieutenant whom the university fired for pepper spraying Occupy protesters Nov. 18, 2011 -- has filed a workers' compensation claim based on a "psychiatric injury." UC should change its motto from "Fiat lux" ("Let there be light") to "Fiat meum" ("Where's mine?"). The protesters got theirs when they sued the University of Deep Pockets. Ironically, they were protesting rising tuition while telling themselves they were underdogs who courageously stood up to authority. Please, their demands for more state money were in perfect harmony with the aspirations of UC brass. Protesters set...
  • A Trayvon Martin fashion statement [parents/Crump want more $$$]

    08/01/2013 6:51:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    New Pittsburgh Courier ^ | Aug 1, 2013 | William Reed
    (NNPA)—Do you feel George Zimmerman is “a racist?” Make a fashion statement to let the world know how you feel. The issue of “race in America” was clearly illustrated in the attention African-Americans paid to the Zimmerman trial. Nowadays, Black Americans are no longer asking, rather, they’re demanding “Justice for Trayvon Martin.” If Zimmerman thought he’d live out his days as a happy camper, he’s sadly mistaken. The “Justice for Trayvon Martin” campaign has morphed into an enterprise that’s not going anywhere, anytime soon, especially if Parks & Crump, attorneys at law, have any say in the matter. Parks &...