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  • Activist Admits She Doesn’t Want Abortions to be Rare: “We Want as Many Abortions as Needed”

    07/17/2014 7:32:59 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 29 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/17/2014 | Liberty Pike
    Safe. Legal. Rare. Three simple words. On their own, powerless. Devoid of any meaning but their individual Merriam-Webster definitions. But string them together and they become something else entirely.“Safe, legal and rare.” A phrase that has been used by abortion advocates since the 1990s. A phrase that admits there is something about abortion that demands its rarity. A phrase that, in its beginning, seeks to ominously remind us of the pre-Roe era, a time period during which abortion advocates claimed women died in droves from back-alley abortions. (The truth is much less macabre.)A phrase that today’s abortion advocates are tired...
  • Fed policy bans asking legal status of parents who claim illegal children

    07/09/2014 9:45:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/9/14 | Stephen Dinan
    Nearly half of all illegal immigrant children don’t show up for their deportation hearings, federal officials testified to Congress on Wednesday, underscoring just how easy it is for those surging across the border right now to disappear into the shadows. The number could be even higher for the current surge of unaccompanied children flooding across the border, who are often released to illegal immigrant parents who have no incentive to bring their children to immigration courts. And federal authorities specifically refuse to ask the legal status of the parents or relatives who come to claim the children, officials acknowledged. “We...
  • How A Texas Border Republican Can Oppose Immigration Reform And Still Be Reelected

    07/02/2014 3:21:01 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 02/21/2014 | Eugene Mulero
    When several dozen protesters lined up outside the Corpus Christi office of Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold last year, holding a petition with about 10,000 signatures in favor of immigration reform, they hoped to win the Republican's support before the 2014 midterm elections. (SNIP) According to U.S. Census figures, the 2012 remapping of Texas increased the voting-age population for whites in the district by more than 100,000 voters, while reducing the number of Hispanics who could vote there by about that same number. Recent figures show the district currently has 243,991 white voters compared to 233,071 Hispanic voters. In 2010, Farenthold...
  • Wife of officer killed escorting Obama sues

    05/28/2014 3:23:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 5/27/14 | MATT SEDENSKY
    The widow of a Florida police officer killed while escorting President Barack Obama's motorcade has sued the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, saying it was negligent in her husband's death. Jupiter Police Officer Bruce St. Laurent died Sept. 9, 2012, after being struck by a pickup truck while he prepared to shut down a stretch of Interstate 95 ahead of the motorcade as Obama campaigned in Florida. His wife, Brenda St. Laurent, sued the sheriff's office for unspecified damages, claiming it "negligently allowed" the driver of the truck to enter the highway.
  • Pro basketball: Sterling responds to NBA

    05/28/2014 2:40:28 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    Donald Sterling is arguing that the NBA has no right to take the Los Angeles Clippers away from him in his response to the league, even as his estranged wife says he has authorized her to sell the franchise...
  • 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...
  • Was it legal to record and release Sterling's racist rant?

    05/02/2014 5:11:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    CNN.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | Mariano Castillo
    (CNN) -- Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned from the NBA for life. Sterling has confirmed it is his voice expressing racist views on audio of a private conversation that was leaked to the media. Some who have followed Sterling over the years say he had shown this side before and the leaked audio led to public outcry too loud for the NBA commissioner to ignore.
  • Source: DEA, IRS, firefighters raiding four marijuana businesses tied to money laundering case

    04/30/2014 1:26:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    ABC News Denver ^ | April 30, 2014
    DENVER - Federal agents and local officers are raiding four marijuana businesses tied to an alleged international money-laundering scheme. U.S. marshals arrested a suspect, Gerardo Uribe, a 33-year-old Colombian. Uribe was the last of four suspects arrested under a federal indictment unsealed Monday. The indictment charged Gerardo Uribe and his younger brother, Luis Uribe, along with another Colombian, Hector Diaz, and Denver attorney David Furtado with money-laundering crimes related to the illegal cultivation and distribution of marijuana.
  • Is Weed Here To Stay? New Colorado Polls Rank the Dank Highly

    04/29/2014 3:56:09 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 39 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | April 29 2014 | Benjamin Austin
    If Colorado is any indication, marijuana legalization might be a winning issue — but may pose a problem for Republicans. A new poll released by Quinnipiac University shows that adults there agree with the recent decision to make weed legal in that state. Colorado voters said that they support legalization by a margin of 54 to 43 percent. However, not every group is down with the doobie: 63 percent of Republicans disapprove of marijuana legalization, along with 62 percent of voters older than sixty five. If those trends hold true elsewhere in the country, it means that ending marijuana prohibition...
  • U.S. has not determined legal authority to delay Obamacare mandate

    04/08/2014 4:23:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/08/14 | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. administration has not determined whether it has legal authority to delay Obamacare's individual mandate, which requires most Americans to enroll in health insurance or pay a tax penalty, a senior Treasury official said on Tuesday. Mark Iwry, senior adviser to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, told U.S. lawmakers the administration sees no reason for delay given that the law allows for exemptions and provides financial assistance for those unable to afford health coverage on their own. He said the provision also underpins reforms that protect sick people from discriminatory market practices. "If we don't believe that...
  • Eric Holder refers Congress to Treasury for legal basis of Obamacare delays (Pelosi knew)

    04/08/2014 3:29:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/08/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Attorney General Eric Holder told a House panel that lawmakers interested in knowing the legal basis for President Obama's delay of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate should look to the Treasury Department for answers. "The Treasury Department had looked at it and determined that there was a legal basis [for the mandate delay]," Holder told Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. "I think I would refer you to that document," he also said when asked for Justice Department analysis. Holder said that the Justice Department generally does not disclose the legal analyses provided to the...
  • Prison Overcrowding Threatens Public Safety and State Budgets

    04/08/2014 2:44:09 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 4 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 4-8-14 | Audrey Williams
    How many people are actually locked up in the United States? Well, as it turns out, it’s hard to say. Inconsistent and fragmentary data has made piecing together the “whole pie” of U.S. federal, state, local and other types of confinement data difficult. Lucky for us, the Prison Policy Initiative has released a comprehensive graphic that aggregates the available information and helps to explain the complicated and expansive U.S. correctional system. From the collected data, the Initiative found that the incarceration system in this country “hold[s] more than 2.4 million people in 1,719 state prisons, 102 federal prisons, 2,259 juvenile...
  • Teachers who ‘had sex in class’ can’t be fired: court

    03/20/2014 10:17:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 20, 2014 | Julia Marsh and Georgett Roberts
    As long as the kids are away, teachers can play, a panel of judges said Thursday, ruling that educators shouldn’t be fired for having sex with one another — even in their classrooms. The Manhattan appellate judges said foreign-language teachers Alini Brito, 34, and Cindy Mauro, 38, were treated too harshly when they were dismissed for engaging in a topless classroom tryst inside Brooklyn’s James Madison HS in 2009.
  • Treasury didn't check for legal authority before delaying Obamacare mandate

    03/20/2014 6:07:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/20/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Treasury Department officials didn't check to make sure they had the legal authority to delay an Obamacare mandate before issuing guidance that flouted the text of the law, a department official told House investigators. Treasury Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy Mark Mazur, who announced the employer mandate delay in a blog post, told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that he didn't remember anyone considering the legal basis for the delay. "Did anyone in the Department of the Treasury inquire into the legal authority for the delays?" Mazur was asked. "I don't recall anything along those lines, no," he...
  • Texas court rules that police may introduce illegally gathered evidence at trial

    03/15/2014 9:01:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 186 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/15/14 | Doug Book
    Texas prosecutors are applauding a decision by the State Court of Criminal Appeals which provides police officers a second chance to present evidence which has been gathered contrary to Texas law and the 4th Amendment. The ruling literally offers law enforcement a “do-over;” an opportunity to secure a search warrant AFTER a home has been illegally searched and AFTER evidence has been improperly obtained. In 2010, police in Parker County, Texas received a call from a confidential informant (CI) who claimed that Fred Wehrenberg and a number of associates “were fixin’” to cook meth. Hours after the call–at 12:30 A.M...
  • Jodi Arias Defense Attorneys Request Two Heavily-Covered Events Stay Out of the Courtroom

    02/24/2014 11:23:50 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 2 replies
    HEADLINES & GLOBAL NEWS ^ | Feb 21, 2014 02:46 PM EST | Maxine Wally
    "Jodi Arias' defense team is trying hard to keep two heavily-covered events out of the Maricopa County Superior Courtroom. Lawyers have filed two motions with the court as of Feb. 13, requesting Judge Sherry Stephens prevent the retrial jury from hearing about Jodi Arias' attempt to switch out her attorney and claims that Arias wanted to kill prosecutor Juan Martinez."
  • Harry Reid Calls For An End To Legal Prostitution In Nevada

    02/23/2014 12:24:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 100 replies
    Mint Press News ^ | 2/21/14 | Frederick Reese
    In 2011, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D – Nev.) went before a joint session of the Nevada State Legislature to call for “an adult conversation” about prostitution in the state. “Nevada needs to be known as the first place for innovation and investment – not as the last place where prostitution is still legal,” he said in a speech delivered to the Nevada Legislature. “We should do everything we can to make sure the world holds Nevada in the same high regard you and I do,” Reid continued. “If we want to attract business to Nevada that puts...
  • IF IT'S NOT A RUNAWAY, IT'S NOT A REAL GRAND JURY (Do "The People" Own 5th Amendment Grand Jury?)

    02/22/2014 5:03:29 AM PST · by xzins · 43 replies
    CREIGHTON LAW REVIEW, Vol. 33, No. 4 1999-2000, 821 SCHOOL OF LAW CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY OMAHA, NEBRASKA IF IT'S NOT A RUNAWAY, IT'S NOT A REAL GRAND JURY ROGER ROOTS† I. INTRODUCTION The doings of American grand juries are notoriously misunderstood and unknown by most sectors of the public.[1] Generally, the grand jury process escapes obscurity only when indictments are made public and when, for whatever reason, grand jury "leaks" are disclosed in the news media.[2] In theory, the grand jury is supposed to act as a check on the government — a people's watchdog against arbitrary and malevolent prosecutions.[3] By...
  • Don't look to police for legal advice

    02/06/2014 6:42:06 AM PST · by Shimmer1 · 57 replies
    2/6/14 | Shimmer1
    I was helping a young lady last night (age 20), whose mother had kicked her out the night before for making out with a young man in his car in the driveway. YL had been kicked out with a sleeveless shirt, no shoes, no coat, and no medicine (she had surgery several weeks ago on her back) and the mom literally threw her out into the yard. The mom was apparently incoherent with rage and they could barely even understand what she was screaming at them. They're still not sure why she flipped out like that. She also kept YL's...
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • Property Rights Bill Provides Protection for Virginia Landowners

    01/22/2014 5:09:22 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 4 replies
    Virginia Free Citizen ^ | January 22, 2014 | Shelby Mertens
    Del. Bob Marshall, R-Manassas, has introduced a bill that would give farmers and landowners’ property rights remedies against local zoning laws. The bill is inspired by the Martha Boneta debacle last year. But unlike last year’s “Boneta Bill,” HB1219 extends beyond farmers to anyone who owns property. The bill also tackles other issues such as the constitutional rights of farmers. HB1219 says that local governments that violate constitutional rights through zoning must pay their victims the amount of the fines they sought to impose and the actual damages, including attorney fees. The bill also allows the Virginia Attorney General to...
  • Los Angeles Attorney: Many Abuse Claims Against Catholic Priests are ‘Entirely False’

    01/18/2014 11:23:29 AM PST · by Salvation · 398 replies
    TheMediaReport.com ^ | January 2, 2011 | TheMediaReport.com
    Los Angeles Attorney Declares Rampant Fraud, Many Abuse Claims Against Catholic Priests are ‘Entirely False’ January 2, 2011 By TheMediaReport.comIn a stunning ten-page declaration recently submitted to the Los Angeles County Superior Court, veteran attorney Donald H. Steier stated that his investigations into claims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have uncovered vast fraud and that his probes have revealed that many accusations are completely false.Counselor Steier has played a role in over one hundred investigations involving Catholic clergy in Los Angeles. In his missive Mr. Steier relayed:"One retired F.B.I. agent who worked with me to investigate many claims...
  • Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 in Colorado On First Day of Legalization

    01/03/2014 3:08:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 219 replies
    Osun Defender ^ | 1/03/13 | Bilkis Adams
    DAILY CURRANT – Colorado is reconsidering its decision to legalize recreational pot following the deaths of dozens due to marijuana overdoses. According to a report in the Rocky Mountain News, 37 people were killed across the state on January 1st, the first day the drug became legal for all adults to purchase. Several more are clinging onto life in local emergency rooms and are not expected to survive. “It’s complete chaos here,” says Dr. Jack Shepard, chief of surgery at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, “I’ve put five college students in body bags since breakfast and more are arriving...
  • N.S.A. Phone Surveillance Is Lawful, Federal Judge Rules

    12/27/2013 2:17:39 PM PST · by lbryce · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 27, 2013 | MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT and ADAM LIPTAK
    A federal judge in New York on Friday ruled that the National Security Agency’s program that is systematically keeping phone records of all Americans is lawful, creating a conflict among lower courts and increasing the likelihood that the issue will be resolved by the Supreme Court. In the ruling, Judge William H. Pauley III, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, granted a motion filed by the federal government to dismiss a challenge to the program brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, which had tried to halt the program. Judge Pauley said that...
  • ICE director defends transport of illegal immigrant children as 'appropriate and legal'

    12/24/2013 4:12:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/24/13 | Judson Berger
    The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement defended the role of federal agents in transporting illegal immigrant children after a federal judge complained they were hand-delivering smuggled kids to parents in the United States. “While the court’s comments did not relate specifically to ICE, it is clear that the transportation of unaccompanied children (UAC) by ICE personnel is appropriate and legal,” acting Director John Sandweg wrote in a brief email obtained by FoxNews.com. The email was sent Monday and addressed to “all ICE employees.”
  • Canadian court strikes down anti-prostitution laws

    12/20/2013 6:43:05 PM PST · by dynachrome · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 12-20-13 | Charamaine Noronha
    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's highest court struck down the country's anti-prostitution laws Friday, a victory for sex workers who had argued that a ban on brothels and other measures made their profession more dangerous. The ruling drew criticism from the conservative government and religious leaders. The court, ruling in a case brought by three women in the sex trade, struck down all three of Canada's prostitution-related laws: bans on keeping a brothel, making a living from prostitution, and street soliciting. The ruling won't take effect immediately, however, because the court gave Parliament a year to respond with new legislation, and...
  • Vanity: Tax Assessor requesting to inspect inside?

    12/07/2013 2:54:45 PM PST · by Blackhawk · 54 replies
    12/07/13 | Blackhawk
    Received a note on our door from the county tax assessors office "informing us that they required access to our home. Never heard of this before. Is that legal? Not sure if I want a government tax agent snooping around my home. Not in the current climate here in WI. Any serious advice?
  • If The Cops Pull You Over, These Are Your Rights

    11/23/2013 7:59:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind
    Business Insider ^ | 11/23/2013 | CHRISTINA STERBENZ
    WASHINGTON – Reports of the Russian government abusing its gay citizens are based upon false propaganda by gay rights groups in the United States, Austin Ruse, president of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, claimed at a Nov. 15 symposium hosted by The Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society. "Please understand what's really going on in Russia and cast aside all of the propaganda that you hear in the United States and elsewhere. It's just not true," Ruse urged. He was the main speaker at the symposium, "Family Policy Lessons From Other Lands: What Should America Learn?" and...
  • Howard Dean Questions Legality of Obama’s ‘Keep Your Plan’ Fix

    11/14/2013 3:17:31 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 11/14/13 | Andrew Kirell
    **SNIP** “I wonder if he has the legal authority to do this,” Dean told an MSNBC panel Thursday afternoon. “Since this was a congressional bill that set [the Affordable Care Act] up.”
  • Chinese father sues wife for giving him “ugly” kids

    11/13/2013 11:02:44 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/13/13 | Doug Book
    Though not the type of story Coach is Right is known for posting, this caught our interest as an example of the sort of long term damage which can be caused by vanity, arrogance and utter contempt for the future of one’s own children. What sort of father could take his wife to court, regardless of her faults, hoping to prove that his children are ugly, all for the purpose of...
  • Quick Question re Releasing SS#s / Real Estate Transactions (Vanity)

    10/28/2013 12:19:03 PM PDT · by NH Liberty · 11 replies
    Monday, October 28, 2013 | NHLiberty
    Can anybody cite the law that exempts people (Sellers) from divulging their SS#s during real estate transactions? I know this can be done (at least in NH) because I was at a closing 8.5 years ago, where the Seller was refusing to release his. The in-house lawyer was then called upon and, when he came out, he and the Seller had a bit of a back-and-forth about it in front of everyone. The Seller then told the lawyer that he could prove it to him if he'd just come with him outside the room (presumably out to a telephone?). When...
  • Uruguay official: legal pot for $1 per gram

    10/21/2013 8:11:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 21, 2013 4:00 PM EDT
    Uruguay’s drug czar says the country plans to sell legal marijuana for $1 per gram to combat drug-trafficking, according to a local newspaper. The plan to create a government-run legal marijuana industry has passed the lower house of Congress, and President Jose Mujica expects to push it through the Senate soon as part of his effort to explore alternatives in the war on drugs. The measure would make Uruguay the first country in the world to license and enforce rules for the production, distribution and sale of marijuana for adult consumers. …
  • Lawsuit Reform is a Common Sense Bipartisan Issue

    10/09/2013 2:06:46 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 4 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 8-9-13 | Amy Anderson
    Lawsuit reform is an issue that enjoys wide-ranging bipartisan support, with demonstrated appeal to advocates of small government and progressive government alike. All Americans have an interest in the fundamental rule of law and in the fair and justified treatment of participants in our economy. As lawsuit reform aims to pursue accurate justice, so it aims to keep the economy properly functioning. Oklahoma legislators recently voted in bipartisan majorities to reinstate more than two dozen lawsuit reforms that had previously been struck down on a technicality by the state supreme court. Alabama passed a key lawsuit reform with overwhelming majorities...
  • Middle class Americans reach out to lawyers in India via internet for legal aid

    10/04/2013 4:41:16 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 9 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | 5 Oct 2013 | The Economic Times
    BANGALORE: As legal help becomes exorbitantly expensive in the United States, an increasing number of middle-class Americans are reaching out over the internet to lawyers in India for advice and assistance. A growing community of Indian lawyers is finding a business opportunity in helping Americans prepare legal documents. Compared with the $150-300 ( 9,150-18,450) per hour that US lawyers typically charge, enterprising Indian counterparts with online shops are offering their services for as little as $7-20 ( 400-1,200) an hour. "This is proving to be lucrative as requests from US clients are increasing," says advocate Mitul Desai who runs a...
  • Legal fight brewing over 'Stop Pelosi PAC'

    09/17/2013 3:00:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Public Integrity ^ | 9/16/13 | Dave Levinthal
    A new conservative political committee that’s clearly no fan of Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has nevertheless incorporated her name in its title — and federal regulators are pushing back. In a letter to Stop Pelosi PAC, an Alexandria, Va.-based hybrid political action committee that officially formed Sept. 5, the Federal Election Commission tells the group it must remove the "Pelosi" from its name unless its an authorized committee of the congresswoman herself. It is not. Stop Pelosi PAC's "failure to adequately respond" by Oct. 17 could lead to an "audit or enforcement action," writes Paul Stoetzer, a senior...
  • Obama Won´t Give Legal Reasoning for Syria Attack, Yet

    08/29/2013 5:40:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/29/13 | Steven T. Dennis
    The speaker of the House wants to know what the legal justification for war with Syria is. And more than a quarter of the House says President Barack Obama can’t launch an attack on Syria alone. But the president has yet to give them — or the public — a response. White House spokesman Josh Earnest repeatedly declined Thursday to give a legal justification for an attack on Syria — something that the United Kingdom has already detailed — or give an explanation on how the president can act on his own without Congressional authorization. That will come if and...
  • State never proved its case, legal analysts say [George Zimmerman]

    07/14/2013 2:26:58 AM PDT · by grundle · 92 replies
    Miamai Herald ^ | July 13, 2013 | DAVID OVALLE
    <p>SANFORD -- After five weeks of trial and 56 witnesses, few legal observers believed prosecutors came close to proving Sanford neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman committed second-degree murder when he shot and killed Trayvon Martin in February 2012.</p> <p>So for many legal analysts, it was no surprise that jurors rejected even a lesser “compromise” verdict of manslaughter, acquitting Zimmerman outright of all criminal charges and deciding he acted in a reasonable way to protect his own life.</p>
  • PIL filed in SC on US surveillance of internet data

    06/18/2013 4:52:39 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 2 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | PTI
    The PIL, filed by a former Dean of Law Faculty of Delhi University Professor S N Singh, alleged such largescale spying by the USA authorities is detrimental to national security and urged the apex court to intervene in the matter. The issue of the US National Security Agency monitoring internet data of India today reached the Supreme Court with a PIL filed seeking its direction to the Centre to initiate action against internet companies for sharing information with foreign authority in "breach" of contract and violation of right to privacy. The PIL, filed by a former Dean of Law Faculty...
  • ICE Agent Suing Obama: 'Mr. President, You've Overstepped Your Boundaries'

    05/07/2013 6:36:30 AM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-07-2013 | John Hill
    ICE Agent Crane to Obama: "Mr. President, you've overstepped your boundaries. It's your job to enforce the law, it's Congress' job to enact the law."- Last week, ICE union chief Chris Crane won a stunning initial court victory in his lawsuit against the Obama Administration. As we reported, Federal Judge Federal Judge Reed O’Connor told the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that they had no power to refuse to deport illegal aliens, and that he was likely to strike down Obama’s virtual “DACA” amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. The ruling stunned Washington, and Crane’s lawsuit could derail Obama’s four-year...
  • The Entire Legal Profession Is On The Verge Of Imploding

    04/21/2013 2:39:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/21/2013 | Steven Harper, The Belly of the Beast
    When I applied to law school in 1975, the nation was recovering from a severe and prolonged recession. Even so, I always assumed that I’d be able to make a comfortable living with a legal degree, although I didn’t think that practicing law would make me rich. Three and a half years later, I became a new associate at one of the nation’s largest law firms, Kirkland & Ellis. It had about 150 attorneys in two offices, Chicago and Washington, D.C. My annual salary was $25,000, which is $80,000 in 2012 dollars. There were rumors that some partners in large...
  • Is the Maryland GOP really that stupid? (hint, you betcha)

    04/18/2013 5:32:39 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 1 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 4-18-2013 | William A. Jacobson
    Denies media credentials to political bloggers, including Legal Insurrection I literally had to walk outside for some fresh air to calm down after I received the email below from David Ferguson, Executive Director of the Maryland GOP.I wrote, expecting an explanation that it all was just a misunderstanding: I have read about the restrictions for credentialing bloggers, http://www.quintonreport.com/2013/04/18/md-gop-cracks-down-on-bloggers/.The operative limitation seems to be this sentence:“MARYLAND REPUBLICAN PARTY will not allow journalists to register as “media” for the purpose of writing a personal online blog, ….”Can you explain what you mean by “personal online blog”? For example, would a blog which covers politics be...
  • 56 percent of all patent lawsuits are made by patent trolls

    04/13/2013 5:56:17 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 47 replies
    ZDNet ^ | 4/11/13 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    Summary: According to a new, comprehensive report by Lex Machina, more than half of all patent lawsuits in the US now come from patent trolls.Patent lawsuits are used as weapons in business wars between companies such as Oracle vs. Google and Apple vs. Samsung. Behind the intellectual property (IP) headlines, however, Lex Machina, a Silicon Valley startup, has found that patent troll lawsuits have increased from 24 percent of cases filed in 2007 to 56% in 2012. According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a "patent troll uses patents as legal weapons, instead of actually creating any new products or coming...
  • NYSRPA Legally Challenges Prohibition of Travelling With Handguns Outside 5 Boroughs of NYC!

    04/02/2013 11:39:49 AM PDT · by newyorkcityguns · 5 replies
    New York CIty Guns ^ | 4/2/13 | glenn@newyorkcityguns
    The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York challenging the constitutionality of Title 38 of the Rules of the City of New York. NYSRPA believes that 38 RCNY infringes upon the Second Amendment by denying the specifically enumerated civil right to possess and carry a firearm for personal defense as well as completely prohibiting residents from practicing safe gun handling at a firearms range or participating in shooting events located outside the borders of the City of New York. The lawsuit requests a permanent injunction...
  • OBAMA to bus people in to protest NRA in Albany… Is This Even Legal?

    02/24/2013 10:20:01 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/24/13 | Jim Hoft
    The never-ending campaign… The Obama campaign is going to bus people in for a protest in Albany. The campaign put a post up on its website advertising the event. Via Free Republic:
  • 'Judge, jury and executioner': Legal experts fear implications of White House drone memo

    02/05/2013 5:35:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/05/13 | Erin McClam
    Legal experts expressed grave reservations Tuesday about an Obama administration memo concluding that the United States can order the killing of American citizens believed to be affiliated with al-Qaida — with one saying the White House was acting as “judge, jury and executioner.” The experts said that the memo, first obtained by NBC News, threatened constitutional rights and dangerously expanded the definition of national self-defense and of what constitutes an imminent attack. “Anyone should be concerned when the president and his lawyers make up their own interpretation of the law or their own rules,” said Mary Ellen O’Connell, a law...
  • White House Responds To Drones Memo: Strikes Are 'Legal,' 'Ethical' And ‘Wise'

    02/05/2013 2:30:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2/5/13 | Matt Wilstein
    It’s no surprise that among the first questions White House Press Secretary Jay Carney received at today’s press briefing was one that concerned a recently-leaked Justice Department memo that offered justification for killing U.S. citizens abroad in predator drone attacks. Carney began by clarifying that the memo in question was an “unclassified document” prepared for members of Congress. “The president takes his responsibilities very seriously,” Carney said. “And first and foremost that’s his responsibility to protect the United States.” He continued by saying that the president is dedicated to
  • ACLU Lawsuit Against Highland Park Schools Misguided

    01/10/2013 6:25:31 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/9/2013 | Audrey Spalding
    Last year, Highland Park schools were out of control, says Mia, an eighth-grade student. "Because we did what we want. We didn't have enough teachers." And, her friend Frankie added, there were a lot of fights. "We had combined classrooms," Mia said. "That means like 60 students in one class." This year, the girls say, is very different. "They teach us," Frankie said. "They actually have lesson plans," Mia added. "They actually have a plan. They actually have steps. They actually show us the structure of how you do this and how you do that." The way Mia and Frankie...
  • Expert: Israel Has an Historic RIght to Judea and Samaria

    01/01/2013 3:35:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/1/13 | David Lev
    ..... Until very recently, the guiding document for governments in Israel had been a 2004 report authored by leftist attorney Talia Sasson, who recommended the dismantling of many new communities, termed “outposts,” in Judea and Samaria. Sasson later ran for Knesset on the far-left Meretz party list. Baker said that much of the trouble relating to these communities was due to Sasson's bad faith in preparing the report. She had been asked by then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to prepare a report on “unauthorized outposts, but when she produced the report she termed them 'illegal' outposts.” The government, Baker said, had...
  • MILLER: David Gregory’s legal jeopardy (under investigation yet got into the White House?)

    12/30/2012 9:54:46 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/29/12 | Emily Miller
    President Obama wants more gun-control laws, but perhaps he should care more about enforcing the ones already on the books. He granted an exclusive interview to NBC’s David Gregory on Saturday, even though the “Meet the Press” anchor is under investigation by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) for possession of an unregistered “high capacity” magazine in the District. It is also unclear how Mr. Gregory passed the Secret Service background check to enter the White House while under criminal investigation. **SNIP** Chief Lanier is stuck between a rock and a hard place. If she does not charge Mr. Gregory with...
  • Question about Obama eligibility

    12/13/2012 12:20:29 PM PST · by chuckles · 51 replies
    vanity | 12/13/2012 | chuckles
    Question,...Is it possible, that we could make some sort of statement, that if Obama is found out to be illegally elected, we could prosecute some of the people that covered up his lies to get him elected? It's too late to stop anything now, IMHO, but later, investigations could turn up some evidence that may be accepted. To have Arapio say, positively, that Obama's records are fake and no one even looks at it is criminal, in my mind. If some knew we were coming after them no matter how long it takes, maybe someone would crack. Someone has to...