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  • Righthaven seeks to dismiss [its own suit against DU] over posting of R-J story

    11/16/2010 8:18:51 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies ^ | Nov 16, 2010 | By Steve Green
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal's copyright enforcement company no longer wants to litigate one of its more controversial cases: a complaint against the big political website the Democratic Underground. Righthaven LLC on Aug. 10 sued the website after a message-board poster copied to the site four paragraphs of a 34-paragraph May 13 Review-Journal story about Republican Nevada U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle titled "Tea Party power fuels Angle." The post by Democratic Underground website user "pampango" credited the information to the Review-Journal and included a link to the rest of the story on the Review-Journal website. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)...
  • Democrats file first legal challenges

    11/02/2010 4:33:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/2/10 | J.P. Friere
    Democrats have filed their first legal challenges before polls even closed on Election Day, asking for an extension of voting hours in Connecticut and questioning the denial of provisional ballots in Illinois. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCCC), told reporters at party headquarters that officials had gone to court in two states. In Connecticut, the party has asked for a one-hour extension of voting in Bridgeport, a Democratic stronghold where turnout was reported so high that officials ran out of ballots, Menendez said. State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (D) is battling Republican Linda...
  • Lawyer Wants Jinn to Testify in Court

    10/25/2010 10:52:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Saturday, October 23, 2010
    Says court should summon genie in corrupt judge case A Saudi defence lawyer has asked court to summon a jinn (genie) claimed to have possessed a judge who has been arrested on corruption charges, the Saudi Arabic language daily Okaz reported on Saturday. The lawyer, Salim bin Atteyya, told court that the jinn must be present in court to testify in the case of the corrupt judge in Madina, Islam’s second holiest shrine after Makkah, the newspaper said. “The case of the corrupt judge in Madina has taken a new turn and witnessed new developments as the lawyer of an...
  • VIDEO: Teaching is Not a Crime

    10/06/2010 11:45:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    CapCon ^ | 10/6/2010 | Institute for Justice
    Anyone in Virginia can do yoga, and anyone can teach yoga. But, incredibly, it is illegal to teach people to teach yoga.
  • Defendant accuses Righthaven of misusing legal system

    09/05/2010 2:15:02 PM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010 | 1:50 a.m. | By Steve Green
    Even as Righthaven LLC made headlines for suing Nevada U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle last week, attorneys in another Righthaven case accused the firm of misusing the legal system to carry out its copyright infringement lawsuit campaign. Righthaven, controlled by Las Vegas attorney Steven Gibson and the family of Arkansas investment banking billionaire Warren Stephens, has contracted with the Stephens Media LLC-owned Las Vegas Review-Journal to file copyright infringement lawsuits against 117 website owners and bloggers since March.
  • Manual on How to Molest Children is Legal, Cops Say

    09/05/2010 7:43:23 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 66 replies
    abcnews.go ^ | Sept 5, 2010 | Dean Schabner
    A 170-page manual explaining step by step how to molest children which police in Orange County, Fla., believe has been circulating there for months, is not illegal. Investigators have stated that they still want to know where it came from. "I've never seen anything like it. It was pretty amazing when I first saw it just because how detailed it was," Orange County Sheriff's Office Det. Philip Graves told ABC News Orlando, Fla., affiliate WFTV. The manual, which was apparently written by someone who calls himself "the mule," is a how-to of child molestation, even explaining where and how to...
  • Waters forms legal defense fund to wage fight against ethics charges

    09/04/2010 2:24:35 AM PDT · by Justaham · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9-3-10 | Susan Crabtree
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has established a legal defense fund to pay for any expenses associated with her full-throttled battle against ethics charges that she used her position to help a bank in which her husband owned stock. Waters filed paperwork with the ethics committee to form the fund in late August. Her office did not comment about whether she had already held fundraisers to help fill the fund’s coffers or has events planned. “I have made clear from the beginning that I have not violated any House rules and therefore will mount a vigorous defense against these baseless charges,”...
  • Reality for law students, UCLA Law Offers Most Depressing Job to a Law Student (2010 Edition)

    08/27/2010 11:38:32 AM PDT · by CharlesMartelsGhost · 7 replies
    Above the Law ^ | 24 August 2010 | Elie Mystal
    It’s been a while since we’ve had a true contestant for the title of most depressing job offered to a law student. Sure, there have been a lot of jobs that offer $10 an hour, or even $0 an hour, for legal work. But at least those jobs were offering the opportunity to put long years of legal education to some sort of use. No, the most depressing jobs for would-be lawyers in this economy are jobs they could have easily gotten before they went to law school. Or college. Really, the most depressing job I’ve seen appeared last year,...
  • The 1965 Immigration Act: Anatomy of a Disaster

    08/17/2010 11:47:47 PM PDT · by jdirt · 10 replies
    America's current mass immigration mess is the result of a change in the laws in 1965. Prior to 1965, despite some changes in the 50's, America was a low-immigration country basically living under immigration laws written in 1924. Thanks to low immigration, the swamp of cheap labor was largely drained during this period, America became a fundamentally middle-class society, and our many European ethnic groups were brought together into a common national culture. In some ways, this achievement was so complete that we started to take for granted what we had achieved and forgot why it happened. So in a...
  • Amer. Bar Assoc. Peddling Race Instead of Law With New 'Hispanic Law' Study

    08/10/2010 9:17:50 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 15 replies
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/10/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    There are several precepts that American jurisprudence is supposed to be based upon. "Equal under the law," "justice is blind," "no man is either above or below the law," in the U.S. these basic ideas undergird the premise that we are all the same under our American law. But apparently someone forgot to tell the American Bar Association about all these simple, long-time American principles because the ABA is delivering itself a new charge: The search for Hispanic law. That's right, folks, the ABA is no longer concerned with "the law." The ABA is poised to become more concerned with...
  • Right to self-defence extends to protection of property: SC [India]

    07/29/2010 3:48:06 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 2 replies · 2+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 21 July, 2010 | The Times of India
    NEW DELHI: Right to self-defence is not only about using force to save oneself from an attacker but also extends to protecting one's property from being stolen or forcibly taken over, the Supreme Court has ruled. "The basic principle underlying the doctrine of the right to private defence is that when an individual or his property is faced with danger and immediate aid from the state machinery is not readily available, that individual is entitled to protect himself and his property," it said. But the force used by a person to protect himself or his property should not be grossly...
  • Daily Kos: Take Legal Action to 'End Organized, Institutionalized Religion'

    07/26/2010 10:59:10 AM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies · 3+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/26/10 | Tim Graham
    For all the daily talk on the Daily Kos that conservatives are dictatorial, their cast of bloggers isn't without grand designs for social control. Take this post: "Time to begin working for the death of religion (a rant)." The diarist "BlueMoon" expressed no attempt to disrupt free speech, but the "end of organized religion" must be attempted: However, the time has come to begin work to actively disrupt official organized religion of all stripes. Yes, I know there are many good christians. But when I hear of another moral pronouncement coming out of the Roman Catholic church
  • Lawsuit Aimed at Ammunition Restrictions (California)

    07/13/2010 2:46:34 PM PDT · by StateAmmunition · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Ventura County Star ^ | 07-13-2010 | Stephanie Hoops
    Seven months before California’s new law regulating the sale of ammunition fully takes effect, a local ammunition business has taken the state to court with a constitutional challenge. State Ammunition Inc. in Ventura has filed a federal suit alleging the law violates the Commerce Clause by prohibiting ammunition sellers from making sales that aren’t face-to-face transactions. “ will be unable to sell ammunition to purchasers in 49 other states, resulting in an immediate and devastating loss of income, business growth, good will and customers,” the suit states. A second plaintiff, Jim Otten, who sells ammunition from Minnesota at, would...
  • SC small businesses must verify workers' legality (immigration audits to increase)

    07/02/2010 1:23:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/01/10 | Seanna Adcox
    SC small businesses must verify workers' legalitySmall businesses must now comply with SC's anti-illegal immigration law; audits to increase Seanna Adcox, Associated Press Writer Thursday July 1, 2010, 5:11 pm EDT COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A last major piece of South Carolina's anti-illegal immigration law took effect Thursday as all small businesses became subject to fines and potential shutdowns for employing illegal workers. All businesses in the state must now check their new hires' legal status and fire any existing workers known to be in the country illegally. The law is one of the toughest in the nation and had...
  • Legal Action Filed to Overturn California AB962

    07/02/2010 11:25:29 AM PDT · by StateAmmunition · 9 replies · 1+ views ^ | 07/01/2010 |
    A legal challenge to California’s online handgun ammunition sales ban and fingerprint purchasing requirement (AB962) was recently filed in federal court. A copy of the lawsuit is available at the following link: The lawsuit was filed by the Chaffin Law Office of Ventura, California, on behalf of three Plaintiffs including State Ammunition Inc., a California company selling ammunition online at, as well as individuals Jim Otten and Jim Russell, both retired members of the United States Marine Corps. Jim Otten, a Minnesota resident, is the owner of, a company outside California claiming that as a result...
  • Legal fight over SB 1070 could sink Arizona Dems in November

    06/21/2010 9:28:32 AM PDT · by paltz · 24 replies · 1+ views - Water Cooler ^ | 6/19/10 | Kerry Picket
    The Obama administration’s announcement they will sue Arizona over the state’s recently passed immigration law known as SB 1070 may have some on the left cheering, but Democrats sitting in McCain won districts may not be sitting too pretty on the issue. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, is currently in dangerous re-election waters. Her 8th congressional district was won by Senator John McCain, Arizona Republican, in the 2008 presidential election by a +6 margin. Ms. Giffords, like her fellow Arizona Democrats in McCain won districts, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Rep. Harry Mitchell, has not been extraordinarily vocal on SB 1070,...
  • Blumenthal says legal action against health care act may financially harm the state’s taxpayers (CT)

    06/20/2010 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Redding Pilot ^ | 6/20/10
    Blumenthal says legal action against health care act may financially harm the state’s taxpayersSunday, 20 June 2010 17:26 Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, “after extensive legal research and careful balancing of the costs and potential benefits to Connecticut,” concludes that a lawsuit challenging the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act would have virtually no chance of success — and may actually harm state taxpayers. In a response to a request by State Senate Republicans, Mr. Blumenthal noted that Gov. M. Jodi Rell has not requested such legal action — and is actually seeking federal approval to transfer 45,000 current recipients...
  • Opinions Needed-Trying to advise a friend (Vanity)

    06/14/2010 1:19:25 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 73 replies · 1,484+ views
    6/14/10 | hoagy62
    I need some advice for a friend of mine from my church. Since none of you know where I go or who he is, I can protect his anonymity. He doesn't know I'm doing this. He seemed a bit upset at church this weekend, so I asked what happened. Here's what he told me: Last Tuesday, he was on Facebook. He noticed that he'd received a private message from someone he'd 'friended' about a month earlier. This woman was a high-school acquaintance, one of several he's added to his friend list in anticipation of his 30-year high school reunion coming...
  • Calif. Mom Finds Missing Children Using Facebook

    06/08/2010 8:33:24 AM PDT · by MissTed · 65 replies · 199+ views
    AP ^ | 6/5/10 | Staff
    A Southern California mother whose two children were reported missing 15 years ago has tracked them down in Florida using Facebook. The children's father, Faustino Utrera, took off with them in 1995 when they were ages 2 and 3, said San Bernardino Deputy District Attorney Kurt Rowley. The mother had found her daughter's Facebook profile after searching for her name on the social networking site in March, Rowley said. An official said Saturday that the now 17-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy have been placed in the custody of the state of Florida. "You can imagine the feelings she's having, not...
  • Free latte for oncologists? Not without disclosure

    New limits on free gifts to doctors have hit the ubiquitous free lattes and coffee seen at major medical meetings like the one here of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The conference exhibit floor still features massive information booths from cancer drugmakers like Roche Holding AG, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Amgen Inc -- though the days of shopping bags laden with pricey goodies are long gone. Many drugmakers still offer coffee or candy with no strings attached, but Pfizer Inc requires doctors to swipe their registration cards and warns that physicians from Minnesota and Vermont are prohibited from imbibing....
  • VIDEO: Two Illegal Immigrants Found Guilty in Death of Houston Police Officer

    06/04/2010 8:23:41 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 14 replies · 556+ views
    KIAH ^ | 06/04/10 | Katishia Cosley
    Two illegal immigrants are now convicted murderers of a Houston police officer. They now face life in prison after a jury found them guilty Friday. It only took jurors about five hours to find 37-year-old Xiomara Mendez-Rosales and 42-year-old Andres Nava-Maldonado guilty of engaging in organized crime and felony murder. The family of fallen HPD officer Henry Canales were visibly, still emotional as they left the courtroom for a short break Friday afternoon.
  • White House Report on Sestak Job Offer Raises More Legal Questions, Critics Say

    05/30/2010 1:28:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,127+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/28/10
    <p>Instead of quelling a growing outcry for more information on an alleged political bargain, the White House has raised more questions and calls for an investigation after its shocking revelation on Friday that it recruited former President Bill Clinton to pitch a possible administration role to Rep. Joe Sestak if he would sit out the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary.</p>
  • Development Continues for Afghan Legal System

    05/28/2010 4:23:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 154+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Christen N. McCluney
    WASHINGTON, May 27, 2010 – Servicemembers in Afghanistan are working with the country’s interior and defense ministries to provide legal advice and development in the country. "We're a little bit different than most of your standard military legal offices," said Army Col. Rick Rousseau, who serves in Afghanistan with the NATO training mission’s staff judge advocate’s office, during a "DoD Live" bloggers roundtable yesterday. "While we do the normal functions of a legal office, I have three sections in my office that are quite different from any other," Rousseau said. The main role of the judge advocate’s office is to...
  • Investigators: Obama using Connecticut Soc. Sec. Number

    05/11/2010 9:43:32 PM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 88 replies · 3,733+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 12, 2010 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Two private investigators working independently are asking why President Obama is using a Social Security number set aside for applicants in Connecticut while there is no record he ever had a mailing address in the state. In addition, the records indicate the number was issued between 1977 and 1979, yet Obama's earliest employment reportedly was in 1975 at a Baskin & Robbins ice cream shop in Oahu, Hawaii. WND has copies of affidavits filed separately in a presidential eligibility lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia by Ohio licensed private investigator Susan Daniels and Colorado private...
  • Dershowitz: Jews initiate legal terror against Israel

    05/11/2010 5:55:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies · 507+ views
    Ynet ^ | 5-11-10 | Anat Shalev
    Addressing Israel's deteriorating image, prominent American lawyer accuses Jewish and former Israeli left-wing organizations of declaring that IDF's methods are worse than Gestapo's Prominent Jewish American lawyer Alan Dershowitz on Tuesday accused Jewish left-wing officials and organizations worldwide of slandering Israel's name and causing greater damage than that created by Islamic and pro-Palestinian movements. Dershowitz, who is known to be an avid supporter of the State Israel, spoke during a Tel Aviv University symposium titled "Delegitimization of Israel as a Strategic Threat". Addressing Israel's acceptance into the OECD organization, he explained that the roundabout ways the Jewish state had to...
  • FCC to seek net neutrality using new legal framework

    05/06/2010 9:07:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 467+ views
    the hill ^ | 5/6/10 | Tony Romm
    Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on Thursday announced his agency would seek to regain its lost grip on broadband by applying some of the rules that govern phone companies to Internet providers. One month to the day since a federal court stripped the FCC of that authority, setting back the agency's dual goals of expanding broadband access and instituting tough rules to ensure open Internet, Genachowski took the first steps in restoring what he described as "the shared understanding" that the FCC should protect broadband consumers.
  • Gov Christie to NJ Supreme Court Justice: You're Fired!

    05/04/2010 9:57:33 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 18 replies · 1,445+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/04/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    My favorite sentiment about the U.S. Supreme Court is from that rascal President Andrew Jackson. In 1832 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in Worcester v. Georgia that Old Hickory wasn't too happy with. In reply he is famous for the sentiment that the Court made its decision and proposed that "now let them enforce it."* Would that we had more Andrew Jacksons. Well, perhaps we do have at least one. I nominate Governor Chris Christie for the Andrew Jackson award for 2010 because Christie is taking an extremely unusual measure for this day and age. He's firing one...
  • Haaretz' could not be more wrong – or misleading

    04/21/2010 9:36:54 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 3 replies · 319+ views
    Maariv ^ | Ben Dror Yemini
    In its attempts to portray IDF soldiers as violators of judicial rulings and war criminals, the newspaper would not let itself be distracted by the actual facts. Many in the media say that what Anat Kamm uncovered was an important revelation. The IDF, they claim, violated High Court of Justice orders, and conducted targeted killings while violating judicial guidelines. The IDF, they continue to assert, committed war crimes, and there is no journalist out there who would have remained silent, were he or she to receive documented proof of this. Let us put aside the thousands of documents that have...
  • Why is Obamacare unconstitutional?

    04/07/2010 9:36:45 PM PDT · by Danae · 31 replies · 968+ views ^ | 4-7-2010 | Dianna Cotter
    Here is a simple question for all Americans.... please state, in what other area has the federal government ever regulated inactivity? The answer is: none. Why? Because it’s unconstitutional. The founders believed that a monarch (or dictator or any sort of legislative body) should not have the power to force anyone to do anything. Of course this doesn’t apply to rules governing civil society such as criminal laws against things like rape or thievery, but we aren’t discussing that here. We are discussing being forced to buy something, possibly against your will. In other words, inactivity. The federal government, with...
  • AAPS Joins In Fight To Overturn Health Care Reform

    03/29/2010 7:21:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 1,033+ views
    970 WFLA ^ | March 29, 2010
    TUCSON, Ariz. (970 WFLA) - The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) became the first medical society to sue to overturn the newly enacted health care bill, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). AAPS sued Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (AAPS v. Sebelius et al.). “If the PPACA goes unchallenged, then it spells the end of freedom in medicine as we know it,” observed Jane Orient, M.D., the Executive Director of AAPS. “Courts should not allow this massive intrusion into the practice of medicine and the rights of patients.” “There will...

    03/29/2010 10:02:42 AM PDT · by MrChips · 25 replies · 552+ views
    March 29, 1010 | MrChips
    QUESTION #1: How long will it take the lawsuits filed by the various states to make their way to a decision by judges, in whatever court? It seems to me that this hole "REPEAL" problem could be resolved with the stroke of a pen, or the sound of a judge's gavel. That leads to another question. Question #2: Is there a possiblity the decision could come BEFORE the November elections? And then, Question #3: If the decision were to come prior to November, how would that affect the elections?
  • Defense: Woman Believed Her NYC Gang-Rape Lie

    02/23/2010 11:29:52 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies · 1,320+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Tuesday, February 23, 2010 | JENNIFER PELTZ
    A woman due to be sentenced Tuesday for fabricating a gang rape accusation that sent an innocent man to prison was too drunk to remember much of the night she met him and believed her allegation was true, according to legal papers filed by her defense team. Biurny Peguero started "to believe that her lie was the true story as she was intoxicated with alcohol and could not recall all the details of that night," a psychiatrist wrote in a report accompanying a defense pre-sentencing memorandum obtained by The Associated Press. Peguero, 27, approached authorities last year to say she...
  • "In Justice" by Alliance Defense Fund CEO Alan Sears: Frightening Future or Emerging Reality?

    01/16/2010 8:44:00 AM PST · by LikeLight · 2 replies · 349+ views
    The Believer's Guide to Legal Issues ^ | 1/16/2010 | Stephen Bloom
    In Justice is a new novel about an America of the future, a place where basic religious freedoms and rights of conscience have come under vicious attack by hostile government institutions, including the Department of Justice and a new federal agency, the Diversity and Tolerance Enforcement Division. Pastors, ministry leaders, and ordinary believers who dare to express traditional religious values are relentlessly persecuted, perp-walked in high-profile law enforcement take-downs, even killed in overzealous raids gone awry, all in the name of ending "discrimination." And the only hope standing between our last remnants of religious liberty and the powerful Alinsky-inspired forces...
  • Psystar Halts Sales of Mac Cloning Tool, Will Peddle Linux PCs

    12/27/2009 7:24:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies · 1,197+ views
    Computerworld ^ | December 27, 2009 | Gregg Keizer
    Mac clone maker defends Rebel EFI, likens it to 'reading a book in the bathroom'Mac clone maker Psystar last week indefinitely suspended sales of its only product, a $50 utility that lets customers install Apple's Snow Leopard operating system on generic Intel-based computers. The company also said it would resume selling systems "in the coming days." Those machines will run Linux rather than Mac OS X. Psystar, which began selling Mac clones in April 2008, has been battling Apple in federal court in California since July 2008, when Apple sued the Doral, Fla. firm, saying it violated copyright laws by...
  • End-of-Year Consultation: Your Top Ten Favorite Legal Advice of 2009

    12/21/2009 9:13:59 AM PST · by LikeLight · 265+ views
    Is There a Lawyer in the Church? ^ | 12/18/2009 | Stephen Bloom
    From bankruptcy to pre-nups, I've drilled deep into our analytics for 2009. Here's your top ten favorite (most viewed) posts of the year: 1. Bankruptcy for Christians Facing Financial Meltdown?2. Google Gives Glimpse of Legal Struggles Christians Face3. Good News on the Law: Can President Obama Change the Supreme Court?4. The Litigation Trap and the Christian Conciliation Alternative: Christianity 9 to 55. Good News on the Law: You Can Be a Christian at Work6. The Madoff Scandal and Three Essential Questions on Wealth7. Christian Lawyer: Not an Oxymoron8. Mortgage morality meltdown: Law prof says go ahead, stiff the bank!9. The...
  • Psystar is dead. Judge grants Apple’s motion for sweeping permanent injunction

    12/15/2009 11:16:26 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 296 replies · 2,663+ views
    Edible Apple ^ | Tue, Dec 15, 2009
    After months of contentious litigation, Judge Alsup today granted Apple’s request for a permanent injunction and ruled that the injunction encompasses not only includes Snow Leopard, but Psystar’s Rebel EFI software as well. As a quick reminder, Rebel EFI is a piece of downloadable software available on Psystar’s website that allows users to install OS X onto non-Apple hardware. The order notes that Psystar has until December 31, 2009 to cease all infringing activities, with the Court specifically stating that Psystar “must immediately begin this process, and take the quickest path to compliance; thus, if compliance can be achieved within...
  • Recovering stolen jobs is key to American recovery

    12/04/2009 8:52:55 AM PST · by westcoastwillieg · 21 replies · 998+ views ^ | 12/3/09 | Lamar Smith
    If President Barack Obama could snap his fingers and create 8 million new jobs, would you want him to do it? I would. And certainly the 15 million unemployed Americans would, as well. The good news is that the president can do just that --- implement a policy that opens up 8 million jobs. The bad news is that he won't. Four weeks ago, after the administration announced that the unemployment rate had hit 10.2 percent and 190,000 jobs were lost in October alone, 21 of my colleagues and I wrote to the president to recommend enforcing current immigration laws...
  • Forum Aids Legal System in Iraqi Province

    11/17/2009 3:41:10 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 350+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Maurice A. Galloway, USA
    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE BASRA, Iraq, Nov. 17, 2009 – Through a coordinated effort to improve relationships between Iraqi police and judges, the provincial reconstruction team in Iraq’s Basra province and the 17th Fires Brigade legal team set up a conference Nov. 7. Chief Judge Khazal Dabol Qasim and Iraqi Police Brig. Gen. Eedan talk during a law-enforcement community conference in Iraq’s Basra province, Nov. 7, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Maurice A. Galloway  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The four-hour conference covered topics such as the responsibilities of their respective investigation officers and the state of the facilities...
  • September 10? It’s Worse Than That

    11/13/2009 3:42:37 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 21 replies · 1,007+ views
    National Review ^ | Andrew c. McCarthy
    ‘September 10 America.” The phrase signifies a reprise of the “terrorism is just a crime” mindset that reigned in the years before the 9/11 attacks. Like other observers, I’ve groused in recent months that we are back to that self-destructive ethos. I was wrong. If the Fort Hood atrocity tells us anything, it is that things are much worse than they were before 9/11. For one thing, 9/11 has happened. Before it did, perhaps we had an excuse. But we’ve experienced the wages of consciously avoiding Islamism. To have retreated into puerile fantasies about a religion of peace is, at...
  • Limbaugh May Have Grounds for Libel Suit, Legal Analysts Say

    10/15/2009 11:29:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies · 3,107+ views
    Fox News ^ | Thursday, October 15, 2009 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Radio host Rush Limbaugh is interviewed on the sidelines before the start of the NFL AFC championship football game in Pittsburgh. Rush Limbaugh, who saw his bid to co-own a National Football League team sacked partly because of quotes he purportedly made regarding slavery, could have grounds for a libel suit, legal experts told The conservative radio host was dropped on Wednesday from a group seeking to buy the St. Louis Rams. Dave Checketts, chairman of the St. Louis Blues hockey team, who is leading the effort to buy the NFL team, said Limbaugh was dropped from the group...
  • Bay State Lawyer Takes on FOX Yakker (Glenn Beck Slander Site)

    10/03/2009 2:16:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies · 2,156+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, October 2, 2009 | Jessica Heslam
    A Gloucester attorney is going up against FOX’s Glenn Beck and is defending the creator of a controversial Web site the right-wing yakker is trying to shut down. The site,, is based on a joke originally aimed at comedian Bob Saget. During a TV roast of the former “Full House” star, funnyman Gilbert Gottfried tried to squash rumors that “Bob Saget raped and killed a girl in 1990.” The Web site was created last month by a Florida man, Isaac Eiland-Hall, after an online post - “Why haven’t we had an official response to the rumor that Glenn Beck...
  • Legal Immunity Set for Swine Flu Vaccine Makers

    09/29/2009 2:35:49 PM PDT · by khnyny · 50 replies · 2,295+ views ^ | August 20, 2009
    Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius has not only given immunity to the makers of Tamiflu and Relenza for injuries stemming from their use against swine flu, she has granted immunity to future swine flu vaccines and “any associated adjuvants”. The last time the government embarked on a major vaccine campaign against a new swine flu, thousands filed claims contending they suffered side effects from the shots. This time around, they will have no recourse. The 2006 Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (the PREP Act) allows the DHHS Secretary to invoke almost complete immunity from liability...
  • Where's Palin? Big bucks for speech in Hong Kong

    09/26/2009 7:07:31 AM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 59 replies · 2,710+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 26 September 2009 | Matthew Daly, Associated Press Writer
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin emerged from a two-month absence from public view with a private talk, heavy on foreign policy, to a group of investors in Hong Kong. Palin was paid an undisclosed amount, said to be in the low six figures, for the 90-minute speech. She has said one of the reasons she resigned was to pay legal bills that have topped $500,000. The speech was closed to reporters, but Palin later posted lengthy excerpts on her Facebook page. "This speech had very little to do with advancing her political career and more to do with advancing her...
  • Need help with bankruptcy records.

    09/02/2009 12:43:05 PM PDT · by newnhdad · 7 replies · 370+ views
    I'm in the middle of an audit and I need records from a company that went bankrupt recently. The name is True North Home Systems in Kennebunk Maine. I last contacted them in January and they have since went belly-up. I have been in contact with the locality, (no response/ answer) and have been to the State dept of commerce, state atty gen, state court and nothing of any consequence has been provided. Am I looking in the right place?
  • Hate speech laws violate constitution: Rights tribunal (Canada)

    09/02/2009 11:37:47 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 22 replies · 2,728+ views
    The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that Section 13, Canada's much-criticized human rights hate speech law, is an unconstitutional violation of the Charter right to free expression because of its penalty provisions. The decision released Wednesday morning by tribunal chair Athanasios Hadjis appears to strip the Canadian Human Rights Commission of its controversial legal mandate to pursue hate on the Internet, which it has strenuously defended against complaints of censorship. It also marks the first major failure of Section 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act, an anti-hate law that was conceived in the 1960s to target racist telephone...
  • Trial of Texas judge under way [Sharon Keller wouldn’t stay open late to save rapist-murderer]

    08/18/2009 5:37:10 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 15 replies · 1,346+ views
    UPI ^ | Aug. 17 | Staff
    SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 17 -- The trial of a Texas judge charged with refusing to hear a last-minute appeal in a death penalty case got under way Monday in San Antonio. The Texas Commission on Judicial Misconduct charged Chief Justice Sharon Keller of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in February with bringing “public discredit” on the Texas justice system in the case of Michael Wayne Richard. He was executed Sept. 25, 2007, after Keller refused to take the appeal and failed to refer his lawyers to the judge assigned to the case. Richard was executed the same day the...
  • Now Glenn Beck Slams Obama's Birth Issue

    08/04/2009 5:10:16 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 41 replies · 1,363+ views
    Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck says people should be focusing on the goals President Obama is pursuing and the way he is reaching them instead of questioning his eligibility to be president. "I have to tell you, the – I mean, first of all, the birther thing, what are you going to do. Even if it was true, what, are you going to take him out of office?" he said today on his radio show. "You can't do that."--WND We should do both! As Joe Farah correctly observes if Obama would simply make public his long-form birth certificate, all...
  • Legal Immunity Set for Swine Flu Vaccine Makers

    07/29/2009 3:17:19 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 4 replies · 575+ views
    Ethiopian Review ^ | July 29th | Desta Bishu
    The last time the government embarked on a major vaccine campaign against a new swine flu, thousands filed claims contending they suffered side effects from the shots. This time, the government has already taken steps to head that off. Vaccine makers and federal officials will be immune from lawsuits that result from any new swine flu vaccine, under a document signed by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, government health officials said Friday. Since the 1980s, the government has protected vaccine makers against lawsuits over the use of childhood vaccines. Instead, a federal court handles claims and decides...
  • Iran Threatens Legal Action Over US Detentions In Iraq [George W. Bush Government]

    07/13/2009 3:24:22 AM PDT · by Son House · 1 replies · 316+ views
    Gulf News ^ | July 12, 2009 | Reuters
    Iran threatened the United States yesterday with possible legal action for detaining five of its officials for up to 30 months in Iraq. The five Iranians were given a hero's welcome home after their release last week, waving and smiling as they stepped from their plane at Tehran's Mehrabad airport to be met by their families. Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, who was also there to greet them, denounced their detention as "inhumane". The capture of the Iran-ians, some of whom US forces accused of arming Shiite Muslim militias at the height of Iraq's sectarian war, stoked tension between Tehran and...
  • Memo To Obama and the Quartet: On The Rights of Israeli "Settlers"

    07/01/2009 12:55:15 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 1 replies · 202+ views
    "From the point of view of international law these settlers are as legal as any resident of Manhattan or Shreveport, Louisianna." "On The Rights of Settlers" written by Shmuel Katz is an excellent article that refutes the lies of "illegal" Israeli settlements constantly peddled by Islamists and leftist Dhimmis alike.