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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....