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  • Jesus The True and Eternal Supreme Court [charismatic caucus]

    09/18/2017 7:09:07 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Jurisdictions carry no weight in My courts for as Creator I Reign Supreme ! Do you see my children I AM The First and The Last Word as Mediator over All Creation and it is My hand that is the Gavel of Authority and My answer was given on The Cross " IT IS FINISHED " You are Worthy and My blood has dressed you in My Righteousness and My Answer to the enemy for you shall forever be " NOT GUILTY " and surely goodness and mercy shall follow you ALL the days of your life and you SHALL...
  • Houston man must pay child support for kid that's not his

    07/22/2017 12:41:29 PM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 231 replies
    Houston Chronical ^ | 7/21/2017 | Fernando Alfonso III
    A Houston man is on the hook for $65,000 in child support for a child that's not his. Gabriel Cornejo, 45, took a DNA test proving a child his ex-girlfriend had 16 years ago was not his. The test was too late. In 2003, a child support court in Houston ruled that Cornejo owed his ex-girlfriend child support because, she claims, there was no way he wasn't the father.
  • Election Law Provides No Firm Say on Legality of Donald Trump Jr.’s Meeting

    07/12/2017 8:09:22 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 10 replies
    Copyright ©2017 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. ^ | July 10, 2017 8:41 p.m. ET | By Jacob Gershman and Nicole Hong
    Election-law experts say it is far from clear whether Donald Trump Jr.’s 2016 meeting with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer crossed a legal line. President Trump’s eldest son arranged a meeting in June of last year between top campaign aides and a Russian lawyer who has been linked to the Kremlin, after being told she “might have information helpful to the campaign..." Federal election law prohibits foreign nationals or foreign governments from contributing or donating money or “anything of value” to a political campaign. It also makes it a felony for a campaign or members of a campaign to knowingly and...
  • Two dozen Democrats get behind bill to lay foundation for removing Trump

    06/30/2017 8:13:04 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 74 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 30 June 2017 | David Martosko
    A Democratic congressman has proposed convening a special committee of psychiatrists and other doctors whose job would be to determine if President Donald Trump is fit to serve in the Oval Office. Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, who also teaches constitutional law at American University, has predictably failed to attract any Republicans to his banner.
  • Trump travel ban: Where things go after the Supreme Court appeal

    06/03/2017 12:37:05 AM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02 June 2017 4:31pm ET | James Hill Lauren Pearle
    ...Should the Supreme Court decline to issue the temporary stay, the government is asking that the court agree to put the case on an accelerated schedule that would allow the justices to schedule arguments at the beginning of the fall term in October. Four votes are required to grant the request for the court to hear the case -- to determine if the travel ban is constitutional. But because the executive order is temporary -- the entry ban is to last for 90 days and the refugee provisions for 120 days –- it is conceivable that the executive order could...
  • Social Media Censorship Could Have Legal Implications

    03/20/2017 2:08:16 PM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE NASH
    In an article for the Washington Examiner last week, writer Mark Grabowski pondered the idea of whether Twitter’s routine censorship could be unconstitutional. “Most Americans know they can speak their mind in the public square, thanks to the First Amendment. Speech on social media, however, can be censored because private companies own those cyber spaces,” wrote Grabowski on Tuesday. “But a recent Supreme Court oral argument suggests Twitter’s practice of banning controversial right-wing pundits could be deemed illegal.” Grabowski explained how the internet is now the popular public square, and how legally it should be treated as such. Driving the...
  • Trump’s Private Legal Team Weighing Case Against MSNBC and Reporter David Johnston

    03/16/2017 12:22:55 PM PDT · by davikkm · 29 replies
    Donald Trump’s private legal team is weighing a case against MSNBC and reporter David Johnston for leaking his 2005 tax forms on television this week. As reported earlier Rachel Maddow stepped on a rake earlier this week by releasing Trump’s 1040 tax return form from 2005. Rachel’s attempted hit piece enlightened the country that President Trump paid millions in taxes; he paid a higher tax rate than Socialists Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. The Hill, which is no friend of President Trump, reported last night that what Rachel did may be illegal – “Disclosing a taxpayer’s information without consent IS...
  • NDAA 2013: Congress approves domestic deceptive propaganda

    03/08/2017 4:37:49 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 2 replies
    RT News ^ | 22 May, 2012 | staff
    An amendment tagged on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 would allow for the United States government to create and distribute pro-American propaganda within the country’s own borders.... ...The amendment updates the antiquated Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act of 1987, essentially clarifying that the US State Department and the Broadcasting Board of Governors may “prepare, disseminate and use public diplomacy information abroad,” but while also striking down a long-lasting ban on the domestic dissemination in America. For the last several decades, the federal government has been authorized to use such tactics overseas to...
  • Madison Gesiotto on Cavuto and stunningly beautiful(Lrg Pics)

    02/16/2017 3:58:43 PM PST · by Vendome · 32 replies
    Vanity | 02/16/2017 | Vendome
    Just saw Madison Gesiotto on Neil Cavuto discussing a day without imigrant. She was opposed by a another woman, who had synthetic and contrived sound bites regarding citizen, those waiting for years on their papers and conflating illegal immigration with legal citizens, who pay their taxes, come to America to improve the lives of their families. Of course she used obfuscation to describe immigration, refusing to acknowledge the difference between Lawful and Legal Immigration. Stupidly, she told Madison "Your family were immigrants" As Madison pointed out, her family came here as legal immigrants and worked hard to become citizens, who...
  • Case Dismissed , any hope for reimbursement on costs to fight?

    02/13/2017 8:24:49 AM PST · by Neidermeyer · 21 replies
    neidermeyer | 02/13/2017 | neidermeyer
    I'm looking for anyone with experience in this area ,, especially if you are a lawyer in Florida. I just had a dogbite case against me dismissed after a fight that went on for over 4 years. The dog did bite but in defense of me , the case truly had no merit and the plaintiff made ridiculous claims such as "permanent disability" that had no basis in fact and were disproved with video exhibits (and a total lack of medical documentation). I had about 500 hours of surveillance in this fight and about $1000 in miscellaneous out of pocket...
  • Federal Court Hearing on FBI Clinton Records – Agency Wants Up to Two Years to Turn Over 35 Records

    02/06/2017 6:40:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch today announced a hearing will be held Tuesday, February 7, 2017, regarding Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records held by the FBI containing text messages and emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stored on the equipment of Datto Inc., a commercial data management company, as well as FBI records about the device and what materials were recovered on it (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:16-cv-02369)).  The case is before U.S. District Court Judge Randolph D. Moss.At the previous hearing Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Trump administration lawyers for the FBI...
  • Framingham middle-schooler hospitalized after eating marijuana edible on school bus

    01/11/2017 3:49:02 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 18 replies
    WFXT News ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | Christine O'Donnell
    A Framingham middle school student was hospitalized Monday after he and another student ate a marijuana edible on the school bus, according to a letter released by Fuller Middle School. School officials are trying to find out who brought the edibles on the bus and how to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Stacy Velasquez says her 12-year-old son was riding the bus to school Monday morning when he found a container of gummy bears that got him very sick.
  • Transgender man sues Catholic hospital for canceling 'medically necessary' hysterectomy

    01/07/2017 3:19:52 PM PST · by NYer · 64 replies
    rt ^ | January 7, 2017
    A transgender man is suing a Catholic hospital in New Jersey for canceling his hysterectomy surgery after his doctor deemed the procedure “medically necessary” as part of his sex transition. The surgery was scheduled at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Paterson, but an administrator canceled the operation because of the hospital’s religious affiliation.A lawsuit filed on Thursday claims that a Catholic hospital denied a transgender man a hysterectomy due to ethical and religious directives from the US Conference of Bishops. The man, Jionni Conforti alleges that doing so violated his patient’s bill of rights that states hospitals will provide medical services...
  • Legislature Reins In Judges’ Power to Deny Parole

    01/05/2017 1:30:21 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/2/2016 | Kahryn Riley
    This month saw the passage of an important criminal justice reform: the repeal of the “successor judge veto power.” In Michigan, judges have the power to step in and deny parole to prisoners whose trials they adjudicated. Until now, this veto power also extended to a “successor judge” — the one who replaced the judge who handed out a prisoner’s original sentence. Now, the veto power will be reserved only for the original sentencing judge. A successor judge is still allowed to weigh in on a parole case but will no longer be able to unilaterally prevent an offender she...
  • Michigan recount over; federal judge says there’s no legal precedent for having one

    12/08/2016 8:21:17 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/08/16 | Dan Calabrese
    $3 million wasted in the meantime I suppose this is what a Jill Stein presidency would have been like, except that it would have been hundreds of billions wasted on pointless exercises instead of a mere $3 million. We Michigan taxpayers should be grateful, I guess, that we only got a taste of such absurdity - however bitter the taste may have been. After several days in which state courts tussled with federal courts over whether the recount should go on, U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith finally came down on the side of the state and ruled that the recount...
  • WikiLeaks' Assange to get legal grilling: Sweden

    11/07/2016 4:41:20 AM PST · by b4me · 10 replies
    france24.com ^ | nov 7 2016 | not sure
    Julian Assange will be questioned in person next week over longstanding rape accusations, Sweden's public prosecutor's office announced Monday, saying an Ecuadorian prosecutor would visit the WikiLeaks founder in the embassy where he has been holed up since 2012. "Ecuador has granted the Swedish request for legal assistance in criminal matters and the hearing will be conducted by an Ecuadorian prosecutor," the public prosecutor's office said in a statement.
  • Trial by Jury, a Hallowed American Right, Is Vanishing

    08/28/2016 11:59:18 AM PDT · by Theoria · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 Aug 2016 | Benjamin Weiser
    The criminal trial ended more than two and a half years ago, but Judge Jesse M. Furman can still vividly recall the case. It stands out, not because of the defendant or the subject matter, but because of its rarity: In his four-plus years on the bench in Federal District Court in Manhattan, it was his only criminal jury trial. He is far from alone. Judge J. Paul Oetken, in half a decade on that bench, has had four criminal trials, including one that was repeated after a jury deadlocked. For Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, who has handled some of...
  • (Vanity) Wanted: Input on proposed changes to the Rules of Professional Conduct

    08/01/2016 2:27:59 PM PDT · by Defiant · 15 replies
    California Bar Journal ^ | August 2016 | Lee Smalley Edmon
    ............................. Discrimination and harassment Current Rule 2-400 prohibits an attorney, in the management or operation of a law practice, from unlawfully discriminating or knowingly permitting unlawful discrimination in: (1) hiring, promoting, discharging or otherwise determining the conditions of employment of any person; or (2) accepting or terminating representation of any client. The protected categories under the current rule are identified as “race, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability.” Paragraph (C) of the current rule provides that no disciplinary investigation or proceeding may be initiated by the State Bar against an attorney under the rule unless and until...
  • Lawsuit Challenges Forced Payments for Tourism Bureaus

    07/19/2016 7:24:56 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/12/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A decades-old law paved the way for quasi-governmental bodies to tax private businesses and then use the money to entice tourists to the area. A business owner who objects to the practice has recently filed a lawsuit in the matter. “The Tourism mafia,” as George Galbraith calls the local tourism bureau, has cost him an estimated $5,000 a year in revenues. Galbraith owns The Landings on Indian River, which offers tourists cabin rentals and a marina in Indian River, Michigan, a small community in Cheboygan County. George Galbraith A 1980 law called the Community Convention or Tourism Marketing Act laid...
  • Inside the Legal Challenge to the FAA’s Drone Registry

    06/22/2016 6:44:34 AM PDT · by milton23 · 40 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 6/21/2016 | Jason Snead & John-Michael Seibler
    Last December, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rushed an arbitrary and ineffectual recreational drone-owners’ registry into effect, mere days before Christmas and just in time to criminalize the flying of toys by thousands of children and hobbyists. The agency has potentially roped those toys under its definition of “aircraft” for purposes of all aircraft regulation as well. Following this bureaucratic overreach, a hobby drone operator who happens to be a lawyer, John Taylor, filed suit in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, challenging the registry.