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  • A Legal Review of Secession, 150 Years Later

    11/14/2012 7:39:13 PM PST · by dynachrome · 61 replies
    survivalblog.com ^ | 11-14-12 | Terry E. Hogwood
    Conclusions Under present federal Supreme Court jurisprudence: •The union which is the United States can never be dissolved by an independent action of one state (unless approved by Congress and/or the other states?) • An individual state may never secede. Apparently, only people rebel - the states remain a part of the Union. • Secession can be successful only if accomplished by force of arms (or agreement of the other states/Congress).
  • CCW [Georgia] query - Legal to carry concealed into the Post Office? (Vanity)

    11/15/2010 11:11:59 AM PST · by Blueflag · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Georgia Carry ^ | 11/15/2010 | Blueflag
    Question: With the new laws in Georgia, is it, or is it NOT legal to carry concealed (with a permit) into the public areas (ie wait in line to mail a package) of a Federal Post office? I know it is illegal to carry into 'behind the counter' areas of ANY Federal building unless you are a LEO. Please cite the law or supply a link if you can. FReegards, Blueflag
  • Legal Eagle Question: Can we overwhelm system with lawsuits regarding Obamacare? (10th amendment)

    03/04/2010 7:45:05 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies · 614+ views
    03/04/10 | SFF
    *If* B. H. O. pulls off this anti-American garbage, would it be a possible successful strategy for each citizen who will be impacted to file a 10th amendment lawsuit to block it implementation? I'm imagining millions of similar suits filed to stop this travesty. So, is this just a "fantasy", or is it do-able? I'm thinking Federalist Society or some other group of Constitution-loving lawyers might facilitate it. Thoughts?
  • GPS tracking on your front door by Census workers

    05/15/2009 9:33:25 PM PDT · by jorjalex · 21 replies · 1,796+ views
    American Daily Review ^ | April 27.2009 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    http://www.americandailyreview.com/home-features-articles-blog/2009/4/27/big-brother-gps-doorway-census.html Big Brother is watching you via the U.S. Census Bureau shooting GPS coordinates of your doorway The Decennial Census in 2010 is around the corner, and technology promises to be of great assistance to the process of counting the number of Americans residing in this great nation. Instead of using paper-based lists, surveys, and the like, however, the United States Government has developed a paperless method to achieve their census goals. Efficiency and accuracy are the promised bi-products of these new technology-based programs, which includes creating Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates for the front doors of American homes. This...
  • Saudi King 'mistaken' over legality of US troops in Iraq: (John) Bolton

    04/06/2007 10:40:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 603+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/6/07 | AFP
    DUBAI (AFP) - Former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said Friday that Saudi's King Abdullah was "mistaken" when he questioned the legality of the US military presence in Iraq and should "correct" his controversial remarks on the matter. "With all due respect to the King, it's a mistake to characterise the US presence in Iraq as illegal," Bolton said in an interview with the US-based Arabic language Al-Hurra television station. King Abdullah, a key ally of Washington in the Middle East, described the US occupation of Iraq as "illegitimate" at a meeting of Arab leaders last week...
  • Federal court weighs legality of Bush's Forest Service road plan

    08/01/2006 7:17:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 356+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/1/06 | Samantha Young - ap
    A federal judge said Tuesday that the Bush administration had the right to overturn a ban on road construction in untouched parts of the national forests but questioned whether it could do so without weighing the possible environmental effects. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth Laporte said the Forest Service appeared to be "on solid ground" last year when it reversed a Clinton administration rule banning new roads on nearly a third of federal forests. But she questioned whether the agency violated federal law by skipping environmental studies - the heart of two lawsuits brought by 20 environmental groups and the states...
  • Serbia will always consider Kosovo its own: PM

    BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia will reject independence as a solution for Kosovo and continue to consider the province part of its territory, Serbian Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica said in comments published on Monday. "The policy of Serbia would be to declare that Kosovo is part of Serbia. That's not empty rhetoric, but a constitutional-legal formula," Kostunica said in an interview with the liberal Serb daily Danas. Such a step would create a Cyprus-style division in the Balkans if Kosovo Albanians clinch the independence diplomats say could come within six months. "Serbia will reject a solution that takes Kosovo away from...
  • US judge to rule on legality of warrantless wiretaps

    07/10/2006 9:21:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 521+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/06 | Mira Oberman
    CHICAGO (AFP) - A federal judge heard arguments in a suit arguing that US President George W. Bush overstepped his authority when he authorized the use of warrantless wiretaps on Americans. The arguments came less than two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled that the Bush administration overstepped its authority in setting up military tribunals to try war on terror detainees held at a US naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The American Civil Liberties Union asked a judge in Detroit, Michigan to rule that the wiretaps are illegal because they circumvent the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which requires the...
  • Legality of protest penalties disputed - State Education Code cited in suspensions

    04/22/2006 10:20:53 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 313+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 4/22/06 | Sharon Saavedra
    OCEANSIDE – Representatives of a national lawyers association are calling many of Oceanside Unified's 224 protest-related suspensions potentially illegal because they stemmed from students refusing to return to class when directed by school personnel. James Lafferty, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild Los Angeles chapter, which champions the rights of minorities and seeks to protect civil rights, said the state Education Code makes it illegal to suspend students for truancy. And Kate Yavenditti, a representative for the San Diego branch, agrees that students with complaints of unjust treatment may have a basis for challenging the suspension. “Really what they're...
  • 2 registered sex offenders killed in Maine

    04/16/2006 7:58:01 PM PDT · by SmithL · 86 replies · 3,550+ views
    AP ^ | 4/16/6
    AUGUSTA, Maine - Two registered sex offenders were fatally shot in their homes Sunday morning, prompting the state to take down the Maine Sex Offender Registry Web site. State police said the site, which contains the photos, names and addresses of more than 2,200 registered sex offenders, was taken off-line as a precaution. Investigators said a 19-year-old Canadian man described as "a person of interest" in the case shot himself in a Boston bus station after he was cornered by police later Sunday. Stephen A. Marshall was in critical condition at Boston Medical Center, a spokesman said. The pickup truck...
  • Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Legality of Military Commissions

    03/28/2006 4:54:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 525+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 28, 2006 – The Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in a case that could make or break the government's military commissions process for terror war detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. At issue in the case of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld is the legality of the military commissions set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The court also is deciding a question on its own jurisdiction in the case. The government, represented here by Solicitor General Paul D. Clement, filed a brief with the court that argued the case on six separate legal issues. Government attorneys...
  • Could Tom Cruise Sue "South Park" For Suggesting He is Gay? And Even If He Could, Should He?

    12/07/2005 9:34:14 AM PST · by EveningStar · 135 replies · 3,650+ views
    FindLaw ^ | December 6, 2005 | Julie Hilden
    A recent episode of the television animated comedy "South Park" mocked Tom Cruise -- suggesting that he is homosexual, and lying to hide that fact. Could Cruise bring a defamation suit against the show?
  • Judge: Court violated state law on Peterson, Sabatino documents

    04/05/2003 4:06:52 PM PST · by alexandria · 9 replies · 231+ views
    The Modesto Bee ^ | 4-05-2003 | John Cote
    <p>Stanislaus County Superior Court judges acted improperly when, at the request of law enforcement, they sealed search warrants in two Modesto investigations, one of those judges ruled Friday.</p> <p>"The law says what the law says," declared Judge Roger M. Beauchesne, who had sealed one of the warrants. "The court erred in not providing proper notice to the public with regard to the sealing of all of the search warrants in both of these matters."</p>
  • Saddam's bloody cruelties made the Iraq war legal

    07/11/2004 2:53:20 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 12 replies · 704+ views
    The Times ^ | July 12, 2004 | William Rees-Mogg
    TONY BLAIR has fought two wars, one as the ally of President Clinton, the other of President Bush. His first war was fought, with European support, against Serbia. The second, with European opposition, against Iraq. Both ended in victory. Both were fought against aggressive dictators. The first war had the sympathy of the Left; the second has faced the Left’s hostility. Was either of them lawful, and, if so, on what ground? The Kosovo case was taken by Yugoslavia to the International Court of Justice in the Hague; Britain argued on a technical point that it fell outside the court’s...
  • WELCOME TO SODOM AND GOMORRAH, U.S.A. (UPDATED)

    03/17/2004 5:17:52 PM PST · by MrBallroom · 11 replies · 134+ views
    The American Partisan ^ | March 18, 2004 | Timothy Rollins
    WELCOME TO SODOM AND GOMORRAH, U.S.A. (UPDATED) by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher March 18, 2004 The homosexual lobby can say what they like, but the fact remains these so-called 'gay marriages' are neither legitimate nor lawful, despite what San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom or New Paltz, New York Mayor Jason West may think. Newsom cites the equal protection under the laws clause of the California State Constitution as his justification for violating Proposition 22, the ballot initiative overwhelmingly passed by California voters in 2002 that specifically prohibits marriage between two persons of the same gender.I recently spoke with an...
  • A pattern of aggression: Yugoslavia and Milosevic

    01/02/2004 11:45:39 AM PST · by Dan2001 · 14 replies · 154+ views
    The Guardian ^ | August 14, 2003 | Kate Hudson
    A pattern of aggression Iraq was not the first illegal US-led attack on a sovereign state in recent times. The precedent was set in 1999 in Yugoslavia writes Kate Hudson Thursday August 14, 2003 The Guardian The legality of the war against Iraq remains the focus of intense debate - as is the challenge it poses to the post-second-world-war order, based on the inviolability of sovereign states. That challenge, however, is not a new one. The precursor is without doubt Nato's 1999 attack on Yugoslavia, also carried out without UN support. Look again at how the US and its allies...
  • EU to Study Legality of Iraq Contract Row

    12/10/2003 10:28:37 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 267+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/10/03 | Robert H. Reid - AP
    BRUSSELS, Belgium - The European Union (news - web sites) said Wednesday it would examine whether the United States violates world trade rules with its decision to bar countries that opposed its war in Iraq (news - web sites) from bidding for $18.6 billion worth reconstruction contracts. AP Photo   France, Germany and other U.S. allies were angered and surprised by the Pentagon (news - web sites) decision — which forbids bids by countries with no troops in Iraq — seen as a slap after efforts to patch up the trans-Atlantic divisions over the Iraq war. Canada suggested it might...
  • Judges Hear U.S. Enemy Combatant Legal Challenge (

    11/18/2003 5:59:47 AM PST · by Happy2BMe · 15 replies · 141+ views
    By Gail ApplesonNEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals judge said on Monday that allowing the president unchecked power to jail Americans indefinitely as part of the war on terrorism could have an "unprecedented" impact on Americans' legal rights.   U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Barrington Parker Jr. made his comments during arguments in the case of "dirty bomb" suspect Jose Padilla, 33, a U.S. citizen held incommunicado as an enemy combatant for the past 18 months. Padilla, a New Yorker, has not been charged with any crime and is barred from communicating with lawyers. Padilla is a...
  • Experts Question Legality of High School for Gays (Another Update)

    08/19/2003 6:47:47 AM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 252+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 08/19/03 | C. Spencer Beggs
    <p>NEW YORK — When news surfaced that Harvey Milk High School (search), a fully accredited public school for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students, would expand its programs to become a fully-fledged high school next month, many education experts were surprised to learn that classrooms could be legally segregated based on sexual orientation.</p>
  • Russia to ask UN to rule on the legality of Iraq war

    03/23/2003 8:01:19 PM PST · by Norm640 · 79 replies · 251+ views
    AFP ^ | 03-23-03 | AFP
    MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia and other countries will ask the United Nations (news - web sites) to rule whether the US-led war on Iraq (news - web sites) is legal, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov revealed. "With other states, we will put this question before the UN's legal department. It is very important that these arguments (about the legality of US actions) are confirmed," he told the State Duma lower house of parliament. "This is the only way that we can use them as a strong weapon," Ivanov added. "If the UN Security Council describes the US actions as an...
  • The Sixteenth Amendment

    07/10/2002 11:37:45 AM PDT · by conway · 21 replies · 652+ views
    "Truth will set you free." A Citizens' Handbook | 7/10/02 | Johjn Conway
    Our U.S. Constitution is an agreement between We the People and our public servants. It is the rules of the game agreed upon before the Senate, house, executive and judicial branch of government were set into motion. It is the document that allows them to exist at all. In this legal document of ours we set down specific duties to be performed by the various branches we brought into existance. We also set limits to the power they could wield and expressley forbade them others. Article I section 9: "No capitation, or other direct tax shall be laid unless in...