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  • Breaking News: Liberal Politicians and Now Judges Continue Attacks on Bachmann

    05/18/2012 9:51:41 AM PDT · by Syncro · 25 replies ^ | 5/18/2012 | Michele Bachmann
    Dear Fellow Conservative, I'm reaching out to you today because I need your support to continue fighting in the U.S. House of Representatives against President Obama's big government agenda. A major development has just occurred in my race for the U.S. House of Representatives and I'm asking for your immediate help... ...You see, in retaliation for repeatedly standing up to President Obama on the national stage, liberal judges have redrawn the lines of my Minnesota Congressional District to try and wipe me off of the political map once and for all. Their bias was so obvious they even gerrymandered...
  • Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain so for the duration

    04/11/2012 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,464 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | April 11, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Notice: Free Republic has been in full rebellion mode since 2008 and will remain in full rebellion mode for the duration! No more Doles!! No more McCains!! No more RINOS!! NO ROMNEY!! Those who cannot stomach rebellion might as well start looking for a new home on the net!! Those who have ignored my hundreds of posts on this crucial issue or who have doubted me these last three or four years might as well get used to it. FR will never support the abortionist, homosexualist, socialist, mandate loving, constitution trampling liar Mitt Romney. In case you haven't noticed, a...
  • A brief digest of "conservative" Romney's greatest accomplishments

    Romney's "accomplishments". 1. Implemented/created Gay Marriage in MA 2. Supported and forced Gay Adoption in MA 3. Supported Abortion wholeheartedly 4. Raised taxes/fees over 300% while being Governor of MA 5. Implemented a state-level Cap and Trade system. 6. Supported Man-Made Global Warming 7. Supported the Brady Bill 8. Implemented a state level “Assault” Weapons Bill after the Federal AWB was allowed to expire 9. Supported TARP 10. Supported Amnesty for Illegal Aliens (Citizenship for those already here) 11. Supported McCain-Kennedy(Amenesty) 12. Implemented a socialized medicine in MA called RomneyCare complete with an Individual Mandate and $50 abortions 13. Nominated...
  • Notice: FR is and will remain a pro-life, small government conservative site.

    04/10/2012 12:29:15 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,369 replies
    April 10, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    To hell with the GOP-e. Barring a miracle, they got their big government, unconstitutional mandate loving, socialist abortionist Obama-lite RINO on the ballot, they can now get him elected. We are the resistance!! Shove him down our throats today, we shove him up your donkeys in November!! I can see November from my house!!
  • Court: No right to resist illegal cop entry into home

    05/13/2011 6:33:44 PM PDT · by WildSnail · 81 replies
    NWI Times ^ | Friday, May 13, 2011 3:56 pm | Dan Carden
    INDIANAPOLIS | Overturning a common law dating back to the English Magna Carta of 1215, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Hoosiers have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes. In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven David writing for the court said if a police officer wants to enter a home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner cannot do anything to block the officer's entry.
  • DeLay's sentence: Ripe for appeal (One Newspaper Gets It)

    01/12/2011 8:46:43 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 15 replies
    Tribune-Review (Pittsburgh Area) ^ | 12 January 2010 | Editorial
    Back in November, we editorialized that to get a better idea of how credible is the conviction of Tom DeLay, "look to the sentencing phase." Well, the sentence has been rendered and it's easy to see that the conviction has virtually no credibility.
  • The Unstoppable Left?

    09/01/2010 3:04:08 AM PDT · by Scanian · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 01, 2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    There is an unstoppable force that drives a person if he willingly submits. I've seen this force a few times, most piercingly with Judy and Mike Miller (not their real names). The Millers were the most disturbed, and disturbing, couple I have ever worked with. Mike Miller molested all three of their daughters. Each time a daughter was removed, the couple responded by having another one. Although their behavior was monstrous, they didn't present as monsters. Mike was an affable, gangly man with a vacant stare. Judy was bubbly and effervescent. When she visited her children in our dark and...
  • Right-wing blogger convicted of threatening Illinois judges

    08/14/2010 9:04:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 14 August, 2010 | AP
    NEW YORK --- A right-wing New Jersey blogger was convicted at his third trial Friday of making threats against three federal judges in Illinois in retaliation for a ruling supporting gun control. A Brooklyn jury deliberated less than two hours before finding Hal Turner guilty of making death threats. A judge jailed Turner, of North Bergen, N.J., following the verdict. His attorney declined comment. Patrick J. Fitzgerald, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, thanked the jurors for their service. "There is no place in society for threatening federal judges with violence. Period," he said in a statement....
  • Legal Experts: ‘If National Day of Prayer Is Unconstitutional, the Constitution Is Unconstitutional’

    04/16/2010 4:01:07 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 17 replies · 828+ views
    ( - Conservative legal experts say a federal district judge in Wisconsin had no legal basis for declaring the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional – and predict the decision cannot stand. “If the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional, then the Constitution itself if unconstitutional,” Mathew Staver, president of Liberty Counsel and dean of the Liberty University School of Law in Lynchburg, Va., told The judge agreed with the atheist group, and based her decision, in part, on the fact that atheists “feel” marginalized by the law, which directs the president to declare a National Day of Prayer. Rep....
  • Another Radical Judge

    11/10/2009 5:48:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 909+ views ^ | November 10, 2009
    Federal Bench: Yet another judicial nominee seeks to impose the "empathy" standard on the courts. He thinks judges should base rulings on a plaintiff's status, legislate from the bench and amend the Constitution. Indiana federal judge David Hamilton stands poised to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate to assume a seat on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals serving Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. He's a former fundraiser for Acorn and a former leader of the Indiana chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. He is also another in a series of activist judges who believe the U.S. Constitution is not...
  • SJC: Retirement does not necessarily end alimony payments (More garbage from MA)

    11/09/2009 3:00:36 PM PST · by GOPsterinMA · 364+ views ^ | November 9, 2009 | Andrew Ryan and Shelley Murphy
    In Massachusetts, marriage really still does mean until death do you part -- even after divorce. The Supreme Judicial Court today rejected a push to stop most alimony payments when someone reaches retirement age. The decision, which came in the divorce case of a former federal magistrate and state judge, noted that alimony payments can be lowered or, in some cases, cut off to reflect a person's actual income after retirement.
  • Probation for dead Derby baby's mom (no mention of the judge)

    07/30/2008 10:25:58 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 16 replies · 112+ views
    The Connecticut Post ^ | July 29, 2008 | A.P.
    DERBY — The mother of a 7-month-old girl who died from an overdose of cocaine and cold medicine has been given probation. Lois Tremblay, 41, was sentenced yesterday to three years of probation and must perform 100 hours of community service.
  • Illegal immigrant sentenced for forcing girl into prostitution

    06/25/2008 10:00:51 AM PDT · by freespirited · 26 replies · 196+ views
    Examiner ^ | 6/24/08 | Scott McCabe
    A Maryland judge sentenced an illegal immigrant to more than seven years in prison for coercing a 14-year-old girl into prostitution and forcing her to engage in sex with more than 25 men a day, according to federal prosecutors in Maryland. Javier Miguel Ramirez, 35, a Mexican national living in Hyattsville, was sentenced Monday to 87 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for sex trafficking of a minor girl. He had pleaded guilty in March. U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein said the case was one of the most shameful human trafficking cases he’s seen. “Javier Miguel...
  • Lawmaker eyes judge's removal over rape case (MD)

    02/08/2008 10:14:09 AM PST · by JZelle · 15 replies · 37+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-9-08 | Tom LoBianco
    ANNAPOLIS — A state lawmaker wants to remove the judge who dismissed charges against a suspected rapist after she could not find an interpreter who spoke the suspect's native language. Delegate Patrick L. McDonough, Baltimore County Republican, introduced the proposal yesterday to impeach Montgomery County Judge Katherine D. Savage. "The idea behind this is to send a message to the judiciary that the General Assembly, under the constitution, has the responsibility and the authority to oversee judicial decisions," Mr. McDonough said. Mrs. Savage dismissed charges against Mahamu Kanneh, a Liberian immigrant, after the court delayed the trial three years because...
  • Suspect in rape at library was freed sex offender

    02/01/2008 1:41:58 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 31 replies · 331+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | February 1, 2008 | Maria Cramer and John R. Ellement
    NEW BEDFORD - A convicted sex offender arrested this week on charges of raping a 6-year-old boy in the public library had been released from prison a year ago, despite the strenuous objections of the district attorney and three psychologists who argued that he posed a serious threat to children. Superior Court Judge Richard Moses denied the prosecutor's motion to keep Corey Saunders in custody indefinitely, arguing that he had a low IQ and had suffered physical and sexual abuse as a child. The judge said Saunders, who was sentenced to four years for the attempted rape of a 7-year-old...
  • Graham couple gunned down without warning

    11/21/2007 7:51:17 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 34 replies · 1,581+ views ^ | 11/21/07 | KOMO Staff
    TACOMA, Wash. -- Pierce County prosecutors on Tuesday filed aggravated murder charges against the man accused of killing a young couple in their Graham home. Daniel Thomas Tavares Jr. pleaded not guilty to the charges, which carry the possibility of the death penalty. He's being held without bail. Prosecutors have 30 days to decide whether to seek the death penalty. According to a statement of probable cause filed in court, Tavares admitted to detectives that he shot Brian and Beverly Mauck last weekend in their home and tried to cover up the crime. The court documents state that Tavares said...
  • Giuliani has history of liberal judge appointments

    11/17/2007 11:40:51 AM PST · by wagglebee · 50 replies · 108+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | 11/16/07 | Libby Quaid/AP
    WASHINGTON - Presidential contender Rudy Giuliani has been winning over some conservative Republicans by promising to appoint judges in the mold of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and others who might seem likely to limit the reach of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion. Judges he named as New York mayor, however, could never be mistaken for Scalia. Giuliani's promise has helped overcome his abortion rights support as an issue for conservative voters. After all, the next president can do little about abortion except to name judges who interpret the law more strictly. As a result, some prominent conservatives,...
  • Massachusetts Magic: Felons Doing Disappearing Act

    11/08/2007 8:28:36 AM PST · by suspects · 19 replies · 65+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | November 8, 2007 | Michael Graham
    It turns out Deval Patrick was right about Massachusetts. Magic can happen here. Just ask Vith Ly. Ly is the Cambodian immigrant who kidnapped and raped a co-worker in Lowell when she spurned his affections. In 1990, he was sentenced to three 20-year stretches in MCI-Concord, but a liberal Massachusetts judge set him free on bail while he waited for an appeal. Ly lost the appeal and the court ordered him to serve his hard time. But Ly never showed up. An immigrant, a convicted criminal - Ly’s life was looking pretty lousy. And then the Massachusetts Miracle. The Middlesex...
  • Judge OK's Disney World trip for man linked to terrorism investigation

    03/09/2007 12:14:02 PM PST · by SeafoodGumbo · 14 replies · 538+ views
    CHICAGO: A federal judge in Illinois on Thursday approved a request for a trip to Disney World by a man who the government had once accused of aiding Palestinian militants, brushing aside prosecutors' claims that he may instead flee. "I'm confident that he will come back," U.S. District Judge Amy J. St. Eve said in giving former Chicago grocer Muhammad Salah permission to make the trip to the Florida vacation spot.
  • War And The ACLU

    12/20/2006 9:14:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 738+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12-19-06 | Editorial
    Enemies: The ACLU is crowing about the feds backing down on subpoenaing a classified document the group possesses. With these extremist lawyers at constant war against America, the government must not retreat. Clinton-appointed Judge Jed S. Rakoff of the Southern District of New York made it clear in a hearing last week that he would side with the ACLU regarding its possession of a classified directive on how prisoners of war can be photographed. The 101st Airborne document, marked "secret," had been e-mailed to the group. Government lawyers tried to get the ACLU to turn over "any and all copies"...
  • "The Stand at Klamath Falls", by Freeper Jeff Head, is now available in printed form

    03/17/2006 3:18:30 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 72 replies · 1,675+ views
    The Stand at Klamath Falls web site ^ | March 17, 2006 | Jeff Head
    For those interested, and following it, the printed version of, "The Stand at Klamath Falls", is now available online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The subtitle reads, "How rural western farmers stood up against entrenched environmentalists and agencies of the Federal Government...and prevailed." You can find links to the Amazon and Barnes & Noble sites at the main site here: THE STAND AT KLAMATH FALLS I have also made the Adobe eBook version of the book available for free to all Freepers. Just go to the following site and download it cost, no obligation. FREE EBOOK DOWNLOAD I...
  • O'Connor May Sit on Bench Again

    03/12/2006 1:09:09 PM PST · by NinoFan · 72 replies · 2,385+ views ^ | March 13, 2006 | Tony Mauro
    O'Connor May Sit on Bench Again By Tony Mauro Legal Times March 13, 2006 The next stage of retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's public life began taking shape last week: a combination of speaking out, receiving accolades and even, she hinted, sitting as a judge again. In a talk Thursday at Georgetown University Law Center, she demurred when it was suggested she could be more candid now that she's no longer a justice: "I've retired, but I'm still a federal judge." Retired justices can sit by designation on any federal court, but O'Connor did not indicate where she hopes to...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 03-11-2006

    03/11/2006 7:12:15 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 276+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 03-11-2006 | grey_whiskers
    Warning: Adult Content, counting down to get the kids off this thread.10...9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2...1...GO. See for example this thread first. What the Cal. Supreme Court has said Makes me fear that they've lost their...head BJ's, said the bench from'a sixteen-year-old wench are just fine. (NAMBLA likes boys, instead...)
  • Phila. judge accused of 'class favoritism'

    01/25/2006 5:24:07 AM PST · by grjr21 · 3 replies · 567+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Wed, Jan. 25, 2006 | By Jennifer Lin
    t's rare for Bill DiMascio, an advocate for prisoners, to argue that a criminal sentence is too light. It's even more unusual for him to rally behind Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne M. Abraham - in his words, an "ultra-punitive" prosecutor. But Common Pleas Court Judge Rayford A. Means has forced him to do just that. Means has caused a furor with his handling of the sexual-assault case of Tracy McIntosh, a former University of Pennsylvania professor, who last year pleaded no contest to assaulting a graduate student and niece of a close friend. Last March, Means sentenced McIntosh, an expert...
  • Father's bid to have son returned is stymied (VAWA at work)

    12/09/2005 7:40:49 AM PST · by Fido969 · 26 replies · 1,222+ views
    Kennebeck Journal ^ | December 08, 2005 | DOUG HARLOW
    Thursday, December 08, 2005 Father's bid to have son returned is stymied By DOUG HARLOW Staff Writer E-mail this story to a friend NORRIDGEWOCK -- Bruce Holt of Martin Stream Road says the city of Elizabethtown, Ky., must have a saying similar to the half-joking "Welcome to Maine, now go home." The Elizabethtown version, he said, goes something like: "Welcome to Hardin County -- good luck getting your son back." Holt, along with his brother Eric Holt and nephew Dana Knight, traveled 1,300 miles by car to Elizabethtown, 44 miles south of Louisville, this past week to bring Holt's 7-month-old...
  • Cost-Benefit Terror On Bali

    10/04/2005 6:31:24 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 416+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Oct. 4, 2005 | Editorial
    Terror: As Indonesians clean up after another terror strike, there's plenty of hand-wringing about why it doesn't stop. For terrorists, though, there's little mystery: Indonesia's courts are making terrorism cheap. Saturday's bombings at three crowded tourist restaurants on Bali were the fourth major strike against Indonesia in as many years. With 22 dead and 101 injured, there's no doubt this was an effort to drive out visitors. Tourism amounts to a quarter of Indonesia's hard-currency earnings. Scaring tourists away is an act of economic warfare. But Indonesia's legal system doesn't seem to take terrorism seriously as a national threat. Through...
  • Developer Begins Process to Seize Justice Souter's Homestead

    06/29/2005 7:52:11 PM PDT · by DaveTesla · 148 replies · 4,235+ views
    The Autonomist ^ | Wednesday, June 29, 2005 | Rocco DiPippo
    Last week, I reported on the Supreme Court's Kelo vs City of New London decision, which seriously weakened Constitutionally guaranteed private property rights. Now, in what can only be viewed as an attempt at pure poetic justice, a budding developer, businessman Logan Darrow Clements, has begun the process of seizing Supreme Court Justice David Souter's homestead in Weare, New Hampshire and replacing it with a hotel. Citing the Kelo decision, Clements has contacted Weare's building official, saying: "Although this property is owned by an individual, David H. Souter, a recent Supreme Court decision, "Kelo vs. City of New London" clears...
  • The "Frist Operation" is the "Byrd Option"

    05/20/2005 9:22:13 AM PDT · by Molly Pitcher · 7 replies · 1,014+ views
    National Review ^ | 5/20/05 | Wendy Long
    The lefties are furiously linking to this column by Norman Ornstein of AEI, trying to demonstrate the radical nature of the operation contemplated by Dr. Frist and the Republicans to restore the 214-year tradition of voting up-or-down on judicial nominees who have majority support. Wrong. The facts: Senate procedures and practices can be set either by amending the Standing Rules of the Senate or by establishing parliamentary precedent. Amending the Standing Rules takes a simple majority vote, but such amendments can themselves be filibustered. So the same 60 votes needed to break the filibusters of President Bush's judicial nominees would...
  • Sex and the County (A liberal judge quashes a liberal curriculum)

    05/17/2005 9:33:46 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 39 replies · 1,230+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 16, 2005 | Hadley Arkes
     A FEDERAL DISTRICT JUDGE IN Maryland has jolted the local liberal establishment in Montgomery County by blocking a pilot program in sex education. The program was designed to sweep away the "myths"--the lingering moral inhibitions and retrograde theological teachings--that apparently feed reservations, still widely held, about homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Judge Alexander Williams Jr. put the kibosh on this plan, and the jolt has had a deeper resonance, not least because Williams happens to be a Clinton appointee. But the lasting tremors come from the fact that the decisive strands in his May 5 judgment are lines of argument that...
  • Killing Terri Schiavo

    03/27/2005 5:00:37 PM PST · by MaineVoter2002 · 52 replies · 1,530+ views ^ | Thomas Sowell
    People who say that the government has no business interfering in a private decision like removing Terri Schiavo's feeding tube somehow have no problem with a squad of policemen preventing her parents (or anyone else) from giving their daughter food or water. Do those who want to keep the government out of private decisions think that the police are not the government? Do they think that the judges who authorized this are not the government? Sadly, this is not the only Alice-in-Wonderland confusion of words and deeds in this tragic case. We are being told that Terri Schiavo is being...
  • Schiavo 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Decision

    03/23/2005 12:21:22 AM PST · by peyton randolph · 274 replies · 6,676+ views
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ^ | 03/23/2005 | U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
    FILEDU.S. COURT OF APPEALSELEVENTH CIRCUITMarch 23, 2005THOMAS K. KAHNCLERK[PUBLISH]IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALSFOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUITNo. 05-11556D. C. Docket No. CV-05-00530-TTHERESA MARIA SCHINDLER SCHIAVO,incapacitated ex rel, Robert Schindler andMary Schindler, her parents and next friends,Plaintiffs-Appellants,versusMICHAEL SCHIAVO,as guardian of the person ofTheresa Marie Schindler Schiavo, incapacitated,JUDGE GEORGE W. GREER,THE HOSPICE OF THE FLORIDA SUNCOAST, INC.,Defendants-Appellees.--------------------------Appeal from the United States District Court for theMiddle District of Florida--------------------------(March 23, 2005)Before CARNES, HULL, and WILSON, Circuit Judges.PER CURIAM:Plaintiffs have appealed the district court’s denial of their motion for atemporary restraining order to require the defendants to transport Theresa MarieOur dissenting colleague says...
  • Some Death Row Inmates Who Were Under 18 ("Little Angels" spared by SCOTUS)

    03/01/2005 3:38:13 PM PST · by SpyGuy · 82 replies · 2,626+ views
    My Way News ^ | 01 Mar 2005 | Associated Press
    Here are some of the people on death row who were under age 18 when their crimes were committed: --- ALABAMA: Mark Anthony Duke was sentenced to death in the 1997 killings of his father, his father's fiancé and her 6- and 7-year-old daughters, crimes committed when he was 16 years old. According to trial testimony, Duke shot the adults and cut one of the girls' throats because he was angry his father refused to let him use his pickup truck. He held down the other girl while another man cut her throat. --- ARIZONA: Kenneth Laird was convicted of...
  • The War's Far from Won: Harvey Kushner homes in on the home front.

    02/16/2005 4:06:25 PM PST · by madfly · 30 replies · 795+ views
    The National Review ^ | Feb. 7, 2005 | Q&A by Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Q&A by Kathryn Jean Lopez"If we don't wake up to this, we could lose it all," that's Harvey Kushner's message to Americans — and American intelligence officials. Harvey Kushner is a familiar face to many Fox viewers. The terrorism expert is a frequent TV commentator. In his full-time work in terrorism prevention, he has been a consultant to major government agencies including the FBI, INS, and U.S. Customs. Kushner's most recent book is Holy War on the Home Front: The Secret Islamic Terror Network in the United States, written with Bart Davis.Kushner recently answered some of NRO editor Kathryn...
  • U.S. Judge: Guantanamo Suspects Have Rights

    01/31/2005 9:36:17 AM PST · by Hawk44 · 67 replies · 1,504+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 01/31/2005 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge dealt a setback to the Bush administration and ruled on Monday that the Guantanamo Bay terrorism suspects can challenge their confinement and the procedures in their military tribunal review process are unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Joyce Hens Green said the prisoners at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba have constitutional protections under U.S. law. "The court concludes that the petitioners have stated valid claims under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution and that the procedures implemented by the government to confirm that the petitioners are 'enemy combatants' subject to...
  • Tyranny of judicial taxation

    01/14/2005 11:51:55 AM PST · by JZelle · 5 replies · 398+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1-14-05 | Bob Barr
    The American Constitution may be vague on many things, but on one thing, it is clearer than Georgia dew: taxation. Even as schoolchildren, we are taught the American Revolution was, as much as anything, spurred by excessive and oppressive taxation by the King without means of redress. Consequently, our Constitution leaves no room for dispute when it comes to who has the authority to divest us of our hard-earned wages through taxation. Our cherished Guiding Document places the sole power of the purse in Congress. Indeed, when for the introduction of revenue-raising bills, only the House of Representatives — the...
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in United States v. Bad Marriage

    12/30/2004 12:27:01 PM PST · by Ellesu · 26 replies · 525+ views ^ | 12/30/04 | The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
    By a 2-1 vote, Bad Marriage won on appeal. This case involves alcohol abuse, Indian reservations, extensive prior arrests,and the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. It's a long read, I skimmed over it, seems the 9th circuit says it's not his fault, alcohol abuse is to blame and we are at fault for not doing more on Indian reservations to help with alcohol abuse. They also stated a number of his 35 or so convictions were not for serious crimes. Some of which were assaulting a police officer, domestic violence etc.
  • Property rites (Thomas Sowell)

    12/30/2004 9:19:55 AM PST · by The Great Yazoo · 91 replies · 1,586+ views ^ | December 29, 2004 | Thomas Sowell
    When I was house-hunting, one of the things that struck me about the house that I eventually settled on was the fact that there were no curtains or shades on the bathroom window in the back. The reason was that there was no one living on the steep hillside in back, which was covered with trees. Since I don't own that hillside, someday someone may decide to build houses there, which means that the bathroom would then require curtains or shades and our back porch would no longer be as private. Fortunately for me, local restrictive laws currently prevent houses...
  • Stop and think: Part III

    10/27/2004 8:45:08 AM PDT · by winner3000 · 8 replies · 617+ views ^ | October 27, 2004 | Thomas Sowell
    There is a lot of inertia in politics. The "solid South" voted for Democrats in every Presidential election for more than a century. Blacks have voted for every Democratic candidate for President from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Al Gore. The Jewish vote has been just about as solidly Democratic as that of blacks. Recent polls suggest that President Bush will get a higher percentage of the black vote in this election than he did in the 2000 election -- and higher than Republican Presidential candidates have been getting in recent times. More blacks are apparently stopping to think. There is...
  • Maryland judge says college football player 'guilty as sin,' but acquits him of assault

    08/17/2004 7:28:56 PM PDT · by freespirited · 15 replies · 742+ views
    AP/Boston Globe ^ | 8/17/04 | AP staff
    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) A judge, while acknowledging he believed a college football player was ''guilty as sin,'' acquitted him of charges related to a run-in with police after a lawyer argued that a conviction could end the player's career. Gregory D. Powell, 20, was charged with assaulting police and disorderly conduct after a June disturbance at a motel where police had ordered underage drinkers to pour out their beer. Powell's attorney told Judge R. Patrick Hayman during the non-jury trial that a conviction or probation could end Powell's career as a wide receiver at the University of Maryland. ''Son,...
  • PREDESTINATION - Liberal Appointed Judge Gay-fully Strikes

    02/21/2004 8:52:19 AM PST · by Atilla_the_Hun · 10 replies · 154+ views
    apnews ^ | 21Feb 2004, nodate, 2/21/2004 | BETH FOUHY, and self
    CURRENT EVENT/RESULT From... "Judge Ronald Evans Quidachay denied the Campaign for California Families' request for a temporary restraining order Friday, saying conservative groups failed to prove same-sex weddings would cause irreparable harm. In a separate case, another judge declined to order an immediate stop to the marriages Tuesday." HISTORICAL INFORMATION In San Francisco, a judge invalidated a ballot initiative, "Care Not Cash," approved by 60 percent of the voters. The measure would have reduced the cash payouts to homeless individuals and used the savings to treat addiction and build shelters for them. Superior Court Judge Ronald Quidachay said that the...
  • MSNBC: Court of Appeals Seems to be Leaning in Favor of ACLU Suit to Postpone California Recall

    09/11/2003 10:54:01 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 146 replies · 274+ views
    MSNBC | David Shuster
    A three-judge panel of the ultra-liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today heard arguments in the case the ACLU has brought to postpone the CA recall election till March. The ACLU is arguing that the punch card system still in effect in some counties will disproportionately disenfranchise minority voters. In a live report on the hearings, MSNBC's David Shuster (formerly of Fox News, and a seemingly sound reporter) said that "things could not have gone worse in the hearing for the State of California (which is arguing against the postponement)." Shuster said that two out of three of the judges...
  • ADA Applies in Context of Police Arrest

    02/26/2003 7:32:38 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 5 replies · 271+ views
    The Legal Intelligencer ^ | 02-26-2003 | Shannon P. Duffy
    Ruling on an issue that has sharply divided the federal courts, a Middle District of Pennsylvania judge has held that the public accommodations prong of the Americans with Disabilities Act covers police practices -- including arrests -- and that a police department can therefore be sued for failing to train its officers to handle disabled suspects. "Nothing in the statute, regulations, or legislative history [of the ADA] suggests any exceptions to the Act for certain police activities," U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane wrote in her 12-page opinion in Schorr v. Borough of Lemoyne. The ruling green-lights an ADA claim in...
  • Judges whine over DA's criticism

    01/07/2003 6:58:39 AM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 2 replies · 212+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 1/7/2003 | Jill Porter
    THE CITY'S Common Pleas judges have taken on an unlikely foe: District Attorney Lynne Abraham. In an unprecedented action - unreported until now - the city's Board of Judges voted overwhelmingly last fall to file a formal complaint accusing Abraham of unethical conduct because of her scathing criticism of judges. The board then hired an attorney to file the complaint of misconduct with the disciplinary board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The vote, which came at a September meeting attended by 60-some judges, reflected long-simmering resentment about Abraham's public reprimands that came to a head over her comments about...
  • Alabama's High Court Denies Custody to Lesbian Mom

    07/31/2002 3:49:59 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 226 replies · 1,585+ views
    AgapePress (Link to FULL Article) ^ | February 18, 2002 | By Fred Jackson and Jody Brown
    (AgapePress) - The chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court says he supports a court decision that denied child custody rights to a woman because she is a lesbian. Chief Justice Roy Morre -- in an opinion backing the unanimous decision -- said the homosexual conduct of a parent "creates a strong presumption of unfitness that alone is sufficient justification for denying that parent custody of his or her own children or prohibiting the adoption of the children of others." His opinion continued: "In this case there is undisputed evidence that the mother of the minor children not only dated...
  • ‘Pure evil’ serial killer Spanbauer dead at 61

    07/31/2002 9:49:17 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 19 replies · 4,491+ views
    Appleton Post-Crescent ^ | 7-30-02 | Dan Wilson
    Posted July 30, 2002 ‘Pure evil’ serial killer Spanbauer dead at 61Crime spree terrorized Valley in ’90sBy Dan Wilson and Ed Culhane Post-Crescent staff writersDavid Spanbauer — the serial rapist who abducted and murdered two young girls and then killed a young Appleton woman during a botched burglary —died in prison Monday at the age of 61. Spanbauer — called “pure evil” at his sentencing by Outagamie County Circuit Judge James Bayorgeon —never expressed remorse for his crimes. He was sentenced eight years ago to three life terms in prison without parole plus 403 years. A lifelong burglar and thief...
  • Sharpe's porn has 'merit': court

    03/27/2002 8:48:49 AM PST · by ThreeYearLurker · 27 replies · 171+ views
    National Post ^ | March 27, 2002 | Mark Hume
    VANCOUVER - A B.C. judge cited the "artistic or literary merit" of stories describing sadomasochistic sex between men and young boys yesterday in finding a man not guilty on two counts of possessing child porno-graphy. Federal lawmakers were urged yesterday to narrow Canada's definition of artistic merit after the judge ruled John Robin Sharpe's "Kiddie Kink Classics" were not criminal. At the same time, the court found Sharpe guilty of two other child pornography charges for having 400 pictures of young boys in sexual poses. The ruling by Justice Duncan Shaw, of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, relied on...