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  • Mom ends up in jail after son's baptism

    05/13/2012 9:39:27 AM PDT · by SmithL · 41 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 5/13/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    Last December, a 12-year-old boy was baptized in a Karns Baptist church. Four months later, his mother went to jail as a result. "I was in complete shock," Stephanie "Stacy" Miller recalled of the day in April when Knox County Fourth Circuit Court Judge Bill Swann ordered her jailed. "The guy had to drag me down the hallway. I was like, 'I just had my son baptized.' I laid my head (on the arresting deputy's) shoulder and just cried, 'Please, help me.'" Swann's controversial decision is raising questions about the use of the state's criminal contempt law to punish parents...
  • Black robes can't hide the truth

    04/04/2012 6:24:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 106 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | April 3, 2012 | By MAUREEN DOWD
    WASHINGTON ó How dare President Barack Obama brush back the Supreme Court like that? Has this former constitutional law instructor no respect for our venerable system of checks and balances? Nah. And why should he? This court, cosseted behind white marble pillars, out of reach of TV, accountable to no one once they give the last word, is well on its way to becoming the one of the most divisive in modern U.S. history. It has squandered even the semi-illusion that it is the unbiased, honest guardian of the Constitution. It is run by hacks dressed up in black robes....
  • Conservatives Split on Gingrich's Courts Plan (would ignore SC)

    "For nearly a decade, 2012 contender Newt Gingrich has been floating some controversial ideas aimed at reining in the federal judiciary. He's called that branch of government "grotesquely dictatorial" and elitist. Should he become president, Gingrich says he'll ignore Supreme Court decisions if they don't square with his interpretation of the Constitution or what he believes the country's founders intended." "Gingrich says federal judges should be called before Congress to explain their decisions, suggesting Sunday that he'd even approve of arresting them if they refused to show up." "There are plenty of critics taking aim at Gingrich, including those who...
  • ĎYour Godís wrongí: Judge erupts in angry tirade, sends pro-life activist back to jail

    03/22/2012 12:56:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 118 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 3/22/2012 | Tony Gosgnach
    TORONTO, Ontario, March 22, 2012 ( Ė An Ontario Court of Justice judge erupted in a lengthy, angry tirade against pro-life activist Mary Wagner Ė and ejected a spectator from the public gallery Ė in a downtown Toronto courtroom Wednesday. The judge then sent Wagner to jail for an additional 92 days, added to 88 days already served prior to trial, after finding her guilty of mischief and two counts of failing to comply with probation orders. The charges related to Wagnerís November 8 arrest at the site of the Bloor West Village ďWomenís Clinic.Ē Wagner has been arrested on...
  • Priest Officiates Play From Above (at US Open)

    09/03/2011 2:32:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    NYT ^ | September 3, 2011 | GREG BISHOP
    So a Catholic priest walks onto a tennis court. Seriously. It happens, for Father Paul Arinze, every day at the United States Open. Often, Arinze climbs into the chair, as a certified bronze badge umpire. There, he officiates serves, not church services, matches instead of Mass. Below, players cross themselves and pray for victory or take the Lord‚Äôs name in vain. They do not know that while God may not be interested in their tennis match, a clergyman is watching from close range. ‚ÄúSometimes, I‚Äôm tempted to say, ‚ÄėYou know, you have a Catholic priest sitting here,‚Äô¬†‚ÄĚ Arinze said, reclining...
  • Snow Men

    01/28/2011 12:19:38 AM PST · by Scanian · 1 replies
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | January 28, 2011 | Marion DS Dreyfus
    The scene: Near midnight, January. Wednesday. Times Square, NYC. One of the world's busiest crossways. A fresh blanket of heavy, wet, billowing snow across the most populous city in the U.S., the city's sixth major snowstorm in the still-young winter season. Even though we are muffled and layered, furred and gloved, booted and hatted, the wind whips compact particles of ice and stinging snow into our faces at a curt clip. The temperature is below freezing. Even a few minutes out in the unending white slathers our clothing with an inch-deep packing of rime, like crusty shaving cream, only less...
  • Exploding the ďThat Wasnít A MissileĒ Myth

    11/10/2010 12:45:55 PM PST · by Gargantua · 614 replies · 1+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | November 10, 2010 | Gargantua
    Exploding the ďThat Wasnít A MissileĒ Myth By Gargantua What appeared to be a missile rose from below the horizon, streaking into the sky off of California leaving a condensation trail identical to the kind that have been filmed being left by a ground-or-sea-to-air launch of a Minuteman missile or ICBM. First, the Government was inexplicably mum on the topic. Next came a series of sometimes contradictory explanations. Now, days after the event, the finally agreed-upon explanation hits every news station all at once. ďItís the con-trail of a jet returning from across the Pacific.Ē There are two glaring problems...
  • All of Your Money Belongs to the State

    11/04/2010 8:07:45 PM PDT · by tutstar · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | 11 5 2010 | Adam B Schaeffer
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments in an appeal of a 9th Circuit decision, Winn v Garriott, a challenge to one of Arizonaís education tax credit programs. Itís been getting more press than Iíd expected, in the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today. Thatís great news, because the case is far more important than just saving a program that improves education and expands educational freedom.
  • Rip Torn in US court on burglary charges

    02/01/2010 10:53:44 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 901+ views
    telegraph ^ | 01 Feb 2010
    Rip Torn appeared in a Connecticut court on Monday, facing burglary and firearms charges after police allegedly found the actor intoxicated and armed inside a local bank. Police said the 78-year-old actor was arrested on Friday night after authorities allegedly found him inside the Litchfield Bancorp in Salisbury with a loaded revolver. The "Men in Black" actor was held in lieu of $100,000 (£63,000) bond. Last year, Torn was given probation in a drink driving case and granted permission to enter an alcohol education programme. He also has two previous drink driving arrests in New York.
  • ĎRipí Torn charged with drunk driving

    01/06/2009 9:24:23 AM PST · by Daffynition · 33 replies · 1,333+ views
    Register Citizen ^ | Jan 2 2009 | TRACY KENNEDY
    BANTAM - Film and stage actor Rip Torn was arraigned Monday on drunken driving charges in Bantam Superior Court. Elmore ďRipĒ Torn, 77, a Salisbury resident, pleaded not guilty before Judge Cara Eschuk to charges of illegal operation of a motor vehicle while under the influence and failure to drive in the proper lane. Torn is represented by Torrington attorney A. Thomas Waterfall of the firm Smith, Keefe, Moraghan and Waterfall. Eschuk warned Torn not to drive if his license is suspended. He was scheduled to return to court Jan. 28. Despite two prior drunken driving arrests in New York,...
  • From the FReeper who brought you test pattern nostalgia, another musical question!

    06/13/2008 1:29:37 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 26 replies · 115+ views
    Self | 6/13/'08 | Zionist Conspirator
    Many years ago (I won't give the exact number) I was a college student, and for a while worked in the college radio station which at that time concentrated on jazz and instrumental music (it was a religious college and many contemporary song lyrics were problematic). Each weekday morning there was an hour of what is conventionally called "new age" music. One of the new age albums was entitled New Age Songs and was by a duo named the Frugivores ("fruit eaters"). It appeared to be a man and a woman (though the pic on the front of the album...
  • Decisions Upend Judges' Lives (Judge George Greer at AMA Annual Meeting)

    08/19/2007 3:41:17 AM PDT · by amdgmary · 261 replies · 3,015+ views
    CAL Law ^ | August 13, 2007 | Mike McKee
    More than two years after enraging right-wing groups by ordering Terry Schiavo's feeding tube removed, George Greer still peers over his shoulder nervously at times. In fact, the Florida judge told a rapt audience Friday at the American Bar Association's annual meeting, he even used an alias when he registered at his San Francisco hotel on this trip. Two years ago, he said, someone in the Bay Area threatened to kill him over his decision to end life support for the brain-damaged Schiavo. And even though that person was prosecuted and jailed, Greer said, he's taking no chances. "It is...
  • Who's With Me?

    08/05/2007 5:59:21 PM PDT · by · 3 replies · 522+ views ^ | 05/08/07 | Dan Doherty
    As we face greater threats than ever before the question "who's with me" comes to mind. Americans are being bombarded on all sides with rhetoric. There are troops who have done several tours of duty in the war on terror. We are by all accounts spread thin. The lunatics in North Korea and Iran are growing bolder. The totalitariarian regime of North Korea is the "blank slate" theory of behavior modification run amok. It is the nightmare scenario magnified exponentially. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K.) is truly an Orwellian horror story. The civilians of N. Korea live in...
  • Scientific evidence suggests Puerto Rican woman is an Extraterrestrial-Human hybrid

    03/21/2007 8:58:36 PM PDT · by FLOutdoorsman · 158 replies · 4,154+ views
    The Canadian ^ | 16 March 2007 | The Canadian
    Milagros Garcia is an alleged Alien and Human inter-species hybrid. The blood DNA from this Puerto Rican woman has yielded analyses so unusual and interesting that the physician involved is now interested in meeting the subject for further study. The DNA is possible in humans but is very rare. Ms. Garcia claims that she is the offspring of an alien encounter. The Doctor is not interested in the UFO/ alien phenomena he wants answers as to why her DNA has such rare qualities. A Case similar to this is being investigated in New Paris Ohio. A woman there has exceptional...
  • "COLD CASE" - TWA FLIGHT 800 Movement in D.C. on FBI cover-up

    08/21/2006 8:19:46 PM PDT · by AnimalLover · 137 replies · 2,669+ views
    World Net ^ | August 17, 2006 | Jack Cashill
    Serious movement in D.C. Ė and if I hadn't been there, I would not have believed it. For several months Joan Wire and her daughter have been trying to secure an appointment with a highly effective government official we'll simply call Mr. Washington. Joan Wire is the stalwart wife of Mike Wire. Mike is the storied "man on the bridge," the single most critical eyewitness in the saga of TWA Flight 800, the 747 that was inexplicably blown out of the sky on the night of July 17, 1996. The CIA built its notorious zoom-climb animation around Mike's position on...
  • Ask the Justices (O'Connor and Breyer to be on The Aaron Harber Show)

    07/05/2006 2:18:40 PM PDT · by NinoFan · 6 replies · 334+ views
    SCOTUSblog ^ | July 5, 2006 | SCOTUSblog
    Aaron Harber of the Aaron Harber show ( has an interview with Justices Breyer and OíConnor tomorrow afternoon, and he has solicited SCOTUSblog readers to help him formulate some questions for the two Honorable interviewees. So, if you have a query or two about the law or the Court that you think would be appropriate for either of the two Justices, post it as a comment on this post or e-mail jharrow [at] by 1:00 PM Eastern Time tomorrow, Thursday, July 6. Hopefully, we can send Aaron a few good questions and he will report back to us with...
  • Why Do We Only Use One Vote, and Throw Away Two?

    03/19/2006 9:50:18 AM PST · by eeevil conservative · 31 replies · 461+ views
    3/19/06 | eeevil conservative
    It is Time to EDUCATE Ourselves About the Courts and Take Back ALL Three of Our VOTES! I know, some of us are saying to ourselves, "3 VOTES? Sounds like a Dem Party Scandal where Fairy Tale Characters and the Dead vote." NOPE! We have 3 VOTES, but the Power hungry Government Thugs and the Judiciary Oligarchy Drummers don't want you to know about it! This post is PACKED with INFO, so you may want to bookmark some of the links. The Citizens Rule Book: JURY HANDBOOKI came across this when I was all in a tither about the...
  • Justice Ginsburg Reveals Details of Threat (USSC targets of society's "irrational fringe")

    03/15/2006 2:17:12 PM PST · by Liz · 142 replies · 4,976+ views
    WASHINGTON Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she and former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor have been the targets of death threats from the "irrational fringe" of society, people apparently spurred by Republican criticism of the high court. Ginsburg revealed in a speech in South Africa last month that she and O'Connor were threatened a year ago by someone who called on the Internet for the immediate "patriotic" killing of the justices. Security concerns among judges have been growing. Conservative commentator Ann Coulter joked earlier this year that Justice John Paul Stevens should be poisoned. Over the past few months...
  • On this day - March 4, 1999, 'Judicial giant' Blackmun dead at 90 (megabarf)

    03/04/2006 3:37:20 PM PST · by Tarkin · 13 replies · 591+ views
    CNN ^ | March 4, 1999 | CNN
    Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, author of the controversial Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion in 1973, died Thursday at a Virginia hospital (...) President Clinton said Thursday he "saw up close Harry Blackmun's intense passion -- his passion for the welfare of the American people, for defending our liberties and our institutions, for moving us forward together." "In 24 years on the Supreme Court he served with compassion, distinction, and honor," Clinton said. "Every decision and every dissent was firmly grounded in the Constitution he revered and his uncanny feel for the human element that lies...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day....01-18-06....Mark Levin Needs to Shut Up!

    01/18/2006 3:55:17 AM PST · by DollyCali · 194 replies · 1,933+ views
    Chris Davis | January 18, 2006 | Chris Davis, Writer33; DollyCali
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.†† Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Mark Levin Joins 630 WMAL - Weeknights from 6pm-8pm

    01/09/2006 12:18:49 PM PST · by new yorker 77 · 39 replies · 731+ views
    630 WMAL ^ | January 9, 2006
    Now you can spend your evenings with Mark Levin on 630 WMAL frm 6pm-8pm...Mark has been a frequent guest and substitute host on the Hannity show, and has also been an advisor to Limbaugh, who frequently refers to him on the air with the nickname "F. Lee Levin." He is perhaps more well known for his nickname ďThe Great One,Ē coined by his friend Hannity. Mark Levin is one of America's preeminent conservative commentators and constitutional lawyers. He's in great demand as a political and legal commentator, and has appeared on hundreds of television and radio programs. Levin is also...
  • Bush's Job Growth WORST in 50 Years (Roll out the red carpet for this ďstaunch Bush supporter.Ē)

    01/03/2006 8:29:33 AM PST · by intruder alert · 344 replies · 12,727+ views
    bopnews ^ | Hale Stewart
    Bushís giant Right Wing Noise Machine (RWNM) loves to preach about the Bush economic miracle. In fact, the RWNMís current thinking is Bush doesnít spend enough time talking about his economic triumphs. If only he did, then everyone would fall in line and believe in the great Bush economic miracle. There is one problem with this argument: itís a lie. Any way you look at the Bush economy, it comes up short. Today, I want to compare Bushís job creation record with other economic recoveries. As usual, Bush comes up way short. The national Bureau of Economic Research has identified...
  • Seriously, Why Don't You Trolls Try Something Original?

    01/01/2006 9:27:23 AM PST · by inquisitive · 171 replies · 7,753+ views
    Why does anybody support George w Bush as President? He is clearly the worst President I have ever seen -- a complete disaster. And before you say anything, I have been a registered Republican for 25 years.
  • South Africa's High Court Rules in Favor of Gay Marriage

    12/01/2005 5:26:16 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 12 replies · 1,209+ views
    NY Times ^ | Nov 1 | MICHAEL WINES
    South Africa's highest court ruled today that same-sex marriages enjoy the same legal status as those between men and women, effectively making the nation one of just five worldwide that have removed legal barriers to gay and lesbian unions. But the Constitutional Court, as the high court is known, effectively stayed its ruling for one year to give the Parliament time to amend a 1961 marriage law to reflect its decision. Should the legislature balk, the court said, the law will be automatically changed to make its provisions gender-neutral. Few expect the Parliament to resist, even though African nations are...
  • It's ruled sleep sex

    11/30/2005 1:02:46 PM PST · by Clive · 279 replies · 5,456+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2005-11-30 | Natalie Pona
    It wasn't a sexual assault -- it was sleep sex. In an unusual case in a Scarborough, Ontario, courtroom, Jan Luedecke was acquitted of sexual assault after a judge ruled he was asleep during the attack -- a disorder known as "sexsomnia." "This is indeed a rare case ... His conduct was not voluntary," said Justice Russell Otter, as Luedecke's victim shook, sobbed and then left the courtroom. The judgment has outraged women's groups. "This is infuriating. It's another case of the courts not taking a woman seriously, adding yet another list to the list of excuses which men use...
  • July 28, 2005 - MARK LEVIN SHOW THREAD

    07/28/2005 2:56:52 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 117 replies · 1,816+ views
    WABC RADIO | 7-28-05 | dfu
    Mark Levin will be on shortly. He is getting ready to go to battle with the libs. HEY YOU MORON, GET OFF THE PHONE! WABC RADIO ONLINE FEED I will be gone during part of the show. Please report.
  • Death by Privacy Emanations, penumbras, and bad law.

    07/25/2005 7:17:40 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 1 replies · 395+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 14, 2005, 7:54 a.m. | Mark R. Levin
    EDITOR'S NOTE: This article is an excerpt from Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America. (Citations and other notes appear in the book, though not in this excerpt.) ĒOur nationwide policy of abortion-on-demand through all nine months of pregnancy was neither voted for by our people nor enacted by our legislators ó not a single state had such unrestricted abortion before the Supreme Court decreed it to be national policy in 1973.Ē ó Ronald Reagan, 1983 Today, legalized abortion is the law of the land because the Supreme Court decided in 1973 that its recently created constitutional...
  • Kelo v. City of New London

    07/06/2005 7:05:20 AM PDT · by Jay Madham · 8 replies · 731+ views
    The Centreview ^ | July 1, 2005 | Linus Downes
    Supreme Court Strikes Fatal Blow to Rights June 30, 2005 To the Editor: On June 23, 2005, four liberal-socialist U.S. Supreme Court justices ó John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg ó joined by Anthony Kennedy, struck what may be a fatal blow to one of the three fundamental human rights upon which our Republic is founded, that of private property. Enlightenment thinker John Lockeís three fundamental rights of every human being ó to life, liberty and property ó were adopted by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence as life, liberty and the pursuit of...
  • Congress assails domain ruling (Pelosi compares court to God)

    07/01/2005 3:57:10 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 77 replies · 2,416+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 1 July 05 | Charles Hurt
    Congress lashed out at the Supreme Court yesterday for expanding government powers of eminent domain and vowed to ban any federal funds for state and local governments that employ the new authority. ***snip*** In response, a bipartisan group of senators and House members joined yesterday in introducing legislation that will withhold federal funding from any state or local government that tries to use those expanded powers. "The Supreme Court voted last week to undo private property rights and to empower governments to kick people out of their homes and give them to someone else because they feel like it," said...
  • Petition to Stop Judicial Tyranny; URGENT ACTION: Court Bans Commandments

    06/28/2005 4:39:32 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 7 replies · 297+ views
    URGENT ACTION: Court Bans Commandments The Supreme Court has once again struck a blow to our freedoms -- undermining property rights and banning a Kentucky Ten Commandments display (McCreary County v. ACLU of Kentucky). Immediate action is needed to STOP JUDICIAL TYRANNY! Sign the Petition! The Center for Reclaiming America for Christ is rallying hundreds of thousands of citizens to sign this ďPetition to Stop Judicial TyrannyĒ and break the ideological blockade. The petition has two goals. #1 --Support Supreme Court and lower court judicial nominees who will uphold the Constitution and thereby defend public faith and the unborn. #2...
  • Black-robed Robin Hoods - (picture Ruth Bader Ginsberg in snug green tights, for starters..WOW!)

    06/27/2005 10:45:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 27 replies · 1,369+ views
    Picture this: Ruth Bader Ginsberg wearing a snug, green outfit, complete with tights. Then picture four of her high-court compatriots, John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer doing the same. It's a tough visual, I admit, but given their property-rights ruling, we now know what those members of the U.S. Supreme Court must be wearing under their black robes. Think "jolly, old England" and the fellow in the green outfit who stole from the rich to give to the poor. He didn't do it alone. Robin Hood had his band of merry men to help. It wasn't...
  • 'Nuclear' Waste: The McCain Mutiny, Judicial Dictators, and Men In Black

    06/02/2005 9:09:46 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 4 replies · 590+ views
    Will President Bush show John McCain and the rest of the ĎFilibuster Fiveí why itís unwise to pick a fight with a Texas Cowboy? Or, like every moderate Republican (and the French they work so hard to emulate), will Mr. Bush, Senator Frist, and company simply surrender? In the battle for the judiciaryóundoubtedly the most important non-terrorism related issue we faceóthe American people need to know which George W. Bush is going to show up at the shootout. Will it be the man that supported McCainís campaign finance reform bill in an effort to set a new 'tone,' let Ted...
  • Tin Soldier An American Vigilante In Afghanistan,Using the Press for Profit and Glory

    05/25/2005 5:46:04 AM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies · 2,028+ views
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | Jan/Feb 2005 | Mariah Blake
    Tin SoldierAn American Vigilante In Afghanistan, Using the Press for Profit and Glory By Mariah Blake In April 2004, a former U.S. Special Forces soldier named Jonathan Keith Idema started shopping a sizzling story to the media. He claimed terrorists in Afghanistan planned to use bomb-laden taxicabs to kill key U.S. and Afghan officials, and that he himself intended to thwart the attack. Shortly thereafter, he headed to Afghanistan, where he spent the next two months conducting a series of raids with his team, which he called Task Force Saber 7. By late June, he claimed to have captured the...
  • Mark Levin on C-Span 2; Started 6:00 PM EST

    05/22/2005 2:18:41 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 8 replies · 341+ views
    C-Span 2 ^ | 5/22/05 | Mark Levin
    Sorry I missed the start; Levin's lecture at the American Enterprise Institute on his book Men In Black started on C-Span 2 about 20 minutes ago.
  • DeLay Cites 'Men in Black' for Court Reform

    05/14/2005 12:44:57 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 784+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/14/05 | Carl Limbacher
    House Majority Leader Tom DeLay is citing a controversial new book sharply critical of the Supreme Court's judicial activism as the basis for new Republican initiatives on court reform. "As a guide to his views on the subject, DeLay has been urging reporters to read "Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America," reports the Washington Post. Written by former Reagan Justice Department official Mark Levin, "Men in Black" details the history of the high court going back to Marbury vs Madison - exposing more than a few members of the exclusive legal club as racists, anti-Semites and...
  • The Washington Post - GOP Seeks More Curbs On Courts

    05/12/2005 8:20:24 AM PDT · by wcdukenfield · 6 replies · 525+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2005 | Mike Allen
    With conservative anger at the judiciary peaking, House Republican leaders plan to use budgetary, oversight and disciplinary authority to assert greater control over the federal courts before next year's elections. The Constitution specifies that Congress will set the jurisdiction and budgets of the courts, and Republican lawmakers began agitating to exercise that power after Schiavo's death. DeLay drew wide attention to the issue by declaring that the judges involved in that case would have to "answer for their behavior." As a guide to his views on the subject, DeLay has been urging reporters to read "Men in Black: How the...
  • Bill to take profit out of anti-religion suits

    05/08/2005 7:15:29 AM PDT · by Jay777 · 27 replies · 832+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 7, 2005 | Unknown
    An Indiana congressman plans to curb the ACLU's appetite for filing suits targeting religion in the public square by introducing a bill that denies plaintiff attorneys the right to collect attorneys fees in such cases. Rep. John Hostettler, R-Ind., is expected to file his measure next week to amend the Civil Rights Attorney's Fees Act of 1976, 42 U.S.C. Section 1988, to prohibit prevailing parties from being awarded attorneys fee in religious establishment cases, but not in other civil rights filings. "Every other civil right case, there is some injury to somebody," American Legion attorney Rees Lloyd of Banning, California,...
  • NPR Apologizes to Mark Levin

    04/27/2005 11:26:35 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 35 replies · 3,134+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | April 27, 2005
    National Public Radio has been caught in an anti-conservative smear and forced to apologize. On Tuesday, NPR issued a correction and apology to Mark Levin, author of the New York Times bestseller Men in Black: How the Supreme Court is Destroying America. According to Levin's publisher, Regnery, a recent broadcast of NPR's "Day to Day" program falsely accused Levin of advocating violence against judges. Yesterday's NPR apology stated: "We have a correction [that] concerns a conversation we aired on April 5 about denunciations of the judiciary by certain conservatives in the wake of the Terry Schiavo case. After noting that...
  • SPECIAL: Saving Terri Schiavo:Alan Keyes on the G. Gordon Liddy Show

    04/26/2005 1:01:34 PM PDT · by antonia · 1 replies · 502+ views ^ | March 30, 2005 | Alan Keyes on the G. Gordon Liddy
    SPECIAL: Saving Terri SchiavoAlan Keyes on the G. Gordon Liddy Show March 30, 2005 >snip<...† the root of the problem is a misunderstanding of what ought to properly be called constitutional review. It's misnamed judicial review. >snip<Judicial review actually results from an argument--that is to say, a line of reasoning--that was first presented by Hamilton in Federalist 78, and then reiterated by Justice Marshall, Chief Justice Marshall, in Marbury vs. Madison , and it's very simple. Very simple line of reasoning. It goes like this: if I am a judge, I am sworn to uphold the Constitution. If a law...
  • No Superheroes Here: Incredible Courts

    04/19/2005 9:14:58 AM PDT · by Mr. Silverback · 6 replies · 491+ views
    Breakpoint with Charles Colson ^ | April 19, 2005 | Mark Earley
    Note: This commentary was delivered by Prison Fellowship President Mark Earley. In the Oscar-winning film The Incredibles, the bad guys finally find a way to defeat the superheroesónot with exotic weapons or incredible powers, but with lawyers, judges, and compliant government officials. After Mister Incredible saves a man falling from a building, he is sued for interfering with the manís right to successfully commit suicide. The plaintiffís success triggers a explosion of similar lawsuits against superheroes across the country. Eventually, the government has to step in to stop the chaos emanating from the courts: In exchange for an end to...
  • Mark R Levin on Liberal Justice Power Grab

    04/11/2005 9:40:56 AM PDT · by marylandrepub1 · 10 replies · 733+ views
    CSPAN, NRO | Mark R Levin
    Mark Levin (ďMen in Black) was on CSPAN2 booknotes Sunday Morning. A sample(paraphrase):'In order to strike down the Connecticut law prohibiting the sale of contraceptives, Justice William O. Douglas wrote that ďspecific guarantees in the Bill of Rights have penumbras, formed by emanations from those guarantees that help give them life and substance.Ē Mark then asked rhetorically, 'What does this mean???í, he followed with í No one knows what it means, because it doesn't mean anything. It sounds like something from Carl Sagan.' I almost fell out of my chair laughing. It would be funny if was not so tragic...
  • People Donít want Government Involved

    04/01/2005 7:04:38 AM PST · by antonia · 58 replies · 1,233+ views ^ | April 1, 2005 | Jan M. LaRue
    townhall.comJudging Terri Jan M. LaRue April 1, 2005>snip<One of the most puzzling aspects of this distressing ordeal has been the repeated mantra, "People just don't want government involved in 'end-of-life' decisions. It should be left to the family.">snip< How could anyone miss the pervasive presence of government that Michael Schiavo set in motion against Terri?>snip< The Florida Legislature, like every other state legislature, has enacted laws that regulate end-of-life issues. >snip<Florida's definition of spouse allowed an adulterous Michael Schiavo to express Terri's "wishes." >snip<The issue under Florida law is whether Terri ever expressed a statement that she would not want...
  • Why Levin's Book Scares the Left

    03/25/2005 5:55:15 AM PST · by paltz · 18 replies · 1,761+ views ^ | 3/24/05 |
    RUSH: Here's Janet in Sacramento. Welcome to the program. Great to have you with us. CALLER: Hey, Rush. RUSH: Hey. CALLER: Major dittos from Sacramento. RUSH: My adopted hometown. It's great to have you with us. CALLER: Yeah. It was great to have you with us for a time. Listen, I want to go back to what you were saying about education because I think you're on to something. RUSH: I always am. CALLER: Yeah, you always are. I'm a private school teacher in California. I won't work in the California public school system because you can't teach in the...
  • Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America (semi vanity)

    03/24/2005 6:01:03 AM PST · by Valin · 16 replies · 460+ views
    Men in Black: How the Supreme Court Is Destroying America by Mark R. Levin Regnery Publishing, Inc.; ISBN: 0895260506 Hardcover - 256 pages (February 2005) The Supreme Court Endorses Terroristsí Rights, Flag Burning, and Importing Foreign Law. Is that in the Constitution? Youíre right: Itís not. But these days the Constitution is no restraint on our out-of-control Supreme Court. The Court imperiously strikes down laws and imposes new ones purely on its own arbitrary whims. Even though liberals like John Kerry are repeatedly defeated at the polls, the majority on the allegedly ďconservativeĒ Supreme Court reflects their views and wields...
  • Picture of the children arresting for trying to bring Terry [Schiavo] water (God Bless Them!)

    03/23/2005 12:00:12 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 934 replies · 31,410+ views
    US News ^ | 3/23/05
    Pinellas Park police Lt. Kevin Riley, standing upper right, prepares to arrest members of the Keys family as they were attempting to bring Terri Schiavo water Wednesday morning, March 23, 2005 outside the Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, Fla. The Keys family, of Burnet, Tex., kneeling, from left, Josie, 14, Gabriel, 10, Chris, the children's father, and Cameron 12, were all taken into custody. Galen Keys, upper left, the children's mother looks on, but was not arrested.The mother insists it was the children's idea: "I am proud of them," said the boys' mother Geilen Keys from Texas, who was not...
  • BREAKING: Coalition Calls Upon Bush to Save Schiavo's Life by Using Police Powers

    03/23/2005 6:26:35 AM PST · by freepme99 · 385 replies · 6,839+ views
    Press Conferences in Washington and Tallahassee on March 23 at noon. To: National Desk Contact: Joe Giganti, 703-928-9695, WASHINGTON, March 23 /Christian Wire Service/ -- The 11th Hour Coalition to Save Terri Schiavo's Life will hold simultaneous press conferences -- Wednesday, March 23 -- at 12 noon in Washington, D.C., and Tallahassee, Fla. This ad hoc partnership of religious and political organizations -- which will gather in front of the White House and the Florida governor's mansion -- will call on President George W. Bush and Gov. Jeb Bush to use their executive powers to protect Terri Schiavo from...

    03/23/2005 2:08:59 AM PST · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 23 replies · 1,015+ views
    2005-03-23 | UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
    YOU ARE WRONG! I don't care if you do teach Con Law. Irwin [Chemerinsky] teaches Con Law. Nuff said. The threat of Executive Nullification of Judicial Edicts is an Essential part of the separation and balance of powers. If Executive enforcement is a mere arm of Judiciary legal fiat, you have the Executive, Legislative and Judicial power invested in one Judicial Oligarchy. That is anathema to anything American. The Court was envisioned to have the power of persuasion only. But if their pronouncements bind the Congress and President automatically, the need for persuasion is gone. PLEASE read Federalist #78. It...

    03/22/2005 6:31:40 PM PST · by STARWISE · 5,130 replies · 92,850+ views
    Various | 3-23-05
    <p>Tonight it is, March 23, 2005, over five days since Theresa Marie Schiavo commenced her ordeal of purposeful and legally sanctioned dehydration and starvation. We await a decision from the three judge panel from Eleventh Judicial Circuit as to her fate, as her family struggles with seeing Terri's physical health deteriorate.</p>
  • The Rule of Judges

    03/22/2005 10:19:58 AM PST · by yatros from flatwater · 20 replies · 564+ views
    The Sacramento Union ^ | March 10, 2005 | Michael Reagan
    ... The court says in so many words that what our peopleís laws say about the issue does not, in the last analysis, matter: ĎIn the end our own judgment will be brought to bear on the question of the acceptability of the death penalty,í he [Justice Kennedy]wrote. "The court thus proclaims itself sole arbiter of our nationís moral standards,"; Scalia wrote. And by allowing ";international opinion"; to color their rulings, the justices have thrown both the Constitution of the United States and our national sovereignty into the trash heap. [snip] As Mark Levin writes, "the idea has taken hold...
  • Announcing Free Republic's MARCH for JUSTICE II, April 7, 2005, Washington, D.C.!!

    03/15/2005 10:03:13 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 615 replies · 16,879+ views
    Free Republic | March 15, 2005 | Kristinn, Jim Robinson
    <p>In October 1998, Free Republic marched on Washington demanding the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Thanks to our efforts, Clinton was impeached less than two months later.</p> <p>Then, as now, our country stood at a Constitutional crossroad. This year we stand at the crossroad of what kind of judiciary we will have: One that is restrained by the Constitution, or one that abridges our rights by making it up as they go along.</p>