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  • California Closer to Creating Sanctuary State

    07/06/2017 7:13:12 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 79 replies
    Courthousenews ^ | 07/05/2017 | DEREK FLEMING
    http://www.courthousenews.com/california-closer-creating-sanctuary-state/ California Closer to Creating Sanctuary State Posted by DEREK FLEMING SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) – Over objections from sheriffs’ unions and the California Police Chiefs Association, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee took a step forward in making the Golden State a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, D-Los Angeles, said his measure, Senate Bill 54 or the “California Values Act,” is intended to prevent state and local law enforcement from cooperating with what he calls the “Trump Deportation Machine.” Opponents call it a “sanctuary state measure” that goes against federal immigration law and obstructs...
  • Jury finds man guilty of jury tampering after passing out juror rights pamphlets

    06/07/2017 3:32:03 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 58 replies
    Fox 17 ^ | June 1, 2017 | Dana Chicklas,
    On Nov. 24, 2015 Wood, now a father of eight and former pastor, was arrested after passing out about 50 Fully Informed Jury Association fliers on the sidewalk in front of the Mecosta County Courthouse on the day of another trial. The fliers discuss juror rights including those that are debated and often not read by judges in jury instructions: including a juror's right to vote their conscience, or jury nullification. ... Mecosta County Circuit Judge Kimberly Booher tried the case and ruled against the defense arguing much of First Amendment issues before the jury. ... A jury of six...
  • California, New York, Washington unite to back climate pact

    06/01/2017 10:04:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 1, 2017 8:38 PM EDT | Kathleen Ronayne
    Three Democratic governors said Thursday they won’t let the United States back away from a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, despite President Donald Trump decision to withdraw from an international pact. “This is an insane move by this president,” California Gov. Jerry Brown said, blasting the decision as “deviant behavior from the highest office in the land.” Brown joined Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York to form the U.S. Climate Alliance to uphold the Paris climate agreement, a pact involving nearly 200 nations aimed at slowing the warming of the planet. The...
  • What words do you use if you want to nullify ?

    05/24/2017 8:18:14 AM PDT · by knarf · 39 replies
    self ^ | May 24, 2017 | knarf
    Suppose you're on a jury, and you don't think the law being used to try a person is a correct law AS a law ... what do you say?
  • Kevin de León (CA) says Trump law enforcement policy based on 'principles of white supremacy'

    04/21/2017 6:14:45 PM PDT · by rxsid · 29 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 04/21/2017 | Patrick McGreevy
    "Kevin de León says Trump law enforcement policy based on 'principles of white supremacy' Patrick McGreevy APRIL 21, 2017, 12:42 P.M.California officials reacted with defiance Friday to a threat by federal officials to withhold some $20 million in criminal justice grants from the state and its counties as part of the dispute over so-called sanctuary city policies. “It has become abundantly clear that Atty. Gen. [Jeff] Sessions and the Trump administration are basing their law enforcement policies on principles of white supremacy — not American values,” Senate leader Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) said in a statement. “Their constant and...
  • NC House Bill: U.S. Supreme Court Exceeded Authority of 'Almighty God' in Creating Gay Marriage

    04/12/2017 9:07:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 12, 2017 | 4:24 PM EDT | Michael W. Chapman
    Members of the North Carolina General Assembly introduced a bill on Tuesday, citing the 10th Amendment, which affirms that the U.S. Supreme Court exceeded its authority under the Constitution and in relation to the “decree of Almighty God” by legalizing same-sex marriage, and contends that the Obergefell v. Hodges decision “is null and void” in North Carolina and that the Tar Heel state shall only recognize marriages between one man and one woman. The legislation explains that North Carolina seeks to follow the 2012 law that was established in Section 6 of Article XIV of the North Carolina Constitution, which...
  • North Carolina bill banning same-sex marriage again won’t be heard, House speaker says

    04/12/2017 12:55:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 12, 2017 | Mark Berman
    A day after North Carolina lawmakers introduced legislation that would outlaw same-sex marriage and defy a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, a top Republican there said Wednesday that the bill is dead on arrival. North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore released a curt statement Wednesday shooting down the bill known as the “Uphold Historical Marriage Act.” Moore said lawmakers would not hear the bill, which prompted a new round of criticism this week for a state already drawing negative attention for its transgender bathroom law.
  • NULLIFICATION SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN ALL MANNER OF PERCEIVED WRONGS

    04/11/2017 7:46:52 AM PDT · by knarf · 6 replies
    The John Birch Society ^ | April 11, 2017 | JBS
    We tend to think that every perceived wrong must be litigated to be made right, but the tenth amendment specifically includes "the people" in it's list of those with standing.
  • California Senate Votes Yes to Becoming a Sanctuary State

    04/04/2017 1:59:38 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 32 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 4, 2017 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    The California Senate passed a sanctuary bill on April 3 that limits cooperation between local law enforcement and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The bill was passed 27–12 along party lines that saw Democrat support and Republican opposition. Senate bill (SB) 54 prevents local jails from holding inmates for up to 48 hours extra when ICE requests it for transfer—except those who have committed certain crimes, such as murder, robbery, rape, or kidnapping.
  • Christian Pastor to Wisconsin Committee on Article V: "Your Duty is Interposition!"

    03/29/2017 9:36:46 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 10 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-29-2017 | Tim Brown
    Christian pastor and author Matt Trewhella, echoed my sentiments before my own state representatives a couple of years ago, when he confronted his representatives on Tuesday concerning their contemplation of submitting an Article V application to the central government. In doing so, he called on them not to hide behind pieces of paper that would be trampled on like our Constitution has been, but rather stop taking federal money and start engaging in interposition against the beast. Trewhella, author of The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates, spoke at the Senate Committee on Financial Services, Constitution and Federalism's public hearing on...
  • The Civil War is Here

    03/26/2017 10:04:22 PM PDT · by detective · 212 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 27, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    A civil war has begun. This civil war is very different than the last one. There are no cannons or cavalry charges. The left doesn’t want to secede. It wants to rule. Political conflicts become civil wars when one side refuses to accept the existing authority. The left has rejected all forms of authority that it doesn’t control. The left has rejected the outcome of the last two presidential elections won by Republicans. It has rejected the judicial authority of the Supreme Court when it decisions don’t accord with its agenda. It rejects the legislative authority of Congress when it...
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    02/12/2017 8:34:46 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    Gothamist.com ^ | BY EMMA WHITFORD IN NEWS ON FEB 10, 2017 12:00 PM
    (Snip)in a possible effort to chip away at this number, the New York Times reports that all five borough district attorneys are considering striking thousands of open warrants from the record. The group has reportedly agreed to purge 200,000 warrants that were issued at least 20 years ago, while Acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and Bronx DA Darcel Clark push for a larger purge: all 800,000 warrants written 10 or more years ago.New York immigration attorneys and advocates say these warrants are increasingly dangerous for non-citizens, as one of President Donald Trump's sweeping executive orders targets any non-citizen with an...
  • House panel rejects bill blocking gay marriage in Tennessee

    01/20/2016 4:39:51 PM PST · by GIdget2004 · 12 replies
    WSMV ^ | 01/20/2016 | Erik Schelzig
    A bill seeking to block the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling in Tennessee has been defeated in a subcommittee of the state House over concerns about nullifying federal rulings. The five-member panel defeated the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Mark Pody on a voice vote on Wednesday. Republican Rep. Mike Carter of Chattanooga said that while he disagrees with the high court's ruling, he considered the bill to turn back the ruling a step too far. In Carter's words: "I equate nullification with anarchy."
  • Judge Dismisses Denver D.A.'s Unconstitutional Jury Tampering Charges ( jury nullification )

    12/17/2015 9:06:06 AM PST · by george76 · 83 replies
    Reason magazine ^ | Dec. 17, 2015 | Jacob Sullum
    Mitch Morrissey tried to imprison activists for passing out jury nullification pamphlets. Last August, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey charged two local activists, Mark Iannicelli and Eric Brandt, with seven felonies each for passing out jury nullification pamphlets at the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse. Morrissey continued to pursue those charges even after conceding that such activity is protected by the First Amendment. When I asked Lynn Kimbrough, Morrissey's public information officer, what Iannicelli and Brandt had done that crossed the line from constitutionally protected speech to felonious jury tampering, she refused to say. That's probably because Morrissey had no case, as confirmed...
  • Recovery of the U.S. Constitution is Essential for America's Recovery of Freedom

    12/04/2015 7:28:33 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 37 replies
    Jim Newell ^ | 12/4/2015 | Jim Newell
    To recover their political freedom from an increasingly despotic and totalitarian federal government, the American People MUST recover their only legal bulwark of freedom against federal tyranny: the U.S. Constitution as written and originally understood and intended. The people must once again establish the Rule of Law, the key to political freedom, by reinstating the Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land and the Ruler over the federal government. To do this, the average American must familiarize himself with the Constitution and understand how it mainly limits the federal government. Below is a rough outline of the possible order...
  • Reclaiming our Liberties and Stopping the Federal Overreach: Nullification and Interposition

    11/04/2015 6:18:43 AM PST · by Randall_S · 4 replies
    Conservative Party USA ^ | November 3, 2015 | Conservative National Coalition (CNC)
    Conservative National Coalition Webinar Reclaiming our Liberties and Stopping the Federal Overreach: Nullification and Interposition WHAT: Educational Webinar on Nullification and Interposition WHO: Conservative National Coalition (CNC) WHEN: Saturday, November 21, 12-2pm EST HOW: Sign up at cp-cnc.org or by clicking here! WHY: The webinar will generate a national discussion about ways and means to unite Conservatives into opposing the recent SCOTUS ruling that forced gay marriage on the American people by peaceful civil disobedience that stops gay marriage at the city, county and state levels. Have you had enough of the federal government’s overreach? Do you want to take...
  • Chicago Juries Using Jury Nullification for Gun Cases?

    10/29/2015 7:33:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Is jury nullification being used in Chicago gun cases?  In strict parlance, jury nullification refers to the right of jurors to judge both the facts and the law.  If a juror believes that justice will not be served by following the law, they always have the right to vote not guilty.  It has always been the right of American jurors to do so, but about 1900, judges stopped telling jurors that they had that right, and gradually that decision morphed into an assumption by judges that it was wrong for jurors to assert their rights.  In spite of the...
  • Status Report: States Can Nullify Federal Gun Control in Practice

    10/19/2015 5:14:53 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 17 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | October 16, 2015 | TJ Martinelli
    There were several important victories in the fight to protect the Second Amendment from federal attack during the 2015 legislative session. This sets the stage for further action to nullify in practice federal infringement on the right to keep and bear arms in 2016. In light of the recent murders at an Oregon college, Obama is once more trying to use a vicious crime as an excuse to violate our natural right to self-defense via executive orders. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have both stated they intend to introduce gun control measures such as magazine capacity limits, background checks and...
  • Restoring the Compact Theory Is Vital to Restoring the Constitution

    09/02/2015 11:54:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/02/15 | Tim Dunkin
    The incorporationist doctrine should be rejected. The simple fact of its long use lends it no credibility – a bad idea is still bad, even if it has the weight of long usage behind it. When he authored the Kentucky Resolution of 1798, Thomas Jefferson based his arguments for nullification, in part, upon the compact theory of the relationship between the states and the Federal Government. According to this original understanding of the State-Federal relationship, the Constitution under which the Republic was to operate was the creation of the several states, and thus the Federal government was also the creation...
  • Carly Fiorina: ‘Inappropriate’ for Kentucky Clerk to Refuse to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    09/02/2015 8:30:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 223 replies
    CNS ^ | September 2, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina told the Hugh Hewitt show on Tuesday that it was “inappropriate” for a Kentucky clerk to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “Given the role that she’s playing, given the fact that the government is paying her salary, I think that is not appropriate. Now that’s my personal opinion,” said Fiorina. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, an elected official, vowed not to resign Tuesday under threat of fines and jail time after deciding not to issue marriage licenses to any couples - straight or gay - rather than be forced to comply with...