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  • Federal Judge Blocks Texas Voter ID Law Weeks Ahead of November Elections

    10/10/2014 7:40:52 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    AP via The Blaze ^ | 10/-09/14
    A federal judge on Thursday blocked Texas from enforcing voter ID requirements just weeks ahead of the November elections, knocking down a law that the U.S. Justice Department condemned in court as the state’s latest means of suppressing minority turnout. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi is a defeat for Republican-backed photo ID measures that have swept across the U.S. in recent years and mostly been upheld in court. However, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday night blocked Wisconsin from implementing a law requiring voters to present photo IDs.
  • Obama’s Religious Freedom Appointee Involved in Muslim Event Calling for Limiting Freedom of Speech

    03/26/2013 12:30:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 3/26/2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    America’s free-speech model is in desperate need of an update, says an American-Muslim human rights activist who recently spoke at an event linked to an Obama administration appointee. Dr. Qasim Rashid argued that cyber-bullying laws could be used to limit freedom of expression – such as the burning of Korans -- in war time: “When a nation is at war, many things that might be said in times of peace are a hindrance to this effort,” Rashid said on March 19 at Howard University. “And their utterance will not be endured so long as men fight and…no court can regard...
  • Judge Blocks Texas (Voter) Registration Laws

    08/02/2012 6:53:21 PM PDT · by anymouse · 19 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 2, 2012 | Harvey Rice
    A federal judge in Galveston on Thursday partially blocked new Texas registration laws that critics say amount to vote suppression because they prevent large voter registration drives. U.S. District Judge Gregg Costa blocked the state from enforcing five provisions of the laws that its defenders say are aimed at preventing voter fraud. "Today's ruling means that community groups and organizations like Voting for America and Project Vote will be able to run community voter registration drives in Texas," plaintiff's attorney Chad Dunn said. "These drives are important to reaching the millions of Texans, including three-quarters of a million African-Americans and...
  • Before Fully Assessing Contempt Citation, U.S. Attorney for D.C. Refuses to Hold Holder Accountable

    06/29/2012 3:49:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 29, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    In a non-surprising move, the Department of Justice has just officially announced they will not proceed with prosecuting Attorney General Eric Holder after the House of Representatives voted to hold him in criminal and civil contempt of Congress yesterday. The Justice Department moved Friday to shield Attorney General Eric Holder from prosecution after the House voted to hold him in contempt of Congress. The contempt vote technically opened the door for the House to call on the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia to bring the case before a grand jury. But because U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen works for...
  • Schumer bro-in-law judge nod stuns NJ

    12/26/2011 5:28:51 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/26/11 | JOSH MARGOLIN
    Sen. Charles Schumer’s brother-in-law was quietly nominated this month to a federal judgeship in New Jersey — a move that has some in the Garden State crying political foul, The Post has learned. Kevin McNulty, who is married to Schumer’s sister, Fran, was named to the US District Court by the White House late on Friday, Dec. 16. According to a boilerplate quote, President Obama believes McNulty is a “distinguished individual” who “will serve the American people with integrity and a steadfast commitment to justice.”
  • Judge Strikes Key Provisions of South Carolina Immigration Law

    12/22/2011 11:42:55 AM PST · by ColdOne · 80 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12./22/11 | AP
    A federal judge on Thursday blocked three key provisions of South Carolina's controversial law cracking down on illegal immigration. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel granted the federal government's request for an injunction against the law that's set to take effect Jan. 1. The ruling applies to portions that require law officers to check the status of anyone they stop for something else and suspect is in the country illegally. Gergel also halted the implementation of sections pertaining to the transportation of illegal immigrants and immigrant registration cards. Gergel has denied the state's request that he suspend all court hearings
  • Failed Democrat Pol Sues Critics Over Election Loss

    10/25/2011 10:30:09 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 40 replies
    There's nothing quite like a politician scorned. When voters in Ohio's 1st Congressional District threw Democrat Steve Driehaus out of office after only one term, he did not bow out gracefully. No, he decided to get even. So he did what anyone does in today's culture: he sued somebody. Charging that its activities contributed to his defeat and thus to his "loss of livelihood," Driehaus is suing the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports pro-life candidates for Congress and which has been one of the leading and most effective organizations involved in the fight to cut off federal...
  • DSCC: Shoved reporter tape a GOP 'dirty trick' [VIDEO Shouldn't Be Believed?]

    01/13/2010 8:34:51 AM PST · by joinedafterattack · 48 replies · 2,764+ views
    Politico ^ | 1-13-10 | Politico
    Video "which shows a Weekly Standard reporter getting pushed around by a DSCC consultant, Michael Meehan, as a "dirty trick" by "Washington Republicans."
  • OBAMA'S MOST PERILOUS LEGAL PICK

    03/30/2009 1:00:01 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 17 replies · 1,465+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 30, 2009 | MEGHAN CLYNE
    JUDGES should interpret the Constitution according to other nations' legal "norms." Sharia law could apply to disputes in US courts. The United States constitutes an "axis of disobedience" along with North Korea and Saddam-era Iraq. Those are the views of the man on track to become one of the US government's top lawyers: Harold Koh.