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  • [Catholic Caucus] Catholics Demand Removal of TX Bishop

    06/12/2019 10:12:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 20 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 11, 2019 | Christine Niles
    Catholics Demand Removal of TX Bishop Mandate: Bp. Michael Olson 'has become ineffective and harmful' FORT WORTH, Texas ( - Frustrated Texas Catholics are petitioning the pope to remove Bp. Michael Olson from the diocese of Forth Worth. At least nine canonical cases are being filed against the bishop, among them one involving his treatment of whistleblower Fr. Richard Kirkham, forced to resign after reporting misconduct from a fellow priest. I currently have 1,500 pages of evidence in the case.Tweet "I currently have 1,500 pages of evidence in the case," Gray told the Fort Worth Star Telegram. He said he has never witnessed...
  • Who is Ted Olson, the former Bush lawyer representing CNN and Acosta against the White House?

    11/13/2018 3:12:42 PM PST · by kevcol · 90 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 13, 2018 | Naomi Lim
    Olson, Ted Boutrous, and Anne Champion — all from Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP — filed documents in Washington's federal district court Tuesday that outlined their case against Trump, senior aides, and Secret Service personnel after Acosta's "hard press pass" was suspended last week. The decision followed a heated press conference exchange between Trump and Acosta, during which a White House intern tried to wrestle the microphone from the journalist to prevent him from asking another question. Acosta has denied "placing his hands" on the young woman as administration officials claim
  • UPDATE: Gibson Dunn has been retained by the National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC)...

    11/09/2018 8:55:49 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 12 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9 Nov 18 | Gov Rick Scott
    Gibson Dunn has been retained by the NRSC on behalf of Rick Scott for Florida. They are a preeminent litigation powerhouse that are veterans of Bush v. Gore. Firm partners include former solicitor general Ted Olson who successfully argued Bush v. Gore.
  • Texas bishop: hold McCarrick and his enablers accountable

    07/29/2018 11:04:06 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 91 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | July 28, 208 | Kevin Jones
    Former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s alleged crimes might merit removing him from the clergy entirely—and they require accountability for all Church leaders who knew of his alleged misconduct and did nothing, Bishop Michael F. Olson of Fort Worth, Texas has said in a letter to the faithful of his diocese. "The Church needs to do more than have a serious conversation about these issues, it needs to discern in light of the Truth and to act intentionally,” Olson told CNA July 28. “If conversation does not lead to decision, it quickly devolves into chatter.”“An important ministry for us as bishops is...
  • Trump attorney John Dowd resigns amid shake-up in president’s legal team

    03/22/2018 8:39:38 AM PDT · by bitt · 89 replies
    WAPO ^ | 3/22/2018 | Rosalind S. Helderman, Carol D. Leonnig and Ashley Parker
    John Dowd, a personal attorney to President Trump, resigned his post Thursday amid a shake-up in the president’s legal team as Trump has sought more firepower to deal with the special counsel’s Russia investigation. The resignation came Thursday, according to three people familiar with the decision. Dowd declined to comment. Dowd’s departure was a largely mutual decision made after the president lost confidence in his ability to handle special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation and Dowd became frustrated with Trump’s recent efforts to bring on new attorneys, they said. In recent weeks, Dowd clashed with the president, including an...
  • Trump Legal Team Reaches Out to Top Attorney Theodore Olson

    03/20/2018 11:47:36 AM PDT · by frnewsjunkie · 16 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Mar 20, 2018 | Jeffrey Rodack
    President Donald Trump's legal team has approached high-profile attorney Theodore Olson about joining forces. The newspaper described Olson as a seasoned litigator, who served as solicitor general in the George W. Bush administration. The Post said Olson, 77, has long been considered a legal superstar.
  • Explosive new twist in Idaho sex assault case (muslims)

    06/25/2016 2:56:12 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 78 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 25 | Leo Hohmann
    The Obama-appointed U.S. attorney for Idaho has taken the highly unusual step of intervening in a local criminal case involving an alleged sexual assault by juvenile Muslim migrants and threatened the community and media with federal prosecution if they “spread false information or inflammatory statements about the perpetrators.” WND and other national news outlets have reported on the case involving three juvenile boys, two from Sudan and one from Iraq, who allegedly sexually assaulted a 5-year-old special-needs girl in the laundry room of the Fawnbrook Apartments in Twin Falls, Idaho.
  • ‘Have It By Next Week…Do You Hear Me?’: Judge Has Absolutely Had It With the State(T)

    07/22/2015 8:53:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 7/21/2015 | Jason Howerton
    A federal judge scolded State Department attorneys during a tense hearing last week, ordering officials to produce Hillary Clinton-related records that The Associated Press has been requesting for years. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon said he wants to “find out what’s been going on” at the State Department,” or rather, “what’s not been going on over there” that the AP’s records requests have been ignored for four years, Politico reported. The news publication is reportedly seeking records about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s schedules and her former top staffers.
  • Sean Hannity said, Barbara Olson (Wife of Ted Olson) Was On One Of Those Hijacked Airplanes

    09/11/2001 12:14:32 PM PDT · by KLT · 125 replies · 10,351+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | 9-11-01 | KLT
    OMG, the airplane that went into the Pentagon, had Barbara Olsen on board....I think I'm going to be sick...
  • Lest We Forget: Barbara K. Olson (bko) and John Moran (BCM) Sept. 11, 2001.

    09/11/2013 7:06:32 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 26 replies
    one man's opinion...
    We all have our memories, and thoughts, of 9/11. It's another anniversary, and yes, the 12th isn't somehow as memorable as the 10th, or the 15th. On 9/11, FR lost two wonderful people, Barbara K. Olson, and John Moran. While the date, and those events, fades into history, as do all seminal events, it's important that we never forget the people involved. Free Republic is many things... but above all it is a community of those who cherish and hold dear a set of core beliefs, values, and principles. And it is thus right and proper that we remember and...
  • Ryan’s Debate Strategy

    10/15/2012 6:47:49 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 57 replies
    National Review ^ | 10-15-12 | Bob Costa
    Did Paul Ryan prepare for Biden’s bluster? You bet, his aides say, and they credit Ted Olson, a former United States solicitor general, for coaching the Republican veep candidate. For weeks, the 72-year-old Olson played Biden during mock debates. During intense 90-minute sessions, Olson mimicked every mannerism of the vice president, from his hand gestures to his sneer.
  • Paul Ryan taps Ted Olson to play Biden in debate prep

    09/15/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/15/12 | Felicia Sonmez
    Paul Ryan taps Ted Olson to play Biden in debate prepBy Felicia Sonmez, Saturday, September 15, 10:31 AM The Washington Post Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan has tapped former U.S. solicitor general Ted Olson to play the role of Vice President Biden in preparations for next month’s debate. Olson is best known as the top Republican attorney who, along with New York attorney David Boies, led the legal battle against California’s Proposition 8, banning same-sex marriage. His first mock debate session with Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin, came this past week. Ryan spokesman Brendan Buck called Olson “one of...
  • Bush Solicitor General Ted Olson Hails Obama Gay Marriage Shift

    05/10/2012 12:38:27 PM PDT · by torchy · 102 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 9 2012 | John Avlon
    ..."I am gratified that the president has thrown his personal support and the authority of the presidency behind the goal of justice, equality, and decency for all citizens," said Ted Olson, founder of the Federalist Society and former Bush administration solicitor general.. I called Olson on Wednesday to get the conservative legal leader's take on the North Carolina gay-marriage ban at the ballot and the way it sets up a Supreme Court showdown, possibly as early as 2013--no matter who is president. Olson has stern words for his fellow conservatives who flooded the polls on Tuesday, making North Carolina the...
  • LightSquared hires all-star lawyers in bid to save company

    03/13/2012 5:38:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 13, 2012 | Brendan Sasso
    Former Bush administration solicitor general Ted Olson and Eugene Scalia, Justice Scalia's son, will represent LightSquared. Wireless startup LightSquared has hired prominent conservative lawyers Ted Olson, a former U.S. solicitor general, and Eugene Scalia, a son of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, as it tries to save its multibillion-dollar plan to build a nationwide 4G wireless network, the company confirmed Tuesday. Although the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted LightSquared a conditional waiver to move forward last year, the commission is now moving to block the company's network over concerns that it would interfere with GPS devices. The hiring of two...
  • AP reporter: Most important "day-to-day" aspect of covering religion "is social media and blogs"

    10/01/2011 3:24:33 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | October 1, 2011 | Carl Olson
    From a very interesting interview, conducted by Sarah Pulliam Bailey, with Associated Press reporter Tom Breen:In your role at the AP, how do you boil down everything into a brief story and still maintain nuance, balance, complexities, etc.? The AP’s very talented religion editor once described the faith beat as “intimidating,” and I think that’s absolutely right, for precisely this reason. There is no government, economic philosophy or baseball team on the planet with a back story as rich, detailed and complex as, say, Judaism. Or Christianity. Or Islam. Or Hinduism. You get the idea. What we strive to...
  • This is how protected beliefs become prosecuted "bigotry"

    09/25/2011 3:59:09 PM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Insight Scoop ^ | September 25, 2011 | Carl Olson
    Sister Mary Ann Walsh, director of media relations for the USCCB, wonders if "late night comics who mock the church ... have set the tone of the government's current salvos against religious freedom", and then warns:In the effort to redefine marriage, we see the government threatening religious discrimination in the name of--you guessed it--preventing discrimination. The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton, declares that marriage is between one man and one woman. But the Department of Justice, which is charged with defending Acts of Congress like DOMA against constitutional challenge, declared in March...
  • Olson: Prop 8 Supporters Lack "Rational Basis"

    12/13/2010 9:58:10 AM PST · by tricksy · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Frum Forum ^ | 12/6/10
    Famed attorney Ted Olson told a 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel Monday that the reason proponents of Proposition 8 have proffered to justify their ban on same-sex marriage is "nonsense." That reason, said Olson, reading from a page in the argument brief filed by attorneys for the Yes on 8 coalition which promoted passage of California's ban on same-sex marriage, was that same-sex marriage "will make children prematurely preoccupied with issues of sexuality." "If believed," said Olson, "that would justify the banning of comic books, television, video games, and even conversations between children."... "Protecting our children," said Olson,...
  • 9/11 ZOT facts

    09/12/2010 1:01:02 PM PDT · by PeacefulWarrior · 103 replies
    I believe that there is a large body of factual information available, such that, if any reasonable person were to be made aware of just those facts alone, they would conclude several things: 1. The 9/11 terrorists were aided and protected by corrupt elements within this country. 2. It is far more likely, than commonly thought, that Sadaam Hussein had an active role in the 9/11 attack. I would like find a web page which already assembles those facts in a concise, and readable format. I would like to find a book which does the same. A movie should be...
  • Cancellation at NASA puts Olson to the test (Battle to save moon program from Obama)

    02/16/2010 12:02:34 AM PST · by Names Ash Housewares · 36 replies · 587+ views ^ | Feb. 15, 2010 | STEWART M. POWELL
    Olson says he welcomes the challenge, the most serious test of his political skills since entering Congress in January 2009. The former staffer for former Sen. Phil Gramm and Sen. John Cornyn insists he's optimistic that he and other lawmakers can forge a bipartisan coalition in Congress powerful enough to reverse Obama's decision to end the moon program. Houston-area leaders are counting on the untested Washington warrior. Cindy Harreld, head of the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, says she believes that Olson and other Texas lawmakers “can work with others in Congress to stop this.” If the former Navy...
  • The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

    01/11/2010 6:23:41 PM PST · by steve-b · 136 replies · 4,112+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 1/9/10 | Theodore B. Olson
    Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California's Proposition 8—the voter-approved measure that overturned California's constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex.... Many of my fellow conservatives have an almost knee-jerk hostility toward gay marriage. This does not make sense, because same-sex unions promote the values conservatives prize. Marriage is one of the basic building blocks of our neighborhoods and our nation. At its best, it is a stable bond between two individuals who work to create a loving household and a social...