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    07/25/2014 8:45:34 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 4 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 24, 2014 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Do you remember Shirley Sherrod? She’s the former Department of Agriculture official caught on camera saying she denied a white farmer the full measure of benefits she could have given him, before later describing how she ended up rejecting this racist approach to her job. The late Andrew Breitbart posted excerpts of the Sherrod video that failed to include the part about how she overcame her racist impulse and ended up helping the white farmer. The Obama administration fired Sherrod after Breitbart posted the video. However, based on a review of the full video, Sherrod was offered a new position...
  • Shirley Sherrod v. Breitbart Update: Big Law Fuels the Left

    07/24/2014 2:13:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 24, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Liberal groups already enjoy a tremendous structural advantage over conservative groups in terms of foundation support, bricks and mortars institutions and a steady pipeline of youngsters eager to shape mankind to their own image. There’s another often overlooked advantage enjoyed by the left: big law firms donating thousands and thousands of hours to help leftist causes far outside of the American mainstream. There is no counterpart donation of time and money for conservative causes. Big Law’s ideological “lawfare” completes the architecture for attacks on election integrity laws, springing free Al-Qaeda terrorists and even suing conservative new media pioneers like Andrew...
  • Doctor Rand: Senator Paul performs pro bono eye surgery.

    08/26/2013 7:04:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/26/2013 | Katrina Trinko
    ‘Oh my God. Oh my God.” Those are Cynthia Burke’s first words after Senator Rand Paul, an ophthalmologist, completes her eye surgery, removing the cataract in her right eye. Lying down in the operation room, Burke, a 55-year-old woman from the Ozarks town of Fredericktown, Mo., looks up. Standing above her are Paul and another ophthalmologist, Barbara Bowers, both dressed in blue scrubs. Because of her cataracts, Burke hadn’t been able to perceive much color, and couldn’t see at all in her right eye when there wasn’t natural light. But now, with the surgery just completed, Burke’s sight is already...
  • U.S. Must Give Convicts Lawyers To Fight Deportation

    12/28/2010 9:49:11 AM PST · by La Lydia · 45 replies · 4+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 28, 2010
    Shy of her first anniversary on the federal bench, an Obama-appointed judge known for promoting “racial tolerance” has ordered U.S. taxpayers to provide criminally convicted immigrants with “diminished mental capacities” lawyers to fight deportation. The ruling is believed to be the first ordering government-financed legal representation in an immigration case. Foreign nationals embroiled in deportation proceedings must pay for their own attorney, unlike criminal defendants who get court-appointed lawyers—financed by American taxpayers—as part of due process when they can’t afford it. In this case a southern California federal judge, Dolly Gee, ruled that two area immigrants who are “mentally disabled”...
  • Pro Bono for Fun and Profit

    10/30/2008 3:22:37 AM PDT · by a_chronic_whiner · 134+ views
    The Federalist Society ^ | October 6, 2008 | Dennis G. Jacobs
    Speech by Judge Dennis G. Jacobs Transcript October 6, 2008 Dennis G. JacobsThe following remarks were delivered by Chief Judge Dennis Jacobs of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit befoe the Rochester Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society on October 6, 2008. Pro Bono for Fun and Profit I am deeply flattered to be speaking at the inaugural event of the Rochester chapter of the Federalist Society Lawyers Division. The reason so many people come to the Federalist Society events allover the country, is that, by tradition, the debates are lively and fairly matched and the...
  • Gitmo lawyers’ firm just saved the Saudi monarchy a cool TRILLION dollars in dismissed Sept. 11 suit

    08/15/2008 9:59:59 AM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 7 replies · 243+ views ^ | August 15, 2008 | see-dubya
    By see-dubya  •  August 15, 2008 06:02 AM I’ve been griping about the Gitmo lawyers for over a year now–I first started noticing the problem back in this post when I first guest-blogged for Michelle back in January 2007. Back then I quoted Rob Pollock’s interview with a Gitmo official we now know to be Cully Stimson*: Guantanamo detainees don’t lack for legal representation. A list of lead counsel released this week in response to a Freedom of Information Act request reads like a who’s who of America’s most prestigious law firms: Shearman and Sterling; Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr;...
  • Top Law Firms Join Forces in Landmark Detainee Case

    03/28/2006 7:40:06 PM PST · by chet_in_ny · 13 replies · 563+ views
    Legal Times via Yahoo Finance ^ | 3/28/06 | Tony Mauro
    When the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments today in a landmark dispute over executive power in wartime, the Bush administration will be outnumbered -- if not outgunned. Many of the nation's top law firms have signed briefs against the government and in support of Salim Hamdan, the detainee who allegedly served as chauffeur to Osama bin Laden and who is being detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. More than three dozen briefs have been filed on Hamdan's side, largely arguing that the military tribunals established by the White House to try the detainees are illegal. By contrast, only a handful of...
  • Lawsuits Spread in Over Penis Enlargement Claims

    02/14/2005 8:32:19 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 87 replies · 2,784+ views
    reuters ^ | 2-14-05
    Lawsuits Spread in Over Penis Enlargement Claims Mon Feb 14, 6:17 PM ET Health - Reuters LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A New Jersey man has filed a false advertising lawsuit against a maker of herbal penis enlargement pills, alleging the medicine does not fulfill its promises, the plaintiff's lawyer said on Monday. Two similar cases, filed last year in Colorado and Ohio, accuse manufacturers of herbal dietary supplements, VigRx and Enzyte, of falsely claiming to be able to add substantial length and girth to a man's penis. All three suits seek class action status and claim to represent more than...
  • Political Observation: Mary Bono is Cute.

    02/11/2004 9:11:40 AM PST · by BCrago66 · 1 replies · 77+ views
    Saw her for a moment during the opening statements in the House Committee's hearing on Broadcast Indecency (prompted by the Superbowl half-time), and she looks very nice, even better that she did around 5 years ago when she first came to Congress during the Impeachment era. The hearing is on right now; Bono will be on again when she gets her 5 minutes of questioning.