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  • Obama AG Eric Holder questions legitimacy of Supreme Court after Kavanaugh confirmation

    10/06/2018 5:27:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 155 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 6, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder reacted to the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Saturday by questioning the legitimacy of the court and arguing that it needed to regain the nation's trust. Holder -- who served as the nation’s top lawyer under former President Barack Obama from 2009 to 2015 -- said the treatment of former Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland by Senate Republicans, as well as Kavanaugh’s confirmation, meant the legitimacy of the court was in question. “With the confirmation of Kavanaugh and the process which led to it, (and the treatment of Merrick Garland), the...
  • How Liberals Could Declare War on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court

    10/05/2018 12:49:08 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 77 replies
    Slate ^ | 10-4-18 | Mark Joseph Stern
    By all indications, Brett Kavanaugh is about to be confirmed to the Supreme Court.... His confirmation ... will plunge the Supreme Court into a legitimacy crisis that could weaken its power over the long term. This crisis will become particularly acute if Democrats retake Congress and the presidency but find their reforms stymied by a reactionary judiciary. The broad consensus over the court’s authority to interpret the Constitution will crumble. (...) (...) But what happens when Democrats take back the legislative and executive branches? What if Democrats pass Medicare for All, and the Supreme Court strikes it down, with Kavanaugh...
  • Betsy DeVos plans to change the way sexual assault is investigated on college campuses...

    09/30/2018 2:34:39 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 30 September 2018 | KAYLA BRANTLEY
    Betsy DeVos plans to change the way sexual assault is investigated on college campuses - calling the current guidelines 'skewed against the accuser' in the wake of Kavanaugh case. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is considering new guidelines that could dramatically change the way allegations of sexual violence are investigated on college campuses. DeVos says the system put in place under President Barack Obama is skewed against the accused. She's expected to issue new rules in the near future. This comes after the dramatic Senate testimony last week by Dr Christine Blasey Ford who claims Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually...
  • Betsy DeVos is getting savaged for closing campus kangaroo courts

    09/01/2018 12:05:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    nypost.com ^ | August 31, 2018 | 7:50pm | Updated | Rich Lowry
    A judicial process that doesn’t allow the accused to cross-examine his accuser or reliably see the evidence against him is a civil libertarian’s nightmare. It traduces every principle of fairness and is blatantly un-American. Yet Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is about to get savaged for replacing just such a process with something more in keeping with our longstanding legal norms. The Education Department is preparing new rules that would roll back the monstrously unfair Obama-era requirements for how colleges handle sexual-assault and harassment allegations. The Obama rules have been receiving a battering in the courts, where due process is still...
  • MSNBC: Voters 'selfishly' expect Second Amendment rights to 'stay the same'

    08/30/2018 1:18:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 30, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    3 min video at link. The hosts of “MSNBC Live” told viewers on Thursday that President Trump’s support continues to be strong due to an abundance of “selfish” Second Amendment supporters. Co-anchors Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi mulled over the White House’s solid support as the midterm elections near and concluded that self-centered Americans are to blame. “While we could find or do find the president’s constant lying or lawlessness or reprehensible behavior morally unacceptable, a lot of people vote pretty selfishly, and they say, ‘What’s going to give me more money in my pockets?’ ” Ms. Ruhle told billionaire...
  • ICE officers demand Portland mayor apologize for 'Occupy ICE' chaos

    07/30/2018 11:23:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    ICE officers sent a cease-and-desist letter Monday to the mayor in Portland, Oregon, demanding he apologize for ordering city police to stand down as protesters ravaged the immigration agency’s headquarters and menaced its employees. Agency employees say they were harassed, followed and had their personal vehicles damaged when protesters tried to block them from leaving. They say Portland police refused to respond, under orders from Mayor Ted Wheeler, who said he backed the protesters over the feds. With police on the sidelines the Occupy ICE protesters shut down U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s building on Macadam Avenue for a week...
  • CNN COMMENTATOR CONDONES ASSAULT ON 16-YEAR-OLD TEEN IN MAGA HAT (professor to boot)

    07/06/2018 10:05:25 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 67 replies
    daily caller ^ | 07/05/2018 | Amber Athey
    CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill condoned an attack on a 16-year-old boy wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat in a Thursday tweet. On Tuesday night, a man in a San Antonio, Texas Whataburger stole a boy’s MAGA hat and then tossed his drink on the group of Trump-supporting teens. “You ain’t supporting s*it, n******,” the man told the teens after he threw his drink on them. TMZ staffer Van Lathan seemed to defend the man’s behavior in a Thursday tweet, writing, Wish I could take the high road. But your MAGA hat reads like a swastika to me. So...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano: Can Immigrants Be Deported Without A Trial?

    06/28/2018 9:44:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 105 replies
    Townhall ^ | 06/28/2018 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Last weekend, President Donald Trump argued that those foreigners who enter the United States unlawfully should simply be taken to the border, escorted across it and let go. According to the president, this would save precious government resources, avoid the business of separating children from their parents and free up the Border Patrol and other federal assets to do their jobs. He is undoubtedly correct on the beneficial consequences to the government of forced deportation without due process. Yet deportation without a trial is profoundly unconstitutional. Here is the back story. The nation has been torn apart by the images...
  • Supreme Court Hands Trump The Power To Fire Thousands Of Judges (Wonderful News Alert)

    06/24/2018 10:03:13 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies
    Washington Post 24 ^ | June 25, 2018
    Perhaps the biggest roadblock to Trump’s MAGA agenda has been radical, liberal judges. These men and women, appointed by previous presidents and other powers, have interfered with President Trump’s lawful authority. But that’s all about to change. Judges are supposed to be impartial. They have a solemn duty to uphold our laws. Decisions made by judges can decide the fate of not just one person, but millions. Judges that preside over federal issues can very well affect the lives of every last American. We’ve seen how radical judges can harm our country. Obama-appointed judges have overstepped their bounds by attacking...
  • Dinesh D’Souza Sounds the Alarm: NY Attorney General Wants to Get Rid of ‘Double Jeopardy’ to Go..

    06/04/2018 2:39:06 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 116 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | June 3, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Conservative activist Dinesh D’Souza faced political persecution after he directed and released anti-Obama film, “2016: Obama’s America”. He was indicted over illegal campaign contributions. It was an obvious witch hunt. On Thursday, President Trump announced publicly he would be issuing a full pardon to Dinesh D’Souza. The New York Attorney General is so angry over the presidential pardon of Dinesh that she wants to get rid of double jeopardy to go after him again. Dinesh D’Souza celebrated on his Twitter account with an epic smack down of the Obama hack who made his life hell, former US Attorney Preet Bharara....
  • Disney/ABC Should Merge with Starbucks and the NFL

    06/03/2018 7:31:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 3, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    Disney/ABC, Starbucks, and the NFL should merge, as they are this week’s prime example of how to drive away customers while engaged in absurd CEO virtue signaling. ABC/Disney I never watch television. Its news is a waste of time, with well-groomed, overpaid readers and hokey camera coverage that takes an hour to cover what 10 minutes of a well-written article can better convey. Take the news coverage itself: The EU is falling apart, the talks with North Korea are on and it looks like war will be averted and another country denuclearized, and the Mueller investigation seems more ridiculous than...
  • In Fight Against Violent Crime, Justice Dept. Targets Low-Level Gun Offenders

    05/07/2018 7:50:38 AM PDT · by Theoria · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 May 2018 | Ali Watkins
    Bobby Amos stood outside of an Episcopal church in Alabama last spring, begging police to kill him. He had been suicidal earlier and held a gun to his head, his wife said, and she had hidden the weapon at the church, where he had followed her to retrieve it. There was little to indicate that Mr. Amos, 39, was a danger to anyone but himself that day. He was arrested unarmed outside the church, in need of treatment and counseling, according to his lawyer, Fred Tiemann. Police recovered the pistol from the building. Federal prosecutors, citing Mr. Amos’s conviction of...
  • Weekly Update: Deep State Assault on President Trump

    04/14/2018 9:32:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 13, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Get-Trump Fever Creating Rule of Law Crisis Judicial Watch Sues Justice and State for Uranium One Records Court Rules Illegal Aliens Can Sue over Green Card Requirement Get-Trump Fever Creating Rule of Law Crisis This has been an extraordinary week. It began with an abusive raid on the home and law office of President Trump’s long-time attorney Michael Cohen. And it ended with disclosures from the disgraced former FBI Director’s anti-Trump book and the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report released today regarding the corrupt behavior of fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. The attached video lays out my...
  • Beto O'Rourke Says Ted Cruz and Donald Trump "Want You to Be Afraid of Mexicans

    04/04/2018 12:48:29 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    sacurrent.com ^ | 04/04/2018 | Abby Livington
    U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-El Paso, lit into U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and President Donald Trump during an interview in Waco on Tuesday, suggesting the two Republicans were inciting fear in Texas voters. "Let me tell you what the president and our junior senator are doing right now," he said at an event hosted by The Texas Tribune. O'Rourke was being interviewed by the Tribune's CEO, Evan Smith. "They want you to be afraid of Mexicans. When they call them rapists and criminals, and say only a wall will keep them out." O'Rourke is challenging Cruz in the November election....
  • On the Trump-Russia Investigation and the Rule of Law

    04/04/2018 7:30:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 4, 2018 | Byron York
    Recently, I took part in a debate on the question "Does the Russia investigation endanger the rule of law?" I said yes. First, a caveat. If "endanger the rule of law" means "destroys our legal order and threatens our democracy," then no, I don't think the Trump-Russia investigation does that. But if it means "involves our nation's most powerful law enforcement and intelligence agencies in reckless political conduct that undermines our system of elections and the orderly transfer of power," then yes, the Trump-Russia investigation does, in fact, endanger the rule of law. Two incidents from 2016 and early...
  • Kamala Harris On Immigration: Sessions Wants To Roll Back The Clock...

    03/08/2018 7:28:59 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 57 replies
    RCP ^ | 8 Mar 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) appeared on MSNBC's All In with host Chris Hayes Wednesday night to discuss Attorney General Jeff Sessions' speech on California ignoring the nation's immigration laws and likening it to nullification. Harris warned that it's not a good idea for Sessions to bring up Civil War history and said his credibility is "pretty shot" on those issues. Hayes prompted the comments from Harris when he brought up Sessions' reference to "slave states in nullification and secession" in denouncing California for evading federal immigration law. (Editor's note: Sessions actually said: 'There is no nullification. There is no secession.'...
  • The 2nd ammendment is useless...

    02/19/2018 12:16:40 PM PST · by right way right · 24 replies
    myself | rightwayright
    Unless we use it.
  • Restoring the Rule of Law to the Protection of Classified Information

    01/08/2018 4:32:32 PM PST · by bitt · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/6/2018 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    In the Clinton-email case, her intent, regardless of her motive, was clearly criminal. The Justice Department is reviving investigations involving Hillary Clinton’s emails and the degree to which the State Department during Mrs. Clinton’s tenure as secretary was put in the service of the Clinton Foundation. Good. Indeed, it is long overdue. It underscores a point we’ve tried to make repeatedly here: You don’t need a special counsel for this kind of thing; such investigations are what we have a Justice Department full of career prosecutors for. The perverse institution of the independent prosecutor should be shunned whenever possible —...
  • Schiff: DOJ investigating Clinton Foundation at ‘badgering’ of White house

    01/07/2018 9:41:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 7, 2017 | Olivia Beavers
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Sunday claimed the Justice Department is investigating the Clinton Foundation for politically motivated reasons rather than based on new evidence. The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee accused the White House of placing unrelenting pressure on the law enforcement agency to open a probe into the organization tied to Hillary Clinton, President Trump's 2016 Democratic opponent. "If they are investigating Hillary Clinton, it doesn't take a genius, let alone a stable genius, to see why," Schiff told host Jake Tapper on CNN’s "State of the Union," referencing President Trump's self-description of his mental fitness....
  • Gay Cake Bake Legal Case Reaches Supreme Court

    12/11/2017 9:48:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/17 | Douglas Gibbs
    The Rule of Law has become the Rule of Man, and when that happens, it's normally not very long before the people begin dancing around a golden calf The Christian Baker who refused to bake a cake with a homosexual wedding message on it lost everything. The business is gone. They went bankrupt. The court case, however, lives on, and The United States Supreme Court has heard the oral arguments on it. This is dangerous. I am not excited when the federal government, especially the courts, begins to stick their fingers into issues regarding our rights. In fact, the Constitution...