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  • 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...
  • Tom Cotton Backs Up Roy Moore: ‘We Shouldn’t Have Trial by Newspaper’

    12/09/2017 6:08:36 PM PST · by Paladin2 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Dec 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    n the interview published on Saturday, Cotton compared the frivolous allegations against Moore to the frivolous allegations that came out against President Donald Trump before his landslide victory over Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton. Cotton said the voters would decide the veracity of the claims just like they deemed Trump to not be guilty last year, and that the news media should not determine whether or not people are guilty.
  • Social Conservatives Finally Find an Activist Judge They Can Embrace

    11/06/2017 10:20:34 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies ^ | Nov 07, 2017 | Bernard Goldberg
    For quite some time now conservative Republicans have been screaming about activist judges who put their own political opinions above the law. And they've been right to complain. But now, thanks to socially conservative voters in Alabama, we learn that they didn't really mean it. What bothered them weren't activist judges in general -- just liberal activist judges. Conservative activism by a judge who gets his marching orders from the Bible is fine. Republican social conservatives in Alabama, many of them evangelical Christians, elected former state judge Roy Moore as their nominee to run next month for the United States...
  • Morning Joe Meacham Doubts Trump, Unlike Nixon, Will Follow Rule of Law "In the End"

    10/30/2017 5:12:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 22 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | MarkFinkelstein
    How much does the MSM hate Donald Trump? So much so that it is making a hero of the president that–prior to Trump–the liberal media most loved to hate. On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and panelist Jon Meacham praised Nixon for complying with a Supreme Court ruling and turning over secretly-recorded tapes, even though Nixon knew that meant the end of his presidency. In contrast, Meacham darkly surmised: “I don’t know that we’re with a president now who will follow the rule of law, as even Richard Nixon did, in the end.” View the video here.
  • Cass Sunstein Tweets Scalia Praise

    02/13/2016 10:59:53 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 12 replies
    twitter ^ | 2-13-2016 | @CassSunstein
    "Devastated by Justice Scalia's death. One of the most important justices ever, a defender of the Rule of Law, and a truly wonderful person."
  • Point of Law: Singaporean Man Probed for Sticking Toothpicks in Bus Seat

    08/09/2017 1:05:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New Straits Times ^ | August 9, 2017
    A 60-year-old Singaporean could be jailed for up to two years if found guilty of sticking toothpicks into a bus seat in a suspected case of "mischief", police said. Singapore, whose crime rates are among the world's lowest, has tough laws for minor offences such as vandalism, which can be punished with caning. The import and sale of chewing gum is banned except for medical reasons.Police launched an investigation after a bus company in the city-state reported last week that one of their vehicles' passenger seats was perforated with toothpicks. "Through extensive ground enquiries and with the assistance of CCTV...
  • Republicans and the Lost Art of Deterrence

    08/01/2017 7:01:16 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 12 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 07/31/17 | Victor David Hanson
    In a perfect and disinterested world, when Washington, D.C. is deluged in scandal, a nonpartisan investigator or prosecutor should survey the contemporary rotten landscape. He would then distinguish the likely guilty from the probably falsely accused—regardless of the political consequences at stake. In the real cosmos of Washington, however, the majority party—the group that controls the House, Senate, presidency, and U.S. Supreme Court—if it were necessary, would de facto appoint the government’s own special investigatory team, and then allow it to follow where leads dictate. Its majority status would assure that there were no political opponents in control of the...
  • Post-Modern Prosecutions

    07/27/2017 2:37:18 PM PDT · by Eva · 6 replies, via the way back machine ^ | November 25, 2006 | William L. Anderson
    Post-Modern Prosecutions by William Anderson Over the past four years, I have written (or co-written with Candice E. Jackson) a number of articles dealing with the dishonesty of prosecutors in this country. The Duke Non-Rape case, as I see it, is a logical extension to a pattern that is so egregious that all we can do now is damage control. Justice pretty much is dead in the United States. The final blow in this death of a million blows has been the increasing use of conspiracy theories by the prosecution, something that the law forbids, but the courts let it...
  • Hillary Clinton Did Not Give The FBI 13 Devices Containing Her Emails

    07/12/2017 4:40:16 AM PDT · by Principled · 38 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 7-12-17 | Patrick Howley
    Hillary Clinton’s lawyers failed to give the FBI at least 13 different mobile devices containing information about Clinton’s private email network, according to a new FBI document dump.
  • The First 100 Days to Securing America

    04/25/2017 5:15:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | April 25, 2017 | Ken Blackwell
    President Donald Trump is nearing his 100th day in office. Unlike his predecessor, President Trump doesn’t spend much time on the golf course. He’s busy issuing executive orders, appointing strong conservatives, bombing Islamist terrorists, and safeguarding our borders. Some of the president’s critics didn’t think he’d make it through the first 100 days. They imagined that they could drive him from office—using the violent tactics that work so well to shut down debate on college campuses. Others on the Left figured the courts would do their dirty work. Activist judges would issue a few rulings blocking his plans and he’d...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Oregon Rep. Esquivel, feels Trump administration’s stance on immigration is long overdue.

    04/12/2017 3:36:12 PM PDT · by AuntB · 26 replies
    Full Measure. video ^ | April 7, 2017 | Sheryl Atkisson
    Transcript For Oregon Representative Sal Esquivel, a Republican who has served in the statehouse for 12 years, the Trump administration’s hard line immigration stance is long overdue. Sal Esquivel: This is America. We have borders. We have laws. We're a nation of laws, so therefore we should adhere to those laws, and we should not ignore the laws that we don't want to adhere to. Sal Esquivel: The state needs to get its act together. And comply with federal law. As Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently made clear, federal law requires cities and counties to work with immigration authorities. Full...
  • 'Everyone is affected.' Immigration raids turn Oregon city into ghost town

    04/07/2017 7:24:26 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 148 replies
    OregonLive ^ | April 7, 2017 | Casey Parks
    WOODBURN -- Cesar Mora's customers disappeared in waves. Every time a rumor spread, his door stopped swinging open. Mora runs Zapateria El Jalicience, a clothing store in downtown Woodburn. Men used to come in every Saturday to buy leather boots and cowboy hats for weekend parties. Then President Donald Trump signed an executive order beefing up immigration enforcement. Federal immigration agents detained 11 men at a Woodburn gas station, leaving workers afraid to go to their jobs and children terrified to attend school. Boots made of ostrich, crocodile and eel hadn't been touched in weeks. Mora's business is down 80...
  • Governor Greg Abbott Unveils Texas Plan

    02/20/2017 12:16:17 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | February 20th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Early last month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott delivered the keynote address to the Texas Public Policy Foundation. My heart skipped a beat when I read the title to his press release, Governor Abbott Unveils Texas Plan, Offers Constitutional Amendments to Restore the Rule of Law. Take a moment to click the link and scan the highlights. Now, when the governor of the second largest state in the Union, “gets it,” all of us in the COS movement should applaud. Few can match the combined political and professional resume’ of Greg Abbot. He was a Texas trial judge, an adjunct professor...
  • HAGELIN: Jeff Sessions, statesman of the highest order

    02/12/2017 2:52:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin
    He was maligned, falsely accused, portrayed as a racist, and unjustly characterized as the polar opposite of the wonderful person that he is. Yet, when Sen. Jeff Sessions emerged victorious in his confirmation for the position of United States attorney general, he demonstrated to the world what a true leader looks like. This man of great integrity was gracious and humble, revealing just one of the many reasons why he is worthy to be the attorney general. As Sen. Sessions stepped up to the microphone to say goodbye to his colleagues, everyone wondered what he would say to those who...
  • Vanity: Can the president ignore the court and continue with his valid executive order?

    02/09/2017 4:01:56 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 368 replies
    February 9, 2017 | Jim Robinson
    Vanity Discussion Question: Can the president ignore the court order and continue with his valid executive order? It appears the president is acting in accordance to his constitutional powers and specifically in accordance to laws regarding immigration and has been challenged and overridden by an unconstitutionally political activist (liberal) court. If so, can he can he continue with his valid orders controlling the actions of the executive branch? No doubt this would set up a "constitutional crisis" but this is going to happen soon anyway as it's the only way we will ever restore constitutional government, ie, the liberal activist...
  • The White House Facebook (Emergency Stay Seeking to End Seattle Judge's Order)

    02/03/2017 8:02:50 PM PST · by Red Steel · 108 replies
    The White House ^ | February 3, 2017; 30 minutes ago | Sean Spicer
    Statement by the Press Secretary: At the earliest possible time, the Department of Justice intends to file an emergency stay of this order and defend the executive order of the President, which we believe is lawful and appropriate. The president’s order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people. As the law states, "Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for...
  • Fresno mayor vows his town won't become 'sanctuary city,' bucking California trend

    01/28/2017 2:58:11 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 26, 2017 | Ruben Vives, Dakota Smith and Cindy CarcamoContact Reporters
    President Trump’s plans to crack down on so-called “sanctuary cities” has met with criticism from many politicians around California. But Fresno Mayor Lee Brand said Thursday that he has no plans for his city to join the sanctuary city movement, which is designed to express support and solidarity for people in this country illegally.