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  • First Circuit Court of Appeals Rule No Right to Bear Arms Outside the Home

    11/08/2018 10:09:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 121 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 2 November 2018, the First Circuit Court of Appeals held the Second Amendment effectively does not apply outside the home.† From uscourts.gov: This case involves a constitutional challenge to the Massachusetts firearms licensing statute, as implemented in the communities of Boston and Brookline. All of the individual plaintiffs sought and received licenses from one of those two communities to carry firearms in public. The licenses, though, were restricted: they allowed the plaintiffs to carry firearms only in relation to certain specified activities but denied them the right to carry firearms more generally.†The plaintiffs say that the Massachusetts firearms licensing...
  • Finally, A Day of Reckoning For Michael Avenatti?

    10/31/2018 7:26:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2018 | Byron York
    Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels and a 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful, jumped into the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation battle on the afternoon of Sept. 23. On that day, The New Yorker had published the allegations of a woman named Deborah Ramirez, who claimed that a drunken Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a party at Yale sometime in 1983 or 1984. Almost immediately, Avenatti took to Twitter with an allegation of his own. Avenatti said he had a client, "a woman with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge." He did not reveal her...
  • Atlanta Reaches $1.2M Settlement With Ex-Fire Chief Fired Over Christian Views on Sex, Marriage

    10/18/2018 12:05:13 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 15 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Oct 16, 2018 | By BRANDON SHOWALTER
    On January 9, 2015, I wrote an article titled, "The Mayor of Atlanta Declares War on Religious Freedom." Now, more than three-and-a-half years later, sanity has prevailed and religious freedoms have been preserved. Atlanta must pay up. The case involved Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, a man who had served the city of Atlanta for more than 30 years, working with distinction and without blemish. But when he self-published a 160 page book for use in his home church, gay activists rose up against him, demanding that he be fired. What was his crime? On his own time and on his...
  • Porny Daniels Lawsuit Dismissed, She Owes Trump Legal Fees

    10/15/2018 4:00:01 PM PDT · by RooRoobird20 · 34 replies
    Fox News | 10/15/2018 | Me
    Just breaking on Brett Bairís show
  • Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels Defamation Suit Against Trump (Rules She Has To Pay His Legal Fees)

    10/15/2018 4:06:56 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 68 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/15/2018 | John Roberts
    John Roberts John Roberts @johnrobertsFox Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation suit against ‚Ā¶@realDonaldTrump ‚Ā© - says he is entitled to legal fees from plaintiff 5:35 PM ¬∑ Oct 15, 2018
  • Washington Supreme Court tosses out stateís death penalty [Barf Alert]

    10/11/2018 9:22:17 AM PDT · by fwdude · 41 replies
    AP News ^ | 10/11/2018 | Rachel La Corte
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) ó Washington stateís Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty violates its Constitution. The ruling Thursday makes Washington the latest state to do away with capital punishment. The justices said the ďdeath penalty is invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially.Ē They ordered that people currently on death row have their sentences converted to life in prison.
  • Trumpís ĎPresidential Alertí canít be stopped: judge

    10/03/2018 10:12:57 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 83 replies
    NYPost ^ | October 3, 2018
    A federal judge in Manhattan on Wednesday turned down a request for a temporary restraining order that would have stopped the Trump administrationís plan to send test messages to more than 200 million cellphones later in the day. Judge Katherine Polk Failla rejected arguments from lawyers representing people who objected because they believed that the government should not be able to control what messages Americans receive on their devices. At a news conference outside the courthouse after the decision, plaintiff Liane Nikitivich said she was ďnot sure how terrorism is defined and who will be found to be a terroristĒ...
  • Federal court upholds New York program to subsidize nuclear plants

    09/27/2018 9:00:41 AM PDT · by McQ444 · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2018-09-27 21:00 | Josh Siegel
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit on Thursday upheld the legality of New Yorkís program that props up struggling nuclear plants to provide electricity without carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Judge dismisses all charges against 3 [update: 5] 'extremist Muslim' New Mexico compound suspects

    08/29/2018 12:06:35 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 197 replies
    fox ^ | 8/29/18
    Judge Jeff McElroy on Wednesday dismissed all of the charges against three of the five defendants arrested in connection to a New Mexico compound linked to ďextremist MuslimsĒ because authorities violated the stateís ď10-day rule.Ē This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
  • Owner of 3D-printed guns company says he's selling instructions despite court order

    08/28/2018 11:01:00 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/28/18 | Michael Burke
    The owner of a company that makes blueprints for 3D-printed guns said Tuesday that he has begun selling instructions for making the guns despite a court order barring him from uploading the directions, The Associated Press reported. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik on Monday extended a previous ruling that barred Cody Wilson and his company, Defense Distributed, from uploading directions for 3D-printed guns to the internet. Wilson said at a news conference that he began selling the instructions in the U.S. on Tuesday morning and has already received almost 400 orders, according to the AP. He indicated he believes he...
  • Federal judge reverses himself and hands Trump admin huge win on DACA

    08/20/2018 10:24:23 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 18 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/20/18 | USA Features
    Sanity: Though President Barack Obama implemented the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy via executive order ó which most constitutional experts said he had no authority to do because he was changing existing immigration law ó POTUS Donald Trump has had a difficult time repealing that order through his own executive action. Now, however, a federal judge has handed his administration its first real DACA victory after reversing an earlier Aug. 3 ruling.
  • Tea party groups get revenge against IRS as judge approves $3.5 million payout

    08/10/2018 11:36:37 AM PDT · by upchuck · 64 replies
    Wash Times ^ | Aug 9, 2018 | Steven Dinan
    A judge late Wednesday signed off on the settlement between the IRS and hundreds of tea party groups, closing out the last major legal battle over what all sides now agree was unwarranted and illegal targeting for political purposes. The IRS agreed to pay $3.5 million to groups that were wronged by the intrusive inspections, and insists itís made changes so that political targeting canít occur in the future. A few issues are still being fought over in the courts ó including whether former IRS senior executive Lois G. Lerner will be allowed to forever shield her deposition explaining her...
  • U.S. judge bars Trump policy restricting transgender troops

    08/06/2018 2:48:34 PM PDT · by detective · 73 replies
    MSN News ^ | August 6, 2018 | Andrew Chung
    A U.S. court on Monday ruled the Trump administration could not enforce an updated policy barring certain transgender people from serving in the U.S. military, becoming the second court in the country to rule against the government since it unveiled the policy in March. Trump announced on March 23 that he would endorse a plan by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to restrict the military service of transgender people who experience a condition called gender dysphoria. The policy replaced an outright ban on transgender service members that Trump announced last year on Twitter, citing concern over military focus and medical costs....
  • BREAKING: Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Seth Richís Parents Against FOX News

    08/02/2018 1:33:09 PM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 2, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Federal District Judge George B. Daniels dismissed a lawsuit today by Seth Richís parents against FOX News. The Riches alleged in their lawsuit that they had been ďcollateral damage in a political warĒ and say their sonís death was exploited for political benefit.
  • Ninth Circuit Rules Openly Carrying Firearm in Public Is Constitutional

    07/24/2018 10:15:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 109 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/24/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday that openly carrying a firearm in public is constitutional. The ruling, issued by a three-judge panel, is a rebuttal to Hawaiiís claim that Second Amendment protections only applied to carrying a gun openly in oneís home. Reuters reports that the case was brought by George Young, after Hawaiian official ďtwice [denied] him a permit to carry a gun outside.Ē A District Court ruled that the denial did not infringe rights protected by the Second Amendment, but the Ninth Circuit panel disagreed.
  • New York's Global Warming Suit Against Oil Companies Tossed

    07/19/2018 1:13:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Business Week (link only) | 7/19/18 | Bob Van Voris
    Posting Bloomberg stuff is verboten on FR, so here is a link to the article
  • Janus Is Only the Beginning

    07/19/2018 6:41:10 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 7 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 19 July 2018 | Steven Greenhut
    The U.S. Supreme Courtís recent ruling in the Janus v. AFSCME case has heartened conservatives throughout the nation, especially in non-right-to-work states such as California that require public employees to pay dues to their respective unions. Janus will, over time, reduce the power of these unions as they are forced to spend more time wooing members ó and they will have less disposable cash to control state legislatures and city councils.
  • Bush-appointed Judge Announces End to National Borders, Suspends Deportations

    07/17/2018 6:23:38 AM PDT · by ManHunter · 37 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 16, 2018 | Daniel Horowitz
    We all knew this feigned outrage over separating families had nothing to do with separating families, but with ensuring a steady flow of poor and dangerous elements into our country to be released into our communities and never heard from again. Now we have the proof. After the Trump administration marshalled all its security resources away from our border priorities in order to reunite the families, district Judge Dana Sabraw has now placed a halt on their deportations, even as unified family units... Sabraw, a George W. Bush appointee, is the same judge who legislated from the bench that the...
  • Christian College Wins [Federal Court] Legal Battle Against Obamacare Birth Control Mandate

    07/07/2018 7:33:11 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Jul 6, 2018 | Samuel Smith
    A federal court has granted a Christian liberal arts college in Pennsylvania a permanent injunction against the Obama-era abortion pill mandate that required the school to be complicit in providing health care coverage that violated its religious convictions. On Thursday, Judge Joy Flowers Conti of the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted permanent relief to Geneva College, a liberal arts school affiliated with the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. Conti ruled that the Department of Health and Human Services Obamacare contraception mandate violated the college's rights under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act by requiring...
  • NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship Question

    07/04/2018 4:24:14 AM PDT · by wtd · 59 replies
    SW Dutchess Daily Voice ^ | 07/04/2018 | Zak Faila, Joe Lombardi
    NY Judge: Trump Admin Acted In 'Bad Faith' By Adding Citizenship QuestionCiting ďbad faith,Ē a federal judge has ordered President Donald Trumpís administration to disclose additional information regarding its decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Judge Jesse Furman of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York announced on Tuesday that lawyers representing the government must produce a log of documents that were being withheld, as well as provide an explanation for why the administration did so. Furman further demanded that the government include documents from the Commerce and Justice Departments...