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  • Poll: 55% back rabbis' anti-Arab ruling

    12/15/2010 6:10:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/15/10 | ynet
    Survey shows 41% of secular Israelis support municipal religious leaders' call not to rent apartments to non-Jews, as do 64% and 88% of Israel's traditional and haredi Jews, respectively A significant segment of Israel's adult Jewish population agrees with a religious ruling forbididng Jews from selling or renting apartments to Arabs or other non-Jews, according to a recent survey commissioned by Ynet and the Gesher organization. The controversial ruling was issued by a group of 50 municipal rabbis. Some 55% of those polled said they agree with the ruling; 26% of the respondents said they agree with it for the...
  • Funding vote to test Obama’s resolve on ending earmarks (6,600 - so far)

    12/15/2010 8:11:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/14/10 | Alexander Bolton
    Funding vote to test Obama’s resolve on ending earmarksBy Alexander Bolton - 12/14/10 08:36 PM ET Senate Democrats are moving aggressively to pass a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that will test President Obama’s resolve on opposing congressional earmarks. The 1,924-page bill would set aside funding for thousands of earmarks, according to Senate aides tracking the legislation. Obama last month called for an earmark ban, saying in one of his weekly addresses that “we can’t afford” these items inserted by members of Congress “without adequate review.” Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) on Tuesday called on Obama to intervene in the Senate’s...
  • Dems Sweat ObamaCare Ruling

    12/14/2010 4:30:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/14/10 | John Fund
    <p>The White House expressed confidence yesterday that ObamaCare will survive a federal judge's ruling that invalidates the law's health insurance mandate. But behind the optimistic facade, many liberals are worried that the current political climate could give the Supreme Court cover to strike down a key part of the law.</p>
  • W.H. denies judge acted politically

    12/14/2010 2:24:28 PM PST · by ColdOne · 15 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 12/14/10 | MATT NEGRIN
    The White House doesn’t think the judge who ruled against the health care law on Monday did so because of political persuasions, Stephanie Cutter, an assistant to President Obama, said Tuesday. “We disagree with the result of the ruling, but we’re not questioning anybody’s politics or judgment in this,” Cutter said on MSNBC.
  • No matter how you spin it, yesterday's court decision striking down Obamacare's mandate

    12/14/2010 12:01:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/14/10 | Mark Hemingway
    Ezra Klein, the Washington Post's blogging wunderkind, is a smart guy. He made his name becoming the go-to pundit for health care policy. He understands health care policy as few do in D.C. But if you're looking for an unvarnished opinion about the political realities of Obamacare, he's the last guy I would read. Since the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act begin winding its way through Congress last year, Klein has been almost unrelentingly supportive of every proposed version of the legislation. Now that the legislation is in place and we're
  • Breaking: Virginia Judge Rules Individual Mandate Unconstitutional

    12/13/2010 11:36:01 AM PST · by neverdem · 37 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | December 13, 2010 | Daniel Foster
    UPDATED According to multiple reports, a federal judge in Virginia has ruled that part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — is unconstitutional. The ruling by District Judge Henry Hudson says the law “exceeds the constitutional boundaries of congressional power” by requiring individuals to purchase health care coverage under the “individual mandate.” It is the first federal ruling against the law. “Neither the Supreme Court nor any federal circuit court of appeals has extended Commerce Clause powers to compel an individual to involuntarily enter the stream of commerce by purchasing a commodity in the private market,” Hudson...
  • Breaking: Federal judge rules ObamaCare mandate unconstitutional

    12/13/2010 9:58:34 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | DECEMBER 13, 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    CNN has a breaking alert on a ruling by a federal judge in Virginia that rejects ObamaCare as unconstitutional: A federal judge in Virginia has ruled parts of the sweeping health care reform effort led by President Obama to be unconstitutional. This is the first federal court to strike down the law, contradicting other recent rulings the law was permissible. The key issue of contention was the “individual mandate” requirement that most Americans purchase health insurance by 2014. This case (Virginia v Sebelius) was the lawsuit brought by the states against ObamaCare. This is the test case that had the...
  • Breaking On Fox: VA Judge Declares Individual Mandate In ObamaCare UNCONSTITUTIONAL

    12/13/2010 9:21:01 AM PST · by careyb · 348 replies · 3+ views
    Fox News | 12/13/10 | Fox News
    Just in... will keep you posted...
  • Continental guilty over 2000 Concorde crash

    12/06/2010 1:14:49 PM PST · by ColdOne · 12 replies ^ | Dec 7th 2010 | AFP
    PARIS (AFP) - – A French court fined Continental Airlines Monday over the 2000 Concorde crash in which 113 died, but did not jail anyone for the disaster that effectively ended commercial supersonic air travel. The court found the US airline criminally responsible for the Paris crash, caused by a piece of metal that fell from a Continental DC-10 and later shredded the supersonic jet's tyre, which led to a fire in the fuel tank.
  • Virginia Judge Tosses Health Care Lawsuit

    11/30/2010 6:15:56 PM PST · by freedomwarrior998 · 37 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | 11-30-2010 | Larry O'Dell
    RICHMOND, Va. - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed Liberty University's lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's new federal health care law, declaring that a provision requiring most individuals to obtain insurance is constitutional.
  • ATF testimony admits many unregistered machine guns allowed by ruling

    11/18/2010 3:56:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 November, 2010 | David Codrea
    Testimony in the case of US v ONE HISTORIC ARMS MACHINE GUN revealed there are untold numbers of unregistered machine guns currently owned by Americans that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives not only knows about, but actually created the conditions whereby this situation exists. Mike Vanderboegh explains at Sipsey Street Irregulars: Let me draw your attention to the sworn testimony of one Richard Vasquez, ATF Assistant Chief, Firearms Technology Branch… from a deposition on 10 September 2009… The relevant testimony excerpt is included in the sidebar slide accompanying this column. The relevant ATF ruling to consult is...
  • Federal Appeals Court Says Military's Gay Ban Should Stay in Place for Now

    10/20/2010 5:19:40 PM PDT · by darkwing104 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2010 | Fox News
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court says the military should keep in place its "don't ask, don't tell" policy for now.
  • Obama administration appeals ruling backing gay marriage

    10/12/2010 3:10:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/12/10 | Reuters
    (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Tuesday decided to appeal a judge's ruling that prevented the U.S. government from banning same-sex marriages. The Obama administration filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in support of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that barred gay marriages, even though President Barack Obama had previously opposed the law. U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro in Boston ruled in July for several gay couples who had argued that the Defense of Marriage Act interfered with the rights of states to define marriage. Massachusetts was the first state...
  • Federal Court Ruling: CAIR Must Answer to Fraud Charges by Five Former Clients

    10/04/2010 3:59:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 10/4/10 | Sun Tzu
    A federal judge in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia has denied a motion to dismiss complaints by five former clients of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR is a Muslim organization previously named as a Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas front group by the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office in the federal criminal trial and conviction of a terrorist funding cell organized around one of the largest Muslim charities, the Holy Land Foundation, which raised funds for violent jihad on behalf of Hamas. CAIR had asked federal court judge Paul L. Friedman to dismiss the fraud cases
  • Judge: Military's ban on gays is unconstitutional

    09/09/2010 6:56:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 117 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/9/10 | AP
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A federal judge in Southern California has declared the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips on Thursday granted a request for an injunction halting the government's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays in the military. Phillips says the policy doesn't help military readiness and instead has a "direct and deleterious effect" on the armed services. The lawsuit was the biggest legal test of the law in recent years and came amid promises by President Barack Obama that he will work to repeal the policy.
  • Justice Department says it will appeal ruling that undercut Obama stem cell regulations

    08/24/2010 3:15:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/24/10 | Staff
    Washington — The Obama administration will appeal a court ruling that undercut its efforts to expand stem cell research, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The appeal is expected this week, said spokesman Matthew Miller. (Snip) National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins said dozens of studies of promising stem cell therapies — about $54 million worth — would have to stop because of the court ruling that temporarily forbids any additional money from being granted.
  • Judge Mulls Minn. Law That Showed Target Donation

    08/21/2010 11:45:00 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 3 replies
    KSAX ^ | 8-10-10 | Ryan Ruud
    The future of a new Minnesota law that let the public know about polarizing political donations from Target Corp., Best Buy Co. and other companies rests with a federal judge who will decide whether to suspend the disclosure requirement on free speech grounds. U.S. District Judge Donovan Frank said Friday he will rule within a month on a request for a temporary injunction to suspend the law, which could free corporations and other independent groups to spend on this year's election without revealing their identities. Abortion opponents Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, the anti-tax Taxpayers League of Minnesota and a...
  • Mexico supreme court upholds gay adoptions

    08/16/2010 6:19:54 PM PDT · by redreno · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/16/2010 | By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO
    MEXICO CITY – Mexico's Supreme Court voted Monday to uphold a Mexico City law allowing adoptions by same-sex couples, drawing jubilant cheers from gay advocacy groups and angry protests from Roman Catholic Church representatives.
  • Court halts Calif. gay marriages pending appeal

    08/16/2010 4:28:15 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies · 2+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/16/10 | Lisa Leff - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court put same-sex weddings in California on hold indefinitely Monday while it considers the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban. The decision, issued by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, trumps a lower court judge's order that would have allowed county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Wednesday. Lawyers for the two gay couples that challenged the ban said Monday they would not appeal the panel's decision on the stay to the Supreme Court.
  • US APNewsAlert (Stay for Prop 8 Ruling)

    08/16/2010 3:56:26 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 8/16/10
    Federal appeals court blocks same-sex weddings