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  • Gerald McCoy: 'It's Going To Be An Uproar' If Players Forced To Stand

    10/11/2017 11:13:06 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 126 replies
    ESPN ^ | 10/11/17 | Kevin Seifert and Michael Rothstein
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive lineman Gerald McCoy, speaking on Adam Schefter's Know Them From Adam podcast, said he thinks there might "be an uproar" if NFL players are forced to stand for the national anthem. "I don't think guys are gonna like it," McCoy said, when asked about the possible reaction from players. "I think it's gonna be an uproar if that is to happen because you're basically taking away a constitutional right to freedom of speech. If guys wanna have a, I guess you would call it a peaceful protest, I don't think it's right to take that away."...
  • NFL Owners to Discuss Policy on Standing for Anthem

    10/10/2017 11:54:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/10/17 | Matthew Futterman and Andrew Beaton
    A league spokesman said owners will consider player input on the issue, but suggested that a rule change would not require player approval. The National Football League’s owners will discuss next week whether to unilaterally change league policy and require players to stand during the national anthem. The decision to consider the change came after weeks of persistent criticism from President Donald Trump about players protesting during the anthem, including his call for fans to boycott games if the demonstrations continue. On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game after members of the San Francisco 49ers took...
  • This is What Americans Do…Even After Being Shot Through the Leg!

    10/06/2017 9:06:34 AM PDT · by madison10 · 7 replies
    Political Cowboy.com ^ | Oct. 4, 2017 | Chad Prather
    I pray my sons will demonstrate this level of respect for the rest of their lives. On Sunday, a shooter opened fire from the 32nd floor of a hotel in Las Vegas on a country music festival below, killing at least 59 and injuring hundreds. Of those shot and hospitalized was Thomas Gunderson. Then, on Wednesday, President Donald Trump and Melania flew to Las Vegas to meet with victims and came across Gunderson in the hospital. The next moment that was captured and posted on Facebook is something he will likely always remember. As the president and first lady entered...
  • Army Ranger Says He ‘Made a Mistake’ Standing For National Anthem Without His Team

    09/26/2017 4:57:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 83 replies
    GP ^ | 09/26/17 | Cristina Laila
    Former Army Ranger Alejandro Villanueva was the ONLY Steeler to come out for the National Anthem on Sunday. He stood in the tunnel while the rest of the team hid in the locker room like disrespectful cowards. Villanueva stood with his hand over his heart and sang along with pride during the National Anthem. The 28-year-old former Army Ranger is a bronze star recipient and served three tours in Afghanistan. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said he noticed Villanueva during a preseason game because of the way he stood during the National Anthem, according to an article in NFL.com. Imagine being...
  • The Plot to Sabotage U.S. Court System With Thousands of Deportation Cases

    02/22/2017 6:15:25 AM PST · by detective · 32 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 22, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    Yes I want to use the U.S. judicial system—the immigration courts in particular-- to jam, to backlog it so perhaps President Trump will change his mind and stop this ridiculous policy-- this unpleasant and hostile policy-- of deporting people..”  (Jorge Castañeda to Tucker Carlson, Fox News, 2/14/17.)   The “ridiculous policy”consists of President Trump’s executive orders to deport lawbreaking foreigners, mostly Mexicans.   In other words, this “unpleasant and hostile policy” consists of Presidential candidate Trump’s fulfillment of his campaign pledges and of President Trump’s fulfillment of his pledge with his hand on the Bible on Jan. 20th—to uphold the U.S. Constitution....
  • Federal judge halts recount, sealing Trump's Michigan win

    12/07/2016 9:55:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 7, 2016 9:25 PM EST | Ed White
    A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount effectively ended it on Wednesday, tying his decision to a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request another look at ballots. The ruling seals Republican Donald Trump’s narrow victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton for Michigan’s 16 electoral votes. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith agreed with Republicans who argued that the three-day recount must end a day after the state appeals court dealt a blow to the effort. The court said Stein, who finished fourth in Michigan on Nov. 8, didn’t have...
  • Illegal immigrants ('disfavored minority group') sue Oregon over ballot measure denying licenses

    11/30/2015 4:05:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/30/15 | Robert Shaffer
    A group of illegal immigrants is suing the state of Oregon to overturn a voter-approved initiative that denied them driver's licenses. The lawsuit, brought by five illegal immigrants, comes after Oregonians passed Measure 88 last year with a strong two-thirds majority. Thirty-five of Oregon's 36 counties voted against licenses for undocumented residents, as did every congressional district in the state, most of which are represented by Democrats. But the lawsuit alleges Measure 88 is unconstitutional because it "arbitrarily" denies driving privileges based on membership in a "disfavored minority group." It alleges Oregon voters were motivated by "animus toward persons from...
  • Why a Federal Judge Temporarily Halted Obama’s Amnesty Plan

    02/18/2015 8:11:12 AM PST · by xzins · 38 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | February 17, 2015 | Hans von Spakovsky
    The 26 states that sued President Obama over his unilateral amnesty plan for illegal aliens won a major battle on Monday when a federal judge issued a temporary injunction against the plan’s implementation. In a fitting bit of irony, the order was issued on President’s Day, a day when we remember the great men who fulfilled their duties as heads of the second branch of government. In his order, Judge Andrew Hanen enjoined Jeh Johnson, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, from implementing “any and all aspects or phases of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful...
  • ObamaCare fans: SCOTUS case 'unraveling'

    02/13/2015 7:27:35 AM PST · by Maceman · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 13. 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Supporters of ObamaCare think they’ve found a fatal flaw in the GOP-led legal challenge to the healthcare law at the Supreme Court. Legal experts in favor of the Affordable Care Act say new information unearthed about the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell could derail the case before the justices have a chance to rule. “The case made by the [Affordable Care Act]’s opponents is unraveling around them,” Brianne Good and Joey Meyer, legal experts from the progressive group Constitutional Accountability Center, wrote in a blog this week. The standing of the four plaintiffs in the case has come under intense...
  • Obama receives standing ovation from less than 25% of West Point cadets: report

    05/28/2014 2:36:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 138 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/28/14 | Douglas Ernst
    President Obama was welcomed by the Black Knight of the Hudson for his speech at West Point on Wednesday, but less than 25 percent of the cadets gave him a standing ovation upon his introduction, the Daily Mail reported. “Receiving tepid applause and a short standing ovation from less than one-quarter of the audience upon his introduction, Obama argued for a contradictory foreign policy that relies on NATO and the United Nations while insisting that ‘America must always lead on the world stage,’ the paper reported. During his speech, which the Wall Street Journal called “consistent with that of every...
  • Last Man Standing Rancher: armed feds are surrounding my farm

    04/08/2014 6:00:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 107 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/8/14 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A two-decades-old battle between a Nevada rancher and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has resulted in officials armed with machine guns surrounding the ranch and forcibly removing the owner’s cattle, according to the rancher’s family. Cliven Bundy, the last rancher in Clark County, Nev., has been fighting a “one-man range war” since 1993, when he decided to take a stand against the agency, refusing to pay fees for the right to graze on a ranch run by his family for centuries. After years of court battles, the BLM secured a federal court order to have Bundy’s “trespass cattle” forcibly...
  • All too soon, ObamaCare will give us 'Standing'

    12/07/2013 3:06:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/7/2013 | Deane Waldman
    Among the many blessings granted us by ObamaCare (PPAHCA), a new one will be coming soon, starting in January 2014. We will acquire "standing." Legally, the word standing refers to the "ability to initiate a lawsuit." There are three requirements for Article III (tort code) standing: (1) demonstrable injury in fact, not in the future, not hypothetical or conjectural; (2) proof of a causal link between the injury and the challenged conduct or specific legislation (when suing the government); and (3) "likelihood that the injury will be redressed by a favorable [Court] decision."Despite all the weeping and wailing on every...
  • Who was standing behind Obama today? White House won't say

    12/03/2013 9:46:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 62 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 12/3/13 | BYRON YORK
    Nineteen people stood behind President Obama on stage in the Executive Office Building Tuesday as the president kicked off a new campaign to promote Obamacare. One of those people, a young Florida woman named Monica Weeks, introduced Obama after telling the story of being struck with Crohn's Disease at age 19 and receiving expensive treatments for several years that were covered by her parents' health care plan — because Obamacare allowed her to remain on that plan until age 26. Now, Weeks said, she has coverage through a job. "The Affordable Care Act gives young adults who are just starting...
  • U.S. appeals court rejects states' challenge over climate rules

    07/26/2013 11:36:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 26, 2013 | By Lawrence Hurley
    A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a legal challenge by Texas and Wyoming to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, in a 2-1 vote, said the states and various industry groups did not have standing to sue because they could not show that they had suffered an injury or that a ruling throwing out the EPA plan would benefit them. Texas and Wyoming objected in part to the tight deadlines the EPA imposed on them for coming up with...
  • The "Doctrine Of Standing" - What A Crock !!!

    06/26/2013 10:30:34 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 31 replies
    Self | 6/27/13 | Self
    Prior to the creation of the Doctrine of Standing, all persons had a right to pursue a private prosecution of a public right. The doctrine began its existence in the 1920’s with either Frothingham v. Mellon, 262 U.S. 447 (1923), or Fairchild v. Hughes, (1922) – depending on how you look at it. It has become a convenient way for the courts to avoid making decisions on controversial cases. Case in point, today’s [non] decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry. The majority opinion stated the following and used it in its reasoning to deny the petitioners standing: ”(2) Petitioners contend the...
  • No Standing in Richmond: The 4th Circuit Upholds ObamaCare

    09/08/2011 10:49:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/08/2011 | Tevi troy
    Politico’s Jennifer Haberkorn reports the disappointing news that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the State of Virginia lacks the standing to sue the federal government over the Obama health-care law. The decision was based on a procedural question over the right to sue, and therefore does not change the high likelihood that this issue will be decided by the Supreme Court. Fortunately, it also appears as if the decision will not help the Obama administration bolster its legal case against the individual mandate. As Haberkorn reports, “The legal victories might not provide the administration with much...
  • Private Education Tax Credits Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

    04/04/2011 8:09:05 AM PDT · by optiguy · 42 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | April 4, 2011 | Bill Mears
    WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Supreme Court has tossed out a lawsuit challenging Arizona's tax breaks for voluntary donations benefiting private school scholarships, many of them Christian-based. The 13-year-old program provides dollar-for-dollar income tax credits for money given to "school tuition organizations," or STOs. The 5-4 ruling split along conservative-liberal lines. Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy said taxpayers challenging the program lacked "standing" to continue the suit.
  • American military officers against Obama

    10/13/2010 8:28:02 PM PDT · by Rabin · 13 replies
    Pravda.ru ^ | October 13, 2010 | Mark S. McGrew
    Regarding the current cases pending in the Supreme Court of the United States, US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is on record answering a question about Obama's eligibility, "We're evading that one."
  • Appeals court stays marriage ruling (Ca Prop 8)

    08/16/2010 4:01:36 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 141 replies
    Politico ^ | August 16, 2010 | Ben SMith
    The Ninth Circuit has stayed Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling in the high-profile Constitutional challenge to California's same-sex marriage ban. The case is scheduled to be heard in early December. So hold the wedding bells. There is some good news, though, for the same-sex plaintiffs: The court warned in its order that it's considering dismissing the appeal on the grounds that the appelants -- who don't include the Governor or Attorney General -- lack standing. "In addition to any issues appellants wish to raise on appeal, appellants are directed to include in their opening brief a discussion of why this appeal...
  • Does Susan from Glendale (or do any of us) finally have standing? (VANITY)

    09/30/2009 2:16:14 PM PDT · by erkyl · 56 replies · 1,843+ views
    9/30/09 | Erkyl
    I was discussing this with my husband this week. I haven't been able to sleep without having end of the world nightmares for the past six months. I'm grinding my teeth all day and night---never did it before Obama was elected. I am taking sleeping pills to sleep, and on occasion must take anti-depressants. I have had several anxiety attacks in the past six months--never had them before. How much emotional and physical damage does this administration get to heap on the average American citizen before we can join together in a class action against someone? I'm sure there's a...