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  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Ruling revives Alameda County GOP infighting lawsuit

    09/08/2009 9:21:46 PM PDT · by thecodont · 297+ views
    The Oakland Tribune / ^ | Posted: 09/08/2009 03:45:45 PM PDT, Updated: 09/08/2009 05:07:52 PM PDT | By Josh Richman, Oakland Tribune
    The California Court of Appeal have revived a lawsuit filed by a member of the Alameda County Republican Central Committee, challenging last year's election to that committee of a slate of Ron Paul supporters. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch had tossed the case in November, ruling that committeeman Paul Cummings Jr., of Oakland, hadn't filed it within the five-day period required after a primary election. The election was held June 3, 2008; the results were certified July 8, 2008; and Cummings filed his challenge July 25, 2008. Cummings argued that the June 2008 vote wasn't a primary, as...
  • How to Make the Courts hear the BHO Citizenship cases

    08/02/2009 8:23:27 PM PDT · by TTT · 8 replies · 726+ views
    Most of the cases regarding BHO’s lack of ability for office have been dismissed because of a lack of standing. Why cannot someone on trial for a federal crime bring a motion which argues the Federal Prosecutors bringing the criminal complaint have no authority since they were not appointed by someone who is qualified to be President.
  • Obama'a Qualifications-An Issue of "Standing"

    07/25/2009 8:05:28 PM PDT · by GYPSY286 · 125 replies · 222+ views
    Me | July 25, 2009 | Gyspy286
    I admit that I am both angered and intrigued over the birth certificate issue with Obama. In fact, I admit I lose sleep over it. Last night was one of those nights and came up with the following. I am a working American citizen who pays Federal taxes. As Obama's salary is paid for with taxpayer money, I am therefore his employer. As his employer, it is my duty and responsibility to ensure that once he is interviewed (campaign) for the position and is offered the job, he meets the qualifications of that position (NBC), etc. The HR department (state...
  • Airline May Introduce Standing Room Only Section

    07/06/2009 1:29:00 PM PDT · by Scythian · 44 replies · 1,813+ views
    Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary wants passengers to stand on the budget airline’s flights, in a bid to pack in more people and boost profits. Passengers would pay less to huddle next to what have been described as “bar stools”, with seatbelts around their waists. O’Leary got the idea from Chinese airline Spring, which put forward similar plans — estimating they could pack in up to 50 per cent more passengers and slash costs by 20 per cent.
  • VIDEO: More Illegal ACORN Propaganda: US Constitution Gives People A Right To Own A Home

    02/24/2009 9:06:02 PM PST · by trying17 (AKA DrGop0821) · 10 replies · 528+ views
    The ConservativeXpress ^ | 2/24/2009 |
    Um, no actually... we don't you radical Leftist MORON! Well, at least we know why they are illegally breaking into homes and generally acting like criminal idiots. The New York Executive Director of ACORN visited Stuart Varney on the Fox Business Channel. These people are radical and frankly, nuts!
  • Rancher ruling adds to border debate

    02/22/2009 1:12:39 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 45 replies · 1,361+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Feb 22, 2009 | By Jerry Seper
    Arizona rancher Roger Barnett initially faced the possibility of paying $32 million to compensate several illegal immigrants he stopped at gunpoint on his land. He walked away instead with a verdict that rejected any notion he violated the trespassers' civil rights and affirmed that U.S. citizens can still detain aliens crossing the border. What remains to be seen, though, is what impact the $77,800 in damages that a jury Tuesday ordered Mr. Barnett to pay will have on America's larger immigration debate and the efforts of some illegals to get compensation from a country they aren't even allowed to enter....
  • Why Some Constitutional Suits Don't Stand a Chance in Court

    02/12/2009 10:19:49 AM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 140 replies · 3,693+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 12, 2009 | JESS BRAVIN
    That is why judges toss out certain cases -- because the plaintiffs weren't able to show they suffered concrete harm. That was the circumstance when an Internet-fueled rumor sparked several lawsuits seeking to bar Honolulu-born Barack Obama from the presidency because the plaintiffs doubted he was, as the Constitution requires, "a natural-born citizen." In dismissing one such suit, Judge R. Barclay Surrick, of federal district court in Philadelphia, said an aim of the standing doctrine is to prevent courts from deciding questions "where the harm is too vague." He observed that a disgruntled voter who suffered no individual harm "would...

    12/30/2008 9:57:29 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 18 replies · 586+ views
    Fox ^ | DEC 31,08 | swampsniper
    [ Still Standing He wanted to be known as a stand-up guy, even in death. To fulfill his last wish, the body of 24-year-old Angel Pantoja Medina, who was found dead underneath a bridge in Puerto Rico, was propped upright in the living room of his mother's San Juan home. A local funeral home used a special embalming treatment to keep the body standing upright for his three-day wake.
  • Presidential Candidate, DNC Explain Stance in Berg Suit

    10/24/2008 4:56:43 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 51 replies · 2,257+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire | 24 Oct 2008 | John Semmens
    In behavior that has baffled understanding, Senator Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) are vigorously and expensively fighting Philip Berg’s lawsuit demanding that the Senator provide his birth certificate to verify that he meets the “natural born citizen” requirement to serve as president. “Any normal person who met the requirement would simply produce the document in question,” Berg said. “Hiring an army of lawyers to avoid taking this uncomplicated step suggests that Senator Obama is either an abnormal person or one who doesn’t meet the requirement.” John Lavelle, Obama’s attorney on this case, offered a different explanation. “Berg’s...
  • A Look At Standing [in Berg vs Obama, the Kenyan]

    09/26/2008 1:40:33 AM PDT · by solfour · 23 replies · 1,065+ views
    America's Right ^ | 9/25/08 | Jeff Schreiber
    Thursday, September 25, 2008 A Look at Standing, the Constitution and our Framers' Intent Whenever I find myself confused about the idiosyncrasies of American law or politics, I always seem to go back to the authors of our founding documents and their intent for our nation. Perhaps I find comfort in thinking about these imperfect men and what it must have been like for them to cast a wager on the success of the United States of America knowing nothing more than what they did not want the country to become, or perhaps I am just an idealist when it...
  • Courting Danger (ACLU, CAIR, etc. have no standing to " surveillance program.")

    02/21/2008 8:09:10 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 220+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 21, 2008 | The Editors
    February 21, 2008, 0:00 a.m. Courting Danger By the Editors The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from the American Civil Liberties Union, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and other like-minded activists, letting stand a federal appeals-court’s earlier ruling that these groups lack legal standing to challenge the Bush administration’s vital post-9/11 surveillance program. The case is a victory for national security and highlights the extremism of House Democrats’ stubborn refusal to pass a bipartisan Senate bill that would allow U.S. intelligence agencies to continue to intercept communications among foreigners operating outside the United States. That Nancy...
  • America Supports You: Foundation Stands Beside New Marines

    06/27/2007 5:03:26 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 116+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 27, 2007 – Finances are no longer a reason to keep a Marine’s family from attending his or her basic training graduation, thanks to the Marine Graduation Foundation. “The men and women who choose to serve our country as a United States Marine endure more in one day of boot camp than most of us will ever experience in a lifetime,” John Weant, the foundation’s president said. “None of (them) should ever have to be alone on the day they can proudly say, ‘I am a United States Marine.’” Weant said it’s “just not acceptable” for financial...
  • He's The Last Man Standing On Refugee Island And Costs Australia £8m A Year

    10/05/2006 6:26:40 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 797+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-6-2006 | Nick Squires
    He's the last man standing on refugee island and costs Australia £8m a year By Nick Squires in Sydney (Filed: 06/10/2006) He is possibly the loneliest refugee in the world and he is being maintained at a cost of £8 million a year. Mohammed Sagar has spent the past five years living in a detention camp on Nauru, a sun-baked rock in the middle of the south Pacific. He was one of 1,500 refugees from the Middle East and Afghanistan sent to the near-bankrupt republic under Australia's so-called Pacific Solution to boatloads of people fleeing their homelands. They were intercepted...
  • A guy with cerebral palsy walks into a bar …

    06/27/2006 6:00:40 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 30 replies · 1,520+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 6-27-06 | amy carlson gustafson
    Josh Blue isn't going to let his cerebral palsy get in the way of his chance at becoming the "Last Comic Standing." The 27-year-old, who was born in the African country of Cameroon and raised in St. Paul's Midway neighborhood, scored a spot on the fourth season of the NBC reality show and is already a fan favorite thanks to lines like, "You guys better laugh because this is my make-a-wish" and "You're all going to hell for laughing at me." On a recent episode of "Last Comic Standing," he won the audience choice award. "Not to sound cocky, but...
  • Judge Rules That U.S. Has Broad Powers to Detain Noncitizens Indefinitely

    06/15/2006 1:41:05 AM PDT · by neverdem · 56 replies · 1,514+ views
    NY Times ^ | June 15, 2006 | NINA BERNSTEIN
    A federal judge in Brooklyn ruled yesterday that the government has wide latitude under immigration law to detain noncitizens on the basis of religion, race or national origin, and to hold them indefinitely without explanation. The ruling came in a class-action lawsuit by Muslim immigrants detained after 9/11, and it dismissed several key claims the detainees had made against the government. But the judge, John Gleeson of United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, allowed the lawsuit to continue on other claims, mostly that the conditions of confinement were abusive and unconstitutional. Judge Gleeson's decision requires...
  • The Majestic Standing Stones Of Callanish

    01/03/2006 11:03:14 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies · 715+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 1-3-2006 | Caroline Wickham-Jones
    The majestic standing stones of Callanish CAROLINE WICKHAM-JONES STONE circles are evocative places and the stones at Callanish on the Isle of Lewis must be one of the most haunting. Not only is there the imposing physical presence of the stones and their spectacular landscape setting, there is also the atmosphere of mystery. Callanish (or Calanais) is one of the larger stone settings of Britain. The stones tower to a height of nearly four metres and the main monument covers an area of some 5,000 square metres. The circle itself is relatively modest and comprises 13 upright stones with a...
  • Standing on his own 2 feet … with the help of a few Marines (TISSUE ALERT)

    08/19/2005 6:10:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 20 replies · 908+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 19, 2005 | Sgt. Jerad W. Alexander
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Aug. 18, 2005) -- To any casual observer visiting the F-11A pistol and battlesight zero range here, 1st Lt. Charles E. Hayter, a 26-year-old native of Billings, Mont., looks like any run-of-the-mill platoon commander… standing, watching over his Marines as they zero their rifles before they deploy to Iraq. A closer examination might reveal otherwise, but it would have to be a real close observation. The only telltale sign would be the tightness of one boot over the other and it’s rigid appearance, because inside that boot exists a prosthetic. Hayter, platoon commander for...
  • Hillary Clinton speaks before Hispanic civil rights conference (standing-O for illegals)

    07/18/2005 2:46:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 100 replies · 1,749+ views
    Morning Call ^ | 7/18/05
    Clinton speaks before Hispanic civil rights conference From The Morning Call -- July 18, 2005 Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-NY, gestures while giving an address on the challenges of education for the nation's growing Hispanic community, Monday, July 18, 2005, at the annual meeting of the National Council of La Raza, in Philadelphia. (PA Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek) The Morning Call Speaking to the nations' largest Hispanic civil rights organization, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., received a standing ovation Monday when she vowed her support for legislation that would allow illegal immigrant high school students to attend college. Clinton made her remarks...
  • Need Advice on Consequentialist Pastor (Vanity)

    03/11/2005 12:16:09 PM PST · by animoveritas · 10 replies · 241+ views
    Letter from Pastor | March 11, 2005 | Animoveritas
    Had a discussion with local Pastor reference the new "standing until everyone receives Communion" movement. The whole 9 yds...St. Longinus, Thomas, "Dominus Meus et Deus Meus."adoration for Divine versus respect for the earthly, The dubium and responsum from USCCB on the flawed Roman Missal translation...Domine non sum dignus...etc...His only response, "I disagree, but I respect your right to think that way." Then he recommended Doors to the Sacred by Joseph probably know him as the author of May God Bless America: George W. Bush And Biblical Morality or why conservatives aren't Christian...or some such rot.This guy authored some bulletin...
  • Dutch Center-Right Coalition Stands up to Islamism

    07/22/2004 10:09:48 AM PDT · by stevejackson · 10 replies · 1,173+ views ^ | July 22, 2003 | Andrew Jaffee
    Dutch Center-Right Coalition Stands up to Islamism By Andrew L. Jaffee, July 22, 2004 Home   Search   Forum   Terms Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende and his center-right coalition are standing up to Islamism, the true enemy of all civilized nations in the 21st century. Balkenende said Muslim groups “were sowing hatred, and [he] promised new anti-terror measures” in a speech to the European Parliament yesterday. On February 18 of this year, Dutch lawmakers promised to expel approximately 26,000 asylum seekers after digesting a parliamentary report which concluded … that the country's 30-year experiment in tolerant multiculturalism had been a failure, and has...
  • FREEP Supreme Court of US 1-202-479-3211 over Pledge case, Newdow has no standing to be heard

    03/24/2004 5:42:07 AM PST · by TheEaglehasLanded · 6 replies · 157+ views
    Supreme Court ^ | March 24, 2004 | the eagle has landed
    Scotus TELEPHONE NUMBERS Public Information Office: 202-479-3211, Reporters press 1 Visitor Information Line: 202-479-3030 Opinion Announcements: 202-479-3360
  • NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Standing Up

    01/29/2004 7:00:29 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 147+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 1-29-2003 | NASA/JPL
    Source: NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory Date: 2004-01-29 NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity Begins Standing Up NASA's Opportunity rover has untucked its front wheels and latched its suspension system in place, key steps in preparing to drive off its lander and onto martian soil. Overnight tonight, mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., plan to try tilting the lander platform down in the front by pressing the rear petal downward to raise the back. "What we want to do is lower the front edge by about 5 degrees," said JPL's Dr. Rick Welch, activity lead for preparing the rover for roll-off....
  • AFLCIO standing strong to demand protection for the rights of immigrant workers

    01/07/2004 3:49:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies · 191+ views ^ | 1/07/04
    The United States often has been called “a nation of immigrants,” and most Americans—with the notable exception of Native Americans—have ancestors who arrived from other countries, either voluntarily or involuntarily as slaves. Throughout American history, immigrants helped build America’s cities, towns, farms, businesses, economies and civic and cultural institutions. Immigrants from around the world also helped build the American union movement, providing a generation after generation of members, activists and leaders. But today, immigrant workers in America often face the harshest forms of workplace problems that affect all workers, immigrant and nonimmigrant alike: employer interference with our rights to improve...
  • Help with argument that Seat Belt laws are unconstitutional?

    11/03/2003 8:32:51 PM PST · by Richard-SIA · 329 replies · 684+ views
    1/3/03 | Richard Brengman
    I have a court date tomorrow, to fight my citation for not wearing a seat belt! I can find nothing in the constitution that empowers Fed., State, or Local Gov. Org. to impose their judgment on me regarding what constitutes my minimum safety. I certainly see nothing allowing them to fine me for not complying with a "Law" that I believe may actually endanger me. I find this legislation to be a corruption of judicial process, which real purpose is merely revenue enhancement for the county via fines, and insurance companies via higher premiums. In many states these "laws" are...
  • Kneeling, Standing Tear Parish Apart

    08/28/2003 2:00:12 PM PDT · by Salvation · 119 replies · 467+ views
    San Diego News Notes ^ | July, 2003 | Robert Kumpel
    Kneeling, Standing Tear Parish Apart Whose Authority Final in Fallbrook? By Robert Kumpel In a struggle to remain faithful to the Church, some parishioners at St. Peter's parish in Fallbrook are feeling more isolated than ever. Since February, Father Bud Kaicher and his associate Father Bernard Rapp have insisted that parishioners stand before the end of the Eucharistic Prayer. One Tuesday in early February, visiting priest Father Mel Young asked at morning Mass that people would not kneel or genuflect when receiving communion because a new General Instruction for the Roman Missal was about to be released which forbade such...
  • Louisiana Women "Left Behind," Report Says

    03/23/2003 3:31:52 AM PST · by Theodore R. · 3 replies · 181+ views
    Shreveport, LA, Times ^ | 03-23-03 | AP
    <p>Louisiana is one of the 10 worst states for women to live, raise families and work, according to a report recently submitted by a special study committee to the governor.</p> <p>Although women are making some strides in Louisiana, they are still trailing far behind their counterparts in other states, said Rep. Diane Winston, R-Covington, who chaired the Louisiana Women's Policy and Research Commission.</p>
  • War Song Needs Band

    01/27/2003 5:01:58 PM PST · by Mickey Yak · 30 replies · 437+ views
    1/27/2003 | Mickey Yak
    America Standing Tall Words and music by Michael Yaccarino CONTACT FOR CHORDS America Standing Tall What you have tried to kill doesn’t live inside a wall. Not in buildings or even a shopping mall. You can’t destroy that which is deep inside of our hearts. You have enraged us now we’ll tear you all apart. Standing tall, Through it all, In this war. America is the best place on this mans earth. Where freedom lives we stand our ground against the very worst. We have a lot to keep we are the holder of the torch. Liberty is our...