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  • After the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation battle, should American men be afraid?

    10/09/2018 7:04:00 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 84 replies
    NBC News ^ | Oct.08.2018 | Lynn Stuart Parramore
    In the heat of Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation battle, President Donald Trump stoked fears of an all-out gender war: "It is a very scary time for young men in America,” he warned at a recent press conference, “where you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of.”
  • It’s Not About Kavanaugh: It’s About the Presumption of Innocence - Greenfield

    10/04/2018 10:57:29 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 29 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | October 4, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    It’s Not About Kavanaugh: It’s About the Presumption of Innocence If a Supreme Court justice can’t be presumed innocent, what hope do the rest of us have? October 4, 2018 Daniel Greenfield "There is no presumption of innocence," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said, of Brett Kavanaugh. Schumer was only echoing what other Democrats, including Senator Mazie Hirono, had been saying. Hirono had refused to concede that Kavanaugh had a presumption of innocence. Senator Chris Coons insisted that Kavanaugh "bears the burden of disproving these allegations." Similar arguments have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Atlantic,...
  • Tomorrow’s Elite Lawyers Disavow Due Process

    10/04/2018 7:05:19 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 4, 2018 | Heather Mac Donald
    At last count more than 1,700 law professors have signed an open letter complaining that Judge Brett Kavanaugh “displayed a lack of judicial temperament” in responding to uncorroborated sexual assault accusations against him. In his 12 years on the federal bench, Judge Kavanaugh has produced ample evidence of his judicial temperament. If anyone’s temperament should be of concern to these professors, it’s that of their students, enthralled by identity politics and victim ideology. Immediately after President Trump nominated Judge Kavanaugh in July, hundreds of Yale law students, alumni and faculty signed a petition claiming the nomination presented an “emergency ....
  • Atticus Finch Was on the Wrong Side

    10/02/2018 6:54:11 AM PDT · by sitetest · 12 replies
    NRO ^ | October 2, 2018 | Rich Lowry
    In today’s #BelieveAllWomen environment, due process isn’t what it used to be. It’s time for To Kill a Mockingbird to give up its treasured place in American culture. The 1960 novel by Harper Lee was published to instant acclaim, has sold more than 30 million copies, and is ubiquitous in high-school curricula. The 1962 movie version, starring Gregory Peck, is a classic in itself and won three Academy Awards. A play based on the novel is about to open on Broadway. This is quite the résumé for a book that, prior to the publication of a sequel in 2015 that...
  • A Biblical Understanding of the Kavanaugh Controversy

    09/30/2018 6:21:56 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    Intercessors for America ^ | September 25, 2018 | Larry Tomczak
    The Bible records the factual and outrageous tale of a woman, Mrs. Potiphar, and her attempt to derail the promotion of an exemplary man of character. He was a handsome and most trusted official with important duties providentially being prepared for greater responsibilities as a statesman serving the entire nation. This married and manipulative woman hatched a scheme to falsely accuse this man of serious sexual misconduct. She stirred up grave trouble for Joseph by boldly and emotionally lying that he had attempted to rape her. Her wickedness cost him his reputation, position and landed him in jail. Thank God,...
  • Pennsylvania Preparing to Deny Due Process for Gun Owners

    09/24/2018 4:27:11 AM PDT · by Bill_o'Rights · 23 replies
    Monday (Today) and Tuesday(9/24-9/25) the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, spurred on by Speaker of the House Rep. Turzai, is slated to consider two bills that were tabled in June – HB 2060 & HB 2227. HB 2060: https://foac-pac.org/Proposed-Pennsylvania-House-Legislation-HB2060/State-Law/3067 HB 2227: https://foac-pac.org/Proposed-Pennsylvania-House-Legislation-HB2227/State-Law/3111
  • What Does – Due Process – Mean To Freedom In The United States Of America?

    09/23/2018 7:20:22 AM PDT · by davikkm · 18 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    I want to make it clear before I begin this article, I am a woman, a mother of two sons, an admirer of my father, and I am married to a man. Further, if I had ever been sexually assaulted – raped – in my life these are steps I would have taken – Go straight to the hospital and beg for help – they have rape kits, authorities, and sedatives there – of course, I would have wanted law officers present. If I did not take the first step, I would accept I had made a decision that my...
  • Joe Biden Suggests Me Too Should Mean Assuming Accused Men Are Guilty

    09/21/2018 10:45:28 AM PDT · by detective · 44 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 21, 2018 | Emily Jashinsky
    I don’t know exactly what Norm Macdonald meant when he suggested Me Too has “slowed down.” But there’s some truth to his basic observation, and Joe Biden surfaced this week to remind us all why much of the public is less inclined to share the media’s boundless enthusiasm for the movement. Let’s first note that the great champions of women gathered at the Emmys on Monday dared not utter a direct word about Les Moonves (as flagged by Howard Stern). Had the allegations against him made their way into the New Yorker earlier in Me Too’s forceful first year, that...
  • Due Process for Sexual Assault Cases

    09/14/2018 7:51:13 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 13, 2018
    Universities now play cop, prosecutor, judge and jury in campus sexual-assault cases, often without allowing due process rights to the accused. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals last week issued an important rebuke to these Title IX proceedings that ought to become a national standard. Since 2011 more than 300 accused students have sued over Title IX decisions. Doe v. Baum was brought by a former University of Michigan student accused of sexual assault. John Doe and Jane Roe, as the parties are identified, agreed they’d attended a party, had sex and that she vomited in a trash can. A...
  • California governor sides with DeVos on due process in vetoing campus sexual-assault bill

    10/16/2017 6:25:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    State Senate Bill 169 would have codified Obama-era Title IX guidanceCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed Monday a bill to codify the aggressive Obama-era campus federal sexual-assault guidance, echoing concerns about the rights of the accused raised previously by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Mr. Brown said it was “time to pause and survey the land” before moving forward with more regulations “when we haven’t yet ascertained the full impact of what we recently enacted” with California’s 2014 affirmative-consent law. “Since this law was enacted, however, thoughtful legal minds have increasingly questioned whether federal and state actions to prevent and redress sexual...
  • Judicial Watch: Justice Department Discloses No FISA Court Hearings Held on Carter Page Warrants

    08/31/2018 1:22:38 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 136 replies
    www.judicialwatch.org ^ | AUGUST 31, 2018 | Staff
    ‘[N]o such hearings were held with respect to the acknowledged FISA applications. Accordingly, no responsive hearing transcripts exist.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, the Justice Department (DOJ) admitted in a court filing last night that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held no hearings on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) spy warrant applications targeting Carter Page, a former Trump campaign part-time advisor who was the subject of four controversial FISA warrants. In the filing the Justice Department finally revealed that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court...
  • The Senate refused to vote on an amendment to protect due process. But why?

    06/15/2018 6:49:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 15, 2018 | Mike Ciandella
    On Monday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) proposed an amendment to this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. The National Defense Authorization Act has to be renewed every year, and every year Lee proposes the same amendment. This year, it was co-sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (R-Calif.), who may be as far to the left of the political spectrum as Lee is to the right. What was this amendment about? The proposal for Amendment 2366 read simply: To clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority does not authorize the detention without charge or...
  • Police legally seizing guns under 'red flag' laws [See word about SAF in the article!]

    04/02/2018 7:40:13 PM PDT · by familyop · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 2, 2018 | Dan Springer
    Washington is one of six states with high risk or red flag laws. But in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, the Brady Campaign says at least 30 states are considering them...Even gun rights advocates, who are afraid of government abuse, say it appears to be working...“We’ve seen the downside of people who are distraught or crazy taking out their problems on the general public,” said Dave Workman of the Bellevue, Wash.-based Second Amendment Foundation. “We don’t want that to happen here.”
  • White House encouraging states to consider red-flag law CT pioneered

    03/27/2018 6:06:08 PM PDT · by JamesP81 · 28 replies
    The CT Mirror ^ | 3-26-2018 | Clarice Silber
    The White House will be encouraging states to consider enacting a law Connecticut pioneered that allows the seizure of guns from people who might hurt themselves or others, administration officials said Monday. Connecticut passed the measure, known as a “red flag law,” in 1999, in response to a mass shooting at a state lottery office. It allows two law enforcement officers, or one state’s attorney, to petition a court for an “extreme risk protection order” to temporarily take away an individual’s guns.
  • Our Veterans Deserve Due Process

    03/18/2018 5:36:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2018 | Sen Mike Lee and Mark Geist
    The men and women of our armed forces put themselves at risk around the world every day so that we at home can enjoy the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution. At a bare minimum we should honor their service by making sure they have the same rights we do when they return home. Unfortunately some in Congress are working to pass legislation that would undermine our veterans’ due process rights. The Fix NICS Act of 2017 has a laudable goal: to decrease gun violence by increasing state and federal agency participation in the National Instant Criminal Background Check...
  • President Trump: Confiscate Guns Now, Worry About Due Process Later

    02/28/2018 3:59:56 PM PST · by Simon Green · 136 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 02/28/18 | Robert Farago
    “President Trump on Wednesday voiced support for confiscating guns from certain individuals deemed to be dangerous, even if it violates due process rights,” thehill.com reports. ‘I like taking the guns early, like in this crazy man’s case that just took place in Florida … to go to court would have taken a long time,’ Trump said at a meeting with lawmakers on school safety and gun violence. ‘Take the guns first, go through due process second,'” This he said despite . . . Vice President Pence’s caution on gun confiscation. Trump was responding to comments from Vice President Pence that...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thinks Some College Title IX Trials Are Unfair to the Accused

    02/20/2018 3:15:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Robby Soave|10:29 am
    Supreme Court justice says the #MeToo movement is important, but so is due process.Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinks colleges and universities are violating the due process rights of students facing sexual misconduct charges. The Atlantic's Jeffrey Rosen asked the Court's second-ever female justice for her thoughts on the #MeToo movement. Unsurprisingly, Ginsburg was happy about the increased public attention being paid to the problems of sexual harassment and gender-based inequality in the workplace. But she was also concerned about protecting the due process rights of the accused—particularly on college campuses: Rosen: What about due process for the accused?...
  • Trump decries lack of ‘due process’ for men accused of sexual harassment, abuse

    02/10/2018 7:04:23 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/10/2016 | By Anne Gearan and Katie Zezima
    President Trump on Saturday appeared to side with men accused of domestic abuse or sexual misconduct, following a week of turmoil surrounding allegations of spousal abuse against two male aides that brought the national #MeToo movement inside the White House. In a tweet, Trump questioned whether “due process” is being given to those accused of wrongdoing and expressed sympathy for their damaged careers and sullied reputations. “Peoples lives are being shattered and destroyed by a mere allegation,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning. “Some are true and some are false. Some are old and some are new. There is no recovery for...
  • Always Believe the Women––Really?

    12/11/2017 5:19:52 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 40 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/11/17 | Joan Swirsky
    Before this egregious epidemic goes further and the Democrats among us continue to spit on the Constitution they loathe, some grown-up should step forward and speak up for due process It’s become de rigeur for public figures and media personalities to repeat the tired mantra: Always believe the women. This refers, of course, to any accusation of sexual harassment, no matter how far in the past it took place and even if it was interpreted at the time as innocent flirting. Leftists seized on the harassment lawsuits that took place at the Fox News Network last year, when Andrea Tantaros,...
  • Man Loses Truck for Two Years Over a Few Bullets; Civil Asset Forfeiture Abuse Rages On

    10/30/2017 8:47:35 AM PDT · by 1BadgerStater
    Forbes ^ | October 30, 2017 | 1BadgerStater
    Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Last year's increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years. Researchers say a combination of human activities and the El Niño weather phenomenon drove CO2 to a level not seen in 800,000 years. Scientists say this risks making global temperature targets largely unattainable. This year's greenhouse gas bulletin produced by the WMO, is based on measurements taken in 51 countries. Research stations dotted around the globe measure concentrations of warming gases including carbon dioxide, methane...