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  • Bankruptcy Is Option to GM Board

    11/21/2008 5:20:01 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 959+ views
    Bankruptcy Is Option to GM Board By JOHN D. STOLL DETROIT -- Members of General Motors Corp.'s board of directors are willing to consider "all options" for the ailing auto maker, including an eventual filing for bankruptcy protection, a stance that puts them in rare disagreement with Chairman and Chief Executive Rick Wagoner, people familiar with the matter said. As part of his push to win a federal bailout for the company, Mr. Wagoner told Congress this week that GM management believes bankruptcy protection is not a viable option for the company. Instead, GM is focusing on persuading lawmakers to...
  • GM’s Tax Shelter-Another $16 billion not available to other car makers [Has Hillary condemned this?]

    10/03/2016 6:01:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    As everyone else’s taxes rise, one favored outfit may not have to pay federal taxes for years: General Motors. In another sweet deal from its benefactors on Pennsylvania Avenue, the government-owned car company is set to profit from billions of dollars in tax breaks not available to other businesses in the same predicament. The new GM will be allowed to claim a tax benefit from some $16 billion of net operating losses carried over from the old company, allowing it to avoid paying taxes on future profits, perhaps for years. The issue is a common accounting practice called “tax-loss carry...
  • Reviving Due Process on Campus

    11/21/2018 5:55:20 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 20, 2018
    For those awaiting a restoration of rational discourse in American politics, well, you’ll have to keep waiting. No other conclusion is possible after seeing the reaction to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s long-awaited regulatory proposals last week on handling accusations of sexual abuse on campus. From California Democrat Maxine Waters: “Betsy DeVos, you won’t get away with what you are doing. We are organizing to put an end to your destruction of civil rights protections for students.” Former Vice President Joe Biden said on Facebook that the proposal “would return us to the days when schools swept rape and assault under...
  • Judge Kelly, Who Restored Acosta’s Press Pass, Should Be Impeached for Ignorance of The Constitution

    11/19/2018 6:52:34 AM PST · by deandg99 · 18 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/19/2018 | Tim Brown
    Federal Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump-appointed judge, ruled that the White House had to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass because it potentially violated “due process” of law, and since no crime was committed and no charges have been filed, I believe that Judge Kelly has no idea of what due process is nor what the Constitution states about it and should be impeached. ... I ask, Judge Kelly, where is the jury in this matter? Where is the crime charged? Where is it? Judge Kelly is succumbing to political pressure by a news outlet with a history...
  • Judge Who Restored Acosta’s Press Pass Should Be Impeached Because He Doesn’t Know The Constitution

    11/18/2018 5:01:09 PM PST · by deandg99 · 33 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/18/2018 | Tim Brown
    Federal Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump-appointed judge, ruled that the White House had to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass because it potentially violated “due process” of law, and since no crime was committed and no charges have been filed, I believe that Judge Kelly has no idea of what due process is nor what the Constitution states about it and should be impeached. ... Kelly went on to state, “The opportunity to be heard seems especially important in this case. The government must provide Mr. Acosta due process if it is to revoke his hard pass.” ......
  • Betsy DeVos Strikes a Blow for the Constitution

    11/16/2018 12:21:46 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | November 16, 2018 | David French
    The Department of Education has issued its long-awaited proposed regulations reforming sexual-assault adjudications on college campus. Not only will these rules restore basic due process and fairness to college tribunals, but they also — given how basic the changes are — highlight just how ridiculous university kangaroo courts have become. First and perhaps most important, the rules will not only require colleges to permit cross-examination of witnesses (including the accuser), but will also prohibit universities from relying on the statements of any witness who refuses to submit to cross-examination. Cross-examination is so fundamental to adversary proceedings that it’s is simply...
  • 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.