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  • Dishwasher awarded $21.5M for being forced to work on Sundays

    01/17/2019 4:10:20 PM PST · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    nypost.com ^ | January 16, 2019 | Chris Perez
    A hotel dishwasher was awarded $21.5 million this week after she managed to convince a Miami jury that her employer had violated her religious rights — by making her work on Sundays. “I love God,” said Marie Jean Pierre, speaking to NBC 6with her lawyer Marc Brumer. “No work on Sunday because Sunday I honor God.” Pierre, 60, got fired three years ago from her job at the Conrad Miami hotel — which was managed by Hilton at the time — after missing multiple shifts on Sunday to attend church service. She later sued, claiming the hotel had violated the Civil...
  • Craft Beer Company Sues Government Over Shutdown: It's Affecting Business

    01/17/2019 7:23:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/17/2019 | John Ellis
    Much ink has been spilled either bemoaning or defending the government shutdown, including on the "pages" of PJ Media. Outside of the fact that my wife's commute to her office across the street from the U.S. Capitol is much quicker than it was a few weeks ago, the whole thing is mostly white noise to me. (I'm sure I deserve criticism for my callous lack of interest.) For the most part, the shutdown has not been able to find a dance partner in my head, until now. And the shutdown is now personal because I've discovered that it's affecting beer...
  • How President Trump Can Avoid The Ninth Circuit To Build The Wall [by an emergency declaration]

    01/16/2019 7:02:37 AM PST · by Moseley · 25 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | January 16, 2019 | Jonathon A Moseley
    As an attorney experienced working with public policy litigation, here is a practical plan for how Trump can keep the legal dispute entirely within the Fifth Circuit and out of the Ninth Circuit. First, President Trump should get on Air Force One and fly to Texas to meet with Republicans opposed to illegal immigration Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, and leaders of the Texas legislature. Second, Governor Abbott should formally request the Texas legislature to issue an application for the federal government to defend the Texas border with Mexico. Section 4, Article 4 of the United States Constitution commands...
  • Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 Census

    01/15/2019 7:19:39 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 139 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | January 15, 2019 9:58 am | AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York has barred the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census.</p> <p>U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman said Tuesday that while such a question would be constitutional, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had added it arbitrarily and not followed proper procedure.</p>
  • Supreme Court passes on case removing Whitaker as acting AG

    01/14/2019 9:00:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 24, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    The Supreme Court denied an effort to strip acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s name from a pending case, swatting down a push to force the justices to send a signal that President Trump’s temporary pick is illegal. Lawyers had asked the justices to remove Mr. Whitaker and substitute Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, arguing that he should be the rightful head of the Justice Department under the law, after former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was ousted last year. The request came in a case involving Barry Michaels, who is challenging a law denying him the right to purchase a firearm...
  • Air traffic controllers union sues Trump administration over frozen pay during shutdown

    01/11/2019 9:38:17 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 68 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11 JAN 19 | Leslie Josephs | @lesliejosephs
    The union representing the United States' air traffic controllers is suing the Trump administration over pay that's frozen as part of the partial government shutdown. The Federal Aviation Administration's air traffic controllers are among the 420,000 federal employees who have been deemed essential and have been ordered to work without pay during the shutdown, which began on Dec. 22 due to an impasse over funding for a wall along the U.S. southern border. This story developing. Check back for updates.
  • Federal Court Rules Colorado Cannot Block Christian Baker’s Lawsuit Over State’s Hostility Toward...

    01/08/2019 11:46:53 AM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    CNSNews ^ | January 8, 2019 | Melanie Arter
    Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop (Screenshot) (CNSNews.com) – A federal district court ruled Friday that Colorado cannot block an attempt by Colorado cake artist Jack Phillips to sue the state over its “hostility” towards him and his Christian beliefs. Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) represents Phillips, owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop, in the lawsuit. As CNSNews.com previously reported , the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, in June 2018, saying the commission “violated the Free Exercise Clause” by requiring Phillips to go against his religious beliefs about gay marriage...
  • Appeals Court Delays Emoluments Lawsuit against Trump

    12/21/2018 6:55:31 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 6 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12/21/2018 | Jared Samilow
    Last night, the Fourth Circuit stayed Maryland and Washington, D.C.’s Emoluments Clause lawsuit against President Trump in its entirety, while scheduling oral argument in the case to begin on March 19, 2019. This means that the litigation will be completely paused until the court reaches a decision on the President’s petition, which won’t be for at least three months. The delay is actually a big deal. It means that imminent, intrusive discovery into the President’s finances will be stalled for months, and perhaps never allowed to proceed. Dozens of outstanding subpoenas authorized by the trial judge—several of which were served...
  • LA college district abolishes free speech zones as part of lawsuit settlement

    12/14/2018 5:10:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/14/18 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A Los Angeles college student who sued his school for allegedly curbing his right to free speech after it prevented him from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution was vindicated in court this week. The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), which represents nine schools, including Pierce College, agreed on Wednesday to settle a lawsuit filed against them last year by student Kevin Shaw after he was barred from passing out copies of the document because he wasn’t in the school’s designated “free speech zone,” which measured 616 square feet or about the size of three parking spaces. As...
  • Lawsuit Against Santa Barbara School District Over 'Unconscious Bias' Curriculum

    12/12/2018 6:46:13 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/12/18 | Katy Grimes
    Anti-Caucasian, anti-male, anti-Christian and 'Unconscious Bias' curriculum Los Angeles attorney Eric Early, working with a group of Santa Barbara parents and teachers over anti-Caucasian, anti-male, anti-Christian and ‘Unconscious Bias’ curriculum, filed a complaint Monday evening in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of Fair Education Santa Barbara against the Santa Barbara Unified School District and JUST Communities Central Coast.
  • Judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay Trump nearly $300,000 in attorneys' fees, sanctions

    12/11/2018 1:35:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 11, 2018 | Victor Morton
    Stormy Daniels has been ordered to pay almost $300,000 to President Trump for filing a dismissed defamation suit against him. U.S. District Judge S. James Otero ordered the porn star, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, to pay $293,000 to cover the president’s attorneys’ fees plus $1,000 in sanctions for filing the case at all. “The court’s order, along with the court’s prior order dismissing Stormy Daniels’ defamation case against the President, together constitute a total victory for the President, and a total defeat for Stormy Daniels in this case,” Trump attorney Charles Harder said Tuesday, according to CNBC.
  • Arpaio sues CNN for defamation after network wrongly calls him a 'felon'

    12/11/2018 9:50:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | december 11, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio sued CNN on Monday, arguing the cable outlet inaccurately labeled him a “felon” in a broadcast and has made no efforts to correct its mistake. Mr. Arpaio was found guilty of a misdemeanor contempt of court last year, not a felony — and was quickly pardoned by President Trump. He has asked the courts to expunge his original misdemeanor conviction, in a case that’s still pending. In his lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Washington, D.C., Mr. Arpaio also sued Huffington Post and Rolling Stone, which he says also made inaccurate statements about his...
  • KAVANAUGH JOINS LIBERALS TO PROTECT PRO-PLANNED PARENTHOOD RULING

    12/10/2018 11:02:52 AM PST · by mikelets456 · 33 replies
    DC ^ | 12/10/2018 | DC
    The Supreme Court declined to review three cases relating to Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood at the state level Monday, over a vigorous dissent from Justice Clarence Thomas. The dissent was significant because it indicates that Justice Brett Kavanaugh sided with the high court’s liberal wing to deny review of a lower court decision that favored the nation’s largest abortion provider. “So what explains the Court’s refusal to do its job here?,” Thomas wrote. “I suspect it has something to do with the fact that some respondents in these cases are named ‘Planned Parenthood.'” “Some tenuous connection to a...
  • Roger Stone associate Jerome Corsi sues Mueller, Justice, CIA, FBI, NSA for $350 million

    12/10/2018 3:49:25 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    The conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi filed a lawsuit on Sunday accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of blackmailing him to lie about President Donald Trump in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. The suit, which seeks $350 million in actual and punitive damages in U.S. District Court in Washington, was filed six days after Corsi entered a formal complaint with the Justice Department alleging prosecutorial misconduct by Mueller. Corsi, 72, the former Washington bureau chief of the conspiracy website InfoWars, accuses Mueller's office of having illegally leaked secret information from the grand jury investigating Russian...
  • Castleberry, an Alabama speed trap town, may soon resolve lawsuit

    12/09/2018 1:22:31 PM PST · by Galatians328 · 59 replies
    AL.com ^ | November 26, 2018 | Christopher Harress
    In 2016, revenues from the court system and the drug towing law, brought in more than $546,000, approximately double from the year before. At the same time, however, payroll for the cops and court quadrupled, according to financial documents.
  • More fired track inspectors blamed for ‘falsified’ reports get jobs back at Metro ( DC )

    12/06/2018 8:34:00 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    WTOP ^ | December 5, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Track workers blamed for what Metro had called faked inspection reports are getting their jobs back, after an arbitrator found the reports were done as Metro had instructed. A court filing this week suggested Metro and five track workers who had filed a federal lawsuit over their firings reached a settlement in the case, and Metro and Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 confirmed Wednesday that an agreement covers most of the at least 16 front-line workers and five supervisors who were publicly disciplined about two years ago. Three of the workers who challenged their firings are not covered...
  • Could Jerome Corsi's lawsuit destroy the Mueller investigation?

    12/04/2018 6:55:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/04/2018 | Elad Hakim
    Perhaps the media and the various "experts" should reconsider salivating over the recent information stemming from the Michael Cohen plea agreement in light of the lawsuit filed by Jerome Corsi.  According to Fox News, "Corsi filed a 'criminal and ethics complaint' against Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team, accusing investigators of trying to bully him into giving 'false testimony' against President Trump."  If this is true, Michel Cohen's "admissions" will be rendered virtually meaningless, and Robert Mueller's investigation should be immediately terminated.  As part of his plea agreement, Michael Cohen admitted to making false statements in a letter to Congress in 2017...
  • EX-NBA Player Eric Murdock Accuses White United Airlines Flight Attendant of Race-Baiting

    12/04/2018 5:17:37 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 46 replies
    Newsweek ^ | December 4, 2018 | Dan Cancian
    A former NBA player has filed a lawsuit against United Airlines for $10 million, accusing a flight attendant of “race-baiting.” According to the lawsuit filed in New York Eastern District Court, the incident unfolded on July 13 on United Airlines Flight 1537 from Las Vegas to Newark Airport in New Jersey. Murdock, who is black, asked a flight attendant whether he could move to an empty emergency exit row behind him to sit alongside his son, who was seated in a different row. According to court documents, the stewardess, a white woman, told Murdock the seats he was looking to...
  • Sharyl Attkisson, Veteran Journalist and Government-Fighter, Opens Up, Sues DOJ

    11/30/2018 6:31:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2018 | Elise Cooper
    Stonewalled is the title of investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson's first book – and stonewalling is what the Department of Justice is doing to her now.  Determined to receive justice, she has a landmark lawsuit against the DOJ for electronically surveilling her computers.  Multiple forensics exams have revealed the government-related remote efforts to monitor her.  Government agents most likely did it because she had the "audacity" to dig into facts regarding wasteful green energy spending, as well as the Fast and Furious and Benghazi scandals.  Besides hitting a brick wall with those in the government who want to see the lawsuit eliminated, Attkisson...
  • Federal lawsuit aims to force special election for John McCain's Senate seat

    11/29/2018 6:05:15 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 29, 2018 | AP
    PHOENIX — A group of Arizona voters is suing Republican Gov. Doug Ducey to try to force him to call a special election to replace their late Sen. John McCain. The federal lawsuit announced Thursday alleges that Ducey’s September appointment of Jon Kyl to fill the seat until the 2020 election violates the Constitution.