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  • Key Obamagate Doc Uncovered [Weekly Update]

    05/22/2020 2:45:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 22, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Lawsuit Forces Release of Infamous FBI Memo Used to Launch Obama Administration’s Spy Operation on President Trump’s 2016 Campaign Judicial Watch Sues to Stop Governor Newsom’s “Vote by Mail” Mandate UN’s U.S.-Funded COVID-19 Response Promotes Abortion Trump’s Big Bet on Virus Drug Gets Personal Memorial Day – Why We Fight Judicial Watch Lawsuit Forces Release of Infamous FBI Memo Used to Launch Obama Administration’s Spy Operation on President Trump’s 2016 Campaign In a major development, Judicial Watch forced the declassification and release of an FBI memo or “electronic communication” (EC) that officially launched the counterintelligence investigation, termed...
  • Cuomo's office abusing power through coronavirus closures: Lawsuit

    05/18/2020 10:26:28 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 18 2020 | Stephanie Pagones
    A Western New York law firm has accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state's attorney general of abusing their power in ordering further novel coronavirus closures of their business despite that it was deemed essential and therefore allowed to continue in-office operations, a recent lawsuit states. HoganWillig PLLC, a law firm with several offices throughout the state’s western region, sued Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday after receiving a cease and desist order on April 20 calling on the firm to “implement a work plan to reduce the number of employees reporting to” one of the company’s offices,...
  • Dem-imposed coronavirus orders face lawsuits across the nation

    05/17/2020 1:08:17 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 17 2020 | Ronn Blitzer
    Stay-at-home orders aimed at reducing the spread of coronavirus are now facing legal challenges from residents and state officials alike, alleging that some measures – mostly put in place by Democrats -- go too far while the country gradually moves toward reopening. California alone is facing at least a dozen lawsuits that include claims that the state has unjustly closed down gun shops and religious services, infringed on freedoms of speech and assembly by restricting protests, and one case where a resident alleges that being forced to remain at home constitutes forced detention without due process. “We’re being challenged,” California...
  • Democratic governors hit with flurry of legal challenges to coronavirus lockdowns

    05/17/2020 11:29:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/17/20 | Caitlin Oprysko
    The raging public debate over statewide coronavirus lockdowns is running parallel to a series of legal battles in state capitals - and the lockdown skeptics got a big boost this week. The decision by Wisconsin’s Supreme Court on Wednesday to toss Gov. Tony Evers’ statewide shelter-in-place order set off a scramble in cities across the state to impose their own local restrictions. Elsewhere, bars and restaurants shut down by the order declared themselves open for business. And legal challenges are continuing to pile-up across the country - even as governors who extend their state’s shelter-in-place orders begin peeling back some...
  • Report: Cuomo sued for ‘abuse of power’ amid coronavirus pandemic

    05/16/2020 7:55:57 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 30 replies
    Post Standard, Syracuse NY ^ | May 15, 2020 | By Geoff Herbert | gherbert@syracuse.com
    A Western New York law firm has sued Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state Attorney General Letitia James for alleged “abuse of power” amid the coronavirus pandemic. HoganWillig PLLC filed a lawsuit this week after the state hit them with a “cease and desist” order for continuing to allow employees to report its office in Getzville, N.Y. The firm said Cuomo’s executive orders shutting down non-essential businesses violated the U.S. Constitution and accused James of resorting to “scare tactics” in threatening civil and criminal penalties. “Defendants, in a disturbing and gross abuse of their power, have seized the COVID-19 pandemic to...
  • Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer slapped with lawsuit over 'drastic' lockdown

    05/14/2020 5:22:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/14/20 | James Varney
    Medical professionals and a patient in Michigan have filed a lawsuit against Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as the battles grow between her and those favoring relaxing the economic shutdown she has imposed in response to the coronavirus crisis. Their lawsuit in federal court comes at a time when Ms. Whitmer continues to engage in a public spat with a 77-year-old barber, who has defied various orders and as of Thursday morning continued to cut hair at his Owosso shop. The plaintiffs allege in federal court that Ms. Whitmer’s “drastic, unprecedented [and] unilateral executive actions” to cease economic activity that her...
  • Attorneys Ask Judge To Recuse Himself After He Forbids Referring To Transgender Athletes As Males

    05/11/2020 2:42:35 PM PDT · by Zenyatta · 13 replies
    LaCorte News ^ | 5/11/2020 | Penka Arsova
    Attorneys representing three high school girls in a lawsuit aimed at barring transgender female athletes from competing in women’s divisions have filed a motion calling on the presiding judge to recuse himself after he forbid the attorneys from referring the transgender athletes as “males.” The lawsuit was filed by nonprofit Alliance Defending Freedom in February on behalf of the families of three female high school track athletes who say their transgender competitors are enjoying an unfair advantage. The lawsuit challenges the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference policy that allows students who identify as female to participate in women’s sports and argues...
  • Attorneys for Conn. High School Runners Ask Judge to Recuse after He Forbids Them from Describing Trans Athletes as ‘Male’

    05/11/2020 10:50:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | May 11, 2020 | JACK CROWE
    High-school athletes Selina Soule and Alanna Smith (Photo courtesy Alliance Defending Freedom)Attorneys representing three female high school track athletes in their effort to bar biological males from competing against them filed a motion on Saturday calling for the presiding judge to recuse himself after he forbid the attorneys from referring to the transgender athletes at issue as “males.” The ADF filed suit in February against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) on behalf of three girls — Selina Soule, Alana Smith, and Chelsea Mitchell. The suit challenges the CIAC policy allowing students to compete in the division that accords with...
  • The Exoneration of General Flynn [Weekly Update]

    05/08/2020 5:10:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 8, 2020 | Tom Fitton
    Justice for General Flynn – and Our Country Judicial Watch Filed a Lawsuit for Fauci and WHO Records Court Allows Newsom to Give Cash to Illegal Aliens, But It’s Likely Illegal Feds Give $23 Million to ‘Community Organizations’ in Virus Fight Virus Drug Controversy: Was Trump Right? Justice for General Flynn – and Our Country We welcome the Justice Department’s decision to dismiss charges against former National Security Adviser, Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, an American hero who was victimized by the Obama administration and the Deep State. The targeting of General Flynn was a key part of the Obama/Clinton/Deep...
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit against Smithfield over pork plant safety issues

    05/06/2020 4:13:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/06/20 | Justin Wise
    A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a worker advocacy group's lawsuit alleging that Smithfield Foods Inc. failed to sufficiently protect employees at a pork processing plant in Missouri amid the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. District Judge Greg Kays ruled that Smithfield was already taking many of the health precautions that the Rural Community Workers Alliance had called for in its lawsuit, Reuters reported. The precautions include screening production-line workers for symptoms of the virus and installing barriers in facilities to help keep employees apart. Kay also said it wasn't within the court's purview to oversee working conditions. He noted that under...
  • Illegal Immigrants Are Suing the Government for Being Denied Coronavirus Stimulus Checks

    05/05/2020 5:26:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/05/2020 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    A group of illegal immigrants with children who were born in the US are suing the federal government because they did not get checks from the stimulus package. The Georgetown University law school’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection filed the class-action lawsuit on behalf of the group in Maryland’s federal district court on Tuesday. They claim that their exclusion is a violation of the Constitution. “The refusal to distribute this benefit to U.S. citizen children undermines the CARES Act’s goal of providing assistance to Americans in need, frustrates the Act’s efforts to jumpstart the economy, and punishes citizen children...
  • China Cracks Down On Grieving Relatives and Activists Threats To Sue The Government Over Coronavirus Deaths In Wuhan

    05/04/2020 6:15:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/04/2020 | John Sexton
    Earlier I wrote about the Chinese government’s concern over the rise of anti-Chinese sentiment building around the world because of the coronavirus pandemic. A recent think tank report said the backlash could be the worst China has faced since Tiananmen Square in 1989. But it’s not just the external backlash that has China worried. The government is also trying to crack down on internal dissent from people who are understandably angry that their relatives died in the outbreak. Some had even tried to organize lawsuits but the police were quick to shut down those efforts. The Chinese authorities are...
  • Judge sides with U.S. Soccer in USWNT's equal pay lawsuit

    05/02/2020 7:38:56 AM PDT · by John W · 18 replies
    ESPN.com ^ | May 2, 2020 | Graham Hays
    A federal judge in California ruled in favor of the United States Soccer Federation on most of the key points in the ongoing wage discrimination lawsuit brought by members of the U.S. women's national team player pool, dealing a potentially fatal setback to the players in the high-profile case. Players based the lawsuit filed last year on two grounds: first, that U.S. Soccer violated the Equal Pay Act by paying them less than members of the men's national team; and second, that the federation discriminated against them under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically with regard...
  • GOP Lawmakers in Michigan Vote to Sue Gov. Whitmer

    05/01/2020 8:30:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 1, 2020 | Leah Barkoukis
    Republican lawmakers in Michigan rejected an extension of the state’s coronavirus emergency declaration, instead voting to authorize a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s authority. Whitmer had asked state lawmakers to extend the declaration, which expired Thursday, by 28 days.The House instead opted to approve a lawsuit against Whitmer and a package of bills that would replace the governor's orders with laws passed through the normal legislative process.According to House Speaker Lee Chatfield, Republicans support measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak in the state, just not the governor’s “unchecked and undemocratic approach.” “The current status quo relies on one-size-fits-all edicts that...
  • Michigan House votes to sue Whitmer over emergency authority in pandemic

    04/30/2020 3:02:06 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    Bridge Michigan ^ | 4/30/2020 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING — A bitter dispute over Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s response to the coronavirus pandemic came to a head Thursday when Michigan’s Republican-led House authorized a potential lawsuit to challenge her emergency authority. With demonstrators again gathered at the Michigan Capitol to protest Whitmer’s stay-at-home order, the House GOP rejected the governor’s request for a 28-day extension of a separate emergency declaration set to expire at day’s end and instead sought to limit her authority. (snip) The drama, which included protestors carrying long guns inside and outside the Capitol, came one day after negotiations broke down between Whitmer and Republicans...
  • Judicial Watch Sues California to Stop Governor Newsom’s Initiative to Provide $75 Million in Cash Benefits to Illegal Aliens

    04/30/2020 10:10:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 30, 200 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced itfiled a lawsuit in the Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles on behalf of two California taxpayers, Robin Crest and Howard Myers, asking the court to stop the state from expending $75 million of taxpayer funds to provide direct cash assistance to unlawfully present aliens ( Crest et al. v. Newsom et al. (No. 20STCV16321)). The lawsuit alleges California Governor Gavin Newsom overstepped his authority and violated federal law when, without affirmative state legislative approval, he took executive action to create the “Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants Project” and provide cash...
  • Costco, Walmart, Kroger 'Grossly Inflated' The Price Of Eggs During Coronavirus Pandemic, Lawsuit Claims

    04/29/2020 8:58:31 AM PDT · by blam · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-29-2020 | Michael Bartiromo
    Dozens of retailers and farms have been named in a class-action lawsuit that alleges they engaged in price-gouging by marking up the price of eggs sold in California. Costco, Trader Joe’s, Walmart and Kroger were just a few of the retailers accused of “the despicable and illegal practice of price-gouging of essential groceries” amid the ongoing coronavirus health crisis, according to court filings obtained by Bloomberg Law. The complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges that plaintiffs noticed “grossly inflated” prices at retailers after Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom issued a declaration of emergency...
  • Law Firm Launches $6 Trillion Class Action Lawsuit Against China Over Coronavirus

    04/25/2020 2:28:52 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 19 replies
    /www.ladbible.com ^ | Monday 20 April 2020 | STEWART PERRIE
    Scores of people around the world continue to be infected and get sick from the coronavirus. Health authorities are still focusing on ensuring no more people contract the potentially deadly disease, however, lawyers are starting to point their fingers in China's direction for being at the centre of the outbreak. One law firm has launched a class action lawsuit against the country that's worth USD$6 trillion.
  • Associated Press v. United States, 326 U.S. 1 (1945)

    04/23/2020 2:08:36 PM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 30 replies
    JUSTIA ^ | June 18, 1945 | U.S. Supreme Court
    U.S. Supreme Court Associated Press v. United States, 326 U.S. 1 (1945) Associated Press v. United States No. 57 Argued December 5, 6, 1944 Decided June 18, 1945* 326 U.S. 1 Syllabus By-laws of the Associated Press, a cooperative association engaged in gathering and distributing news in interstate and foreign commerce, prohibited service of AP news to nonmembers, prohibited members from furnishing spontaneous news to nonmembers, and empowered members to block membership applications of competitors. A contract between AP and a Canadian press association obligated both to furnish news exclusively to each other. Charging, inter alia, that the bylaws and...
  • Nevada Sued by Physicians Over ‘Ridiculous,’ ‘Illegal’ Ban on COVID-19 anti-malarial Drugs Touted by Trump

    04/23/2020 10:49:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 04/23/2020 | Matthew Vadum
    Osteopathic physicians are suing Nevada’s governor and the state’s pharmacy board over their decision to ban the use outside of hospitals of two relatively safe, well-established anti-malarial drugs to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP virus. Reno attorney Joey Gilbert, who filed the lawsuit April 21 in state court in Washoe County, Nevada, said his clients believe that “the doctor and patient relationship is sacred and that the private practitioner is in a better position” to know how to treat a patient than an emergency room physician who is seeing the patient for the first time. The ban...