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Nov 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff who has often clashed with the federal government over the enforcement of immigration laws has filed a lawsuit to stop new policies announced by President Barack Obama. The suit filed Thursday in federal court in Washington on behalf of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio contends Obama acted outside his constitutional ...

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Nov 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) -- Anticipating a grand jury decision at any moment, more businesses boarded up their doors and windows and residents hunkered down in their homes on two of Ferguson's main roads. It's a city in waiting. The grand jury did not reach a decision Friday and it was unclear when it would reconvene, federal and ...

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Nov 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

ST. LOUIS — One morning late last month, a St. Louis courtroom filled up with prosecutors, lawyers and press who wondered if they’d catch a glimpse of a vanished man. The man, police officer Darren Wilson, hadn’t been seen in public since Aug. 9, when he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager and found himself ...

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Nov 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

(Reuters) - Hundreds of civil rights lawyers from across America are descending on Ferguson, Missouri as police and protesters prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in August. The attorneys are arriving in Ferguson as talks between protest groups and police have stalled over a ...

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Nov 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

People staged a demonstration on Sunday to commemorate the 100th day since Michael Brown was fatally shot by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. Credit Whitney Curtis for The New York Times FERGUSON, Mo. — Several dozen people gathered in a dim church basement here on Thursday night to share plans for what to do if ...

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Nov 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: Law-abiding Californians may not need to justify their need to carry concealed weapons, after the same three-judge panel that struck down restrictions on the permits earlier this year ruled Wednesday that it is too late for new opponents to join the fight against the ruling. The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit ...

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Nov 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Fox News: How much is that handgun in the window? That’s a question Californians can’t ask, thanks to a law that states handguns, or even pictures of them, may not be visible from outside of gun stores. Four Golden State gun dealers are challenging the law, saying it’s their First Amendment right to advertise ...

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Nov 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Anti-Christian Judge Stephen Reinhardt, 9th Circuit. Wife is former executive director of the ACLU Excerpted from The New York Times: When a three-judge panel of the federal appeals court in California struck down bans last month on same-sex marriage in Idaho and Nevada, it was no surprise. The panel included two of the court’s leading liberals. A ...

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Nov 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Breitbart: An award-winning, career prosecutor at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) alleged in a blistering new lawsuit she was punished for resisting orders to release convicted criminal illegal aliens from custody. The allegations from Patricia M. Vroom, 59, implicate Peter Vincent, the recently-resigned top lawyer at the agency. Vroom said in an Nov. 6 filing with ...

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Nov 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Mireille Miller-Young, far right Excerpted from Fox News: A University of California, Santa Barbara faculty member serving three years criminal probation for attacking a teenager spreading a pro-life message on campus now faces a civil lawsuit over her actions, which she blamed on being pregnant. A nine-page complaint filed Thursday in Santa Barbara County Superior Court by ...

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Nov 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Spit Stixx

Patrick D. Cannon, who is awaiting prison for fraud Excerpted from The New York Times: Former Mayor Patrick D. Cannon, convicted in June of federal wire fraud in a bribery sting, will be on house arrest until he reports to federal prison after illegally voting in the midterm election. At a bond hearing Thursday at the ...

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Oct 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Wire: It's not so easy, it turns out, for Congress to sue the president. Speaker John Boehner is finding that out the hard way after a second law firm withdrew from representing the House in the Republican-led lawsuit against President Obama over his use—or overuse—of executive authority. William Burck of the Washington-based firm ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via WASHINGTON TIMES: A federal court shot down a tea party group’s effort to permanently bar the Internal Revenue Service from targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny, issuing a ruling Thursday that says the tax agency has taken enough steps to correct the problem. Judge Reggie B. Walton also refused the request by True the Vote, a ...

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Oct 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Judicial Watch: Judicial Watch announced today that it received from the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) a “Vaughn index” detailing records about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. The index was forced out of the Obama administration thanks to JW’s June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September 2012 FOIA lawsuit ...

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Oct 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

VIA Associated Press: Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, and a federal judge ordered them immediately to jail. In an overwhelming victory for prosecutors, a jury found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder. The three other guards -- Paul Slough, Evan Liberty and ...

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Oct 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

HARRISBURG - In the final minutes of the legislative session, the House on Monday approved a bill clearing the way for the National Rifle Association and other groups to sue local municipalities, among them Philadelphia, that enact ordinances stricter than state firearms laws. The bill, approved by a 138-56 vote, will grant legal standing to "membership ...

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Oct 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Helen Wheels

Excerpted from The New York Times: The Supreme Court on Saturday allowed Texas to use its strict voter identification law in the November election. The court’s order was unsigned and contained no reasoning. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a six-page dissent. “The prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll ...

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Oct 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Associated Press: The federal government is recognizing same-sex marriages in seven more states. The states are Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado and Nevada. The Justice Department says it will ensure that same-sex couples in those states are given federal benefits as soon as possible. Those states were affected by a recent Supreme Court order on same-sex marriage. ...

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Oct 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via Associated Press: A federal judge has cleared the way for legally recognized gay marriages in Arizona by ruling that the state's ban on same-sex unions is unconstitutional. The ruling Friday by U.S. District Judge John Sedwick bars state officials from enforcing a 1996 state law and a 2008 voter-approved constitutional amendment that outlawed gay marriage. Sedwick said ...

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Oct 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via AP: A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated Texas' tough voter ID law for the November election, which the U.S. Justice Department had condemned as the state's latest means of suppressing minority voter turnout. The ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocks last week's ruling by U.S. District Judge Nelva ...

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Oct 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

RALEIGH, N.C. – A federal judge in North Carolina has struck down the state's gay marriage ban, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings in the state to begin immediately. U.S. District Court Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr., in Asheville issued a ruling Friday shortly after 5 p.m. declaring the ban approved by state ...

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Oct 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that gay couples' equal protection rights were violated by the bans The three-judge panel did not decide on a similar case in Hawaii, which legalized gay marriage in December. Hawaii's ...

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Oct 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

MADISON, Wis. – A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Wisconsin's requirement for voters to show photo identification at the polls is constitutional, a decision that's not surprising after the court last month allowed for the law to be implemented while it considered the case. State elections officials are preparing for the photo ID law ...

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Oct 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via The Independent: A model and former porn star who killed and dismembered a Chinese student in Canada sent the body parts to schools and politicians in packages with pink tissue paper and hand-written notes, a court has heard. Luka Magnotta, 32, has admitted to carrying out the gruesome killing and captured his acts on video camera, ...

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Sep 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: The Obama administration must acknowledge the existence of an independent investigation into former White House senior economics adviser Austan Goolsbee’s alleged unauthorized access to the Koch brother’s tax returns, a court ruled Tuesday. A federal judge ruled the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) must disclose to watchdog group Cause of ...

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