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Jan 22, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Related: Kerry Trying To Halt Execution Of Mexican Invader Who Shot Texas Cop 3 Times In Back Of Head HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected appeals for Mexican national Edgar Tamayo, clearing the way for the Texas death row inmate's execution for the slaying of a Houston police officer 20 years ...

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Jan 21, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

LOS ANGELES (CN) - L.A. sheriff's deputies Tasered a young black man's genitals until he could "smell his flesh burning" after fining his father, who has nerve damage in one hand, $1,000 for dropping a cigarette on the street outside their home, the son claims in court. Daniel Johnson, 26, claims ...

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Jan 21, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Briefing Room: The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Utah in an attempt to force the state to recognize the more than 1,000 same-sex marriages performed during a brief window earlier this year. The complaint filed Tuesday on behalf of four same-sex couples seeks legal recognition of the marriages performed during a 17-day ...

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Jan 18, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A federal appeals court ruled Friday that bloggers and the public have the same First Amendment protections as journalists when sued for defamation: If the issue is of public concern, plaintiffs have to prove negligence to win damages. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial in a ...

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Jan 14, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The Supreme Court on Monday blocked Arizona from enforcing a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, in the latest blow for states that have tried to enact strict abortion laws. The high court declined to hear an appeal from Arizona, leaving in place a prior ruling from the ...

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Jan 14, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Hillicon Valley: A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down the Obama administration’s net-neutrality rules. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission overstepped its authority by prohibiting Internet providers from treating traffic differently based on where its coming from. By classifying Internet access as an “information service” as opposed to ...

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Jan 13, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The woman known as the "Octomom" was charged with welfare fraud after allegedly failing to report nearly $30,000 in earnings. Nadya Suleman, 38, who gained fame in 2009 when she made medical history by giving birth to octuplets, all of whom survived, was charged Jan. 6, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's ...

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Jan 13, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A federal judge who endorsed "suspicion-less" searches of laptops, cameras and cell phones at the border has set up a possible Supreme Court showdown challenging what critics call “Constitution-free zones” and the Obama administration's dragnet approach to national security. A decision by Judge Edward Korman upholding the federal government's right to search ...

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Jan 13, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from TALKING POINTS MEMO: Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday tore into President Barack Obama's use of recess appointments to staff government agencies when the Senate is unofficially on recess. During oral arguments, Scalia shot back at an argument by U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli that the Constitution's recess appointments clause is ambiguous enough to validate ...

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Jan 12, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from OregonLive.com A 26-year-old Portland pimp has filed a $100 million lawsuit against Nike, claiming the shoe manufacturer is partially responsible for a brutal beating that helped net him a 100-year prison sentence. Sirgiorgiro Clardy claims Nike should have placed a label in his Jordan shoes warning consumers that they could be used as a ...

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Jan 12, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE HILL: Nothing less than the boundaries of executive power are at stake Monday as the Supreme Court considers whether President Obama violated the Constitution during his first term. Oral arguments slated for Monday will center on a trio of recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that were deemed unconstitutional ...

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Jan 10, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NEWSMAX: The Senate is poised to confirm Robert L. Wilkins to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit — the final battle in a bruising war between the White House and Senate Republicans over the "second highest court in the land." The D.C. Circuit deals with cases against the federal government. Anyone ...

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Jan 10, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the federal government will recognize more than 1,000 same-sex marriages in Utah, despite an earlier announcement this week from the state’s governor saying the state would not. The decision means those Utah couples will have access to federal benefits that are available to married couples in ...

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Jan 9, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

TRENTON — Six New Jersey residents have filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. Chris Christie, the state of New Jersey, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and others over traffic jams in September. The suit filed in federal court Thursday appears to be the first civil claim over traffic that appear to have ...

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Jan 9, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

TRNETON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge will not stop a legislative committee from forcing a former appointee of Gov. Chris Christie to testify about a scandal involving punitive traffic lane closures. The judge says "the court does not sit in supervision over the Legislature." Christie's former No. 2 deputy at the Port Authority of New ...

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Jan 8, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WND: Californians who are opposing a new “choose-your-gender” law for students in public schools have won a round in their battle to overturn the Democrat plan that would open girls’ locker rooms to boys and boys’ locker rooms to girls. Officials with the Privacy For All Students coalition announced Wednesday the state has ordered ...

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Jan 8, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NRA-ILA: Judge Edmond E. Chang of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, ruled that the City of Chicago's ordinance banning virtually all sales and transfers of firearms inside city limits violates the Second Amendment and is therefore unconstitutional. In his ruling, Judge Chang noted the Second Amendment ...

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Jan 6, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday put same-sex marriages on hold in Utah, at least while a federal appeals court more fully considers the issue. Related Stories The court issued a brief order blocking any new same-sex unions in the state. The order grants an emergency appeal by the state following the Dec. 20 ruling by ...

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Jan 3, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Regwatch: The Obama administration on Friday offered a vigorous defense of the Affordable Care Act's "birth control mandate," disputing as unfounded the religious challenge that led a Supreme Court justice to partially block the provision from taking effect this week. In court papers filed ahead of a 10 a.m. deadline, the Justice Department asked ...

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Jan 2, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BIZPAC REVIEW: Libs hate the idea of black women Republicans so much that one of the best-known black Democrats in Congress is threatening to go to war with a black Democrat president over the prospect of a black woman being named a federal judge because she’s a Republican. Which party is in a “war ...

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Jan 2, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NBC NEWS: An undocumented immigrant who has met the requirements to practice law in California must be given a legal license, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a landmark case that could set a national precedent. The California Supreme Court ruled that Sergio Garcia, who first came to the United States from Mexico ...

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Dec 31, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) –A federal judge in Manhattan ordered a “compassionate release” Tuesday from prison for a dying former civil rights lawyer. The U.S. government requested the release earlier in the day for Lynne Stewart, who was convicted in a terrorism case. Prosecutors say Stewart, 74, suffers from recurrent stage-four breast cancer. She was not scheduled ...

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Dec 31, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Florida - A federal judge on Tuesday struck down a Florida law requiring applicants for welfare benefits to undergo mandatory drug testing, ruling it was unconstitutional and shouldn't be enforced. U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven's 30-page order made permanent an earlier, temporary ban on the law by the judge. Gov. Rick Scott had backed the drug ...

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Dec 31, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

N.Y. - A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that New York’s expanded ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines was constitutional, but struck down a provision forbidding gun owners from loading their firearms with more than seven rounds. The judge, William M. Skretny of Federal District Court in Buffalo, called the seven-round limit ...

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Dec 30, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Hillicon Valley: The ACLU sued the Obama administration on Monday for more information about how intelligence agencies conduct surveillance. The civil liberties group filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in a New York federal court seeking information on an executive order originally signed by President Reagan that is frequently used by the administration ...

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