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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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Dec 29, 2013 Comments Off Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Labor Union Report: Members of an Operating Engineers local union represented by National Labor Relations Board chairman Mark Pearce’s former law firm have pled guilty to violating the Hobbs Act. The charges against the men included violence, sabotage, threats, intimidation and extortion against their victims–all of whom were non-union contractors or their ...

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Dec 27, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

NEW YORK — Citing the Sept. 11 attacks, a federal judge on Friday found that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records is legal, a valuable part of the nation's arsenal to counter the threat of terrorism and "only works because it collects everything." U.S. District Judge William Pauley said in ...

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Dec 26, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from DALLAS NEWS: Taya Kyle, the lone defendant in a lawsuit brought by Jesse Ventura over her slain husband’s book, is now the plaintiff in litigation filed Monday morning in Dallas County. A suit filed this morning alleges that Steven Young and Bo French have conspired to “steal” Craft International, the tactical-training company co-founded in ...

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Dec 25, 2013 Comments Off Jack Flash

Excerpted from Fox News: As if out of a Charles Dickens novel, people struggling to pay overdue fines and fees associated with court costs for even the simplest traffic infractions are being thrown in jail across the United States. Critics are calling the practice the new "debtors' prison" -- referring to the jails that flourished ...

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Dec 21, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - Judge Robert J. Shelby, whom President Barack Obama appointed to the U.S. District Court in Utah last year, issued an opinion on Friday declaring that a right to same-sex marriage is "deeply rooted in the nation’s history and implicit in the concept of ordered liberty." Shelby was confirmed to the federal bench by a ...

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Dec 21, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NY POST: Victims of the 9/11 attacks will have another chance to sue the Saudi Arabian government after a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the original dismissal of the case was an “error of law.” A three-judge panel for the 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York reversed itself after finding ...

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Dec 20, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Dec. 20, 2013: The first gay couple to be married in Utah, Seth Anderson (L) and Michael Ferguson, are seen after getting married at the Salt Lake County Clerks office in Salt Lake City, Utah.Reuters SALT LAKE CITY – A federal judge struck down Utah's same-sex marriage ban Friday in a decision that brings a ...

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Dec 20, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Dec 19, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NY POST: A married, heterosexual gym teacher at a tony Upper West Side private school was fired because his lesbian supervisor disapproved of his “traditional family status,” the canned teacher claims in a new Manhattan lawsuit. Gregory Kenney, 50, taught gym at the Trinity School on W. 91st St. for 16 years before he ...

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