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Feb 4, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

HONOLULU — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students at the University of Hawaii on Monday that the nation’s highest court was wrong to uphold the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, but he wouldn’t be surprised if the court issued a similar ruling during a future conflict. Scalia was responding to a ...

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Feb 3, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., (Reuters) - A Florida murder trial, stemming from an argument over loud music at a gas station that ended in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, opens on Monday, reviving a debate over the state's gun control and self-defense laws. Michael Dunn, 47, faces first-degree murder charges in the death of 17-year-old ...

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Feb 1, 2014 Comments Off Jack Flash

A supporter of the head of Egypt's military, Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, wearing a t-shirt with his image, scuffles with a Muslim Brotherhood lawyer, Ahmed Kamel, after she struck him outside a courtroom in Cairo. Egypt's toppled President Mohammed Morsi stands inside a glass-encased metal cage in a courtroom in Cairo CAIRO (AP) — A lawyer for Egypt's ...

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Jan 31, 2014 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The Daily Mail: Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito has been stopped near the border between Italy and Slovenia, according to Italian media reports. A day after he and Knox were again found guilty of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, it is believed he has tried to flee the country. Following the result of ...

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Jan 30, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Florence, Italy (CNN) -- An Italian appeals court convicted former exchange student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito on murder charges Thursday night. Prosecutors said the couple had killed Meredith Kercher in November 2007. They were convicted two years later of murder, but those charges were overturned on appeal in 2011. A judge said Thursday that ...

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Jan 30, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

AP - Federal prosecutors said Thursday they will seek the death penalty against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing. The final decision was made by Attorney General Eric Holder and was announced Thursday. The twin blasts in April killed three people and wounded more than 260 in one of the most prominent terrorist attacks ...

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Jan 29, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Cairo - Egypt's chief prosecutor has referred 20 journalists from Al-Jazeera - including one Australian presumed to be reporter Peter Greste - to stand trial on charges of allegedly joining or assisting a terrorist group and spreading false news that endangers national security. Mr Greste, along with his colleagues and the Al-Jazeera network, have repeatedly denied ...

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Jan 28, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from YAHOO NEWS: In a brief to be filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, 19 Democratic senators are siding with the Obama administration against evangelical Christian businessmen who argue that paying for their employees’ birth control, a requirement under Obamacare, violates their company’s religious freedom. The senators—five of them women—argue in their “friend ...

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Jan 27, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

TAMPA — A federal judge Monday afternoon sentenced John Andrew Welden, the man accused of giving a former romantic partner a drug to cause a miscarriage, to 13 years and eight months in prison. "I don't think Mr. Welden is an evil person, but he committed an evil act and for that he's going to ...

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Jan 27, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Quentin Tarantino has filed a copyright lawsuit against Gawker Media for allegedly facilitating the dissemination of copies of his unproduced script, The Hateful Eight. Last week, the famous director was outraged after details about the Western circulated. He was so irate that he told the media that he wouldn't be making the ...

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Jan 27, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WND: A racially charged shooting incident in North Carolina with eerie parallels to the Trayvon Martin drama has ended in the same way – with a jury refusing to hand state authorities the politically pressured charges they sought against the shooter. In a decision angering the NAACP and other civil-rights activists clamoring for “justice,” ...

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Jan 24, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from POLITICO: Unidentified hackers took aim at the federal court system Friday, blocking access to its public website while preventing lawyers and litigants from filing legal documents online. The incident affected uscourts.gov, the federal court’s public hub, as well as most if not all federal court sites — not to mention the federal court system’s ...

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Jan 24, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Related: Anti-Obama Filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza Indicted For Arranging Illegal Campaign Donations To Wendy Long Excerpted from HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: The filmmaker behind "2016: Obama's America" was arraigned in New York on charges he violated campaign finance laws in 2012. Dinesh D’Souza pleaded "not guilty" Friday in New York where he was arraigned on federal charges that he violated ...

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Jan 24, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

(CNN) -- Some religious affiliated non-profits will remain temporarily exempt from requirements in the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, to cover birth control and other reproductive health coverage they oppose for religious reasons. That is the result of a Supreme Court decision on Friday that extended an injunction for a Catholic charity run by nuns, the ...

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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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