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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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Sep 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WFB: A federal judge ordered the Justice Department Thursday to release a list of documents it is withholding from the public related to Operation Fast and Furious within the next month. Calling the Obama administration’s request for further delays “unconvincing,” U.S. District Court Judge John D. Bates told the Justice Department to release the ...

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Sep 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Via FOX NEWS: A federal judge has overturned a Hawaii law barring legal immigrants from applying for a firearm permit, the latest in a wave of rulings against similar laws across the country. Judge J. Michael Seabright ruled last week in favor of plaintiff Steve Fotoudis, an Australian citizen who is a permanent resident living in ...

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Sep 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON — Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long favored conservatives, a little-noticed shift with far-reaching consequences for the law and President Obama’s legacy. For the first time in more than a decade, judges appointed by Democratic presidents considerably outnumber judges appointed by Republican presidents. The Democrats’ advantage has only ...

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Sep 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

It's the rough equivalent of manslaughter in the U.S. PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp but declared him not guilty of murder. Prosecutors said they were disappointed by the ruling but would decide on whether ...

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Sep 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(AP) PRETORIA, South Africa – In a lengthy verdict phase climaxing Oscar Pistorius' trial, the judge said Thursday he can't be found guilty of murder but that he was negligent in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, raising the possibility he'll be convicted of culpable homicide. Judge Thokozile Masipa said she felt the double-amputee ...

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Aug 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

MIAMI – A federal judge on Thursday declared Florida's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, joining state judges in four counties who have sided with gay couples wishing to tie the knot. U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle in Tallahassee ruled that the ban added to Florida's constitution by voters in 2008 violates the 14th Amendment's ...

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Aug 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: A federal judge is demanding more information from the IRS on how it tried to recover data from former agency official Lois G. Lerner’s hard drive when it crashed. The order from U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan came after the agency outlined in sworn testimony steps taken by specialists to ...

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Aug 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from Main Justice: The special prosecutor who obtained an abuse of power indictment against Texas Gov. Rick Perry was once set to become the U.S. Attorney in San Antonio – but he fell victim to a dysfunctional nomination process. Defense lawyer Michael McCrum withdrew his name from consideration in October 2010, six months after an ...

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Aug 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Excerpted from The New York Post: Thousands of kids who crossed illegally into the United States will hit the jackpot Wednesday, when their expedited cases begin coming before New York City immigration judges — who are the most lenient in the country. The first judge assigned to the so-called “surge docket” is Frank Loprest, an Obama ...

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Aug 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

There's only one way for sure Obama would know for sure he'd be appointing a new Supreme Court justice. They'll make it look like natural causes or an accident or the work of a "right wing extremist" of course. Soros will handle the dirty work, hire and pay the world's best experts, just like he ...

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Aug 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from Politico: The IRS won what might be Round One in a series of contests pitting tea party groups against the agency, with a federal judge rejecting a conservative group’s bid for a court-appointed forensics expert to hunt for ex-official Lois Lerner’s lost emails. Judge Reggie Walton of the U.S. District Court of the District ...

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Aug 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from TODD STARNES: A member of the U.S. Army Band said he was forced out of the U.S. Army for having anti-Obama bumper stickers on his personal car, serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at a party and reading books written by conservative authors like Sean Hannity, a federal lawsuit alleges. Master Sergeant Nathan Sommers, a 25-year veteran ...

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Jul 31, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

WASHINGTON -- A police officer can't pull you over and arrest you just because you gave him the finger, a federal appeals court declared Thursday. In a 14-page opinion, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled that the "ancient gesture of insult is not the basis for a reasonable suspicion of a traffic ...

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Jul 31, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Hill: The Left wants her to step down now so Obama can appoint her replacement instead of risking that a Republican president will do it after 2016. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has not changed her tune on retirement in the past year, saying Wednesday she plans to stay for “a while.” "My ...

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Jul 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from FOX NATION: FOX News reports that the US House of Representatives has voted 225-201 on a resolution authorizing a lawsuit against President Obama. All Democrats and five Republicans voted 'nay'. The Republicans voting no were said to be Reps. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Paul Broun (R-Ga.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), Steve Stockman (R-Texas) and Walter Jones, Jr. ...

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Jul 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

DENVER — Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state’s attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday. The court ruling was in response to an appeal from Republican Attorney General John Suthers, who has been trying for several weeks to get Boulder’s ...

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Jul 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

Excerpted from NATIONAL JOURNAL: A federal Appeals Court has struck down a Mississippi law that would have shuttered the state's only abortion clinic. In a 2-1 decision Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit ruled unconstitutional a 2012 law requiring physicians performing more than 10 abortions a year to ...

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Jul 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Ayala Chaviva

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A jury has awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. The federal jury in St. Paul found Tuesday that the 2012 best-selling book libeled Ventura in describing a bar fight in California in 2006. Kyle wrote that he ...

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Jul 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

ST. PAUL Minn. (Reuters) - A federal judge asked a jury on Monday to try one more time in a defamation case brought by former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura after the panel said it could not reach a verdict following about five days of deliberations. Ventura is suing the estate of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle ...

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Jul 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from DAILY CALLER: A federal court ruled Monday that the existence of a cross at Ground Zero does not violate the Constitution, slamming the appeal filed by the secular activist group American Atheists. The famous cross, formed by two intersecting beams left standing after the 9/11 attacks, has been a powerful spiritual symbol for many ...

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Jul 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the latest in a string of decisions overturning bans across the country. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond ruled that state constitutional and statutory provisions barring gay marriage and denying recognition of ...

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Jul 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

DENVER – A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling until an appeals court hearing next month. Judge Raymond P. Moore's ruling Wednesday was in response to a lawsuit filed July 1 by six gay couples who asked the court for an ...

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Jul 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court on Tuesday publicly reprimanded a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a rapist after suggesting the 14-year-old victim shared some of the responsibility for the crime. District Judge G. Todd Baugh, of Billings, appeared before the court in Helena, where Chief Justice Mike McGrath read the prepared ...

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Jul 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Daily Caller: Federal Court Takes Down Obamacare: Subsidies In Federal Exchange Are Illegal A federal court ruled Tuesday that Obamacare premium subsidies are illegal for all customers in the federal exchange — the vast majority of all the health care law’s enrollees. The far-reaching, long-awaited ruling, Halbig v. Burwell, concerns the language of the ...

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