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Jul 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Associated Press - DEVELOPING: The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that the Legislature had the authority to repeal Common Core education standards for English and math in the state's public schools. The state's highest court took the action Tuesday a little more than four hours after attorneys presented oral arguments in a lawsuit that challenged the ...

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Jul 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Business Insider: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid mocked House Speaker John Boehner's coming lawsuit against President Barack Obama on Monday, saying it would be thrown out by famous television jurist Judge Judy. "House members would rather waste dollars than accept the fact that their constituents are benefiting from healthcare reform," Reid said on the ...

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Jul 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: A second federal judge Friday ordered the Internal Revenue Service to explain under oath how the agency lost two years of emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner. At a hearing for a lawsuit brought against the IRS by the conservative group True the Vote, U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton told ...

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Jul 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: A Mexican federal judge ordered Andrew Tahmooressi back to prison after the U.S. Marine sergeant made his first official courtroom appearance since being locked up March 31 for accidentally crossing the border with guns in his pickup truck. The 26-year-old veteran of two tours in Afghanistan was finally able to tell his ...

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Jul 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

July 1, 2014: Julie Hoehing, left, and Nancy Cooley, right, laugh after friend Dana Derichsweiler, middle, performed a marriage ceremony at the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder'ss Office in Boulder, Colo.AP DENVER – A Colorado judge on Wednesday struck down the state's gay marriage ban, making Colorado the 16th state to invalidate a prohibition on ...

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Jul 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

LINCOLN, Neb. — A Nebraska federal judge is making headlines again, this time for writing on his blog that the U.S. Supreme Court should have “STFU” rather than weigh in on the Hobby Lobby case. Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf wrote on his blog Saturday that in its next term, the Supreme Court should “go ...

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Jul 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jul 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

(CNSNews.com) – Within 24 hours of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the Obama administration was wrong to impose its contraceptive and abortion drug regulation on small companies that oppose it on religious grounds, two federal courts granted emergency injunctions to seven non-profit groups that also oppose the rule. In a July 1 news release from ...

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Jul 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Briefing Room: A federal judge struck down Kentucky's ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional on Tuesday but stayed the ruling pending appeal, in what has become a familiar two-step process. Kentucky District Court Judge John Heyburn ruled that the state's amendment banning same-sex marriage violates the Equal Protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. “As this ...

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Jun 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NATIONAL JOURNAL: The Supreme Court on Monday weakened Obamacare's controversial contraception mandate, ruling 5-4 that some employers cannot be forced to cover birth control as part of their health-insurance plans. The majority opinion, written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, said such a mandate infringes on religious freedom, and thereby can be waived by ...

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Jun 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court dealt a blow to public sector unions Monday, ruling that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois cannot be required to pay fees that help cover the union's costs of collective bargaining. In a 5-4 split along ideological lines, the justices said the practice violates the First Amendment rights ...

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Jun 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The Supreme Court ruled Monday that certain "closely held" for-profit businesses can cite religious objections in order to opt out of a requirement in ObamaCare to provide free contraceptive coverage for their employees. The 5-4 decision, in favor of arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby and one other company, marks the ...

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Jun 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

This artist's rendering shows United States Magistrate, Judge John Facciola, swearing in the defendant, Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah, wearing a headphone, as his attorney Michelle Peterson looks on during a hearing at the federal U.S. District Court in Washington, Saturday, June 28, 2014. The hearing of the Libyan accused of masterminding deadly Benghazi attacks, ...

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Jun 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Now that he's been granted Miranda rights and is being treated as an American citizen instead of a prisoner of war, we can't interrogate him to get the information we need catch other terrorists and prevent other attacks. Excerpted from CBS News: Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a suspect in the September 2012 attack on a U.S. facility ...

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Jun 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Hill: A Texas man pleaded guilty Friday to attempting to aid Sunni militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), federal prosecutors said. Michael Wolfe, 23, said he planned to travel to the Middle East to provide material support to ISIS. He was arrested last week at the George H.W. Bush ...

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Jun 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from USA TODAY: Colorado gun laws that mandate background checks on private sales and that limit ammunition magazines to 15 rounds are constitutional, a federal judge ruled Thursday. The state's Democratic-majority legislature passed the measures last year in reaction to the 2012 mass killings at a Denver-area movie theater and the Sandy Hook Elementary School ...

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Jun 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NRO: Did you know the Obama administration’s position has been defeated in at least 13 – thirteen — cases before the Supreme Court since January 2012 that were unanimous decisions? It continued its abysmal record before the Supreme Court today with the announcement of two unanimous opinions against arguments the administration had supported. ...

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Jun 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Pro-Life Supporters celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling striking down a Massachusetts law that mandated a protective buffer zone around abortion clinics, as the demonstrators stand outside the Court in Washington June 26, 2014. WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a 35-foot protest-free zone outside abortion clinics in Massachusetts. The justices were unanimous ...

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Jun 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that President Obama violated the constitution when he made recess appointments while the Senate was still in session. The case centered on the tactics Obama used to fill three vacancies in the National Labor Relations Board, a federal labor arbiter. While the Senate was in pro ...

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Jun 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

ALBANY, N.Y. – Guzzlers prevailed Thursday as New York's highest court refused to reinstate New York City's ban on the sale of big sodas, ruling that the city's health department overstepped its bounds when approved the 16-ounce cap on sugary beverages. The court largely ignored the merits of the ban in the 20-page ruling, but ...

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Jun 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Associated Press - A federal judge has struck down Indiana's ban on gay marriage, calling it unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled Wednesday that the state's ban violates the U.S. Constitution's equal-protection clause in a mixed ruling involving lawsuits from several gay couples. It wasn't immediately clear whether the ruling means same-sex marriages can begin ...

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Jun 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Pamela Geller: In the blue-state of Oregon, Clinton appointee U.S. District Judge Anna Brown ruled that the no-fly list was unconstitutional. U.S. officials insist that the process used to place individuals on the no-fly list is legal and well founded and relies on credible intelligence. As the global jihad escalates around the world the question ...

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Jun 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

HELENA -- Helena District Judge Jeffrey Sherlock has thrown out most of a provision passed by voters in 2012 to deny certain state services to illegal aliens. Sherlock said most of LR-121 was unenforceable and pre-empted by federal law. LR-121 would have banned illegal aliens from gaining public education, drivers licenses, and other benefits. In an order issued ...

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Jun 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Seattle, Wash. (CBS SEATTLE) – A U.S. Navy sailor from Washington State is currently serving on a submarine thousands of miles away in the Pacific Ocean, but a judge has ordered him into an impossible custody scenario: Appear in a Michigan courtroom Monday or risk losing custody of his 6-year-old daughter. Navy submariner Matthew Hindes was ...

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Jun 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Via THE DC

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