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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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Jun 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

MOBILE, Ala. – A federal judge in Alabama has dismissed a Catholic broadcaster's legal claim that requiring employers to include contraception in their health care coverage is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Callie Granade acted Wednesday on the lawsuit filed by the Eternal Word Television Network, which has studios in a Birmingham suburb. The broadcasting group said ...

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Jun 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Darby Crash

Excerpted from The Hill: The surprise capture of a suspected ringleader behind the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi, Libya, refueled a Washington debate Tuesday over whether those accused of terrorism should be sent to Guantánamo Bay as enemy combatants. The White House ruled out sending Ahmed Abu Khattala to the U.S. detention center ...

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Jun 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Justina Pelletier is going home. A Massachusetts judge ordered the 16-year-old Connecticut girl, who was taken from her family by child welfare advocates more than a year ago, to be returned to her mother and father effective Wednesday. The ruling caps a long-running medical custody dispute that began when two highly-respected Boston ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The Supreme Court delivered a major victory on Monday to an anti-abortion group that sought to challenge an Ohio law that bans campaign statements deemed to be false. The justices, in a unanimous decision, ruled that the Susan B. Anthony List can go ahead with a lawsuit challenging the law as ...

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Jun 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from LA TIMES: The City of Los Angeles will pay $215,000 to end a free-speech lawsuit involving a man who was kicked out of a public meeting after showing up wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood. Lawmakers voted unanimously Wednesday to settle the lawsuit with Venice resident Michael Hunt, who said city leaders had violated ...

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Jun 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A judge on Tuesday ruled California's tenure laws that protect public school teachers are unconstitutional. The verdict is a win for nine students who sued the state saying that tenure policies have made it impossible for bad teachers to be fired. Judge Rolf M. Treu said in the ruling for Vergara v. California ...

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Jun 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

SAN DIEGO (AP) — About 700 unaccompanied minors mostly from Central America were sleeping on plastic boards at a Border Patrol warehouse in Nogales, Arizona, this weekend, the vast majority flown from South Texas. It is the latest illustration of how a wave of immigrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala has overwhelmed U.S. border ...

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Jun 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

MADISON, Wis. – A federal judge has struck down Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage, ruling it unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb issued the ruling Friday, but it wasn't clear whether same-sex marriages could immediately begin. But the ruling makes Wisconsin the 27th state where same-sex couples can marry under law or where a judge has ...

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May 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A Long Island police lieutenant has been awarded $1.35 million in his racial discrimination lawsuit against the village of Freeport. Lt. Christopher Barrella, who is white, had accused the village of awarding the police chief’s job to a Hispanic officer with few qualifications and a lower test score. Following the federal jury’s ...

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May 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The widow of a police officer killed while escorting President Obama's motorcade has filed a lawsuit in the death. Jupiter Police Officer Bruce St. Laurent died during a 2012 visit by Obama to Florida. His wife, Brenda St. Laurent, is suing the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, which she claims ...

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