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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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May 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE HILL: The rule of law is officially dead in America. Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, has been placed on the ballot for re-election by a federal district judge in spite of universal agreement that he didn't meet the plain-language election filing requirements. Judge Matthew Leitman ordered that ...

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May 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WND: A panel of federal judges in Denver, in an opinion written by Judge Harris Hartz, found that it is perfectly appropriate for a police chief to order subordinates to attend an Islamic mosque where Muslims “discussed Islamic beliefs, Muhammad, Mecca, and why and how Muslims pray” in addition to encouraging officers “to ...

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May 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: State-approved bans on same-sex marriage have been falling at a rapid clip since the Supreme Court struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act last year. The changes -- gay couples can now wed in 19 states and the District of Columbia -- reflect shifting social and political attitudes toward ...

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May 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

LOS ANGELES — A judge on Friday ordered that a serial rapist be released to live in a Los Angeles County community in spite of a host of vocal protests. Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Gilbert Brown issued a brief order saying that Christopher Evans Hubbart, 63, must be released by July 7, Los Angeles ...

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May 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NY DAILY NEWS: A former employee at CNN claims he was fired from the cable news station because he's gay and was too "flamboyant" because he wore bright colors and mariachi outfits in the workplace, according to a $60 million discrimination lawsuit. William Kane, who started working at CNN in 2002, claims no one ...

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May 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (CN) – A Muslim inmate filed a class action against the Federal Bureau of Prisons, claiming that Islam prohibits Muslim men from wearing pants below their ankles, but his prison prohibits him from hemming pants above the ankles. Yahya “John” Lindh sued the directors of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the warden ...

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May 20, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(Reuters) - Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a campaign finance law violation, avoiding a trial that had been expected to begin the same day in a Manhattan federal court. D'Souza, known for his biting criticism of President Barack Obama, pleaded guilty to one criminal count of making illegal contributions in ...

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May 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BRIEFING ROOM: A martial arts instructor who sent ricin-laced letters to President Obama and Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) was sentenced to 25 years in jail, the Justice Department announced on Monday. Mississippi resident James Everett Dutschke, 41, was convicted of “possessing the biological agent ricin and subsequently mailing ricin-laced, threatening letters including one that ...

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May 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

NEW YORK – An Egyptian Islamic preacher whose fiery sermons before and after 9/11 attracted extremists to his London mosque was convicted Monday in a trial that a prosecutor said should provide justice for the victims of a kidnapping in Yemen more than a decade ago. The cleric, Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, 55, was found guilty ...

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May 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

PORTLAND -- U.S. District Judge Michael McShane has ruled that the voter-approved ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional. The state attorney general had refused to defend the ban in lawsuits brought by four same-sex couples. "Today Judge McShane did the right thing for families, affirming that the denial of marriage to committed same-sex couples in Oregon is ...

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May 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: The Department of Justice plans to announce charges against specific Chinese government officials, accusing them of stealing American trade secrets through cyber espionage. Keep reading

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May 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from HUFFINGTON POST: A Manhattan man raised his pinky to his lips and sued New York City, a bakery, two local hospitals, Kmart and a "Latina" dog owner for two undecillion dollars -- more than all the money on planet Earth. Anton Purisima, 62, filed the hand-scrawled lawsuit last month against those entities and pretty ...

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May 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Sports Illustrated: SI.com has learned that Clippers owner Donald Sterling has hired prominent antitrust litigator Maxwell Blecher, who has written a letter to NBA executive vice president and general counsel Rick Buchanan threatening to sue the NBA. The letter, sources tell SI.com, claims that Sterling has done nothing wrong and that "no punishment ...

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May 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota judge formally sentenced a man to death for killing a woman as part of what he said was a plot to assassinate President Barack Obama. The hearing Tuesday formalized the unanimous vote of a jury to sentence 44-year-old James McVay to death. McVay would have been sentenced to ...

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May 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Bloomberg: Arkansas became the 22nd U.S. state where gay marriage was deemed lawful when a court there threw out a ban on same-sex unions. State court Judge Christopher Charles Piazza in Little Rock invalidated Arkansas’ prohibition, citing a 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled a ban on interracial marriage was similarly unlawful to ...

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May 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from The Loveland Reporter-Herald: The last time Sara Warren saw her personal handgun was in the ambulance after an accident on March 28. The police have refused to give the firearm back to her. The Loveland resident was taken to the Poudre Valley Hospital where her personal firearm was turned over to Fort Collins Police ...

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May 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Judge Boggs Excerpted from The Hill: Black House Democrats say they are stunned by next week's scheduled Senate hearing on a controversial judge nominated by President Obama for the federal bench. Many liberals, notably members of the Congressional Black Caucus, have been up-in-arms over Obama's nomination of Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Michael Boggs, whose previous record ...

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May 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: The attorneys general of 22 states have filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn New York’s SAFE Act, claiming the law is unconstitutional. Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange filed the brief in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the lawsuit NYSRPA v. Cuomo, which ...

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May 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Watchdog.org: The "John Doe" investigation into conservatives is dead. At least for now. In a monumental victory for targeted conservatives in the secret Wisconsin investigation, Judge Rudolph Randa on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction to stop the politically charged probe, ruling in favor of conservative activist Eric O'Keefe, his Wisconsin Club for Growth ...

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May 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Sevier Excerpted from YJN: A man asked a judge to force a city to allow him to legally marry his porn filled laptop computer. Chris Sevier, 37, a U.S. Army veteran and former lawyer of Utah, claimed that he fell in love with his Apple MacBook. On court documents, he wrote the he “prefers having sex with the ...

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