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Apr 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A state judge has struck down Arkansas' voter ID law, saying it illegally adds a requirement that voters must meet before casting a ballot. In a decision Thursday, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox declared the 2013 law void and unenforceable. Early voting forn the 2014 primary opens in 10 days. Fox was ...

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Apr 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The FBI is being accused of using the no-fly list to "punish and retaliate" against Muslims who refused to sign up as federal informants. The allegations were contained in an amended lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in New York. Four Muslim men living in the U.S. accused the government of ...

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Apr 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. The former intelligence analyst is serving a 35-year prison sentence for passing classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. Manning ...

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Apr 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Apr 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Associated Press - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions. The justices said in a 6-2 ruling that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions. The justices ...

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Apr 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NATIONAL REVIEW: Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens supports gutting the Second Amendment in order to remove any limit on government infringements on the right of self-defense. In his new book Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution, Stevens — who generally favored maximum government power during his 35-year tenure ...

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Apr 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Knoxville, Tenn. (CBS DC) – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a crowd of law school students that if taxes in the U.S. become too high then people “should revolt.” Speaking at the University of Tennessee College of Law on Tuesday, the longest-serving justice currently on the bench was asked by a student about the constitutionality ...

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Apr 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Apr 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The Obama administration once again has punted on a final decision for the Keystone XL pipeline, announcing ahead of the holiday weekend it is extending a key review period indefinitely -- a move that could push off a determination until after the midterm elections. Republicans, as well as red-state Democrats who ...

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Apr 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A New York judge has dismissed a challenge to the state's stricter guns laws, saying that Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers did nothing unconstitutional when quickly passing the NY Safe Act early last year. The ruling, handed down on Thursday by state Supreme Court Judge Thomas McNamara, also says Robert Schulz and his ...

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Apr 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Florida Sun Sentinel: The judge did a double-take and there were giggles aplenty in bond court Wednesday when a bailiff announced the name of a man arrested for drug possession: Edward Cocaine. "What?" uttered a stunned County Judge John "Jay" Hurley. "My last name is Cocaine," proudly stated the man at the podium. His ...

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Apr 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNN) -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that North Dakota's abortion law, considered one of the most restrictive in the nation, is unconstitutional. The law banned most abortions after six weeks, when a fetal heartbeat can be first detected. "The North Dakota strict ban on abortions at the time when a 'heartbeat' has been detected -- essentially ...

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Apr 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(Reuters) - An Oklahoma man was charged on Monday as an accessory after the fact in connection with the killing last summer of an Australian athlete who had been attending a state university, prosecutors said. Oddesse Barnes, 22, was the fourth person charged in the killing of Christopher Lane, a Melbourne resident who was shot in ...

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Apr 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Left, Frazier Glenn Cross is seen in this April 13, 2014 booking photo; right, Kansas State Troopers stand outside a police line near the location of a shooting at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kan., on April 13, 2014. OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white ...

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Apr 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- The prosecutor cross-examining Oscar Pistorius at his murder trial Friday tried to shred his version of events on the night he shot and killed his girlfriend, saying they do not add up and go completely against how people would react in the situation the double-amputee Olympian has described. Instead, chief ...

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Apr 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

GREENVILLE, N.C. – A U.S. district court judge on Tuesday ruled that the University of North Carolina-Wilmington must promote a conservative, Christian professor who had been denied full professorship because of his beliefs, and ordered administrators to pay the educator $50,000 in back-pay. The ruling comes on the heels of a March 20 jury verdict which ...

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Apr 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two former associates of Gov. Chris Christie do not have to hand over documents to a legislative committee investigating the traffic jam scandal engulfing the governor, a New Jersey judge ruled Wednesday. Former Christie loyalists Bridget Kelly and Bill Stepien had been fighting subpoenas calling for them to turn over documents regarding ...

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Apr 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Apr 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court declined Monday to decide if a New Mexico wedding photographer was within her rights when she refused to work at a same-sex ceremony. The denial leaves standing a decision by the state's highest court that went against the photo studio -- although the local dispute has been long since rendered moot. The ...

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Apr 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials over the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, one of them an al-Qaida cleric. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer says the case raises serious constitutional questions and is not easy to answer. But she says that she will grant ...

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Apr 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from DAILY MAIL: A man decapitated his teenage girlfriend while she was still alive then stabbed himself in the chest, a court heard. Aras Hussein, 21, had allegedly blackmailed 18-year-old Reema Ramzan by taking sexual photographs of her and threatening to share them with her family if she broke up with him. ...

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Apr 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Hill: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus lauded Wednesday's Supreme Court decision striking aggregate limits on campaign contributions as a “very big victory for the RNC.” In a 5-4 decision, the court found that aggregate contribution limits — the maximum total amount a donor can give to federal candidates and political party committees ...

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Apr 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Las Vegas (CBS LAS VEGAS) – Just days after the deadline to enroll for insurance coverage through Nevada Health Link, the first class-action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of residents who say they signed up and paid their premiums – but were never given coverage. Law firm Callister & Associates filed the lawsuit on behalf ...

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Apr 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from RegWatch: The Supreme Court on Wednesday demolished another campaign finance restriction by overturning aggregate limits on campaign contributions. In a splintered decision, five of nine justices found that aggregate contribution limits — the maximum amount that a donor can give to federal candidates and political party committees throughout the course of a two-year ...

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Apr 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from DAILY CALLER: A conservative environmental law group is suing the Environmental Protection Agency over its alleged “IRS-like” tactics, including stone-walling federal records requests and imposing fees on conservative groups that sought government records. The Energy & Environment Legal Institute is trying to force the EPA to release records previously denied under a Freedom of ...

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