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Federal judge: Chicago’s gun ban is unconstitutional

Posted by: ST on January 7, 2014 at 9:42 am » 3 Comments

A clear victory for staunch 2nd Amendment proponents. Via CNN: (CNN) – A federal judge ruled Monday that Chicago’s ban on virtually all sales and transfers of firearms is unconstitutional. “The stark reality facing the City each year is thousands of shooting victims and hundreds of murders committed with a gun. But on the other side […]

 

CA High-Speed Rail Fail: Judge derails Gov. Brown’s choo-choo?

Posted by: Phineas on November 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Darn Judge Michael Kenny and his concern for the law! Doesn’t he know he’s standing in the way of the future? A Sacramento judge put the brakes on California’s plans to build a bullet train after dual rulings Monday blocked the sale of $8 billion in bonds and ordered the rail authority […]

 

Harry Reid goes nuclear: get ready for “Court Packing Scheme II.” Updated

Posted by: Phineas on November 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This morning the petty little tyrant also known as Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) did what he has longed to do and finally changed the rules of the Senate to weaken filibusters, the so-called “nuclear option:” In a move that Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) called “the most important and most dangerous restructuring of […]

 

Vancouver, WA man on gun charge: @VP Biden owes me an apology for bad advice

Posted by: ST on November 19, 2013 at 8:27 pm » 4 Comments

The Columbian reports: Jeffrey C. Barton wants an apology from Vice President Joe Biden. The Vancouver man faces a misdemeanor charge of illegally discharging a firearm from an incident July 15 in which he says he fired a shotgun in the air to chase away three men who were allegedly breaking into his vehicles. After pleading […]

 

Post-20 week abortion ban in Texas still stands – for now

Posted by: ST on October 28, 2013 at 7:03 pm » 2 Comments

Some news reports erroneously reported early on today that HB 2 – the hotly debated Texas abortion law pro-abortion State Senator Wendy Davis (now a gubernatorial candidate) attempted to filibuster back in June – had been “blocked” in its entirety by a federal judge, leading to a lot of  misinformation being spread initially about the ruling […]

 

Illinois Supreme Court overturns state ban on carrying firearms

Posted by: Phineas on September 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Here’s a surprising victory for constitutional rights in one of the most gun-restrictive states in the nation: In an unusually forceful and straightforward opinion in the case of People v. Aguilar, the Supreme Court of Illinois unanimously held that the state’s “comprehensive ban” on the “use of an operable firearm for self-defense outside the […]

 

Federal jury rules black people can’t call each other the “n-word” in the workplace

Posted by: ST on September 4, 2013 at 11:18 am » 6 Comments

Via the New York Daily News: A Manhattan jury awarded $280,000 to a black woman who was repeatedly called the N-word by her boss — who’s also black, and claimed he used the vile epithet as an endearing term. “My voice was heard today,” Brandi Johnson said Tuesday, after the eight-person federal jury awarded her […]

 

#GZtrial: Zimmerman to ask state of Florida to take care of up to $300k in legal bills

Posted by: ST on August 27, 2013 at 11:47 am » 10 Comments

Via the Orlando Sentinel (hat tip): George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin, plans to ask the state of Florida to cover $200,000 to $300,000 of his legal expenses, his attorney told the Orlando Sentinel Monday evening. Because Zimmerman was acquitted, state law requires Florida to pay all his legal costs, minus the […]

 

VIDEO: Zimmerman legal team O’Mara & West talk #gztrial, media frenzy on Hannity

Posted by: ST on July 16, 2013 at 8:47 pm » 2 Comments

If you haven’t watched any post-Zimmerman verdict interview, you really should watch this one.  Last night, Sean Hannity interviewed Mark O’Mara and Don West, the attorneys for George Zimmerman, and they discussed the trial theatrics, the media frenzy that got us here, and the rogue prosecution and their potentially unlawful conduct prior to trial. I […]

 

#GZtrial Verdict: NOT GUILTY

Posted by: ST on July 14, 2013 at 12:10 pm » 9 Comments

There will be probably be a civil trial at some point, and expect Obama’s DOJ to do everything in their power to come down on Zimmerman any way they can, but for now, there is this.