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#GunControl: Violent weekend in Chicago sees 60 shot, 9 dead

Posted by: ST on July 7, 2014 at 9:21 am » 4 Comments

ABC News reports that the Independence Day holiday and weekend in Chicago turned out to be a violent, deadly one for nearly 70 people: Independence Day celebrations were marred by multiple shootings in Chicago that reportedly left at least nine dead and 60 injured. The first fatal shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Friday, kicking off […]

 

Liberal freak-out commences in the aftermath of #SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling

Posted by: ST on June 30, 2014 at 8:08 pm » 4 Comments

I had a million things going on today so I wasn’t around much in the immediate aftermath of today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Hobby Lobby case, but it was pretty predictable how the left would react if the court didn’t rule in favor of the Obama administration’s position on the so-called “birth control mandate.” […]

 

Open Thread: #SCOTUS Hobby Lobby ruling

Posted by: ST on June 30, 2014 at 9:45 am » 1 Comment

As I noted yesterday, the Supreme Court is expected to announce today their verdict in the Hobby Lobby religious freedom case, which pits the family-owned company against the Obama administration’s Obamacare “birth control mandate.” The Hill provides a preview of what’s ahead: The boundaries of religious freedom hang in the balance as the Supreme Court […]

 

#SCOTUS verdicts in Hobby Lobby, union fees cases to be announced Monday

Posted by: ST on June 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm » 1 Comment

The Associated Press reports that Supreme Court is preparing to release verdicts tomorrow in two more key cases, most notably the one involving Hobby Lobby versus Obamacare: WASHINGTON –  The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the […]

 

QOTD: On the many times #SCOTUS has ruled unanimously against the Obama admin

Posted by: ST on June 27, 2014 at 9:33 am » 5 Comments

John Fund on the Obama administration’s bad track record with respect to the Supreme Court’s many unanimous rulings against them (via): 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 […]

 

‘Big Gulp ban’ struck down by NY State Court of Appeals

Posted by: ST on June 26, 2014 at 5:45 pm » 2 Comments

Bad news for proponents of the Nanny State – via the New York Times (hat tip): The Bloomberg big-soda ban is officially dead. The state’s highest court on Thursday refused to reinstate New York City’s controversial limits on sales of jumbo sugary drinks, exhausting the city’s final appeal and handing a major victory to the American […]

 

#SCOTUS: Constitutional scholar President overstepped on recess appointments

Posted by: ST on June 26, 2014 at 11:29 am » 5 Comments

A HUGE victory for limiting executive powers – via Fox News: The Supreme Court delivered a blow Thursday to President Obama, ruling that he went too far in making recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. In a unanimous decision, the high court sided with Senate Republicans and limited the president’s power to fill […]

 

Speaker Boehner’s meaningless, craven lawsuit

Posted by: Phineas on June 25, 2014 at 3:42 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Pathetic. Speaker John Boehner announced plans for the House to sue President Obama in court to force him to do his job and enforce the laws. Without being specific about the grounds of the suit, one can safely assume it covers Obama’s non-enforcement of immigration laws along the southwest border and, perhaps, […]

 

Nation’s top archivist: #IRS “did not follow the law” after hard drive crash

Posted by: ST on June 25, 2014 at 9:32 am » 1 Comment

Via the New York Times: WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service did not follow the law when it failed to report a hard drive crash that destroyed emails belonging to a senior official at the center of a scandal over the agency’s treatment of conservative-leaning political groups, the nation’s top archivist said Tuesday. “In accordance […]

 

Dumb criminals news: Thief checks FB during break-in, forgets to log out

Posted by: ST on June 24, 2014 at 6:38 pm » 2 Comments

Derp! Via WCCO: MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota man is in jail because he logged on to Facebook. Police say 26-year-old Nicholas Wig checked his profile from a home he broke into, and then he didn’t log off. It happened June 19 in South St. Paul. “World’s dumbest criminal,” the homeowner James Wood said. “I don’t […]