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Judicial Watch

Don’t Breathe, It’s Now Harmful to Public Health

December 7, 2009

Well, I suppose one can breathe IN, just not OUT! CO2 is a danger to public health;  so says the Environmental Protection Agency today in a Pearl Harbor-like surprise that’s slated to doom our long-term economic future. In 2007, the Supreme Court allowed the regulation greenhouse gases, including CO2, by the EPA.  Seeing Cap-and-Trade about [...]

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Roman Polanski, Rogue Pedophile in Custody

September 30, 2009

I’ve had a few days to digest what all the to-do about the arrest of director Roman Polanski in Switzerland last Saturday is all about.  After 31 years of avoiding US authorities, the law finally caught up with the famed director. Here’s the short story:  Polanski drugged and raped a 13-year-old girl back in 1977, admitted [...]

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The Unconstitutionality of ObamaCare

September 29, 2009

According to a recent New York Slimes Piece, several states across the nation are passing laws and resolutions outlawing the proposed government mandate requiring all citizens to have health insurance.  The Slimes piece, of course, takes a swipe at the efforts as mostly symbolic and posing little chance of success, but in reality, these laws [...]

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Former CIA Chiefs to Obama: Cut It Out!

September 19, 2009

Adding another piece of evidence that the Obama Administration is at worst dangerous and at best inept, a letter was circulated yesterday from seven of America’s former CIA chiefs imploring the Obama Administration to end their incessant investigations into that agency for the following reasons:  the issues at hand have already been thoroughly investigated;  reopening these kinds [...]

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Attack on the Pledge? It Must Be September!

September 14, 2009

Like clockwork, it’s September and the ACLU is at it again attacking the Pledge of Allegiance in schools!  Extending the idea that the students don’t have to say the Pledge in some states, they want those children to be informed by their teachers and administrators that they don’t have to say the Pledge – what some [...]

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Sotomayor is Confirmed

August 7, 2009

With a 68-31 vote (Teddy “Fins” Kennedy was too ill to vote) the US Senate voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor the 111th Supreme Court Justice.  Nine RINOs, Lindsey Graham among them, added their votes to 59 Dems.   She’s also the third woman and (I’m not sure if anyone knows about this) she’s the first Latina on the court!  I [...]

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Cynthia Tucker: Racism and Sexism Behind Opposition to Sotomayor

July 18, 2009

In her most recent column in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Cynthia Tucker argues that conservative opposition to Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court is racially motivated.  Normally such an assertion would cause thinking people to simply roll their eyes and move on to something a little more intellectual like TMZ, Politico or Meghan McCain’s [...]

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Support for Sotomayor Slipping

July 9, 2009

Support for Sonia Sotomayor has slipped since the Supreme Court overturned her in the New Haven firefighters case, according to a recent Rasmussen poll.  Speaking of which, GOP Senators are apparently capitalizing on that case, calling two of the affected firefighters to testify before the Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings.  Americans by and large are against [...]

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg And Abortion as Eugenics

July 9, 2009

Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave an interview with the New York Times, which will be published in this Sunday’s New York Times magazine.  A portion of the interview is already available online.  In the interview, Ginsburg makes a rather incredible claim about the purpose, in her mind, of the landmark Roe V. Wade decision. JUSTICE GINSBURG: [...]

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Sonia Sotomayor Overruled (again) by SCOTUS

June 29, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor was overruled today by the Supreme Court, yet again.  In a 5-4 decision, the court held that the City of New Haven was not allowed to throw out the results of a test that was used to qualify firefighters for promotion.  The city threw out the test results because they felt that they [...]

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Absurdity In Our Overly-Litigious Society

June 10, 2009

It is no secret that America has become an overly-litigious society.  People have brought forward and won many stupid lawsuits that should never even see the light of day.  Thankfully, one frivolous lawsuit was thrown out yesterday in a federal court in California. A federal judge in California has dismissed a complaint filed by a [...]

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Supreme Court Issues Stay Against Chrysler Bankruptcy

June 9, 2009

The Supreme Court issued a stay on the Chrysler bankruptcy ruling yesterday afternoon, shortly before a court of appeals imposed deadline would have made the deal final.  The Chrysler bankruptcy, engineered by the Obama administration, would have engineered a sale of Chrysler to Italian automaker Fiat, and paid off the unions at the expense of [...]

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Court Refuses Challenge to “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”

June 8, 2009

In 2007, an Army Captain was dismissed from the US military for violating the Army’s “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy regarding gays in the military.  That captain, James Pietrangelo II, and 11 other members of the service brought a lawsuit because they don’t believe the decades-old policy is constitutionally sound.  Subsequently, their cases were thrown out by the federal [...]

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Obama Nominates Sotomayor for the Supreme Court

May 26, 2009

Earlier today, Barack Obama nominated Second Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court.  The media’s coverage of today’s nomination is strangely fixated on the fact that Sotomayor is a Hispanic woman, as if skin pigmentation and the absence of a penis are somehow qualifications for the highest [...]

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Looking For Another Souter

May 1, 2009

I’m not going to lose sleep tonight because Justice David Souter is retiring at the end of the next session of the Supreme Court.  I’m sure his last magnanimous acts for posterity will simply blend in and be as meek as most of his acts over the last 18 years he’s been on the court.   He’s never a swing vote, [...]

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Connecticut Liberals Push For State Control of the Catholic Church

March 9, 2009

Connecticut State Senators Andrew McDonald and Michael Lawlor (Democrats) have proposed legislation that would strip Catholic clergy of control over their budgets and place it in the hands of the laity.  The Church has denounced the move and the Catholic League has called for the two libs to be expelled from the Senate.  People routinely [...]

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Democrats Ignore Constitution in D.C. Voting Rights Bill

February 20, 2009

The D.C. Voting Rights Bill is a perfect example of why Democrats should never be taken seriously when they accuse other people of violating the Constitution. Article One, Section 2 of the Constitution clearly states: The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States [...]

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Suing a Chief Justice

January 13, 2009

Well-known atheist activist Michael Newdow is suing Chief Justice John Roberts over the phrase “so help me God”, to be used at Barack Obama’s Presidential Inauguration.  The Chief Justice was served with the suit at his primary residence, and reacted gracefully.  One has to wonder about the legal implications of suing a sitting justice of [...]

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Haleigh Poutre and the Sanctity of Life

November 20, 2008

Two years ago on these pages, I followed the remarkable story here in Massachusetts of young Haleigh Poutre.  A victim of abuse, she ended up on a feeding tube and breathing machine.  Doctors diagnosed her as being in a persistent vegetative state, and unable to recover.  The state wanted to bring murder charges against her [...]

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Judicial Malpractice – Gay Marriage in Connecticut

October 10, 2008

The Connecticut State Supreme Court has ruled in a 4-3 decision that Gay Marriages are now legal in the state.  Connecticut becomes the third state to allow Gay marriage, after Massachusetts and California.  If one glances at the current landscape, not a single U.S. State Legislative Body or single ballot initiative in the country has [...]

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Sharia Law Creeping Across Britain

September 15, 2008

Over the past year, many sharia court decisions in the UK have been backed by the force of law. The legal justification is an Act of Parliament which permits courts to enforce arbitration decisions. On the surface, this justification is nothing extraordinary. Many legal systems, including our own, look favorably upon and even encourage alternative [...]

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Where Does Obama Stand on Gun Rights?

June 29, 2008

We’ve all seen the video from February where Obama agreed wholeheartedly with the 32-year-old DC gun ban, then when the Supreme Court interpreted the 2nd Amendment to mean what it says last week, he was for that too even though it overturned the 32-year-old DC gun ban. This incident recently reminded me of something my [...]

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Gun Rights Preserved by One Vote

June 26, 2008

The Supreme Court has obviously been a little bipolar lately… who am I kidding?  Justice Kennedy wants to be the powerful/swing justice on the court as he voted today with the Four Good Justices to uphold the Second Amendment.  It was a Scalia v. Stevens battle, with Scalia happily on the winning side.  Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a [...]

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SCOTUS: Child Rapists are Protected from the Death Penalty

June 25, 2008

The Supreme Court is getting out of control and the libs on the Court are certainly not making many friends lately.  What’s next I wonder? In the wake of pronouncing that al Qaeda has more rights than Nazis did, and with 42 states having passed anti-Kelo laws, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 that the death penalty is off-limits [...]

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Gitmo Detainees Get Their Day in Court

June 12, 2008

And the Constitution gets its day on the toilet paper roll!  The Supreme Court was about as off-base and dangerous today as as they were in Dred Scott.  POWs held at Gitmo will, for the first time in our history, be allowed to have access to civilian US courts during wartime. These are five Supreme Court Justices [...]

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Gay Marriage in California

May 15, 2008

In a blatant example of judicial activism, the California Supreme Court today voted 4-3 to overturn the will of the people in order to impose gay marriage on the Golden State.  If McCain nor Congressional Republicans won’t jazz up the conservative base, this should!  Marriage issues, cultural issues, judicial activism, court appointments, etc. are all [...]

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Hey Voter, Show Me Your ID!

April 28, 2008

The Roberts Court ruled today that Indiana’s Voter ID law is constitutional in a 6-3 decision by amply justifying that IDs  serve “the valid interest in protecting ‘the integrity and reliability of the electoral process,’” according to the majority. I’ll let you guess which three were in the minority… Give up?  Stephen “International Law” Breyer, [...]

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Supreme Court Smacks Bush, Mexicans, World Court

March 25, 2008

The Supreme Court voted 6-3 today to strike down President Bush’s adherence to a 1963 International Treaty where aliens caught committing a crime must be aware that they are entitled to legal counsel/advice when tried in American courts.  In today’s case, Medellin v. Texas (2008), the defendant argued that he was not made aware of this detail after his arrest (even though he [...]

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Know When To Fold ‘Em. If Not, Sue

March 12, 2008

I stumbled across this article about Graham Calvert, a compulsive gambler from the UK who took his bookie to court, blaming him for the two million pounds he lost, declining health, and damaged marriage. What struck me was that the article did not even suggest that the gambler himself might actually be responsible for the [...]

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Scalia Talks Torture on the Beeb

February 12, 2008

The BBC recently interviewed Justice Antonin Scalia.  The highlights were just great to hear from an American Justice, with sentiments that make me proud to support Constitutional Originalism.  Scalia scoffed at the “living document” interpretation of the Constitution, as well as the notion that the Constitution doesn’t allow for a “smack… in the face” during a ticking-time-bomb [...]

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