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Law

NJ Girl Sues Parents for Their Property

March 4, 2014

Rachel Canning, 18, didn’t like her parent’s rules and left home to live with a friend.  It’s the old “live under my roof, live with my rules” phenomenon every parent has a right to demand of their adult children living at home. Most young adults either suck-it-up or move out.  Canning decided to deal with [...]

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Roe Plus 41

January 22, 2014

Ghastly math:  Roe v. Wade + 41 years = 55 million deaths. On this dark anniversary, tens of thousands braved Arctic cold and snow for the fortieth “March For Life” in Washington DC.  I was actually at one of these back in 1998.  It was inspiring to see so many others from all parts of [...]

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George Zimmerman Acquitted

July 14, 2013

Last evening the six-member jury deliberating the guilt of George Zimmerman found him not guilty, acquitting him for the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.  The Blaze has great coverage of the last 24 hours, as this story keeps developing. Having been on a million juries (that’s what I get for voting in every election!), [...]

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Janet Napolitano to Resign

July 12, 2013

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano is going to resign her position in September in order to be president of the University of California. Under her tenure, we’ve had lawless borders, imposing a Dream Act-lite ICE enforcement by executive fiat, phrases like saying “man-caused disasters” rather than “terrorism” entering our lexicon, an underwear and Times [...]

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DOMA Goes Down

June 26, 2013

A key provision which denied certain federal benefits to gay couples in the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act was struck down in a 5-4 vote by the Supreme Court today.  The libs and conservatives voted predictably with Anthony O’Connor Kennedy being the swing vote. Writing for the majority, Justice Kennedy expressed that DOMA: “…imposes a disability [...]

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SCOTUS Alters the Voting Rights Act

June 25, 2013

The Supreme Court struck down a controversial section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 which had recently been reauthorized by Congress in 2006. While the most of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 still remains in effect, Section 4, which dealt with singling out particular states with a history of low black turnout and/or [...]

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House Mulling Perjury Charge Against AG Holder

May 28, 2013

Attorney General Eric Holder testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee on May 15 that he didn’t know about the Justice Department’s investigation of Fox News’ James Rosen.  When pushed by a Democrat to relate the DOJ’s behavior to the 1917 Espionage Act, Holder said: “In regard to potential prosecution of the press for [...]

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Tea Party Groups Targeted by IRS

May 10, 2013

The IRS admitted to improperly targeting groups looking for tax-exempt status if the words “tea party” or “patriot” were in their names.  From 2010 to 2012, roughly 75 Tea Party groups were subjected to “additional review” which delayed their acceptance.   Hmm… just in time to stymie the political activities of groups opposed to the administration [...]

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Drug Sniffing Dogs and the Fourth Amendment

March 27, 2013

When Justices Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Kennedy are join the majority in a Supreme Court opinion, you can usually be sure that the Court ruled the right way.  It isn’t that those Justices are always correct, but the first three have great respect for the Constitution and Kennedy usually at least tries to reach decisions [...]

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SCOTUS to Hear Arguments on Gay Marriage

March 26, 2013

Today the Supreme Court will hear the first of two cases dealing with gay marriage — the first being about California’s Proposition 8, the second about the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Prop 8 simply states: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is recognized in California.“  It passed with [...]

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Send in the Drones

February 5, 2013

The Obama Administration today is defending their policy of using overseas drone strikes not just on foreign terrorists, but also overseas Americans who help them out.  While the memos revealed flimsy standards governing the President’s discretion on using the drones, they defend the policy as “legal,” “ethical,” and “wise.”  I’m pretty sure this guy shares the [...]

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Feinstein’s War on Guns Continues

January 24, 2013

Today, California Senator Diane Feinstein re-introduced a plan to expand the current list of banned guns in the US, opening the Democrat’s latest salvo in their War on Guns.  If this bill would put in place a policy that could have prevented Newtown short of a complete ban or confiscation of all guns, then I’d [...]

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40 Years of Roe

January 22, 2013

January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court handed down the Roe v. Wade decision, 7-2, with only Justices White and Rehnquist dissenting.  Since then an estimated 50-54 million babies’ lives have been ended as a result.  Today, issues of religious freedom, sex-selective abortions (aka gendercide), paying for other people’s abortions, and a seriously pro-abortion President in [...]

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Secession Advocates Get Their Response From DC

January 13, 2013

I hope that all those secession petitions sent to the White House are merely symbolic, and that the people involved don’t think seriously about it.  If so, they are just as bad as the statists who want to ignore the constitutional process for their own ends.  In a re-airing of a 150-year-old settled argument, the [...]

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Biden: Some Gun Control By Executive Fiat

January 9, 2013

Vice President Joe Biden made it clear today that the President has many options in the upcoming gun control debate saying, “There are executive orders, executive action that can be taken.”  He went on to imply that action is key to getting things done: “it’s critically important that we act.”  The word “action” struck me, [...]

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Happy 225th Constitution!

September 17, 2012

It was 225 years ago today September 17, 1787, that the Constitution was ready to be delivered to the states for ratification.  Our Constitution is the most brilliant and unique governing document ever written.  It is a document designed to create a limited government with checks and balances, enumerated powers, and a federal structure which [...]

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Wisconsin Judge Tosses Walker’s Union Law

September 16, 2012

On Friday, Dane County circuit court Judge Juan Colas threw out just about all of the famous collective bargaining law passed by Governor Scott Walker and the state legislature, which modeled to other cash-strapped states a politically successful way to deal with unsustainable public employee union costs moving forward. Judge Colas wrote that the law [...]

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Dems Pick Fight Over Early Voting for Military in Ohio

August 5, 2012

The Obama campaign and the Ohio Democrats are filing a lawsuit against an Ohio law allowing members of the military to cast an early-voting ballot until the day before Election Day.  Granted, the cut-off day for everyone else is three days before the election, but due to the erratic schedules of some military personnel the [...]

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Rasmussen: Little Change in Repeal Poll

July 2, 2012

According to Rasmussen Reports, there was little change in the percentage of likely voters who want to see some or all of Obamacare repealed after Thursday’s landmark Supreme Court ruling.  The current 52% -39% poll has actually moved little since the law was passed over two years ago. Apparently, being deemed constitutional through some odd [...]

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Roberts: All on His Own

July 1, 2012

Take or leave CBS’s MSM reporting of this, but apparently all is not well on the Supreme Court:  CBS reports that on Obamacare, Chief Justice Roberts was going to vote with the conservatives to toss out the law, then suddenly shifted his vote a few weeks ago leading to great friction between he and (of [...]

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An Energized Romney Vote?

June 29, 2012

After yesterday’s mind-boggling SCOTUS decision, Mitt Romney made these remarks about it: Romney’s campaign raised over $4 million since then and I’m sure I speak for many conservatives when I express this notion:  I woke up yesterday with the intention of merely holding my nose to vote for Romney in November, and went to bed [...]

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Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare; John Roberts Rejects Constitution

June 28, 2012

The Supreme Court further weakened the Constitution today when, by a vote of 5-4, they held that the personal mandate in Obamacare was constitutional.  Surprisingly, the “conservative” Justice who flipped to the liberals was not Anthony Kennedy, but rather Chief Justice John Roberts.  The tabula rasa is blank no longer. The issue before the court [...]

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Mixed Arizona Law Ruling

June 25, 2012

The Supreme Court had a number of rulings today, none getting more attention than their striking down of most of Arizona’s immigration law in a 5-3 decision, with Justice Kagan recusing herself.  The controversial part about asking those already stopped for committing a crime for their immigration status remained in tact… until the 9th Circuit [...]

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Obamacare Ruling This Week

June 24, 2012

The Supreme Court is going to rule on two big issues this week:  Arizona’s illegal alien law and of course the big one — Obamacare.   Like many out there I see three possible rulings: They uphold the law. They try to split the baby and uphold some of it while striking down the rest. Realizing [...]

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The Fast and Furious “Executive Privilege” Escalation

June 20, 2012

With hours left for Attorney General Eric Holder to hand over documents to the House Oversight and Government Reforms Committee, the AG played a game-changing card regarding the “Fast and Furious” affair — Holder got his boss, President Obama, to assert “executive privilege” over the documents in question, stymieing Congress’ investigation into the death of [...]

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The Catholic Church Strikes Back

May 21, 2012

The Catholic Church is not a fan of the contraception mandate required under Obamacare.  So, they recently decided to take action.  Forty-three organizations have filed twelve separate lawsuits against the provision.  Two Catholic universities have decided that the extra insurance cost warrants dropping student coverage altogether!  Here’s the beginning of the First Amendment (my emphasis [...]

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Two (Possibly Nonsensical) Observations on SCOTUS and Romney

April 4, 2012

Two things dawned on me that I think no one’s really talking about (possibly because they may make little sense): First, what if Obama did get a tip from someone about how the Supreme Court is going to rule on Obamacare?  His actions of late indicate that he knows it doesn’t look good.  But, what [...]

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The Insidious Redefining of Judicial Activism

April 3, 2012

Barack Obama lashed out at the supreme court yesterday (based on what some speculate is a leak from his former Solicitor General, Elena Kagan, that the court has found some or all of the bill unconstitutional), stating that the overturning of ObamaCare would be an act of judicial activism.  Now, either Obama does not understand judicial activism, or [...]

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Bad Week for the Obama Nation

April 1, 2012

I figured that on April Fools Day I’d post on the terrible few days our very foolish fine President has had to endure.  The Washington Times really hit the nail on the head that over the last 10 days: Obama waded into the Trayvon Martin issue, race-pandering (skip to 1:34) and aggravating an already tense [...]

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Obamacare Endures its Third Day in Court

March 28, 2012

SCOTUS just finished hearing three days of the Solicitor General try to defend Obamacare.  No one really knows how they’ll rule in June on this, but if the Justice’s questions and tone are any indication, its days could be numbered.  But that’s the catch — we just don’t know. However, a few things about this [...]

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