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  • The Most Important Supreme Court Case You Never Heard Of

    11/18/2018 4:35:18 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 10, 2011 | Larry M. Elkin
    One Supreme Court case stands behind the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Controlled Substances Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Civil Rights Act. It's been cited in rulings involving hot-button issues such as health care reform and medical marijuana. But chances are you've never heard of it. Despite its wide-reaching influence, hardly anyone outside of legal circles is aware of the 1942 case, Wickard v. Filburn. One man, Gary Marbut of Missoula, Mont., hopes to change that. If Marbut succeeds, we'll also hear about another Supreme Court case: the one that overturns Wickard. ... snip ... The case was...
  • Sen. Mike Lee: A conservative case for criminal justice reform

    11/18/2018 3:43:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 13, 2018 | Senator Mike Lee
    “Government’s first duty,” President Reagan said in 1981 and President Trump recently tweeted, “is to protect the people, not run their lives.” The safety of law-abiding citizens has always been a core principle of conservatism. And it is why we need to take this opportunity to pass real criminal-justice reform now. Although violent crime rose during the final two years of President Obama’s time in office, it decreased during the first year of Trump’s presidency. We need to keep that momentum going. And criminal justice reform can help us do that in two ways. First, commonsense sentencing reform can increase...
  • Gillibrand: Trump ‘Has Created Division and Hate Throughout Society’

    11/18/2018 2:24:24 PM PST · by rktman · 79 replies ^ | 11/16/2018 | Melanie Arter
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of fomenting hate and division, citing an increase in hate crimes through the state of New York. “I think we are in a moment in time where our country and our morality as a country is literally on knife’s edge. We have a president who has blurred, even destroyed the lines between right vs. wrong. He has demonized immigrants. He has created division and hate throughout society,” she said during a speech at the National Action Network Conference. “In New York State, we have more hate crimes than we have...
  • American Civil Liberties Union, RIP

    11/17/2018 5:45:00 PM PST · by OddLane · 25 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | 11/17/18 | David Bernstein
    In the late 1960s, the ACLU was a small but powerful liberal organization devoted to a civil libertarian agenda composed primarily of devotion to freedom of speech, free exercise of religion, and the rights of accused criminals. In the early 1970s, the ACLU's membership rose from around 70,000 to almost 300,000. Many new members were attracted by the organization's opposition to the Vietnam War and its high-profile battles with President Nixon, but such members were not committed to the ACLU's broader civil libertarian agenda. However, the organization's defense of the KKK's right to march in Skokie, Illinois, in the late...
  • Justice Sotomayor on Kavanaugh Coming to the Supreme Court: 'The Nine of Us Are Now a Family'

    11/17/2018 4:35:19 PM PST · by SMGFan · 189 replies
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says that newly appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh is already like “family.” Sotomayor recently sat down with David Axelrod, for an episode of CNN’s “Axe Files” that will air Saturday, and spoke about welcoming in the new justice. Kavanaugh was confirmed after a highly publicized Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in September. He was accused by Professor Christine Blasey Ford of sexual assault in the 1980s when they were both teenagers. Kavanaugh vehemently denied the accusation and was eventually confirmed with a 50-48 vote in the Senate. Sotomayor said among Supreme Court justices, typically a lifetime appointment,...
  • When The ‘Good Guy With A Gun’ Is A Black Man

    11/17/2018 4:28:58 PM PST · by NRx · 50 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 11-17-2018 | W. James Antle III
    Jemel Roberson was a good guy with a gun. The 26-year-old security guard at Manny’s Blue Room Lounge took up arms to defend patrons from a would-be shooter, just days after a dozen people were murdered by a gunman who had opened fire in a California bar. A group of intoxicated men had earlier been ejected from Manny’s bar, according to local news reports. One then came back with a gun and started shooting. Roberson returned fire and was ultimately able to disarm and detain the shooter after putting his knee on the assailant’s back. Sounds like a Second Amendment...
  • Breitbart News Saturday

    11/17/2018 2:14:16 PM PST · by Pelham · 3 replies
    Breitbart on soundcloud ^ | November 17, 2018 | Breitbart interviews
    audio interviews Rep Brian Babin Charlie Spiering Boris Ephsteyn Michael Patrick Leahy John Carney Neil Munro
  • UN Furious That President Trump Protects the American Taxpayer from Communist Thieves

    11/17/2018 5:44:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | November 17, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    Don’t get me wrong, amigos. The Fake News Media does not term the recent UN vote in the same manner as does this column. Instead they reported (gloated) that: “UN voted overwhelmingly to condemn US embargo of Cuba….In a slap to the United States, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday condemning the American economic embargo of Cuba and rejected proposed U.S. amendments strongly criticizing the lack of human rights in the island country.”The occasion was the annual and ritual UN vote against the U.S. “embargo” of mass-murdering, mass-torturing, terror-sponsoring and kleptocratic Cuba, which sits prominently on the...
  • How To Stop The Democrats From Cheating on Votes!

    11/17/2018 10:29:54 AM PST · by Lockbox · 40 replies
    None ^ | 11/17/18 | Self
    Remember the RNC was limited for 36 years from challenging voter qualifications. There was a court case from 1982. Judge ends consent decree limiting RNC 'ballot security' activities After more than three decades, Republicans are free of a federal court consent decree that sharply limited the Republican National Committee's ability to challenge voters' qualifications and target the kind of fraud President Donald Trump has alleged affected the 2016 presidential race.
  • Swalwell: ‘We’re Going to Do All We Can’ to Get Whitaker to Recuse Himself

    11/17/2018 9:57:59 AM PST · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 11/16/2018 | Ian Hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) vowed that Democrats will do everything they can to get Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself due to the fact that Whitaker has “pre-judged” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Swalwell stated that Democrats should “project confidence, tell the American people, you elected us to stop this. We’re going to stop this.”
  • Prof's constitutional right to 'hate white people' affirmed

    11/17/2018 8:01:34 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 11/16/2018 | unknown
    It’s the First Amendment that Rutgers University history professor James Livingston can thank for avoiding punishment for posting on Facebook his hatred for “white people.” He responded in anger when he found a restaurant in his Harlem neighborhood was too busy: “OK, officially, I now hate white people. I am a white people, for God’s sake, but can we keep them–us–us out of my neighborhood?” Livingston said the restaurant was “overrun with little Caucasian a——-.” “I hereby resign from my race.” His posts were noticed by news outlets, and members of the public complained to the university. Rutgers’ Office of...
  • Ep 522 | A Breakdown of CNN's Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration | LevinTV

    11/17/2018 8:00:37 AM PST · by yoe · 4 replies
    CRTV ^ | November 13, 2018 | Mark Levin
  • California GOP ponders way forward after stunning losses

    11/17/2018 5:24:33 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 46 replies
    AP ^ | 9/16/2018
    In a speech to fellow Republicans in May, U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters issued an ominous warning about the coming election — California Democrats, she said, were “coming for all of us.” She was right. The congresswoman’s stunning defeat Thursday in the heart of Orange County, once a nationally known Republican stronghold, extended a Democratic rout that has seen five GOP-held House seats fall in the state, with another one threatened. Last week’s election delivered mixed results around the U.S. — Republicans held the Senate, Democrats seized the House — but in California voters turned the state an even deeper shade...
  • McConnell sets up votes on worst of Trump nominees, gives the finger to Jeff Flake over his threats

    11/17/2018 5:09:28 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 52 replies ^ | 11/16/18 | John McCarter
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has apparently decided to give a middle finger to Sen. Jeff Flake, the retiring Arizona Republican who says he'll vote against judicial nominees in committee and on the floor until McConnell allows a floor vote on his legislation to protect the Mueller investigation. At the end of the day Thursday, McConnell filed cloture on two of the very worst of Trump's nominees: district court nominee Thomas Farr of North Carolina and 8th Circuit nominee Jonathan Kobes. The votes will happen when the Senate returns after Thanksgiving. Farr has been waiting for a vote since the...
  • Devos allows due Process for sexual assault allegation victims!!

    11/16/2018 8:39:55 PM PST · by Waypoint · 24 replies
    The Grio ^ | 11/16/ 2018 | By Kia Morgan Smith
    DeVos revealed Thursday that she plans to end the Obama administration’s rules for investigating allegations of sexual violence on campus. DeVos haven’t unveiled new initiatives yet, but indicated that in order to replace the current policy, she will “seek public feedback and combine institutional and expert knowledge.” Under the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed regulations by DeVos, “schools must let an accused person cross-examine their accuser through a third party, will be able to use a higher standard of evidence to decide an accused student’s guilt, and will not have to investigate reports of off-campus sexual assaults involving students.”
  • Dem Rep. Eric Swalwell: If We Confiscate Your Guns And You Fight Back, We Will Nuke You

    11/16/2018 5:13:55 PM PST · by bitt · 120 replies ^ | 11/16/2018 | allahpundit
    Happy early Thanksgiving, America. I know he’s running for president in a verrrrrrrrrrrry crowded field and has to strain to get noticed. But between this and shrugging off death threats aimed at Susan Collins, it seems like there … must be a better way. Here’s the tweet that started it all, flagging an op-ed Swalwell wrote back in May endorsing a mandatory gun buyback program (i.e. confiscation) with criminal prosecution for those who refuse.
  • "I'm ready," Mexican citizen says before being executed in Texas for killing of wife, kids

    11/16/2018 4:52:01 PM PST · by bitt · 22 replies
    cbsnews ^ | 11/15/2018
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas was executed Wednesday night for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more than 26 years ago. Roberto Moreno Ramos was condemned for the 1992 deaths of his 42-year-old wife Leticia, 7-year-old daughter Abigail, and 3-year-old son Jonathan at their home in Progreso, located along the Mexico border. When asked by the warden if he had a final statement, Ramos thanked the Mexican consulate for its assistance with appeals in his case and said he was grateful for "the humane treatment I got in prison in Texas."...
  • Republic, Wash., considers 'sanctuary city' status to protect Second Amendment rights

    11/16/2018 4:01:35 PM PST · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 16, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    The city of Republic in Washington state is mulling legislation that would shield residents from state gun control laws that were approved by voters last week. Republic Mayor Elbert Koontz said the Republic City Council will begin discussing the idea of becoming a “sanctuary city” to protect residents against Initiative 1639, which goes into effect Jan. 1, The Spokesman-Review reported. The sweeping gun-control measure includes raising the age limit for buying semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 and requiring buyers of those weapons to pass an enhanced background check, show proof of firearms-training and complete a 10-day waiting period before...
  • Rep Swalwell:We should ban assault weapons by buying them back or restricting them to ranges/clubs.

    11/16/2018 2:47:50 PM PST · by SMGFan · 60 replies
    Rep Eric Swalwell twitter ^ | November 16, 2018
    She’s not lying. We should ban assault weapons by buying them back or restricting them to ranges/clubs. #EnoughIsEnough
  • No, Jim Acosta and CNN Did Not Win Their Case Today

    11/16/2018 1:15:01 PM PST · by EyesOfTX · 122 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Evening Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) No, Jim Acosta and CNN did not “win” their case today, so everybody needs to calm down here. All the plaintiffs in the case against the White House this morning was an injunction in which the judge in the case, Timothy Kelly, ordered the restoration of Acosta’s hard pass to the White House grounds while the case is in the process of being heard and decided. Believe it or not, I think this was a completely reasonable action for the judge to take, since it ensures Acosta will not have been...