Archive for category The Courts

The Election, the Supreme Court, and the FEC/FCC

Many people have made a case that the makeup of Supreme Court is the centerpiece for why the 2016 presidential election is so important – specifically, conservatives are pushing the case that Donald Trump is needed to prevent Hillary Clinton’s probable permanent shift of the Court to the extreme Left.  I have no doubt that […]

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Facebook Sued as a Terrorist Platform

In another example of the modern caricature of justice known as “jackpot justice,” a group of lawyers is now suing Facebook for $1 billion (!) for alleged providing a social media platform from which Palestinian terrorists were able to coordinate and subsequently execute violent attacks which killed four Americans and wounded another in Israel and […]

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The Second Amendment does not Only Protect Firearms

The Supreme Court Monday reaffirmed that the Second Amendment protects the basic individual right of self-defense, regardless of whether the technology in question existed during the time of the Founding, and that such protections extend to non-firearms defensive weapons.    The Court ruled that the judicial precedents set forth in District of Columbia v. Heller […]

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Donald Trump Supports State-Sponsored Thievery

Just one of the many reasons I do not support Donald Trump for president is because he whole-heartedly embraces the corruptive Kelo v. City of New London (2005) rationale of the Fifth Amendment’s Eminent Domain clause: I fully understand the conservative approach, but I don’t think it was explained to most conservatives.  Nobody knows [eminent […]

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Religious Objections to Certain ACA Contraception Coverage

The Supreme Court narrowly ruled in favor of the plaintiffs today in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (2013), upholding religious liberty objections as sufficient justification for certain employers to refuse to provide specific forms of contraception under the administrative rules and regulations of the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).   It cannot be […]

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Government Authority to Shutter Businesses Would Never Be Abused, Right?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), a bureaucracy that owes its birth to the so-called Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, reportedly granted itself broad authority to effectively shutter the operations of any American business last week. This authority ostensibly derives from section 1053 of Dodd-Frank and is summarized in the following CFPB […]

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Federal Court Effectively Legalizes “Heckler’s Veto”

As some may have read in the news recently, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals essentially legalized what is sometimes referred to as the “heckler’s veto,” generally a prohibition of the free exercise of speech and expression rationalized on the basis that such speech might or would likely incite violence or other general disorder from […]

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