The Rev. Jesse Jackson joined the fight against Detroit’s emergency financial manager on Friday, calling for mass, nonviolent protest in the city to fend off what he called an attack on residents’ voting rights.
Jackson and several other opponents to an EFM pledged to file a lawsuit next week challenging the constitutionality of Michigan’s new emergency manager law. It takes effect Thursday and grants broad powers to the incoming emergency financial [...]
(CNSNews.com) – The Obama Justice Department is arguing in the United States Supreme Court that children do not need mothers.
The Justice Department’s argument on the superfluity of motherhood is presented in a brief the Obama administration filed in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, which challenges the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that amended California’s Constitution to say that marriage involves only one man and one woman.
Attorneys to challenge constitutionality of NY gun control laws
By WKTV News
Story Created: Jan 16, 2013 at 1:21 PM EST
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKTV) – “Not so fast,” says a Buffalo attorney who is challenging the legality and constitutionality of New York State’s new gun control laws, believed by some to be the toughest in the nation.
Attorney James Tresmond says that in the next week [...]
The Supreme Court announced Friday that it will take up same-sex marriage, hearing both a case stemming from California’s Proposition 8 voter-approved ban on gay marriage and a case from New York challenging the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
The pair of moves greatly increase the chances that the justices will rule this term on whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry. However, it’s [...]
The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to examine the constitutionality of the health reform law’s employer requirements and mandatory coverage of contraceptives without a co-pay.
The move could open the door for President Barack Obama’s health law to be back in front of the Supreme Court late next year.
The Supreme Court responded to a request from Liberty University, one of the groups that sued over the health care law’s [...]
The latest Reality Check with the anti-Keynesian reporter Ben Swann. No word yet if Swann has secured an interview with Paul Krugman. We suggest Tokyo as the location, given Japan’s 2-decade long descent into Keynesian wonderland, a place global deficit hawks might call hell on earth, but Krugman considers a spending utopia.
Ben Swann Asks Obama: ‘How Do You Justify A Kill List?’
Ben Swann’s Reality Check - Sep. 4, 2012
“How does Obama justify killing U.S. citizens…”
Daily Caller has more:
Reporter takes Obama [...]
Welcome to Capital Account. The headlines today tell two different narratives about the US stock market. According to Bloomberg, stocks “advance ahead of Fed decision,” but according to the Financial Times, the “rally loses steam ahead of the meeting.” Whether you believe the headlines or not, they underscore the impact of macro-trends on the markets today. Our guest, David Kotok, of Cumberland Advisors, explains why the markets are addicted to [...]
In the extreme, the euro rescue Germany cost 700 billion euros. If the Constitutional Court to have the courage to protect the Constitution and the citizens on the policy? By Gunnar Beck
The Federal Constitutional Court rules on 12 September on the constitutionality of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) . The European Court verifies that violates the euro bailout of EU law. The Constitutional Court has already made clear that a new Euro Treaty and [...]
SEPTEMBER 12TH…THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT COURT CASE YOU WILL SEE…WHAT IS DECIDED HERE HOLDS UP OR DESTROYS THE EURO…THE GERMAN COURT TO DECIDE WHETHER IT IS LEGAL FOR GERMANY TO BAILOUT THE REST OF EUROPE. IF THEY RULE NO..THE EURO WILL CRASH AND THE US DOLLAR WILL BE HIT SHORTLY AFTER. I HOPE GERMANY SAYS NO! LET THIS FINANCIAL PYRAMID SCHEME FALL ONCE AND FOR ALL SO WE CAN [...]
U.S. Census Bureau helped racially target thousands of American citizens for camp internments
August 23, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau claims you are required by law to reveal your race on their (coercive) questionnaire, and Census Bureau workers can get ridiculously adamant about stalking you until you agree to fill out such forms (http://www.infowars.com/infowars-reader-receives-threatening-letter-f…).
What they don’t tell you is that the data you voluntarily provide the Census Bureau may be [...]
Just as we were complaining about lack of newsflow, here comes Germany, coincidentally just as Merkel comes back from vacation, with an update from Karlsruhe that the Constitutional court, which may reject the ESM as is in its September 12th decision, will likely be delayed even more following the filing of a brand new lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the ESM.
From Handelsblatt, loosely google translated:
“The Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe has received [...]
From Liberty Blitzkrieg:
Despite a mainstream media blackout on the topic, the alternative media is abuzz with this week’s hearing on the constitutionality of the clearly unconstitutional NDAA.
In case you don’t remember, section 1021 of the NDAA, which Obama signed into law on December 31 of last year, allows the government to lock up U.S. citizens indefinitely without a trial. At the time of signing, Obama penned a pathetic letter to [...]
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first legal test for Pennsylvania’s tough new voter identification law started Wednesday, with state lawyers calling the measure a completely rational step while opponents attacked it as an unnecessary, unjustified and partisan scheme that violates the constitution.
Lawyers delivered their opening statements to Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson, who must decide whether to block the law from taking effect in this year’s election as part of a wider challenge to its constitutionality.
From Bruce Krasting:
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) produced two reports on Obamacare yesterday.
The first (A) did an analysis of what the cost would be if we just junked the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The second (B) looked at the consequences to ACA as a result of the recent Supreme Court decision.
The House has recently put forward a bill to scrap almost all of ACA. This legislation is not going anywhere, it’s [...]
Interesting theory by Dick Morris who knows these rat bastards inside and out. Without Senate rejection of the treaty, unlikely to be br brought up for a vote by Harry Ried, this treaty will be enforceable in US courts. First step will likely be gun registration, then on to banning certain types of weapons.
Listen to the Brithishers that stood by complacently while their guns were confiscated. They have a warning [...]
Ethan A. Huff
July 17, 2012
(NaturalNews) Many Americans right now are reeling in disgust over the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. But according to a recent report byMy Way News, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which will allegedly be tasked with enforcing the new health insurance mandate in the form of a “tax” for non-compliance, does not actually have the authority or legal standing to [...]
Wolf Richter www.testosteronepit.com
Chancellor Angela Merkel did the right thing. She left Germany. And Germany is in turmoil. The bailout policies she and her government had pushed through and that parliament had passed just after the EU summit ran into discord, accusations, and threats. Everybody was applying pressure. And the Federal Constitutional Court would have to decide. On Tuesday, it began its hearings on the permanent European Stability Mechanism (ESM) and on [...]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ confidence in television news is at a new low by one percentage point, with 21% of adults expressing a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in it. This marks a decline from 27% last year and from 46% when Gallup started tracking confidence in television news in 1993.
The findings are from Gallup’s annual update on confidence in U.S. institutions, conducted June 7-10 this [...]
From Eric Peters:
Tomorrow – the Fourth of July – should be considered a national day of mourning.
Having affirmed the constitutionality of Obamacare – that is, of the federal government’s asserted authority not merely to force each of us to purchase the “services” of a private, government-backed cartel (the insurance mafia) but also, implicitly, its asserted authority over our very selves – there is now no line the government may not, [...]
Although a majority of the US Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Chief Justice John Roberts in siding with his liberal colleagues may have saved the public’s trust in the court. But over the next four months the act will remain a political football.
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the constitutionality of Obamacare, the principal choice now facing Americans on November 6 will be whether to keep Obamacare or to repeal it. The question is a binary one, and the answer — expressed almost entirely through their presidential vote — will go a long way toward determining the future course of this great nation.
Yes, the economy is extremely important; and, [...]
(CNSNews.com) – When CNSNews.com asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday where the Constitution authorized Congress to order Americans to buy health insurance–a mandate included in both the House and Senate versions of the health care bill–Pelosi dismissed the question by saying: “Are you serious? Are you serious?”
Pelosi’s press secretary later responded to written follow-up questions from CNSNews.com by emailing CNSNews.com a press release on the “Constitutionality of Health Insurance Reform,” that argues that Congress derives the authority to mandate that people [...]
From Zero Hedge:
With the Supreme Court likely to announce its decision on the constitutionality of Health Care Reform Law this Thursday, BofA outlines five possible scenarios and their potential impact across the health care sectors.
They base the likelihood of their scenarios on a review of the March oral arguments, previous circuit court decisions, as well as surveys of legal experts and former Supreme Court clerks. Everything you need to know [...]
1. Az Immigration Case
2. Stolen Valor Act
3. ObamaCare Mandate
4. ObamaCare Severability
The Supreme Court this week will conclude its term by handing down much-anticipated rulings on health care and immigration, President Obama’s remaining priorities before the justices. It is a finale that cannot come quickly enough for the administration, which has had a long year at the high court.
In a string of cases — as obscure as the federal government’s relationships with Indian tribes [...]
With the Supreme Court likely to render judgment on President Obama’s health care law this week, the White House and Congress find themselves in a position that many advocates of the legislation once considered almost unimaginable.
In passing the law two years ago, Democrats entertained little doubt that it was constitutional. The White House held a conference call to tell reporters that any legal challenge, as one Obama aide put it, [...]
The Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law within the next week, and House Speaker John Boehner has issued a pre-emptive warning to fellow House Republicans if parts of the law are struck down: Forget about celebrating.
In a memo sent to his entire caucus Friday, Boehner warned members not to gloat over what most Republicans would see as a victory.
“[I]f the [...]
A federal district judge in New York ruled last week that the Defense of Marriage Act violates the Constitution by requiring the plaintiff to pay federal estate tax on her same-sex spouse’s estate, even though opposite-sex spouses are exempt. It follows a string of other rulings striking down the law in a federal appeals court, two federal district courts and a bankruptcy court.
With the Obama administration’sdecision in 2011 not to defend the law, [...]
The Obama administration has been widely criticized for its increased reliance on drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists in Pakistan and Afghanistan, but according to published reports, a plan is now in the works to harness tiny drones to spy on U.S. citizens.
A 30-page memorandum issued by President Barack Obama’s Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley on April 23 has stated that the drones, some as small as golf [...]
For the past few weeks, I have been writing in this column about the government’s use of drones and challenging their constitutionality on Fox News Channel, where I work. I once asked on air what Thomas Jeffersonwould have done if – had they existed at the time - King George III had sent drones to peer inside the bedroom windows of Monticello. I suspectJefferson and his household would have trained their muskets on the drones and [...]
With a 103-36 vote in the House of Representatives, Vermont on Friday became the first state to ban hydraulic fracturing to extract oil or natural gas. The bill passed the Senate earlier this week.
The House debate was short. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, raised concerns that Vermont was banning the practice without knowing what natural gas resources it was giving up. “We have no idea if some farmers in Franklin County might [...]
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Last week President Obama made some rather shocking comments at a press conference regarding the Supreme Court’s deliberation on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. His comments belie a grasp of constitutional concepts so lacking that perhaps the University of Chicago Law School should offer a refund to any students “taught” constitutional law by then-Professor Obama!
He said, “Ultimately, I’m confident [...]