A federal appeals court Tuesday agreed to block enforcement of a Florida law that requires people who apply for welfare to submit to drug testing, calling it an unreasonable search.
The U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta unanimously upheld a lower court’s injunction, which stops drug testing for applicants of the state’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
“The simple act of seeking public assistance does not deprive a TANF applicant [...]
In a legal argument formally presented in federal court in the case of Hobby Lobby v. Kathleen Sebelius, the Obama administration is claiming that the First Amendment—which expressly denies the government the authority to prohibit the “free exercise” of religion—nonetheless allows it to force Christians to directly violate their religious beliefs even on a matter that involves the life and death of innocent human beings.
Because federal judges—including Supreme Court Justice [...]
December 1, 2012
An actress who appeared in the anti-Muslim film blamed for sparking violence in the Middle East has lost another legal bid to have the trailer taken down from YouTube.
A federal judge in Los Angeles denied a motion for injunction on Friday by Cindy Lee Garcia. It wasn’t immediately known whether Garcia’s attorneys would file an appeal.
Garcia lost a similar legal challenge in state court when a judge rejected [...]
Danish publication will print 60-70 photos in a supplement
Editor: ‘It is always relevant for us when a duchess and the future queen of England is topless’
Officers closed French Closer’s Paris offices at 10am
Identity of photographer has still not been revealed
Judges in France have banned any republishing of the pictures
Royal couple are now returning to UK after their tour of the South Pacific
Police yesterday raided the offices of French magazine Closer in [...]
A single federal appeals court judge put a temporary hold Monday night on a district court judge’s ruling blocking enforcement of indefinite detention provisions in a defense bill passed by Congress and signed into law last year by President Barack Obama.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit Judge Raymond Lohier issued a one-page order staying the district court judge’s injunction until a three-judge appeals court panel can take up [...]
Samsung will find out in December whether its top-selling Galaxy range of smartphones will be banned from sale in the U.S.
Following the fall-out of Apple’s $1billion victory over Samsung in the courts on Friday, Judge Lucy Koh announced the hearing, which could see eight phones removed from the shelves will take place on December 6.
If Apple is successful with its demand, many of the manufacturer’s top phones – although not [...]
From 69 News & Associated Press:
Be ready to show ID at the polls in November.
A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday refused to stop a tough new voter identification law from going into effect, which Democrats said will suppress votes among President Barack Obama’s supporters.
Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson said he wouldn’t grant an injunction that would have halted the law requiring each voter to show a valid photo ID.
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 [...]
Scranton’s Public Workers’ Pay Cut To Minimum Wage
Mayor Chris Doherty has reduced everyone’s pay — including his own — to the state’s minimum wage: $7.25 an hour.
Doherty says his city has run out of money.
After paying workers Friday, the city had only about $5,000 left in the bank.
The firefighters’ union, along with the police and public works unions, have taken the city to court. Lackawanna County Judge Michael Barrasse issued [...]
Michael S. Rozeff
June 28, 2012
Michael Eversden pointed this out to me, so I read that portion of the decision, and it’s true: The Supreme Court says that the fine is not a tax for one purpose (getting the case to be considered despite the Anti-Injunction Act) and is a tax for another purpose (the Constitution). The relevant portion of a paragraph reads:
“The Affordable Care Act describes the payment as a ‘penalty,’ not [...]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — CBS sued ABC on Thursday to stop an upcoming reality show that CBS claims is being developed in violation of its copyrights and with secrets obtained from the long-running reality show “Big Brother.”
The federal lawsuit seeks an injunction barring ABC from continuing its work or airing “The Glass House,” a show that will film and allow viewers to vote off contestants living together in a house.
By Charles Broward
The NAACP’s Jacksonville chapter has thrown its support behind a woman who will be sentenced Monday in a shooting where she claimed self-defense against an abusive husband under the state’s Stand Your Ground law.
Marissa Danielle Alexander, 31, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault in August 2010 after she fired a single shot into the ceiling of her home during a dispute that somehow turned physical.
A judge denied [...]
Recent Supreme Court oral arguments on the constitutionality of ObamaCare’s individual mandate have liberals seriously troubled, primarily because they now have almost zero chance of forcing Dick Cheney to give back his new heart.
You see, just as the left began to tell the truth about death panels and ObamaCare, the highest court in the land took it up for argument. Starting on March 26, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments [...]
A student is suing his high school over claims he was removed as student body president for trying to make the prom more inclusive to gay students.
Reuben Lack, an 18-year-old senior at Alpharetta High School, Atlanta filed the lawsuit this week in U.S. District Court.
He’s asking a judge to issue an injunction reinstating him as student body president.
Lack said he introduced a resolution at a January student council meeting to [...]
The Republican presidential candidate was reportedly advised by aides to take the dramatic step of seeking an injunction to prevent the results in Ohio and Pennsylvania from being certified, a move that would have plunged the election night into chaos.
His campaign staff were said to have believed they had evidence of voter fraud in the two battleground states and could challenge the results in the court.
According to an analyst at [...]
Oral arguments on President Barack Obama’s sweeping U.S. healthcare overhaul will last 5-1/2 hours spread over three days from March 26-28, the Supreme Court said on Monday.
The Supreme Court last month agreed to hear the 5-1/2 hours of oral arguments, one of the lengthiest arguments in recent years. There have been similar marathon sessions in a handful of big cases dating back over the past 70 years.
The court said it [...]
The National Lawyers Guild says it has obtained a court that allows Occupy Wall St. protesters to return with tents to a New York City park.
The guild says the injunction prevents the city from enforcing park rules on Occupy Wall Street protesters.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the city knew about the court order but has not seen it. He says the city plans to go court immediately.
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The National Lawyers Guild said it has obtained a court order that allows Occupy Wall Street protesters to return with tents to a New York City park.
Leslie Gersing for CNBC.com
The injunction prevents the city from enforcing park rules, which were published after the Occupy Wall Street protest began.
Those rules would bar protestors from bringing tents, tarps and sleeping bags into the park.
At a morning news conference at City Hall, [...]
Even in Zuccotti Park, greed is good.
Occupy Wall Street’s Finance Committee has nearly $500,000 in the bank, and donations continue to pour in — but its reluctance to share the wealth with other protestErs is fraying tempers.
Some drummers — incensed they got no money to replace or safeguard their drums after a midnight vandal destroyed their instruments Wednesday — are threatening to splinter off.
“F–k Finance. I hope Mayor Bloomberg gets [...]
byPhilip Klein, Washington Examiner
Judge Andre Davis, an Obama appointee to the 4th Circuit Court. / AP
A three-judge Fourth Circuit panel comprised of two juges appointed by President Obama and one named by President Clinton, has dismissed a Virginia-based lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the national health care law’s individual mandate, saying the state lacked standing to sue.
The court did not get to the merits of [...]
A federal appeals court on Thursday threw out two challenges to President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul on procedural grounds.
Delivering a two-pronged win to the Obama administration, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals said Virginia has no right to challenge the law’s requirement that nearly all Americans buy insurance. The court also said effectively that Liberty University couldn’t challenge the law before the mandate [...]
Lawyers for the Missouri State Teachers Association say they have a signed injunction from Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem stopping the Facebook law from going into effect.
The MSTA says they received the injunction just after 10 a.m. Friday.
In the ruling, Judge Beetem said that based on evidence, teachers in Missouri use social media as a primary form of communication.
He also said the law “clearly [...]
A U.S. appeals court in California on Wednesday ordered the Obama administration to allow gays to serve openly in the military, heightening pressure on the Pentagon to quickly carry out its plans to end the 1993 don’t-ask-don’t-tell policy.
Defense officials say they are just weeks away from completing the training of forces in advance of the end of the gay ban. Under a law passed late [...]
“In light of Judge Roger Vinsonâ€™s ruling that Obamacare is unconstitutional, Wisconsinâ€™s attorney general, J. B. Van Hollen, has declared the Badger State free of any obligations imposed by the law. â€œJudge Vinson declared the health care law void and stated in his decision that a declaratory judgment is the functional equivalent of an injunction,â€ Hollen says in a statement. â€œThis means that, for Wisconsin, the federal health care law [...]