In front of a House Judiciary hearing, Attorney General Eric Holder said banks “are not too big to jail,” effectively walking back comments he has previously made on the subject. Holder said the government does take into consideration the negative consequences on innocent people if a financial institution is prosecuted. But he said the agency is willing to bring those cases. The Justice Department has not brought any criminal charges [...]
The Chosun Ilbo
April 4, 2013
French President Francois Hollande has promised sweeping new anti-corruption measures, a day after his former budget minister admitted having had a secret foreign bank account containing hundreds of thousands of euros.
In a taped television address Wednesday, Hollande said he would introduce legislation requiring government ministers and members of parliament to declare and publish details of their personal wealth, and would take steps to strengthen the independence [...]
Iran Judiciary has handed down death sentence to four people convicted of involvement in the biggest embezzlement case in the country’s banking history.
“Four people were sentenced to death on charges of corruption on earth and disrupting the country’s economic system,” Iran’s Judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei told reporters on Monday.
“The four are Mahafarid Amir-Khosravi…[the prime suspect], Behdad Behzadi, his legal advisor, Iraj Shoja, his financial solicitor and Saeed Kiani Rezazadeh, head [...]
Attorneys to challenge constitutionality of NY gun control laws
By WKTV News
Story Created: Jan 16, 2013 at 1:21 PM EST
Story Updated: Jan 16, 2013 at 4:13 PM EST
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 [...]
Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., saying the federal courts are setting “a good example” on cutting costs, noted on Monday that the Supreme Court itself will be asking Congress for less money in its budget for the year that begins next October 1 — fiscal year 2014.
The Court, he said in his annual report on the federal courts, had found ways to save more than $2.2 million on expenses, so it [...]
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr Monday and told him the United States wants to see President Mohamed Morsy share power in Egypt, following his decree last week placing his decisions above judicial review.
Reports from Egypt Monday said that Morsy was considering limiting his decree that the judiciary has no right to review his decisions to only “sovereign” matters — although the meaning of that is unclear — following widespread international criticism and [...]
Islamic terrorists destroyed part of an Egyptian security building at Rafiah Saturday night, challenging Cairo’s control over the Sinai after the ceasefire with Israel. No one was injured in the explosion at the base, under construction n the Egyptians side of Rafiah, the smuggling capital of Gaza.
The attack came 48 hours after Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi granted himself extensive new powers, which were challenged by Cairo’s judiciary.
The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has called for a mass demonstration in Cairo this week to show support for the embattled President, Mohamed Morsi, who is facing widespread protests over his controversial decree granting him extensive new powers.
In a statement published on its website, the Brotherhood also called for demonstrations in public squares across the country after early evening prayers today.
The latest blow to Mr Morsi came yesterday when the [...]
A gang of 16 shady individuals have been arrested by Iranian officials for allegedly smuggling currencies outside the banking network in order to increase the value of foreign currencies and to disturb the public. As CNN reports, amid the protests in the clip below, Iran says the 16 unidentified individuals “had used an atmosphere of psychological war created by the enemy” and colluded with “certain domestic and foreign groups” to exacerbate conditions. One of [...]
August 16, 2012
The families of Iranian nuclear scientists assassinated by foreign-backed terrorists have filed a lawsuit against Israel, the United States and the United Kingdom, for their involvement in the murders.
Rahim Ahmadi Roshan, father of Iranian scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, who was killed in a terrorist attack in January, told a press conference in Tehran on Wednesday, that the families have asked Iran’s Judiciary to pursue their complaints and bring [...]
“This ruling and precedent will be used by every brokerage, every bank, every insurance company and every pension fund to deny you your money when the financial system finally collapses, be it on Monday, or be it two years from now. DO YOU UNDERSTAND? You have GOT to GET OUT.”
The National Futures Association is collusion with the Banksters, government and judiciary and have achieved their goal. The entire concept of [...]
ROMANIAN PRESIDENT Traian Basescu faces an impeachment vote in parliament today, in the latest round of a fierce power struggle with prime minister Victor Ponta that has alarmed the European Union and United States and fuelled fears for the country’s democracy.Deputies loyal to Mr Ponta’s two-month-old, left-leaning government yesterday presented their case for suspending Mr Basescu, accusing him of interfering with the judiciary and exceeding his powers by announcing tough [...]
That’s why the United States was founded as a REPUBLIC. The Republic has been gradually dismantled over the last 150 years thanks to:
* Direct election of Senators (17th Amendment)
* Expanding the voting franchise beyond those who owned real property (i.e. limiting the vote to those who had a responsible stake in the system, which automatically marginalized freeloaders)
* Income tax (16th Amendment)
* Third branch (judiciary) has spun out of control and [...]
PoliticalNews.me - May 21,2012 – Ron Paul Endorsed by South Dakota State Rep. Jon Hansen
Young conservative leader says, “Ron Paul’s consistency and integrity goes unmatched in today’s political environment.”
LAKE JACKSON, Texas – 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul was endorsed by South Dakota State Representative Jon Hansen (R-Dell Rapids).
Serving his first term, the conservative upstart Rep. Hansen represents South Dakota’s 25th House District encompassing Hanson, McCook, and Minnehaha counties. His committee [...]
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(CBS News) In the escalating battle between the administration and the judiciary, a federal appeals court apparently is calling the president’s bluff — ordering the Justice Department to answer by Thursday whether the Obama Administration believes that the courts have the right to strike down a federal law, according to a lawyer who was in the courtroom.
The order, by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of [...]
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 21, 2012
Illegal immigrants would be barred from attending Georgia’s public colleges under legislation that passed a key House committee Monday.
The Republican-led House Judiciary Non-Civil Committee passed Senate Bill 458 after about two hours of discussion. The measure passed the GOP-controlled Senate on March 5.
Sen. Barry Loudermilk, a Republican from Cassville and the lead sponsor of the bill, spoke in favor of his bill.
“One of the arguments [...]
(Reuters) – The European Commission plans to take legal steps against Hungary over the country’s laws on its central bank, judiciary and data protection, an EU official said on Tuesday.
The European Union also said that change to Hungary’s recent central bank law was a pre-condition for the resumption of talks on financial assistance, and that Budapest had one month in which to respond to the EU’s concerns, the official said.
November 28, 2011
“Is this still my country?”
In the past few days, those and similarly poignant Twitter posts have appealed to fundamental American values in objecting to the notorious U.C. Davis event, where police pepper-sprayed seated protesters, and to cities generally cracking down on the Occupy movement. The crackdowns have brought a military level of combativeness to what many Americans — even those not in sympathy with the protesters — [...]
In scary legal news a Wisconsin judge had gone completely loopy declaring that citizens have no right to produce or eat the foods of their own choice.
“In response to a request from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, the judge issued a clarification of his decision last week regarding his assessment of the constitutionality of food rights. The judge expanded on his original statement that such [...]
The Complete Patient
September 21, 2011
Those raw milk proponents advocating “teach, teach, teach” may want to enroll Wisconsin Judge Patrick J. Fiedler in their first class–in the kindergarten section.
In response to a request from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, the judge issued a clarification of his decision last week regarding his assessment of the constitutionality of food rights. The judge expanded on his original statement that such [...]
House Republicans should not expect a briefing soon from the Department of Justice on AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, now that the agency is proceeding with a lawsuit to block the deal on antitrust grounds.
The agency on Monday declined a request made earlier this month by Reps. Fred Upton of Michigan, Greg Walden of Oregon and Joe Barton of Texas, key Republicans on the Energy and Commerce Committee. [...]
$16 trillion in secret loans to BANKSTERS – Bern!e Sanders
Bank Bailout “The bank bailout — which we now know, thanks to Sen. Sanders’ audit of the Federal Reserve, included a whopping $16 trillion in secret loans … — merely piled on more debt while doing nothing to fix the rot in our largely unregulate
d and predatory financial institutions,” Leonard C. Goodman wrote for In [...]
Ameneh Bahrami Photo: AFP
The procedure was planned for Tehran at midday on Saturday in the presence of Ameneh Bahrami, the young woman he attacked and blinded, under a sentence called qesas (retribution in kind) imposed by a court in 2009.
She had demanded that the blinding be carried out after her university classmate Majid Movahedi threw a bucket of acid over her [...]
The Italian prime minister, 74, who could be sent to trial within weeks over allegations that he paid for sexual relations with an underage prostitute, lashed out at the Milan magistrates who are pursuing the investigation.
In an interview published on Friday in Il Foglio newspaper, he condemned what he described as an attempt “to turn farcical inquiries into an [...]
Quote-Note 1 “Though the constitution controls the laws of Mortmain so far as to permit Congress itself to hold land for certain purposes, yet not so far as to permit them to communicate a similar right to other corporate bodies”.– T. J.] close quote
A very smart man.
Quote-”The negative of the President is the shield provided by the constitution to protect against the invasions of the legislature: 1. The right [...]
Alan Grayson: “Which Foreign Banks Got The Fed’s $500 Billion?” Bernanke: “I Don’t Know.” (Video 7-21-09) Â»
Grayson: “What’s that (the $553 billion)?”
B-52: “Those are swaps that were done with foreign central banks…”
Grayson: “So who got the money?”
B-52: “Financial institutions in Europe and other countries…”
Grayson: “Which ones?”
B-52: “I don’t know.”
Grayson: “Half a trillion dollars and you don’t know who got the money?”
B-52: “Um, um, the loans go to the central banks [...]