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British Family Tells Florida Ritz-Carlton “We Don’t Want To Be Served By Black People”

by @ Friday, April 23rd, 2010. Filed under Dumbasses, In The News, Legal

And, amazingly, the hotel complied with their request: A British family is at the centre of am astonishing legal case in America after telling a luxury hotel they did not want to be served by a black waiter. Their apparent racist request was entered into the computer of a five star Ritz-Carlton hotel on checking […]

Lawsuit Filed Against Vatican, Pope Benedict Over Milwaukee Abuse Case

by @ Thursday, April 22nd, 2010. Filed under Catholic Church, Legal, Religion

A lawsuit has been filed in Federal District Court in Wisconsin against the Vatican, Pope Benedict, and several other Roman Catholic officials related to the abuse of over 200 deaf boys in Wisconsin during the 1960s: MILWAUKEE (AP) — An Illinois man who says he was molested by a Wisconsin priest as a child filed […]

Medical Malpractice Attorney Named White House “Law Blogger”

by @ Thursday, April 1st, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Legal, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Supreme Court, Technology

Eric Turkewitz, a New York medical malpractice attorney who blogs over at New York Personal Injury Law Blog has joined the Obama Administration as a “Law Blogger”: Since word is already dribbling out among my friends, I thought I should let you know here: I’m closing down this blog in the next few weeks to […]

Medical Marijuana Activist Being Denied His Second Amendment Rights

by @ Wednesday, March 31st, 2010. Filed under Individual Liberty, Legal, War On Drugs

A medical marijuana activist in Washington state has been told by local law enforcement that they will not allow him to own a gun: SEATTLE (AP) — A medical marijuana activist who nearly killed an intruder in his home during a shootout this month has been barred from buying guns because he’s a pot patient, […]

Marine’s Father Ordered To Pay Appeal Costs Of Westboro Baptist Church Bigots

by @ Tuesday, March 30th, 2010. Filed under Freedom of Speech, In The News, Individual Liberty, Legal

I can already tell that a lot of people aren’t going to like this decision: BALTIMORE – The father of a Marine killed in Iraq and whose funeral was picketed by anti-gay protesters was ordered to pay the protesters’ appeal costs, his lawyers said Monday. On Friday, Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ordered […]

Judge Napolitano: Supreme Court Will Strike Down ObamaCare, But Not Until 2018

Judge Andrew Napolitano joins those predicting that the health care reform bill will be struck down, although his time frame is far longer than anyone else’s: In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV’s Ashley Martella, Napolitano says the president’s healthcare reforms amount to “commandeering” the state legislatures for federal purposes, which the Supreme Court has forbidden […]

Ken Cuccinelli Talks About The Lawsuits Against ObamaCare

Ken Cuccinelli on suing the federal government from Beehive Video on Vimeo.

Will The Courts Strike Down ObamaCare ? Don’t Count On It

by @ Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010. Filed under Congress, Health Care Reform, Legal, Politics, U.S. Constitution

Over at The American Spectator, conservative lawyer Stacy Cline points out that the legal challenges to ObamaCare have the odds, and the case law, against them: Last night’s passage of the greatest expansion of the federal government since the Great Society is a sad day for our country, not only because it may bankrupt our […]

Lawsuits Await As ObamaCare Passes

by @ Monday, March 22nd, 2010. Filed under Health Care Reform, Ken Cuccinelli, Legal, Politics

Shortly, ObamaCare will be the law of the land, then the next round in the battle begins: WASHINGTON — The battle over health care is poised to move swiftly from Congress back to the country as Democrats, Republicans and a battery of interest groups race to define the legislation and dig in for long-term political […]

Why The Slaughter Solution Will Probably Be Allowed To Stand

Despite what seem to be some fairly clear Constitutional objections, there’s is a very good chance that the House of Representatives will be able to get away with the strategy of deeming the Senate bill as having been passed without actually voting on it. Here’s why. Ed Morrissey points to Public Citizen v US District […]

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