In a recent speech in Hawaii, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made some interesting predictions about two of the Supreme Court’s most notorious decisions: Kelo v. City of New London and Korematsu v. United States (1944), which upheld
Grand jury sides with self defense, Fourth Amendment
Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II.
Properties were seized and a neighborhood razed in the name of ‘economic development’ that never came
Q. How long does a 48-hour hold last in drug court? A. 154 Days. At some point in every system, there is a dependency on human beings. Whenever a system depends on human beings, there is the potential for failure. Destiny Hoffman found that o
The Seminole Circuit judge has been removed from a divorce case where she tried to “friend” one of the litigants, Sandra Chace. Chace declined on the advice of counsel to be a friend of Judge Schoonover. Schoonover responded with retaliation
A man who provided sperm to a lesbian couple in response to an online ad is the father of a child born to one of the women and must pay child support, a Kansas judge ruled Wednesday.
Former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook (left) is no doubt facing a nightmare after pleading guilty to buying and using heroin while on the bench.
Former St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook is facing a nightmare after pleading guilty to buying and using heroin while on the bench. He is far better off than his supplier, Sean McGilvery who is looking at a 11 year prison term for the crime
According to newly-declassified court orders from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), the National Security Agency (NSA) was (and may still be) tipping off the FBI at least two to three times per day going back at least to 2006.
One of the great joys of sitting on an appellate bench is that one is never compelled to accept as fact things that were hashed out at enormous length and effort before the trial court. As Appellate Squawk likes to point out, facts are for kids.
Professor Rahinah Ibrahim has become the first person to successfully remove their name from a government no-fly list.
A former Montana judge who was investigated for forwarding a racist email involving President Barack Obama sent hundreds of other inappropriate messages from his federal email account, according to a judicial review panel
A judge has ruled that the U.S. government must remove a Malaysian academic from the no fly list, rendering the infamous policy unconstitutional.
If Kelly Thomas had lived in Communist North Korea, rather than conservative Orange County, California, he might have survived his encounter with the police.
Do you remember the 2011 lawsuit from the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association 80+ plaintiffs (farmers and small businesses) against Monsanto?
The New York Court of Appeals heard oral argument in the cases of Adrian Thomas and Paul Aveni, addressing the issue of police lying and manipulating an interrogation to obtain a confession.
A federal appeals court today nullified key provisions of the FCC’s net neutrality rules, opening the door to a curated approach to internet delivery that allows broadband providers to block content or applications as they see fit.
What I see is the machinations of the government to create plausible deniability, documents sufficient to assure that a witness is never allowed to board a plane but inadequate to be admitted into evidence. What I see is an angry judge who has
Detective Sgt. Scott Biumi, 48, of the DeKalb County PD was caught on video pulling a gun on Ryan Mash, 18, who was at the front a McDonald's drive-thru line, because he felt the young man was responsible for "holding up" the line.
Kelly Thomas died as a result of being beaten, tasered, and suffocated by a thugswarm of police on the July 5, 2011.
Very important court ruling. Corporate interests seeking to destroy the free internet—again. They want to shape what we view and what sites we visit. More social engineering and more profits.
The US Supreme Court upheld biotech giant Monsanto’s claims on genetically-engineered seed patents and the company’s ability to sue farmers whose fields are inadvertently contaminated with Monsanto materials.
Asks NJ Supreme Court to Find State Worker Not Guilty for Joking with Black Co-Worker
For more than six years, Roger Shuler has hounded figures of Alabama’s legal and political establishment on his blog, Legal Schnauzer. But even those who longed for his muzzling did not see this coming: Shuler sitting in jail indefinitely.
A Houston-area man expects to turn himself in to the Harris County jail in a few days after receiving a six-month sentence for failing to pay his child support … which appears to be completely paid up. Hall claims his child support payments had been
The implications are staggering and merely confirm the worst suspicions among freedom advocates that the naked power of the Federal government is essentially limitless. Please keep in mind this is a Constitutional ruling by a government employee.
A California hookah pipe maker’s copyright infringement lawsuit against a rival went up in smoke today when a federal appeals court ruled that hookahs are not copyrightable.
Chicago’s attempts to cut gun-related violence in America’s murder capital may have suffered a setback after a ban on selling guns in the city was called unconstitutional by a federal judge.
On Friday, a landmark decision was passed at the Canadian Supreme Court: In a 9-0 unanimous ruling, all three antiprostitution laws in the criminal code were struck down in Bedford v. Canada.