Category Archives: Justice

SCOTUS Upholds Westboro Speech Rights

From MPR: The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the First Amendment protects fundamentalist church members who mount anti-gay protests outside military funerals, despite the pain they cause grieving families. The court voted 8-1 in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Rejects Gay Marriage Appeal

The Supreme Court had declined without comment to hear an appeal to the District of Columbia’s same-sex marriage law. This law is two-fold in that it allows for same-sex marriages to be performed in the District and it likewise recognizes … Continue reading

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Prop 8 Takes Detour to California Supreme Court

The federal 3 judge panel at the Ninth Circuit has asked the California Supreme Court to determine a key issue in the lawsuit over Proposition 8 – whether the sponsors of a ballot initiative have legal standing to appeal: Former … Continue reading

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Chief Justice Calls Out Congress

Chief Justice John Roberts released the yearly state of the Judiciary report yesterday, and gave the American people yet another reason to keep Congress’ job approval ratings low: Roberts says that “the judiciary’s central objective is, of course, to do … Continue reading

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Decriminalization by Default

An important new ally against the government’s war on drugs has been discovered in Montana – the Jury Pool. They took the law into their own hands, as it were, and made it clear they weren’t about to convict anybody … Continue reading

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Details Emerge on Assange Rape Investigation

Oh, the irony, as information about the alleged sexual misconduct of Julian Assange has been leaked from a Swedish police report: The Guardian, citing the Swedish police report, said “Miss A” told police that Mr. Assange ripped off her clothes … Continue reading

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Assange, Ignorance and the Rule of Law

Now that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been released on bail, he’s speaking to the press and it seems Assange is using his ignorance of American law to smear it: WikiLeaks faces a “very aggressive” and secretive investigation by US … Continue reading

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Assange Arrested

The Brits have taken WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange into custody. The Atlantic has a good run down on what will happen from here: The Associated Press reports that “the spokesman for WikiLeaks says founder Julian Assange’s arrest is an attack … Continue reading

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Prop 8 Returns to Court

The legal battle over gay marriage is set to continue today, with arguments concerning Prop 8 heading to the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals: In their appeal to the Ninth Circuit, supporters of the ban argue that the federal … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Call Them Liberals

The Obama administration is continuing to push for warrant-less searches, not just in the name of national security because of terrorism but also to escalate the socialist enterprise known as the drug war.  Courts drawing line against warrantless phone data … Continue reading

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Justice for None

The decision in the Ahmed Ghailani trial has re-sparked the debate concerning terror suspects receiving civilian trials in federal court. Byron York hits the nail on the head as far as I’m concerned as to why these trials are so … Continue reading

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A dry run for the KSM trial?

Just in case you were wondering why trying terrorists in civilian court might not be a good thing. The first civilian trial of a Guantanamo detainee ended yesterday with the stunning acquittal of an alleged Al Qaeda operative on all but a … Continue reading

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No Trial For KSM…Anywhere?

I thought that holding prisoners without trial indefinitely was a bad thing? At least it was when the Bush administration was doing it. The accused mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks,Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, may remain behind bars without … Continue reading

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Thank You, SCOTUS

Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr. is another day closer to justice: High court won’t hear Rodriguez appeal The U.S. Supreme Court says it will not hear an appeal by a man sentenced to death for kidnapping and killing a University of North … Continue reading

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