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Democrats force recall backers to fight another court battle

Democrats force recall backers to fight another court battle

by Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO – Most recall elections are primarily about electoral politics, as both sides duke it out with the usual broadcast ads and ground campaigns. But the burgeoning Republican effort to recall Orange County’s Democratic Sen. Josh Newman has turned into an inside-the-Capitol political fight as well as a high-profile legal battle. It could be months […]

High-speed rail backers in California lose another round in court

High-speed rail backers in California lose another round in court

SAN FRANCISCO — California’s high-speed rail backers suffered a legal setback Wednesday when a U.S. appeals court dismissed as merely advisory a federal board’s decision declaring the project immune from the state’s environmental laws. Opponents of the bullet train, which is planned to connect San Francisco to Southern California, had asked the 9th U.S. Circuit […]

Participant in Cliven Bundy standoff sentenced to 68 years in prison

Participant in Cliven Bundy standoff sentenced to 68 years in prison

LAS VEGAS — A participant in the 2014 armed standoff between federal agents and supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy was sentenced to 68 years in prison Wednesday despite pleas from his lawyer for leniency related to his deteriorating health. Gregory Burleson, 53, sat in a wheelchair while attorney Terrence Jackson stood next to him in […]

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 8-14 /Day 170-176) Week 26

The Second 100 Days (Trump Briefs: July 8-14 /Day 170-176) Week 26

By Michael Hernandez   Saturday, July 15 (Day 177): Two Papal aides attack conservative Christians and Steve Bannon Two aides of Pope Francis have attacked American conservative Christians and Steve Bannon (President Trump’s aide) as promoters of “apocalyptic geopolitics.” In the article, Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro, the editor-in-chief of the quasi-official Vatican periodical La Civiltà Cattolica, slams […]

Pacific Legal Foundation appeals EPA veto of vital road project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Pacific Legal Foundation appeals EPA veto of vital road project in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Pacific Legal Foundation joined with Marquette County officials today in appealing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s unjustified veto of a local road project that is vital for community safety and environmental health. Representing the Marquette County Road Commission free of charge, PLF attorneys filed an appeal with the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, seeking […]

Oxnard Pair sentenced for Crime Spree that Ended with Simi Valley Victim being Beaten with Pry Bar

Oxnard Pair sentenced for Crime Spree that Ended with Simi Valley Victim being Beaten with Pry Bar

Californian’s Fight Against Illegal College Subsidies for Illegal Immigrants Heads to Court

Californian’s Fight Against Illegal College Subsidies for Illegal Immigrants Heads to Court

The next front in the battle over in-state tuition rates for illegal immigrants will play out in a California appeals court on Nov. 3 in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch on behalf of California resident and taxpayer Earl De Vries. The issue there is not whether the California Legislature can authorize in-state tuition to […]

Freddie Gray case: Judge acquits Lt. Brian Rice of all charges

Freddie Gray case: Judge acquits Lt. Brian Rice of all charges

  BALTIMORE — Prosecutors in Baltimore have failed for the fourth time to secure a conviction in the Freddie Gray case, with Circuit Judge Barry Williams acquitting Lt. Brian Rice of all charges related to Gray’s arrest and death. Williams cleared Rice, 42, of involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office in a downtown […]

Weekend Circuit: Muslim Group Under Fire, Mass. Gun Law Stands

Weekend Circuit: Muslim Group Under Fire, Mass. Gun Law Stands

This is Weekend Circuit, buy cialis a weekly review of the serious and the silly in federal appellate courts in the last week. Council On American Islamic Relations Will Stand Trial For Fraud The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday senior officials at CAIR, a public interest law firm representing Muslim-Americans, must stand trial […]

Common sense and child abuse

Common sense and child abuse

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