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New York’s top court strikes down cyberbullying law

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 10:00am 7/2/2014 at 10:00am

The New York Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that a local law intended to protect children from cyberbullying violated the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment because it was too broad.

From the Wall Street Journal:

New York’s top court struck down a law that made cyberbullying a crime, in what had...

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@SCOTUSblog trolls confused haters on Twitter

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 8:40am 7/1/2014 at 8:40am

By now you’ve seen Monday’s Supreme Court decisions here and here, which – quite predictably – set off a nuclear reaction on Twitter.

Some of that outrage was misguidedly directed at SCOTUSblog by angry tweeters who thought they were surely tweeting the actual Supreme Court Justices. But as many of us know,...

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Obama to pick former Procter & Gamble executive for VA Secretary

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Posted by    Sunday, June 29, 2014 at 7:17pm 6/29/2014 at 7:17pm

President Obama is expected to announce former CEO of Procter & Gamble Bob McDonald as his pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs.

From Reuters:

President Bar...

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Lois Lerner attorney: She has no records of missing emails

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Posted by    Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 7:00pm 6/28/2014 at 7:00pm

The attorney for Lois Lerner is speaking out, saying that his client doesn’t have any records of the emails that were lost in a hard drive crash in 2011.

From Politico:

Lois Lerner has no records of two years of missing emails and Republican claims that she’s hiding something are “silly,” her lawyer...

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Friday Night Links

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Posted by    Friday, June 27, 2014 at 7:40pm 6/27/2014 at 7:40pm

Some links from around the web for your Friday evening reading.

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IRS Commissioner: ‘My goal is to help restore people’s faith in IRS’

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Posted by    Friday, June 27, 2014 at 9:30am 6/27/2014 at 9:30am

IRS commissioner John Koskinen appeared on CNN Thursday with Wolf Blitzer, where he answered questions about the ongoing IRS scandal.

From CNN:

The embattled head of the Internal Revenue Service blames faulty technology for what he called serious problems under investigation by Congress, the Justice Department and the Treasury inspector general.

John Koskinen told...

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Montana health department breach compromised personal info of 1.3 million people

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Posted by    Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 10:00am 6/26/2014 at 10:00am

Officials in Montana said Tuesday that they are notifying more than a million individuals that their personal information may have been compromised after it was recently discovered that a state health department server was hacked.

From Reuters:

A data security breach of Montana’s state health records has compromised the Social Security numbers and...

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Special Counsel: VA has downplayed ‘severity of systemic problems’

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 10:00am 6/25/2014 at 10:00am

A report from an independent federal agency on Monday sharply criticized the Department of Veterans Affairs for failing to adequately respond to information from whistleblowers to “address systemic concerns that impact patient care” at VA facilities.

The report from the U.S. Office of Special Counsel blasted the VA for downplaying the severity...

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LIVE House Oversight hearing: IRS commissioner faces new grilling on lost Lois Lerner emails

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Posted by    Monday, June 23, 2014 at 6:55pm 6/23/2014 at 6:55pm

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is set to hear testimony tonight from IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, in an evening hearing on the subject of Lois Lerner’s missing emails.

[This hearing has concluded. Full video will be posted when available].

Some clips from the hearing can also be viewed below. Remainder of...

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Kerry: U.S. not responsible for current Iraq crisis

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Posted by    Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 7:04pm 6/22/2014 at 7:04pm

Secretary of State John Kerry was in Egypt on Sunday at the start of his trip to the Middle East and Europe this week, during which the situation in Iraq is expected to be a major discussion point.

Kerry met in Cairo with newly elected Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, followed by a...

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ISIS Jihadists take control of Iraq-Syria border post

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Posted by    Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 8:11pm 6/21/2014 at 8:11pm

Militants led by ISIS have reportedly seized a border post at one of the border points between Iraq and Syria, as the situation in Iraq continues to remain unstable.

From Reuters, Iraq militants take Syria-border post in drive for caliphate:

Sunni fighters seized a border post...

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Friday Night Links

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Posted by    Friday, June 20, 2014 at 7:08pm 6/20/2014 at 7:08pm

Some links from around the web for your Friday evening reading.

  • It’s been an interesting few days (and weeks) for the Washington Free Beacon, which posted this column today…Hillary’s People
  • Questions about Area 51, space aliens, the president’s birth certificate come up in IRS hearing…from The Blaze, ‘
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LIVE House Hearing: IRS Commissioner testifies on missing Lois Lerner emails

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Posted by    Friday, June 20, 2014 at 9:01am 6/20/2014 at 9:01am

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen is expected to testify in a hearing before the House Ways and Means Committee on Friday morning at 9:00am EST. According to a statement from the committee, the hearing will focus on the IRS’s recent statement about the production of emails of former IRS official Lois Lerner.

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Hillary’s ‘Hard Choices’ Lightning Round

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 8:08pm 6/18/2014 at 8:08pm

We posted earlier here at Legal Insurrection about Hillary Clinton’s Tuesday evening FOX News interview.

Clinton also sat down Tuesday for a Town Hall interview that aired on CNN, as she has been making the rounds to promote her new book, “Hard Choices.”

The folks at Digitas Daily compiled a supercut video with...

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Hillary Clinton Fox News interview analysis: Benghazi, Bergdahl, more

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 3:00pm 6/18/2014 at 3:00pm

Hillary Clinton joined FOX News’ Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren Tuesday evening for a much anticipated interview, where the former Secretary of State answered questions on a number of topics – Benghazi, the controversial swap of Sgt. Bergdahl for the Taliban five, the IRS scandal, and a wide range of...

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U.S. deploys troops to Iraq for embassy security

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 7:00am 6/17/2014 at 7:00am

President Obama notified Congress on Monday that starting Sunday, June 15th, approximately 275 U.S. Armed Forces personnel were deploying to Iraq to provide security for the U.S. Embassy and its staff in Baghdad. (Read the full text of the letter).

From USA Today:

President Obama notified Congress on Monday that about 275 U.S....

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Ukrainian military plane shot down by separatists

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Posted by    Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 5:15pm 6/14/2014 at 5:15pm

A Ukrainian military transport plane was shot down by separatists in eastern Ukraine Saturday, killing 49 service members in what has been reported as the highest death toll suffered by government forces in a single incident since the unrest began there months ago.

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