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Obamacare returns to Supreme Court

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

Federal exchange subsidies on the docket.

The issue of subsidies on the federal exchange has been accepted by the Supreme Court. Scotusblog reports: The Supreme Court, moving back into the abiding controversy over the new health care law, agreed early Friday afternoon to decide how far the federal government can extend its program of subsidies to buyers of health…
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http://ithacavoice.com/2014/11/initial-results-look-bad-martha-robertson-race-rep-reed/

Case study: Electoral crushing of star Democratic challenger (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

I think we helped.

There have been few electoral races in which Legal Insurrection played a more decisive role than in the congressional race in my home district NY-23 this cycle. Martha Robertson was challenging incumbent Republican Tom Reed, who won the district in 2012 by about 4 points. Reed was considered vulnerable. Robertson was the promising…
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Update: US Atty Loretta Lynch to be nominated to replace Eric Holder

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

The President’s choice.

Update 7 p.m.: It’s official: In a second trail-blazing pick for the nation’s top law enforcement officer, President Barack Obama intends to nominate the federal prosecutor in Brooklyn, New York, to become the next attorney general and the first black woman to lead the Justice Department. Obama’s spokesman said Friday that he…
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Sixth Circuit Appeals Court sides with states on Gay Marriage

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

The “Circuit Split” the Supreme Court may be waiting for.

Back in early October, pundits and marriage activists on both sides of the issue were left stranded at a fork in the road after the Supreme Court declined to hear oral arguments on several high-profile gay marriage cases. Some lawyers, including myself, weren’t particularly shocked by this given that there was…
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Texas Turned Wendy Davis’ State Senate Seat Red

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

Local wins will pay off down the road

For many living in states not called Texas, it might seem odd that a place most regard as the “reddest” state in the union would fight so hard to gain ground in traditionally-liberal districts. Isn’t a solid governing majority and clean slate of statewide office holders enough? Not if you want…
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Hazy view

Posted by  ▪  November 7, 2014

snookered

Hi, Prof. J., Saw this vehicle in the parking lot at my office. Just another Illinois liberal who’s stuck on stupid – snookered by Obama, falling for Hillary, swallowing the lies of the radical environmentalists. Sorry about the flare, but I couldn’t avoid shooting against the sun. Loyal LI reader JL
 
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AACONS Interviews Ilya Somin and Dr. Elaina George

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2014

AACONS sits down with Ilya Somin and Elaina George to discuss the news of the day.

[WAJ NOTE: I have been interviewed on African American Conservatives Blog Talk Radio multiple times. AACONS has a weekly podcast with some very interesting guests. AACONS now is posting its weekly podcasts at Legal Insurrection.] Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law and a writer whose…
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Liberal Media Election 2014 Leave Obama Alone

The 10 most delicious liberal election disaster headlines

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2014

The liberal media is not coping with the Midterm election results very well

Following an epic GOP whoopin’ on Tuesday, the liberal media is in full pout mode. That the country would almost unilaterally reject President Obama’s policies and a statist agenda is incomprehensible to some. There must be some other reason! Those that were kind enough to concede the shellacking tried their best to…
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#Ferguson Protestors Deliver “Rules of Engagement” to Police

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2014

Message: Police priority should be facilitation of protest, not preserving law and order

CNN is reporting that the #Ferguson protestors have delivered to police a list of 18 “Rules of Engagement.” These essentially amount to a set of constraints on police response to the violence expected to result when the grand jury declines to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for his self-defense shooting of…
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/18/ferguson-national-guard-michael-brown-jay-nixon/14219621/

Report: Mike Brown’s Mother Facing Potential Robbery Charges in #Ferguson

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2014

Mike Brown’s grandmother is reported to have launched the street-side assault/robbery

The Smoking Gun web site has obtained a copy of a police report in which Pearlie Gordon (the mother-in-law of Mike Brown’s father), claims that on October 18 she was attacked, beaten, and robbed by Lesley McSpadden (Mike Brown’s biological mother), Desureia Harris (Mike Brown’s biological grandmother), and an assortment of 20-30…
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SCOTUS Skeptical of Sarbanes-Oxley Prosecution Over…Fish?

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2014

“What kind of a mad prosecutor would try to send this guy up for 20 years?”

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was passed in an effort to reform the finance and governance structures in corporate America. Although the language of the Act is notoriously broad, it has mostly been applied to those in the corporate world who make missteps during investigations into their financial practices. Then, of…
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http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/11/05/ath-mia-love-midterm-victory.cnn.html

Mia Love: I was elected based on principles and “Utah values”

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2014

Mia Love’s success is one of the most satisfying moments for Legal Insurrection.

On Election night it was particularly satisfying to see Mia Love elected to the House of Representatives in Utah’s 4th District. It was satisfying not just because it was a Republican pick up, but because of our long history of following Mia’s political career from its infancy: We first covered Mia — and…
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Judicial Watch: IRS “did not undertake any significant efforts to obtain” missing Lerner emails

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2014

Fits a pattern.

Democrats who had hoped for at least a week to sleep off their election night hangovers are getting no rest after the latest disclosure of court documents by advocacy group Judicial Watch. Judicial Watch has spent a great deal of time and resources seeking information about the IRS targeting of conservative groups. In September,…
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http://uspcn.org/2014/10/30/everything-you-need-to-know-about-rasmeas-trial-in-detroit/

Jury nullification is defense strategy in Rasmieh Odeh trial (#Justice4Rasmea)

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2014

Protests around the courthouse are part of a larger defense strategy.

Rasmieh (Rasmea) Odeh is a convicted Palestinian terrorist on trial in Detroit for falsely stating on her 1994 visa application that she had not been arrested or convicted of a crime or served time in prison. (Indictment here.) Odeh became a naturalized citizen in 2004, and now faces up to 10 years…
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Delusional Democrats

Democrats had a chance

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2014

In their own minds.

Obama described Democratic Party losses in the 2010 midterms as a shellacking. If 2010 was a shellacking, this midterm was a political drubbing of epic proportions. Remind me again — which one is the “regional party” that has lost touch with America? pic.twitter.com/PsvbszSokt— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) November 5, 2014 Not everyone believed it…
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Post Election Blues

Branco Cartoon – Tears Of The Clowns

Posted by  ▪  November 6, 2014

Post election blues

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We interrupt post-election gloating for news about the DOJ Zimmerman Grand Jury

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2014

Key witness Taaffe apparently a no-show, Federal attorneys, FBI, spokespeople all decline to comment

The Orlando Sentinel newspaper is reporting that it appears as if no actual witnesses showed up for today’s Federal Grand Jury convened to determine if civil rights charges should be brought against George Zimmerman for his self-defense shooting of Trayvon Martin. The DOJ had subpoenaed Frank Taaffe, a self-declared “friend” of Zimmerman’s,…
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