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9th Circuit Denies Intervenor Status on Peruta 2A Case

Posted by  ▪  November 13, 2014

Two other “may issue” 2A cases decided on basis of Peruta may be reviewed en banc.

Peruta v. County of San Diego (742 F. 3d 1144) was the 9th Circuit 2-to-1 ruling this past February that found unconstitutional California’s “may issue” scheme to restrict the public carry of a firearm to the wealthy and politically influential. (The full-length opinion is embedded at the bottom of this post.) Specifically, the court…
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Democrats Think Elizabeth Warren Can Save Them

Posted by  ▪  November 13, 2014

After a historic defeat, Harry Reid wants to give Warren a promotion.

Can Elizabeth Warren save the Democratic Party’s voice in the U.S. Senate? Harry Reid seems to think so. After the historic losses suffered by Democrats last week, Reid wants to give Mrs. Warren a promotion. Manu Raju and John Bresnahan of Politico reported: Harry Reid wants Warren in Senate leadership Senate Democrats want to…
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UN to US: Step Away from the Weed

Posted by  ▪  November 13, 2014

Majority of the west coast unavailable for comment…

Residents of Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia voted in this month’s election to legalize marijuana within their states’ borders, and this has some officials at the United Nations working overtime to convince U.S. officials to force the states to get in line with international norms. Via Reuters: “I don’t see…
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Edward Joffe

Bombing Victim’s Niece: Rasmea Odeh is no hero

Posted by  ▪  November 13, 2014

An Open Letter to Those in Support of Rasmieh Odeh

WAJ Note: This is a GUEST POST by the niece of Edward Joffe, who was killed in the supermarket bombing for which Rasmea Odeh was convicted and served 10 years in Israeli prison before being released in a prisoner exchange.  Odeh was convicted on Monday of immigration fraud for failing to…
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Jonathan Gruber

Branco Cartoon – The Miserable Monster

Posted by  ▪  November 13, 2014

Stupid voters beware.

Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source.  To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 
Bumper Sticker - St. Thomas - Obama 2012

Inescapable

Posted by  ▪  November 13, 2014

They are following me.

Spotted in the harbor in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Spoiled an otherwise nice view.  
 
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The State of American Justice

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2014

Panel on National Review post-election cruise.

I appeared this afternoon during the National Review post-election cruise on a panel with: John Fund (not pictured in Featured Image), author of Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department and well-known legal and political analyst at NRO and elsewhere, Ed Whelan (Ethics & Public Policy Center, and NRO Bench Memos blog), Andy McCarthy, author of…
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DOJ Flails Again in Efforts to Charge George Zimmerman

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2014

Taaffe to testify to Grand Jury that he couldn’t be sure “racist call” was from Zimmerman

Earlier this month we posted news that Frank Taafe, a self-proclaimed “friend” of George Zimmerman, was going to testify before a Grand Jury that he now believed Zimmerman had a racist motivation for the shooting of Trayvon Martin.  This news came just days before the hotly contested November 4 election in which…
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Jonathan Gruber Noblis Obamacare Tax Credits

Jonathan Gruber and the Stupid Americans

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2014

Who are you calling “stupid?”

There’s been quite a commotion over the video of “Obamacare architect” Jonathan Gruber admitting what everybody who’s been paying any real attention already knew: the intentional duplicity with which the law was passed. The only surprise is how open Gruber was about it. The video shows Gruber describing fairly accurately how liberals…
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Dan Sullivan Wins Alaska Senate Race Alaska Democrats Pitch Fit Election 2014

AP calls Alaska Senate Race for Republican, Alaska Democrats Pitch Fit

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2014

Call Republican winner a “spoiled child”

In the wee small hours of the morning, the Associated Press called the Alaska Senate race for Republican Challenger Dan Sullivan, making another notch on the GOP’s belt of ousted incumbents. According to the AP: Republican Dan Sullivan won Alaska’s U.S. Senate race, defeating first-term incumbent Democrat Mark Begich. Sullivan led Begich by about…
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First Ebola, now the “new AIDS” threatens U.S.

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2014

Health care workers underprepared—but prepared to go on strike!

Just as the last remaining US patient with Ebola, Dr. Craig Spencer, is released from New York’s Bellevue Hospital, comes a report that another tropical disease, deemed “the new AIDS,” has already infected 300,000 people and is poised to strike more. Over 300,000 Americans have already been infected with the potentially fatal…
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Scott Walker John Doe Probe

Scott Walker to GOP – Get Out There and Lead!

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2014

Limbaugh calls Walker a rising star in the Republican Party.

Scott Walker appeared on Sean Hannity’s show Tuesday night to discuss his recent victory. In the course of their talk, Sean asked Walker for his message to newly elected Republicans. Walker responded by urging the GOP to “get out there and lead,” suggesting that Americans are looking for leadership and real solutions…
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Constance Garnett #Ferguson

Black #Ferguson Shop Owners Board Up Shops In Fear of Protestors

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2014

Gun store manager says sales up 50% to buyers across racial lines

On airport televisions nationwide a news agency known as CNN is reporting that black shop owners near the site of ongoing protests in Ferguson MO are boarding up their shops. The reason? Fear of losing their businesses to renewed rioting, looting, and arson following the anticipated decision of the Grand Jury to not indict…
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Organizing for Action Refuses to Go Away

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2014

“We’re the ones who refuse to be cynical about what we can get done.”

2014 has been a great year for Republicans: we maintained the House, took back the Senate, made inroads with new voters and solidified the voting base, and sent the mainstream media spiraling. Good for us. Now it’s time to get back to work. If this were a sane world, we’d be justified…
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Bumper Stickers - Westchester - Obama Sucks

Unhappy campers

Posted by  ▪  November 12, 2014

Bet they turned out to vote last week.

From John: Spotted in Westchester County NY! Btw, the hard-to-read bumper sticker in the photo says “My name is Hillary Clinton and I am completely full of shit”.
 
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ISIS threat presents a chance for Congress to reassert its constitutional relevance

Posted by  ▪  November 11, 2014

“We have what many once called an imperial presidency model of largely unchecked authority.”

In a recent op-ed for the Daily Beast, Senator Rand Paul became the latest critic of what many see as a long history of Presidential abuse of power stretching back to Richard Nixon. In his piece, entitled “Obama’s ISIS war is illegal,” Paul made clear his view that the President’s action against…
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Obama Transparency Video 2

[VIDEO] Obama v. Obamacare on Transparency

Posted by  ▪  November 11, 2014

“Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage.”

It was recently revealed to the general public that Jonathan Gruber, widely considered to be the architect of Obamacare, outright admitted deliberately misleading the “stupid American voter” in order to get the law passed. “Lack of transparency,” Gruber lectured, “is a huge political advantage.” Gruber’s unapologetic statement about the intentional deception needed to pass the law highlights…
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