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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 3 All-Day Coverage

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2013

Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 3 All-Day Coverage

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6/12/2013 at 9:05am
CLICK HERE FOR OUR COMPREHENSIVE SUMMARY OF EVENTS FROM DAY 3 OF JURY SELECTION. Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Jury Selection Day Three live, all day, along with a separate end-of-day wrap-up post. To catch up on the lastest events in State of Florida v. Zimmerman, click here to…
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How to lose 2016 in one easy amnesty bill

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2013

How to lose 2016 in one easy amnesty bill

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6/12/2013 at 8:41am
To say that there is disgust growing in the ranks is an understatement. If adults who broke the law to come here illegally get citizenship, it will be a spit in the face of millions of legal immigrants who followed the rules, and many millions more who wait patiently on the other…
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It’s 5:30 a.m. and a phone is ringing in Harper, Texas

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2013

It’s 5:30 a.m. and a phone is ringing in Harper, Texas

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6/12/2013 at 7:00am
At least we can be comfortable how it will be answered. From Danelle: 5:30 am Harper, Texas Came across this handpainted wall while dodging deer early this morning 20 miles south of Fredericksberg, Texas. Left El Paso at 9pm last night, still have a couple more hours before we get to College Station.
 

Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Two Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Two Wrap-Up

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6/11/2013 at 10:10pm
CLICK HERE FOR LIVE COVERAGE OF THE ZIMMERMAN TRIAL FOR WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 (Note: Link goes live when Court goes into session.) Today the Court continued its preliminary voir dire of prospective jurors, moving through 11 candidates before recessing right at 5PM.  As was the case yesterday, voir dire was limited in…
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Welcome government workers!

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

Welcome government workers!

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6/11/2013 at 8:36pm
Someone (a reader?) pointed me to a post at Small Dead Animals (a great blog, btw): Watchers 507 visits per day isn’t a lot for a blog, unless they’re from one particular entity: The American Spectator is under the watchful eye of the Obama Administration. Since January 1, 2013, federal government has been on…
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7-year old Pop-Tart gun offender loses first appeal

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

7-year old Pop-Tart gun offender loses first appeal

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6/11/2013 at 6:00pm
You may remember the story of the 7-year old disciplined for biting his Pop Tart into the shape of a gun at school, Maryland school offers counseling for students troubled by “pastry gun” incident. The evidence against the young lad was overwhelming and unimpeachable: The young perp has lost his first round of…
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ACLU Files Lawsuit Over NSA Phone Surveillance

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

ACLU Files Lawsuit Over NSA Phone Surveillance

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6/11/2013 at 4:35pm
The ACLU has just filed a lawsuit challenging several in the Obama administration over its indiscriminate scooping up of phone records. From the ACLU’s website: In the wake of the past week’s revelations about the NSA’s unprecedented mass surveillance of phone calls, today the ACLU filed a lawsuit charging that the program violates…
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Five Clarifications We Can’t Ask of Edward Snowden

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

Five Clarifications We Can’t Ask of Edward Snowden

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6/11/2013 at 2:41pm
Edward Snowden, the now-former NSA contractor who leaked secret documents to The Washington Post and the Guardian, said he didn’t want to become the story.  “I don’t want public attention because I don’t want the story to be about me. I want it to be about what the US government is…
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Regardless of how Sup. Ct rules in Fisher, race-based affirmative action’s time has come and gone

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

Regardless of how Sup. Ct rules in Fisher, race-based affirmative action’s time has come and gone

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6/11/2013 at 11:22am
We will find out by the end of the month, maybe sooner, the Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. U. Texas and whether the Court further limits the use of race in college admissions. The main problem with affirmative action, particularly when there is competition for a limited number of slots be it…
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Zimmerman Jury Selection LIVE — All-Day Coverage

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

Zimmerman Jury Selection LIVE — All-Day Coverage

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6/11/2013 at 9:20am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Jury Selection Day Two live, all day, along with a separate end-of-day wrap-up post. To catch up on the lastest events in State of Florida v. Zimmerman, click here to take a look at last night’s wrap-up post. As usual we will be…
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Turkish government cracks down on protesters, arrests lawyers (Updates)

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

We stand with the Turkish protesters

Turkish government cracks down on protesters, arrests lawyers (Updates)

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6/11/2013 at 8:45am
We’ve covered the Turkish protests extensively. To boil it down to basics, its Turks who value the country’s secular political history trying to slow down the steady Islamization of political institutions by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.  Legal Insurrection readers long have heard of Erdoğan’s dangerous antics and bullying towards Israel. Overnight there…
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Will the last sane person leaving Charlottesville

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

Will the last sane person leaving Charlottesville

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6/11/2013 at 7:00am
please wear this bumper sticker? From J: Is this the last sane person in Charlottesville, VA? (besides me, of course)
 

“When did the government become a jealous girlfriend?” (for me, January 1979)

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2013

“When did the government become a jealous girlfriend?” (for me, January 1979)

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6/10/2013 at 9:30pm
When I first traveled the Soviet Union, and two guys we didn’t know got out of a car and escorted me and some American friends past the long line waiting to get into a night club in Tallinn, seated us at a prime location table which magically was open, and proceeded to…
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Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day One Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2013

Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day One Wrap-Up

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6/10/2013 at 8:00pm
For live video and coverage for Tuesday June 11th, click here. Just a quick note here to provide a brief wrap-up of today, Monday the 10th’s, events in the Zimmerman trial.  The morning saw the discussion of some motions and other open business.  Notably, George Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie, was present in court…
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The drip drip drip of Hillary brand renovation continues

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2013

The drip drip drip of Hillary brand renovation continues

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6/10/2013 at 6:21pm
Today we learned that it only took Hillary Clinton less than an hour to become Twitter-verified. Twitter verification is the blue checkmark in the corner of a twitter profile. This speedy event was unrelated to the alacrity with which a charity of Barack Obama’s brother was approved by the IRS’s Lois Lerner,…
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Lasciviousness in the defense of liberty is a vice

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2013

Lasciviousness in the defense of liberty is a vice

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6/10/2013 at 3:43pm
I’m not on the “Howard Snowden is a Hero” boat. I’m may get on board the “Edward Snowden is no hero” boat. As this plays out, it’s not clear that Snowden has added a lot to what we already knew, as Mandy pointed out this morning, but it does cause us to focus…
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Branco Cartoon – Eye Phone

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Eye Phone

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6/10/2013 at 1:30pm
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