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Florida Sup Ct to Decide Key Self-Defense Immunity Case

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2014

The NRA weighs in with an amicus brief arguing the burden of proof on mmunity should fall on the State; the State, naturally, objects

Florida Sup Ct to Decide Key Self-Defense Immunity Case

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12/2/2014 at 1:00pm
The Orlando Sentinel reported recently on an interesting self-defense law matter currently being taken up by the Florida Supreme Court. As seems inevitable, they have of course incorrectly categorized the case as centering on the state’s “Stand-Your-Ground” law. In fact, the case centers on Florida’s self-defense immunity statute, and not on Stand Your Ground….
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House Democrats just cheapened the “Hands Up” protest

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2014

There goes the narrative

House Democrats just cheapened the “Hands Up” protest

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12/2/2014 at 11:30am
For all the spin the left has provided on the protests in Ferguson, Missouri, you’d think they’d have a little more respect for their own race-based premise. Democrats in Congress probably thought they were performing an act of solidarity when they engaged in a “hands up, don’t shoot” protest on the floor…
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Elizabeth Lauten scalped

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2014

Disproportionate force.

Elizabeth Lauten scalped

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12/2/2014 at 10:00am
The madding crowd has claimed another meaningless scalp, and it couldn’t be happier about it. The internet exploded on Thanksgiving after Congressional staffer Elizabeth Lauten criticized the First Teens for their less-than enthusiastic attitude at the annual Presidential Turkey Pardoning. Yesterday, nearly a week after the offending Facebook post, Lauten resigned…
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Most poisonous Obama relationship: Jeremiah Wright or Al Sharpton? (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2014

Pick your poison.

Most poisonous Obama relationship: Jeremiah Wright or Al Sharpton? (Reader Poll)

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12/2/2014 at 8:30am
Al Sharpton is now an advisor to and go-to guy on race relations for Obama, including on Ferguson. And you didn’t think it could get any worse than Obama having Jeremiah Wright as a spiritual advisor for much of his adult life, until the political heat got too hot. Which is worse? You can…
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SCOTUS considers Facebook rants in free speech case

Posted by  ▪  December 2, 2014

How “free” is free speech? We’re about to see a new standard come down.

SCOTUS considers Facebook rants in free speech case

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12/2/2014 at 7:00am
Both parties in the high-profile Elonis vs. United States had their day before the Supreme Court yesterday, and lawyers and analysts alike aren’t sure what to make of the Court’s reaction to oral arguments. Elonis (described in detail here) is shaping up to be a real barn burner because it tackles a…
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Liberal writers wrestle with Ferguson facts

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2014

Stumbling across the truth, but picking themselves up and carrying on

Liberal writers wrestle with Ferguson facts

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12/1/2014 at 6:30pm
John McWhorter’s Time essay on Ferguson demonstrates his graceful way with words, and his struggle to fight the truth about Ferguson. The only bit of truth that survived McWhorter’s preferred narrative is this: I’m not sure that what happened to Michael Brown — and the indictment that did not happen to Officer Darren…
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The End of the Obama Era

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2014

Put that race card back in the deck, man. It’s over.

The End of the Obama Era

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12/1/2014 at 5:00pm
The brutal truth of electoral politics is that, not unlike Supreme Court reasoning, wins, losses, and philosophies exist on a pendulum. Whether the dog wags the tail, or the tail wags the dog, the power of one party over the other waxes and wanes as sure as the sun rises and…
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National #HandsUpWalkOut protest more like #SitDownStayAtWork

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2014

National Ferguson walkout protest, based on mythical “hands up, don’t shoot” meme, doesn’t exactly bring economy to a halt.

National #HandsUpWalkOut protest more like #SitDownStayAtWork

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12/1/2014 at 3:35pm
Demonstrations called “Hands Up Walk Out” are taking place all over the country today. According to the event website: In the wake of events in the last weeks, including the non-indictment in the killing of Mike Brown and the senseless killings of Akai Gurley in New York and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland,…
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The Hillary Smell Test

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2014

No “New Car Smell”

The Hillary Smell Test

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12/1/2014 at 2:25pm
I think I have called Hillary stale. But I didn’t put it to the smell test, Former Clinton pollster: Hillary lacks ‘new car smell’ Hillary Clinton has lost the “new car smell” she might need to win the presidency in 2016, said Democratic pollster Doug Schoen on Sunday. “The president said [last week]…
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Driver brutally murdered by hammer-wielding teens in St. Louis

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2014

Will the feds investigate this interracial attack? Will it become a national cause?

Driver brutally murdered by hammer-wielding teens in St. Louis

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12/1/2014 at 12:04pm
A 32 year old Bosnian man is dead after a fatal attack in St. Louis early Sunday morning. Zemir Begic, who’d only been married for six months was beaten to death with hammers in front of his wife and friend. According to CNN: Two juveniles are in custody Sunday, suspected in the de…
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How the Media Aids Hamas

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2014

Matti Friedman again explains how NGO’s and the media prepare the ground for anti-Israel propaganda

How the Media Aids Hamas

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12/1/2014 at 10:00am
In August, former AP journalist Matti Friedman wrote a devastating account in Tablet Magazine of the Associate Press’ bias against Israel. Friedman has followed up with a new article in The Atlantic, What the media gets wrong about Israel. One part of Friedman’s new expose is about the unexamined role Non-Governmental Organizations…
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Egypt protests as ex-Pres Mubarak cleared of murder charges

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2014

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi calls for calm

Egypt protests as ex-Pres Mubarak cleared of murder charges

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12/1/2014 at 8:30am
It looks like Ferguson isn’t the only place experiencing violent protests in the wake of a controversial legal decision. In Cairo, crowds erupted when Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak was cleared of murder charges. Egyptian police have used tear gas to disperse protesters angry that charges against ex-President Hosni Mubarak over killings during…
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Branco Cartoon – Nightmare

Posted by  ▪  December 1, 2014

How to kill a dream.

Branco Cartoon – Nightmare

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12/1/2014 at 7:00am
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UAW-affiliated California Grad Student Union to Vote on Israel boycott this week

Posted by  ▪  November 30, 2014

BDS destroys everything it touches.

UAW-affiliated California Grad Student Union to Vote on Israel boycott this week

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11/30/2014 at 8:00pm
The anti-Israel movement on campus never sleeps. The latest is that anti-Israel students took over control of the operating council of the United Automobile Workers (UAW) Local 2865, comprised of over 12,000 graduate student employees. They used that control to send to the membership for a vote on December 4 a wide-ranging anti-Israel…
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When Elizabeth Warren Attacks

Posted by  ▪  November 30, 2014

Even Democrats are not immune, as liberals struggle over direction of their party.

When Elizabeth Warren Attacks

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11/30/2014 at 5:41pm
With the midterms over, both parties are turning their focus to 2016. Democrats, who were the clear losers on November 4th are struggling over leadership and the direction of their party. It’s hard to imagine Elizabeth Warren harshly criticizing the Obama administration just a few years ago. The age of Obama is over….
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Fourth Amendment triumphs over warrantless DUI blood tests

Posted by  ▪  November 30, 2014

No consent + no exigent circumstance = no warrantless DUI tests

Fourth Amendment triumphs over warrantless DUI blood tests

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11/30/2014 at 3:40pm
A Texas appeals court has struck down a law allowing police officers to conduct warrantless blood tests on suspected drunk drivers. The law borrows concepts from the Texas Transportation Code and other statutes, and has both attorneys and Fourth Amendment advocates up in arms over what it means to conduct an…
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Lessons of #Ferguson: Don’t Rob Convenience Store, Fight With and Try to Take Cop’s Gun

Posted by  ▪  November 30, 2014

Rich Lowry of National Review leaves Andrea Mitchell babbling “Whoa, Whoa”

Lessons of #Ferguson: Don’t Rob Convenience Store, Fight With and Try to Take Cop’s Gun

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11/30/2014 at 1:40pm
Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review, was on Meet the Press this morning, discussing Ferguson. Here’s what I tweeted out at the time: .@RichLowry is winning @meetthepress today— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) November 30, 2014 Here’s the video of what was playing just before I sent that tweet, via NRO: National Review editor Rich Lowry riled…
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