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Cornell Review Freshman Issue 2013

Oorah for The Cornell Review

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2013

Oorah for The Cornell Review

Cornell Review Freshman Issue 2013
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11/19/2013 at 9:30am
The Cornell Review, the conservative newspaper on campus, has a long history of serving up great interns for Legal Insurrection. You may remember Kathleen McCaffrey who was the first Legal Insurrection writer (other than me) and to whom we bid farewell in May 2012 after 1.5 years and over 300 posts (and…
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Obamacare “discriminates”

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2013

Obamacare “discriminates”

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11/19/2013 at 8:15am
The insurance business would not be possible without some sort of “discrimination”—as in “the ability or power to see or make fine distinctions; discernment,” rather than “bigotry or other arbitrary distinctions.” Those with greater risk are usually charged higher than average premiums or are sometimes even refused coverage in the first place,…
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Bumper Stickers - Ithaca - Liz Bernie Barack

She’s got it all

Posted by  ▪  November 19, 2013

She’s got it all

Bumper Stickers - Ithaca - Liz Bernie Barack
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11/19/2013 at 7:00am
Spotted in Ithaca. The sticker on the right, partially removed, says “Shut Vermont Yankee Now,” in reference to the nuclear power plant. She’s about to get her way, that is, if they can figure out how to shut it down.
 
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Martin Bashir apologizes for disgusting attack on Sarah Palin

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2013

Cesspool culture at MSNBC allows people like Bashir to float.

Martin Bashir apologizes for disgusting attack on Sarah Palin

Martin Bashir Sarah Palin
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11/18/2013 at 7:14pm
Martin Bashir said he hoped someone would shit and piss in Sarah Palin’s mouth. Seriously. The absurd logic was that because Palin compared the national debt to slavery, she deserved to be given a horrific slave torture. Many people, including the folks at Twitchy, debunked the notion that comparing indebtedness to slavery was unusual….
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Fake photos circulated to news outlets during Midwest tornadoes coverage

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2013

Fake photos circulated to news outlets during Midwest tornadoes coverage

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11/18/2013 at 5:40pm
(Featured photo: Tweet) Cutting through the clutter on Twitter during severe weather and other disasters in the midst of breaking news seems to be getting more and more difficult these days. As tornadoes struck the Midwest over the weekend, devastating towns and killing several people, there were unfortunately also the usual instances of…
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Presidential Turkey Pardon Political cartoon

Branco Cartoon – Stuff It

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Stuff It

Presidential Turkey Pardon Political cartoon
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11/18/2013 at 3:00pm
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
 
George Zimmerman domestic violence street overhead 11-18-2013

Reports: George Zimmerman arrested on domestic violence charge (Updates – 911 calls, Arrest Report)

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2013

Reports: George Zimmerman arrested on domestic violence charge (Updates – 911 calls, Arrest Report)

George Zimmerman domestic violence street overhead 11-18-2013
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11/18/2013 at 1:43pm
NOTE: 911 audio and Arrest Report at bottom of post Update: Here’s the Mug Shot and arrest confirmation: That’s the report from multiple media sources. Ironically, just a few days ago Lake Mary prosecutors decided not to charge Zimmerman after an indicent with his wife Shellie and her father in early September. George Zimmerman…
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Israel critics can’t handle “Brutal Honesty” about Lydda and refugees

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 11/18/2013 – Thomas Friedman: The Incredible Shrinking Columnist

Israel critics can’t handle “Brutal Honesty” about Lydda and refugees

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11/18/2013 at 12:30pm
The featured image of Thomas Friedman above comes from a talk he gave about many of the marvels of modern technology. At the beginning he says that you have “every bit of knowledge available to you” from Google. It’s a bit of an overstatement, but his point is essentially correct. One particular…
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US Supreme Court Equal Justice Building wording

Justice Alito rips NY federal judge for requiring race- and sex-based law firm staffing

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2013

Federal Judge Harold Baer requires that attorneys at law firms in class actions reflect the racial and gender make up of the class.

Justice Alito rips NY federal judge for requiring race- and sex-based law firm staffing

US Supreme Court Equal Justice Building wording
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11/18/2013 at 10:41am
Supreme Court Justices occasionally issue statements in connection with the Court’s decision not to accept a case for review.  Sometimes the statement is in the nature of a dissent, other times just to make a point. Justice Alito has issued a blistering statement in connection with the Court’s denial of a Petition…
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Valerie Jarrett and Iran again?

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2013

Valerie Jarrett and Iran again?

Obama Jarrett Iran Fox News 2012
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11/18/2013 at 9:14am
Almost exactly one year ago reports surfaced that Valerie Jarrett was engaged in “secret” negotiations with Iran as Obama’s personal emissary. The reports originated with Iranian bloggers, and was reported also by The New York Times. The Obama administration categorically denied the reports. Now Israeli television is reporting similar involvement, via the Times…
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Doctors for Health Insurance Reform Oct 5 2009

Somewhere snake oil salesmen are blushing

Posted by  ▪  November 18, 2013

Somewhere snake oil salesmen are blushing

Doctors for Health Insurance Reform Oct 5 2009
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11/18/2013 at 7:00am
In June of 2009, when what became Obamacare was in its earliest discussion stages, we noted that Deception and Tyranny Were The Key To Health Care Reform. We are seeing how that is being exposed through the knowingly false sales pitch that you could keep your plan and doctor.  It w…
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Obama I Won meeting

Triumphalism was his undoing

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2013

Triumphalism was his undoing

Obama I Won meeting
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11/17/2013 at 9:22pm
As the sham sales pitch and flummoxed policy behind Obamacare are exposed the attempts to portray opposition as a reaction to Obama’s race are ramping up with renewed vigor. Yet the evidence is becoming more clear that it is not race that is the problem, it’s Obama. Fouad Adjami has a perceptive column…
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Hillary Clinton can run, but she can’t hide, from Obamacare debacle

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2013

Hillary Clinton can run, but she can’t hide, from Obamacare debacle

Hillary Clinton 2008 AFL CIO Debate intro
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11/17/2013 at 4:30pm
In an ironic twist, Bill Clinton is now distancing himself from Obamacare. In an interview earlier this month, Bill Clinton told online magazine Ozy: I personally believe, even if it takes a change to the law, the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep…
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Jenny Li Brown University Protest Kelly2

Brown U. shout-downers keep digging

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2013

Brown U. shout-downers keep digging

Jenny Li Brown University Protest Kelly2
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11/17/2013 at 1:36pm
The students who shouted down Ray Kelly at Brown University have received some support on campus, most notably from three faculty members, Linda Quiquivix, Naoko Shibusawa, William Keach. The Brown administration, however, was not at all pleased and is convening a panel to examine whether to commence disciplinary action against the shout-downers…
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Sunday morning open

Posted by  ▪  November 17, 2013

Sunday morning open

Twitter - @shaketini - bat kid white
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11/17/2013 at 10:14am
A brutal 12 hour drive yesterday round trip from Ithaca to JFK including wait/circle time has left me pretty much blitzed.  It was a Saturday, and we still needed to spend the trip fighting traffic jams in the NYC vicinity.  Why anyone would want to live that way is beyond me. So…
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Police use Facebook to help distraught teen

Posted by  ▪  November 16, 2013

Police use Facebook to help distraught teen

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11/16/2013 at 6:16pm
For all the bad news stories we often follow about teens and social media, this one was a more helpful news report in recent days that I meant to post earlier. From CNN’s article, Teen’s remark on Facebook sends cops into social media action to save a life: A social media thread proved…
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Alec Baldwin says his MSNBC show may not come back at all

Posted by  ▪  November 16, 2013

Alec Baldwin says his MSNBC show may not come back at all

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11/16/2013 at 3:37pm
After his last few days of antics, actor Alec Baldwin hints today in a lengthy blog post at the Huffington Post that his MSNBC show may not return at all after its two week suspension. Another issue I want to address is the decision by MSNBC to suspend my show. Whether the…
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