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Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Decision — Section 4 invalid

Posted by  ▪  June 25, 2013

Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Decision — Section 4 invalid

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6/25/2013 at 10:11am
NOTE:  Tomorrow is the last opinion day — so we will get gay marriage and DOMA decisions.  Be here at 10 a.m. Section 4 of Voting Rights Act held invalid. Full Opinion embedded at bottom of this post. Via ScotusBlog live blog: 10:10 Amy Howe: Shelby County. The Chief writes. 10:11 Amy Howe: Holding: Section…
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Zimmerman Trial LIVE VIDEO – Day 2 – State’s Witnesses

Posted by  ▪  June 25, 2013

Zimmerman Trial LIVE VIDEO – Day 2 – State’s Witnesses

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6/25/2013 at 8:33am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post. Also, at day’s end I will post…
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Frustrating

Posted by  ▪  June 25, 2013

Frustrating

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6/25/2013 at 8:26am
The amnesty charade which has taken place in the Senate with the visible advocacy of several Republican Senators — Rubio, McCain, Graham, Corker, Hoeven — and the assistance of 10 other Republican Senators who voted for cloture is just about the last straw. I’m not going to rehash all the arguments as…
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Never seems to go out of style

Posted by  ▪  June 25, 2013

Never seems to go out of style

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6/25/2013 at 7:00am
Unfortunately. From Russell, spotted in New Jersey:
 

Zimmerman Trial Day One – Analysis of State’s First Four Witnesses

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Day One – Analysis of State’s First Four Witnesses

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6/24/2013 at 9:33pm
Today saw the completion of opening statements and the launch of the State’s case, with four of the State’s witnesses being brought to the stand. In a nutshell, I thought the defense did a far superior job in cross-examination than the State did on direct, with it’s own witnesses, which…
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Zimmerman Trial Day One – Analysis of Opening Statements

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Day One – Analysis of Opening Statements

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6/24/2013 at 6:05pm
Today marked the first day of the trial proper of Florida v. Zimmerman, and accordingly was the first opportunity for each side to present their “theory of the case” to the jury.   This day covered both the party’s opening statements, as well as the first four of the State’s witnesses (although…
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LIVE: Senate immigration floor debate and cloture vote (Update – passes 67-27)

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

LIVE: Senate immigration floor debate and cloture vote (Update – passes 67-27)

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6/24/2013 at 4:51pm
The Senate is debating the amended amnesty immigration bill. Technically it’s the Leahy amendment as modified by the Hoeven-Corker amendment. A vote is expected around 5:30 p.m. Eastern. UPDATE — the cloture motion passed by over 60 votes (still awaiting final count). (Apparently several Senators who would vote yes are…
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Benghazi and IRS — the forgotten scandals still are scandals

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

Benghazi and IRS — the forgotten scandals still are scandals

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6/24/2013 at 4:16pm
While the public shifts its attention to more recent scandals, such as that of the flap regarding the NSA, the scandals of days gone by like the IRS and Benghazi still haven’t been resolved. USA Today reports this afternoon that an IRS official says the agency has discovered that other ‘inappropriate’ screening…
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Strings 590 LI

Branco Cartoon – Show Time

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Show Time

Strings 590 LI
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6/24/2013 at 3:30pm
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
 

Snowden Sought Most Recent NSA Contractor Job to Gather Cyberspying Evidence

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

Snowden Sought Most Recent NSA Contractor Job to Gather Cyberspying Evidence

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6/24/2013 at 2:47pm
A Hong Kong media outlet has revealed today that NSA leaker Edward Snowden sought the position as an NSA contractor at Booz Allen Hamilton specifically to gather evidence on NSA surveillance. From the South China Morning Post: Edward Snowden secured a job with a US government contractor for one reason alone – to…
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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Remains on the Run as US Foreign Relations Tested

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Remains on the Run as US Foreign Relations Tested

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6/24/2013 at 12:39pm
Edward Snowden was expected to board a flight from Moscow today en route to an unknown final destination by way of Cuba and Venezuela.  But officials have said that the NSA leaker did not board that flight. From the Washington Post: Edward Snowden, who was expected to fly to Havana from Moscow Monday,…
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Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

Supreme Court Affirmative Action Decision

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6/24/2013 at 10:15am
[Note — More decisions will be released Tuesday — check back here at 10 a.m.] Full opinion embedded at bottom of post Via ScotusBlog live blog: 10:14 Amy Howe: The opoinion by Kennedy. The Fifth Circuit is vacated and remanded. 10:15 Amy Howe: The holding is because the Fifth Circuit did not hold the university…
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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Day 1 – Opening Statements

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Day 1 – Opening Statements

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6/24/2013 at 9:00am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post. Also, at day’s end I will post a separate comprehensive…
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Today Republican Senators will vote to implode the party

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

Today Republican Senators will vote to implode the party

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6/24/2013 at 8:17am
That’s what today’s vote on the Corker amended immigration bill is about. The Senate bill cannot pass the House, there’s been no public debate and consensus within the Republican Party on the key issues of legalization and citizenship for law-breakers, and most if not all of the Senators have not read the…
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Rivers of Babylon

Posted by  ▪  June 24, 2013

Rivers of Babylon

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6/24/2013 at 7:00am
Longtime readers know that Boney M and I go way back. For some reason I couldn’t get this song out of my head last night. The words are from Psalms 137:1: By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion. Which continues: If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let…
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Monday is Lawmageddon

Posted by  ▪  June 23, 2013

Monday is Lawmageddon

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6/23/2013 at 8:31pm
Tomorrow will be a busy law day. 1.  Zimmerman Trial Opening Statement and Prosecution case– 9 a.m. We’ll have our live coverage, including video embed and live Twitter stream, as well as commentary during the day and in an end-of-day wrap up from Andrew Branca.  If you haven’t seen his coverage so far,…
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Meet the Zimmerman Trial Jurors

Posted by  ▪  June 23, 2013

In-depth profiles of the 6 jurors and 4 alternates, how they answered questions during voir dire, and what we know about them.

Meet the Zimmerman Trial Jurors

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6/23/2013 at 6:00pm
We will continue our live coverage of the Zimmerman trial starting with Opening Statements tomorrow. As before, we will have live video and Twitter feeds all day, and an end of day wrap up. But before we get to that, let’s take a look at the 6 jurors and 4 alternates…
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