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DOMA day at Supreme Court

Posted by  ▪  March 27, 2013

DOMA day at Supreme Court

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3/27/2013 at 10:00am
Today is oral argument in Windsor v. United States, challenging the Defense of Marriage Act. We have not followed the DOMA litigation very carefully to date. We did cover the secondary boycott effort directed at the King & Spalding law firm.  There was  a truly abysmal threat to picket and boycott clients of the…
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Elizabeth Warren’s $22 intellectual Waterloo

Posted by  ▪  March 27, 2013

Elizabeth Warren’s $22 intellectual Waterloo

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3/27/2013 at 8:52am
There is plenty to criticize about Elizabeth Warren’s made-for-YouTube theatrics in the Senate Banking Committee. Warren has some good goals shared on both sides of the aisle, such as addressing “too big to fail” and “too big to prosecute,” but unfortunately she goes about it the wrong way by belittling witnesses with questions properly…
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A little evening palate cleanser

Posted by  ▪  March 26, 2013

A little evening palate cleanser

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3/26/2013 at 9:00pm
John Kerry is not making much diplomatic progress on anything, unless you consider forcing Israel to apologize for acting lawfully in the face of aggression to be progress. Maybe he’s been heading too many soccer balls. MT @markhalperin: John Kerry avec soccer ball on his head, as @mitchellreports watches. twitter.com/MarkHalperin/s…— Byron York (@ByronYork)…
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It’s a shame Dr. Ben Carson even needs to respond to the likes of Touré

Posted by  ▪  March 26, 2013

It’s a shame Dr. Ben Carson even needs to respond to the likes of Touré

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3/26/2013 at 7:30pm
Touré Neblett has built his career with the worst race card baiting, directed at conservatives and the Tea Party in general, and black conservatives in particular. Now Touré is targeting Dr. Ben Carson. It’s a shame that someone with the accomplishments of Dr. Carson even needs to respond to people like Touré.  But…
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Curtis Bostic endorsed by Santorum in #SC01 primary against Mark Sanford

Posted by  ▪  March 26, 2013

Curtis Bostic endorsed by Santorum in #SC01 primary against Mark Sanford

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3/26/2013 at 6:00pm
In the race to replace now-Senator Tim Scott’s vacated House seat, Republicans Curtis Bostic and Mark Sanford are facing off in the runoff election preceding the May 7 special election. The date for the runoff election is April 2, just one week away, and occurs when no candidate in the primary receives…
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Pallywood — the longest running series in the history of fiction

Posted by  ▪  March 26, 2013

Pallywood — the longest running series in the history of fiction

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3/26/2013 at 4:30pm
If you have been a reader here for more than a few weeks, you probably have seen one of the many posts about Pallywood (sometimes referred to as Paliwood), the Palestinian cottage industry of creating faux events to stir up public opinion against Israel. There’s another example, Another ‘Pallywood’ propaganda fail as…
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“He is probably the most pathetic tool on the face of the earth”

Posted by  ▪  March 26, 2013

“He is probably the most pathetic tool on the face of the earth”

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3/26/2013 at 3:00pm
Greg Gutfeld on Jim Carrey. Good stuff. Via Poor Richards News:
 

Paul McKinley Gives Walking Tour of #IL02 Devastation

Posted by  ▪  March 26, 2013

Paul McKinley Gives Walking Tour of #IL02 Devastation

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3/26/2013 at 1:33pm
Republican Paul McKinley, candidate to replace Jesse Jackson, Jr., for Congress in the upcoming April 9 special election (IL-02), has just released a new ad that illustrates in sobering detail the destruction wrought by the Chicago Democratic Machine. The video lays bare what the people face in this district, boarded up store…
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Reaction to Prop 8 oral argument (Audio added)

Posted by  ▪  March 26, 2013

Reaction to Prop 8 oral argument (Audio added)

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3/26/2013 at 11:36am
The oral argument just concluded.  The audio will be posted later.  Update — Audio is here. Transcript is here. Expect an avalanche of spin from various pundits — as if the spin matters. I’ll link to numerous sources which I deem on the low-end of spin meter.  Beware predictions.  Who guessed how Chief…
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Prop 8 day at Supreme Court

Posted by  ▪  March 26, 2013

Prop 8 day at Supreme Court

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3/26/2013 at 9:40am
Today at 10 a.m. is the argument in Hollingsworth v. Perry, also known as the California Proposition 8 case.  Tomorrow is argument in the Defense of Marriage Act case. It’s hard to believe that this day has arrived.  We have been covering Prop 8 almost since the beginning of this blog.  The…
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Cyprus loco Euro-problem gone wild

Posted by  ▪  March 26, 2013

Cyprus loco Euro-problem gone wild

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3/26/2013 at 8:26am
I was reviewing World War I history with my son yesterday. The global-scale conflict started with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, on June 28, 1914.  This event set in motion a series of diplomatic incidents that led inexorably to the outbreak of war in Europe within…
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Two out of three ain’t bad

Posted by  ▪  March 26, 2013

Two out of three ain’t bad

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3/26/2013 at 7:00am
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Monday Night Open

Posted by  ▪  March 25, 2013

Monday Night Open

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3/25/2013 at 8:07pm
Just whatever you want. It’s going to take really, really big breaking news for me to post anything. UPDATE by Leslie Eastman: As I read this, I suddenly realized why it was going to take “big breaking news”. So, I wanted to take this opportunity to wish Professor Jacobson and all our Jewish “Leg…
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The real estate market’s demographic problem in “the most depressing” chart ever

Posted by  ▪  March 25, 2013

The real estate market’s demographic problem in “the most depressing” chart ever

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3/25/2013 at 6:30pm
How low is low? Has real estate bottomed out? Via @TheBubbleBubble, some advice about not thinking the real estate bubble is done imploding: I’d have no business whatsoever buying houses until this demographic tsunami is well underway, which years from now: businessinsider.com/matt-kings-mos…— Jesse Colombo(@TheBubbleBubble) March 25, 2013 Via Business Insider,  ‘The Most Depressing…
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FWIW – Kagan 2009: “There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage”

Posted by  ▪  March 25, 2013

FWIW – Kagan 2009: “There is no federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage”

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3/25/2013 at 4:57pm
That’s the statement Elena Kagan made back in 2009 when she was going through confirmation proceedings to become Solicitor General (emphasis added): 1. As Solicitor General, you would be charged with defending the Defense of Marriage Act. That law, as you may know, was enacted by overwhelming majorities of both houses of…
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Nanny Statist of Mind

Posted by  ▪  March 25, 2013

Nanny Statist of Mind

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3/25/2013 at 3:27pm
Bowdoin Professor Sarah Conly’s “Three Cheers for the Nanny State,” published in the Sunday New York Times, has done a great service to those of us who think Mayor Bloomberg is alone in his attempts to gloss over limited powers and the role of government, most recently with his “ban on…
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Branco Cartoon – Amazing DisgRace

Posted by  ▪  March 25, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Amazing DisgRace

Amaz Disgrace 590 LI
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3/25/2013 at 1:00pm
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 Cartoonist A.F.Branco