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U. Illinois Trustees seek to throw out Steven Salaita federal lawsuit

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2015

Motion to Dismiss filed.

U. Illinois Trustees seek to throw out Steven Salaita federal lawsuit

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2/25/2015 at 8:13pm
In late January 2015, Steven Salaita filed a federal lawsuit against the Trustees of the University of Illinois and certain of its senior officers, alleging that they violated Salaita’s contractual and First Amendment rights. The lawsuit concerns the Trustees refusal to approve a contingent offer of tenured employment after Salaita’s bizarre Twitter…
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Charges Dropped Against NJ Teacher Caught with Flintlock

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2015

72-year-old collector of 18th Century memorabilia escapes potential 10-year felony sentence

Charges Dropped Against NJ Teacher Caught with Flintlock

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2/25/2015 at 7:00pm
The Press of Atlantic City reports that gun charges brought against a retired NJ school teacher in possession of a flintlock pistol have been dropped. (h/t @LyndaCohen) Cumberland County prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announced that she will use prosecutorial discretion to decline to prosecute Gordon Van Gilder. She offered no further comment on…
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Prosecution seeks 5-7 year sentence for Rasmea Odeh

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2015

Devastating new evidence revealed that Rasmea Odeh lied in court about her role in supermarket bombing.

Prosecution seeks 5-7 year sentence for Rasmea Odeh

http://youtu.be/afK-AM-XDE8
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2/25/2015 at 5:50pm
Rasmea Odeh was convicted in Israel of the 1969 bombing of the Super Sol supermarket in Jerusalem, in which Hebrew University students Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner were killed, in addition to the attempted bombing of the British Consulate. Rasmea served 10 years of a life sentence before being released in a…
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Kerry takes aim at Netanyahu, shoots self in foot

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2015

*slow clap*

Kerry takes aim at Netanyahu, shoots self in foot

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2/25/2015 at 5:20pm
Democrats are running on overdrive in an attempt to derail Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to Congress. What started as an attempted Democrat caucus boycott has morphed into a halfhearted-if-vocal D minority boycott bolstered by efforts from the White House to temper enthusiasm for what is sure to be…
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A Test Iran Is Sure to Pass

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2015

Kerry says that the U.S. is “testing” Iran, but if Iran never fails, what does the test prove?

A Test Iran Is Sure to Pass

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2/25/2015 at 3:00pm
At a Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry took aim at critics of the Obama administration’s posture towards Iran: World powers grouped under the so-called P5+1 “had made inroads” since reaching an interim deal with Iran in November 2013 on reining in its suspect nuclear program, Kerry said. “We’ve…
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‘Sniper’ jury speaks out: Routh “knew the consequences”

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2015

The decision came down to cold, hard evidence

‘Sniper’ jury speaks out: Routh “knew the consequences”

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2/25/2015 at 1:36pm
Last night, a Texas jury returned a guilty verdict against Eddie Ray Routh for the 2013 murders of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. Routh’s insanity defense was rejected, and he is set to be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Soon after the verdict was announced, Good…
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Headscarves and “East Coast fashion”: SCOTUS to set standard on religious accommodation

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2015

Do we have to ask for religious accommodation?

Headscarves and “East Coast fashion”: SCOTUS to set standard on religious accommodation

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2/25/2015 at 12:09pm
Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that pits the concept of religious accommodation against company dress codes and hiring practices. Just writing it out makes it sound depressing, doesn’t it? The facts don’t make things much better. Back in 2008, Samantha Elauf, an observant Muslim, applied and…
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Study Finds Climate Change Models “Run Hot”

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2015

The UN IPCC’s head may have been running “hot”, too!

Study Finds Climate Change Models “Run Hot”

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2/25/2015 at 10:00am
Researchers now claim global warming predictions are greatly exaggerated. (This is not surprising to those of us climate change skeptics.) What is shocking is that the findings were published in a peer-reviewed journal and are now actually being covered by some media. The UK Daily Mail has a review of the…
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Majority of Obamacare Customers Will Owe Money This Tax Season

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2015

The tax man cometh…

Majority of Obamacare Customers Will Owe Money This Tax Season

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2/25/2015 at 8:30am
Tax season approaches and the Obamacare bill is finally coming due. Sarah Ferris of The Hill has some bad news for people who have been receiving Obamacare subsidies: H&R Block: Majority of ObamaCare customers paying back subsidy A majority of ObamaCare customers, 52 percent, are being forced to pay back some of their subsidies…
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http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/14/politics/crowdpac-video-and-story/

Pre-CPAC Reader Poll Results

Posted by  ▪  February 25, 2015

And the winner is …

Pre-CPAC Reader Poll Results

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/14/politics/crowdpac-video-and-story/
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2/25/2015 at 7:00am
We had good participation in our Pre-CPAC Reader Poll, in which readers could pick up to 3 candidates. Of course it’s not a “scientific” poll, it’s a snapshot of the Legal Insurrection Readership at a moment in time — more towards the conservative, Tea Party, libertarian …. definitely not “establishment” (however you…
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“American Sniper” verdict in—Routh GUILTY of murder

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2015

Insanity claim rejected

“American Sniper” verdict in—Routh GUILTY of murder

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2/24/2015 at 10:43pm
A Stephenville, Texas jury has found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of the 2013 murders of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. Routh was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. ABC News has the details: The judge instructed the jury of 10 women and two men…
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Hashtag Warfare: ISIS vs Italy, #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome Edition

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2015

The Italians have mastered the art of Tweetfare

Hashtag Warfare: ISIS vs Italy, #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome Edition

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2/24/2015 at 7:30pm
After ISIS butchered Egyptian Coptics, members of the terror group threatened Rome and Pope Francis. Subsequently, ISIS unleashed a Twitter campaign: #We_Are_Coming_O_Rome. The Italians counter-attacked with a great deal of humor. For the government in Italy, the prospect of IS-inspired attacks was cause for real concern. Indeed, the Italian foreign minister said last week…
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Judge delays Feds’ Immigration Emergency Stay Motion to next week

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2015

Will Feds try a run to the appeals court?

Judge delays Feds’ Immigration Emergency Stay Motion to next week

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2/24/2015 at 6:04pm
Yesterday the U.S. government filed an Emergency motion to stay the U.S. District Court’s temporary injunction putting Obama’s immigration executive action on hold. In its Emergency Motion, the Feds threatened that if U.S. District Court Judge Andrew S. Hanen did not grant the stay by the close of business on Wednesday, February…
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Obama denies Americans jobs, vetoes bipartisan Keystone XL Pipeline bill

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2015

Hey, you voted for him, not us

Obama denies Americans jobs, vetoes bipartisan Keystone XL Pipeline bill

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2/24/2015 at 5:14pm
We knew this day was coming, although we’d hoped that somewhere in his heart, President Obama might find the decency to pass legislation that would create thousands of jobs, reinvigorate communities and small towns, likely decrease the instances of exploding trains, and pump much needed cash into our fledgling economy. Alas……
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“All about the money”? Eric Garner’s daughter slams Sharpton

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2015

“Instead of me, he wants his face in front”

“All about the money”? Eric Garner’s daughter slams Sharpton

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2/24/2015 at 3:39pm
James O’Keefe’s latest undercover operation unveils what many of us have suspected about Al Sharpton—he’s not really in this for equality’s sake. In a new video released by Project Veritas, the daughter of Eric Gardner sounds off on Al Sharpton’s monetization of the race-based movement-building that occurred in the wake of…
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DOJ To Announce No Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman (Update: Announced)

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2015

Announcement appears timed to coincide with 3-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death

DOJ To Announce No Federal Charges Against George Zimmerman (Update: Announced)

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2/24/2015 at 1:50pm
The Department of Justice will reportedly announce that it will not bring federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman over Zimmerman’s self-defense killing of Trayvon Martin, reports ABC News. This decision comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with the actual facts of the case. Zimmerman’s claim of lawful self-defense was overwhelmingly…
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ISIS abducts 70+ Christians in Syria, Shiites in Afghanistan

Posted by  ▪  February 24, 2015

Whereabouts unknown

ISIS abducts 70+ Christians in Syria, Shiites in Afghanistan

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2/24/2015 at 11:55am
Yesterday, I touched a little bit on how ISIS’ acts of terror have had their intended effect on people in the Middle East. Those targeted—or even existing in the blast zone—are falling apart, and it’s not all due to videos released of burnings and beheadings. ISIS has a long history of…
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