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Full 7th Circuit Appeals Court refuses to stop Wisconsin Voter I.D. law

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2014

Voter ID law in full effect for November, unless Supreme Court intervenes.

Full 7th Circuit Appeals Court refuses to stop Wisconsin Voter I.D. law

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9/26/2014 at 1:37pm
We previously reported how a panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals restored Wisconsin’s Voter I.D. law for the November election. The opponents of the law sought full “en banc” review by the entire Court of Appeals. That request was denied by a divided court (h/t Ann Althouse): The full 7th…
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Brian Leiter, supporter of Steven Salaita, embroiled in his own civility controversy

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2014

U. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign may have lucked out that Brian Leiter is boycotting it

Brian Leiter, supporter of Steven Salaita, embroiled in his own civility controversy

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9/26/2014 at 11:45am
Brian Leiter is the pugnacious U. Chicago philosophy and law professor, whose claim to fame is his blog ranking of philosophy departments, and to a much lesser extent, law schools.  We touched on Leiter before with regard to his attacks on Prof. Glenn Reynolds and other “right-wing” law professor bloggers with whom…
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Chuck Todd: Eric Holder is a Very Non-Political Person

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2014

Media bias is one thing. Rejection of reality is another.

Chuck Todd: Eric Holder is a Very Non-Political Person

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9/26/2014 at 10:00am
Upon hearing the news of Eric Holder’s resignation from the Department of Justice yesterday, NBC’s Chuck Todd took to the airwaves and claimed that Holder is a very non-political person. Media bias is one thing. The utter dismissal of reality is another. Brendan Bordelon of National Review has the details: NBC’s Chuck Todd: Self-Professed…
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Should We Get Ready for Romney 2016?

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2014

It’s happening. Definitely. Maybe.

Should We Get Ready for Romney 2016?

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9/26/2014 at 8:30am
Will the third time be a charm for Mitt Romney? In a CNN poll run earlier this summer, 53% of Americans said that if the 2012 election were held today, they would vote for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama. (Obama managed to pull in 44% of respondents.) This poll, coupled with…
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Cheez Whiz

Posted by  ▪  September 26, 2014

inside that Cheesehead’s head.

Cheez Whiz

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9/26/2014 at 7:00am
Hello Professor Jacobson, Although I live near the planet of Madison, I’m usually able to escape its madness in my happy little suburb. This, however, ended up in my cul de sac … for the second time. No matter where we go, they are among us. I am watching with worried eyes. via…
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“Loud Music” Murder Trial, Take 2: Opening Statements

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2014

Will the jury accept his claim of self-defense?

“Loud Music” Murder Trial, Take 2: Opening Statements

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9/25/2014 at 8:00pm
The re-trial of Michael Dunn began today “for real”, with the jury impanelled and the state and defense presenting their opening statements.   Dunn is on trial for the killing of Jordan Davis, a black teenager Dunn fired upon during a confrontation with Davis and three of Davis’ friends, who were…
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Martha Robertson rigged student media rules at Cornell speech (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2014

Banned video or audio recording — but secretly gave permission to Robertson student intern working for college newspaper while shutting out conservative media.

Martha Robertson rigged student media rules at Cornell speech (#NY23)

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9/25/2014 at 6:30pm
Remember my post a week ago about Martha Robertson’s visit to Cornell and the accompanying media lockdown enforced by the Cornell Democrats? Video and audio recording were not permitted, according to an announcement just before Robertson started her speech. I attended but did not record because of those rules and how watchful Cornell Democrats…
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Holder: “I will never leave the work”

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2014

“Work remains to be done, but our list of accomplishments is real.”

Holder: “I will never leave the work”

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9/25/2014 at 5:10pm
Eric Holder has officially resigned as United States Attorney General. In a statement last hour, Holder officially announced his resignation, and pledged to continue the work he began during his years at the Department of Justice. Via Politico: President Barack Obama praised Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday saying Holder has worked…
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Watch: Congressional Black Caucus Mourns Holder’s Tenure

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2014

“No! Why!”

Watch: Congressional Black Caucus Mourns Holder’s Tenure

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9/25/2014 at 3:47pm
Earlier today, sources in Washington announced that Eric Holder will resign his post as Attorney General. We reported in our breaking news update that Holder’s wish is to be remembered by history as a civil rights hero, and it looks as though he may get his wish—at least when it comes…
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New video released in “Dash-cam Shooting”

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2014

Officer perceives suspect’s compliance as lunge for weapon.

New video released in “Dash-cam Shooting”

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9/25/2014 at 1:45pm
A South Carolina prosecutor’s office has released dash-camera video of the September 4 shooting by Police Officer Sean Groubert of Levar Edward in a gas station parking lot. It appears that Edward was in good faith simply complying with Groubert’s demands for identification, but in a manner that led Groubert to…
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Eric Holder Set to Resign

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2014

The headline we’ve all been waiting for.

Eric Holder Set to Resign

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9/25/2014 at 11:56am
Eric Holder will step down today as Attorney General, at least according to NPR. Sources told NPR that Holder plans to remain in his post until a replacement has been confirmed: Eric Holder Jr., the nation’s first black U.S. attorney general, is preparing to announce his resignation Thursday after a tumultuous tenure marked…
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Andrew Branca Talks Self-Defense Law on KXDJ-Texas

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2014

Real-world practicalities of how self-defense works in the “criminal justice” system

Andrew Branca Talks Self-Defense Law on KXDJ-Texas

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9/25/2014 at 11:30am
I was interviewed by Chris Samples of KXDJ radio, way WAY up in the Texas panhandle, on the subject of (naturally) self-defense law.  This radio interview was triggered by the recent scheduling of a Law of Self Defense Seminar up in the Amarillo area of the Lone Star State. I don’t have…
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Inconvenient comparison: Obama’s war and Bush’s war

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2014

It’s different this time!

Inconvenient comparison: Obama’s war and Bush’s war

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9/25/2014 at 10:00am
When it comes to the (former?) War on Terror, the media has already been caught furiously spinning legitimate news stories in order to set Obama apart from his predecessor. While the revisionism of the New York Times was remarkable, Michael Tomasky of the Daily Beast deserves an honorable mention: Obama’s Iraq Is Not…
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Video: “Handcuff Shooting” Victim Resisted Arrest

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2014

Three officers required to arrest non-compliant Charles Smith.

Video: “Handcuff Shooting” Victim Resisted Arrest

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9/25/2014 at 8:30am
There’s been some video surveillance footage released of the arrest of Charles Smith, the 29-year-old paroled convict who was arrested by police on 7 outstanding warrants and then shot and killed when he allegedly threatened the officers with a hidden firearm. The footage comes from within and immediately outside the convenience store…
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Branco Cartoon – Thanks A Latte

Posted by  ▪  September 25, 2014

Obama Latte Salute

Branco Cartoon – Thanks A Latte

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9/25/2014 at 7:00am
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PA Nurse Arrested on Gun Charges Given Reprieve

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2014

Original decision denying pre-trial intervention is reversed.

PA Nurse Arrested on Gun Charges Given Reprieve

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9/24/2014 at 7:45pm
Shaneen Allen has, thankfully, received a reprieve, reports Philly.com.  Allen is the Philadelphia-area nurse who, after being mugged in the course of the odd hours her job demands, sought and obtained a license to carry a concealed firearm. Philadelphia, of course, is only a bridge-crossing away from New Jersey, a state far…
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AARP slams Martha Robertson over attack ad (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2014

“AARP did not authorize the use of its name or logo in currently-running Martha Robertson campaign ads.”

AARP slams Martha Robertson over attack ad (#NY23)

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9/24/2014 at 6:17pm
It just never stops with the Martha Robertson campaign and its TV ads in NY-23, my home district. Robertson’s “fat shaming” ads mocking incumbent Tom Reed gained national attention, for all the wrong reasons. Her ads also suffered bad truthfulness ratings. Now AARP is calling out Robertson for improperly using AARP’s name in her…
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