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Turkish government cracks down on protesters, arrests lawyers (Updates)

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

We stand with the Turkish protesters

Turkish government cracks down on protesters, arrests lawyers (Updates)

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6/11/2013 at 8:45am
We’ve covered the Turkish protests extensively. To boil it down to basics, its Turks who value the country’s secular political history trying to slow down the steady Islamization of political institutions by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.  Legal Insurrection readers long have heard of Erdoğan’s dangerous antics and bullying towards Israel. Overnight there…
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Will the last sane person leaving Charlottesville

Posted by  ▪  June 11, 2013

Will the last sane person leaving Charlottesville

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6/11/2013 at 7:00am
please wear this bumper sticker? From J: Is this the last sane person in Charlottesville, VA? (besides me, of course)
 

“When did the government become a jealous girlfriend?” (for me, January 1979)

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2013

“When did the government become a jealous girlfriend?” (for me, January 1979)

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6/10/2013 at 9:30pm
When I first traveled the Soviet Union, and two guys we didn’t know got out of a car and escorted me and some American friends past the long line waiting to get into a night club in Tallinn, seated us at a prime location table which magically was open, and proceeded to…
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Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day One Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2013

Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day One Wrap-Up

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6/10/2013 at 8:00pm
For live video and coverage for Tuesday June 11th, click here. Just a quick note here to provide a brief wrap-up of today, Monday the 10th’s, events in the Zimmerman trial.  The morning saw the discussion of some motions and other open business.  Notably, George Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie, was present in court…
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The drip drip drip of Hillary brand renovation continues

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2013

The drip drip drip of Hillary brand renovation continues

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6/10/2013 at 6:21pm
Today we learned that it only took Hillary Clinton less than an hour to become Twitter-verified. Twitter verification is the blue checkmark in the corner of a twitter profile. This speedy event was unrelated to the alacrity with which a charity of Barack Obama’s brother was approved by the IRS’s Lois Lerner,…
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Lasciviousness in the defense of liberty is a vice

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2013

Lasciviousness in the defense of liberty is a vice

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6/10/2013 at 3:43pm
I’m not on the “Howard Snowden is a Hero” boat. I’m may get on board the “Edward Snowden is no hero” boat. As this plays out, it’s not clear that Snowden has added a lot to what we already knew, as Mandy pointed out this morning, but it does cause us to focus…
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Branco Cartoon – Eye Phone

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Eye Phone

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6/10/2013 at 1:30pm
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
 

Zimmerman Jury Selection June 10th

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2013

Zimmerman Jury Selection June 10th

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6/10/2013 at 12:05pm
For live video and coverage for Tuesday June 11th, click here. This post marks the launch of Legal Insurrections’ comprehensive live coverage of State of Florida v. Zimmerman (1712FO4573). In addition to the types of comprehensive legal analysis already posted in the course of last week’s pretrial hearings, we are introducing all-day coverage…
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Big Government Dysfunctional Amnesty Week

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2013

Big Government Dysfunctional Amnesty Week

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6/10/2013 at 11:04am
While you were watching the Obama Scandals and the NSA leaks, Harry Reid was moving the Gang of 8 immigration bill to a vote. The Gang of 8 got a big boost when Sen. Kelly Ayote endorsed the bill this weekend. But hope is not lost. From Byron York, On immigration, an…
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Former NSA Employee Leaked Surveillance Details Prior to Snowden

Posted by  ▪  June 10, 2013

Why didn’t the prior revelations cause as much controversy?

Former NSA Employee Leaked Surveillance Details Prior to Snowden

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6/10/2013 at 8:40am
On the heels of revelations that the National Security Agency has been collecting phone and internet data of millions of Americans as part of a controversial surveillance program, the identity of the source who leaked that information was unveiled Sunday as 29-year old Edward Snowden, a Booz Allen Hamilton defense contractor…
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Snowden job?

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2013

Snowden job?

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6/9/2013 at 9:32pm
It seems that nothing is ever as it seems. It may be that Edward Snowden is what he seems to be — an Obama-supporter who, despite barely gaining a GED, managed to work his way into sensitive technical positions at the CIA, NSA and private contractors, and then became disillusioned that abuse…
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Zimmerman Case: The Five Principles of the Law of Self Defense

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2013

Zimmerman Case: The Five Principles of the Law of Self Defense

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6/9/2013 at 6:00pm
As we enjoy today’s pause in the courtroom action of the Zimmerman trial it might be a nice time to do a quick overview of how the law of self defense will be fought over at trial. Florida Self-Defense Statutes Most Relevant to the Zimmerman Trial Florida has a number of specific statutes…
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Edward Snowden Unveiled as Source Behind the NSA Leaks

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2013

Edward Snowden Unveiled as Source Behind the NSA Leaks

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6/9/2013 at 3:49pm
The Guardian today unveiled the identity of the individual who provided National Security documents that sparked a firestorm of media attention and scrutiny of how the agency collects and utilizes the intelligence it collects from a multitude of commercial sources. https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/343799572012875776 From the Guardian: The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks…
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Mideast Media Sampler – 06/09/2013 – The Palestinian do-over mentality

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 06/09/2013 – The Palestinian do-over mentality

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6/9/2013 at 1:30pm
Erekat’s Latrun gambit In commemoration of the 46th anniversary of the start of the Six Day War, the New York Times published a press release for the Palestinian Authority, On Anniversary of Arab-Israeli War, a Palestinian Plea: It was here on the wooded slopes of Latrun on Tuesday that Saeb Erekat, the chief…
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California elementary school runs “toy gun exchange”

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2013

It comes to this

California elementary school runs “toy gun exchange”

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6/9/2013 at 11:30am
We’ve highlighted The zero-tolerance war on kindergarteners, in which kindergarten and elementary school administrators enforce “zero-tolerance” gun policies against young children who bring “look-alike” items to school, including a gun-shaped breakfast pastry, a pencil pointed like a gun, a Quarter-size Lego piece, a clear plastic toy gun, a Lego Gun,…
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How to Keep Your Communications Private

Guest Post by Kit Lange  ▪  June 9, 2013

How to Keep Your Communications Private

Guest Post by Kit Lange
6/9/2013 at 10:05am
In light of the recent hubbub about the NSA having access to pretty much all your communications, the first question seems to be not “How can they do that?” because let’s face it…they aren’t supposed to.  You know it and I know it.  The question is not even “Do they CARE…
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Zimmerman Case: Experts Call State’s Scream Claims “Absurd” “Ridiculous” and “Imaginary Stuff”

Posted by  ▪  June 9, 2013

Zimmerman Case: Experts Call State’s Scream Claims “Absurd” “Ridiculous” and “Imaginary Stuff”

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6/9/2013 at 8:00am
A Badly Mismatched Battle of the Experts We covered yesterday’s testimony of the state witnesses at length here, so no point in going over that again.  Today we’re going to take a deep dive into the expert witness testimony of two more of the defense expert witnesses–Dr. J.P. (Peter) French and Dr….
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