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Florida’s Self-Defense Immunity Law: How it really works

Posted by  ▪  July 18, 2013

Florida’s Self-Defense Immunity Law: How it really works

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7/18/2013 at 12:00pm
In 2005 the Florida legislator enacted statute 776.032. “Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use of force.” This immunity statute is often erroneously referred to as Florida’s Stand-Your-Ground (SYG) law, even by lawyers, judges, and law professors who ought to know better (MSM journalists I forgive for such…
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Bombshell at IRS hearings today? Watch LIVE

Posted by  ▪  July 18, 2013

Bombshell at IRS hearings today? Watch LIVE

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7/18/2013 at 10:22am
The House Oversight Committee is scheduled to hold a hearing today at 11:00am ET on “The IRS’ Systematic Delay and Scrutiny of Tea Party Applications.” (Livestream also at the bottom of this post). FOX News’ Carl Cameron reported Wednesday evening on the O’Reilly Factor that major evidence is expected to be revealed…
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Rubio’s biggest problem in 2016

Posted by  ▪  July 18, 2013

Rubio’s biggest problem in 2016

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7/18/2013 at 9:33am
Sure, I disagree with Marco Rubio on the Gang of 8 immigration bill, particularly the amnesty part. But what’s most galling is that Rubio appears to have been played by Chuck Schumer on the Democratic side, and McCain/Graham on the Republican side, suckered into being the point man drawing fire on a…
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EU v. Israel

Posted by  ▪  July 18, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 7-18-2013

EU v. Israel

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7/18/2013 at 8:15am
1) The Union Strikes Back The European Union (EU) has just released new regulations governing certain dealings with Israel. Starting in 2014, the EU (as a unit, individual states are not governed by these guidelines) will prohibit any dealings with private Israeli entities that liver or operate in Judea and Samaria, what is…
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Really bitter clinger

Posted by  ▪  July 18, 2013

Really bitter clinger

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7/18/2013 at 7:00am
From a reader: Hello! I’m a regular reader and finally had the chance to get a picture worthy of your website. This photo was taken Monday evening on Route 1 in Alexandria, Fairfax County, VA. The van had a VA plate. Enjoy!
 

Al Sharpton interviews Rachel Jeantel

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2013

Al Sharpton interviews Rachel Jeantel

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7/17/2013 at 9:55pm
I think she came across a lot better in this interview than she did in the trial. And better than the Piers Morgan interview, which resulted in some narrative-busting and generally bizarre sound bites. It’s loathsome that Al Sharpton has a show on MSNBC, but he did bring out the best in Ms. Jeantel.
 

Wikileaks lashes out again at on-screen portrayal

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2013

Wikileaks lashes out again at on-screen portrayal

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7/17/2013 at 7:24pm
The trailer for the upcoming “The Fifth Estate” film about Wikileaks and its controversial founder, Julian Assange, was released today and was the subject of quite a bit of buzz. On the heels of May’s theatrical release of the documentary “We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks,” Wikileaks isn’t very happy about…
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Media brat pack picks on high school intern who dares ask real question of Jay Carney

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2013

Media brat pack picks on high school intern who dares ask real question of Jay Carney

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7/17/2013 at 5:13pm
Now I remember why I detest the snide and smug insider attitude of the D.C. and liberal media. Noah Rothman has the story at Mediaite about a Daily Caller intern who asked a perfectly legitimate question at a press conference today and was mocked by much of the “professional” media: The impropriety displayed on…
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Asiana Airlines Reverses Decision to Sue TV Station Over Fake Pilot Names Broadcast

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2013

Asiana Airlines Reverses Decision to Sue TV Station Over Fake Pilot Names Broadcast

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7/17/2013 at 3:00pm
It looks like Asiana Airlines finally came to its senses over its prior decision to sue KTVU over the TV station’s broadcast that erroneously aired the fake names of pilots falsely purported to be with the airline’s flight 214. From Yonhap News: Asiana Airlines Inc. said Wednesday it has withdrawn its plan to…
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Soap in a sponge: The enduring myth that George Zimmerman was told not to get out of his car

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2013

Soap in a sponge: The enduring myth that George Zimmerman was told not to get out of his car

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7/17/2013 at 1:33pm
There are many lessons to be learned from the media miscoverage of the George Zimmerman shooting of Trayvon Martin. We’ve dealt repeatedly with the false “hoodie” and racial narratives, the ludicrous audio and video analyses, and the misunderstanding of the role Stand Your Ground played [actually, did not play] in the case. We’ve…
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Rolling Stone’s Boston Bomber Cover Flops

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2013

Rolling Stone’s Boston Bomber Cover Flops

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7/17/2013 at 11:00am
This isn’t going over so well. When I was a teenager, I used to wait anxiously for my issue of Tiger Beat to arrive (yes, I’m ashamed to admit that).  I think some folks have it right – this Rolling Stone cover is more like Tiger Beat with a mix of Newsweek…
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Public Service Announcement

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2013

Public Service Announcement

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7/17/2013 at 9:35am
TaxProf is out with his latest law professor blog traffic rankings for the trailing 12 months ending 6-30-2013. I reprint these each Quarter merely as a public service, because you have a right to know. (Usual caveat, because Instapundit does not have a public SiteMeter, you can move these rankings down one notch.) By…
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The Marissa Alexander Case Wasn’t About “Stand-Your-Ground” Either

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2013

The Marissa Alexander Case Wasn’t About “Stand-Your-Ground” Either

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7/17/2013 at 8:30am
By now some of you may have heard about the Marissa Alexander case in Florida. Many people are trying to twist the facts of this case in a fashion that will be familiar to the rational among us who watched the Zimmerman case. Essentially they want to know why Florida’s stand-your-ground law was…
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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner gives “sequester” a whole new meaning

Posted by  ▪  July 17, 2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner gives “sequester” a whole new meaning

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7/17/2013 at 7:00am
In my last report on San Diego mayor Bob Filner, I noted that he brought Washington, D.C.’s sense of teamwork and fair play with him. At that time, Filner crashed  a press conference held by City Attorney Jan Goldsmith responding to the mayor’s call for a new tourism marketing deal. Now, it looks…
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Nuclear Option

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2013

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Nuclear Option

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7/16/2013 at 10:44pm
Republicans struck a deal to avoid Harry Reid going nuclear on the filibuster of Obama nominees. So the filibuster remains in place for one of two things to happen: (1) Democrats retain control of the Senate in 2014, and Republicans continue to confirm Obama nominees and legislative agenda out of fear of losing…
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Liz Cheney running for Senate

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2013

Liz Cheney running for Senate

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7/16/2013 at 8:30pm
We previously wrote about this, Run, Liz Cheney, Run and Our second team. Now it’s official: I wanted her to run because we need competition in primaries — no more entitlements. Now that she’s running, she’ll have earn the nomination.
 

Feds want Zimmerman, any way they can get him

Posted by  ▪  July 16, 2013

This no longer is about George Zimmerman, it’s about a Department of Justice serving political interests.

Feds want Zimmerman, any way they can get him

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7/16/2013 at 7:02pm
There’s a reason we stand up for the rights of individuals like George Zimmerman against an overreaching State. It’s not just about the individual.  It’s about all of us, and the reality that there but for fortune could go you or I. The highly politicized Department of Justice desperately wants to bring federal charges to placate…
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