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7-year old Pop-Tart gun offender loses first appeal

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7-year old Pop-Tart gun offender loses first appeal

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6/11/2013 at 6:00pm
You may remember the story of the 7-year old disciplined for biting his Pop Tart into the shape of a gun at school, Maryland school offers counseling for students troubled by “pastry gun” incident. The evidence against the young lad was overwhelming and unimpeachable: The young perp has lost his first round of…
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ACLU Files Lawsuit Over NSA Phone Surveillance

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ACLU Files Lawsuit Over NSA Phone Surveillance

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6/11/2013 at 4:35pm
The ACLU has just filed a lawsuit challenging several in the Obama administration over its indiscriminate scooping up of phone records. From the ACLU’s website: In the wake of the past week’s revelations about the NSA’s unprecedented mass surveillance of phone calls, today the ACLU filed a lawsuit charging that the program violates…
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Five Clarifications We Can’t Ask of Edward Snowden

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Five Clarifications We Can’t Ask of Edward Snowden

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6/11/2013 at 2:41pm
Edward Snowden, the now-former NSA contractor who leaked secret documents to The Washington Post and the Guardian, said he didn’t want to become the story.  “I don’t want public attention because I don’t want the story to be about me. I want it to be about what the US government is…
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Regardless of how Sup. Ct rules in Fisher, race-based affirmative action’s time has come and gone

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Regardless of how Sup. Ct rules in Fisher, race-based affirmative action’s time has come and gone

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6/11/2013 at 11:22am
We will find out by the end of the month, maybe sooner, the Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. U. Texas and whether the Court further limits the use of race in college admissions. The main problem with affirmative action, particularly when there is competition for a limited number of slots be it…
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Zimmerman Jury Selection LIVE — All-Day Coverage

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Zimmerman Jury Selection LIVE — All-Day Coverage

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6/11/2013 at 9:20am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Jury Selection Day Two live, all day, along with a separate end-of-day wrap-up post. To catch up on the lastest events in State of Florida v. Zimmerman, click here to take a look at last night’s wrap-up post. As usual we will be…
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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