Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 41)
 

Jewish Democratic group won’t back BDS-funder Dem nominee Scott Wallace (#PA01)

https://www.facebook.com/ScottWallacePA/photos/a.427766537640581.1073741828.424471234636778/471386199945281/?type=3&theater
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Posted by    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 1:00pm 6/13/2018 at 1:00pm
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Scott Wallace is the progressive Democratic nominee in the 1st Congressional District in Pennsylvania, running against Brian Fitzpatrick in the newly created district. Fitzpatrick is the current Representative in the soon-to-be extinct 8th District, which disappeared as part of judicially-ordered redistricting.

Wallace’s foundation, the Wallace Global Fund, was a funder...

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DOJ files in support of lawsuit against U. Michigan over Bias Response Team

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 5:00pm 6/12/2018 at 5:00pm

In early May 2018, we covered a lawsuit brought by a new group called Speech First challenging U. Michigan’s Bias Response Teams, Lawsuit: U. Michigan speech code and Bias Response Team “profoundly chill free speech and open discourse”:

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Conservative majority scorches Sotomayor’s “scorching” dissent in Ohio voting rolls case

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Posted by    Monday, June 11, 2018 at 9:00pm 6/11/2018 at 9:00pm

Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute presented a fairly boring legal issue of statutory construction.

The legal issue was whether the process used by Ohio to clean up its voter rolls complied with federal statutes.

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Who won in Merkel-Trump G-7 Photo? (Reader Poll)

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Posted by    Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 10:00am 6/10/2018 at 10:00am
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If you are active on social media, are you happier now than before social media?

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Posted by    Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 9:30pm 6/9/2018 at 9:30pm

Two recent high profile suicides have led to a lot of discussion about how suicide rates have been rising for the past 20 years.

The issue of why also has been discussed a lot, and...

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DOJ won’t defend Obamacare mandate – unlike Obama-Holder shift on DOMA there’s a reasonable legal basis

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Posted by    Friday, June 8, 2018 at 4:00pm 6/8/2018 at 4:00pm

In February 2011, the Obama/Holder DOJ abruptly announced it would refuse to continue defending the Defense of Marriage Act after years of arguing in Court that DOMA was constitutional.

In defending DOMA for years, the DOJ was upholding an important principle, that DOJ should defend existing laws in court so long as...

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Kenneth Marcus confirmed to head Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

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Posted by    Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 1:23pm 6/7/2018 at 1:23pm

Kenneth Marcus has been confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Department of Education. In that capacity, he will lead the Civil Rights Office, which was scandalized during the Obama administration, particularly on the issue of campus due process.

The nomination had been opposed on a party-line vote, with Democrats...

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This is my *shocked* face: Amazon turns over policing of its charity program to SPLC

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Posted by    Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 9:00am 6/7/2018 at 9:00am

We got kicked out of the Amazon Associates program for reasons that remain unknown.

Amazon told us that its “criteria” used to kick us out were proprietary. Amazon would not provide evidence of our alleged Operating Agreement violations to us or to...

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All Hail the King Harv’s Imperial Coffees (Updated)

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:00am 6/6/2018 at 7:00am

I have been known to be drink $4 Ithaca lattes, if visiting Legal Insurrection readers pay.

So when reader David threw a pity party for me after Amazon dumped us, and offered to send me some coffee from his family business, I was like: If you insist.

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Special Master in Michael Cohen case finds 162 privileged docs in first batch seized by feds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJWhIW_b0A8
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Posted by    Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 9:30pm 6/5/2018 at 9:30pm
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The Special Master appointed by the federal court to review claims of privilege in documents seized by the feds from Michael Cohen has issued her first set of recommendations (pdf.).

The Special Master agreed with Cohen and/or intervenor Trump that 162 documents were privileged, and another 10 “Highly Personal”:

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Andrew Branca – 5th Anniversary at Legal Insurrection

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 6:00pm 6/5/2018 at 6:00pm

On June 5, 2013, Legal Insurrection commenter Andrew Branca came on board at my request to help cover the upcoming trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Andrew’s his first post here, Getting to Murder 2: Finding George Zimmerman’s “Depraved Mind”, evolved into the best coverage of the Zimmerman...

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One year ago, Covfefe

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Posted by    Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 5:00pm 5/31/2018 at 5:00pm

Donald Trump’s Twitter account sets the news cycle.

One year ago, on May 31, 2017, Trump issued his famous “Covfefe” tweet.

 

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Stormy lawyer Michael Avenatti withdraws request to appear in Michael Cohen case

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=156Zo3pirU0
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Posted by    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 3:00pm 5/30/2018 at 3:00pm
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Things are coming together in the Michael Cohen search warrant case.

As you will recall, Cohen sued to protect potentially privilege records seized from his law office and home. The Court appointed a Special Master to review the records and report to the Court.

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Israel blows up “unique” Hamas attack tunnel, responds to rocket and mortar fire

https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/1001452912760053761
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Posted by    Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 9:15pm 5/29/2018 at 9:15pm
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We have covered the destruction of numerous Hamas and other terror group attack tunnels leading from the Gaza strip into Israel.

Our April 15, 2018, post summarized the history of terror tunnel building, which consumes enormous resources that otherwise could go to improving the lives of Gazans, 

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I just ordered from Walmart.com, and it felt Amaz-ing

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Posted by    Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:00pm 5/29/2018 at 7:00pm

Not for nothing, there is life after Amazon.

Walmart.com isn’t quite up to Amazon’s website ease of use, depth of user reviews, or breadth of product, but it’s getting a lot better. And the price is the price and the shipping (or free shipping) is what it is. Do a test at...

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Memorial Day 2018 – Remembering Capt. Billie Taylor Presson, 187th Assault Helicopter Company

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Posted by    Monday, May 28, 2018 at 10:00am 5/28/2018 at 10:00am

This weekend was the worst of Twitter, and the best of Twitter

The worst was the horrible response of “comedian” Dean Obeidallah to a mild comment from Bill Presson on Twitter regarding a Tweet by Obeidallah dedicating Memorial Day to the anti-Trump Resistance. That mild comment from Presson was responded to by...

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Not “impossible” – Anti-Trump media spends Memorial Day weekend beclowning itself again

https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1000418699273175044
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Posted by    Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 10:00am 5/27/2018 at 10:00am
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It’s Memorial Day weekend. A time for remembrance. But for the anti-Trump media, it’s just another opportunity to beclown itself by pushing a false gotcha narrative.

It all started, as often is the case, with a Trump tweet:

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