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23 Cornell Law Profs support suspended male student in Title IX court appeal

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Posted by    Sunday, April 1, 2018 at 7:30pm 4/1/2018 at 7:30pm

The lack of a fair and due process for men going through campus sexual assault disciplinary processes has been a frequent topic here.

We long ago warned of these Kangaroo courts for men on campus, resulting from a directive from the Obama Department of Education. That directive has been jettisoned by the Trump Education Department,...

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PHOTOS: Most Palestinians killed at Gaza border clash were terrorists

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Posted by    Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7:30pm 3/31/2018 at 7:30pm

Hamas organized a “March of Return” to storm the Gaza border with Israel. Tents were set up for thousands of people near the border.

As usual, Hamas used women and children as human shields for military operations.

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Next year in Jerusalem?

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Posted by    Friday, March 30, 2018 at 8:30pm 3/30/2018 at 8:30pm
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Tonight is the first night of Passover. As is written in the Passover Haggadah:

For not just one alone has risen against us to destroy us, but in every generation they rise against us to destroy us; and the Holy One, blessed be He, saves us from their hand!

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Jeff Sessions: Senior federal prosecutor already investigating DOJ/FBI abuse, no Special Counsel needed yet

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Posted by    Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 8:30pm 3/29/2018 at 8:30pm

The breaking news last night was that the DOJ Office of Inspector General announced it was launching an investigation of possible Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court abuse.

The presumption, though not literally in the OIG announcement, was that it concerned the FISA warrant to surveil Carter Page based on the...

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BDS Movement threatens Netflix over streaming Israeli hit series Fauda

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Posted by    Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 1:15pm 3/29/2018 at 1:15pm
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I’ve never seen the Israeli series “Fauda,” but it certainly has received a lot of buzz.

The series, in Arabic and Hebrew, details Israeli undercover units operating in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) against terror suspects. From the few clips I’ve seen, it’s something along the action level of “24” though...

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DOJ Inspector General to investigate possible Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court abuse

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 9:30pm 3/28/2018 at 9:30pm
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The surveillance of Carter Page, based in part on the Steele Memo, has been the subject of a House Intelligence Committee memo authored by the Republican majority, and a Democrat counter-memo.

The heart of the dispute is the failure to inform the FISA court that the Steele memo, which is almost entirely...

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Federal Court: YouTube restrictions on PragerU videos do not violate 1st Amendment

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 1:00pm 3/28/2018 at 1:00pm
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In October 2017 we reported on a lawsuit filed by Prager University against Google and YouTube [Complaint] based on restrictions YouTube division had put on PragerU videos:

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Trump’s approval rise may signal that #TheResistance now is politically counterproductive

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 9:00pm 3/27/2018 at 9:00pm
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At one level, nothing has changed about Trump. He still stirs the pot on Twitter, the staffing changes continue, and the sense of turmoil never seems to leave.

Certainly, #TheResistance against Trump has not changed. If anything, the opposition to Trump has gone from foaming at the mouth to … Exorcist-like goo...

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“ACLU Effect” — Profs find reduction in Chicago Stop and Frisk led to hundreds of additional killings

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Posted by    Monday, March 26, 2018 at 9:10pm 3/26/2018 at 9:10pm
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Stop and Frisk policies are controversial because of claims of racial bias in implementation.

In August 2015, the ACLU and the Chicago police department reached a consent agreement to scale back stop and frisk. The ACLU-Illinois website describes the accomplishment:

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The Stormy Daniels story is not about Stormy Daniels

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Posted by    Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 9:10pm 3/25/2018 at 9:10pm
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I didn’t plan on watching the 60 Minutes interview of “Stormy Daniels.” And I didn’t watch it when it first aired.

But I did later read the transcript, and some things jumped out at me that led me to watch at the 60 Minutes website.

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Eeyores and concern trolls out in force after Omnibus crap sandwich

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Posted by    Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:05pm 3/24/2018 at 8:05pm
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In the early days of Legal Insurrection, particularly after Obama’s 2008 victory at least through the 2010 midterms, I often saw the word “eeyore” used to describe those in the conservative blogosphere whose main role in life was to spread gloom.

I also learned about a few types of common blog trolls:

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Trump signing Omnibus Bill in context of upcoming confrontations with North Korea and Iran

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Posted by    Friday, March 23, 2018 at 4:30pm 3/23/2018 at 4:30pm

The Omnibus bill Trump signed today is a crap sandwich.

Sure, with over a trillion dollars in spending there are some individual items that could be praised, but as a totality it’s a monstrosity, a POS, a sellout to the worst of D.C. big spending.

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Ahed Tamimi and mother take plea deals, to serve 8 months

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 8:30pm 3/21/2018 at 8:30pm

Ahed Tamimi, who turned 17 in January, was charged with hitting and kicking Israeli soldiers, captured on a Facebook live stream by Ahed’s mother, Nariman, who also was charged.

Ahed also faced charges for unrelated prior rock throwing and for a broadcast statement supporting suicide bombings, knife and other attacks.

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VIDEO: Israel officially acknowledges destroying Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:00am 3/21/2018 at 11:00am

It was, perhaps, the worst kept “secret” in the Middle East.

In 2007, Israel destroyed a nuclear reactor in western Syria, near the Iraq border, being built with North Korean and Iranian help. That worst kept secret was the subject of much reporting, but Israel never officially acknowledged what happened. Now it...

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Who elected John Brennan?

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Posted by    Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 9:00pm 3/18/2018 at 9:00pm

The pace of media frenzy and #TheResistance howling has picked up lately, particularly in the wake of the firing of Andrew McCabe.

But this frenzy is just a variation on a theme.

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YouTube censors our video showing “Palestinian child exploitation for the cameras” (Update)

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Posted by    Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 5:30pm 3/17/2018 at 5:30pm

Ever since  YouTube without any warning took down Legal Insurrection’s YouTube account in January 2017, I’ve been well aware of the power liberal-leaning high tech oligopolies have over our ability to communicate with each other. The account was restored after a fairly massive news coverage of the takedown.

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Ex-student arrested with weapons cache and explosives near Cornell campus

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Posted by    Friday, March 16, 2018 at 6:28pm 3/16/2018 at 6:28pm

This afternoon a campus-wide email was circulated by the administration of Cornell University alerting the campus to the arrest of a former student, Maximilien R. Reynolds ’19:

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