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Nicholas Sandmann Sues CNN – Read the Complaint with Exhibits

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 8:00pm 3/12/2019 at 8:00pm
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Nicholas Sandmann, the Covington, Kentucky teen maligned by the media, has filed his second lawsuit.

The first lawsuit was against The Washington Post, Covington teen Nicholas Sandmann sues The Washington Post for defamation:

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Masterpiece Cakeshop wins again – CO drops prosecution for refusal to bake ‘gender-transition cake’

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 7:00pm 3/5/2019 at 7:00pm
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The second attempt by the State of Colorado to punish Jack Phillips and his Masterpiece Cakeshop has come to an end, once again, with a victory for the baker.

Round 1 was the baker’s refusal to create a custom cake for a same-sex marriage, on the ground that it violated the baker’s Christian...

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Covington teen Nicholas Sandmann sues The Washington Post for defamation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 9:00pm 2/19/2019 at 9:00pm
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You know the story of the Covington Catholic High School kids who were maligned by the media when Native American activist Nathan Phillips, accompanied by a phalanx of videographers, approached them to create a confrontation.

Nicholas Sandmann did nothing other than stand there as Phillips invaded his personal space and banged a...

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Federal Court upholds constitutionality of Arkansas anti-BDS law

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 9:35pm 1/23/2019 at 9:35pm
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The U.S. has had a federal anti-Boycott law on the books since the 1970s, to counter the Arab League Boycott of Israel.

There is under consideration in Congress, and many states have passed, laws to modernize the anti-Boycott laws to take into account the new form of the boycott, the so-called Boycott,...

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DOJ Says U. Iowa Violated Christian Group’s First Amendment Rights

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 28, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/28/2018 at 12:00pm

The school found the groups traditional values of faith “unwelcoming” and deregistered them. Luckily, the Department of Justice saw things differently.

The Daily Caller reports:

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Stormy Daniels ordered to pay Trump $293,052.33 in attorneys’ fees, costs, and sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 4:12pm 12/11/2018 at 4:12pm
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Stormy Daniels aka Stephanie Clifford has been ordered to pay Donald Trump $293,052.33 in attorneys’ fees, costs, and sanctions.

The Order (pdf.) is embedded at the bottom of this post.

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Mandatory Bar Association dues for political activity may go the way of similar union dues – away

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 3, 2018 at 3:00pm 12/3/2018 at 3:00pm
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In Fleck v. Wetsh, review by the Supreme Court was sought of an 8th Circuit decision denying a challenge to North Dakota’s mandatory Bar Association dues, some of which went to political activities not directly related to Bar membership.

Note that this has nothing to do with licensing of attorney, as such....

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Court: NRA lawsuit against NY Gov Andrew Cuomo over “blacklist” can go forward

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 11:00am 11/21/2018 at 11:00am
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The NRA appears likely to get its day in Court against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his administration.

We covered the lawsuit and the NRA’s longstanding dispute with Cuomo in May 2018, NRA sues NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo for using financial regulator to “blacklist” NRA:

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White House restores Jim Acosta’s press pass, issues new rules

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 19, 2018 at 10:52am 11/19/2018 at 10:52am
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Jim Acosta and CNN were granted a Temporary Restraining Order on Friday, November 16, 2018, restoring Acosta’s White House “hard pass,” to allow him privileged access to the White House grounds for press briefings and other events, pending further court action.

The White House promptly announced that it would promulgate rules governing...

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Acosta got his press pass back, but his media colleagues will pay the price

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 7:35pm 11/18/2018 at 7:35pm
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On Friday, November 16, 2018, the federal District Court in D.C. granted a temporary restraining order compelling the White House to reinstate CNN’s Jim Acosta’s “hard pass,” that gives him privileged access to the White House for press briefings and events.

As described in our coverage of the decision, there is no...

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Court orders White House to restore Jim Acosta’s press pass

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 16, 2018 at 10:30am 11/16/2018 at 10:30am
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Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump appointee, has just ruled on the motion of Jim Acosta and CNN for a temporary restraining order restoring Acosta’s White House “hard pass”.

Based on reports from reporters in the media room, it appears that the Judge ruled that while the White House doesn’t have to...

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OANN Brief: Acosta’s “repeated, unprofessional conduct … has hindered our free press from functioning effectively during White House briefings”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 16, 2018 at 9:43am 11/16/2018 at 9:43am
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The Judge will rule today on the motion for a temporary restraining order filed by Jim Acosta and CNN.

While most of the media supports Acosta, One American News Network filed late on November 15, 2018, for permission to file an amicus brief (pdf.) (full embed at bottom of post) opposing...

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Jim Acosta and his media enablers are on the verge of creating law that will damage journalism

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 4:00pm 11/15/2018 at 4:00pm

“Bad facts make bad law” is a common saying. What that means is that bad facts in a specific case can create legal precedent that is damaging to others, not just the bad actor in the case.

Nowhere is that more clear than in the pending motion by Jim Acosta and CNN,...

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Court adjourns without yet granting Jim Acosta and CNN the emergency injunction they requested

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 5:44pm 11/14/2018 at 5:44pm
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UPDATE: The Judge has postponed the decision from 3 p.m. Thursday to 10 a.m. Friday.

A federal District Court Judge in D.C., Timothy Kelly, heard two hours of argument today on the motion for a temporary restraining order requested by CNN and Jim Acosta regarding his White House “hard pass”.

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Gov’t: Trump has discretion to limit Acosta access, particularly after “disrupting press proceedings”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 12:30pm 11/14/2018 at 12:30pm
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On November 13, 2008, CNN and Jim Acosta filed in federal court in D.C. for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction seeking a court order overruling the White House decision to revoke Acosta’s “hard pass” — the press pass that provides Acosta with “regular and unescorted access to the White...

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CNN sues Trump over suspension of Jim Acosta’s press pass after he got physical with White House intern

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10:02am 11/13/2018 at 10:02am
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Trump asks Court to SLAPP Stormy Daniels with $341,559.50 in legal fees plus sanctions

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 29, 2018 at 9:00pm 10/29/2018 at 9:00pm
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Stephanie Clifford, better known as Stormy Daniels, sued Donald Trump for defamation over Trump’s assertion that Daniels’ lied about supposed threats against her. She is represented in the case by Democrat presidential hopeful Michael Avenatti.

Those alleged threats were covered by us on April 17, 2018, Internet Works Feverishly to Identify Sketch of...

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