Supreme Court & New York

A supreme court is the highest court within the hierarchy of many legal jurisdictions. New York (locally ) is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. New York is the 27th-most extensive, the 3rd-most populous, and the 7th-most densely populated of the 50 United States. 5.0/5

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New York's governor has a backup plan in case the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade via
The perks of working around the corner from the Supreme Court of the state of New York
The U.S. Supreme Court denied Sprint’s petition for review of a closely watched tax case from New York -
I will be speaking about the future of the Supreme Court and my new book, Supremely Partisan at the New York...
The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York
The case before the Supreme Court of Queens County was Medina v. City of New York, and was based on claims by a...
Dinner last night with Shri Dnyaneshwar Mulay,Indian Consul-General at New York & Justice Thakur,seniormost puisne judge of Supreme Court
Supreme Court of the state of New York.
I would like to thank the Supreme Court of the State of New York in Mineola . for completing the process that...
New York politicians cheered the Supreme Court ruling on *** marriage
Celebrating the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage in New York
Wall St Week Ahead-Healthcare investors see no threat from US Supreme Court - . New York: Investors are betting that the health ...
Supreme Court preserves New York ban on worship services in schools
Paul supports, and has praised on the Senate Floor, Lochner v. New York, one of the most odious Supreme Court decisions, ever
The Fourth Amendment protects “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures. . . .” U.S. Const. amend IV. The protections afforded by the Fourth Amendment are nowhere greater than in the home. As stated by the Supreme Court in Payton v. New York.
Today is Sunday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2015. There are 340 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 25, 1915, America's first official transcontinental telephone call took place as Alexander Graham Bell, who was in New York, spoke to his former assistant, Thomas Watson, who was in San Francisco, over a line set up by American Telephone & Telegraph. On this date: In 1533, England's King Henry VIII secretly married his second wife, Anne Boleyn, who later gave birth to Elizabeth I. In 1890, reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) of the New York World completed a round-the-world journey in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes. The United Mine Workers of America was founded in Columbus, Ohio. In 1915, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Coppage v. Kansas, upheld the right of employers to bar employees from belonging to labor unions by making them sign a "yellow dog contract." In 1924, the first Winter Olympic Games opened in Chamonix (SHAH'-moh-nee), France. In 1945, the World War II Battle of the B ...
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India: Apex court defers verdict on Sahara Group's plea to mortgage London and New York hotels Supreme Court demands more details on mortgage plans including for Grosvenor House. By M Rochan December 17, 2014 12:08 GMT 2 Sahara Group boss Subrata Roy in February.Reuters Advertisement India's top court has deferred a verdict on troubled financial services group Sahara India Pariwar's petition seeking permission to raise more debt on its three overseas hotels, key to securing bail for its imprisoned chief Subrata Roy. The Supreme Court, on 17 December, sought further details from Sahara on the proposed plan to mortgage the three assets, including London's Grosvenor House, following objections from Indian markets regulator Sebi. Judges said the court will hear the case next on 9 January, 2015, according to reports. Mortgaging the London hotel, alongside two properties in New York – the Plaza and the Dream Downtown hotels – will help the group raise 30.7bn rupees ($482m, £307m, €387m), Sahara lawyer Ra ...
John Jay, 1st Chief Justice of both New York's high court & the U.S. Supreme Court was born in 1745
"a black man has no rights a white man is bound to respect." U.S Supreme Court in the Dred Scott Case and apparently grand juries in Missouri and New York. Y
Arvind Kejriwal's engagments in Dubai, New York December 3, 2014 (Wednesday) AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal will be honoured at the World Brands Summit at Dubai on Saturday, and he will also address the Abu Dhabi chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the same day. Kejriwal is leaving for Dubai on Thursday afternoon. He will be accompanied by party leader and senior Supreme Court lawyer Mr HS Phoolka. Kejriwal and Phoolka will pay obeisance at Gurudwara Nanak Dwar, Dubai on Friday. On Saturday, Kejriwal will receive the award of Asia's most inspiring & young social change maker at World Brands Summit. Contrary to speculation in some sections of the media, there is no fund raising event planned or proposed for Dubai. On Saturday evening, Kejriwal will proceed to New York, where his IIT batchmates and AAP sympathisers have planned interactions with the Indian community on Sunday. He is also expected to address a gathering of students during his two-day stay in New York. No officia ...
FOLLOW: MO– Lawrence O’Donnell has exposed prosecutors in the case of Officer Darren Wilson’s killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown – proving the demonstrators fears of misconduct to be absolutely correct. On September 16, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Kathy Alizadeh handed the Grand Jury a copy of Missouri statute 563.046- the state’s use of force doctrine. This 1979 doctorine was ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court based entirely on the portion of the statute that was helpful to Officer Darren Wilson, the part that states police officers are permitted to shoot any suspect that’s simply fleeing. In 1985, the Supreme Court ruled on the case of Tennessee v. Garner, a 15 year old boy who was shot in the back of the head by a police officer as he attempted to flee after a robbery. The ruling meant that cops could no longer legally kill someone only for attempting to escape, the officer must now have a reasonable belief that the suspect poses a dangerous threat to someone or had comm ...
"Since the United States Post Office claims this man to be Santa Claus, the Supreme Court of New York will not interfere with that decision. Case dismissed."
Today is Friday, Nov. 21, the 325th day of 2014. There are 40 days left in the year. It is 23 degrees. On this date: In 1922, Rebecca L. Felton of Georgia was sworn in as the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate; In 1942, the Alaska Highway, also known as the Alcan Highway, was formally opened at Soldier's Summit in the Yukon Territory; In 1964, the upper level of New York's Verrazano Narrows Bridge, connecting Brooklyn and Staten Island, was opened; In 1969, the Senate voted down the Supreme Court nomination of Clement F. Haynsworth, 55-45, the first such rejection since 1930; In 1973, President Richard Nixon's attorney, J. Fred Buzhardt , revealed the existence of an 18-1/2-minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings related to Watergate; In 1980, 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada; In 2004 Iraqi authorities set January 30, 2005, as the date for the nation's first election since the collapse of Saddam Hussein's dictatorship; In 2009 The University of East .. ...
October 15 1815 - Napoleon Bonaparte began his exile on the remote island of St. Helena in the Atlantic Ocean. 1860 - Grace Bedell, 11 years old, wrote a letter to presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln. The letter stated that Lincoln would look better if he would grow a beard. 1883 - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the Civil Rights Act of 1875. It allowed for individuals and corporations to discriminate based on race. 1892 - The U.S. government announced that the land in the western Montana was open to settlers. The 1.8 million acres were bought from the Crow Indians for 50 cents per acre. 1914 - The Clayton Antitrust Act was passed by the U.S. Congress. 1931 - "Cat and the Fiddle" opened in New York for the first of 395 performances. 1937 - "To Have and Have Not" by Ernest Hemingway was published for the first time. 1939 - New York Municipal Airport was dedicated. The name was later changed to La Guardia Airport. 1945 - Pierre Laval, the former premier of Vichy France, was executed for treaso ...
On This Date By The Associated Press 1869 Political and spiritual leader Mohandas K. Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India. 1890 Comedian Groucho Marx was born in New York. 1919 President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed. 1944 Nazi troops crushed the two-month-old Warsaw Uprising, during which 250,000 people were killed. 1950 The comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz was first published. 1958 The former French colony of Guinea in West Africa proclaimed its independence. 1959 "The Twilight Zone" debuted on CBS. 1985 Actor Rock Hudson died at age 59 after a battle with AIDS. 1990 The Senate voted 90-9 to confirm Supreme Court nominee David H. Souter. 2000 The International Space Station got its first residents as an American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts arrived aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule for a four-month stay. 2002 A man was shot and killed in a grocery store parking lot in Wheaton, Md., the first victim in a series of sniper attacks in the Washington, D.C. a ...
Two more days until the commemoration of Martial Law, believed to be one of the darkest moments in Philippine history. Fact Despite having had more than 900 cases filed against her, Imelda Marcos has never spent a day in jail. More than 900 civil and criminal cases—ranging from embezzlement and corruption to tax evasion—have been filed against Imelda Marcos since 1991. Interestingly, these cases were not only filed in the Philippine court, but in an American court as well. Shortly after her husband's death in 1989, Imelda Marcos has faced charges for fraud and racketeering in connection to the misappropriation of estimated $200 million from the Philippine government's funds, which she used to buy Real Estate in New York. In 1993, she was found guilty of corruption and was sentenced to 18 to 24 years of imprisonment. However, she was set free on bail, and the conviction was appealed to the Supreme Court. In 1998, the decision was reversed. In 2008, Imelda Marcos was exonerated after a 17-year trial in ...
Merida is currently an Assistant District Attorney in New York. She has aspirations of sitting on the Supreme Court.
Wall Street is one of the biggest sources of funding for presidential campaigns, and many of the Republican Party's potential 2016 contenders are governors, from Chris Christie of New Jersey and Rick Perry of Texas to Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Scott Walker of Wisconsin. And so, last week, the GOP filed a federal lawsuit aimed at overturning the pay-to-play law that bars those governors from raising campaign money from Wall Street executives who manage their states' pension funds. In the case, New York and Tennessee's Republican parties are represented by two former Bush administration officials, one of whose firms just won the Supreme Court case invalidating campaign contribution limits on large donors. In their complaint, the parties argue that people managing state pension money have a First Amendment right to make large donations to state officials who award those lucrative money management contracts. With the $3 trillion public pension system controlled by elected officials now generating billions ...
1. Canara Bank opened its seventh overseas branch in New York, USA. 2. Kolkata-headquartered UCO Bank has set up an e-lobby with four self-operated machines for cash deposit, withdrawal, cheque deposit and pass book printing in the Supreme Court complex. 3. Corporation Bank will open 200 ‗Corp Excel‘ branches by the end of December 2015. 4. Canara Bank will open over 1,250 branches and over 3,700 ATMs in the next two years. 5. ICICI Bank, India's largest private sector bank, has launched ‗ProCircle‘, a special -privilege programme for the US-based users of its online money transfer tracking service Money2India (M2I). 6. The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has imposed Rs. 5 lakh penalty on Sahara India Life Insurance Company Ltd 7. Canara Bank launched a new set of technology-enabled products such as mobile wallet, easyCash and P-serve. 8. Federal Bank has launched a woman-only car loan scheme called ‗she car.‘ 9. HDFC Bank has launched its 'secure banking‘ in Kerala aim ...
Hey Barry, yeah you - hiding in the Oval Office, or junketing every other weekend to New York for yet another fundraiser . . . We don't need immigration reform! We have protocols and policies in place from when our grandparents came to this country. If it's not broke, don't fix it - just ENFORCE IT! Hey Congress, remember Ellis Island? how about re-opening it and using it for what it was built for. While you're at it, spend some of those millions you're squandering to build a similar installation on the Mexican border. People are coming into the U.S. and scheduled to report to specific locations (Maryland is one example.) When these people get off the bus, they DON'T report and vanish like roaches into the woodwork. They should be treated like fugitives when found and sent back on the same bus they came on. Yeah, I feel sorry for these people, but they're turning the US into a 3rd world country and will bankrupt us in the process thanks to a vote-greedy Congress, and a Supreme Court appointed by the White ...
UI GOVERNMENT 2005 POST UME TEST 1. The military coup of July 25, 1975 which toppled General Yakubu Gowon from power took place when he was attending which important event? a. OAU Summitin Kampala b. UN General Assembly in New York c. Assembly of Heads of States of ECOWAS d. in Monrovia The Olympic Games 2. Which of the following Political parties did not participate in the 1979 General Elections in Nigeria? a. Unity Partyof Nigeria b. National Party of Nigeria c. Social Democratic Party d. Great Nigeria Peoples Party 3. Alhaji Shehu Shagari was sworn in as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 1979 by: a. Justice Fatai Williams b. Justice Adetokunbo Ademola c. Justice Salihu ModibboALfa Belgore d. Justice isa Mohammed 4. The British took over Nigeria through a. Negotiation b. Bargaining c. War d. The Sea 5. Which of the following courts served as the highest judicial organ for Nigeria up till 1963? a. Supreme Court b. Federal Court of Appeal c. Appellate Court d. The Privy Council 6. What was t ...
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Man-woman couples petition Supreme Court to affirm their right to wed in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, New York & other *** enclaves!
Hello and Good Morning Everyone! It is Saturday, from what it looks like will be a great day as well. A slight chance of showers. Have a glorious weekend. On this day in History... 1998 - James Byrd, Jr. is dragged to death by Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russel Brewer, and John William King in Jasper, Texas in a racially-motivated hate crime. 1968 - The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York. 1955 - 1st President to appear on color TV (Eisenhower) 1946 - US Supreme Court bans discrimination in interstate travel. Famous Birthdays on this date... Prince, 55, Born Prince Rogers Nelson, this popular recording artist released ten platinum-selling albums and won multiple Grammy Awards for Purple Rain, including Best Performance and Best Soundtrack. Liam Neeson, 61, Star of Schindler's List, The Grey, and Taken who Queen Elizabeth II appointed as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. Other films he has starred in include Kingdom of Heaven, ...
James Risen's case hits a wall: New York Times reporter James Risen's long legal battle against being forced to reveal the name of a confidential source in legal testimony reached a dead end in the courts this week. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear his appeal of a federal ruling agains…
Tomorrow, the documentary, "Citizen Koch", will premier at the IFC CENTER in New York City. It's co- directors, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal, have worked with me since 1994. They are responsible for some of the most amazing scenes in Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, The Awful Truth and Capitalism: A love Story. Those films wouldn't be what the are without them. They went on to make the Oscar-nominated Katrina film "Trouble the Water." They have a new documentary opening tomorrow that goes right at the disaster caused by the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. It's called "Citizen Koch" and it opens in NYC at the IFC Center. And throughout the summer it will open in another 50 to 100 cities across the US. Go see it. It's the movie about money and politics that needs to be seen by as many Americans as possible. Is it too late to stop the .1%? Let's hope not. www.michaelmoore.com
Comment on the debate in the American Bar Association Journal: I invite AndytheLawyer to read Jerry McNeil’s analysis on pages 9 and 10: “All courts today, whether state or federal sit as corporate prize courts, under the municipal power of the New District of Columbia, conducting a silent war against the People of the several states through the Trading with the enemy Act. “It has been held by the Supreme court that ‘the laws, whether in writing, or evidenced by the usage and customs of the conquered or ceded country continue in force till altered by the new Sovereign.’ See Whiting; War Powers under the Constitution of the United States, Military Arrests, Reconstruction and Military Government, Forty Third Edition, Lee and Shepard Publishers, New York, 1871, page 319. [footnote deleted] This long standing tenet of law, apparently has made it relatively easy for the NWO to conceal what has happened. Then too, this is apparently the first known public discussion of it. “CONCLUSION “In 1933, Co ...
This Day in History On May 27 1907 The Bubonic Plague broke out in San Francisco. 1937 The Golden Gate Bridge was opened to the public. 1968 After 48 years as coach of the Chicago Bears, George Halas retired. 1969 Construction of Walt Disney World began in Florida. 1977 George H. Willig was fined for scaling the World Trade Center in New York on May 26th. He was fined $1.10. 1985 In Beijing, representatives of Britain and China exchanged instruments of ratification on the pact returning Hong Kong to the Chinese in 1997. 1995 In Charlottesville, VA, Christopher Reeve was paralyzed after being thrown from his horse during a jumping event. 1997 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the sexual harassment suit filed by Paula Jones could continue while President Clinton was in office. 1998 Michael Fortier was sentenced to 12 years in prison for not warning anyone about the plot to bomb an Oklahoma City federal building.
RAVE REVIEW for The Mother Court appeared on front page of yesterday's London Times. Reviewer is Lord Jonathan Mance, a highly respected justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Here's what he said: The Mother Court by James D. Zirin Jonathan Mance Published at 12:10AM, May 22 2014 A witty portrayal of a US court and the principled practice of law by a trial lawyer with talents beyond the courtroom The art of a trial lawyer is to tell a story, particularly so in America where both civil and criminal cases are commonly tried before a jury. James Zirin is a trial lawyer — on the evidence and in my experience a gifted one, with talents not confined to the courtroom. He writes extensively in the press, hosts the cable TV programme Conversations in the Digital Age and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. The Mother Court, his affectionate, rollicking story of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, not only tells a very good tale; it covers a range of subjects as t ...
Sahara Group on Monday offered to sell its luxurious hotels in London and New York to comply with a Supreme Court (SC) order to repay investors, in its latest bid to have its chief released from jail, where he has been held since March 4.
Good Saturday morning .. a sunny, cool one .. and happy Armed Forces Day to our veterans today. It's May 17th, let's find out what happened ... 1792, the New York Stock Exchange formed .. 1875, the first Kentucky Derby made its run for the roses .. 1939, two radio networks broadcast Glenn Miller's Orchestra from the famed Glen Island Casino .. 1954, the Supreme Court ruled against segregation in public schools .. 1963, the first Monterey Folk Festival was held, and featured Bob Dylan and Peter, Paul & Mary .. 1971, "Godspell" opened in New York .. 1975, NBC paid 5 million for the right to broadcast "Gone With the Wind" .. 1975, the album "Captain Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy" was released, and certified platinum the same day .. and in 1985, Bobby Ewing died on the season finale of "Dallas". Born May 17th were Maureen O"Sullivan in '11 .. Earl Morrall in '34 .. Dennis Hopper in '36 .. Pervis Jackson of the Spinners in '38 .. Malcolm Hall of Spanky & Our Gang in '41 .. Taj Mahal in '42 .. Jesse Win ...
Current Affairs 15-May-2014: - UN Envoy on Syria Lakhdar Brahimi on 13 May 2014 submitted his resignation to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York. He will relinquish the office on 31 May 2014. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on 13 May 2014 was inducted as an associate member of Hockey India (HI). The induction of the CISF will enable it to take part in all the National championships. World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was observed across the world on 10 – 11 May 2014. The Theme of the WMBD 2014 was Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism. The Supreme Court on 13 May 2014 held that Candidates fighting elections can be disqualified if they fail to disclose information about assets and liabilities of even their spouse and dependent children. Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan led the Indian delegation at the 67th Cannes International Film Festival inaugurated in Cannes, France on 14 May 2014. The Festival will be held from 14 to 25 May 2014. VRV Sriprasad was appointed as the new Managing ...
In 1964 Bruce was appealing one of his cases of free speech in New York before Judge Thurgood Marshall, who would later become the first black justice on the Supreme Court. In a rather dense moment of hubris, he comparingly said "your honor, I'm like a *** in Alabama who can't use a toilet." "You are not a *** Mr. Bruce," Marshall said. "Unfortunately not," he replied. Stand-up comedian of the day: Lenny Bruce.
CONGRESSMAN PEARCE APPLAUDS SUPREME COURT DECISION ON TOWN OF GREECE V. GALLOWAY Washington, DC (May 6, 2014) Monday, Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of the Town of Greece in the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway. The court’s decision was the result of a 2008 suit filed by two residents in Greece, New York, who claimed that the practice of reciting an opening prayer in council meetings was unconstitutional. “The Supreme Court made the right decision," said Congressman Steve Pearce. "An opening prayer is a longstanding tradition performed in local municipalities and in the United States Congress. As Justice Kennedy states in the opinion of the court, 'Our tradition assumes that adult citizens, firm in their own beliefs, can tolerate and perhaps appreciate a ceremonial prayer delivered by a person of a different faith.' This ceremonial practice is a constitutional right for all governing bodies, no matter how small.” In August 2013, Pearce joined 84 other members of Congress who submitted an Amicus ...
THANK YOU JESUS In a narrow, 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the government may begin town meetings with a prayer, so long as it doesn't discriminate against non-Christians in its selection. In its decision, the high court found that a New York town's prayer did not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. The highly anticipated decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway was written by Justice Kennedy, although not all of the majority agreed with the entirety of his opinion, demonstrating just how curious and divisive a case this was. As SCOTUSBlog's live coverage of the decision outlined, Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito agreed with Kennedy in full; Justices Scalia and Thomas agreed with all but one section, and Alito ended up also filing a separate concurring opinion, also joined by Scalia. The dissent was even fractured: Breyer wrote his own dissent, while Justice Kagan wrote an additional dissent that all for minority justices joined. RELATED: Five Best Monday Columns In ...
The Supreme Court just ruled in a 5-4 decision that the town of Greece, New York did not violate the First Amendment's Establishment Clause by holding a prayer at monthly town board meetings.
For centuries, Southern plantation owners put slaves to work in their stables. Slaves cared for and raced their masters' horses. They served as riders, grooms, and trainers and gained a keen horse sense from spending so much time in the stables. After emancipation, African-Americans continued to rule Southern race circuits while white immigrants from Ireland and England predominated in the North. ... Then, suddenly, the rich African-American tradition at Churchill Downs ended. The rising tide of Institutional Racism that swept across Gilded Age America finally seeped into the world of horse racing. Jim Crow was on the ascent, and the U.S. Supreme Court itself blessed segregation in the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision. Emboldened by the societal changes, resentful white jockeys at northern raceways conspired to force blacks off the track, in some cases literally. During the 1900 racing season, white jockeys in New York warned trainers and owners not to mount any black riders if they expected to win. They ...
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I see Mississippi back in the National New - Negative of course with you Congress man Ben Thompson. Black on Black is still racism in my book when he calls Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas a Uncle Tom. he needs to look at this man's service to our country and see what a good job he has done on the Supreme Court with his views and votes. Ben needs to shut his negative mouth and not use Mississippi as a stepping stone - Take some money up and move this bum to Detroit or New York~! - Just a thought from a mis-planted boy from Mississippi . . .
"We'd like to abolish the Federal Elections Commission and all the limits on campaign spending anyway," -David Koch told New York Magazine in 1980. Well, that was back when he was running as vp on the libertarian ticket back in the early 80's (They got a whopping 1% of the national vote). Guess he realized he could just skip getting elected and buy politicians instead. And how has that been going for him? In March of 2010 he was worth $17.5 billion Today, just 4 years later, he's worth $40.9 billion. The Citizen's United ruling let him and his brother donate unlimited funds through super PACs in recent elections and the most recent Supreme Court decision had done away with limits on individual contributions. He's pretty close to getting rid of the FEC, or at least taking away enough of its power to make it all but useless. He also wanted to do away with social security, welfare, minimum-wage laws, corporate taxes, all price supports and subsidies for agriculture and business, and U.S. Federal agencies ...
(This article was featured in the April 10th edition of the Long Island Herald)   Is your freedom of speech your freedom to spend your own money? It is according to the Supreme Court. Last Wednesday, by a vote of 5-4, the court threw out the aggregate limit, currently $123,200, on what any individual can give to all federal candidates and political committees over a two-year election cycle. The vote was split, with the conservative justices in the majority. “Those caps infringe on First Amendment free-speech rights,” Chief Justice John Roberts stated, “and aren’t justified by the public interest in fighting political corruption.” In the 2012 election, both President Obama and Mitt Romney collected well over $1 billion in campaign contributions. Here in New York, on both the federal and state level, we are seeing millions of dollars being raised by individuals and interest groups to ensure political victories. While the Supreme Court tossed out the aggregate limit on what one person ...
I know it is way too late for this session, but should our legislators entertain a bill such as: State prohibition in the enforcement or administration of all federal programs and laws. US Supreme Court case law in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius, 567 U.S. (2012), provided in the ruling on pages 128-129 that a state cannot be compelled to administer a federal law using STATE resources; that states only do so willingly. Also, the concept of anti-commendeering and dual sovereignty can be found in Printz v. United States (95-1478), 521 U.S. 898 (1997) and New York v. United States - 505 U.S. 144 (1992). Meaning, this type of bill could prohibit the enforcement of federal laws using state resources. Thereby freeing up state resources for state laws and programs. This wouldn't necessarily eliminate the federal program or enforcement of federal law, but it would mean the feds gotta do it with THEIR resoources!
Wanna be Big shot trini, Joe grew up in Barataria then went away to attend college and law school. He decided to come back to T&T because he felt he could be a Big Shot at home. He really wanted to impress everyone.So he returned and opened his new law office on St Vincent Street among the big hotshots. The first day, he saw a man coming up the passageway. He decided to create a big impression for this new prospective client when he arrived. As the man came to the door Joe grab up the phone. He motioned the man in, all the while talking. "No. Absolutely not. You tell those clowns in New York that I won't settle this case for less than one million. Yes, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear that case next week. I'll be making the primary argument and the other members of my team will provide the necessary support." He went on playing himself, "Okay, tell the DA that I'll meet with him next week to discuss the details." The "conversation" went on for almost five minutes. All the while the man sat patiently a ...
First and 4most let us keep this faith 2gether, 4 when the righteous rule Ekiti State with peaceful, the people rejoice.(hon. Michael Opeyemi Bamidele A.K.A MOB) member, house of representatives (MHR). Attorney & counselorat-Law of state of New York, U.S.A; Barrister & solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria; Notary Public of the state of New Hampshire, U.S.A; fellow,chattered institute of Arbitrators, Nigeria(ECLARB) fellow, chatteres instituate of Management Consultants (FIMC). Fellow chattered instituate of Local Government and Public Administration (ECLLGPA). 4mer Commissioner for Youth Sports and Social Development, Lagos State 4mer Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Lagos State former Special Adviser ot the Governor on Political and Intreer-Governmental Relations, former National Director of Publicity, Alliance 4 Democracy; former Preisdent, National Association of Nigeria Students(NANS) former Chairman, Students Union Government, University of Benin, and former P.R.O, (O.A.U) Students Uni ...
From The American Minute by Bill Federer John Jay helped draft New York's first Constitution, proposing it abolish slavery, as he wrote to Robert Livingston and Gouverneur Morris, April 29, 1777, that there should be: "...a clause against the continuation of domestic slavery." John Jay was appointed by George Washington to be the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Jay helped found the New York State Society for Promoting the Manumission (Freeing) of Slaves in 1785, filing lawsuits on behalf of slaves. John Jay wrote to Benjamin Rush, MARCH 24, 1785: "I wish to see all...discriminations everywhere abolished, and that the time may soon come when all our inhabitants of every colour and denomination shall be free and equal partakers of our political liberty." Jay helped found New York's African Free School in 1787 and supported it financially. Jay bought slaves in order to free them, writing: "I purchase slaves and manumit them." As Governor of New York, John Jay signed an Act for the Gradual Abol ...
Proud Puerto Rican? Jimmy Smits (born July 9, 1955) is an American actor. Smits is perhaps best known for his roles as attorney Victor Sifuentes on the 1980s legal drama L.A. Law, as NYPD Detective Bobby Simone on the 1990s police drama NYPD Blue, and as Matt Santos on The West Wing. He is also notable for his portrayal of Bail Organa in the Star Wars prequel trilogy, and Miguel Prado in Dexter. In the fall of 2010, he starred in NBC's short-lived series Outlaw, about a U.S. Supreme Court Justice who leaves the bench to return to practicing law. In 2012, he joined the cast of Sons of Anarchy as high-level pimp Nero Padilla. Smits was born in Brooklyn, New York. His father, Cornelius Smits, was a Surinamese immigrant of Dutch descent who managed a screen-printing factory. His mother, Emilina, was a Puerto Rican who worked as a nurse. Smits identifies himself as Puerto Rican, and was raised in a strict devout Roman Catholic family.
John D. Rockefeller, the terrorist who started the Standard Oil Company to become one of the world’s wealthiest men and a major philanthropist. he came with candy in one hand and the bible and lease agreements in the other to get OIL. Oh the predatory pricing and colluding with railroads to eliminate his competitors. In 1911, the U.S. Supreme Court found Standard Oil in violation of anti-trust laws and ordered it to dissolve. SURE, SURE - which are still largely owned by the Rockefellers today. There have been many name changes over the years of the oil companies formed from the old Standard Oil Company such as, Texaco, Exxon-Mobile, Sunoco to name just a few of the oil companies still owned by the Rockefeller family. Standard Oil of New Jersey (EXXON) Standard Oil Company of New York (MOBIL) Standard Oil of California (SOCAL) Rockefeller expanded into the entire Western Hemisphere into Latin America. How that has played out "The Rockefellers, under the leadership of David, have continued to control A . ...
Introduction: Recently a friend of mine, a highly admired New York lawyer of Barbadian extraction, sent me a newspaper clipping about Anita Hill, the woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, of sexual harassment. This month is also Women’s… [ 1487 more words. ]
Today is Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Today in Sports History 1940 - The New York Rangers and the Montreal Canadiens played in the first hockey game to be televised in the U.S. The game was aired on W2WBS in New York with one camera in a fixed position. The Rangers beat the Canadiens 6-2. 1941 - The Boston Bruins set an NHL record after going 23 games unbeaten. Their record during the stretch was 15-0-8. 1951 - The first Pan American Games opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 1957 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that baseball was the only professional sport exempt from antitrust laws. 1964 - Cassius Clay (later Muhammad Ali) became heavyweight-boxing champion in an upset victory over Sonny Liston. 1978 - O.J. Simpson was a guest on "Saturday Night Live." 1981 - The Boston Bruins and the Minnesota North Stars set a record for most penalties in a game. There were 84 penalties that totaled 392 minutes. 1989 - Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, fired head coach Tom Landry after a 29-year career. 199 ...
On this day in 1840, former President John Quincy Adams began to argue the Amistad case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. A practicing lawyer and member of the House of Representatives, John Quincy Adams was the son of America's second president, founding father and avowed abolitionist John Adams. Although John Quincy Adams publicly downplayed his abolitionist stance, he too viewed the practice as contrary to the nation's core principles of freedom and equality. After serving one term as president between 1825 and 1829, Adams was elected to the House of Representatives, in which he served until his death in 1848. During his tenure, he succeeded in repealing a rule that prevented any debate about slavery on the House floor. In 1839, a Spanish slave ship named La Amistad appeared off the coast of New York. The "slaves" aboard it, who were free Africans kidnapped in Africa and originally bound for sale in Cuba, had rebelled, killing the Spanish ship's captain and cook. The African mutineers then promised t ...
WHY YOU SHOULD VOTE FOR STELLA MORRISON Mrs. Morrison was born in Lafayette, Louisiana: raised in Church Point, and graduated from High School in Sunset, La. She received a B.S. degree from Southern university in Baton Rouge in 1969 and a Juris Doctorate from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1972. She has been a law clerk with the Federal Trade Commission's Regional Office in New York, NY., the Pentagon in Arlington Virginia, and both a law clerk and trial attorney with the Equal Opportunity Commission in Washington D.C. She was one of the attorneys in the Wesley P. Bernard,et al vs. Gulf Oil Corporation, a Port Arthur employment descrimination case that went all the way to the US Supreme Court. She has appeared before several legislative committees in the state of Texas to present testimony concerning legislature affecting the citizens in Jefferson County for almost forty years.
Shouldn't same-sex oriented teens be given a chance to change? by MICHELLE A. CRETELLA from Catholic Education Resource Center page. The evidence shows that most "unsure" adolescents become exclusively heterosexual. In 2013 California and New Jersey passed laws that ban licensed mental health providers from offering sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE) to minors. Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Minnesota and Maryland are considering similar legislation. Recently, however, this legislation died in the Virginia House, and a stay was imposed in California pending review by the Supreme Court of the United States. To be clear, the present debate concerns banning voluntary (not coerced) SOCE by professionals for minors who are distressed by their unwanted homosexual feelings. Support for this ban is based upon four claims. First, that sexual orientation is a fixed, inborn trait. Secondly, that homosexual attractions experienced during adolescence are enduring. Thirdly, that homosexual behavior ...
Charlie's NYC History Corner for February 17th On this date in... 1943...Yankees slugger Joe Dimaggio joins the Army after waiving his player deferrment. He returns to baseball in 1946. 1953...A Federal Court in New York delays the executions of convicted Cold War spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg to give them time for a final appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Their appeal fails and the couple is put to death four months later. 1958...Giants star halfback Frank Gifford signs a movie deal with Warner Brothers.
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(New Hyde Park, NY – February 13, 2014) — Today, Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), the most senior Republican in the United States Senate, announced his endorsement of Frank Scaturro, Republican candidate for New York’s 4th Congressional District. Senator Hatch issued the following statement: "I announce with great pride that I have endorsed Republican Frank Scaturro for Congress in New York's 4th Congressional District. I know Frank personally and I have witnessed his professionalism in action when he was Counsel for the Constitution for the Senate Judiciary Committee. Frank’s legal expertise was an invaluable asset to the Senators on our Committee. His exceptional intelligence, work ethic, knowledge, character and dedication were second to none. He played a vital role in the confirmations of Chief Justice Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court. I endorse Frank because he has brains and guts. He'll bring a new kind of leadership to Washington. Frank is a strong advocate ...
NJ Investigation turns up the Heat; Issue 18 New Subpoenas; Here are the Names byjamessFollow Email 77 Comments / 77 New Sorry for the lack of pithy commentary, BUT since this is BREAKING News -- Here ya go: Christie bridge scandal: Recipients of 18 new subpoenas revealed by Christopher Baxter, The Star-Ledger, nj.com -- Feb 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM TRENTON — The state legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal will issue 18 new subpoenas, including to Gov. Chris Christie's office, his inner circle and officials at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, The Star-Ledger has learned. Recipients include the State Police aviation unit, which oversees Christie's helicopter travel, four new members of Christie's office, and his failed State Supreme Court nominee, Phillip Kwon, who now works as deputy general counsel at the Port Authority. [...] The full list of those to be subpoenaed is: * Chris Christie for Governor, the governor's re-election campaign * Christie's office * R ...
Kenneth Bancroft Clark Clark, Kenneth Bancroft, 1914–2005, American psychologist and educator, b. Panama Canal Zone, grad. Howard (B.A., 1935) and Columbia (Ph.D., 1940). Clark taught psychology at Howard (1937–38) and at Hampton Institute (1940–41). He was the first African American to be a full tenured professor (1960) at the City College of New York, where he taught from 1942 to 1975, and to be a member of the New York State Board of Regents (1966–86). Clark was the author of a 1950 report on racial discrimination that was cited in the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kans. An early leader in the civil-rights movement, he founded the Northside Center for Child Development (1946) and Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Haryou, 1962). His works include Prejudice and Your Child (1955), Dark Ghetto (1965), A Possible Reality (1972), and Pathos of Power (1974).
He took the cue from GWB’s ‘Ponzi’ Presidency! ORWELL’S ‘WAR IS PEACE’ BEST DESCRIBES OBAMA TENURE . . . February 8, 2014, 5:52 pm by Selvam Canagaratna "If we justify war, it is because all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed, not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits." - Ruth Benedict, Patterns of Culture (1934) GWB’s disastrous eight-year occupation of the Oval Office began in early 2001. He wasn’t elected by the American public but by a conservative cabal of the US Supreme Court. Once in office, he soon notched up a new milestone worthy of the Guinness Book of Records, launching the first war of the New Millennium in response to the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center twin-towers in New York, an event that got dubbed by the US press as "the Pearl Harbor of the 21st Century". The ‘legal process’ involved in George Bush’s initial elevation to the Oval Office was radically different to how previous incumbents had got to ...
A smelly but joyful celebration of N.Y.'s Jewish heritage A visit to a 100-year-old specialty foods store on the Lower East Side activates a sense memory that reminds one of generations - and smoked fish - of yore. The final weeks of the U.S. Supreme Court term ending last October were arguably the most momentous in the court’s recent history, with a series of major rulings on *** marriage, Affirmative Action and voting rights. So imagine my surprise when I received a letter at that time from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, accepting my request to interview her about lox and pickled herring. But as I continued to work on my documentary, "The Sturgeon Queens" – on the story of the 100-year-old “appetizing” store Russ & Daughters, on New York's Lower East Side – I came to understand why she decided to participate. Like everyone I spoke to for the film, Justice Ginsburg feels a connection to the place that goes far beyond smoked fish. She told me how her mother used to bring her to the crowded, noisy ...
Most of all, American raceologists were intensely proud to have inspired the purely eugenic state the Nazis were constructing. In those early years of the Third Reich, Hitler and his race hygienists carefully crafted eugenic legislation modeled on laws already introduced across America, upheld by the Supreme Court and routinely enforced. Nazi doctors and even Hitler himself regularly communicated with American eugenicists from New York to California, ensuring that Germany would scrupulously follow the path blazed by the United States. American eugenicists were eager to assist. As they followed the day-to-day progress of the Third Reich, American eugenicists clearly understood their continuing role. This was particularly true of California's eugenicists, who led the nation in sterilization and provided the most scientific support for Hitler's regime. --Edwin Black, "War Against The Weak: Eugenics And America's Campaign To Create A Master Race", p. 277
On this day in the U.S. presidency, cabinet, Congress, U.N. and Supreme Court, Jan. 26: • 1979, former Vice President Nelson A. Rockefeller died in New York at age 70. • 2004, The Bush administration retreated from its once-confident claims that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction; Democrats swiftly sought to turn the about-face into an election-year issue. • 2009, Timothy Geithner (GYT'-nur) was sworn in as the nation's 75th treasury secretary, less than an hour after winning Senate confirmation.
After losing the landmark Supreme Court case, Rich Sotir v. The State of New York, wherein the court upheld the state's ruling that Rich can not legally marry a Star Wars action figure, he is moving with his beloved Hoth-gear Han Solo (with goggles included) to a boat that they'll take to international waters where they can live together away from the judgement of society.
Congress grants Obama 'free rein for Martial Law' 'Subjugation of citizenry' looming as U.S. becomes 'police state' Published: 13 hours ago author-image Bob Unruh Some of the nation’s most respected legal teams are asking the Supreme Court to take up a challenge to the indefinite-detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act, charging the law has created the framework for a police state. The controversial provision authorizes the military, under presidential authority, to arrest, kidnap, detain without trial and hold indefinitely American citizens thought to “represent an enduring security threat to the United States.” Journalist Chris Hedges, who is suing the government over a controversial provision in the National Defense Authorization Act, is seen here addressing a crowd in New York's Zuccotti Park. Journalist Chris Hedges is among the plaintiffs charging the law could be used to target journalists who report on terror-related issues. A friend-of-the-court brief submitted in the ...
On This Day: January 22 On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court handed down its Roe vs. Wade decision, which legalized abortion. On Jan. 22, 1890, Fred M. Vinson, 13th Chief Justice of the United States, was born. Following his death on Sept. 8, 1953, his obituary appeared in The Times. 1901 Queen Victoria died at age 81 after 63 years on the British throne. 1905 Russian troops opened fired on marching workers in St. Petersburg, killing more than 100 in what became known as "Bloody Sunday." 1922 Pope Benedict XV died. 1938 Thornton Wilder's play "Our Town" premiered in Princeton, N.J. 1944 Allied forces began landing at Anzio, Italy, during World War II. 1953 The Arthur Miller drama "The Crucible" opened on Broadway. 1968 "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" premiered on NBC. 1970 The Boeing 747 went on its first regularly scheduled commercial flight, from New York to London. 1973 Lyndon Baines Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, died at his ranch in Johnson City, Texas, at age 64. 1995 Rose Fitzgerald K ...
OUR DOCUMENTS Gibbons v. Ogden (1824) This Supreme Court decision forbade states from enacting any legislation that would interfere with Congress's right to regulate commerce among the separate states. Robert Fulton’s 1807 invention of the steamboat was highly significant, but its application would have been severely limited had the Supreme Court not ruled against the monopoly in interstate steamboat operation in Gibbons v. Ogden. In this decision, Chief Justice John Marshall’s Court ruled that Congress has the power to “regulate commerce” and that Federal law takes precedence over state laws. The State of New York passed a law giving Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston a monopoly on steamboat traffic on the Hudson Bay, "navigating all boats that might be propelled by steam, on all waters within the territory, or jurisdiction of the State, for the term of twenty years." Fulton and Livingston issued permits and seized boats that operated without their endorsement. Aaron Ogden had a license from the ...
As NYE approaches, I must say, it was a great year! I rallied for two Supreme Court demonstrations, survived the first half of graduate school, and accepted a full-time offer with Bank of America. I was Chun-Li for Halloween! I was featured on a Colbert Report segment! I witnessed the Violence Against Women Act pass on the Congress floor! I reached all my fitness goals, thwarted a cancer recurrence, earned my yoga instructor certification, and played in my first fantasy football league! But more importantly, I celebrated the dreams and accomplishments of so many of my friends and family! I'm so grateful that I spent so many days of the last year laughing with all my lifelong friends in Arizona, DC, New York and North Carolina! Here's to another 365 days of laughter!
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor will take center stage among about 1 million revelers in New York's Times Square to usher in 2014 by pressing the button to lower the iconic countdown ball, organizers said on Sunday. New York native Sotomayor will join pop star Lady Gaga, boxing…
(Gordon) Germany - In a landmark ruling, a US court has decided that two German companies cannot be held liable for allegedly aiding and abetting the apartheid government in racial attacks and injustices 28 December 2013 South Africans who said they were victims of apartheid crimes and torture, were amongst those who took the two German companies -- Daimler and Rheinmetall -- to court. But, a US judge ruled in New York that the German companies could not be sued under the Alien Tort Statute, which allows non-U.S citizens to bring cases in US courts over international violations because the South African complainants failed to prove that the case concerned the United States enough to justify the use of the statute. Lawyers for Daimler and Rheinmetall expressed relief that the decade-long litigation had come to an end. Two US firms, Ford and IBM, also stand accused in the same court. They sold products such as cars and computers to South African security forces during apartheid. The US court ruling did not ...
Yuletide scenes are all around us despite the scarily warm solstice in New York. Bells are ringing, malls are crowding, and in some quarters Christmas caroling can be heard. The US media is agog with serious problems such as whether Santa Claus was white and the even more troubling problem that Jesus might not be a blue eyed blonde man.  In India a benighted Supreme Court upheld a British colonial law against homosexuality.  In the Emirates of Russia, Putin the Vlad may need to rethink his anti LGBT laws since Billy Jean King and other openly *** athletes will represent the US in the Winter Olympics.  But there is reason for hope; under protests, the Indian government has asked the court to review the law because it "violated the principle of equality".  India’s brilliant mythologist Devdutt Puttnaik upset a lot of Hindus by declaring that homophobia is not a part of India’s religious heritage. there are good tidings from Moscow:  Nadia and Masha, the two jailed members of the Russian feminist p ...
U.S. top court declines to hear online retailers tax case By Lawrence Hurley and Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON (Reuters) - amazon.com Inc and other online retailers with no physical presence in New York State must go on collecting sales tax after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a legal challenge to the law that requires it. The court order means the New York law remains intact and the high court will not, at least for now, definitively rule on the heavily contested question of whether states have the power to pass such laws. According to the Tax Foundation, a conservative-leaning think tank in Washington, 11 other states have recently passed laws seeking to expand their tax authority over out-of-state retailers. Amazon and Overstock.com Inc both had challenged the New York State law. Though dealt a legal blow, the companies will see little, if any, adverse earnings effects, analysts said on Monday. "It's not positive, obviously. How negative remains to be seen," said Colin Gillis, an an ...
Morning News ( Sponsored By Kashmir Steel Rolling Mills) * At least one militant was killed after Army had a brief gun battle with a group of militants in Lolab forests of North Kashmirs Kupwara district last evening. *Lok Sabha to take up Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill today after getting clearance in Rajya Sabha yesterday. *The US seeks security of its diplomats after New Delhi takes series of steps in response to the arrest of an Indian Diplomat in New York. *Government contemplates fresh Supreme court inquiry against Justice A K Ganguly in Law Intern sexual harrasment case. *Discussion on draft Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill 2013 to be taken up in Andhra Pradesh Assembly from today. *Heavy fog disrupts rail, road and air traffic in Northern India. AND IN CRICKET *India to clash with South Africa in the first of the two-match Test series in Johannesburg this afternoon.
Latest News for December 17th 1. Taking a strong view of the US action against India’s Deputy Consul-General in New York, the Indian Government took some measures including asking all the US embassies and consulates to return their diplomatic ID cards. It has also withdrawn all airport passes for them. The Indian government is also seeking details of wages paid to Indians working in US embassy, consulates and American schools. Delhi Police has been asked for removal of barricades outside US embassy. 2. The Rajya Sabha passed the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011 by a voice vote today after Samajwadi Party members staged a walkout saying that the proposed legislation is not in the interest of the country. Now, the Bill will be taken up in the Lok Sabha tomorrow. The bill provides for the setting up of a Lokpal at the Centre and will consist of a Chairperson and not more than eight members. The Chairperson may be either a serving or retired Chief Justice of India, or a Judge of the Supreme Court or an emin ...
"In 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that blacks possessed “no rights which the white man was bound to respect.” Don E. Fehrenbacher, The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics (New York: Oxford University Press, 1978), 347.
Just when you begin thinking things can't get more bizarre. Senior American Cardinal, Timothy Dolan of New York, says the Church has been "outmarketed" on the issue of *** marriage, but that the issue is not over. He also says the American Catholic Church will continue to oppose the Affordable Health Care Act and the Church is willing to deprive 40 million U. S. citizens of health care because the law as written complies with the U. S. Constitution and Supreme Court decision in allowing for abortions. Pope Francis keeps making statements about how it is wrong for the Church to focus on narrow issues like *** rights and *** marriage, and how wrong it is to target *** for discrimination. Obviously, the American Church doesn't give a *** what their Pope feels, thinks or says on issues relating to *** A Church that claims its moral authority from Jesus Christ believes it is morally just to deprive 40 million Americans of medical coverage if doing so will prevent abortions? It is getting more and more dif ...
With the Supreme Court slated to take up the battle against the Obamcare HHS mandate early next year, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said the Catholic Churc
Supreme Court leaves online sales tax question to Congress The U.S. Supreme Court will leave it to Congress to settle the contentious question of online sales tax collection that brick-and-mortar retailers contend puts them at a disadvantage to giants such as amazon.com. The nation’s highest court declined on Monday to hear a petition from amazon.com and Overstock.com asking for a review of a New York Court of Appeals ruling that upheld the collection of sales tax for online purchases. In 1992, the Supreme Court ruled sales tax only needs to be collected if a business has a physical presence in a state. But the New York law, enacted in 2008, considers retailers to have a physical presence even if the businesses accept “affiliate” sales leads from other websites. After New York passed the law, Overstock.com halted contracts with affiliate advertisers in New York, opting to contract with advertisers in other states. On Monday, Overstock.com said the Supreme Court’s decision to not hear the case chan ...
If you're an online retailer, New York State wants to tax you, no matter where you are. And the U.S. Supreme Court says they can. The US Supreme Court upheld Monday New York State's law requiring Amazon to collect sales tax on items sold online, the latest decision in a long battle over ecommerce taxes. The top US court dismissed without comment an appeal from Amazon and online retailer Overstock.com, after the New York State Court of Appeals ruled the tax constitutional in March. The decision requires Amazon to collect and remit sales taxes for goods sold to residents of New York State, an important battleground over the question of taxes for online sales. State governments and brick-and-mortar retailers have long argued that online retailers should be required to collect sales taxes, to avoid giving an unfair advantage to ecommerce sites. Amazon and others have argued that the US constitution bars taxes on interstate commerce, and prior court decisions have held that etailers must collect sales taxes on ...
ROBERT B. REICH, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written thirteen books, including the best sellers “Aftershock" and “The Work of Nations." His latest, "Beyond Outrage," is now out in paperback. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine and chairman of Common Cause. His new film, "Inequality for All," is now in theaters. How the Republican Tempest Over the Affordable Care Act Diverts Attention from Three Large Truths Friday, November 22, 2013 Having failed to defeat the Affordable Care Act in Congress, to beat it back in the last election, to repeal it despite more than eighty votes in the House, to stop it in the Federal Courts, to get enough votes in the Supreme Court to overrule it, and to gut it with outright extortion (closing the government and threatening to def ...
1501 Arthur Tudor of England marries Katherine of Aragon. 1812 As Napoleon Bonaparte's army retreats form Moscow, temperatures drop to 20 degrees below zero. 1846 Naval forces capture Tampico, Mexico. 1851 Herman Melville's novel Moby *** is published in New York. 1882 Billy Clairborne, a survivor of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, loses his life in a shoot-out with Buckskin Frank Leslie. 1908 Albert Einstein presents his quantum theory of light. 1910 Eugene Ely pilots first aircraft to take-off from a ship, USS Birmingham (CL-2) at Hampton Roads, VA. He lands safely on Willoughby Spit, Norfolk, VA.. 1921 The Cherokee Indians ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review their claim to 1 million acres of land in Texas. 1922 The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) begins the first daily radio broadcasts from Marconi House. 1930 Right-wing militarists in Japan attempt to assassinate Premier Hamagushi. 1935 Manuel Luis Quezon is sworn in as the first Filipino president, as the Commonwealth of the ...
Retired SCOTUS Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Officiates *** Wedding at Supreme Court via david mixner) Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor became the second justice (joining Ruth Bader Ginsburg) to marry a *** couple at the Supreme Court when she officiated the marriage on Tuesday of Jeff Trammel and Stuart Serkin. Bloomberg reports: The ceremony took place in the lawyer’s lounge of the court, according to court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg. That is just off the courtroom where the sitting justices delivered a pair of 5-4 decisions in June that stopped short of legalizing *** marriage across the country yet struck down a federal law barring benefits for spouses in same-sex marriages. WKZO adds: It was not the first *** wedding ceremony at the court building. Over the weekend, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presided over the wedding there of New York couple Ralph Lee Pellecchio and James Carter Wernz, according to a wedding announcement in the New York Times. In August, Ginsburg became the first jus ...
On November 6th the Supreme Court will decide if prayer in Jesus' name can be offered in government meetings because of a lawsuit dealing with a case involving prayer at city council meetings in Greece, New York. --Is Pope Francis ready to allow Catholic priests to marry? --Southern Baptist Convention's North American Missions Board releases guidelines instructing their military chaplains not to conduct or attend same-sex weddings and other activities that give the appearance of accepting the homosexual lifestyle. --California authorizes same-sex marriages for prison inmates. --Jordanian children are told to idolize terrorists. --Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel must be prepared to go it alone in regard to national defense. --Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg becomes the first justice to officiate at a wedding for a same-sex couple. --The former head of the National Council of Churches encourages Christians to reject the exclusivity of their faith. --Retired Anglican Archbishop Desmon ...
Found it! Ted Cruz, Goldman Sachs, Bush Relationship Submitted by cs2excalibur on Sat, 09/28/2013 - 03:18 in Politics, General + Law(s) California Look what I found on Wiki: Cruz and his wife, Heidi Cruz (née Nelson), have two daughters. Cruz met his wife while working on the George W. Bush presidential campaign of 2000. Cruz's wife is currently head of the Southwest Region in the Investment Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. and previously worked in the White House for Condoleezza Rice and in New York as an investment banker.[95] It never sounded right from the start. I never liked Cruz. Cruz and his wife worked for the Bush In the 2000s. Another Bush term? All you keep hearing is that Ted Cruz was Solicitor General of Texas. Where he went before the Supreme Court. Not to mention that he was the FIRST Hispanic in Texas and youngest person to hold that title. Again we hear that Rubio is going to be the next first Hispanic to be President? Watch out for Ted Cruz, I think this guy is all about cli ...
"Justice Antonin Scalia doesn't want to 'get upset' in the morning, we learned this week from his refreshingly candid interview in New York Magazine. That's why he limits his newspaper consumption to The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Times -- reliably conservative outlets -- and avoids the 'so shrilly, shrilly liberal' Washington Post. In the car to and from the Supreme Court, he listens mostly to conservative talk radio, including the call-in show of his 'good friend' Bill Bennett, Ronald Reagan's secretary of education. Bennett's producers, Scalia says, 'keep off stupid people'. Now, Justice Scalia has a tough job and deserves all the peace of mind he can muster. It's too bad, though, that he feels it necessary to inhabit a media bubble where his ideological convictions are always confirmed and never challenged. He's hardly alone, of course: Plenty of other people -- maybe even a liberal justice or two -- confine themselves to an opposing media diet of NPR, HuffingtonPost.com, and The New York ...
US Supreme Court to hear abortion cases Since the retirement of moderate justice Sandra Day O'Connor, the court has been moving to the right, revising former precedents. New York Times writes: The court has two cases concerning abortion on its docket. One of them, McCullen v. Coakley, No. 12-1168, is a challenge to a Massachusetts law that restricted protests near Reproductive Health care facilities. The court upheld a similar Colorado law in 2000 in Hill v. Colorado. “This is probably the most likely precedent to be overruled,” said Kannon K. Shanmugam, a lawyer with Williams & Connolly. The second one concerns whether states may limit the use of abortion-inducing drugs. The case, Cline v. Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, No. 12-1094, has taken a detour to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, which has been asked for a clarification. When the case returns, the Supreme Court may well modify its understanding of one of Justice O’Connor’s central legacies, Planned Parenthood v. Casey in 1992. Th ...
Let me get this straight. According to the Constitution, a bill is passed and the president signs it into law. So, in 2009, The Affordable Care Act was signed into law, and after the Supreme Court deemed it "constitutional" and the repeals have failed like 41 times or so, Reps(who lost the election twice) are blaming the shutdown on the President and the Dems, for not coming to the table to meet halfway on something that is a Law. John Stewart used a metaphor, saying that the Kansas City Chiefs won 31-7 over New York and New York didn't call to say "if you don't give us 25 more points by tomorrow, we are shutting down the NFL"
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 to October 15 October Highlights in U.S. Women's History • October 3, 1904 - Mary McLeod Bethune opens her first school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida • October 4, 1976 - Barbara Walters becomes the first woman co-anchor of the evening news (at ABC) • October 4, 1993 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg joins the U.S. Supreme Court as its second woman Justice • October 8, 1993 - Toni Morrison becomes the first African American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature • October 10, 1983 - Dr. Barbara McClintock receives the Nobel Prize for Medicine for her discovery in genetics about mobile genetic elements • October 11, 1984 - Dr. Kathryn D. Sullivan is the first U.S. woman astronaut to "walk" in space during Challenger flight • October 15, 1948 - Dr. Frances L. Willoughby is the first woman doctor in the regular U.S. Navy • October 16, 1916 - Margaret Sanger opens the U.S.'s first birth control clinic in Brooklyn, New York • Oc ...
"The Affordable Care Act was approved by Congress and sanctioned by the Supreme Court. It is the law of the land. Get over it... and get out of the way so I can help my people." -- Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D), writing in the New York Times, in defense of President Obama's health care law.
Just days after crowds of people in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York took to the streets to celebrate the Supreme Court victories, one woman in rural Mississippi took a personal stand against a local form of discrimination.
IRONY WAS THE WAR OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE A WAR AGAINST THE EAST INDIA COMPANY AND MONARCHY AND ROTHSCHILDS AS PRIME CLASS A SHAREHOLDERS., AND ITS TEMPLAR KNIGHT FOUNDERS. DID EMMA LAZARUS THEN GO ONTO SUPPORT A ZIONIST NATION STATE - AS SUPPORTED BY THE ROTHSCHILD DYNASTY? Emma Lazarus Emma Lazarus (July 22, 1849 – November 19, 1887) was a poet born in New York City. She is best known for "The New Colossus", a sonnet written in 1883; its lines appear on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty[1] placed in 1903.[2] Background Lazarus was the fourth of seven children of Moses Lazarus and Esther Nathan, Sephardic Jews[3] whose families, originally from Portugal, had been settled in New York since the colonial period. She was related through her mother to Benjamin N. Cardozo, Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court. From an early age, she studied American and British literature, as well as several languages, including German, French, and Italian. Her writings attracted the attention of ...
To those upset at the Supreme Court for overturning the most paternalistic and insulting part of the Voting Rights Act, while leaving the basic prohibitions on race discrimination intact, how would you feel about a similar law for other constitutional rights? Gun laws in Illinois and the District of Columbia were held to flagrantly violate the individual right to bear arms, and surely New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, California and Hawaii are not far behind. So let's pass a new federal law voiding all the gun laws currently on the books in those states, and forbidding them to pass any laws that relate to guns or in any way impact anyone's right to lawfully own or possess one, without getting a court to sign off first. Any objections?
The Queen of Pop has spoken. Madonna has joined the chorus of celebs celebrating the Supreme Court's rulings on DOMA and Prop 8. 'What a way to start my day!!,' Madge said in a statement to E! News. 'I'm wearing a smile from ear to ear. There is a G-D! Justice is served. Hallelujah!!' Not like it needs any explanation, but Madonna has been one of the biggest *** icons since she was practically still in the womb. 'I wouldn't have a career if it weren't for the *** community,' she once said during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. In June 2011, Madonna urged her fans to back same-sex marriage in New York. 'New Yorkers your voices must be heard,' she posted on her website. 'Tell your state Congressmen to support same sex marriage bill. All you need is love.' Same-sex marriage became legal in the Empire State about a week later with the passage of the Marriage Equality Act. Most recently, Madonna presented the Vito Russo Award to openly *** CNN journalist Anderson Cooper at the GLAAD Media Awards in ...
Snowden and a muzzled free press July 3, 2013 Frank Snepp is a Peabody award-winning investigative journalist, most recently for NBC in Los Angeles, and the author of two CIA memoirs. One, "Decent Interval," is an account of the fall of Saigon, based on his perspective as the CIA's chief strategy analyst there. His second book, "Irreparable Harm," is the inside story of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, U.S. v. Snepp, that defines the legal rights and risks of U.S. intelligence employees who become whistle-blowers in national security cases. As a result of the CIA winning a court verdict against Snepp, the writer must clear his pieces -- including this one -- through the CIA. He has also taught media law at USC (CNN) -- The conservative Republican Rep. Peter King of New York recently uncorked the genie that journalists fear most, by calling for a crackdown on anyone who gives air time to Edward Snowden and like-minded leakers. To most of my journalist colleagues, this seems to violate the most bas ...
Bolerium Books This year is the 95th anniversary of Hammer v. Dagenhart, the Supreme Court decision striking down the 1918 federal Child Labor Law. Child labor would not be enacted successfully until twenty years later with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Slate [postcard]. New York: Rotograph Company, 1907. Standard postcard, black and white photo of boys employed in a plant picking slate out of mined coal; postcard has been used, with penciled inscription and address, stamp cancelled on Jan. 5 in New York with a recepit cancel of Jan. 7 in Michigan. Mild edgewear, photo has minor ink smudges. A graphic reminder of child labor in the days of "breaker boys."
WHAT HAPPENED TO PBS?!? Did Public Television Commit Self-Censorship to Appease Billionaire Funder David Koch? Filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal say plans for their new documentary to air on public television have been quashed after billionaire Republican David Koch complained about the PBS broadcast of another film critical of him, "Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream," by acclaimed filmmaker Alex Gibney. Lessin and Deal were in talks to broadcast their film, "Citizen Koch," on PBS until their agreement with the Independent Television Service fell through. The New Yorker reports the dropping of "Citizen Koch" may have been influenced by Koch’s response to Gibney’s film, which aired on PBS stations, including WNET in New York late last year. "Citizen Koch" tells the story of the landmark Citizens United ruling by the Supreme Court that opened the door to unlimited campaign contributions from corporations. It focuses on the role of the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity in backing Wisc ...
*** pride parades draw huge crowds after marriage rulings Dancing, cheering and toting placards, *** rights supporters took to the streets in huge numbers at annual *** pride parades across the United States on Sunday, with attendance boosted by recent Supreme Court rulings in support of same-sex marriage. *** pride celebrations were held in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis and several other cities by marchers energized by the top court's rulings extending federal benefits to married homosexual couples and striking down a ban on same-sex marriages in California. In San Francisco, two couples who sued to overturn the California ban led nearly 1 million people in one of the biggest parades in years. Some people carried signs that read "Thank you, Supreme Court!" The two couples, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo, got married on Friday, hours after the ban was lifted. On Sunday, crowds cheered as they rode through the parade in a baby-blue convertible with rai ...
News CITY ROOM New York Today: Stampede to Summer By ANDY NEWMAN What you need to know for Wednesday: more heat, maybe thunderstorms and even hail. School ends, local reaction to likely Supreme Court same-sex marriage rulings, and an injured police dog goes home. In Times Square, a Bizarre Clash of Weed Man Versus Beer Man By VIVIAN YEE In a bizarre altercation on Friday night, it was Weed Man versus Beer Man, with an audience of Alien and the Predator. $1.2 Million Disappears From a Passenger-Jet Shipment of U.S. Currency By MARC SANTORA Tens of millions of dollars were being shipped in a commercial airliner from Zurich to a Federal Reserve center near New York, but when the shipment was delivered, it was short. In Brooklyn Neighborhood, Multiplying Massage Parlors Cause Residents to Fret By JOSEPH BERGER A number of day spas have opened recently in Bay Ridge, especially on a stretch of Fifth Avenue, and community leaders have received some complaints.
Today in Black History 1991 - Thurgood Marshall announces retirement US Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, citing illness, announces his retirement from the nation's highest court after 24 years of service. 1971 - The overturned draft evasion conviction Muhammad Ali, (born Cassius Clay) stands before the Supreme Court regarding his refusal of induction into the US Army during the Vietnam War (Clay v- United States). He is asked "How can you be a pacifist opposed to the idea of war?" One of Ali's responses goes as follows, "I am not going ten thousand miles from here to help murder and kill and burn poor people simply to help continue the domination of white slave masters over the darker people." U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned the draft evasion conviction of Muhammad Ali. 1964 - Organization for Afro-American Unity Organization for Afro-American Unity founded in New York by Malcolm X. 1874 - Freedmen's Bank closed Freedmen's Bank closed. Black depositors had some $3 Million in the bank, wh ...
Today in TV History: 1929 - Scientists at Bell Laboratories in New York revealed a system for transmitting color television pictures. 1949 - "Captain Video and His Video Rangers" premiered on the Dumont Television Network. 1955 - The first "Wide Wide World" was broadcast on NBC-TV. 1958 - NBC's "Matinee Theatre" was seen for the final time. 1964 - The Rolling Stones appeared as the entire panel on BBC-TV's 'Juke Box Jury'. 1966 - "Dark Shadows" began running on ABC-TV. 1968 - Elvis Presley began taping his first television special, "Elvis," at NBC studios in Burbank, CA. 1984 - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that individual colleges could make their own TV package deals. 1984 - The Federal Communications Commission moved to deregulate U.S. commercial TV by lifting most programming requirements and ending day-part restrictions on advertising. 1989 - NBC aired "Miami Vice" for the last time.
Well said, Melissa Etheridge. She is glad the Supreme Court has reversed laws passed in haste out of fear (Prop *8 and DOMA), so lets hope the ridiculous New York "Safe Act" that was passed in haste and fear is also soon overturned.
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New York, N.Y.–“Home of the Brave,” a powerful, award-winning 2004 documentary about murdered Civil Rights Activist Viola Liuzzo will be released digitally as the U.S. Supreme Court considers overturning critical aspects of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the ground-breaking legislation that outlaws…
Today in History. 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court rules that minor's cannot be automatically be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole 2012 Elena Vesnina beats five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams, in the first round at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships 2011 New York becomes the largest state to legalize same-sex marriage when Governor Andrew Cuomo signs the New York State Marriage Equality Law 2011 According to a new study, the number of adults in the world with diabetes has doubled since 1980 2010 Jean Leonard Rugambage, a Rwandan journalist, is shot dead in front of his home in Kigali; the exiled chief editor of Umuvugizi believes the government is responsible 2009 Internet traffic reaches unprecedented levels after entertainer Michael Jackson's death triggers an outpouring of worldwide grief 2006 Warren Buffett donates $30 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 1999 NBA Finals, San Antonio Spurs beat New York Knicks 4 games to 1 1998 Supreme Court rules attorney-client privilege ext ...
By Francesca Trianni NEW YORK (Reuters) - The 89-year-old son of late New York socialite Brooke Astor on Monday lost a final plea that because of old age and illness he should avoid prison time for his conviction on charges he cheated his ailing mother before her death. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Kirke Bartley declined the defense request to throw out Anthony Marshall's 1- to 3-year sentence, noting that a higher court, the State Supreme Court's Appellate Division, already rejected Marshall's argument that he should be spared prison because of his age and illness. Marshall's lawyer portrayed him as a frail man who would likely die if incarcerated. He was expected to report on Thursday to begin his prison term. Marshall and his codefendant, Francis Morrissey, 72, a lawyer, were convicted in 2009 of grand larceny and other charges for keeping Marshall's mother in squalid conditions in her final years and of taking advantage of his mother's deteriorating mental state for financial gain. Morrissey was al ...
Miss Connecticut wins Miss Usa contest in Vegas By Hannah Dreier Associated Press Las Vegas (AP) — A 25-year-old contestant from Connecticut won the title ofMiss Usain Las Vegas on Sunday night. Erin Brady of South Glastonbury, Conn., won the beauty pageant at thePlanet Hollywoodhotel- casino after strutting in a white sparkly gown and answering a question about theU.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding widespread DNA tests. Asked if she agreed with the decision, Brady said she did. Brady gets the crown and a New York apartment for one year. She is expected to spend her title reign on a nationwide speaking tour and raising breast and ovarian cancer awareness, the organization's official cause. During the swimsuit competition, the ladies threw off sheer wraps to reveal skimpy blue, gold and orange bikinis. They strutted in stilettos to theJonas Brothers' live performance of "Pom Poms." The women also strutted to Calvin Harris' electronica-infused "Sweet Nothing" in an array of spangled, flowing evening ...
I hope you are ready for biographies on our two newest Supreme Court Justices that were nominated by President Obama in Sonia Maria Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Sonia Sotomayor was born June 25, 1954 and South Bronx, New York. She is the first latina women to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court. She is presently 1 of 4 female justices. Sotomayor attended Princeton University. NYU, Columbia Law School and Yale Law School. She graduated Yale with a J.D. in 1979 and passed the BAR exam in 1980. George H.W. Bush nominated her for District Court in 1992. She was nominated to the Second Circuit Court by Bill Clinton in 1998 and Barack Obama nominated Sotomayor to the highest bench in May 2009. Sotomayor has a net worth of 800,000 dollars. Before her appointment to the court she had one case (Ricci v. Destefano) go before the high court which was reversed by a 5-4 vote against Sotomayor. Elena Kagan was born April 28, 1960 and raised in N.Y. This jewish american girl obtained a bachelors degree in history from Princeton ...
New York Governor Acts to Protect Late-Term Abortion Access Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced his long-promised Women's Equality Act in early June, a portion of which loosens New York's abortion laws and establishes abortion as a right. At a press conference announcing the bill, Cuomo faced a barrage of questions about the abortion section, the most controversial proposal in a bill that contains popular equal pay and anti-trafficking measures. The abortion rate in New York is one of the highest in the country, and in New York City, 41 percent of pregnancies end in abortion. New York currently offers legal protections to babies older than 24 weeks. Abortion, with an exception for the life of the mother, is a crime after 24 weeks under current state law. The bill released June 4 would legalize abortion at any point in a pregnancy for the sake of the life or health of the mother; health, in Supreme Court precedent on abortion, has been widely defined to include emotional health. Senate Republican leade ...
74 years ago . . . in 1939 - The BASEBALL HALL OF FAME opened in Cooperstown, New York, where, legend has it, baseball had been invented by Abner Doubleday exactly 100 years earlier. The first players inducted included Babe Ruth, TY COBB and HONUS WAGNER. 50 years ago . . . in 1963 - "Cleopatra", starring ELIZABETH TAYLOR and RICHARD BURTON, premiered in New York. It was one of Hollywood's most expensive productions, costing $44 million . . . which is estimated to be about $400 MILLION in today's dollars. 46 years ago . . . in 1967 - TABOO INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE BECAME LEGAL!!! . . . after the members of the Supreme Court struck down state laws barring it. 45 years ago . . . in 1968 - Roman Polanski released the horror classic "Rosemary's Baby" . . . starring MIA FARROW as a woman impregnated by Satan. 35 years ago . . . in 1978 - Serial killer David Berkowitz was sentenced to 25 years to life for the six "SON OF SAM" murders in New York. 22 years ago . . . in 1991 - Michael Jordan's CHICAGO BULLS won the . ...
WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration over its “dragnet” collection of logs of domestic phone calls, contending that the once-secret program — whose existence was exposed by a former National Security Agency contractor last week — is illegal and asking a judge to both stop it and order the records purged.   The lawsuit, filed in New York, could set up an eventual Supreme Court test. It could also focus attention on this disclosure amid the larger heap of top secret surveillance matters that were revealed by Edward J. Snowden, a former N.S.A. contractor who came forward on Sunday to say he was the source of a series of disclosures by The Guardian and The Washington Post.   The program “gives the government a comprehensive record of our associations and public movements, revealing a wealth of detail about our familial, political, professional, religious and intimate associations,” the complaint says, adding tha ...
this day in history On June 8 1783 Iceland’s Laki volcano erupted and continued to spew lava for eight months. 9,350 people were killed and famine started and lasted until 1790. 1786 In New York City, commercial ice cream was manufactured for the first time. 1861 Tennessee voted to secede from the Union and joined the Confederacy. 1872 The penny postcard was authorized by the U.S. Congress. 1915 U.S. Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan, resigned in a disagreement over how the U.S. handled the sinking of the Lusitania. 1947 "Lassie" debuted on ABC radio. It was a 15-minute show. 1953 The U.S. Supreme Court outlawed segregated restaurants in Washington, DC. 1965 U.S. troops in South Vietnam were given orders to begin fighting offensively. 1967 Israeli airplanes attacked the USS Liberty in the Mediterranean during the 6-Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors. 34 U.S. Navy crewmen were killed. Israel later called the incident a tragic mistake due to the mis-identification of the ship. ...
Hello friends!! I know that you guys have been wondering who I am. So, let me introduce myself! I am Raghav Aggarwal. By profession I am an International Business Lawyer. I graduated Symbiosis Law School, Pune with LL.B. and Boston University School of Law, USA. Today, I am a lawyer at Court of Appeals, New York, Senior Courts of England & Wales and the Supreme Court of India. I think you all are aware that I own, manage and run a coaching institute called Avocat Tutorials as its Managing Director. We prepare students in +2 and those in final year of graduation for All India Competitive Law Entrance Examinations. You must have seen our students and our results for Law Entrance, 2013. We will now be starting admissions shortly! To let you know, I own and run my own Law Firm in Delhi called Aggarwal & Aggarwal Law Offices as managing partner. My domain of legal practice is international business transactions and dispute resolutions. I am a guide, a mentor, a teacher and above all, a lawyer. I hope now you k ...
1958 FEDERAL APPOINTEE Clifton Reginald Wharton, Sr., (1868-1949) Over the nest thirty years he held posts in the Malagasy Republic, Portugal, and Rumanis; in 1958 he was the first black to head a United States delegation to a European country, as minister to Rumania. U.S. SENATE Robert Nelson C. Nix (1905- ) was the first black congressman from Pennsylvania. Elected congressman from the Second District of Pennsylvania to fill an unexpired term, he won re-election to each subsequent Congress. He held membership on the Foreign Affairs, Post Office, and civil service committees. Born in South Carolina, Nix studied in New York and Pennsylvania (Lincoln University and University of Pennsylvania Law School). He was one of the first congressmen to speak out in support of the Montgomery bus boycott. Nix's son, Robert N.C. Nix, Jr, was the first black to sit on a State Supreme Court bench since Reconstruction; he was inaugurated as chief justic of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 1984.
Was Chief Justice Roberts Blackmailed Into Supporting Obamacare? Maybe. In 2012, Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote for the Supreme Court’s ruling that ObamaCare was a legal tax. Conservatives were beyond stunned. Roberts’ decision was a narrow, weaving, legal mess, unlike the clear, assured opinions he usually wrote. What the heck happened? Some people posited that he had brain damage from a fall he’d taken some years before. Others sourly said that he’d fallen prey to what’s called Greenhouse Syndrome – the Supreme Court Justices’ desperate need to feel the love from The New York Times’ former Supreme Court reporter, Linda Greenhouse. (Read More: ABC Analyst Thinks Obama Knew About IRS Tax Scandal Before The Election.) There were also some subterranean murmurings that the Obama administration was blackmailing Chief Justice Roberts. This was a bit far-fetched. We all knew that Obama habitually practiced a Chicago-approach to politics, one that saw him digging up secret dir ...
May 26. In 1647, Alse Young was first to be hanged in Hartford for being a witch. In 1805, Napoleon was crowned King of Italy. In 1828, Kaspar Hauser, a feral child, was discovered wandering the streets of Nuremberg. In 1998, the Supreme Court ruled Ellis Island is in New Jersey not New York. It's Dorothea Lange's birthday. Jay Silverheels'. Peggy Lee's. Jack Kevorkian's. Sally Ride's. Helena Bonham-Carter's. Mission: Yes, that's all there is, my friend. So just keep dancing.
MAY 25th NEWS: PERSONS IN NEWS: Srikanth Srinivasan: The Chandigarh-born, Harvard-educated Srikanth Srinivasan, received bipartisan confirmation in a 97-0 vote by the Senate and set off speculation that he may go on to become the first ever Indian-American judge in the U.S. Supreme Court. The President appeared relieved, even pleased, with the confirmation of Mr. Srinivasan after his first nominee to the Circuit Court post, New York prosecutor Caitlin Halligan, was rejected by Republicans and she was forced to withdraw from the race.  Obama added that Mr. Srinivasan would be the first ever South Asian-American to serve as a Circuit Court judge in U.S.’ history. He, however, underscored that the Senate’s action marked the first confirmation “to this important court in seven years”, and that there were three remaining vacancies to be filled. He was in the role of Principal Deputy Solicitor General till his confirmation. Mr. Srinivasan has argued more than 20 cases for the Justice Department at the ...
In February 1961, Barack Obama's parents did something that was illegal in 22 states and that 96% of the population disapproved of: they got married. In fact, interracial marriage, sex and cohabitation would remain illegal in much of the U.S. for another six years. Then on June 12, 1967, in the case Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down the country's anti-miscegenation laws, allowing interracial couples across the country to marry. Thirteen years after Brown v. Board of Education, the court took the last legal teeth out of the Jim Crow era, ridding the U.S. of its last major piece of state-sanctioned segregation. June 12 has since become a grass-roots holiday in the U.S., especially for multiracial couples and families. Known as Loving Day, the celebration commemorates the 1967 case and fights prejudice against mixed-race couples, and is a reason to throw an awesome, inclusive party. As the long-running state-tourism campaign claims, Virginia is for lovers, but that hasn't always b ...
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Jimmy "Wink" Winkfield, victorious in 1901 and 1902, would be the last African American to win the world-famous race. Murphy, Simms and Winkfield have been inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York. In 2005, Winkfield was also honored with a Congressional House Resolution, a few days before the 131st Derby. Such accolades came long after his death in 1974 at age 91 and decades after racism forced him and other black jockeys off American racetracks. Despite Wink’s winning more than 160 races in 1901, Goodwin's Annual Official Guide to the Turf omitted his name. The rising scourge of segregation began seeping into horse racing in the late 1890s. Fanned by the Supreme Court's 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson ruling that upheld the "separate but equal" doctrine, Jim Crow injustice pervaded every social arena, says Butler. “White genteel class, remnants from that world, didn't want to share the bleachers with African American spectators, though blacks continued to wo ...
NYC SODA BAN TO GO INTO EFFECT TUESDAY The thirst will soon be very real for New Yorkers. Starting Tuesday (March 12), restaurants will not be allowed to serve sugary drinks (including soda and coffee) in cups that are larger than 16 oz., PIX11 reports. “We’re not banning anything. It’s called portion control,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg on CBS’ Face the Nation Sunday. “We’ve just got to do something. And all we’re doing in New York is reminding you that it’s not in your interest to have too many empty calories.” There is a legal challenge pending in the Supreme Court that allows a 3-month grace period before slapping businesses who don't comply with a 200 dollar penalty. Some coffee chains have already cut corners around the ban, like Starbucks who noted that most of its drinks are customized and Dunkin Donuts who is asking customers to add their own sugar to large coffees. While diet soda and non-sugary drinks are exempt from the ban, members of the restaurant and beverage industry ...
We actually have a duly elected Senator from NY who wrote favorably about Dictator Hugo Chavez, and has Praised Fidel Castro openly. He serves in our government- Read this, Please: Rep. Jose Serrano, Democrat of New York: "Hugo Chavez was a leader that understood the needs of the poor. He was committed to empowering the powerless. R.I.P. Mr. President." Human Rights Watch doesn't see him in quite the same light: Hugo Chávez's presidency (1999-2013) was characterized by a dramatic concentration of power and open disregard for basic human rights guarantees. After enacting a new constitution with ample human rights protections in 1999 – and surviving a short-lived coup d'état in 2002 – Chávez and his followers moved to concentrate power. They seized control of the Supreme Court and undercut the ability of journalists, human rights defenders, and other Venezuelans to exercise fundamental rights. By his second full term in office, the concentration of power and erosion of human rights protections had gi ...
Those who stood with us today: A coalition of almost 300 corporations, cities, and other organizations, some of whom also appear on yesterday's Prop 8 brief, have filed a Supreme Court brief in support of the overturn of DOMA: INTEREST OF THE AMICI CURIAE This brief is submitted with the written consent of all parties pursuant to Rule 37.3(a). Amici are financial institutions, medical centers, providers of health care and of health-care coverage, airlines, builders, energy and high technology businesses, manufacturers, media companies, insurers, pharmaceutical companies, law and professional firms, retailers, marketers, restaurants, non-profit organizations, the cities of Baltimore, Bangor, Boston, Cambridge, Hartford, Healdsburg, Los Angeles, New York, Northampton, Portsmouth, Providence, San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle, and West Hollywood, King and Santa Clara counties, and trade and professional associations. Amici are employers or associations of employers, and we share a desire to attract, retai ...
A New Jersey judge is asking the state's Supreme Court to lighten up.Attorneys for Vince A. Sicari plan to argue Tuesday that the South Hackensack municipal court judge should be allowed to keep his other ...
Seventy-five prominent Republicans are set to file a joint Supreme Court brief supporting the overturn of Prop 8. The brief is being filed "with the blessing" of AFER attorney Ted Olson, who is himself a well-known conservative Republican. Legal analysts said the brief had the potential to sway conservative justices as much for the prominent names attached to it as for its legal arguments. The list of signers includes a string of Republican officials and influential thinkers — 75 as of Monday evening — who are not ordinarily associated with *** rights advocacy, including some who are speaking out for the first time and others who have changed their previous positions. Among them are Meg Whitman, who supported Proposition 8 when she ran for California governor; Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida and Richard Hanna of New York; Stephen J. Hadley, a Bush national security adviser; Carlos Gutierrez, a commerce secretary to Mr. Bush; James B. Comey, a top Bush Justice Department official; David ...
Pridelets from Tommy for February 22 1964, _Maclean's_ magazine publishes "The Homosexual Next Door: A Sober Appraisal of a New Social Phenomenon" by Sydney Katz. The two part series is thought to be the first positive article on homosexuality to appear in the Canadian mass media. 1972, the US Supreme Court unanimously turns down the chance to determine "whether there is a right to privacy in a three-sided john in a public restroom." 1979, "the most vicious person in America," attorney Roy Cohn, (still in the closet) turns 52, with a star-studded party at New York's conservative spot: Studio 54. The party guests (including Donald Trump and Barbara Walters, and the heads of the Democratic and Republican parties) can have their cake and eat it too ... dessert is a giant 2-foot cake in the shape of Cohn's head. Should insurance companies be required to pay bills if a patient is HIV+? The Kansas State Supreme Court agreed to hear such a dispute on this day in 1991. 1994, *** journalist Randy Shilts is buried. ...
February 18th: Feast of Blessed Fra Angelico. The first opera in the US in 1735 was presented in Charleston SC. Jefferson Davis was sworn in 1861 as president of the CSA. "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was first published in 1885 by Mark Twain. The Mexican president and Vice President were arrrested in 1913 by a military coup. Pluto was discovered in 1930 by photographic evidence. Madame Chiang Kia-shek in 1943 became the first Chinese national to address both houses of Congress. The first 3D movie, "Bwana Devil" was shown in 1953 in New York. The Winter Olympics of 1960 were formally opened in Squaw Valley CA. The "Chicago Seven" were found not guilty in 1970 of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention. In 1977 the Enterprise went on its "debut" flight atop a Boeing 747. The Wah Mee Massacre took place in 1983 in Seattle's Chinatown with thirteen shot dead. Anthony M. Kennedy was sworn in in 1988 to the Supreme Court. Dale Earnhardt Sr. (49) was killed in 2001 on the last l ...
SEBI orders freezing of two Sahara firms' assets. India's capital markets regulator ordered a freeze on the assets and bank accounts of two Sahara Group companies, saying they failed to heed a Supreme Court order to repay billions of dollars collected from investors in outlawed bonds. The orders posted late on Wednesday by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) escalated a battle between the regulator and unlisted Sahara, one of India's biggest business groups and a household name in the country through its sponsorship of the national cricket team. SEBI also ordered a freeze on all bank accounts and properties in the name of the Sahara Group founder, Subrata Roy, and three other directors of the two firms, according to two separate orders posted on the regulator's website. A Sahara Group spokesman had no immediate comment when reached by news agency. Sahara owns the Grosvenor House hotel in London and last year struck a deal to buy the Plaza Hotel in New York. Sahara was ordered in August to re ...
Tony is a former U.S. Marine and a retired NYPD Detective Sergeant who subsequently served ten years with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. He served in Miami, New York and while attached to the American Embassy in Miami and Rome, Italy, he served as DEA's CIA liaison and liaised with various intelligence agencies from Europe and the Middle East. While a member of DEA, Tony presented a course at CIA HQ in Langley, Virginia that focused on international organized crime and money laundering techniques. Tony has been declared an expert in International drug trafficking and organized crime by the N.Y. State Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court in Miami and the German (Bavaria) Supreme Court. Tony has a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice (Core concentration - counter terrorism strategies). In 1991, Tony attended the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia Tony has served as an Adjunct professor at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he taught an undergraduate course in the discipline o ...
Desmond Tutu in a letter to the editor today for the New York Times on drones. It is so powerful that I have to quote it in its entirety: "I am deeply, deeply disturbed at the suggestion in “A Court to Vet Kill Lists” (news analysis, front page, Feb. 9) that possible judicial review of President Obama’s decisions to approve the targeted killing of suspected terrorists might be limited to the killings of American citizens. Do the United States and its people really want to tell those of us who live in the rest of the world that our lives are not of the same value as yours? That President Obama can sign off on a decision to kill us with less worry about judicial scrutiny than if the target is an American? Would your Supreme Court really want to tell humankind that we, like the slave Dred Scott in the 19th century, are not as human as you are? I cannot believe it. I used to say of apartheid that it dehumanized its perpetrators as much as, if not more than, its victims. Your response as a society to Osa ...
INDIA-Afzal Guru: Letter to President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee on Afzal Guru's hanging by Civil Rights Activists from Jamia Teachers’ Solidarity Association To, The Hon’ble President of India Respected Sir, We write to you in deep anguish, despair but in outrage as well. Afzal Guru was hanged on Saturday (9th February 2013) in secrecy. We have been told – after the hanging – that you rejected the mercy petition filed by Guru’s wife Tabassum, on 3rd February. We believe that you made a grave error in rejecting the mercy petition. If you had perused the trial records and the lengthy documentation put together over the years by lawyers and Civil Rights Activists, or even the Supreme Court judgement which sentenced Afzal to death, you would have known, that his guilt was never established beyond reasonable doubt. The fact that the Court appointed as amicus curiae (friend of the court) a lawyer in whom Afzal had expressed no faith; the fact that he went legally unrepresented from the time of hi ...
Out of the serving 9 members of US Supreme Court, 6 are Catholics while the remaining 3 are Jewish. I am younger of all of them. The closest to my age is a Jewish Elena Kagan, a New Yorker who was born in 1960 and became an Associate Justice in 2010. The Chief Justice, John G. Roberts was born in 1955 a Roman Catholic and became the Chief Justice in 2005. 4 of them are born in New York, 2 in California, 2 in New Jersey and 1 from the state of Ga, but they are not all living in their states of birth. The oldest of them all, Ruth Barder Ginsburg, was born in 1933 and the youngest – Elena Kagan – as we said earlier in 1960 with others' ages fairly distributed between 1933 and 1960. One beautiful thing is that USA is a nation based on institutions of democracy and run by laws. The founding fathers of America had a clear vision of the state they wanted and enunciated a constitution that has guaranteed that vision. If after several centuries of the birth of that nation, the constitution still remains an art ...
PROTESTS ACROSS N.Y. TO HASTILY ENACTED SAFE LEGISLATION . . . Protests are coming from grassroots sportsmen and firearms owners, local and county officials and even law enforcement against the hastily enacted New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (so-called SAFE Act), legislation written and passed, almost literally, in the blink of an eye. More exactly, legislators had less than an hour to read the 25,000 words of the bill before voting on it. Eleven members of the Ulster County, N.Y., Legislature sent a lengthy list of complaints, including gripes from the County Sheriff, opposing the law and moving for the law's appeal. At a meeting of New York's county clerks in the state capital, the gathering expressed opposition to carrying out provisions of the SAFE Act. Furthermore, the New York Rifle and Pistol Association filed a claim in the State Supreme Court, against the state, saying that the SAFE Act violates fundamental constitutional rights.
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Several years an article in American Rifleman told of two rape cases in New York, one in a home and another in the subway. City Police Department and transit Police Department were sued because of the long time for response. It went to the Supreme Court where the verdict was, police are not responsible for safety af individuals, only responsible for society as a whole. I guess we have to look out for ourselves and cannot count on police for protection.
Ray's ~ Year In Review [1966] Subway Strike in New York brings the City to a stop March 26th Vietnam War international days of protest Race Riots in Atlanta and Black Power becomes a significant factor in American Politics Miranda Rights come into being after the Supreme Court overturns the conviction on June 13th of a confessed rapist ruling he had not been properly informed of his right to council and to not testify against himself The Draft Deferment Test is started in the US as a way for students to convince the Draft Board that they would serve the nation better in the quiet of the Classrooms than in the Jungles of Vietnam Aberfan disaster in South Wales on October 21st in United Kingdom, a slag heap containing unwanted rock from the local coal mine slid down Merthyr Mountain. As it collapsed it destroyed twenty houses and a farm before going on to demolish virtually all of Pantglas Junior School 144 people were killed, 116 of whom were children mostly between the ages of 7 and 10. US has nearly 500, ...
‘Sheep Justice’ vs cyber freedom==THIS IS A MUST READ!!! Friday BY HERMAN TIU LAUREL While the battle over the Cybercrime Law rages on in the Supreme Court (SC), with Internet freedom hanging in the balance, the first global martyr for information freedom has emerged. On Jan. 11, 2013, as the world was still basking in the afterglow of New Year revelries, Aaron Swartz died by hanging in his New York apartment after two years of struggle against the US Department of Justice’s persecution over his core advocacies. As to whether or not it was a suicide is still in question. Twenty-six-year-old Swartz was a prolific American computer programmer and Internet activist, co-founding Internet systems such as the Rich Site Summary or RSS (which allows users to retrieve select news updates without having to visit many sites), Reddit and Infogami, aside from joining the Harvard University Center for Ethics and co-founding Demand Progress (which campaigns against the Stop Online Piracy Act). Over two years ago, ...
For the New Yorkers who want to fight the gun ban... ACTION REQUIRED: Federal Challenge to NY BAN Lawyer : Jim Tresmond, Attorney in Buffalo, New York. Attorney phone is 716.202.4301 Successfully represented clients in the past on Second Amendment issues in NYS Supreme Court. This case is pro-bono for all the gun owners of New York. According to Mr. Tresmond the new ban is illegal as it is an ex-facto law taking away previously owned property and he intends to file this action in Federal Court. We are looking for as many as possible to add to CLASS ACTION CASE: SEND Your Name and EMAIL ADDRESS and phone number to: TRESMONDLAW
Molly just posted this and I had to share: The Second Amendment guarantees the right of citizens to keep their own weapons apart from state-run arsenals.[l] Once the new Constitution began government, states petitioned Congress to propose amendments including militia protections. New Hampshire’s proposal for amendment was, "Congress shall never disarm any citizen unless such as are or have been in actual rebellion." New York proposed, "... a well regulated militia, including the body of the people capable of bearing arms, is the proper, natural and safe defense of a free State."[m] Over time, this amendment has been confirmed by the courts to protect individual rights and used to overturn state legislation regulating hand guns. Once again viewing federal relationships, the Supreme Court in McDonald v. Chicago (2010) determined that the right of an individual to "keep and bear arms" is protected by the Second Amendment. It is incorporated by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, so it appli ...
Some ideas for school break trips: New York & Washington DC. Start in NY, attend a Broadway show, see Times Square, Battery Park, Empire State Building, Lady Liberty and more; then travel via Amtrak to Washington DC where you will explore the Capitol, Supreme Court, National Zoo, Embassy Row, Georgetown, the White House, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Lincoln, Jefferson and FDR Memorials.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois lawmakers began considering a measure on Wednesday that would make President Barack Obama's home state the 10th in the nation to legalize *** marriage. Supporters and opponents furiously lobbied lawmakers as a leading sponsor of the proposal pressed for a quick vote in the state Senate. The "lame duck" session is the final meeting before a newly elected legislature takes office later in January. Buoyed by November election referendum victories in Maryland, Maine and Washington state, supporters of *** marriage want to make Illinois the first Midwestern legislature to approve it. Iowa's Supreme Court legalized it in 2009. If approved, Illinois would be the second most populous state to allow *** marriage after New York. Democrats hold a majority in both chambers of the Illinois legislature. But as in Maryland, Washington state and New York, a few Republican votes may be needed to pass a bill in Illinois. State Republican Party chairman Pat Brady was making calls to Republican l ...
SRI LANKA Extradited Tamil Tigers Arraigned in US Federal Court to Face Terrorism Charges Colombo (PRIU) - Two Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger operatives based in Canada have been arraigned in a United State Federal Court in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday following their extradition from Canada. Piratheepan Nadarajah, 36, and Suresh Sriskandarajah, 32, alleged operatives of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), were arraigned Thursday (December 27) before United States Magistrate Judge Lois Bloom at the Federal Courthouse in Brooklyn. The two suspects have been fighting extradition in Canada since 2006 and earlier this month they lost the battle when the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed the orders to extradite them to the US to face charges against them. Nadarajah is charged with conspiring and attempting to acquire US$1 million worth of anti-aircraft missiles, missile launchers, and other military equipment and conspiring and attempting to provide material support to the LTTE. Sriskandarajah is charged with ...
This is why I'm getting out of NY! New York Appeals Court: Federal Government Can Vaccinate Your Children Without Your Consent – Trumps State Laws The Courthouse News Service is reporting about a case where a public health nurse inoculated kindergartner Madison Parker without her mother’s consent, and against her mother’s wish. The vaccination was Peramivir, in response to the H1N1 flu virus. The mother, Jennifer Parker, sued both the school district and the health department in St. Lawrence County Supreme Court in New York. The State Supreme Court ruled against the health department, stating that the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (PREP) “did not extend to a situation in which a governmental entity administered a drug without consent.” The health department appealed the decision and the Appellate Division concluded on Nov. 21 that PREP pre-empts state law claims, and overturned the decision. According to Courthouse News, the decision stated that during a declared public health ...
What happened today in music history: 1961: Gene Chandler’s “Duke of Earl” was released. 1980: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones made the announcement of their decision not to re-form Led Zeppelin in the wake of the death of drummer John “Bonzo” Bonham. 1987: Metallica released the “Cliff ‘Em All” video collection. The bootleg and unprofessional recordings had been shot during 1982-1986 when Cliff Burton was still with the band. 1989: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ruling that said that Prince did not steal the song, “U Got The Look” from his half-sister. Lorna Nelson claimed the lyrics were similar to ones she had written. 1991: Paula Abdul was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1995: Michael Jackson appeared with legendary mime Marcel Marceau at New York news conference promoting a Jackson special airing on HBO.
December 3, 2012 Dear Friends and Colleagues: I am excited to announce that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has issued Executive Order 84, directing the establishment of New York State’s Olmstead Plan Development and Implementation Cabinet, which will make recommendations to the governor concerning the development, implementation, and coordination of an Olmstead Plan for the State of New York. The 1999 US Supreme Court ruling, Olmstead v. L.C., held that “Institutional placements of people with disabilities who can live in, and benefit from, community settings perpetuates the unwarranted assumptions that persons so isolated are incapable or unworthy of participating in community life." New York’s Olmstead Plan will ensure that people with developmental disabilities live in the most integrated settings, a primary goal of OPWDD and our People First Waiver. I commend Governor Cuomo for his ongoing support of individuals with developmental disabilities, and I hope that you will join me in applauding him for si ...
Was Barry a *** For those wanting a 5 min "easy and quick bite"..you may want to pass it by..on the other hand for those interested in finding out the origins to our worst fears coming true..this is an excellent article to perhaps make sense of the insanity that has become the "norm" in our politicians resume's...If nothing else..my suggestion is to copy this for your children's education ..someday soon. THE OVERVIEW I recently had the pleasure of talking with Dr. James David Manning who has been ministering to the people of Harlem since 1981. He is now the Senior Pastor at ATLAH which stands for All the Land Anointed Holy, Manning’s inspired name for Harlem as of September 14, 1991. Dr. Manning heads the Columbia Obama Treason Trial which is scheduled for May 14-19, 2010 at the ATLAH building at 38 West 123rd Street in ATLAH, New York, 10027. Unfortunately, the Department of Justice and the Supreme Court have failed in their duties to uphold the Constitution and address the legitimacy and other que ...
1839 Liberty party, the first antislavery political party, organized at Warsaw, New York. Samuel Ringgold Ward and Henry Highland Garnet were among the earliest supporters of the new political departure. 1894 A. C. Richardson, a black inventor, invented the casket lowering device, patent1900 First Black Dental Organization, The Washington Society of Colored Dentist, was founded in Washington, DC.1913 The first Black elected to the American College of Surgeons was Dr. Daniel Hale Williams who was also the first person to perform open heart surgery. 1940 On this day, the Supreme Court ruled in Hansberry v.Lee that whites can't bar African Americans from white neighborhoods. 1951 Ballerina, Janet Collins, becomes the first Black dancer to appear with the Metropolitan Opera Company.1956 Supreme Court upheld lower court decision which banned segregation on city buses in Montgomery, Alabama. Federal injunctions prohibiting segregation on the buses were served on city, state and bus company officials, December 2 ...
Today in History: November 13 1474 In the Swiss-Burgundian Wars, Swiss infantry shatters the army of Charles the Bold at Hericourt near Belfort, countering his march to Lorraine. 1835 Texans officially proclaim independence from Mexico, and calls itself the Lone Star Republic, after its flag, until its admission to the Union in 1845. 1851 The London-to-Paris telegraph begins operation. 1860 South Carolina's legislature calls a special convention to discuss secession from the Union. 1862 Lewis Carroll writes in his diary, "Began writing the fairy-tale of Alice–I hope to finish it by Christmas." 1878 New Mexico Governor Lew Wallace offers amnesty to many participants of the Lincoln County War, but not to gunfighter Billy the Kid. 1897 The first metal dirigible is flown from Tempelhof Field in Berlin. 1907 Paul Corno achieves the first helicopter flight. 1914 The brassiere, invented by Caresse Crosby, is patented. 1927 New York's Holland Tunnel officially opens for traffic. 1940 U.S. Supreme Court rules in ...
Malawi President Joyce Banda is reportedly wooing US oil giant, Chevron, to come to Malawi to invest in oil exploration on Lake Malawi. Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Ephraim Chiume confirmed in an interview on Thursday that he accompanied the President to a meeting with Chevron in New York, United States, during Banda’s recent trip to the UN. But with an $18 billion fine sought by Ecuador for environmental damage in the Amazon hanging over its head, Chevron may find it tough to convince sceptical Malawians it can be sensitive to Lake Malawi’s ecology. US Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected attempts by the second largest oil company in the US to block the $18 billion fine in the case over pollution in the Amazon jungle, according to a Wednesday online publication by Aljazeera. The $18 billion judgement was first entered in February last year by a court in Ecuador and Chevron appealed against the judgement in a dispute that has run for nearly two decades, inside and outside the US ...
"I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands- one nation indivisible-with liberty and justice for all." On September 8,1892, the Boston based "The Youth's Companion" magazine published a few words for students to repeat on Columbus Day that year. Written by Francis Bellamy,the circulation manager and native of Rome, New York, and reprinted on thousands of leaflets, was sent out to public schools across the country. On October 12, 1892, the quadricentennial of Columbus' arrival, more than 12 million children recited the Pledge of Allegiance, thus beginning a required school-day ritual. At the first National Flag Conference in Washington D.C., on June14, 1923, a change was made. For clarity, the words "the Flag of the United States" replaced "my flag". In the following years various other changes were suggested but were never formally adopted. It was not until 1942 that Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Allegiance. One year later, in June 1943, the Supreme Court ruled that ...
During a brief stop at a traffic light on my way to work this morning, I checked my phone on the current events in the Philippines. I have the Inquirer.net site always handy as it is my primary source of news back home. The main article on the webpage this morning extremely disturbed me. ‘SC BANS SHOWING OF ANTI-MUSLIM FILM’, saying it infringes religious rights. During the rest of my drive, I tried to recall any constitutional provision or precedent that may be the basis of the detestable Supreme Court ruling, but I simply could not remember any. The last time I had an extensive study about Constitutional Law almost a decade and a half ago, Religious Freedom is not one of the test upon which freedom of expression may be curtailed. Surely, freedom of expression is not an unbridled right, but there are just certain tests when the state may justifiably interfere our exercise of it. Infringement of religious rights, however, is clearly not one of them. When I reviewed for the New York State bar, I, again ...
Jessie Ventura was on the View recently and rightly compared our two party system to the gangs in America known as the Crips and the Bloods. He calls them the Democrips and the Rebloodlicans. He says just like gang members, their first loyalty is to the gang or the party and then to the big money makers and lobbyists who put them into power and way down on the list to the American taxpayer who ultimately foots the bill. I would have voted for a Republican for President if Jon Huntsman, former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China had been chosen in a New York minute. He believes in abolishing campaign donations and making it an even playing field for all and he also believes in term limits for our Congress. Jessie Ventura said the Supreme Court ruined our election process when they ruled that huge corporations could "BUY" free speech with enormous amounts of money poured into their savings accounts where they could draw on favors from their favored elected officials at any time in the future.
--- United States 1789-1849 --- George Washington, elected the first president in 1789, set up a cabinet form of government, with departments of State, Treasury, and War, along with an Attorney General (the Justice Department was created in 1870). Based in New York, the new government acted quickly to rebuild the nation's financial structure. Enacting the program of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, the government assumed the Revolutionary war debts of the states and the national government, and refinanced them with new federal bonds. It paid for the program through new tariffs and taxes; the tax on whiskey led to a revolt in the west; Washington raised an army and suppressed it. The nation adopted a Bill of Rights as 10 amendments to the new constitution. The Judiciary Act of 1789 established the entire federal judiciary, including the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court became important under the leadership of Chief Justice John Marshall (1801–1834), Federalist and nationalist who built a strong Sup ...
Now that we have a military-Where will it sleep?? The 3rd Amendment: No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.~~~ In 1979 the governor of New York sent members of the National Guard to live in the on-site residences of striking New York State prision officers. This seems to put the 3rd Amendment to the test. This case was decided by the Supreme Court 3 years after being heard in New York , long after the prision officers strike was resolved. I'll just bet there were a lot of awkward dinner table conversations between the prision officers and the guardsmen still sharing their bedrooms. The 3rd Amendment has been used for other strange reasons also. In Jones v United States Secretary of Defense, a group of Army Reservists claimed the 3rd Amendment gave them the right to avoid marching in a parade. ( ??? ) In Securities Investor Protection Corp. v. Executive Securities Corp., it was suggested ...
The Obama campaign headquarters in Kingston NY is in great need of volunteers. Even though New York is a blue state, there is a lot of work to be done to get the president re-elected. We also have some tight congressional campaigns that could send some Tea Partiers packing. So if you understand how important it is to re-elect President Obama-and the thought of Romney-appointed Supreme Court Justices makes you properly frightened-and you want to get involved, let me know.
Marriage Equality USA Announces New Executive Director New York · 18 July 2012 ― Following this year’s consolidation with Marriage Equality New York (MENY), the newly constituted Marriage Equality USA (MEUSA) is excited to announce the appointment of its new full-time Executive Director, Brian Silva – effective 1 August 2012. “2012 is a historic year for marriage equality, with the issue on the ballot in four states this November and legal challenges to DOMA and Prop. 8 moving forward to the Supreme Court," commented Silva. "This is an incredibly exciting time for our movement, and I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves immediately as MEUSA expands grassroots efforts across the country to win equal marriage rights nationwide.” “The strength of Marriage Equality [USA] has always been its volunteer staff, chapter leaders and countless individuals," added MEUSA Board Co-President Cathy Marino-Thomas. "MEUSA needed an Executive Director with proven skills to harness that energy to empower ...
Gustin Reichbach, the 65-year-old New York State Supreme Court justice with a penchant for making headlines, passed away on Saturday, July 14, at his home in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. In his time on the bench, Judge Reichbach was no stranger to controversy.
Brian Murphy, a history professor at Baruch College in New York, knows a whole lot about corporations in the early days of the American republic. When the Supreme Court struck down restrictions on political spending by corporations in January, the ruling (pdf!) struck him as dramatically at odds wit...
Market Watch 07-02-12 (Have a Wonderful and Safe 4th May God Bless the USA!) OIL, GOLD, EQUITIES ALL RISE---All settled at highs unseen since May 8. For the week, the Dow gained 1.89%, the S&P 2.03% and the NASDAQ 1.47%. Oil settled Friday in New York at $84.96 a barrel; gold jumped $53.80 to close the week at $1,604.20 an ounce on the COMEX.1,6 MARKETS RALLY ON BOLD EU PROPOSAL---Last week, European leaders crafted a new plan to help the continent's beleaguered banks: Eurozone rescue funds would be used to directly recapitalize troubled lenders, without contributing to existing sovereign debt. A single supervisory body would also be created to serve as a banking watchdog. HEALTH CARE REFORMS (LARGELY) STAND---In a 5-4 vote last week, the Supreme Court upheld the individual insurance mandate within 2010's Affordable Care Act. Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. characterized the mandate as a tax permitted under the Constitution. The high court did rule that the law's expansion of Medicaid violated states' ...
I live in one of the states where the Governor has said that she will not follow ObamaCare. There was 4 of us this morning and there's 6 now. So the are growing. Why would a state follow anything that this smug and smarmy Chicago POS has enacted. Even if the Supreme Court has made it so. The Supreme court made pulling people over and asking for their Green Card legal as well. But the President has asked that ICE not cooperate in sending them back to Mexico. It's kind of like Eric Holder going after Arizona for trying to enforce their immigration laws that are already on the books and then not looking twice at the Black Panthers for putting a price on the head of George Zimmerman. The Justice Dept doesn't follow the constitution, the president doesn't follow the constitution so why would we? This is all conjecture anyway. When Romney gets in he's going to issue a waiver to all 50 states to get rid of it. And even if you live in a liberal bastion like New York or California the DEMOCRATIC governors will tur ...
Quote of the day: “America's industrial success produced a roll call of financial magnificence: Rockefellers, Morgans, Astors, Mellons, Fricks, Carnegies, Goulds, du Ponts, Belmonts, Harrimans, Huntingtons, Vanderbilts, and many more based in dynastic wealth of essentially inexhaustible proportions. John D. Rockefeller made $1 billion a year, measured in today's money, and paid no income tax. No one did, for income tax did not yet exist in America. Congress tried to introduce an income tax of 2 percent on earnings of $4,000 in 1894, but the Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional. Income tax wouldn't become a regular part of American Life until 1914. People would never be this rich again. Spending all this wealth became for many a more or less full-time occupation. A kind of desperate, vulgar edge became attached to almost everything they did. At one New York dinner party, guests found the table heaped with sand and at each place a little gold spade; upon a signal, they were invited to dig in and search ...
today is International Day In Support Of Victims Of Torture. Actor Chris O'Donnell is 42, Gretchen Wilson is 38 today. 1974 Sundown by Gordon Lightfoot was 1955 in Biloxi, Mississippi, Elvis played 1st of 3 nights at Keesler Air Force Base- the local paper wrote "A good looking youngster who has become a jukebox favorite with his Thats Alright Mama". 1961 june 26, at RCA Studio B in Nashville Roy Orbison recorded Crying, on same day Elvis recorded Little Sister. 1971 WNEW FM in New York was 1st to play Don Mcleans American Pie, played in its entirety was 8 minutes 36 seconds. 1979 Elvis' daddy Vernon died of heart attack, nearly 2 yrs earlier he cried at Elvis' death "Son, Daddy will be with you soon". 1997 U .S. Supreme Court upheld state laws banning doctor assisted suicides.
On Thursday, July 19th, at 12:15pm, please join The Common Good for a lunch Discussion with Jeffrey Toobin, legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker, and Betsey McCaughey, former Lieutenant Governor of New York. They will be discussing the implications of the upcoming Supreme Court decision regarding Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
This Day in History... The Cherokee Nation began the 1950-kilometer (1200-mile) forced march later known as the Trail of Tears. Their removal from ancestral land in the southeast U.S. had been ordered by Pres. Andrew Jackson as the result of a treaty signed by a small minority of the tribe, and approved in the Senate by a one-vote margin. Ordered to move on the Cherokee, General John Wool resigned his command in protest; Gen. Winfield Scott and 7000 troops moved in to enforce the treaty. “The Trail Where They Cried” (Nunna daul Tsuny in the Cherokee language) led from northern Georgia to Oklahoma. Along the way, an estimated 4,000 died from hunger, exposure and disease. (my great grandfather was born on a Cherokee reservation in NE Oklahoma...) June 17, 1873 The trial began for Susan B. Anthony, charged with voting (knowingly casting an illegal vote) without the right to do so because of her being a woman. It was tried in Judge Ward Hunt’s Canandaigua, New York, Federal Courtroom with, among others, ...
Our seven(7) key founding Fathers of this Wonderful Land that we call The United States of America are: John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, THOMAS JEFFERSON, James Madison, AND George Washington.. John Jay was born December 12, 1745. He was named Secretary of Foreign Affairs, one of the highest ranking diplomatic posts. Jay, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison helped the colonies declared independence from Britain. George Washington nominated Jay as the First Supreme Court Chief Justice in 1789. Jay was Governor of New York in 1795...and he retired from politics in 1802. John Jay laid much of the groundwork upon which the USA was built and flourished...Good to know of John Jay. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL FATHERS... PAST AND PRESENT!
"Wealthy elites who have spent the better part of a century chafing under the unbearable burdens of the New Deal and Great Society (where they are rendered mere billionaires instead of zillionaires) have finally found a way to steal back ‘their’ money. Buy whole political parties, buy the media, buy – therefore – the entire mindset of the country, buy the Supreme Court, dumb down education, especially the study of history, make college prohibitively expensive, repress dissent, create distracting enemies abroad (towelheads) and at home *** , replace jobs with machines and cheap overseas workers, squeeze the economy so that money is scarce, and divide and conquer the 99 percent, so that those who miraculously still maintain a vestige of decent wages and benefits from an ancient civilization called 20th century America will be resented and torn-down by those already drowning. You gotta hand it to 'em."-- David Michael Green is a professor of political science at Hofstra University in New York.
In memory of Waylon Jennings. Happy birthday, Dusty Baker. Past June 15s: 1215: Magna Carta signed. 1667: Jean-Baptiste Denis performs the world’s first known blood transfusion on a human subject. (It was lamb's blood, not human.) 1836: Arkansas becomes 25th state. 1851: Jacob Fussell, Baltimore dairyman, sets up first ice-cream factory. 1880: First U.S. patent for a safety razor issued to brothers Frederick and Otto Kampfe of New York. 1934: Great Smokey Mountains National Park dedicated. (And my father's family lost their homestead.) 1938: Cincinnati Red Johnny Vander Meer pitches his second consecutive no-hit, no-run game. Vander Meer is the only pitcher in baseball history to throw two back-to-back no-hitters. 1970: Supreme Court rules any individual may object to military service on ethical and moral grounds—and need not base their moral beliefs on an organized religion. 1992: Dan Quayle tells Trenton, NewJersey, elementary student to spell “potato,” “potatoe” during spelling bee. (He had ...
Mario Cuomo turned down Supreme Court to stay in New York
Some interesting historical events that occurred on May 23rd: 1533 - The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon is declared null and void 1701 - Captain Kidd is hanged in London after being convicted of piracy and murder 1785 - Benjamin Franklin announces his invention of bifocals 1873 - Postal cards sold in San Fransisco for first time 1900 - Associated Press News Service forms in New York 1911 - Dedication ceremony for the New York Public Library 1929 - Mickey Mouse speaks his first words (Hot Dogs) in animated short The Karnival Kid 1933 - Seabiscuit, legendary racehorse, is born 1934 - Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow are shot to death in a police ambush in Louisiana 1937 - John D. Rockefeller dies 1948 - Joe Dimaggio hits three consecutive home runs in game against Cleveland Indians 1960 - Nazi Adolf Eichmann captured in Argentina 1965 - Derrick Eral Brown takes his first breath at Metropolitan Hospital in NYC at 10:33pm 1969 - The Who release the rock opera "Tommy" 1977 - Supreme Court den ...
May 16 In History 1965 - Campbell Soup Company introduces Spaghetti-O's. 1946 - Musical "Annie Get Your Gun" opened at New York's Imperial Theatre 1939 - Food stamps are issued for the first time; a successful aid to excess surpluses and unemployment. 1927 - Supreme Court ruled that bootleggers must pay income tax. 1866 - The U S Congress eliminates the half-dime coin and authorizes the minting of a 5-cent coin, the nickel. This Day in Business 1988 - The Surgeon General declares nicotine as addictive as heroin and cocaine, dramatically effecting the tobacco industry. I'd bet a "half-dime" that the bootleggers tax is still on the books. ???
Good Morning & National Coquilles St. Jacques Day. Today is St. Honoratus' Day. Patron saint of bakers, pastry chefs, confectioners, flour merchants.. On this date in 1832 Philip Danforth Armour was born. An American industrialist, he was a pioneer in use of refrigeration and meat canning. Armour & Co. helped make Chicago the meatpacking capital of the world. In 1861 John Stevens Henslow died. This B...ritish clergyman and botanist was a mentor of Charles Darwin. To get farmers to apply scientific methods, he gave lectures on the fermentation of manure. He also showed Irish farmers how to get starch from rotten potatoes during the potato famine of 1845-1846. In 1866 Charles Elmer Hires invents Root Beer. In 1947 Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins died. He discovered what we now call 'vitamins,' essential nutrients needed to maintain health. In 2005 The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Michigan and New York could not prohibit people from buying wine online from out of state wineries. Some 23 other states have simi ...
Filibuster Fools Bob Edgar, a Democratic former congressman from Pennsylvania, is the head of Common Cause, the left-wing corporation best known for staging a rally last year where participants called for the murder of several Supreme Court Justices. Now Edgar is hoping the Supreme Court will rewrite the rules of the Senate by abolishing the filibuster, as he explains in a Puffington Host post: Our lawsuit argues that the Constitution sets out super-majority requirements only in special cases, to override a presidential veto or ratify a treaty, for example. It does not permit the Senate to require more than a simple majority just to begin debate; and the Supreme Court already has said that a legislative body's rules cannot conflict with the Constitution. Congressional plaintiffs in our suit include Reps. John Lewis, D-GA, Michael Michaud, D-ME, Hank Johnson, D-GA, and Keith Ellison, D-MN. Our other plaintiffs are three young people who recently put themselves through college, graduating with honors, after ...
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