Posts Tagged ‘case’

IRS may get special counsel after all

By Jack Minor –   While Attorney General Eric Holder has so far resisted demands from Congress to appoint a special prosecutor over the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, the agency may not have dodged the bullet after all as a federal judge is calling the agency on the carpet to explain itself over the [...]

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Cooke vows to continue gun law fight to Supremes

GREELEY, Colo. – A sheriff in Colorado who spearheaded a lawsuit against the state’s radical gun laws, adopted by Democrats in 2013 and this week upheld by a federal judge, said the case is not over, vowing to take the battle all the way to the highest court in the land if necessary.   “These [...]

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Supremes strike another blow against union

In a continuing string of defeats for the Obama administration and his allies, the Supreme Court dealt a split decision ruling that mandatory public dues to labor unions violate workers First Amendment rights. The case Harris v. Quinn was about whether Pamela Harris, a home care worker in Illinois who takes care of her disabled [...]

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NoCoGazette – smarter readers better news from a Simpler Time

by Craig Masters While regular readers of the Northern Colorado Gazette don’t always agree with the opinion pieces, they always trust that the news is reported with minimum bias. We don’t have to report stories we might not like or want to give exposure. If an article is under our opinion column, it is more often [...]

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EPA rules ‘Waters of the U.S.’ threatens all private property

by Craig Masters Under the EPA proposed new Waters of the U.S. rule, not one single acre in America is safe from the exact kind of federal trooper confrontation which took place this past week in Bunkerville, Nevada.  Using the concept of “protecting clean water” every dictator in history would be envious of the latest [...]

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Gun Ownership and Murder rates offensive to Democrats

by Craig Masters From a source most democrat politicians trust more than any other document comes a serious international study on the relationship between restrictive gun laws and murder rates. The Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy (Vol.30, no.2) has published an exhaustive study by two criminologist, professors Don Kates and Gary Mauser. The [...]

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Did Obama lie to the Pope about religious liberty under Obamacare?

By Jack Minor –   While news media outlets have been focusing on President Obama’s meeting with the Pope by discussing the contradiction between the White House and Vatican officials over what was discussed, another more important question to the millions of Catholics in the world is did the president lie to the Pope Francis [...]

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Colorado lawmakers lawsuit against constitutional amendment limiting taxes moves forward

By Jack Minor –   A bizarre lawsuit by Colorado lawmakers arguing that a state constitutional amendment requiring them to go to voters before raising taxes has been allowed to move forwards after a ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.   In 1992, voters approved the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) which [...]

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Courts rules school can ban American flag to avoid Hispanics becoming violent

By Jack Minor –   A California court issued a ruling that has infuriated those who love American and are patriotic when they said a Northern California High School had the right to force students wearing American flag T-shirts inside out because it might spark a violent reaction by Hispanic students celebrating Cinco de Mayo. [...]

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White man indicted for “knockout game” while official downplay Black attacks

By Jack Minor –     A white man from Houston has received the dubious honor of being the first person indicted on a hate crime charge for engaging in what has been called the “knockout game.”   Last week, a federal grand jury indicted 27 year old Conrad Alvin Barrett on hate crime charges [...]

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2014 GMC Yukon XL AWD Denali by Stu Wright

In 1976, I started selling GMC trucks right after college, and at that point the Suburban, which is what GMC at that time called their big SUV, had been in production for 39 years.  Right after I started my new job, I ordered two  Suburbans for a Western Slope construction company.  The excitement of my [...]

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Vegans and athletes can mix

In the latest debate over the vegan versus meat eaters debate one of the lesser known issues is whether athletes are able to live their vigorous lifestyle while forgoing meat, the answer may be surprising.   Battles between vegans and non-vegans have caused some to draw sharp lines. On the one hand there are the [...]

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Administration uses freezing temperatures to push Obamacare

While much of the nation was in a record cold spell with multitudes of school closings, the Obama administration is taking full advantage of the situation by encouraging people snowed in to sign up for Obamacare.   The Health and Human Services Department posted an announcement on its website Friday evening that the record cold [...]

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Judge: “Gay” rights trump First Amendment

WND -Another judge has ruled homosexuals have a right not to be offended that supersedes First Amendment religious rights. In the latest case, a Denver cake baker must make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding even if the message being conveyed in the ceremony violates his religious beliefs. “America was founded on the [...]

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Sheriffs booted from gun control lawsuit

Fox News — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that Colorado sheriffs suing the state over new firearm restrictions don’t have standing to proceed with the case as a group, but the legal battle is far from over. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Marcia Krieger in Denver doesn’t stop the lawsuit because 21 other plaintiffs [...]

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Judge gives Colorado governor gets pass on anti-gun laws

By Jack Minor –   Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, who has referred to rural residents of his state as “backwards thinking” and that they would have to suffer some “inconvenience” over gun control has been told by a federal judge he will not have to be questioned over his role in passage of the [...]

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Supremes asked to overturn “compelled” support of lesbian “marriage”

In a case that has profound implications for the First Amendment and religious liberties, the United States Supreme Court is being asked to restore the religious rights of a New Mexico photographer who was recently told that abandoning one’s freedom is simply the “price of citizenship.”   The issue revolves around the case of Elaine [...]

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Convicted murderer getting new trial because no blacks on jury

A convicted murderer in a pair of horrific crimes form the 1980s has now been granted the righto a new trial for the reason that none of his jurors were African-American.   The San Francisco Chronicle reported how Steven Crittenden has been sitting on the state’s death row at San Quentin for murdering a couple [...]

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Obamacare subsidy lawsuit could prove problematic

The president’s signature healthcare legislation, which has been plagued by a series of debacles since ignoring the advice of experts, the administration rolled out a website that was not ready, could now face a possible death blow over lawsuit filed against the laws subsidies.   When the law was passed it provided for the federal [...]

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Radiaton discovered on Arafat’s clothing reignites debate over cause of death

Radiation experts in Switzerland have confirmed they have discovered traces of polonium on clothing used by Yasser Arafat, which help “support the possibility” the veteran terrorist Palestinian leader was poisoned.   The news was announced in a report published by The Lancet over the weekend. The team provided the scientific details regarding statements made by [...]

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“Just get more lobbyists,” opponent of 51st state says during forum

By Jack Minor –   Participants in a forum to inform voters about the pros and cons of a 51st state perfectly illustrated the reason Colorado’s rural residents feel  urban legislators are ignoring them.   “No one has been disenfranchised. It may be that sometimes there is overreach and that happened. Take it easy, this [...]

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Water rights in 51st state will be protected

BY WELD COUNTY COMMISSIONER SEAN CONWAY Since discussion of creating a 51st State began, the most asked question I have had is how will the existing water rights our farmers and communities currently own be impacted? First and foremost, water rights are private property. And like other private property – your home, car or land that [...]

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Ted Cruz, Liberty Counsel’s Got Your Flank

By Matt Barber –   With his inspirational and unprecedented show of leadership on the floor of the U.S. Senate this past week, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, made hundreds of enemies in Washington. But more importantly, he made millions of friends across America. When you have both liberal Democrats and mealy-mouthed establishment RINOs (Republicans in [...]

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Rockwell sentenced to 144 years for Evans shooting incident

Greeley, CO – Today in Weld County District Court, Matthew Gene Rockwell (DOB: 4/13/86) was sentenced to 144 years in prison for beating his girlfriend then shooting at police officers and paramedics he had beckoned to his Evans home with a 911 call.   “We take very seriously anyone who hurts or tries to hurt [...]

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Russia claims 100 page document reveals rebels behind gas attacks

McClatchey -Russia says it has compiled a 100-page report detailing what it says is evidence that Syrian rebels, not forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, were behind a deadly sarin gas attack in an Aleppo suburb earlier this year.   In a statement posted on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website late Wednesday. Russia said the [...]

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If you send your kids to a private school, you are a bad person

(Slate) — You are a bad person if you send your children to private school. Not bad like murderer bad—but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad. So, pretty bad.   I am not an education policy wonk: I’m just judgmental. But it seems to me that if every single parent sent every single child to public school, [...]

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Aurora shooter’s attorneys argue Colorado death penalty unconstitutional

Fort Morgan Times –  Lawyers for Aurora movie theater shooting defendant James Holmes want the judge in the case to declare Colorado’s death-penalty laws unconstitutional.   In multiple motions filed Friday and made public Tuesday, lawyers for Holmes say the state’s death-penalty laws are unconstitutionally arbitrary, that the jury-selection process unfairly skews the jury pool, and that [...]

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Liberals’ Quest to ‘Rehabilitate’ Christians

By Matt Barber  The homofascist rainbow-shirts are at it again. They’ve unsheathed, once more, their anti-Christian long knives. Back in April, I wrote the following in a column headlined “Religious freedom and ‘gay marriage’ cannot coexist”: “‘Gay pride’ necessitates anti-Christian hate. It must. ‘Gay marriage’ and other ‘sexual orientation’-based laws do violence to freedom and [...]

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NY jury tackles case of blacks using N-word

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jury has rejected the argument that use of the N-word among blacks can be a culturally acceptable term of love and endearment, deciding its use in a workplace rant was hostile and discriminatory. Jurors last week awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages to a black employment agency worker who was [...]

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Trust Big Brother with just a Little more Power – and Money

by Craig Masters “It has become evident that Barack Obama’s definition of “fundamentally transforming the United States” includes Big Brother harassing selected conservatives while monitoring anyone’s email and telephone traffic. These seem to be among the surprising duties of the Internal Revenue Service and the National Security Agency (NSA), respectively.” So writes Phyllis Schlafly, conservative [...]

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Hickenlooper, a coward without a compass of conviction

By Craig Masters Governor Hickenlooper demonstrated once again this week just how unqualified he is to be a leader – let alone a governor. In deciding not to decide the resolution to the capital punishment case of Nathan Dunlap, Hickenlooper exemplifies the aimless unguided morality that has been the hallmark of his tenure. Even the [...]

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Sheriffs, disabled file suit over Colo. gun laws

In a deliberate move to catch gun control activists off guard, an  organization representing Colorado sheriffs in a lawsuit over a series of  recently passed gun control laws abruptly announced the filing of the suit in  federal court today.   “We did that deliberately,” David Kopel, an attorney with the Independence  Institute, which is handling [...]

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Cooke, other sheriffs sue Colorado over gun control laws

by Jack Minor –   Revealing the disconnect between Colorado politicians and the law enforcement  officers who are charged with making sure the state’s laws are followed, more  than half of the sheriffs in the state are planning to file a lawsuit against  recent gun control laws passed by Democratic lawmakers.   The lawsuit was [...]

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Stockton bankruptcy, a rip in the Declaration of Independence

by Craiig Masters This week a federal judge accepted the bankruptcy of Stockton, California. earlier this year the Governor of Michigan appointed a man to totally manage the affairs of Detroit, Michigan. “Totally manage” means just what is says – the elected officials are now out of the loop in all matters regarding the operation [...]

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Millbrook v. US: Holding the Government Accountable for Misconduct by Law Enforcement Officials

by John Whitehead –   “A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.”―Thomas Paine At a time when the courts are increasingly giving deference to the police and prioritizing security over civil liberties, the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Millbrook v. United States is a glimmer of [...]

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