Beware of Institutional Vulture Debt Buyers and Default Judgments

October 30, 2015 by findsenlaw Vulture debt buyers are buying up questionable debt (credit card, student loan, auto, you name it) for pennies on the dollar and filing lawsuits in volume, obtaining default judgments in bulk, on junk evidence. The CFPB is going to step in with some new rules. Full article in the American … More Beware of Institutional Vulture Debt Buyers and Default Judgments

Articles of Impeachment Issued Against IRS Commissioner

28 October 2015 by Bob Adelmann In its attempt to get to the bottom of the Tea Party targeting scandal, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee introduced articles of impeachment on Tuesday against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen (shown) for lying, stalling, and deceiving Congress. Koskinen was sold to the Senate as … More Articles of Impeachment Issued Against IRS Commissioner

South Carolina Officer Placed On Administrative Leave After Violent Arrest At School Is Posted On YouTube

October 27, 2015 Jonathan Turley Update the Officer was terminated. The video below has caused a public outcry after a South Carolina school resource officer identified as Richland County Sheriff’s Department Senior Deputy Ben Fields is shown tossing a female high school student to the floor and dragging her from a classroom after she refused … More South Carolina Officer Placed On Administrative Leave After Violent Arrest At School Is Posted On YouTube

Judge Cabranes Beclowns Himself With “Assault Weapon” Ruling, Invites Impeachment

“Kids, this is what a man without a sense of honor or decency looks like.” October 21, 2015 by Bob Owens I’ve spent the last two days attempting to understand the logic of 2nd U.S. Circuit Judge Jose A. Cabranes in his decision pdf to uphold so-called “assault weapon” bans rammed through the legislatures of … More Judge Cabranes Beclowns Himself With “Assault Weapon” Ruling, Invites Impeachment

FEDERAL COURT DENIES ADMINISTRATION MOTION AND SETS ACA CASE FOR FINAL RULING

October 19, 2015 Jonathan Turley This afternoon, Judge Rosemary Collyer issued her ruling on the motion by the Administration to forego a ruling on the merits in the United States House of Representatives v. Burwell, a challenge brought by the House to unilateral action taken by the Administration under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). After … More FEDERAL COURT DENIES ADMINISTRATION MOTION AND SETS ACA CASE FOR FINAL RULING

VIDEO Public School Students Are the New Inmates in the American Police State

September 14, 2015 By John W. Whitehead “Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning. From metal detectors to drug tests, from increased policing to all-seeing electronic surveillance, the … More VIDEO Public School Students Are the New Inmates in the American Police State

A Legal Perspective: Does Same-Sex Marriage Mean the End of Tax Exemption for Churches and Religious Institutions?

By Travis Weber Tax exemption for religious institutions “is going to be an issue.”[1] These are the words of President Obama’s Solicitor General Donald Verilli when he was asked during oral argument in Obergefell v. Hodges[2] whether a school could retain tax exempt status after engaging in “discrimination” for not approving of same-sex marriage. In … More A Legal Perspective: Does Same-Sex Marriage Mean the End of Tax Exemption for Churches and Religious Institutions?

Travis County Recorder Speaks Out Against MERS and the Fifth Circuit Ruling

October 13, 2015 by findsenlaw In Travis County, a large Texas county with Austin (my alma mater) serving as the county seat, the County Clerk derided a recent MERS-related decision of the notoriously “conservative” (really meaning bank-oligarchy-friendly rather than some more benign definition of fiscal conservatism) U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in … More Travis County Recorder Speaks Out Against MERS and the Fifth Circuit Ruling

Legal Scholars Urge Officeholders: Refuse to Accept Same-Sex Marriage Opinion as Binding Precedent

October 11, 2015 A group of more than 60 legal scholars released a statement last week calling on all federal and state officeholders not to accept the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision–declaring a national right to same-same sex marriage–as binding precedent. One of the signers and authors of the statement was Robert. P. George, … More Legal Scholars Urge Officeholders: Refuse to Accept Same-Sex Marriage Opinion as Binding Precedent