Oklahoma Attorney General Calls for Limits on Asset Forfeiture

Aug 29, 2016 by  Steve Byas   The only type of asset forfeiture that is legitimate is “post-conviction,” Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt (shown) recently told an interviewer with the CATO Institute. The comments by Pruitt, a Republican first elected in 2010, will assuredly heat up the issue of civil asset forfeiture in Oklahoma. The decision … More Oklahoma Attorney General Calls for Limits on Asset Forfeiture

EU President Juncker Calls Borders “Worst Invention Ever Made”

Aug 23, 2016 by Warren Mass   Jean-Claude Juncker (shown), president of the European Commission (the executive branch of the European Union), said during a talk at the Alpbach Media Academy in Austria on August 22: “Borders are the worst invention ever made by politicians.” Juncker’s take on borders came in the context of a statement … More EU President Juncker Calls Borders “Worst Invention Ever Made”

VIDEO U Chicago Warns Incoming Students Be No Shield From Opposing Views Or Given “Safe Spaces”

  August 26, 2016  jonathanturley I have always been proud of my alma mater, The University of Chicago, and the education that I received in Hyde Park. However, that pride has been magnified this week with a letter sent to the class of 2020. As we have been discussing how various schools have eradicated free … More VIDEO U Chicago Warns Incoming Students Be No Shield From Opposing Views Or Given “Safe Spaces”

The Farce That Is FOIA: The State Depart Stonewalled The AP For Three Years On Foundation Donor Story

  August 25, 2016  jonathanturley I recently discussed the implications ofAssociated Press story on access given to donors to the Clinton Foundation. However, what is not getting much attention is that the Obama Administration delayed these journalist investigators for THREE YEARS in seeking this information from the State Department. Three years and the AP had … More The Farce That Is FOIA: The State Depart Stonewalled The AP For Three Years On Foundation Donor Story

Investors In Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities Nervous Sharp Tactics Of Special Servicers

Treatment of Borrowers in RMBS vs. CMBS: To Be Determined Aug 23, 2016  BY FINDSENLAW   Investors in Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS) are objecting to the aggressiveness of special servicers.  Special servicers are transferred servicing rights to loans that are already in default.  These complaints were obliquely mentioned in a recent Fitch Ratings press … More Investors In Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities Nervous Sharp Tactics Of Special Servicers

Obama Administration Plotting to Usurp Control Over Elections

Aug 19, 2016 by Alex Newman   Under the guise of providing increased “security” for “critical infrastructure,” the Obama administration is plotting to insert itself and the federal government into the American elections process. While voting is constitutionally the responsibility of state and local officials, Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, pointed to the alleged … More Obama Administration Plotting to Usurp Control Over Elections

Beware the “excited utterance” when talking to law enforcement

AUGUST 16, 2016 One of the most important concepts to understand in the laws of evidence is what is referred to as the “excited utterance.” An excited utterance is a statement made in response to a shocking event. It is an exception to the hearsay rule and is admissible as evidence against you. Why? The … More Beware the “excited utterance” when talking to law enforcement

After Diverting Zika Money to UN Slush Fund, Obama Demands More

Aug 15, 2016 by  Alex Newman   The Obama administration is demanding that Congress immediately approve new tax funding for Zika research, but has so far failed to mention that Obama already diverted $500 million worth of infectious disease research funds to illegally finance the United Nations “climate” bureaucracy’s slush fund. In the meantime, to deal … More After Diverting Zika Money to UN Slush Fund, Obama Demands More

ObamaCare Continues to Be a Failure

Aug 11, 2016  by  Raven Clabough   President Obama’s signature “accomplishment” continues to plague the American people six years after it was signed into law. Major insurance companies are threatening to pull out of the healthcare exchanges after experiencing significant losses under ObamaCare, and customers are expected to bear the burden of higher costs and … More ObamaCare Continues to Be a Failure