Giving Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Aliens Makes Illegal Voting a Real Possibility

  Dec 30, 2016  by  Warren Mass A December 28 report in San Jose’s Mercury News noted that two years after the implementation of AB 60, a controversial law allowing illegal aliens to obtain drivers licenses in California, an estimated 806,000 illegal residents have received driver’s licenses, according to the latest Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) statistics. … More Giving Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Aliens Makes Illegal Voting a Real Possibility

Westin Builds Hotel Next To Austin Music Center ,Then Charges That Music Is A Nuisance

December 30, 2016 jonathanturley There is an interesting case out of Austin Texas that raises the now defunct “coming to the nuisance” doctrine.  There was a time that a defendant could move to dismiss a nuisance case on the basis that the plaintiff moved to the existing nuisance only to challenge it in court.  That … More Westin Builds Hotel Next To Austin Music Center ,Then Charges That Music Is A Nuisance

Charged a Fee for Getting Arrested, Whether Guilty or Not

The Supreme Court will consider whether to take up a case from Minnesota surrounding the collection of “booking fees.” AL DRAGO / THE NEW YORK TIMES DECEMBER 26, 2016 By ADAM LIPTAK WASHINGTON — Corey Statham had $46 in his pockets when he was arrested in Ramsey County, Minn., and charged with disorderly conduct. He … More Charged a Fee for Getting Arrested, Whether Guilty or Not

Woman Locked Up For 49 Days Without Bail Because of a Bureaucratic Mistake

A bureaucratic nightmare takes a mother away from her young child for almost two months. Dec 20, 2016 by Anthony L. Fisher A Chicago-area woman—the mother of a six-year-old boy—was locked up for 49 days because of a series of miscommunications between several law enforcement agencies and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, CBS News reports. … More Woman Locked Up For 49 Days Without Bail Because of a Bureaucratic Mistake

Kansas Supreme Court Throws Out Search Ruse

Pleasant conversation during a roadside traffic stop does not make police detention voluntary, Kansas Supreme Court ruled.  Police often employ tricks to convince motorists stopped for minor traffic offenses to consent to vehicle searches. The Kansas Supreme Court said on Friday that these tactics were unacceptable in the case of Gerald E. Cleverly Jr, who … More Kansas Supreme Court Throws Out Search Ruse

Trump Has Opportunity to Remold Federal Judiciary Far Beyond Scalia’s Replacement

Dec 27, 2016 by   Bob Adelmann In his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, President-elect Donald Trump said: “The replacement of our beloved Justice Scalia will be a person of similar views, principles and judicial philosophies…. This will be one of the most important issues decided by this election.” With the election decided, reality … More Trump Has Opportunity to Remold Federal Judiciary Far Beyond Scalia’s Replacement

Improper Payments, Unused Real Estate Top Congressman’s Wasteful-spending Report

Dec 23, 2016  by  Michael Tennant   Merry Christmas, taxpayer. Your hard-earned money is still being frittered away by Uncle Sam at an alarming rate. In his latest Waste Watch report, Representative Steve Russell (R-Okla.) highlights $140 billion in “cost overruns, poorly designed programs, and money that was dumped down the drain,” including such purchases … More Improper Payments, Unused Real Estate Top Congressman’s Wasteful-spending Report

Law Firm Trolls Indicted In Nationwide Copyright Scheme

December 23, 2016 jonathanturley I have long been critical of our professions bottom-feeders: firms that do little but sue citizens over copyright or trademarks violations and collect small settlements through threatening letters.  In what is remarkably good news, lawyers Paul Hansmeier (right) and John Steele (left) are facing criminal charges over their abusive scheme to … More Law Firm Trolls Indicted In Nationwide Copyright Scheme