US Law

Arizona Tax-credit Case a Test of Church vs. State

Arizona Republic:  “A case to be argued Wednesday before the U.S. Supreme Court could settle once and for all the legal bounds of Arizona’s private-school tuition tax-credit program.  More than setting a school-choice precedent, however, the case could also shape the rights of taxpayers to sue the government over policies they dislike that involve separation of church and state.”

By |October 30th, 2010|Arizona Litigation, US Law|0 Comments

Dispute over New Black Panthers Case Causes Deep Divisions

Washington Post:  “The clash between the black nationalist and the white lawyer has mushroomed into a fierce debate over the government’s enforcement of civil rights laws, a dispute that will be aired next week when the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights unveils findings from a year-long investigation.”

By |October 27th, 2010|US Law|0 Comments

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Voids Arizona Law on Voter Proof of Citizenship

Arizona Republic:  “A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down Arizona’s requirement that residents provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that a federal voter-registration law supersedes Arizona’s requirement.”

By |October 27th, 2010|Arizona Litigation, US Law|0 Comments

Ban on References to Deities on License Plates = Unconstitutional Viewpoint Discrimination

The Volokh Conspiracy:  “So holds today’s Second Circuit decision in Byrne v. Rutledge: . . . . The court also concludes that Vermont’s program is unreasonable as applied to Byrne’s JN36TN plate:”

By |October 13th, 2010|US Law|0 Comments

Hate-crime Act Expands Minority Protections

Arizona Republic:  “Armed with expanded authority to prosecute hate crimes, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Arizona has taken to the road to drum up business for its civil-rights division, advising minority groups about protections and offering law-enforcement training on how to recognize and investigate hate-driven activities.”

By |October 11th, 2010|US Law|0 Comments

Explosive New Evidence of DOJ’s Racial Discrimination, Obstruction, and Perjury

The Corner:  “there is eye-popping new evidence to add to the already disturbing indications that the department is engaged in racially discriminatory enforcement of the civil-rights laws, and that high-ranking department officials have both obstructed justice and provided intentionally false testimony in the Civil Rights Commission’s investigation of the New Black Panther Party voter-intimidation case.”

See “DOJ, the New Black Panther Party, and Integrity.”

By |October 5th, 2010|Government Helping Us - Not, US Law|0 Comments

Senate Passes Bill to Solve One of US’ Biggest Problems – TV Commercial Volume Too High

Associated Press:  “The Senate unanimously passed a bill late Wednesday to require television stations and cable companies to keep commercials at the same volume as the programs they interrupt.”

By |October 2nd, 2010|Government Helping Us - Not, US Law, You Can't Make This Up|0 Comments

Travesty Of The Justice Department

Investors Business Daily:  “Those who thought hope and change meant equal enforcement of the law were wrong. A top DOJ official testifies about a deliberate policy of not prosecuting minorities or protecting the rights of anybody else. . . . Coates said the Panther decision was ‘the result of their deep-seated opposition to the equal enforcement of the Voting Rights Act against racial minorities and for the protection of white voters who have been discriminated against’.”

See “Misbehaving Federal Prosecutors – A USA Today investigation finds egregious misconduct at the Department of Justice, with few consequences.”

By |September 28th, 2010|Government Helping Us - Not, US Law|0 Comments

Bias Led to ‘Gutting’ of New Black Panthers Case, Justice Official Says

Washington Post:  “A veteran Justice Department lawyer accused his agency Friday of being unwilling to pursue racial discrimination cases on behalf of white voters, turning what had been a lower-level controversy into an escalating political headache for the Obama administration.”

See “Voting Rights Official Calls Dismissal of Black Panther Case a ‘Travesty of Justice’,” “Time for Change: Gov’t Must Address Lawlessness Uncovered by Christopher Coates” and “Prosecutor alleges Department of Justice bias.”

By |September 25th, 2010|Government Helping Us - Not, US Law|0 Comments

Muslims File Record Number of Job Bias Claims

New York Times:  “At a time of growing tensions involving Muslims in the United States, a record number of Muslim workers are complaining of employment discrimination, from co-workers calling them “terrorist” or “Osama” to employers barring them from wearing head scarves or taking prayer breaks.”

By |September 25th, 2010|Litigation (Non-Arizona), US Law|0 Comments