That wasn’t out when the previous post was prepared.
Can we call ‘em or what?
There is no doubt that Bradley Manning broke the law. The doubt is about who those laws are meant to protect: American citizens, or the American military and government.
This license plate design adopted by North Carolina has been declared unconstitutional by a federal judge because there is no alternative plate available for pro-choice drivers. North Carolina responded immediately with another design that not only provides an alternative but still manages to convey the spirit of the original message.
Attorneys began presenting opening statements in the trial of a Pennsylvania woman charged with killing her boyfriend after allegedly “smelling sex” on him.
Rachel Kozloff is on trial for shooting Michael Henry. The prosecution contends Kozloff shot Henry when he tried to end their relationship. Prosecutors say the northwestern Pennsylvania woman told her boyfriend she had “smelled sex” on him before she killed him earlier this year. Kozloff and Henry were a couple for just 8 weeks.
Kozloff denies shooting Henry, though she does admit to being in his apartment on the night of the murder. Several 9mm shell casings were found at the scene, and Kozloff had purchased a .40 caliber handgun and a 9mm conversion kit earlier.
According to police, Henry’s last words as he died were “It’s Axe body spray….”
The Supreme Court has ordered the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to re-examine its 2011 decision that blocked a suit by Liberty University, a pretend-college that gets federal money to indoctrinate students with right-wing Christian propaganda, and is used to launder money by Jerry Falwell’s evangelical empire. The case of Liberty University v. Geithner (11-438) was blocked by the appeals court on jurisdictional grounds after the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Healthcare Act, also known as Obamacare, because the Supreme Court decision invalidated all pending suits against the act.
Liberty University had claimed that Obamacare would lead to taxpayer dollars funding abortions and contraception – which is not illegal under current law – and claimed the law’s provisions violated so-called “religious freedom”, a concept that has no legal standing. The only mention of religion in the Constitution insures that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”, which has been interpreted to mean there can be no state-sponsored religion, and which is part of the foundation for the separation of church and state.
Liberty University refiled its suit after the Supreme Court decision that validated Obamacare. The mandate to the appeals court is seen as a first step to hearing the case in the Supreme Court.
Police in the United Arab Emirates arrested an Indian national in a females-only park, saying the man was dressed as a woman. The man was charged with violating “principles of public decency and societal customs and authentic Arab Islamic traditions,” although he got a few points for not having shaved his mustache as part of his disguise. However those points were taken back when it was discovered he had shaved elsewhere.
A Hong Kong couple is suing former Harvard professor Mark Zimny after Zimny agreed to get their son into an elite Ivy-League university in return for over $2 million. Gerald and Lily Chow filed suit in U.S. District Court in Boston, claiming Zimny told them he would give the money to university authorities to gain admittance for the Chow’s son. Zimny denies the allegations.
“This is ridiculous!” Lily Chow said. “Forget the millions of dollars of bribe money! How could our boy fail to get into college, I mean he’s Asian for Christ’s sakes!”
A Florida woman who rode several manatees may be jailed for up to 60 days and fined up to $1,000.00 under Florida law. Gloria Garcia Gutierrez was videotaped by witnesses as she swam among and rode on the protected aquatic mammals.
Police will begin excavation around a suburban Detroit home after getting a tip that a body was buried there in 1975. This is the best indication yet that police will jump at almost anything, no matter how tenuous or far-fetched, in order to retrieve Hoffa’s body and hide evidence they were involved in his disappearance.
Anders Behring Breivik was declared sane and sentenced to 21 years in prison for the politically-motivated murders of 77 people, most of them under the age of 18. Breivik is a self-described “ultranationalist” who targeted a Norwegian Labour party youth group to somehow fight multiculturalism and the “Islamification” of Norway.
So apparently in Norway they have a strange definition of “sanity”.