Category Archives: Justice

SPLC: Stormfront Linked to Nearly 100 Murders Since 2009

Frazier Glenn Miller’s connection to the now-infamous Vanguard News Network (VNN) has been well documented over the past several days after he killed three people at Jewish community centers in Kansas City but, according to a new comprehensive report from … Continue reading
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Supreme Court Declines to Hear Multiple Cases Including Birther Larry Klayman’s

Proponents of the Jim Crow for Gays bill Arizona Governor Jan Brewer vetoed last month (the bill her office helped draft) pointed toward a case in New Mexico where the state supreme court ruled that a photography company violated the … Continue reading
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Attorney General Eric Holder Calls for Reduced Sentences

In a bit of under-reported news, Attorney General Eric Holder has called for reduced sentencing guidelines for federal judges for drug offenses while preserving harsh punishment for violent offenders. “Certain types of cases result in too many Americans going to … Continue reading
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Posted in Drugs, Justice, Prison Industrial Complex | Tagged , | 4 Comments

How To Serve The Poor

Artist – Pat Bagley It’s hard to imagine anyone who falls into certain minority categories whose trial was presided over by Arkansas state Judge Mike Maggio received a fair trial. via ThinkProgress If you have gay sex, then it is … Continue reading
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The Only Anti-American Person in the Room is Pat Toomey

During his speech at CPAC — the GOP’s version of vacation bible school — Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) said one of the most distinctly anti-Americans I can think of while accusing Debo Adegbile of being anti-American. “This was always about … Continue reading
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Conservative Media Feeling Victimized Again

Media Matters quotes conservative media reacting to their very bad week culminating with the indictments of conservative stalwarts such as Dinesh D’Souza and Gov. Bob McDonnell, as well as ongoing investigations into Gov. Chris Christie’s evolving Bridgegate scandal. Drudge: They are … Continue reading
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Posted in Alex Jones, Chris Christie, Conspiracy Theory, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Justice, Republican Party, Rush Limbaugh, The Media, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 15 Comments

Sen. Ted Cruz: Cognitive Dissonance Be Thy Name

Senator Ted Cruz doesn’t appreciate the federal government trampling on states’ rights, unless of course those rights include things that Ted Cruz does not like. In a recent 10,000 word essay published in the Harvard Law Review, Sen. Cruz went … Continue reading
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Posted in Far-right Intellectual Violence, Government Shutdown, Healthcare, Jobs, Justice, President Obama, Quote, Republican Party, Senate, Wingnuts | Tagged , | 7 Comments

Judicial Obstruction

Just a day removed from the filibuster of Patricia Millet, Charles Pierce got it exactly right on yesterdays ruling on birth control and judicial appointments. There’s a reason why the Republicans blocked the president’s attempts to fill vacancies on the … Continue reading
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Posted in Justice, War On Women | Tagged | 5 Comments

DOJ Hit Hard by Shutdown, GOP Rejoice

If you’re a big fan of voter suppression and discrimination (aka a Republican), you’ll probably see this as good news. For the Justice Department, many of its staff will be exempt from shutdown-imposed furloughs, due to the nature of its … Continue reading
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Your Father’s Republican Party

Kind of lengthy, but here’s some excerpts from the Republican party’s 1956 presidential platform under Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon:  Some basic tenets of your Father’s Republican party: Our Government was created by the people for all the people, … Continue reading
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Posted in Abortion, Atlas Shrugged, Birthers, Civil liberties, Crazy Caucus, Elections, Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Food, Foreign Policy, Fracking, Gun Fetishists, History, Immigration, Jobs, Justice, Koch Brothers, LGBT, Liberalism, Moderation, Patriotism, Racism, Rebranding, Republican Party, RNC 2012, Super Stupid, Taxes, Technology, Terrorism, The Economy, Torture, Unions, Voter Suppression, War On Women, Wingnuts | Tagged , , | 35 Comments

Bank Of America To Pay $39 Million For Gender Discrimination

Oh, Bank Of America, if there is a Hell for corporations, I’m sure you’re on your way. Bank of America will pay $39 million to settle claims it discriminated against women in its investment advice division, the company announced Friday … Continue reading
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Posted in Corporate Crime, Ethics, Justice, Misogyny, Racism, War On Women, WTF | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Smoke’em if You Got’em

This will rob a great many people of one of their favorite anti-Obama talking points. via TPM WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government says it will not sue to stop the states of Colorado and Washington from allowing recreational marijuana … Continue reading
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DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Texas Over Voter ID, Seeks Preclearance

Good news — the Department of Justice has filed a law against the state of Texas to block the state’s voter ID law and reinstate the requirement to seek preclearance prior to passing similar laws. The department is also intervening … Continue reading
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Posted in Justice, Voter Suppression | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Bloomberg: Stop and Frisk Isn’t Racial Profiling Except When it is

Although a judge has ruled that the Stop and Frisk program New York City Mayor Bloomberg has taken personal ownership of is unconstitutional specifically because it’s racially discriminatory, he wrote a two page column for the Washington Post this weekend … Continue reading
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American Born Terrorist, Or Political Martyr?

Adam Gadahn, a California-born convert to taking up arms against America, who now goes by the Islamic fundamentalist handle of Azzam al-Amriki, has released a statement, evidently, calling for the bombings of U.S. embassies and the killings of U.S. citizens … Continue reading
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Dangerous Voters

Artist – Rob Rogers Good news — polar bears are actually thriving! They aren’t threatened at all by climate change. So says Fox News. Continue reading
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Holder Delivers Sobering Indictment of Our Justice System

Attorney General Eric Holder delivered remarks to the American Bar Association today and he called for an end to mandatory minimum sentencing. He also delivered an harsh critique of the current state of our justice system as a whole. You … Continue reading
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Posted in Justice, Prison Industrial Complex | Tagged , | 11 Comments

Nope. Not Racist At All.

Another day, another Washington Post columnist rationalizing racism in the same vein as Richard Cohen did yesterday. And just as I suspected, Kathleen Parker has offered an impassioned defense of subjective reality to excuse the racial profiling that lead to … Continue reading
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Posted in George Zimmerman, Justice, Racism, The Media | Tagged , , | 50 Comments

Lady Justice

Artist – Keith Tucker In other news, the creep-factor has been dialed up to 11 in San Diego. San Diego attorney Marco Gonzalez said in a Monday press conference that Mayor Bob Filner told a female staffer his women employees … Continue reading
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No Justice for Trayvon Martin

George Zimmerman has been found not guilty by a six person jury consisting of five white women and one Hispanic woman. SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Jury acquits George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in shooting of Trayvon Martin. I can’t say … Continue reading
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