"This case has never been about race, nor has it ever been about the right to bear arms, But Trayvon Martin was profiled. There is no doubt that he was profiled to be a criminal. And if race was one of the aspects in George Zimmerman's mind, then we believe that we put out the proof necessary to show that Zimmerman did profile Trayvon Martin."
Prosecutor Angela Corey on the acquittal of George Zimmerman
When the media first learned about the shooting of… Continue
Added by Timothy Birdnow on July 16, 2013 at 9:50am —
Dr. Kermit Gosnell willfully murdered innocent babies
born alive and faces death penalty
America witnessed two… Continue
Added by Kevin Fobbs on May 13, 2013 at 11:15pm —
It wasn't difficult to see liberals standing on the Mall in Washington, bundled in warm clothing and loudly cheering President Obama's Inaugural Address, with the promise of larger and more activist central government deployed to implement a "progressive" agenda. But I saw another group smiling softly deep in the background. It was the Crony Capitalists, watching from warm, comfortable Fortune 100 boardrooms across America and on Wall Street, and their K Street lobbyists in … Continue
Added by Andrew Cochran on January 22, 2013 at 9:56am —
By Craig Andresen on May 7, 2012 at 6:36 am
These people, and I use THAT term loosely, who plotted the 9-11 attacks, killed 3,000 people and wished they could have done more, can’t focus on their trial because some women in the court proceedings at GITMO are not covered up from head to toe in hijabs???
That is the case one of their defense attorneys is trying to make.
Cheryl Bormann,… Continue
Added by Craig Andresen on May 7, 2012 at 8:50am —
Columnist Timothy Carney of the Washington Examiner, who has a strong following among conservatives, has followed the "K Street Republicans vs. Tea Party" for several years and wrote again about the conflict last week. And Carney identifies some of the practical points of conflict between the two groups: "The GOP establishment rallies industry donors… Continue
Added by Andrew Cochran on April 23, 2012 at 10:03am —
In a special memorandum issued to House Republicans this week, the four senior House Republicans (Reps. Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy and Hensarling) laid out their plan for implementing a ten-year federal budget under Rep. Paul Ryan's plan and that would avoid cuts in national security and certain domestic programs. In so doing, they thoroughly trashed the concept of state sovereignty over their own… Continue
Added by Andrew Cochran on April 20, 2012 at 10:55am —
By Craig Andresen on April 11, 2012 at 3:05 pm
CHARGES HAVE BEEN MADE BY THE FLORIDA PROSECUTOR AGAINST GEORGE ZIMMERMAN IN THE TRAYVON MARTIN SHOOTING.
ZIMMERMAN HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH 2ND DEGREE MURDER IN THE DEATH OF TRAYVON… Continue
Added by Craig Andresen on April 11, 2012 at 5:30pm —
This week we've been deluged with the reports on the oral argument before the Supreme Court on the Obamacare case. And last week, the House GOP leadership pushed a bill combining federal limits on medical malpractice lawsuits with an attractive bill to repeal a key component of Obamacare.
The two belong together. After all, Obamacare and federal tort reform are equally and fundamentally based on the expansive interpretation of the Commerce Clause… Continue
Added by Andrew Cochran on March 29, 2012 at 3:31pm —
On November 11, Sen. Mike Lee gave a speech to the Federalist Society National Convention in which he explained that he wouldn't vote for a Senate Republican jobs bill because it included a section imposing federal limits on awards in medical malpractice lawsuits (the Senate version of H.R. 5, passed by the House last week).
Sen. Lee discussed the… Continue
Added by Andrew Cochran on March 28, 2012 at 1:04pm —
The problem with most of the proposed reforms in H.R. 5 is that the law governing medical malpractice claims is a state issue, not a federal issue. Despite H.R. 5's reliance on the Commerce Clause, Congress has no business (and no authority under the Constitution) telling states what the rules should be governing medical malpractice claims.…
Added by Andrew Cochran on March 20, 2012 at 6:26am —
For months, it appeared that House Republicans had largely agreed with conservatives such as Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli; Randy Barnett; Senators Tom Coburn and Mike Lee; Tea Party movement leaders such as Judson Phillips and numerous House Republicans that federal tort reform bills violate the states' rights under the 10th Amendment to run their own legal systems without federal interference. There has been no floor action on H.R. 5, a… Continue
Added by Andrew Cochran on March 13, 2012 at 8:35am —
Within the last week, two conservatives who have previously opposed federal tort reform on constitutional grounds did so again. Our own Judson Phillips wrote Tort Reform? It's Unconstitutional on World Net Daily on December 13. He began by reiterating the Founding Fathers' support for the right to a civil jury trial:
First, there is no authority in the Constitution for the federal government… Continue
Added by Andrew Cochran on December 20, 2011 at 7:27am —
During the Huckabee Presidential Forum on Friday night, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli challenged Rep. Michelle Bachmann on the constitutionality of federal tort reform legislation. Cuccinelli promised weeks ago that he would sue the federal government if the Senate version of a federal medmal limits bill was ever enacted. Bachmann refused to recognize each state's right to… Continue
Added by Andrew Cochran on December 6, 2011 at 5:45am —
I've written often here about the unconstitutional bill to crush states' and individual rights that Senate Republican leadership slipped as a special section into S. 1720, the "Jobs Through Growth Act." The section would impose a federal limit on awards in health care-related lawsuits (not just medical malpractice awards), and would establish a federal wage scale for just one set of American workers, the attorneys who litigate such cases for victims. Republican leaders added that section into… Continue
Added by Andrew Cochran on November 9, 2011 at 10:49am —
On October 31, I posted about the promise by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to veto a federal tort reform bill that is now included in the Senate GOP jobs bill. Attorney General Cuccinelli joined a long line of conservative legal experts in opposing federal tort reform as a violation of states'… Continue
Added by Andrew Cochran on November 2, 2011 at 8:30am —
In a Washington Post op-ed posted October 28, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli promised to file suit in federal court against a federal tort reform bill should it become law. "And if it were ever signed into law -- by a Republican or Democratic president -- I would file suit against it just as fast as I filed suit when the federal health-care bill was signed into law in… Continue
Added by Andrew Cochran on October 31, 2011 at 9:58am —
"Reducing physician liability for negligent care by capping court awards, all else equal, will reduce the resources allocated to medical professional liability underwriting and oversight and make many patients worse off. Legislators who see mandatory liability caps as a cost-containment tool should look elsewhere."
That's the conclusion of a new study released by…
Added by Andrew Cochran on October 21, 2011 at 10:58am —
Professor Randy Barnett, co-counsel in the leading lawsuit case against ObamaCare and likely to argue the case before the Supreme Court, takes aim again at federal tort reform proposals in a post on "The Volokh Conspiracy," this time at the inclusion of S. 197 the "MCAP Act' tort reform bill, in … Continue
Added by Andrew Cochran on October 18, 2011 at 3:11pm —
The new Senate GOP jobs plan released yesterday by Senators John McCain and Rand Paul might spur economic growth if enacted, but it has one enormous and extremely serious flaw. It explicitly includes a section titled, "Medical Malpractice Reform (S. 197 – The Medical Care Access Protection… Continue
Added by Andrew Cochran on October 14, 2011 at 10:30am —
Conservative legal expert Rob Natelson of the Independence Institute in Colorado, author of the book, The Original Constitution: What It Actually Said and Meant, was interviewed on October 6 on the nationally syndicated "What's Up"…
Added by Andrew Cochran on October 7, 2011 at 10:52am —