A Really Dumb Attempt to Dethrone Trump

A small group of liberals who want Donald Trump removed from office -- as we all do -- have filed a patently ridiculous emergency petition with the Supreme Court to do exactly that. Their claim is that the Russian hacking constituted an "invasion" and the election should be nullified. … [Read more...]

No, Public Facilities Cannot Refuse to Allow Use by Religious Groups

Here's another case where a government facility that offers its property for use by community groups doesn't get that they can't then say "but no religious groups." This issue was settled, unanimously, by the Supreme Court nearly three decades ago. And this case is here in Michigan. … [Read more...]

Gorsuch Condemns Trump’s Attacks on Judiciary

Donald Trump's attacks on judges, going all the way back to his racist diatribes against Judge Curiel, have been quite appalling. He has undermined the legitimacy of the entire judiciary. His Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, calls those comments demoralizing. … [Read more...]

Important Suit Filed Against Louisiana’s Indigent Defense System

A major class action suit has been filed by a coalition of civil rights organizations against the state of Louisiana for failure to provide adequate legal representation to poor people accused of crimes. Almost 90% of those arrested in that state require a public defender. … [Read more...]

Melania Trump Admits to Trying to Profit from Being First Lady

Melania Trump has filed another defamation suit against the Daily Mail, a vile tabloid that deserves to be sued. And frankly, I hope she wins. But one of the grounds for the suit is that they prevented her from profiting from being first lady. … [Read more...]

Klayman Sues Obama Because a Muslim Protester Yelled at Him

Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver, may be ridiculous but at least he's consistently ridiculous. His latest lawsuit is against Barack Obama for allegedly telling a protester at an airport to come and yell at him. No, I'm not making that up. … [Read more...]

Jeff Sessions Supported Yates on Disobeying Illegal Orders

When the now-fired Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates was undergoing the confirmation process, she was questioned by Jeff Sessions, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who pointedly asked her whether she would stand up to the president if he was violating the law. … [Read more...]

Several Judges Put Stay on Trump’s Immigration Order

Within hours of Donald Trump signing his immigration order, refugees with approved visas were detained at airports, prompting mass protests and legal actions. At least four federal judges issued temporary emergency stays on behalf of specific clients after groups like the ACLU filed suit. … [Read more...]

Accused Rapists Want to Use Bible as Their Defense

A father and son from Ohio who are accused of keeping the father's stepdaughter in shackles for three years as they raped her over and over again are defending themselves and told the judge that they want to use the Bible, "the only law book that truly matters," in their defense. … [Read more...]

FFRF Sues Over Bible Classes in WV Public Schools

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit against the Mercer County schools in West Virginia over weekly Bible classes taught by outside people from a Christian organization, something that is clearly unconstitutional. … [Read more...]

Staver: No Constitutional Right to Sexual Freedom

Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, reacted to a decision by the Loudon County, VA School Board rejecting a proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the district's anti-discrimination rules. His response was predictably inane. … [Read more...]

Fed. Judge Orders Senate Torture Report Preserved

There have been concerns that the Senate Intelligence Committee's exhaustive report on torture by the CIA during the Bush administration might be lost to history after Trump takes over and never declassified. But a federal judge has now ordered that it be preserved. … [Read more...]