Trump Makes Absurd Attack on Judge in Fake College Case

The big lawsuit against Donald Trump is to be heard in federal court in San Diego, so during a campaign stop there on Friday he spent a full 12 minutes ranting about the judge in that case. This is not, incidentally, the way to help yourself in a court case. And his arguments were predictably stupid. … [Read more...]

Larry Klayman Loses Again

Another day, another loss in court for Larry Klayman, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Mat Staver. This time it's in the suit he filed against two independent newspapers for publishing a judge's ruling about him allegedly touching his children inappropriately. He already lost at the district level and now the appeals court upheld that ruling. … [Read more...]

Judge Blocks Ohio Ban on Planned Parenthood Funding

A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order forbidding the enforcement of a law that forbids any public funding of any affiliate of Planned Parenthood. This is only the first step. PP has asked for an injunction and the judge agreed that they would likely win the motion for one. … [Read more...]

Indiana’s New Anti-Abortion Law Threatens Medical Research

Indiana recently passed a law requiring that all fetal tissue be either buried or cremated and Planned Parenthood has already filed a lawsuit against the law. Indiana University now wants to join that lawsuit because it threatens their federally-funded medical research that uses stem cells. … [Read more...]

Today in Fun With Sovereign Citizens

Whenever self-declared "sovereign citizens" show up in court, you know you're in for a bewildering bunch of nonsense from them. Today's example is a couple in Arizona who squatted in a near-million dollar home and claimed it as their own. Wait till you hear their arguments. … [Read more...]

Arpaio Found Guilty of Civil Contempt

In what should be the least surprising news of the day, a federal judge has found fascist Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio guilty of multiple counts of civil contempt of court for consistently doing whatever it took not to comply with court orders to change his racial profiling patterns and stop policing in a racist manner. … [Read more...]

Bundy Sues Obama, Harry Reid, and the Judge in His Criminal Case

Cliven Bundy filed a federal lawsuit against President Obama, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, his son Rory Reid, who is a former Clark County Commissioner, and the federal judge presiding over his criminal trial. His attorney is Larry Klayman -- or at last he wants Klayman to represent him but the judge has so far said no. … [Read more...]

I Heart Loretta Lynch

The Department of Justice filed a federal lawsuit against the state of North Carolina for its ban on allowing transgender people from using the public restroom that matches their gender identity. Attorney General Loretta Lynch delivered a powerful statement at a press conference announcing the suit: … [Read more...]

Staver’s Warped Definition of Hateful

The FFRF is suing the Antelope Valley Union High School District because the district refused to include a scholarship they sponsor among a long list of scholarships available to students, while include many religious ones. Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, says the school is right to do so because the scholarship contest is "hateful." … [Read more...]

Roy Moore Suspended Pending Ethics Complaint Ruling

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has been suspended pending the final ruling on an ethics complaint by the Judicial Inquiry Commission. An ethics complaint was filed against him for his order to probate judges in that state telling them not to enforce the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling. … [Read more...]

AZ Republicans Try to Pack State Supreme Court

The Republican party seems to think that judicial independence, which the Founding Fathers said was absolutely crucial to maintaining a free society, is their enemy. When a court doesn't rule the way they want, they talk impeachment, defunding, refusing to comply with the ruling. And now, in Arizona, packing the court. … [Read more...]

Why We Need Federal Funding for Indigent Defense

John Pfaff, a law professor at Fordham University, has an op-ed in the New York Times about the deplorable state of our indigent defense system in the United States, which is left entirely up to state and local governments and is vastly underfunded and lacking in resources. … [Read more...]