Art Bell Sues Michael Savage

This is just a strange story. Art Bell, the one-time king of paranoid conspiracies on the radio as the host of the late-night Coast to Coast show, is suing wingnut radio host Micheal Savage for implying that he married a 10 year old girl. … [Read more...]

Anti-Immigrant Bigot Wants to Sue Soros for Illegal Immigration

The almost impressively racist William Gheen of ALIPAC has a brilliant idea. He thinks people who don't like illegal immigration should sue George Soros for giving money to pro-immigration organizations. He wants thousands of such suits filed. … [Read more...]

7th Circuit Considers Obama’s Gender Discrimination Position

For the last few years, the EEOC under President Obama has taken the position that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is already illegal under the Civil Rights Act because it constitutes gender or sex discrimination, which is already forbidden. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is now hearing a case that tests that position and Mark Joseph Stern has a fascinating report on the hearings. … [Read more...]

David Clarke is Constitutionally Clueless

David Clarke, the ridiculous cowboy hat-wearing sheriff of Milwaukee County who is one of Trump's potential picks to run the Department of Homeland Security, has some rather bizarre and extremist views that show he is constitutionally clueless. … [Read more...]

Flynn: Florida Democrats Voted for Sharia Law!

Retired Gen. Michael Flynn, who will be Trump's national security adviser, seems to have gone completely off the deep end over the last few years. In a speech, he actually claimed that Democrats in the Florida legislature voted in favor of Sharia law. That's a lie. A really stupid lie. … [Read more...]

Huge Ruling on Gerrymandering in Wisconsin

A federal district court in Wisconsin has ruled that the redistricting maps drawn after 2010 in Wisconsin are so blatantly designed for partisan advantage that they are unconstitutional. This case will very likely end up at the Supreme Court in a year or two. … [Read more...]

White Supremacists Cheer Sessions for AG

For those who think it's terribly unfair to suggest that Jeff Sessions is a racist, even after his history of racism, look no further than the fact that white supremacists are positively giddy over Trump nominating him to be attorney general. We'll start with David Duke: … [Read more...]

Trump Settles ‘University’ Lawsuits for $25 Million

Donald Trump settled all three of the lawsuits filed against Trump "University," the two class action suits in California and the one filed by the New York Attorney General. The settlement is for $25 million, and as usual it doesn't require any admission of guilt or liability. … [Read more...]

Prosecutor Fakes Confession, Gets a One Year Suspension

An assistant district attorney in California added a fake confession into an interrogation transcript in a child molestation case, which he then claimed was a joke. A court found that he did it to influence plea negotiations, so he's facing a whopping one-year suspension of his law license. … [Read more...]

SCOTUS Denies Cert in Absurd Anti-Evolution Lawsuit

The Supreme Court this week decided not to hear an appeal of an absolutely ridiculous lawsuit out of Kansas that claimed that the teaching of evolution is an establishment of the religion of atheism. Both the district and appeals court rejected that suit, so it's now over. … [Read more...]

Fed. Court Agrees that Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Gender Discrimination

A federal court in Pennsylvania has upheld the Obama administration's legal theory that the ban on gender discrimination prohibition in the Civil Rights Act also prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. … [Read more...]

Federal Judge Sides With Trump, RNC on Voter Intimidation Efforts

After winning several major battles over Republican plans to intimidate voters in several states, they lost the hugely important case at a national level that sought an injunction against the kind of "ballot security" efforts that were outlawed for the RNC by a consent decree in 1982. Rick Hasan, one of the top election law experts in the country, explains: … [Read more...]