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...]

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...]