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A glance at the top of Tuesday’s USA Today reveals an article at top right headlined “Texas abortion limits take hit.” Below, reporter Rick Jervis reported “A federal judge on Monday struck down tough new abortion restrictions in Texas.”
But then he said it was “a move that may galvanize abortion-rights activists amid the legal barbed wire unfolding across the nation.” This vivid metaphor — imagining the pro-lifers making America some sort of prison — is not in the online story (with a double byline that adds Michael Winter):
A federal judge in Nebraska has ordered the state to stop enforcing a law that prevents legal, non-citizens from getting a permit to carry a concealed handgun.
‘It’s Personal’: Billionaire Mark Cuban Blasts Big Gov’t Effort to ‘Regulate Through Litigation’ After Winning Years-Long Legal Battle With Feds
DALLAS (TheBlaze/AP) — Mark Cuban won a years-long fight with the federal government Wednesday when jurors said that the billionaire basketball team owner did not commit insider-trading when he sold his shares in an Internet company in 2004.
The jury in federal district court in Dallas found that the Securities and Exchange Commission failed to prove the key elements of its case, including the claim that Cuban agreed to keep certain information confidential and not trade on it.
“Yikes” was Michael Reagan’s reaction to the news that Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed legislation allowing more than two people to be listed as a child’s parents. The Sacramento Bee reports:
Senate Bill 274 authorizes a court to recognize more than two parents if endorsing fewer would be “detrimental” to the child.
Faced With NRA Legal Action Canyon High School and Orange Unified School District Issue Apology to Student Who Wore NRA T-Shirt
Haley Bullwinkle, the sophomore at Canyon High School in Orange County, California, and her parents have received an unconditional apology from Michael Christensen, the Superintendent of Schools, Orange County Unified School District, for the school’s indefensible actions after attorneys from the National Rifle Association contacted the school dictrict. Ms. Christensen was ordered to change her NRA shirt by a school staff member and was referred to the school counseling office by a security officer after her t-shirt was deemed to depict violence.
WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — President Barack Obama’s White House attorney plans to leave for private practice by the end of the year.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald’s partner is taking legal action against the British government after he was detained for nine hours at Heathrow Airport.
Lawyers for David Miranda informed the government that they would be pursuing legal action following his “unlawful” detention under anti-terror laws on Sunday, the Guardian reported.
As Twitchy reported Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage act as unconstitutional. A dissent opinion in that ruling hinted at the decision in the Prop. 8 case.
Looks like the Court is preparing to not decide Prop 8. So the trial judge's ruling invalidating Prop 8 stands. No national ruling.—
(@SCOTUSblog) June 26, 2013
So lowering the blood alcohol limit is an unacceptable intrusion by the Nanny State (even though doing so probably would save lives).
Gun control, on the other hand, is positively wonderful (even though the right to bear arms, unlike the right to drive, is protected by the U.S. Constitution):
And nationalizing one-seventh of the economy in the name of helping sick kids is also just dandy.
Safe, legal and rare? Gloria Steinem and ex-clinic director Rep. Allyson Schwartz on Gosnell: Crickets
As Twitchy reported, Philly-area columnist J.D. Mullane, who has been tirelessly covering the Kermit Gosnell trial, asked Pa. gubernatorial candidate, Rep. Allyson Schwartz, for her thoughts on Gosnell. He also wondered if the Planned Parenthood clinic, of which she was the director, ever referred any patients to Gosnell’s house of horrors.
Conspicuous silence ensued.
Mullane has also asked Planned Parenthood and Gloria Steinem for comment.
Legal Immigrant’s Must-Watch Testimony Against Gun Control: ‘Few Saw the Third Reich Coming Until It Was Too Late’
During a public hearing on gun violence in Hartford, Conn. on Monday, a legal immigrant by the name of Henson Ong issued a passionate defense of the Second Amendment and argued that gun control simply “does not work.” The video of Ong’s testimony has already surpassed 130,000 views on YouTube.
“Forgive me, English is not my first language. I am a legal immigrant and I am an American by choice,” he began, prompting applause from the audience.