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Hunting with Suppressors Now Legal in Florida

As anticipated, on Friday, November 21, 2014, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to remove the ban on using silencer/suppressor-equipped rifles and pistols for the taking of deer, gray squirrels, rabbits, wild turkeys, quail and crows. The use of sound suppressors on shotguns, rifles and pistols for all other hunting was no…

Citizens United releases ‘Rocky Mountain Heist’ film after legal victory [video]

“My Tea Party sense is tingling.”
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Chicago must pay legal fees in gun store lawsuit

Chicago lost its legal battle to keep gun stores out of the city, and now it must pick up the tab for nearly $ 1 million in legal fees that the winners spent on the case….

Alabama Court Again Rules Unborn Children Deserve Legal Protection

Today, in an 8-1 decision authored by Justice Tom Parker, the Alabama Supreme Court held that the word “child” in Alabama’s chemical-endangerment statute applies to the born and unborn in Ex parte Sarah Janie Hicks. This decision follows a similar one handed down last year by the Alabama Supreme Court in Ankrom v. State, where […]…

Three Legal Reasons Why Abortion Should be Banned

Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) — Here are three legal reasons why abortion should be banned: 1) Murder is illegal. Murder is the “unlawful killing of a human being” with some level of intent. California law includes “a deliberate intention unlawfully to take away the life of a fellow creature.” The only thing preventing abortion from bei…

Chicago a legal loser on the gun front, again

Since the death of communism in most of the places where it once prevailed, North Korea and Cuba function mainly as educational exhibits for an irrelevant and unsuccessful ideology. When it comes to the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, the city of Chicago fills a similar role….

With Recreational Marijuana Sales Now Legal in Colorado, How Did the First Day of Business Go?

“Never thought we’d be able to get here, but we did it.”

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USA Today Accuses Pro-Lifers of Putting Up “Legal Barbed Wire” Stopping Abortions

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):

Judge orders Nebraska to allow Right-to-Carry permits for legal non-citizens who qualify

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.

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill allowing more than two legal parents

“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. 

President Obama’s ‘Legal Protector’ to Exit by Year’s End

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — President Barack Obama’s White House attorney plans to leave for private practice by the end of the year.

Longtime White House Counsel Exiting By end of Year

HOUSTON – MAY 15: Prosecutor Kathryn Ruemmler arrives at the Bob Casey U.S. Courthouse for the fraud and conspiracy trial of former Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeff Skilling May 15, 2006 in Houston, Texas. Closing arguments are scheduled to begin today. (Photo by Dave Einsel/Getty Images)

NSA Journalist Glenn Greenwald’s Partner Taking Legal Action Against U.K. After Airport Detention

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.

NSA Journalist Glenn Greenwalds Partner Taking Legal Action Against U.K. After Airport Detention

Journalist Glenn Greenwald speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 14, 2013. (AP)

SCOTUS punts on Prop 8: Rules no standing; Same-sex marriage legal in Calif.; Updates

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.

Bill Maher: Don’t you dare lower the legal blood alcohol limit, you nanny-staters!

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.