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PhoboQuotable – James Bopp

“We will now ask the district court to rule on whether we are entitled to a special exemption, if we can prove traditional marriage supporters were targeted for harassment and intimidation. We believe there is more than ample evidence. “What we have, since the adoption of Proposition 8, is a very transparent nationwide strategy by the gay activists to harass …

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Federal Appeals Court: Insurrectionists Can Be Barred From Public Office Under The Fourteenth Amendment

Bloomberg Law reports: Candidates who take part in an insurrection may be barred from holding public office under the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution, a federal appeals court ruled, overturning a lower court judge’s decision. The US 4th Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling Tuesday in a challenge to former North Carolina Representative Madison Cawthorn’s candidacy for the …

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Oracle CEO Was On Call Plotting Overturn Of Election

The Washington Post reports: Larry Ellison, the billionaire co-founder and chairman of the software company Oracle and the biggest backer of Elon Musk’s attempted Twitter takeover, participated in a call shortly after the 2020 election that focused on strategies for contesting the legitimacy of the vote, according to court documents and a participant. The Nov. 14 call included Sen. Lindsey …

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Judge Likely To Allow Challenge To MTG’s Candidacy

CNN reports: A federal judge signaled Friday that she’ll likely allow a group of Georgia voters to move forward with their constitutional challenge against GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, which claims she can’t run for reelection because she aided the January 6 insurrectionists. Federal Judge Amy Totenberg of the Northern District of Georgia said during a lengthy hearing that she …

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Cawthorn Sues To Block Challenge To His Candidacy

Raleigh’s ABC News affiliate reports: Republican congressman Madison Cawthorn on Tuesday filed a new lawsuit in federal court aimed at those who are attempting to block him from running for reelection. The original challenge was filed last month by a group of North Carolina voters urging the state board of elections to disqualify Cawthorn because of his participation in the …

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Cawthorn Lawyers Up In “Insurrectionist” Challenge

The New York Times reports: Mr. Cawthorn, 26, who is in his first term in Congress, has denounced the case as an egregious misreading of the 14th Amendment, but he has retained James Bopp Jr., one of the most prominent conservative campaign lawyers in the country, as counsel. Mr. Bopp, in an interview, declared the matter “the most frivolous case …

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Anti-Vax Indiana Students Lose Appeal To SCOTUS

A reminder from last week: Eight college students challenging Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement filed an appeal with the Supreme Court on Friday, asking the justices to consider immunization mandates for the first time since the pandemic began. The students filed an emergency appeal at the Supreme Court, asking the justices to block enforcement of the university’s requirement, which they …

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Indiana Students Petition SCOTUS On Vax Mandate

USA Today reports: Eight college students challenging Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement filed an appeal with the Supreme Court on Friday, asking the justices to consider immunization mandates for the first time since the pandemic began. Indiana’s public university said in May that students and faculty would be required to take the vaccine to attend classes in person with exceptions …

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Students Sue Indiana University Over Vaccine Mandate

USA Today reports: Indiana University students are pushing back against the school’s fall COVID-19 vaccine requirement. In a lawsuit filed Monday, the students argue the requirement violates the Fourteenth Amendment, which reads that no state shall “deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.” The eight student plantiffs are suing the school’s board of trustees. …

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Lawsuits Against Biden’s Win Dropped In Four States

CNN reports: Voters in four states who had brought longshot lawsuits to disrupt President-elect Joe Biden’s win and went nowhere in court have dropped their cases Monday morning. The cases were short-lived in Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania federal courts, and fed into a pro-Trump legal strategy that’s almost certain to fail to block Biden’s presidential win before the Electoral …

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REPORT: Mike Pence Likely To Be Trump’s VP Pick

The right-wing Washington Times is getting a lot of notice this morning for their claim that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is a lock to be Trump’s running mate. They write: Scrambling among Indiana politicians has reached the point where Republican Party insiders are convinced that presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump will pick Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate. …

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CALFORNIA: Protect Marriage Sues To Have Donor Names Stricken From Record

Protect Marriage has filed a lawsuit which demands that the names of their donors during the 2008 Prop 8 campaign be stricken from state records. Because the gays have been mean to them. At a hearing Friday before the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, backers of the hotly contested and now-overturned ballot measure, Proposition 8, sought …

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WASHINGTON: Anti-Gay Group Asks Again To Block Petition Names

World Net Daily has dug up those years-old anonymous internet comments (some from JMG) to illustrate a story about the latest attempt to block the names of those that signed an anti-gay petition in Washington state. A federal court in Tacoma, Wash., has been asked to order that the names of signatories of a state petition seeking to protect traditional …

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IOWA: Focus On The Family Files Federal Lawsuit To Stop Court Appointments

Focus On The Family has filed a federal lawsuit demanding that the public have a say in the appointments of state Supreme Court justices. After a NOM-led campaign succeeded in deposing three justices in the 2010 retention vote, the Christianist hate group Focus is intent on thwarting the replacement of those pro-marriage justices with similarly equality-minded people. And in a …

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EARLY REPORT: Supremes “Skeptical” About Protect Marriage’s Argument

According to early reports from today’s Supreme Court hearing of the Referendum 71 case, justices on both sides of the ideological aisle are rather skeptical of Protect Marriage’s claim that violent homosexuals will rain down retribution on the signers of the anti-gay petition. Even Scalia seems to be on the correct side. Supreme Court justices from the left and the …

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SCOTUS To Hear Referendum 71

This Wednesday the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments from Protect Marriage Washington, who fears retribution from violent homofascists should the names on Referendum 71 become public knowledge. The Court’s decision could affect the transparency of the referendum process nationwide. Though Referendum 71 is at the heart of the legal dispute, the issues are far broader, including how open the …

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SCOTUS To Hear R-71 Petition Names Disclosure Case

Yet another omen. Considering the Supreme Court’s ruling last week that Prop 8 opponents are rightfully terrified of violent homofascists, it doesn’t bode well that they’ve agreed to hear the appeal of the decision to release the names on Washington state’s anti-gay R-71 petition. The justices said Friday they’ll consider an appeal of a lower court’s ruling that the names …

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Yes On 8 Challenges Donor Disclosure

We knew this was coming. The Prop 8 haters want California to take down the donor records. Supporters of the November ballot measure that banned gay marriages in California have filed a lawsuit seeking to block their campaign finance records from public view, saying the reports have led to harassment of donors. “No one should have to worry about getting …

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#1 This Week In 1972

Fifty years ago today, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper were killed in a plane crash in rural Iowa. And this week in 1972, Don McLean’s tribute song to the three and to rock-n-roll in general, American Pie, spent the last of its four weeks at #1 on Billboard’s pop chart. Clocking in at more than eight and …

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