Tag Archives: John Eastman

Trump May Hire Eastman For Impeachment Defense

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump may hire a law professor who spoke at his rally before the riot at the U.S. Capitol to help defend him in an impeachment trial over a charge that he incited the violence, according to two people familiar with the matter. John Eastman, who joined Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on stage at the Jan. …

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NOM Chairman And Pre-Riot Trump Rally Speaker John Eastman Claims Antifa Led Storming Of The US Capitol

Law & Crime reports: A law professor and attorney for President Donald Trump who repeatedly said the 2020 election was rigged and spoke at the rally that immediately preceded last week’s riots at the U.S. Capitol baselessly blamed the violent insurrection on “Antifa” on Wednesday. Chapman University law professor John Eastman, who last year spawned the birther theory that Kamala …

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Trump Files To Intervene In Texas SCOTUS Lawsuit

The Hill reports: President Trump on Wednesday moved to intervene in Texas’ lawsuit seeking Supreme Court intervention to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in key battleground states that would tip the scales in his favor. Trump has for weeks spread false claims alleging the election was “stolen” or “rigged.” But his lawsuit does not make such claims. …

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Hate Group Leader Warns Republican Senators: If You Put Up SCOTUS “Road Blocks” Your Careers Are Over

“This is going to nationalize the Senate elections, it’s going to nationalize the 2022 Senate elections. You got Lisa Murkowski up in 2022, Chuck Grassley up in 2022. And if there’s a nomination and McConnell sets hearings and they start trying to throw up road blocks for that, they can call their careers over. “In 2022, they will not get …

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Newsweek Publishes Birther Attack On Kamala Harris

Twitter exploded overnight after Newsweek published a birtherism attack on Sen. Kamala Harris by John Eastman, chairman of the anti-LGBTQ hate group NOM. Eastman ran unsuccessfully against Harris to be California Attorney General, losing the 2010 Republican primary. An excerpt: The fact that Senator Kamala Harris has just been named the vice presidential running mate for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee …

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NOM Chairman John Eastman: Let’s Hope Kim Davis Ignites National Revolt Against “Lawless” Gay Marriage

“Ms. Davis was much more faithful to her oath of office, and to the Constitution she vowed to support, than the federal judge who jailed her for contempt, the attorney general of the state who refused to defend Kentucky’s laws, and Justice Anthony Kennedy, who usurped the authority of the states and the more than 50 million voters who had …

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NOM: Alabama Should Ignore SCOTUS

“The Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell mandating same-sex marriage throughout the nation is not only wrong, but illegitimate. The oaths that elected officials take is to ‘the Constitution,’ not to ‘the Supreme Court,’ and it is high time that ‘that eminent tribunal’ be reminded that the very essence of its authority comes from the Constitution. As John Marshall stated in …

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Ted Cruz Convenes Senate Hearing On “SCOTUS Activism” – Calls Hate Group Leader John Eastman As Witness

Yesterday Ted Cruz convened a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Oversight, which he chairs, in order to call for reining in the “judicial tyranny” of the Supreme Court. One of the three witnesses he called was NOM chairman John Eastman. MSNBC reports: Eastman agreed with Cruz’s proposals on judicial term limits and retention elections, but added one more …

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NOM Chairman John Eastman: I Hope That Uganda Reinstates The Life Sentence For Homosexuality “In Short Order”

“Contrary to the way it was reported here in the United States, it provided life imprisonment for aggravated homosexuality, that is homosexual acts committed by somebody infected with HIV/AIDS, who knew that by conducting that act they knew they were very likely to give that deadly disease – death sentence – to their sex partners. And homosexual acts with minors. …

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NOM: We’re Encouraged About Kennedy

“I am extremely encouraged by the questioning, especially from Justice Kennedy, because it focused on what marriage is. It shows that the justices realize that marriage has existed for millennia and they have no constitutional basis to redefine it. The entire spectacle of the same-sex marriage litigation has undermined confidence in the judicial system as activist federal judges around the …

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NOM Chairman John Eastman: Opponents Will Never Accept SCOTUS Ruling

“Over the past decade and a half, more than $215 million has been spent on ballot initiatives defending (or trying to overturn) the traditional, biologically rooted definition of marriage. No matter what Justice Ginsburg says, the more than fifty million voters who have spent an immense amount of time and treasure to protect the fundamental nature of the institution of …

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NOM To SCOTUS: Don’t Approve Gay Marriage Because The Surveys Are Wrong

NOM chairman John Eastman has authored an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in which he argues, among other reasons, that same-sex marriage must not be approved because surveys on the issue are designed to favor gays. From NOM’s blog: Schubert also addressed several national surveys purporting to show majority support for same-sex marriage, including the Gallup Survey (May 2014) …

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NORTH CAROLINA: NOM & GOP Appeal Marriage Ruling To Fourth Circuit Court

Via Raleigh’s News & Observer: Within hours of a split ruling by a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel upholding gay marriage bans in four states, attorneys for North Carolina legislative leaders filed notice in the federal courts of their plans to appeal rulings in North Carolina that struck down a gay marriage ban. The court document, filed by …

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Court To NOM: No, You Don’t Even Get Legal Fees For Your Failed IRS Lawsuit

Back in June a federal court declared that NOM had not “produced a shred of proof” that their donor information had been deliberated leaked to the Human Rights Campaign. The government did agree to pay NOM $50K for the “unintentional disclosure” of that information, prompting chairman John Eastman to hit Fox News and every teabagger site to declare victory – …

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Federal Court To GOP/NOM: You Can Intervene In North Carolina’s Marriage Case, But You’re Wasting Everyone’s Time

United States District Court Judge William Osteen today ruled that the GOP/NOM legal team has the standing to appeal North Carolina’s marriage equality case. Osteen issued an order granting requests by House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger seeking to intervene in the cases. Osteen’s order follows a separate ruling Friday by U.S. District Court Judge Max O. …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Federal Court Denies GOP Demand For Oral Arguments
UPDATE: No Ruling Will Come Today

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Tells Federal Court It Has No Jurisdiction On Marriage

GOP leaders in North Carolina have filed their response in that state’s marriage equality case, claiming that the federal court has no jurisdiction over state laws. Matt Comer reports at Q Notes: Attorneys for state Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger filed their latest document shortly after 11:30 a.m. In it, the state GOP repeatedly says, …

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP & NOM Face Noon Deadline For Marriage Arguments

The Charlotte Observer recaps: California law professor John Eastman took little time getting involved in the fight, filing motions in two of North Carolina’s marriage cases to give the General Assembly a role and more time to make its arguments. In a ruling Thursday night, U.S. District Judge William Osteen gave legislators only part of what they wanted – denying …

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NORTH CAROLINA: Judge Denies GOP Attempt To Delay Ruling In Marriage Case

A federal judge tonight denied the GOP’s attempt to delay a ruling in North Carolina’s marriage case. Matt Comer reports at Q Notes: On Thursday afternoon, state House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger hired attorneys affiliated with the anti-LGBT National Organization for Marriage — the same group which funneled more than $400,000 into the 2012 …

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NORTH CAROLINA: GOP Hires NOM Chairman John Eastman To Fight Marriage

NOM chairman John Eastman has been hired by North Carolina’s GOP leaders to fight the enactment of same-sex marriage. He’s got a track record, people! House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Phil Berger reportedly have hired a conservative California legal expert to lead the effort. John Eastman, a former Republican candidate for attorney general in California, is the former …

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