Friday October 31, 2014

Archive for the ‘Law’ Category

Immigration union chief blasts Obama amnesty plan

The union president representing 12,000 immigration service agents said Monday he is staunchly opposed to President Obama using executive action to allow millions more illegal immigrants to obtain green cards and work permits. The Homeland Security Department announced it is seeking the materials to produce up to 34 million green cards and work visas in the coming years.  More…

Maine, attorneys could be headed for showdown over quarantine

Top Maine health officials say the nurse who has returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa must abide by a quarantine or the state will get a court order compelling her to do so. Her attorney, Norman Siegel, said he will battle to protect her freedoms. “It’s unconstitutional and illegal as applied to Kaci Hickox,” Siegel said.  More…

FLASHBACK: Occupy easy street for attorney

New York settled a lawsuit brought by Occupy Wall Street protesters who claimed police had seized and destroyed their library in November 2011. The city agreed to pay them $47,000. That’s a pittance compared to the $185,000 that civil-rights attorney Norman Siegel’s firm earned for repping the protesters in that suit. “It’s not unusual that firms sometimes get more than the clients,” Siegel said.  More…

Georgia man ordered to remove NRA hat before voting

A Georgia man is upset after he went for early voting on Friday and was ordered to remove his National Rifle Association hat before he was allowed to vote. Douglas County Elections Supervisor Laurie Fulton said: “The courts have found that anything that suggests associated with the NRA in many people’s perceptions is associated with the Republican Party.  More…

Nurse, Maine on collision course over quarantine

Kaci Hickox, the Ebola nurse who was forcibly held in an isolation tent in New Jersey for three days, was on a collision course Wednesday with her home state of Maine over its insistence that she remain quarantined in her house for 21 days. "I don’t plan on sticking to the guidelines," Hickox tells TODAY’s Matt Lauer. "I am not going to sit around and be bullied by politicians.”  More…

Ebola doctor ‘lied’ about NYC travels

New York’s first Ebola patient initially lied to authorities about his travels around the city following his return from treating disease victims in Africa, law-enforcement sources said. Dr. Craig Spencer at first told officials that he isolated himself in his Harlem apartment — and didn’t admit he rode the subways, dined out and went bowling until cops looked at his credit-card statement and MetroCard the sources said.  More…

State Department plans to bring foreign Ebola patients to U.S.

The State Department has quietly made plans to bring Ebola-infected doctors and medical aides to the U.S. for treatment, according to an internal department document that argued the only way to get other countries to send medical teams to West Africa is to promise that the U.S. will be the world’s medical backstop.  More…

Why we hate lawyers: Alabama man gets $1,000 in police settlement, his lawyers get $459,000

An Alabama man who sued over being hit and kicked by police will get $1,000 in a settlement with the city of Birmingham, while his attorneys will receive $459,000, officials said. The incident gained public attention with the release of a 2008 video of police officers punching and kicking Anthony Warren as he lay on the ground.  More…

Utah Man Killed by SWAT Team After Calling Suicide Hotline

At around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning, a 35-year-old man in Roy, Utah called a suicide hotline looking for help. A SWAT team responded to the man’s home, and after a seven-hour standoff in his garage, an officer shot and killed him.  More…

Canadian killer was recent convert to Islam IDed as terror risk

Terror came to the heart of the Canadian capital Ottawa on Wednesday as a suspected jihadist gunman shot dead a soldier at the national war memorial and then rampaged through the halls of the federal parliament.  More…

New York axe attacker: Navy veteran converted to Islam

The man who attacked four New York police officers with an axe in the latest ‘lone wolf’ terror attack was a US Navy veteran who recently converted to Islam and had made rambling posts on social media justifying and praising jihad.  More…

Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Eric Holder Lied to Congress

President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch.  More…