9th Circuit: No Constitutional Right To Sell Firearms (VIDEO)

9th Circuit: No Constitutional Right To Sell Firearms (VIDEO)

In the wake of the most terrible mass shooting in American history, a small step forward for gun safety: on Tuesday the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals rules that there’s no Constitutional right to sell firearms. This is an important ruling establishing that the government has the right to strictly monitor gun sales. The […]

Republicans Want Trump And Corker To Please SHUT UP

Republicans Want Trump And Corker To Please SHUT UP

Everyone knows that President Donald Trump’s year in the White House hasn’t exactly been filled with wins for Republicans. They know that too. And that’s why they’re imploring the President and fellow GOP Senator Bob Corker to please SHUT UP and focus on actual things they want to accomplish. You can practically hear the exasperation […]

Ivana Calls Herself ‘First Lady’ During Interview, Melania Not About It (VIDEO)

Ivana Calls Herself ‘First Lady’ During Interview, Melania Not About It (VIDEO)

Here’s a nice little piece of soap opera drama that doesn’t involve nuclear weapons: a little spat between First Lady Melania Trump and the President’s first wife, Ivana. Ivana is currently on a book tour promoting her memoir “Raising Trump” about her years of marriage to Donald, and it seems that Donald could learn a […]

Sotomayor Slams, And More! SCOTUS Takes On Gerrymandering

Sotomayor Slams, And More! SCOTUS Takes On Gerrymandering

This week SCOTUS heard oral arguments in Gill v. Whitford, the case out of Wisconsin that may finally see the Court do a little legal smackdown on political gerrymandering. It’s long overdue, to be sure. It was expected that the justices that usually lean left (Kagan, Sotomayor, Breyer, and Ginsburg) would be asking tough questions, but […]

Pro-Life Politician Caught Red-Handed Telling Mistress To Get An Abortion

Pro-Life Politician Caught Red-Handed Telling Mistress To Get An Abortion

Republicans love telling America that they are pro-life in public, but when it comes to their personal lives, it seems like their morals are a little more flexible. This particular moment of GOP hypocrisy comes from Representative Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, who asked his own mistress to get an abortion during a pregnancy scare this […]

Trump Tells Puerto Ricans That Maria Isn’t A ‘Real Catastrophe Like Katrina’

Trump Tells Puerto Ricans That Maria Isn’t A ‘Real Catastrophe Like Katrina’

So our dear leader President Donald Trump decided to grace hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico with his presence this week, so he could insult them face-to-face. President Trump arrived in Puerto Rico on Tuesday to survey the damage from Hurricane Maria and meet with local and federal officials for an update on relief efforts. Instead of being comforting […]

The Price Is WRONG: Health & Human Services Secretary Resigns

The Price Is WRONG: Health & Human Services Secretary Resigns

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned today after becoming embroiled in a scandal involving expensive chartered flights that cost American taxpayers more than $1 million. The White House released a statement today acknowledging the President’s acceptance of Price’s resignation and that: “The President intends to designate Don J. Wright of Virginia to serve […]

Georgetown Law School Takes A Knee Against AG Sessions (TWEETS)

Georgetown Law School Takes A Knee Against AG Sessions (TWEETS)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was at Georgetown Law School this week to give a scheduled talk on campus free speech, and boy did the students and faculty there have opinions about that. In an homage to NFL players protesting police mistreatment, both faculty and students took a knee outside Georgetown University Law Center to protest both […]

Trump Whines About The NFL While Puerto Rico Suffers (VIDEO)

Trump Whines About The NFL While Puerto Rico Suffers (VIDEO)

While our idiot in chief President Donald Trump picks fights with football players over kneeling at NFL games, millions of citizens in American territories continue to suffer the effects of the devastation from hurricanes Irma and Maria. And the feeble federal response to their cries for help could cost lives. A news dispatch described Puerto […]

5 Things You Should Know About Religion And Freedom Of Speech

5 Things You Should Know About Religion And Freedom Of Speech

Hello, dear readers, your friendly liberal lawyer is back with another guide to the oft-misunderstood first amendment. This week we’ll look at religious free speech, specifically, what clergy can and cannot say and what lines they must not cross. 1. The Basics As you may remember from my first freedom of speech piece, the first […]

What That SCOTUS Travel Ban News Actually Means

What That SCOTUS Travel Ban News Actually Means

You’ve no doubt seen by now the news about President Donald Trump’s Muslim travel ban. At first blush, it seems like a radical reversal from all those lower court rulings blocking the ban. But like everything in the law, it’s more complicated than that. So what does this news actually mean? Let a lawyer walk […]

7 Things You Probably Don’t Know About ‘Free Speech’

7 Things You Probably Don’t Know About ‘Free Speech’

In the digital age, everyone has the ability to have an opinion. Freedom of Speech is one of the most important pillars of the collection of rights we have as American citizens. Our first President George Washington declared that “if freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep […]

Obama Blasts Trump DACA Decision As ‘Self-Defeating’ And Morally Wrong

Obama Blasts Trump DACA Decision As ‘Self-Defeating’ And Morally Wrong

Former President Barack Obama released a statement today blasting Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. Obama signed the executive order creating the program in June 2012 and sees ending it as a move that’s “contrary to our spirit, and to common sense.” The Trump administration has tried to […]

Smart Politics: How James Mattis Is Undermining Trump’s Transgender Ban

Smart Politics: How James Mattis Is Undermining Trump’s Transgender Ban

This week Defense Secretary James Mattis ordered a comprehensive study of transgender troops after President Donald Trump decided to ban them from serving in the military. In the meantime, transgender troops will still be allowed to serve in their current roles, a move that LGBT groups praised. While to the casual observer this just seems […]

Chris Christie Calls Ted Cruz Hypocrite Over Hurricane Relief (VIDEO)

Chris Christie Calls Ted Cruz Hypocrite Over Hurricane Relief (VIDEO)

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made an appearance on CNN this morning, and boy, did he have some things to say about hurricanes. Specifically he wanted to vent his anger about Texas GOP Senator Ted Cruz on his apparent double standard in opposing Superstorm Sandy relief but requesting federal aid for Texas after Hurricane Harvey: […]

Trump Gets Blasted Over Arpaio Pardon From Both Right And Left (VIDEO)

Trump Gets Blasted Over Arpaio Pardon From Both Right And Left (VIDEO)

The Senate leaders of both the Republicans and Democrats are offering criticism for President Donald Trump in the wake of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s controversial pardon. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wasn’t about to let Trump’s other Friday action go, either: “As millions of people in TX and LA are prepping for the Hurricane, the President […]

Trump’s Eyes Saw Massive Invisible Crowds At His Nearly Empty Phoenix Rally

Trump’s Eyes Saw Massive Invisible Crowds At His Nearly Empty Phoenix Rally

As we all know, our dear leader President Donald Trump has a problem with stretching facts a little bit. And this week’s rally in Arizona was no exception. Trump has kept fact-checking websites like Politifact busy, and since he likes to attack the “fake news” media it seems like they had quite a bit of fun […]

German Police Seize Ecstasy Pills Shaped Like Trump’s Head (No, Really)

German Police Seize Ecstasy Pills Shaped Like Trump’s Head (No, Really)

Police in the northwest German state of Lower Saxony have seized over 5,000 ecstasy pills. This is not normally international news, but these pills have an uncanny resemblance to United States President Donald Trump. Oh, and they’re orange, of course. Seriously. Take a look: Picture courtesy of the BBC An Austrian father and son were […]

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