Brig. Gen. John Baker, chief defense counsel of the military commisions, petitioned the federal district court in Washington for a writ of habeas corpus Thursday morning. Col. Vance Spath, the military judge presiding over the al-Nashiri military commission, held Baker in contempt Wednesday morning and sentenced the chief defense counsel to 21 days confinement.
This is truly appalling
The USS Cole case judge Wednesday found the Marine general in charge of war court defense teams guilty of contempt for refusing to follow the judge’s orders and sentenced him to 21 days confinement and to pay a $1,000 fine. Air Force Col.
The Supreme Court granted certiorari Thursday in three cases addressing whether 10 U.S.C. §973, a statute prohibiting active-duty military officers from holding most “civil offices” in the federal government, applies to the Article I Court of Military Commission Review.
Good news, Californians! Attorney General Xavier Becerra is using your tax dollars to punish the real evildoers: those who would besmirch the good name of water . You might not think anyone would want to destroy water, since we’d all die without it.
In their focus on the creative artistry of wedding cakes, the briefs that are now piling up in Masterpiece Cakeshop read more like an episode of Cake Boss rather than a typical SCOTUS argument. Many focus on a question that, I shall suggest after the jump, ought to be legally irrelevant — whether baking a wedding cake is sufficiently “expressive” to qualify as “speech” the compulsion of which violates Wooley v. Maynard’s “forced speech” doctrine.
Washed up among the wreckage of Hurricane Harvey is an old debate: Price Gouging—Heinous Crime or Useful Tool? When a natural disaster like Harvey monkeywrenches the normal operations of daily life, basic necessities suddenly become scarce, and merchants often start charging much more for them.
This decision is appalling and I can’t disagree with it more. To say a person doesn’t have the right to pray after a game is wrong on every level.
A Washington state high school football coach who was punished for taking a knee at the 50-yard line for a post-game prayer violated the U.S. Constitution, according to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel ruled the Bremerton School District was justified in suspending Coach Joe Kennedy after he took a knee and prayed silently at mid-field after football games. “When Kennedy kneeled and prayed on the fifty-yard line immediately after games while in view of students and parents, he spoke as a public employee, not as a private citizen, and his speech therefore was constitutionally unprotected,” the 9th Circuit wrote.