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Qaeda Court to Grant Beheadees Habeas Corpse Writs

by Scott Ott · 30 Comments

(2008-06-13) — As a goodwill gesture in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to grant writs of habeas corpus to detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, al Qaeda today announced it would grant its beheadees what it called “writs of habeas corpse.”

Under the Supreme Court’s Boumediene v. Bush ruling (PDF), an enemy combatant [...]

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Tags: Law · U.S. News

Feds to Raid Isolated, Black-Robed California Sect

by Scott Ott · 169 Comments

(2008-05-16) — Federal agents and National Guard troops surrounded the gleaming white temple-like San Francisco enclave of an isolationist sect after the black-robed “high priests” of the group yesterday declared themselves to be above the laws of the state of California.

In a move reminiscent of recent raids on polygamist compounds elsewhere, authorities prepared to seize [...]

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Tags: Law

Washington D.C. Bans Unofficial Public Gatherings

by Scott Ott · 61 Comments

(2008-02-05) — The District of Columbia this week banned all public gatherings not organized, funded and run by the government. In prohibiting all privately-organized rallies, protests, church and club meetings, the District used the same reasoning that moved it to ban private handgun ownership.
The Supreme Court on March 18 will hear a case (District [...]

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Gore Wins Nobel Prize, High Court Gives It to Bush

by Scott Ott · 43 Comments

(2007-10-12) — Although former Vice President Al Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize this week for his work as a global-warming performance artist, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled early today that President George Bush would receive the gold medal, the diploma and the $750,000.
Mr. Bush, who was narrowly defeated by Mr. Gore in the 2000 [...]

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Tags: Global News · Politics

Supreme Court Reconvenes, Constitution Seeks Asylum

by Scott Ott · 16 Comments

(2007-10-01) — As an ideologically-split U.S. Supreme Court reconvened on the first Monday in October, a spokesman for the National Archives reported that the U.S. Constitution has fled to an unnamed embassy to seek asylum, citing a long history of political persecution.
“This is always the most terrifying day of the year for the Constitution,” said [...]

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Tags: Law · U.S. News