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by Maybenaut
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Gen. John Kelly
Replies: 287
Views: 9948

Re: Gen. John Kelly

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:29 pm
Pence's strategy is to be as invisible as possible. And, when necessary, smile adoringly at the President*.
And wait.
by Maybenaut
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: SCOTUS: Justices debate the dual-officeholding ban and jurisdiction over military courts
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: SCOTUS: Justices debate the dual-officeholding ban and jurisdiction over military courts

The question that is being raised is whether there can be "appellate jurisdiction" from something that's quasi-judicial or administrative rather than a true judicial body. And since it's been established since Marbury that the court's jurisdiction can't be extended by statute beyond the constitutio...
by Maybenaut
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Adam Kokesh ("Adam vs. The Man" host)
Replies: 345
Views: 17011

Re: Adam Kokesh ("Adam vs. The Man" host)

scirreeve wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:24 pm
Bond set at $20,000 - looks like he is still in custody. EDIT - that was just for one charge. Total bond for all 4 charges is $76,500.
Has his Dad gotten his $15 million (or whatever the amount was) back from the government yet?
by Maybenaut
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Military
Topic: USS John S. McCain Collides With Cargo Ship off Singapore
Replies: 154
Views: 5534

Re: USS John S. McCain Collides With Cargo Ship off Singapore

I've just dredged up reporting about a (British) Royal Navy ship which ran aground outside Sydney, Australia in 2002. I remember it because the skipper of the vessel, Cdr. Richard Farrington, was interviewed on Australian television about it and he memorably commented: "Sun comes up every morning; ...
by Maybenaut
Wed Jan 17, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: SCOTUS: Justices debate the dual-officeholding ban and jurisdiction over military courts
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: SCOTUS: Justices debate the dual-officeholding ban and jurisdiction over military courts

Here's SCOTUSblog's case page: http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/dalmazzi-v-united-states/ It looks like the jurisdictional argument came about as a result of an amicus brief filed by a UVA professor, not by the parties. Apparently it interested the court enough to grant divided argument o...
by Maybenaut
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: SCOTUS: Justices debate the dual-officeholding ban and jurisdiction over military courts
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Re: SCOTUS: Justices debate the dual-officeholding ban and jurisdiction over military courts

From the article: But Fletcher faced more, and tougher, questions about whether the court has the authority to hear the service members’ cases at all. The government and the service members agree that it does, but a University of Virginia law professor, Aditya Bamzai, argued today that it does not. ...
by Maybenaut
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Military
Topic: USS John S. McCain Collides With Cargo Ship off Singapore
Replies: 154
Views: 5534

Re: USS John S. McCain Collides With Cargo Ship off Singapore

That was an unexpected surprise, makes me wonder if the determination wasn't more serious than expected. Neither unexpected nor a surprise. 17. Dead. Sailors. Unexpected in that I really wasn't expecting real charges, I figured they would just be fired, whatever the official term is. I'm not making...
by Maybenaut
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Military
Topic: USS John S. McCain Collides With Cargo Ship off Singapore
Replies: 154
Views: 5534

Re: USS John S. McCain Collides With Cargo Ship off Singapore

From the San Diego Union Tribune article: In the military, these proceedings are called “Article 32” hearings and they’re convened to determine if a service member should be charged with a crime. The ex-commander of the Fitzgerald, Cmdr. Bryce Benson, will be summoned to the inquiry as will two of h...
by Maybenaut
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 4157
Views: 216349

Re: Rest in Peace

Music geekery: in "Zombie," the line "With their tanks and their bombs and their bombs and their guns" is a nod to the refrain from Irish folk ballad "Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya," "Guns and drums and drums and guns." That ballad has long been popular in Ireland because it embodies the resentment of a ...
by Maybenaut
Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Congress
Topic: Resolution to Censure President Trump: Re "Shithole"
Replies: 81
Views: 1798

Re: Resolution to Censure President Trump: Re "Shithole"

Before we all gather rocks to throw at Trump, I'd like to remind everybody that Bill Maher used the same expression - on HBO in 2013 - to describe countries in Africa and the Middle East where self-styled well-equipped terrorist armies are running around, using pickup trucks for their troop movemen...
by Maybenaut
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fogbow Arts and Crafts Club
Replies: 483
Views: 16709

Re: Fogbow Arts and Crafts Club

:swoon: :swoon: :swoon:
RVInit wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:07 am
Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:36 am
Wintermute-

Just WOW!!!!
:like:
:swoon: :swoon: :swoon:
by Maybenaut
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Fogbow Arts and Crafts Club
Replies: 483
Views: 16709

Re: Fogbow Arts and Crafts Club

:yeah: I hardly ever stitch in the ditch, but when I do, that’s the foit I use. I also use that foot for top stitching. I’ve been working on a new quilt. Can’t take credit for the design — I got a kit from craftsy. I’ve wanted to make this quilt for a long time, but it has techniques I’ve never been...
by Maybenaut
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff
Replies: 342
Views: 8288

Re: Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff

But Macmillan's CEO, John Sargent, told the Wall Street Journal that there "we would never have predicted" Trump's attacks against the book "and thus never have predicted the full scope of demand." I would have predicted exactly this. :lol: Me too. When I first saw that, I was like, did you even re...
by Maybenaut
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Sovereign Citizens, Private Militias, and Citizen Grand Juries
Topic: Gavin Seim
Replies: 2155
Views: 109588

Re: Gavin Seim

The phone access issue is a cutting edge Constitutional issue (in the real world, not just the poot world). It's too bad if Gavin feels so strongly about it, he is not sticking around to fight about it. In California for example, there was recently a case dealing with the ability of police to acces...
by Maybenaut
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Bundy Ranch/Malheur NWR
Topic: Bundy Trials - Oregon Pt II, Pt III & Pt IV
Replies: 744
Views: 38675

Re: Bundy Trials - Oregon Pt II, Pt III & Pt IV

https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/30.020 If I read that right, she has until January 26, 2019 to serve the defendants in a Wrongful Death case. The longer she waits, the more difficult it will be to find witnesses. I am not a lawyer. I hope she filed notice of her claim under the Oregon Tort Claims Ac...
by Maybenaut
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Bundy Ranch/Malheur NWR
Topic: Bundy Trials - Oregon Pt II, Pt III & Pt IV
Replies: 744
Views: 38675

Re: Bundy Trials - Oregon Pt II, Pt III & Pt IV

https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/30.020 If I read that right, she has until January 26, 2019 to serve the defendants in a Wrongful Death case. The longer she waits, the more difficult it will be to find witnesses. I am not a lawyer. I hope she filed notice of her claim under the Oregon Tort Claims Ac...
by Maybenaut
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff
Replies: 342
Views: 8288

Re: Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff

I just finished listening to the audiobook (narration by Holter Graham was well done).

Oh. My. Fucking. God. If Trump read this, he’d fire everybody. But they’re safe. Hope Hicks will spin it for him.
by Maybenaut
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff
Replies: 342
Views: 8288

Re: Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff

I’ve been resisting this, but I think I’m going to get the audiobook.
by Maybenaut
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Bundy Ranch/Malheur NWR
Topic: Bundy Ranch Trial #2--The Big One: Cliven, Ammon, cRyan, Ryan Payne, Pete Santilli
Replies: 1312
Views: 52282

Re: Bundy Ranch Trial #2--The Big One: Cliven, Ammon, cRyan, Ryan Payne, Pete Santilli

bob wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:13 pm
NMgirl wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:08 pm
Yeah. I noted his presence in a post above.
Klayman's all over the social media as well.

Yet, "curiously," you will not see his name on any filing (relevant to the dismissal anything other than his failed attempts to get admitted pro hoc vice). :think:
FIFY
by Maybenaut
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Oprah For President! :) 2020 #Oprah2020
Replies: 73
Views: 1357

Re: Oprah For President! :) 2020 #Oprah2020

Ha! I figured it was only a matter of time. ETA: NBC tweeted this: Yesterday a tweet about the Golden Globes and Oprah Winfrey was sent by a third party agency for NBC Entertainment in real time during the broadcast. It is in reference to a joke made during the monologue and not meant to be a polit...
by Maybenaut
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Oprah For President! :) 2020 #Oprah2020
Replies: 73
Views: 1357

Re: Oprah For President! :) 2020 #Oprah2020

Ha! I figured it was only a matter of time.
by Maybenaut
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Bundy Ranch/Malheur NWR
Topic: Bundy Ranch Trial #2--The Big One: Cliven, Ammon, cRyan, Ryan Payne, Pete Santilli
Replies: 1312
Views: 52282

Re: Bundy Ranch Trial #2--The Big One: Cliven, Ammon, cRyan, Ryan Payne, Pete Santilli

Good question. Assuming the order is appealable, under normal circumstances, I would think pretty high. But there's a new U.S. Attorney in charge of D. Nev.... I’m pretty sure that any order that stops a prosecution is an appealable order. Even evidentiary rulings that prevent the government from p...
by Maybenaut
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Bundy Ranch/Malheur NWR
Topic: Bundy Ranch Trial #2--The Big One: Cliven, Ammon, cRyan, Ryan Payne, Pete Santilli
Replies: 1312
Views: 52282

Re: Bundy Ranch Trial #2--The Big One: Cliven, Ammon, cRyan, Ryan Payne, Pete Santilli

Mistrials are extraordinarily rare. Dismissals with prejudice are rarer still. I think it took a lot of balls for Judge Navarro to toss this case. Even though I don’t personally like the turn that this case has taken, I’m finding it very uplifting to know that the concepts of due process, and a judi...

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