Massachusetts family sues to end ‘home equity theft’

A Massachusetts family has filed a lawsuit challenging a state law that allows private investors to “steal” the equity that homeowners hold in their property over relatively small tax debts. The lawsuit, known as Mucciaccio v. Town of Easton and Tallage Lincoln LLC, was filed Jan. 6 in Massachusetts Superior Court. The legal action takes aim at what some call “home equity theft,” which is reportedly widespread in the Bay State, according to the Sacramento, California-based Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), a public interest firm that’s representing the Mucciaccio family for free. PLF says it’s committed to ending home equity theft across the country. “The Massachusetts tax … Continue reading Massachusetts family sues to end ‘home equity theft’

BLM agitator DeRay Mckesson: Don’t blame me: Supreme Court takes a pass on holding a violent agitator accountable

While Americans were preoccupied in the fall with the presidential election, the Supreme Court quietly let Black Lives Matter agitator DeRay Mckesson, an outspoken apologist for political violence directed at police, completely off the hook for the vicious maiming of a police officer at a rowdy protest he organized. Mckesson, of course, is on record as favoring mob violence against police officers. At a July 9, 2016 protest that social media star Mckesson (who has a million followers on Twitter) unlawfully led onto a highway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the police officer involved suffered brain trauma, a head injury, and … Continue reading BLM agitator DeRay Mckesson: Don’t blame me: Supreme Court takes a pass on holding a violent agitator accountable

Oregon restaurant to appeal fine for staying open during lockdown

A family-owned restaurant in Oregon is appealing a fine the state levied against it after it remained open for business contrary to the executive order of Gov. Kate Brown, who has banned dine-in eating. Casey’s Restaurant in Klamath Falls was fined $8,900 by a state agency, the Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration, known as Oregon OSHA, which says it received 18 complaints about Casey’s. The restaurant claims to have lost about $30,000 because of restrictions on businesses in spring 2020. Co-owners Annie Patzke, Patty Barney, Michael Patzke, and Dolores Patzke wrote to OSHA stating the restaurant couldn’t afford to downgrade its business … Continue reading Oregon restaurant to appeal fine for staying open during lockdown

Americans’ distrust of media reaches new high, Gallup says

Americans’ distrust of mass media has reached a record high, with 33 percent of those polled by Gallup saying they had no confidence at all in the media. At the same time, Democrats have reported increasing levels of trust in the media. Republican confidence in the media has plummeted while Democratic Party supporters’ trust in the media has risen dramatically, the pollster reports. Democrats’ trust over the preceding four years has been among the highest Gallup has measured for any party in the past two decades. The partisan divide over the reliability of the media swelled to a record 63 points as a mere … Continue reading Americans’ distrust of media reaches new high, Gallup says

Soros-funded DA Gascon sued by his deputy prosecutors for violating California law

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon is being sued by his own staff prosecutors for defying state law by unilaterally deciding to ignore sentence enhancement rules under the Three Strikes Law, to stop seeking the death penalty, and to end cash bail. Left-wing billionaire George Soros donated more than $2 million to Gascon’s campaign as part of a years-long effort to install soft-on-crime prosecutors in major population centers. Soros and political action committees funded by him have also provided financial support to radical prosecutors including Chicago District Attorney Kim Foxx, St. Louis Prosecutor Kim Gardner, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, and Baltimore City state’s … Continue reading Soros-funded DA Gascon sued by his deputy prosecutors for violating California law

Supreme Court refuses Louisiana’s emergency request to reinstate sex offender ID law

The Supreme Court turned down an emergency request from Louisiana urging it to freeze a state supreme court ruling that struck down a requirement that a sex offender’s status be announced in large letters on state-issued identification, while the state pursues an appeal … Continue reading Supreme Court refuses Louisiana’s emergency request to reinstate sex offender ID law

California Supreme Court rules nonviolent sex offenders eligible for early parole

The California Supreme Court unanimously ruled this week that a 2016 ballot proposition approved by state voters makes sex offenders convicted of nonviolent crimes eligible for early parole consideration even though its proponents, including the previous governor, say it was … Continue reading California Supreme Court rules nonviolent sex offenders eligible for early parole

Michigan Supreme Court upholds reimbursing private schools for mandated costs

In a split decision that ran along partisan lines, the Michigan Supreme Court upheld a controversial spending bill that reimburses private schools for state mandates, a ruling that deals a blow to the public-school-education establishment. The 3–3 decision in Council of Organizations … Continue reading Michigan Supreme Court upholds reimbursing private schools for mandated costs

Supreme Court requires lower courts to exclude illegal aliens from Census count

Following its ruling earlier this month that allowed the Trump administration to remove illegal aliens from the 2020 Census count, the Supreme Court on Dec. 28 threw out two lower court decisions that went the other way, that barred the government from eliminating that … Continue reading Supreme Court requires lower courts to exclude illegal aliens from Census count

High school student sues over leftist ‘indoctrination’ in Nevada

A high school senior of mixed race is suing a taxpayer-funded charter school in Nevada over the “coercive, ideological indoctrination” that is central to its Critical Race Theory-based curriculum that forces students to associate aspects of their identity with oppression. In the … Continue reading High school student sues over leftist ‘indoctrination’ in Nevada

Massachusetts taxes New Hampshire residents. New Hampshire goes to the Supreme Court

Backed by 14 other states, New Hampshire is suing Massachusetts because the Bay State is taxing New Hampshire residents who work remotely in their home state for employers located in Massachusetts, a practice New Hampshire says is unlawful. “Massachusetts’ current position is a far … Continue reading Massachusetts taxes New Hampshire residents. New Hampshire goes to the Supreme Court

Mask mandates seem to make CCP virus infection rates climb, study says

Protective-mask mandates aimed at combating the spread of the CCP virus that causes the disease COVID-19 appear to promote its spread, according to a report from RationalGround.com, a clearinghouse of COVID-19 data trends that’s run by a grassroots group of data analysts, computer scientists, … Continue reading Mask mandates seem to make CCP virus infection rates climb, study says

How Zuckerbucks funded Biden: A flood of money from the Facebook founder gave Dems an unfair and illegal advantage

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife helped buy the presidency for the increasingly frail and feeble former Vice President Joe Biden by improperly influencing election officials as they strategically flooded left-wing activist groups with more than $400 million during … Continue reading How Zuckerbucks funded Biden: A flood of money from the Facebook founder gave Dems an unfair and illegal advantage

Pennsylvania Supreme Court refuses to remove DA in cop-killer’s case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court threw out a petition filed by the widow of a Philadelphia police officer who wanted anti-police Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner (pictured above) barred from handling ongoing appeals in the case of convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal. … Continue reading Pennsylvania Supreme Court refuses to remove DA in cop-killer’s case

Supreme Court green-lights Trump removal of illegal aliens from Census count

The Supreme Court ruled that the federal government may remove illegal aliens from the 2020 Census count, which eliminates that population from the process of allocating congressional seats and Electoral College votes that officially determine the presidency. The 6-3 decision in Trump v. New York issued … Continue reading Supreme Court green-lights Trump removal of illegal aliens from Census count

Supreme Court to hear NCAA appeal of ruling allowing pay for college athletes

The Supreme Court has decided to hear a potentially landmark antitrust case against the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) based on the association’s rules that preclude paying student-athletes. A ruling by the nation’s highest court against the NCAA could, in … Continue reading Supreme Court to hear NCAA appeal of ruling allowing pay for college athletes

Supreme Court strikes down New Jersey, Colorado church capacity limits

The Supreme Court struck down pandemic-related limits on attendance at houses of worship in New Jersey and Colorado in two separate lawsuits on Dec. 15. The ruling in Robinson v. Murphy was unanimous; Phil Murphy, a Democrat, is the governor of New Jersey. Lawyers for the petitioners, a Roman … Continue reading Supreme Court strikes down New Jersey, Colorado church capacity limits