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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Boehner Says He Will File Suit Over Obama’s Job Performance

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-OH) on Wednesday threatened to file a lawsuit against President Barack Obama later this year for “not faithfully executing” the nation’s laws, a new escalation in a Republican campaign against what it views as presidential overreach. Democrats dismissed the move as an […]

June 25, 2014

Seattle Police Officers Sue Over Reforms

By Steve Miletich, Mike Carter and Jennifer Sullivan, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — In a highly public rejection of federally mandated reforms, more than 100 Seattle police officers filed a lawsuit Wednesday asking a federal judge to block what they called “mechanical” and unrealistic use-of-force policies imposed on them under a court-ordered consent decree. The 43-page […]

May 29, 2014

Vegetarian Activists Sue Two Baltimore Cops, Allege Free Speech Violation

By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun BALTIMORE — Vegetarian activists have sued in federal court two Baltimore police officers who forced them to stop leafleting at the Inner Harbor — the latest legal front after years of disputes over the constitutional rights of protesters in the city. A former Baltimore teacher and three other vegetarian activists […]

May 27, 2014

Atheist Family Sues Schools, Calling Pledge Of Allegiance Discriminatory

By Hannan Adely, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) HACKENSACK, N.J. — A Monmouth County family is suing a New Jersey school district, alleging that the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance is discriminatory because it asks students to pledge “under God.” The family, represented by the American Humanist Association, claims that the daily pledge discriminates against atheists […]

April 22, 2014

Illinois Redistricting

Democratic Governor Pat Quinn signed the Illinois Congressional redistricting plan into law today. Republicans are threatening to sue, backed by some Latino groups The plan, crafted and passed by the Democrat-controlled legislature, carves up the state to neutralize suburban and rural conservative districts, which could allow the Democrats to pick up five more seats in […]

June 24, 2011