The 9th Circuit once again beclowns itself. – A 3 judge panel of the leftist 9th Circuit Court of Appeals proved that court to be the patron judicial saint of lost causes yet again on Friday, ruling that President Trump’s use of Pentagon funds to build the border wall is somehow unconstitutional. It isn’t.
This ruling is even more clownish than usual for the 9th Circuit, given that the Supreme Court of the United States already ruled on this same question last July. So this decision is not only wrong, it has already effectively been overturned. The circuit court judges who voted in favor of even hearing this case should be held personally responsible for reimbursing the government’s costs related to it. This is judicial malpractice, which has become an epidemic in this country over the last 3-1/2 years.
News you won’t see reported on CNN. – Readers here will know that I have repeatedly written about the need for the U.S. Department of Justice to pursue anti-trust charges against Google, Twitter, Facebook and the other big tech monopolies, who are the modern-day version of Standard Oil. During the leadup to the 2018 elections, when it had become apparent that the Democrats would likely win control of the House, I even urged President Trump to make trust-busting a major focus of his second two years in office.
Well, here we are, less than 5 months until Election Day, and it appears to the Department of Justice is finally getting around to doing something here.
From a report at Politico:
Justice Department prosecutors expect to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google in the coming months focused on the company’s dominance in online advertising and search, two individuals familiar with the discussions said Friday.
DOJ lawyers and state antitrust officials met online Friday and discussed contours of the expected complaint, according to the people, who weren’t authorized to speak on the record because the investigation is ongoing. People knowledgeable about the case had previously described litigation as likely.
The suit is expected to involve allegations that the search giant has monopolized the advertising technology market. It is also expected to include allegations that Google has taken steps to extend its monopoly over search, such as through contracts with Apple and cellphone makers who use the Android operating system that require it be the default search engine.
The people cautioned that Attorney General William Barr, who did not attend the meeting, has yet to make a final decision on whether to sue, a judgment he could make in the coming weeks. The department would also need to decide what remedy it would seek, such as trying to break up the company or placing limits on its behavior. Whether the state attorneys general would also sign on to the DOJ complaint isn’t yet determined.
It’s very late in the game, but hey, better late than never. The problem here is exactly the same we see with the John Durham investigation still sitting out there with zero people indicted: If the presidential election goes the wrong way, any investigation into Google that has failed to produce a lawsuit by November will be immediately dropped by a Biden administration and whatever corrupt hack he names as his attorney general. A case already moving through the courts would be far harder for an incoming administration to justify ending.
Why you need to stay aware of your surroundings when out in public. – It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the domestic terrorist group Black Lives Matter is now systematically having its activists assault random white people in public. We’ve all seen the video of the 93 year-old woman who was assaulted on the street in New York last week, and yesterday we have this from Michigan:
Michigan authorities have charged an 18-year-old black man for the “unprovoked,” caught-on-video assault of a white Macy’s manager, officials said.
Damire Palmer, of Mount Morris Township, faces one count of felony assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder for the June 26 attack on the employee inside the Flint department store. Palmer is still in the wind.
“This was an unprovoked attack on a Macy’s employee,” said Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton in a statement. “This behavior as seen on the video is unacceptable, it is criminal, and it cannot be allowed.”
Contrary to initial claims, police and prosecutors didn’t uncover any evidence that Palmer assaulted the staffer after he’d allegedly used the N-word, officials said.
“We don’t believe any racial slur was made by the store manager,” Leyton said.
In surveillance video that prosecutors obtained from Macy’s, Palmer walks around the store then approaches the manager from behind and clocks him in the head, knocking him to the floor, officials said.
This is a classic terror tactic BLM has used in the past and the group has now obviously decided to reactivate that particular program, which it has referred to in the past as “Operation Polar Bear.”
Keep your head on a swivel and protect your loved ones. These people are trained Marxist thugs, and this is what they do.
That is all.
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