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Post by nicole » 20 Jun 2017, 11:19

Asset forfeiture benchslap from the DC circuit court:

Who the fuck taught the district court judges how summary judgment was supposed to work?
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Post by D.A. Ridgely » 04 Jul 2017, 21:59

nicole wrote:Asset forfeiture benchslap from the DC circuit court:

Who the fuck taught the district court judges how summary judgment was supposed to work?
Rule 56, Fed. R. Civ. P.

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Post by Mo » 01 Aug 2017, 20:51

When you've lost Jeff Sessions...
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Post by thoreau » 01 Aug 2017, 21:10

Mo wrote:
01 Aug 2017, 20:51
When you've lost Jeff Sessions...
This, the repudiation by the Boy Scouts, and the memo by the DEA director are actually what make me think impeachment can happen. There seems to be a pretty broad consensus that Trump is simply not someone that anyone wants to really be associated with. It's going to take time for Mueller to get something substantial, but by that point the Senate will be so tired of holding confirmation hearings for a revolving-door of replacement Cabinet members, and every institution in America will be so tired of issuing public apologies for what the President said, that the impeachment and conviction will take 12 hours, and that's with snack breaks.
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Post by Mo » 02 Aug 2017, 23:12

Ironically, this was not a nut punch.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 20 Aug 2017, 20:14

A bunch of mostly black NYPD officers and Serpico are standing up for Colin Kaepernick.

(Of course, maybe they just want him for the Jets.)
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Post by Eric the .5b » 29 Aug 2017, 21:34

Mattis bureaucrats the transgender ban into limbo, at least for the moment.
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Post by Kolohe » 29 Aug 2017, 21:46

Which is what Mattis was trying to do before the tweet (he had just signed a memo extending the due date of the report on the subject by six months when that twwet came out).

And the written order that the White House gave apparently said ' study and implement' so he's doing one of the oldest tricks in following orders - follow them *exactly*.
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Post by thoreau » 29 Aug 2017, 21:46

Between that and Tillerson saying "The President speaks for himself", Trump has basically no authority in the government.

That's a good thing. I think.
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Post by Mo » 31 Aug 2017, 16:07

re: Stingrays. Getting cell location info is a 4th Amendment search.
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Post by the innominate one » 01 Sep 2017, 13:11

Not as good as Mo's post, but a benign to beneficial government activity:

https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2017/08 ... pplication

No idea how well it works. I don't use it myself.
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Post by the innominate one » 13 Sep 2017, 15:00

The house defunded Sessions' civil forfeiture program.

Also, fuck Jeff Sessions.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 07 Nov 2017, 21:43

The guy just elected as DA in Philly is a civil rights and criminal defense attorney who has never worked as a prosecutor.
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Post by Aresen » 17 Nov 2017, 13:48

This is one for the record books, a city that won't build a stadium to get a sports team:

Halifax CFL team an ‘exciting opportunity,’ but city won’t lead effort
Savage says there has been a long-standing interest in the city for a football franchise and a stadium — Halifax currently does not have one suitable for a CFL team.

But he says a stadium is not a capital priority for the municipality, and any proposals would need to be led by the private sector
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Post by Warren » 17 Nov 2017, 17:44

I spent an enjoyable evening in Halifax once.
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Post by Painboy » 17 Nov 2017, 17:49

Aresen wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 13:48
This is one for the record books, a city that won't build a stadium to get a sports team:

Halifax CFL team an ‘exciting opportunity,’ but city won’t lead effort
Savage says there has been a long-standing interest in the city for a football franchise and a stadium — Halifax currently does not have one suitable for a CFL team.

But he says a stadium is not a capital priority for the municipality, and any proposals would need to be led by the private sector
Good for them.

Of course if I lived in a city that actually paid for a CFL team to come in I'd probably burn down city hall.

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Post by Highway » 17 Nov 2017, 17:59

Painboy wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 17:49
Aresen wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 13:48
This is one for the record books, a city that won't build a stadium to get a sports team:

Halifax CFL team an ‘exciting opportunity,’ but city won’t lead effort
Savage says there has been a long-standing interest in the city for a football franchise and a stadium — Halifax currently does not have one suitable for a CFL team.

But he says a stadium is not a capital priority for the municipality, and any proposals would need to be led by the private sector
Good for them.

Of course if I lived in a city that actually paid for a CFL team to come in I'd probably burn down city hall.
I find the CFL fun to watch. I thoroughly enjoyed the season we went to all of the Stallions games in Baltimore (when they won the Grey Cup).
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Post by Painboy » 17 Nov 2017, 19:37

Highway wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 17:59
Painboy wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 17:49
Aresen wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 13:48
This is one for the record books, a city that won't build a stadium to get a sports team:

Halifax CFL team an ‘exciting opportunity,’ but city won’t lead effort
Savage says there has been a long-standing interest in the city for a football franchise and a stadium — Halifax currently does not have one suitable for a CFL team.

But he says a stadium is not a capital priority for the municipality, and any proposals would need to be led by the private sector
Good for them.

Of course if I lived in a city that actually paid for a CFL team to come in I'd probably burn down city hall.
I find the CFL fun to watch. I thoroughly enjoyed the season we went to all of the Stallions games in Baltimore (when they won the Grey Cup).
That wasn't a dig at the game itself. It was more in reference to the comparitively small amount of revenue they would bring in. It would be like a city paying money to woo a minor league baseball team.

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Post by Highway » 17 Nov 2017, 22:29

Painboy wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 19:37
Highway wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 17:59
Painboy wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 17:49
Aresen wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 13:48
This is one for the record books, a city that won't build a stadium to get a sports team:

Halifax CFL team an ‘exciting opportunity,’ but city won’t lead effort
Savage says there has been a long-standing interest in the city for a football franchise and a stadium — Halifax currently does not have one suitable for a CFL team.

But he says a stadium is not a capital priority for the municipality, and any proposals would need to be led by the private sector
Good for them.

Of course if I lived in a city that actually paid for a CFL team to come in I'd probably burn down city hall.
I find the CFL fun to watch. I thoroughly enjoyed the season we went to all of the Stallions games in Baltimore (when they won the Grey Cup).
That wasn't a dig at the game itself. It was more in reference to the comparitively small amount of revenue they would bring in. It would be like a city paying money to woo a minor league baseball team.
But they do, and municipalities frequently build minor league stadiums.
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Post by Mo » 17 Nov 2017, 23:10

I wonder if smaller towns can get more economic value out of a small stadium than a big city can out of a major league one. Big cities have lots of large venues that can do what a stadium can and major league stadiums are crazy expensive. Whereas minor league stadiums are relatively cheap and the only large venue in the area. I don’t think this is true, but it’s a hypothesis.
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Post by Jake » 17 Nov 2017, 23:25

Warren wrote:
17 Nov 2017, 17:44
I spent an enjoyable evening in Halifax once.
Unfortunately, Warren was there for eight months. ;)
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Post by Aresen » 06 Dec 2017, 19:42

Couldn't find another place for this:

I was at the local food bank making my annual Christmas donation this afternoon. There was a man having some kind of paranoid panic attack when I arrived. The cops were there to help the ambulance people.

The cop was extremely professional and helped calm the man so he could be transported to hospital.

I know we complain a lot about officer misconduct, but I think it is only fair to compliment them when they act professionally and do a good job in a difficult situation. (Yeah, I know it is in the job description, but give credit where it is due.)
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Post by Eric the .5b » 06 Dec 2017, 22:34

Aresen wrote:
06 Dec 2017, 19:42
I know we complain a lot about officer misconduct, but I think it is only fair to compliment them when they act professionally and do a good job in a difficult situation. (Yeah, I know it is in the job description, but give credit where it is due.)
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Radley Balko's made some observations about the contrasts between Canadian and American cops. Mind you, I still agree, kudos to that officer.
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Post by Warren » 07 Dec 2017, 08:05

Eric the .5b wrote:
06 Dec 2017, 22:34
Aresen wrote:
06 Dec 2017, 19:42
I know we complain a lot about officer misconduct, but I think it is only fair to compliment them when they act professionally and do a good job in a difficult situation. (Yeah, I know it is in the job description, but give credit where it is due.)
*points to your location*

Radley Balko's made some observations about the contrasts between Canadian and American cops. Mind you, I still agree, kudos to that officer.
My understanding is that American prisons make Canadian prisons look like holiday resorts as well.
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Post by Sandy » 07 Dec 2017, 10:43

Apparently all my local PD gets training on handling the mentally ill. Our domestic violence shelter, which is part city-run, takes in men as well (though puts them up in local hotels, with whom they have agreements).
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