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  We've all heard this song already

Federal Judge To Alabama: Do What I F*cking Said Already!

This week some Alabamians have been absolutely thrilled that marriage equality has come to their state. Others have been just reeling, losing their very minds over the fact (FACT) that their God will now be raining hellfire and frogs down on their state for failing to preserve marriage as between one wingnut and one lady wingnut. Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore has been leading the way, telling probate judges that NO, you do NOT have to listen to a federal judge or the Supreme Court, Alabama is a sovereign nation run by God, and if God or Roy didn’t sign the order, it’s unenforceable. Read more on Federal Judge To Alabama: Do What I F*cking Said Already!…
  open wide

Obama Will Not Stop Trying To Cram A Gay Black Judge Down Marco Rubio’s Throat

Last year, Barack Obama began his unending quest to ram Florida’s tender throat with an openly gay black judge, but Marco Rubio intervened and saved all of Florida, hallelujah Jesus be praised, because if one of the Senators from the nominee’s state doesn’t like him, that’s a nomination killer. Rubio blocked state court judge William Thomas but definitely not because he was gay you guys. It was totally because of how he was all lenient in a couple criminal cases except for the part where the prosecutor supported his sentence in one case and everyone was ultimately convicted anyway in the other one. Eventually, even though the backlog of cases in federal courts is fucking absurd, Bamz withdrew Thomas’s nomination. Hooray! The scourge of teh ghey would torment Florida no more and the people rejoiced and were glad for a brief and shining moment until Obama nominated yet another homosexxican blah person to judge Florida. Read more on Obama Will Not Stop Trying To Cram A Gay Black Judge Down Marco Rubio’s Throat…
  business...always business

More Wednesday Nice-Time! Here’s Elizabeth Warren Talking About How Big Business Owns The Courts!

We love Elizabeth Warren. There. We said it. WE LOVE ELIZABETH WARREN! So much, in fact, that sometimes we wish we could marry her. Or, if that’s not possible, we wish we could someday cast a vote for her, but we do not live in Massachusetts so alas, this dream will not be a reality until the day she decides to run on a presidential ticket. (Warren/Sanders 2016 because we are flaming liberals! Or for the centrists out there, Clinton/Warren 2016! Or just for the hell of it, Booker/Warren 2016!) Anyway, even though we don’t live in Massachusetts we can still fire up the old YouTube to watch her hand Ben Bernanke his own ass or try desperately to give us all the moneys or warn us about the corporate capture of the courts, like she did last week while talking to the liberal lawyers at the American Constitution Society. The entire speech  is here [pdf], but here are some of the highlights: Read more on More Wednesday Nice-Time! Here’s Elizabeth Warren Talking About How Big Business Owns The Courts!…
  one born every minute

Leading San Diego Judge Candidate Gary Kreep Busy Vacuuming Pockets Of Birther Rubes

This is so interesting! Birther/Obama-suer/Taitz-feuder-wither Gary Kreep, currently ahead in a race for a San Diego judgeship by like 1000 votes over the even more unfortunately named Garland Peed, is outspoken in the belief that President Barack Obama is a moon alien (duh), abortion must be prosecuted, and icky homosexuals do not deserve the same civil rights as the rest of us. He is also the head of lots and lots of wacky rightwing foundations. Enjoy him, San Diego! Also to enjoy? Eagle-eyed Wonkette operative Steverino247 sends along these fun financial disclosure forms showing he is taking said foundations for everything they’ve got! Read more on Leading San Diego Judge Candidate Gary Kreep Busy Vacuuming Pockets Of Birther Rubes…
  sweet virginia

Virginia Kills Judge’s Nomination Because He Acts Like He Is Married … To A Man!

Did the commonwealth of Virginia kill the judicial nomination of Tracy Thorne-Begland because he was gay? DON’T BE RIDICULOSE! No, it is just because as a gay naval officer he was outspoken against Don’t Ask Don’t Tell! And also because he acts like he is married … to a man! “He holds himself out as being married,” said Del. Robert G. Marshall (R-Prince William), who is running for U.S. Senate. Noting that gay marriage is not legal in Virginia, he said that Thorne-Begland’s “life is a contradiction to the requirement of submission to the constitution.” Robert G. Marshall rests his case! Read more on Virginia Kills Judge’s Nomination Because He Acts Like He Is Married … To A Man!…
  birthers in the news

Hero Judge Mocks Orly Taitz For ‘Stupidity’

Famous birther drag queen Orly Taitz is so frustrated right now, because no one will listen to her important ideas about Barack Obama’s fake social security number. She can’t even get justice in the court, probably because everyone there is a secret Kenyan with a fake social security number, too. Oh and also because she keeps “displaying her own stupidity,” by not knowing how to redact information. Maybe they don’t teach that sort of thing in Lunatic Dentist Lawyer College. But really, how can Orly Taitz be expected to properly redact a social security number when someone in the court is clearly sabotaging her case? Read more on Hero Judge Mocks Orly Taitz For ‘Stupidity’…
  say it! say iiiiiiiitttt!

Hero Judge Throws Attorney In Jail For Not Reciting Pledge of Allegiance

Apparently SOME lawyers would rather recite pledges of allegiance to MUSLIM NOODLE SOUP than THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, a fact that does not sit well with patriot Mississippi Chancery Court Judge Talmadge Littlejohn, who threw attorney Danny Lampley in jail yesterday for failing to recite the Pledge in court. This is rather illegal for the judge to do, of course. But sometimes judges have to be activist (AHHHH! SCARY!) to enforce the more important parts of the Constitution (about how everyone has to talk about how much they love their country all the time and being gay is illegal, for example) against the less important parts (First Amendment). And thus Talmadge Littlejohn, who even sounds like a grand Confederate general, has saved our great country (the Confederate / United States of America) from those who wish to destroy it. Read more on Hero Judge Throws Attorney In Jail For Not Reciting Pledge of Allegiance…
  it's morning in america

Sharron Angle Talks Dirty, Sexy Politics in New Secret Teabagger Tape

Scott Ashjian, Nevada’s official Tea Party candidate for Senate, had a top secret meeting with familiar Nevada wacko Sharron Angle, to brainstorm how Real Nevada can defeat Harry Reid, who represents the selfish interests of Big Fake Nevada. But oh no, someone or something recorded the secretive proceedings of this secret Nevada salon, and then emailed the cassette tape to the Las Vegas Sun! What was said at this meeting, behind closed, taped doors? Almost everyone agreed (except for Ashjian, probably) that it would be really great if that bothersome Scott Ashjian guy would just drop out of the race and remove his name from the ballot, so that he doesn’t split the dingbat vote in November. Also, as the secret MP3 audio/transcript of this tape will clearly show, Sharron Angle just cannot stop yapping about how awful and corrupt the Democrats and Republicans are. Scandal? Read more on Sharron Angle Talks Dirty, Sexy Politics in New Secret Teabagger Tape… Read more on Sharron Angle Talks Dirty, Sexy Politics in New Secret Teabagger Tape…
  it's morning in america

Rupert Murdoch Has Fond Memories of Being Illegal Brown Person

Rupert Murdoch testified to Congress about immigration. Are television comedians the only people now who are allowed to testify about Mexicans? Let’s hope so! Anyway, Rupert Murdoch is “pro-immigration,” even though his teevee network is constantly reminding Real America that the brown people are stealing all the white women, and forcing them to eat tacos — tacos that might have “vegetables” in them. (Vegetables!) Rupert is of course an expert on immigration because he was a drug mule once himself, way back when, during the Weimar Republic or something like that. Rupert Murdoch is old. [NECN] Read more on Rupert Murdoch Has Fond Memories of Being Illegal Brown Person… Read more on Rupert Murdoch Has Fond Memories of Being Illegal Brown Person…
  let history be the judge

Obama Struggling To Confirm More Wise Latina Judges

More proof that Barack Obama is … Nixon? A determined Republican stall campaign in the Senate has sidetracked so many of the men and women nominated by President Barack Obama for judgeships that he has put fewer people on the bench than any president since Richard Nixon at a similar point in his first term 40 years ago. Read more on Obama Struggling To Confirm More Wise Latina Judges…
  judicial catastrophes

JUDGE CLAY LAND WILL TAKE THAT $20,000, THANKS: Georgia’s “best judge ever,” the dry wit Clay Land, was *not kidding around at all* last month when he put insane Birther lawyer-dentist Orly Taitz on notice for frivolous litigation: “Finally fed up with Orly Taitz’s repeated frivolous and conspiracy-ridden filings in a Birther lawsuit, the judge in the case has fined the crusading attorney $20,000.” That’s more money than there is in the entire economy! [TPM Muckraker via Rumproast] Read more on …
  birthers in the news

‘Birther Soldier’ Basically Fires Orly Taitz, Who Claims Letter ‘Birther Soldier’ Wrote Was Forged, Etc… Huh?

The latest escapade from “queen birther,” the esteemed dentist-lawyer Orly Taitz, is moving forward quite rapidly and is hilarious and hopefully there will be no more updates during the writing of this post because HOLD UP ONE SECOND, PLEASE, OKAY? Read more on ‘Birther Soldier’ Basically Fires Orly Taitz, Who Claims Letter ‘Birther Soldier’ Wrote Was Forged, Etc… Huh?…
  hitlering from the bench

What Is This ‘Empathy’ Word, And Why Does It Make Barack Obama Hitler?

This is where we are with the Republican party right now: Barack Obama could appoint Ronald motherfucking Reagan and eight of his perfect clones to run the entire Supreme Court, and the right wing politicians and pundits would stand in firm opposition to this illegal Puerto Rican socialist community organizer Nazi faggot activist “Hollywood actor” and throw teabags at his grave. This nomination process is already hilarious, and we have several more months of it. Remember last week when Obama said he wanted “empathy” as a characteristic for his Supreme Court nominee, and how that word went over on the right, as soon as they dictionary.com’d it? They’re still going on about that, with two arguments: (1) even after dictionary.com-ing it, they still don’t know what it means and so it’s an evil liberal word, and (2) Hitler. Read more on What Is This ‘Empathy’ Word, And Why Does It Make Barack Obama Hitler?…
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Cow Porn Judge’s Stash Revealed!

No, sickos, we are not going to reveal those photos on the front page of this FAMILY PUBLICATION. Instead we will show you a clip from Judge Alex Kozinski’s appearance on The Dating Game many moons ago, before he started amassing a collection of naughty pictures and viral videos that would shock all but the most seasoned readers of Mad magazine circa 1970. Sexy cow-lady photo after the jump. Read more on Cow Porn Judge’s Stash Revealed!…
 

The man pictured, a Mobile, Alabama Circuit Judge, “is accused of periodically removing prisoners from Mobile County Metro Jail and spanking them in a room at the courthouse.” With a paddle. The NAACP is defending him, but it’s surely only a matter of time before we find out he works for Giuliani or something. UPDATE: Well he’s pictured if you click on the top tag there. We’d fix it but Wonkette runs on software built by a trained seal and hosted on an Amiga somewhere in Hungary and we don’t know how anything works. [WKRG] Read more on …
 

Daily Briefing: Anywhere it Wants

* The “100 hours” plan is dead before it begun, as Democrats will now focus on the “elephantine gorilla” that is Iraq. [WP] * And by “focus on,” they mean, “do everything possible to stop a troop surge.” [WP] * With little Wesley Clark doing his part too. [WP] * Broadly written anti-terror laws are proving disastrous for asylum seekers, even Gary Bauer agrees. [WP] * Chief Justice John Roberts is deeply troubled about the “constitutional crisis” of federal judges forced to mortgage their mansions. [WP] * Joe Biden signs on to provide the comic relief for the Democratic Presidential primaries. [NYT] * Charlie Rangel is all smiles about chairing Ways ‘n Means. [NYT] * Frothy mouthed hordes of hot-pink fanny packers can’t wait to swarm the half billion-dollar Capitol visitor center. [NYT] Read more on Daily Briefing: Anywhere it Wants…
 

Fort Bend County Judge to be Capped

Cheer up, everyone — Tom DeLay may remain in Congress until the Earth collides with the sun, but at least we no longer have to fear for our safety when we cross him in dark alleys. As Reliable Source reports today, DeLay, whose concealed-weapons permit was revoked when he was charged with a felony, may be SOL: Read more on Fort Bend County Judge to be Capped…
 

Remainders: Do You Hear What I Hear?

* “Podfisking,” it’s all the rage. [Andrew Sullivan] * Speaking of sound editors, Fox News Radio should probably hire one. [FishbowlDC] * The cute naked protesters are only the harbingers of the great naked kerchiefed running of the future! [Running of the Nudes] Read more on Remainders: Do You Hear What I Hear?…
 

Is Chivalry Dead in Texas?

Forget Kansas — what’s the matter with Texas? Most guys get in trouble for talking smack about their ex-girlfriends. But down in the Lone Star State, if you say a few nice things about your ex-girlfriend, you can get in trouble too. This is most likely to happen if you’re a judge, you said those things in 120 interviews with the media, and your ex-girlfriend was seeking an appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court at the time. Remember Nathan L. Hecht, the Texas Supreme Court justice who rushed to the aid of his erstwhile paramour, White House Counsel Harriet Miers, during her disastrous SCOTUS nomination? Well, now he’s being dragged before the Texas State Commission on Judicial Conduct. The Commission is tsk-tsking him for trying to be a good ex-boyfriend, claiming that his public statements about Miers violated the Texas Code of Judicial Conduct, which forbids judges from “advanc[ing] the private interests of the judge or others.” More details, after the jump. Read more on Is Chivalry Dead in Texas?…
 

Still More from the Admirable Candor Department

In a world of constant spin, it’s refreshing to come across someone who doesn’t even try. The Washington Post reports: Two organizations that have provided free trips to hundreds of federal judges received large contributions from tobacco, oil and other corporate interests, according to documents released yesterday. The Montana-based Foundation for Research on Economics and the Environment (FREE) and George Mason University’s Law & Economics Center previously said corporate money does not pay for the judges’ seminars or declined to disclose their donors. But documents released by the Community Rights Counsel, a nonprofit Washington law firm, show that corporations including Exxon Mobil, Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco have contributed tens of thousands of dollars toward these programs. How did FREE respond to this news? In surprisingly frank, unintentionally amusing fashion. Check it out, after the jump. Read more on Still More from the Admirable Candor Department…