Category Archives: Judicial

Texas Heartbeat Act – and legal trolling

Abortion stops a beating heart. The Texas Heartbeat Act mobilizes citizen prosecutors to stop this kind of thing.
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Regular readers will recall that the Supreme Court of the United States refused to enjoin the Texas Heartbeat Act. They said in effect, “Call us when you have an actual case for us to judge.” Well, now they have, or soon will have. An inveterate abortion provider performed an abortion after the six-week “heartbeat time.” He then boasted about it, in a brazen opinion piece in The Washington Post. (For reasons of their own, the Post did not put this opinion piece behind a pay wall.) In his boast he says nothing about testing for a fetal heartbeat. So CNAV will assume he did not test for one. Which means he is liable under that law for civil action. And now someone has taken such action.

Texas Heartbeat Act – step up, activists!

Abortion stops a beating heart. The Texas Heartbeat Act mobilizes citizen prosecutors to stop this kind of thing.
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The howling, baying at the moon, and banshee screeches about the Texas Heartbeat Act, continue. As CNAV reported last week, too many commentators “get it wrong.” Whether from faulty reading comprehension or just plain laziness, they comment on this law without reading it. Or if they do read it, they clearly don’t understand it. But thus far, only one pro-life group has even put forward a program to enforce the law as it requires. CNAV cannot judge the full program, because CNAV does not have access to it. But CNAV does have comprehensive suggestions to make to take advantage to this seemingly novel approach to law enforcement.

The Texas Heartbeat Act, SCOTUS, and confusion

Abortion stops a beating heart. The Texas Heartbeat Act mobilizes citizen prosecutors to stop this kind of thing.
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The dust continues to fly from a recent action (or inaction) by the Supreme Court of the United States. Shortly before midnight on 1 September 2021, the Court declined to stop the Texas Heartbeat Act from going into force and effect. Five Justices carried the day against the other four. Since then, scarcely anyone, commenting on the ruling, has “gotten it right,” likely because they haven’t read the law itself. CNAV has read the law, and its text will likely surprise everyone.

When The Criminals Set The Precedent: President Reagan’s Would Be Assassin John Hinckley Jr. Wants His Due!

Criminals like the man who shot President Reagan are setting precedents
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Dangerous criminals are setting precedents for too-early release. Now John Hinckley, Jr., the man who shot President Reagan, wants out.

Americans are seeing two different movies

Time-honored tool for making movies - the clapboard
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Americans are seeing at least two different movies, about the out-of-control suspect or the brutal cop. But are pols making their own movies?

Picking And Choosing What Works For Their Agenda: The Supreme Court Wants To Decide Whether Or Not Police Can Enter Your Home To Seize Guns

Supreme Court, battleground of the Constitution, rules for Hobby Lobby. But is Neil Gorsuch a good candidate to sit here?
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The Supreme Court just took a case involving “community caretaking,” a faulty doctrine offering excuses for expanding police powers, in this case to seize guns.

Are You Paying Attention? Another Governor Bites The Dust! Judge Says Wisconsin Governor Oversteps His Authority!

Stone barn built in Chase, Wisconsin The Wisconsin recall almost replaced barns like this as the State symbol.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court became the latest court to overturn lockdown orders from overzealous governors who forget for whom they work.

Free and fair elections

Ballot box, symbol of elections. The Texas voter ID law will stop people from stuffing this, and hopefully other kinds of voter fraud. If Donald Trump doesn't insist on this kind of backup, he'll likely lose the election.
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Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. Today is Friday the 13th day of November in the year 2020, and today I will be talking about the concept of free and fair elections and addressing the question of what happens when a supposedly self-governing people do not have free and fair elections. First, I will tell you that the Castle family is doing fine again. I have at least partially recovered from my melancholy and everyone else is happy and healthy. I have to mention that last Wednesday was veteran’s day and Tuesday was the 245th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. My service there is now almost 50 years in the past, but it is not forgotten. Now, some commentary about our recent presidential elections.

Porking the Supreme Court

Pig silhouette, symbol of pork and porking in politics - and government appointments.
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Porking the Supreme Court means loading it with Justices who will legislate for favorite constituencies, not guard the Constitution as they should.

“Burn Your Masks”: Attorney Katherine Henry Wins Over The Tyrant In Michigan

Burn your masks, says attorney after winning a verdict in the Michigan Supreme Court that meets here.
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“That means burn your masks right now if you didn’t already. Open your gym and movie theater and open whatever business you have,” Attorney Katherine Henry said. “Go on and frequent whatever business you would like to go to, if you have a church that’s limited your services because of how you’re reading the EOs, forget that. All of those executive orders, based on COVID-19 circumstances, from 2020, they’re out, they’re gone, they’re done.”