Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Hit with Bar Complaint For ‘Openly Threatening’ Supreme Court

Judicial Watch filed a bar complain against Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse after he openly threatened the Supreme Court in an amicus brief that warned the Supreme Court to “heal” or face drastic restructuring by packing the court with more justices. Records indicate that Senator Whitehouse is listed as ‘inactive’ with the Rhode Island bar and is not licensed anywhere else, leading Judicial Watch to allege that he engaged in the unauthorized practice of law when he filed the brief.

Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch hit Democrat Senator Sheldon Whitehouse with a bar complaint after he openly threatened the Supreme Court.

A couple weeks ago several Democrat Senators issued a stunning warning to the Supreme Court — “heal” or face drastic restructuring.

 

The demand came in an amicus brief filed in court two weeks ago by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Richard Durbin (D-Il), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) regarding New York’s current gun laws.

Judicial Watch filed a bar complaint and alleged Senator Whitehouse “violated the Rhode Island Rules of Professional Conduct by attacking the federal judiciary and openly threatening the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Fox News reported:

“[T]he brief Senator Whitehouse filed was unbecoming of the legal profession as it is nothing more than an attack on the federal judiciary and an open threat to the U.S. Supreme Court,” Judicial Watch’s complaint said.

The brief — which also bore the names of Sens. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii; Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.; Richard Durbin, D-Ill.; and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. — named Whitehouse as “Counsel of Record.” Judicial Watch attached a copy of a Rhode Island Judiciary record that lists Whitehouse’s attorney status as inactive. Fox News has confirmed that the current record still shows the inactive status.

As a result, the organization claimed, Whitehouse engaged in the unauthorized practice of law when he filed the brief.

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Idaho Governor Vows to Fight Court Ruling Requiring State to Provide Sex Change Surgery for a Genetic Male Inmate Who Is a Sex Offender


Idaho Governor Brad Little (R) vowed to fight a court ruling that the state must provide a gender reassignment surgery for a convicted sex offender, Adree Edmo. He is currently serving a ten-year prison sentence for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy when he was 22. The surgery is estimated to cost taxpayers $20,000 to $30,000 and Edmo would be eligible to transfer to a women’s prison after the surgery.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) vowed to fight a court decision Friday ruling that the state must provide a multi-thousand dollar gender reassignment surgery for a convicted sex offender.

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill’s ruling Friday regarding inmate Adree Edmo, who is serving a ten-year prison sentence for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy when he was 22. Edmo was reportedly diagnosed with gender dysphoria and has tried to castrate himself twice.

“She suffers every single day while they have denied this treatment to her for years and there can be no reason justifying Idaho’s continued refusal to provide her care except bias,”  Edmo’s attorney Lori Rifkin said, according to Fox 13.

The court ruled that the state’s refusal to provide surgery violated the Eighth Amendment.

Per Fox 13:

In an 85-page opinion, the panel ruled that the state of Idaho must provide gender reassignment surgery to Edmo, writing that “responsible prison officials were deliberately indifferent to Edmo’s gender dysphoria, in violation of the Eighth Amendment.”

“Prison authorities have not provided that treatment despite full knowledge of Edmo’s ongoing and extreme suffering and medical needs,” the judges wrote.

“It is enough that [her doctor] knew of and disregarded an excessive risk to Edmo’s health by rejecting her request for [gender confirmation surgery] and then never re-evaluating his decision despite ongoing harm to Edmo,” the judges added, according to NPR:

Despite two other physicians agreeing with the original treatment plan, the ruling found that “general agreement in a medically unacceptable form of treatment does not somehow make it reasonable.”

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David Koch Died at 79, Leaving a Legacy of Shaping “Conservative” Politics

David Koch, born in 1940, died at the age of 79 from long term prostate cancer. He and his brother, Charles Koch, made most of their fortune from oil and gas, chemicals, paper, ranching and investing. The Koch family is reportedly worth $99-billion, and Koch Industries is the second-largest privately held company in the US. The Koch Brothers have contributed hundreds of millions of dollars into “conservative” political campaigns.

David Koch aligned with conservative and libertarian values in his opposition to Obamacare, global warming policies, and collective bargaining for unions.  He advocated lowering taxes and lowering government spending, especially Social Security and Medicare. 

David Koch was both “liberal” and “libertarian” in his support for gay rights, drug legalization, and open borders. The Kochs support Van Jones’ Cut50 project, which aims to halve the prison population over the next decade. They also support censorship, under the banner of eradicating ‘hate speech,’ that targets conservatives. The Kochs reportedly contributed to the Citizens United campaign that lifted the ceiling on  corporate campaign donations. They have funded the Tea Party, the Cato Institute, and the Heartland Institute.

The Koch brothers did not support Trump.

 

Koch Industries was founded by Fred Koch in 1940 and is majority owned by his sons, better known as the Koch Brothers—David and Charles— with each owning 42% of the company. David, 79, stepped down from his role with the company in 2018 due to ill health, while Charles, 83, remains Chairman and CEO.

Fred Koch: Father and Founder

At the age of 27, a chemical engineer by the name of Fred Koch developed a new and more efficient process for turning crude oil into gasoline. An MIT graduate, Fred had invented a new method of refining gasoline from viscous and common heavy oil. After a string of lawsuits from Universal Oil Products, which had patented and was licensing a similar technique, Fred brought his innovation to the Soviet Union 1929. He returned to America shortly after to start a family.

 

A little more than a decade after making his discovery, Koch used the improved process to start an oil refinery business of his own. The company was initially called Wood River Oil and Refining Company, then later became Rock Island Oil and Refining Company before finally being renamed Koch Industries.

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Additional sources:

https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2019-08-23/david-kochs-legacy-dark-money-network

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/08/david-koch-conservative-regard-high-culture/




Maryland: Montgomery County Officials Refuse to Turn Illegal Alien Rapists Over to ICE, Including Two Immigrants Who Raped an 11-year Old Girl

Montgomery County, Maryland, one of the wealthiest places in the US, is also a sanctuary county, and county officials refuse to turn illegal alien criminals over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Over the last month alone, four illegal aliens have been arrested on rape charges in the county. Marc Elrich is the Montgomery county executive claims that Trump and ICE are committing acts of “terrorism” by trying to enforce the law because it brings fear to the community. However, many immigrant crimes are perpetrated against other illegal immigrants, so Elrich is putting them in danger by defying ICE. The guilty officials are blaming the federal government for failing to enforce immigration and deportation laws.

Two illegal aliens, Mauricio Barrera-Navidad, 29, and Carlos Palacios-Amaya, both from El Salvador, were charged with raping an 11-year-old girl on a number of occasions. Investigators say while reviewing the victim’s cell phone, they located numerous photographs of Palacios-Amaya with the girl.

Two illegal aliens from El Salvador have been charged for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl on different occasions in Germantown, Md., reported ABC7 in Washington, D.C. One of the suspects allegedly used his cell phone to video record the apparent crime, said police.

The two men charged are Mauricio Barrera-Navidad, 29, of Damascus, and Carlos Palacios-Amaya, 28, of Gaithersburg, reported ABC7. According to ICE, both men are living in the United States illegally and both are Salvadoran nationals. Barrera-Navidad “has four children and works for a demolition company,” according to court documents, said the news outlet.

ICE placed detainers on both men in late July. Palacios-Amaya was previously deported in 2014; he reentered the United States on an unknown date.

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Additional source:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/23/illegal-alien-freed-by-sanctuary-county-after-allegedly-raping-woman/




Non-Citizens Make Up 7% of the US Population, But Accounted for 64% of Federal Arrests in 2018

The Department of Justice data shows that non-citizens, who make up only 7% of the population, accounted for a whopping 64% of federal arrests in 2018, a disproportionately high rate. Between the years of 1998 and 2018, the arrests of non-citizens at the federal level have spiked by 234%, while US citizen arrests have grown by only 10%. Non-citizen crimes, other than immigration offenses, include 28% of federal fraud cases, 25% of federal property offenses, and 24% of drug crimes.

Data from the Department of Justice shows that non-citizens accounted for a whopping 64 percent of federal arrests in 2018, as the number has spiked over the past several decades due to the worsening of the illegal immigration epidemic.

Non-citizens make up only seven percent of the population but make up a vastly disproportionate part of the federal arrest rate, the Department of Justice (DOJ) reports. Between the years of 1998 and 2018, the arrests of non-citizens at the federal level have spiked by 234 percent while U.S. citizen arrests have grown by only 10 percent.

This news bolsters President Donald Trump’s case that illegal immigration results in more crime and makes the U.S. less safe.

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Ex Overstock CEO Accuses FBI Of Espionage Against Top American Politicians

Overstock founder and CEO, Patrick Byrne, resigned last week amid ties to a government probe related to the 2016 election. He made the wild accusation that he received “fishy” orders from former FBI official Peter Strzok to have a romantic relationship with a young Russian woman, Maria Butina. She is now serving prison time in the US for failing to register as a foreign agent. He says that the FBI’s mission was not a law enforcement issue, but was political espionage targeting Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubia, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. Byrne said that Peter Strzok gave the orders and the trail leads to former FBI Director James Comey.

Overstock founder and CEO Patrick Byrne, who resigned Thursday amid ties to a government probe related to the 2016 election, claimed he received “fishy” orders from former FBI official Peter Strzok.

Byrne said Thursday on “The Story” he’d helped the federal government with investigations twice in the past, including to “help them take down people on Wall Street.”

Several years after Byrne’s last contact with the government, he said FBI officials reached out to him in 2016.

“I was given some fishy orders and I carried them out in 2015-2016, thinking I was conducting law enforcement,” he said.

He claimed people who he characterized as “the Men in Black” came to him and asked him “for this third favor.”

Byrne clarified to host Martha MacCallum that FBI rank-and-file were “barely involved” in what he alleged transpired.

“It’s all the top [people],” he said.

“I didn’t know who sent the orders, but I did them. Last summer, watching television and some congressional hearings, I figured out where these orders came from. They came from a guy named Peter Strzok.” Byrne also named other individuals, with MacCallum reminding him those officials or former officials worked at the FBI.

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