In both audio and video devices there is a fast forward option. In Louisiana, there is a FASTBackward option! And it seems, that since 2008, the whole of the American nation has been on fast backward; in it's mechanism of hate. Racism, Institutionalized has taken a definite turn for the extreme. In the courts, in the legislature, in every area of governance.
New Roads' Victoria Gosserand is scheduled for trial in February 2012.
In 2011, Scott Nugent was let-0ff twice and dealt a plea by the "justice system"!
If, you don't recollect, Scott killed Baron "Scooter" Pikes[Collins] in Winnfield in 2008. January 2008. MLK Weekend to be specific. Richard Barrett's Nationalist's were scheduled to "march in Jena" the same weekend. The whole situation was playing out in federal court in Cenla's Alexandria.
Currently, the federal system is to status conference January 2012 on the civil suit against, the city of Winnfield and Taser international.
The Racists, were emboldened. Scott went to school with Baron. Baron was Michael's cousin. That Michael. Jena's Michael!
Furthermore, Barack Obama was the Democratic contender for the presidency of the United States. Jena Times editor/publisher Sammy Franklin would write an article referencing "jumping frogs" and the need for white activist to get busy. And did they. It is my contention, that while all eyes were on the little town of Jena, the "neuvo-conservative movement" began. The Tea Party sprouted and blossomed to a full fledged revolt, when 13 states filed suit against the Obama Administration, citing the HealthCare Plan, violated the "Commerce Clause" of the U.S. Constitution! Furthermore, a push for enough states to convene a Constitutional Convention evolved.
Dates set for Supreme Court health care reform argumentshe Supreme Court has carved out a week in late March to hold oral arguments in perhaps its biggest case in a decade -- the sweeping healthcare reform law championed by President Obama.
The court announced Monday it will hear 5½ hours of arguments spread over three days March 26-28.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA) was signed into law March 23, 2010, passed by a Democratic congressional majority with the support of the president. It has about 2700 pages and contains 450 some provisions.
A ruling from the court is expected by late June and regardless of the outcome, will become a major issue in a presidential election year.
The largest and broadest legal challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act comes from a joint filing by 26 states, led by Florida. It was that series of appeals the high court had accepted for review.
At issue is whether the "individual mandate" section -- requiring nearly all Americans to buy health insurance by 2014 or face financial penalties -- is an improper exercise of federal authority. The states also say that if that linchpin provision is unconstitutional, the entire law must be also go.
Joining Florida in the challenge are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Four issues will be addressed by the Supreme Court:
First, the court on March 26 will consider whether those challenging the law be barred from making any legal or constitutional claims until the individual mandate actually goes into effect in 2014.
The AIA -- in place since the 19th century -- bars claimants from asking for a refund on a tax until that tax has been collected and paid. Judges in two federal appeals courts have made that argument, which would effectively stop the current legal fight in its tracks. Citing that law might give the court a way out of deciding the explosive issue in an election year.
The majority could decide the political branches can best resolve the conflicts, at least for now, or that the matter can be handled after the November elections. Some court watchers have called this the health care "sleeper issue." It could potentially delay a decision on the constitutionality of the individual mandate for at least four years.
Individual mandateThe court will hear two hours of arguments on this most key issue on March 27. This provision requires nearly all Americans to buy some form of health insurance beginning in 2014, or face financial penalties. May the federal government, under the Constitution's Commerce Clause, regulate economic "inactivity"? Three federal appeals courts have found the PPACA to be constitutional, while another has said it is not, labeling it "breathtaking in its expansive scope." That "circuit split" all but assured the Supreme Court would step in and decide the matter.
State lawmaker calls for convention to amend U.S. Constitution
State Rep. Nick Lorusso, who represents Lakeview and portions of Mid-City, wants Congress to call a convention of state legislatures for the purpose of amending the U.S. Constitution.
A Republican attorney who was elected to the Louisiana Legislature in 2007, Lorusso cites Article V of the U.S. Constitution, which states that if 34 state legislatures apply for a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution, Congress is required to call one.
Although it does not spell out the procedures for the actual convention, Article V limits the convention’s power to proposing amendments. Those amendments would have to be approved by three-fourths of the states, either by their legislatures or by state conventions, to be added to the Constitution.
“The Article V Convention method of proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution provides a mechanism to bypass Congress, which arguably would never vote to reduce its own power or authority,” Lorusso said.
Lorusso has formed the Rebirth of Freedom organization which supports 10 resolutions it refers to as the Liberty Bill. They specifically call for fiscal restraint and limited government at the federal level.
State Rep. Kirk Talbot, R-River Ridge, is part of Lorusso’s effort. He said Article V establishes state legislatures as a “check and balance” on the federal government.
“Even Alexander Hamilton, an ardent Federalist, stated in The Federalist Paper No. 85 that the American people could ’safely rely on the dispositions of the state legislatures to erect barriers against the encroachments of the national authority.’”
Other lawmakers who have joined the cause are Reps. Tim Burns, R-Mandeville; Thomas Carmody, R-Shreveport; George Cromer, R-Slidell; Cameron Henry, R-New Orleans; Frank Hoffman, R-West Monroe; John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie; J. Rogers Pope, R-Denham Springs; John Schroder, R-Covington; and Jane Smith, R-Bossier City; and Sen. A.G. Crowe, R-Pearl River.
Fiscal measures in the Rebirth of Freedom agenda include a requirement for a balanced budget, a federal spending cap, a super-majority vote of Congress to raise taxes and a Presidential line-item veto and a debt reduction requirement.
The group’s resolutions on limited government include congressional term limits, a transparency in legislation requirement and limitations on Congress’s authority to pass legislation pursuant to the Commerce Clause, General Welfare Clause and Necessary and Proper Clause.
“The federal government is spending our nation deeper in debt with no end in sight,” Lorusso said. “It is time for fiscal restraint, including a balanced budget amendment.”
Lorusso and his fellow Louisiana lawmakers are grappling with Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposed $24.4 billion state budget for fiscal 2010-11 and a projected $3 billion shortfall over the next two years.
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