Fox News Misrepresents Treason?

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Whether it’s misrepresenting the law of treason or the applicability of Miranda warnings, Fox News contributors on “Fox and Friends” this week spent a lot of time making a false legal distinction between citizens and non-citizens in the discussion of the arrest of Faisal Shahzad, the man accused of planting an SUV bomb in New York City’s Times Square on May 1, as I show in this video.

The clips of Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson and Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson, Jr., come from the segment on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” broadcast May 5, 2010, available in the foxnewschannel YouTube video titled “Terror and Treason” at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld2zP53kYCE

The clips of Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napalitano, Fox News commentator Glenn Beck, and Fox News anchor Brian Kilmeade come from a segment on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” broadcast May 4, 2010 (which I have not been able to find online).

The image of my February 2010 video titled “Sarah Palin Says Only Americans Worthy of Rights?” comes from the YouTube player page at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3fm_IQ5Hco

The quote of Article III, Section 3 of the US Constitution comes from the Cornell University Law School page at http://topics.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articleiii

And, finally, the quote from the US Supreme Court case of Radich v. Hutchins, 95 U.S. 210 (1877) comes from the webpage at http://supreme.justia.com/us/95/210/case.html

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Persecution of communists’ in (fake) western democracies: case law summaries

Q:To what extent did public and political opinion in the west undermine the impartiality of judicial decision-making during the cold-war era?
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USA

In a famous dissent, Justice Douglas of the US Supreme Court declared:

‘We have deemed it more costly to liberty to suppress despised minorities than to let them vent their spleen’ (Dennis v United States U.S. 494 at p. 585 (1951) (U.S.S.C.).

No western democracy has practiced the tolerance exposed [mistake in video, it should read “expoused”] by Justice Douglas-in the above statement, without at some stage censoring unpopular organizations. Douglas was in a minority of two on a US Supreme Court bench which upheld convictions entered against Communist party sympathizers for conspiring to overthrow the US government. (Joseph, P,think it’s “1998” edn., Constitutional and Administrative Law in New Zealand, ).

In Dennis v United States, above, the US Supreme Court upheld convictions against communist party officials for conspiring to teach or advocate the overthrow of the government by force or violence. Here, the Court considered that the advocacy of the communist doctrine was to be equated with conspiring to forcibly overthrow the US government.

Dennis was decided in 1951, at the height of cold-war tensions between the USSR and the US. Justice Black aligned with Justice Douglas in the minority stating:

‘Public opinion being what it is now, few will protest the conviction of these Communist petitioners. There is hope, however, that in calmer times, when present pressures, passions, and fears subside, this or some other later court will restore the First Amendment liberties to the high place where they belong in a free society.’ (Dennis, supra, at 581).

Justice Black’s statement was realized six years later in Yates v United States 354 U.S. 298 (1957) (U.S.S.C). This time, a differently constituted Supreme Court bench quashed the convictions of 14 Communist Party leaders that had been entered for similar reasons under the same Act.

With the easing of east-west relations, the Court drew a clear distinction between the advocacy of forcible overthrow of government-as an abstract doctrine, and the advocacy of action to achieve that result.

According to legal philosopher Wolfgang Friedman, it was impossible to remove the judgment of the US Supreme Court from the political tensions and public opinions that existed at that time. (W. Friedman, Legal Theory, (4th edn. , 1960, at p.95).

Australia

Australia also expressed abhorrence at communist doctrine during the post-war era. In Burns v Ransley (1949) 79 C.L.R. 101 (H.C.), the Australian High Court upheld a conviction for sedition entered against a communist speaker who, when asked, announced that, in the event of a war, he would fight on the side of the Soviet Union. He was convicted for words he had spoken in reply to a hypothetical question, and not for inciting mutiny or violence.

The following year the Communist Party Dissolution Act 1950 (Cth) declared the Australian Communist Party to be a revolutionary organization which jeopardized the defence of the Commonwealth. The statute dissolved the Communist Party and all affiliated organizations declared illegal under the Act.

The fundamental democratic principle of freedom of expression was restored when a majority of the High Court of Australia in Australian Communist Party v Commonwealth (1951) 83 CLR 1, declared the Communist Dissolution Act 1950 (Cth) to be unconstitutional and beyond the defence powers of the Commonwealth (see also R v Sharky (1949) 79 CLR 121).

New Zealand

During the early 1980s in New Zealand, Priminister Robert Muldoon took exception to the Socialist Unity Party and questioned it’s right to exist in a free and democratic society. However, a government, expounding the rule of law, must demonstrate greater justification for out-lawing a particular group or organization, for reasons other than personal enmity (Joseph, supra, at p.191).

See also New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, s.14 (right to freedom of expression), and related case law; and Human Rights Act 1993, s.21(j)(prohibits discrimination on grounds of political opinion) incorporated, by reference, into s.19 NZBORA; note also- Crimes (Repeal of Seditious Offences) Amendment Act 2007; & see Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981, s.11 (offences involving New Zealand flag)

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Arizona immigration law sparks controversy

The western US state of Arizona has enacted the toughest immigration law in the country aimed at cracking down on hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants.

Barack Obama, the US president, has called the law “misguided” and expressed concern over possible civil rights implications.

Activists say the new legislation legalises racial profiling and discrimination, and right groups have vowed to take their case to the nation’s highest courts.

The new legislation is likely to reignite a national debate on the reform of the US federal immigration system, as Al Jazeera’s Monica Villamizar explains. (Apr 24, 2010)

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Legal News Headlines 6/7/2010

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Legal News Headlines for 6/7/2010

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) The U.S. stock market on Monday begins in a humbler place, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average back under 10,000 and the euro, the market’s gauge of Europe’s ability to stem its debt, at a four-year low.

BP oil spill update: Coast Guard says problems from spill could last for months.

Forex Pros — U.S. nonfarm payrolls grew at their fastest rate in a decade in May, but still at a slower pace than expected, official data showed on Friday.

Fox News: The Obama administration is asking the Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court decision that upheld Arizona’s right to punish employers for hiring illegal immigrants.

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Legal News Headlines 5/7/2010

Legal News Headlines 5/7/2010

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BP and Trans Ocean Oil accepts some responsibility for spill.

Los Angeles cracks down on Medical Marijuana dispensaries to shut down by June 7th.

Non Biological Same-sex parents should be treated the same as biological parents.

Danny Glover joins Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon campaigning against Arizona’s new Immigration Law.

Europe’s debt problem effecting US Stock Market.

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Fox News Murderabilia Stories Mislead Viewers?

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Even though Fox News ran several stories about the “‘Stop the Sale of Murderabilia to Protect the Dignity of Crime Victims Act of 2010” last Friday, none of the stories accurately informed viewers about either the scope of this proposed “murderabilia” law or the source of its likely potential legal challenges as I show in this video.

The Fox News clips I use in this video come from segments on the supposed straight news programs “America’s Newsroom,” “America Live” and “Special Report,” all broadcast on June 18, 2010, with the 3 segments from which I took my clips available at the following 3 links:

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4245781/murderabilia-controversy

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4245088/lawmakers-want-crackdown-on-murderabilia

The image I show of the text of the “‘Stop the Sale of Murderabilia to Protect the Dignity of Crime Victims Act of 2010” cosponsored in the US Senate as S.3468 by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is from http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s3468/text

And, finally, the image I use of the Supreme Court case overturning NY’s “Son of Sam” law, Simon & Schuster v. Crime Victims Board, 502 U.S. 105 (1991), is from http://docs.justia.com/cases/supreme/502/105.pdf

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Arizona-esque Law Needed in Ohio?

Officials make case for Ohio needing an immigration law similar to Arizona

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Right to Marry Star Missed by Fox News?

When the town council in Fort Myers Beach, Florida recently fired its city manager, Scott Janke, after finding out he had married a “porn star,” although the coverage on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” was extensive enough to include one of their own infamous erotic montages, the legal analysis from lawyers Megyn Kelly and Lis Wiehl seemed to be missing mention of an important constitutional right as I show in this video.

The recent clips from the Fox News program “The O’Reilly Factor” were taken from a segment broadcast on July 28, 2009, that you can find online at http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playerId=videolandingpage&streamingFormat=FLASH&referralObject=7486882

The clip of Megyn Kelly from last years’ Fox News program “The O’Reilly Factor” was broadcast on May 15, 2008, and is part of my video titled “Fox News Spins Gay Marriage Ruling in O’Reilly No Spin Zone?” that you can find on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riGXuhwLYVI

In addition, you can find the full text of the US Supreme Court case that I quote in this video, Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1 (1967), at http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=US&vol=388&invol=1

And, finally, as always, you can find DOZENS and DOZENS more examples of Fox News bias on my Fox News bias playlist on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A3BD2524FE99BD4D

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“Hank” Skinner: US Supreme Court stays execution

USA – He had just 45 minutes left to live when he was given a stay of execution. The US Supreme Court has once again spared Hank Skinner, citing the many discrepancies in the prosecution’s case against him. Skinner’s lawyers have been appealing for evidence from the crime scene to undergo DNA testing, but so far, the request has always been rejected.

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