“Now I’m all in favor of preventing dangerous things from issuing out of Cambridge and infecting the rest of the country and the world,” said Justice Alito, who attended Princeton and Yale Law School. “It would be good if what originates in Cambridge stayed in Cambridge.”Justice Alito went on to quote, with disdain, Mark Tushnet, a Harvard Law School professor.The professor, Justice Alito said, had written: “The culture wars are over; they lost, we won.”This was evidence, Justice Alito said, of liberal orthodoxy.“For many today, religious liberty is not a cherished freedom,” he said. “It’s often just an excuse for bigotry, and it can’t be tolerated.”In an interview on Friday, Professor Tushnet said Justice Alito’s criticism of the statements he made in a blog post four years ago indicated that the points he made were correct.“The very intensity of Justice Alito’s remarks seems to me to confirm my judgment about who won the culture wars,” Professor Tushnet said. “His are in fact the observations of a person who hasn’t come to grips with the fact that he’s been on the losing side of many culture war issues.”In his remarks on Thursday, Justice Alito said the right to free speech was under threat, too.“Tolerance for opposing views is now in short supply at many law schools and in the broader academic community,” he said.He recalled the days of the comedian George Carlin’s “seven dirty words” monologue, which had been the subject of a 1978 Supreme Court decision allowing the government to restrict the use of vulgar language on broadcast television. “Today you can see shows on your TV screen in which the dialogue appears at times to consist almost entirely of those words,” Justice Alito said. “Carlin’s list seems like a quaint relic.”“But it would be easy to put together a new list called ‘things you can’t say if you are a student or a professor at a college or university or an employee of many big corporations.’ And there wouldn’t be just seven items on that list,” he said. “Seventy times seven would be closer to the mark.”A prime example, he said, was opposition to same-sex marriage.“You can’t say that marriage is a union between one man and one woman,” Justice Alito said. “Until very recently that’s what the vast majority of Americans thought. Now it’s considered bigotry.” “Other than an ethical line about prejudging cases and avoiding the appearance of bias,” Professor Amar said, “it’s a matter of what you think a good judge should do and the image a judge should cultivate.”- Advertisement – Still, it was jarring, some legal commentators said, to hear political sentiments, even ones echoing judicial opinions, during a webcast aimed at conservative lawyers.“Justice Alito’s speech Thursday was more befitting a Trump rally than a legal society,” said Gabe Roth, the executive director of Fix the Court, a nonprofit group that has called for stricter ethics rules for the Supreme Court.Others said it was unexceptional for justices to describe positions they had already taken in their judicial work.- Advertisement – WASHINGTON — In an unusually caustic and politically tinged speech, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. told a conservative legal group that liberals posed a growing threat to religious liberty and free speech.The remarks, made at the Federalist Society’s annual convention Thursday night, mirrored statements Justice Alito has made in his judicial opinions, which have lately been marked by bitterness and grievance even as the court has been moving to the right. While Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has tried to signal that the Supreme Court is apolitical, Justice Alito’s comments sent a different message- Advertisement – Coming as they did just weeks after Justice Amy Coney Barrett succeeded Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, giving conservatives a 6 to 3 majority, the remarks alarmed some on the left. But legal experts said there were few clear lines governing what justices may say off the bench.“There’s a difference between what a justice can do and what a justice would be well advised to do,” said Vikram D. Amar, the dean of the University of Illinois College of Law. “I tend to think that John Roberts has a much better instinct toward circumspection.” On Thursday, Justice Alito focused on the effects of the coronavirus, which he said “has resulted in previously unimaginable restrictions on individual liberty.”“I am not diminishing the severity of the virus’s threat to public health,” he said. “All that I’m saying is this, and I think that it is an indisputable statement of fact: We have never before seen restrictions as severe, extensive and prolonged as those experienced for most of 2020.”Justice Alito was particularly critical of a ruling from the Supreme Court in July that rejected a Nevada church’s challenge to state restrictions on attendance at religious services.The state treated houses of worship less favorably than it did casinos, he said. Casinos were limited to 50 percent of their fire-code capacities, while houses of worship were subject to a flat 50-person limit.“Deciding whether to allow this disparate treatment should not have been a very tough call,” Justice Alito said. “Take a quick look at the Constitution. You will see the free-exercise clause of the First Amendment, which protects religious liberty. You will not find a craps clause, or a blackjack clause, or a slot machine clause.”The ruling was decided by a 5-to-4 vote, with Justice Ginsburg in the majority. Her replacement by Justice Barrett may alter the balance on the court in similar cases, including a pending one from Brooklyn.The Nevada decision was based in part on a 1905 Supreme Court decision concerning an outbreak of smallpox in Cambridge, Mass., the home of Harvard University. “It’s one thing for a justice to speak publicly about an open issue on which the justice hasn’t yet ruled,” Ed Whelan, the president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, wrote on National Review’s Bench Memos blog. “It’s a very different — and much less remarkable — thing for a justice to restate positions that he has already formally adopted.” – Advertisement – Mr. Whelan noted that Justice Ginsburg had criticized President Trump in an interview during the 2016 campaign for refusing to release his tax returns and went on to sit on cases concerning their disclosure. Justice Antonin Scalia, by contrast, recused himself from a case the Pledge of Allegiance after discussing the case in public.Mr. Trump has repeatedly credited the Federalist Society with helping draw up his lists of potential nominees to the Supreme Court. All three of his appointees — Justices Barrett, Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh — appeared on those lists.Public appearances by justices before friendly audiences are commonplace, and several of the court’s more liberal justices have appeared before the American Constitution Society, a liberal group. But the comments they make on such occasions are generally anodyne.At last year’s Federalist Society convention, Justice Kavanaugh’s keynote speech largely consisted of expressions of gratitude to people who had helped him weather his confirmation hearings.Justice Alito’s comments were more pointed, and they were consistent with his sense that his views have not been given the respect they deserve. He felt bruised by some of the questions at his confirmation hearings in 2006, after a career in the Justice Department and on the federal appeals court in Philadelphia.He was not pleased when President Barack Obama criticized the court’s Citizens United campaign finance decision at the State of the Union address in 2010 with six justices present. Mr. Obama said the decision had “reversed a century of law that I believe will open the floodgates for special interests, including foreign corporations, to spend without limit in our elections.”Justice Alito responded by mouthing the words “not true.” He has not attended another State of the Union address.
What has happened to our country? Years ago they took God and prayer out of our schools. Now they’re tearing down monuments and disrespecting the American flag before football games.Niskayuna High School chose to bow to political correctness by not playing the national anthem before a recent pep rally. I graduated from Niskayuna, and I am embarrassed by what I’ve seen.What’s next? Will the haters try to remove “In God We Trust” from our currency? We need him more than ever today. God bless America.Donna HartGlenville Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion More from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation
After nine years of lawsuits following the collapse of its sponsor, the UK pension scheme of Canadian telecoms company Nortel Networks has signed a £2.4bn (€2.7bn) buyout deal with Legal & General and finally ended its long assessment period in the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).Legal & General today said it had completed the buyout for the Nortel Networks UK Pension Plan, which covers some 15,500 pensioners and around 7,200 deferred scheme members.The sponsor went into administration in 2009 and the scheme entered an assessment period at the PPF, the UK pensions lifeboat for defined benefit schemes, where it remained as protracted and complex litigation took place internationally as creditors fought over the remaining Nortel money.With legal proceedings now resolved and the plan having received extra funding as a result, Legal & General said the pension scheme had been able to secure benefits through the buyout that were higher than PPF levels, and it would now not enter the PPF. The intention to carry out a buyout had been flagged back in March, when the UK pension plan’s trustee board announced a £550m windfall from the group’s liquidation, which brought total recoveries for the scheme to £1.2bn.David Davies, chair of Nortel Networks UK Pension Trust, said today: “We are pleased to have been able to deliver such a great result for the members of the plan.“This ends a near decade long process for the plan and provides security for all our members, whether they are already receiving their pension or planning for their future retirement.”Davies said that “extensive and ultimately successful” litigation had enabled the trustee to secure significant recoveries.“As a result the buyout has meant that we can provide most members with the flexibility to decide between different pension options that give them greater control over their future pension income.”Laura Mason, chief executive of Legal & General Retirement Institutional, said it was the collaborative relationship built up with KPMG and the trustee that had meant her firm was able to provide “a complex solution” which met the needs of the trustee and plan members – to tight timescales.KPMG acted as insurance broker and de-risking adviser to the scheme’s trustee.Tom Seecharan, head of pension insurance at KPMG, said the deal – which involved benefit design, member options and full buyout – set a new benchmark for PPF cases.“Our challenge was to help the trustee find ways to put as much money as possible in the members’ pockets. I’m very pleased that we were able to achieve that,” he said.Travers Smith acted as legal advisers to the trustees while Eversheds Sutherland provided legal advice to Legal & General.Willis Towers Watson is the scheme actuary, and Mercer acted as the trustee’s investment adviser. read more
Dozens of people have died in a deadly dawn raid on a village in Benue State in Central Nigeria.Police say 45 people including women and children died in the attack carried out by unidentified gunmen.Police are hunting the attackers but no arrests have been made yet.Benue has a history of violent attacks and reprisals between semi-nomadic herdsmen and farmers, sometimes in revenge for cattle raiding.Reports say the attackers who descended on the village in early morning hours were armed with Kalashnikov rifles.Clashes between herdsmen from the Fulani ethnic group and farmers over grazing rights have plagued the region.Last year, at least 100 villagers were killed in central Kaduna state in an attack linked to a dispute between local farmers and herdsmen Clashes between herdsmen from the Fulani ethnic group and farmers over grazing rights have plagued the region.
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CONNERSVILLE, Ind. – A longtime Connersville employer could relocate its headquarters and operations to Michigan.Stant Corporation announced it has entered into second-round negotiations with the state.Company officials say a final decision has not been made, but are excited about the business possibilities up north.The company appears to be attracted to Michigan’s automotive economy along with the closer proximity to its customer base.The Fayette County plant employs approximately 300 associates and is a manufacturer of vapor management systems, fuel delivery systems and thermal management systems, and a provider of other engineering services.
Interment will follow in the New Liberty Cemetery, East Enterprise, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Quercus Grove United Methodist Church or to the New Liberty Cemetery Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home. Mrs. Nadine (Whitham) Hankinson, age 91, of Quercus Grove, Indiana, entered this life on June 14, 1925, on Markland Pike in Switzerland County, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Clyde and Emma (Keith) Whitham. She was raised in Quercus Grove, Indiana and attended the Vevay High School. At the age of 16, Nadine was united in marriage on August 31, 1941, in Shelbyville, Indiana, to John Paul “John Hank” Hankinson and to this union arrived five sons and two daughters to bless their home. Nadine and John Hank shared nearly 60 loving years of marriage together until John Hank passed away on July 7, 2001. Nadine was employed for Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, for several years. She was a school bus driver for the Patriot and East Enterprise routes for 12 years and a cook for the Patriot High School in Patriot, Indiana, until 1968 when the school closed. She was later employed for the Plastic Molding Factory in East Enterprise, Indiana, for 10 years. Nadine was a member of the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church in Quercus Grove, Indiana and attended the New Liberty Baptist Church in East Enterprise, Indiana. Nadine will be dearly missed by her loving family and friends. Nadine passed away at 3:25 pm, Monday, February 13, 2017, at her residence in Quercus Grove, Indiana.Nadine will be dearly missed by her sons: Paul Wayne Hankinson and his wife: Debbie of Patriot, IN, John Grant Hankinson and his wife: Debi of East Enterprise, IN, Ed Francis Hankinson and his wife: Jan of Montgomery City, MO and Kenneth Lee Hankinson of Quercus Grove, IN; her daughters: Darlene Green of Fairland, IN and Dana Kay Meisberger and her husband: Mike of Quercus Grove, IN; her daughter-in-law: Patricia Hankinson of Canton, OH; her grandchildren: Dale, Shelley, Lori, Dusty, Samantha, Ray, Crystal, Judy Gail, Connie, John Grant, Zella, Johnathon, Janeen, Julie, Kenny Dale, Patrick, Michael, Daniel, Justin and Whitney; her numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; her sister: Jean Burgess of Quercus Grove, IN and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents: Clyde and Emma (Keith) Whitham; her husband: John Paul “John Hank” Hankinson, died July 7, 2001; her son: Hubert Dale Hankinson, died June 26, 1956; her grandson: Derek Wayne Hankinson, died September 13, 1981; her niece: Nancy Kay (Burgess) Jellison Lucas, died May 19, 2009 and her great-nephew: Todd Michael Burgess, died October 10, 2009.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 17, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Pastor Greg Waggerly, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. read more
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Washington D.C. — Malone’s Fine Sausage Inc., a Milwaukee, Wis. establishment, is recalling approximately 26,323 pounds of ready-to-eat pork head cheese product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.The ready-to-eat pork head cheese items were produced on various dates from Aug. 27, 2018 through Oct. 5, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels here (PDF only)]Various weights of vacuum-sealed packages containing “Glorious Malone’s Fine Sausage, INC. GOURMET PORK DELICACY HOT SEASONED HEADCHEESE” with a “Sell By” dates from 10/26/2018 through 12/5/2018 and lot codes 3524 through 3540.Various weights of vacuum-sealed packages containing “Glorious Malone’s Fine Sausage, INC. GOURMET PORK DELICACY MILD SEASONED HEADCHEESE” with a “Sell By” dates from 10/26/2018 through 12/5/2018 and lot codes 3524 through 3540.The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 15702” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin and were also sold via internet catalog sales.The problem was discovered on Oct. 9, 2018 by FSIS inspection program personnel while verifying the disposition of product that FSIS tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.Consumption of food contaminated with L. monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, a serious infection that primarily affects older adults, persons with weakened immune systems, and pregnant women and their newborns. Less commonly, persons outside these risk groups are affected.Listeriosis can cause fever, muscle aches, headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions sometimes preceded by diarrhea or other gastrointestinal symptoms. An invasive infection spreads beyond the gastrointestinal tract. In pregnant women, the infection can cause miscarriages, stillbirths, premature delivery or life-threatening infection of the newborn. In addition, serious and sometimes fatal infections in older adults and persons with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis is treated with antibiotics. Persons in the higher-risk categories who experience flu-like symptoms within two months after eating contaminated food should seek medical care and tell the health care provider about eating the contaminated food.Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. read more
“Bellamy was charged following an incident which occurred during Cardiff’s game against Swansea City on Saturday (8 February 2014). “The incident was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.” It means Bellamy’s suspension begins with Cardiff’s clash with Aston Villa on Tuesday night. Bellamy will also miss Saturday’s FA Cup match against Wigan and the home league meeting with Hull, as the Welsh club look to avoid relegation and an immediate return to the Championship. Cardiff responded with a statement declaring their disappointment following the use of video footage to charge Bellamy. The incident was missed by referee Andre Marriner and his team of officials at the time, but it was reviewed by a three-man panel of former elite referees who unanimously agreed it constituted violent conduct. Cardiff’s statement read: “Both Craig and the club are disappointed that the three-man panel of elite former referees reached their decision based on a video review this week. “Following internal discussions at the club, Craig has chosen to accept the charge and the three-match ban without appeal.” Cardiff striker Craig Bellamy will serve a three-match ban after accepting a Football Association charge of violent conduct. The former Wales international had been charged for striking Swansea midfielder Jonathan de Guzman with his arm during Cardiff’s south Wales derby defeat on Saturday. Bluebirds manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did not believe the incident merited further action, but an FA statement read: “Cardiff City’s Craig Bellamy will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after he accepted an FA charge of violent conduct. Press Association read more