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    Technically, you are right, I guess. (I'm not going to research this.) But you ignore that these associations do nothing to endorse drug screens, in fact they appear to be dead set against them. If they had a policy of refusing membership to those who refuse to get drug tested or some similar policy, they would go a long way toward curbing some of the rampant drug use in these two fields. Maybe you are OK with the status quo but I sure am not.
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    Here is another (of many) great examples of our judiciary in action. A federal judge in Massachusetts has ordered the state to pay for a sex change operation for an inmate serving a life sentence for murder. Who did he murder? Well, that would be his wife who discovered him wearing her clothes. But regardless, his Constitutional rights are being violated by not receiving the operation, according to U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf. (I'm sure the women in the prison will welcome him after he gets the surgery.) The taxpayers of Massachusetts get to foot the bill for this insanity and I doubt most of them are amused.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8840V820120905
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    It's a little late but I must apologize to SendBillMoney who pointed out that it is not the AMA or ABA that license doctors and lawyers. Of course he was right and I was a real shrew in my response. I was in a pissy mood about something unrelated and I should have been more civil. Sorry Bill. The AMA and ABA are nothing more than unions for the medical and legal professions and while they are very powerful they have little to do with licensing which is administered through the states that a person paractices in. The AMA and ABA protect their members, not the public, in my opinion. Personally, I'm not nearly the witch that I appear to be here on this forum. I just think the federal judiciary is made up of a bunch of arrogant jerks. sorry again, Bill. You were correct.
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    Here is a fun story about an attorney in New Orleans who also served as a part-time assistant city attorney. A joint fell out of his pocket while he was in court and he got arrested. His wife is currently running for a city council seat and he had earlier run for a position as a judge in juvenile court but lost.
    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012...-in-court?lite

    OK. Maybe smoking pot isn’t that big a deal. But for those of us who take drug tests as a condition of employment it sure as hell is. And am I wrong to think that a lawyer who is also a part-time city attorney should not be using any drugs at all? How many more are there like this guy? Probably a lot but we will never know because there is no requirement that attorneys and judges take drug tests. The public is brainwashed into thinking that those in the legal and medical professions are above reproach but they should instead remember the cautionary Latin phrase caveat emptor.
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    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts wants full financial support for the federal courts. He points out that the nearly seven billion in appropriations to the federal court system represents "a mere two-tenths of 1 percent of the United States' total budget of $3.7 trillion." Roberts believes they should have more money.
    http://news.msn.com/politics/roberts...-supreme-court

    So what do the courts do with this money that is provided by hard working taxpayers? The following are just a few examples of the kinds of cases in court now and decisions that are coming out of the federal courts.

    A Louisiana woman, Sarah Childs, has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Denham Springs, Louisiana, because they cited her for having placed Christmas lights forming a middle finger facing her neighbors with whom she was feuding. The ACLU jumped right in, of course, and the federal suit was filed on December 20, 2012. The case is being heard by Judge James J. Brady. So far, there are lots of attorneys involved; the ACLU attorneys are representing Ms. Childs and the city has its own herd of lawyers. This will, of course, go on for some time at great cost to the public and my guess is that eventually the judge will rule that Ms. Childs has a Constitutional right to be vulgar and deliberately offend her neighbors. (They may be just as bad as her. Ms. Childs apparently accused them of stealing her dog.)
    http://news.yahoo.com/judge-la-woman...213541305.html

    Rather than tell Ms. Childs to act like an adult and sort it out without involving the courts or tell the ACLU to stop wasting limited resources on stupid stuff the judge will probably act as though this is a very serious and important case. GROW UP PEOPLE!

    On to the next vulgar and repulsive litigant; John Swartz of New York. In 2006, Mr. Swartz flipped off a cop and the cop then pulled him over. The situation escalated and Swartz was arrested. There are conflicting accounts of the exchange but nobody got beat up and there was no claim of brutality. So of course, Mr. Swartz, who started the whole unpleasant exchange, files a federal lawsuit against the cop in 2006. The district court judge had dismissed Mr. Swartz’s claim so of course he filed an appeal and the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals took it very seriously and ruled in Mr. Swartz’s favor on January 3, 2013. The case was in court over six years. So all of you are now free to flip off cops as much as you like.
    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013...nt-arrest?lite

    These litigants are crybabies who expect federal courts to decide every squabble and Chief Justice John Roberts wants more money so the federal courts can continue their important job of babysitting a spoiled, bratty public. Sheesh.

    But don’t worry. They also decide actual cases that affect the public.

    A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday rejected a bid by former MF Global customers to depose the collapsed brokerage's former chief, Jon Corzine.
    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/mf-global-j...1--sector.html

    Corzine, the former Goldman Sachs chief and former Democratic New Jersey governor and senator, was probably up to his eyeballs in the MF Global collapse although he denies any wrongdoing. So I’m no attorney, as everyone knows, but the judge won’t even allow Corzine to be deposed? He doesn’t even have to answer any questions? Thanks to Federal Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn for looking out for the best interests of big money scoundrels.
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    Oh, the fun going on in federal courts! Here in Utah, we have the smarmy reality TV “Sister Wives” gang fighting for the right to all be married to each other (and crank out boatloads of kids.) Of course, the polygamists are all fundamentalist Mormons and the federal judge, Clark Waddoups, is a mainstream Mormon (a distinction many of us don't buy.) This is going on right now in our downtown federal courthouse (just in time for the Sundance Film Festival which is starting up in Park City.) Yeah, this will be fun to watch.
    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/fede...s-polygamy-law

    And in Los Angeles, [a] major adult filmmaker sued to block a new Los Angeles County law requiring porn actors to wear condoms, calling it a threat to free expression.
    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/12/16479353-major-porn-producer-sues-to-block-los-angeles-condom-law?lite
    This is a civil rights case that I know I will be watching!

    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts wants more money so the federal courts can continue their mission of providing us with endless entertainment and grist for the joke mills. COOL!
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    WICCANS RULE!

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, that great Circuit based in San Francisco which covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, has ruled that the California Department of Corrections must provide chaplains to minister to the needs of Wiccan prisoners. Wicca is a pagan religion that worships nature and involves witchcraft. There are probably less that 200 inmates in California prisons that actually practice Wicca according to a 2007 survey although a Wiccan minister claims there are around 2000. The case was first thrown out by a district court judge but an appeal was filed and the Ninth Circuit overturned the district court decision.

    I won’t even bother to editorialize on this latest example of judicial stupidity.

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...ccan-chaplain/

    http://laist.com/2013/02/20/californ...required_t.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by bombsquadron6 View Post
    U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts wants full financial support for the federal courts. He points out that the nearly seven billion in appropriations to the federal court system represents "a mere two-tenths of 1 percent of the United States' total budget of $3.7 trillion." Roberts believes they should have more money.
    http://news.msn.com/politics/roberts...-supreme-court

    So what do the courts do with this money that is provided by hard working taxpayers? The following are just a few examples of the kinds of cases in court now and decisions that are coming out of the federal courts.

    A Louisiana woman, Sarah Childs, has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Denham Springs, Louisiana, because they cited her for having placed Christmas lights forming a middle finger facing her neighbors with whom she was feuding. The ACLU jumped right in, of course, and the federal suit was filed on December 20, 2012. The case is being heard by Judge James J. Brady. So far, there are lots of attorneys involved; the ACLU attorneys are representing Ms. Childs and the city has its own herd of lawyers. This will, of course, go on for some time at great cost to the public and my guess is that eventually the judge will rule that Ms. Childs has a Constitutional right to be vulgar and deliberately offend her neighbors. (They may be just as bad as her. Ms. Childs apparently accused them of stealing her dog.)
    http://news.yahoo.com/judge-la-woman...213541305.html

    Rather than tell Ms. Childs to act like an adult and sort it out without involving the courts or tell the ACLU to stop wasting limited resources on stupid stuff the judge will probably act as though this is a very serious and important case. GROW UP PEOPLE!

    On to the next vulgar and repulsive litigant; John Swartz of New York. In 2006, Mr. Swartz flipped off a cop and the cop then pulled him over. The situation escalated and Swartz was arrested. There are conflicting accounts of the exchange but nobody got beat up and there was no claim of brutality. So of course, Mr. Swartz, who started the whole unpleasant exchange, files a federal lawsuit against the cop in 2006. The district court judge had dismissed Mr. Swartz’s claim so of course he filed an appeal and the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals took it very seriously and ruled in Mr. Swartz’s favor on January 3, 2013. The case was in court over six years. So all of you are now free to flip off cops as much as you like.
    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013...nt-arrest?lite

    These litigants are crybabies who expect federal courts to decide every squabble and Chief Justice John Roberts wants more money so the federal courts can continue their important job of babysitting a spoiled, bratty public. Sheesh.

    But don’t worry. They also decide actual cases that affect the public.

    A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday rejected a bid by former MF Global customers to depose the collapsed brokerage's former chief, Jon Corzine.
    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/mf-global-j...1--sector.html

    Corzine, the former Goldman Sachs chief and former Democratic New Jersey governor and senator, was probably up to his eyeballs in the MF Global collapse although he denies any wrongdoing. So I’m no attorney, as everyone knows, but the judge won’t even allow Corzine to be deposed? He doesn’t even have to answer any questions? Thanks to Federal Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn for looking out for the best interests of big money scoundrels.
    When it comes to the first case, I am not sure what your beef is. Just because the case is filed doesn't mean the judges did anythign wrong. On the second case, your conclusion doesn't match the facts presented. Just because the appeal was granted doesn't mean he won. It just means he gets to refile. As to the third case, you are incorrect. The judge isn't preventing him from being deposed. He merely ruled that the person(s) petitioning to depose him were not litigants in the matter and thus had no grounds to depose him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bombsquadron6 View Post
    WICCANS RULE!

    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, that great Circuit based in San Francisco which covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, has ruled that the California Department of Corrections must provide chaplains to minister to the needs of Wiccan prisoners. Wicca is a pagan religion that worships nature and involves witchcraft. There are probably less that 200 inmates in California prisons that actually practice Wicca according to a 2007 survey although a Wiccan minister claims there are around 2000. The case was first thrown out by a district court judge but an appeal was filed and the Ninth Circuit overturned the district court decision.

    I won’t even bother to editorialize on this latest example of judicial stupidity.

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...ccan-chaplain/

    http://laist.com/2013/02/20/californ...required_t.php
    Please, editorialize....I would love to hear why you think the religous rights of some inmates should be respected but not those of others... My question would be how exactly would you have a chaplain for a religion that has no religious leaders....
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    There is little to editorialize about. As you pointed out yourself, how do you have a chaplain for a religion that has no religious leaders or a theology? (And no, I don't consider worshipping nature and practicing witchcraft to be a "theology.") The courts are supposed to take into consideration the burden that these decisions place on society. The earlier survey that found less than 200 Wiccan inmates statewide shows that there would be a considerable burden to the public to provide unneeded "chaplains." But of course, the Wiccan minister involved in the case claims that there are now 2000. Well, he isn't really a credible witness, is he? Of course, inmates will want to milk this for whatever they can get out of it. Suddenly everyone is a Wiccan! And the state of California, broke as it is, will foot the bill for this folly. This is religious freedom taken to the Nth degree of stupidity.
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