Senior citizens who receive Social Security benefits cannot refuse their entitlement to Medicare Part A benefits, the D.C. Circuit ruled in a strange case in which citizens sued the government seeking fewer benefits. They said their private insurers limit their coverage because they are eligible for Medicare.
Sad, isn’t it, that just two days before Christmas, we have to stand out in the cold and worry about getting another big lump of coal from our politicians?! But unfortunately it’s expected that Obama will sign the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into law right after the holiday. Since that’s the same day the big sales start, few Americans will probably be paying attention to the police state being officially ushered in.
FULLERTON (CBS) — An Orange County Superior Court judge was removed from office Wednesday by a state oversight panel for helping friends and relatives get out of traffic tickets for minimal costs. In most of the cases, Stanford arranged to have most fees and fines waived for relatives and friends who received tickets, except for a $51 traffic school fee, in exchange for guilty pleas and referral to traffic school, according to the commission’s complaint. During a disciplinary hearing in July of last year, Stanford’s attorney, Paul S.
A suburban Oregon police department is paying a local man $4,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit in which he claimed he was pulled over for flipping off the cops in traffic.
Twice he saluted with his middle finger while driving, and was pulled over each time by a Clackamas County patrol officer, resulting in what he said was a tongue lashing and “bogus” citations that were later dismissed.
Armed with the knowledge that more than 250,000 tickets for civil motor vehicle infractions were challenged in the state last fiscal year, legislators have voted to charge drivers $25 for such hearings.
Meet an enterprising team from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, who won the Generational Theft Contest sponsored by PJTV. Gavin Romm, a senior at Trinity, and Edward Stringham, his professor, collaborated to develop a calculator that computes what a 2009 graduate has to pay during his/her tax-paying lifetime to cover the cost of the U.S. government’s recent deficit spending.