From WND (thanks to Doug):
A Clinton-appointed judge in California is siding with the Council on Islamic-American Relations in a lawsuit by radio talk-show host Michael Savage.
Judge Susan Illston has issued a terse one-page ruling in the case in which she “granted” a defense motion for judgment on the pleadings with “leave to amend.” Although it was released only today, it was dated Friday, apparently finalized shortly after she held a hearing on the issues at hand. It was posted on Michael Savage’s website, under the headline “Clinton judge (Illston) sides with CAIR against Savage.”
Savage promised immediately he would take the case to the next level, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which he described as “an even more liberal court — if you can believe it — the most frequently overturned court in the United States of America.”
“What I may try to do is have the case removed from California because I cannot get a fair trial,” Savage said on tonight’s program. “I may remove it to Alabama, for example, where maybe I could get a fair trial — maybe where there’s still America. It certainly doesn’t exist here in California.”
The San Francisco-based talker originally accused the organization of copyright violations, but later amended the action to include allegations the group “has consistently sought to silence opponents of violent terror through economic blackmail, frivolous but costly lawsuits, threats of lawsuits and abuses of the legal system.”
The action in U.S. District Court in Northern California also accused CAIR of using extortion, threats, abuse of the court system, and obtaining money via interstate commerce under false and fraudulent circumstances — calling it a “political vehicle of international terrorism” and even linking the group with support of al-Qaida.
The federal government, in fact, recently named CAIR, based in Washington, D.C., as an unindicted co-conspirator in an alleged scheme to funnel $12 million to the terrorist group Hamas.
But why should a right-thinking judge care about that?