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  • GOP delegate fight to stop Trump heats up in federal court

    07/02/2016 1:41:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 100 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 1, 2016 | Ed O'Keefe
    Last-ditch attempts by a group of Republican delegates seeking to stop Donald Trump from becoming the GOP presidential nominee are quickly fading -- and now their fight is facing a federal legal challenge. At issue is whether delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are bound to vote for the results of state caucuses and primaries. A group that claims the support of hundreds of convention delegates has been pushing to change Republican presidential nomination rules so that delegates can "vote their conscience" -- reviving a long-simmering debate led by GOP purists who believe that only convention delegates --...
  • New to Posting on FR... Years long reader, Newly Zotted

    02/24/2016 8:55:23 PM PST · by NCLawyer · 168 replies
    I've been reading FR for years now but haven't ever commented. I genuinely enjoy the commentary. Sometimes it's intelligent. Sometimes it's terrible. But it's always entertaining. But I have a few questions: Why does it take so much money to keep FR going? I have numerous sites that cost a couple hundred dollars a year to keep going. Why is there censorship? Posts and comments at deleted. If they are bad or objectionable, why delete them? Why can't you self police this?
  • Disgraced ex-politician John Edwards back practicing law and now vying to lead 'goldmine'..

    01/12/2016 12:36:31 PM PST · by PROCON · 12 replies
    reuters ^ | Jan. 12, 2016
    Full title: Disgraced ex-politician John Edwards back practicing law and now vying to lead 'goldmine' case against Volkswagen over emissions cheatingFormer vice presidential candidate John Edwards is competing to lead private litigation against Volkswagen over its emissions cheating scandal. The former U.S. Senator, a Democrat, was a trial lawyer in North Carolina before his political career was felled by a sex scandal after it emerged he had an affair with actress Rielle Hunter - who then gave birth to their daughter. Last Friday, he sent a letter to U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer of San Francisco asking to be...
  • Better Call Saul...Or John: Former VP Nominee Edwards Returns to Ambulance Chasing

    05/27/2014 7:09:47 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 27, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    Trucking and Auto Accidents? Better Call John. Drowning Accidents? Better Call John. Defective or Unsafe Products? Better Call John. Why? Because we at Edwards Kirby have a record of fighting for fairness and accountability. Washington Examiner correspondent Byron York has written about John Edwards, the 2004 Democrat vice presidential nominee who came within just a few electoral votes away from being a heartbeat away from the presidency, returning to the love of his life, ambulance chasing. What is amusing is how tackily similar the Edwards' personal injury law firm, Edwards Kirby, is to the fictional Saul Goodman of the popular...
  • Kang Wong Jaywalking: 84-Year-Old Gets Ticket, NYPD Beating

    01/25/2014 8:45:00 PM PST · by Mike Darancette · 21 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 01/21/2014 | Michael Mullins
    Kang Wong, 84, was jaywalking on New York City’s Upper West Side on Sunday when police stopped him and attempted to issue him a ticket for the time-honored infraction among New Yorkers. He ended up in a hospital after a police beating.
  • Larry Klayman Tells Obama to “put the Quran down” (Videos at link)

    10/16/2013 7:45:23 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 16 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 10/16/2013 | Tim Brown
    In DC on Sunday, Obama eligibility attorney Larry Klayman spoke to the crowd of veterans and protesters gathered as the Barrycades were removed from the war memorials and laid at the White House gates. While other prominent voices appeared alongside the protesters (Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert and Sarah Palin), Klayman took to the microphone and called Barack Obama a Muslim and encouraged the crowd to begin a peaceful second American Revolution through civil disobedience. “I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave...
  • Rallier tells Obama to 'put the Quran down'

    10/13/2013 1:08:22 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    cnn ^ | October 13th, 2013 | Killough, Travis, Rokus
    "I call upon all of you to wage a second American nonviolent revolution, to use civil disobedience, and to demand that this president leave town, to get up, to put the Quran down, to get up off his knees, and to figuratively come out with his hands up," said Larry Klayman of Freedom Watch, a conservative political advocacy group.
  • Judicial Watch's Klayman: Truckers 'Threatened', 'Harassed by the Government'

    10/11/2013 9:27:08 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 22 replies ^ | October 12, 2013 | You Tube
    Truck drivers protesting government corruption in today's "Ride for the Constitution" may have been intimidated by government officials and law enforcement, according to Larry Klayman, founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, and former Department of Justice prosecutor. Klayman revealed to MRCTV in an exclusive interview that the truckers were allegedly threatened with arrest and advised to stay out of D.C.
  • Roy Kulcsar Disbarred (Defense Attorney "was a real crook" says Jailed Mob Crook & Former Client)

    06/25/2012 11:13:15 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 1 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sunday, June 24, 2012 | Larry McShane | NY Daily News
    Defense attorney Roy Kulcsar disbarred for using inmates to recruit new clients Attorney -- who defended terrorist Ramzi Yousef -- paid prisoners through commissary accounts Renowned defense attorney Roy Kulcsar didn’t chase ambulances — just inmates. And to make sure he caught them, he paid cash. Kulcsar funneled nearly $20,000 in illegal “retainers” to dozens of federal prisoners as compensation for steering fellow felons to his law practice, authorities said. The cash-for-clients deal operated between August 2004 and February 2010, with Kulcsar depositing funds into prison commissary accounts, a federal disciplinary committee reported last month. Kulcsar, who once represented 1993...
  • With No Specifics to the Accusations, Herman Cain Wins This Fight

    11/04/2011 7:40:06 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 62 replies ^ | 11/04/2011 | By Jim Geraghty
    Joel Bennett, the lawyer for one of the former employees of the National Restaurant Association who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment, spoke to Wolf Blitzer live on CNN moments ago. Bennett said that in his legal opinion, what occurred between Cain and his client met the legal definition of sexual harassment. But despite repeated questions from Blitzer, he refused to specify what the alleged actions were, and he said his client would not be appearing to shed any further light on the matter. When Blitzer pointed out Cain’s vehement, blanket denial, Bennett replied, “In all my years of lawyering,...
  • Onetime priest crusades for abuse victims suing Catholic Church

    06/19/2011 8:40:56 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | June 19th 2011 | Richard Allen Greene
    CNN) - As a young man studying for the priesthood, Patrick Wall imagined life as a professor and football coach at a Catholic university. It didn't work out that way. Two decades later, Wall has not only left the Catholic Church, he has become one of its most tireless opponents. He's an ex-priest, driven from ministry by the feeling that his superiors used him to help cover up sex abuse by other clergymen. And he's using the training he gained as a priest to work with victims of abuse who want to take the church to court. Since 1991, Wall...
  • Lawyer With 20 years Experience Suing Paedophile Priests in US Comes to UK [Jeffery Anderson]

    01/11/2011 8:50:20 AM PST · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1/10/11 | Riazat Butt
    Jeff Anderson joins new legal practice in UK dedicated to rooting out clerical sexual abuseA leading US litigator who has spent more than 20 years suing US-based paedophile priests and the church officials who moved them from parish to parish is joining a new legal practice dedicated to rooting out clerical sexual abuse in the UK. Jeff Anderson has filed more than 1,500 lawsuits against the Catholic church in the US and thousands more against individuals and organisations, including those belonging to other Christian denominations. His Minnesota firm says it is "aggressively committed" to child protection through civil litigation and...
  • Gov. Charlie Crist pauses to look back, prepares to move on

    12/02/2010 8:47:59 PM PST · by NautiNurse · 23 replies Petersburg Times ^ | 3 December 2010 | Steve Bousquet
    TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Charlie Crist dropped fresh hints about his future Thursday, saying he'll go home to St. Petersburg when his term ends next month and may join a national group that seeks alternatives to partisanship. Crist said he plans to go to New York City on Dec. 13 for the launch of No Labels, which advocates practical solutions to the nation's problems beyond party labels and has bipartisan support. A Crist friend and supporter, Democrat Nancy Jacobson, is a leader of the new group. [snip] Crist also said he's in "serious" talks with trial lawyer John Morgan about joining...
  • Trial Lawyer Who Repeatedly Sued Food Companies Now Regulating Them

    10/22/2010 12:39:24 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 16 replies
    Big Government ^ | October 22, 2010
    Mississippi native J. Dudley Butler is a notorious plaintiff’s attorney who has filed numerous lawsuits against poultry companies alleging unfair marketing and procurement practices. Before his nomination by President Obama as Administrator of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyard Administration (GIPSA) – an agency charged with monitoring the marketing of livestock, poultry, meat and other ag products and ensuring healthy competition — he was an attorney in the Butler Farm and Ranch Law Group in Canton, Mississippi and well-known to the meat and poultry industry. He was one of the “Johnnie Cochrans” of ag law: “Got a chicken? Got a...
  • Lawsuit alleging sexual abuse filed against St. John's Prep (MN)

    05/19/2010 2:51:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 165+ views
    KARE-TV ^ | 5/18/2010
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- A man who says he was sexually abused by an instructor at St. John's Preparatory School in Collegeville has filed a lawsuit against the school, the religious order of monks that runs it, and his alleged abuser. The plaintiff is represented by St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson, who has pursued hundreds of lawsuits against alleged abusers and officials of the Catholic Church. The lawsuit accuses the monk of abusing the boy and his brother in the mid-1980s and accuses St. John's Abbey and the Order of St. Benedict of concealing a pattern of abuse by the...
  • ACLU Attack wins Important Ruling against Vatican: They must defend Themselves in Court

    05/13/2010 11:11:02 PM PDT · by 0beron · 17 replies · 443+ views
    Eponymous Flower ^ | 05/14/2010 | Tancred
    The Wall Street Journal has reported that the Vatican has failed in its attempt to maintain its immunity from liability lawsuits. Further court rulings next week will demonstrate how the Vatican will defend itself. Despite this unprecedented situation, Jeffrey Lena, the Vatican's U.S. lawyer remains confident that he will prove that the Vatican was not responsible for the sex-abuse of its American Bishops. This is not only a victory from Jeffry Anderson who intends on holding the Vatican accountable for the abuses that took place. It should be easy to provide examples of how Bishops and Priests have often refused...
  • One lawyer behind many allegations of Catholic Church abuse

    04/27/2010 8:08:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 294+ views
    CNN ^ | April 26, 2010 | Dan Gilgoff,
    The last month has seen a blizzard of new sex abuse accusations against the Catholic Church from across the United States. Almost all of them--and the intense media attention they've garnered--can be traced to one man: a Minnesota lawyer named Jeff Anderson. Last week, an alleged victim of priest abuse in Wisconsin announced a lawsuit against the Vatican itself. Anderson is representing the alleged victim. A couple of days earlier, a Mexican man who alleged abuse by a priest years ago filed suit against Mexico's top Catholic cleric in a U.S. court. The plaintiff is another Anderson client. And throughout...
  • Edwards: Secret Wedding, Dave Matthews?

    09/20/2009 9:54:01 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 22 replies · 1,986+ views ^ | 09/20/09 | Staff
    No, it's not a storyline on "Guiding Light" (RIP) -- but rather the latest chapter in the John Edwards mistress scandal. The guy who once claimed he was the father of the child born to Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, is now claiming Edwards is the real daddy (duh!) and that Edwards once promised Hunter he would marry her after his wife died (she's sick with cancer) -- this according to a book proposal obtained by the NY Times. Andrew Young, Edwards' former aide, claims Edwards told Hunter it would be a rooftop wedding and the Dave Matthews Band would make...
  • Attorneys Push Legal Action Against Yaz

    09/04/2009 12:01:33 PM PDT · by Abathar · 14 replies · 949+ views ^ | 09/04/09 | Sarah Cornell
    INDIANAPOLIS -- A popular, relatively new birth control pill is the subject of several television ads from attorneys that ask people to come forward if they have suffered side effects. The controversy involves Yaz, a contraceptive taken by mouth that has been on the market since 2006, 6News' Sarah Cornell reported. When it came out, the label listed very few side effects, and that's partially the reason law firms, including Ken Nunn, are pursuing legal action. Attorneys are actively gathering clients to sue Bayer, the manufacturer of Yaz, claiming that the company neglected to list side effects, such as blood...
  • Erin Brockovich plans visit to Roane spill site

    01/01/2009 8:35:50 PM PST · by KingstonTN · 47 replies · 1,763+ views
    Knoxville News ^ | Matt Lakin
    Nationally known environmental law consultant Erin Brockovich says she plans to visit Roane County next week to talk with residents worried about the fallout from TVA’s Dec. 22 ash spill. “A lot of people don’t feel confident about what they’re being told,” she said Wednesday from her California home. “We’re going to share what we do know and what to anticipate. We’ll bring along experts and answer some of their questions.” Brockovich, a 48-year-old mother of three, has worked as a television host and describes herself as a self-taught authority on environmental issues. She worked as a law clerk in...