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  • Turkish court sentences 25 journalists to long prison terms over alleged links to Gülen movement

    03/11/2018 1:32:44 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies
    Stockholm Center for Freedom ^ | 08 Mar 2018 | SCF
    An Ä°stanbul high criminal court on Thursday gave prison sentences ranging from 25 months to seven years, six months to 25 journalists on terror charges. The journalists, some of whom used to work for media outlets affiliated with the GĂĽlen movement, are alleged to be followers of the movement, which is accused by the Turkish government of masterminding a failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016. The movement strongly denies any involvement. There were 29 defendants in the trial, 19 of whom were in pretrial detention.
  • New York AG uses abortion clinic escort to fraudulently spy on pro-lifers

    02/26/2018 12:48:59 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Feb 20, 2018 | Cassie Fiano
    Tyler Brooks, an attorney for the Thomas More Law Center, uncovered some startling information during cross-examination at a hearing held by U.S. Federal District Court Judge Carol Bagley Amon. The hearing would determine whether or not New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s request for an injunction, which bars pro-life sidewalk counselors from coming within 16 feet of Choices, an abortion facility, will be approved. Brooks was questioning a witness, who admitted to creating a fake Facebook profile, in which she pretended she was a pro-life Christian, to deceive pro-lifers and entrap the sidewalk counselors who would appear in front...
  • Dems blasting Nunes memo once urged FISA court transparency (Schiff on Russian TV)

    02/06/2018 5:54:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/06/18 | Brooke Singman
    Congressional Democrats have blasted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and President Trump for releasing a memo detailing alleged government surveillance abuse—but just a few years ago, the same Democrats called for more transparency from the secret court process in question. Notably, ranking Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff -- who fought the release of the GOP-backed memo and described it as a danger to national security -- made a 2013 appearance on Russian television news station RT calling for transparency in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act system. Schiff said in 2013 that the FISA court needed to be “much more transparent...
  • Gohmert Pushing to Subpoena Transcripts From FISA Court Hearings (VIDEO)

    02/04/2018 9:04:18 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 70 replies ^ | February 4, 2018
    Rep Gohmert appeared on Fox News Sunday to talk about the FISA abuse memo which was released Friday. Gohmert also revealed he is requesting the House Judiciary Committee subpoena the FISA court hearing transcripts. “I have prepared a letter that I plan to submit to and hopefully have other people sign on with me tomorrow on our Judiciary Committee we have a great Chairman [Bob Goodlatte] on our Judiciary Committee. He wants to get to the facts and what I’m asking him for is that we as the Judiciary Committee subpoena the transcripts from the FISA court hearings, the four...
  • Supreme Court sends case of racist juror back to Atlanta appeals court

    01/08/2018 8:19:28 AM PST · by Dacula · 33 replies
    AJC ^ | 1/8/2017 | Bill Rankin
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday put a halt to Georgia’s plans to execute condemned killer Keith Tharpe, directing the federal appeals court in Atlanta to take a closer look at claims that one of Tharpe’s jurors voted for the death sentence because Tharpe was black. By a 6-3 vote, the high court questioned a decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals not even to consider Tharpe’s latest appeal involving claims of racial bias on the part of the juror. Death-row inmate Keith Tharpe. (Georgia Department of Corrections) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “It may be that, at the end...
  • New York Appeals Court Tosses $4 Million Defamation Suit Against Trump

    12/14/2017 9:37:17 AM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Dec 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A New York appeals court tossed out a $4 million defamation suit against President Donald Trump from a Republican consultant alleging that the president damaged her career by calling her a “real dummy” on Twitter. The five-judge panel on the Manhattan appeals court, the Appellate Division First Department, ruled that a lower court’s January decision to dismiss Cheri Jacobus’s lawsuit should stand.
  • In Final-Hour Order, Court Rules That Alabama Can Destroy Digital Voting Records After All

    12/12/2017 8:11:01 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Gizmo ^ | 12/11/17 | Connor Sheets
    Alabama is allowed to destroy digital voting records created at the polls during today's U.S. Senate election after all. At 1:36 p.m. Monday, a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge issued an order directing Alabama election officials to preserve all digital ballot images created at polling places across the state today. But at 4:32 p.m. Monday, attorneys for Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and Ed Packard, the state administrator of elections, filed an "emergency motion to stay" that order, which the state Supreme Court granted minutes after Merrill and Packard's motion was filed. By granting the stay, the court effectively...
  • Rick Scott moves to throw Barbara Pariente off judicial appointments case

    11/21/2017 6:14:34 AM PST · by Brilliant · 6 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | 11/20/2017 | Jim Rosica
    Gov. Rick Scott is moving to remove Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente from a legal challenge to his judicial appointment power... The motion also refers to statements made by Pariente while campaigning for retention... “A vote ‘yes’ will be a vote to retain me and the other two justices … A vote ‘no’ will give Gov. Scott the right to make his appointments, which will result in partisan political appointments.” “Gov. Scott strongly believes that all Floridians deserve judges that are impartial, fair and non-partisan...” “Justice Pariente’s past remarks cast grave doubt on her ability to take an objective...”...
  • Breaking News: Jeff Sessions to Stand Trial in Cannabis De-Scheduling

    11/04/2017 10:01:41 PM PDT · by free_life · 145 replies
    Florida Marijuana Net ^ | Nov 2/17 | Robert Roundtree
    For the very first time in history the United States Government will have to answer to the judiciary about the scheduling of cannabis and its unconstitutionality. Jeff Sessions, the DEA, and the DOJ will all have to stand trial according to the judge overseeing their case. This is the first time that a trial to legalize cannabis has proceeded past the normal attempts at dismissal. All of the defendants will have to get recorded depositions. This is great news for the plaintiffs in the case which include Army combat veteran, Jose Belen, former NFL player Marvin Washington, 11 year old...
  • Senate confirms two more federal judges, bringing total to five this week

    11/02/2017 4:05:26 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies ^ | 11/2/17 | Alex Swoyer
    The Senate confirmed two more appeals court picks Thursday, closing out a week that saw them devote all their time to filling the federal judiciary with President Trump’s nominees. Including the two latest picks, they confirmed four circuit judges and one district judge this week — overcoming Democratic filibuster attempts for each. Senators voted 56-41 to confirm Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid for a seat on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, then voted 54-43 for Stephanos Bibas, who is nominated to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Justice Eid will fill Supreme Court Justice Neil M....
  • Court Issues Mandate: District of Columbia now Shall Issue Gun Permits

    10/26/2017 7:02:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The District of Columbia, also known as Washington, D.C., has officially become a “shall issue” jurisdiction. The outcome was certain when the government of the District decided not to appeal the decision in Wrenn v. D.C and Grace v. D.C. (the cases were combined) after the United States Court of Appeals refused to grant a review of the decision en banc. From Q: Since you aren’t asking the Supreme Court to review the D.C. Circuit decision, when does their ruling removing the District’s “good reason” requirement take effect? A: It will take effect when the D.C. Circuit issues...
  • Huma Abedin And Anthony Weiner Show Up At Divorce Court

    09/13/2017 12:17:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/13/17 | Julia Marsh and Reuven Fenton
    Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner both showed up to a Manhattan courthouse Wednesday to go before a divorce judge. Abedin, the longtime close aide to Hillary Clinton, arrived at 2:05 p.m., wearing a trim black suit and high black pumps, carrying a white handbag. She was with her lawyer and only offered a polite, “Hi” to reporters. Thirty seconds later, Weiner arrived with his lawyer. The disgraced former congressman from Queens wore black slacks, blue-grey blazer, brown shoes. “I have no comment at all,” he said as he posed for photographers. “Got what you need? I’d hate for you guys...
  • Atlanta judge pitches federal PBGS/CFPB case against Global Payments

    08/30/2017 7:14:03 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 2 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 8 /29/2017 | Russell Grantham
    Saying the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “blatantly” ignored his directions, a federal judge in Atlanta dismissed the agency’s claims against a metro Atlanta payment processor and three others for allegedly aiding fraudulent debt collectors... U.S. District Judge Richard Story sanctioned the PBGC by dismissing its complaints.... The judge said the PBGC repeatedly stonewalled the defending lawyer's efforts to find out the facts of the case against their clients. “The CFPB willfully violated the court’s repeated instructions to identify for defendants the factual bases for its claims and that, in each deposition, it willfully failed to present a knowledgeable …....
  • SCOTUS Grants Temporary Stay In Texas Redistricting Case

    08/29/2017 3:26:38 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 9 replies ^ | 08/28/2017 | Kevin Daley
    Justice Samuel Alito stayed a lower court order requiring the Texas state legislature to draw new legislative district lines in advance of the 2018 elections Monday. (snip) Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked the Supreme Court to stay the ruling Friday. “It is astonishing that the lower court ignored that the maps are the very same ones that the court itself adopted in 2012, and the Obama-era Department of Justice did not bring any claims against the maps,” he said in a statement. “We are confident that the Supreme Court will allow Texas to continue to use the maps used...
  • Federal Court Orders New Searches For Hillary Benghazi Emails

    08/10/2017 10:35:43 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    GP ^ | 08/10/17 | Cristina Laila
    Conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch announced that on August 8, 2017, D.C. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta ordered the State Department “to search the e-mail accounts of Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and Jacob Sullivan” for emails relating to the Benghazi scandal.   This is a major victory. The truth will prevail.Judicial Watch reports: Judge Mehta described Judicial Watch’s Clinton Benghazi FOIA lawsuit as “a far cry from a typical FOIA case. Secretary Clinton used a private e-mail server, located in her home, to transmit and receive work-related communications during her tenure as Secretary of State.” Further: [I]f an e-mail did...
  • Federal court strikes down EPA rule key to Obama's climate agenda

    08/08/2017 8:24:30 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 8, 2017 | John Siciliano
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals' 2-1 decision said EPA does not have the authority to enact a 2015 rule-making ending the use of hydrofluorocarbons commonly found in spray cans, automobile air conditioners and refrigerators. The three-judge panel said that because HFCs are not ozone-depleting substances, the EPA could not use a section of the Clean Air Act targeting those chemicals to ban HFCs.
  • Muslim to U.S. judge: 'Allah will reward me, punish you'

    08/04/2017 10:57:44 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 35 replies
    WND ^ | 08/03/2017 | Art Moore
    'Nothing you did today even matters – jihad will continue' The fact that the U.S. faces an enemy unlike any other, who defies conventional methods of deterrence, was illustrated Wednesday in a federal courtroom in Ohio. Terrence McNeil, 24, of Akron was standing before U.S. District Judge Dan Polster to receive his sentence on charges he threatened members of the military and their families in the name of ISIS. The judge issued a 20-year prison sentence, but McNeil defiantly told Polster it was of no concern to him, reported. “Nothing you did today even matters,” McNeil said. “Jihad will...
  • Judge rules Sheriff Joe Arpaio guilty in criminal contempt case

    07/31/2017 1:01:33 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    ABC 15 ^ | July 31, 2017
    Judge rules Sheriff J oe Arpaio guilty in criminal contempt case staff, wire reports 11:19 AM, Jul 31, 2017 22 mins ago PHOENIX - Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio was convicted of a criminal charge Monday for refusing to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking a final rebuke for a politician who once drew strong popularity from such crackdowns but was ultimately booted from office as voters became frustrated over his headline-grabbing tactics and deepening legal troubles
  • Kobach: A Victory for Public Information

    07/20/2017 2:16:46 PM PDT · by detective · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Jul 2017 | Kris W. Kobach
    On Tuesday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida denied temporary restraining orders (TROs) sought by the ACLU, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and others. The plaintiffs were attempting to prevent the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, of which I am Vice-Chair, from having its first meeting on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Fortunately, the federal judges rejected the TRO requests. In a well-reasoned, 24-page opinion, the District of Columbia federal judge explained why the plaintiffs’ claims that the meeting would violate federal law were...
  • Jury Summons (2) - vanity

    07/12/2017 6:51:31 AM PDT · by VastRWCon · 45 replies
    us mail | vanity
    Need some Freeper feedback. I received 2 Jury duty summons in the mail. One for US District Court (2 weeks) and another for my local county (1 week). My question is has anyone ever received 2 before. These are 3 weeks apart.