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  • Prosecutors: Man burglarizes home of Charleston judge who gave him bond on gun charge

    01/22/2020 3:02:31 AM PST · by Main Street · 9 replies
    WCSC ^ | January 21, 2020 | By Nick Krueger
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - James Gosnell, the magistrate who presided over Emanuel AME church shooter Dylann Roof’s bond hearing in 2015, had more than $37,000 in items stolen from his home over the weekend according to an affidavit. Brice Johnson, 22, has been charged with grand larceny and first-degree burglary. He was given a $150,000 bond on Tuesday. According to prosecutors, Gosnell had come across Johnson before back in the summer of 2019 when he gave the 22-year-old man a $5,000 bond for an unlawful firearm carry charge. In this latest incident, Gosnell told investigators that he had left for...
  • FISA Court Selecting Surveillance State Advocate, David Kris, Shouldn’t Be a Surprise…

    01/13/2020 3:25:20 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 32 replies ^ | 1/13/20 | sundance
    (snips) In the second half of Devin Nunes interview with Maria Bartiromo today he was asked his thoughts about the FISA Court selecting David Kris as an FBI surveillance and compliance monitor. The issue is quite important because the FBI FISA reforms and promises are essentially meaningless without some form of structural review process. However, the new 2020 FISC Presiding Judge James Boasberg selecting David Kris has been noted by several people as a rather weak effort on behalf of the court. As an outcome of our former FISA-702 reviews CTH has an entirely different reason for questioning the selection...
  • Fifth Circuit Court Rules Trump Administration Can Tap $3.5 Billion in Military Funds for Wall

    01/09/2020 2:12:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/09/2020 | Rick Moran
    In a welcome victory for border security advocates, a federal appeals court agreed to lift an injunction that was blocking the Trump administration from tapping military construction funds to build a wall.The 5th Circuit Court, based in New Orleans, ruled 2-1 that wall construction could proceed while the appeal was heard. And the two Republican judges may have put a nail in the coffin of the groups opposing the issue by questioning whether they even had standing to sue in the first place. There are challenges in several circuits to Trump's declaration of a national emergency last year and...
  • The End Game is Not Impeachment

    12/28/2019 4:59:46 PM PST · by ExpatCanuck · 57 replies
    Vanity | 12/28/2019 | Vanity
    Apologies if this has been hypothesized before. The Democrats know that impeachment in the senate is a no win for them at this point. Their own internal polls show dropping support among most but their radical supporters. A fair trial in the senate would expose their malfeasance for all to see and expose them to committing perjury under oath. Any attempt to stifle exculpatory evidence or contradictory testimony would be exposed for the world to see. They want to drag this on as long as possible so that when RGB passes, they can hop on the ‘unacceptable for a President...
  • REPORT: Susan Collins Is Suddenly Opposing Some of Trump’s Court Picks

    12/25/2019 8:41:19 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 81 replies
    newsthud ^ | December 25, 2019 | Paul Goldberg December 25, 2019
    After being a reliable ally to President TrumpÂ’s judicial nominees in 2017 and 2018, Susan Collins is suddenly opposing some of TrumpÂ’s court picks Some believe Collins may be trying to win some over some goodwill from Democrats in what may be a difficult reelection cycle. Per a PPP poll in October, Collins is unpopular, with only 35% of voters approving of the job sheÂ’s doing to 50% who disapprove. She trails a generic Democrat for reelection 44-41. That represents a big drop for Collins compared to a poll we did last September when she led a generic Democrat by...
  • Scandal Reopens? Court Papers On Democrat IT Aide Imran Awan Make New Revelation

    12/16/2019 8:50:35 PM PST · by bitt · 25 replies
    daily wire ^ | 12/13/2019 | Ryan Saavedra
    The Department of Justice said this month that it could not release records on Democrat technology aide Imran Awan due to “technical difficulties,” but later admitted in court documents that it could not release records on him because there is a secret ongoing case related to the matter. “Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit Nov. 7, 2018, for 7,000 pages of Capitol Police records related to the cybersecurity investigation, and Aug. 2, the DOJ agreed to begin producing records by Nov. 5,” Daily Caller News Foundation investigative reporter Luke Rosiak reported. “That deadline came and went with...
  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects Lehigh County’s appeal in concealed weapon case

    12/16/2019 7:46:31 PM PST · by aimhigh · 32 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | 12/12/2019 | Peter Hall
    The U.S. Supreme Court this week declined to hear an appeal by Lehigh County prosecutors, leaving in place a state court ruling that police can’t detain a person merely for carrying a gun. The high court on Monday rejected a request by the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office to review a Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision throwing out its case against a man stopped by Allentown police after a camera operator spotted him tucking a revolver in his waistband outside a gas station. Michael J. Hicks, who was licensed to carry the gun, wasn’t charged with a weapons offense, but he...
  • Weinstein’s lawyers insist he isn’t using Zimmer frame for sympathy in court after he is seen shopping without it

    12/15/2019 4:08:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Independent via Yahoo ^ | 12/14/19 | Chiara Giordano
    Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers have insisted he is not using a Zimmer frame to win public sympathy, after he was photographed walking without one. The disgraced film producer was filmed hunched over a four-legged walking frame as he slowly pushed himself into a courthouse in New York for a bail hearing on Wednesday. The 67-year-old’s lawyer, Donna Rotunno, told CNN at the time that his legal team had encouraged him to use a walker ahead of a scheduled back surgery on Thursday. She added: “Mr Weinstein didn’t want the press to think he was seeking sympathy.” However on Thursday, pictures emerged...
  • Immigration Tent Courts at Border Raise Due-Process Concerns

    12/14/2019 8:16:42 AM PST · by karpov · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 14, 2019 | Michelle Hackman and Alicia A. Caldwell
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas—Each morning well before sunrise, dozens of immigrants line up on the international bridge here to enter a recently erected tent facility at the U.S. border. Inside a large wedding-style tent, the government has converted shipping containers into temporary courtrooms, where flat screens show the judge and a translator, who are in front of a camera in chambers miles away. The tents, which appeared at ports of entry here and up the Rio Grande in Laredo in late summer, are the latest manifestation of the Trump administration’s evolving response to a surge of migrants seeking asylum at the southern...
  • Obamacare At High Court — Billions For Insurers On The Line

    12/09/2019 3:01:30 PM PST · by spintreebob · 19 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 12-9-2019 | Phil Galewitz
    More than $12 billion is at stake for the nation’s health insurers Tuesday when the Supreme Court hears another Affordable Care Act case. For the federal government, the potential damages could be far greater, as its reputation as a reliable partner to private businesses is on the line.
  • Frail-looking Harvey Weinstein, 67, hobbles out of court clutching a stick after being accused of violating his sex assault bail conditions by 'mishandling' his ankle monitor

    12/06/2019 3:22:36 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 69 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/6/2019 | JENNIFER SMITH
    Harvey Weinstein hobbled into court in Manhattan on Friday for a hearing on his sexual assault case where prosecutors claimed he had violated bail conditions by 'mishandling' his electronic ankle monitor. The 67-year-old looked frailer than at his last appearance, clinging on to one of his aides as he made his way into the courthouse while another carried a cane. The decline in his health is down to Type 2 diabetes and a spine condition, both of which have been exasperated by his ongoing legal woes, according to sources cited by Page Six. Weinstein will go to trial in January...
  • Drill Down on Federal Tax Court Appointments

    11/20/2019 6:19:00 AM PST · by JayGalt · 21 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 11/19/19 | Presidential Actions
    Alina I. Marshall, of Virginia, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years, vice L. Paige Marvel, term expiring. Christian N. Weiler, of Louisiana, to be a Judge of the United States Tax Court for a term of fifteen years, vice Albert G. Lauber, term expiring.
  • Ohio Supreme Court To Decide Whether Gun Owners Can Drink At Home

    11/19/2019 4:52:27 AM PST · by Lowell1775 · 35 replies
    Bearin Arms News ^ | 11/18/2019 | Tom Knighton
    The idea of alcohol prohibition was settled almost a century ago when the Volstead Act was repealed by yet another constitutional amendment. It’s the only amendment that’s been passed, then repealed a short time later. In truth, prohibition was a complete and total disaster. Luckily, we’ve left that behind. While some faiths take issue with alcohol consumption, that’s generally left to each individual to decide for themselves. Though, admittedly, there’s something to be said about using alcohol to combat some anti-gun arguments. However, in Ohio, arguments are gearing up to determine whether drinking at home should make use of a...
  • Don't look now - Trump and McConnell are about to 'flip' another Circuit Court of Appeals.

    11/18/2019 6:54:25 AM PST · by Reagan80 · 16 replies
    U.S. Senate website ^ | 11/18/2019 |
    The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals (Alabama, Florida and Georgia) currently has 12 active judges after the appointment of 3 already this term by President Trump; the Circuit is now tied 6 - 6 with R and D appointees; with 3 more vacancies to fill; each of which has a current nominee awaiting vetting and a vote. The tie-breaking 13th judge will be under active consideration for a cloture vote this afternoon on the Senate floor with likely confirmation tomorrow; making in 7R to 6D. Once the additional two vacancies are filled; an enduring 9R to 6D majority will be...
  • Tommy Robinson appears in court facing football ban for punching fan

    11/12/2019 8:09:41 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Ruptly ^ | 18/10/19
    Can he watch the games on telly?
  • Prosecution Tells Harvey Weinstein “Unwanted Voluntary Sex” Is Not A Real Thing

    11/09/2019 10:51:57 AM PST · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/08/19 | Leah Carroll
    The Manhattan D.A.’s office has asked a judge to block Harvey Weinstein’s defense team from calling on a psychologist to testify about false memories and the distinctly Orwellian-sounding phenomenon they refer to as “unwanted voluntary sex.” In a court filing made public on Wednesday, prosecutors responded to a series of motions made by Weinstein’s legal team, including his request to call social psychologist Deborah Davis to testify about “the accuracy and reliability of memory in disputed sexual encounters,” including “the formation of fully false memories for events that never happened.” Specifically, Davis would testify about the “phenomenon of ‘voluntary unwanted...
  • Does a life sentence end if you briefly die? Inmate says yes, but Iowa court says no

    11/08/2019 3:19:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 74 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/08/19 | CHACOUR KOOP
    An Iowa inmate claims his life sentence is complete because he already died - but doctors brought him back to life. An appeals court just ruled that’s not how it works. In 2015, Benjamin Schreiber, 66, collapsed inside his prison cell from septic poisoning after kidney stones caused him to “urinate internally,” according to an appeals court ruling this week. He was rushed from the Iowa State Penitentiary to the hospital, where doctors revived him five times with adrenaline and repaired his damaged organ. Three years later, Schreiber sought to be freed when he argued in court that he fulfilled...
  • Impeachment in The Courts – HJC vs DOJ Appellate Arguments Scheduled for November 12th…

    11/07/2019 8:54:34 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 13 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | November 7, 2019 | Sundance
    There is an important granular aspect to the validity of the House impeachment process that few are paying attention to. If the HJC loses this case in the DC Appellate Court, it means there is no constitutional foundation recognized to the “impeachment inquiry.” Without the constitutional recognition of the judicial branch then: (a) Pelosi/Lawfare have to restart the process with a genuine House vote; or (b) the ongoing impeachment process will have no recognized constitutional standing; and (c) the Senate could ignore any House impeachment vote, cast without recognized constitutional standing. On October 25th DC Judge Beryl Howell granted the...
  • Oklahoma Judge Denies Desperate Injunction against Constitutional Carry

    11/04/2019 7:21:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 2 Novemeber, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Oklahoma Judge Denies Desperate Injunction against Constitutional Carry Arizona -( On Friday, 1 November, 2019, Constitutional Carry is scheduled to be restored in Oklahoma. The latest desperate attempt to stop the restoration was blocked by an Oklahoma District judge. The plaintiffs had asked for a temporary injunction against the law. From Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement after Oklahoma County District Judge Don Andrews’ ruling that denied the plaintiffs request for a preliminary injunction that would have prevented the constitutional carry law from going into effect on Nov. 1.The law will now take effect Friday, despite...
  • Hillary Clinton admits she played a role in RBG's selection for Supreme Court

    10/31/2019 1:53:41 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/30/19 | Ariane de Vogue
    Washington (CNN) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, sitting next to her husband, former President Bill Clinton, admitted Wednesday night that she had played a pivotal role in his decision to name Ruth Bader Ginsburg to the Supreme Court in 1993. "I knew that of all the people who were part of the women's movement she was one of the key players because of her creative understanding of the law and her sense of commitment," said Hillary Clinton, who's a lawyer herself. She added, "I may have expressed an opinion or two about the people he should bring to...