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  • 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
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 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 dc.gov.com: 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
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 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 state.gov 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, Cleveland.com 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 abc15.com 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.
  • Man who sold gun used to shoot 2 cops released on $4,500 bond: (CHICAGO)

    07/08/2017 7:28:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 23 replies
    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES ^ | 7/6/2017 | SAM CHARLES
    Man who sold gun used to shoot 2 cops released on $4,500 bond: sources Chicago 07/06/2017 Sam Charles @samjcharles | email A man who sources say sold an assault rifle to gang members — which was then used to shoot two Chicago Police officers last May — was released from federal custody on a $4,500 bond on Wednesday. Charles Williams was arrested and charged in federal court last week with possession of a firearm by a felon. On Wednesday, Magistrate Judge Young B. Kim ordered him released on $4,500, court records show. A law enforcement source told the Chicago Sun-Times...
  • Inventor Of Fraudulent Temperature ‘Hockey Stick’ Is Humiliated In Canadian Court

    07/06/2017 5:17:21 PM PDT · by Twotone · 28 replies
    Technocracy News ^ | July 4, 2017 | John O'Sullivan
    Penn State climate scientist, Michael ‘hockey stick’ Mann commits contempt of court in the ‘climate science trial of the century.’ Prominent alarmist shockingly defies judge and refuses to surrender data for open court examination. Only possible outcome: Mann’s humiliation, defeat and likely criminal investigation in the U.S. The defendant in the libel trial, the 79-year-old Canadian climatologist, Dr Tim Ball (above, right) is expected to instruct his British Columbia attorneys to trigger mandatory punitive court sanctions, including a ruling that Mann did act with criminal intent when using public funds to commit climate data fraud. Mann’s imminent defeat is set...
  • Democrats Despair over Neil Gorsuch: ‘We’ve Got Another Scalia’

    06/28/2017 6:34:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 28, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    Democrats are depressed after the first Supreme Court decisions featuring newly-installed Justice Neil Gorsuch were released this week confirmed that he is every bit as conservative as Republicans had hoped at his nomination.
  • Paris pollution victim sues France for bad air

    06/07/2017 7:46:24 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7th June 2017 | BBC News
    A Parisian woman is taking the French state to court for failing to protect her health from the effects of air pollution. Clotilde Nonnez, a 56-year-old yoga teacher, says she has lived in the capital for 30 years and seen her health deteriorate. However, it became worse than ever when pollution in Paris hit record levels last December. Her lawyer says air pollution is causing 48,000 French deaths per year. "We are taking the state to task because we think the medical problems that pollution victims suffer are as a result of the authorities' lack of action in tackling air...
  • Court Action Happening Right Now Could Suggest That Reality Winner Leak Was a Sting Operation

    06/07/2017 6:09:12 AM PDT · by davikkm · 41 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    With the news of Reality Winner being charged with accessing and leaking classified documents coming out, many are scouring her Social Media accounts for clues to her background and motives, but few are looking into what is happening with the news site she sent the leaked information to: The Intercept. Winner sent the Leaked info to the The Intercept, and a little bit of digging shows that it is not just a regular news site. It is more of an activist movement with associated film makers and projects on the go. When you go to the Donate page, you can...