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  • A quick look at Michael Cohen's judge (Where have we heard that name before?)

    04/17/2018 8:10:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/17/2018 | Henry Percy
    "Judge hands defeat to Trump and Cohen," blares the headline. Kimba Wood...Kimba Wood...where have I heard that name before?  Well, look at this.  She was Bill Clinton's second choice to be attorney general, after the Zoe Baird nomination blew up.  Kimba's blew up, too, because she forgot to tell the White House she had employed an illegal as a nanny. Is this amazingly great luck for the Mueller-U.S. attorney tag team or what? But don't be downhearted.  Judge Wood has it all doped out: "I have faith in the Southern District U.S. Attorney's office that their integrity is unimpeachable," Judge Wood said.  Remember...
  • L.I. judge accused of pilfering panties from ex-intern had pockets full of others' undies...

    03/31/2018 4:38:14 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 3/30/2018 | Chelsia Rose Marcius and Larry McShane
    His pockets were packed with purloined panties. More disturbing details emerged Friday about the pervy Long Island judge accused as a serial underwear snatcher after his arrest for raiding the hamper of an East Islip neighbor. Robert Cicale, when busted for grabbing the undies of his 23-year-old former intern, was carrying a raincoat — its pockets filled with additional panties, authorities said. “He indicated in his confession that he has urges to steal women's underwear,” said Suffolk County District Attorney Tim Sini. “It's a strange set of facts.” Prosecutors, without identifying anyone, said the investigation had turned up five victims...
  • A Prominent Liberal Judge From The 9th Circuit Court Has Died At 87

    03/29/2018 5:23:14 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 131 replies
    Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has died, a court spokesperson confirmed. He was 87. A liberal champion, Reinhardt was appointed to the bench by President Carter in 1980. He authored key liberal court opinions on hot-button topics ranging from abortion and marriage equality to assisted suicide and immigration. At the same time, the opinions made him a target of criticism from conservative corners — and of regular reversal from the Supreme Court.
  • Stephen Reinhardt, 'liberal lion' of the 9th Circuit, dies at 87.

    03/29/2018 5:59:46 PM PDT · by PallMal · 53 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 29, 2018 | Maura Dolan
    Judge Stephen Reinhardt, the liberal face of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, died Thursday afternoon, a court spokesman said. He was 87.
  • Was Accidental Discharge by Illinois Judge a Dry-Fire Mistake?

    03/17/2018 1:18:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    It happened on 15 September, 2017. An Illinois Judge, Patrick O'Shea, 67, accidentally fired a short barreled Smith & Wesson five-shot in his apartment in Wheaton, Illinois. The bullet went through a mirror, the wall, and into the next apartment. No one was hit, and there was little property damage. He checked to see if anyone was in the apartment. There was not. He may have thought “No harm, no foul”, and proceeded to attempt to lie his way out of the problem. Big mistake. It changed his life. From On Sept. 24, the neighbors told police they...
  • Evangelical Judge Who Refused to Marry Same-Sex Couples Handed Down Longest Suspension in History

    03/17/2018 7:44:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/16/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    (Photo: Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)A wedding cake is seen at a reception for same-sex couples at The Abbey in West Hollywood, California, July 1, 2013.An evangelical judge who has refused to marry same-sex couples was handed down a three-year suspension without pay Thursday by the Oregon Supreme Court, the longest suspension in the court's history.Judge Vance Day, who was found to have broken several gun laws, and in 2014 refused to marry same-sex couples, will have 14 days to file a petition for the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision.One of the main charges that Day was found guilty of concerned...
  • Calif. judge bars LA from enforcing gang restrictions that authorities credited with reducing crime

    03/16/2018 5:14:14 AM PDT · by ptsal · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03-16-2018 | Gregg Re
    Full title**Calif. judge bars LA from enforcing gang restrictions that authorities credited with reducing crime The city of Los Angeles has been barred from enforcing the vast majority of its gang injunctions, which applied restrictions on gang associations that authorities have long credited with reducing crime. The ruling Thursday by U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips, an appointee of former President Bill Clinton, agreed with the American Civil Liberties Union that the injunctions were likely to be unconstitutionally broad, and affect people who did not have adequate opportunity to challenge them in court. The gang injunctions are civil court orders...
  • Schumer: No Senate Confirmation For White Men

    03/04/2018 10:13:13 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 135 replies ^ | March 5, 2018
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer voted against one of President Trump’s judicial nominees simply because he is a white male. “The nomination of Marvin Quattlebaum [the judicial nominee] speaks to the overall lack of diversity in President Trump’s selections for the federal judiciary,” Schumer said on the Senate floor Wednesday. “Quattlebaum replaces not one, but two scuttled Obama nominees who were African-American.” The Democratic leader lamented the fact that the majority of Trump’s nominees were white. Regardless of Quattlebaum’s qualifications, Schumer thought he was unfit for the job due to his race.
  • DuPage County judge who fired gun in his home is acquitted of misdemeanor charge

    03/02/2018 6:16:06 PM PST · by aimhigh · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 03/02/2018 | Clifford Ward
    A DuPage County judge who fired a bullet through his apartment wall and into a unit next door was acquitted Friday of misdemeanor reckless conduct charges. The case against Patrick O’Shea was tossed out at the midpoint of trial by Kane County Judge Keith Johnson. The judge agreed with O’Shea’s attorney, Terry Ekl, that prosecutors had failed to meet their legal burden of proof and filed a complaint against O’Shea that was legally deficient. “There was no evidence that there was anyone even in the building when the gun went off, so it could not be reckless conduct, and he...
  • Judge blasted by Trump over Mexican heritage backs his border wall

    02/28/2018 8:26:57 AM PST · by Signalman · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/27/2018 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON – A federal judge Donald Trump once denigrated for his “Mexican” heritage handed a big legal victory to the president on Tuesday by green-lighting his border wall with Mexico. US District Judge Gonzalo Curiel ruled in favor of the Trump Administration in lawsuits that challenged the environmental waivers for the wall granted by the Department of Homeland Security. The Trump administration praised the legal victory and touted the effectiveness of border walls in stopping drugs and people from illegally crossing into the United States. “Simply put – walls work,” the Department of Homeland Security said in a statement. “(DHS)...
  • Federal Judge Deals Heavy Blow To Fusion GPS In Dossier-Related Lawsuit

    02/18/2018 8:18:31 AM PST · by ptsal · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02-17-2018 | Chuck Ross
    A Trump-appointed federal judge said Friday that he will not recuse himself from a lawsuit related to the Steele dossier. Trevor McFadden, a judge in Washington, D.C., issued the ruling in response to a recusal request submitted last month by Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that commissioned the dossier. Fusion sought McFadden’s recusal as part of an attempt to avoid complying with a subpoena issued by a Russian businessman who is suing BuzzFeed News for publishing the unverified dossier. The businessman, Aleksej Gubarev, seeks depositions and documents from Fusion GPS as part of the lawsuit. Fusion has argued that...
  • FISA Court Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer Responds to Chairman Nunes and Chairman Goodlatte

    02/15/2018 10:00:03 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 158 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 15, 2018 | sundance
    Moments ago FISA Court Presiding Judge Rosemary Collyer responded to the requests from the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte. (full pdf’s below – #1 and #2) There are nuances in each response specific to the statutory roles of each Chairman and the specific requests made by each committee.  Reflected in Judge Collyer’s responses is a need for careful consideration of each unique request.♦House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes holds primary oversight authority over the aggregate Intelligence Community (IC).  Chairman Nunes has requested the transcripts from the FISA Court during the DOJ/FBI Title-1 surveillance...
  • Christian Judge Forced Out for Not Doing Gay Marriages Awarded $300K Settlement

    02/11/2018 8:23:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/11/2018 | Anugrah Kumar
    Gayle Myrick, an evangelical Christian and former magistrate who was forced out after she refused to perform civil marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples due to her religious beliefs, has been awarded $300,000 by the state of North Carolina in a settlement agreement. (Photo: Reuters/Davis Turner)Jesus Hernandez (L) and Oscar Hull (C) are married outside of Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds office in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 13, 2014. Monday was the first day that Mecklenburg County issued marriage licenses to gay couples.The settlement amount includes $122,660 in back pay, according to her lawyers at Becket, a Washington-based nonprofit.The settlement comes a...
  • Obama Appointed FISA Court Judges Involved in Numerous Questionable and Controversial Actions

    02/04/2018 11:17:33 AM PST · by xzins · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 4, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama team’s actions with the FISA Court were not just corrupt – they were criminal! Now his appointed judges are in the news for suspect deep state actions. The FISA Court was put in place in 1978 when Congress enacted the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The Court sits in Washington D.C., and is composed of eleven federal district court judges who are designated by the Chief Justice of the United States. Each judge serves for a maximum of seven years and their terms are staggered to ensure continuity on the Court. In addition, the entire FISA court in...
  • Feds Arrest Democrat Texas State Judge Near Border

    02/03/2018 10:58:35 AM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/3/18 | Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby
    MCALLEN, Texas — Federal authorities arrested a Democrat Texas state judge after a series of raids on his courtroom and his home. Information on the charges and other details of the investigation remain sealed. The judge is expected to be presented in federal court on Monday.
  • Federal Judge Recommended by Claire McCaskill Fines Her Republican Opponent

    01/30/2018 3:19:44 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 12 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 29, 2018 | Brent Scher
    Court order by Obama-appointed judge turned into Democrat political attack Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) is touting a court order criticizing her Republican opponent. But the order was written by a federal judge who was personally recommended for the position by McCaskill and whose husband has contributed thousands to the Missouri Democrat. The news of Judge Audrey Fleissig's decision to fine Missouri attorney general Josh Hawley $500 over a document discovery dispute was first reported by left-leaning St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Tony Messenger, who used the court order to scold Hawley, a Republican running to unseat McCaskill, to "do your...
  • Federal judge temporarily blocks Texas law requiring burial of fetal remains

    01/29/2018 4:27:06 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 26 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 29 January 2017 | Jackie Wang
    AUSTIN — A federal judge on Monday blocked a controversial state law that requires miscarried or aborted fetuses to be cremated or buried. U.S. District Court Judge David Ezra of San Antonio issued a preliminary injunction that bars Texas officials from carrying out the law, which would have taken effect Thursday. The case grew out of an earlier lawsuit, brought by the Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of Whole Woman's Health and other abortion providers, to challenge a regulation from the Department of State Health Services that said fetal remains must be buried.
  • Sick Female Judge LIVE on TV Trying For Her Own TV Movie

    01/24/2018 9:26:12 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 105 replies ^ | 1/24/18 | self
    This female judge (Rosemarie) is presently performing for the CAMERAS in the hopes to have a movie made about HER in the future. WHAT A disgusting ham!The guy is guilty ................. but this female judge is a Judicial Showboater................ and is an embarrassmentHow GROSS!
  • Nancy Pelosi will 'werk' as a guest judge on 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars'

    01/19/2018 7:54:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | January 19, 2018 | By DAVID CAPLAN
    The House Democratic Leader is a guest judge on the drag queen competition show "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars" during the upcoming season, which kicks off on VH1 on Jan. 25. Pelosi has already taped her appearance. "All I can say is, you betta werk! Had a fabulous time with @RuPaul and good luck to all the queens. #DragRace," Pelosi tweeted Thursday. "Each week the top two queens will 'lip-sync for their legacy' for the power to send one of their peers home," VH1 explained in a press release. "Competition will be fierce as the queens shift their strategies and...
  • Nancy Pelosi is going to be a guest judge on ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars’

    01/18/2018 11:35:53 AM PST · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/18/2018 | Emily Heil
    She might be more familiar with democracy, but top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi is soon going to show her expertise on a certain kind of monarchy: The California congresswoman is slated to appear as a guest judge on RuPaul’s drag-queen competition show “Drag Race All Stars.” Yep, the former House speaker will be sizing up the runway action as Mama Ru’s bewigged ladies strut their stuff in search of the coveted crown. Sure, a pol like Pelosi might be an unconventional choice of judge for the VH1 show (other celebs guest-judging the upcoming season include “High School Musical” actress Vanessa...