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  • Dakota Access Pipeline to Shut Down Pending Review, [Obama] Federal Judge Rules

    07/07/2020 10:38:19 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 6, 2020 | Jacey Fortin and Lisa Friedman
    The Dakota Access Pipeline, an oil route from North Dakota to Illinois that has inspired intense protests and legal battles, must shut down pending an environmental review and be emptied of oil by Aug. 5, a district court ruled on Monday. It essentially vacates a federal permit that had allowed the pipeline to operate while the United States Army Corps of Engineers, which had granted the permits for the pipeline, conducted an extensive environmental impact review. The decision, which could be subject to appeal, is a victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other Native American and environmental groups...
  • Former Colorado Judge Pleads Guilty to Obstructing Task Force Investigation of a Drug Trafficking Organization

    07/02/2020 1:04:07 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies ^ | June 30, 2020 | DOJ
    A former Colorado judge pleaded guilty today to obstructing a federal task force investigation of a large-scale drug trafficking organization.Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Jason R. Dunn of the District of Colorado and Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider of the FBI’s Denver Field Office made the announcement.Ryan Kamada, 41, of Windsor, Colorado, pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of proceedings before a department or agency of the United States before U.S. District Judge William J. Martinez of the District of Colorado.  A sentencing hearing is scheduled for Dec....
  • Judge Refuses to Dismiss Terror Charges Against Young Conservative Who Posted Rifle Pic on Social Media

    06/29/2020 9:09:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Blunt Force Truth ^ | 06/29/20 | Shane Trejo
    20-year-old Lucas Gerhard, who faces up to 20 years in prison for posting a picture of his rifle on social media, was denied his motion to dismiss charges on June 11 in a Chippewa County court in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.Big League Politics broke the story earlier this year of how Gerhard was banned from continuing his studies at Lake Superior State University dorm and charged with making terroristic threats because he posted an image that triggered a far-left student on campus. Because the student was scared by a picture of a firearm with text making fun of liberal snowflakes, Gerhard is...
  • Oklahoma Judge Charges Protesters with Terrorism, Rioting and Assault This is Not Seattle

    06/29/2020 7:35:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 06/28/20 | Sarah Hall
    The news that District Attorney David Prater is pursuing politically based charges of terrorism, incitement to riot, and assault dropped late Friday night. Word quickly spread of the excessive charges Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater told the rioters, This is not Seattle. Were not putting up with this lawlessness here. The Oklahoman reported: Protesters blamed for the violence that broke out in Oklahoma City the last weekend in May were charged Friday with terrorism, rioting and assault. If convicted of the felony offenses, they could be sentenced to years in prison. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater made the...
  • Senate confirms Trump's 200th judge, officially fills all appeals court vacancies

    06/24/2020 11:06:19 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 24 2020 | Tyler Olson
    "No vacancy left behind." That quote, repeated over and over by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in the past year -- to cheers from Republicans and the outrage of Democrats -- has been the creed behind the Senate's single-minded push to confirm as many Trump-nominated federal judges as possible. And the 52-48 confirmation of Cory Wilson to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday means that McConnell, in one respect, has quite literally accomplished that goal. Wilson fills the final remaining federal circuit court vacancy. None have been left behind.
  • Judge Joe Brown Drops Bombshells About Obamas Past

    06/16/2020 12:08:13 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/12/20
    Who is Barry Soetoro? Judge Joe Brown talks about Obama’s involvement with the Bush family, his being the beneficiary of one of the top 15 richest men in the world, and the CIA 
  • Palm Beach County judge (Marx) rules to keep Jeffrey Epstein transcripts sealed

    06/09/2020 6:46:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    A judge has ruled against a Florida newspaper's effort to gain release of state grand jury transcripts involving the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy financier convicted of sex crimes and suspected of many more. The Palm Beach Post reports Chief Circuit Judge Krista Marx ruled the newspaper cannot demand the records from State Attorney Dave Aronberg or Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock. Only a judge can order release of the records, Marx wrote. Marx granted requests from Aronberg and Bock to be dismissed from the lawsuit. But the judge also said the newspaper has the right to ask that...
  • Denver judge restricts cops from using tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters saying smashed windows and graffiti are a 'fair trade' to prevent demonstrators' bones being broken and eyesight damaged by police

    06/07/2020 12:46:10 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 60 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 06 2020 | RACHEL SHARP
    A Denver judge has restricted cops from using tear gas and rubber bullets on protesters, saying smashed windows and graffiti are a 'fair trade' to prevent demonstrators' bones being broken and their eyesight being lost at the hands of police. US District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson limited the force cops can use against protesters in a ruling late Friday night, which also included ordering cops to keep their body cameras on at all times. Jackson said the safety of demonstrators and their right to free speech is greater than the need to protect buildings during protests.
  • Judge Tied to Federalist Society Ban Belonged to Left-Wing Legal Group

    06/05/2020 12:09:59 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 3 replies
    freebeacon ^ | Kevin Daley - JUNE 4, 2020 | Kevin Daley - JUNE 4, 2020
    A federal judge tied to an ethics proposal that would bar judges from joining the Federalist Society and its would-be liberal equivalent, the American Constitution Society (ACS), was an ACS member as recently as 2010, prompting charges of bad faith from legal conservatives. The Committee on Codes of Conduct, an official judicial body that gives ethics advice to federal judges, produced a draft advisory opinion that would bar judges from joining the Federalist Society or ACS. Though the committee's work is confidential and the opinion was unsigned, conservative lawyers and commentators have pushed suspicions that Chief Judge John McConnell of...
  • Judge (Sullivan) Asks Court Not to Short Circuit His Review of Flynn Case

    06/01/2020 3:44:33 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/01/20 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON - The Justice Departments conduct in abruptly deciding to end the case against President Trumps former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn was so unusual that it raised a plausible question about the legitimacy of the move, a lawyer for the trial judge overseeing that case told a federal appeals court on Monday. In a 36-page filing, the lawyer for Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia asked a three-judge panel not to cut short his review of the factual and legal issues surrounding the case. A defense lawyer for Mr....
  • Judge Sullivan says he is not required to rubber stamp DOJs bid to dismiss Flynn case

    06/01/2020 2:47:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Washington Post (democracy dies with democrats) ^ | 6/01/20 | Ann E. Marimow, Carol D. Leonnig
    Judge Emmet G. Sullivan should not be required to act as a mere rubber stamp for the governments unusual move to undo the guilty plea of President Trumps former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the judges lawyers told a federal appeals court in Washington on Monday. Sullivans attorneys asked the appeals court to stay on the sidelines to give the judge an opportunity to ensure the integrity of the judicial process and to rule on the Justice Departments request to dismiss Flynns case. The judge must evaluate Flynns dramatically different claims, Sullivans lawyer Beth Wilkinson told the court: What, if...
  • Where is soon to be ex Judge Emmet Sullivan's Response

    06/01/2020 9:37:20 AM PDT · by unclejohncornbread62dUALclose · 62 replies
    Me | 06/01/2020 | Me
    Due today I thought.
  • Obama, Clinton 9th Circuit Judges Suspend Bill of Rights Until Coronavirus is Cured

    05/25/2020 7:16:13 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 82 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Mon May 25, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    They said it. I didn't. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that Democratic California Gavin Newsom's ban on in-person church services during the coronavirus pandemic can stand.The lawsuit, filed by South Bay United Pentecostal Church in San Diego, prevents that church from reopening, according to the Los Angeles TimesThe "constitutional standards that would normally govern our review of a Free Exercise claim should not be applied," wrote the two judges in the majority opinion."We're dealing here with a highly contagious and often fatal disease for which there presently is no known cure. In the words of...
  • Former Philadelphia Judge of Elections Indicted for Election Fraud in Favor of Democrats

    05/21/2020 4:18:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | May 21, 2020 | Reagan McCarthy
    United States Attorney William McSwain announced on Thursday that Domenick DeMuro, a former Judge of Elections in Philadelphia, has been charged with multiple counts of election-related fraud:  “(1) conspiracy to deprive Philadelphia voters of their civil rights by fraudulently stuffing the ballot boxes for specific Democratic candidates in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 primary elections, and (2) a violation of the Travel Act, which forbids the use of any facility in interstate commerce (here, a cell phone) with the intent to promote certain illegal activity (here, bribery),” per a DOJ release. U.S. Attorney @USAttyMcSwain says, “Demuro fraudulently stuffed the ballot...
  • How to file an ethics complaint against a member of the DC Bar (Applicable to Judge Sullivan?)

    To File a Complaint Click to download Acrobat Reader Download a version of the complaint form from the list below. English (two pages, 26.85 KB pdf) Spanish (two pages, 42.21 KB pdf) Chinese (two pages, 141.61 KB pdf) Italian (two pages, 41.66 KB pdf) Korean (two pages, 123.35 KB pdf) Vietnamese (two pages, 41.05 KB pdf) Farsi (three pages, 64.19 KB pdf) Complete and print the form (signed and dated). Attach any relevant documents you have and send it by fax to (202) 638-0862, by email to, or by mail to: Office of Disciplinary Counsel Board on Professional Responsibility...
  • Roger Stone Judge Orders White House to Turn Over Ukraine Emails Being Withheld from the Public

    05/14/2020 5:27:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | 05/13/20 | Jerry Lambe
    A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has ordered the White House to turn over 20 emails directly relating to President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold congressionally appropriated military aid from Ukraine. The administration has refused to produce the communications thus far, claiming the documents are protected from public release by executive privilege.The order, issued by U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson, stems from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by the New York Times which sought communications between Michael Duffey, Principal Associate Director for National Security Programs at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Robert Blair, a senior advisor to then-Acting White House Chief of...
  • Former Watergate prosecutors urge judge to buck Justice Department and not dismiss Michael Flynn case

    05/13/2020 3:39:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/12/20 | Katelyn Polantz, David Shortell
    (CNN) Sixteen former Watergate prosecutors have told a federal judge he has the authority to sentence former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn to prison despite the Justice Department's effort to toss the case. The filings add prominent voices to the backlash against Attorney General William Barr's softening of criminal prosecutions against President Donald Trump's associates. In legal memos sent to the court on Monday and obtained by CNN, the former prosecutors essentially laid out the legal footing they believe Judge Emmet Sullivan has to reject the dismissal request and sentence Flynn, who had pleaded guilty to lying to the...
  • Texas Supreme Court orders release of jailed salon owner who illegally reopened

    05/07/2020 12:56:09 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/7/2020 | y Alisha Ebrahimji
    A Texas salon owner who was sent to jail for seven days for violating the state's stay-at-home order during Covid-19 has been released after the Supreme Court of Texas' ruling Thursday. On Tuesday, Shelley Luther was found in civil and criminal contempt of court in Dallas for ignoring a temporary restraining order prohibiting her from operating her business, Salon A la Mode, according to a court document. As a result, Dallas Civil District Judge Eric Moy ordered Luther to seven days in jail and fined her $500 for every day the salon stayed open. Luther was taken into custody Wednesday.
  • Yellowstone County Montana judge suspended without pay for one month

    04/17/2020 1:06:14 PM PDT · by LucyT · 21 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | April 17, 2020 | CASEY PAGE
    A Yellowstone County judge whose misconduct case sparked public input from hundreds of Montanans is being suspended without pay for 30 days. District Judge Ashley Haradas month away from the office will begin May 1, according to the order from the Montana Supreme Court. In the order, signed by six of the seven justices, Chief Justice Mike McGrath said the misconduct was a serious violation of the public trust. "They manifest a flagrant disregard and threat to the rule of law and public confidence in the independence, impartiality, and integrity of our judicial system, the order said.
  • Report: Judge Lets Cops Jail Anyone SUSPECTED Of Being Sick With Coronavirus

    04/16/2020 7:36:16 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 53 replies
    Right Journalism ^ | 04.16.2020 | Alex D.
    Thousands of protesters on foot and in vehicles converged Wednesday on Michigans capital to rally against Gov. Gretchen Whitmers stay-at-home orders in the state. Operation Gridlock, organized by the Michigan Conservative Coalition, created a huge bumper-to-bumper traffic jam around the Michigan Capitol Building in Lansing, Fox 2 Detroit reported. Meshawn Maddock, an organizer for the group, said the demonstrators include Republicans, Democrats, and independents. It seems that Michigans authorities are not impressed with the ongoing protests as Michigan judge has issued an order authorizing a county health officer and police to arrest and jail anyone they suspect of being sick...