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  • Judge hits pair; second rookie with 40 HRs

    09/10/2017 5:17:20 PM PDT · by TBP · 21 replies
    MLB.com ^ | September 10, 2017 | Sam Butler
    Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge hit his 40th home run of the year Sunday in the fourth inning of the Rangers' Nick Martinez, joining Mark McGwire (1987) as the second player in the history of Major League Baseball to record 40-plus homers as a rookie. In the Yanks' 16-7 victory at Globe Life Park, Judge also became just the fourth Yankee to hit 40 homers in a season in his age-25 season or younger, joining Halll of Famers Mickey Mantle (1956), Joe DiMaggio (1937), Lou Gehrig (1927) and Babe Ruth (1920).
  • Federal district court blocks Texas' sanctuary cities law

    08/30/2017 10:03:16 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 49 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 8-30-17 8:00 PM | James Barragán, Gromer Jeffers Jr.
    A federal district judge in San Antonio blocked significant portions of Texas' sanctuary cities ban Wednesday, two days before the law was set to go into effect — a significant blow to Gov. Greg Abbott, who said the state would appeal. In a 94-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia blocked provisions in the law that required local law enforcement departments to comply with federal requests to hold unauthorized immigrants in their custody. He also blocked a part of the law that said local departments couldn't implement policies that would "materially limit" the enforcement of immigration laws.
  • Federal judge blocks enforcement of Texas' 'sanctuary cities' law

    08/30/2017 9:53:13 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2017 | AP via Fox News
    A federal judge blocked enforcement of much of a “sanctuary cities” law in Texas on Wednesday night, just days before it was set to go into effect. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia blocked portions of Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) requiring local law enforcement departments to comply with federal requests to hold unauthorized immigrants in custody. Also blocked: a provision that stopped local departments from implementing policies that would “materially limit” enforcement of immigration laws, the Dallas News reported.
  • Judge Resigns Over Facebook Posts About Protesters Of Confederate Monuments In Charlottesville

    08/29/2017 9:35:38 AM PDT · by davikkm · 34 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    Freedom of speech in America is on the line, as Judge James A. Hinkle had to resign due to his criticism of protesters concerned about Confederate monuments in Charlottesville. He made a simple post on Facebook, and he did not threaten anyone, as we are seeing so many from the Left doing. In my opinion, this proves our free speech is endangered. Judge James A. Hinkle offered his immediate resignation from his position as a part-time magistrate with the Gwinnett County Magistrate Court. Hinkle’s Facebook post Saturday called protesters of Confederate monuments “snowflakes who have no concept of history.” He...
  • Judge Roy Moore won’t support Mitch McConnell as Senate majority leader

    08/23/2017 5:59:33 PM PDT · by 198ml · 56 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 8/23/17 | Chrid Pandolfo
    Former Alabama state Chief Justice Roy Moore tells Conservative Review that should he successfully win his Senate race, he would vote against Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., remaining Senate majority leader. With a little over four weeks until Alabama’s GOP primary runoff, Moore holds a commanding lead over incumbent Senator Luther Strange, according to the latest poll. The McConnell-affiliated Senate Leadership Fund super PAC has dumped millions into keeping the unelected Strange in office. In the initial GOP primary, Moore ended in first place, with nearly 39 percent of the vote. Strange was second, with around 33 percent of the votes...
  • Sheriff: Judge returns fire after being shot outside courthouse

    08/22/2017 12:46:12 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | 21 August, 2017 | CBS,AP
    An Ohio sheriff says a judge fired back at a man who shot him outside a courthouse, killing him. One suspect has been killed and another is in custody, CBS Pittsburgh reports. The incident happened outside of the Jefferson County Courthouse around 8 a.m. along the Ohio River in Steubenville, roughly 30 miles west of Pittsburgh, according to WTRF-TV. Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla says courthouse video shows Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. firing about five shots at the gunman, who also fired about five shots. The gunman was then killed by a probation officer.
  • Suspected Shooter Named in Shooting of Jefferson Co. Judge

    08/21/2017 6:21:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | August 21, 2017 | WOWK
    THE LATEST: Officials have confirmed that Nathaniel Richmond allegedly ambushed and shot Judge Bruzzese Monday morning in front of the court house. Nathaniel Richmond is the father of Malik Richmond, who was convicted during the Steubenville rape trial in 2013, but Prosecutor Hanlin says there is no connection between the two incidents. Richmond has reportedly been in Jefferson County court many times, and has a criminal history.
  • Judge shot at Ohio courthouse, flown to Pittsburgh hospital

    08/21/2017 7:20:18 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    WPXI ^ | August 21, 2017
    STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio officials say a county judge was shot and wounded as he walked toward a courthouse, and the suspect was killed when a probation officer returned fire. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot Monday morning near the county courthouse in Steubenville, along the Ohio River roughly 30 miles west of Pittsburgh. Steubenville City Manager James Mavromatis tells WTOV-TV that Bruzzese was talking after being wounded. He was flown to a Pittsburgh-area hospital. Investigators didn't immediately release further information about the judge's condition or the suspect. The suspect's body could be seen lying next to...
  • Gwinnett judge suspended after posts about Confederate monuments

    08/15/2017 12:50:25 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 57 replies
    A Gwinnett County judge and longtime local politician has been suspended after making controversial Facebook posts about protests over Confederate memorials in Charlottesville, Virginia, and elsewhere. Judge Jim Hinkle — a magistrate judge who served as mayor of the city of Grayson for more than two decades before retiring in 2013 — took to Facebook on Saturday to label the Charlottesville protesters “snowflakes” with “no concept of history.” On Tuesday morning, he followed that missive with another post, this one comparing “the nut cases tearing down monuments” to the so-called Islamic State. A few hours after that post — which...
  • Texas Judge Reinstated to Bench after being Suspended for not being a US Citizen!

    07/31/2017 6:15:59 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 66 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 07-30-2017 | Tim Brown
    Texas municipal court Judge Young Min Burkett was suspended after it was discovered she is not an united States citizen.  Now, the Corpus Christi City Council has voted to return her to the bench after she was naturalized. Burkett was placed on unpaid leave in May because it was discovered that she is not a US citizen. According to reports, Burkett was supposed to go to San Antonio to expedite her citizenship application and since that time she has been naturalized. However, following her suspension and naturalization, the Corpus Christi City Council voted to return her to the bench. KRIS TV...
  • Judge won’t allow evidence that might have resulted in hung jury

    07/25/2017 6:25:02 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    Las Vegas Tribune ^ | July 2017 | Thomas Mitchell
    Railroad — to convict with undue haste and by means of false charges or insufficient evidence; to push through hastily or without due consideration Before jury selection began Monday in the retrial of four defendants in the 2014 Bunkerville standoff at the Bundy ranch federal Judge Gloria Navarro granted a prosecution motion to bar presentation of evidence “supporting jury nullification.” In April, in the first of three scheduled trials for the Bunkerville defendants —charged with obstruction of justice, conspiracy, extortion, assault and impeding federal officers — ended in a mistrial. The jury found only two of six people on trial...
  • Judge Takes Over Prosecution In Bunkerville Retrial

    07/25/2017 6:12:06 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 51 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | July 18, 2017 | Shari Dovale
    Judge Gloria Navarro has made new rules for her courtroom that (I would bet) stun even the prosecution. Last week, Judge Navarro shocked the courtroom with her manipulation of jury selection in the Bunkerville retrial in Las Vegas, Nevada. She refused to allow the defense to have their allotted peremptory challenges and selected the jury for them.She also ruled against the defense on every single pre-trial motion, including shutting down their defense strategy. Things that were allowed in the previous trial will not be allowed in this trial. The defendants will not be allowed to explain why they went to...
  • Judge Offers Inmates Reduced Sentences in Exchange for Vasectomy

    07/21/2017 11:02:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    nbc ^ | Jul 21 2017, 2:56 pm ET
    Judge Sam Benningfield signed a standing order, which permitted inmates to have their sentences shortened by 30 days in exchange for the sterilizing procedure. Female inmates can also get the birth control implant Nexplanon, which prevents pregnancy for four years, for the same sentence reduction. ... “Offering a so-called ‘choice’ between jail time and coerced contraception or sterilization is unconstitutional," Hedy Weinberg, ACLU-TN executive director, said in a statement. ... Since the program began, 32 women have received the birth control implant and 38 men have agreed to have a vasectomy, News Channel 5 reported. It was not immediately clear...
  • Hawaii Judge Orders Loosening of Trump Travel Ban

    07/14/2017 1:06:07 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 22 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/14/2017 | Brent Kendall
    A Hawaii judge late Thursday ordered a nationwide loosening of President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on U.S. entry for some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling the administration’s strict approach contradicted a recent Supreme Court ruling.
  • Hawaii Judge Orders Loosening of Trump Travel Ban

    07/13/2017 9:22:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 57 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 14, 2017 12:08 a.m. ET | Brent Kendall
    Ruling applies nationwide and means grandparents, grandchildren, aunts, uncles and cousins are no longer subject to the ban WASHINGTON—A Hawaii judge late Thursday ordered a nationwide loosening of President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on U.S. entry for some travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, ruling the administration’s strict approach contradicted a recent Supreme Court ruling.
  • NYC Judge releases man who attacked officer, wanted to “kill a cop”

    07/10/2017 5:28:55 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 10 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 7/10/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    The NYPD is on the warpath over a judge releasing a man after he attacked a female officer in an attempt to steal her gun at a Brooklyn precinct because he wanted to “kill a cop.” Kurdel Emmanuel, 29, was at the 83rd Precinct in Brooklyn Saturday to ask about the status of a friend who had been arrested. At that time, he allegedly attacked a female officer, grabbed onto her belt, and fought with her as he tried to remove her gun from its holster. He was overtaken and arrested.
  • Hawaii challenges rules of Trump’s latest travel ban as too vague; Obama judge to rule

    06/29/2017 10:01:36 PM PDT · by catnipman · 94 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/30/2017 | Stephen Dinan
    Hawaii rushed to federal court late Thursday to challenge the revived travel ban, saying the Trump administration is drawing too broad a line in deciding who can still be blocked from entering the count
  • Source: Robbery suspect shot by 7-Eleven clerk, in critical condition

    06/27/2017 6:30:08 AM PDT · by csvset · 43 replies
    WAVY tv ^ | 26 June 2017 | Jason Marks
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A robbery suspect is in critical condition after he was shot by a 7-Eleven clerk Saturday, a source tells 10 On Your Side. Virginia Beach police say Davin McClenney robbed the 7-Eleven in the 300 block of Kellam Road. Officers were called to a reported robbery at the convenience store at 1:06 a.m. Saturday. Police say when they got on scene, they found McClenney with a gunshot wound to his upper body. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. McClenney has been charged with two counts of robbery and wearing a mask in...
  • Judge to South Idaho man: 'I would have shot you'

    06/08/2017 4:15:31 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 23 replies
    Idaho State Journal ^ | 6/7/17 | Laurie Welch
    BURLEY — Fifth District Judge Randy Stoker said Tuesday he would have shot a Burley man accused in a baseball bat beating had the man broken into the judge’s home instead of the victim’s. Stoker handed down the maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for Logan John Urrizaga, 23, but suspended that sentence and placed Urizzaga in the state’s retained jurisdiction program aimed at rehabilitating offenders. Urrizaga was charged in September after he beat the victim with the bat in the forehead and legs. In the middle of handing down the sentence, Stoker told Urrizaga, who was talking to...
  • Federal judge hands down $33 million malpractice judgment

    04/30/2017 5:04:18 AM PDT · by davikkm · 59 replies
    MIAMI (AP) - Marla Dixon was in the final stage of labor and ready to deliver a baby boy when the obstetrician arrived at her bedside at North Shore Medical Center in Miami. It was not a high-risk pregnancy. But over the next 90 minutes, the doctor made a series of missteps that led to a tragic outcome for Dixon and her baby - and a $33.8 million malpractice judgment, according to a federal lawsuit.